The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach will host a screening of The Commons: 15 Artists 15 Spaces, a documentary film about The City of West Palm Beach’s Art Life Committee COVID-19 Artists Relief Initiative, at Art After Dark on April 1.
The City of West Palm Beach’s ArtLife Committee commissioned 15 local artists to create temporary works to highlight reconnection with one another during the pandemic. The project encouraged artists to reimagine the city’s public spaces, reflect and respond on a localized level to a global crisis, while offering the artists monetary relief. Ates Isildak, one of the 15 featured artists, created a the documentary that captures the artistic process and the shared cultural memory fostered by the initiative.
In addition to the screening, Isildak, multidisciplinary artist Dana Donaty, and photographer Robert Fehre will speak on a panel moderated by Sybille Welter, the Administrator of Public Art and Culture for the City of West Palm Beach. Featured artists Gregory Dirr and Nicole Galluccio will also host open studio hours and tours for guests.
In true Art After Dark fashion, the evening will also include a jazz performance by Charles Goold, a New York City-based dummer known for blending and juxtaposing Haitian and Afro Caribbean rhythms with hard bop, modern jazz, and hip hop.
Learn more about the evening’s schedule of events here.