For art fans, there’s no other place like Boca Raton, Florida. This city has inspired creative types of all kinds, ranging from sculpture artists to chefs to actors. It’s why the place is bustling with galleries and art fans. Make sure to check out these artists when you get a chance.
One couldn’t discuss Boca Raton’s art scene without mentioning Addison Mizner and his influential effect on the area’s architecture. Having sent himself to Florida to take care of his ailing health in 1918, he recognized that the state’s current architecture was more suited to snow flurries and sleet than it was for balmy, tropical days. His resulting architectural design, later recognized as Mediterranean Revival, combined favored details of Spanish and Tuscan influences, such as coral and sienna colored buildings and flourishes on top of columns and at the edges of roofs, along with wide open spaces and high roofs that allow for a home to naturally cool itself by letting air circulate throughout. You’ll find the buildings that he designed at the Boca Raton History Museum and the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
A member of the Boca Raton Museum Artist’s Guild, his work has been recognized in gallery showings and judging competitions. In 2017, he took an Honorable Mention award for ‘Demigod’s Demure,’ a mixed media sculpture piece.
Lefcourt is the very example of a young prodigy, having dropped out of college when her art career took off in her 20’s. As a pop artist, she has made portraits of Disney characters, members of the band The Doors, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Of note is her use of colors and placement in her imagery – monochromatic color schemes make up the foreground, while brighter, wilder colors are used in the background. This allows the portrait to stand out while asking the viewer what makes us drawn to these images.
This is the name that is known across the country, and for good reason. Wentworth Gallery has been in the art business for years, working to help buyers locate authentic pieces of work by artists such as Dali and Gevorg. They show at some of the most exclusive art fairs across the world (February even brought them to the court of the King of Prussia), which helps establish them as many buyers’ first resource in procuring a specialty piece.
If any one local gallery has established a reputation for themselves based on quality and service, it’s Sponder Gallery. Specializing in modern and contemporary works, this gallery has attracted the likes of artists such as Anne Lilly and Metis Atash to its exhibition spaces. Their Fine Art Dealers Association membership represents their dedication and ability to authenticate and appraise works, while also connecting them to an encyclopedic database of those who do such as well. Sponder Gallery further establishes their presence in the art world at fairs such as Art Wynwood and Art New York, along with collaborating with local businesses by inserting some of their pieces into office spaces, residential areas, and other corporate establishments. St. Andrews Country Club has had the honor of displaying art from the Sponder Gallery as well.
Far more than a luxury destination, St. Andrews Country Club is a cultural experience; full of ways to enjoy what life has to offer. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy playing across the golf course, or getting training from a tennis professional on one of the multiple Har-Tru courts that St. Andrews owns. Gourmands can indulge themselves on the high-quality ingredients featured at the Club’s restaurants (with some of the herbs coming from the on-site chefs’ garden), or meet with friends and family at Club and private events to enjoy good food, good times, and great wine.
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