Thursday, January 8, 2009

Weekend Arts Picks: Jan. 8-12

Photographer Barry Seidman with three
of the photographs from his exhibit ‘Aperture Art.’

RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery: Opening Thursday night is Aperture Art, an exhibit of large fine-art photographs by advertising photographer Barry Seidman. Featuring photographs of stylish cocktails and breathtaking close-ups of flowers and fruit, the images, printed as dye-transfers and on paper and canvas, make for interesting and colorful décor. A recent transplant to Palm Beach Gardens from New York City, Seidman has an enviable client list that includes liquor companies such as Smirnoff and Pernod Ricard.

“As one of the top advertising-print-media photographers in the country, Seidman possesses a finely honed set of skills that breathe life and dimension to his fine art photography,” said JoAnne Berkow, owner of RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery in Palm Beach Gardens.

Aperture Art, featuring selections from Seidman’s Drinks, Bagged and Bloomers series, will open Thursday, Jan. 8, from 5 to 7:30 pm and run through Feb. 1 at RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery, located at PGA Commons Central, 5080 PGA Blvd., in Palm Beach Gardens. RosettaStone is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm. Call (561) 691-9594 for more information. — K. Deits

palmbeach3 contemporary art fair: Make your plans soon for next Wednesday night, Jan. 14, as it is the fair’s private Preview Evening at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The School of the Arts Foundation supporting the Alexander Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts is the charity partner.

The fair is expecting more than 1,500 art collectors, curators, art advisers and art lovers for the exciting evening to preview 80 national and international art dealers. Tickets to the Preview Evening are $75 per person. The fair runs through Saturday, Jan. 17. For more information, call (561) 209-1308. — K. Deits

Art at My Coffee House: This Saturday, from 7 to 9 p.m., is the opening reception of Graphic Diversions, an exhibition of recent works by artists William Joyner and Bill Perry. Curated by Sam Perry, the exhibition runs through Feb. 3. It's at MCH Gallery and My Coffee House, 2036 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach.K. Deits

Music: Gabrielle Chou, the 13-year-old South Florida triple threat — pianist, violinist and composer — solos with the Boynton Regional Symphony Orchestra in the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto for a concert celebrating the bicentennial of Mendelssohn's birth. The Boynton orchestra, a community group led by Barry Volkman, also performs the composer's Italian Symphony and Arthur Sullivan's overture to his comic opera The Mikado. 7:30 pm Saturday at Boynton Beach Community High School. Tickets: $18. Call 509-5607 or visit — G. Stepanich

Speaking of Mendelssohn: Pianist Frederic Chiu helps the Boca Symphonia celebrate the Mendelssohn bicentenary with a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor. Conductor Alexander Platt also has scheduled the rarely heard Fifth Symphony (in F, Op. 76) of Dvorak, and the Suite on English Folk Tunes, Op. 90, of Benjamin Britten. 2:30 pm Sunday, Roberts Theater, St. Andrew's School, Boca Raton. Tickets: $42-$53. Call 376-3848, 888-426-5577, or — G. Stepanich

Itzhak Perlman: The beloved Israeli-born violinist, who will conduct in March at the Festival of the Arts Boca, appears in recital Monday night with the Sri Lankan pianist Rohan de Silva at the Kravis Center. Perlman has chosen the Theme and Variations of the French master Olivier Messiaen (whose centenary was widely celebrated in the year just ended), a sonata by George Frideric Handel (Op. 1, No. 13, in D), and one of the titanic works of the solo violin literature, Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata (No. 9 in A, Op. 47). Tickets: $25-$125. Call 832-7469 or visit G. Stepanich

Film: Football fans or moviegoers who crave an involving documentary will get a kick out of Harvard Beats Yale 29-29, a recap of a legendary match-up from 1968, even though the film’s title gives away the ending and cuts into the suspense. The movie is a time capsule reflecting the way we were, and the way football and the Ivy League has changed in 40 years. And yes, that is Tommy Lee Jones playing for Harvard. At Lake Worth’s Emerging Cinemas, beginning Friday. -- H. Erstein

Theater: Peter Morgan’s Frost/Nixon is another time capsule, this one from 1978, when TV gadfly David Frost risked his career and his wallet to exact a confession from ex-President Richard Nixon, who resigned from office but remained unapologetic about his role in the Watergate cover-up. Boca Raton’s Caldwell Theatre is one of the first regional companies to grab the performance rights to this cerebral boxing match, directed by Michael Hall, just as the acclaimed Ron Howard movie version is out in area theaters. Opening at the Caldwell on Friday. -- H. Erstein

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