Thursday, June 25, 2009

Weekend arts picks: June 25-28

The Flower Is Always in the Almond (After Bachelard),
by Justin Rabideau.

Art: Opening Friday at the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center in West Palm Beach is Native Offerings III, an exhibit in which four South Florida artists interpret their surroundings. Curated by Talya Lerman, the show demonstrates how Isabel Gouveia, Brigid Howard, Justin Rabideau and Carolyn Sickles uses his or her environment as either a medium or muse. Contemporary dancer Petrina Olson will perform at the opening reception, which begins at 6 p.m. at the center on 6301 Summit Blvd. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call (561) 543-0219, or visit -- K. Deits

A teapot by artist Daniel Teran.

And you haven’t had time to see Revolve: Ceramic Interpretations, plan to attend the closing reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. This invitational exhibition displaying the work of seven ceramic artists who are also instructors and professors at The Armory Art Center, Palm Beach Community College and Florida Atlantic University is definitely worth the trip to the Northwood area of West Palm Beach. Located at 408 Northwood Ave., the Eg2 Northwood Gallery is close to several excellent and trendy restaurants, too. The work by Elizabeth Coleman, Nazaré Feliciano, Bethany Krull, Justin Lambert, Helen Otterson, Daniel Teran, and Karla Walter includes a variety of sculpture, wall hangings and unusual pottery. For more information, call Helen Otterson at (858) 334-3764. -- K. Deits

A painting by R.L. Lewis.

And tonight, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach will mark the close of its Florida Highwaymen show, featuring paintings by Alfred Hair and Harold Newton, with a special reception featuring Highwayman R. L. Lewis, who will do a live demonstration and share his memories. The reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Spady Museum, 170 N.W. 5th Ave. For more information, call (561) 279-8883, or visit -- K. Deits

Richard Harris and Daniel Radcliffe
in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Children's: Tonight at Mizner Park, the Centre for the Arts offers the second in its series of free Harry Potter movies, leading up to the release July 17 of the sixth film in the series based on the novels by J. K. Rowling. Tonight, it's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), in which something mysterious has come alive in the basement of Hogwarts. This fast-paced film is notable for a couple reasons: it's the last appearance on film of the great Irish actor Richard Harris as Dumbledore (he died two weeks before the film's release), and it has two tasty cameos from Kenneth Branagh as the pompous Gilderoy Lockhart and Jane Horrocks as Moaning Myrtle. Centre for the Arts personnel are dressed in Potter regalia, and there are family fun activities such as costume contests, face painting, and other things to keep little folks busy before the film starts at dusk. For more information, call 368-8445 or visit

Cameron Diaz and Sofia Vassilieva in My Sister's Keeper.

Film: Oh, to have the Kleenex concession at My Sister’s Keeper. Only the truly hard-hearted will be dry-eyed at this tale of a 14-year-old girl dying of leukemia and her 11-year-old sister (Abigail Breslin), created to be an organ donor, who has to sue her parents to gain medical emancipation from them. So it’s a thought-provoking weepie with some ethical issues worth chewing on. In the summer, no less. Nick Cassavetes (who turned audiences into similar emotional wrecks with the Alzheimer’s drama, The Notebook) directs with a sure hand and even gets a worthy performance from Cameron Diaz as the control freak mom. Opening Friday at various theaters. -- H. Erstein


renga23 said...

Thank you Katie for your cultural connection! I'm off to Pine Jog tonight...Talya's shows have offered an intriguing sample of world class art being produced by south Florida artists. Tonight's exhibition carries on with installation pieces, paintings, etchings and mixed media work. Can't wait!

chris said...

Go Justin! Your work is always beautiful--well crafted in form as well as concept.