In a wonderful blend of visual and performing arts, the Palm Beach Symphony and Zero Empty Spaces present Musical Masterpieces, a collection of 38 works of art incorporating musical instruments created by more than two dozen local artists. . After the exhibition, the works will be auctioned for the benefit of the two non-profit organizations.
“Partnership and collaboration are our foundational principles, and we are delighted to be partnering for the first time with Zero Empty Spaces,” said David McClymont, CEO of Palm Beach Symphony. “Each year the symphony receives, rehabilitates and donates instruments to underserved students or school music programs in Palm Beach County. These extraordinarily talented local artists took instruments that could not be repaired and created imaginative and inspiring works of art.
Artists used violins, violas, cellos, clarinets, guitars and instrument cases as new mediums, including Andrew Holliman of Wellington.
Holliman is a self-taught artist who recognizes the gift given to him at birth. Each of his artistic projects is carried out with particular attention paid to the personal conviction that the eye is a portal to the sensory areas of the mind. As a portal to the human psyche, arousing interest initiates a process that facilitates human consumerism. Once the sensory areas are aroused, the existential reality of humanism leads to the purchase of art. His pieces attract attention while delivering a message.
The other artists are Melissa Mastrangelo (Boynton Beach); Scott Jeffries, Patricia Lappin and Marianela Perez (Delray Beach); Iael Nuchovich (Juno Beach); Arielle Charis (Jupiter); Lupe Lawrence (Lake Park); Bonnie Bruner, Nicole Galluccio and Sandra Gover (Lake Worth); Kitty Burri, Gretchen Cocuzza, Sea Edwards, Paul Giurguis and Linda Zerpolo (Palm Beach Gardens); Cynthia Simmons (Palm Springs); Faith Schwack (Singer Island); Kathleen Ross (Tequesta); and Cocoa Bowden, Anthony Burks, Jamal Clarke, Extraordinary-J, Dorian Frith, Kyle Lucks, Monica Meerworth and Cassandra Nordenbrock (West Palm Beach).
The Musical Masterpieces exhibition, curated by Burks and Schwack, is on display until November 10 at the Zero Empty Spaces Working Art Studio in Palm Beach Gardens. A selection of works will also be on display in the lobby of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, November 7 for the opening of the Palm Beach Symphony 2021-22 season at 3 p.m. that day, featuring guest pianist Hélène Grimaud and a program by Schumann, Tchaikovsky and a company creation by Valerie Coleman.
All pieces can be viewed and bid online at www.palmbeachsymphony.org/musical-masterpieces. The auction will close at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10. Local bidders can pick up their art at a champagne reception hosted at Zero Empty Spaces on Friday, November 12.
“Our mission at Zero Empty Spaces is to broaden the appreciation of all genres of art to create a thriving cultural community,” said Andrew Martineau, co-founder and managing partner of Zero Empty Spaces. “Musical instruments provide a unique canvas for our artists, and the auction will benefit our artists and support the Palm Beach Symphony. “
Zero Empty Spaces Working Art Studio at 11300 Legacy Avenue, Suite 140, in Palm Beach Gardens is open daily from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment by calling Faith Schwack at (561) 662-7916 or Anthony Burks at (561) 727-9173.
Tickets for the November 7 concert are available online at www.palmbeachsymphony.org or by phone at (561) 281-0145.