The Palm Beach Cultural Council is hosting the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship winners of Palm Beach County for its inaugural exhibition now through April 14 at the Council’s new headquarters at the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building, 601 Lake Avenue. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Feb. 29, from 5 – 7 p.m.
Kevin Boldenow of Stuart chose to break away from the dimension of mania that he feels entangles most people. Rather, he uses his camera to capture the essence of the world as he sees it. “It’s like gathering proof that indeed we live within more than concrete and asphalt,” he said.
“More than six billion people walk this Earth and within minutes, another 1,000 are born. There are 300 million Americans working. They grab a cup of coffee in the morning, run out to the car with cell phone, and find themselves on the road fighting swarms of people doing the exact same thing.”
It’s important to notice the natural world around us, he believes –“the old oak tree or Florida pine standing beside the road, the majestic Washingtonian Palm and the Bougainvillea in full bloom.
“There is more to life than running to the next appointment.”
For more than twenty-three years, the Council has awarded $345,000 to 23 artists through the Fellowship program.
Boldenow received the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Grant for Visual and Media Artists.Located in the historic Robert J. Montgomery Building at 601 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth, the new home of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.palmbeachculture.com. PB Post article link, Oct. 11, 2010