The Beverly Hills’ year-long Centennial celebration continues with Arts of Palm, a temporary public art exhibition in locations throughout the City. Six renowned artists have created a wonderfully varied collection that includes sculptures, a mosaic and book art. The art pieces are loose interpretations of palm trees or incorporate an element of a palm tree.
Everyone is invited to the Arts of Palm Celebration on April 27 from 1-3 p.m. at Beverly Hills City Hall to meet the six artists and hear more about their work. An ARTISTS’ TALK will be held at 1:30 p.m. with an introduction by Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse. Light refreshments will be served. A workshop for children will be held immediately prior to the reception at the Library from 12 to 1 p.m. with artist Mike Stilkey.
Arts of Palm, curated by Kate Stern, is a chance for visitors to engage in a shared community experience within the City’s various public spaces. The artwork, on display through January 2015, can be found at the following locations:
“Reckon,” “Compared to What,” “Pulpo en el Coche” and “Not Socrates, the Other Guy,” four large-scale stainless steel sculptures by Brad Howe – City Hall lawn, corner of N. Santa Monica Boulevard and Crescent Drive.
“Time Tower,” a bronze sculpture by Michael C. McMillen – Civic Center Palm Court.
“Brody Beach,” a glass mosaic by Kenton Nelson – Exterior wall of Civic Center Palm Court.
“Ascension,” a polished stainless steel sculpture by Ryan T. Schmidt – Beverly Canon Gardens.
“Party Animals,” a book sculpture, by Mike Stilkey – Inside the Beverly Hills Public Library.
“Blood and Sand“, a stainless steel sculpture, by Peter Shire – Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau, 9400 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Arts of Palm Celebration
April 27, 2014, 1-3 p.m.
Beverly Hills City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Dr., Beverly Hills
1:00-3:00 p.m. – Reception, Crescent Drive Courtyard
1:30 p.m. – ARTISTS’ TALK, introduction by Mayor Lili Bosse, Municipal Gallery
For more information about Arts of Palm public art or general inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the City of Beverly Hills’ website at: www.beverlyhills.org/artsofpalm.