Arts of Palm Celebration

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.

 Event details:

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 or visit the City of Beverly Hills’ website at:

Jacqueline Maddison is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beverly Hills Magazine. She believes in shining light on the best of the best in life. She welcomes you into the world of the rich and famous with the ultimate luxury lifestyle.
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