In collaboration with the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, Palm Beach ArtsPaper is hosting a series of four Culture Talks this season featuring local culture makers discussing arts issues of the moment.
We’ve long believed that South Florida needs more of this kind of cultural offering, one that expects that area residents will want to take a deep dive into aspects of the arts world that have national and international ramifications. We’ll be joining an already rich atmosphere of arts and culture discussion that takes place each season, but we hope to help raise this region’s intellectual profile and reaffirm its importance as a cultural center.
Our series starts this Saturday afternoon with Andrew Kato, chief executive of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, who will talk to ArtsPaper‘s Hap Erstein about the Maltz, and also about the status and future of regional theater in Florida and the United States. If you’re in town, please join us at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cultural Council offices at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth Beach.
Dec. 3 — David Walker, general director of Palm Beach Opera, on his company and the state of American opera, in conversation with Greg Stepanich;
Jan. 21 — Gerard Schwarz, music director of the Palm Beach Symphony, on his career in music and the state of classical music in America, in conversation with Greg Stepanich;
March 18 — Rolando Chang Barrero, owner of Box Gallery in West Palm Beach, on the question of artistic endeavor and political activism, in conversation with Gretel Sarmiento.
Please join us if you can for one or another of these talks, or all four of them. We’ll be happy to see you there.