“Musical Masterpieces” debuts at Zero Empty Spaces

Anthony Burks with violin, violin case and cello for “Musical Masterpieces”. Photos courtesy of Palm Beach Symphony

Palm Beach Symphony and Zero Empty Spaces present “Musical Masterpieces,” a collection of 38 works of art that includes musical instruments by more than two dozen local artists. Following the exhibition, the works will be auctioned for the benefit of both non-profit organizations. The exhibition will be on view at Zero Empty Spaces in Palm Beach Gardens through Wednesday, November 10, and all artwork will be available to purchase virtually by the end of the exhibition. Local winners can pick up their artwork on Friday, November 12th, at a champagne reception at Zero Empty Spaces.

“Partnership and collaboration are our core tenets and we are excited to partner with Zero Empty Spaces for the first time,” 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 exceptionally talented local artists have taken instruments that could not be repaired and created imaginative and inspiring works of art. “

Faith Schwack with her transformed violin.Faith Schwack with one of her converted violins.

The “Musical Masterpieces” exhibition was curated by resident artists Anthony Burks and Faith Schwack. A selection of works will also be shown in the lobby of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on Sunday, November 7th, to mark the opening of the Palm Beach Symphony season 2021-22. The guest pianist Hélène Grimaud and the flautist Valerie Coleman open the season with a 3 p.m. program with works by Robert Schumann and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Tickets cost $ 25 to $ 95 and are available here or by calling (561) 281-0145.

“Our mission at Zero Empty Spaces is to expand the appreciation of all genres of art in order to create a thriving cultural community,” said Andrew Martineau, co-founder and managing partner of Zero Empty Spaces. “The musical instruments provide a unique canvas for our artists, and the auction will benefit our artists as well as support the Palm Beach Symphony.”

The artists who have made violins, violas, cellos, clarinets, guitars and instrument cases their new media are: Melissa Mastrangelo of Boynton Beach; Scott Jeffries, Patricia Lappin, and Marianela Perez of Delray Beach; Iael Nuchovich from Juno Beach; Ariel Charis of Jupiter; Lupe Lawrence from Lake Park; Bonnie Bruner, Nicole Galluccio, and Sandra LULA Governors of Lake Worth; Kitty Burri, Gretchen Cocuzza, Sea Edwards, Paul Giurguis, and Linda Zerpolo of Palm Beach Gardens; Cynthia Simmons of Palm Springs; Believe Schwack from Singer Island; Kathleen Ross from Tequesta; Andrew Holliman of Wellington; Cocoa Bowden, Anthony Burks, Jamal Clarke, Extraordinary-J, Dorian Frith, Kyle Lucks, Monica Meerworth and Cassandra Nordenbrock from West Palm Beach.

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