The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has announce its newest solo exhibition of artwork by Mark Widick, displaying a collection of original photographic works of his “Space Shuttle” series.
The exhibition is open now and runs through May 18 in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery at the Cultural Council’s headquarters, 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth.
Even though Widick took the practical route in following his “Granddaddy Doctor’s” footsteps, his foray into photography was inevitable. Moving to Cocoa Beach, he found himself in his formative years surrounded by astronauts in the heyday of the American space program. This, coupled with popular space-themed television programming and photographing the Apollo 15 liftoff, fueled his passion even further, and ultimately turned his hobby into a profession while he continued practicing medicine.
“Widick’s stunning ‘Space Shuttle’ series captures the awe and beauty of our nation’s scientific achievements in a light that truly comes from the subject itself,” said Rena Blades, president and chief executive officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
Widick currently enjoys a dual-career as a medical physician and as a professional photographer. He earned a medical degree at the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Florida State University.
Some of Widick’s exhibits and presentations in various galleries and spaces have included “The Art of Medicine” at the Elaine Baker Gallery in Boca Raton; the Marseille, France World Festival of Underwater Pictures; and the South Florida Underwater Photography Society presentation.
Widick’s work has been published in several photographic publications, including art&culture magazine, Florida Trends, Sport Diver and South Florida Opulence magazine.
He has been published through various organizations, such as the International Panoramic Photographic Society, Digital Imaging Association and Google Earth.
The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves nonprofit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county.
Admission to the Cultural Council is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For additional information about Widick’s solo exhibition, or to learn about the Cultural Council, visit www.palmbeachculture.com.