The “Outside the Box” exhibition at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center features original artworks inspired by contemporary and historical attributes of the Glades’ natural and human-made environments, communities, recreational activities, education, arts, culture and industry. Featured artworks are made of diverse materials, from oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings to mixed media works with beads and found objects.
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places commissioned 12 artists based in the Palm Beaches to create original two-dimensional artworks that were then translated onto adhesive vinyl wraps to transform traffic signal boxes into three-dimensional sculptures and pedestrian-scale murals all rolled into one. Traffic signal boxes are ideal “canvases” to enhance streetscapes, humanize the built environment and foster a unique sense of place for residents and visitors to Belle Glade and Pahokee.
The exhibition runs through Feb. 23. Featured original artworks are for sale. This exhibition includes nine of the original 12 artworks created for the first phase of the “Outside the Box” community art project. Currently, there is a call to artists open for artists to apply to the second phase of the project. The application deadline is Feb. 26. For more information, visit the Palm Beach County Art in Public Places web site or e-mail Elayna Toby Singer at email@example.com.
The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is located on the Belle Glade Campus of Palm Beach State College at 1977 College Drive. To make an appointment to view the exhibit, call the box office at (561) 993-1160.