Monday, March 24, 2014
ARTHOUSE429 presented a Sunday Lecture Series March 23rd on the Intersection of Outsider, Folk & Street Art with special guest speakers Bruce Helander and Kathy Moses Shelton. Helander, an American artist, curator, art critic, writer and editor, and Moses, an art dealer who authored Outsider Art of the South and Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories, discussed works of art in the current West Palm Beach gallery show, Detour. The artists featured in the show challenge and blur lines between traditional and non-traditional art making practices. Moses focused on the work of two African-American self-taught Southern artists, Helen LaFrance and Bessie Harvey, while Helander connected the dots between various artists in the show, all of whom are contemporary.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Last night Thursday March 6 was the anticipated opening of Detour > The Fine Art of Outsider, Folk, and Street, one of ArtHouse429's most exciting exhibitions of the season. Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and a DJ added pizazz to the scene, which showcased a cool and provocative mix of art by Bessie Harvey, Alec Monopoly, Stikman, Hansky, Kazilla Illa, Carol Paoli, Eduardo Mendieta, Amanda Valdes, Janet Gold, Wissel Ruski, Bardezan, Trek Six, Jay Bellichi, Mary Coyle, Mark Osterman, Derek LaRosa, and Helen LaFrance. Proceeds from the exhibit benefits yhe Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Arthouse429 is located at 429 25th Street in the hip Northwood section of West Palm Beach, FL. The exhibition continues through April 6. If you're in town, you'll want to stop by.