2008/12/28

Palm Beach Show Unveils Lecture Series

The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show announced the lecture series program at its sixth annual event, being held, Feb. 14-17, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

Art, jewelry and antique aficionados will have the opportunity to view and purchase from the extensive collections of more than 200 international exhibitors and attend lectures presented by an all-star line-up of knowledgeable and respected speakers on a variety of topics such as: “Tiffany Style: 170 Years of Design” by John Loring, Design Director of Tiffany & Co. and “The Art & Passion of the Italian Renaissance” with Contessa Maria Vittoria Colonna Rimbotti, President of Amici degli Uffizi and Friends of the Uffizi Gallery, USA.

“It has always been our goal to provide an environment that fosters the understanding and appreciation of antiques in addition to offering an enormous selection of high-quality items,” said Kris Charamonde co-owner and show manager. “We believe the lecture series enhances the total show experience and is well received by our guests each year.”

The lecture series is free and open to the public. Individual lectures take place twice daily at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The lecture series is as follows:

Feb. 14
1 p.m., “Tiffany Glass and the Quest of Beauty” with Arlie Sulka, owner and managing director of Lillian Nassau LLC

3 p.m., “Tiffany Style: 170 Years of Design” with John Loring, design director of Tiffany & Co.

Feb. 15
1 p.m., “The Greatest Art Collectors of All Time” with Contessa Maria Vittoria Colonna Rimbotti, president of Amici degli Uffizi, Italy and Friends of the Uffizi Gallery, USA

3 p.m., “The Most Beautiful & Important Images of Florida: 1564-1838” with W. Graham Arader, owner of Arader Galleries

Feb. 16
1 p.m., “John L. Volk: A Remarkable Life” with Jane Day, president of Research Atlantica, Inc.

3 p.m., “Collecting Rarities in Silver: Every Treasure Tells a Story” with Spencer Gordon of Spencer Marks Ltd.

Feb. 17
1 p.m., “American Art: What’s Hot, What’s Not” with Debra Force, owner of Debra Force Fine Art Inc.

3 p.m., “Full Circle: Recurring Themes & Influences in 200 Years of Jewelry Design” with Simon Teakle, director of Estate Jewelry for Betteridge Jewelers.


From: www.palmbeachshow.com
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