The City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places Committee presents two public art exhibitions as part of an ongoing series for artists to create works in the city’s common spaces. The goal is to provide a platform for a visual artist to go from their studio practice into the public realm, to further advance their practice or experiment with new materials. Thus, West Palm Beach becomes a “working art laboratory” for artists in various stages of their careers.
Hector Diaz' startling street art now decorates the sidewalk in Coleman Park.
The AiPP Committee in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department present Frame Your Neighborhood by native West Palm Beach artist Hector Diaz. South Olive, Howard, Gaines, and Coleman Park each have a unique anamorphic painting that when viewed through your phone or camera lens become 3-D. Each work offers fun photo opportunity for everyone, beloved pets included. Hector Diaz is known for his chalk and anamorphic street paintings but with this exhibition has furthered his practice by creating works with acrylics and in park settings. Diaz stated, “As native Floridian and Palm Beach County resident, I have traveled all over with my craft creating street paintings and murals, but this is an opportunity to leave my mark on my own city.”
Eddie (EMO)'s large and bold presentation is eye-catching.
The Origami Chain Link Fence Sculptures is located at 24th and Broadway in Northwood Village area and is presented in partnership with the Community Redevelopment Agency. Eddie (EMO) known for his murals made a leap from his signature 2-D works by creating three large scale sculptures using 3-D everyday fencing materials. Eddie stated that “In my practice I have been working with the theme of writing messages on notebook paper and folding them into origami shapes and experimenting with using everyday construction materials to create sculptures. A definite jump from my murals!”