• Ann Norton Sculpture Garden dazzles with Sculpture in Motion: The Art of Pre- and Post-War Automobiles

    By Herald de Paris Contributor's Bureau on November 19, 2017

    WEST PALM BEACH (Herald de Paris) —  The Ann Norton Sculpture Garden hosted a community exhibition, with automotive historian-curated tours this past weekend, followed by Vintage Cars and Classic Cocktails later that evening.  It was a beautiful day to admire some of the most beautiful cars ever designed, all artfully restored by their owners, but the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, as well as the cars, glistened with a reddish-golden hue as the sun set on Norton House, along the calm banks of Lake Worth.

    The Ann Norton Sculpture Garden stands as a living monument to the career, art, and life of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton.  The celebrated Ms. Norton participated in solo and group exhibitions at the Schneider Gallery, Rome; The Musée Rodin, Paris; Bodley Gallery, New York; Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York; Lowe Museum of Art, Miami; The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, and the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach,  during her illustrious career.  The non-profit venue that bears her name operates to preserve and conserve the historically significant art studio, the sculpture gardens, and the architecture that comprise this unique national and local treasure.  Ms. Norton lived and worked at 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach for 34 years.

    By day the cars were dazzling, set on the main lawn, separated by one of Ms. Norton’s central works.  At dusk the entire sculpture garden took on an entirely more dramatic pallor, as did the vehicles.  Voted on by visitors throughout the day, a 1939 Peugeot, a 1931 Rolls Royce, and an adorable Nash Metropolitan walked away with top honors in three separate categories.

    Attendees included President and CEO of the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden Roger Ward, John Barnes – founder of Cavalino Magazine was the honorary chairman and guest curator of the show, Frances and Jeffery Fisher, Audrey and Martin Gruss, Nicole and Jason Newsted, Sally and Bill Soter, Lisa and Jimmy Dobbs, Pamela Cohen and Nick Korniloff, Lyn Szamatulski, Jeff Koons, Lisa Kenna, Sam Lehrman, Sarah and Tim Benitz, Anna Wilding, James Edward Sved, Steven Green, and Cynthia Sulzberger.

    The event sponsors were Sentient Jet, Gunster, Key Private Bank, and Palm Beach Illustrated.

    Article and photos copyright 2017 by JE SVED, all rights reserved.


    sam lopez November 20, 2017

    What beautiful cars. Roadworthy?

    Richard Gorman, Pres. Vantage Motorworks,Inc. November 22, 2017

    The Black Rolls Royce that was chosen Most Elegant Car is roadworthy….:) That’s the only one of the field that I’ve actually driven

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