Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Classic Car Show Honors Gold Star Families and Veterans
Classic pre-war and post-war automobiles parked on the main lawn of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens alongside vintage art will provide the backdrop to the fifth Sculpture in Motion exhibition on November 13. The event honors the Gold Star families of Palm Beach and local veterans.
Guests and their families can view the cars and take tours with historians from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 2-acre outdoor property of the Gardens in West Palm Beach.
They also have the option to vote for categories such as Most Artistic, Most Stylish, Audience Choice, and Young Connoisseur.
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John Barnes, founder of CavallinoMagazine and The Cavallino Classic, is the guest curator and honorary president of the exhibition. Barnes told the Daily News that the exhibition will include mid-century luxury models such as a Rolls Royce Henley Roadster, an Auburn Boattail Speedster and a Maserati A6GCS.
âAt that time and also in the immediate post-war period, the designers took special care in making a car not only utility, they also wanted to make it look good, so there is a lot of effort to make the car look as good. as possible, âhe said. noted. “We follow this theme when we find the best cars and sculpted designs that match the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.”
The Gardens will present the work of artist Eric Zetterquist “Salient Lines – Vintage and Supercar Portraits” and an indoor exhibition in the Norton Home gallery, “Unknowing Between Day and Night” by Carol Prusa.
âWe know how wonderfully celebrated automobiles have been throughout history and we wanted to display them in this beautiful garden of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens which provides a dramatic experience for a visitor,â said Frances Fisher, President of the ANSG board of directors and co-chair of the exhibition.
She wants first-year attendees to know that the show is a wonderful opportunity to see and learn about some of the rarest cars in the world.
âNew this year that guests will appreciate is the Women Behind the Wheel theme. We will include a talk from our Grand Marshal, author and auto historian himself, Donald Osborne, on this topic. This will be a recurring theme in the exhibit, âsaid Fisher.
Osborne’s presentation at 2 p.m. will focus on how the development of the automobile has influenced fashion, society and the role of women. Osborne is also the host of the weekly CNBC Primetime show “Jay Leno’s Garage”.
Fisher said his favorite part of Sculpture in Motion involves the community. She loves the exhibition because it is educational, steeped in history and understands the art of rolling sculpture.
âI also love the latest feature introduced last year, the Grand Tour Parade of Cars and most of all the opportunity to honor Gold Star families and veterans on this day,â she said.
Sculpture in motion ends with 40 classic automobiles coming from the gardens along the Intracoastal on Flagler Drive in the Grand Tour Parade of Cars at 4:15 p.m. and can be viewed by the public.
Fisher is eager to “celebrate the automobile as a bold and expansive spirit of modern art and culture throughout history.”
Along with Fisher, the event co-chairs are Jeffrey Fisher, Audrey and Martin Gruss, Kim and Stephen Bruno, Perri and Robert Bishop, Samantha and Brendan Carroll and LinQing Yang and Cameron Lickle.
Special admission prices are available. Advanced tickets cost $ 25 for adults, $ 15 for ANSG members, and $ 8 for children. Tickets at the door cost $ 30 for adults, $ 20 for NSGS members and $ 13 for children. For more information, visit ansg.org or call 561-832-5328.