The Boca Raton Museum Art School celebrated its 2nd student exhibition in conjunction with Liberty Equities. The opening reception took place at International Plaza in Boca Raton, on April 3rd. Forty-five Art School students and instructors were selected for the exhibition. Michele Pierno, of Liberty Equities was tasked with the difficult job of curating 65 pieces from the submitted student/ instructor artwork. The paintings are displayed around the two lobbies of International Plaza. This is Pierno’s second year coordinating the exhibition.
“Not only are we graced with the beauty that each artist created and generously shares with us, we are reminded each time we pass a piece that someone put their heartfelt creativity onto a canvas. It is a great reminder of the passion we all have inside of us. They did not just decorate our walls, they brought happiness to our work day”; Michelle Pierno stated.
The partnership between the Boca Raton Museum Art School and Liberty Equities International Plaza provides a place for the Art School’s students and instructors to display their work in the community. George Brock of “So-Flo Venture LLC.” and owner of International Plaza, felt a partnership with the Art School could create the opportunity to have rotating exhibitions of high-caliber artwork and beautify the lobbies of his buildings, while supporting the community and the Art School, which has been a staple in Boca Raton for many years. The sale of the artwork helps to support the Art School and in turn, International Plaza has created a gallery space for display and visitors to enjoy. This year, Pierno received over three times as many entries from the Art School students and faculty than they received in the project’s first year. Liberty Equities looks forward to a continued partnership and making this project an annual, reoccurring event with the Art School and its Director, Inga Ford.
When visitors enter the buildings, they are greeted with large scale original art and they are taking note. Recently, International Plaza received a TOBY Award in the Suburban Office Park category. The TOBY Awards are the most prestigious awards for commercial real estate and International Plaza received the award due to their site management, and community involvement.
The artwork can be viewed at the International Plaza Building, 7280 W Palmetto Park Rd, in Boca Raton, during business hours of 8:00am – 6:00pm. The sale of the artwork helps to support the art school.
About the Boca Raton Museum School of Art
Founded by artists, the Boca Raton Museum Art School was established in 1950 and today serves as a dynamic cornerstone of the Boca Raton Museum of Art campus. Located at 801 W. Palmetto Park Road, the Art School offers students of all ages a place where they can share their enthusiasm for making visual art with more than 100 classes per week. Learn more at www.bocamuseum.org/art-school.