Rena Blades, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, today announced that the second Conversation of this season’s CULTURE & COCKTAILS series attracted more than 140 people last Monday to The Colony Hotel Pavilion, located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach.
The topic was HERITAGE VALUES, a conversation with two star appraisers from Antiques Roadshow on PBS: Kathleen Guzman, Managing Director/New York from Heritage Auctions, and Nicholas Dawes, Heritage’s Vice President of Special Collections. The two expert appraisers were interviewed by Scott Simmons, the Editor of Florida Weekly, who also writes the regional newspaper’s popular “Collector’s Corner” column.
The topic of the next CULTURE & COCKTAILS, which will be held on Monday, February 6, is HOUSES, HOMES & HEMINGWAY: A Conversation with Bob Vila. Mr. Vila has hosted a variety of home improvement TV shows over the last 30 years, including This Old House, Bob Vila’s Home Again, Bob Vila and Restore America with Bob Vila. He has written 12 books and for the last few years has been helping with the restoration of Ernest Hemingway’s home and collections at Finca Vigía near Havana, Cuba. He will be interview by John Blades, Director Emeritus of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum.
CULTURE & COCKTAILS is generously sponsored by The Roe Green Foundation, Roe Green, Founder and The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation. Additional support for the series is provided by the Palm Beach Post/Palm Beach Daily News, First Republic Bank, and PR-BS, a Boca-based public relations firm.
Admission to each CULTURE & COCKTAILS event is $65 for advance RSVPs and $75 at the door, and FREE for members of the Cultural Council ($250 level and above). All proceeds go to support artist programs of the nonprofit Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. For membership information, please contact Debbie Calabria at 561.472.3330.
Each event will run from 5 to 7 pm, with registration and cocktails from 5 to 5:45 p.m., and the “Conversation” from 5:45 to 7 pm, including audience Q&A. The Colony will serve complimentary beverages and an array of specially prepared hors d’oeuvres before each CULTURE & COCKTAILS conversation
People interested in attending CULTURE & COCKTAILS can RSVP before each event by calling the Cultural Council at 561.472.3330.
Topics and speakers are subject to change depending upon the availability of scheduled participants.