Sculpture Gardens to celebrate stone works of Boaz Vaadia


The carved and stacked stone works of art by the late Boaz Vaadia will be on display when “Celebrating Boaz Vaadia (1951–2017)” debuts at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens on Jan. 11. Presented by Wilmington Trust, the exhibit will be on display with Vaadia’s signature works for sale through April 29.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is once again partnering with Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary to extend its art fair’s 65,000-square-foot pavilion space. The fair runs Jan. 11-15 in downtown West Palm Beach and will offer complimentary trolley service to the sculpture gardens every day.

“We are thrilled to once again be an official cultural partner and satellite venue for the PBM+C Art Fair, showcasing Vaadia’s large-scale sculptures, which are perfectly suited for outdoor spaces and gardens,” said Dr. Roger Ward, president and CEO of Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.

An opening night celebration will be held Jan. 10 at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. During the gala reception, guests will have the opportunity to preview the artist’s intriguing stone and bronze works while being treated to a performance by legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and six-time Grammy award-winning musician and artist Jason Newsted with Amir Tal.

Boaz Vaadia, who died in early 2017 at the age of 65, was born in Gat Rimon, Israel and attended the Avni Institute of Fine Arts in Tel Aviv. He moved to New York in 1975 and studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Vaadia is best known for the figurative sculptures he made by carving and stacking stones he found in the area surrounding his New York studio.

His works can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco MoMA and the Tel Aviv Museum.

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, at 2051 S. Flagler Dr. in West Palm Beach, is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for members, $15 for non-members, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and free for children under five.

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