Patterson talks literacy, arts during STEAM luncheon

From the official PBSC Press Release:

Lake Worth, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2019)—With 147 novels published, it’s no wonder that the world’s best-selling author, James Patterson, writes all day, every day.

“I love it,” Patterson told the crowd of more than 540 yesterday as the guest speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 7th annual STEAM luncheon. “Writing to me is an opportunity to share my truth either realistically or symbolically as to how I view the world.”

The event, chaired by south Florida businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne Boice and presented by Bank of America, has raised $250,000 in cash and pledges for STEAM scholarships with ongoing initiatives.

Veteran News Anchor Suzanne Boyd served as the moderator for the affair, which was held at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts. The back wall in the Cohen Pavilion was draped with a gigantic image of a library full of book shelves, which Patterson jokingly referred to as his den. Patterson’s novels were also showcased as centerpieces at each of the 55 tables.

“I am stunned by Palm Beach State,” said Patterson, who referred to the College as a gem in Palm Beach County. "What they have done is really impressive. I can tell these are smart people.”

Patterson, who still writes using a number two pencil always hoping that his next book will be his best yet, spoke about his successful career, the importance of STEAM education, his writing techniques, childhood, advice for young authors, and his passion, which he says has gotten more intense over the years, to help children learn to read.

“The percentage of kids reading at grade level in Florida is about 43 percent,” Patterson said. “If we can move Florida up into the 70s, it will save lives.”

This is something he reminds teachers, librarians and other groups everywhere he speaks--that when they help children read, everyone wins.

“A piece of the problem is that teachers teach reading but a lot of them have not been taught how to teach reading. It’s not that they are not great teachers and terrific human beings. It’s just that there are some tricks to make learning to read better that they need to apply.”

Teachers play a role; however, Patterson strongly believes it’s not their primary responsibility to teach children to read. “It’s the responsibility of the parents,” said Patterson.

When Patterson’s found his own son, Jack, didn’t have much interest in reading at age 7, he and his wife, Sue, went out and bought him a dozen books to read over the summer.

When Jack asked if he had to read them, Patterson joked, “Yes, unless you want to live in the garage.”

Patterson says by the end of that summer, Jack was a good reader, and he now encourages parents and grandparents to do the same.

“If they’re not a confident reader, how are they going to get through high school and into college,” Patterson asked.

When children do become confident readers and go to colleges, he says it’s important for them to continue to learn the arts.

“Even if your thing is something else like science it’s important to stay creative. There are a lot of things that the arts bring to the table which are really useful to people in science and math and other disciplines. The arts can especially help pre-med students and doctors relate better with their patients,” Patterson said.

As the luncheon closed, Boyd asked Patterson which character out of his novels he relates to the most.

“I relate a little bit with Alex Cross. He’s really family oriented and has this struggle with balancing work and home life.”

The STEAM luncheon is part of PBSC’s STEAM initiative, which aims to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

Goals for the initiative include increasing student scholarships, business partnerships, internships and other academic program enhancements to prepare more graduates for these high-wage, high demand positions.

“To date, we have given scholarships to hundreds of students, allowing them to write a much different scenario for their lives than they had ever imagined,” Boice told the crowd. “Thank you all for supporting STEAM and for giving our students the chance to be the hero of their own stories.”

Sponsors for the luncheon were Bank of America, ideabar, CIBC Private Wealth Management, Kaufman Lynn Construction, Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivy & Fronrath, Modernizing Medicine, OXIO Health, Inc., Pratt & Whitney, PNC, Tripp Electric Motors, Hardrives, Inc., Office Depot, McDonald’s Group, Merrill Lynch - Sardinha & Adair Group, 107.9FM and 97.9FM WRMF, Art Hive Magazine, the Palm Beach Post, and South Florida PBS.

For more information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/foundation/steam/default.aspx.

Images courtesy of Palm Beach State College.

We're all STEAMed up about literacy!

Science. Technology. Engineering. Arts. Technology. Welcome to STEAM education.

Art Hive Magazine is  a believer in the power of teaching today’s students in a way that encourages creative problem solving- so much so that we once again were one of the sponsors for the Palm Beach State College STEAM Luncheon at the Kravis Center.  From the outer edges of space, the high speeds of the racetrack to the depths of the ocean- the STEAM initiative is all about combining multiple talents and intelligences to enhance learning outcomes and results. 

This year’s event highlighted the talents and generosity of author James Patterson- and we just happen to have an article in the latest issue all about him!  Click on the link below to READ more about it! 

https://issuu.com/arthivemagazine/docs/arthive28issuu/38

And while you’re at it- make a commitment to helping with literacy in your community.  If you are local, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is a great way to become involved. 

PBSC sure can throw a fancy luncheon!

ArtPalmBeach, Collector's First View- and a look at our Art Hive dresses!

If you missed the Collector's First View at ArtPalmBeach then you missed our fun ‘Art Hive dresses’ walking the art fair! These dresses were created by (my!) high school students at Lake Worth High School- made from past issues of Art Hive Magazine and modeled by Amanda and Eleanore. You can still see the paper dresses displayed in our booth, #554. Visit @studio2_110 or check out #LWHSfashionclub on Instagram to see the dresses ‘in progress’ over the past few months!

In addition to our ‘live fashion art’ there was all the work from the talented artist represented by galleries across the world. We will be posting more images on Instagram, but here are just a few images from the evening. If you are local, make sure you get out to this exciting event!

Art Hive with Lee Ann Lester

Art Hive with Lee Ann Lester

The Kinetic Art folks kept it moving! To learn more about an exciting kinetic art event coming in February check out http://intlkineticartevent.org/.

The Kinetic Art folks kept it moving! To learn more about an exciting kinetic art event coming in February check out http://intlkineticartevent.org/.

Anthony Burks Sr., https://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/

Anthony Burks Sr., https://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/

Our friends over at the CONTINUUM booth, https://www.continuumwpbarts.com/

Our friends over at the CONTINUUM booth, https://www.continuumwpbarts.com/

Dario Posada, https://mzurbanart.com/dario-posada/

Dario Posada, https://mzurbanart.com/dario-posada/

Kiseok Kim (http://www.kiseokkim.com/) and Luis Jimenez (http://galeriacasacuadrada.com/?galleries=luis-jimenez)

Kiseok Kim (http://www.kiseokkim.com/) and Luis Jimenez (http://galeriacasacuadrada.com/?galleries=luis-jimenez)

Live art (of course!) with Eduardo Mendieta, http://www.eduardomendieta.com/

Live art (of course!) with Eduardo Mendieta, http://www.eduardomendieta.com/

Paul Critchley, http://www.anotherartgallery.com/pages/pcpages/paulcritchley.html

Paul Critchley, http://www.anotherartgallery.com/pages/pcpages/paulcritchley.html

Art Hive Magazine’s very own Angela- reminding you that life is sweet, and to check out the food at ArtPalmBeach.

Art Hive Magazine’s very own Angela- reminding you that life is sweet, and to check out the food at ArtPalmBeach.

Perfectly painted pixel painting by Sveta Esser, https://www.bluefineart.com/sveta-esser/

Perfectly painted pixel painting by Sveta Esser, https://www.bluefineart.com/sveta-esser/

Vini Parisi, http://luismaluf.com/en/artista/vini-parisi-2/

Vini Parisi, http://luismaluf.com/en/artista/vini-parisi-2/

Our model Eleanore makes herself comfortable at the Art Plug booth, https://www.theartplug.net/events/

Our model Eleanore makes herself comfortable at the Art Plug booth, https://www.theartplug.net/events/

A Glance at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

Whether you go to check out the art or ‘people watch’, you will get more than an eyeful at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary. Two tips, if possible park away from the event and walk (or get dropped off, your feet will thank you!) and look for your copy of Art Hive Magazine- because we are sponsors!

Artists included in the slide show, in order of appearance;

Gil Bruvel, http://www.bruvel.com/

Christina Major, http://www.christinamajor.com/

Daniel Orson Ybarra, https://www.ybarra.art/

Elisabeth Lecourt, http://www.elisabethlecourt.com/

Federico Uribe, http://federicouribe.com/mobile-home

Jennifer McCurdy, https://jennifermccurdy.com/

Jeremy Holmes, http://www.holmesarts.com/

JM Robert, http://jm-robert.com/

Jonathan Stein, http://www.jonathan-stein.com

Lino Tagliapietra, https://linotagliapietra.com/

Manolo Valdes, http://www.artnet.com/artists/manolo-vald%C3%A9s/

Marc Lipp, https://www.bluefineart.com/marc-matt-mm/

Mel Bochner, http://www.melbochner.net/

Mr Brainwash, http://www.mrbrainwash.eu/

Nemo Jantzen, https://www.nemojantzen.com/

Oriano Galloni, https://www.orianogalloni.com/

Stefan Gross-detail, https://www.stefangross.nl/

Zachary M Knudson, http://zmkstudio.com

Scenes from the CONTINUUM Opening

Just in case you missed it- here are a few pics from the opening night of CONTINUUM West Palm Beach. If you didn’t make the opening don’t fret- there are several events left.

If nothing else, just get over there to see the ART- over 85 artists represented this year! Visit their web site for more info, https://www.continuumwpbarts.com/

Artwork by Julia Gabrielov, http://www.juliagabrielov.com/

Artwork by Julia Gabrielov, http://www.juliagabrielov.com/

Adriano Ficarelli, behind OUR lens! See more of his work at http://aficarelli.com/

Adriano Ficarelli, behind OUR lens! See more of his work at http://aficarelli.com/

Artist Anthony Hernandez in front of a portrait created by Anthony Burks Sr. To view more of Burks work, please visit https://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/

Artist Anthony Hernandez in front of a portrait created by Anthony Burks Sr. To view more of Burks work, please visit https://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/

Photography by Brian Cattelle, https://www.briancattelle.com/

Photography by Brian Cattelle, https://www.briancattelle.com/

SK8 art by Brian Wood, @art,bwood on Instagram

SK8 art by Brian Wood, @art,bwood on Instagram

Chad Steve, https://www.ceramicchadsteve.com/

Chad Steve, https://www.ceramicchadsteve.com/

The mulit-talented Craig McInnis, https://www.craigmcinnis.com/

The mulit-talented Craig McInnis, https://www.craigmcinnis.com/

LIVE ART! Eduardo Mendieta at work. See more of his work at http://www.eduardomendieta.com/

LIVE ART! Eduardo Mendieta at work. See more of his work at http://www.eduardomendieta.com/

Skittle art by Harold Claudio, @meetzoeblack on Instagram

Skittle art by Harold Claudio, @meetzoeblack on Instagram

Katiana Jarbath Smith, https://www.jarbathart.com/

Katiana Jarbath Smith, https://www.jarbathart.com/

Lucia Gomez, https://www.luciagomez.com/

Lucia Gomez, https://www.luciagomez.com/

Nadia Utto and her ‘Slice of Life’ series, https://www.nadiautto.com/

Nadia Utto and her ‘Slice of Life’ series, https://www.nadiautto.com/

Ramel Jasir, http://rameljasir.wixsite.com/fineart

Ramel Jasir, http://rameljasir.wixsite.com/fineart

Collaboration piece by Nicole Galluccio (nicolegalluccioart) and Gary Kroman (http://garykroman.com/)

Collaboration piece by Nicole Galluccio (nicolegalluccioart) and Gary Kroman (http://garykroman.com/)

Painting by Robert Catapano

Painting by Robert Catapano

Art by Robin Wolfenden, https://www.facebook.com/RobinWolfendenArtGallery/

Art by Robin Wolfenden, https://www.facebook.com/RobinWolfendenArtGallery/

Renata Rodrigues, @renatarodriguesart on Instagram

Renata Rodrigues, @renatarodriguesart on Instagram

Painting by Tony Curry, http://www.tonydcurry.com/

Painting by Tony Curry, http://www.tonydcurry.com/

Tracy Guiteau, http://tracyguiteau.com/

Tracy Guiteau, http://tracyguiteau.com/

Henri Matisse by Anthony Hernandez, https://www.anthonyhernandezart.com/

Henri Matisse by Anthony Hernandez, https://www.anthonyhernandezart.com/

(Detail) Henri Matisse by Anthony Hernandez, https://www.anthonyhernandezart.com/

(Detail) Henri Matisse by Anthony Hernandez, https://www.anthonyhernandezart.com/

Paintings by Anthony Hernandez, https://www.anthonyhernandezart.com/

Paintings by Anthony Hernandez, https://www.anthonyhernandezart.com/

The Burks, Trina and Anthony- they want you to learn more about the No More Starving Artists Foundation, https://www.nmsaf.org/p/board-members.html

The Burks, Trina and Anthony- they want you to learn more about the No More Starving Artists Foundation, https://www.nmsaf.org/p/board-members.html

Art Hive Magazine on location.

Art Hive Magazine on location.

Top 10 things to know about CONTINUUM West Palm Beach Arts:

Top 10 things to know about CONTINUUM West Palm Beach Arts:

1.)    CONTINUUM is getting back to its roots!  The event has returned to Clematis Street- where it all began!

2.)    CONTINUUM has the honor and privilege of exhibiting the jewelry of the late artist Adriana Ficarelli.  This is a wonderful opportunity to view selected pieces by a truly beautiful and talented soul.

3.)    CONTINUUM is growing!  They have extended their reach of local artists to include artists from not only Palm Beach County, but all the way from Brevard to Dade County with a total of 87 artists!

4.)    You like ArtPalmBeach?  They are sponsoring a booth at CONTINUUM, Booth #540.

5.)    Back by popular demand- the Mélange Body Painting Competition…now with five competitors! Past winners Georgette Pressler and Becky Osborne will be on hand to compete this year, so the bar has been set high.

6.)    CONTINUUM gives back!  The fiscal sponsor and charity is the No More Starving Artists Foundation, a local organization focused on helping artist professionally and personally through a variety of opportunities and services such as their informative lectures and workshops. 

7.)    If you like good food and you live in South Florida then you are probably already familiar with the Subculture Group, owner of Subculture Coffee, Hullabaloo, Lost Weekend, Kapow and Howley’s.  CONTINUUM is excited to that the Subculture group will be providing food and beverages for not only the opening night VIP reception but also the Brunch and Lecture series.

8.)    CONTINUUM will be featuring Anthony Hernandez, represented by Lola International Artist Agency in Miami.

9.)    There are sixteen young artists participating in the Young Masters Development and Mentorship program, five of the mentors will be graduation from high school this year.

10.)  Lastly, CONTINUUM is bringing back LIVE ART on the block- be there!

 

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Tiffany Faublas  with art by Anthony Hernandez

Color and Charisma: X Marks the Spot at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Are you one to constantly seek out new works of public art in your community, traipsing through back alleys and city streets for an exciting mural? Or, are you the person that sticks to traditional gallery exhibitions, observing art while safe and cool from the outside world?

No matter your preference, X Marks the Spot is the perfect opportunity to see South Florida’s graffiti stars shine. This new exhibition, on display at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Downtown Lake Worth now through February 2, offers visitors a firsthand look at new creations of mural art as presented by 16 local talents.

Converse to other public art installation exhibitions, which are typically featured on the exteriors of buildings, X Marks the Spot is uniquely and thoughtfully presented on the interior walls of the Council’s Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building. Pieces from the exhibition include site-specific murals, paintings, photos, sculptures and more. A list of participating artists and contributors can be found at palmbeachculture.com/xmarksthespot.

Head to the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in eclectic Downtown Lake Worth and get ready for an experience that’s sure to please any art-lover in your life. We’ll see you there!

Note: Thank you to the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County for providing the content for this post- the show is AMAZING!! We hope everyone will get out there and see it!!- AH

•ATOMIK ­ Untitled, Aerosol and acrylic on wood, 20x16 inches

•ATOMIK ­ Untitled, Aerosol and acrylic on wood, 20x16 inches

Brian Cattelle ­ Imitation Street Art, Americus Man, 2018, Photography and mixed  media 20.5x30 inches

Brian Cattelle ­ Imitation Street Art, Americus Man, 2018, Photography and mixed

media 20.5x30 inches

Brian Cattelle ­ Imitation Street Art, Miami Man, 2018, Photography and mixed media  20.5x30 inches

Brian Cattelle ­ Imitation Street Art, Miami Man, 2018, Photography and mixed media

20.5x30 inches

CHNK ­ Everything Looks Better in a Frame

CHNK ­ Everything Looks Better in a Frame

CHNK ­ Everything Looks Better in a Frame

CHNK ­ Everything Looks Better in a Frame

Work by Craig McInnis

Work by Craig McInnis

East Gallery wall

East Gallery wall

Gallery

Gallery

GRABSTER, Neo­Geos 1 through 6, Spray paint and Acrylic on canvas, 20 x16 inches

GRABSTER, Neo­Geos 1 through 6, Spray paint and Acrylic on canvas, 20 x16 inches

GRABSTER Acrylic on canvas, 20 x16 inches

GRABSTER Acrylic on canvas, 20 x16 inches

PHD ­ Everyday Flexer, 2018, spray paint on canvas 14x14 inches

PHD ­ Everyday Flexer, 2018, spray paint on canvas 14x14 inches

PHD ­ I’m feeling it, 2018, spray paint on canvas 14x14 inches

PHD ­ I’m feeling it, 2018, spray paint on canvas 14x14 inches

PHD ­ Run! Cops! 2018, spray paint on canvas 14x14 inches

PHD ­ Run! Cops! 2018, spray paint on canvas 14x14 inches

RIPES

RIPES

VenomLMA ­ Stairs

VenomLMA ­ Stairs

VenonLMA and Ripes

VenonLMA and Ripes

RIPES ­ Can Cloning, 2018, spray paint, acrylic, watercolor on plywood 33.75x31.5  inches

RIPES ­ Can Cloning, 2018, spray paint, acrylic, watercolor on plywood 33.75x31.5

inches