BELLE GLADE — The “Outside the Box” exhibition at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center features original artworks inspired by contemporary and historical attributes of The Glades’ natural and human-made environments, communities, recreational activities, education, arts, culture and industry. Featured artworks are made of diverse materials; from oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings to mixed media works with beads and found objects.
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places commissioned twelve artists based in The Palm Beaches to create original two-dimensional artworks that were then translated onto adhesive vinyl wraps to transform traffic signal boxes into three-dimensional sculptures and pedestrian scale murals all rolled into one. Traffic signal boxes are ideal “canvases” to enhance streetscapes, humanize the built environment and foster a unique sense of place for residents and visitors to Belle Glade and Pahokee.
The exhibition runs Jan. 14 through Feb. 23. Featured original artworks are for sale. This exhibition includes nine of the original twelve artworks created for the first phase of the “Outside the Box” community art project. Currently there is a Call to Artists open for artists to apply to the second phase of the project. The application deadline is February 26, 2021. For more information visit Palm Beach County Art in Public Places website on the Call to Artists page https://discover.pbcgov.org/fdo/art/Pages/Calls-to-Artists.aspx or email Elayna Toby Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is located on the Belle Glade Campus of Palm Beach State College at 1977 College Drive. To make an appointment to view the exhibit, call the box office at 561-993-1160.