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City Celebrates “Arts Of Palm” Event
Posted by Staff on Apr 17, 2014 - 5:30:43 AM

Time Tower, by Michael C. McMillan. Photo courtesy of L.A. Louver, Venice, CA.
—The City of Beverly Hills is continuing its year-long Centennial celebration with the Arts of Palm event set to take place on April 27.


According to a press release from Therese Kosterman, Public Information Manager for the City of Beverly Hills, the Arts of Palm is a public art exhibition that will take place throughout various locations in the city. Six renowned artists have created pieces that include sculptures, a mosaic and book art. The pieces are loose interpretations of palm trees or incorporate an element of a palm tree.


The exhibition will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Beverly Hills City Hall located at 455 N. Rexford Dr., where participants can meet the six artists and hear about their work. An ARTISTS’ TALK will take place at 1:30 p.m. with an introduction by Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse. Light refreshments will be on hand.


A workshop for children will take place prior to the reception at the Library from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. with artist Mike Stilkey. Arts of the Palm will be curated by Kate Stern and allows visitors to engage in a shared community experience with the City’s various public spaces. The artwork will be on display through January 2015 and can be seen at the following locations:




  • “Reckon,” “Compared to What,” “Pulpo en el Coche” and “Not Socrates, the Other Guy,” four large-scale stainless steel sculptures by Brad Howe – City Hall lawn, corner of N. Santa Monica Boulevard and Crescent Drive.
  • Time Tower,” a bronze sculpture by Michael C. McMillen – Civic Center Palm Court.
  • Brody Beach,” a glass mosaic by Kenton Nelson – Exterior wall of Civic Center Palm Court.
  • “Ascension,” a polished stainless steel sculpture by Ryan T. Schmidt – Beverly Canon Gardens.
  • "Party Animals,” a book sculpture, by Mike Stilkey – Inside the Beverly Hills Public Library.
  • "Blood and Sand", a stainless steel sculpture, by Peter Shire – Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau, 9400 S. Santa Monica Blvd.

For additional information about the Arts of the Palm public art or general inquiries email artsofpalm@beverlyhills.orgor visit the City of Beverly Hills’ website at:  


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