| May, 2022

BaCA gets “Black & White and Gray All Over”

Posted on 18 May 2022 by JLusk

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) is pleased to present a free visual art exhibit featuring original works by local ArtsUnited members. Artists are challenged to create relevant art using only shades of black, white and grey. Two-and three-dimensional works include photography, painting, pencil, sculpture, metal works and mixed media. The opening reception takes place during Old Town Untapped, Friday, June 3, from 6-10 p.m., and the exhibition runs through August 17. 

“This exhibition is a fascinating and beautiful look inside the visionary minds of artists when they are required to create only in black and white, and gray,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs director. “The experiments and explorations of this challenge lead to glorious results!”

About ArtsUnited

ArtsUnited is Florida’s premiere Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) and friends visual and performing arts organization. It is a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1999 in response to a growing need of local LGBTQ artists for an interactive and supportive working environment. The organization focuses on showcasing the art of the LGBTQ community in all genres of the arts, including visual art, music, theatre, film and fashion. The organization implements its mission by producing programs and events that present their member artists and promote the development of culturally diverse arts. It collaborates with other organizations in South Florida to maximize the cultural offerings for members and patrons. Over the organization’s more than 20-year history, it has become one of the most renowned LGBTQ arts organizations in Florida. 

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center is located at 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach. Their hours are Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays: 10 a.m – 4:00 p.m. Sundays & Mondays are closed. For more information, visit www.pompanobeacharts.org

Transformation by Gerard Pastor.

Untitled by Paul McDermott

Donnatoni by Linsi Taylor


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The Pap Corps Donates $3.5 Million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Posted on 18 May 2022 by JLusk

Pap Corps board & Sylvester team. Photo provided.

Rebounding from COVID-19, The Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research, located in Deerfield Beach, came back full swing with their fundraising for the 2021/2022 fiscal year. At their May meeting, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit donated $3.5 million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, also located in Deerfield.  Almost 300 Pap Corps members, along with leaders from Sylvester, enjoyed a beautiful breakfast at Boca West, where the check was presented to Jayne Sylvester Malfitano on behalf of the center.

“I am so proud of our amazing members,” declared Sally Berenzweig, CEO of The Pap Corps. “Your dedication and passion, especially during these past few years, has been such an inspiration.”

Jayne Sylvester Malfitano, whose parents endowed the center, spoke eloquently about the special partnership between The Pap Corps and Sylvester, and shared several of the numerous scientific advancements that have occurred thanks to research, including the rise of precision medicine, which is an approach to cancer treatment that is targeted at genetic markers in each person’s unique cancer.

Sylvester is the only NCI-Designated Cancer Center in South Florida, and The Pap Corps has donated over $110 million during the past 70 years to support cancer research. To celebrate these seven decades of giving, Robert Weinroth, Mayor of Palm Beach County presented a proclamation honoring the nonprofit’s service.

Other event highlights included recognizing top donors in multiple categories, honoring retiring chapter presidents and welcoming new chapter presidents.

“It is with such joy that we gather today to celebrate our members and honor the unique role our organization plays in advancing lifesaving cancer treatments,” said Susan Dinter, Pap Corps Chair of the Board. “We look forward to creating a world without cancer, but until we achieve that goal, The Pap Corps will be here!”

For more information on the Pap Corps, visit www.thepapcorps.org.

For more information on the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, visit https://umiamihealth.org/en/locations/sylvester-comprehensive-cancer-center-deerfield-beach.



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The Grand Tasting at Boca Bacchanal

Posted on 12 May 2022 by JLusk

By Rachel Galvin

On Saturday night, May 7, the bon vivants of Boca Raton and beyond flocked to The Boca Raton to indulge in everything the Boca Bacchanal Grand Tasting had to offer. This event, benefitting the Boca Raton Historical Society and The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum, offered food and wine, as well as a silent auction. Forty-two prized vintners and wineries with wines from all over the world were ready to pour. People could strike a pose to remember the moment at the Alina Residences’ “photo booth.”

Guests could also sample food by the bite from many local eateries, including The Boca Raton, The Capital Grille, Eat District Healthy Asian Bowl, KakaoZon Chocolate, Kapow Noodle Bar, New York Grilled Cheese, The Poké Company, Prezzo, Proper Ice Cream, Ramen Lab Eatery, Rebel House / Alley Cat, Sicilian Oven, Brulé Bistro / Rose’s Daughter, Ganzo Sushi, Meso Beach House and Seagate Hotel. 

Sponsors for the event included The Boca Raton, Republic National Distributing Company, Boca Magazine, Crown Wine & Spirits, Alina Residences, Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC), JM Lexus, Privaira, PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS CHARITIES, the Addison, Marta and Jim Batmasian, Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Diamonds Direct, Atlas Rentals, LivingFLA.com, the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, Discover the Palm Beaches, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners and The City of Boca Raton.

This event was held the day after the Vintner Dinners, which were held at five private homes and other premier locations and included chefs and vintners presenting great food and wine pairings to enjoy.

If you missed out on this year’s festivities, there is always next year. For more information, visit www.bocabacchanal.com.


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Pier Clean-Up seeks help

Posted on 04 May 2022 by JLusk

Want to clean up our waters? The Pier Clean-Up is an excellent way to get involved, so dive right in! It will be held on Saturday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to noon. Dixie Divers is looking for divers to help.

To find out more, click here.


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