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Art and the Spirit of Patriotism at 4th on Flagler West Palm Beach
Local artist Caron Bowman is unveiling a patriotic spirit pole in downtown West Palm Beach’s" 4th on Flagler "event.
This year’s theme, “Together We CREATE America” embraces the flourishing arts, culture and entertainment vibe in Downtown West Palm Beach. The 3 day event this year will include an art component called” United State of the Arts Spirit Poles. Sprit pole were originally introduced during the New Orleans Jazzfest and were used to identify the location of large groups of people. This year’s theme “Together We CREATE America” was particularly inspiring for Caron, since one of her current series of paintings “American Melting pot” incorporates quotidian images of patriotism. Just like the artist Jasper John, Caron has been inspired by the American Flag and patriotic imagery. Moreover, this particular series “American Melting Pot” was recently profiled by the American Latino Museum. The spirit pole she created for 4th on Flagler is about bringing people together and showing the beauty of American diversity in the City of West Palm Beach. Caron said “ American Melting pot is a perfect fit with the theme of this years 4th on Flagler”. She utilized repurposed materials from the Resource Depot to create the piece.
Currently, the spirit poles are on display at West Palm Beach City Hall, 401 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. On July 4th, the poles will be on displayed at 4th on Flagler Post Park. The unveiling event will be held July 4th 2014 at 4th at Flagler Post Park at 5:30pm.
Caron’s art work is a combination of surrealism, pop art,soflo superflat, and graffiti Moreover, her artwork is about intensity of color, curved lines, and daring patterns unified into one language. She said of her work: “My personal quest is to create art with a spirit, moreover, transforming two dimensional materials into spiritual substance. My goal is to continue to use the vocabulary of color in order to speak visually in different languages. Creating a relationship between the un-conscious and conscious mind via abstraction and symbolism. I want to provide the viewer with just enough information to stimulate the process of interpretation, yet that same stimulation resists conclusions”
More on 4th on Flagler
This Fourth of July, bring the whole family to the coastal town of West Palm Beach, Florida for a weekend of patriotic fun! From the largest fireworks show in South Florida to classic southern BBQ tastings, and a hole-in-one golf challenge with $25,000 up for grabs, you’ll be amazed at how much there is to see and do! Best of all? It’s FREE and family friendly!.See the biggest and best fireworks display in South Florida, enjoy live entertainment by national recording artists The Lost Trailers and Ryan Star, all while strolling the beautiful palm tree-lined Waterfront.
Locattion: Downtown Waterfront on Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL
More on Caron Bowman
This year, she was a featured artist in the Wynwood Miami Mix Art Fair. She was selected by Bombay Sapphire Corporation /Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation to be included in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. The series showcases the best emerging artist around the United States.
The Beck’s corporation selected her as a semi-finalist for the 2012 Beck’s Green Box augmented reality series. Her work is currently on display on the Beck’s global website. Her art was chosen as the official image for the 2012 Miami Beach Stepping Out for the Arts Luncheon. She was selected for the Fiat /Redeye graffiti challenge which showcase the best in graffiti and street art in Broward County. Rapper Kendrick Lamar in association with Creative Allies showcased her artwork in NYC at the Galapagos Art Space.
She has been profiled in publications including The American Latino Museum, The 2012 and 2013 Los Angeles African American Heritage Guide and Nick Knight’s - SHOWstudio. Caron is the recipient of numerous honors including the Palm Beach County Cultural Council NARP residency Grant and the Lighthouse Art Center Expressive Textiles Award. Her accomplishments include having a piece featured in the film “Just Cause” featuring Blair Underwood and Sean Connery. Throughout the years, Caron has lent her talent, energy, and time to many philanthropic causes, such as Armory Art Center, The ARC of Palm Beach County and Kretzer Piano Music Foundation. For the Kretzer foundation’s Key To The City project ,she painted a piano that was displayed in the Northwood Art District. After its public residency, the piano was donated to a local children’s charity. Using the arts to educate, Caron has worked with disabled students, creating programs to help children reach their goals no matter the disability. Contact http://karonbowman.webs.com/
(Hi-res images will be provided within 24-hours of request to bowmancaron@
Media kits, including high- and low-resolution images are available to the press, and Caron Bowman is available for interviews