Lurie to be featured at Florida show


By Debra Sigel

The Evan Lurie Gallery will be one of the featured galleries at ArtPalmBeach – a prestigious Florida art show in January.

This international event celebrates its 17th anniversary at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Jan. 24 through 27, with a preview evening on Jan. 23.

This event is considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs in Florida, according to critics and art enthusiasts.

More than 80 international galleries will be exhibiting contemporary and emerging artists, and Lurie is excited to be one of them. He has attended the event for four years and will be exhibiting his two-dimensional or three-dimensional works of art.

“Art from Paris, London, China and (contemporary) Southeast China will be seen. It’s important for gallery owners to be mindful of what’s happening and to discover the new trends that are being reflected and to see what’s hot,” Lurie said.

Through the past years Lurie has been fortunate enough to develop a special relationship with the owners of the art show.

“They are like family to me, and our visions have been very similar,” Lurie said, adding they often share views about owning art galleries, attending art fairs and on the art world in general.

This year Lurie was asked to be co-director of the 2014 ArtPalmBeach.

“I am very honored and flattered that I was asked to be working with the owners. They are great people and were the creators over the last 20 years of the art fair concept,” he said.

Lurie believes the benefits of being involved in ArtPalmBeach will have a positive effect on Carmel’s art scene and design district, and he hopes the fair’s powerful influence will create more awareness of Carmel in the international marketplace.


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