Wild About Wildflowers

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Who: Public Art Advisory Board (PAAB) of Delray Beach What: “Wild About Wildflowers: Public Art Advisory Board Celebrates Florida 500 Years” Dedication Ceremony for Native Floral Public Art Installation of nine 4’ square containers. Where: Delray Beach City Hall Main Entrance Lawn ~100 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 When: 1. PAAB Planting of Wildflowers ~ Saturday Afternoon ~ February 16, 2013 @ 1 p.m. / PHOTO OP 2. Mayoral Dedication ~ Wednesday Eve ~ February 27, 2013 @ 5 p.m. / PHOTO OP Why: Ponce De Leon’s arrival in Florida 500 years ago and a celebration of the native plants that would have been prominent at that time. PAAB Partners: 1. Miami Artist Xavier Cortada Flor500 Wildflower Public Art Project 2. VIVA Florida 500, Official State of Florida Event 3. Plumosa School of the Arts Students, Delray Beach Free and Open to the Public / Temporary Public Art Installation Open Daily for 9 months Nine 4’ square concrete containers holding Wildflowers will be planted by PAAB & Plumosa School of the Arts students on Saturday afternoon, February 16th @ 1 p.m. that will adorn Delray Beach City Hall for nine months. The Delray Beach Public Art Advisory Board of Delray Beach invites the community to the Opening Dedication Ceremony of “Wild About Wildflowers: Public Art Advisory Board Celebrates Florida 500 Years!” On Wednesday February 27, 2013 at 5 p.m. Wildflowers is also in partnership with Miami Artist Xavier Cortada’s Flor 500 Participatory Art Project and VIVA Florida 500, as an official State of Florida designated event. “Our city hall deserves to be the focus of the Public Art Advisory Board’s latest community art installation celebrating Florida’s history and flora…come and watch it grow!” says PAAB chairperson Sharon Koskoff. PAAB board member Carolyn Pendleton-Parker, selected the following wildflowers to adorn city hall: 1. Wild Allamanda(Urechites lutea) 2. Beach Creeper (Ernodia littoralis) 3. Beach Verbena (Verbena maritima) 4. Conradina (Conradina canescens) 5. Dune Sunflower (Helianthus debilis) 6. Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis) 7. Jacquemontia (Jacquemontia pentathos) 8. Coastal Ambrosia (Ambrosia hispida) 9. Wild Coco (Eulophia alta) Delray Beach Public Art Advisory Board (PAAB) Members: Chairperson Sharon Koskoff, Vice Chairperson Dan Bellante, Sandi Franciosa, Mary Minieka, Carolyn Pendleton-Parker, Jerry Rabinowitz, and Kevin Rouse Sharon Koskoff, Chairperson Delray Beach PAAB Public Art Advisory Board Studio (561) 276-9925 Cell (561) 699-7899