Art Deco Architecture of the Palm Beaches

Presented By Sharon Koskoff

Learn about Art Deco style and architecture found in South Florida! Dozens of Art Deco architectural treasures have been discovered and identified in Palm Beach County. Take a visual tour of Art Deco of the Palm Beaches, by Sharon Koskoff. View streamlined buildings, such as the Dreyfoos School of Art, Armory Art Center, the Cultural Council, the Lake Worth Playhouse, Norton Museum of Art, and the Paramount etc. Architects Belford Shoumate, William Manly King and Joseph Urban have provided us with historical gems that teach us a lesson in preservation. Learn about preservation, history, culture and how reflection of the past can help us move into the future.

Mural Artist and designer Sharon Koskoff was born in Brooklyn New York and has lived in Delray Beach Florida since 1985. She graduated Brooklyn College as a Fine Arts Major and New York School of Interior Design where she mastered Color Theory.  As a preservationist, she founded the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches (ADSPB) in 1987 and authored Art Deco of the Palm Beaches, Arcadia Publications in 2007. Presently  Koskoff is the chairperson for the Public Art Advisory Board of Delray Beach, an Art Instructor at the School of Creative Arts and the Group Tour leader at the Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach.  This year, Koskoff was the winner of the Ellen Liman Award of Excellence in Education by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County held at the 2014 Muse Awards. She is known as a Community Mural Artist and responsible for hundreds of murals throughout the county in public places as schools, airports, and museums etc. Koskoff is an enthusiastic speaker and well known authority on Art, Architecture and our Creative Culture!

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