Presented By Sharon Koskoff

Compare our South Florida architecture and society to that of our closest neighbor, Cuba. Take a virtual tour of the art, architecture and culture of Havana Cuba, through images taken by Sharon Koskoff’s participation in the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies 8th World Congress, March, 2013. South Floridians have a strong connection to the Spanish-speaking island that awaits freedom and development. There are hundreds of Art Deco buildings in Cuba; however, they are destined for demolition as the infrastructure deteriorates. Architectural preservation is needed for a country so creative and rich in visual/performing arts and culture!

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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