time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
lecture: A Century for Cities: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
speaker: Andrés Duany
venue: Historic Crest Theatre at Old School Square
address: 51 North Swinton Avenue | Delray Beach, FL33444
rsvp: For more information, call (772) 221-4060 or email email@example.com
This lecture series is in partnership with the Treasure Coast Section of the American Planning Association, FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning, Abacoa Property Owners’ Assembly, Inc., Palm Beach County Planning Congress, the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council & Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.
About the speaker: Miami architect, Andrés Duany's work focuses on the planning of communities. He and his wife, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, founded their practice in 1980, at the time of their design of Seaside, which began an ongoing debate on the alternatives to suburban sprawl. Andrés has coauthored three widely distributed books, their most recent is The Smart Growth Manual which describes the problems of American cities and proposes techniques that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
December 3 | Orchid Society of Coral Gables
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden | 10901 Old Cutler Road | Miami, FL
room: Corbin Building, classroom "A"
date: first Tuesday of every month
time: 7:30 pm
December 5, 2013 | Brazilian Art Icons at Fairchild
location: Fairchild Tropical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156
time: 4:00 PM- 6:00PM
web: Fairchild Tropical Garden website
Robert Petzinger, Fairchild Volunteer and Art Historian will discuss the works of Brazilian artists Hugo Franca and Roberto Burle Marx. Hugo Franca designs huge organic-looking furniture from fallen trees from Brazil’s “Cerrado” region. Roberto Burle Marx is Brazil’s famous tropical landscape architect whom, prior to designing some of Latin America's most iconic gardens and cultural landscapes began his career as an abstract painter. The evening will allow audience members to explore the lives, influences and selected works of these iconic Brazilian artists. Topics will include Lee Adams, Florida’s naturalist painter, who created original watercolor paintings of palms for Fairchild, and the Harvest the Wind exhibit of works created by local artists from felled trees at the garden following Hurricane Andrew. After the talk, there will be a tram and walking tour to see the artworks.
Admission is free for Fairchild members and children 5 and younger.
Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6–17