Sculpture in motion at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

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Jeff Fisher, Samantha and Brendan Carroll with their children. Capehart Pictures

The fifth edition Sculpture in Motion – The art of pre- and post-war automobiles returns to the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ANSG) on Saturday, November 13. The full-day event will honor Palm Beach County Gold Star families and local veterans, and will conclude with a grand parade of cars.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sculpture in motion will welcome visitors of all ages to learn about the history and artistic design of unique pre-war and post-war classic automobiles. Guided tours by renowned automotive historians will be offered throughout the day and guests will have the opportunity to vote for “Most Artistic”, “Most Stylish”, “People’s Choice” and “Young” connoisseur ”.

Donald Osborne, classic car star, author, historian and host of CNBC Primetime Jay leno Garage, will serve as Grand Marshal. Osborne will also host a conference at 2 pm in the outdoor classroom in the gardens, titled “Women at the Wheel”. The presentation will illustrate how the development of the automobile has influenced fashion, society and the role of women.

The event will be chaired by Frances and Jeffrey Fisher, Audrey and Martin Gruss, Kim and Stephen Bruno, Perri and Robert Bishop, Samantha and Brendan Carroll, and LinQing Yang and Cameron Lickle. John Barnes, founder of Cavallino Magazine and The Cavallino Classic, will again serve as guest curator and honorary president of the exhibition.

Martin and Audrey Gruss, Frances and Jeff Fisher
Martin and Audrey Gruss, Frances and Jeff Fisher

“We are delighted to kick off the season with our beloved family event, while to honour Palm Beach County Gold Star Families and Local Veterans, “ said Frances Fisher, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ANSG and Sculpture in motion co-chairman. “For the fifth consecutive year we will transform the main lawn of the gardens into an outdoor showroom with unique and one of a kind classic cars. We invite the community to view these rare automobiles in the natural beauty of the gardens.

Sculpture in motion will end with the Grand Tour Parade of Cars at 4:15 p.m. featuring 40 extraordinary and rare automobiles. The tour will trace a scenic route from the gardens along the Intracoastal onto Flagler Drive, providing a free viewing opportunity to the public. It will include a five mile loop crossing the Flagler Memorial Bridge to Palm Beach Island, heading south on South County Road, then west on Royal Palm Way to return via the Royal Park Bridge.

“In addition to providing an outdoor experience with amazing world class automobiles, we will also be featuring a very talented artist in the gardens. “Salient Lines – Portraits of Vintage and Supercars’ by Eric Zetterquist, whose work will surround the cars, ” said Margaret Horgan, general manager of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.

Sponsors include Key Private Bank, Shutts & Bowen, Audrain Automobile Museum, Jewelers’ Provident Fund, and media support by Palm Beach illustrated. The Grand Tour Parade of Cars is sponsored by PNC Bank.

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens will have a special admission price for the whole day of Saturday, November 13. If purchased in advance, tickets are $ 25 for adults, $ 15 for ANSG members and $ 8 for children. Tickets at the door cost $ 30 for adults, $ 20 for NSGS members and $ 13 for children. To purchase tickets for the event, become a sponsor, or for more information on the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, please visit the website or call (561) 832-5328

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