News: 1926 – Spring Issue - The exclusive magazine of The Boca Raton, May  1, 2023

1926 – Spring Issue - The exclusive magazine of The Boca Raton

May 1, 2023


Opening a location at The Boca Raton in 2009, Sponder Gallery has presented the resort with a wide collection of Post-War and Contemporary art featuring artists who display innovative techniques and a unique approach to materials.  Highlighting the work of Armenian-born and New York based artist, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, two versions of “DS Mirror for Ukraine” are Sponder Gallery’s latest offerings to adorn The Boca Raton.

News: Gloria Steinem x Max Steven Grossman Bookscape Collaboration, December  1, 2022

Gloria Steinem x Max Steven Grossman Bookscape Collaboration

December 1, 2022

In the spring of 2022, Max-Steven Grossman was invited to Gloria Steinem’s 3-story apartment in NYC to photograph her extensive personal book collection.  The resulting bookscape is a piece of art that highlights Gloria’s work in activism, feminism and human rights. This collaboration is a fundraiser for GLORIA’S FOUNDATION whose primary goal is to support and nurture the feminist movement. Since 1968 Gloria’s home has served as a center for activism, thought, creativity, security and planning. The vision for the future of the apartment is that it shall continue to be what it always has been.

News: Donald Martiny x Paul Taylor Dance Company collaboration, November  1, 2022

Donald Martiny x Paul Taylor Dance Company collaboration

November 1, 2022

 Somewhere in the Middle: Donald Martiny sets the stage for a new dance by Amy Hall Garner and the Paul Taylor Dance Company


The Paul Taylor Dance Company’s new commissioned dance, Amy Hall Garner’s Somewhere in the Middle, with set design by Donald Martiny, will have its World Premiere at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on November 3, 2022 at 7pm. A second performance will take place November 11 at 8pm.

News: Jane Manus: Undaunted in Art Daily, September  3, 2022

Jane Manus: Undaunted in Art Daily

September 3, 2022

JANE MANUS “Undaunted” exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

 Jane Manus celebrates change through the illusion of geometric forms. Her bold abstract sculptures are now on display at the Georgia Museum of Art  in its Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden in the exhibition “Jane Manus, Undaunted” through February 12, 2023. Five large works show a variety of balance, movement and abstraction, and smaller maquettes are on view inside the museum, allowing visitors to follow the artist’s dynamic creative process.

News: Climate & Art Weekend Makes Waves at Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach, September  2, 2022

Climate & Art Weekend Makes Waves at Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach

September 2, 2022

In conjunction with the seasonal King Tides, The City of Delray Beach and the Office of Sustainability organized a climate education outreach event to raise awareness about the impacts of climate changes and the need to proactively adapt. The weekend invited organizations from around the city to be involved and programs included artist talks, art exhibitions, in-person panels and environmental activities.  As a coastal city within a larger coastal area, Delray Beach hopes to share the realities of the climate crisis, rising tides, and ultimately how it can directly affect us and the local neighborhoods in the future.


Two works, “Tide Markers” and “Obstructed Flow” by Kx2 (artist duo Dana Kleinman and Ruth Avra) were included in the exhibit “Waves” at the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach, FL. 


“Art Meets Hollywood”-Bonnie Lautenberg at Boca Raton Museum of Art

July 10, 2022

By Karen Hedeen Choudhury for Splash Magazine

 In her new exhibition “Art Meets Hollywood” showing at the Boca Raton Museum of Art through August 21, 2022, Bonnie Lautenberg compares art as it captures the mood of a particular time period. It is a visceral examination of two artistic presentations via a snapshot in time though a creative use of diptychs, an ancient writing tablet form using two flat plates which make a pair often attached by hinge. It is a history of art from 1928 to 2020 seen though film and painting.

Through these 28 diptychs, Ms. Lautenberg compares a film and a painting created within the same year as each depicts the culture, fashion, and emotional tenor of that year. Although it is just the moment in time that they share, the viewer can see the influence on both the filmmaker and the painter. Three examples:

News: Current Issue of 1926 | The Boca Raton Magazine, June  3, 2022

Current Issue of 1926 | The Boca Raton Magazine

June 3, 2022

Sponder Gallery & Gino Miles spotlight in the newest edition of 1926, the exclusive magazine of The Boca Raton.

What started out as a generous installation of 15 sculptures throughout the property grounds in 2009 has ballooned into a far-reaching,n collaborative relationship with the Sponder Gallery, which continues to showcase important works of art in its on-property gallery. Deborah Sponder, president of Sponder Gallery, details the decades-plus relationship with The Boca Raton and highlights an intriguing new sculpture found on the property.

News: Canvas Rebel | Meet Dana Kleinman & Ruth Avra, Kx2, June  2, 2022

Canvas Rebel | Meet Dana Kleinman & Ruth Avra, Kx2

June 2, 2022

We recently connected with Dana and Ruth Kleinman, KX2 and have shared our conversation below.

Dana and Ruth, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today. The first dollar you earn is always exciting – it’s like the start of a new chapter and so we’d love to hear about the first time you sold or generated revenue from your creative work?


Madison Rd. sculpture finds new home at Richmond, Ind.'s Earlham College

April 25, 2022 - Tana Weingartner

91.7 WVXU | By Tana Weingartner

A large-scale abstract sculpture by contemporary artist Rob Lorenson is now a centerpiece on Earlham College's campus in Richmond, Indiana.

"Absolutely beautiful — it's about nine feet tall, and it's in that classic red-orange color that's similar to classic works by artists like Alexander Calder and Keith Haring," explains Christian Adams, art curator for Earlham. "It's set at the entrance to our campus in front of the chemistry and science and technology buildings with 'the heart' — which is the center of our campus — in the background."

Lorenson is a faculty member at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. His large-scale metal sculptures "explore the relationships of space," according to a statement. The artist was in Richmond during the installation and met with faculty and students and heard their insights on the piece.


Questlove Will Be Hosting a Major Hip-Hop Brunch This Weekend in Dallas

April 15, 2022 - Eric Diep

This is now a statement of fact: In terms of music consumption, hip-hop surpasses rock as the most popular genre. Hip-hop is younger than rock by two decades, and the date of its exact birth is far easier to pinpoint. It happened on Aug. 11, 1973, when DJ Kool Herc held his famous birthday party in the recreation room of an apartment building in the Bronx.

Approaching 49 this year, the history of hip-hop and its influence in popular culture have been broken down plenty through documentaries, TV series, books and oral histories, but rarely have fans seen it presented through symphonic and visual grandeur.

On April 16 at The Factory in Deep Ellum, Questlove, Oscar-winning documentarian, drummer, DJ, producer, New York Times best-selling author and member of The Roots, will bring a new meaning to weekend brunch. He will host Hip-Hop Brunch: A Visual Journey Through Hip-Hop along with some help from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The experience is a one-of-kind collaboration that employs the visual artistry of two Dallas-based artists: JM Rizzi and Jeremy Biggers.