January 30, 2023

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Ann Norton exhibit features artist’s take on classic cars

About 500 visitors enjoyed last month’s “Sculpture in Motion” at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, which this year added art work to the mix of classic cars at the botanical and sculpture garden on Flagler Drive.

Bringing the spirit of classic cars to life — vibrant colors, sleek lines, flamboyant curves — was the theme for artist Eric Zetterquist’s exhibit, which debuted during the event and continues to Dec. 26.

“The beauty of automobiles touches me. I want others to feel that same joy,” said the Youngstown, Ohio, native whose shiny aluminum prints depict the glory days of racing in Monte Carlo in the 1920s and the sporty cars of the 1960s.

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Art of a Lotus Evora GT (Yellow Liseret)

“The cars were on the main lawn. The artwork was displayed deeper in the garden in the sea of green palms. It was very dramatic,” said Margaret Horton, managing director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, a West Palm Beach landmark on the Intracoastal Waterway that was placed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1990. 

The Norton has rare palm trees, bird habitats and sculptures of granite, brick, marble and bronze.