Published On: Fri, Dec 6th, 2019

Cornell Art Museum: Spotlight Gallery Opening

December 6, 2019-Susan E. Riley “Simplicity”

Boca Raton, FL – The Cornell Art Museum presents an upcoming exhibition by Suzy E. Riley titled, Simplicity in the Spotlight Gallery for the month of December 2019. Simplicity is a play on words, not only referring to the Simplicity Pattern Company, but for the Simplicity many of us strive for in an overly technological world, and the desire to Simplify as we age. Each painting may be shown with Ms. Riley’s inspirational fashion design on a mannequin, making her exhibit both 2 and 3 dimensional. The exhibition is inspired by dress patterns from the Susan E. Riley Couture Collection, and her paintings, a true collaboration of Art and Couture. Her acrylic on canvas paintings have a Simplicity quote. Ms. Riley, celebrating 25 years Riley sa fashion designer and an artist,has a boutique on Worth Avenue on Palm Beach Island and had attended the country’s most prestigious fashion schools. 

Opening on Friday December 6, 2019 with a reception beginning at 6pm, in tandem with the First Friday Art Walk. Simplicity will be on view until December 28, 2019. 

About The Spotlight Gallery 

Here at the Cornell Art Museum, we believe that art is a universal language, designed to educate and inspire. We are dedicated to cultivating the creative community by supporting educational organizations, children’s groups, emerging artists, no-profit art organizations and more.  Our Spotlight Gallery exhibitions open the first Friday of the month, and the artwork remains viewable the entire month. Spotlight Gallery encourages connection and communication between our community and the artists, allowing the unseen to be appreciated – in the spotlight.

About Old School Square 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach and has served as the community’s gathering place for over 25 years. The historic campus welcomes half a million people each year for programs, classes, events and rental activities and includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and shows. The Creative Arts School (2nd floor of the Crest Theatre building) offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit  Old School Square programs are sponsored in part by the City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

+ Contact:  Melanie Joahnson, Director and Curator [email protected] (504.939.5827) 

+ Marcia Levine, Museum Associate  [email protected] (917.693.4729)   

+ Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444


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