A heel lifted just slightly off the floor, a shaft of light, a red dress rippling with creases -- these are the subtle details in watercolorist David Remfry's Model Turning, which is one of eighteen paintings on view in "David Remfry: Personages". The British-born artist, who now lives in New York City, is considered by some to be a latter-day Toulouse-Lautrec. The comparison is most notable in Heat of the Night, a crowded nightclub scene reminiscent of Toulouse-Lautrec's depictions of nightlife in Montmartre, Paris. "Personages" runs through May 9 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art (801 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton) concurrently with exhibitions featuring works by American abstract artist Dorothy Gillespie and Spanish Surrealist Joan Miró. Admission prices range from $1 to $3. Call 561-392-2500.
One of the reasons that Chariots of Fire still lives vividly in the minds of moviegoers is the film's score by Vangelis. Who could forget the scene on the beach with the young English runners kicking up sand in slo-mo, the loping piano melody matching their strides, the cymbal crashes mirroring the looks of joy on their faces? Now compare that to the shout-at-the-top-of-your-lungs soundtracks that accompany many a teen flick these days, and you realize that the art of scoring and/ or providing an appropriate soundtrack for a movie has been reduced to radio-friendly composition. (Think Celine Dion's tribute to that big sunken ship.) Well, at least somebody cares -- that somebody being the Hollywood Hills Orchestra, which will play memorable movie songs and scores in Romancing the Movies. On the show's program are pieces from Chariots, Rocky, The Godfather, Doctor Zhivago, Casablanca, and other classic films. The orchestra will perform twice today, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the Kravis Center For the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach). Tickets cost $15. Call 561-833-8300 or 800-572-8471.