Smooth Transition

Artsy interns show what they're made of

THU 8/4

For many high school students, the transition from sheltered teen to frat-ready adult usually involves the switch from home-cooked meals and freshly scented laundry to dining on cold cereal and wearing boxers so stiff they could stand up and walk to class themselves. But for students exhibiting artwork at the Norton Museum of Art (1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach), their progression offers a little more promise. In "Mindscapes: Seeing Our Lives in Transition," the 2005 summer interns display works reflecting the landscapes and personal memories that inspired them to put down the remote control and pick up a paintbrush.

Every year, the museum chooses nine students (six from high schools, three from colleges) for a seven-week paid internship. This year's artists include Wellington High School's Chelsea Brodsky, Lake Worth High School's Zulieka Hodges (whose untitled, mixed-media piece is pictured here), the University of Georgia's Whitney Boughton, and University of Florida graduate Oaklianna Brown. Not only do they get to show their work at the area's top museum but the young artisans get to try their hands at teaching, research, and all the sundry tasks associated with museum work. The exhibit opens Thursday and runs through October 16. Call 561-832-5196, or visit -- Terrra Sullivan

Wine Not?

Sample California Cabs

FRI 8/5

Watch out for those folks down at Las Olas Gourmet and Wine (111 SE Eighth Ave., Fort Lauderdale). They're trying to put the whole world in a food coma. For example, when we order lunch -- like Italian Caprese sandwiches or goat cheese and cranberry salads -- they deliver it to our office in, like, 90 seconds. The one time they messed up our order, they apologized in the form of free cheesecake. Now they're really out to get us, as they present a tasting of fine wines -- specifically, California Cabernets. Can't make it? They'll deliver bottles of wine or any of the international beers they sell (Belgian, Russian, German, Italian, Japanese...). Today's winetasting lasts from 6 to 9 p.m. and costs $10. Call 954-768-0003. -- Deirdra Funcheon

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Deirdra Funcheon
Terra Sullivan