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You Call That Art? This  Is Art!

Arts and craft fairs are certainly nothing new around these parts. Everyone seems to imagine himself an artist in these DIY times, but just because you dab some paint onto something doesn’t make it art (sorry). The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, now in its ninth year, is a bastion of real art and good taste. It is a juried show, meaning that the artists on display have gone through a rigorous judging process by people qualified to separate the masterpieces from the pieces of... well, you know. There will be traditional fine art but also fashion, interior design, and furnishings on display at the Palm Beach County Convention Center (650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach). In addition to the 123 artists being featured, including 29 newcomers, each day will offer a series of lectures, fashion shows, and demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15, $14 for seniors, and free for those under 12 as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Visit
Fri., March 2, 10 a.m.; Sat., March 3, 10 a.m.; Mon., March 5, 11 a.m., 2012
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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