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483 Ann Weaver Norton

Posted By Gabriel Coto, Monday, April 21, 2014
http://www.tumblr.com/blog/skitzflor500

Veterans Park & Tennis Center
8750 Collins Avenue


This garden is being dedicated to Ann Weaver Norton for her contribution to West Palm Beach's artistic footprint. Originally from Alabama, Norton came to Florida and established a studio for her sculpting work which later became a place for people to come and view her many works. Her experiences and influences range from western United States travels and later Eastern philosophies, even becoming friends with the Dalai Lama. She used her subconscious knowledge and inspiration of Tibetan shrines to create works that she created where these influences were seen. Her work has traveled all over the world, ranging from New York to Rome to Paris. Her home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places list in 1990 and was opened as a public foundation where her works can be viewed by anyone and everyone. In her house, studio and the sculpture gardens, more than one hundred of her works can be seen including nine of her largest sculptures. Not only was she a dedicated artist, but for some time she was a teacher at the new Norton Museum School of Art, leading her to teach six years of sculpture classes. During this time is when she won four of her first prizes at the Palm Beach Art League’s annual exhibitions, in addition to three at the Society of the Four Arts. Norton gave back to the community and world through her own artistic presence and her teachings and was one of many Floridians to have had an impact on the artistic world.

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http://www.pbchistoryonline.org/page/ann-weaver-norton

© 2009 historical society of palm beach county  |  all photos courtesy hspbc unless otherwise noted

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