Lucy Keshavarz is a fifteenth generation Floridian who graduated with a BFA from Florida Atlantic University. In 1987, she assisted her husband in opening Keshavarz & Associates, Inc., a civil engineering and survey firm in West Palm Beach. Lucy has worked with various performing arts organizations and directed the GardensArt program in the City of Palm Beach Gardens from 1995 to 1999. She founded Art & Culture Group, Inc.(ACG) in 1999. Through ACG, her work has included developing and facilitating art in public places projects for private developers and municipalities, curator of rotating public art programs, and managing multi-media exhibitions traveling across the US. Lucy’s studio work includes clay, glass and mixed-media. In the public realm she specializes in integrated public art and Ecological Art (EcoArt).
Two of Lucy’s EcoArt projects have been recognized by various arts and non-arts entities: Babbling Brook received “Urban Oasis” designation by Audubon of Florida and in 2014 received the “Distinguished Engineering Project Achievement Award” by The Engineers’ Council. Babbling Brook will be featured in Catherine Zimmerman’s documentary film “Hometown Habitat” set to premier the end of 2015. Old Dixie EcoWalk at Seabourn Cove, the public portion of Seabourn Cove, a luxury, gated rental development, in 2013 received the National Association of Home Builders GREEN AWARD as Project of the Year in Multifamily category: was the largest multifamily project to receive certification at the gold level - ICC 700 National Green Building Standard. Old Dixie EcoWalk also received the Juror’s Choice Award, Year in Review 2014 by the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals.
Lucy is acutely aware of the environmental degradation that has taken place in Florida. Through her art she promotes the cultural paradigm shifts needed to bring about healing and restoration of our environment. An example is Native Impressions™, a new series of works in clay that bring her recent EcoArt projects into the gallery. These pieces illustrate the beauty of Florida native plants species.