Posted by: caflick | March 17, 2009

South Florida Body Painting: View “Performance Art” in Palm Beach County

p1010030_a_reduced_logoWhere can someone see body painting as “performance art” in South Florida? If you live in or visit Palm Beach County, you’re in luck. About once per month, Body Painting by Flick brings one of its beautiful models to the Cruzan Rum Bar (address: 11511 Ellison Wilson Road, North Palm Beach, Florida 33410). Located next to Panama Hatties Restaurant (on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway), this night spot is immediately south of the PGA Boulevard bridge. The Cruzan Rum Bar provides its “parrot head” patrons with a laid back Key West atmosphere. Once you park and enter the secluded Rum Bar compound, you’ll see that the place is essentially a sandy beach with a series of outdoor tiki bars and sitting areas throughout. You can watch the intracoastal boats ply the waterway, listen to the tropical tunes, and imagine that you are farther south in the Florida Keys or in the Caribbean.

It’s Thursday nights that you’ll need to mark your calendar. Thursdays (7:30 – 10;00 p.m.) are reserved specifically for the Cruzan Rum Bar’s Drum Circles (and the accompanying body painting demonstrations). Bring your own percussion instrument and join in. You’ll see belly dancers dancing around the large bon fire as the drummers work up to a fevered pitch.

Just off to the side, Carl Flick of Body Painting by Flick (BPBF) will be painting his latest creation. His beautiful assistants begin the process clad in very little. First a base coat of white paint is normally sprayed on so that the following colors pop with intensity. Attenders often enjoy watching the entire process and admiring the beauty of Carl’s models. Volunteers are sometimes accommodated too. Depending on the complexity of the body painting, each work normally takes between 1-2 hours. From the observer’s point of view, it’s fascinating to watch the painting unfold.

Body Painting by Flick and Flick Photographic are available for your event. Whether it’s a private bodypainting, a unique party, a gallery opening, or an avante garde corporate function, BPBF will make your get-together memorable. (This is an understatement.) BPBF’s web site is located at: You can also contact BPBF directly by phoning: 561-844-2223.

Cruzan Rum Bar Summary:
– Price Range: $5
– Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
– Parking: Private Lot
– Good for Groups: Yes
– Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
– Outdoor Seating: Yes
– Music: Juke Box, Thursday night – Drum Circle
– Bodypainting demonstrations: One Thursday per month
– Alcohol: Full Bar
– Smoking: Yes

Map to the Cruzan Rum Bar

Map to the Cruzan Rum Bar

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