Join in the festivities at Magnetics’ monthly Art Walk on the last Friday of each month which includes a Creative Clash and an artists’ reception in Suite 104 of Pompano Citi Centre, 2201 N Federal Highway (located on the SW corner of Copans Road and Federal Highway). Creative Clash features fine art at the velocity of graffiti. It is a battle of six juried fine and street artists competing in a 45-minute session to create an original artwork and only one can be the victor! Artists include SURGE, Marvel, CHNK and more! RSVP requested.
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is hosting "Call to Install" in their Main Gallery. Visual artists in The Palm Beaches are not limited to just creating art that hangs on the wall. They also think outside the frame to create site-specific artwork & work that is designed for a specific space. This art making process has been prevalent in the art world since the mid-1970s. Proposals for site-specific installations have been received from professional artists in the area and vetted for the Council’s main gallery space. Artists on display: Birds are Nice, Katelyn Spinelli, Nicole Galluccio and the Viridis Collective. Themes touched on are environmental, nostalgic and conceptual.
Throughout the Florida Keys. The Florida Keys Guitar Festival presents eight virtuoso classical and jazz concerts in Key Largo (July 2) and Key West (Aug. 5-7). The inaugural festival is to feature five of South Florida's best guitarists including Matthew Jampol, Steve Ramos, Bob Hanni, Larry Baeder and Mike Emerson.
In his newest play at the Actors' Playhouse, Carbonell Award-winning playwright Michael McKeever explores the history of the world’s most famous painting, including Leonardo da Vinci’s meeting of Senora del Giocondo (Mona Lisa) and his masterful creation of her indelible countenance. This historical, funny and intriguing new piece presents highlights throughout the painting’s infamous past, including her vandalism, her theft, her journey to America (at the request of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy) and the various places she spent her storied lifespan, including hanging in Napoleon’s bedroom, before her final resting place at the Louvre.
On the heels of renewed diplomatic relations and travel between the United States and Cuba, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University presents an exhibition exploring our two nations’ past connections and first major period of cultural exchange, from 1920 to 1959. "Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction" sheds light on the glamour and exoticism of tourism campaigns that lured Americans to their southerly neighbor, as well as the remarkable impact of Cuban culture in the U.S. that resulted from this contact—from rumba and mambo to Afro-Cuban jazz and Latin nightclubs. Complementing the hundreds of photographs, posters, and promotional ephemera on display will be a series of reproduction record album covers and a floor installation of Arthur Murray dance steps in The Wolfsonian’s historic lobby, together activating the museum’s first floor with a summer-long celebration of Cuban music and dance.
Canale Diaz Art Center is pleased to present "PopMatters", an exhibition that displays the recent works of five Latin-American artists, that make the fundamentals of the ‘50s & ‘60s Pop Art their own to enrich the current visual arts language. They not only corroborate today’s Pop Art validity, but they also show the extraordinary communicational strength of the movement in the pop culture of this millennium.
"In the Beginning was the Word: Works by Corita Kent," an exhibition originating at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, presents a collection of fifty works by Corita Kent (also known as Sister Mary Corita) bursting with color and meaningful text, selected to showcase the artist’s Pop Art legacy and memorable calls-to-action for social justice. Part of the Pop Art canon, Corita Kent (1918-1986) is finally receiving overdue recognition and celebration. Her work had been considered as overlooked by many, until as recently as 2015 when the Andy Warhol Museum presented the first full-scale survey of Corita's work covering over 30 years of her artistic career.
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens hosts "Shadows of the Floating Worlds: Paper Cuts by Hiromi Moneyhun." The Kyoto-born artist Hiromi Mizugai Moneyhun has developed a unique artistic voice that combines traditional Japanese art forms and the bold intensity found in contemporary graphic illustrations. Hiromi’s three-dimensional cut paper pieces are the result of a multistep process which produces an art that is at once lighthearted fantasy and startlingly alive. This exhibit will explore works from the artist’s Ukiyo-e (Pictures of the Floating World) series, which celebrates the high-fashion courtesans of Japan’s 18thand 19th century pleasure quarters.
"Suddenly Last Summer," an exhibition at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, brings together the work of three South Florida-based artists - Donna Haynes, Michelle Weinberg and Leah Brown - as they are asked to listen to the song "Suddenly Last Summer" by The Motels and create site-specific installations inspired by the song and their designated rooms within the Grand Galleries of the museum. The song evokes melancholy (longing for things lost such as summer love, nature, freedom, daydreaming, rituals, journeys and places). This exhibition is curated by AdrienneRose Gionta.
The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s annual All Florida exhibition, which has been presented at the Museum since 1951, has long been a hallmark for artists in the Sunshine State. Artists creating in all media eagerly await the opening of the show’s submission period year after year, now they can look forward to an invitation. As an institution founded by artists, a more appropriate way to honor and present the artists in the state is to adapt the format to introduce an artist-centered curatorial selection committee. Participants in this year's All Florida Invitational were selected by a panel of five internationally-recognized, Florida-based artists. Each of these distinguished artists then selected five early-career artists also working in our state. The All Florida Invitational brings the work of the artist-selection committee alongside the work of the artists they believe show great promise.
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