SALT Gallery in Key West presents Jill Caldwell's exhibit, "Displacement." This exhibit features new acrylic paintings showcasing the artist's tropical palette and energetic brush strokes that Caldwell organically expresses to elude to the passage of time and the layering of experiences. For more on Jill Caldwell, visit http://jillcaldwell.com/.
Artist Margi Glavovic Nothard was recently commissioned by the City of Tamarac to design public artwork for the City in beautiful Sunset Park, which overlooks the Everglades. Named Sunset Hammock, the artwork will be of significant size, reflecting the spirit of Tamarac and will serve to impact pedestrians and passerby traffic from the Sawgrass Expressway, both day and night at this highly active park. The public is invited to offer input, share ideas, and meet artist Margi Glavovic Nothard on Thursday, June 30 at a charrette taking place at Tamarac Park Recreation Center, 7501 N. University Drive, in Tamarac. Join the charrette from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and enjoy light refreshments. Attendees will receive one complimentary admission to the Young At Art Museum. Call 954-597-3674.
Versace Versace Versace would like to invite you to an intimate conversation with Terrence Riley [Architect], Domingo Castillo [Artist], and Jonathan Gonzalez [Architect/Designer]. The three will look at Miami's "Secondary Vernacular"; how Miami's commercial interest shaped the city's unique style, the skyscraper's push into the suburban banal and how the city is realizing an architectural existence beyond this still prevalent developer aesthetic. The talk will coincide with the release of Primitive Hut, the extended catalog and journal of Versace Versace Versace's first brick and mortar design show, Primitive Hut.
Broward Cultural Division, in partnership with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) School of Architecture, invites the public to an Exhibition and Closing Reception for "Building Broward: A Guide to a Century of Architecture." Curators and sponsors of the Broward 100 project in celebration of the County's 100th birthday in 2015, believe that this exhibit is providing a road map to the County's history through some treasured architectural landmarks. The exhibition has traveled around Broward County over the past five months, and will now have its Closing Reception at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA), 41 NE 1st Street in Pompano Beach, on Wednesday, June 29th, at 6PM. The exhibition at BaCA is running through June 30th.
Broward Cultural Division in partnership with Cinema Paradiso-Fort Lauderdale, presents "Filmed in Broward: Take 2!," a three-day mini film festival on July 1st through July 3rd. Fourteen films will be featured, each represented by the filmmaker(s) who will introduce their film and attend a post screening audience Q&A. After the last screening of each day, attendees can network with filmmakers and film buffs during parties in the courtyard. Admission to the films screenings are FREE and open to the public. Themed after parties include meals and price, and are based on a first come, first serve basis.
Afrikin is a series of cultural events leading up to Afrikin Fest in November. Afrikin is a celebration of history, culture, and people. Through art, music, and talks, Afrikin will highlight the ingenuity, economic, and social opportunity of the world's fastest growing region - Africa. The first event on July 2nd will feature celebrity chefs and performances by Vaughn “Akae Beka” Benjamin, Tambor with DJ Stan Zeff, Moonchild, and the SaSa African Dance Theater. Proceeds from Afrikin will benefit Give Me Dignity, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA).
The Red Barn Theatre presents, "Bad Jews," the laugh-out-loud story of Daphna Feygenbaum, a New York “Real Jew” with an Israeli boyfriend who becomes outraged when her cousin Liam brings home his shiksa girlfriend Melody and declares ownership for her of their recently-deceased grandfather’s Chai necklace. A vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith, and legacy ensues. The play won the Lucille Lortel Award and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award.
Miami Dade College (MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) and CINTAS Foundation announce the opening of two fellowships: the 2016-2017 CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition and the 2016-17 CINTAS-Knight Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts. All submission materials must be received by Friday, July 1, 2016. Competition details, program requirements and application forms can be found at www.cintasfoundation.org.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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