|"The First" by artist Cary Polkovitz on exhibit at Love Struck/Love Sucks II at Respectable Street (photo courtesy of Cary Polkovitz)|
518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561-832-1570, Artnouveauevents.com
Love Struck/Love Sucks II, a post-Valentine's Day event, will include more then 25 artists creating, exhibiting and selling art that's about he big four-letter L word (Hint: It's not lush) and the flipside of that heart-shaped coin: heartache.
In addition to more than two dozen artists there will be music from Danxiety, body painting by Georgette Pressler of Devious Body Art, dancing, body piercing by Shorty of Hellcat Tattoo, glass blowing by KissMyGlass, and a burlesque fan dance by Val Vampyre. Prizes will be awarded for best in show, best new artist, best returning artist and best representation of theme. The six-hour party, presented by artist Teresa Korber's Art Nouveau Events, will kick off at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. Admission is free. Must be 21.
|If you didn't catch the opening of DBA 2012 Art Exhibition (pictured above), you can catch the closing forum 5-7:30 p.m. tonight (photo by Arterpillar)|
Gallery 6, 100 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale, 954-357-7444, Artistsdoingbusinessas.com
DBA 2012 Art Exhibition (Doing Business As ... Artist Entrepreneurs) will feature work by Amelia Monroe, Bonnie Shapiro, Debra Kaszovitz, Elle Schorr, Frank Crowley, Henning Haupt, JoAnn Nava, Louis Davis, Michael D. Harris and Nolan Haan, all of whom graduated from the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute. The show runs through Feb. 27, with a closing forum (featuring storyteller Mij Byram and presentations by Katharine DeShaw and Amanda Cruz, executive director and program director of United States Artists) 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. Gallery 6's regular hours are 6-10 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Check out Arterpillar's slide show of the opening.
Norton Museum of Art
1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-832-5196, Norton.org. Cost: $12 for adults, $5 for visitors ages 13-21, and free for members and children under 13
Art After Dark, featuring local musicians and performers, wine and beer tastings, exhibition tours, films, lectures and food, runs 5 to 9 p.m. each Thursday. This week Moska Project will bring its Afro-Latin dance rhythms to the museum from 7-9 p.m. and guests can tour Treasures of China (5:30 p.m.) and the Tacita Dean Janny Saville exhibitions (6:30 p.m.), and catch the Corning Hot Glass Road Show. Sabrina, the featured 1954 : Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, will start in the dining room at 6 p.m.
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth, 561-965-8835 (Ann Brumback), Lwartleagure.org
Let There Be Light, Lake Worth Art League's members exhibition, opens 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 and runs through March 28 in the Jan and Gary Dario Gallery (located in a purple building near Sixth Avenue). After the opening, the gallery will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Dina Mitrani Gallery
2620 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-486-7248, Dinamitranigallery.com
Thinking About Photography, artist and art historian Amalia Caputo's discussion on how "the documentary nature of photography as a medium affects our understanding of what we see," starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Cost: $10, $5 for students. While there, you can see Short Stories, Guillermo Srodek-Hart's exhibition of photographs taken with a 4x5 camera in remote rural towns near Beunos Aries. The show includes images of "cluttered old shops and bars that seem to have been frozen in time" accompanied by words about the lives of the people he encountered there. It runs through March 30.
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