Takeover Tuesdays, a SmART Art Mixer with a mission to bring art to the bare walls and empty space of downtown Hollywood, occurs 5 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays. The focus on Feb. 28 is Pizza Rustica (1928 Hollywood Blvd.) where Evoka1 has brought his art to the outside picnic tables and Brandon Shafranski, Charles Edward Soto and Julius Torres will complete a floor mural, and Ramada Inn (1925 Harrison St.) which features many local murals, the most recent of which will be painted by Anastasia Sultzer, Kazilla and Vaughn Reynolds. Takeover Tuesdays are a chance to see the artists at work and this week, visitors can follow it up with music by DJ Haviken Hayes on the patio of Whiskey Tango.
|"Kali and the Redemption Song" by Birds Are Nice on exhibit in Foundations at Robert M. Montgomery Building (Photo courtesy of Birds Are Nice)|
Robert M. Montgomery Building
601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, 561-472-3336, Palmbeachculture.com
Foundations, Palm Beach County Cultural Council's first exhibition its new home, will feature works by the Palm Beach County winners of fellowships awarded by the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, which has given nearly $2 million to 200 artists since 1988. Exhibitors include Carol Prusa, who will present her labor intensive mixed-media such as "Babel II" and Birds Are Nice, who will exhibit "Kali and the Redemption Song," which she says is about "loss of whale species but also an offering to the Hindu goddess Kali (redeemer of the universe) to help heal the planet." The show runs through April 14, with an artist's reception 5-7 p.m. Feb. 29.
180 N.E. First St., Delray Beach, 561-450-6357, Artsgarage.org
Exit, Pursued by a Bear, a play by Laura Gunderson, is billed as "a contemporary Southern 'revenge comedy' ... part I Love Lucy, part Jacobean revenge tragedy, and part feminist power ballad. Set in the North Georgia Mountains, the ever-sweet Nan finally flips the story on her abusive husband, Kyle, taking back her life. With the help of her colorful friends, her idolization of Jimmy Carter, and one violent Shakespearean stage direction, this play ain't over till the bears are in pursuit." The play starts at 8 p.m. March 1 and tickets range from $15 to $20. Visit Artsgarage.org/programs.php to purchase tickets.
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, 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Performance lineup includes John Michalak (sax) and Jason Cardinal (acoustic) on March 1.
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