|Donna Haynes' Spill 2010 at Abracadabra|
|Brandon Opalka's "The End" (courtesy Dorsch Gallery and the artist|
Donating artists, all of whom were selected by Art and Culture Center curator Jane Hart and the event committee, include AdrienneRose Gionta, Brandon Opalka, Donna Haynes, John DeFaro and Tom Cocotos. and many other artists. the center has posted a slide show of all the artworks.
A raffle ticket, which entitles the holder to a work of art valued at greater than the ticket price, can be purchased for $375 (which includes admission for two to the event). Two tickets are $700 (includes admission for four); and three are $1,000 (including admission for six). Those who just want to attend the party and watch the auction pay $30. The works, according to curator Jane Hart, vary in value from $500 to $12,000.
The event, which features proxy bidding (for raffle ticket holders unable to attend), a complimentary full bar and munchies, will run 6 to 9 p.m. March 9, with the raffle starting at 8 p.m. at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St. (954-921-3274). Raffle tickets and admission can be purchased via PayPal on the Art and Culture's Center's website or at the door if any are still remaining.
Abracadabra is also the last chance to check out solo shows by illustrator Christina Pettersson (middle galleries), and John DeFaro (project room). The Sentinel, Pettersson's first solo exhibition in Broward, will focus on the Sunshine State as a tropical destination that consistently reinvents itself. DeFaro's Trawler is a site-specific installation that, according to the Art and Culture Center, explores "the environmental impact of farming the seas." To read Arterpillar's story on Pettersson, visit Showtime.