|Rites of Spring (Image courtesy of 1310 Gallery)|
1310 Gallery (Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts)
1310 Middle St., Fort Lauderdale, 305-975-6262, Sailboatbendartists.com
Rites of Spring, featuring work by resident artists Asanyah Davidson, Christine Velez Stone, Jeffery Oliver, Jeremiah Jenner, Louis Davis, Niki Lopez, Philip Curtis, Sonia Baez-Hernandez, Suzanna Murphy, Tabatha Mudra and Yudelka Tavern, will open 7-11 p.m. April 21 and will also be open 3-6 p.m. April 22 during Sounds on the Bend which will feature Aaron Marcus Payne and Sarah Walker. The exhibition will continue through the closing reception which will feature an open mic and live art demos from 7-11 p.m. May 12.
Museum of Art
1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-5500, Moafl.org
All Together Now will celebrate Earth Day on April 21 and 22. The April 21 events include a screening (reception at 7:30 p.m. and screening at 8) of Truck Farm, a 50-minute documentary about urban agriculture in the back of a Dodge pickup, on the museum's Park Sculpture Terrace. Afterwards, ATN artist in residence Luke Jenkins invites guests to participate in "an aerial dispersal of native South Florida plants."
On April 22, a build-your-own-terrarium party runs 10 a.m. to noon (for parents and kids 17 and younger) and 1-3 p.m. (for ages 18 and up) at Museum Breezeway. Each participants should bring one plastic or glass container that holds no more than half a gallon. At 1 p.m., also in the Museum Breezeway, there will be a discussion with Cadence/Landscape Architecture and Urban Design about improving your living environment at home and work. Admission to all of the Earth Day events are free.
|Judy Polstra's "The Player" on exhibit at South Florida Artists Exhibition. (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-8190, Artserve.org
South Florida Artists Exhibition 2012, an exhibition of art, fashion, theater and music sponsored by Youth of Nations: Project for the Arts, will feature DJ Ruben Pagan, belly dancer Carla Kerstens-Canino, jewelry designer Kenzie Bradley Wenger, fashions from KG Modeling Agency and Beach House fashion boutique and art by Tatiana Castaneda, Jacklyn LaFlamme, Darell Threeths and Judy Polstra, who will play piano from 2-3 p.m., and also exhibit some of her multi-media figural works including The Player, her sculpture of a male who has a head made from an old Chunky candy bar paperweight and a heart that's a New Orleans ashtray. He's covered with old poker chips, dominos, dice, game pieces and buttons.The event runs noon to 8 p.m., April 21.
|Danny Brito's cute totes will be available at Radio-Active Records Record Store Day bash. (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
845 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-762-9488, Radio-active-records.com
Record Store Day 2012, a celebration of independently owned record stores, will feature indie-craft vendors including Danny Brito making record-themed merchandise and musics by Lil' Daggers, Suede Dudes, Beach Day, Loud Valley, Band in Heaven and The Baron Sisters, and DJs Esoteric, Induce, Sensitive Side and Unrodub Sound System.
The event will also include CD and vinyl releases made especially for the event, concert ticket giveaways, a four-for-a-buck sidewalk LP sale, two-for-one Iron Forge limited edition concert posters, a Radioactive live mix tape and food trucks including Ms. Cheezios, Slow Food Truck and Nacho Bizness. All day long, there will be pedicabs to Flagler Village destinations including Laser Wolf. The event runs 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 21.
Rossetti Fine Art Gallery
132 S.W. 15th St., Pompano Beach, 954-247-9580, Tomrossetti.com
Transfiguration 2012 artist awards reception for the exhibition judged by Tyler K. Smith of Nova University, 8 to 10 p.m. April 21.
|"Cigar Lady" by Jenny Babot Romney will be on exhibit at ACND Gallery of Art (Photo courtesy of ACND Gallery of Art)|
Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School,
4949 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, 305-751-8367, Acnd.net
A Woman's Eye, an exhibition of documentary photography curated by Carl Juste, is billed as a collective showcase of the possibilities of visual storytelling. Exhibiting artists, all photography students at IPC Visual Lab, co-founded by Juste, include Jenny Babot Romney of The Miami Herald, Jennifer Kay of Associated Press, Sacha Suarez of Univision and Nanci Thomas, photographer and founder of The Oscar Thomas Foundation, established in memory of her late husband, a billboard, mural, and portrait artist. The exhibition opens 6 p.m. April 21 and runs through May 26. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. RSVP for opening reception to News@acnd.net or 305-751-8367.
Bird Road Art Walk
Just off the Palmetto Expressway between Bird Road and S.W. 48th Street, Miami, 305-476-6819, Thebirdroadartdistrict.com
Bird Road Art Walk runs the third Saturday of each month (the next is April 21) and will feature a free shuttle to shows at 3rd Door Art Project (which will present the works of its nine resident artists), Abuela Art Gallery, Aperture Studios, Luisa Mesa Artspace, The Yellow Canopy and more than two dozen other art spaces.
Carlos Rafael Fine Art
7223 S.W. 48th St., Miami, 305-665-7100, Facebook.com/Carlosrafaelfineart
Series, billed as Carlos Rafael's solo exhibition celebrating his 32 years in exile, runs 7-11 p.m. April 21.
MANO Fine Art Project Space
4225 S.W. 75th Ave., Miami, 305-467-6819, Manofineart.com
All Dressed Up: Meninas, an exhibition in which Daniel Garcia, Oswaldo Franco and MANO have reinterpreted Diego Velazquez's 1665 painting "Las Meninas" in monoprints, mixed-media, oil and acrylic works, runs 7-10 p.m. April 21 in conjunction with the Bird Road Art Walk.
Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum
Florida International University, Maidique Campus, 10975 S.W. 17th St., Miami, 305-348-2890, Thefrost.fiu.edu
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