1101 Poinciana Drive, Pembroke Pines, 954-961-6067, Ppines.com/studio18
If you missed the opening of Ribbons of Time featuring works by Studio 18 Artists including Beth Amato, William Bock, Maria Weider, Kitte Arnold, Eric Jean-Louis, Glenda Brafman, Joy Staelens, Larry Joe Miller and Virginia Erdie, May 4 is a good time to check it out, as there will be an artists salon from 7-9 p.m.
The show will remain on exhibit through May 25. You can check out my slide show of the opening and read my story about Virginia Erdie, one of the exhibiting artists, in Sun-Sentinel's Lifestyle section.
|Hilda Vazquez's "Leia" (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
109 S.W. Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-449-1030, Greenroomlive.com
May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Party will feature a light saber battles by Skin Mechanics suspension team, a performance by the 3000 Brigade, a costume contest with prizes, a photo botth and and a two-floor Star Wars art show with work by Blair Hess, Erika Hagarty, Maricruz Gonzalez, Mo Brenner, Duncan Beatz, Ian M Santos, Jennifer Love-Gironda, Hilda Vazquez, and others. The event, with music from DJ Lindersmash and Kaos, starts at 10 p.m. May 4. Admission is $5 and there's two-for-one specials until midnight. Saying "Yoda man" will earn you a free draft inside.
|"View From Studio Door," a painting by Alfred Phillips (Photo courtesy of Alfred Phillips)|
38 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach, 954-554-3153, Artistseyeinc.com
Dwellings, an art show about places where people or animals "live, establish onself, bunk, hang out, originate, occupy, lodge, crash, perch, park, roost, inhabit or remain" will feature new works by Alfred Phillips, Janet Gold, Michael D. Harris and Timothy Leistner.
Alfred Phillips will show paintings from his Urban Grit series which depicts various scenes from Fort Lauderdale, particularly F.A.T. Village where his studio is located (you can read Arterpillar's story about the Phillips in the Sun-Sentinel), while Gold will exhibit Birds in Birdcages, her series that began with six collaged birds in a single vintage, rusted birdcage and evolved into a seven-birdcage series.
Harris will show Brickscapes and Waterscapes, two series of sculptures that represent different periods in his life. The Brickscapes emerged from his decade of living in the southwest desert in Arizona and are made from miniature clay brick over packaging Styrofoam, while the shapes of his Waterscapes, with their layered plywood of various colors, replicate the flow of the Everglades waterways from a satellite perspective.
Leistner's NYC Dwellers is a series of watercolors of various scenes from New York City, including buildings and coffeehouses. Some of the paintings incorporate mementos (such as a coffee bag) from the actual sites.
The show opens 7-10 .m. May 4 and runs through June 13.
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