Miami's Second Saturday Art Walk in Wynwood and the Design District has its own post.
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 run through the closing reception which will feature an open mic and live art demos from 7-11 p.m. May 12.
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
1650 Harrison St., 954-921-3274, Artandculturecenter.org
Hot Topics discussion series will feature Dan Cameron, who was recently named curator at the Orange County Museum of Art in California, and was founder and artistic director of Prospect New Orleans, an international biennial that debuted in November 2008 at 24 sites and attracted more than 45,000 visitors in weeks. The 6 p.m. May 12 lecture will be preceded by a 5 p.m. reception. Cost: $10.
109 S.W. Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-449-1030, Greenroomlive.com
Magic Hat Brewery Art contest exhibition, featuring art inspired by Magic Hat Brewing Company's summer ale, will include work by Brandon Paul, Jacqueline Romano. Jennifer Love Gironda, Matt Deterior, Naoki Seiko, Ray Brown, Rosario Psy, Vaughn Reynolds, Zulu Painter. The works will be judged by two judges and a people's choice vote at the show, which takes place 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. May 12.
|Kristin Frenzel's David Tennant portrait will be in The Dr. Who Show at Undergrounds.|
3020 N. Federal Highway, (Mardi Gras Balcony) Unit 5A, Fort Lauderdale, 954-630-1900, Undergroundscoffeehaus.com
The Dr. Who Art Show, billed as a celebration of eight doctors, hundreds of episodes and years of sci-fi fun, runs 8 to 11:55 p.m. May 12.
PALM BEACH COUNTY
Armory Art Center
1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach, Rockthestitch.com
Art Rock, billed as a cash and carry art show and indie marketplace with more than 60 artists and crafters offering "art you can hang on your walls, wear eat admire or even sip your coffee from," will include paintings, sculptures, prints, photography, jewelry, fabric works and more.
|Art From Alexis Colbert a.k.a. When Bunnies Fly|
The impressive list of vendors includes Erika Taguchi-Newton, Valentina Ramos, Coma Girl, Paper Sparrow, Cary Polkovitz, Iron Forge Press, Kristin Frenzel ... the list goes on and on so you can read the rest on the Art Rock site.
Some of the works you will find at Art Rock can be viewed in the slide show above. (To see the captions while watching, first click the arrow in the middle, then click in the lower right hand corner of the slide show to expand the pics and then click "show info" at top right.) Or simply view the Flickr set. You can also read my story about the event in Sun-Sentinel's Showtime.
Art Rock, which will alsofeatures food trucks, kids' art activities, Armory Art Center demonstrations and free swag bags for the first 100 guests, runs noon to 6 p.m. May 12. Cost: $5 and free for kids 12 and under.
Bruce Webber Gallery
705 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth, 561-582-1045, Webbergallery.com
Bonnie Wilburn: Tropical Impressions opens 2-4 p.m. May 12 with a Meet the Artist reception and continues through May 19.
|Surfing Florida: A Photographic History (left to right) Young Kelly Slater, Todd Holland, Scott McCranels, Rich Rudolph, Matt Kechle, and Charlie Kuhn. Photo: Tony Aruzza, all rights reserved.|
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561-297-2595, Fau.edu/galleries
Closing bash for Surfing Florida: A Photographic History is a project that University Galleries director W. Rod Faulds and curator Paul Aho have been developing for three years. Aho, head of photography and digital imaging for Paducah School of Art, has been surfing in Florida for most of his life. More than 50 local and international photographers including Tom Dugan , Richard Messerol, Jeff Divine, Steve Wilkings, Nic Lugo and Ryan Gamma) have contributed to this exhibition which unites people and organizations who document Florida’s surf history.
|Smyrna Surf Club, New Smyrna Beach, 1965 Photo by Tony Aruzza|
After the slide shows, FAU associate professor and ethnomusicologist, James E. Cunningham, Ph.D., will present “Surf Rock and the Music of the ‘Right’ Coast,” a lecture about the history of surf music from the 1950s until now.
There will also be a screening of “Surfing at Summers End,” a film by Will Lucas who compiled "several older surfers’ descriptions of the early days of surfing and the importance of surfing in their lives." Lucas, who used still photos and recent interviews constructed his documentaries with vintage 8mm film, still photos and recent interviews, will be at the screening, and DJ Lance O of Kulcha Shok Productions, a founding member of Miami Surf Archive Project, will wrap up the exhibition with reggae and surf tunes from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will include a cash bar.
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-674-8278, Artcentersf.org
Quantum Shift, an exhibition featuring London Tsai's wood and metal sculpture by and Judith Berk King's graphite drawings in an exploration of "metamorphosis in hybridized biological forms and the fantastic in literary and mathematically inspired objects. The show opens 7 p.m. May 12 in the main gallery (800 Lincoln Road) along with Glade(s)cape, billed as "concurring sound event by Gustavo Matamoros," and an audio-reactive video by Rodrigo Arcaya at the Audiothèque (924 Lincoln Road, Studio 201).
For other South Florida events happening from now until doomsday, visit Arterpillar's Arts Guide.