|John Foster's "Piggyback" will be among the work on exhibit at Clay Art South Florida Invitational.|
West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, 954-357-5161, Broward.org/parks/westlakepark/pages/annekolbnaturecenter.aspx
Clay Art South Florida, an invitiational exhibition juried by Coral Springs Museum of Art executive director Barbara K. O'Keefe and photographer and arts writer Michael Mills, will feature work by Jan Kolenda, John Foster and Ry Nielsen and 28 other artists including Anne Gordon-Vega, Diana Lublinski, Susan Maguire, Victoria Rose Martin, Klawdia Proia and Betty Wilson. The exhibition opens 7-9 p.m. June 8 and runs through June 28.
|The Art of the Brick, featuring Nathan Sawaya's works made from LEGOs at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.|
1650 Harrison St., 954-921-3274, Artandculturecenter.org
The Art of the Brick, an exhibition by Nathan Sawaya, whose 2008 and 2010 shows broke all previous attendance records in the center's 30-year history ... Sawaya, a former attorney who won LEGO’s 2004 nationwide search for a Master Model Builder, will present many works not previously exhibited at the center. According to the Art and Culture Center, the artist's work, which has previously included a 7-foot-long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge and a post-Katrina work titled Rebirth of New Orleans, "imbues an emotional content that might be considered antithetical to a hard-edged plastic toy such as LEGO."
The show opens 6-9 p.m. June 8, and continue with a live LEGO build in which Sawaya will share some of his techniques from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9. The exhibition will run through Aug. 19. (Special gallery hours held during this exhibition will be 10 a.ml to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.)
Cloud 9, an exhibition of works by Karen Starosta-Gilinski who alters provocative textured objects and "starts to break them apart and puts them together with other objects until they become visually satisfying and strong enough to express the unique look of a character or situation," opens 6-9 p.m. June 8 and runs through Aug. 5.
109 S.W. Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-449-1030, Greenroomlive.com
Midnight Market, a garage sale of sorts but with 15 vendors (in the upstairs lounge area) specializing in costumes, clothes and crafts and music by, DJs LinderSMASH, Kaos and a guest DJ, starting at 10 p.m. June 8.
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd St., Miami, 305-576-2628, Bacfl.org
The Bakehouse's monthly event, Second Friday, will be held 7-10 p.m. June 8. As usual, there will open studios and a chance to preview a new exhiibition and check out another that's been extended,
Miami Watercolor Society, a volunteer-run non profit organization, will present its members exhibition June 8 through July 1 in the Audrey Love Gallery, and The Preserve: Uniting Nature and Culture, an exhibition that represents 15 approaches from artists who have participated in Big Cypress National Preserve's artist in residence program, has been extended through June 10.
The exhibition, according to BAC, includes landscapes, layered photographs, woodcuts and poems from artists who voice ecological concerns while raising awareness of the natural resource situated between Naples and Miami. Exhibiting artists will include Karen Glaser, Deborah M. Mitchell, Deedra Ludwig, Jacqueline Roch, and Mark Goodenough. Anne McCrary Sullivan will exhibit poetry. The show is in the Swenson Gallery.
|Jacob Gossett's first public exhibition will open June 8 at Charest-Weinberg.|
230 N.W. 23rd St. #408, Miami, 305-292-0411, Charestweinberg.com
Olympia is the first public exhibition of work by Jacob Gossett, an artist who grew up surrounded by athletic culture and now makes art that deals with "the cult(ure) of the flesh: body politics, competition and aggression and the physical ideal in the arts." His four large-scale canvases, presented alongside a looped video of an athlete training in a basement while surrounded by photographs of bulging muscles, feature "flexing Mr. Olympians" made from Creatine powder mixed with epoxy resins. According to Charest-Weinberg, "Just as weightlifting breaks down the body so that it can become larger and more defined, these compositions, rendered in a dot matrix, are only cohesive when viewed from afar. As the spectator approaches the canvas, they disintegrate."
The show will open 7-9 p.m. June 8 and run through July 31. After the June 8 opening Beacon, Gossett's electro R&B group "known for intensely visual performance and videos based upon sexual fantasy" will perform along with Michna (New York) and Heathered Pearls (LA) at show that Charest Weinberg and record label Ghostly International will host at The Vagabond.
The Garret at Grand Central
697 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-377-2277, Grandcentralmiami.com/the-garret
PeachFuzz Party, a four-hour bash that starts at 11 p.m. June 8 and spotlights artist and designer Alvaro Ilizarbe aka Freegums whose swirly black and white designs will grace a Beck's bottle. To register to attend (which you apparently must do if you're going), log on to Freegums.eventbrite.com and enter the password Becksmia.