|Handmade 3D's "Superman Monster" (Image courtesy of Bear and Bird Gallery)|
Upstairs at Tate’s, 4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, 954-748-0181, Bearandbird.com
Sew Nerdy: A Geek Craft Extravaganza. Bear and Bird's third summer exhibition of handmade goods, is a celebration of all that's nerdy ... and by nerdy, Bear and Bird means "anything related to science, mathematics, technology, comic books, television programs, films, role-playing games video games and other things relating to fantasy and science fiction." Think Star Trek, Dr. Who, Ghostbusters, Goonies, Napoleon Dymamite, PeeWee's Playhouse ... You get the idea.
Artists and crafters will include A. Pants; Allison Hoffman, Andreanna Di Benedetto, Crafty Dork, Cutesypoo, Denn Rodriguez, Drop Dead Quirky, Handmade 3D, Jenna Dickes-Deleo, Kjersti Faret, Lana Crooks, LeaseAPenny, Leeanna Butcher, loveandasandwich; Mariangela Tan, Michelle Coffee; Mr X Stitch, Nerd Jerk, Nimble & Quick Threadcraft and Pixel Stitches.
If you're heading to the show in Lauderhill, you might as well check out this list that Amanda Magnetta-Ottati and Tate Ottati posted to the Bear and Bird blog. It contains all their favorite nearby places to eat — seven spots, all located within 5 miles of the gallery.
The show opens opens 6-10 p.m. June 29 and runs through Aug. 11. Some images of works from the show can be found above. Expand by clicking lower right hand corner and then click on show info (at top) for titles and artists ... or just view the Flickr set.
Rossetti Fine Art Gallery
132 S.W. 15th St., Pompano Beach, 954-247-9580, Tomrossetti.com
Abstracts, is a group show judged by Byron Keith Byrd, a New-York based artist who curated The Afterlife group exhibition at ArtCenter/South Florida and has work in the All Florida Juried Exhibition and Competition at Boca Raton Museum of Art. The exhibition will run June 27 through July 20, with an opening reception 8-10 p.m. June 29.
Downtown Miami Lakes
6709 Main Street, Miami Lakes
Gallery Night on Main Street, featuring art by Barbra Baron, Cheryl Leon, Elsa Cuellar, Emilio Estrada, Eugenio Jaramillo, Gilberto Limardo, Julie Orsini Shakher, Marlene Gaziba, Miguel Payano, Nelba Gonzalez, Nora Medina, Roman Garcia, Sandra Lane and Yaritza Rollan, will include Henna body art by Angela Molina, music by Andres Lasaga on June 29 and music by Mini-Combo on June 30. Hours are 7-11 p.m. each night.
Miami Airport Convention Center
711 N.W. 72nd Ave., Miami, 305-261-3800, Floridasupercon.com
Florida Supercon, billed as "South Florida's comic book, anime, animation, video game, fantasy, sci-fi and pop culture convention," will include celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, films, costume contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, and video gaming. The festivities kick off at noon June 29 and 11 a.m. June 30 and July 1 and run until 3 a.m. the next morning. On July 2, the hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibition room hours are 2-9 p.m. June 29, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 30 and July 1 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 2. One-day tickets are $25, $15 on Monday and can be purchased on Eventbee.
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