|"Back to Nature" by Jacklyn Laflamme in Re: Vision: See and Shift at 1310 Gallery (Courtesy of the artist)|
1310 Gallery (Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts)
1310 Middle St., Fort Lauderdale, 305-975-6262, Sailboatbendartists.com
Re: Vision: See and Shift, billed as an art and performance celebration hosted by teaching artist and community advocate Neri Street, unites "sculptors, 2D artists and a fashion designer at an event that "explores the relationship between artistic practice and community relevance."
The artist lineup will include charcoal artist Virginia Fifield (visit Sun-Sentinel's Lifestyle section for Arterpillar's story on Fifield), installation and sculpture artist Donna Haynes, illustrator Tim Hicks, designer and sculptor Jacklyn Laflamme and painters Loni Johnson and Brooklyn Murphy.
The event, an awareness-raiser for Voice for Children, a non-profit organization that assists abused and neglected children, runs through the closing reception and silent auction which runs 7-10 p.m. June 9.
|The Art of the Brick, featuring Nathan Sawaya's works made from LEGOs at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. (Image provided by Art and Culture Center)|
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.)
Running concurrently with the show is 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."
|Detail from Deborah Gregg's mixed-media work, "Knowledge Over Fear" at Coral Springs Museum of Art (Image courtesy of the artist)|
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, 954-340-5000, Csmart.org
Inscriptive Manifestations: The Inner Voice, an exhibition of more than 20 new works by Deborah Gregg, a mixed-media sculptor and an instructor at the museum, opens 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 9 and runs through Aug. 18.
|"Menitto Fattu" by Monky will be on exhibit in Bitches and Pearls: Art Doggie-Style at Undergrounds Coffeehaus (Image courtesy of Undergrounds Coffeehaus)|
3020 N. Federal Highway, (Mardi Gras Balcony) Unit 5A, Fort Lauderdale, 954-630-1900, Undergroundscoffeehaus.com
Bitches and Pearls: Art Doggie-Style an art show in which Undergrounds owner Aileen Liptak has declared "Power to the pooch" for a show that occurs in the dog days of summer, opens 8-11:55 p.m. June 9. Small dogs who get along with other dogs are welcome. Troublemakers who fight will be asked to step outside, as dog fights and art shows don't mix. As usual, there will be snacks, movies and music.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (Second Saturday in another post)
6th Street Container
1155 S.W. 6th St. (in rear), Miami, 786-587-5279, 6thstreetcontainer.com
Bazaar featuring vintage clothing, vintage silk scarves, records, CDs, books, furniture and a chance to view the current exhibition, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. June 9. Free Colombian empanadas with purchase of $5 or more to the first 20 people. While there, you can check out Domingo Castillo's solo exhibition that runs through June 18.
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