|Breyer P. Orridge's "Fisionet," four c-prints individually mounted on plexi (Image courtesy of Gallery Diet)|
174 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-571-2288, Gallerydiet.com
Astral Weeks, an exhibition presented by Art Blog Art Blog and curated by Van Hanos, explores the ideas and questions prompted by Brion Gysin's "The Dream Machine," a flickering art work meant to be viewed with closed eyes. The show will include works by Liz Deschenes, Brock Enright, Keltie Ferris, Jackie Gendel, Brion Gysin, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Corinne Jones, Jon Kessler, Nicholas Lobo, Rory Parks, Chad Scoville and Patrick Walsh. The show opens 6-9 p.m. July 19 and runs through Sept. 1.
|Breezing Through the Arts (Image courtesy of BBAD)|
511 N.E. 4th St., Boynton Beach, 561-740-0399, Cuthillsbackyard.com
Breezing Through the Arts, a night of guided trolley rides to Boynton Beach galleries and studios, each with its own event draw including entertainment, hand-on art projects, wine and treats etc., for those who wish to park their car in the valet lot at Cuthills and trolley to Art-Sea Living, Beachcomber Art, Artful Dreamers Stdio, ActivistArtistA Gallery (where you can check out the Symbolism: Pushing Boundaries show and show your ticket for free admission to a Chinese bookbinding workshop that runs 7-8 p.m.), Tortoise Treasures and then back to Cuthills for a free draft beer to go with your food order.
The Trolley will do a continuous loop so if you're running late, you can listen to live music at the Cuthills while you wait for the next. Tickets, including tax and event fee, are $22.08 ($11.15 for kids) and can be purchased online at Creativebusinessalliance.com/events.html. The four-hour event will start at 5 p.m. July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 20.
|LeeAnna Yater's Room With a View" (Image courtesy of the artist)|
Florida Atlantic University's Downtown Campus
220 S.E. Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-762-5695 or Kaesteve@fau.edu
Fresh Design: Fiberart in the New Millenium, an exhibition of two- and three-dimensional original fiber artwork by Southeast Florida artists including Alissa Alfonso, Nancy Billings, Georgetta Fondos, Andrea Huffman, Kevin Kichar, Francene Levinson, Evelyn Mitchell, Irene Torruella Munroe, Candace Phelan, Maya Schonenberger, Gina Skillings, Catherine L. Waltz, Elizabeth Vitale, Marianne R. Williamson and LeeAnna Yater.
Yater, a fiber artist and area director for the Florida Craftsmen, planned a regional exhibition that would feature the best artists working in the fiber arts, which she says are often considered as mostly quilts and clothing. "It is my hope that this show of fiber artists would help to educate the public as to a more contemporary approach to making art with various fabrics and textile-related materials while incorporating beads, wood, metal and paper," she says. "'Art quilts' today are being presented in very non-traditional methods. The fiber sculpture has taken a turn that often rivals that of traditional fine art sculpture. Clothing has reached a level of 'art to wear.'"
The show opens 6-8:30 p.m. July 19 and runs through Aug. 16. Regular gallery hours are 4-6 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
|Jezebelle Red of The Reckless Dames (photo provided by Dr. Sketchy South Florida)|
9118 W. State Road 84, Davie, 954-474-5040, Stage84fl.com
Dr. Sketchy is a monthly evening of drinking, eating and drawing a model that poses for periods ranging from 5 to 20 minutes. July's model will be Jezebelle Red of The Reckless Dames. Bring your "sketchpads, i-pads or do-dads," a hard drawing surface (if you have one) and your pencils, pens or crayons. No easels. Artistic skills are not a prerequisite. If you can doodle an image on a cocktail napkin, you will be welcome here. The next session runs 7-10 p.m. July 19. Tickets are $10 in advance (Drsketchysofla.com) or $12 at the door.
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