Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Art of Sunday

"When Flowers Turn Their Backs II" by Carin Wagner (Image courtesy of the artist)
Exploring the Beauty with Carin Wagner 

Exploring the Beauty, an exhibition of oil paintings by Palm Beach Gardens artist Carin Wagner. has opened at Eissey Theatre.
"When Flowers Turn Their Backs I" by Carin Wagner
 (Image courtesy of the artist)

“I am currently working on a series exploring the way light affects how we perceives an individual plant or tree," the artist notes on her website. "A tree bathed in the soft light of twilight is quite different from a tree at noon. A single flower in the morning light is more mysterious than a profusion of flowers in broad daylight. A leaf becomes jewel-like with the golden light of late afternoon shining through."

"As an artist I strive to paint each flower and leaf at its most magnificent moment. Taking great care with the fine details takes considerably more time than an impressionistic approach, but I feel it is the only way to do sufficient justice to these incredible gifts of nature.”

The opening reception for Exploring the Beauty show is 3-5 p.m. at Eissey Theatre at Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-207-5905. The show will run through Nov. 9 and the venue is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and during all performances.

Here's a preview of what Eduardo Mendieta will be working on at Pink Wall Project. (Image courtesy of Eduardo Mendieta)
Rolling Stock is Thinking Pink

Rolling Stock Gallery's Pink Wall Project will bring loads of street artists to Fort Lauderdale's F.A.T. Village to paint an all-pink production to honor everyone whose lives have been touched by breast cancer, and to help create more awareness and support. The theory is that with so many people taking pictures of the graffiti at Rolling Stock, their breast cancer awareness message will spread far beyond Rolling Stock in a very big way.

"How big, it gets depends on you," organizers note. "If you want to paint, film, buff, donate time, paint or anything else, message us here." That would be on Rolling Stock's Facebook page. The Pink Wall Project will start at 1 p.m. at Rolling Stock, 506 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

Indie Craft Revolution

Amy Johnsen Carannante: Vintage items and vintage-inspired accessories
(Image courtesy of Get Up and Craft)
Indie Craft Bazaar: Witch {Craft} is an indoor pop-up shop featuring works by more than 65 artists and crafters, as well as live music, food and drinks (including $3 mimosas). This time around the event will have a Halloween feel, with candy at each vendors booth (don't forget to grab your bag at the entrance) and a pumpkin patch and decorating stand.

There will also be fortune tellers, tarot card readings and a DIY resin jewelry booth, and the first 100 guests will get free swag bags of goodies.

Check out the sneak peak at some of the goods that will be available. (Above, or with some details are in the Flickr set)

The event runs noon to 5 p.m. at Revolution, 100 S.W. Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call  954-785-7475 or visit

Also happening: 
Chocolate Dessert Photography at Galerie Jenner
(Image courtesy of Jeremiah Jennert)

Cooking and Spaghetti Western at the Jacqueline Falcome Bed and Breakfast, where guests (all of whom bring an ingredient) will learn how to make Jacqueline Falcone's family's sauce, pasta and meatballs at Falcone's place. After a big meal (complete with salad and wine (you can bring the latter), a Spaghetti Western will be screened by artist Christina Petterson in the backyard. Check her event page to sign up for an ingredient.

Chocolate Dessert Photography, a classes by Boca Raton chef Michael Fox, noon to 4 p.m. at Galerie Jenner in Fort Lauderdale. Cost is $100.

Julian Yuri Rodriguez needs extras for his film titled C#ckfight. According to his announcement, the film will take place in a dark seedy underworld where "a special fight" takes place every night. He needs as many guys as possible. Their mission will be to act drunk, cheer and break into small fights. Some will pretend to do drugs or gambles. Meals will be provided through the day, which runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Club Eve in Miami.

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  1. Thank you so much Colleen! South Florida is lucky to have you!

  2. Thank YOU, Carin! The works from When Flowers Turn Their Backs are beautiful.