Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Art of Saturday, Nov. 17

"James Bond" by Mr. Babes (Image courtesy of  Green Room)
Bond, James Bond

James Bond Art Show, co-hosted by Heineken Beer, will commemorate the new James Bond movie Skyfall and pay tribute to the other 22 Bond films. Val Barlett and The Reckless Dames' Jordan Calloway will do themed dances and guests can play card games as a mini casino set up inside the venue. Anyone in costume gets a free Heineken at the door up until midnight, when a costume contest with cash prizes will be held.

Artists exhibiting 007-themed works include Blair Hess, Gina Bentivegna, Crystal Jaudon, Jay Bellicci, Mr. Babes, Sonja Santiago, Amanda Reth, Patrick Ijima, Rolando Barrero, Jessica Alvarez and Ian Santos, who will also be doing live art. The party, featuring live music, DJ sets by Andie Sweetswirl and TONX and drink specials, starts at 11 p.m. Nov. 17 and the exhibition runs through Nov. 27 at Green Room 109 S.W. Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free. Call 954-449-1030 or visit

Vee will exhibit in Cirque du Jardin (Image courtesy of Artist's Eye Fine Art Gallery)
Circus-meets-garden at Artist's Eye

Cirque du Jardin, an exhibition curated by Vee and featuring work by Timothy Leistner and Vee, will include Vee's new circus motif paintings and Leistner's watercolors, acrylics and photographs of garden flowers. The show opens 7-9 p.m. Nov. 17 at Artist's Eye Fine Art Gallery
38 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach. Call 954-554-3153 or visit

JENNIFER N. CHAPARRO will be painting this mural at 9 Arch Mural Project. (Image courtesy of 9 Arch Mural Project)
9 Arch Mural Project

The 9 Arch Mural Project will be underway on Saturday, with nine artists painting works that will serve as temporary art during the three- to four-year rehabilitation of the 1000 Lake Avenue building that was built in 1927 as the first Scottish Rite Masonic Temple and later became a post office, drug store, dancing school and eventually a hotel.

Muralists will include Astrid Mora, Jennifer N. Chaparro, Eduardo Mendieta, Judy Dempsey, Paul Slater, Craig McInnis, AnnaMaria Windisch Hunt, Sharon Koskoff and Patricia Levy, who will begin painting their murals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at a free event that includes live music by local bands (including Pocket of Lollipops), performances by local dancers, gourmet food vendors and an artist market.All murals will be completed by Dec. 1 at 9 Arch Mural Project, 1000 Lake Avenue and H Street, Lake Worth. Call 561-493-2550 or visit

PAPER FOLDING: An exhibition by Odalis Valdivieso (Image courtesy of Dimensions Variable)
Odalis Valdivieso: Paper Folding

Paper Folding is an exhibition by Miami-based artist Odalis Valdivieso, who describes the work like this: "My recent work stands for something in particular. The images express concept and material, but lack specific narratives. They seek to deconstruct the fetishization of photographic technology and realism. Insisting on an endless deferral of meaning, avoiding romantic notions of transcendent artistic creation in or of itself. They layer further geometries atop the picture surface, while embedding a sense of temporal and topographic movement. They are nothing more than what they are: simple paper objects." The show will open 7-10 p.m. Nov. 17 and run through Jan. 5 at Dimensions Variable at Downtown ArtHouse, 100 N.E. 11th St., Miami. Call 305-607-5527 or visit

Also happening on Saturday: 

Soul, a collection of recent works by Renee Falsetto, will open with wine and food from Primo's and ROK:BRGR, 7 to 10 p.m. at Rossetti Fine Art in Fort Lauderdale.

Bird Road Art Walk runs 7-10 p.m.

Clones, a solo exhibition by Anica Shpilberg, will open 8-11 p.m. at Curator's Voice Art Project in Miami.

Tobacco Road's 100 Year Anniversary Party starts at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10.

Mad Hatter Arts Festival, featuring music, art and chalk art, runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Coconut Grove.

London artist Hew Locke will speak at 2 p.m. at Miami Art Museum.

To Be Joyful, featuring art by Christine Velez Stone, opens 7-10 p.m. at 1310 Gallery in Fort Lauderdale.

Luis Pinto will paint live 7-10 p.m. in downtown Hollywood.

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