Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Betweeners

AdrienneRose Gionta photographs "fancy hat ladies" (Photo courtesy of ARG)
 Links to local art news ...

AdrienneRose Gionta, who has been taking lots of pics with her iPhone, hopes she never tires of her photo-taking obsession. I hope she doesn't either because I'm really enjoying her photo-filled posts. I subscribe to her blog and when I see a post with a title that begins, "The following events take place between ..." I know I'm in for a treat. Her latest batch, featuring pics taken between Jan. 24 and Feb. 14, is no exception. I love the fancy hat ladies at right.

DigInMag.com has a Q&A with Miami artist and Stash Gallery owner Evo Love.

∗ Painter Erika Taguchi-Newton discusses what she's been up to recently in her recent post at Ravengirlsnest.blogspot.com

Claire Breukel talks with Miami artist and Primary Projects co-founder Typoe in An Artist Who Celebrates Miami Style, her story posted on Hyperallergic.com.

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival photos on Amylookscloser.blogspot.com. (Photo courtesy of Amy Gross)
∗ Artist Amy Gross shares her pics from the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival in a post titled Sidewalk Stories.

∗ Several artists who participated in the recent annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival discuss why they spend to days on their knees covered in chalk in this recently posted video


Dirty Magazine did an interview with Ahol Sniffs Glue as he set up his new show, which runs through March 11 at Mercenary Square in Little Havana. Above is the video that accompanies the interview conducted by Anthony Spinello. 

Nancy Martini posts pics of her new studio space at The Artisan Lounge.

More Kitty Cat Adventures from Kristin Frenzel. (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Kristin Frenzel shares some of her recent adorable works

∗ For those artists who need funding but missed the talks that Katharine DeShaw, executive director of United States Artists, did in South Florida this week, The Girls Club has posted some links to provide artists more information.

Betweeners is a regular feature that allows Arterpillar to justify her time spent reading other local art blogs and surfing for local art news ... and to talk about herself in third person in italics. 

 For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.





Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Artist opportunities

Art Rock, the latest fair presented by Stitch Rock, is seeking vendors (Image courtesy of Art Rock).
Art Rock
Art Rock seeks artists who make "pop-surrealist, outsider, lowbrow and street art or DIY fashion, funky jewelry or home deco items" for its May 12 art show and indie marketplace at Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. Vendor fees for Art Rock, which is presented by Stitch Rock, range from $50 to $80. For details, see vendor form. Accepted vendors will be notified via e-mail by May 1, and the event will run noon to 6 p.m. May 12 at Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach.

Artists, filmmakers and performers
Beyond the Lucky Break is seeking work from artists, filmmaker and performers for a May 19 show titled Re: Vision. The works, according to BTLB, should "explore the theme of vision or revision (using formal or conceptual methods). These may be in ways that are quite straightforward, or which are abstract, conceptual or in other ways surprising or inventive. Beyond the Lucky Break is eager to see just how you make work of any media or genre (video, paint, collage, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, performance, music, etc.) sharing your own perspective as a source of inspiration and exploration." Artists should submit 3 images of work (and performers should submit a video sample) along with their name, e-mail address, and phone number to Bluestreetfilms@gmail.com. The resulting show will open on May 19 and run through June 9 at 1310 Gallery in Fort Lauderdale. Deadline is March 15.
Off to see the Wizard ...
For Undergrounds Coffeehaus's next exhibition, follow the yellow brick road to the part of your brain reserved for ruby slippers, flying monkeys, lollipop kids, munchkins, scarecrows and cowardly lions. The theme is The Wizard of Oz and artists are asked to consider the book, movie or adaptations such as Wicked or the Tin Man Sci-Fi series. All mediums are welcome and those interested in submitting work for the Fort Lauderdale cafe's show should e-mail Aileen Liptak through Undergrounds Facebook page. The deadline is March 17 and the show will be held March 24.

South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowships
The time to start thinking about South Florida Cultural Consortium is now. South Florida artists who have lived and worked n Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Martin or Monroe counties since at least October 2011 will be eligible to apply and artists must provide proof of residency before receiving an award of $7,500 or $15,000. Matching funds are not required and a maximum of two fellowships will be awarded in each county. The deadline is October 2012. Call Brandi Reddick, 305-375-5436 or e-mail Brandi@miamidade.gov.

Your iPhone images please ...
The Lunch Box Gallery in Miami is seeking artists for iPhoneography: Updated Visual Dialogs, a show designed to "explore the social phenomenon of iPhoneography as a personal tool globally used to generate visual content, be shared and therefore, communicate." Artists 18 and up may submit one to three photos taken and edited on an iPhone in each $15 submission. They may enter more than once (with an additional $15 fee for every one to three images). The Wynwood gallery plans to exhibit at least one of every three photographs that each photographer submits. Deadline is March 4. For complete guidelines, visit Thelunchboxgallery.com.

Experimental films and video needed
6th Street Container seeks local artists' experimental films and videos for screening at a film event that will happen every two months starting in September at its Little Havana venue. "We are coordinating with O Cinema for possible rotation and a yearly film festival," says founder Adalberto Delgado. This is ongoing so there is no deadline. Interested artists should e-mail him at 6thstreetcontainer@gmail.com.

Kaleidescope
Rossetti Fine Art (132 S.W. 15th Street, Pompano Beach) seeks submissions for Kaleidescope, its juried open-themed, open-media competition with $500 in awards. The juror is artist, educator and author Barbara Falletta. Maximum size is 60 x 60 inches, and 96 x 96 inches for sculptures. Pre-register by e-mailing contact info, titles, medium and prices to Tom@tomrossetti.com, and sending check postmarked no later than March 9 to Rossetti Fine Art, 132 S.W. 15th St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060. Intake is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10. Accepted artists will be contacted before March 13, the day that unaccepted works are to be picked up (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). A 25 percent commission is added to the price of each artwork sold at the gallery. Entry fee is $20, $10 for additional entries. Call 954-247-9580  or visit Tomrossetti.com.
Female photographers 
6th Street Container seeks female photographers who have a unique vision and 5 to 10 images to submit for consideration for Photography by Women, a show that opens 7-10 p.m. March 23. For info, e-mail 6thstreetcontainer@gmail.com or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/6th-Street-Container-alternative-art-space/143880145632533.

Jordan Vineyard and Winery turns to artists in Miami and three other cities for its 40th birthday (Photo courtesy of Jordan Vineyard and Winery)

The art of drinking wine in Miami
Jordan Vineyard and Winery is celebrating its 40th with its 4 on 4 Art Competition, billed as "a four-city initiative [Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Dallas] that challenges local artists to create a commemorative work of art that blends the elegance of Jordan wines with the flavor of each city."

Bakehouse Art Complex, which is organizing the Miami competition, will accept submissions from artists who live and work in Miami-Dade, Broward or Monroe County, through 5 p.m. March 10 (at 561 N.W. 32nd Street, Miami 33127) or online (http://blog.jordanwinery.com/2012/01/4on4-art-competition-miami-artist-call-for-entries-contest-overview-submission-guidelines). The grand prize is "$5,000 and the opportunity to be featured in two art exhibitions, publicity campaigns and Jordan 40th anniversary commemorative gifts. The winning work will be transformed into a limited-edition piece which will be distributed to Jordan's loyal customers across South Florida." Runner-up and second runner-up receive $2,000 and $1,000 respectively and the chance to be featured in two art shows.

The Top 40 South Florida artists will be elected to participate in a March 29 show at the Bakehouse, where judges will select 10 works to be shown April 2 at a private Miami Beach event where the grand prize and runners-up (as judged by NBC Miami co-anchor Roxanna Vargas, Gallery Diet director Nina Johnson, ArtNexus associate publisher Susanne Birbragher and Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine) will be named.

Artist and curator AdrienneRose Gionta has a new project in the works. Like Say My Name, one of her previous projects (see above), it's about her name. It's also about you ... if you participate. (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Sign My Name project
Artist and curator AdrienneRose Gionta is seeking collaborators for her Sign My Name project, and taking part is ever so easy-peasy. All participants must do is sign AdrienneRose Gionta's name on a piece of paper and include their name, age, current location, relation to artist (how you know her), motto and favorite color on the back of their submission or in a separate e-mail.

Collaborators should then mail their signature of AdrienneRose's name(AdrienneRose Gionta, c/o MBUS, 420 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach FL 33139) or photograph or scan it and then e-mail it her Adriennerose.gionta@gmail.com.

Says Gionta in her statement: "I am interested in collecting and observing the differences and similarities in how each person that is connected to me signs my name. My signature of my name along with your signature of my name will be analyzed by a graphologist. Each signature, along with the results, will be compiled into the Sign My Name project catalog. Select signatures will be produced as neon signs for a future installation."

I love easy-peasy fun projects, so count me in. Deadline is May 1.

 For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.




Mid-week art happenings

TUESDAY

Downtown Hollywood

Takeover Tuesdays, a SmART Art Mixer with a mission to bring art to the bare walls and empty space of downtown Hollywood, occurs 5 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays. The focus on Feb. 28 is Pizza Rustica (1928 Hollywood Blvd.) where Evoka1 has brought his art to the outside picnic tables and Brandon Shafranski, Charles Edward Soto and Julius Torres will complete a floor mural, and Ramada Inn (1925 Harrison St.) which features many local murals, the most recent of which will be painted by Anastasia Sultzer, Kazilla and Vaughn Reynolds. Takeover Tuesdays are a chance to see the artists at work and this week, visitors can follow it up with music by DJ Haviken Hayes on the patio of Whiskey Tango.

"Kali and the Redemption Song" by Birds Are Nice on exhibit in Foundations at Robert M. Montgomery Building (Photo courtesy of Birds Are Nice)
WEDNESDAY

Robert M. Montgomery Building
601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, 561-472-3336, Palmbeachculture.com


Foundations, Palm Beach County Cultural Council's first exhibition its new home, will feature works by the Palm Beach County winners of fellowships awarded by the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, which has given nearly $2 million to 200 artists since 1988. Exhibitors include Carol Prusa, who will present her labor intensive mixed-media such as "Babel II" and Birds Are Nice, who will exhibit "Kali and the Redemption Song," which she says is about "loss of whale species but also an offering to the Hindu goddess Kali (redeemer of the universe) to help heal the planet." The show runs through April 14, with an artist's reception 5-7 p.m. Feb. 29.

THURSDAY

Arts Garage
180 N.E. First St., Delray Beach, 561-450-6357, Artsgarage.org


Exit, Pursued by a Bear, a play by Laura Gunderson, is billed as "a contemporary Southern 'revenge comedy' ... part I Love Lucy, part Jacobean revenge tragedy, and part feminist power ballad. Set in the North Georgia Mountains, the ever-sweet Nan finally flips the story on her abusive husband, Kyle, taking back her life. With the help of her colorful friends, her idolization of Jimmy Carter, and one violent Shakespearean stage direction, this play ain't over till the bears are in pursuit." The play starts at 8 p.m. March 1 and tickets range from $15 to $20. Visit Artsgarage.org/programs.php to purchase tickets.

Norton Museum of Art

1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-832-5196, Norton.org. Cost: $12 for adults, $5 for visitors ages 13-21, and free for members and children under 13

Art After Dark, featuring local musicians and performers, wine and beer tastings, exhibition tours, films, lectures and food, 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Performance lineup includes John Michalak (sax) and Jason Cardinal (acoustic) on March 1.

 For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.





Monday, February 27, 2012

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival



Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, an annual event where hundreds of artists create large scale chalk/pastel works on the streets of downtown Lake Worth, has become a tradition for me.  For some reason I never seem to hear about until just days before, which is a shame because I like having time to look forward to such things.

One of the works from Lake Worth Street Painting Festival held Feb. 25-26
As usual, it was a great day out with plenty of music, art and brunch at the Pelican on Lake Avenue. The artists at this festival are as interesting as the art. It takes a special kind of person to spend two consecutive days on the ground, with chalk from head to toe, being photographed by strangers every two minutes.

Yes, I was one of the photo-snapping passers by and as usual I got carried away ... so above is the resulting slide show. After clicking the arrow in middle, click in the lower right hand corner of the slide show to expand the pics and then click on "show info" at top right to see the captions that accompany each photo. Or simply view the Lake Worth Street Painting 2012 Flickr set.

 For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.




Friday, February 24, 2012

Chick Flicks, F.A.T. Village Art Walk and Sew in Love

Samantha Salzinger's video "Ascension" will be shown during Chick Flicks at Girl's Club in Fort Lauderdale (Photo courtesy of the artist)
This weekend is a good one to be an art lover in Broward County. Here are three reasons why.

CHICK FLICKS
Girls' Club, an art space in Fort Lauderdale, recently introduced a monthly event for art-loving moviegoers. Chick Flicks, held the last Saturday of every month, screens films and documentaries that the group says "spotlight cinematic treatments of female photographers." Each film is preceded by a short video by a local artist.

This month's short is "Ascension,".... To read more, visit Sun-Sentinel's Showtime

 For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.







Art of the Weekend

FRIDAY
Full Spectrum Dominance will feature work by Conor McGrady (left) and Roberto Visani (right) (Photo courtesy of Carol Jazzart)
Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art
158N.W. 91st St., Miami, 305-490-6906, Cjazzart.com


Full Spectrum Dominance is an exhibition by Brooklyn artists Conor McGrady and Roberto Visani. McGrady's drawings focus on "the role of authority in contemporary society," while Visani's sculptures depict guns as "totems of cultural, political and historical efficacy." Their joint show is about "the manifestation of dominance in global politics."

Ana Albertina's exhibition, "A little window inside my head," featuring her new series of drawings, will also be on exhibit at the show, which opens 7-10 p.m. Feb. 24 and runs through April 22.

Stage Miami
170 N.E. 38th St., Miami, 305-576-9577, Thestagemiami.com


Philanthrofest, a launch party to raise money for Philanthrofest (an art, music, fashion and food festival on April 14th in Midtown) will be held by Life Is Art and Miami Crawls . The launch party will feature art by Audrey Scott, Don Hall, Jacklyn Laflamme, James Brutus, Ricardo Colugnatti and Wendy Marani Hall, and music by Locos por Juana, from 5-10 p.m. Feb. 24. Admission is $10 and drinks are two-for-one throughout the event.

ArtCenter/South Florida
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-674-8278, Artcentersf.org


Mapping Time and Space is a show in which seven artists explore "alternative and experimental ways of conceptualizing the map, its meanings, and its uses, converting the utilitarian object to a philosophical gateway." Curated by Lauren Wagner, it will include work by Amanda Serrano, Carrie Sieh, Jake Margolin, Lucinda Linderman, Nick Vaughan, Regina Jestrow and Rosa Naday Garmendia. The show opens 7-10 p.m. Feb. 24 and runs through April 1. 

SATURDAY

The Bubble
810 N.E. Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-562-3804, Independentworkingartistnetwork.com

Handmade Souk: Indie Craft Emporium, presented by Nevermay and The Bubble and inspired by Moroccan markets, will feature crafts, food and acoustic music from noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 25. The first 100 visitors will get free goodies, Cost: $6, free for kids under 13 accompanied by an adult. An after-party for vendors who paid $50 to $60 to exhibit will run 7 to midnight, and include music and drinks. Non-vendors pay $10. Vendor applicants may contact May Stafford at Nevermay@gmail.com.

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival
Lake and Lucerne Avenues, Downtown Lake Worth, Streetpaintingfestivalinc.org

More than 400 artists will create large-scale works of art in  chalk on streets at this two-day festival, transforming downtown Lake Worth into an asphalt gallery, at least until the next good rain. Many of the works are extensive and still a work in progress throughout Sunday, but watching that progress and the chalk-covered artists is half the fun. The event also features live music. On Saturday it's Rick Krive and the Circle (2-4 p.m. Saturday) and Fly by Night with Jim Hayward (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.) and on Sunday, SAMM (noon to 1:30 p.m.(, Nicholas Marks (2-4 p.m.) and Switzer Trio (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.).

The festival runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26 and is easily accessible via Tri-Rail, as there's a free shuttle that make a continuous loop from the Tri-Rail station to the festival.

Benjamin Rusnak's photos will be on display in 23 Degrees, Far From Paradise, which opens Feb. 25 at ACND Gallery of Art (Photo courtesy of ACND Gallery of Art)
ACND Gallery of Art
Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School,
4949 N.E. Second Ave.,  Miami, 305-751-8367, Acnd.net


23 Degrees, Far From Paradise is an exhibition of works by Benjamin Rusnak, a photojournalist for Food for the Poor Inc. and former photographer for the Indianapolis Star and Fort Myers News-Press. Rusnak, whose exhibit is designed to show how he raises money for the poor through photographs that tell a story, notes that "23º of latitude separate the Equator from the Northern tropic."

According to his artist statement. "The latitudes are home to beaches, palms, vacation resorts, idyllic paradise — and poverty. ... This is where the unfortunate location of birth often condemns people to a life of struggle in an unforgiving land, beset with drought and flood, famine and tempest." The show will open 7-10 p.m. Feb. 25.

SATURDAY NIGHT IN F.A.T. VILLAGE 

From Samantha Salzinger's video, Ascension (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Girls' Club

117 N.E. Second St., Fort Lauderdale (Hours are 1-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday), 954-828-9151, Girlsclubcollection.org

Chick Flicks, held the last Saturday of each month, features screenings of films and documentaries that "spotlight cinematic treatments of female photographers." Each month, the featured film is preceded by a short video by a local artist.

This month it's Ascension, artist Samantha Salzinger's video that explores "artifice and reality" in a video that offers what appears to be clouds and sunrise, but is actually a hand-built work created on a table that's seven feet long. After her video comes The Woodmans, the 2010 film selected best New York documentary at Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by former ABC News producer C. Scott Willis, it takes viewers into the lives of Betty and George Woodman, artists whose daughter, photographer Francesca Woodman, committed suicide in 1981.

The 22-year-old photographer left behind five years of black-and-white images, experimental videos and writings, many of which are featured in what Tribeca Film Festival calls "an incisive portrait of a family broken and then healed by its art." The film, which includes interviews with Francesca's parents and her brother, electronic artist Charles Woodman, starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 (during F.A.T. Village Art Walk) and the $5 suggested donation includes drinks and snacks.  
 
"Elemental Hysteria" by Louis Davis on exhibit at World and Eye during F.A.T. Village Art Walk in Fort Lauderdale. (Photo courtesy of World and Eye)
F.A.T. Village Art Walk
Just west of Andrews Avenue between Northwest Fourth Avenue and Northwest Sixth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, Fatvillage.com


F.A.T. Village Art Walk, held 7-11 p.m. Feb. 25, will feature the closing reception of Henning Haupt's The Return of the Magenta at The Projects-South.  The installation includes multi-colored painted panels propped up on wooden slats that create an oval-shaped environment that comfortably surrounds viewers. The Projects-North will feature Simunye/We Are One, a n exhibition of large-scale paintings and drawings by Janet Slom.

Other F.A.T. Village happenings include:

 ∗ A one-night show by painter Rachel Piering at Sheuat and Green Studio, 115 N.W. Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale.

 Urban GritT, which is curated by Francisco Sheuat and Alfred Phillips and features works by Bonnie Shapiro, Eddie Mendieta, Francisco Sheuat, Joshua Hunter Davis, Julio Green, Mate Thitisiwat, Michael Mills and Ryota Iwai at The Factory, 601 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
 
"Whir" by Angelica Clyman is on exhibit at The Plight of Nature (Photo courtesy of World and Eye)
The Plight of Nature featuring works by Angelica Clyman, Cenigma, Louis Davis, Jean Minuchin, Bilyana Pesic and Sharon White, in an exhibition in which "six artists grapple with the complex and sometimes disturbing relationship between the modern world and nature." Amid music by Miami bands Dusthead and Free Like Me, the artists present their explorations of the "denial, greed, disconnection, ignorance" that's leading to the destruction of the planet. It all happens at World and Eye, 109 N.W. Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale, Worldandeye.com

SUNDAY 

Beat Cup Coffee House
660 Linton Blvd., Delray Beach, 561-330-4693, Thebeatcupcafe.com


Leap Year Festival with live painting, music, outdoor yoga, a tea circle, meditation, poetry, comedy and food and drinks, noon Feb. 26 until 1 a.m. Feb. 27.

KeroWACKED: Homage to Jack, a 12-hour art party, will kick off at 10 a.m. Feb. 26 in Boynton Beach (Image courtesy of ActivistArtistA Gallery)
Boynton Beach Art District
422 W. Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Facebook.com/pages/ActivistArtistAs-KeroWACKED-Homage-to-Jack/357091787650426


KeroWACKED: Homage to Jack, a 12-hour party by ActivistArtistA with art, music, food, poetry and performances, starts at 10 a.m. (yes, in the morning) Feb. 26 and artists will include Joshua Von Nonn, The KWAK and Thomas McAvoy. There will also be poetry by Andrew Ackerman and Lea Vendetta and music byDJ Ren, DJ Shayne Pipel and Brock Lambert. The musical lineup will  include Pocket of Lollipops, The Loxahatchee Sinners Union, Behold the Wolf,  Al Kush, Steve Minotti, Teri Catlin and Shandra Hurt, {in Boxes} and Mike Mineo. 

This bunny by I Work Artwork will be for sale at Sew In Love @ Revolution Live (Photo courtesy of Get Up and Craft)
Revolution Live
100 S.W. Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Indiecraftbazaar@gmail.com


Sew in Love, an indie-craft bazaar featuring "original art, handmade, vintage, repurposed, recycled and vegan goods," as well as food, three-buck mimosas, tarot card readings and swag bags for the first 100 guests, will be presented by Get Up and Craft from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 26. Admission is $5. Parking is free.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Joan Lehman Building, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, 305-893-6211, Mocanomi.org

Artist to Artist is a series of six (one each hour) conversations, each involving two to five artists who have played a role in the 15-year history of the museum. The goal is for the discussions, moderated by MOCA executive director and chief curator Bonnie Clearwater, is to inform people about the work of the participating artists. They include Daniel Arsham, Robert Artschwager, Tracey Emin, Dara Friedman, Peter Halley, Isaac Julien, Mark Handforth, Ragnar Kjartansson, Malcom Morley, Laura Owens, Jorge Pantoja, Richard Phillips, Enoc Perez, Jack Pierson, Matthew Ritchie, David Salle, Shinique Smith and others, noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 26. Admission ($50, $25 for students and members) includes all six conversations and tickets must be purchased in advance (305-893-6211) because seating is limited.

1310 Gallery
1310 Middle St., Fort Lauderdale, 305-975-6262, Sailboatbendartists.com


Love Thy Neighbor,
Sailboat Bend Artist Loft's first residents-only artist exhibition in two years, features works by Andy C Trejo, Barry Carmichael, Chris Polzer, Christine Velez Stone, Claudia Polzer, Cynthia Nichols, Diego Romero, Jeremiah Jenner, Josafat Miranda, Kerry Beasley, Laqui, Lisa Rockford, Louis Davis, Nerissa Street, Nicole Kent, Niki Lopez, Nzingah Oniwosan, Phillip Curtis, Rory Carracino, Simone de Bernard Mas, Sonia Baez-Hernandez and Yudelka Tavera.   


One of the best times to see this show, which runs through tMarch 3, is 1-4 p.m. Sunday Feb. 26 during Sounds on the Bend, which will be held in conjunction with Sailboat Bend's Civic Association Walking Tour. The event will feature visual art by Jacklyn Laflamme and Anthony Burks, music by Chris Monteleone and Ben Manburg of Sosos, Omine Eager, Bill Hartmann and Serena, and of course the Love Thy Neighbor show listed above. For information, call Louis Davis, 954-249-7352. For a preview, visit Arterpillar's slide show of the opening.

Deering Estate
6701 S.W. 72nd Ave., Miami, 305-235-1668, Deeringestate.com


The First South Florida One-Minute Play Festival will feature 40 new 60-second plays by writers who have a South Florida connection. Among the playwrights are Marj O'Neill-Butler, Michael McKeever, Neena Beeber and Vanessa Garcia. Tickets are $25 and available at Deeringestate.org/articles/Featured-Events-and-Programs/South-Florida-One-Minute-Play-Festival.aspx or by calling 305-235-1668, ext. 233. Proceeds will benefit the Theatre Lab, a yearlong series of playwright workshops presented by Deering Estate and South Florida Theatre League. Shows are 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 26.

For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.






Thursday, February 23, 2012

Betweeners

A green desire at Lester's ... photo by AdrienneRose Gionta (courtesy of the artist).
∗ Artist AdrienneRose Gionta loves taking the pics.

Speaking of Lester's (2519 N.W. Second Ave., Miami) ... They're having a Vintage salon 6-10 p.m. tonight (Feb. 23) with "pieces from the 1920's thru the early '90's ... from fun thrift finds to rare designer pieces." Info on Lester's Facebook event page.

∗ Body painter Georgette Pressler discusses how a search for sponsors for a fundraising event led to "a foul group of snooty characters," a "pleasant and interesting gentleman named Blake" and her thoughts on the sort of determination it takes to be an artist who makes a difference.

Art Is About posted a two-minute video from Art Wynwood. It includes Booty Tap Dance from Legal Art, neon light sculptures and a man in pink pants.

Ashley M. Sheppard is building a little army of pugs.

∗ Artist Valentina Ramos has been working super-hard on her obsessively detailed works.

From Kristen Frenzel's series of Kitty Cat Adventures (photo courtesy of the artist)
∗ Kristen Frenzel is having some fun with with her adorably whimsical Kitty Cat Adventures. In the one above, a kitty cat is lost at sea and surrounded by sea monsters. One must wonder: Will the kitty get out of this alive? Will she sail back to shore? Will there be a nice can of savory salmon awaiting her? Or will she wake up and realize that in fact this was all a dream?


∗ A video uploaded by Ultralet on Suenalo's recent performance at Miami Art Walk.

Girls' Club posts about Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale's open call for video art and Women's International Film Festival's Pitch Miami Competition.

∗ Arts writer Anne Tschida hits Little Havana for Ahol Sniffs Glue's big show at Mercenary Square and Rehearse/Perform at 6th Street Container.

What's Up Miami also has a great story on the art scene in LiHa and openings at Mercenary Square and 6th Street Container.

Artist Amy Gross is inspired by old postcards such as this one of Gandy Bridge By Moonlight. (Photo courtesy of Amy Gross)
Amy Gross shares her passion for old postcards on her blog Amy Looks Closer.

∗ Amy Gross also has a great Flickr and who can resist her photo titled "Oliver's Love."

∗ Now is the time to apply for Knights Arts Challenge Miami. According to Knight, recipient's idea should be about the arts, their project must occur in or benefit South Florida, and they must find matching funding.

Swampspace's Oliver Sanchez posts FebruFest, 15 pics taken around town along with commentary from Oliver Sanchez, who just held the grand finale for his "un-gallery" Swampspace and notes "the phoenix incarnation of the next Swampspace."


MiamiArtsBook uploads a video from the VIP opening of Art Wynwood.

Betweeners is a regular feature that allows Arterpillar to justify her time spent reading other local art blogs and surfing for local art news ... and to talk about herself in third person in italics.

For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.









Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mid-week art happenings

"The First" by artist Cary Polkovitz on exhibit at Love Struck/Love Sucks II at Respectable Street (photo courtesy of Cary Polkovitz)
Respectable Street
518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561-832-1570, Artnouveauevents.com


Love Struck/Love Sucks II, a post-Valentine's Day event, will include more then 25 artists creating, exhibiting and selling art that's about he big four-letter L word (Hint: It's not lush) and the flipside of that heart-shaped coin: heartache.

In addition to more than two dozen artists there will be music from Danxiety, body painting by Georgette Pressler of Devious Body Art, dancing, body piercing by Shorty of Hellcat Tattoo, glass blowing by KissMyGlass, and a burlesque fan dance by Val Vampyre. Prizes will be awarded for best in show, best new artist, best returning artist and best representation of theme. The six-hour party, presented by artist Teresa Korber's Art Nouveau Events, will kick off at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. Admission is free. Must be 21.

If you didn't catch the opening of DBA 2012 Art Exhibition (pictured above), you can catch the closing forum 5-7:30 p.m. tonight (photo by Arterpillar)
Broward County Main Library
Gallery 6, 100 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale, 954-357-7444, Artistsdoingbusinessas.com



DBA 2012 Art Exhibition (Doing Business As ... Artist Entrepreneurs) will feature work by Amelia Monroe, Bonnie Shapiro, Debra Kaszovitz, Elle Schorr, Frank Crowley, Henning Haupt, JoAnn Nava, Louis Davis, Michael D. Harris and Nolan Haan, all of whom graduated from the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute. The show runs through Feb. 27, with a closing forum (featuring storyteller Mij Byram and presentations by Katharine DeShaw and Amanda Cruz, executive director and program director of United States Artists) 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. Gallery 6's regular hours are 6-10 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Check out Arterpillar's slide show of the opening.


Norton Museum of Art

1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-832-5196, Norton.org. Cost: $12 for adults, $5 for visitors ages 13-21, and free for members and children under 13


Art After Dark, featuring local musicians and performers, wine and beer tastings, exhibition tours, films, lectures and food, runs 5 to 9 p.m. each Thursday. This week Moska Project will bring its Afro-Latin dance rhythms to the museum from 7-9 p.m. and guests can tour Treasures of China (5:30 p.m.) and the Tacita Dean Janny Saville exhibitions (6:30 p.m.), and catch the Corning Hot Glass Road Show. Sabrina, the featured 1954  : Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, will start in the dining room at 6 p.m.

Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth, 561-965-8835 (Ann Brumback), Lwartleagure.org


Let There Be Light, Lake Worth Art League's members exhibition, opens 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 and runs through March 28 in the Jan and Gary Dario Gallery (located in a purple building near Sixth Avenue). After the opening, the gallery will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Dina Mitrani Gallery
2620 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-486-7248, Dinamitranigallery.com


Thinking About Photography, artist and art historian Amalia Caputo's discussion on how "the documentary nature of photography as a medium affects our understanding of what we see," starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Cost: $10, $5 for students. While there, you can see Short Stories,  Guillermo Srodek-Hart's exhibition of photographs taken with a 4x5 camera in remote rural towns near Beunos Aries. The show includes images of "cluttered old shops and bars that seem to have been frozen in time" accompanied by words about the lives of the people he encountered there. It runs through March 30.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Love Thy Neighbor



I went to the opening of Love Thy Neighbor at 1310 Gallery in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday night.  The exhibition, which featured works by 22 artists, was Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts' first residents-only show in about two years. It was a warm, relaxed atmosphere and a few of the artists opened up their living spaces/studios for people to come in and have a look around.

"Psyche," a 2012 oil and acrylic on canvas by Diego A. Romero
Featured artists include Andy C Trejo, Barry Carmichael, Chris Polzer, Christine Velez Stone, Claudia Polzer, Cynthia Nichols, Diego A. Romero, Jeremiah Jenner, Josafat Miranda, Kerry Beasley, Laqui, Lisa Rockford, Louis Davis, Nerissa Street, Nicole Kent, Niki Lopez, Nzingah Oniwosan, Phillip Curtis, Rory Carracino, Simone de Bernard Mas, Sonia Baez-Hernandez and Yudelka Tavera.

Above is a slide show of some pics I took at the show. After clicking the arrow in middle, click in the lower right hand corner of the slide show to expand the pics and then click on "show info" at top right to see the captions that accompany each photo. Or simply view the Love Thy Neighbor Flickr set.

There are more opportunities to catch Love Thy Neighbor. The exhibition will run through the closing reception 7-11 p.m. March 3, and on Feb. 26, can be viewed during Sounds on the Bend, held from 1-4 p.m. in conjunction with Sailboat Bend's Civic Association Walking Tour. The event will feature visual art by Jacklyn Laflamme and Anthony Burks, music by Chris Monteleone and Ben Manburg of Sosos, Omine Eager, Bill Hartmann and Serena, and of course the Love Thy Neighbor show listed above. For information, call Louis Davis, 954-249-7352.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Betweeners

Jon Hunt's "One More Coat Oughta Do It" will be in Bear and Bird's Be There Be Square 2 Show (photo courtesy of Hunt).
Jon Hunt posted an image of "One More Coat Oughta Do It," the work he will exhibit at Bear and Bird's  upcoming Square show on his blog, 26 Hour Day.

Mendy House Flash Mob hit the Galleria last weekend and here's the video to prove it.


Art Is About has posted some pics and a video of last weekend's Second Saturday Art Walk in Wynwood, as well as Eddie Arroyo's Q&A with Trong Gia Nguyen, a New York-based artist and curator who was recently a guest resident at Legal Art.

Patrick Maxcy is drawing $60 portraits for fun (photo courtesy of Maxcy).
Patrick Maxcy is creating hand-drawn portraits for $60 and I'm betting he'll have a lot of takers. It's not something he plans to do a lot, he says. Just for a little fun on the side.The one at right is "Mike."

Beached Miami also posted Second Saturday Art Walk photos.

Neil de la Flor wrote bout a dance performance that will take place around a floating canoe set at Deering Estate next weekend on Knight Arts blog.


Diana Contreras posted a pic of "La Cubanita," her new mural on a Goodwill store in Miami.

Wonderland Magazine has a story on Miami multimedia artist Jessy Nite, who is currently exhibiting at Primary Projects in Miami

Georgette Pressler of Devious Body Art is so over Facebook and you can read about it on her new blog.

Note from Arterpillar: Betweeners is a regular feature that allows me to justify my time spent reading other local art blogs and surfing the net for local art news 

 For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Art of the Weekend

(photo courtesy of Ahol Sniffs Glue)
FRIDAY, FEB 17

Mercenary Square
537 S.W. 12th Ave., Miami, 305-710-7642


Ahol Sniffs Glue: Full-Time features new work from the hard-working artist whose murals of repetitive drowsy eyes have been seen throughout Miami and his hometown of Hialeah. Ahol, who works two jobs, has created works that, according to Mercenary Square founder and art critic Carlos Suarez De Jesus,  "portray the veneer of our everyday surroundings and the dull, job-related conflicts often encountered in a dysfunctional workplace."

The show, which includes a multimedia installation by Ahol and Julian Yuri Rodriguez, examines "consumerism, mass media marketing strategies and the evaporating boundaries between highbrow and lowbrow culture" and "the performative nature of street mural painting within the office-like confines of a storefront in the migrant neighborhood."

Full Time will open with free cocktails from Don Abuelo Rum and DJ sets by Otto Von Bass Warrior, Mr. Feathers and Jose Bluejeans, from 7-11 p.m. Feb. 17 and runs through March 11. The after-party starts at 11 p.m. at Vagabond.

Misael Soto will dance his social anxiety away at 6th Street Container (photo courtesy of Soto)
6th Street Container Alternative Art Space
1155 S.W. Sixth St., Miami, 786-587-5279, 6thstreetcontainer.com


Rehearse/Perform is a collaborative exhibition in which Misael Soto and A.G. examine "notions of social interaction, participation and self-reflection within the context of contemporary art viewing, existing only for the duration of the opening reception." Within the boundaries of 6th Street Container, the pair of artists create contrasting spaces that "entice extroverted and introverted experiences."

A.G. will be doing doing something a little different inside the venue
 Outside, "A.G. attempts to infuse transcendental meaning into a repetitive physical action, within an environment that implies practice and elicits self-reflection. Typically the site for drinking, smoking, and social interactions outside of the gallery, the exterior space remains a location lacking verbal dialogue and the availability of vices." Meanwhile on the inside, Soto will be dancing and inviting everyone to do the same and engage with each other in what he refers to as "an exaggerated allusion to personal experiences of past opening receptions." The opening will take place 7-10 p.m. Feb. 17.

The Art Miami Pavilion
3101 N.E. First Ave., Miami, 520-529-1108, Art-wynwood.com


Art Wynwood, a five-day contemporary fair featuring work from 70 local, national and international galleries,  runs 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 17-19 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 20. Free round-trip shuttle service to and from Miami Beach, Miami International Yacht and Brokerage Show and the downtown financial, residential and hotel districts of Miami will be available. Schedule will be posted at Art-Wynwood.com. (Also see Bakehouse listing for their Feb. 18 Art Wynwood VIP event featuring a performance by ArtOfficial.)

George Woodman Nancy with a Green Leg 2005 24 x 20" Gelatin silver print with oil paint, unique image (photo courtesy of Gallery Diet)
Gallery Diet
174 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-571-2288, Gallerydiet.com


The Woodmans, a four-person exhibition featuring work by sculptor Betty Woodman, electronic artist Charlie Woodman, painter and sculptor George Woodman and late photographer Francesca Woodman, opens 6-9 p.m. Feb. 17 and runs through March 31.

Fredric Snitzer Gallery
2247 N.W. First Place, Miami, 305-448-8976, Snitzer.com


Michael Vasquez: Rites of Passage is an installation-based exhibition in which the artist "recreates the danger and allure of a neighborhood street gang through the perspective of a growing boy who lacks a father figure." The show opens 6-9 p.m. Feb. 17 (After-party is 10:30 to 1:30 a.m. with DJ Turk  at Ricochet, 3250 N.E. First Ave., Miami) and runs through March 17.

Island City Art Walk
Wilton Drive area, between Sunrise Boulevard and Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, 954-547-9014, Islandcityartwalk.com


Island City Art Walk is a chance to check out the work of more that 40 artists while touring art studios and exploring area stores, cafes and restaurants, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 17.

Rossetti Fine Art Gallery
132 S.W. 15th St., Pompano Beach, 954-247-9580, Tomrossetti.com


Best of the Best II, a group show of Rossetti's 2011 best-in-show winners, will include Joan Sonnenberg, Tyler Smith, Alyssa Ligmont, Diane Lublinski, Jerome Glickman, Bernice Harwood, Franklin Sinanan and Jane McIntyre. The show runs through March 8, with an opening reception 7-10 p.m. Feb. 17.

SATURDAY FEB. 18

Pompano Beach Civic Center's Emma Lous Olson Center
1801 N. Sixth Street, Pompano Beach, Citywidemarket@gmail.com, Citywidemarket.com


City Wide Market: A Community Flea Market Event, is billed as a "monthly garage sale, flea market, vintage and local product fair" with a party atmosphere. The event, which will include food, drinks and coffee, features vendors selling vintage items, collectibles and locally made crafts. The market, which will include goodie bags for the first 100 visitors, runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18.

Deering Estate will be home to Wedding Crashers
Deering Estate
6701 S.W. 72nd Ave., Miami, 305-235-1668, Deeringestate.com


Wedding Crashers is an exhibition in which curator Ralph Provisero invited a dozen South Florida arists to install and perform one-night-only works around Deering Estate. As he explains in a statement about the show, "With the Deering Estate being such a popular wedding destination, these art installations, though curated for the spaces they occupy, are wedding crashers - uninvited witnesses that nonetheless embody a presence as fantastical as their surroundings."

The  artists include Rene Barge, Bhakti Baxter, Felecia Chizuko Carlisle,
Robert Chambers, Clifton Childree, William Cordova, Jason Hedges, Michael Loveland, Cheryl Pope, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Frances Trombly
and Wendy Wischer.

Christina Pettersson's "Desdemona Sleeping Beside Death" (photo courtesy of the artist)
Opening in conjunction with Wedding Crashers is SoBay Festival, a show in which Deering Estate and Legal Art Miami join forces for a show, curated By Dominique Breard, that features work from the Deering Estate and Legal Art's  resident artist programs. The artists will scope out spots in Deering Estate's Richmond Cottage and the Stone House to create site-specific installations that "generate a fresh dialogue about the history and background of Deering Estate."

The shows, which will run 6:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 18 at Deering Estate, will be curated by Provisero  (outdoor) and Dominique Breard (indoor) and include works by Deering Estate artists (Aurora Molina, Deena Blazejack, Lucas Blanco, Bernadette Denoux, Christina Pettersson, Lucinda Linderman, Thomas Daniel and the Greater Miami Youth Symphony) and Legal Art artists (Pachi Giustinian, Jiae Hwang, Manny Prieres, TM Sisters, Brookhart Jonquil, Justin Broadbent and Julia Blaukopf).

Highlights will include Excess and Extravagance, a performance by Linderman, a food performance by Hedges called Vertical Spits, and Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez's installation, Agua Florida, Free-Swimming Fish.

While the opening is the only time visitors can see the performances, the works from both exhibitions will remain on exhibit through March 12.

Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd St., Miami, 305-576-2828, Bacfl.org


Art Wynwood VIP event in which guests can tour the studios of 65 artists, sip cocktails from Mandarine Napoléon, dine at the food trucks a enjoy a night of DJs and a performance by Miami hip-hop group ArtOfficial, starts at 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Cost: free for Art Wynwood VIP cardholders, $10 for everyone else.

1310 Gallery
1310 Middle St., Fort Lauderdale, 305-975-6262, Sailboatbendartists.com


Love Thy Neighbor,
Sailboat Bend Artist Loft's first group exhibition featuring only resident artists will feature art and a performance by resident singer Dana Dellacamera of Nakedown. Artists will include Andy C Trejo, Barry Carmichael, Chris Polzer, Christine Velez Stone, Claudia Polzer, Cynthia Nichols, Diego Romero, Jeremiah Jenner, Josafat Miranda, Kerry Beasley, Laqui, Lisa Rockford, Louis Davis, Nerissa Street, Nicole Kent, Niki Lopez, Nzingah Oniwosan, Phillip Curtis, Rory Carracino, Simone de Bernard Mas, Sonia Baez-Hernandez and Yudelka Tavera. The show will open 7-11 p.m. Feb. 18 and run through the closing reception 7-11 p.m. March 3. An open house with live music will be held in conjunction with Sailboat Bend's Civic Association Walking Tour from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 26.


Bird Road Art Walk
Just off the Palmetto Expressway between Bird Road and S.W. 48th Street, Miami, 305-476-6819, Thebirdroadartdistrict.com


Bird Road Art Walk runs 7-10 p.m. Feb. 18 and the third Saturday of each month will feature a free shuttle to shows at 3rd Door Art Project (which will present the works of its nine resident artists), Abuela Art Gallery, Aperture Studios, Luisa Mesa Artspace, The Yellow Canopy and more than two dozen other art spaces. 

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305-375-1704, Miamiartmuseum.org


Focus: Marcel Duchamp is an exhibition featuring Miami Art Museum's edition of the French artist's "Box in a Suitcase" and art from the collection of John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. As the museum explains in its press release, "Box in a Suitcase" was "conceived in 1941 on the eve of Duchamp’s departure from Europe to the US, it serves as a portable, miniature retrospective of his own work. With a characteristic attitude of detached irony, the self-exiled artist thus cast himself in the role of traveling salesman, transporting revolutionary ideas rather than housewares – not from door to door but from one continent to another. Surrounded by full-scale examples of Duchamp’s famous ready-mades as well as a rare early painting, "Box in a Suitcase" functions in this context as an exhibition within an exhibition." The show runs through March 18 in the museum's Focus Gallery, and David Joselit, author of Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910-1941, will discuss Duchamp's work at 2 p.m. Feb. 18.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mid-week art openings ...

For those who don't like to wait until the weekend to enjoy art shows. here's the lowdown on half a dozen openings and art events happening over the next few days. Happy Valentine's Day : )


Wednesday

Wynwood Kitchen and Bar
2350 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-722-8959, Wynwoodkitchenandbar.com


Musing With Myra, a networking event featuring developer Tony Goldman, jazz saxophonist Leo Casino, photographers Liam Crotty, Mark Diamond and Don Parchment and videographer Andrew Earl Singer, as well as happy-hour specials and appetizers, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Thursday

Stage 84
9118 W. State Road 84, Davie, 954-474-5040, Stage84fl.com


Dr. Sketchy Anti-Art School is an evening of drinking, eating and drawing a model that poses for periods ranging from 5 to 20 minutes. This month's model is named Coco and the theme is the circus. Bring a sketch book, a hard drawing surface and your pencils, pens or crayons. No easels. The session runs 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Tickets are $12 in advance (Drsketchysofla.com) or $10 at the door.

Artserve
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
, 954-462-8190, Artserve.org

Twelve by 12, an open-themed exhibition of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art works that are exactly 12 inches high and 12 inches wide (including frame if applicable), runs through March 2, with an artists' reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. All works will be available for sale for $200 each, $150 of which will go to the artist.

Broward College
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus Davie, Harumi Abe at 954-201-6984 or Habe@broward.edu

Momentum: Selected Artists From Broward College Alumni will showcase works by nine atists who graduated from BC since 2002. Artists include Erik Evans, Bianca Triozzi and AdrienneRose Gionta. The show opens 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, with an 8 p.m. screening of Here, a doumentary about time, memory and longing by Carolina Gonzalez Valencia and Gonzalo Escobar Mora. The exhibition will run through March 14. 

  
The Art Miami Pavilion
3101 N.E. First Ave., Miami, 520-529-1108, Art-wynwood.com


Art Wynwood, a five-day contemporary et fair featuring work from 70 local, national and international galleries, opens with a VIP preview 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 and runs 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 17-19 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 20. Free round-trip shuttle service to and from Miami Beach, Miami International Yacht and Brokerage Show and the downtown financial, residential and hotel districts of Miami will be available. Details on artists and exhibitors can be found at Art-Wynwood.com. Tickets are $15 for one day and $35 for a multi-day pass.

De la Cruz Collection
23 N.E. 41st St., Miami, 305-576-6113, Delacruzcollection.org


Kathryn Andrews, a Los Angeles-based sculptor and installation artist, will discuss her recent work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.

Miami Art Museum
101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305-375-1704, Miamiartmuseum.org


Restless: Recent Acquisitions from the MAM Collection features work by internationally known artists and locals such as Nicolas Lobo, Christy Gast and others. The show will preview with Dara Friedman talking about her film Dancer at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Afterwards, there will be beer, wine, munchies and music by Hey Elsten until 9 p.m. The exhibition runs through May 16. Cost for opening night reception is $10 for non-members.

 For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.