Monday, April 30, 2012

Pics from 4/28 F.A.T. Village Art Walk



A personal favorite from the Instagram Art Gallery exhibition at C&I Studios
F.A.T. Village Art Walk in Fort Lauderdale was even more fun than usual on Saturday night. Checked out Greener at The Projects, Instagram Art Gallery at C&I Studios and Habits at the Projects South. Brought back plenty of pics which are in the slide show above.

To see the captions while watching the slide show, first click the arrow in the middle, then 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 details that accompany each photo). Or simply view the Flickr set.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Local artist spotlight: Alfred Phillips

"The Big Puddle" by Alfred Phillips (Photo courtesy of artist)
Alfred Phillips likes puddles. They appear in six of the 10 works in "Urban Grit," his new series inspired by the alleys, railroad tracks and streets around his F.A.T. Village studio.

"I love my puddle paintings," he says. "Some people can do flowers. I just happen to be able to do puddles.

"I like being in the city, and I like the architecture and the things that happen with light when it hits buildings and puddles," Phillips adds. "So I'll go out after a rain, when the sun is shining and the water sparkling, and I'll take photos."

Phillips will include paintings based on these images in "Dwellings," a group show opening May 4 at Artist's Eye Fine Art Gallery in Dania Beach. .... Find the rest of my story in Sun-Sentinel's Lifestyle section.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

The Art of Saturday

Wynwood may have Second Saturday but F.A.T. Village owns the last Saturday of each month. Here are just a few of the shows happening in the village (the area just west of Andrews Avenue between Northwest Fourth Avenue and Northwest Sixth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale) as well as other Fort Lauderdale art spots this weekend. 

Candy Childrey's "Anhinga Portrait" is on exhibit in Greener, a show that opens April 28 at the Projects in F.A.T. Village (Photo courtesy of the artist)
The Projects
523 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Francisco@artexpressions.tk

From JoAnn Nava's Lambs and Wolves (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Greener, a 33-artist exhibition curated by Francisco Sheuat, features works by local artists who make works that depicts the natural environment or incorporates recycled material, discarded objects or natural resources.
Works include Jean Minuchin's video Pilgrimage, a 10-foot tall clothespin sculpture by Garry Stecca, JoAnn Nava's installation Lambs and Wolves, Timothy Leistner's full-wall art installation Save Space for a Tree, bird portraits by Candy Childrey (whose work is pictured above) and Sheuat's own soda can art.

Other participating artists include Alfred Phillips, Andrea Huffman, Benjamin Horgan, Cenigma, Cynthia Nichols, Dick Sauer, Don Shearer, Gregory Foulds, Issac Allen Sandy, Jean Minuchin, Jeremiah Jenner, Judy Polstra, Julio Green, Katherine Morgan, Michael Stiles, Patricia Godwin, Paul Fioretti, Randy Hendler,  Raquel Rub, Rocio Magasrevy, Ry Nielsen, Steven Lutz, SusieQ and Tom Parker.

Greener opens 7-11 p.m. April 28 and you can read Arterpillar's story about the show in Sun-Sentinel's Showtime.



The Projects South
517 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale


Habits, an exhibition of installations/interventions by Chris Zohn, Douglas Hoekzema, Freddy Jouwayed, Juan Maristany and Luke Jenkins, and performances by Raymond Brown and Legion of Pigs (LOP) featuring Edward Eden and Juan Maristany with special guest David Brieske), runs during F.A.T. Village Art Walk, 7 to 11 p.m. April 28.

Rolling Stock Gallery
521 A N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Facebook.com/rollingstockgallery

Intermodal will present a group exhibition inspired by freight trains and curated by Atomik, 7-11 p.m. April 28

An Artifact of Opportunity, Debra Kaszovitz's eight-panel installation is on exhibit at World and Eye Gallery.
World and Eye
109 N.W. Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-540-9897, Worldandeye.com


Restoring Balance, an exhibition in which artists Debra Kaszovitz, Mary Larsen, Kristo Nicolas, Doris Rodriguez and Paula Turk address how to bring humans into balance with nature. The show runs through it's closing, 7-11 p.m. April 28. To learn more about artist Debra Kaszovitz's work, check out Arterpillar's story in Sun-Sentinel's Lifestyle section.

Photo by Justin Mein of C&I Studios (Photo courtesy of C&U Studios)
C&I Studios
541 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-357-3934, C-istudios.com


Instagram Art Gallery, a photography exhibition based on a 25-day competition in which anyone who wished could take photos on their iPhones or androids and hashtag them #ciphotoada. C&I Studio, in turn, would print them and display them in their gallery for a big show that will place Saturday night during F.A.T. Village Art Walk.

Each day of the competition had a specific theme (such as conversation, rain, computer, death, art and first love) and all shots were required to be fresh, taken the day of the challenge.

The resulting show, which runs 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., will feature music by Anthony Alvarez, beer and wine and a chance to see more than 1500 photos. Visitors will be given heart stickers to place on their favorite photos, and the photos can be purchased for a small donation to help out with a Dec. 8 charity event C&I is doing with Crossway Church as part of Help Portrait, a global project where photographers take pictures of families who may not be able to afford family photos, and then deliver the photos to those families.

Instagram Art Gallery runs 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 28.

Brian Buzzella's "Finding David" will be on exhibit at Project Fine Art by Helium Creative (Photo courtesy of Project Fine Art/Helium Creative.
Project Fine Art 
901 Progresso Drive, Studio 109, Fort Lauderdale, 954-333-8900, Projectfineart.com


Joseph Fischer, Brian Buzzella and Richard Vergez will be the featured artists at a show that runs during F.A.T. Village Art Walk, 7 to 11 p.m. April 28. This new gallery, located in the Progress Building, was established in February by Christopher Heller, owner of Helium Creative, a graphic design agency located in the neighboring space.

Trouble at The Bubble (Image courtesy of The Bubble)
The Bubble
810 N.E. Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-562-3804, Independentworkingartistnetwork.com


Trouble With Girls, Janette Valentine's third annual art exhibition featuring more than 30 local and national female artists and photographers including Carol-Anne McFarlane, Judy Polstra, Kris Starry, Lisa Rockford, Paige Place, Susan Buzzi, Kazilla and Vena Paylo vendors of handmade goods, will include music by Haochi Waves, burlesque by Aurora Natrix and Sophia La Luna, and a visit from Ms. Cheezious Food Truck, 7 p.m. to midnight April 28. Cost: $5 for those under 21 and $10 for 21 and up (because they get drinks at no extra charge), as well as vendors of handmade goods and live music, food and drinks. The event runs 7 p.m. to midnight April 28. Admission is $5 for those under 21 and $10 for 21-and-up (includes free drinks).

After The Trouble With Girls, you can head over to Trouble With Guys featuring Jolly Badfellow, Manifest Test Subject, Suns of the Morning Star and The Toilets  starting at 11 p.m. at The Poor House, 110 S.W. Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

Kristin Frenzel's "Fools Gold" will be on exhibit at Art Against Autism at Stage 84 in Davie (Image courtesy of Kristin Frenzel).
Stage 84
9118 W. State Road 84, Davie, 954-474-5040, Stage84fl.com


Art Against Autism, presented by Big Beard Comics and B.O.M.B. (Brotherhood of Mustaches and Beards), will include live art, a craft show, contests for most heroic beard and most villainous beard  (ditto for mustaches), music from Los Bastardos Magnificos, Loxahatchee Sinners Union, a burlesque show by Whiskerina Bombettes and a Saints and Sinners Car Club show. The exhibition culminates with a six-hour fundraiser party that starts at 8 p.m. April 28. Costumes are encouraged.

(Image courtesy of Indie Craft Bazaar)

Revolution Live
100 S.W. Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale
, 954-449-1025, Jointherevolution.net


Spring Fling, an indie art and handmade fair from Indie Craft Bazaar, runs noon to 5 p.m. April 28 with $3 mimosas and free swag bags for the first 100 guests.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Art of Friday

Ed King is doing a Meet the Artist event at Claridge Hotel in Miami Beach (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Claridge Hotel
3500 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
, 305-604-8485, Claridgemiamibeach.com


Ed King will be the subject of a Meet the Artist event with a free glass of champagne on arrival, half-price cash bar and munchables for those dressed "business casual" from 7-10 p.m. April 27. RSVP by calling 786-342-7105 or e-mailing bmorales@claridgemiamibeach.com.

Limelight Gallery
6701 Main Street, Miami Lakes


Gallery Night featuring art by a dozen artists including Barbara Baron, Cheryl DeLeon, Dixie Miguez, Fredy Villamil and others as well as acoustic music by SJ Acoustic on Friday and Resonance on Saturday, 7-11 p.m. April 27 and 28.

 Nina Torres Fine Art
1800 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami
, 305-395-3599, Ninatorresfineart.com

Ivonne Torres's solo exhibition, featuring figurative and abstract compositions by the contemporary Mexican artist, will be on exhibit 7-10 p.m. April 27.

Waltman Ortega Fine Art
2238 N.W. First Place, Miami, 305-576-5335, Waltmanortega.com


Passengers, an exhibition of Arturo Rodriguez's recent works that offer "a hypnotic meditation on the human condition and the passage of time" features scenes from airports, bus stops, parking lots and train stations. "All are a source of fascination and anxiety for me," Rodriguez notes in his artist statement. "With their constant, yet anonymous flow of traffic, these places embody some of the most impermanent and poignant paradoxes in life. I have composed each picture as both an interior and exterior landscape, in which space becomes a metaphor for loneliness." The show will open with a reception 6-9 p.m. April 27 and run through June 6.

WDNA Gallery
2921 Coral Way, Miami


Man Or War, a solo exhibition of drawing, sculpture and video by Ruben Millares, will close with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. April 27.

Gallery 101
3354 N.E. 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-882-1861, Gallery-101.com


Bridges of Hope, a play written by Wendy White for children living at Shepherd's Way/HOPE South Florida homeless shelter, was developed during the children's after school program and will be performed by the children along with New Light actors Jessica Pusceddu, Christina Jolie Breza, Luis Navarro and Todd Bruno. Art by the children will also be on exhibit and a film that Lourdes Duarte produced about the making of Bridges of Hope will be shown. The events starts at 8 p.m. April 27. Tickets are $12 and available by calling the box office at 954-829-0638 or Newlightgallery.org.

Lucinda Linderman's show, Reclaiming Miami, runs April 7 through 29 at Cafeina. (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Cafeina's Wynwood Exhibition Center
297 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-438-0792, Cafeinamiami.com/wec-wynwood-exhibition-center

Reclaiming Miami is Lucinda Linderman's solo exhibition of sculptures she created from trash, mostly industrial waste, collected around Miami. Her materials included a 20-foot piece of construction fencing, hangers, shrink wrap and dry cleaning bags collected from Deering Estate, where Linderman is a resident artist.

The exhibition runs through April 29, and will include a performance in which Linderman will wear a giant skirt made from blue and clear plastic bags, a life preserver ring, goggles and a swim cap and "swim" around the space (9 p.m. April 27). Check out Arterpillar's slide show of the exhibition or read her story on the show in Sun-Sentinel's Sunday Lifestyle section.

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Greener show at F.A.T. Village


From JoAnn Nava's Lambs and Wolves (Photo courtesy of the artist)

JoAnn Nava sifts through thrift stores and trash piles for her source materials, a ritual that stems back to the early 1980s, when she was making products for the interior-design trade. The work was lucrative but created conflict for Nava. "My clients were very wealthy and spent fortunes on creating illusions in their living spaces," she recalls. "Every time, a new look was created, the old was tossed out."


Nava, who felt she was creating landfill, began incorporating rich clients' discards and other throwaways into her work. "Mistake colors from paint stores, discarded furniture and various substructures enabled me to produce work that was part of the solution instead of adding to the problem," she says. To read the rest of my story, please visit Sun-Sentinel's Showtime.

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The Art of Thursday

Liora Davis's "World" (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Healing Arts Centre Rx
1650 N.E. 26th St., Suite 101, Wilton Manors


Earth Day Mandala, honoring Mother Earth, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 26. Colored pencils and paper provided but watercolorists should bring their own materials.

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


Parallels: Textile Design offers a look at illustrations, patterns and graphics and some insight about how these pieces evolve, the effect of the musical and non-musical influences on illustrating and printing and how to apply fine art and illustration patterns to apparel that can be used for marketing and advertising or to "promote hope and inspiration."

Speakers will include Chuck Loose and Ian Rowan, screen printers from Iron Forge Press; Stefan Russell, creative director at Perry Ellis International, Terrance and Johanne Wilson of Fashion+Cause+Solutions. After the discussion, sponsored by Qualified Creatives, guests can chat with creatives and designers. The event runs 6:30-9 p.m. April 26.

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


Success and Failure is a lecture by Katy Siegel, a professor of art history at Hunter College in New York, editor in chief of Art Journal and a contributing editor to Artforum. Currently working on a large historical painting exhibition that will open at the Wexner Center in 201, she is the author of several books including Since '45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art  and Abstract Expressionism, which Phaidon Press published this month. Her lecture will begin at 7 p.m. April 26. RSVP@Delacruzcollection.org.

ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 W. Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, 786-521-1199


Packaging Nature, an exhibition curated by Rolando Chang Barrero and featuring work by Gina Bentivegna, Kim Fay, Juan Gonzalez, Brian Lewis, Saramati Narasimhan, Elle Schorr, Vicki Siegel, Serafima Sokolov, Ryan Spinelli and Kara Walter, opens at 6 p.m. April 26, with a performance by singer-songwriter Bill Hartmann, and runs through May 17.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Local artist spotlight: Debra Kaszovitz

Artist Debra Kaszovitz (Photo courtesy of the artist)
"An Artifact of Opportunity," Debra Kaszovitz's work in "Restoring Balance" at World and Eye Gallery, consists of eight diamond-shaped panels, some of which have holes with charred edges. Within the works are text, images and photos of birds flying off with keys and watches.

Making the panels, which are part of a show about bringing humans into balance with nature, was a complex process. While trawling through a scrapyard, Kaszovitz found a discarded skylight and lugged it back to her Pembroke Pines studio where she'd been working on a photography project about South Florida birds. While capturing images of ibises and flamingoes, she kept encountering grackles that were lurking nearby and stealing the food she tossed to her photographic subjects. Those grackles soon became her focus, and a way to inject humor into her works. ....

To read the rest of Arterpillar's story on Kaszovitz, whose works will be on exhibit at World and Eye during F.A.T. Village Art Walk on April 28, visit Sun-Sentinel's Lifestyle section.

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EcoArt and Not Ya Nana's Shadow Boxes



"Everglades Playground" by Venza
Dropped into Artserve early last night to see EcoArt, a group exhibition hosted by the Oscar Thomas Foundation, and Not Ya Nana's Shadow Boxes, Marlene Schwartz's solo exhibition in Artserve's Francie Bishop Good Artist Work Space. I brought back a few pics which you can check out in the slide show above.

To see the captions while watching the slide show, first click the arrow in the middle, then 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 details that accompany each photo). Or simply view the Flickr set.

Eco-Art runs through May 4 and Not Ya Nana's Shadow Boxes will remain on exhibit through April 30.

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






Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Art of Sunday

Second Annual Family Day will be held Sunday at Bakehouse Art Complex (Photo courtesy of BAC).
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 N.W. 32nd St., Miami, 305-576-2628, Bacfl.org


Second Annual Family Day offers guests a chance to finger crochet or bead accessories, get their face painted or make a lunch box, birdhouse or herb pot with Bakehouse artists. The event, which includes food trucks and live music from Nestor Zurita Jazz Quartet, runs noon to 5 p.m. April 22. Cost: $5 per family.

The exhibition is also a good opportunity to check out Recently Acquired, the Bakehouse's most recent show featuring works by artists who have joined the Bakehouse during the last year. Exhibiting artists include Joanna Brussow, Toa Castellanos, Marcelo Daldoce, Silvana D’Mikos, Marina Font, Michael Gellatly, Judith Berk King, Andres Martinez, Carolina Rojas, Paul Saint Laurent and Jose Vasquez-Figueroa, as well as another exhibition titled This & That in the Bakehouse's Swenson Gallery.


1310 Gallery (Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts)
1310 Middle St., Fort Lauderdale, 305-975-6262, Sailboatbendartists.com


Sounds on the Bend will feature music by Aaron Marcus Payne, Edan Archer, Audrey Soulard and Sarah Walker as well as a chance to view Rites of Spring, en exhibition featuring work by resident artists Asanyah Davidson, Christine Velez Stone, Jeffery Oliver,  Jeremiah Jenner, Louis Davis, Niki Lopez, Philip Curtis, Sonia Baez-Hernandez, Suzanna Murphy, Tabatha Mudra and Yudelka Tavern, from 3-6 p.m. April 22.

Museum of Art
1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-5500, Moafl.org


All Together Now will celebrate Earth Day with a build-your-own-terrarium party that runs 10 a.m. to noon (for parents and kids 17 and younger) and 1-3 p.m. (for ages 18 and up) April 22 in the Museum Breezeway. Each participant should bring one plastic or glass container that holds no more than half a gallon. At 1 p.m., also in the breezeway, there will be a discussion with Cadence/Landscape Architecture and Urban Design about improving your living environment at home and work. Admission is free.

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






Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Art of Saturday

Rites of Spring (Image courtesy of 1310 Gallery)
BROWARD COUNTY

1310 Gallery (Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts)
1310 Middle St., Fort Lauderdale, 305-975-6262, Sailboatbendartists.com


Rites of Spring, featuring work by resident artists Asanyah Davidson, Christine Velez Stone, Jeffery Oliver,  Jeremiah Jenner, Louis Davis, Niki Lopez, Philip Curtis, Sonia Baez-Hernandez, Suzanna Murphy, Tabatha Mudra and Yudelka Tavern, will open 7-11 p.m. April 21 and will also be open 3-6 p.m. April 22 during Sounds on the Bend which will feature Aaron Marcus Payne and Sarah Walker. The exhibition will continue through the closing reception which will feature an open mic and live art demos from 7-11 p.m. May 12.

Museum of Art
1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-5500, Moafl.org


 All Together Now will celebrate Earth Day on April 21 and 22. The April 21 events include a screening (reception at 7:30 p.m. and screening at 8) of Truck Farm, a 50-minute documentary about urban agriculture in the back of a Dodge pickup, on the museum's Park Sculpture Terrace. Afterwards, ATN artist in residence Luke Jenkins invites guests to participate in "an aerial dispersal of native South Florida plants."

On April 22, a build-your-own-terrarium party runs 10 a.m. to noon (for parents and kids 17 and younger) and 1-3 p.m. (for ages 18 and up) at Museum Breezeway. Each participants should bring one plastic or glass container that holds no more than half a gallon. At 1 p.m., also in the Museum Breezeway, there will be a discussion with Cadence/Landscape Architecture and Urban Design about improving your living environment at home and work. Admission to all of the Earth Day events are free.
Judy Polstra's "The Player" on exhibit at South Florida Artists Exhibition. (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Artserve
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
, 954-462-8190, Artserve.org

South Florida Artists Exhibition 2012, an exhibition of art, fashion, theater and music sponsored by Youth of Nations: Project for the Arts, will feature DJ Ruben Pagan, belly dancer Carla Kerstens-Canino, jewelry designer Kenzie Bradley Wenger, fashions from KG Modeling Agency and Beach House fashion boutique and art by Tatiana CastanedaJacklyn LaFlamme, Darell Threeths and Judy Polstra, who will play piano from 2-3 p.m., and also exhibit some of her multi-media figural works including The Player, her sculpture of a male who has a head made from an old Chunky candy bar paperweight and a heart that's a New Orleans ashtray. He's covered with old poker chips, dominos, dice, game pieces and buttons.The event runs noon to 8 p.m., April 21.

Danny Brito's cute totes will be available at Radio-Active Records Record Store Day bash. (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Radio-Active Records
845 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-762-9488, Radio-active-records.com


Record Store Day 2012, a celebration of independently owned record stores, will feature indie-craft vendors including Danny Brito making record-themed merchandise and musics by Lil' Daggers, Suede Dudes, Beach Day, Loud Valley, Band in Heaven and The Baron Sisters, and DJs Esoteric, Induce, Sensitive Side and Unrodub Sound System.

The event will also include CD and vinyl releases made especially for the event, concert ticket giveaways, a four-for-a-buck sidewalk LP sale, two-for-one Iron Forge limited edition concert posters, a Radioactive live mix tape and food trucks including Ms. Cheezios, Slow Food Truck and Nacho Bizness. All day long, there will be pedicabs to Flagler Village destinations including Laser Wolf. The event runs 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 21.

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


Transfiguration 2012 artist awards reception for the exhibition judged by Tyler K. Smith of Nova University, 8 to 10 p.m. April 21.

 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
"Cigar Lady" by Jenny Babot Romney will be on exhibit 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


A Woman's Eye, an exhibition of documentary photography curated by Carl Juste, is billed as a collective showcase of the possibilities of visual storytelling. Exhibiting artists, all photography students at IPC Visual Lab, co-founded by Juste, include Jenny Babot Romney of The Miami Herald, Jennifer Kay of Associated Press, Sacha Suarez of Univision and Nanci Thomas, photographer and founder of The Oscar Thomas Foundation, established in memory of her late husband, a billboard, mural, and portrait artist. The exhibition opens 6 p.m. April 21 and runs through May 26. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. RSVP for opening reception to News@acnd.net or 305-751-8367.

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 the third Saturday of each month (the next is April 21) and 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.

Carlos Rafael Fine Art
7223 S.W. 48th St., Miami, 305-665-7100, Facebook.com/Carlosrafaelfineart


Series, billed as Carlos Rafael's solo exhibition celebrating his 32 years in exile, runs 7-11 p.m. April 21.

MANO Fine Art Project Space
4225 S.W. 75th Ave., Miami, 305-467-6819, Manofineart.com

All Dressed Up: Meninas, an exhibition in which Daniel Garcia, Oswaldo Franco and MANO have reinterpreted Diego Velazquez's 1665 painting "Las Meninas" in monoprints, mixed-media, oil and acrylic works, runs 7-10 p.m. April 21 in conjunction with the Bird Road Art Walk.

Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum
Florida International University, Maidique Campus, 10975 S.W. 17th St., Miami, 305-348-2890, Thefrost.fiu.edu



Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture 1991-2009 is an exhibition of large-scale sculptures that the artist made from made cedar beams that she "cuts, assembles, glues, clamps, and laminates" before "rubbing powered graphite into the work’s textured, faced surfaces" to create "signature shapes are abstract, with references to things from the real world." The show opens April 21 with a 4 p.m. lecture by Von Rydingsvard (in Room 100 at the Green Library on FIU's Maidique Canpus, 11200 S.W. Eighth St., Miami) and runs through Aug. 5.

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





The Art of Friday

A pic from the first annual Peeps Show at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth (photo courtesy of Clay Glass Metal Stone)
Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery
605 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, 561-588-8344, Cgmsgallery.blogspot.com


Peeps Show, the gallery's second annual show of edible art created from marshmallow peeps, runs 6-9 p.m. April 20 and will feature music, refreshments and art. Peep-wear is encouraged.

Florida Atlantic University Ritter Art Gallery
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561-297-2595, Fau.edu/galleries


Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition opens with a reception 7-9 p.m. April 20 and runs through May 4.

Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby
10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens


Exploring the Beauty, an exhibition of paintings by Carin Wagner, will open 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 20 with an outdoor big band concert and run through May 31.

BROWARD COUNTY

City of Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery
10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, Norahsilva.blogspot.com


Spring Exhibition, a solo exhibition by photographer Norah Silva, opens 6:30 p.m April 20 and runs through June 3.

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. April 20.

For information on other upcoming art events, visit Arterpillar's Art Guide.




Local artist spotlight: Kristin Frenzel

Former culinary student Kristin Frenzel is cooking up an art career. Story in Sun-Sentinel's Showtime. (Photo courtesy of Kristin Frenzel)
This week, Kristin Frenzel's paintings are on display in exhibitions at Green Room, Bear and Bird and Stage 84. Between now and May 12, her work will appear in four more shows, including "Grimm Brothers and Others: Fairy Tales and Other Creatures," which opens Saturday at Undergrounds Coffeehaus in Fort Lauderdale. Asked how she finds the time to make so much art, Frenzel replies, "It's all I do."

Sixteen months ago, Frenzel left her job at a Fort Lauderdale tea shop to focus on her art. "So far, it's been working out pretty good," she says. ... To read the rest of my story, visit Sun-Sentinel's Showtime section.

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




Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Art of Thursday

Foxy Shady Lawrence is this month's Dr. Sketchy model. (Photo provided by Dr. Sketchy South Florida)
Stage 84
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. This month's model is Foxy Shady Lawrence. Bring a sketch book, a hard drawing surface (if you have one) and your pencils, pens or crayons. No easels. Artistic skills are not a prerequisite. The ability to doodle on a cocktail napkin will suffice. The next session runs 7-10 p.m. April 19. Tickets are $10 in advance (Drsketchysofla.com) or $12 at the door.

The Vagabond
30 N.E. 14th St., Miami, Facebook.com/shake305


Robert Blanco will paint live while resident DJs A-Train, Bob Riggs and Ashworth play the hip-hop and bass and DJ Woozles does a Psychedelic Garden set at (((SHAKE))). RSVP to Shake305@gmail.com for free admission before midnight. Colt 45 Tallboys are $1 and rum and cokes are $5. The seven-hour event starts at 10 p.m. April 19.

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, an Earth Day celebration with an acoustic performance by Jason Cardinal, a DIY Garden Art activity with Resource Depot, tours of Tacita Dean and Treasures of China exhibitions, a tea tasting, a recycled fashions show by Garage Gone Glam and a performance by 2011 American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart, 5-9 p.m. April 19. Free with museum admission which is $12, $5 for students and free for kids 12 and under.

Museum of Art
1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-5500, Moafl.org


Edward J. Sullivan, Professor of Fine Arts at New York University, will lecture on Between Two Dimensions: The Paintings and Sculpture of Isabel de Obaldía, as part of the Pearl and Stanley Goodman Lecture Series on Latin American Art , 6-7 p.m. April 19. The event is free but reservations are required. Call Holly Giulano, 954-262-0241.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Art of Wednesday


Image courtesy of Art Nouveau Events
Respectable Street
518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561-832-1570, Artnouveauevents.com


Pop Art, an art show where more than 25 artists will create and/or sell pop art-inspired works, will include music from DJ Danxiety and body painting by Georgette Pressler of Devious Body Art. The six-hour party, presented by artist Teresa Korber's Art Nouveau Events, will kick off at 8 p.m. April 18.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Second Saturday Art Walk Pics



Second Saturday Art Walk, and the concept of running from one art venue to another, has always reminded me of trick-or-treating for art ... Arriving earlier on the day of the event only adds to that perception. While some art venues are wide open earlier in the day, others have their doors of steel bars ajar to reveal a closed inner door with signs that prompt visitors to ring a bell. 

A work by Troy Abbott at Robert Fontaine Gallery
It's kind of like when you see the porch light on when you're going door to door on Halloween and you just know they're home and that there's candy in there. Then you ring the doorbell, the door opens and you're in ... But then once in awhile, nobody answers and it turns out that the people who reside there just went out and left the light on by accident.

Anyway, enough of the nonsense. Above is my slide show from visiting The Hangar, Gallery Diet, UM's Wynwood Project Space, Unix, Robert Fontaine Gallery and a few other art venues in Wynwood this weekend. It was a good day, with a fine Panther coffee latte between stops.

To see the captions while watching the slide show, first click the arrow in the middle, then 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 details that accompany each photo). Or simply view the Flickr set.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ribbons of Time at Studio 18



I went to the Ribbons of Time opening at Studio 18 on Friday night and brought back some pics of the paintings, sculpture, installations and funky fine art furniture made by Studio 18 artists including Beth Amato, Joy Staelens, Larry Joe Miller, Virginia Erdie and others.

A wall of works by Virginia Erdie at Studio 18 in the Pines.
For the unfamiliar, Studio 18 provides affordable studio space for emerging and mid-career artists. Prices range from $242 for a 116-square-foot studio to $409 for a 242-square-foot space (includes taxes). The 18-artist venue regularly presents shows.

Its most recent exhibition features several Studio 18 artists. When you visit Ribbons of Time, you can walk around and check out the studios of other artists as well. Ribbons of Time runs through May 25, with an artists' salon from 7-9 p.m. May 4, at Studio 18, 1101 Poinciana Drive in Pembroke Pines. Gallery hours are 8:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed from 1-1:30 p.m.) and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

To see the captions while watching the slide show, first click the arrow in the middle, then 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 details that accompany each photo). Or simply view the Flickr set.

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




Friday, April 13, 2012

Betweeners

 

Check out this time-lapsed video of artist Kazilla doing her thing.

Single person sofa for sale ... found this video on Misael photo's Tumblr.

∗ Artist Patrick Maxcy posts that he was recently picked up by Steal this Art, which prints high-quality giclees at a low cost to consumer and that his painting Pavor Nocturnus will be available in limited edition for only one day: April 16.

∗ 10 Rising Miami Artists to Start Collecting Now, according to David Castillo who was interviewed by Refinery29.

Oliver portrait, courtesy of artist Amy Gross
∗ Artist Amy Gross considers the process of making art, and ultimately losing her chair to Oliver, in a recent post on her blog, Amy Looks Closer.

Miamiartzine.com has a Q&A with Miami artist Vincent Herrera.

∗ Viviana Molinares talks to Culture Designers about Locked Out, her first solo exhibition at Product/81 Gallery in Wynwood.

The food trucks will be back at Second Saturday Art Walk, according to Beach Miami.

Jennifer Love Gironda posted pics of her cute new works. (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Jennifer Love Gironda's new "Sweet Thang" works have cookies in their hair. Cute. 

Neil da Flor's story on the workshops and classes being held at Inkub8 in Miami appears on Knightarts.org.

Art Is About posts some really interesting images of work by Kuhl and Leyton, a Miami-based art duo that used packing tape as their medium.

∗ Design Don't Panic recent featured work by Patrick Maxcy.

Paintings by Ross Ford, formerly of Miami (Photo courtesy of Ross Ford)
∗ For those who wonder what the heck Ross Ford's been doing in North Carolina, here's his blog, and a post that shows two of his paintings coming to fruition through a series of photographs.

∗ Now that Sketchy Miami is up and running, Beached Miami brings us it's latest offshoot, Sketchy BandsIt's about local artists creating portraits of local musicians and bands.

∗ Miami artist Glaxis Novoa has begun exhibiting works by other artists in the two front rooms of his studio, and Anne Tschida wrote it up for Knightarts.org.

Kristin Frenzel's "Evil Queen" (Courtesy of Kristin Frenzel)
Kristin Frenzel shares the Evil Queen painting she did for Grimm Brothers and Others: Fairies and Other Creatures at Undergrounds  Coffeehaus in Fort Lauderdale.

Art Is About posted videos and pics from Let's Begin With a Line at Dorsch Gallery.

 Anne Tschida wrote a story about Aesthetics & Values and The War We Have Not Seen, both at Frost Museum, on Knightarts.org. She also covered Man or War, a solo exhibition by Ruben Milares at WDNA Gallery in Miami.

What's Up Miami has a post on Eclipse, Hanne Bend's solo show at Charest-Weinberg.

Paul Caprio drew this portrait of his friend in just an hour. (Courtesy of Paul Caprio)
Check out this quick ink-and-marker portrait Paul Caprio did of a friend in just one hour.

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.




Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Art of Saturday (Second Saturday Art Walk edition)

2 Expressionists will feature work by Danilo Gonzalez and Horst Kohlem at The Art Place (Photo courtesy of The Art Place)
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK EDITION) 

The Art Place
2722 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-709-1842, Theartplacewynwood.wordpress.com


2 Expressionists, an exhibition of paintings selected by Diane Camber, independent curator and director emerita of Bass Museum of Art, will feature works by Horst Kohlem and Danilo Gonzalez. The event will be open during Second Saturday Art Walk on April 14. 

The ArtLink
130 N.W. 36th St., Miami, 305-456-5201, Theartlink.org


Constant Contrast, an exhibition that demonstrates contrasting explorations of the human condition by Tom O'Hara, Teri Brozak and Sandra Garcia-Pardo, 3 to 9 p.m. April 14.

Buena Vista Building
180 N.E. 39th St. and N.E. Second Ave., Suite 200, Miami


Sensoria, an exhibition by artists who used the Wolfsonian Museum's collections as inspiration for installations that include painting, performance, sculpture and  video. Exhibiting artists include Andres Ramirez, Angelica Arbelaez, Cristy Almaida, Daniella Piantini, Danny Euceda, Deivy Amaya, Gabrielle Wood, Griselle Gaudnik-Gibon, Ian Roland, J. Miguel, Jennifer Suarez, Joao McDowell, Kris Garcia, Nathalie Alfonso, Oliver Guido, Orestes de la Paz, Simone Porto and Stephanie Cuffel. The show, a collaboration between FIU and Wolfsonian, opens duirng Second Saturday Art Walk from 7-10 p.m. April 14 and runs through April 21. Regular gallery hours are 1-7 Thursday through Saturday.

Charest Weinberg
230 N.W. 23rd St. #408, Miami, 305-292-0411, Charestweinberg.com


Eclipse, a solo exhibition by Berlin-based artist Hannes Bend, features wreckage dredged from the Osborne Reef, off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. As explained in the gallery's press release, "The reef began in 1972, when the Broward Artificial Reef Inc. Company (BARINC) began dumping car tires in hopes that they would foster marine life. With close to 2 million tires today, the Osborne is now an ecological catastrophe."

The exhibition will include two videos. Eclipse, 2012 depicts "blue sky interrupted by passing cars, industrial equipment, and the underbellies of passenger airplanes," while Aquadome, 2012 "juxtaposes different watery environments: the shoreline, the Osborne Reef, aquariums and swimming pools." The exhibition will run through June 2.

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation
1018 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-455-3380, Cifo.org


Thru, the BFA Visual Art Exhibition featuring works by students in the New World School of the Arts graduating class of 2012, will include paintings, photography, video art, animation, sculpture, graphic design, printmaking and interactive installations by 22 students. The show will open 7-10 p.m. April 14 during Second Saturday Art Walk and run through April 30. An opening night after-party with a $5 cover will take start at 10 p.m. The Garret at Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave. For more details about the BFA exhibition and the artists, visit Thru-2012.com.

Lucinda Linderman's show, Reclaiming Miami, runs April 7 through 29 at Cafeina (Photo courtesy of the artist).
Cafeina's Wynwood Exhibition Center
297 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-438-0792, Cafeinamiami.com/wec-wynwood-exhibition-center

Reclaiming Miami, Lucinda Linderman's solo exhibition of sculptures she created from trash, mostly industrial waste, collected around Miami. Her materials included a 20-foot piece of construction fencing, hangers, shrink wrap and dry cleaning bags collected from Deering Estate, where Linderman is a resident artist.

The exhibition runs April 7 through April 29, and will include a performance in which Linderman will wear a giant skirt made from blue and clear plastic bags, a life preserver ring, goggles and a swim cap and swim around the space (9 p.m. April 27). Not that she'll be dressed in that costume for her opening. For that, she'll be wearing a black dress made from a garbage bag. Check out Arterpillar's slide show of the exhibition or read her story on the show in Sun-Sentinel's Sunday Lifestyle section.

From Kate Gilmore's Rock, Hard, Place at David Castillo Gallery. (Photo courtesy of DCG.)
David Castillo Gallery

2234 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-573-8110, Davidcastillogallery.com

Rock, Hard, Place, a solo exhibition of sculpture, video and photography by Kate Gilmore, who according to Castillo's press release, uses  "the female body and token exaggerations of femininity, including the color pink and fashion accessories, to test endurance and question reward. ... Rock, Hard, Place is accompanied by two recent video works. Pot Kettle Black interrogates idiom as Gilmore shelves black paint, its overflow a metronome to her audible toil and exasperated distain. Break of Day marks time in the double entendre of a manually powered hourglass. Gilmore sources materials familiar to infrastructure, homemaking and theater to build concentric stage sets: physical attire, interactive environment, camera frame, exhibition space." Her show opens 6-10 p.m. April 14 and runs through May 31. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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


Inverted Night, a site specific installation by Brookhart Jonquil, will run 7-9:30 p.m. April 14 and run through June 9.

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

When You're a Boy, Luis Lazo's first solo exhibition in the gallery, illustrates the transformation from boy to man via photography, video and incorporated photographs of nature "to create a poetic juxtaposition and visual metaphor." The images, according to a press release from the gallert, "evoke the introspective nature of these fleeting moments and the emotional angst that accompanies the fragility of this phase in a boy’s life." The gallery will have extended hours (2-9 p.m.) April 14 during Second Saturday Art Walk. The exhibition will remain on exhibit through June 1.

Dorsch Gallery
151 N.W. 24th St., Miami, 305-576-1278, Dorschgallery.com


Ralph Provisero: For Old Times' Sake/Let's Begin With a Line is a two-show exhibition, the first featuring "a single large-scale kinetic sculpture titled 'Spring Rider,' communicating an ambivalence regarding typically joyful childhood objects," and the second a group show honoring the linear and featuring works by poet Matt Gajewsi and artists Jenny Brillhart, Peter Demos, Katie Hinton, Brookhart Jonquil, Zerek Kempf, JT Kirkland, Jeroen Nelemans, Martin Pelenur, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo, Ryan Roa, Jennifer Lauren Smith and Robert Thiele. The gallery has extended hours (noon to 9 p.m.) during Second Saturday Art Walk on April 14 (with a performance by Florida Grand Opera from 7-10 p.m.), and the exhibition will run through May 5. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Zhivago Duncan's "MASCHINE" at Fredric Snitzer Gallery (photo courtesy of Fredric Snitzer Gallery)
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
2247 N.W. First Place, Miami, 305-448-8976, Snitzer.com


Futile is a solo exhibition by Zhivago Duncan whose paintings, kinetic sculptures, and post-apocalyptic dioramas have been featured at CFA Berlin, Saatchi Gallery London and the Von der Heydt Museum, Wupertal Germany. The show, which will feature MASCHINE, a large remote-controlled spray painting machine.  According to Snitzer's press release, "Rather than employing a trained professionalʼs exacting technique, Duncan captures the childʼs fully present and intuitive act of creation by using the machine to distance the painter from his calculated process. Surrendering control, the artist allows the machine to execute unpracticed marks onto the canvas, resulting in an array of sprayed strokes on a gesso white field." The exhibition will run through April 28. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Christy Gast will exhibit her burlap sculptures in "Out of Place," her show at Gallery Diet (Photo courtesy of Gallery Diet).
Gallery Diet
174 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-571-2288, Gallerydiet.com


Out of Place, Christy Gast's exhibition if burlap sculptures, is billed as the artist's exploration of "the collision that occurs when two notions regarding studio practice meet." Gast is referring to A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf’s 1929 essay that references a personal space in which to focus without distraction, and The Function of the Studio, a 1971 essay Daniel Buren wrote about releasing artists from their confines. Gast, who typically explores public land and outdoor sites in her exhibitions, created the burlap sculptures in her studio, but based them on assemblages constructed from materials she gathered at Lake Okeechobee and other outdoor sites. Her show runs through May 12. Check out Arterpillar's story on Gast in the Sun-Sentinel.

LMNT
55 N.W. 36th St., Miami, 305-572-9007, L-m-n-t.com


Return to Nature is described as an exhibition that "studies subjects found in our world, exploring their interaction and manipulation with humanity through a variety of materials and an array of textures and media." The exhibition, which includes work by Amanda Serrano, Barry Gross, Fenol Marcelin, Kerry McLaney, Magali Wilensky, Milcho, Natasha Duwin, Tatiana Blanco  and Tiziano Gozzani, runs through May 31.

Locust Projects

3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-8570, Locustprojects.org

Shortness of Breath, a solo exhibition by Miami-based painter Natalya Laskis, will feature the artist's largest works yet made painting with broom brushes, skis and other tools and incorporating photographs and found images. The show runs through April 27, along with the Project Room show,  Emmett Moore: High, Low and In Between. Locust's regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment.

Some of the images that will be on display March 10 through May 5 at Lunch Box Gallery (Photo courtesy of Lunch Box Gallery)
The Lunch Box Gallery
310 N.W. 24th St., Miami, 305-407-8131,
Thelunchboxgallery.com

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" will feature images taken and edited on iPhones.

As Lunchbox acknowledges in its press release about the show, a collaboration with iPhoneographer Jaime Ferreyros, increasingly more people are creatively taking and editing photos via iPhone and considering the images as a legit art form. "Regardless if it can be accepted as an outlet for the artist or more of a user-oriented medium, mobile photography has become one of the most democratic activities of image-taking," the gallery notes. Its upcoming exhibition is billed as a"n integral, heterogeneous and diverse expression of that avalanche of pixels that are being registered and shared in modern times," with each image revealing something about the iPhoneographer's vision, and life. The exhibition, according to the gallery, is inspired by something photographer Chase Jarvis once said: "The Best Camera is the One That's With You." The exhibition has been extended through May 5. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Midtown Miami Greenspace
110 N.E. 36th St., Miami, Info@philanthrofest.com, Philanthrofest.com


Philanthrofest, six hours of music, art, fashion, food and entertainment at a party to promote philanthropy, kicks off at noon April 14.

Primary Projects
4141 N.E. Second Ave., Suite 104, Miami, Primaryflight.com 


In the Valle de los Caidos, an exhibition by conceptual artist and University of Arizona professor Lawrence Gipe, will include large-scaled mixed media paintings, a video installation and small works addressing "fascist-era iconography and structures of his contentious subject: the Santa Cruz de la Valle de los Caidos cathedral – a gigantic Roman Catholic basilica built by Generalissimo Francisco Franco as a tomb for himself." The show opens with a private collectors preview 6-9 p.m. April 13 and an opening reception 7-11 p.m. April 14.

An untitled work from Daniel Marosi's Engagement at Ricart Gallery (Photo courtesy of the artist)
Ricart Gallery
3900 N.E. First Ave., Miami, 305-576-5000, Ricartgallerymiami.com


Engagement, an exhibition of Daniel Marosi's new drawings and paintings about how "intimacy between people progresses in unexpected ways" opens with a reception at 7 p.m. April 14

Robert Fontaine Gallery
2349 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-397-8530, Robertfontainegallery.com
 


Collective Memory features the work of Nick Gentry, a London artist who explores blue, black or gray floppy disks as symbolic of "the harsh world of obsolescence" by painting portraits on them and using the round metal center as the subjects' very dilated eye. Handwritten labels hint at the disk's content, reminding viewers of the uniqueness of each, the rapid speed of changing technology and the importance of remembering and reflecting as we embrace change. The show opens 6-10 p.m. April 14 and runs through April 30.

Detail from Clark F. DeCapite Jr's #3 Untitled
Wynwood Project Space
2200 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-284-3161 or M.cardoso@miami.edu, As.miami.edu/art


Incandescent: Smoke and Mirrors, the Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Clark F. DeCapite Jr. explored the origins of self through routine experiences and "the use of utilitarian artifacts such as light bulbs, mirrors and crate structures ... In considering the roles that environment, society, time and memory play within the creation of personal identities, the artist speaks of the common experiences and fears that help to mold us into the individuals that we once were, are and will be." The show will open with a reception from 2-9 p.m. April 14 and run through April 27.

Zadok Art Gallery
2534 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-438-3737, Zadokgallery.com


Free Death & Harry Houdini is billed as "a night of magic, mystery and illusion" to "celebrate the Miami premiere of the House Theater of Chicago's production of Death and Harry Houdini." The event will feature Smoke and Mirrors, Christiaan Lopez-Miro's photographs that offer an insider look at Magic Castle in Los Angeles as well as a book signing and magic performed by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, 7 to 10 p.m. April 14 during Second Saturday Art Walk in Wynwood. Admission is free. RSVP to promotions@arshtcenter.org.

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