Monday, January 28, 2013

FLASHBACK: Revel on the Block

Fort Lauderdale's F.A.T. Village held its bi-annual mega walk on Saturday night. Revel on the Block. The village's sequel to Build a Better Block, held last summer, was a fun night out. I brought back pics ... Here are just a few. Intersection, the exhibition held at The Projects, will be on exhibit again on from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.

What's a Revel on the Block party without a reigning queen? I think I found her at Samsara Folk Art Gallery. "Queenie" by Theresa Disney, is priced at $225. Isn't she beautiful?

There was a good crowd at Samsara Folk Art Gallery.

Another work from Samsara Folk Art: "Pizza Parrot" by Brian Dowdall. Here's a video of the artist telling his story.

In addition to a gallery, Project Fine Art is a workspace for Helium Creative. Who wouldn't want to work here?

This month, Project Fine Art is showing work by Houghton Kinsman.

Hey, is that a blue light special? This week F.A.T. Village artist Alfred Phillips will be heading to Gainesville, so he had a moving sale on Saturday night, and sold six or 7 of his works by 7:30 p.m.. If you missed it, he will be selling the remaining paints through Jan. 29.

I'll miss seeing Alfred Phillips smiling face at each art walk, but he promises to return for some shows etc. and is excited about his move. Good luck Alfred!

While I had already seen and enjoyed the Small Works: Large Concepts show at World and Eye, there was a new addition: Music.

Sixth Star Entertainment: Forever looking like a disco scene from the street

Project Fine Art and Cadence co-curated Intersection at The Projects. This portion of The Projects contained art including some very impressive tables, cabinets and other works made from reclaimed wood and designed by Cargo. These horses are made from driftwood. Check out Cargo's site,

Paintings by Joseph Fischer, furniture by Cargo

Another Cargo-designed work and more art by Joseph Fischer and (at left) some other artists.

I walked right into the middle of Deborah Gregg's interactive project Why Interact? People were inviting other people into the circle, so I went. I hadn't read the accompanying artist statement yet, so was trying to figure out what it was about. The tall man in red seemed to be in charge, so I asked him if he was the circle moderator. He said he was the pop-up moderator, which made people laugh and broke the ice a bit ... I heard someone say it was about getting as many people into the circle as possible which made me a little nervous as I was in the middle and get claustophobic, but it turns out it's about interacting face-to-face with all of your senses, rather than just your texting finger or via a computer. There were two circles. This one was full, and the other was empty at the time. Would be fun to see a video of what people did in the circle throughout the night. 

Revel on the Fence!

Art in every corner of The Projects.

A shot inside C&I Studios

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