Wednesday, February 06, 2013

THURSDAY: Sixth Annual Twelve by 12 show at ArtServe

Photo via ArtServe, which will launch its Twelve by 12 show on Thursday.
Exhibitions of small square art works are big on the Broward art scene this year. Hip to Be Square, Bear and Bird's third annual square show, is still running and now ArtServe is set to launch Twelve by 12, it's sixth annual fundraiser.

"Lady Liberty" by Rachel Piering (Courtesy of the artist)
The show will feature 300 12-by-12-inch works by 100 artists. among them is Rachel Piering, who will also exhibit in ArtServe's Solo Show Gallery Space throughout the show. Piering will show 14 paintings, including six 12x12-inch squares from Familiar Faces, her new series that includes Lady Liberty, Wonder Woman, Jacki O, Audrey Hepburn and Frida Kahlo.

Piering is kicking off the series with some of her favorites.  "I admire each, in their own right, for their influence on art, music and culture," the artist notes.

Each work in Twelve by 12 will be priced at $200 each, with $150 going directly to the artist and $50 to a participating arts organization of the artist's choice. Participating arts organizations including ArtsUnited and Artists With Autism will be represented at the event, and each which will present its member benefits, exhibition schedules and artist opportunities in ArtServe's auditorium.

Anyone who buys a work can take it home after the reception, so the opening is the only time you will be able to see the show in its entirety.

The exhibition opens 6-8 p.m. Feb. 7 with munchies, drinks, music from DJ Brendan Eldom and food trucks (On the Slide and Frankie Dogs Gourmet Veggie Dogs). Whatever remains of the show (after all the $200 purchases) will run through March 1 at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free. Call 954-462-8190 or visit

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