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Events: September 21, 2017

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

Miami Beach has always been home to many colorful people. One of them was Irene Williams. Every workday for more than 40 years, Irene dressed in one of her vibrant fashions from a collection of more than 100 handmade hats and outfits, walked to her small office on Lincoln Road. One morning in 1995, Irene was spotted by Eric Smith, a New York City designer, entrepreneur, and founder of E.G. Smith Socks.

A friendship ensued and over the next decade, Eric documented on film Irene's outsider couture, and the heartfelt affection they shared and produced an award winning documentary titled Irene Williams Queen of Lincoln Road. When Irene died in 2004, she left her colorful collection of hats, photos and letters to Smith which are included in the exhibit. In addition to the Irene Williams Collection, the exhibition will include hats and photos on loan from Isabel Bernfeld Anderson and George Neary. The exhibit is sponsored by Robert Arthur Segall Family Foundation, Isabel Bernfeld Anderson, Merle & Danny Weiss, and Pauline Winick.

Location

Florida International University
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Contact Information

305-348-2890

305-348-2762

www.thefrost.fiu.edu/

The Wolfsonian FIU

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

North and South: Berenice Abbott's U.S. Route 1

In 1954, photographer Berenice Abbott journeyed along the length of U.S. Route 1, capturing the road, its towns, and inhabitants. From Florida motels made from buses to Maine potato farmers, Abbott memorialized communities up and down the East Coast.

During the trip, Abbott shot more than four hundred 8x10-inch photographs, and over two thousand smaller images using her Rolleiflex camera, representing her largest portfolio of photographs devoted to a single subject.

North and South will bring together a selection of 50 works from this series to present a singular visual summary of American life during the mid-1950s.

Location

The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

North and South: Berenice Abbott's U.S. Route 1

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

In 1954, photographer Berenice Abbott journeyed along the length of U.S. Route 1, capturing the road, its towns, and inhabitants. From Florida motels made from buses to Maine potato farmers, Abbott memorialized communities up and down the East Coast.

During the trip, Abbott shot more than four hundred 8x10-inch photographs, and over two thousand smaller images using her Rolleiflex camera, representing her largest portfolio of photographs devoted to a single subject.

North and South will bring together a selection of 50 works from this series to present a singular visual summary of American life during the mid-1950s.

Location

The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Hot Couture: Florida Jews on the Fashion Scene

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

Floridian Jews have been involved in all aspects of the fashion industry, designing, manufacturing, dressing and influencing the local and international scene in all types of clothing from beachwear to ball gowns.

From the now- 96 year-old designer Sylvia Whyte, whose children's clothing brought the likes of Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra and Zsa Zsa Gabor flocking to her Miami Beach store in the 1950s, to an 11 year-old entrepreneur now embarking on her first clothing line incorporating her grandfather's artwork into her designs, Floridian Jews have created a large footprint on this industry.

With iconic brands like Perry Ellis and Chico's; climate-influenced guayaberas, golf shirts and Florida furriers; funky wearable art and bikinis and belts made out of local snakeskins, this exhibit will surprise and inspire you.

Location

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Adopt an Animal

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM - English

You probably have a favorite Zoo Miami animal - a hairy, furry or feathered friend who makes your visits to the zoo special. So why not adopt it? When you adopt an animal, your tax-deductible gift will help our zoo keepers feed, care for and enrich the lives of our special animal residents. There are several package options from which to choose.

Location

Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152nd St., Miami, FL 33177 (Map)

Support Local Mixer: Collaboration

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - English

Our next small business celebration is going down at Micro Theater Miami for our latest Support Local Mixer!

We want to gather local business owners, entrepreneurs, makers, and creatives together and talk about how we can support each other through true, long-lasting collaborations. Take part in a one-of-a-kind interactive art piece by Unconventional, take in an installation by Alchemist Productions, sip drinks at Micro Theater's bar, and enjoy some delicious grub from their onsite food trucks. Take time to chat with everyone around you, you never know what can happen! After the mixer, be sure to stay onsite for one or more Micro Theater Miami shows.

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About Support Local:

#SupportLocalFL is where commerce meets community through a curated directory of local businesses collected all in one place. When you support local you build community and we want everyone to be excited about the opportunities that exist within our burgeoning city. We dream of the Miami we want to live in and this is how we are going to make that happen. Check out our website.

About Micro Theater Miami:

Micro Theater Miami offers a unique opportunity for everyone to present their theatrical texts. We only accept plays that follow these guidelines: duration of the play must be between 10 to 15 minutes, they have to follow the theme for the season and pure theatrical texts.

Location

Micro Theater Miami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

www.supportlocalfl.com

Onyx Art Stroll - Steve Pomeranz Band and the Leo Lee Rock Band

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

Onyx presents Art Stroll at Arts Garage. Art Stroll is a great way to meet fellow artists, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Delray Beach. It is free for guests to enter and it is only $15 for a table. All artists will be displaying original artwork and handmade crafts. We invite local artists and craft makers to display and sell their art during a night of great music. All participants will be provided a spot to set up their table in our Grassroots Gallery. Artists will pay a fee of $15 for the Art Stroll.

ONYX, which is a showcase of the hottest emerging bands from South Florida, begins at 8pm in the Black Box Theatre. This month’s bands include the Steve Pomeranz Band and the Leo Lee Rock Band.

Location

Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (Map)

ONYX – The Steve Pomeranz Band & the Leo Lee Rock Band

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM - English

  • Immerse Yourself in the Music of the Steve Pomeranz Band and the Leo Lee Rock Band
  • Presenting South Florida’s Hottest Emerging Artists

Immerse yourself in South Florida’s hottest emerging artists at Arts Garage. The Steve Pomeranz Band plays a unique blend of songs from a diverse selection of genres. Ranging from beautiful Jazz to original mashups, those who witness this band in action will experience everything in between. The Leo Lee Rock Band performs standard rock and blues that are true to the classics while adding their own originals to the mix.

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The Steve Pomeranz Band
Born from hard playing and hard listening over many years, The Steve Pomeranz Band plays a unique blend of great songs from multiple genres. From beautiful Jazz to original mashups of The Beatles, Eminem, and Broadway’s Hamilton to the chicken’ pickin’ of Brad Paisley. You will hear these iconic songs from a surprising new perspective. Join the Band and hear Steely Dan Rockin next to John Mayer and Van Morrison. Flavors of ZZ Top mixed with James Taylor will introduce you to a new way of experiencing your favorite music. The music rocks and maintains an edge that will always have you wondering what’s next.

The Leo Lee Rock Band
Leo Lee Rock Band is a South Florida band that was formed out of the minds of Leo Lee Rock who is the lead vocalist and as well as rhythm guitar. Rob Dipietro takes on lead guitar and vocals while Gil Giberga plays bass guitar and Scott Blunt on bangs on the drums. The band plays standard rock and blues that are true to the originals while also adding their own compositions to their repertoire. Leo Lee Rock Band is an entertaining mix of old and new classics suitable for any occasion. Highly professional and always entertaining, the band is really hitting their stride as they gain momentum in the South Florida scene. The band believes in the transformative power of music by bringing back old songs with a new vision. They also love performing new songs about life, evolution and love. The band has also performed in Brazil at the biggest Blues festival in South America for thousands of people.

Location

Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (Map)

FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios Wild. Life.

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

Curated by Belaxis Buil.

Free and Open to the Public.
Wild. Life. presents Michael Gray's collection of monotype prints of Florida flora that he calls Epiphyte. Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights (1495-1505), the images may be understood to illustrate a battle ground, a disarray of chaotic madness, where leaves take over the horizon and reduce signs of any other life form. The intimate portrayal of war between the foliage turns becomes, for some viewers at least, a protective shield. The environmental context is lost as the viewer is faced with a pattern of incessant wrangle-perhaps reflective of our own internal wars, and how humans, who are also part of this nature, turn on each other.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

The Open House: Living Space Exposed

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

The Bakehouse Art Complex is pleased to announce the opening of “The Open House: Living Space Exposed” curated by Claire Breukel and on view in the Swenson Gallery. With this exhibition BAC continues its Baked-in-House series - a program aimed at showcasing recent work by one or more outstanding resident artists, often in dialogue with other creatives outside our organization.

The Open House brings together Bakehouse resident artist, Troy Simmons, and Tom Scicluna. In the exhibition, Simmons proposes structural anomalies that are at once uniform in their concrete and aluminum construction, yet protruding, geometrically twisted and formally ‘different.’ Inviting closer inspection, Simmons’ works instigate interaction by seductively revealing bands of colorful neon enamel, which subtly position the human body within these reinvented urban forms. Simmons opens a door and a window for discovery.

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Purposefully overturning procedural behavioral Tom Scicluna finds objects from the everyday and recontextualizes them by proposing situations and constructs that displace, disrupt and renew these objects. In this way, Scicluna brushes up against institutional norms by rethinking traditional formats of exhibition and methods for processing art. Politely, humorously, and often times importantly uncomfortably, Tom Scicluna intervenes.

“We are thrilled to enjoy Claire’s subtle curatorial brilliance in this season-opening show featuring one of our own, Troy, and one of my favorite locally-based artists, Tom Scicluna. Our Baked-In-House program is a dynamic opportunity for a Bakehouse artist’s work to be placed in a new context, provoking dialogues that create new opportunities” states Bibi Baloyra, Executive Director at the Bakehouse Art Complex.

Related program: September 26, 2017 Reception and Panel Discussion with the Artists.

Location

Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd St, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

Contact Information

www.arthackdata.net

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

This exhibition presents the second iteration of For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011), an installation by Hew Locke (b. 1959, Edinburgh; lives in London) first shown in 2013 during PAMM’s inaugural programming.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

The Exile Experience: Journey to Freedom is a pictorial account of the struggles that the Cuban exile community has endured since Fidel Castro's rise to power, and the successes they have achieved in the United States. Having covered the Cuban exile community and its struggle for freedom extensively throughout the years, Miami Dade College and The Miami Herald Media Company now present this journalistic chronology, which showcases the spirit and accomplishments of the Cuban American community. The permanent exhibition is housed at the College’s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower, itself central to the story of Cubans in the United States.

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MDC’s Freedom Tower was operated by the U.S. Government as a reception center for Cuban refugees from 1962 to 1974. “The building is significant because it represents the important story of the Cuban exodus to America and resettlement during the Cold War,” reports the U.S. Department of the Interior, which has also called the Freedom Tower the “Ellis Island of the South.” Though it operated in that capacity for only 12 years, the building has become an icon representing the faith that democracy brought to troubled lives, the generosity of the American people and a hopeful beginning that assured thousands a new life in a new land.

Location

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd., MIAMI, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

museum@mdc.edu

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International Artist Series: Annette Turrillo

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM - English

Venezuelan-French artist Annette Turrillo is featured in this solo exhibition , titled Sublimations, curated by art historian and professor Dr. Carol Damian. Annette Turrillo focuses on themes of reflection and retrospection as she observes the human condition and its place in the universe.Sublimations is based on Turrillo’s personal concerns and research. She focuses on the power of awareness by means of art through reflection of the individual (introspection), the onlooker’s spiritual essence, and consequently, the projection of his or her surroundings, in society and life. The plastic element is transformed into densely knitted interpretations, in which the spectator participates.

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With this exhibition, she intends to give recognition to the brave, hard-working women that have contributed to our current conception of the contemporary woman. She focuses her work on the continuous gender equality advancements that have been achieved and those that have yet to come. She hopes that in doing so she is able to redeem the women that had previously been overlooked by history due to societal constraints and gender based obstacles. Keeping this history of sublimation on the forefront of public consciousness, ensures that new generations of women have even more opportunities to develop their roles completely in society.

Location

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, AK 33134 (Map)

Between the Real and the Imagined: Abstract Art from CINTAS Fellows

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM - English

Between the Real and the Imagined: Abstract Art from CINTAS Fellows explores the language of abstraction and its many variants represented in the work of Cintas Visual Arts Fellows across different temporal moments and generations. The selected works range from the pioneering geometric abstraction of Rafael Soriano, Mario Carreño and José Mijares executed in Cuba in the 1950s, the concrete art of Carmen Herrera and constructive experiments of Zilia Sánchez produced in the diaspora, to the hard-edge abstraction of Fernando García from the 1980s and the more recent multi-dimensional installations by Cuban-Americans María Martínez-Cañas, Leyden Rodríguez Casanova, and Vanessa Díaz, to name only a few. Together, the works featured in this exhibition each with their distinct pictorial propositions and conceptual approaches to form, space and materiality map how modern and contemporary artists in Cuba and in the diaspora have engaged with and challenged non-representational practices from mid-century to the present.

Location

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, AK 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-603-8067

www.coralgablesmuseum.org/

Toba Khedoori

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

Toba Khedoori explores the artist’s nuanced and powerful body of work. Born in Sydney, Australia in 1964, Khedoori has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1990. Her early works are notable for their precise draftsmanship and for their use of negative space often at a very large scale. Khedoori frequently depicts architectural forms from distanced perspectives, rendering commonplace objects and spaces familiar yet decontextualized. In recent years, she has transitioned from paper to canvas, producing smaller­-scale works that hover between representation and abstraction. Like her earlier compositions, these works are enigmatic and acutely detailed; in an art world awash with rapidly moving images and saturated colors, Khedoori remains committed to the silent, slow, and exacting process of working by hand. The exhibition is the first major museum presentation of Khedoori’s new paintings and her first survey in fifteen years.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

This exhibition presents the work of John Dunkley (b. 1891, Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica; d. 1947, Kingston), widely considered to be one of Jamaica’s most important historical artists. John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night will include paintings from the 1930s and ‘40s alongside a smaller selection of carved-wood and stone sculptures. Dunkley’s paintings are defined by their distinctive dark palette, detailed imagery—often landscapes––and psychologically suggestive underpinnings. His intimate sculptures reflect more figurative elements—people and animals—and offer insights into his unique iconography. Although his work is well represented in the collection of the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, as well as in international private collections, Dunkley has not been the focus of a solo exhibition since the 1970s, and never before outside Jamaica. This exhibition represents a unique opportunity to bring together a substantial grouping of his work and to create an international context for its study.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Youssef Nabil: I Saved My Belly Dancer

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM - English

Featuring actors Salma Hayek and Tahar Rahim, I Saved My Belly Dancer is a lavish production by Youssef Nabil (b. 1972, Cairo; lives in New York) filmed in high definition with a color treatment reminiscent of hand-tinted vintage photographs. The film is a hypnotic allegory of Egypt’s cultural heritage and the shifting perceptions of the position of women in the region. In the Middle East, belly dancing was once considered a high art form, and would be regularly performed at weddings and other kinds of celebrations. In recent years such elegant customs—together with their associations with a relatively liberal attitude toward women—have been increasingly placed under threat by the rise of conservative religious sentiments on one hand and the objectification and sexualization of women within commercial imagery on the other. In this sense, the film laments the fading of once-proud and meaningful traditions amid the changing ideological circumstances of the artist’s native country. At the same time, it hints at the possibility that such legacies may yet survive both in memory and in exile.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Haroon Mirza’s ACIDGEST at PAMM

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

Haroon Mirza (b. 1977, London) is a multimedia artist who works with audiovisual materials, electronic equipment, amplifiers, and found objects to create immersive environments and kinetic sculptures. His work amplifies phenomena that are often imperceptible such as electricity and seeks to create or distort the relationship between optics and acoustics, giving unexpected visual and sensorial analogs to what we hear. Mirza uses a particular visual and material vocabulary to modify architectural spaces, including colored neon and sculptural acoustic foam, creating installations that offer a precise, highly mediated experience of sound and light.

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PAMM has commissioned Mirza to produce a new work for its double-height gallery. For this project, A C I D G E S T, he will create a specialized technical system that will transmit an electrical current through speakers and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that act in coordination with one another so that different colors are activated by corresponding noise frequencies. This system will produce a choreographed experience of sound and light based on a concrete poem the artist has created, which serves as a score for a dynamic installation that redefines our phenomenological experience of the space.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

CIFO exhibits No Black/No White

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) exhibits No black / No white (no and), a show with CIFO’s 2017 Grants & Commissions Program Award recipients. It includes the work of the nine award recipients from six countries, divided into three categories: the Achievement Award, given to Mexican-American multi media artist Daniel Joseph Martinez; Mid-Career Artists—Richard Garet (Uruguay) and Fredy Alzate (Colombia); and Emerging Artists—Ilich Castillo (Ecuador), Alana Iturralde (Puerto Rico), Juan Carlos Osorno (Colombia), the duo Celia & Yunior (Cuba), Katherinne Fiedler (Peru) and Ulrik López (Mexico/Puerto Rico).

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The aesthetic of the works presented by this year’s artists are indicative of current issues in Latin America. The CIFO Grants & Commissions Program offers emerging, mid-career and established contemporary Latin American artists the opportunity to develop and present new work to the local and international audiences of Miami, and has awarded more than 120 artists and has dedicated over $1.5 million in funds to date. Each year, artists are nominated by CIFO’s Honorary Advisory Committee, which is comprised of leading art professionals, curators and artists from Latin America, the United States and Europe.

Location

CIFO Art Space
1018 North Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136 (Map)

Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition About Dominoes

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition About Dominoes showcases artworks that reflect the multilayered aspects of the domino game, a tradition that is heavily practiced in the American South, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Dominoes, a popular game with origins dating to ancient China, has a discernible aesthetic and political vantage point, and offers a look into specific communities that grow around the domino table. Some of the works in the exhibition directly reference dominoes; others provide a conceptual relationship to the game or address the subject in terms of larger human conditions, such as, political struggles, religious beliefs, and racial stereotypes. The show features over 19 international contemporary artists working in a variety of media, including painting, mixed-media, sculpture, installation, and video. Collectively, these artists approach the game of dominoes its history, community, strategy, and aesthetics—as metaphor and practice.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Ali Smith: Electric Prism

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

Ali Smith (b. 1976, Newport Beach, CA) uses the canvas as an open space of exploration; an empty landscape that serves as the starting point for investigation into abstract terrains. Her work illustrates the existential plight the artist has in finding new, personal meaning and direction within the field of abstract painting. The recurring visual trope of Rococo-like excess and abundance performs a celebratory re-assertion of the endless possibilities available to the painter. Smith weaves together fleeting thoughts, moments of time, the fine lines between fact and fiction and subjective desires within her canvases, which in turn present the hopeful attitude of the artist, in the face of the realities of life and experience.

Smith received her MFA from California State University, Long Beach (CA), and has since had solo exhibitions in New York, Houston and Los Angeles. She has been included in numerous group shows, including those at the Laguna Art Museum (CA), Irvine Fine Arts Center (CA), Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (CA), and Riverside Museum (CA). Her work is included in the collections of the Laguna Art Museum (CA), Frederick R. Weisman Foundation (CA), Progressive (OH). The artist lives and works in Long Beach, CA.

Location

Mindy Solomon Gallery - 33132
8397 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138 (Map)

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collect

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

This exhibition explores the diverse cultural and emotional landscapes of recent Cuban Art. It presents a selection of works by Contemporary Cuban artists donated to the museum by Jorge M. Pérez, the majority from a recent gift of over 160 pieces, as well as works previously gifted to PAMM in 2012, and several recent acquisitions. The selection includes multiple images of the horizon, and these works serve to structure the conceptual framework of the exhibition.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Within Genres

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

Informed by these interests in art history, the current presentation of the permanent collection—installed thematically within two rooms on the first floor and four rooms on the second—is organized around the historical criteria of genres within Western painting and the traditional hierarchy of genres that developed out of the Renaissance period and was promoted within European art academies up through the 19th century.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

ArtBrazil

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 various times - English

The vibrancy and vitality of today's contemporary Brazilian art is recognized all over the world. Nowhere is it more alive than in South Florida, an area rich in Brazilian immigrants, Brazilian tourists and dazzling Brazilian culture. As the region's primary arts incubator, one of the original six launched nationwide, ArtServe provides the perfect backdrop for the ArtBrazil exhibition.

Held in honor of the Brazilian Independence Day and featuring the work of nearly three dozen world-renowned artists working in a wide range of mediums, the fifth annual ArtBrazil lends a unique perspective and the result is an amazingly alive and colorful fusion of forms and styles.

Location

ArtServe, Inc.
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Map)

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