Bakehouse Art Complex bac:23 Programming Art Basel 2009 12/3-6/09

The Bakehouse Art Complex presents its programming lineup for Art Basel 2009
The BAC’s 33,000 square foot facility will be transform itself into bāc:23 from December 3-6 2009 to coincide with Art Basel and it’s various satellite fairs. The name bāc:23 is derived from the number of years the Bakehouse Art Complex has had it roots in the Wynwood Arts District and has been serving the community as the premiere institution for the visual arts in Miami. Now in its 23rd year, the BAC is at capacity with Miami’s hottest artists.
bāc:23 features the artwork and studios of over 70 local Miami artists. Guests are encouraged to visit the studios & speak with the resident artists. All artwork in the studios are for sale directly from the artists themselves. This is the only fair in town that guests can get a first-hand look at the artistic process while finding out the story behind a particular piece. The BAC will be open every day from 10-6pm with breakfast served daily. Start your Basel day off with coffee and baked goods at the BAC, free parking available!
In addition to the 70 artist studios, the Bakehouse Art Complex also houses 2 separate exhibition galleries. In its 2,600 square foot Main Gallery, BAC artists confront the idea of the overwhelming sensory qualities of Art Basel in Sensory Overload. Based on the traditional five senses, touch hear, see, smell, and taste, BAC artists cross and blend these senses together to create an experience of a sequence of synesthetic encounters, attacking one sense and at the same time evoking another.
The BAC presents a small works exhibition 5X7 in its Swenson Gallery. All of the work measures 5X7 or 7X5. The show will consist of a variety of media, from painting, drawing, sculpture, fiber art and on. There is sure to be something to please every aesthetic. Patrons are encouraged to purchase these small, unique works of art at $100.00 each. When a guest purchases a piece from this exhibition, a photo will be taken of them and their new purchase. The picture will then be hung on the wall in place of the piece, thus becoming part of the exhibition.
The Opening Reception of the Sensory Overload and 5X7 will be November 28th, 2009 from 7-10pm. BAC invites the public to browse the 70 resident artists’ studios, visit the 2 exhibitions, enjoy drinks and music from The Spam Allstars. This event is FREE.
Established in 1985, Bakehouse Art Complex is a non-profit 501(C) (3) organization dedicated to attracting emerging and mid-career artists in South Florida to a workplace that provides affordable studios, exhibition galleries, education and professional development opportunities. The Bakehouse Art Complex is located at 561 NW 32nd Street Miami, Florida 33127 in the Wynwood Arts District. For more information or images, contact Lauren Wagner at 305.576.2828 or www.bacfl.org.

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