Pitman Photo Darkroom Solo Exhibit 4/1/15

Pitman Photo Darkroom Solo Exhibit
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 – 04/30/2015 12:00 pm – 07:00 pm
PITMANPHOTOPitman Photo Supply
13911 South Dixie Highway,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

A photography exhibition of Miami’s award-winning photographer/visual artist Jonathan Brooks

Art Bastion Miami Presents Transiens et Vanitas Exhibition by Charlie Masson 3/26/15

Art Bastion Miami Presents Transiens et Vanitas Exhibition by Charlie Masson
Thursday, 03/26/2015 – 03/26/2015 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Transiens_et_Vanitas_InviteArt Bastion
2085 NW 2nd Avenue, #104,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Global art agency and gallery, Art Bastion Miami, will be showcasing exclusive paintings from Transiens et Vanitas, the inaugural Miami solo exhibition of Charlie Masson, March 26th through April 18th, 2015. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 26th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Transiens et Vanitas exhibition consists of 68 works made in a variety of media, including previously unseen assemblages, paintings on panels, as well as paintings on familiar packaging materials.

The artwork highlights vanity and superficiality in online social media and popular culture, and simultaneously serve as reminders of the transience of trends and materials people assign value to. The works pay tribute to influencers that have shaped today’s world.

The transience of life, values and pursuits is the dominant motif throughout the Transiens et Vanitas exhibition. Following tradition stemming from Flemish artists of the 17th century, Masson also incorporates the philosophy of “vanitas” in his works. His works are represented in private collections around the world that include those of HRH Prince of Wales and Baron Cavendish of Furness.

Masson’s first series of paintings titled #vanity (I-V), is in a format that mimics the interface of Instagram and the works are painted in a style that recalls pop-art through usage of bold lines and Ben-Day dots and calls into question the phenomenon of “selfies.”

The series of small oil paintings Avatar (I-IX) are intimate portrayals of the artist’s friends taken from images that they chose as representations of themselves for use in various social media. Painted in a direct manner, Masson injects importance to these modern-day self-appointed miniature online portraits. Accompanying these works, Masson also includes a self-portrait of his reflection on a computer screen, a nod to the intangible virtual life that we each compose.

Opposite the nine paintings of avatars, are nine deceased famous personalities who have left an imprint on today’s world portrayed in “Lament Boxes,” tissue boxes with floral motifs whose openings serve as frames for illuminated ghost-like portraits.

Art Bastion was founded by internationally recognized art collector and curator, Sebastiano Varoli, with the mission of discovering and representing artists around the world and introducing their artwork to broader audiences. Varoli has collaborated with renowned art initiatives ranging from the Musée D’Orsay in Paris to the Royal Ballet in London and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

Power Financial Credit Union and AutoNation Team up for Inaugural Auto Tent Sale 3/21/15

Power Financial Credit Union and AutoNation Team up for Inaugural Auto Tent Sale
Saturday, 03/21/2015 – 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Power Financial Credit Union
2020 NW 150th Ave,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
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Cost: Free

Power Financial Credit Union, which has served the South Florida community for 65 years, will partner with AutoNation to host the inaugural Power Financial Credit Union Auto Tent Sale from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the financial institution’s Sheridan branch at 2020 NW 150th Ave., Pembroke Pines, Fla. The sale, which is open to all members of the South Florida community, will offer South Florida families affordable and reliable vehicles from AutoNation with low rates and financing from Power Financial Credit Union.

The Auto Tent Sale will feature a wide variety of vehicles onsite. In addition, interested buyers may pre-select their makes and models from AutoNation’s online inventory of more than 70,000 new and used vehicles and pick up their vehicles at the Auto Tent Sale.

As part of the event, Power Financial Credit Union is offering buyers special auto loan rates as low as 1.34% and is waiving dealer fees.

META Art Series Event 2 3/29/15

META Art Series Event 2
Sunday, 03/29/2015 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
META-march-flyer-Judy-Sayfie_smallThe ARC
675 Ali Baba Avenue,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
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Cost: Free

The March edition of OLCDC’s new art series META is in honor of Women’s History Month and doubles as the opening of “Forces of Nature: Bounce and Flow” featuring artists Elaine Defibaugh, Sheila Elias, Judy Sayfie, and Hattie Mae Williams. The multimedia art exhibition will be a visual feast full of color, fantasy, creative power and energy. The March 29 opening will also include a panel discussion on the transformational value of art, co-moderated by META curator Ludlow Bailey of CADA Conversations and Mikhaile Solomon, Director of Public Art for OLCDC and Founder/Director of PRIZM Art Fair.

Panelists include:
Dr. Carol Damian, Professor of Art History at FIU
Evelyn Pierre, Director of the Haitian Cultural Museum
Marie Vickles, Education Manager for Outreach Programs at the Perez Art Museum Miami / Curator-in-Residence at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex

FREE and open to the public!

“Forces of Nature: Bounce and Flow” will be on display at The ARC from March 29 – April 15, 2015. Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5:30 PM. Weekends by appointment only.

META is a monthly art series is meant to engage the Opa-locka and greater South Florida communities with unique and transformative art, leading up to OLCDC’s annual Art of Transformation in November and December.

META Forces of Nature Bounce and Flow 3/29/15

META Forces of Nature Bounce and Flow
Sunday, 03/29/2015 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
META-march-flyer-Sheila-EliasThe ARC
675 Ali Baba Ave.,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
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Cost: Free

The event features a multi-media art exhibition that highlights the visual and performance artistry of Judy Sayfie, Elaine Defibaugh, Sheila Elias and Hattie Mae Williams. The event will also include a panel discussion on the transformational value of art. This event is the second of a four-part META series— a free monthly cultural event designed to engage the South Florida community with unique and transformative art experiences. The exhibition begins on March 29, 2015 from 1-4 PM and runs until April 15, 2015. Curator, Ludlow Bailey, says, “Forces of Nature: Bounce and Flow is a visual feast, full of color, fantasy, creative power and transformational energy.

Divinity Revealed 3/5/15

Divinity Revealed
Thursday, 03/05/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
????????????????????????African Heritage Cultural Art Center
6161 NW 22nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33142
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Cost: FREE

In honor of Women’s History Month, the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center presented the Amadlozi Gallery Exhibition:

Divinity Revealed Amadlozi Gallery Exhibition, March 5th – 30th 2015: Curated by Mikhaile Solomon,

Divinity Revealed will premier works by national artists, LaToya Hobbs, Sheena Rose, Martin Nyarko, and Amber Robles -Gordon. This exhibition explores femininity from the artist’s perspective within the context of their community and the world. The gallery’s opening reception is March 5th at 6pm with curatorial presentations at 6:30pm at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142. It is free to attend, rsvp required.
The Divinity Revealed exhibition is part of “Sankofa: Looking Back, Going Forward,” a year-long series of events and performances that bring alumni back to the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center to inspire the next generation of talent, in celebration of the Center’s fortieth anniversary with funding support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.

The Real Deal South Florida Broward Forum & Showcase 4/23/15

The Real Deal South Florida Broward Forum & Showcase
Thursday, 04/23/2015 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
trdbrowardDesign Center of the Americas
1855 Griffin Rd,
Dania Beach, Florida 33137
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Cost: $25.00

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