Thursday, April 27, 2017

Student work on display in the library

We have two classes exhibiting student work in the library:

CRN 36293:  Honors Audubon’s Nature
                 Professors: Dr. Jon Moore & Dorothea Lemeh

Here are a few of the great student works on display. Come by to see them all!

Christopher Tepetitlan
Rock Dove foot and Sharp-skinned Hawk Head
Graphite on paper

Daniel Wu
Cardinal Feather
Graphite on paper

Calren Wang
Beautyberry Bush
Colored pencil

Daniel Rico-Madrazo
Zebra Longwing and Mockingbird
Mixed media

Kia Taylor-Riccio
Juvenile Coconit Palm
Craphite and colored pencil

Natalia Centifanti
Copic marker on paper

Sarah Stamos
Queen Angelfish
Watercolor and ink

The second class is ART 122C: Design and Color Phenom
                                Professor: Sibel Kocabasi

Here is a small sampling of the student work.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Product 81 Curatorial Lab with IHP

IHP Curatorial Lab (a project of FAU libraries) held a Curatorial discussion at Product 81/Creative Lab on April 7, 2017 [located at 2930 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33127].

IHP Curatorial Lab holds informal gatherings at artist studios, galleries and museums to facilitate dialog relating to contemporary art practices. By gathering a group of professionals from different disciplines; the conversations act as a visual learning lab and facilitator to understanding current art practices; how curators or museum administrators view artists and work; and more importantly how the public interprets what creatives do.

Our discussions are meant to promote cross-sector dialogue about the arts; but also how we as artists and cultural curators can contribute to solving societal problems. Each Roundtable focuses on a specific topic or artist. This meeting focused on the solo show by artis Birds are Nice. The lead topic was environmental art. Other topics included activist art, Didacticism in this genre of art, as well as the commercialisation of art. 

Attendees included:

Product 81 Arts program coordinator, Karina Hayes Blakeley, Miami, FL

Elisa Medrano, Relationship mangaer with CIC Miami.

Art historian Mary Jo Aagerstoun

Below are a few images from the gathering. As you can see the topic stirred some emotion and as always a sense of fun and community.

[The Birds are Nice exhibition was part of the Wayne Ackers Ford #stART program.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Now Showing at the Palm Beach Cultural Council

Mark My Words

March 31 through May 27
Opening Member Preview: Thursday, March 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | RSVP online »
The use of language has evolved dramatically with the advancement of technology and how it influences our lives. Texting and emails have replaced older methods of communication and our lexicon includes new words and phrases. Utilizing words in art is nothing new: think Ed Ruscha or John Baldessari, the Ancient Egyptians or the art in Medieval Churches across Europe. This exhibition will showcase the work of 15 professional artists in Palm Beach County that feature “words” as their subject matter and muse.

Featured Image: Raymond Neubert, Beauty

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Now on view at the Norton Museum of Art

 Svenja Deininger Second Chances First Impressions

February 4, 2017 - April 16, 2017
The Norton’s sixth RAW (Recognition of Art by Women) exhibition will premiere the first solo museum exhibition of Svenja Deininger (Austrian, born 1974) in the United States. Deininger is one of a new generation of abstract painters, aware of the rich history of abstraction, yet creating complex canvases originating from her sophisticated, knowledgeable and intuitive response to process, imagery, and materials. This exhibition of 22 canvases has been assembled with the artist’s participation and explores specific themes of the last five years. The Norton’s annual RAW exhibition was founded in 2011 through generous funding by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund/ML Dauray Arts Initiative to promote the work of living women artists. A publication will accompany the exhibition. Organized by the  Norton Museum, Cheryl Brutvan, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Contemporary Art.
Organized by the Norton Museum of Art.
This is the sixth exhibition of RAW - Recognition of Art by Women - made possible by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund/MLDauray Arts Initiative.

Svenja Deininger (Austrian, born 1974)
Untitled, 2014
Oil on canvas
Private Collection
© Svenja Deininger, Courtesy Marianne Boesky Gallery

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What Happens in the Forest...


WESTPALM BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 10, 2017: StArt artist Birds Are Nice has been selected to exhibit at the #Fordistas Gallery on March 11th, during Wynwood Art Walk.

StArt is Wayne Akers Ford’s cultural initiative with a threefold, interconnected mission: help local artists thrive, inspire the Palm Beach area and benefit important philanthropic causes. The program invites local promising artists to showcase their work in an unexpected format, on the walls of an automotive dealership, and donates a portion of all artwork sold to one of three charities: Autism Speaks, Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Birds Are Nice was a StArt exhibiting artist for the program’s gallery night last winter; her thought provoking work is currently on the walls of Wayne Akers Ford. Birds are Nice employs a nonchalant use of stripped down schematic characteristics from 21st century cartoons and animation. This, together with the application to her paintings’ surfaces of ambiguous symbolic phrases and shapes, serve to intensify the curiosity of the viewer regarding the density of meaning implied in the term syncretism.

In her new exhibition What happens in the forest doesn’t stay in the forest, she explores the plight of animals and ecosystems in their struggle with humans. The artist delves into the real dilemmas affecting our basic health and wellbeing as a result of living off of a consumer based, human-centric treatment of the planet for decades. Her artwork highlights endangered, vulnerable species that are struggling to survive.

The exhibit will integrate with GALT is coming, a special evening previewing music and visual art from local nonprofit Miami Piano Circle’s show, GALT. The stunning musical representation of Ayn Rand’s 1957 groundbreaking novel Atlas Shrugged will be a an immersive experience in musical and visual storytelling.

Fordistas is a program with roots embedded deeply in South Florida culture, namely the arts. It has commissioned, hosted and supported resident artists and initiatives that enhance the community.
Join us for an evening of drinks, food, original art and a live music performance. Join us for an evening of drinks, food, original art and a live music performance. For more information, visit us here.
For media inquiries, please contact Nicole Cornella at at Kip Hunter Marketing (954-765- 1329).
#Fordistas presents Birds Are Nice, What happens in the forest doesn’t stay in the forest.
March 11, 2017
The #Fordistas Gallery
2930 NW 7th Ave.
Miami 33127

About Fordistas
The Fordistas program is a platform for emerging arts and culture focused on nurturing and elevating homegrown talent. Powered by South Florida Ford, the platform has taken many shapes over the years adapting to artists and their evolving media. From street art to fine art, the culinary to the immersive, Fordistas has disrupted the flow of what has now become the South Florida arts and culture scene. To learn more visit #Fordistas

About Wayne Akers Ford
Wayne Akers Ford, an automotive dealership based in Lake Worth, Florida, sells new and preowned vehicles. The company provides auto financing for personal and business needs, as well as full service and heavy truck repairs. For more information regarding Wayne Akers Ford and its products worldwide, please visit

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

High Gloss at the Box Gallery

High Gloss WPB: The Art of Fashion
Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 2017 | 6 PM
Exhibition Dates: February 10 to March 30, 2017 

HIGHGLOSSWPB: The Art of Fashion
An exhibition of fine art photography, wearable art,
and lifestyle accessories.
Elle Schorr, Fl├ívio Iryoda , Alexey Lebedinsky, Juan Erman Gonzalez, Amanda Rosenblatt, Irina G., Bonnie Roseman, Susan Marie David, Gisele Weisman, and Susan Marie David

Opening Reception: February 10, 2017 6-9 PM
Exhibition Dates: Feb.10-Mar. 30, 2017