Three-time Emmy Award-winner Wayne White is working alongside high school art students from South Florida to create a series of large puppets themed around the Everglades. The giant puppets will be part of a puppet parade on Friday, June 12 at 6 pm at ArtsPark in Hollywood. The special opening event will culminate with an artist’s reception at the Art and Culture Center at 7 pm.
The puppets are being created during a residency at the Center using only cardboard and glue and then painted using Acrylic paints.
White is building a large-scale puppet of the county’s namesake, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward who was the 19th Governor of Florida from 1905-09 and encouraged development in the region by initiating the drainage and channeling of the Everglades.
The massive puppet head will be the centerpiece of a major exhibition for the Center where White will present a mixture of his eclectic, witty and inspired two- and three-dimensional works. Wayne White: Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something, will be on display at the Center from June 13 to August 23.
# Posted Wednesday June 10, 2015
Inside Out Downtown Hollywood project commemorates Broward County’s Centennial
Who: Creative individuals of all ages who live or work in Hollywood are being sought to participate in Inside Out Downtown Hollywood, part of a unique global photography art project and one of the ways in which community groups and organizations can commemorate Broward County’s centennial.
What: To illustrate the theme of “Creatives making a difference in Hollywood,” creative individuals of all ages will be featured on a large-scale mural consisting of black-and-white photo portraits pasted on a building at 1740 S. Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood.
Those featured in Inside Out Downtown Hollywood will join over 200,000 people from more than 180 countries who have taken part in the world’s largest participatory art project.
Where: Broward 100 will review and select approximately 200 photos that will be included in the project. The images will be pasted on multiple walls of 1740 S. Young Circle, a two-story building located across the street from the ArtsPark at Young Circle and steps away from the Center.
When: The portraits will be shot by a professional photographer at the Art and Culture Center on Saturday, May 9 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.; no appointments are needed.
The Inside Out Downtown Hollywood mural will be installed on Saturday, June 13 in conjunction with the opening weekend festivities of the Center’s “Wayne White: Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something” exhibit.
Why: The Inside Out project is one of four innovative art and performance projects offered through Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community, which commemorates Broward County’s 100th birthday.
Find our more about “Inside Out Broward” from Florida’s Hollywood, Community Redevelopment Agency.
For information visit Inside Out
# Posted Monday May 4, 2015
“In a stunning new exhibition, internationally renowned artist, Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), has transformed four first-floor galleries of the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood into a site-specific, multi-sensory environment that will transport viewers into a world where science, magic, and mysticism converge…” – On View Magazine
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Check out the Opening Reception Photo Gallery
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 18, 2 pm
A conversation between the artist and Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. 2 pm reception; 2:30 pm talk. Free with gallery admission.
Film Screening: Thursday, May 7, 6:30 pm
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center
1770 Monroe Street (US-1 and Monroe Street)
Hollywood, Florida, 33020
Screening of An Honest Liar, a documentary film about James “The Amazing” Randi, with James Randi and Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) in attendance. Followed by Q&A with Randi and Jose Alvarez.
$7 for adults; $4 for students, seniors, and children ages 4 to 17 (includes a gallery pass to see the exhibition); and free to Center members and children 3 and under. Doors open at 6 pm.
# Posted Tuesday April 7, 2015
Black Tie South Florida brings to you a break down in photos of the Center’s 7th Annual Hot Hollywood Glam.
“More than 225 people experienced the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s Seventh Annual Hot Hollywood “The Masquerade: An Evening of Enchantment” fund-raiser held at the Center on Saturday, Jan 31.
Guests enjoyed exquisite food and full bar, music and dancing, a performance by VK Dance Center, illusions by close-up magician Jack Maxwell, an exclusive preview of the Eighth Annual Abracadabra exhibition, a fabulous silent auction, complimentary valet parking, and more!
The Center also recognized Susan Renneisen, vice president of Community Affairs & Special Events, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. She is a recognized community leader and activist.”– Black Tie South Florida
# Posted Monday March 9, 2015
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood was named 2-1-1 Broward’s “Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Arts” at the Fifth Annual Non-Profit Academy Awards presented on Feb. 13 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Center was selected by an independent panel of judges from a group of finalists that included Business for the Arts of Broward and the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre. In addition to winning this prestigious recognition, the Center received an “Oscar” and a $1,000 prize. According to the awards program, “The award celebrates an arts organization that has significantly contributed to the health and vibrancy of the larger community through arts programming.”
“We are pleased to receive this recognition and prestigious award, which recognizes our contributions to the community,” said Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Executive Director Joy Satterlee.
The Fifth Annual Non-Profit Academy Awards were presented by 2-1-1 Broward, sponsored by South Florida Community Care Network, and hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The awards luncheon was attended by over 800 people.
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# Posted Monday February 23, 2015
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is honored to be named one of 3 finalists for the Non-Profit Organization of the Year in the Arts category along with Business for the Arts and Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater!
2-1-1 Broward defines this award category as:
This award celebrates an Arts organization which has significantly contributed to the health and vibrancy of the larger community through arts programming. Because of this organization, the opportunity to experience the arts is widely available and encouraged among all sectors of the community. Nominees will demonstrate:
- Broad-based marketing, support, and community participation
- Cost control without compromising the quality of arts programming
- Arts programming which results in positive community impact
(i.e. economic, participation by underserved communities)
- A future strategy for lasting impact
If you have any questions or to RSVP, please contact Tracy Schuldiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954.640.5822.
Image (Left to right): Joy Satterlee, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood; David Ross, 211Broward Board member; Robyn Vegas, Business for the Arts
# Posted Tuesday January 20, 2015
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood has received a $15,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The Center will use the money to help support the two-week artist residency and exhibition of puppets, paintings, and illustrations by acclaimed Los Angeles-based artist Wayne White, organized by the Center’s Curator of Exhibitions Jane Hart. This is the first time in the Center’s history it has received a NEA project grant for a gallery exhibition. The Center is one of three cultural organizations in Broward County and 27 in Florida to receive the Art Works grant.
L to R: Jane Hart (Curator of Exhibition), Jane Chu (NEA Chair), Joy Satterlee (Executive Director), Jeff Rusnak (Director of Development)
“We are pleased to be one of the beneficiaries of this NEA grant and the first arts organization in Florida to host a retrospective of works from three-time Emmy Award winning artist Wayne White, who was a previous participant in our Hot Topics Artist Series,” said Executive Director Joy Satterlee. “During his residency, Wayne White will creatively engage the South Florida community as well as inspire select high school art students who will be fortunate enough to work alongside him in the creation of this mixed-media exhibition.”
White’s summer 2015 family-friendly exhibition at the Center, Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something, will be on display June 12 through Aug. 23, 2015.
A giant puppet of Lyndon B. Johnson created by Wayne White.
In conjunction with Broward 100 – the 100th anniversary of Broward County – White will create one of his iconic, supersized puppet heads, this time depicting county namesake Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (1857-1910), who governed Florida from 1905-1909 and initiated the drainage and channeling of the Everglades to encourage development in the region. The puppet will replicate in style, size, and whimsical nature similar large-scale puppets created by White of country singer George Jones and former President Lyndon Johnson.
Through an application process, the Center will pick five talented South Florida high school students to collaborate with White on the creation of the Napoleon Bonaparte Broward puppet and gallery installation. The public will also assist in the exhibition’s creation during a Community Day with White.
Opening weekend activities include a puppet parade in downtown Hollywood led by Wayne White, a reception with the artist, and a talk. During summer 2015, there will also be a screening of White’s acclaimed film, “Beauty is Embarrassing.”
Art Works grants support the creation of art, public engagement with art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancement of the livability of communities through the arts. For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website. Follow the conversation about this and other NEA-funded projects on Twitter at #NEAFall2014.
# Posted Tuesday December 2, 2014
Dave Muller: Rock ‘n’ Old runs Nov. 15, 2014 to Jan. 18, 2015
On Friday, Nov. 14, the Center kicked off a Three-Day Weekend with Muller, who Deejayed music from his collection at a reception from 6 to 9 pm. Rock ’n’ Old merged wall murals that wrap around the gallery, large-scale paintings, three-dimensional works, and six listening stations into an multi-sensory installation created on site by the artist based on the rise of rock ’n’ roll as a musical genre. The exhibition is funded in part by a FAB! Knight New Work Award from Funding Arts Broward and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Day Two of this special weekend event featured a meet-and-greet and artist’s talk with Muller on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Center. Guests were invited to bring their own top 10 album lists to post in a Center gallery, and other music-related items to share and compare!
On Sunday, Nov. 16, the Center’s Free Admission Day, Muller created free buttons for all visitors who brought in photos, drawings, or anything on paper that can be made into a button by the internationally renowned artist. Members of FUN – Florida Ukulele Network of Hollywood – performed hard-rocking sounds of ukulele music in the main gallery.
If Muller’s music collection is massive, so are his paintings. His record slipcovers, which appear tattered to the point where some print is unreadable, stretch as tall as 6 1/2 feet, and bear names such as Glass and Yoko Ono. … He says the height of his painted vinyl slipcovers match the height of the person, which Muller believes is “more reliable” at capturing a subject than a traditional portrait.
— Sun-Sentinel Showtime
Some artists stage stuffy openings for their exhibitions, events where black-clad art experts somberly wander a gallery nodding and squinting silently at the walls. Dave Muller is not one of those artists. He’s here to rock ‘n’ roll. “Music is my world, in one way or another,” the L.A.-based artist says. “I tend to think of music as the lens through which I see things.”
— New Times
# Posted Monday December 1, 2014
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood has reached the milestone of impacting 10,000 students through its free Distance Learning Program, which was started during the 2005-2006 school year and provides free programming in the arts on selected days to all Broward County Schools.
The video teleconferencing sessions, which meet State and Common Core Standards for the arts as well as math, social studies, language arts, and science, take place from October through May in the Center’s Distance Learning Studio, and they are live and interactive to all participating schools. The Art and Culture Center and the Broward Education Communications Network (BECON) are partners in these programs, which are geared to children in grades K-12. BECON is a multifaceted, multimedia, education facility in Broward County that is well-known for its distance learning program.
“These interactive programs provide students with a creative outlet and fill the void left by the elimination or reduction of visual and performing arts education classes in Broward County Public Schools,” said Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (ACCH) Executive Director Joy Satterlee. “The Center also wants to thank BECON for its partnership in this worthwhile endeavor, and we look forward to continuing this relationship and sharing in its future success.”
ACCH Assistant Director Susan Rakes, who oversees the education department and worked with BECON to establish the program, said that she saw a need in the public schools for these sessions, and is extremely pleased with its success over the years.
“When we first started this program, we did not know that within nine years we would positively impact the lives of 10,000 students in schools throughout Broward County,” said Rakes. “It has been proven that students who receive arts education learn skills important in both school and life. These skills include cooperation, critical thinking, and creative problem solving.”
Interactive Art Distance Learning is funded in part by a grant from Target. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501©(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and The Kresge Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.
Image: Art instructor Traci Petersen teaches about sugar skulls during a recent Distance Learning Program session at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. The Center has reached the milestone of impacting 10,000 students through its free Distance Learning Program, which was started during the 2005-2006 school year and provides free programming in the arts on selected days to all Broward County Schools.
# Posted Tuesday November 18, 2014
On Oct. 8, 2014, we concluded our well-received #acchfocus Instagram contest. The contest spanned over 52 weeks, starting Sept., 01, 2013, and generated 1,347 hashtags (#acchfocus non unique entries). We would like to thank all participants who submitted entries!
Artists from within Florida were invited to submit Instagram shots of their work (in any medium) during the contest dates. Each week, a winning artist was selected by the Center’s Curator of Exhibitions and staff. Each winner was prominently included in an online gallery.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of this year-long contest is Autumn Casey, an American artist, born in Dallas Texas, who currently lives and works in Miami. Casey will be awarded a solo show in the Center’s Project room during the All Media Juried Biennial in September, 2015! All 52 images of the year’s winners will be displayed in a small format print in the Center’s new artist showcase, The Landing, concurrent with the 2015 Biennial.
To see all the #acchfocus entries and find out more about the contest click here .
Image: Instagram post by Autumn Casey
# Posted Monday October 13, 2014