Lyle Ashton Harris will be our guest on Friday, December 13, 2013 for Hot Topics Artists Series. For more than two decades he has cultivated a diverse artistic practice ranging from photographic media, collage, installation and performance. His work explores intersections between the personal and the political, examining the impact of ethnicity, gender and desire on the contemporary social and cultural dynamic. We are delighted to share with you that the Museum of Modern Art has just acquired The Watering Hole (1996), a suite of nine 30 × 40“ photomontages.
# Posted Tuesday November 12, 2013
Shown from left to right at Tour de Fashion are Luanne Lenberg, VP/general manager of Sawgrass Mills; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Board Chair and Tour de Fashion “Role Model” Honoree John Stengel; WSVN Anchor Belkys Nerey; and E! Entertainment’s “Fashion Police” co-star George Kotsiopoulos. This recent indulgence in shopping, fashion shows, mojitos, and more at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills celebrated the property’s most recent luxury outlet expansion while benefiting more than 30 local charities, including the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.
One of the day’s five “role models,” Stengel has been a member of the Center’s Board of Trustees since 2009 and board chair since 2012. He is an active supporter of all Center fund-raisers, and co-owns Equity Insurance Underwriters, Inc. in Hollywood with his wife Jacquelyn. One of seven founders of the Broward County Youth Fair, Stengel served as president from 1978-2000. In 1995, he was appointed chairman of the Florida State Fair Authority by the governor and served two terms (eight years). Stengel is the founder of the South Broward Business Council, a non-profit networking club of one-of-a-kind businesses. He has been involved with the Business Council for 32 years, and he also is past president of the Hollywood Jaycees and West Hollywood Kiwanis.
# Posted Wednesday October 30, 2013
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is excited to launch the Hot Topics Artist Series, the second in its series of gallery talks funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of the Knight Arts Challenge. The 2013-14 season series features a lineup of four internationally acclaimed practitioners in the contemporary visual arts.
The first visiting speaker, on Saturday, Oct. 5, was award-winning, Los Angeles-based artist Wayne White, whose one-of-a-kind autobiographical presentation, “You’re Supposed to Act All Impressed,” featured him performing on the banjo, conversing with a snarky puppet, sharing an array of 1960s family film clips, and showing excerpts from his Emmy-winning work on the kids’ TV show Pee Wee’s Playhouse, a selection of his MTV videos, and images of his witty and provocative “Word” paintings, sculptures and installations.
White regaled a sold-out audience with his candor, wily sense of humor and profound insights into the unexpected journey necessary to become a successful artist via unconventional practices. He was an inspiration for all who attended and earned a rousing standing ovation following his presentation.
White is the subject of the out-of-print monograph (designed by Todd Oldham) Maybe Now I’ll Get The Respect I So Richly Deserve and is the subject of the wildly successful film documentary produced in 2012, Beauty Is Embarrassing, which was screened at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center prior to his Hot Topics lecture.
For more information and/or purchase tickets for future talks please visit the Center’s website: Hot Topics Artist Series or cal 954-921-3274.
# Posted Wednesday October 9, 2013
Amateur cartoonists throughout Florida were invited to create their own original comic strip in this fun contest and exhibition. Cartoonists ages 5-and-up competed for prizes and a chance to exhibit their own original framed strip from August 28 – September 7, 2013 at the Center, in conjunction with the exhibition Charles M. Schulz: Pop Culture in Peanuts.
Shown from left to right at the Florida Comic Strip Challenge awards ceremony are Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Curator of Exhibitions Jane Hart, Barker Animation Art Gallery’s Eric Gonzalez, Honorable Mention Winner for Individuals 5-10 Mya Brittingham, and Barker Animation Art Gallery’s Nick Lyonnais.
Pictured from left to right at the Florida Comic Strip Challenge awards ceremony are Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Curator of Exhibitions Jane Hart, Honorable Mention Winner for Individuals 11-15 Ross Poehlman, Barker Animation Art Gallery’s Eric Gonzalez, and Barker Animation Art Gallery’s Nick Lyonnais.
First Place Winner for Individuals 16 and up and Winner for Businesses/Organizations Tom Athanasiou proudly poses with his certificates.
Shown from left to right at the Florida Comic Strip Challenge awards ceremony are Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Curator of Exhibitions Jane Hart, Barker Animation Art Gallery’s Eric Gonzalez, First Place Winner for Individuals 5-10 Rebecca Shaw, and Barker Animation Art Gallery’s Nick Lyonnais.
First Place Winner for Individuals 5-10 Rebecca Shaw shows off her certificate.
Third Place Winner for Individuals 5-10 Gabe Greenspan shows off his certificate.
Third Place Winner for Individuals 5-10 Gabe Greenspan (second from left front) focuses on creating Charlie Brown during Barker Animation Art Gallery’s drawing workshop at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.
# Posted Monday September 30, 2013
The New Times review retraces the up-bringing and career of the artist beyond his “hipster” more provocative lowbrow days.
His geometry series, “Advent”, is currently showing at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood until October 27, 2013.
“Geometry is just a word; it’s an aesthetic,” he says. “There’s no math involved in it. ‘Advent’ represents personal arrival, as well as a broad social and global one. In case you haven’t noticed, the world is changing so rapidly. Our technological evolution combined with scientific discoveries are catapulting us into an era that we won’t recognize our own children anymore,”
# Posted Tuesday September 24, 2013
The 3 P’s: Pictures, Percussion and Puppets
From October to March the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood will partner with Women in Distress to provide 20 after-school arts enrichment classes for children ages 5-12 who have experienced domestic violence.
The project gives children who are the youngest, innocent victims of family violence a chance to express themselves in positive, creative ways that reinforce non-violent behaviors.
The Center is seeking funds to enhance this project by purchasing 150 artist sketchpads and packs of coloring pencils, plus percussion instruments and puppet supplies. Each participating child at Women in Distress will receive an artist sketchpad and packet of pencils to keep so they can continue to nurture their creativity at home.
Approximately 150 children are expected to participate at Women in Distress. Participants are composed of youth who receive after-school care at the facility or are living temporarily in the 132-bed shelter. Your donation will pay for the following:
- 150 artist sketchpads and packets of pencils – $500
- A 35-piece percussion set – $160
- Three sets of polished wood bongos – $100
- Puppet Storytelling Kit – $30
- Portion of artistic fees for classroom instructors — $350
- Administrative fees for power2give — $156
- Total – $1,296
Visit Power2Give.org to find out more and make a donation.
Thank you for your support of the 3 P’s and the children and families who are using the arts to help rebuild their lives.
# Posted Wednesday July 24, 2013
“I feel that my role as curator often manifests itself as a collaborator of sorts, encountering the logistical and creative challenges artists encounter as they present their projects. I believe that the needs and vision of the exhibiting artists are of tantamount importance and I strive to honor this position in all I do.”
— Curator of Exhibitions Jane Hart, interviewed by Raisa Clavijo. Read more at Art Districts.
# Posted Friday July 5, 2013
During the month of June, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood members receive free admittance to 15 other institutions in Broward/Palm Beach County – join or renew today!
Participants in Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM)
- African American Research Library & Cultural Center
- Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
- Boca Raton Children’s Museum
- Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum
- Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
- Cinema Paradiso
- Classical South Florida 89.7 & 90.7 FM
- Fort Lauderdale History Center
- Historic Stranahan House Museum
- International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum
- IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame
- Museum of Art – Fort Lauderdale Nova Southeastern University
- Old Davie School Historical Museum
- Old Dillard Museum
- Plantation Historical Museum
- Seminole Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
- Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
Aside from this benefit, Center members always enjoy the following:
- Free unlimited admission to exhibitions, opening receptions, and most exhibition-related events.
- Discounted tickets to the Centerâ€™s performing arts productions.
- Discounts on workshops and classes for children and adults.
- Advance notice of all Center exhibitions, performances, classes and special events.
- Free admission passes to exhibitions for guests.
- Discounts on after-school programs, classes, and camps for children.
- And much more!
There are a variety of membership levels, as well as discount memberships for full-time students, teachers, and working artists. For more information or to join by phone, please call 954. 921. 3274, ext. 235. You may also join on our Membership page. For more information about Broward Museum Month, visit BAMMinfo.org.
# Posted Monday June 17, 2013
# Posted Thursday June 6, 2013
Thank you for making the 16th Annual Cuisine for Art a huge success!
Cuisine for Art is a fun and festive reception and sit-down dinner featuring elected government officials and community leaders who serve as your waiters.
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Eye on South Florida covered the event, and this is what they had to say about the evening:
“The evening was everything it promised to be and more. The food, art, entertainment, and the celebrity waiters made the evening a memorable one and at the same time raised money and awareness for the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.”
Read full article here
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Among the celebrity waiters, WSVN Channel 7 meteorologist Vivian Gonzalez joined the fun! Check out an aftermath video about Cuisine for Art on the Local news channel.
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# Posted Tuesday May 28, 2013