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Dan Fauci wraps up the 2013-14 Hot Topic series

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Dan Fauci was the Center’s fourth and final speaker in the 2013/14 Hot Topics Artist series held on Saturday, April 5. Hot Topics has been funded in part by an Arts Challenge grant by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Fauci is the highly esteemed Los Angeles based executive producer and former head of comedy development at Paramount Studios. Read more

# Posted Tuesday April 22, 2014

Check out "Charles M. Schulz: Pop Culture in Peanuts" on Arts Loft show!

“From football to macrame to 3-d glasses, Charles M. Schulz made reference to 20th century, American pop culture through his “Peanuts” comic strip. The recent “Pop Culture in Peanuts” exhibit at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood delved into the fads, trends, and contemporary influences on Peanuts and showed us how those references changed over the 50 years of the strip. For more details log onto artandculturecenter.org/peanuts. But if you’re in California, you can visit the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center; log on at schulzmuseum.org.” Arts Loft

# Posted Tuesday February 18, 2014

Submit your ideas to South Florida Knights Arts Challenge!

Now in its seventh edition, South Florida Knight Arts Challenge is open for applications Jan. 27 – Feb. 24, 2014.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is seeking ideas and innovation in the arts from nonprofits, companies and individuals.

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Image: Knight Arts Challenge winner Ranjana Warier reinterpreted Western classics through Indian dance.

# Posted Tuesday January 28, 2014

Join featured artists Francie Bishop Good and Sarah Michelle Rupert for an intimate artist conversation about their work

Jan. 11, 2014, 2pm
Show runs through Jan. 12, 2014

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Join featured artists Francie Bishop Good and Sarah Michelle Rupert for an intimate artist conversation about their work, inspirations and creative process as it relates to their current exhibitions on view at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. The artist talk will be moderated by gallerist and curator Dina Mitrani.

Approaching their work from very different perspectives, both artists use photography to explore notions of identity and the role of women in the context of contemporary life in the public, private and domestic sphere.

Not on Allen Street and In Search of Ever After will close on Sunday, January 12.

Francie Bishop Good is an artist, collector and philanthropist living and working in Fort Lauderdale. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America. Good is twice a recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, and the State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship.

Sarah Michelle Rupert is a visual artist and arts professional living and working in South Florida. Working with photography, video, collage, drawing and design, her work revolves around consumer, mass-communication and television culture in contemporary experience. Her work has been exhibited widely through out South Florida and in recent exhibitions in New York City, Gainesville, FL and Gambier, OH.

Dina Mitrani is a curator and the owner of the Dina Mitrani Gallery in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, FL. After 20 years of experience in the international art world based in New York and Miami, Dina Mitrani opened her gallery in November of 2008 focusing exclusively on photography.

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Nonmembers – Free with regular admission

# Posted Monday January 6, 2014

MoMA acquires major work by Lyle Ashton Harris

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.

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# Posted Tuesday November 12, 2013

John Stengel honored at Tour de Fashion at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills

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

Hot Topics Artist Series: the breakdown

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

Florida Comic Strip Challenge Winners

Comic Strip Challenge Award Ceremony photos

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

Review of "Francesco LoCastro: Advent" exhibition in New Times

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.

LoCastro explains:
“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,”

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# Posted Tuesday September 24, 2013

Help children who are victims of family violence through the arts

The 3 P’s: Pictures, Percussion and Puppets

Donate Now!

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

Donate Now!

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