Education

Hot Topics Artist Series

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Four lectures by renowned practitioners in the contemporary visual arts will address their process and the vital role the arts play in our community. Each event includes a reception for guests to meet the speakers, lecture, and a Q&A period. Tickets are $10 non-members; $5 members, students, teachers, and seniors (with ID) per lecture. Price includes donation bar and snacks/hors d’oeuvres.

Whole Day Down with Dan Fauci

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Reception – 5 pm; Lecture & Q&A – 6 pm

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Dan Fauci is the Executive Producer of the web-based comedy television series Whole Day Down. He is former head of Comedy Development at Paramount Studios, where he oversaw many hit TV shows, including Frasier. He will discuss the acclaimed Whole Day Down, which follows two failed middle-aged actors, played by Patrick Breen and Willie Garson, as they pursue their passion to open an art gallery. Written by Tai Fauci and Breen as “a web series about art and the apocalypse,” Whole Day Down lampoons the contemporary art world as Breen and Garson deal with eccentric artists, a vicious art critic, a satanic receptionist and a bizarre love pentagon, among others obstacles. The futility of their efforts and their inevitable failures suggest darker forces are at play and their well-meaning foray into the art world may be a harbinger of the coming apocalypse. Fauci will screen excerpts from the show and discuss how they raised funds through Kickstarter and other sources. Visit http://wholedaydown.tv/ to view an episode.

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Whole Day Down

Image: Dan Fauci (with actor Willie Garson) on the set of Whole Day Down

Wayne White

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Reception – 5 pm; Lecture & Q&A – 6 pm

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Award-winning artist Wayne White’s one-of-a-kind autobiographical PowerPoint presentation, “You’re Supposed to Act All Impressed,” features live banjo and harmonica performances, snarky puppets, 1960s family film clips, MTV video snippets, and images of his witty and provocative “Word” paintings, sculptures and installations. White has created paintings and public works that have been shown all over the world. His most successful works have been the word paintings featuring oversized, three-dimensional text painstakingly integrated into vintage landscape reproductions. White is also a three-time Emmy Award winner for his art direction of the iconic children’s show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. He was art director for Peter Gabriel’s seminal music video “Big Time” in 1986, and in 1996 he designed the award-winning video for the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight.” Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, said, “Wayne is talented and weird, which is great. And he’s really, really funny.” White is the author of the book Maybe Now I’ll Get The Respect I So Richly Deserve and is the subject of the film documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing.

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Image: Wayne White in his studio, Los Angeles, detail of still from the film “Beauty is Embarrassing” 2012

Lyle Ashton Harris

Friday, December 13, 2013
Reception – 6 pm; Lecture & Q&A – 7 pm

For more than two decades, Lyle Ashton Harris 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. Known for his self-portraits and use of pop culture icons, such as Billie Holiday and Michael Jackson, Harris teases the viewers’ perceptions and expectations by recalibrating the familiar with the extraordinary. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the 52nd Venice Biennale. His commissioned work has been featured in a wide range of publications, including The New York Times Magazine and the New Yorker. Born in New York City, where he currently lives, Harris spent his formative years in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and has worked previously in Accra, Ghana. [Image: Lyle Ashton Harris in his exhibition Accra My Love at Kennesaw State University]

Tickets available at the door

$10 non-members; $5 members, students, teachers, and seniors (with ID) per lecture. Price includes donation bar and snacks/hors d’oeuvres. Sponsorships available, see below for more information.

Andrea Zittel

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Reception – 5 pm; Lecture & Q&A – 6 pm

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Andrea Zittel is an American sculptor, installation artist, Relational artist and co-founder of High Desert Test Sites, a 35-acre artist compound in Joshua, California, which supports experimental art that engages with the local environment and community. Zittel’s A-Z West project at the site is part of her “investigations in living” and encompasses all aspects of day-to-day life in the desert. Since 2000, home furniture, clothing, and food have all been explored in her ongoing endeavor to better understand human nature and the social construction of needs and desires. Her experimental projects there include the A-Z Homestead Unit, the A-Z Wagon Stations and A-Z Advanced Technologies such as Paper Pulp Pannels and Fiber Forms. “Andrea Zittel: Critical Space,” her career retrospective, was exhibited at high-profile contemporary institutions in New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Houston and Buffalo. In 2005, she received the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Lucelia Artist Award. In 2012, she was awarded the Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts. She was profiled in the PBS series Art21 and has been featured in seven books, including the 2011 releases Andre Zittel: Lay of My Land and Between Art and Life.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are now closed
Sponsorship Levels

$5,000 Level Benefits
• 10 tickets to all four lectures, which includes a reception (donation bar with snacks/hors d’ouevres) and Q&A with the presenting artist
• Dinner for four (4) at the four (4) private dinners;
• Reserved seating at the lecture
• Recognition on all promotional materials (website, brochures, email blasts, etc.)
• Recognition from the podium

$2,500 Level Benefits
• Six (6) tickets to all four (4) lectures, which includes a reception (donation bar with snacks/hors d’ouevres) and Q&A with the presenting artist
• Dinner for two (2) at four (4) dinner events OR dinner for four (4) at 2 of the private dinners.
• Reserved seating at the lecture
• Recognition on all promotional materials (website, brochures, email blasts, etc.)
• Recognition from the podium

$1,000 Level Benefits
• Four tickets to two (2) lectures, which includes a reception (donation bar with snacks/hors d’ouevres) and Q&A with the presenting artist
• Dinner for two (2) at two (2) dinner events OR dinner for four (4) at one of the private dinners.
• Reserved seating at the lecture
• Recognition on all promotional materials (website, brochures, email blasts, etc.)
• Recognition from the podium

Please contact the Executive Director at 954/921-3274 ×238 or via email – joy@artandculturecenter.org – for any questions or additional information.

The Hot Topics Artist Series is supported in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of the Knight Arts Challenge. Thanks to Event Chairs Lou Anne and Mike Colodny. Additional support is provided by Marianne Ferro, Bonnie Eletz, and donations made in memory of Natalia Hnatiuk. Sponsorship opportunities still available – call for details.

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding Logos: State of Florida, Broward County, City of Hollywood

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(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.