Sri Prabha: Outpost
Sept. 6 – Nov. 2, 2014
Artists’ Reception: Friday, Sept. 5,
7 – 10 pm
Artist Talk: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 pm
Sri Prabha is a mixed-media artist originally from Hyderabad, India. He was born into a family of doctors and engineers who taught him the basic underpinnings of the scientific process. His artistic training includes the Cornish College of the Arts. He also holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology.
Outpost is a site specific installation inspired by space, biology, and exploration. An otherworldly campsite is presented bathed in video and natural sounds. On view are basic shelters and a symbolic fireplace surrounded by mixed-media works inspired by images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, particle physics, microbiology, and an ongoing collaboration with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum.
Artist Talk: Sri Prabha in Conversation with Margery Gordon and Dr. Jorge Perez-Gallego
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 pm
Sri Prabha will illuminate the multifaceted ideas and influences that inspired Outpost in a discussion with art critic Margery Gordon and Dr. Jorge Perez-Gallego, an astronomer and designer at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Their exchange will consider how artworks and exhibitions can use innovative design and technology to explore how humans relate to the natural world.
Sri Prabha lives in Hollywood and works at a studio in FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale. He was raised in India by a family of doctors and engineers who sparked an interest in science that deepened with the masters’ degree in psychology he pursued after studying at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
Margery Gordon is a freelance journalist, curator and educator who grew up amid Miami’s burgeoning art community. As founder and director of Arts Encounters, she organizes cultural tours throughout South Florida as well as public programs, exhibitions and group travel for arts organizations, institutions and businesses.
Jorge Perez-Gallego is an astronomer, designer and educator born in Spain. Now an exhibition developer at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, he holds a PhD in astronomy and an MFA in design from the University of Florida. Co-founder of the ODDS design studio in Asheville, N.C., Perez-Gallego has worked for NASA and led international research on the evolution of galaxies.
Reception begins at 6:30 pm, talk begins at 7 pm.
Images: Outpost (installation view), 2014, In-situ, mixed media and multiple projectors, Dimensions variable
March 16, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Habitat is a multi-disciplinary village of artist environments that examines the cosmos, domesticity, and women’s roles in intimate spaces. Curated by Laura Marsh, visitors are immersed in a series of installations made by individual artists and collaboratives.
21st Annual Cuisine for Art Fundraiser
Thursday, April 26, 2018
The 21st Annual Cuisine for Art fundraiser, which takes place in the newly constructed Event Center at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Center is the first nonprofit to have an event in this new space! Featuring elected officials and community leaders serving as Celebrity Waiters, guests enjoy complimentary wine, beer, vodka cocktails, a three-course dinner, and live entertainment. This year’s honoree is Ina Lee, owner of TravelHost Magazine of Greater Fort Lauderdale.
March 16, 2018 - May 20, 2018
As an annual installation dedicated to Pleasurable, Lush, Utilitarian, Subjects of Humanity, PLUSH is a tactile mindscape. Textiles are inherently connected to the domestic environment. In the U.S., fiber art has often been mislabeled as craft or “women’s work,” however, in many countries, textile production is considered men’s labor.
ORIGIN - Sri Prabha
March 16, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Slipping between resin pours, meditative states, and explorations into the cosmos through everyday objects, Sri Prabha challenges our sense of gravity and simultaneously asks us to find our center. His coalescing galaxies are fluid yet contained within their solid resin forms. Poetically, “Anthropocene 1” renders a discarded sneaker as an animalistic object with gritty toenails poking out from the geometric treaded sole. The object is captured from above as though it is a specimen of another species, a disruption in the natural order. Curated by Laura Marsh, discrete objects and poetic photographs complement the immersive. Prabha will install an encompassing meditative environment for “Nightlands 3,” an oscillating video that explores our connection to the oceans and our dependency on the water cycle.
Over $27,000 raised at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood Tenth Annual Hot Hollywood Glam fundraiser
The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood hosted more than 200 attendees at its galleries during the 10th anniversary of Hot Hollywood Glam: Hooray for Hollywood. The fundraiser, held on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, netted over $27,000 for the Center’s arts program.
The Arts Aspire program promotes strong leadership as well as college and career readiness for students and young adults ages 14-21. Arts Aspire activities at all three levels take place in a professional environment in which participants interact with business and community leaders, cultural organizations, non-profits, K-12 schools, universities, as well as families and patrons who take part in Center programs.
Ages 8 – 14
Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:30pm
Session 2: January 11 – April 14, 2018 (No class on March 29)
Performance: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 6:30 pm
Stage Kids puts students on center stage to perform musical selections ranging anywhere from the classics to today’s top hits! Students will be immersed in performance techniques such as voice, acting, and movement while gaining skills in character development, projection, articulation, creative thinking, and concentration. Each session will end in a show-stopping final performance for family and friends.
Beginner and Intermediate Classes Available
Lessons by appointment for Children, Teens, and Adults
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