Past Exhibition

Change Agents: Girls' Club

Nov. 10, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018

Change Agents: Six South Florida Artists Making Things Happen

Celebrating Ten Years of
Girls’ Club Exhibiting Contemporary Art by Women

Curated by Michelle Weinberg and Sarah Michelle Rupert

Opening: Friday, November 10, 2017, 6 – 9 pm

Art Basel Miami Brunch at the Center: An informal conversation with Francie Bishop Good, Sarah Michelle Rupert, and Michelle Weinberg; Thursday, December 7, 2017, 10 am – noon
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ConFab: A One-Day Practicum on
How to Make Things Happen as an Artist
Saturday, November 18, 2017, noon – 8 pm

A day-long series of workshops and discussions that are designed to inspire innovative strategies for producing and presenting artistic works and projects. Topics covered will address how to access resources, collaborate, find your public, and re-boot and re-fresh one’s career. Speakers and workshop leaders include Deana Haggag, Executive Director of United States Artists; Austin Thomas, artist/cultural producer of Pocket Utopia in Newark, NJ and many more!

Noon – Welcome reception
1 pmInterdisciplinary Pollinating Overlap (IPO): Speed Dating Style artist introductions
2:30 pmFlip the Script: Talk and workshop with Austin Thomas using sketchbooks as tools and discussing new conversations and new methods for artists to be creative about presenting their work
to the public
5 pmStacking Hats: Panel Talk with Leah Brown and Ingrid Schindall discussing their experiences, challenges, pitfalls, and the rewards of creating and operating arts businesses in South Florida and beyond.
6:30 pm – Wine reception
7 pm – Deana Haggag talk + Q & A

ConFab participation is Free for Art and Culture Center Members
$7 for Non-Members


Change Agents celebrates the 10th anniversary of Girls’ Club, an alternative space and series of nomadic programs, which exhibits contemporary art by women from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.

Site-specific installations by Leah Brown, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Naomi Fisher, Jillian Mayer, Lisa Rockford and Frances Trombly will be featured in the Immersive Gallery and Relational Room at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. As noteworthy South Florida artists whose artistic practices extend beyond their studios, each artist advances the cultural landscape of South Florida, pioneering new platforms and methodologies for sharing contemporary art with the public. A full-color illustrated catalog designed by Augusto Mendoza of HelloGusto! will feature texts by Girls’ Club Creative Director Michelle Weinberg, writer and art historian Karen Leader, and poet Maureen Seaton among others.

Participating Artists:
Leah Brown
Rosemarie Chiarlone
Naomi Fisher
Jillian Mayer
Lisa Rockford
Frances Trombly

Change Agents: Six South Florida Artists Making Things Happen is funded in part by a Cultural Tourism Program grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau; the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency; and Visit Florida.​

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