Rafael Vargas Bernard utilizes digital art and new media, such as sound, video and programming, to explore functional and non-functional systems – including power structures, economic systems and generative systems – and society’s relationship with these entities. In his latest body of work, Vargas Bernard focuses on data currencies as markets of chaos and confusion that often takes advantage of unaware participants. Specifically, several pieces in this exhibition remark on the manipulation of the vulnerable marketplace in Vargas Bernard’s home country, Puerto Rico. Here, his work uses sensors to invite participants to hear their own breath and heartbeat, alter light and tone, and set off whirling systems with noise and action.
Invited by artist and guest curator Michelle Weinberg, more than 50 artists will contribute drawings of their workplaces in a unique project that exposes the diverse ways that artists perceive their own creative work and lives.
As you enter a pink gallery with saturated colors, the faces of exaggerated figurative sculptures peer out at you. These works represent animals, humans, hybrid creatures, and hermaphrodites. With both imaginative and social commentaries, this selection of works pushes the medium of ceramics into a conceptual realm.
Though Drawing on Likeness artists Ivelisse Jimenez, Gustavo Prado and Lidija Slavkovic work with different materials, imagery, structures, processes and forms, their approach to making has more in common than one might at first imagine. In a sense they share a likeness – a family resemblance. They hold in common certain conceptual as well as material characteristics, which they have morphed by their cross-breeding and inbreeding. Consequently, each work partakes of a general economy consisting of the political, cultural and historical appropriation, as well as issues of perception and cognition. By bringing this sampling of their works together, my objective is to generate an environment in which the correspondences and differences between their works unfold to reveal, wherein resides the effort of the artist, the work art does and the role of the viewer.
The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood presents Free Arts! Family Days.
Free Arts! Family Days offers free admission to the gallery and interactive arts activities. Gallery Open: noon – 4 pm
December’s Activity: Snow Much Fun!
Join the Center for a performance for the ages as our Stage Kids, Stage Kids – Encore!, ARTastic Collaborations and private lessons students flashback with two Broadway classics in our Session 1 Showcase: Mic Check!
Students will take to the main stage to perform musical numbers from Hairspray and Grease while the masterworks of our ARTastic students are exhibited in the lobby.
In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition “Open Dialogues: Stories from the LGBTQ Community,” the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood invites artists to create an original Pride/Ally-themed flag that will hang from the flagpole at the entrance to the Main Gallery at 1650 Harrison Street. In addition, miniature replica flags will be produced and given away to visitors at the opening reception and additional events during “Open Dialogues.” The flag will be on view from February 8 – May 15, 2020.
Ages 6 – 10
Wednesdays, 4 – 6 pm
ARTastic Collaborations provides an exciting opportunity for students to be immersed in the visual and performing arts. During the first hour, students will have a fun experience with various forms of visual arts, such as drawing, painting, designing and much more! The second half of the class immerses students in theatrical and acting skills, such as projection, stage presence, improvisation and articulation. Each session ends with an art gallery display at the Mic Check show and an acting skit on our main stage!
Ages 8 – 14
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Students are immersed in performance techniques such as voice, acting, and movement. The Stage Kids gain skills in character development, projection, articulation, creative thinking, and concentration. Each session ends in a show-stopping final performance for family and friends.
Ages 12 – 18
Thursday, 6 – 8 pm
Stage Kids – Encore! teaches students how their musical-theater skills can be taken to the next level! This vocal ensemble is for students who love to perform. Students develop greater musicianship and enhance their vocal technique while gaining dance skills and stage presence. Students will be performing a medley of a Broadway musical selection. Each session ends in a show-stopping performance for family and friends.
The Art and Culture Center offers private instruction for students of all ages and skill levels. These one-on-one lessons give students the ability to progress at their own pace, allowing them to gain full understanding of the discipline being taught.
As the third oldest arts nonprofit in Broward County, the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood has impacted hundreds of thousands of people through its innovative, high-quality programming in the visual and performing arts.
In 2019, we will continue to reach new milestones and build on our history. To do this, we ask you to show your support by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Center.