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“Arboreal” At Bailey Contemporary Arts Is Inspired By Human Interaction With Natural Environment. Curated By International Renowned Sharon Lee Hart

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach is proud to present Arboreal”, an exhibition inspired by the lives of trees and human interaction within a natural environment. The free exhibit is available now through June 28, 2019. Curator, Sharon Lee Hart, visually explores relationships between humans, other animals, and the natural world. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally. Fifteen artists are taking part.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  






Bailey Contemporary Arts

41 NE 1st Street      Pompano Beach, FL 33060


 Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED

Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!




Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents

 A   Mixed   Medium,   the   Art   of   Trees  

A  Group  Exhibition:   Arboreal


Exhibit is available through June 28, 2019









While grandiose trees easily catch our eye, this exhibition highlights the exquisite character of their unexpected and humble comrades. From preserved, pristine cherry blossoms encased in ice to A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima, trees and their parts continually school us on the process of growth, decay, and resurrection.  “This exhibition features the vibrant hues of nature and the tremendous range of nature’s canopies,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “The artists capture the essence of why we strive to preserve our natural environment.”




The lives of trees and humans are intertwined, with trees being the giver in this arguably unbalanced relationship. Trees provide oxygen, shelter, food, protection, among other things necessary for human survival. Though paradoxically underappreciated and worshiped, there is no denying trees have a profound impact on our psyche. This collection of painting, sculpture, installation, mixed-media, and photo-based work is a glimpse into how 12 divergent artists interpret and respond to trees, real and imagined.



Featured Artists:

Kate Hawkes

Mario Marzan

Sammi Mclean

Elin O’Hara Slavick

Roger Boulay

Maria Britton

Ivan Santiago

Mike Dillow

Sharon Lee Hart

William Cordova

Izel Vargas

Carol Prusa

Nick Gilmore

Roberto Navarrette

Susanne Slavick




Curated by Sharon Lee Hart, she has visually explored relationships between humans, other animals, and the natural world. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally. Hart’s photographs are in several permanent collections, including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She maintains an active studio practice and is the Head of Photography and an Assistant Professor of Art at Florida Atlantic University.






About Bailey Contemporary Arts

The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration.  Serving as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, the staff of BaCA amalgamates emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process. Located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1923, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer’s Bank building next door) and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County.



About the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes the visual arts, music, film, theater, dance, public art, history, and historic preservation for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents of and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historical Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely Historical Home. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the Pompano Beach “Crossroads” multi-disciplinary initiative.





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