Pompano Beach Cultural Center Presents Interactive Exhibit, “Super Natural Humanoids”, With Larger-Than-Life Adult Marionettes July 12 To October 4

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center presents “Super Natural Humanoids”, an interactive installation of larger-than-life marionettes, which resemble older adults.  Using levers and pulleys, guests will ‘activate’ these handcrafted works of art, encouraging a dialogue about how society can create better connections with our aging population.  Kudos to artists, Aurora Molina and Julian Pardo!  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, July 12. The exhibit continues to be available through October 4.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL       CENTER

 

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” Super   Natural   Humanoids “

 

 

Opening  Reception:

Friday, July 12

7 – 9 pm

Exhibit is available July 12 – October 4, 2019

 Free Admission

 

 

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 West Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

Aurora Molina tells The Rickie Report, ““While I was living in Spain, I noticed a cultural contrast in the way older people were treated. In Europe, there was more interaction, appreciation and respect for society’s elders than what is typical in the United States. Here, our aging population and our more vulnerable population seems less included. We created Super Natural Humanoids to open up a dialogue about how we deal with age and how we can work to be more connected and inclusive.”

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition Encourages Interaction

With Life-Size Older Adult Marionettes

 

 

 

 

 

“Super Natural Humanoids” Installation Art Exhibit by Aurora Molina and Julian Pardo

 

 

 

 

Molina and Pardo especially encourage younger people to play with the marionettes, which range in size from 5 feet to 14 feet tall and take weeks to complete. Through this ‘play time,’ the artists hope that people will realize how fun and cool older people can be, and that all stages of life are connected and should be respected.

 

 

 

“This is a brilliantly thought-provoking exhibition,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “On the surface, playing with the marionettes is entertaining, but on a deeper level the artists are compelling us to reflect upon our own interactions with the aging population in our society. They are challenging us to look within ourselves and be more aware of how we engage with our seniors.”

 

About the artists:

 

Fiber artist Aurora Molina employs embroidery as a drawing instrument, and fabric as a material for building large sculptural installations. She was born in La Havana, Cuba and emigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen. She pursued an education in art and received her Associates of Arts in Visual Arts from Miami Dade College, a Bachelors in Fine Arts specializing in Mixed Media from Florida International University, and Master Degree in Contemporary Art at the Universidad Europea de Madrid. Molina currently resides in Miami, Florida, where she works as a full-time artist. She is a resident of the Bakehouse Art Complex and represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery.

 

Julian Pardo is Miami-based Colombian artist graduated from Broward College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University. His work has been shown in local galleries and museums such as the Young at Art Museum, Little Haiti Cultural Center, and Alma Gallery. Along with exhibiting his works, Pardo has also co-curated a South Florida artist-based group photography exhibition titled “Freshly Squeezed” at the Dina Mitrani Gallery. He has worked under the guidance of many well-known artists like Jim Goldberg from Magnum Photo, Alessandra Sanguinneti, and Bruce Giden.

 

 

 

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department:


The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents 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, Historic Ali Cultural Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

www.ccpompano.org.

 

 

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Blanche Ely House And Bailey Contemporary Arts Offer Workshops Throughout June, July , August. Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Scene Is Hot This Summer!

The Pompano Beach Cultural Division will make sure we have many creative outlets! Their wide array of workshops in June, July, and August will help beginners through advanced students create their own project.  Learn to make a fabric covered mini-journal, how to paint with acrylics, design a one-of-a-kind fabric tote, or create paper mache bowls. During each workshop, students will learn the steps to creating the project at hand, and when the class is finished, they will have their own unique work of art!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now at Bailey Contemporary Arts and the Blanche Ely House

 

 

 

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Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

The Blanche Ely House

 

 

 

(Photo courtesy of lafamialdebroward.com)

1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

Fabric Covered Mini-Journal – Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

11 am-3 pm    Registration: $70/student

 

Fabric covered journals by Andrea Huffman

 

Fabric covered mini-journal is a workshop taught by BaCA’s Artist in Residence, Andrea Huffman. Embark on a journal–real or imagined with your own extraordinary fabric covered journal. A small, personal stamp will be designed, carved and then printed on fabric for the book cover. Pages will be created using a variety of design techniques, including stenciling, stamping, and painting. A selection of threads and other embellishments can be used to make each journal truly unique. Along with the journal, participants will also leave with their hand-carved stamp to use on future projects.

 

 

 

Fiber artist Andrea Huffman received a Master’s degree in Art Education from Florida International University and taught art in Broward Public Schools for over 30 years. She has exhibited her art throughout Florida and nationally, receiving numerous awards and recognitions, including several grants and a Residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida. Although Ms. Huffman has retired from teaching in the public school system, she continues to share her passion for art teaching classes and workshops in fiber art and mixed media at various art venues and guilds throughout Florida.

 

 Acrylic Painting Techniques –  Bailey Contemporary Arts

Saturday, June 15, 2019

11 am to 3 pm   Registration: $40, all supplies included

 

 

Enjoy a workshop of acrylic painting taught by Kimberly Maxwell and learn how to freely convey emotions with use of color, texture of surface, and personal interpretations to different emotions; excitement, joy, frustration, fear, and many others. Learn new acrylic painting techniques, meet creative people, and have an engaging afternoon making art in a beautiful space.  Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Workshops  –  The Blanche Ely House

Saturday, June 15, 2019

11 am – 1 pm    $5 includes supplies

 

 

 

Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!

 

It’s in the bag! |Bailey Contemporary Arts

Saturday, June 29, 2019

11 am-3 pm  Registration: $50, all supplies included

 

 

 

One of a Kind Tote bags by Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

Make a fashion statement at the farmers market or beach with your own original fabric tote bag.  This even is taught by Artist in Residence, Andrea Huffman. Each participant will design a large canvas zipper tote bag using various fabric paints, photo transfers, stamps and stencils. A hand carved stamp will be created to print on the bag, that can also be used for future projects. A variety of techniques will offer a wide range of options to create a functional work of art!

 

 

 

 Paper Mache Bowls| Bailey Contemporary Arts

 Saturday, July 13, 2019

11 am to 3 pm  Registration: $40, all materials included

 

 

This workshop will show the basics of Paper Mache. Give old magazines, junk mail, old books, and other unwanted papers a new lease on life & turn them into beautiful bowls & pots of different shapes and sizes. Transform simple materials into functional works of art! Instructor: Kimberley Maxwell was born in Canada and resides in South Florida. She earned her MFA at Florida Atlantic University and was awarded the 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship.

 

 

Creative Workshops  –  The Blanche Ely House

Saturday, July 13, 2019

 Saturday, July 20, 2019

 Saturday, August 17, 2019

 

11 am – 1 pm    $5 includes supplies

 

 

Explore your artistic side and build new friendships! Every month, our instructors will introduce guests to an exciting art form providing both introductory and intermediate techniques that will enhance your skills. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!

 

 

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800.

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Blanche Ely House is located at 1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Exhibits At Pompano Beach Cultural Center, “Good Luck With The Sun” And “Botanica Animalia” Opening Reception Tomorrow. Exhibits Run Through July 5.

Stop by the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and see two exhibits “Good Luck With The Sun”, photography by internationally renown artist, Krista Steinke and “Botanica Animalia”, by Catalina Villegas, showcasing lively illustrations of the natural world.  Enjoy the free, Opening Reception and meet the artists on Friday, April 12.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  These exhibits will be available through July 5

 

 

 

50 W. Atlantic Avenue  Pompano Beach, FL 33060

954.545.7800        ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

P R E S E N T S :

 

“Good  Luck  With  The  Sun”

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“BOTANICA ANIMALIA”

 

 

OPENING  RECEPTION

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

7-9 PM

FREE ADMISSION

Exhibits run through July 5, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Good Luck with the Sun” showcases the photography of internationally renowned artist Krista Steinke as she explores how the natural world impacts our lives in ways both obvious and mysterious. Using pinhole cameras, homemade filters, and other experimental techniques, she draws meaning from her materials and process, often working at the intersection of abstraction and photographic recording.

 

 

Image by Krista Steinke

 

Referencing varied sources such as art and photographic history, scientific areas of study, current events, and personal experience, her work sets out to reflect on the universalities that shape the human condition while also calling attention to critical issues surrounding the environment. 

 

 

Steinke has exhibited and screened her work in museums, galleries, and film festivals across the country, as well as internationally. Her works are represented in public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia, the Brauer Museum of Art, Atlanta International Airport, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and Fidelity Investments, among others. She is the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, a grant from the Puffin Foundation, an Artist Residency at Light Work, a Promise  Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and most notably, a Fellowship in Photography from the Howard Foundation. She has participated in several photo festivals and conferences either as an exhibitor, speaker, or curator, including The International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAA), Denver Month of Photography, Fotofest, The Invision Photo Festival, and Society for Photographic Education.

 

 

Artwork by Catalina Villegas

 

 

“Botanica Animalia” by Catalina Villegas is an exhibition of lively illustrations of the natural world. Featuring buoyant images in black and white, which transition into colorful flora and fauna, her work is a vibrant homage to the living things all around us.

 

 

Villegas was born in Medellin, Colombia and was raised in Miami, Florida. She is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who grew up drawing and painting all of her favorite plants and animals. Her work focuses on exploring the vast diversity of lush flora and fauna found in Colombia and Florida. She has made her life’s purpose to be involved in creative endeavors.

 

 

 Her travels and professional adventures have given her the opportunity to work as a graphic designer for a Colombian menswear line, a freelance photographer in South Florida, and as an illustrator for clients around the world. Her work has been published in various magazines and blogs including WeTransfer.com and UPPERCASE Magazine. She licenses her art to companies that make a range of products including temporary tattoos, seed packets, home decor items, gift wrap and fabric.

 

 

Villegas studied Fine Arts at Florida International University and has completed numerous courses with renowned international art agent Lilla Rogers (Make Art That Sells) and Rachael Taylor (Make it in Design). She has a love for bass guitar, heavy metal, hula-hoops, chai lattes and chihuahuas. She plays the bass in an all-female rock band called Lilith. Catalina currently divides her time between La Ceja, Colombia, and Pompano Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these exhibits or other events:

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center

 50 West Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 www.ccpompano.org

 

 

 

 

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