The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Girls’ Club, an alternative space exhibiting contemporary art by women, with the exhibition Change Agents: Six South Florida Artists Making Things Happen. The show presents new works by artists from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. The concurrent exhibit is Mottos, an exhibition raising social awareness by challenging pre-existing stereotypes.
The Opening Reception was held on Friday, November 10. The exhibitions run through January 7, 2018.
On Saturday, November 18, from noon to 8 pm, the Girls’ Club will host ConFab: A One-Day Practicum on How to Make Things Happen as an Artist. The day-long series of workshops and discussions is designed to inspire innovative strategies for producing and presenting artistic works and projects. ConFab will address how to access resources, collaborate, find your public, and re-boot and re-fresh one’s career. The event concludes with a talk and Q&A session with Deana Haggag, Executive Director of United States Artists. The ConFab is included with the cost of admission to the Center.
On Tuesday, November 21, from 11 am – 1 pm, the Center will present Mottos Manifesto, a workshop that will explore the idea of building soft narratives about current global issues. The workshop is included with the cost of admission to the Center.
On Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 10 am – 12 pm at the Center, the Girls’ Club will host the free event, Art Basel Miami Beach Brunch: An Informal Conversation with Francie Bishop Good, Sarah Michelle Rupert, and Michelle Weinberg.
Admission to the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for members. Center hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday – Sunday, noon to 4 pm; and closed on Mondays.
About Change Agents
Change Agents, curated by Michelle Weinberg and Sarah Michelle Rupert, celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Fort Lauderdale based Girls’ Club, an alternative space and series of nomadic programs that exhibits contemporary art by women from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.
The exhibition features site-specific installations by Leah Brown, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Naomi Fisher, Jillian Mayer, Lisa Rockford and Frances Trombly. For more information on Change Agents events and the artists involved, visit artandculturecenter.org/
As explorations in emotional survival, Mottos, curated by Laura Marsh, contextualizes the work of artists who challenge social binaries and offer alternative insights about age, gender, race, and identity politics. Intended to raise social awareness and challenge pre-existing stereotypes, the exhibition offers viewers the agency to embrace one’s own body and social mission. Intended to be viewed as an immersive installation, the viewer is in the dark to process poetic gestures, fluid forms, and powerful images. The included works approach social topics with compassion, tact, and considerate cultural messages.
Artists participating in Mottos are Ari Seth Cohen, Bernadette Despujols, GeoVanna Gonzalez, Dana and Ruth Kleinman, Aurora Molina, and Michelle Murphy.
For more information on these artists and their exhibition visit artandculturecenter.org/mottos