Thursday, August 22, 6pm-9pm – ArtServe, 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale
ArtServe, South Florida’s historic arts incubator, is bringing its new vision for artistic diversity, community advancement and creative experimentation to life with the launch of “HOME: An Artistic Celebration of Community.”
Exploring metaphors of habitat and the related idea of belonging, the VIP preview of the multi-disciplinary exhibition includes the unveiling of ArtServe’s 30th anniversary artistic season, an exclusive first-look and tour of the organization’s creative laboratory, a gallery display by local visual artists and a performance piece collaboratively developed by featured artists of all genres.
Under the artistic direction of Dario J. Moore, the performance piece features former Miami City Ballet dancer and stroke survivor Isanusi Garcia Rodriguez and his mother, Perla Rodriguez, a renowned former dancer from Cuba. Also making significant contributions to the performance are Broward filmmaker and Sistrunk-A-Fair co-founder Emmanuel George, conceptual artist Veronica Fazzio and visual artist Anna Goraczko. Spoken word from Thou Art Women, an inclusive LGBTQ organization founded by event producer Ghenete “G” Wright Muir, and live music from local musicians further enrich the work.
During the evening, ArtServe will also recognize several of South Florida’s most respected arts influencers and organizations for their contributions to the region’s arts and culture landscape. Honorees include Broward Cultural Council Vice Chair Darran Blake, renowned South Florida artist George Gadson, Art Fort Lauderdale and Choose954 co-founders Andrew Martineau and Evan Snow, Broward Cultural Council Chair Jodi Jeffreys-Tanner, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis and WLRN, South Florida’s NPR and PBS station.
In celebration of ArtServe’s 30th anniversary this year, a total of 30 honorees will be recognized at similar events throughout the upcoming artistic season. For more information and tickets, visit bit.ly/artservehome2019. Tickets are $75 each and valet parking, gourmet bites, libations and silent auction of fine art are included. All proceeds and gifts support ArtServe’s artistic, educational and public service goals.
“HOME” is on display until September 27 in the ArtServe gallery; admission to the ongoing visual art exhibition is free and does not include performances or access to the creative laboratory. ArtServe gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.