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Pompano Beach BaCa Arts Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Seems like only yesterday but BaCa opened in April 2014

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By Danielle Charbonneau, Pompano Beach news reporter/editor

Pompano Beach is about to celebrate the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) fifth year anniversary since opening its doors on April 16, 2014.

In celebration, BaCA will host an exhibition called “Penta,” meaning the number five. The opening reception event will be held during Old Town Untapped on April 5 from 6 to 9pm. The exhibit will be on display until April 27. The main galleries of BaCA will feature works by current and previous artists in residence. A reunion for many of these artists, public programming will present artists talks that celebrate the opportunities that developed as a result of their residencies at BaCA. Participating artists will be invited to design memorabilia for the exhibition which will be sold throughout the exhibition.

“We have assembled an outstanding collection of pieces from our current and previous artists in residence to celebrate our 5th anniversary,” said Phyllis Korab, Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Director. “The exhibition will feature paintings, ceramics and installations that have been inspired by each artists’ unique interpretations of what five means to them. There is great symbolism behind the number five, so it will be fascinating to see how our artists reflect these influences.”

A main focal point  of the major Pompano Beach Old Town restoration project and innovation district, the historically significant Bailey Hotel, along with the Ali building were renovated into visual and performing arts venues; Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) opened in 2014, followed by Ali Cultural Arts in 2015.  The Pompano Beach CRA had purchased the historic Bailey Hotel which  built in 1932, and was the main hotel in Pompano Beach (then actually called the City of Pompano) for many years.  The hotel was (and is) located right by the railroad tracks and was used by many guests who had taken the Flagler Railroad down from points north.

A sampling of other events coming to Bailey Arts Center in March include:

Lunch with Art

12:15pm – 1:15pm | Mar 13: Glue 101; Mar 20: Tea Bag Art; Mar 27: Art Journaling Techniques

According to the BaileyArts.org website, “Trying new things has been proven to make you more creative, and it’s good for your brain. So each Wednesday [BaCa] offers new way[s] to nourish your soul and  get creative… during your lunch hour.”  Admission is free.

Artist Talk: Florencia Clement de Grandprey

March 23, 2019 2-3 pm.

The Artist Talk with Florencia Clement de Grandprey happens at Bailey Contemporary Arts West Gallery – inside Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the artist and learn all about her inspirations and her artistic process. The public event is produced  in conjunction with her exhibition, which is on view at BaCa  through March 30, 2019. Bailey Arts Center BaCA Hours: Tuesday  through Friday 10am-6pm, Saturdays 10am – 4pm.

You’ll always find a rundown of Pompano Beach events monthly in Pompano! Magazine. Here are other MARCH EVENTS.

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