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YOUR GUIDE TO POMPANO BEACH SUMMER ARTS EVENTS

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ART EXHIBITS AND EVENTS

July 5 – Aug. 30 –  “beautifully broken,” an ArtHeart Exhibition Exploring Mental Health Through Contemporary Works

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) will present “beautifully broken,” an exhibition curated by Katya Nepture of ArtHeart that explores mental health’s impact on our society. Eight artists who have each been directly or indirectly impacted by mental health issues will have their work presented in the exhibit. Live performances —by spoken word artists Stacy the Kid and Becky Talbot, and performance artists Ashleigh Bremser and Wild Beast Collective/Jenny Larson — will supplement the art.

“One in five American adults have experienced a mental health issue,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “Yet, this common illness often remains hidden behind a wall of secrecy and isolation. The goal with ‘beautifully broken’ is to create a safe environment to raise awareness and advocate against social stigma. We are very honored to be presenting this exhibition in conjunction with ArtHeart.”

When: The exhibit is open from July 5 – Aug. 30 during gallery hours (visit baileyarts.org for hours).

Where: East Gallery in Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach

Cost: Free


Through July 27 – Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents “Grey Matter”

Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach will present a solo exhibition featuring recent works by Susan Clifton, an artist-in-residence at the venue. The exhibition, titled “Grey Matter” is intended to inspire and promote better self-talk.

Clifton’s main inspirations in the development of her current work are her love for self-help books and her interest in women’s issues. Clifton chooses a subject and writes several quotes based on the topic. The quotes are then printed onto different grey fabrics, which are then cut out and pasted onto canvas. The resulting piece is a large fabric mosaic enhanced by bright, colorful paint.

When: Exhibit is open through July 27. For more information, visit baileyarts.org

Where: Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters/West Gallery in Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach

Cost: Free

 


July 26 – A Live Conversation with John Cusack

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts welcomes actor John Cusack for a screening of his film High Fidelity followed by a live conversation about his career and the making of the film. Audience members will be able to have a moderated discussion with Cusack where he will answer audience questions. A limited number of VIP Golden Circle tickets will be available that include a post-show opportunity with Cusack.

When: July 26 at 7:30pm

Where: Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale

Cost: Tickets begin at $39.99. Purchase online at TicketMaster.com


Through Sept. 21 – Kurt Cobain Photo Exhibit Comes to Pompano Beach

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center will present “Experiencing Nirvana,” a photo exhibition that presents a glimpse into grunge rock micro-history, with an inside look at a crucial eight-day period in the touring life of Nirvana by the co-founder of Sub Pop Records, Bruce Pavitt. In this exhibit, Pavitt captures revealing moments of Kurt Cobain and the band as they travel through Europe in 1989. The event will consist of the “Experiencing Nirvana” photo exhibition and, on the final day of the exhibition, a multi-media presentation and meet-and-greet with Bruce Pavitt.

When: Photo exhibit runs from July 12 until Sept. 21 and can be viewed during regular Cultural Center hours. Visit ccpompano.org for hours.

On Sept. 21, from 8pm to 9:30pm, the Pompano Beach Cultural Center will host a multi-media presentation with Bruce Pavitt about Nirvana and the rise of indie music in the 90s.

Where: Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach

Cost: Free to visit the photo exhibition. Tickets for multi-media presentation are $20 for Pompano Beach residents and $30 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the onsite Cultural Center box office or on EventBrite.

Kurt Cobain exhibit coming to Pompano Beach-courtesy photo

Aug. 10 – Woodstock Turns 50: Celebrate at Pompano Beach Cultural Center

This August marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock Music Festival. The Pompano Beach Cultural Center will be celebrating the occasion with a nostalgic look back at the historic three-day concert and its cultural significance. A screening of the original documentary “Woodstock” will show on loop in the Cultural Center theater, while a number of fun, themed activities will take place throughout the evening, including tie dye classes, drumming circles, a classic car show, live 60s music, a throwback fashion show and yoga. Attendees can also bring instruments to perform at the Summer of ’69 Open Mic.“The music, the fashion and the indelible message of peace, love and harmony are forever associated with summer of 1969,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “We are bringing… the free-spirited fun of that era [to Pompano Beach], in a family-friendly version, that will delight all generations.” This free event will take place from 4 to 9pm on Saturday Aug. 10 at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center (50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach)

The schedule (subject to change)

4–8pm Woodstock Documentary (film on a loop in the theater)

5–6pm Yoga class taught by Corbin Stacy of YogaHome on the front lawn

5–7pm Arty Van Gogh (art on a painted school bus)

5–9pm Artist vendors in the breezeway and along First Avenue

5–9pm Busker artists

5–9pm Food trucks

5–9pm Tie dye class

6–9pm Classic car show

6–7pm 60s band performs

7–8pm Drumming circle

7–8pm Open mic and 60s fashion show

8–9pm Viva performs classic 60s hits

For more information visit ccpompano.org or call 954-545-7800.


Aug. 17 – Blended Conversation Series Continues with Intimate Story of Hungarian Prodigy

Fanni Sárközy, acclaimed Hungarian pianist, singer and musical artist, will be sharing her story about leaving rising fame in Europe for a new life in Miami. Born in Hungary, she gained international recognition as the keyboardist/vocalist and songwriter of the smooth jazz / fusion group, Mizar and Mrs. Columbo, drawing the attention of famed U.S. magazine JAZZIZ.

Staring in 2017, Sárközy began to work as a solo musician in Miami, working with the great bassist, Kai Sanchez, and performing at a variety of esteemed venues.“We are looking forward to Fanni sharing her artistic journey from a young prodigy in Hungary to her rise as an internationally acclaimed classical and jazz artist,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “As part of our Blended Conversations monthly series, this will be a thought-provoking conversation with this impressively talented performer, who left group success in Europe to strike out on a solo career in Miami.”

When: Aug. 17 from 1pm – 3pm

Where: Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach

Cost: $10pp. Light refreshments will be served


ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Aug. 7, 14 & 28 – LUNCH WITH ART: Visual Arts Edition

Take a break from your day, bring your lunch and unleash your creativity while creating visual art. A workshop will be held each Thursday of the month at Pompano Beach Cultural Center.

When: Aug. 7, 14 & 28 from 12:15 to 1:15pm

Where: Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach

Cost: Free


Aug. 8 – LUNCH WITH ART: The Lecture Series

Join Derek T. Davis, the Curatorial Consultant of the new Blanche Ely Historical Museum, as he guides guests into the world of the Ely Family. Guests bring their own lunch to enjoy a unique cultural experience that teaches Pompano Beach history and focuses on the people who made a difference in the community. Get inspired by this monthly event that will feature unique informational lectures that unlock a piece of the past.

When: Every second Thursday from 12:15 to 1:15pm

Where: Blanche Ely Historical Museum, 1500 NW Sixth Ave., Pompano Beach

Cost: Free


Aug. 20 – LUNCH WITH ART: Music Edition

Take a break from your day, bring your lunch and learn about the great sounds of music at the Historic Ali Cultural Arts. You will be introduced to music you may be unfamiliar with, then join in a group discussion. Each melody becomes an escape from the daily stresses of life. Light refreshments will be available

When: Aug. 20 at 12:15pm

Where: Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd., Pompano Beach

Cost: Free


Aug. 7 & 21 – Lyrics Lab at BaCA

Lyrics Lab is an open mic night for all creatives. Poetry, music, live painting, comedy, magic — all are welcome. Beer, wine and kombucha are available for purchase.

When: First and Third Wednesdays from 8-11pm

Where: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach

Cost: $10pp


Aug. 17 – Gouache Painting Technique Workshop

Gouache is an opaque, water-based paint that has a heavy, velvety texture that absorbs light and when dry has a smooth surface. This workshop will introduce the exciting effects of gouache paint, color schemes and composition strategies to create rich, dynamic landscape paintings.

When: Aug. 17 from 11am – 3pm

Where: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach

Cost: $40, supplies included


LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR KIDS

Tuesdays – Read. Write. Poems – After School Poetry Workshops

These after school poetry workshops are for students between the ages of 13 and 19 who enjoy writing, reading and studying poetry. The informal workshops promote literacy, self-expression and community involvement. Each week students will focus on a selected poet, reading their poems and biographies, explore different types of poetry and share original work.

When: Every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5pm

Where: Blanche Ely Historical Museum, 1500 NW Sixth Ave.

Cost: Free


Saturdays – Free Music Lessons at Ali

These piano, guitar and drum lessons, provided by the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, are available to all students over the age of 12. Each lesson is 30 minutes, with one student per session. To schedule a session, call Adriane Clarke at 954-545-7800, ext. 3822

When: Every Saturday from 10:30am – 3pm

Where: Historic Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Cost: Free


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