Brown Bag Lunch Talk and Workshop with Adriane Clarke

Wednesday, April 15, Noon and 1-3pm

Girls’ Club and Broward County Cultural Division invite artists, curators, performers and other creatives to attend this brown bag lunch talk and grant application workshop, Wednesday, April 15 with Adriane Clarke, grant specialist from Broward County Cultural Division.

Adriane will introduce and discuss the Creative Investment Program (CIP) grant for individual artists, which grants up to $2,000 to artists for an exhibition, live performance, lecture/demonstration or other arts activity that engages an audience, to take place in 2016. After the lunch talk, participants are invited to stick around from 1-3pm for a hands-on application preparation workshop where participants will be able further discuss personal questions, proposals, application issues and questions.

Guests are welcome to to bring lunch, snacks or sharable treats. Refreshments and coffee provided. Free parking will be available at the adjacent parking lot, please avoid walking on the grass.


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Laura-McDermott-Matheric-photo-by-Teodora-Dakova-9875-extendWriting Workshop Series for Artists + Writers

with writer-in-residence Laura McDermott Matheric

Join Girls’ Club for a series of two-day workshops in partnership with Reading Queer, exploring elements of narrative with writer-in-residence, and founder of Orange Island Arts Foundation, Laura McDermott Matheric. Each workshop meets for a Thursday evening lecture with discussion, examples and in-class writing; and a Saturday afternoon critique and reading of participants’ work.

Registration $30 per session.
20% discount available to students.
Open to writers and artists of all ages working in any field.

The Backdrop: The Language of Landscape
Thursday, April 16, 6-8pm and Saturday, April 25, 4-6pm

How does a character’s surrounding environment influence a piece of writing? Similarly, how does your environment influence you as a writer writing that piece? This workshop examines how the description of scene and place can reveal so much about characters and the relationships they build.

The Persona: The Fitting Room
Thursday, May 21, 6-8pm and Saturday, May 30, 4-6pm

Have you ever tried to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes? This workshop explores the persona poem from the point of view of a speaker- the voice that sings or cries or whispers in the reader’s ear – as a means to find closure in a situation or to understand human nature.

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Artists in Action! 2015

artist talks and limited editions

Four presentations at Girls’ Club by prominent local artists will offer a glimpse into their unique methods of artmaking. In conjunction with the exhibition The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona., the four presenting artists’ work revolves around narrative and story-based elements. Each will share their inspirations, career paths and ah hah! moments with the public. A lively atmosphere and stimulating discussion is guaranteed.

At each event, Girls’ Club will release an affordably priced limited edition multiple produced by the artists for sale to the public. These multiples are all priced under $100 and range in form and function. Each object is created in collaboration with Girls’ Club and is informed by the artists’ interests. This is an opportunity for budding art collectors to own one copy of a signed, limited edition work, published by Girls’ Club.


Natalya Laskis

Talk | Saturday, April 25, 7pm

Christina Pettersson

Talk | Friday, May 15, 7pm

Leah Brown

Talk | Saturday, June 27, 7pm

For sign language interpreters or materials in accessible format or other ADA Accommodations please call 954-828-9151 at least five days in advance.


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