Artists in Action! talk with David Rohn + Artwalk
Saturday, March 28, 6pm
Join us as we kick off our 6th annual Artists in Action! series with performance-based artist David Rohn. Rohn will share a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his creative process, inspirations and projects.
Born and raised in the suburbs of New York, David Rohn studied Urbanism, Art and Art History at Colgate University and New York University, and Architecture at the Pratt Institute and Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. Rohn moved to Miami in 1992 and began exhibiting and and practicing performance art, incorporating interactive and situational elements with installation, self-portraiture and video tackling issues of identity, gender and social practice.
Saturday is also Artwalk night in Fort Lauderdale. Join us and neighboring art spaces, galleries, artist studios and creative businesses that will open from 6-10pm for Last Saturday Artwalk in Flagler Village and FAT Village. Free trolleys are available to take visitors to each venue. A map of participating locations available at the Flagler Village Facebook Page.
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.
Writing 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.
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.
Talk | Saturday, March 28, 7pm
Talk | Saturday, April 25, 7pm
Talk | Friday, May 15, 7pm
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.