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Artist Workshop: Watercolor Wanderlust with Harumi Abe at MDC

  Saturday, June 24, 2017, 11am-2pm Join artist Harumi Abe for a hands-on painting workshop, creating small scale landscapes with watercolor. Harumi will lead a demonstration on basic watercolor elements, techniques, practices and alternative methods. Working with the ongoing theme of artist as historical explorer, the workshop invites participants to travel via Instagram to source…

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Offsite: Jenny Larsson Performance

Saturday, June 17, 7:30 – 9:00pm Girls’ Club presents Offsite Performance by Jenny Larsson: Searching for Arctic Winter, a poetic performance in search of winter and wilderness in Florida’ summer heat, at Projects South, FATVillage. Searching for Arctic Winter Artist, choreographer, dancer and artistic director of Wild Beast Collective Jenny Larsson and company embark on…

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Offsite: Jen Clay Performance

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 6-9pm Girls’ Club presents Offsite Performance: Nearing, an elaborate, multi-media performance from the Fort Lauderdale-based artist Jen Clay on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 6-9pm, at ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, in Fort Lauderdale. First seating begins promptly at 6:30, the second at 7:30pm, with an interactive prologue and intermission. Nearing is…

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Offsite: Vanessa Garcia Performance

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:30-9:00pm Girls’ Club presents Offsite Performance by Vanessa Garcia: Temple Fade, a theatrical production set in the neighborhood barber shop, Monarchs Cut & Shave, in FATVillage, Fort Lauderdale. Temple Fade Three haircuts, three stories, and the butterfly effect walk into a barbershop… Created by Vanessa Garcia. Performed and Co-directed by Ashley…

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Pink Noise Closing Reception

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 6-9pm Join the Facebook Event Join Girls’ Club for the closing of Pink Noise: Flexing the Frequency, the last exhibition on view at the iconic 117 Girls’ Club building in downtown Fort Lauderdale, and performance by Jen Clay. Downstairs, enjoy the exhibit and chat with exhibition curator Sarah Michelle Rupert, Girls’…

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Pink Noise: Perspectives, an independent project by Tayina Deravile

Pink Noise Perspectives is an independent, web-based project by Winter/Spring 2017 Fellow, Tayina Deravile. The project exists as a podcast series exploring the effects of the social constructs of the color pink to various individuals working in differing vocations. A teacher, a DJ, a noise artist, a producer, an optometrist, and a marriage and family…

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Offsite: Christina Pettersson Performance

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6-8pm Girls’ Club presents Offsite Performance by Christina Pettersson: Along the Shadow of the River, a multi-disciplinary public performance set along the banks of the historic New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Taking place on the riverside grounds of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society at 219 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale,…

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Gritty in Pink Art Talk with Lisa Rockford

Saturday, Febeurary 4, 2017, 3pm Join the Facebook Event Artist and curator Lisa Rockford host this lecture and discussion highlighting the history of the color pink and exposing contemporary artists who have used the color pink ironically or subversively to draw attention to cultural issues. Artists featured in the Girls’ Club current exhibit, Pink Noise:…

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Lop-Off Sessions at Pink Noise

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 4-9pm Join the Facebook Event Lop-Off Sessions are a series of one-day, site-specific performances organized by Maitejosune Urrechaga & Tony Kapel of Pocket of Lollipops. The rock duo will present their 5th edition, creating compilation #5 with an all female line-up and their first Lop-Off Session in Broward County. Invited musicians…

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Art Talk: History of Girls’ Club, at NSU Art Museum

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2pm In conjunction with our current exhibition Belief + Doubt: Selections from the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection, Bonnie Clearwater will conduct a conversation on the history of the renowned Fort Lauderdale art space Girls’ Club alongside Francie Bishop Good, Michelle Weinberg, and Sarah Michelle Rupert. Established by Francie…

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Now Be Here #3 at PAMM in Miami

Saturday, December 10, 9:30am – 11am at Pérez art Museum Miami Artist Jane Hart, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and Girls’ Club are partnering with Los Angeles-based artist Kim Schoenstadt to organize a historic event – Now Be Here #3 – a gathering and photograph of South Florida female and female identifying contemporary artists. This…

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Girls Guide to ABMB 2016

Events by day *artist from the Girls’ Club Collection Monday, Nov 28 6 – 10 pm | Amanda Ross-Ho: STOP BATH Michael Jon & Alan 255 NE 69 Street, Little Haiti, Miami 7 pm | Lillian Bassman: Elegance Opening Reception, Dina Mitrani Gallery, 2620 NE 2 Avenue, Wynwood, Miami 7 – 10 pm | Traveling…

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ABMB Artist + Curator Brunch

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 9am-1pm Join the Facebook Event Join Girls’ Club directors, artists and Pink Noice curator Sarah Michelle Rupert for an informal brunch celebration during Art Basel, Miami Beach. Hear about the current exhibition Pink Noise: Flexing the Frequency – the unique collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. Enjoy fresh brunch…

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Hello Fellow: Girls’ Club welcomes Tayina Deravile

Winter/Spring 2017 Fellowship Girls’ Club continues its fellowship program, welcoming Tayina Deravile to the Girls’ Club team. Bridging the gap between art school and the professional workplace, the fellowship program works hands-on with young artists and professionals, combining education and practical experience to create a unique environment for professional growth. The Fellowship Program at Girls’…

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Self-Proliferation Catalog launched

Self-Proliferation Catalog, published 2016 Girls’ Club announces the publication of its ambitious catalog accompanying the exhibition Self-Proliferation, curated by Micaela Giovannotti. Designed by Hello Gusto!, the 96-page catalog documents and elaborates upon the themes explored in the exhibition of 48 works from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. The catalog includes a…

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SPF’16: the launch of Fort Lauderdale’s first Small Press Fair

Saturday, November 12, 2016, Noon-6pm SPF Fort Lauderdale is a Small Press Fair where artists, independent publishers and small presses can exhibit and sell their creations and the general public can learn about the world of independent print making, book publishing and zine making. It is a fair where art-meets-literature, where musicians, poets, artists and…

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TJ Ahearn Jukebox Collages

On View July 30, 2016 – October 14, 2016 Girls’ Club presents an exhibition of recent collages from T.J. Ahearn, inspired by and created on vintage LP vinyl record albums from the 60s and 70s, in the Annex Space. Gallery hours are by appointment only during August 2016. TJ Ahearn, the alia and alter ego…

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Live Reading with Writer in Residence Jan Becker and Local Authors

During the Catalog Launch event for Self-Proliferation, writer in residence Jan Becker invited a group of local authors to share their recent publications with Girls’ Club and its audience. South Florida is home not only to a growing visual art scene, but a dynamic, multi-faceted, multi-cultural, literary scene. Novelists, poets, historic writers and journalists have…

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Flip Out: Artists’ Sketchbooks, an indepdent project by Brooke Frank

Flip Out is an exhibition of sketchbooks from local artists highlighting the honesty and vulnerability of the unfettered ideas that materialize in the pages of artists sketchbooks, curated by recent and current fellows Mariela Acuna and Brooke Frank.  The exhibition is curated from local artists found in the Girls’ Club history of collection artists and…

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Writer to Writer: Ashley M. Jones

Writer to Writer is a guest blog project from Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker that focuses on local writers and their perceptions of how femininity and self-proliferation figure into their work. Ashley M. Jones received an MFA from Florida International University. Her work has been published by the Academy of American Poets, pluck!,…

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Writer to Writer: Louis Lowy

Writer to Writer is a guest blog project from Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker that focuses on local writers and their perceptions of how femininity and self-proliferation figure into their work. A former firefighter, Louis K. Lowy is the recipient of a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. His first published novel, Die…

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Writer to Writer: MJ Fievre

Writer to Writer is a guest blog project from Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker that focuses on local writers and their perceptions of how femininity and self-proliferation figure into their work. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, M.J. Fièvre published her first mystery novel, Le Feu de la Vengeance, at the age of sixteen. Since then,…

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On Loan: Belief + Doubt at NSU Art Museum

On view August 26, 2016 – January 22, 2017 This exhibition provides a snapshot of contemporary art from the 1990s to the present with works by more than 60 artists from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. The couple is among South Florida’s most prominent and active arts advocates and philanthropists and…

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Writer to Writer: Cathleen Chambless

Writer to Writer is a guest blog project from Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker that focuses on local writers and their perceptions of how femininity and self-proliferation figure into their work.. Cathleen Chambless is from Miami, Florida. Her debut collection of poetry is Nec (Romantic) (Gorilla Press; 2016). Poet Campbell McGrath calls this…

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Writer to Writer: Fabienne Josaphat

Writer to Writer is a guest blog project from Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker that focuses on local writers and their perceptions of how femininity and self-proliferation figure into their work. Fabienne Josaphat was born and raised in Haiti. Her first novel, Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow, published this year by Unnamed Press,…

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Frost Museum: The Summer of Women

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum Florida International University May 11th, 2016 via Newsletter Upcoming Summer Season Exhibitions The Summer of Women begins on Saturday, May 14 and includes three original exhibitions featuring women artists. First-off is a fresh look at the artwork of rebel-nun and Pop art pioneer Corita Kent. In the Beginning was the…

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Now These: 2016 Opportunities for Emerging Artists and Arts Professionals

On April 20th, 2016, Florida Atlantic University’s Painter’s Forum and Girls’ Club hosted a panel discussion, Now What?, inviting recent FAU and Girls’ Club alumnae Mariela Acuna, Jeanie Ambrosio and Brooke Frank to share experiences, tips, and lessons learned upon graduating art school. The panel discussed various topics pertaining to the college and post-college experience…

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Part Time Rhyme 2016

In honor of National Poetry Month, Girls’ Club invites the public to create original, rhyming poems inspired by artwork in Girls’ Club’s current exhibit, Self-Proliferation. Part zine, part collaborative web-project, Part Time Rhyme aims to connect the visual with the literary arts in a multi-disciplinary mash up of poetics and aesthetics With a mission to…

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Girls’ Club alumnae speak at FAU panel talk

Girls’ Club alumnae Mariela Acuna, Jeanie Ambrosio and Brooke Frank will speak to an audience of undergraduate art students at Florida Atlantic University, Wednesday, April 20th about issues and experiences faced by recent art graduates as they pursue careers in the art world. As recent FAU graduates pursuing various tracks with in the South Florida…

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Hello Fellow: Girls’ Club welcomes Brooke Frank

Spring/Summer 2016 Fellowship Girls’ Club continues its fellowship program, welcoming recent Florida Atlantic University graduate Brooke Frank to the Girls’ Club team. Bridging the gap between art school and the professional workplace, the fellowship program works hands-on with young artists and professionals, combining education and practical experience to create a unique environment for professional growth.…

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