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“FIBER OPTICS” @ 1310 Gallery = OPENS SEPT. 21, 2013

Posted on 09 September 2013 by Lisa Rockford

Art Exhibit Transforms the definition of “Fiber Art”
FIBER OPTICS @ 1310 Gallery
Curated by Lisa Rockford
1310 SW 2nd Ct., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Exhibition Dates: September 21 – October 11, 2013
Opening Reception: Sat. September 21, 7-10pm
Second Reception/ ART FALLOUT Event: Sat. October 5th, 5-9pm
Closing Reception & Awards: Fri. October 11, 7-9pm
Admission: Free & Open to the Public

“Fiber Optics” is a comprehensive group exhibition of 42 emerging artists that exemplify fresh, innovative approaches to “fiber art.” The artists selected have reinvented traditional craft processes such as embroidery, crochet, knitting, weaving, sewing, and quilting. Rather than follow prescribed methods, they merge traditional craft with sculpture, installation, and video art; and utilize unexpected materials that transcend their banal origins with integral symbolism. Though the approaches are unconventional, technique, precision, and aesthetic appeal are still at the core of their processes.

The opening night will include two performances, ongoing throughout the evening, by Belaxis Buil, and Karelle Levy, who will both mantle themselves with their knitted and sewn fabric installations.
There will be at least $750 in cash prizes, in addition to great exposure for artists. Several guest judges, comprised of gallerists, art collectors, and art critics will attend the exhibit and vote for their favorite artworks. The artists with the most votes will win the prizes.

Confirmed 2013 GUEST JUDGES:
· Shana Beth Mason, Critic
· Noor Blazekovic, Founder, IRREVERSIBLE Magazine
· Kelli Bodle, Assistant Curator, Boca Raton Museum of Art
· Jim Drain, Internationally renowned Artist
· Rochi Llaneza, Curator & Gallerist
· Doug McCraw, Founder of FAT Village Arts District & Art collector
· Marisa J Pascucci, Curator of 20th Century Contemporary Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art
· Samantha Rojas, Swan Communications
· Helmut Schuster, Galerie Schuster Berlin/Miami
· Mindy Shrago, CEO, Young At Art Museum

ART FALLOUT
There will be a special reception on Oct. 5, as part of the 4th Annual ART FALLOUT Event. ART FALLOUT is a collaboration between Girls Club Art Collection, 1310 Gallery, The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FAT Village Arts District, 3rd Avenue artists, and other local venues. There will be a shuttle bus rotating between each of these locations. Multiple venues will host their own new art exhibitions simultaneously for one night, and all events will be FREE, and open to the public. ART FALLOUT venues are unified in the mission to bring greater awareness to the thriving art scene within the downtown Fort Lauderdale area, as well as celebrate the Broward County Cultural Division’s designation of October as “a month for art,” supporting the production and presentation of contemporary art in the local community.

Funding for this event is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Fiber Optics includes regional, national, and international artists:

Amy Gross
Andrea Huffman
Aurora Molina
Belaxis Buil
Bobbi Meier
Carlos Alejandro
John and Caroline Collette
Clara Varas
Dina Knapp
Doerte Weber
Eurydice Kamviselli
Erin Minckley Chlaghmo
Georgeta Fondos
Gina Denton
Jee Park
Jennifer Pettus
Jerry Bleem
Jesse Harrod
Kaleb Magnos
Karelle Levy
Karina Pais
Kate Kretz
Kathryn Shinko
Kelly Boehmer
Kevin Curry
Kristina Thalin
Laz Ojalde (LMNOQ)
Leslie Pontz
Martin Casuso
Maya Schonenberger
Melissa Bush
Michael Sylvan Robinson
Regina Jestrow
Roxana Josefina Martinez
Sasha de Koninck
Selina Roman
Shawna Munro
Shea Wilkinson
Tasha Lewis
Tod Hensley

GALLERY & JUROR INFO:

1310 Gallery, a recent winner of New Times magazine “Best Gallery 2013/Editorial choice,” offers a unique 3000 square foot exhibition space, split into 3 levels. The gallery is housed within ArtSpace’s Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, situated in a scenic and historic part of downtown Ft Lauderdale. 1310 Gallery is an artist run collective that rotates art exhibitions monthly.

GALLERY & JUROR INFO:
1310 Gallery, a recent winner of New Times magazine “Best Gallery 2013/Editorial choice,” offers a unique 3000 square foot exhibition space, split into 3 levels. The gallery is housed within ArtSpace’s Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, situated in a scenic and historic part of downtown Ft Lauderdale. 1310 Gallery is an artist run collective that rotates art exhibitions monthly.
Lisa Rockford, Juror, received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lisa is an Assistant Professor at Broward College, a resident artist at Sailboat Bend artist Lofts, and founding member 1310 Gallery. Lisa began curating Contemporary art exhibitions in her position as Art Services Director of the Dittmar Gallery at Northwestern University in 2000.
Lisa Rockford has curated and juried numerous group exhibitions in Broward County, collaborating with prominent art professionals as guest judges. The guest judges have included Jose E. Lopez, Director & Publisher of Art Districts Magazine, Janet Batet, Curator & Art Critic, Francie Bishop Good, Artist and Art Collector, Owner of Girls Club Art Collection, Guerra De la Paz, International Artists, Rochi Llaneza, Executive Director of Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Dan & Kathryn Mikesell, Art Collectors, Founders of Fountainhead Art Residency, Klaudio Rodriguez, Assistant Curator at The Frost Art Museum, and Carol Jazzar, Owner and Director of Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, and more.
As a visual artist, Lisa Rockford exhibits her artwork both nationally and internationally, has been featured on Chicago Public Radio, and covered by the Chicago Reader, Time Out Chicago, Peel Magazine, and the Miami Herald. Lisa was awarded the Innovative Collaborative Grant through Funding Arts Broward in 2011 for her Solo show at the Art and culture Center and named as one of Gold Coast Magazine’s “40 under 40 Rising Stars.”

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