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HUMORATORIUM: The Art of Whimsy Exhibition –Curated by Lisa Rockford

Posted on 10 September 2011 by Lisa Rockford

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 7-10 pm

Closing Reception & ART FALLOUT Community Event: Saturday, October 15, 2011, 5-9 pm

Admission: Free & Open to the Public

This group exhibition on 3 floors will make you smile and prove to be one of the Best of the season! HUMORATORIUM is a spectacle of the best and most innovative contemporary art that incorporates wit, humor, irony, or playfulness in process, materials, or subject matter. Featuring the amusing creations of 34 artists, from inflatable Installation art to painting and animation, this exhibition will be a visual treat!

CLOSING RECEPTION October 15, 5-9 pm

1310 SW 2nd Ct., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312
Prizes announced at 7pm
Special performance by Nicole Martinez and Rodrigo Arcaya at 7:30pm. They will perform with hacked children’s toys, modified by Nicole to behave as musical instruments. Rodrigo Arcaya will create visual accompaniment using live cameras and computer programming.
Come early to ride the free shuttle for ART FALLOUT downtown Ft Lauderdale art tour, 5-9pm:

ART FALLOUT is a collaboration between Girls Club Art Collection, 1310 Gallery, 18 Rabbit Gallery, The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale 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 and events on the same night. To make the evening all the more entertaining, there will be a scavenger hunt, with items to locate at each venue.

These artists embrace creation through playful materials or processes and use humor to enlighten cultural discussion. on view for only two weeks.

Artists were selected through a part juried, part invitational process, by curator Lisa Rockford. Several artists will receive cash prizes, selected by prominent art professionals.

Featured artists include Benjamin Morey, Andrew Nigon, Tawnie Silva, John Pack, Carmen Tiffany, Randy Burman, and Judy Polstra.

Edible art by Wendy Doscher-Smith and free beverages by Magners Original Irish Cider and Bawls Energy drink. The exhibition is supported in part by a grant from The Broward Cultural Division and National Endowment for the Arts.

 



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