Flip Out: Open Up Zine Launch/Closing Reception @ Girls' Club
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Flip Out: Open Up Zine Launch/Closing Reception @ Girls' Club

Join us for the launch of a collaborative zine, Flip Out: Open Up, organized and edited by current fellow Brooke Elizabeth Frank, published by Girls' Club.

Featured zine artists include Amalia Fotini, Mermingas, Amber Reed, Andrea Huffman, Ben Gorra, Diana Margarita Garcia, Ernesto Vargas, Glenda Puente, Isabel Gouveia, Janet Onofrey, John English, Khaulah Naima Nuruddin, Lauren Lightbody, Maria Soledad Jofre, Monica McGivern, Naomi Taher, Noah Levy, Marielle Plaisir, Rene Perez, Reni Candelier, Sebastian Bruno-Harris, Shannon Lynn Ellis, and Victoria Ravelo.

The Flip Out Collaborative Zine is a part of the Independent Project of Girls’ Club’s current fellow, Brooke Frank. By focusing on sketchbooks, rather than finished work, the zine and the exhibition encourage the public to consider artistic practice beyond its products.

The zine will highlight a more candid facet of artmaking, as well as cultivating connections between individual artists and the ideas that their sketchbooks contain.

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Flip Out: Artists' Sketchbooks
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Flip Out: Artists' Sketchbooks

Flip Out is an exhibition of sketchbooks by local artists, curated by Brooke Frank and Mariela Acuna. This exhibition shifts the focus to the depth and range of work that supplements projects. By exhibiting sketchbooks, rather than finished work, Flip Out encourages the consideration of artistic practice beyond its final products.

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Commit to Sketchbooks @ T6, JCBA Satellite Studio
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Commit to Sketchbooks @ T6, JCBA Satellite Studio

Sketchbooks are fundamentally for recording our questions, our responses, and our observations. They do not require the same filter we apply to the rest of our lives. This workshop is focused on helping participants understand their relationship to art-making, so naturally, it is formatted around conversation and a cozy sketchbook session. We will be drawing, writing, collaging, and talking throughout the workshop. 

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Panel Discussion: Now What?
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

Panel Discussion: Now What?

Girls' Club alumnae Mariela Acuna, Jeanie Ambrosio and Brooke Frank will speak to an audience at Florida Atlantic University, Wednesday, April 20th, at Noon, about issues and experiences faced by recent art graduates as they pursue careers in the art world. As recent FAU graduates pursuing various tracks within the South Florida art landscape, the panel will share their unique experiences graduating, navigating the balance between work/life/artistic practice and fielding questions like:

What do you wish someone had told you while still in art school?
What has been hardest part about transitioning from a student to a working professional?
What has been the most eye opening experiences in your search for art-related work and income opportunities?
What were some influences in your decision to enter the professional field vs continuing with education track?
 

The panel is open to FAU students, alumni and the general public.

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Commit to Sketchbooks @ JCBA Bindery 350C
Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

Commit to Sketchbooks @ JCBA Bindery 350C

  • Jaffe Center for Book Arts, FAU Wimberly Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sketchbooks are fundamentally for recording our questions, our responses, and our observations. They do not require the same filter we apply to the rest of our lives. This workshop is focused on helping participants understand their relationship to art-making, so naturally, it is formatted around conversation and a cozy sketchbook session. We will be drawing, writing, collaging, and talking throughout the workshop. 

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Maker Meet: Fine Art Edition @ Social House
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Maker Meet: Fine Art Edition @ Social House

Join us for the first Fine Art edition of Maker Meet: A pop-up gallery event featuring artists from across South Florida. Each artist will showcase their collections of approachable, original artwork including painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. Our goal with this Meet is to encourage entry-level investment in original art while also providing an environment for creatives to establish connections and collaborate with others in the local arts community.

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Poetry Reading: Al Mutanabbi Street
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Reading: Al Mutanabbi Street

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts will host a performance of poetry from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition Broadsides. JCBA is home to one of only ten complete portfolios of this collection, which printmakers and poets teamed up to create in response to the detonation of a car bomb on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad. Named after the famed 10th Century classical Arab poet, Al- Mutanabbi, this street has been, since time immemorial, the historic heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community.

March 5th will be the ninth anniversary of the event, so on March 4th, at 2:00PM, three exceptional storytellers -- Joey De La Rua, Abby Nigro, and Randall Swinton -- will share a selection of poems from the portfolio.

 


No reservations are mandatory, and donations are suggested.

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Open AIR Studio @ JCBA
Feb
24
7:30 PM19:30

Open AIR Studio @ JCBA

I'll be opening my studio doors at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts from 4PM - 6PM. Come drink tea, and snoop around casually and conveniently. I'm about two months into my position here as the Spring 2016 Artist in Residence, so I'm more than ready to field your questions/comments/criticisms about my work and about the program. 

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