FREE ARTS! FAMILY DAY
Enjoy free admission from noon to 4 pm on the third Sunday of every month! Each monthly Free Arts! Family Days explores a new theme through a S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) lens, giving families time to interact and create something inspired by that month’s topic. All activities are designed to be accessible for young visitors while also engaging the young at heart. Free Arts! Family Days use each monthly focus to encourage creativity and collaboration among families and friends.
We hope to see you there!
June Theme: Collaborative Zine-Making
with Exile Arts
Guest Artist: Edny Jean Joseph
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Gallery Open: Noon - 4 pm
Learn to express yourself in new and unique ways through the cool and crafty process of zine-making in a collaborative workshop with guest artist Edny Jean Joseph from EXILE Books! Zines are self-made publications made of found texts and images. This workshop is an explorative space where visitors can contribute their own creative expressions. At the end of the exhibition, EXILE will print these materials to create a free community zine!
In addition, we will premiere Joseph’s new free zine in the EXILE Zine Machine newspaper box which will be featured in the exhibition. Come get your zine before they are gone!
Exhibition On View:
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
April Theme: Earth Day Eco-Journal
Saturday, April 16, 2022*
Gallery Open: Noon - 4 pm
Create your own field guide notebook to document your creative nature discoveries in honor of Earth Day on Friday, April 22, 2022.
March Theme: Modeling the Reef with C[H]ORAL STORIES
Guest Artist Beatriz Chachamovits
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Join C(h)oral Stories exhibiting artist Beatriz Chachamovits for the Free Arts! Family Day activity “Modeling the Reef”. Visitors will learn about our underwater ecosystems through an interactive marine ecology lesson followed by a coral sculpting workshop led by the artist on how to craft their own ceramic coral sculptures. Visitors will create their own clay corals through hand-building and mold-making clay forms. This STEAM-based project encourages education on coral reefs, community activitism and engagement, and creativity for all ages.
About Beatriz Chachamovits
Beatriz Chachamovits is a Brazilian artist, ocean activist, and cultural producer from São Paulo. Her multi-media work highlights the decline of the coral reef ecosystems and the human effects on ocean conservancy. Like the reef itself, her work uses several underlying structures – interdependence, diversity, and scale – to organize collective empathy. Her work has been shown in multiple art institutions, museums, and galleries in Brazil. Chachamovits is currently a resident at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami.
February Theme: Chromatic Fantastic!
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Gallery Open: noon - 4 pm
Join us this Black History Month at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood for our Chromatic Fantastic activity! Celebrate the life and brilliant artwork of the late African American artist, Alma Thomas. At February’s Free Arts Family Day, you can make your own colorful masterpieces mimicking Alma Thomas’ famous “Alma stripes” featured in some of her most recognizable art pieces.
January Theme: Community Under Construction
with Introspective Guest Artist Adrienne Chadwick
Create a model representation of your very own neighborhood with recycled materials, inspired by artist Adrienne Chadwick. Meet the artist and view her original artwork featured in the exhibit Introspective: A Reckoning of the Soul.
About the Artist:
Adrienne Chadwick was born in Toronto, Canada, with origins in Belize, Central America, and lives and works in Hollywood, Florida. Her mixed media installations utilize accumulation, repetition, and translucence to express ideas related to power and resistance, in society and nature. Select group exhibitions include: “In Tandem” (2021) and “Radio Silence” (2019) Far Gallery, Fort Lauderdale; “The Tree, Is the Porch, Is the Watering Hole” (2020) African American Research Library and Cultural Center, Fort Lauderdale; “Local Global Borderless Caribbean XII” (2020) Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Miami, FL; “Clay” (2019) and “Concrete Jungle: Narrative of Presence” (2020) Bridge Red Studios, North Miami; “The Other Half of the Sky” (2019) Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale. Chadwick received a BFA from New World School of the Arts and an MPA from Nova Southeastern University.