ArtServe proudly presents “HOME: An Artistic Celebration of Community,” – a multi-disciplinary exhibition that unveils a new vision for artistic diversity, community advancement, and creative experimentation while honoring Broward County’s Arts & Culture Visionaries. Guests will enjoy a genre-bending artistic performance along with a grand tour of the Creative Laboratory.

During the “HOME” VIP Preview Night on August 22, ArtServe will recognize several of South Florida’s most respected arts influencers and organizations for their contributions to the region’s arts and culture landscape.

VIP Preview Night is Thursday, August 22nd, 6-9 pm

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Honoring Broward County’s Arts & Culture Visionaries, with valet parking, champagne welcome, gourmet bites, open wine bar and live art auction that includes a significant piece of wall art valued at $25,000 by the late installation artist Dorothy Gillespie.  Tour of the Creative Laboratory and genre-bending performance are included.

During the “HOME” VIP Preview Night on August 22, ArtServe will recognize several of South Florida’s most respected arts influencers and organizations for their contributions to the region’s arts and culture landscape.* Recipients of the Arts & Culture Visionary Award include:

  • Broward Cultural Council Vice Chair Darran Blake of UBS Financial Services, Inc.

  • Renowned South Florida artist George Gadson

  • Art Fort Lauderdale and Choose954 co-founders Andrew Martineau and Evan Snow

  • Broward Cultural Council Chair Jodi Jeffreys-Tanner of Las Olas Capital Arts

  • WLRN, South Florida’s NPR and PBS TV station

*In celebration of ArtServe’s 30th anniversary this year, a total of 30 honorees will be recognized at similar VIP events across the upcoming artistic season.

Photo by Dan Perez

About the Creative Laboratory
As ArtServe enters its 31st year, the organization is seeking to maximize community investments in its revitalized position as a 21st Century Creative Laboratory.  Fostering innovative collaborations among artists, entrepreneurs, community stakeholders and businesses, ArtServe’s Creative Laboratory generates big ideas that merge arts, science and technology to improve outcomes in social, academic, environmental and health arenas. Through this work, ArtServe is able to verifiably catalyze a community’s wellbeing, fortify its progress and strengthen its economic prosperity.

About the Performance
Given the space and resources to experiment and tasked only with a prompt to bring the concept of ‘home’ to life, featured artists in dance, film, spoken word, music and visual art were sent into ArtServe’s Creative Laboratory to collaboratively build an original 8-minute piece of performance art.

Under the artistic direction of Dario J. Moore, a Broward-based director and choreographer, the work features former Miami City Ballet dancer and stroke survivor Isanusi Garcia Rodriguez and his mother, Perla Rodriguez, a renowned former dancer from Cuba. Following a stroke that left the right side of his body paralyzed, Rodriguez was forced to reinvent himself, subsequently discovering a new joy and purpose in life through art, family and community.

The evening’s performance is partially inspired by Rodriguez’s perception of ‘home’ through a celebration of his Cuban heritage and transcendence of his physical limitations. Also making significant contributions to the performance are photo artists David Muir and Dan Perez, visual artist Anna Goraczko and music producer Tim Jack.  Spoken word from Thou Art Women, an LGBTQ organization founded by event producer Ghenete “G” Wright Muir, further enriches the work.

 Ongoing Exhibit Information
“HOME” is on display until September 27 in the ArtServe gallery; admission to the ongoing visual art exhibition is free and does not include performances or Creative Laboratory entry. ArtServe gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Photos by Dan Perez


ArtServe 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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