The programming team behind The Pompano Beach Amphitheatre and the upcoming cultural center, together with community partner Pompano Citi Centre, have created a new destination for lovers of art, music, film, and poetry. Magnetic is the name of the pop up spaces that will host weekly events including ArtPop#, Creative Clash, music Sessions, and an artwalk at the Pompano Citi Centre. The first event, set for May 6th, includes exhibits by an international array of artists, from Peru, Vietnam, Cuba and the US; a dance performance “Umoya” and Cuisines and Poetry with Eccentrich.
“We were thrilled with the response to our first ArtPop# extravaganza at Citi Centre and now we will draw from an array of multi-disciplinary art worlds to create weekly programming that will both entertain and inspire,” said Alyona Ushe of Pompano Beach Arts.
The creative movement at Citi Centre is an incubation initiative designed to showcase Pompano Beach talent along side international artists and will serve as inspiration for the type of programming that will be included at the cultural center that is planned to open in early 2017.
During the May 6th event, Byron Swart, the artistic director and curator of the cultural center will be announcing a call-to-artists and a call-to-cultural organizations to become part of the “cultural collective” that will form the core programming of the new venue.
“Pompano is becoming a major draw for great talent,” said Swart. “Hence our name Magnetic. We are thrilled to be launching this weekly series at Citi Centre, where we have our box office for The Amp. Our May 6th launch will truly be an engaging experience.”
Magnetic will be a movable space at Pompano Citi Centre. The current shows will take place at suites 104 and 204, near the Carousel. For more information please call 954-839-9578 or visit www.magneticpompano.com
Fri, May 6| OPENING NIGHT| 6pm -11pm| FREE for art | $10 for Poetry and Cuisine event
Event includes: ArtPop#StrangersFace, complete list of participating artists below.
Diana Contreras, Nate Dee, Alejandro Mazon, Adam Collier Noel, Tin Ly and Aquarela Sabol.
Umoya. An original body of work that will fuse various dance styles while paying homage to the ancient traditions, rituals & beliefs of the Zulu Tribe, a Bantu ethnic group of Southern Africa.
Cuisines & Poetry: Spoken word, music, cocktails and conversation hosted by acclaimed spoken work artist, Eccentrich. The festivities begin at 7pm including complimentary lite bites for all the ladies in honor of Mother’s Day, sponsored by Divas Doing Deeds. Show begins at 8:15pm.
VISUAL ARTISTS BIOs:
Diana Contreras: Born in Peru, Contreras has established herself as an influential Miami artist. From painting murals in the Urban Art scene to exhibiting canvas pieces in galleries, her work has been seen in exhibitions and private collections in several parts of the world including Street Art Dubai Gallery in Dubai. Her distinct style emerges from her love of classical techniques infused with her passion for illustrations and street murals.
Nate Dee: Dee, born and raised in South Florida, Nathan Delinois (Nate Dee) has numerous influences… this includes his Haitian background and the use of color in a lot of Haitian art, as well as in street art. The design quality of the Art Nouveau movement and the drama of Greek art from the Hellenistic. These elements can be seen in his work. Additionally, he takes some influences from the pop surrealists.
Alejandro Mazon : Born in Havana , Cuba, Mazon is a member of the Latin American Art Pavilion. Mazon’s work projects a vision of sensuality, intimacy, and tension which over the years has matured into his own personal language, while at the same time communicating with an audience who respond to the work regardless of artistic background.
Adam Collier Noel : Collier Noel’s work combines diverse materials and techniques with various photographic processes. The subject matter incorporated into the artwork is often appropriated from his extensive collection of one-of-a-kind antique daguerreotypes and mid-century snapshots. Each photograph in his acquisition has been chosen because of its ability to simultaneously mirror intimate and universal facets of the human experience.
Tin Ly: Ly an immigrant from Vietnam, has been working as a professional artist in South Florida for over 25 years. Ly has received numerous awards and accolades for his art. Ly served as the Broward County Public Art and Design Program Manager. He currently maintains a studio and gallery in the Third Avenue Arts District. His art has been exhibited widely in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Hong Kong .
Aquarela Sabol: Sabol is a Miami-based fine artist, muralist and overall visual creator. Her preferred mediums combine the traditional with the non; oil paints with spray paints, textiles with found objects. Stylistically, her work combines the energy of figurative expressionism with elements of typograpghy, collage and various deconstructed elements of popculture & print design. Each new artwork starts by exploring the possibilities of a single word or emotion. Her street art murals can be seen in Wynwood, Little Haiti, Miami Beach, Tulum Mexico (Tulum Art Project), Mana Urban Projects (Wynwood), The Bushwick Collective (Brooklyn, NY), and JMZ Walls (Brooklyn, NY).
Thurs, May 12 | Art Film Series| 7pm | $10
A Documentary on Bernice Steinbaum hosted by Mimi Botscheller, Pompano resident and former Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Professor.
Fri, May 20| Music Sessions| 7pm| $20| TBA
Fri, May 27| Art Walk Citi Centre| Creative Clash FREE| Artists TBA