May 2019
The Amp Ali Bailey CRA
Public Event City of Pompano Beach
Cultural Center

May 28 Concept to Creation Workshop
Are you?

• Creative but not sure where to start?
• Lost for new ideas or stuck in a rut?
• Not sure how to develop a meaningful series?
• Intimidated by the blank canvas (or page?)
Concept to Creation is a multiple session workshop taught by BaCA's Artist in Residence, Andrea Huffman to assist artists to tap deeply into their creativity. Each week Creative exercises such as concept mapping, tapping into personal histories, or collage provide means to discover your unique artistic style, personal symbols, and imagery.

Students will work in a sketchbook along with other media of the student’s choosing. This class is geared toward artists of all levels, working in any medium.

Time allotment: 5 sessions/2 hours each | Age: teen through adults | |Class Fee: $30/student/session

Min. enrollment: 5 | Max. enrollment: 12

Session Topics will include:

Session 1 (April 02): Developing personal / abstract symbols; confronting the blank: how to not start with a blank canvas.
Session 2 (April 16): Abstraction from realism.... How far to alter reality
Session 3 (April 30): Personal archaeology: digging for ideas
Session 4 (May 14): Figure/ ground exploration: how to alter the negative and positive space for a dynamic composition.
Session 5 (May 28): Mind/ concept mapping . . . a visual tool for building a body of work

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street
Contact Information: 954-284-0141

May 28 Read. Write. Poems – After School Poetry Workshops
Every Tuesday | 3:30 – 5:00 pm | ages 13-19 | FREE

These after school poetry workshops are for students who enjoy writing, reading, and studying poetry. These informal workshops not only promote literacy, self-expression, and community involvement; but focus on a selected poet, reading their poems and biographies, exploring different types of poetry and sharing original work.

Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Blanche Ely Historical Museum - 1500 NW 6 Ave

May 29 Lunch with Art
Trying new things has been proven to make you more creative, and it’s good for your brain. So each Wednesday we offer a new way to nourish your soul & get creative at The Bailey Contemporary Arts during your lunch hour…and it’s FREE!

No two weeks are the same as each new workshop offers a different creative experience and encourages you to step out of the mundane and explore your potential. Each simple, hands-on project becomes an escape from the daily stresses of life and reminds you how beauty can be found in even the most simplest of projects.

Guests are invited to bring their lunch, or grab a bite to eat from Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters, located in our West Gallery.

To ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy this program, seats will be available on a First-Come, First-Serve Basis, and Space Is Limited! However, even if our workshop reaches capacity, guests are able to explore the newest exhibits in our gallery, take the time to learn about upcoming programs, workshops, volunteer opportunities, and spend some time enjoying a coffee while unwinding in our West Gallery.

Free wifi available. Please feel free to call us with any questions: 954-284-0141

Looking ahead!
Upcoming Lunch with Art Projects

May 01: Social Sketch
May 08: Lettering
May 15: Draw a Mandala
May 22: Easy Florals
May 29: Packing Tape Image Transfers

Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street

May 30 Film Series: “Montage”: Niki Lopez: What is your Elephant?
The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is proud to announce an exciting new film series that will that will provide a platform for emerging filmmakers to engage a local following. Montage will feature curated film screenings, industry networking events, workshops, artist talks and panel discussions. The film series will take place on the last Thursday of each month and will rotate among the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts and the Historic Ali Cultural Arts. The series begins February 28, 2019 at 7pm at the Cultural Center. Tickets for all events are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Tickets are available online and at the Cultural Center Box Office.

May 30 – Niki Lopez: What is your Elephant?
Pompano Beach Cultural Center

The March film is Caressed from Niki Lopez, whose artwork was featured last year at an exhibition at Ali. This program will take place at the Cultural Center.

“This short film 'Caressed' is an art film and a self-portrait, mixed-media video installation combining performance art and a poem I wrote about a traumatic childhood memory,” explained Lopez, who was featured in People magazine regarding her growing up in a cult and the ensuring abuse. “This intimate piece is a part of series with my personal artwork within the art movement: What’s Your Elephant – Creative Conversations about the Unknown.”

The intentions behind Lopez’ work is to not only share a personal elephant but to have discussions surrounding unspoken topics such as abuse, survivors of abuse, awareness, the power of a ‘share’ and how the arts can be used to heal, to empower and to educate. This session will consist of a video screening, performance and artist lead discussion based on the mission of “What’s Your Elephant.”

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd

May 31 Tamiami Trail Exhibition
Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) presents Tamiami Trail: In the Beginning, an exhibition of original artworks by members of the Miami-based Tropical Botanic Artists collective. The exhibit will be on view in the West Gallery/Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters from April 5, 2019 through May 31, 2019. The free opening reception is Friday, April 5, 6pm-10pm during Old Town Untapped.

The botanical subjects were selected to mark the 100th anniversary in 2015 of the start of work on Tamiami Trail, a roadway begun in 1915 in Miami. Today it stretches across the Everglades from Miami to Naples and northward to Tampa, through areas that were largely wilderness a century ago. The exhibition’s more than 30 plant portraits depict species found then and now in multiple vegetation zones along the route. Due to human intervention and changes in water flow, some of the plants illustrated are rare or endangered, and their predominant locations may have shifted, but all persist in South Florida’s landscape.

“We invite our community to dive deep into the discerning talents of the artists capturing the essence of South Florida in plant form," said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “Far beyond ‘flower painting,’ botanical artists show the fascinating and soul-stirring intersection of science and art.”

Presented with support from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the exhibition is the result of the artists’ collaboration with Dr. Evelyn Gaiser of Florida International University, who is principal investigator for the local Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program.

Artists whose works are featured in the exhibition are Margie Bauer, Kristi Bettendorf, Beverly Borland, Silvia Bota, Marie Chaney, Susan Cumins, Jeanie Daniel Duck, Julio Figueroa, Pauline A Goldsmith, Leo Hernandez, Elsa Nadal, Carol Onstad, Laurie Richardson, Donna Torres and Jedda Wong.

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street