ArtCenter / South Florida. Good N' Plenty and Sweet Jesus Unfair

Dec 1st, 2010 through Jan 2nd, 2011.

altArtCenter/South Florida is proud to celebrate Art Basel Miami Beach with eye candy galore. Presenting Good N’ Plenty, a group show featuring current and alumni artists-in-residence at the main gallery located at 800 Lincoln Road; and Sweet Jesus Unfair, an installation by Alex Heria about religion bedazzled in the second floor windows of 924 Lincoln Road.  The opening reception is slated for Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., and works will be on view through January 2, 2011. “This is such an outstanding time of year for this exciting exhibition,” said Jeremy Chestler, ACSF executive director.  “ArtCenter has been home to many of South Florida’s most talented artists over the past 25 years, and Good N’ Plenty is a celebration of their art and our impact on our community.”

Good N’ Plenty
Good N’ Plenty is a spotlight on ArtCenter/South Florida artists, from the first year the organization opened its doors until today.  Established in 1984, by a small group who envisioned a cultural renaissance in a then-blighted and vacant avenue, this exhibit aptly coincides with ArtCenter’s 25th year and the 50th anniversary of Lincoln Road Mall by paying homage to past and current artists-in-residence with their most recent works.  Good N’ Plenty is curated by alumni Kristen Thiele, who witnessed the non-profit’s development since its inception when her mother, Shirley Henderson, joined as one of its first artists-in-residence.  

Participants include founding artist Ellie Schneiderman; luminaries William Cordova and Luis Gispert; Haitian Diaspora artist and community leader Edouard Duval Carrie; Brandon Opalka; TM Sisters; Gavin Perry; Alex Heria; Carlos Alves; Beatriz Monteavaro; Carlos Betancourt; Carlos de Villasante; Carolina Sardi; Damian Sarno; David Packer; David Rohn; Diane Hanson; Ena Marrero; Ernie Sandidge; Franklin Einspruch; Gustavo Roman; JC Carroll; Jenny Brillhart; Jonathan Peck; Joshua Levine; Juan Carballo; Julie Davidow; Kerry Phillips; Kristen Thiele; Luis Garcia-Nerey; Luisa Basnuevo; Natasha Duwin; Nina Surel; Robert Flynn; Sara Stites; Shirley Henderson; Susan Lee Chun; Teri Romkey; Tawnie Silva; Vickie Pierre; Vincent Hemphill; William Keddell and Yolanda Sanchez.

Sweet Jesus Unfair by Alex Heria
Blending religious iconography with jewels, glitter and gold, mixed media artist Alex Heria illustrates the age-old relationship between Catholicism and money with visual effects and photography, found objects and carnival lighting.  The bold installation will be on view in the second floor windows of ArtCenter’s 924 Lincoln Road property, creating a heavenly, tricked-out arch above the primary entranceway.

Additional happenings at ArtCenter/South Florida during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach include:
“Gift of Art” ArtCenter’s 40 artists-in-residence have created limited edition prints that will be available free of charge to visitors with vouchers.  Vouchers can be obtained at the opening event on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, and redeemed December 2 to 4 at the front desk of the main gallery until supplies last.  From Thursday to Saturday, the gallery attendant will exchange the visitor’s voucher for an ACSF sticker, which they can then bring directly to the artist in their studio for the preferred limited edition piece.  First stop: opening night.  Second stop: main gallery.  Third stop: artist studio.  And then: a gift of art!  

“Art Dummie”, Artist David Rohn will perform an interactive piece centered on his experience with Facebook. Performance Schedule: Wednesday, December 1 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.; Thursday, December 2 from noon to 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.; Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4 from noon to 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  

Good N’ Plenty Brunch – On Sunday, December 5, from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m., meet the artists and curator Kristen Thiele for brunch at 800 Lincoln Road, where coffee, chocolate and pastries will be provided by Ghirardelli.   

Established in 1984, the mission of the ArtCenter is to advance the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture in South Florida while providing affordable programming and work-space for professional artists.

ArtCenter
800, 810 and 924 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL
305.674.8278
www.artcentersf.org

Sweet Jesus Unfair
Second Floor Windows, 924 Lincoln Road between Jefferson and Michigan Avenues
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.674.8278

Good N’ Plenty
800 Lincoln Road at Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.674.8278

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