River of Art: Opa-locka
Life is Art presents “River of Art: Taste of Opa-locka” Tuesday, June 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. featuring artworks by local artists such as Gary L. Moore, Glenda Ramos, Edwive Seme, and Paschal, among others. Live music and food from Opa-locka restaurants are included in the entry fee ($10 in advancd with promo code: ART or $20 at the door). The event takes place at the new Opa-locka Arts and Recreation Center (The ARC), 675, Ali Baba Ave., Opa-locka. Parking is free. For more information, call 305-687-3545 or to purchase tickets, visit lifeisartfest.org.
South Florida muralist Bill Savarese (muralsbybill.com) recently completed “Reflections” at Port Everglades to kick off Broward County’s VisualEYES mural series in celebration of its centennial, also known as the Broward 100. The acrylic on stucco abstract in blue, green, and magenta is located on the Amman building and represents Florida’s relationship with water. To see the mural, go to 2550 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For more information about the series, contact Leslie Fordham at 954-357-7532.
Neda Ulaby at ArtServe
ArtServe welcomes guest speaker Neda Ulaby, NPR’s reporter on arts, entertainment and cultural trends, for a special forum on “Arts Journalism in a Fractured Cultureverse.” The reception starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. It’s free and open to the public with RSVP to artserve.org. Space is limited. For more information, call 954-462-8190.
Café Society, a monthly art salon organized in partnership with the Venetian Arts Society of South Florida, is hosting an opening reception for “Contemporary Caribbean,” a solo exhibit by Cuban painter Arturo Montoto, at Forre & Co. Fine Art Gallery, 1007 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. The event takes place Thursday, June 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. and features food chef Irie of PBS’s “Taste of the Islands” plus a guest lecture by Neil Hall, Miami-based architect and curator of Urban Collective, Art Africa Miami and Soul Basel. For more information, call 954-463-0011 or visit forrefineart.com.