In this week’s visual arts news, check out a studio crawl, see exhibitions in Hollywood and Pompano Beach, find out about ambassador artists and make Art Basel your own.
▪ ArtCenter/SouthFlorida is moving its Studio Crawl event to the first Wednesday of the month. The next is scheduled for Aug. 5 from 7 to 10 p.m. and will feature 19 open artist studios and resident artist John Henry Dale (aka “Dale Dale”) playing a DJ/percussion set of Latin electronic and tropical bass music. Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served. The Studio Crawl is free and open to the public at 924 Lincoln Road., Miami Beach. Call 305-674-8278 or visit artcentersf.org.
▪ The Anne Kolb Nature Center presents a solo show by artist Leonafire by Alejandra Suarez titled Sight Revealed. The artist was born with a condition that left her legally blind, yet her work is filled with vibrancy and clarity. A special reception honoring her first exhibition is Aug. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood. It will remain on view at the nature center for a month during normal hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Admission is free. For more information, call 954-357-5161 or visit broward.org/parks/westlakepark/pages/annekolbnaturecenter.aspx.
▪ The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show has announced a list of ambassador artists for At Home with Art, a new feature showcasing more than 20 emerging and mid-career artists during the show at the Miami Beach Convention Center from Sept. 4-8. Participating artists were selected based on their respective skills and support of Miami’s artistic community through education or service projects. Viernes Culturales presents four artists from the Little Havana Art District: Astrid Alcayaga, Ninoska Perez Castellon, Madelin Perez Noa and Fredy Villamil. Don Rimx, Abstrk, Luis Valle and Atomik will be painting solo and collaboratively on a canvas that will be donated to Aspira Arts Deco, a new charter school in Wynwood dedicated to arts and design. Additional artists include Tatiana Blanco, Emil Bodourov, Armando Colls, Gianna DiBartolomeo, Marta Echazarreta, Nereida Garcia Ferraz, Leah Guzman, Tamara Hervera, Lorie Ofir, Krisse Pasternack, Cecilia Paz and Jose Pita Vazquez. For more information, call 305-667-9299 or visit homeshows.net/featured.html.
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▪ Bailey Contemporary Arts, an art complex in Pompano Beach, unveils three exhibits focusing on abstract painting, Florida nostalgia and graffiti in its new gallery starting Monday. Decipher by Henning Haupt, Nos.tal.gia by Bonnie Shapiro and Ubiera Pop by Ruben Ubiera will be on view through Aug. 28. A reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13. BaCA is located at 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach. For more information, call 954-285-0141 or visit bacapompano.org.
▪ Art Basel has launched its new website (artbasel.com) for art lovers to use across multiple digital devices. The enhanced features include a global catalog of artworks from shows in Miami Beach, Hong Kong and Basel; access to individual galleries and artists and the ability to set up a personal dashboard. To create a personal account, visit artbasel.com/?action=createnewpassword&guid=bb82138e-7105-e511-b3fe-00155d07d808.