This week in the region’s visual arts world, catch a group exhibition in Pembroke Pines, see Clyde Butcher photographs of Cuba, make plans to take in Pepe “Jose” Calderin’s unconventional “Owl” or view Romero Britto works in Coral Springs.
▪ The city of Pembroke Pines Recreation and Cultural Arts Department presents a group exhibition titled “Caribbean Life,” running from July 8 to Sept. 14 at the Pembroke Pines Glass Gallery at City Hall, 10011 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. Local artists featured in the show include Ana Aguerrevere, Daniel Angulo, Ernest Bock, Nicolas Cornejo, Judith Darucaud, Margarita Deleuze, Fabiola Delgado, Tracy Guiteau, Marilyn Johansen, Alfrena Moosa, Gloriela Philpotts, Braida Solis, Fidel Vega and Maria Wieder. A reception is scheduled for July 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 954-961-6067 or visit www.ppines.com.
▪ A collection of Clyde Butcher’s photographs of his expeditions in Cuba is on display for the first time in Miami at the Clyde Butcher Gallery in Coconut Grove. For a limited time, collectors who make a purchase from this collection will receive a gift from the artist. “Cuba: La Belleza Natual (The Natural Beauty)” is on view through Aug. 30. The gallery is located at 2994 McFarlane Rd. Visit www.clydebutcher.com.
▪ Miami designer/artist Pepe “Jose” Calderin received two special recognition awards in the 17th Annual Collage, Digital and Mixed Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition hosted by Upstream People Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska. Calderin’s work was selected out of 80 entries from around the world. The exhibition can be viewed on the gallery’s website. Additionally, the Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture will be showcasing Calderin’s “Owl” alongside other internationally recognized artists who use unconventional and innovative materials to create avant-garde work in “Reimagined,” which opens July 14 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The museum is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-243-7922 or visit www.delraycenterforthearts.org/about/cornell-museum.
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▪ Brazilian-born, Miami-based pop artist Romero Britto is exhibiting in the main gallery of the Coral Springs Museum of Art through Aug. 29. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is $6, and the museum is at 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs. Call 954-340-5000 or visit www.coralspringsmuseum.org.