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Warp & Weft

The City of Pembroke Pines and Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery present Warp & Weft, an in-person exhibition showcasing contemporary fiber techniques and works of diverse media that engage rich textile traditions. From saturated tapestries woven from paper to paintings inspired by ethnographic textile motifs, the works in this collection function as vital visual documents encoding deliberate responses to notions of identity, class, gender and belief. Each work is presented as an evolved matrix of meanings and materials; an intricate system of correspondences punctuated by personal data and permeated with evidence of hand and body.

Exhibiting artists include Pip Brant, Regina Durante Jestrow, Amanda Madrigal, Evelyn Politzer, Santiago 'Chago' Rodriguez, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Carrie Sieh, Kim Spivey and Frances Trombly.

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Warp & Weft ran from July 15, 2021 - September 25, 2021.

The Academy

Florida International University's Department of Art + Art History exhibited the work of their Academy of Portrait & Figurative Art. This classical atelier with courses in drawing and painting is led by it's founder, David Chang, a classically-trained artist, professor and chair of the department. At The Academy, pupils learn one-on-one with a master to perfect their drawing and painting. Since its inception, many of FIU's most talented student and alumni have become a parrt of this unique and competitive experience at the university, establishing it as a leader of visual art in higher education. It reamins the first of its kind at a public university in the nation.

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Academy ran from February 13, 2020 - April 25, 2020.


The concept of volume is turned on its head through this collection of immersive sensory installations in which expansive sculptures are softly buoyant and two dimensional works extrude energetically from the walls.

Inflated presents the work of Nicole Banowetz, Jen Clay, Michael Rees, Capucine Safir, Asser Saint Val, and Ryan the Wheelbarrow.

The Third Space Gallery at The Frank
November 14 – December 21, 2019: The Frank highlights the artists of Schott Communities, a South Florida non-profit organization serving persons who are deaf, or physically/intellectually challenged. Reception: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6 – 9 PM.
January 4 – January 25, 2020: Artwork by Jill Lefkowitz. Reception: January 23, 6 – 8 PM.

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Inflated ran from November 14, 2019 - January 25, 2020.

New Industry

This survey of the industrial aesthetic blurs the lines between fine art, mechanical design and fabrication and challenges traditional art making materials and techniques. These artists employ a minimalist tendency while engaging the viewer with work grounded in industrialization, gentrification, and/or the notion of change through industrial materials.

New Industry presented the work of Nestor Arenas, Yves Gabriel, Kx2, Devora Perez, Norman Silva, Layne Hinton and Chris Foster.

The Third Space Gallery at The Frank

August 29 – September 28, 2019: Art students of Fletcher Arts and Cultural Center.

October 5 – October 26, 2019: Artwork by Kerry Phillips.

The Frank Aisles

Printed works by Jessica Condon, Anna Hasseltine, Martin Mazorra, Ingrid Schindall and Sarah Shebaro.

New Industry ran from 8/29/19 - 10/26/19.

Into Africa

Organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society, Into Africa highlighted the wonders of wild Africa as seen through the lens of photographer Frans Lanting. Guests will be visually transported from the savannas of East Africa, to the jungles of the Congo Basin, to the paradise of Madagascar and into the heart of the Kalahari Desert.

The Third Space Gallery at The Frank

May 24 – June 29, 2019: The Frank presents an exhibition by the art students of URGENT Inc., a Miami-based non-profit youth and community development organization dedicated to empowering young minds to transform their communities through visual arts, poetry, and performance.

July 6 – August 10, 2019: The Frank showcases photographic works capturing the flora and fauna of Africa by international nature photographer and researcher, Kirsten Hines.

Into Africa ran from May 24, 2019 to August 10, 2019.


PRISM was a multidisciplinary exploration of diversity and LGBTQIA identity through art.

PRISM presented the work of Tom Atwood, Shawn Bouffard, Steven Chayt, Christian Feneck, Laura Marsh, and Sean Mick.

The Third Space Gallery at The Frank

February 22 - March 30, 2019: The Frank presents ‘Florida Imagined,’ paintings created at The Inspired Artist Studios @ PARC. Based in St. Petersburg, PARC’s Mission is to provide opportunities for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.

April 4 - May 4, 2019: The Frank is now collaborating with Arts4All Florida as their Visual Arts Museum partner for Broward County. This exhibition showcases works created in a multi-week Arts4All Artist in Residence Program that provides artists and therapists to work with children and teens who have disabilities in the school and DJ system.

Prism ran from 2/22/19 through 5/04/19.


Afterglow is about defining the self through fleeting experiences.
Featuring Artists Reginald O’Neal (L.E.O.), Kandy G. Lopez and Michael Williams. For a limited time, the artists from Schott Communities, a South Florida non-profit organization founded in 1986 to address the needs of persons who are deaf, physically, or intellectually challenged, will show case in the third space.

Also on Exhibition in The Third Space Gallery at The Frank

November 15 - December 15, 2018:

The Frank will highlight the artists of Schott Communities, a South Florida non-profit organization founded in 1986 to address the needs of persons who are deaf, or physically/intellectually challenged.

January 5 to January 26, 2019:
The Frank showcases research and artworks by adult volunteers from The Fellowship Foundation, a non-profit recovery community organization serving South Florida. Sponsored by Art Affects, LLC, the research in this exhibition presents art therapy as an effective tool for individuals in their physical and emotional journeys toward healing after trauma.

Afterglow ran from 11/15/18 through 1/26/19.


Hustle is a collection of work that explores the pop-sensibilities of South Florida’s urban art with an emphasis on process, labor, and work. Combining the pure colors and imagery of Pop Art with the grit, energy and social undertones of street art, this exhibition will explore the physical and psychological marks of progress/development/growth through a contemporary pop-art lens.

Hustle presented the work of Cey Adams, Luis Berros, Clod, George Gadson, Marina Gonella, Andre Martinez, David McCauley, Rogerio Pedro, Sterling Rook, and Ronald Sanchez.

Wizard of Oz™

Presented in partnership with the Miami Children’s Museum, Wizard of Oz™ invited guests of all ages to embark on a multi-sensory exploration of the iconic Land of Oz! The only licensed educational exhibit from Warner Brothers, guests engaged in a fun-filled journey of discovering personal strengths by using literacy, visual and performing arts, the investigation of light and science, and much more. The exhibition also featured contemporary artwork related to the film. These artworks address and reinterpret iconic Wizard of Oz™ themes and concepts, such as courage, heart and mind, fantasy and unity.

Wizard of Oz™ presented the work of Jason Aponite, Franklin Gonzalez, Gabriele Gutwirth, Aaron Miller, Brian Reedy, and Santiago Rubino.

The exhibition ran from June 7th through August 18th, 2018.

Florida Is...

The exhibition portrayed an evolving body of two-dimensional works that depict the natural beauty of Florida. With a focus on community engagement, artist Xavier Cortada asked Floridians to define their state by its unique flora and fauna, rather than the things we build to displace it.

Through delicate drawings, vibrant monoprints and colorful larger-than-life projections, this exhibition educated viewers of all ages on the importance of Florida’s wildlife ecosystems and encouraged environmental stewardship.

Dynamic renderings of a new framework for sustainable urban design and architecture in South Florida are presented by the ADaPT Team, comprised of partners from Florida Atlantic University, Brooks + Scarpa, University of Southern California, and University of Kansas. Displayed in our Third Space and throughout the gallery were artworks by Artists With Autism, a nonprofit group that promotes entrepreneurial opportunities for artists on the autism spectrum.

March 29th through May 19th, 2018.

Perceptual Tracking: A Color Space

The exhibition was focused around a collaborative installation by Leah Brown, Christian Feneck and Peter Symons. On entering the space, viewers will experience a visual immersion of color and form interacting with custom, color shifting light that gives the sensation of movement, while concealing and revealing as it shifts through the spectrum. This color-space combines narrative-driven sculptural elements with color-field painting and atmospheric lighting. This creates four distinct views of a visually confusing scene that combines elements of the organic and inorganic, the "real" and the perceived, predator and prey.

Contemporary artists Henning Haupt, Donna Haynes, Bonney Goldstein, Virginia Fifield and Jen Clay have created pieces exhibited in the front gallery around the overarching theme of perception.

January 11th, 2018 through March 11th, 2018.

Visual Therapy

An exhibition showcasing the work of 14 different artists that studies the impact of art on the artist and the viewer. The multidisciplinary exhibition, curated by Stacy Conde, gallery director of Conde Contemporary, opened Thursday, September 28.

Visual Therapy examined the psychological motivations of the artists and the response their work evokes in the viewer. Through video installations, photorealistic, academic and expressionistic portraiture, conceptual art, surrealism, photography and performance art, visitors will have a direct view into the mind of the artistic creators. Artists featured in the exhibition include Anthony Ardavin, Julio Figeroa Beltran, Patricio Gonzalez Bezanilla, Bill Bilowit, Andres Conde, Luis Enrique Toledo Del Rio, Agnes Grochulska, Natasha Kertes, Marylin Loddi, Reynier Llanes Marquez, Darian Rodriguez Mederos, Raiman Rodriguez Moya, Luis Rodriguez Noa and Enrique Toledo.

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Additional funding is provided in part by Broward County Cultural Division, Hello Sunny-Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center and Visitors Bureau and National Endowment for the Arts.
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