Jean Saiz, Shadow of the Blade


Aug. 8, 2014
Contact: Charmain Yobbi, Manager, Public Relations and Community Partnerships
954.921.3274 x235

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Kicks Off Its 2014-15 Exhibition Season Friday, Sept. 5 With Reception for Echos Myron, Where Art and Music Collide

Hollywood, Fla. – On Friday, Sept. 5 from 6:30 to 10 p.m., the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood kicks off its 2014-15 exhibition season with an artists’ reception for Echos Myron, curated by Beatriz Monteavaro and Priyadarsini Ray. The reception will feature live performances by Snakehole and Bank of Christ. Other exhibitions opening at the gallery during this reception are Sri Prabha: Outpost and Monica Uszerowicz: It’s Okay to Cry. This reception is free for members and $10 for non-members. Donation bar and light refreshments will be served. A panel discussion with Echos Myron artists moderated by Gean Moreno takes place at the Center on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. These exhibitions will be shown through Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Center, 1650 Harrison St.

In Echos Myron, art and music collide. Musicians who make art will be shown alongside artists who make music. The participants in this exhibition collectively reflect the creativity and cross-currents at play in the Miami music scene from the early ‘90s to the present.

A wide array of processes and practices will be on display, including sculpture, painting, flyer art, photographs, installation, and more. Given the individuals whose work is included in this eclectic exhibit, a broad diversity of aesthetics come together to reveal the fertile and dynamic underpinnings of a creative scene thriving in Miami for the past two decades.

Artists participating in Echos Myron include Kevin Arrow, Eddy Alvarez, Greg Alvarez, Rene Barge, Dorys Bellow, David Alexander Bennett, Bleedingpalm, Dirk Brandon, David Brieske, Brian Butler, Autumn Casey, Amanda Castillo, Clifton Childree, Rick Diaz, Daniel Fiorda, Chris Garcia, Daniel Gorostiaga, Chris Garcia, Ricardo Guerrero, Jason Handelsman, Dave Kudzma, Chuck Loose, Paul Lewin, Niuvis Martin, Gustavo Matamoros, Ivy McClelland, Juan Montoya, Beatriz Monteavaro, Gavin Perry, Priyadarsini Ray, Jean Saiz, Christian Salazar, Rick Smith, Teajay Smith, Natalie Spargo, 3PQ, Maitejosume Urrechaga, Janette Valentine, Viking Funeral, and Janese Weingarten.

A mixed media artist originally from Hyderabad, India, Sri Prabha’s Outpost is a site-specific installation inspired by space, biology, and exploration. An otherworldly campsite is presented, bathed in video and natural sounds. On view are basic shelters and a symbolic fireplace surrounded by mixed-media works inspired by images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, particle physics, microbiology, and an ongoing collaboration with the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum. Trained at the Cornish College of the Arts, he holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology.

Monica Uszerowicz is a photographer and writer living in Miami. Guided by the process of individuation as explained by Carl Jung, she uses her work to understand both the physical and subconscious components in her subjects, as well as their place in a collective narrative.In this way, even the redundant and the dull, whether overwrought or unseen, contains depths worth capturing and a weight that connects each individual to a larger story based in the collective unconscious.

Upcoming exhibitions at the Center include the following:
Nov. 14, 2014 – Jan. 18, 2015
•Dave Muller: Rock ‘n’ Old
•Middle galleries: Bhakti Baxter: Returning What Was Borrowed
•Project room:
yardbird Records Pop-Up record store curated by Michael Dean
•The Landing: Annie Buckley: The People’s Tarot

Feb. 6 – March 13, 2015 (closing reception/drawing March 13)
•Abracadabra: Eighth Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser
•Middle galleries: Kubiat Nnamdie
•Project room: Ernesto Kunde: Intertwined
•The Landing: Tom Virgin

March 27 – May 24, 2015
•Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.): As Far As the I Can See
•The Landing: Regina Jestrow

June 12 – Aug. 23, 2015
•Wayne White: Maybe Now I’ll Get the Respect I So Richly Deserve
•Middle galleries: Douglas Hoekzema

Sept. 11, 2015 opens
•Sixth All-Media Juried Biennial
(Jurors Tami Katz Freiman/Ombretta Agro)
•Project room: #ACCH Instagram Winner Show
•The Landing: All 52 Instagram weekly winners’ photos

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Free parking is available at the Center, which is located at 1650 Harrison St. General admission to the Center’s galleries is $7 for adults; $4 for students, seniors, and children ages 4 to 17; and free to Center members as well as children under the age of 4.

For more information on these exhibitions, please call 954.921.3274 or visit

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood presents contemporary gallery exhibitions, artist lectures, live stage performances, and high-quality education programs for adults and children. It is the third oldest arts non-profit in Broward County and serves more than 60,000 people annually at three venues. The Center fosters a creative environment where new and challenging work can flourish through programs that reflect the highest standards of artistry and diversity.

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and The Kresge Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.

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