Florida Outsider Art is the lens used to explore lesser known pioneer people groups' impacts on the broader culture of Broward and South Florida. Exhibitions, discussions and receptions feature archaeological, architecture/design, visual arts, literary panel presentations covering all ethnic immigrant and native groups operating outside of conventional culture.
January 6, 2017 (Friday) - doors open 6:30P
7 PM Presentation by Dr. Caren Neile followed by a reception with Dr. Neile and exhibiting artists
"The Outsiders' In" – The special connection of Outsider art with local culture.
Outsider art typically refers to the visual arts. In fact, a wide range of pioneering 'creatives' aren’t considered, and don’t necessarily consider themselves, artists. How - and why do we - determine who is an artist in our community, who is simply living their art? This insightful discussion questions and ultimately disrupts boundaries between inside and outside, success and failure, art... and life.
Caren S. Neile, Ph.D, MFA, is a professional storyteller and an affiliate professor at Florida Atlantic University, where she teaches storytelling studies. The former chair of the National Storytelling Network, she performs and teaches throughout the nation and abroad. Listen to her selected South Florida stories on Sundays, 4pm EST on www.wlrn.org or 91.3 FM and 91.5 FM in South Florida.
Your ticket entitles you to a raffle entry for a signed poster by some of South Florida's best known Outsider Artists and other surprises!
January 8, 2017 (Sunday) 2 - 4 PM
Join us early at 1:30 for an informal discussion with History Miami's Dr. Paul George prior to the formal panel. During the Fort Lauderdale Jazz Brunch, members of the Miami Dade Hispanic Cultural Arts Center (Director and also Founder of the International Ballet Festival of Miami now in its 21 year) combine with Dr. George to discuss 'La Florida - the culture of Latino/Hispanic peoples settling in South Florida prior to 1600's - and beyond.' This is a FREE event if you register before December 8. $10 p/p after that time. Space is limited!
Parking in the Broward County public parking garage directly across from the Main Library. Map
For a full schedule of events December through closing reception March 2017, click this schedule link
If you have questions about the events or want to participate in exhibitions, including pop-up weekend artist events, culture labs or receptions, contact us at 954.816.3324.
This project was funded in part through a generous grant recommendation from the Broward County Cultural Council and approved by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.
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History Museum Fort Lauderdale (Formerly Known as 1905 New River Inn)
231 Southwest 2nd Avenue
First Floor Lucy Bryan and Media Galleries
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301