The Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show will feature an art exhibit titled: “At Home with Art: Topographies” from May 22-25, 2015 at the Broward Convention Center. The exhibit aims to demonstrate the intrinsic connection between art and interior design while placing a special focus on showcasing works of Broward artists.
Topographies explores the earth’s landscapes that provide both inspiration and materials to create. Representing the Broward Art Guild, Nathalie Brenac’s bronze sculptures (made using the ancient “lost-wax” process) address aesthetic and environmental concerns. Large-scale photographs by Sylvain Denis (of Sailboat Bend Artists Lofts) capture the American Southwest – a landscape basked in constantly shifting hues and waves of light, making it one of the most challenging places to photograph. Beth Ravitz paints and stains her clay sculptures creating a blended surface. Color accentuates the modeled forms reinforcing the underlying rhythmic structure of the sculpture. Ravitz is notably recognized for her works as part of the Broward Cultural public art collection.
“Following the great success of the inaugural At Home with Art exhibit at the Miami Home Show this past March, we are excited to showcase three talented Broward artists,” said Sharon Berube, Spokesperson for Home Show Management Corp. “Some people may have already seen their art around town. However, now they will have an opportunity to meet and get to know the creators. Understanding the artist’s intentions is an important aspect when investing in an original work of art.” The three artists will be present to explain their personal vision and technique.
About the Artists:
Nathalie Brenac was born and raised in Congo and Gabon on the African west coast. She is a vital and versatile artist specialized in aesthetic and environmental concerns. Nathalie studied environmental planning and art history in Paris, and advertising and design with courses in painting and drawing at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She divides her time between Fort Lauderdale and the Bahamas where she works on her bronze sculptures.
Her experience with modeling clay allowed her to discover the perfect medium for expression. She would subsequently begin making bronze sculptures using the “lost wax” process. The lost-wax or "cire-perdue" process is the traditional method of metal casting. It has been around for at least 5000 years and was used by the early Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks, Africans and Europeans.
Born and raised in Montreal, Canada Sylvain Denis is a resident photographer and one of the curators at Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts. Sylvain started his interest in photography at a young age influenced by his own experiences as a young model for a fitness publication based in New York City.
He studied studio lighting at the International Center of Photography in NYC and advance Photoshop at the University of the Arts of Philadelphia. Since 1994, Sylvain has captured the American Southwest landscape. His collection spans a 20-year career sampling his time across the United States from Antelope Canyon in Arizona, a sandstone canyon carved from flash floods, to Monument Valley on the edge of Utah.
Beth Ravitz was born and raised in New York. She received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Miami and created and owned a textile design and converting business in NYC before moving to South Florida where she earned a B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees. Shortly after, she began to translate her art and business expertise into a multi-faceted art career. Beth works with ceramic, glass, metal, sculpture, printing and painting, and is fearless in her ability to master a new technique and medium.
She has helped obtain public art ordinances, written master plans, chaired public art committees and consulted for several cities, as well as, created over 20 public art projects throughout Florida. She is a 3 time Grant recipient from the Broward County Art in Education program, an adjunct professor and gallery director.
For a full list of events, hours, and ticket information, visit www.homeshows.net. The Home Design and Remodeling Show will run from May 22-25, 2015 at the Broward Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.
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About the Home Design & Remodeling Show:
The Home Design and Remodeling Show will showcase a comprehensive collection of home improvements, interior design and home renovations for indoors and out. Personalized, one-on-one interaction with industry experts is a mainstay of the Home Show. In addition, complimentary seminars by experts are featured. Home Show Management Corp, producers of the Home Show, has been producing quality events in South Florida for over forty years.
Show hours: Friday (5/22) 4:00-9:30 pm; Saturday (5/23) Noon-9:30 pm; Sunday (5/24) Noon-9:30 pm; and Monday (5/25) 12:00-7:30 pm.
Regular Price $10 adults, $1.00 children under 11. Special advance discount of $7 for adults with online ticket purchases before May 21, 2015.
For more information: Show office 305-667-9299 or visit www.homeshows.net.
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