The Frank Highlights Food Insecurity and Social Isolation Through Arts Workshop Series Feed Your Soul

Feed Your Soul

Workshops are free and open to the public

The Frank art gallery, in collaboration with Feeding South Florida, will spotlight food insecurity and social isolation with a series of "Feed Your Soul" workshops. Feed Your Soul will launch with a meet and greet with the teaching artists from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19.

Feed Your Soul encourages residents, through interpretive arts activities, to be aware of their neighbors that are affected by social isolation and food insecurity. The Frank will bring art enthusiasts, families and residents together through a series of interactive art workshops. Community members are invited to The Frank on September 19 to meet the artists, learn more about the workshops and register to participate. All workshop participants must be 18 years old or older.

"Feed Your Soul encourages residents to get involved in the community, joining together as neighbors to face the silent but serious challenges of food insecurity and social isolation," said Holly Bonkowski, Pembroke Pines Division Director of Cultural Arts. "Participants of Feed Your Soul will have the opportunity to express their artistic side, share their story and invigorate the community collectively and as individuals."

Under the guidance of accomplished arts professionals, Feed Your Soul will offer sessions in various arts disciplines. Space is limited.

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The Effects of Art as Manifestation on Artist and Viewer

Multidisciplinary exhibition opens September 28

The Frank art gallery in Pembroke Pines presents “Visual Therapy – The Effects of Art as Manifestation on Artist and Viewer,” an exhibition showcasing the work of 14 different artists that looks at the impact of art on both the artist and the viewer.

The multidisciplinary exhibition, curated by Stacy Conde, gallery director of Conde Contemporary, will open Thursday, September 28 with a reception. The opening reception will begin at 6 p.m. and is free to the public.

Visual Therapy examines 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.

The Frank is located in the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines at 601 City Center Way. Admission to The Frank is free. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Frank is a two story art gallery named after Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis for his decades-long commitment to the cultural arts. The Frank art gallery showcases multi- disciplinary inclusive exhibitions to foster connections, initiate cultural change and promote innovation. The gallery's exhibition and learning space serves as a site of convergence for artists, performers, thought leaders and community members to create partnerships for social engagement, leveraging the power of the arts to create a sense.


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