Grace Arts Center, Inc. is the new non-profit arts and cultural programming of Grace Cafe and Galleries
For 10+ years, the Gallery has been developing unique art events in a flex-arts retail space and using a portion of the proceeds to
support the South Florida community through arts and cultural programming and initiatives - on and off site from the Gallery.
We're also currently working on an online retail art and crafts concept to be released in mid 2015.
Stay tuned as we also reopen Grace Cafe and Galleries in 2015.
Call us NOW regarding arts programming currently underway for
Grace Arts Center, Inc. in 2014
as we work with various venues in South Florida.
OUR NEXT PUBLIC EVENT IS:
August 29 - 30, 2014
R&J [romeoandjuliet] Play Auditions and Artists' Reception
AUDITIONS for the full production are
AUGUST 29 (1 - 7 PM) and AUGUST 30 (1 - 3 PM), 2014 @ the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre
(E Sunrise Blvd at Galleria Mall, 3rd Fl, Dillards Entrance)
An Artists' Reception Friday, August 29 @ 7 - 9 PM
for Artists, Guests and General Public
Live performances, slide presentations and an opportunity for financing a creative project
$10 p/p includes refreshments and access to $250 scholarship
Click on link below to see a 2-minute video from June 2014 workshop for Act 3, Scene 1
R&J is a Youth-led Interactive Dance Drama collaboration with the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre (FLCT) adapted from
Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'
FRIDAY AUGUST 29, 2014
1 - 5 PM
Readings from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet script
Act 1, Scene 4 and 5A for key male leads (Romeo, Mercutio and Tybalt) and Act 1, Scene 5b for lead male and female (Romeo and Juliet respectively). Also for male leads Act 2, Scene 2 (Friar and Romeo characters)
Note: Leads will need some singing capabilities
5- 7 PM
5 - 7 PM - be familiar with Hip hop and Tango choreography
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014
1- 3 PM (see above for audition details)
This production is a youth-led performance
featuring live graffiti art demonstrations, soundscape mixed by local Dj's, an original song written for the production, Spoken-word narration
and an adaptation style that places storyline in South Florida.
This project's adaptation is inspired by Arthur Brooke's original poem from which Shakespeare took his characters and plot development,
entitled 'Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet' and subsequent adaptations for Broadway and Film.
Funded in part through a generous grant from the Broward County Cultural Division and Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
"NOW YOU KNOW"
at ARTSERVE in Fort Lauderdale with participating Artists in film, song and spoken-word.
Follow the Artists/Producers at various South Florida venues throughout April 2014 at http://laguardiacross.tumblr.com/tour and register for the finale at https://www.facebook.com/events/693265000730898/ .
Follow the Hosts at https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/52weekstofly and http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/miami/ .
Attending guests can enter to win a cash prize that night for their favorite art project/production
including studio and film opportunities.
Award-winning short films, original songwriters and spoken-word with discussion and light refreshments too!
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale 6 - 9 PM - $5 entry
Stay tuned for the next phase of the Grace Arts Center design competition
Click here for the 2013 Contest Poster
(a contest to plan for the expansion of our Arts Programming Center in South Florida)
Grace Arts Center Inc. is the Charitable arts programming venture of Grace Cafe and Galleries, a for-profit began in 2005.
Grace Arts Center is an approved 501.c3 since August 2011.
The 2013 Grace Arts Center Entry Outline and Competition Description
Winners of the International Design Competition First Phase envisioned our new center based on a warehouse location
transformed into a mixed use arts facility with a vibrant outdoor performance areas:
1) ISD Architects (Canada)
2) International Joint submittal by Students Juskani Alonso Andrade, Industrial Design (Mexico) and Ema Butrimaviciute, Architecture (Lithuania)
3) Brooks Taylor (California - US)
Honorable Mention: Florida Atlantic University's Fort Lauderdale Campus
Architectural Student Design Team
Professor Phillipe D'Anjou's Winter 2013 Semester (Students Lopez, Smith and Estimable)
(Florida - US)
The Grace Arts Center (GAC) is the new non-profit venture of Grace Cafe and Galleries.
GAC develops arts programming in music, dance and drama with the purpose of
producing events and performances
for free or at a very low cost to consumers that
reflect and enliven the cultural and artistic community of South Florida.
We are looking at indoor and outdoor opportunities
for our performances, programs and partner artists in South Florida.
Welcome to Grace...
This is our virtual 'chalk board' of events and special features recently and over the years...beginning with our ongoing
Exhibition of Artworks from the late Purvis Young:
We were the OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE 2007 ARTMIAMI
'DIRECTOR'S CHOICE' EXHIBITION FOR
THE ARTIST, PURVIS YOUNG, AT MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER
We Celebrate the Life and Paintings of the Artist, Purvis Young
New Collection of over 100 works on wood, paper & canvas including many
unique pieces on 'political sign' board
Purvis Young was featured in the new American Artist Retrospective in the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC...
December 6 - 8
FIRST CITY FIRST FRIDAY ACTIVITIES AT GRACE!
FRIDAY DECEMBER 6
6 - 10 PM
A variety of light Acoustic Bands in the Gallery
Art Exhibition of various Artists with Complimentary Refreshments
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7
TANGO MILONGA 8PM - 1 AM with Special Guest Award-Winning Dancer, Choreographer, HUGO GATO
$15 per/person includes a variety of Complimentary Refreshments
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8
Coffee Bar open mid morning to early afternoon and Gallery specials
OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FIRST-EVER 'FIRST CITY FIRST FRIDAY' PARTICIPATING ARTISTS FROM NOVEMBER 2013!
12 - 6 PM
12:30 PM Southern Shores, 5 musician Bluegrass band
1:15 PM Alternative Tradition, 4 musician Bluegrass band
2:00 PM Box of Light, Acoustic Folk/Alternative band
2:45 PM Izy Volta and his band, Alternative Pop Singer
3:30 PM Old Time Jammers, 8 musician Bluegrass band
4:15 PM Kristin Cappiello - Alternative Acoustic Singer
4:45 PM Paul Stephen Wilson - Country Singer/Songwriter band
5:30 PM Matt Peavyhouse - Alternative Acoustic Singer
Barbeque and Variety of Beverages for Sale
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3
1- 6 PM
1:15 PM Grey Lily, 4 musician Bluegrass band
2:00 PM New River Boys, 5 musician Bluegrass band
2: 45 PM Corn Country, 7 musician Bluegrass band
3:30 PM Faithville - Gospel band
4: 15 PM Craig Hall - Gospel Singer
4: 45 PM Oasis Band - Gospel band
5: 15 PM PM Santiago - Acoustic Gospel Singer
Closing Set - Earthen Vessels - Christian band
Barbeque and Variety of Beverages for Sale
Saturday, November 30
1 - 3 PM
Will the Circle be Unbroken, Poetry Written and Spoken
with Host Marlon Migala featuring the cool sounds of recorded Jazz the last-Saturday-of-the Month in the Gallery
An excerpt from the poem, JAZZ RIFF AT THE IDES OF MARCH
By Marlon Migala
When thoughtful Words we Speak
A Poetry to Hearts that listen Treat
Can Music resonating in our Souls Repeat
The Art of Living Creative Lives
Where we do gather to
Meet and together share
What's on our Minds
And in our Hearts Sublime
Such spaces where Love Lives
In places where it is allowed to give
New meanings through
Art, Music and Poetic Words
About what it means
To be truly Civilized
It is an ancient Truth
A circle of sharing
In a friendly space or Room
Where Egalitarian Conversation Lives
By taking time out from
Our all together busy Times
We grow a Culture
In the Community of our Lives
Bring your own poetry and prose and be part of our program!
ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
7 - 9:30 PM
The Music Group '85' Concept Album storytelling about apocalytic loss and ultimate risk
$10 includes entry and a copy of the album
THURSDAY APRIL 25
THE SALON, A Songwriters Showcase and Discussion Group
7 - 10 PM
The MANN SISTERS
Their self-titled debut EP, The Mann Sisters, is deeply rooted in American rock and country music with four songs written by the sisters. Produced by Fernando Perdomo (Andy Pratt & Jorge Moreno, Dreaming in Stereo), both Lauren and Alexandra played every Guitar and Keyboard on the EP and were accompanied by the rhythm section of Perdomo on Bass and Drummer, Derek Cintron (Mika, Scott Stapp, Enrique Iglesias).
Their first single, "Breathe Slow" has achieved regular airplay on country and rock radio in the Florida Keys with heavy airplay on WCTH Thunder Country and WFKZ Sun. The song was also featured on the nationally acclaimed adult album alternative radio compilation "A Taste of Triple A - #73.”
PAUL STEPHEN WILSON
Paul sings and plays the guitar and harmonica harmonizing with his collaborators soulfully. He writes his own music and performs around the country a blend of country and blues ballads. We welcome back Paul back to Grace Cafe and Galleries from his performance during the annual Art and Antique Festival.
Matt has been an integral part of various bands in Louisville, Kentucky and Northwest Florida. He writes his own music and plays guitar; an avid supporter of the South Florida community, he coordinates 'street clean-up' campaigns, pastors a church and is a dedicated family man.
BRENDA COLLINS LASTELLA
Brenda is a dedicated praise singer at a local church in Fort Lauderdale and loves classic rock and roll. Her husband is also a musician, drummer.
Light refreshments available for purchase.
Meet the Artists Reception, Exhibition & Sale
Paintings, Sculpture & Hand-crafted Interiors
by local emerging and career Artists
Frederick Goldstein • Oleda Baker
Eric Jean Louis • Lena Luckey
Ernesto Kunde • Jane Tasciotti
Jules Greenbaum • Stanley Goodman
Friday, March 22, 7-9 PM (Reception)
with Gallery exhibition and sale continuing
Saturday, March 23 12-6 PM
Portion of proceeds to benefit “The Artisansʼ Factory” concept,
a new creative manufacturing collaborative and the launching of our
new charitable arts organization, The Grace Arts Center!
JOIN US THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 for
Documentaries and Videos chronicling Music Stars, Activists, or Locals using Music to Make a Difference
through the lens of Filmmaker MARK MOORMANN
Sundance Award winning works will be shown in short form with discussion after
Live Music by Musical Guest, Aaron Fishbein, and Friends to open and close this Special Event
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
7 - 10 PM
Check out what is going on in Downtown Dania Beach regarding the Arts!
CHECK OUT THE 2011, 2010 & 2009 ART+ANTIQUE+VINTAGE+(horti)CULTURE
FESTIVAL and Walk
held in the Art & Antique District, recently found in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST 2013, as
a Designer's FAVORITE LOCATION for Antiques and Artistic Finds
THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE THAT PARTICIPATED in the 2013 CIty-wide Art Festival, Fairs, Walks and Vintage Events
and thanks to our special guests
LIVE PAINTING DEMONSTRATION BY FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN ARTIST R. L. LEWIS and beautiful exhibition by ISAAC KNIGHT
Free Artisan Espresso with purchase of $50 or more for ALL OF 2013
We also frame and ship - perfect for visitors to our Fort Lauderale and Hollywood International Airport and Seaport - and for resident art lovers!
FRIDAY NIGHT SALON
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2012
Brought to you by a variety of businesses including A1A Guitars and Jeffrey D'Amico. Featuring Artists:
Josh: "The Pitbull of Blues" Rowand, Blues
ScatterGrass, Original Root Grass (similar to Blue Grass)
Jason Kates, Singer/Songwriter, Progressive Country
SGS with Jay Martin , Original Pop Funk
Painter Artist, Christine Alex and Illustrator, Robert Korhonen
and More (over 300 artists works displayed with new winter inventory)...FREE with Light refreshments served
DOORS OPEN AT 7 PM
(all music is performed in a family friendly environment - children are welcome with their parents)
ATTENTION: Local artists can email firstname.lastname@example.org for available nights to support touring artists or special guest songwriters.