Thursday, July 26, 2012

Colleen Dougher!!! Why we Love Artepillar!

"OMG!!! This is such a great preview! Colleen you are amazing! Thank you for your outstanding support!!"-Rolando Chang Barrero


by Colleen M. Dougher

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday: Boynton Beach Art Walk

Meet the new neighbors: Digsy and Lauren VanArman have established Soul Focus House in Boynton Beach Art District.
I think South Florida may be trying to break records for the place with the most art walks.

Tonight it's Boynton Beach Art Walk, which takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month and includes open galleries and studio spaces and a performance by singer-songwriter Spencer Allan Patrick at 6 p.m. (bring a chair). There will also be a strumming alongsession, so musicians are welcome to bring their guitars and even leave their instrument cases open, in case someone wants to toss in tips.

As for the art, you can check out the closing of Symbolism: Pushing Boundaries billed as a show that "highlights traditional imagery (symbols) in works done on non-traditional surfaces." The exhibition, which features works by Cesar Garcia, Juan Erman Gonzalez, Debbie Lee Mostel, Nikki Saraiva and Karla Walter,  is on display at Rolando Chang Barrero's ActivistArtistA Gallery (422 W. Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, 786-521-1199).

Digsy and his art at Soul Focus House (Photos by Lauren VanArman)
You can also check out the new kids on the block at Soul Focus House (422 W. Industrial Ave., #7, Boynton Beach). Soul Focus House is a joint collaboration DJ of artist Digsy of DigsyEmpire and Lauren VanArman of Lauren's Art House. Digsy is a painter, singer, designer and turntablist, while VanArman, a painter, illustrator, printmaker, designer and more. She recently went to the Virgin Islands, and a show she built around her trip, will be on exhibit in their space tonight.

Munchies will be available from Get Toasted Gourmet, a food truck that offers grilled cheese sandwiches, paninis, empanadas, fried pickles and more Like Barrero is always saying, "Come for the art, stay for the food!"

If you miss the art walk, you can still check out Soul Focus House's new space on Saturday night, when the duo will host  Sketchy, an event where artists can "paint, sculpt, write, knit or just doodle" and watch a performance by Lauren's Art House, while Digsy spins an eclectic selection of music from 6-9 p.m. July 28. Admission is $5 and will include a raffle ticket for a Jerry's Artarama gift basket. Philadelphia Italian Ices will also be available. The first 20 guests get a free goody bag. 

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