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January 2020
The Amp Ali Bailey CRA Public Event
City of Pompano Beach Cultural Center
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Lunch with Art: Visual Arts Edition 12:15pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts Center
Lunch with Art: Visual Arts Edition PosterNourish your creative side with a break from the break room! Bring your lunch and enjoy at tables set up in the galleries. Various art projects each week. Class is limited to 20 students.

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Lunch with Art: Poetry Edition 12:15pm | Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Lunch with Art: Poetry Edition PosterOn the first Thursday of each month, take a break from your day, bring your lunch and unleash your creativity. As you eat, enjoy a unique cultural experience that turns us all into poets. Each month, create, listen or watch different poems designed to spark the artist in you. Each workshop encourages you to step out of the mundane and explore your potential and escape from the daily stresses of life while remembering how beauty can be found in even the simplest of words. Guests are invited to bring their lunch, and a friend and come create a memorable piece of art. Free Wi-Fi available and light refreshments will be available.

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3 rd
Old Town Untapped 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street
Old Town Untapped PosterOld Town Untapped is a monthly craft beer and arts festival hosted by the Pompano Beach CRA and features free samples of local beers crafted by breweries in Pompano Beach's emerging craft beer scene. In addition the streets of Old Town are lined with food trucks, artists, crafters and interactive art. Inside Bailey Contemporary Arts, guests can grab some locally roasted coffee at Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters and walk through the galleries rotating art exhibits each month.

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Large Scale Constructions Exhibition by Claire Jeanine Satin 12:00am | Bailey Contemporary Arts Center
Large Scale Constructions Exhibition by Claire Jeanine Satin PosterBailey Contemporary Arts Central and East Galleries

This exhibition focuses on an overview of large sculptural works primarily from the 1980's and 1990's by renown South Florida sculptor Claire Jeanine Satin. The artist has had an extensive exhibition and collections history in the U.S. and Europe. Claire's work concentrates on the exploration of paper, and metal as mediums and breaks the boundaries of traditional sculptural forms. These sculptures and constructions explore the connection between minimalistic forms while retaining a human connection. Some of the works have been influenced by the artist's association with her friend and mentor, the composer John Cage (1912-1992) and his concept of indeterminacy and chance operations. The artworks from 1980s and 1990s went through several phases, as they were constantly evolving in form, medium, and their level of minimalism and abstraction.

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4 th
Music is Your Ali 10:00am - 3:00pm | Ali Cultural Arts Center

30 Minute Sessions: 1 Student per Session

The Music Is Your Ali program is currently offering instruction in piano, guitar and drums. Students 12 - 18 are invited to join us each Saturday, for free 30-minute music lessons thanks, in part, to the support of the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation. Take this opportunity to grow your skill and fuel your passion! Due to the overwhelming success of this program, space is limited. To attend, you MUST schedule a session. Call Dexter Smith at 954-786-7877 or 954-786-7875.

9 th
A Taste of Jazz Series 7:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts Center
A Taste of Jazz Series Poster2nd Thursday of Each Month. Join us for a new kind of combo! A Taste of Jazz at Bailey Contemporary Arts Center features entertaining and educational encounters with the musical genre, accompanied by wine tastings located in an intimate art gallery setting. The introduction to jazz series will showcase the musicians of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band, under the direction of Martin Hand. Come and learn how jazz evolved and influenced music. Each month our guest artists will further demonstrate the evolution of jazz with examples from various instruments ranging from saxophone and trumpet performed by jazz legends to modern day jazz artists.

The Gold Coast Jazz Society has been a major presenter of jazz concerts, jazz education, and jazz outreach programs in Broward County since 1992. They have maintained and preserved the heritage of jazz by presenting the music celebrating jazz's evolution over the past 100 years.

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9 th
Lunch with Art: The Lecture Series 12:15pm - 1:15pm | Blanche Ely House Museum
Lunch with Art: The Lecture Series PosterJoin our Curatorial Consultant Derek T. Davis as he guides you into the world of the Ely Family while you are enjoying your lunch! As you eat, experience a unique cultural experience that teaches Pompano Beach history and focuses on the people who made a difference in the community. Get inspired by this monthly event that will features unique informational lectures that unlock a piece of the past that may change the future. Guests are invited to bring their lunch, and a friend.

10 th
Vantage Point by Ya La’Ford Exhibition 12:00am | Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd
Vantage Point by Ya La’Ford Exhibition PosterInstallation artist Ya Laford is best known for her signature use of wall-to-wall recurring geometric patterns including her highly regarded infusion of hypnotizing LED luminaries returns to South Florida’s Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center activating the exhibition space with a large-scale installation to debit new virtual reality installations along with geometric sculptures relishing in abstract forms, imagery and reflections. Laford’s work finds serenity through interconnecting lines, which to her represents a metaphorical journey to communicate humanity’s unseen experiences echoed through diverse but shared accounts. Through La’ford’s work, she finds interest in the role geometry plays in the physical experience and material worlds while the synchronicity of the universe is determined by certain mathematical constants which express themselves in the form of patterns and cycles in nature. Vantage Point features a new selection of imposing, welded-steel geometric installations, corresponding to the twin mural installation culminating from La’ford one-year Pompano Beach arts residency.

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Thought Patterns Exhibition by Lori Arbel 12:00am | Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Thought Patterns Exhibition by Lori Arbel PosterPompano Beach Cultural Center • Conference Room & 2nd Floor

South Florida based mixed-media artist Lori Arbel is an active art maker in the sense that she doesn't use an easel, but instead she lays the surface on the table of her studio, constantly moving around it, working from each side and angle until the artwork is complete.

Working in this manner allows her the freedom to engage in the piece in its entirety and not from just one perspective. Using layers of ink, paint and other markings, applied with numerous mediums, adds to the physicality of her process, and helps her connect with the composition in this meditative process.

Like the Abstract Expressionist who were committed to expressions of profound emotion and universal themes of post-war mood and anxiety Arbel's work explores psychological moments of modern everyday life, thought process, and how people connect & respond to them.

11 th
Story Time at the Blanche Ely House Museum 11:00am - 12:00pm | Blanche Ely House, 1500 NW 6 Ave
Story Time at the Blanche Ely House Museum PosterJoin us for a fun-filled story time at the Blanche Ely House every first Saturday! Story lovers of all ages can stop by with a parent or guardian to hear a story, participate in a short story-based activity and enjoy a healthy snack. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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12 th
Soulful Sundays 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Ali Cultural Arts Center, 353 Martin Luther King Blvd
Soulful Sundays PosterSoulful Sundays features South Florida's top performers and bands in various genres ranging from Soul, R&B, Neo Soul, Blues to Jazz and Funk. Merging local and national artist, organizations and vendors, this program creates an unforgettable monthly musical experience that enriches as well as celebrates the history and culture of the African American community in Pompano Beach.

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15 th
Lyrics Lab: All Arts Open Mic 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Bailey Contemporary Arts Center
Lyrics Lab: All Arts Open Mic PosterLyrics Lab is a unique, no-ego, open-mic night every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Get up and share or just kick back and have a cocktail while enjoying some incredible performance art in one of Pompano Beach's premier cultural arts spaces! Bring your latest work- poems, verse, songs, lyrics, jokes, stories, and beats to share with renowned hosts and poets, accompanied by our two-piece house band. Interested in performing? Arrive early to get your name on the list!

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21 st
Lunch with Art: Music Edition 12:15am | Ali Cultural Arts Center
Lunch with Art: Music Edition PosterTake a break from your day, bring your lunch and let music soothe your soul! These informative and relaxing sessions will introduce you to various forms of music, followed by a group discussion. Each melody becomes an escape from the daily stresses of life and reminds us how music is a universal language that we can all understand. Guests are invited to bring their lunch and a friend. Light refreshments are available.

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