Art Salon: “Miner, Hacker, & Manipulator”
January 5, 2021, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Speaker: Lisa Rockford
Join us on Zoom for this FREE virtual art salon.
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Attendance at Art Salons is FREE, thanks to a generous donation by Ezra Hubbard.
About the Speaker:
Lisa Rockford, founder of Rockford Projects, is an independent curator, artist, and educator with a definitive interest in contemporary, interdisciplinary approaches, new media, and the re-invention of traditional media and techniques. She thoughtfully stages innovative artworks in thematic exhibitions that will spark dialogue, and act as catalysts for cultural exchange.
Known to be a passionate avid arts advocate, working to offer more exhibition opportunities to underrepresented artists, she has organized multi-disciplinary exhibitions, public lectures, artist workshops, and interactive experiences, designed to be accessible to a broad audience. In 2013, she was dubbed a “Rising Star” in Gold Coast Magazine’s article, “40 under 40,” and named a “Change Agent” in local press for her community building art events. As an independent curator, and founder of Rockford Projects, she has working relationships with over 400 artists and has curated 23 exhibitions.
Lisa was born in Texas and raised in South Florida, before earning her BFA from Bowling Green State University in 1999, and MFA in 2001 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2007, after returning to South Florida, Lisa was among the first to be selected for a residency at Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts in Fort Lauderdale. During her seven-year residency, she was the principal organizer in converting 3 floors of common space into an artist-run, public exhibition space called 1310 Gallery. She quickly gained media attention for her thematic curated exhibitions at the gallery, focusing on humor, gender, power hierarchies, contemporary fiber art, the use of recycled material, and non-traditional practices. Her projects have been featured on PBS’ television series Art Loft, and six of her curated exhibitions received grants from the Broward County Cultural Division and offered cash prizes for the artists.
Lisa has since been invited to curate exhibitions at Whitespace-the Mordes Collection/West Palm Beach, The Projects Contemporary Art Space FATVillage/Fort Lauderdale, and Bailey Contemporary Arts/Pompano Beach, and commissioned to facilitate projects for the Girls Club-The Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Collection/Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Art Guild, Plantation City’s Art in the Park, Young at Art Museum/Davie, and the ArtFTL 2019 art fair, and selected to jury art exhibits for the Broward Art Guild, ArtiGras Palm Beach, and other local art fairs.
Lisa is currently a tenured Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Broward College, where she instituted their first visiting artist series on the campus, annually bringing national artists to give lectures and workshops, and instituted ArtFest, an annual festival, mural contest, and DIY marketplace. In 2014, she received the Robert Elmore International Exchange Award through the Honors department to travel to China, and The A. Hugh Adams Endowed Teaching Chair in 2018.
About the Art Salons
The Art Salons are a unique gathering place for artists from throughout the South Florida region. They offer thoughtful presentations by influential professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida, nationally and internationally. Presenters show their work and talk about their influences, followed by stimulating discussions between the artist and the audience. These discussions cover the gamut of contemporary conceptual art practices, including cultural, socio/political, environmental, scientific, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and how our own work relates to the world of contemporary art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists. Art Salons have been facilitated by Elle Schorr, in conjunction with the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach, since 2012. All are welcome to join in these timely explorations.
The Art Salons will now be presented virtually on Zoom! Tuesdays, once a month, from October to May from 7pm to 9pm.
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