On Friday, September 17, 2021, ArtServe opens the multi-media art exhibit "Stories from Within,” which explores LGBTQ culture, history, and experience in South Florida and beyond through the presentation of multidisciplinary works inspired by the LGBTQ+ social movements, its resilience, sense of community and artistic expressions.
ArtServe, which is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Stories” runs through Saturday, October 23. Admission is FREE.
The official "Stories" opening reception is also this Friday, September 17 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Online registration (which includes the names of the exhibiting artists and advisory panel) is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-from-within-opening-night-reception-tickets-170049896819
The Reception will feature entertainment by Joe Posa "The Bitch is Back" as Joan Rivers.
For October 11--National Coming Out Day, ArtServe will screen (at ArtServe) a 20-minute black and white documentary film entitled "Open Dialogues: Stories from the LGBTQ Community" that will be followed by a panel discussion.
Produced by the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, the film captures the diverse coming-out narratives of seven Broward residents who took part in on-camera interviews. Directed by Freddy Rodriguez and produced by the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, "Open Dialogues" explores how the LGBTQ community is marginalized among families, schools, churches and public spaces – and how individuals interviewed for the film learned to empower themselves in these spaces.
6 p.m. Film reception and networking with ArtServe's "Stories From Within" exhibition as the backdrop 6:30 p.m. Film showing (20-minutes) 6:50 to 7 p.m. Panel discussion (45 minutes) 7:45 p.m. Networking