A Fiber Arts Exhibition by Andrea Huffman
Sheer Intuition Showcases Ecological Art on Unusual Surfaces
Provided by Kay Renz PR
Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is proud to present Sheer Intuition, a solo exhibition of works created by renowned South Florida fiber artist and educator Andrea Huffman, where translucent fabrics act as a metaphor for seeing what lies beneath a facade. The award-winning artist will also participate in an Artist Talk and host a Fabric Fusion Workshop. Her work will be on view in the West Gallery from October 4 through November 29, 2019. The FREE opening reception is Friday, October 4 from 6-10:00PM during Old Town Untapped. BaCA is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060. For more information, visit www.BaileyArts.org.
“As an artist and art educator, Andrea has served as a valuable resource of instruction for our area’s teen artists and craft makers of all ages,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “We are fortunate to have her as one of our Artists in Residences at BaCA, where through her work, she inspires conservation, sustainability, and preservation of our natural Florida environment.”
Huffman’s work merges various media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, and digital imagery, with machine and hand stitching to embellish each image. “Currently I’m in the process of designing textiles for the home as well as for clothing and accessories, moving beyond the walls of the gallery to a wider retail market,” said Huffman. “My pieces are hand-dyed and printed, one-of-a-kind, original pieces.”
Huffman has received several awards for her work and has been included in local, state, and national exhibits, including “Piecing Together A Changing Planet” which traveled to ten National Parks and Historic Monuments over a three-year period.
Andrea Huffman Artist Talk
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 l 7:00PM l FREE
In conjunction with her exhibition, Sheer Intuition, at BaCA – West Gallery, Huffman will provide an insight into her artwork practice and inspiration, and will answer questions from the audience in this Artist Talk. Following the talk, members from the audience are welcome to join our open mic program Lyrics Lab in the Main Gallery.
Fabric Fusion Workshop Conducted by Andrea Huffman
Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 11:00AM – 3:00PM | $25 student (includes all supplies)
BaCA is proud to present this workshop on Create a “Painting” using only fabric that is composed by ironing the pieces together. No sewing or gluing required. Finished pieces will be matted or mounted to a canvas. All levels of expertise welcome.
About Andrea Huffman
Huffman received a Masters’ degree in Art Education from FIU and taught art in Broward Public Schools for over 30 years. She has exhibited her art throughout Florida and nationally, receiving numerous awards and recognitions, including several grants from Broward Cultural Division and Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and a Residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, FL. Although Huffman has retired from teaching in the public-school system, she continues to share her passion for art teaching classes and workshops in fiber art and mixed media at various art venues and guilds throughout Florida.
About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department
The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance, and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department manages and programs the city’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Historic Ali Cultural Arts, BaCA, Pompano Beach Amphitheater, and the Blanche Ely House. The department also oversees the city’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.