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ArtServe’s “Superficial Impressions” Exhibit Seeks To Reveal Photography’s Underlying Essence

July 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am - August 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

“Superficial Impressions”

Does a photograph reveal only what the camera sees, or does it convey what the photographer would like you to see?

An upcoming exhibit entitled “Superficial Images” planned for Thursday, July 8 through Saturday, August 21, 2021 at ArtServe will seek to answer that question with a display of contemporary works from established and emerging South Florida photographers.

Sponsored by Broward County Cultural Division and WLRN, “Superficial Images” will feature all types of media, such as film, video or photos originating from a mobile device. Images include a wide variety of artistic categories, such as architecture, creative, motion, landscape, lifestyle, natural world and wildlife, portraiture, objects, street photography and travel.

“In the era of the selfie and the infinite social media scroll, we’re searching for photographs born out of creative passion and sensitivity: the result of a need to express one’s feelings through the image; the creator’s unique view of one’s surrounding reality,” ArtServe Curator Sophie Bonet explained.

Artists who have been selected for “Superficial Impressions” by the exhibit jury panel also will be awarded the opportunity to develop and execute a solo exhibition and inclusion in ArtServe’s 2022-2023 Artistic Calendar.

“ArtServe strives to be a platform that allows exhibiting photographers to communicate with the world and share their vision; to communicate an idea, a message, or an emotion,” ArtServe Executive Director Jason Hughes said.

An in-person opening reception for “Superficial Impressions” is scheduled for Thursday, July 15.

For all in-person events, ArtServe will follow guidance and protocols from the Centers for Disease and Prevention, Department of Health, and local and state government officials. All COVID-19 best practices will be implemented for the safety of guests, artists and staff.
To assist in observing COVID protocols, ArtServe’s current gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit artserve.org for details.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 33rd year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs.  Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

Become a member of ArtServe as either an artist or community member at www.ArtServe.org/member/ or become a founding member of Friends of ArtServe at www.ArtServe.org/friends.

Requests and questions about the ArtServe facility or programs can be emailed to information@ArtServe.org.


July 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am
August 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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