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Bold visions highlight '12 to See' at ArtServe

Earlier this spring, Miami photographer Jennifer Veilleux brought her camera to the Blue Nile river on the northwestern edge of Ethiopia, home to a massive hydroelectric dam project that’s forcing the displacement of 1.5 million Ethiopians.

One of those indigenous groups, the Gamuz people, is captured in nine humanitarian minded photographs on display now at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale as part of the new group show, “12 to See.”

To create her images, Veilleux colorized her black-and-white Gamuz photos, adding acrylic and gouache to images of smiling gold panhandlers on the river, fashionable tribal matriarchs and tired-looking fishermen.

A collection of 50-plus works by a dozen rising local artists, “12 to See” will also feature new works by Robert Catapano, Ron Garrett, Terri A. Meredith, Zahra Shivji, Hana Davis, AlexAndra, Carlos Printe, Dumpierreart, Lori Gregory, Lorraine Schwartz and Suzanna Antonez-Edens. A Thursday opening reception will feature live drawings by ArtServe artists-in-residence Lori Practico and Holly Harris, along with light bites and craft beer.

When: Through Aug. 25 (opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10)

Where: ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Cost: Free

Contact: 954-462-8190 or ArtServe.org

pvalys@southflorida.com or 954-356-4364

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