Female 'Change Agents' transform the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

Rooms blanketed in warmth, shadows, fibers and technology showcase the six female artists behind “Change Agents,” a roundup of installations on view through Jan. 7 at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.

The show, curated by Michelle Weinberg and Sarah Michelle Rupert, is subtitled “Six South Florida Artists Making Things Happen” and salutes the 10th anniversary of Francie Bishop Good and David Horovitz’s female-driven Fort Lauderdale gallery Girls’ Club, which recently moved near the city’s MASS Art District.

But “making things happen” hardly nails the dramatic transformation of the center by these midcareer artists: Lisa Rockford’s “Vein Mapping” covers one room in a pastiche of painted tree stumps and firewood-themed wallpaper; Jillian Mayer’s section tackles the influence of technology in paintings and sculptures depicting keyboards and smartphones; and Leah Brown’s “The Shadow of Consciousness on the Memory of Dream” fills another room with shadow cutouts. Other artists in the show are Rosemarie Chiarlone, Naomi Fisher and Frances Trombly.

A companion exhibit, “Mottos,” is curated by the center’s Laura Marsh and features works that challenge stereotypes and raise social awareness.

When: Through Jan. 7; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.

Cost: $4-$7

Contact: 954-921-3274 or ArtAndCultureCenter.org

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