Downtown Hollywood Explorations
We decided to walk off our food, and headed east past the Hollywood Arts Park, which had a glassblowing class going on (Stay tuned for the blog in which we try it out!), and arrived at the Hollywood Art and Cultural Center. This space houses a gallery with multiple exhibitions, an educational center that provides a Free Arts Family Day once a month, and a theater that offers acting classes for children. We toured the gallery, and I was thrilled to discover one of my former students had an exhibition going on there! Check out this spectacular quilt from Mark Fleuridor’s exhibition, Black Castor Oil.
Other artists pieces included this cool mask made of cardboard:
and this guitar art:
There was also a continuously running film screening of the short documentary Open Dialogues , which through the coming-out narratives of seven Broward County residents, 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.
With our bellies full and our appetites for culture and inspiration satiated, we started to head back home, but first we stopped at Kay Rico Coffee house for a quick pick me up. My friend had a cappuccino, and I had the iced Golden Milk Latte. The perfect way to end a great day.