For centuries, southern Florida was considered by Europeans to be an inaccessible Eden, a place where Ponce de León died searching for gold. Despite attempts by a few hardy settlers, South Florida’s explosive growth occurred only after World War II. Dreams of a better life make such fervent growth possible. Florida Dreaming looks at the dreams (and their obstacles) that have compelled people to make South Florida their home.

The exhibition features contemporary, multi-generational artists who have lived or worked in South Florida and have contemplated, challenged, and inhabited this complex place of dreams.

Participating Artists
Eddie Arroyo, AST(Diann Bauer, Felice Grodin, Patricia Margarita Hernandez, Elite Kedan), Zack Balber, Leah Brown, Margarita Cano, Phillip Estlund, Naomi Fisher, Adler Guerrier, Kathleen Hudspeth, Silvia Lizama, Rick Newton, Onajide Shabaka, and Barron Sherer.

Public Programs associated with Florida Dreaming

Zack Balber: Artist Talk
November 14, 2016
12:00 – 1:00pm

Rick Newton: Artist Talk
January 16, 2017
12:00 – 1:00pm


Kathleen Hudspeth and Adler Guerrier: Artist Talks

January 19, 2017
7:00 – 8:30pm

Florida Dreaming is organized by Guest Curator Erica Ando (Artist and Art Writer), who earned her BFA from Parsons School of Design, MFA from Tyler School of Art, and PhD from Florida Atlantic University’s Comparative Studies Program. She is Assistant Curator of Education and American Art at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach.

http://www.floridadreaming.net/

Schmidt Center Gallery at FAU
Boca Raton, Florida 33431