Catch the RedEYE and Enjoy a Fantastic Journey of the Arts!
It’s time for RedEye, ArtServe’s annual summertime celebration of art, music, film, food, and fun, July 25th from 6-10 pm. A Warholian-like art happening, RedEye spills out of the gallery onto Sunrise Blvd with live art, bands, DJs, food trucks, feature films and art by some of south Florida’s most dynamic talents– all for less than the price of a movie.
This year, in honor of the organization’s 25th anniversary, ArtServe pulls out all the stops by showcasing top names, including celebrated urban artist Cey Adams, who will mentor and paint live with 10 local artists. Cey is a pioneering New York graffiti artist who became famous as the founding creative director of Def Jam Recordings and graphic designer for everyone from Maroon 5 and the Beastie Boys to Jay Z, Nike, Adidas, Coca-Cola and the Museum of Modern Art. Cey rose up through the street art movement that inspired RedEye. With his close friends Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and the rest of the Manhattan 500, he was a key player in launching an urban art revolution that has since become virtually mainstream. Now, everyone can see him and his latest works in person at RedEye.
Wynwood-based Gummdrops will present 4 bands to create RedEye’s unique soundtrack. Another highlight will be the South Florida premiere of Coming Home, a documentary examining hip-hop's relationship to Cuba, with hip-hop activist DJ EFN, who took cameras onto the island to capture amazing stories. The film won “Best Documentary” at The People’s Film Festival and was the first documentary aired on Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs’ new cable network, Revolt. An exclusive screening of Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, is another RedEye exclusive. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the film presents rare footage chronicling the rise, fall and lasting influence of an artist who began with a spray can and created canvases that now sell for more than $1 million.
Local artists who will participate in the exhibition include a wide spectrum of styles, mediums and methods. From the amazingly crafted cinder block on silk creations of Nolan Haan, to the penetrating and powerful works of Austin Lubetkin, who has suffered for years from autism, and the colorful and creative works of Jose Sary, RedEye’s art is all for sale at amazingly affordable prices. Sculpture, installation pieces, body art and a surprise at every turn make RedEye a true art experience.
RedEye is a fundraiser benefit for the non-profit ArtServe, Broward’s premier art service organization, which provides programs, affordable facilities and collaborative opportunities that help artists turn art into business. Funds raised help sustain and build new programs that benefit our community. “If you’ve been to a RedEye before, I can promise you that you will find it fresh, new and as exciting as ever,” notes President and CEO Jaye Abbate. “And for newcomers, you will have the time of your life while helping to support an organization that is so important to the fabric of our community. ArtServe exhibited 931 artists last year, opened its doors to hundreds of non-profits, and welcomed nearly 150,000 through the facility. Giving back is what we do, and we hope the community joins us by supporting RedEye.”
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $75 while supplies last. These give ticketholders special access to a private lounge with signature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a celebrity meet-and-greet and other extras.
RedEye is the hottest ticket of the summer. Don’t be left in the cold. Tickets are available at ArtServe.org, or in person at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.