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| 12 January, 2015 07:51
Tropical Exhibit Embodies Nature’s Luminosity
Lauderhill Arts Center Gallery presents “Orchidaceous: Rhythm of the Tropics” a solo exhibit featuring the art work of nationally recognized South Florida artist Clara Hada. The exhibit comprises a large selection of Hada’s tropically themed oils and watercolors and features her collection of colorful and masterfully created orchid paintings. Orchids have been a recognized as symbol of love for centuries and the timing of the exhibit coincides with February being the month of romance and expressions of love. The opening reception is Saturday, February 7th, 6-9 pm and is open to the public. The exhibit will be open February 4th through March 4th, 2015. The address for Lauderhill Art Center is 5450 NW 19th St., Lauderhill, FL.
As an artist immersed in the tropical beauty of South Florida, Ms. Hada takes her inspiration from the most luscious and luminous symbol of tropical paradise, the orchid, but these are not mere renderings of beautiful flowers. The artist creates large scale, abstracted, sensuous and boldly colored gems reminiscent of Georgia O’Keefe yet uniquely her own vision. Each painting invites the viewer to linger in a mysterious inner world of life and love unfolding in all of its vibrant possibilities.
Ms. Hada is originally from rural Upstate New York and has made South Florida her home for many years. Although she majored in nursing in college she realized early in her nursing career that her true passion was painting. While working as an operating room nurse, she achieved her long time goal of receiving a degree in art and for many years maintained dual careers as an artist and a nurse. She has since made the transition to full time artist and describes her dream as being able to work bare foot while painting on ever larger and larger canvases. Her work has been displayed in multiple juried exhibits, and galleries resulting in local, national and international sales and recognition.
Lauderhill Arts Center aims to promote and develop the visual and performing arts in the City of Lauderhill and its surrounding communities. The center serves as a place where artists, arts enthusiasts and local residents can meet to practice, learn, view and interact with the arts. The Lauderhill Arts Center houses studio spaces for visual and performing artists, an art gallery, an open ceramics studio, classroom, and workshop areas.
For more details visit the Lauderhill Arts Center website at http://lauderhillartscenter.wordpress.com/