Artist Andrea Huffman’s Exhibition Showcases the Beauty of Birds
Submitted by Kay Renz
Bailey Contemporary Arts Center (BaCA) is proud to present an exhibition by acclaimed artist Andrea Huffman. Listening to the Sky showcases the birds of Florida and the environmental impact on the local avian population through Huffman’s stunning prints and fiber art works. There will be an opening reception during Old Town Untapped on December 3, from 6pm -10 pm, and multiple community art events during the exhibition’s run through February 23, 2022. For more information, www.pompanobeacharts.org
“Listening to the Sky is a stunning collection that inspires viewers to better appreciate, protect and preserve the environment,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “Through Andrea’s work, we are encouraged to quiet our thoughts and observe more closely our connection and impact on the natural world.”
Huffman’s artwork will present some of the many birds that call south Florida home, both year-round and seasonally. Her work will address such local concerns as habitat loss and non-native landscaping, as well as historical events such as plume hunting in the Everglades. While understanding this is important, she will also offer viewers ideas that we can all do to enjoy our local environment more and reduce our impact on it.
Fiber artist Andrea Huffman, who is part of the Artist in Residence program at BaCA, received a master’s degree in Art Education from Florida International University and taught art in Broward County Public Schools for more than 30 years. She has exhibited her art throughout Florida and nationally, receiving numerous awards and recognitions, including several grants and a residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Fla. Although Huffman has retired from teaching in the public school system, she continues to share her passion for art teaching classes and workshops in fiber art and mixed media at various art venues and guilds throughout Florida.
Related Public Programs:
-December 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., FREE, Creative Artmaking with Special Guest Andrea Huffman, at Blanche Ely House Museum
-January 15, from 12 to 4 p.m., FREE (registration required) Squish and Dye Tote during ArtLit22, at Pompano Beach Cultural Center
-January 20, from 7 to 8 p.m., Panel Discussion with Autumn Kioti and Ann Wiley at Bailey Contemporary Arts Center
-February 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., FREE | Bird “Print-a-thon”, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, at Bailey Contemporary Arts Center is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, Florida
-Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays & Mondays: CLOSED. There are no fees to explore the exhibitions.
About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department
The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, and the Blanche Ely House Museum. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.