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November 9, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
100 W. Dania Beach Blvd.
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Dania Beach Art in the Hall
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Art in the Hall @ Dania After Dark

Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Creative Arts Council with the City of Dania Beach presents this once a month showcase of various South Florida artists, poets, musicians in the Atrium of Dania Beach City Hall to promote the arts in our fast growing city. Come join us downtown in City Hall the 2nd Saturday of every month during Dania After Dark. *free parking on 4 level lot!!!

Primary Artists:

Artist Olga Kaydash: Pastel Artist: In 2017, Olga stumbled upon a website that was devoted to animal realism in art. She was simply mesmerized, and took a short online course, which is the only education that comes to art, that she ever received. Today Olga continues her journey as a self-taught artist, working on her portfolio of unique pastel drawings.
On September 5/2019, Olga was honored with a First Place in the International competition “Golden Turtle” that took place in Moscow (Russia).

Father and daughter talented team..
Grigoriy Zekhtser
"Grigoriy escaped from the Soviet regime and came to the United States at the end of the 20th century seeking asylum. His love, passion, and inspiration for art stem from his daughter's paintings. His art exhibits abstract themes using vibrant colors. Specialized paint techniques include resin and acrylic. "
And joining her father..
Alina Zekhster: "Art is my passion. I enjoy painting, exploring different techniques, and new
mediums to convey my art. My work features the use of diverse styles from using watercolors and acrylics to silk and oil painting. I enjoy fashion Illustrations and specialize in abstract paintings. The use of oil in my paintings exhibits character
The use of oil in my paintings exhibits character, strength, and resiliency while a silk medium conveys the importance of delicacy and luster.", strength and resiliency, while a silk medium conveys the importance of delicacy and luster.

Eugene Gilles :His art is a mix of all these influences. As he said “He is a product of everything and nowhere”. In fact, this small island, Guadeloupe that belongs to France has a unique character. It is a melting pot of people coming from diverse lifelines, origins, religions, culture and education that share this archipelago into one vibrant and beautiful culture. They are from the native land, Africa, France, Europe, China, Liban, Israel, India and so many that have continuously forged a way to live together and to share their culture, but by respecting their difference. Everyone has a little bit of something of others. Those Six Islands have also distinct geographical structures, beaches and rivers from black, pink, white, with or without rocks or tides. Guadeloupe is really unique
His artistic perception is based upon this idea: “In my work in general, there is a simple message at first. People must question themselves. They must perform a deep introspection by using their senses in order to see differently. They need to have a new approach to the future that can be realized only by listening and respecting their differences. In a second step, we need to have multiples messages to say how the world should be. We are living in a unique world full of richness and diversity. A simple message of love thy neighbor because I am and you are us. I am between the shape of the form and the space that constitutes the form. I am this space of frictions, tensions, softness, fusion, chaos, and distance that give my work all of it poetic dimension. I am a symbiosis of these shattered worlds done by so many cultures, histories and affects, an expression that is plural of a multiple in a world in perpetual movement.”

Auxiliary Artists:

Melissa Stojack

"Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I have always used drawing as an outlet and means of self expression. After high school I attended Parsons School of Design before pursuing a career with JetBlue Airways. Being a flight attendant has afforded me the luxury of traveling the world and meeting many fascinating people.

The medium I most enjoy working with is pencil, charcoal pastels for color and mixed media for fun. I also enjoy cutting loose with my children to create spontaneous works of art. After a 15 year dry spell, I am jumping back into my passion for creating art.

Recently coming back from full body paralysis and intubation, I have been given new eyes to see with. I would like to raise awareness for the syndrome which brought me to my knees, Guillain Barre Syndrome. For me to be of support to anyone and in any way is my goal, regarding this. Two drawings of my children were conceived while I could scarcely hold a pencil. Fine motor skills simply were not there. Therefore, when I successfully drew them I rejoiced. I am currently working on a series which shows the miracle that the human body is."

Edward Burton
Edward was born in California to a family of artists, and with the encouragement of his parents and teachers, he attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco where he studied illustration and fine art. After graduating, Edward worked as a freelance illustrator doing artwork for books and trade magazines until 2001 when he began painting in his own studio full time. In 2013, Edward, his wife and their two dogs fulfilled their dream to move to South Florida, drawn by the endless beaches, lush tropical landscape, diverse culture and vibrant art scene. Edward accepts commissions and his paintings are owned by collectors throughout the United States. His work has been represented by Avenue Art Gallery in San Mateo, California, and for the last 5 years, Randy Higbee Gallery’s annual 6” Squared Show in Costa Mesa, California. In 2015 he won 1st Place at the National Young Arts Foundation’s annual Paint Me Miami Competition in Miami, Florida.


"I'm a self taught- self represented South Florida Landscape artist, working with acrylics and paint rural landscapes with a surreal feel to them. I also like to experiment with abstract surreal renderings of Still Life, Pop Art Portraits, Nudes & Figures and Floral. Original Acrylic Paintings, done in an Impressionist style, (but with an abstract/surrealistic touch.) Subjects primarily include Landscapes (Plein Air and imagined). I hope to express the beauty of God's creation with my brush and paints. Painting is my way of getting back in touch with that inner child and help with my own personal recovery. Art, Painting, Writing & Music is good medicine and I have used all as a form of therapy and healing. I know I'm alive and breathing only by the grace of God.Additionally, I read and study the (Bible) daily, Old and New Testament. In my opinion the greatest book ever written. Enough said"
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Spoken Word Artist:

JUST JOHN: Besides music and visual art..we sometimes like to add other types of performance expression.. Art for your ears.. profound movement for all the senses..

The names Just John, so you know that I’m the man. . . I could beat a grizzly Bear
With my bare hands.

Just John has been performing poetry and music and also awarded his first slam competition win since 2015. He has created his own college tour around Universities in Florida and is now working on a poetry book called “Seasons Change”

Just John wants to eventually get signed to Dreamville and have his name talked amongst the greats like Jcole, Wale, Andre 3000 and Even Drake.

Stepanova Ekaterina:

Originally, Stepanova loved to draw, but never thought would be her work. She pursued her education as fashion designer-artist, and later became a master of professional training in hairdressing. She tired of hairdressing at age 30, and now concentrates acrylic painting. Her works are in private collections, as well as available for purchase

Musical Entertainment:

Matthew Sabatella: With vocals, guitar, and banjo, Matthew Sabatella connects people with music that is woven into the fabric of the United States. Carrying on the tradition of old-time, pre-bluegrass string bands and songsters, he raises the roof with traditional folk songs, fiddle tunes, old-time country, bluegrass, Appalachian music, ragtime, blues, spirituals, railroad and cowboy songs, work songs, sea shanties, reels, breakdowns, ballads, and more.

Learn about Matthew and his full band…

Jazz guitarist, Armando Corsi and other experienced guitarists of Genova "Marcolino" (today successful comedian Genoves) Fabian, returned to Argentina in the early 90s with the idea of continuing to study, music and guitar. Already established in Buenos Aires, he studied at (Sadaic) and obtained a diploma in music writing and reading. He began playing in a band of blues and rock (La blouse) in various venues in Buenos Aires, where he met his first influential mentor in his musical life, the great musician and the guitar master Al Frankovic
Alfredo and Fabian shared many jams and also stages together. Later, Fabián formed a duet with the Argentine singer, Julieta Ruscelli, who had sung in Miami and also in Mexico. With the name of "Fabian and Julieta" the duo appears for several years in hotels, restaurants and festivals playing different styles of music ranging from jazz, pop, Latin and flamenco. Later, Fabián embarked on a solo career, as an "acoustic guitarist / singer" performing in South Florida, in the Miami and Broward County.
Fabian Michique has been awarded by “Gigmasters” as "Best Artist of 2012 and 2018”. He continues to offer his music for various public and private events.

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