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February 1, 2020
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, February 1, 2020

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!!!

Shahina Siddiqi is best known for her work on large canvases. Her art is unique in terms of the stories  it tells. She primarily uses the female form, in relation to cosmic or natural surroundings, using bold,  bright colors. “Feminine energy is much stronger than people think, and my art tells the story of her victory in her  various avatars. You will see her soft and reminiscing, or fighting her way out of her struggles with  dignity. But she is always bold and comfortable in her surroundings.” Shahina believes that putting these stories on the walls are inspirational as well as relaxing. Her goal is to transform spaces and peoples’ lives through her work. Shahina is self-taught and prefers working with oil and acrylic. She has also been experimenting with  abstract art in recent years. Blank walls frustrate me. I paint so that I can transform spaces. I want my art to demonstrate how colors can influence not only living areas but also infuse joy in life. I wish to use color to change moods and and bring warmth into modern homes. My work is my interpretation of the swirling cosmos, and the role of humanity, primarily feminine form, in this flow. I want my art to become a refuge for my audiences, as they come home from the chaotic mundanity of life. I want it to be to recognized as influencing a positive change in the world, through the stories I tell and colors I use. ~”Take a moment to stop and smell the lavender. Its  sweet aromatic fragrance evokes a feeling of  calm, tranquility, and hope. It renews consciousness while living in the moment and the  connection is from soul to soul ~

Gabriella Howard has been fascinated by light as long as she can remember, and having grown up in a very artistic family would suggest that is probably the reason why. Gabriella’s mother Annika used to always point out that beauty truly is something internal and something felt, rather than observed. No matter where Gabriella finds herself, she always sets out to find (and photograph) what makes any particular place or subject feel and look beautiful in its own unique way. At the age of twenty, Gabriella was discovered as a model and moved from Stockholm Sweden to Paris France, where she resided and based continue her career in New York, still modeling worldwide for over a decade.
One could say that she is the typical model-turned-photographer, but it was really her grandfather Gunnar in Sweden who, during Gabriella’s childhood, passed on a love and passion for observing life and nature through the lens of a camera. Her other grandfather Mario Micene; an architect from Venice, Italy, was an artist who would take his small boat out to the most remote parts of the Venetian lagoon in order to photograph and later paint what he had observed. This setting was the inspiration for the majority of his many oil paintings. His art was characterized by a very soft, delicate light. All this made an immense impression on Gabriella while she visited her family in Venice every summer as a little girl. Gabriella originally began her photographic work in Austin Texas, where she lived for eight years. She has photographed iconic musicians, in concert, and for portraits. She has a difficult time picking her favorite type of photography, as she finds landscapes just as interesting as portraits and street photography. In 2017 she got married to her husband Greg Howard and moved to Hollywood, Florida. It is truly a new chapter in her journey as a photographer, with completely different culture, surroundings and architecture. She often works together on various projects alongside Greg (also a photographer.) Gabriella’s work has been published in various music magazines as well as The Wall Street Journal. “

Bryce LeVan Cushing - creates magical, figural mosaic sculptures out of estate items which people covet, vintage everyday wares, historic trinkets and other interesting bobbles which find their way into his studio. The artist has shown extensively in Spain and the United States for the past 15 years and recently was honored to display his work with the Warhol and Carnegie Mellon Museums in Pittsburgh, Pa., with the Drap Art Collective.Cushing believes that every object holds an energy, and a voice, which calls to him. In the re-purposing and positioning of iconography comes a new language which speaks to the destruction of the ever increasing materialism of the people on Earth.He also believes that there is immense beauty in the broken things we come across in this world. As it becomes more difficult for the average person to exist peacefully here, these art objects raise a dialogue about the sacredness of life and the spiritual quest of the artist. Bryce is on that quest to become whole and self-actualized through his art. In 2018 the artist founded the collective ArtsSoFlo, to bring like minded creators together in shared studio space in South Florida, to design one of kind product lines and collaborative works. The ArtsSoFlo artists mount exhibitions throughout the area to showcase new techniques and pieces.  To discuss Cushing's work or to make arrangements for a showing of these sculptures please email

LOXLEY STEWART, Originally a native of Jamaica, came to the U.S. in 1994. It was then and there he became influenced by elements of poetry, hip hop music, and art. The starting point of his self-expression actually began with poetry learning about Langston Hughes in middle school. he later decided to test his abilities by entering the realm of Art using acrylics as his medium with no prior experience of painting. It Began with a friend of his allowing him to fill the empty walls of an internet Cafe in Hollywood with his work. He would go on to host an event at that location called the Art of Xpression. He has now been painting over 13yrs running and has done showings at Art Basel and at Art-Walks. The works of art he has created thus far shows the strong influence of his poetic,musical background, and bonds of friendship he has built. Through the development in his craft of painting, he has created a technique which he believes to be his own and is new to the art world. The ability to cross reference and transcend hidden images through light giving the illusion of transformation and movement in his paintings. This technique opens up new creative doors and unique possibilities for painting. With determination and a focused mind he strives to continue growing in his craft of music, art, poetry, and what ever the future may hold.

Marie-Louise, an upcycle jewelry artist. “I have a passion for hand-made jewelry but I particularly love to “upcycle” discarded materials like jeans, purses, shoes, boxes, water bottles etc…because it helps the environment and it makes for less waste. I love to adorn people with wearable art. :Emika D. Designs is a business that I stumbled upon when I was having fun making rings by sewing buttons onto elastic. They were made because I wanted to make extra money, I didn’t realize it then that I was molding myself to finally be true to myself and utilizing my gift of creating and passion for making jewelry with my own two hands. I get a warm feeling in my heart when someone wears my pieces and they express how much they love my jewelry."

Carl Schmid (and friends) who you might have had the pleasure of enjoying in October.
You do not want to miss this!
Carl Schmid began his studies of the violin at 3 years old. By 10 he was playing semi-professionally and by 13 made his Carnegie Hall Debut. Studying with Mitchell Stern, Charles Castleman and Norman Goldblatt, he won the prestigious Rosengarten String Scholarship. He attended Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where he developed an affinity for improvisational music. Since the 1990’s Schmid has been performing and teaching throughout the US, and has shared the stage with Steven Tyler, Johnny Sketch, Derek Trucks, and a host of other musicians. He is currently the Music Coordinator for Recovery Unplugged, a national music based treatment center, and runs The Grace Notes Project, a nonprofit dedicated to introducing artists in recovery to opportunities to serve the community.
#Carlschmid #recoveryunplugged #daniabeach #artinthehall

Sandra Encaoua is a French artist, born in Paris. She lives and works between Paris and Miami. Her works have been exhibited mainly in US and Europe. Sandra won the 2018 People Choice Award from the Wellington Art Society (USA) and she has been honored with the 2017 Award Arts-Sciences-Letters by the Académie des Arts-Sciences et Lettres of Paris (France).Fascinated by nature and raw elements, she create her paintings in a changing, violent and free world. She is mainly interested by natural imperfect patterns. Her painting is subtitle with double exposure and thickened. Processing the material is key for her, who likes to work and mix until it is perfectly in keeping with the pattern. .Her portraits and landscapes are a mix of blazing red with sparkling white, as well as bright turquoise which respects the warmth of ocher and evanescence of roses. Sandra's touch exudes not only strength and vitality but also gentleness. Her last exhibition took place in July 2019 at ‘la Galerie du Centre’ near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. . You can see & buy her artworks on her website :

Rey Lozano: I work both on residential and commercial art projects pertaining to my artwork and murals. I have painted since I was 12 years of age and haven’t stopped since. I am blessed to do what I love for a living and for helping to beautify my clients’ spaces with artwork and specially designed pieces. My artwork has consisted of many forms throughout the years. However, my painting is always the production of acrylic paints, vibrant colors, and textured surfaces; I specialize in one-of-a-kind canvases and murals for my customers. I have a line of artistically hand-painted furniture, acrylic painted and polymeric clay textured canvas line, faux finishing designs, and hand-painted wall and ceiling murals.

Reggae Rasta poet spoken word artist Tommy B joining us again February 1st
Tommy B birth name Austin Johnson born in the parish of Clarendon Jamaica he his the last child for his mother and father .he felt the love for music while he was a member of the Sunday school choir he then became a member of his High school choir in 1995 he started to sing on local stage shows all over Jamaica .Tommy B start to attend the studio of veteran reggae singer calvin coca tea scott where he learned the craft very well. He did his first official record in 2004 with his hit song titled Friday gal for coca tea record label Roaring lion record that give him the opportunity to proform on the show shows such as original dance hall jam jam gt Taylor Christmas extravaganza just to name a few he then recorded his 2nd hit song for Tim dub Canadian Royal record label with his song titled wa dem fighting fa which was ranked number 3 on the best of 2009 top 100 reggae charts. In 2014 he was the winner for what the verdict on the Dudley Thompson show on Roots 96fm

Experience the art of dance Chloe Freytag of Dimensions Dance Theatre next Art in the Hall February 1

"Art is important. The way something makes you feel is valuable. Do more, see more, and experience more of those things that bring out a sensation in you. It doesn’t have to be this grand ‘aha’ sensation. These escalators are mundane but when captured they bring a geometry that makes me feel completely transported."

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!!!

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.

Dania Beach Art in the Hall