Artist Spotlight: Jhonattan Arango

Hopefully you are following our Facebook page and Instagram feed, if so then you saw the focus on TAPE ART today. What is tape art you ask? Well it’s art…with tape, and it can get pretty intense! We were fortunate to find this gem in our submissions- some fun BEE THEMED tape art right here in our own backyard.

And are we biased to the bee theme? Of course we are, especially when it is an intricate bee tape mural by artist Jhonattan Arango. In the words of Nicole Belmonte, Co-Founder & Agent for Culture Climax - A Creative Agency;

‘Jhonattan Arango, known as Anon communicates his purpose and artistry through narrating stories of interconnectedness & unity using shapes and art forms.

In murals, this experience comes to life as he empowers the community to pick up a paintbrush and contribute to the creation of a collective masterpiece creating a colorful, cohesive union of contrasting triangles. Jhonattan’s curation of community murals invites participants to find their inner creative, let their guard down and relax into the artistic expression they thought they left back in school. Once dry, the tape is peeled off to reveal a co-created mural symbolizing a boost of culture and camaraderie within that community, business or building.’

To view more of his work visit, https://anon.myportfolio.com/

Jhonattan Arango  taping off his design in the conference room at Bee Access Products  in West Palm Beach.

Jhonattan Arango taping off his design in the conference room at Bee Access Products in West Palm Beach.

The finished mural- painted by the Bee Access Products staff.  What a great team building activity!

The finished mural- painted by the Bee Access Products staff. What a great team building activity!

Artist Spotlight: Darius V. Daughtry

From https://dariusdaughtry.com;

‘An accomplished poet, playwright, director, and educator with over a decade worth of experience in South Florida and beyond, Darius has committed himself to using that arts as a vehicle for change. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Art Prevails Project, a performing arts organization dedicated to expanding cultural conversation through theatrical performance, arts education, and community engagement. Darius has spearheaded literacy initiatives with NFL Hall-of-Famer Jason Taylor and with poet and actor, Omari Hardwick.

Darius has been commissioned to write, perform, and conduct workshops for various organizations: The Poetry Foundation, O, Miami, City of Fort Lauderdale, Miami-Dade Schools, Broward Schools, and more.

He has written and directed performances for numerous groups and organizations – ArtServe (RedEye), Broward Cultural Division (Sistrunk Market Place, State of Black Broward), Old Dillard Museum (Juneteenth, Kwanzaa), The World Aids Museum (Saving Grace), and more. Mr. Daughtry is currently a member of the Sistrunk Artists in Residence cohort.’

There is an ongoing call for poets, dancers, musicians, visual artists, storytellers and singers to join the creative collective that Darius founded. To find out more visit https://www.artprevailsproject.org.

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CONTINUUM WPB Arts VIP Black Tie Fundraiser Gala

Art Hive is proud to a sponsor for CONTINUUM WPB Arts, now in its sixth year.  We have had a chance to witness their growth and development every year and each year the event gets better and better- and they sure know how to throw party!

 We hope that you will join us Thursday at the VIP opening reception.  The Black Tie Fundraiser Gala is the grand opening of CONTINUUM WPB Arts and a charitable fundraising event for the No More Starving Artists Foundation.  Don’t miss live entertainment courtesy of JM & the Sweets and delicious food provided by SubCulture Group Restaurants. The event is Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:30pm- 10:00pm at 426-428 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL.

Wondering what to wear? Attire is formal/cocktail with optional sneakers, the more artistic the better!

 For more information please visit the CONTINUUM WPB web site, https://www.continuumwpbarts.com/

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Photo from www.continuumwpbarts.com
Photo from www.continuumwpbarts.com
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Photo from www.continuumwpbarts.com
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Color and Charisma: X Marks the Spot at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Are you one to constantly seek out new works of public art in your community, traipsing through back alleys and city streets for an exciting mural? Or, are you the person that sticks to traditional gallery exhibitions, observing art while safe and cool from the outside world?

No matter your preference, X Marks the Spot is the perfect opportunity to see South Florida’s graffiti stars shine. This new exhibition, on display at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Downtown Lake Worth now through February 2, offers visitors a firsthand look at new creations of mural art as presented by 16 local talents.

Converse to other public art installation exhibitions, which are typically featured on the exteriors of buildings, X Marks the Spot is uniquely and thoughtfully presented on the interior walls of the Council’s Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building. Pieces from the exhibition include site-specific murals, paintings, photos, sculptures and more. A list of participating artists and contributors can be found at palmbeachculture.com/xmarksthespot.

Head to the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in eclectic Downtown Lake Worth and get ready for an experience that’s sure to please any art-lover in your life. We’ll see you there!

Note: Thank you to the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County for providing the content for this post- the show is AMAZING!! We hope everyone will get out there and see it!!- AH

•ATOMIK ­ Untitled, Aerosol and acrylic on wood, 20x16 inches

•ATOMIK ­ Untitled, Aerosol and acrylic on wood, 20x16 inches

Brian Cattelle ­ Imitation Street Art, Americus Man, 2018, Photography and mixed  media 20.5x30 inches

Brian Cattelle ­ Imitation Street Art, Americus Man, 2018, Photography and mixed

media 20.5x30 inches

Brian Cattelle ­ Imitation Street Art, Miami Man, 2018, Photography and mixed media  20.5x30 inches

Brian Cattelle ­ Imitation Street Art, Miami Man, 2018, Photography and mixed media

20.5x30 inches

CHNK ­ Everything Looks Better in a Frame

CHNK ­ Everything Looks Better in a Frame

CHNK ­ Everything Looks Better in a Frame

CHNK ­ Everything Looks Better in a Frame

Work by Craig McInnis

Work by Craig McInnis

East Gallery wall

East Gallery wall

Gallery

Gallery

GRABSTER, Neo­Geos 1 through 6, Spray paint and Acrylic on canvas, 20 x16 inches

GRABSTER, Neo­Geos 1 through 6, Spray paint and Acrylic on canvas, 20 x16 inches

GRABSTER Acrylic on canvas, 20 x16 inches

GRABSTER Acrylic on canvas, 20 x16 inches

PHD ­ Everyday Flexer, 2018, spray paint on canvas 14x14 inches

PHD ­ Everyday Flexer, 2018, spray paint on canvas 14x14 inches

PHD ­ I’m feeling it, 2018, spray paint on canvas 14x14 inches

PHD ­ I’m feeling it, 2018, spray paint on canvas 14x14 inches

PHD ­ Run! Cops! 2018, spray paint on canvas 14x14 inches

PHD ­ Run! Cops! 2018, spray paint on canvas 14x14 inches

RIPES

RIPES

VenomLMA ­ Stairs

VenomLMA ­ Stairs

VenonLMA and Ripes

VenonLMA and Ripes

RIPES ­ Can Cloning, 2018, spray paint, acrylic, watercolor on plywood 33.75x31.5  inches

RIPES ­ Can Cloning, 2018, spray paint, acrylic, watercolor on plywood 33.75x31.5

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Jason "JaFLEU" Fleurant- Florida, USA

Jason "JaFLEU" Fleurant is a self-taught Haitian American Cartoonist based in South Florida. The creator of Treal Toonz, JaFLEU uses his art to "Express the Inexpressible". JaFleu has been featured in numerous local publications (including Art Hive!) and most recently a cover story in the South Florida Times.  Elongated forms, vibrant colors and a sense of humor are all hallmarks of his unique style in his drawings, paintings, murals, comics and works printed on garments.

To learn more about JaFLEU check out his site, www.trealtoonz.com.

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Katelyn Fay- Florida, USA

Katelyn Fay is a multi media artist, designer and musician from South Florida currently living in Boca Raton, Florida.

To see more of Fay’s colorful work visit http://www.katelynfay.com.

Her work is playfully experimental, using Crayola products such as crayons, scented markers, glitter and has a strong figurative and fashion influence.

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McKenna Ihde- Washington USA

McKenna is an acrylic painter and mixed media artist that currently resides in Leavenworth, Washington. She was born in Wisconsin to two teachers. She graduated with a degree in the Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. McKenna gravitates towards the use of fabrics and old paper in her paintings to extenuate her already bold and bright mobile strokes. She aims to create worlds within worlds in her mixed media work. Each painting has many pieces, just like a city has neighborhoods.

You can see more of Ihde’s work at www.mckennaihde.com.

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