The raffle takes place February 18, but in the meantime, the 100 works
of art will be on display at the Art and Culture Center (1650 Harrison
St., Hollywood). The artists are attending Abracadabra s
opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, which coincides with the
unveiling of two separate exhibitions: Christiaan Lopez-Miro: All
Roads Lead to Cassaga, a photographic portrait of a 115-year-old
spiritualist retreat in Central Florida (a region whose swamps have
been littered with strange utopian experiments); and Lea Nickless:
Water & Oil, with portraits of plankton on tar paper, plus oil pigment
floated on water to re-create the eerily beautiful brown swirls seen
in satellite photos of the BP-fouled Gulf. Reception tickets cost $10.
Call 954-921-3274, or visit artandculturecenter.org.
Fri., Jan. 21, 6 p.m., 2011