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Picking Drain's Brain

Using found and recycled materials to create original works of art is a precarious habit. Too often, the finished piece resembles something an aging hippie would concoct using old records, pipe cleaners, and the remnants of a bad acid flashback. Not the case with Jim Drain, an internationally acclaimed artist whose mixed-media fiber-art and sculptural works explode with a careful, clever critique of pop culture. Drain -- who routinely uses repurposed and recycled found objects in his works -- will discuss his unorthodox approach as part of Broward College's 2012+2013 Artist Talk Series. (The six-part series concludes April 24 with Federico Uribe.) Drain and examples of his work will appear at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 154 at the Broward North Regional Library, located at 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd. in Coconut Creek. There is no cost to attend, and the general public is welcome. Call 954-201-2662, or visit
Tue., March 19, 6:30 p.m., 2013

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