How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Art

Ironically, almost a decade later, the September 11 attacks remain a divisive event. Some people use it as an opportunity to express latent prejudices (see the Ground Zero mosque) while some see it as a defining moment in how Americans can maintain what defines our cultural character. And then there are those who see the event as a way to indulge in the excesses of conspiracy theory.

Saturday, the DIY space the Bubble (810 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale) will offer an opportunity for local artists to express what September 11 means to them. Among them will be Erick Arenas, who incorporates a creative element to his interpretation of the mystery frat the Freemasons: His painting includes a paintbrush and pen accompanying the third eye atop the temple. Another artist, Louise Hendry, will wallpaper the bathroom with a collage of eyes — think 1984; she’ll also look into the excesses of our consumerist culture by creating installations that comment on what we eat (junk) and how we make ourselves feel better (meds). Finally, Wendi Lederman will partner with Ricardo Aguillon for a video installation that will reference the actual attacks and their ripple effects domestically and militarily. Other artists featured will include Frank Facenda, Adam Facenda, Rama, and Gurty. Bands booked to play the show include Travalonia, Dooms De Pop, Matilda Lights, Low Visibility, and Scattered Light.

The show starts at 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission costs $10, $5 if you’re under 21. Call 954-562-3804, or visit
Sat., Sept. 11, 6 p.m., 2010

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