Start With What You Know

“Write what you know” is probably the most-clichéd-yet-wisest, overused-yet-useful piece of advice a writer can receive. It’s obvious, sure, but being reminded to do so can help knock down an otherwise insurmountable wall of writer’s block. And this prosaic wisdom doesn’t stop at writers. All artists, from sculptors to painters, draw from their own well of personal experiences to create. And that is the basis of the latest art exhibit to come to Studio 18 in the Pines. For “Drawn From Experience: Personal, Cultural, Natural, Emotional, and Illusionary,” local artists were asked to purposefully mine the recesses of their darkest experiences and explore the heights of their happiest to sculpt, paint, and draw what they know. You can view the results of this personal exploration at the opening reception, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and meet the artists at the Studio Salon from 7 to 9 p.m. May 6. The free show will remain on display until May 27. Normal gallery hours at Studio 18 in the Pines (1101 Poinciana Drive, Pembroke Pines) are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 954-961-6067, or visit
Fri., April 1, 7 p.m., 2011

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