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Three's Company

As far as numbers go, three is generally a lot cooler than one or two. Sometimes, it is also cooler than four. It may take two to tango, but it takes three to party. Trois is generally the best sort of ménage — any more and you have an orgy, which is just creepy. Three is also officially a crowd, and crowds can be fun if you're going somewhere, like maybe an art show. Lesson: Bring two friends to "Three of a Kind," an art show in triplicate, opening tonight at Bear and Bird Gallery. There will be many sorts of paintings that incorporate the motif, such as Danielle Estefan's Triamese Twins, a particularly devious looking group of conjoined ladies. Other works, like Netherland's Triptych, are, well... triptychs (that would be a piece of artwork with three separate panels that form a whole). Gallery curator, Amanda Magnetta, says the idea for the show is all about getting the artist's thinking differently: "'Three of a Kind' is just another way of letting artists showcase their talents and personal strengths within a group show with a theme. I really don't know what I am going to end up getting sometimes." In addition to the paintings, you will have the chance to perform other cool trios, such as mingling with the artists themselves, sipping complimentary vino, and eating triple chocolate cake. Further proof that three rules.

The show opens with a reception Saturday at 7 p.m., and runs through February 21. Find Bear and Bird above Tate's Comics at 4566 N. University Dr. in Lauderhill. Call 954-748-0181, or visit
Jan. 17-Feb. 21, 2009


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