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Oh, art — that indeterminable and elusive thing — that which, like beauty, exists only in the eye of the beholder. One man’s art is another man’s refuse. Art. What is it good for?

Art is meant to be communication. And a lot of times, artists get away with being obscure and weird — by simply claiming that you, the receiver of the art, are simply not appreciating it. Maybe, if given the chance, artists would like to shed more light on their art.

This, in part, seems to be the inspiration behind the latest FAT Village Art Walk called “Self Lit.” Spread between 18 Rabbit Gallery and the Projects alternative art space, each piece on display must include its own light source, whether that means the artist merely provides the lighting or light is the medium itself. The free art walk is from 7 to 10 p.m. and located along NW First Avenue between Fifth Street and Sistrunk Boulevard. For more information, contact 18 Rabbit Gallery (17 NW Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale) by emailing [email protected], calling 954-826-3113, or visiting — where you will also find a useful map of FAT Village.
Sat., March 26, 7 p.m., 2011

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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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