Locally Crafted, Globally Loved

Next time your art school nemesis gives you grief for staying put in your hometown while they rack up student loans at Pratt, force them to do a Google search on Miami-based artist Jillian Mayer. In her short career, the FIU grad has given birth to herself on film, made a flick about the life of 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell, showcased at the Guggenheim Museum, and become a YouTube sensation for her hilarious tribute to her future spawn with “I Am Your Grandma.” Suck on that, Sallie Mae! Mayer’s work stands in stark contrast to the adage that you have to leave home to truly “make it,” which makes her a natural pick for the exhibition of winners for the 23rd Annual South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Arts Fellowship Awards at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (1650 Harrison St., Hollywood). The exhibit also features works by South Florida artists including Mayer, Asser Saint-Val, and Victoria Gitman. The show runs through October 16. Call 954-921-3274 or visit artandculturecenter.org.
Fri., Sept. 9, 6 p.m.; Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 9. Continues through Oct. 16, 2011
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Terra Sullivan