Three Chicks & Their Popsicle Sticks

“When you see it,” says Danielle Lanteigne, “it all makes sense.” Lanteigne is the owner of Leche Vitrines, Fort Lauderdale’s newest and most event-happy fine-arts gallery (3038 N. Federal Highway, Times Square Design Plaza, Building F, 2nd Floor), and she should know. Seldom does a week go by when Vitrines isn’t unveiling a new exhibition or putting on an “Art Walk” in Wilton Manors, and Lanteigne’s tastes, as reflected in those events, tend toward the expansive, catholic, and spot-on. She’s talking about “Scratching The Surface,” the gallery’s newest exhibition opening tonight and running through November 3.

The show features three artists — Carla E. Reyes, Katiuska Gonzalez, and Lena Lucky — working in mixed-media, “using combinations of natural and man-made materials — rocks, clay, grass, gauze, wood, furniture paste, popsicle sticks . . .” Each artist has her own theme, but all are said to be interested in using artificial and natural components to “engage the senses” and, y’know, “interpret the world.” This may sound like the credo of a lot of other artists, but this ain’t them — this is, very specifically, Carla, Katiuska, and Lena, together in a particular place at a particular time. Plus wine and cheese. Plus it’s free. So there you have it. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 954-563-2993, or visit
Sat., Oct. 13, 7 p.m., 2007

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