Woman to Woman, Culture Carries On

Marina Font — a woman, an immigrant, and an artist — believes that women are “the keepers of culture, bearing tradition on their shoulders.” The Girls’ Club (117 NE Second St., Fort Lauderdale) is committed to this mission as well, providing creative space for female artists to not only create but to pass on those skills to other women and girls, in effect, bear culture ever forward. Font will join the Girls’ Club on Friday and Saturday to kick off its Artist in Action series, now in its third year. The Artist’s Talk, which takes place Friday at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. New this year are artist workshops, where attendees can make a piece of art right on-site. For this first workshop, participants will create a mixed-media photo panel under Font’s tutelage and should email a five-by-seven-inch image of at least 200-pixel resolution to admin@girlsclubcollection.org prior to the class, which takes place Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Due to the one-on-one nature of this session, attendance is limited and registration is $30. Visit girlsclubcollection.org, or call 954-828-9151.
Fri., March 23, 7 p.m., 2012
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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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