[ Past events at the Bakehouse Art Complex ]



Convoluted Shape by Jamilah Sabur

The Bakehouse Art Complex   
Swenson Gallery
September 10 – October 18

This exhibition studies the interdisciplinary uses of the body as a vehicle for expression. Jamilah Sabur opens the exhibition on September 12th with a multi-channel video installation and performance encompassing the interplay of inwardness and the secondariness of the audience through movement, concealment, obstacles and physical limitations as well as spontaneous and imperfect, sometimes comic, unrehearsed movements. The results illustrate the perverse rule the artist seems to have discovered:  the less she can see, the more we, an audience, look.

Bakehouse Concert
BAC Blue Stage
October 4th, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm 
$10 Suggested Donation
In collaboration with partners such as the Foundation for Emerging Technologies and Arts, IlluminArts, local universities, and the Miami Piano Circle, the Bakehouse Produces intimate salon-style recitals and chamber concerts on its Blue Stage, adjacent to galleries and resident artist studios. A reception follows immediately after each concert. 
Concert features Srdjan F. Caldarovic
Srdjan F. Caldarovic, born January, 8th 1973 in Zagreb, Croatia, started to play piano at the age of five. During his music education in primary and secondary music schools in Zagreb, he had appeared in many public performances. He had played as a soloist with several orchestras, including the Zagreb Soloists ensemble (at the age of 13). 
$10 Non Members | $5 Bakehouse Members
Every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month 3-5pm
Live model present and seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are responsible for providing their own materials. Easels and back-up support boards are limited. Instruction not provided.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
3:00 – 4:00pm
$10 suggested donation (free for Bakehouse Members)

The Day of the Dead celebration at the Bakehouse kicks off with a family-friendly ofrenda-making workshop. These traditional altars of remembrance are perhaps the most sacred part of the Day of the Dead customs. On Sunday October 5th, Adriana Sandoval, a scholar of Day of the Dead traditions, will guide participants in designing their very own altars. Ofrendas by BAC resident artists and community members will also be displayed in unusual settings throughout the Bakehouse.

About Florida Day of the Dead Celebration
In four short years, Florida Day of the Dead (DOTD) Celebration has evolved into a signature cultural event in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.  Founded with a $2000 seed grant in 2010 from Broward County to have a puppeteer build giant skeleton puppets with the community, the Celebration has grown to a month-long, multi-venue, handmade arts movement with hundreds of artists participating and thousands marching in the Skeleton Processional every November 2nd.  In 2013, Corona even named the event “The #1 DOTD Event in the U.S.A,”  Memory for the Dead, Party for the Living.

International Juried Show and Second Friday Opening 
"Devil in the Straight Line" - Audrey Love Gallery
Bakehouse Art Complex
October 10, 2014
The International Encaustic Artists (IEA) is a non-profit professional artists’ organization that seeks to raise the level of excellence in fine art encaustic work by providing a global information exchange and by raising interest about encaustic (wax) in the art world and among the general public. 
$10 Non Members | $5 Bakehouse Members
Every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month 3-5pm
Live model present and seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are responsible for providing their own materials. Easels and back-up support boards are limited. Instruction not provided.

October 22 – November 2, 2014

The centerpiece of the event is the El Jardin De Los Muertos Contentitos art exhibition, which will be on view in the BAC’s 2,600-square-foot Audrey Love Gallery.  Showcasing the creative minds behind the event, artifacts from previous skeleton processionals shall merge with new visions, offering a peek inside the creative palettes of the artists behind this event as they showcase Day of the Dead reflections in their own creations.  Artists include event founders Jim Hammond (Puppet Arts), Chuck Loose (Printmaking), Janet Luru Rudawsky (Ceramics), and Ian Rowan (Installation Art).  Additional work will be contributed by Adriana Sandoval (Ofrendas), Ronni Gerstel (Puppet Arts), Sonia Neira Matthews (Puppet Arts), Omar Angulo (Ink), Jorge de Rojas (Papier Mache) as well as other official DOTD artists.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
7:00 – 10:00pm
$10 suggested donation at the door


Celebrate the opening of the exhibition with beautiful costumed “Catrinas,” Mexican music and Latin food trucks.  Guests will be encouraged to come in Day of the Dead costume and take a selfie with the giant puppet creations, including a 16-foot-tall Frida Kahlo skeleton alongside her spider monkey sidekick. 


12 Nights: Living Earth Show, guitar, percussion and electronics
October 25, 2014
At the Bakehouse Blue Stage

The Living Earth Show will be presenting premiere performances of New York composer Jacob Cooper's Pasturing (Reprise) and Philadelphian Jonathan Pfeffer's The Bell, The Ball, The Bow-tie, and the Boot, two pieces that were written for the ensemble's 2015 collaborative production with Post:Ballet. These works utilize electric guitar, percussion, samples, and other electronic sounds to create woks that dialogue with the classical tradition and contemporary culture in equal measure.


Monday, October 27, 2015
8:00 pm
$7 (seating extremely limited)

On the wilder side of the spectrum, Jim Hammond, David Goboff (President of the Puppet Guild of South Florida) and their band of creative hooligans gleefully venture deeper into a world that taps our collective fear of death and other unknowns.  THE ROAST is an over-the-top comedic framing device that sets up each vignette, paying homage to nightmares as envisioned by our cast.  Beyond puppeteers, the roster of slam performance artists includes regional Burning Man creatives, burlesque, Day of the Dead celebrants and Zombie Walk devotees. This strictly adults-only event is funded, in part, by Heather Henson, Puppet Slam Network, Puppet Guild of South Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts.

All Day of the Dead events will take place at the Bakehouse Art Complex at 561 NW 32nd Street, Miami, Fl. For further details, please visit www.Dayofthedeadflorida.com or www.bacfl.org.  For tickets, contact 305-576-2828 or info@bacfl.org.