"Self" - 6/2/2011 - 8/26/2011
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) The self is an individual person as the object of his or her own reflective consciousness. The self has been studied extensively by philosophers and psychologists and is central to many world religions.
Applicants were asked to create self portraits in any media, 2D or 3D. Using a loose definition of “self-portrait” members were encouraged to explore non-literal representations of self that represented more than just the physical appearance.
Philosophy Main article: Philosophy of self. The philosophy of self seeks to describe essential qualities that constitute a person’s uniqueness or essential being. The Self can be considered that being which is the source of consciousness; the agent responsible for an individual’s thoughts and actions; and/or the substantial nature of a person which endures and unifies consciousness over time. More
For twenty years 9Muses Art Center has been in this community to provide place and comfort for people who needed it. A creative place to explore ways to improve life, for people trying to lift themselves from many challenges. And so like any homecoming, any family reunion, this community has come together to produce the show you see today. Production had the energy of an old fashion barn raising. More
A Hard Pill to Swallow" - 2/3/2011 - 5/30/2011
For this quarterly exhibition, our artists were challenged to create work for a somewhat broad and difficult theme, and the results did not disappoint. They interpreted the phrase “a hard pill to swallow” in many different ways. Some chose to illustrate the idea in more abstract terms, expressing ideas of grief, isolation, or depression. Others were more literal, depicting actual pills in their work and, in some cases, actually using pills as material to create art. Much of the work is very personal in nature, illustrating the struggles associated with a daily regimen of medication that many people turn to in order to stabilize their various afflictions. Other work deals with the ubiquitous nature of pills and medication in our society, where it often feels as though pharmaceutical companies are attempting to ram more and more pills down our collective throats. More
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Orchids: By Request - April 15th - May 6th, 2016
Where flowers bloom, so does hope. - Lady Bird JohnsonThe exhibit in this gallery is not just images of pretty flowers, it is also a dialogue between the 9Muses family and the community. It is a story of how one person, or person’s request became an opportunity to explore a variety of artistic techniques in a variety of styles and for some, an opportunity to exhibit for the first time. The seed for the show began with a request by Dr. Andrea Sciberras, of Sciberras Internal Medicine Inc., Dania Beach who displays 9Muses art pieces in her office. She asked Chris Yoculan, Director of Adult Services, MHA of Southeast Florida, if she could have images of flowers for her practice so that patients could have a calming experience while in the waiting room. Chris brought the request to the Muses. More
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"The Best of..." - 11/14/2014 - 12/5/2014
STEP BY STEP - Gaining the Skills of an Artist
Moving forward in art comes by committing oneself to the learning process. Each student finds their technique; each finds their own style and conceptual meaning.
For Pam Alaniz, Art Instructor, "the best part of being an instructor is to be inspired by the artists, watching improvement in their work and their dedication to art". More
Graduating Class "It’s All in Your Hands" - Members Clay Creations
Clay, more than shape and form, more than color and fire; it is a story in three dimensions. It is a story of hard effort, meeting multiple challenges and finding creative ways to succeed. The final result is a show of beauty and humor.
At the start of the project, Clay instructor Nicole Storrs collected many images and presented them to the participating members, giving them a wide range of creative avenues for ideas. All instructions were verbal in order to make the project as organic as possible. She also encouraged them to look for examples on their own.
South University Art Project Selfie Bags "Creative Qualities in A Muse” 12/7/2014
On the journey of recovery, self-esteem can be very hard to discover. Surrounding the issue are lower social skills and a lack of c9onfidence, resulting in an increase in isolation, but the creative qualities of an artist can be used as a compass to help find their way. More
"Collaborate" - 1/6/2012 - 3/20/2012
9MusesArtCenter featured its Collaborative exhibit, in which members were asked to create artwork with input from at least two 9Muses member artists per piece. They were challenged to work together to create work that expresses a unified concept while blending their own individual artistic styles. More
"Isms" - 4/5/2012 - 7/19/2012
The legendary isms were not just about a new mood or a new generation. They were about the transformation of the world. They took their cue from Socialism, Marxism, Anarchism, Freudianism, using the same scientific language with the same rhetorical intent. Isms sounded brutal, modern, and revolutionary.
In art they came to refer to ways of painting that shattered reality as it had been known. Isms are ideologies. After a religious prehistory, they came to be widely used in the age of the French Revolution to denote political and social theories: Jacobinism, Utilitarianism, and Socialism. This was a potent and contagious language. The English suffix -ism is mirrored by the German -ismus and the French -isme. To call an art movement an ism is to imply that instead of depicting the world in a commonsense way, the artists make an argument, propose a theory. More