ArtServe Sustainable Art Exhibit Kicks Off With Celebrity Artist Ribbon Cutting

Especially here in South Florida, it’s more important than ever to be environmentally conscious. As part of Art-Serve’s mission to engage the community through the arts, the Fort Lauderdale- based arts incubator has made environmental art a part of its exhibit schedule every year. With leading art authorities like Christies, Art Basel and others increasingly recognizing the value of sustainably created artwork, ArtServe’s first exhibit of 2023 focuses on “Art Interventions for Environmental Resilience,” which showcases a new wave of artists who develop and use environmentally friendly artistic practices. To officially kick things off, City of Fort Lauderdale officials, including Commissioner Pamela Beasley-Pittman, City Manager Greg Chavarria and Cultural Affairs Officer Joshua Carden, joined ArtServe for the opening reception of “Art Interventions” on January 27 that included a ribbon-cutting for the new landmark “The Wave at ArtServe” mural on the building’s northern and western façade by celebrity artist Pipe Yanguas. “Art Interventions for Environmental Resilience” is open to the public Mondays through Saturdays and runs through March 17. Admission is always free and the exhibit is suitable for all ages. The eye-catching landmark mural painted on the ArtServe facade by celebrity artist Pipe Yanguas comprises his signature design elements of dots and lines, which are rooted in the concept of connectivity. This corresponds to ArtServe’s fundamental mission to align local artists with the education and opportunities they need to create and grow their own businesses. The colors for the mural’s design were chosen to emphasize ArtServe’s identity color palette, while the design was built upon the wave shape that characterized the north facade of the building. Yanguas, who painted the entire mural freehand, created an uneven wave form all across the other two sides of the building that symbolizes the dynamic flow of creative ideas that come, go, and are developed at ArtServe.