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Art & Culture Center/Hollywood: 15th Annual Exposed & Sophia Lacroix Exhibitions

August 3, 2023

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s Exposed Exhibition gives the opportunity for art patrons to become art buyers during an exciting and lively fundraising affair in which every ticket holder takes home an original work of art for their collection. The Fundraiser returns with an opening reception on Saturday, September 2nd, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Exhibition will run through Saturday, September 30th, 2023 with the draw set for that night from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Exposed will feature more than 70 contemporary artists in an exhibition that culminates with an exciting closing-night draw for participants and their guests. Names are drawn one-by-one for the chance to select any work of art that has not yet been claimed.

For the 15th edition of this popular exhibition and fundraiser, the Center will give ticket buyers on the closing-night draw two options for selecting their artwork – in person in the Center’s Main Gallery or they can have a designated Center staff member pick their artwork by proxy while watching the event live streamed on the Center's Facebook Live. For details on how proxies work, please call: (954) 921-3274.

Everyone is a winner at this one-of-a-kind art event.

Funds raised at Exposed will support the Center’s year-round calendar of Gallery Exhibitions and Events. This is a great way to support the Center and get new artwork for your collection.

Ticket buyers who choose to participate in the closing-night draw in person may bring a plus one to the gallery. All tickets holders will receive complimentary admission during the exhibition dates and may schedule a private tour with the Center’s Curator.

Tickets to participate in the closing-night draw: $375 for one artwork, $725 for two artworks, or $1,000 for three artworks. The event will take place Friday, September 29th, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., with the Draw taking place at 8:00 p.m. If you have any questions about the 15th Annual Exposed Exhibition please contact: (954) 921-3274. Or for tickets visit:

Sophia Lacroix: Vivid Caribbean Nostalgia
The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is thrilled to present the first Solo Exhibition for Sophia Lacroix. Born and raised in Haiti, Self-Taught Artist Sophia Lacroix migrated to the U.S. at the age of 15. Lacroix creates hyper-realistic oil paintings and charcoal drawing scenes of everyday life and her nostalgic memories of Haiti.

The opening reception will be held Saturday, August 19th, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Exhibition will be on display from Saturday, August 19th, 2023 – Friday, September 29th, 2023.

Lacroix was selected for a solo exhibition from the 2022 Florida Biennial. The 11th edition, entitled 2022 Florida Biennial: Installations, Portraiture, Materiality, and Magic Realism was juried by Ylva Rouse, Senior Curator at MOCA Jacksonville. Rouse reviewed over 1,000 submitted works from 349 artists from throughout Florida. From the large number of submissions, 24 artists representing eight Florida counties were selected by Rouse. Lacroix was chosen from the 24 artists to present a new body of work at the Center.

This exhibition reveals highly detailed portraits of people in everyday routines and activities inspired by Lacroix’s memories of Haiti. Figures are often surrounded by abundant fruits, handwoven baskets, and tropical plants. The laborious detail is mirrored in the images themselves, indicating both the beauty and conviction in the figures conveyed.

Sophia Lacroix was included in the Exhibition Introspective: A Reckoning of the Soul curated by Marie Vickles at the Center (2021). Outdoor public projects include a large-scale mural commissioned by the City of Miami at the Little Haiti Cultural Center (2008) and a wrapped utility box organized by the U-Wrap NoMi Art in Public Places Initiative by the City of North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (2021). Her work has been published in several magazines, books, and newspapers, including the book Here, There...and Beyond: The Work of 16 Haitian Artists of Florida (2009).

About The Center
The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood; the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation; and the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is located at 1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood, Florida 33020. For more information, call: (954) 921-3274 Or via email:

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