Karen Rifas at Hollywood Arts and Culture Center

Emerson Dorsch artist Karen Rifas is included in the annual Exposed Exhibition and Fundraiser at the Hollywood Arts and Culture Center.  Exposed Exhibition and Fundraiser connects emerging artists with collectors through an exhibition of 98 donated artworks that are won by ticket buyers during the closing-night draw.  

The Center supports the interdisciplinary practices of South Florida artists, artist-run spaces, and galleries. The Center presents 10 – 12 themed exhibitions and solo projects each year.  Exposed Exhibition and Fundraiser runs January 23 - March 2, 2018. 

Private Draw Event :  Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:00pm - 9:00pm / 8:00pm Draw. 

Plush (Group Show) : March 16 - May 20, 2018 

As an annual installation dedicated to Pleasurable, Lush, Utilitarian, Subjects of Humanity, PLUSH is a tactile mindscape. Textiles are inherently connected to the domestic environment. In the U.S., fiber art has often been mislabeled as craft or “women’s work,” however, in many countries, textile production is considered men’s labor. Some included works will explore traditional sewing and hand techniques, while others will navigate non-conventional sculptural methods. The artists included in the previous conversation explored anthropomorphism, body politics, class, morphing landscapes, multigenerational lineage, and popular culture.