CORAL SPRINGS, FL - On Thursday, June 11, the Coral Springs Museum of Art will continue the LIVE virtual Q&A sessions featuring artist CLoD and on Thursday, June 25, featuring Mickey Hart, both at 8:00 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube.
The “Chat it Up” series allows viewers the opportunity to engage with the artists in real-time and learn more in-depth about their exhibits.
During the sessions, the artists will present to the audience what inspires their work followed by opening up questions to the audience. Anyone interested in participating in the Q&A session can submit questions directly on Facebook and YouTube during the livestream.
About the Artists
CLoD, Claudia Echeverria
Claudia Echeverria is a Venezuelan-born artist living in Miami, Florida. Known as CLoD in the art world, her flashy work is inspired by everyday life, people, relationships and all that is truth. Often painting as a child, CLoD possessed a creative fire, but it wasn’t until she found herself in a dead-end corporate career that she took her love for art from hobby to profession. “Working as a TV producer somehow didn’t make sense anymore, it didn’t feed my soul”, CLoD said. “So, I quit my job, left for a solo trip around the world for a year, and decided to live the rest of my life with integrity to my passion, creating in an almost obsessed way.” A significant influence that molded the mind of CLoD came as a result of traveling to more than 50 countries, immersing solo in diverse cultures, recognizing our differences as societies and discovering her perception of the simplicity of human essence, which does not change anywhere. CLoD has sold pieces to collectors in Milan, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Iceland, Austria, Mexico, Central and South America, participated in collectives, donated work to major charities, done solo exhibitions and most recently won “Best in Show” at Coral Spring Museum juried competition in February 2019. CLoD had her first solo museum exhibit at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, which ended May 18, 2020.
Best known as a drummer in the renowned expedition into the soul and spirit of rock and roll that is the Grateful Dead, multi-GRAMMY Award winner Mickey Hart is also an accomplished writer, energetic painter, restless explorer, and an acclaimed expert on the history and mythology of drums. A true original, armed with an inventor’s audacious curiosity, Hart boldly seeks to break the rhythm code of the universe and investigate its deepest vibrations.
“Underneath the world’s extraordinary musical diversity is another, deeper realm,” said Hart about his lifelong quest to explore rhythm. “There is no better or worse, no music versus folk music, no distinctions at all, but rather an almost organic compulsion to translate the emotional fact of being alive into sound, into rhythm, into something you can dance to.”
For more events and details, visit the Coral Springs Museum of Art website.