Dillard High School’s Robotics Team Robots, “Robohood” the Robotic Painter, QBot to Join ArtServe’s “New & Improved” Opening Reception Friday, January 26

ArtServe’s “New & Improved” Exhibit Free Opening Reception Friday, January 26 Part of Lauderdale Art Week 

Just in time to contemplate the fresh new year, ArtServe’s first exhibit of 2024 will explore the dichotomies of life amid technology and progress in “New & Improved,” which opens with a free, public reception on Friday, January 26, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

ArtServe’s “New & Improved” Friday, January 26 opening night reception will be among the headliners for this year’s artist all-star 6th Annual Lauderdale Art Week, South Florida’s Premier Arts Celebration that runs from January 20-28, 2024!

Amping up the high-tech evening, “Robohood,” the AI robot painter, QBot of Florida Robotics, and 20 members of the Dillard High School SigmaC@T Robotics Team, the oldest continuously running FRC team in Florida, will be at the event together with three of their robots (photos attached–one will be in motion) to entertain at the free reception, along with a one-hour panel on artificial intelligence in art featuring speakers Michael Goldstein of LAN Infotech, LLC, digital artist Todd Dawes of Dawes Art, Victor Peppi of Robohood Inc., Dillard robotics teacher Steven Szoke and Dillard High digital art teacher Lauren D’Apuzzo!

Robohood the Robotic Artist at Work

Kids are welcome to come along to the reception and laugh at their parents reliving their childhoods playing on interactive stations throughout the event filled with toys and gadgets from the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

A live D.J. playing music from those eras will round out the party.

RSVP to the reception here: https://web.charityengine.net/Default.aspx?tsid=27820

The exhibit itself is also free to attend and runs through Friday, March 22, 2024.  ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“This exhibit confronts the question of whether new things are necessarily better,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes said. “To do that, we’re welcoming all art genres, exploring new and traditional mediums, and exploring our romanticization with the past.”

“New & Improved” is inviting artists to display their perspective on how nostalgia intersects with the realities of our expectations for the future.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.