Sherrie Pettigrew will be featured at the Hippodrome Art Gallery for March’s Artwalk Gainesville! Come by the Hipp during your jaunt around downtown. Sip some wine and see her collection Friday, March 30 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Pettigrew is a Florida artist who composes her drawings based on the people and objects around her in everyday life. Graphite powder and pencil are her primary materials, and she sometimes incorporates paint, pastel chalk and found objects.
“These images come to me in the shower, theater, market, and street complete with smells, sounds, and visions seldom shared until they are actualized,” Pettigrew said.
Pettigrew admires artists Chuck Close, Joan Miro and Cy Twombly, and they inspire her artistic style. She describes her collection as an evolution from hyperrealism to psychological surrealism.
“I come from honesty in my approach, making work that isn’t always pretty,” Pettigrew said. “These pieces are about emotion, often without cognitive consideration: recording reality with a twist and my own hypersensitive view.”
A hot night of salsa dancing in the Hipp Lower Level begins with a salsa dancing class taught by Bailecaliente GAINESVILLE at 8:45 p.m. for just $5 at the door.
At 9:45 p.m., DJ Elio Piedra brings the party when floor opens up for a night of spicy salsa dancing FREE and open to the public!
Food will be Latin Faire by Abuella’s (the same folks who run Flaco’s!), and will include vegan & meat empanadas as well as cuban sandwiches.
Elio is a DJ with live beats so people can move with the rhythm of his live percussion. Heat up the hippodrome with your salsa skills!
Elio began his percussion career in Cuba, studying at the National Conservatory of Music and performing in the most important regional musical festivals. He made his U.S. debut performing in Miami and moved to Gainesville shortly after. Now, Elio is a local piano and drums instructor as well as a performing musician.
To get $2 off your first drink at the bar, mark yourself as “going” and check-in on Facebook that night!
Belt out your favorite tunes starting at 7:30 p.m. on April 13 at Karaoke Night at the Hippodrome as part of 352Creates’ monthly “Create in Place” initiative.
352Creates believes that creativity connects our community and makes us healthier and stronger. Anyone, using even the simplest of materials, can create something amazing. Artists can get some relief by letting out their expression and students getting away from campus for the evening can come together to absorb some of the vibrant downtown culture and share a microphone!
The Hipp hosts karaoke night to act on the theatre’s commitment to providing community events that bring people together. Events like this encourage people to discover the magical destination of downtown Gainesville and explore their creativity.
Anyone can step into the limelight and sing the hits from their high-school days, their childhood favorites or chart-topping classics! Whatever it is, this night is sure to be fun and fabulous.
When the Hipp puts on events like this, the Hipp becomes a place where a diverse group of people can come together and feel a sense of community while having a good time. The event is free and open to the public, and the basement bar will be open for those who need a little liquid courage before their performances.
The esteemed Gainesville string band, Pine, will be playing in the Hipp Cinema on Sunday, April 29. Doors at 5:30, music starts at 6:30 p.m.
Pine will play two intimate sets of live music, with an intermission for time for refreshments at the bar.
A little about Pine: Liberty Phoenix and Dan Stepp came together to create a folky sound with intimate harmonies that are supported with a beautifully talented string band. They have been lucky enough to add on Brian Turk on Stand Up Bass, Andrew Cook on Violin and Mark Archer on Dobro.
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or call the Hipp Box Office 352.375.4477
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