The Kroma Gallery is what we love in the Grove. Art. Ever-changing art. Every month or so the gallery is transformed into something else. Tempus Fugit (Time Flies) was the theme Thursday night, when Rivet Nation took over with their Steampunk art installation.
Christopher Petit, Artist Josepo, Zena Petit.
Here are event curators Sheri Friedman and Nadia Desjardins.
Tangela Mitchell, Artist Gabriel Osvaldo, Daun Ferguson.
Honorary Counsul of Japan Ken Okaniwa, Artist Valeria Yamamoto.
Steampunk is a science fiction/fantasy that incorporates technology and design, which was inspired in the 1800s by the new industrial machinery at the time. Imagine someone wearing gears as sunglasses or watch fobs on their hats, things like that are Steampunk fashion.
In the last year, Sheri Friedman has become enthralled by Steampunk. In April, she coordinated a full day of Steampunk fashion and art at an event called Rivet Nation at Cauley Square, where she now has her Blu Moon Studio, formerly of Coconut Grove. Photos of Rivet Nation here. It's so great that she brought her passion back to the Grove and shared it with all of us at Kroma Gallery.
Artist Hector Prado, Heloisa Melo.
Kroma curator and director Rodney Jackson and JS Rashid, executive director.
Hector Prado, doing his thing, live.
Artist Josepo with JS Rashid.
Hundreds of handmade clay wishbones have hung above the entrance to the gallery since it opened. Contributors to fundraisers receive wishbones to commemorate their contribution to support Kroma's community outreach.
Jack Stamates, Artist-Realtor Rafael Gutierrez.
The crowd stayed late and enjoyed refreshments, art and lots of Steampunk.
JS Rashid welcomes the guests and artists.
The Tempus Fugit exhibit is open daily Wednesday through Saturday, from noon to 7 pm, through June.
Kroma is located at 3670 Grand Avenue. For info: 305.446.5150.
Photos by Rafael Gutierrez.
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