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MY BLOODY VALENTINE We all can’t be fortunate enough to be proposed to on Valentine’s Day like Amanda Linton, co-owner of Ink & Pistons Tattoo Shop and Slushbox Art Gallery, but we can mend our broken hearts with a peek into the souls of more than thirty artists’ relationships with love. While the shop has only been open since last July, the My Bloody Valentine: an Art Show about The Sweet and Sour Side of Love will already be their sixth event. Ink & Pistons provides a venue for local rising artists to begin... and expand their collections. Seeing the artists personal growth within the shop’s gallery has been the most rewarding and exciting part of the events for Linton. She has been producing art and craft events for over seven years which might be one reason for the shops growing popularity. She modestly jokes that “some may be there for the beer” but attendees can expect a packed house of viewers and buyers. Displayed on February 23 will be art featuring the sweeter, softer side of being in love complemented by the darker, heartbreaking aspects of love lost and unrequited. No matter whether you prefer photography, watercolor, ink, or acrylic, you’re guaranteed to find something there to win your affections. Valentine’s Day treats and drinks will also be served. All pieces will be available for purchase during the show, with prices ranging from $50-$300, and will remain on display thru April 2. If you simply can’t wait, there is a whole store full of affordable prints and products from various South Florida artists. The unofficial list of scheduled artists includes: William Butler, Caron Bowman, SID GRAVES, Colleen Newcomb, Eduardo Servigna, Heather Pioro, Melissa Goldman, Alexis Colbert, Stefanie Polly, Janet Hinkle, Dave Berns, Carolina Lebar, Molly Grabill, Jenny Lee, Allison Kotzig, Tim Palmer and Erika Taguchi-Newton. Attend My Bloody Valentine on Saturday, February 23 from 7pm-11pm – Free! 2716 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL www.InkandPistons.com ~ Amanda Vasile


MAGNALIA CHRISTI With a band name like Christ, Lord, you would think the Atlanta orchestral troupe of said name is a serious cast of evangelic born-again Christian players. According to the sextet’s charismatic drummer, Billy Mitchell, however, the group is not religiously inclined. “We are not Christian nor proSatan either, our name is just a play off our lead singer’s (Christian Ballew,) first name,” explained Mitchell. He does admit that the moniker may have helped them book gigs initially, “people seemed to be intrigued by [the name,] and are always curious to hear what our music sounds like.” Christ, Lord’s musical output is far from a church choir but its gentle violin strings and breezy cello strokes do evoke a certain weightless and heavenly air. The ensemble’s first album, Magnalia Christi (Latin for The Glorious Works of Christ [in America], also the title for the 18th-century work of author Cotton Mather,) pulls from Eastern European and vaudeville influences. Its use of upright bass, string instruments, trumpet and clarinet and in particular, Ballew’s dolorous vocal quality, will have discerning listeners drawing comparisons to Zach Condon’s whimsical gypsy musicinspired project Beirut. “Beirut is definitely an influence,” admits Ballaw, adding however, “Christian’s voice just kind of sounds like, he can’t help it.” He says that band always takes Beirut comparisons as a compliment, but point out, “we’re moving away from that and striking out into much more original territory.” Mitchell says the group is just a month away from completing its second album. He describes the sound as a mix between New Orleans street pop and Eastern European freak out. “We try to draw from classical and modern influences, and create an ‘old contemporary’ type of sound.” The group is eager to be touring through South Florida. “The weather feels stickier in Florida, but that’s ok because people seem to feel more comfortable with letting their freak flag show down there.” Christ, Lord plays somewhere in WPB on 2/19 and Sweat Records on 2/20 www.facebook.com/christcommalord ~ Alex Rendon


Saturday, January 26 ARTHEART: FREEDOM @ Green Room & Ramp 48

DEVILLES, MIC FLO, AEGIS YOUNG, AKBAR/RUGODZILLA, ASTREA CORPORATION @ Propaganda

THE SUPERVILLAINS, SOUTH SIDE DUB, THE HARD RICHARDS @ Propaganda

WHEN DID WE DIE! @ Respectable Street THE GODDAMN GALLOWS, JAKE ORVIS & THE BROKEN BAND, JAMES HUNNICUT, MYLO RANGER, AMORE DELIRIUM @ Propaganda TERI CATLIN BAND @ Bamboo Room

ANTiSEEN, JOE BUCK YOURSELF, & LOS BASTARDOS MAGNIFICOS @ Churchillís Pub DREW TUCKER @ Dada THE PEOPLE UPSTAIRS @ O’Shea’s Irish Pub SEA RAT, THE SOLUTION, UNDER COVER @ Swampgrass Willys ORDINARY BOYS @ Kill Your Idol SUENALO! @ PAX FUSIK @ Guanabanas COMEDY SHOW @ Funky Buddha Lounge TRIBUTE BAND REVIEW @ Revolution Live SPAM ALLSTARS @ The Stage RIDDIM SERIES EPISODE 1.5: ECCENTRIX SOUND & FRIENDS @ Grand Central

Thursday, February 7

Sunday, January 27

MARBIN @ Churchillís Pub RAS KOKAY, RHYTHMADIX @ Jazid FLOTSAM & JETSAM, HELSTAR, ORBWEAVER, MADE OF METAL, MURDER SUICIDE, ATOMIK @ Grand Central FUSIK @ JB’s

Monday, January 28

MIAMI JAZZ JAM @ Churchill’s Pub RHYTHMNATION @ Boston’s

Tuesday, January 29 OPEN MIC @ Dada

Wednesday, January 30

HEROBUST/AFRO MONK/SKINNY HENDRIX @ The Stage

Thursday, January 31

G-EAZY @ Green Room KAILIN GARRITY @ Dada BALLYHOO!, KAYAVIBE, SPRED THE DUB, FUTURE PREZIDENTS @ Propaganda KILLMAMMA @ Respectable Street

Friday, February 1

MYLO RANGER @ Dada 900 SECONDS @ O’Shea’s Irish Pub DJ NEEDLES presents: ROCK THE MIC @ Propaganda CYANIDE REGIME & KRISGRAVES @ Green Room KILLBILLIES @ Terra Fermata FUTURE PREZIDENTS, SOUTH SIDE DUB @ Swampgrass Willys THE GLUTTONOUS FEAST @ Bamboo Room PROPER DOSAGE @ Speakeasy Lounge THE POLITIX, JUSTIN PAELMO AKA O.N.E., SHARK ANTHONY @ Funky Buddha Lounge RAGGY MONSTER @ The South Florida Fair

Saturday, February 2 BLACK JACKET, THE VON, GALLIMIMUS @ Respectable Street

RETRO INDIE MARKET @ Boynton Woman’s Club IN FLAMES @ Revolution Live HARD RICHARDS @ Dada SWEET CHARIOTS @ O’Shea’s Irish Pub BLACKHAWK AND THE NIGHTDRIVERS, THE HOLSTERED, BLUE SKY DRIVE @ Native Florida Tap Room EVERYMEN, RICKETT PASS, KILLBILLIES, BLACK SEAL @ Propaganda GINA BENTIVEGNA SOLO SHOW @ Green Room DAVID GOODMAN 2-5/THE MOSKA PROJECT 7-10 @ Terra Fermata LEE BOYS CD RELEASE, ZACH DEPUTY @ The Stage JONES, OFF CONSTANTLY @ Swampgrass Willys CHROMA @ Funky Buddha Lounge THE HOLSTERED, BLACKHAWK & THE NIGHTDRIVERS, BLUE SKY DRIVE @ Native Florida Tap Room and Music Hall JP SOARS & THE RED HOTS @ Bamboo Room CAPITALIST CASUALTIES, ASSHOLE PARADE, NO QUALMS, KNIFE HITS, PANZRAM, BAKER ACTED, SHITSTORM, BEASTPLAGUE, CENTURIES, NUNHEX, RECREANT, DEVALUED, REAPERMANSER, I’M AN INTESTINE, TERRORIST, SACRIDOSE, ROTTING PALMS, & FAITH ADDICTION @ Churchill’s Pub

Sunday, February 3

JAHFE, KULCHA SHOK @ Jazid UPROOT HOOTENANNY @ Terra Fermata COMEDY SHOW FEATURING DANA EAGLE @ Funky Buddha Lounge CLASH OF THE MUSICIANS: SAILPOINTE, COEVALCROW, BOLTNECK, DINOSAURS N’ DISASTERS, BECAUSE OF BLUE DOLPHINS, HYPNOPHONIC, GREGORY AARON, POCKET OF LOLLIPOPS, NNINO LOPIS, JONATHON LADINO, SEDGWICK, DD LUXS, BLUEJAY, & THE ELEPHANT QUEEN! @ Churchill’s

Monday, February 4

RHYTHMNATION, KULCHA SHOK @ Boston’s MIAMI JAZZ JAM @ Churchill’s Pub

Tuesday, February 5

THE XX @ The Fillmore INFLUX: ELECTRO/HOUSE @ Propaganda H20, TERROR, BACKTRACK, & CODE ORANGE KIDS @ Churchill’s Pub

FEBRUARY 6-9 INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONFERENCE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY -100’S OF BANDS @ Churchill’s Pub Wednesday, February 6

INDUSTRIAL GRADE WEDZ @ Respectable Street TALLY HO, GUNFIGHT @ Green Room THE ZILLAHIGHLIFE CALVALCADE: SHARK ANTHONY, SUNNY

Friday, February 8 FALL OF OLYMPUS, MURDER IN MOTION, MURDERFLY @ Respectable Street

FISH HEAD SOUP @ O’Shea’s Irish Pub LAVOLA, REBEL, RAGGY MONSTER, PRETTY GIRLS @ Propaganda RANDY MCALLISTER @ Bamboo Room THE SIERRA BAND @ Terra Fermata KILLABITS @ Revolution Live SUNS OF THE MORNING STAR, MURDER SUICIDE, DEVALUED, CYST & MASTICATOR @ Speakeasy ASTEROID SHOP SOLO PROJECT @ Funky Buddha BRIE GOLDSOBEL, JUNE BUG, MANDY MOON @ Swampgrass Willys

Saturday, February 9

LEADING THE HEROES @ Respectable Street REEL BIG FISH @ Revolution Live LOOKING GOOD PENNY, MAYALA, RAGGY MONSTER @ The Speakeasy RESCUE KID @ Coastars Coffee Bar STEPHEN WALSH & FRIENDS @ O’Shea’s Irish Pub ANTHONY GOMES @ Bamboo Room BLACKHAWK AND THE NIGHTDRIVERS @ Beat Cup AQUARIAN TAKEOVER: COLORBLIND CUTTHROATS, ASP, MARY TYLER WHORES, ANGER, FOOT SOLDIER, JUAN BASSHEAD @ Propaganda SUENALO @ The Stage LOOK RIGHT PENNY, MALAYA, RAGGY MONSTER @ Speakeasy Lounge THE SHE SAID WHATS, PRETTY GIRLS, OPERATIVE ME @ Swampgrass Willys INT’L KINETIC ART/ SYMPOSIUM: DJ LOVE, BILLY HITZ, VANYA E’DAN DANCERS, SUGA WACK @ Boynton Amp ICE BOB & THE CUBES 2P/RANDOM PLAY 7P @ Terra Fermata THE GERRY WILLIAMS BAND @ Funky Buddha Lounge

Sunday, February 10

RAS KOKAY, RHYTHMADIX, KULCHA SHOK @ Jazid ASG, REMAIN CALM @ Propaganda SWEET CHARRIOTS @ Terra Fermata INT’L KINETIC ART/ SYMPOSIUM: DJ THOUGH, MYLO RANGER, KOFFIN VARNISH @ Boynton Beach Amp SECRET LOVER, WHITE CRIME, ROSE QUARTZ @ Churchill’s

Monday, February 11

HATEBREED @ Revolution Live


RHYTHMNATION, KULCHA SHOK @ Boston’s MIAMI JAZZ JAM @ Churchill’s Pub

Tuesday, February 12

FLOGGING MOLLY @ Revolution Live INFLUX: ELECTRO/HOUSE @ Propaganda EMANCIPATOR & RANDOM RAB, TOR @ The Stage HUDSON FALCONS @ Churchill’s Pub

Wednesday, February 13

ERIC DEZ, SKINNY HENDRIX, SYSTEMATTIC @ Respectable Street LOVE & POISON @ Green Room JAM STAIN, THE CORNERSTONERS, THE WHOLETONES @ Churchill’s Pub

Thursday, February 14 DETOURBUTTERFLY: SOLO PURSUITS + FERN & FRIENDS @ Coastars Coffee Bar BRADLEY BROWN, RUDE HECKLERS @ Propaganda WAKE UP @ Respectable Street

BRIAN REGAN @ Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall KILLBILLIES @ O’Shea’s Irish Pub NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND’S JOHN MCEUEN @ Bamboo Room HATED FOR LOVING: SMITHS/MORRISSEY TRIBUTE: ORDINARY BOYS, GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA, DJ DRACULA’S DAUGHTER @ Churchill’s Pub

February, 15-17

AURA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL: PAPADOSIO, CONSPIRATOR, PERPETUAL GROOVE, BREAK SCIENCE, THE HEAVY PETS, DOPAPOD, RAQ, KUNG FU, NIGEL HALL @ Suwannee Music Park

Friday, February 15

ELECTROSEXUAL: DOH, EXZAKT, BFX, SHADE @ Respectables JAKE MILLER @ Green Room MURS @ The Stage ELECTRO DANCE PARTY @ The Speakeasy KILLBILLIES @ O’Shea’s Irish Pub TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT @ Bamboo Room

CHAMPAYONS, THE BIG TASTY, URBAN REBEL, STOP THE PRESSES, Y DIZ, LOS BASTARDOS MAGNIFICOS, OMINE, BROTHERS MOVING @ Tobacco Road THE DRIP, THE SHE SAID WHATS @ Respectable Street SALO , THE KILLING HOURS & ADAGE @ Speakeasy WHERE FEAR AND WEAPONS MEET, BISHOP, OLD HABITS, OUT OF SORTS, UNSTOPPABLE, BREAK TIES @ Propaganda GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS @ The Fillmore BRIAN REGAN @ Maxwell C King Center KILLBILLIES @ O’Shea’s Irish Pub MICAH SCOTT 2-5/SOUTH SIDE DUB 7-10 @ Terra Fermata SOWFLO @ Funky Buddha Lounge RYAN STORY, THE WEIRD, SPEAKING VOLUMES @ Swampgrass Willys SIGNAL DOWN, CASTING STONES, PLANET RAWK, DRAWING BORED, BLAINES THE MONO, 7 SEAS, MINDYOU, NOTICE, THE VON, & WLYDFLY @ Churchill’s

Sunday, February 17 KEROWACKED FESTIVAL: FUTURE PREZIDENTS, KOFFIN VARNISH, MYLO RANGER, THE VON, VIS MAJOR @ ActivistArtistA HANNIBAL BURESS @ The Stage BRIAN REGAN @ Coral Springs Center for the Arts DOWNTOWN OPEN MARKET @ Royal Palm Place

BEN PRESTAGE @ Terra Fermata

DELUSIONS, DESERTERS, IN ALCATRAZ 1962 & SECCIONS @ Speakeasy Lounge JAHFE, KULCHA SHOK @ Jazid

Monday, February 18

RHYTHMNATION @ Boston’s ANBERLIN @ Revolution Live MIAMI JAZZ JAM @ Churchill’s Pub

Tuesday, February 19 CHRIST, LORD @ Somewhere in WPB (stay tuned!) INFLUX: ELECTRO/HOUSE @ Propaganda ZIGGY MARLEY @ Revolution Live

Wednesday, February 20 CHRIST, LORD @ Sweat Records

CONFLICT RHYMES @ Propaganda

Thursday, February 21

MONTAGE @ Respectable Street PEOPLE UPSTAIRS, FIRESIDE PROPHETS @ Propaganda BBAD @ ActivistArtistA PAUL OSCHER @ Bamboo Room

Friday, February 22

THE QUEERS, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, MASKED INTRUDER, POOL PARTY @ Churchill’s Pub RAGGY MONSTER @ Dada FISH HEAD SOUP @ O’Shea’s Irish Pub

WAYWARD PARADE FEST DAY1: BONNIE RIOT, THE HOWLING WINDS, STEPH TAYLOR, RESCUE KID, TALLY HO! @ Propaganda HOLLY HUNT, BLACK SEAL, THE TUNNEL,SWAMP WITCH & AMPLIFIER ORGY @ Speakeasy

UPROOT HOOTENANNY @ Bamboo Room TWO WAY TIE @ Swampgrass Willys SOUL PATROL @ Terra Fermata

THE SHAKERS @ Terra Fermata COUNTY LINE ROAD @ Swampgrass Willys LED ZEPPELIN 2 @ Revolution Live OFF WITH THEIR HEADS RENAISSANCE @ Green Room CARNIVORES AT GRACE, MORGANA FACTOR, DISSEVER, AVERSION, MOIRAE @ Churchill’s Pub

Saturday, February 16 SWAMP STOMP 2013: FISHBONE, SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS, SPAM ALLSTARS, THE POLITIX, ROBOHUNTER & THE KIDS, BENTO BOX, RADIOBOXER, THE WHOLETONES, LONE WOLF, PARKER SMITH & THE BANDWITH, JUKE, BOBBY LEE RODGERS, NAG

Saturday, February 23 SWEET & SOUR, MY BLOODY VALENTINE ART SHOW @ Ink & Pistons Tattoo WAYWARD PARADE FEST DAY 2: EVERYMEN, CARRIE NATION & THE SPEAKEASY, THE DARLING SWEETS, S.S. WEB, THE DEACON BONES SHOW @ Propaganda FISH HEAD SOUP @ O’Shea’s Irish Pub HADDEN SAYERS @ Bamboo Room DASH RIP ROCK @ Speakeasy Lounge LUTAN FYAH @ Revolution Live ICE BOB & THE CUBES 2P/THE HOT RODS 7P @ Terra Fermata COMEDY SHOW @ Funky Buddha Lounge ROCK BOAT PARTY, CARBON LEAF, NATIVE RUN @ The Stage SOFLO, THE BASTARD SUNS ACOUSTIC REVIEW @ Swampgrass SIXO, FORGET THE NAME @ Churchill’s Pub

Sunday, February 24

RAS KOKAY, RHYTHMADIX, KULCHA SHOK @ Jazid LUCKY DOGS ACOUSTIC @ Terra Fermata BLUE SKY DRIVE, THE NO. 13’S @ Fort Lauderdale Beach FIRST, LAST & ALWAYS @ Propaganda

Monday, February 25

PINK @ BB&T Center RHYTHMNATION, KULCHA SHOK @ Boston’s HONKY SUCKLE, FILTHY STILL @ Propaganda MIAMI JAZZ JAM @ Churchill’s Pub

Tuesday, February 26

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA @ Revolution Live EVERY TIME I DIE, THE ACACIA STRAIN, VANNA, HUNDREDTH, NO BRAGGING RIGHTS @ Grand Central ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES @ Bamboo

Wednesday, February 27

HOME ROOM @ Propaganda BLUE PRINT @ Speakeasy Lounge

Thursday, February 28

KILLBILLIES @ O’Shea’s Irish Pub

BEACH DAY, DEAF POETS @ Respectable Street

BBAD ARTWALK @ ActivistArtistA 311 CARIBBEAN CRUISE 2013 PRE PARTY @ Grand Central BADFISH: A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME, LESS THAN JAKE @ Revolution Live


EMILY KEMPF, IRON JAYNE Those lucky enough to witness the theatrical freak-out folk dished out by spastic Atlanta troupe Back Pockets will tell you their live performance was a spectacle like no other. Featuring upwards of 14 people on stage, with elaborate costumes and set designs, and propelled by a banjo, keyboard, guitar, bass, harmonium, trombone, violin, and drums cacophony, Back Pockets were part demented performance art and part experimental folk. The paroxysmal ensemble broke up last summer however, but the group’s talented lead vocalist Emily Kempf, is not hanging up her musical aspirations just yet. PureHoney was lucky to track down the 28-year-old firecracker at the Atlanta, Georgia home she shares with three members of orchestral folk group Christ, Lord. Kempf had just wrapped up band practice with one of her new outfits, Iron Jayne. PH: So how did band practice go?

Kempf: We worked on

just one song for two hours, it is a new song called “Crush and Kill.” No one has heard it. We played a variation of it at a show, which just consisted of me losing my vocals over a kraut rock tempo. Tonight we made it into a real song. PH: Are the Back Pockets really kaput? Kempf: Yes, broken up forever, dead. As the queen bee of the group, I can tell you I don’t want it to happen again. PH: What happened? You seemed to have a really nice following. Kempf: I think we were such a hit because our shows were so theatrical and in your face. We played every show like it was our last show. However, all 15 of us, lived on the tour bus together and at the end we outgrew each other. PH: How does Iron Jayne compare to Back Pockets? Kempf: No theatre people; it is not the same type of crazy. In Iron Jayne we create chaos and harness it. In Back Pockets, it was always there. It is a smaller group, so you can hear what I’m singing about. The melodies and writing take center stage. I’m definitely doing things differently than with Back Pockets. PH: What kind of differences? Kempf: I hired a publicist, shopping a label and thinking about using a booking manager. In the Back Pockets, I did everything. I learned that I don’t like being stressed out. I want to have fun now. I can die at any second. PH: Nice work on the tour posters for Christ, Lord. You also drew a great deal of the Back Pocket’ album art. Is art just a hobby or do you work it professionally? Kempf: I have been drawing since I was four. I did the Back Pockets’ flyers and CD cases. I don’t make money in art though... I probably could if I focused on it. PH: Tell us a bit about your creative process. Kempf: I’m writing songs all the time, and carry a notebook around so I can be writing lyrics. Art just happens to me; it is not something I think about it. I don’t know how else to be. PH: How about performing? Kempf: I love performing because it is the only environments where I can be my hyperactive self and it’s actually accepted and encouraged by the audience. PH: What does the future hold for Iron Jayne? Kempf: We have a short tour of Florida planned the first week of March. We are in the studio right now until February. We hope to put out the EP in the spring and shop the rest of it to a label. PH: What’s happening with your other band Perfect High Fives Every Time, where you share the stage with Christ, Lord’s drummer Billy Mitchell? Kempf: None of us takes the band seriously. Literally, the only motive is to have fun. We have a blast performing and improve well together. We have heard from people who have seen our show, they describe it as, ‘being a part of an inside joke.’ Although Kempf insists there is no chance for a Back Pockets reunion, fans will take comfort in knowing that there is a film in the works about the band’s last tour. Kempf has no plans to revisit that project because she is “fulfilled musically in the three other groups she is in right now.” Yeah she has yet another group; one she has never spoken publicly about called Heavy Dreams. It is a girl group in the “Jell-O stages,” as Kempf describes it, with “crazy harmonies and lots of instrumentalstyle vocals in the vein of the Dirty Projectors.” Kempf is a busy bee indeed, with the kind of dynamic energy to pull off fronting three brilliant bands, this woman is definitely going places. www.facebook.com/IronJayneATL ~ Alex Rendon


DETOURBUTTERFLY With 23 exhibits in 2012 alone, Boca Ratonbased artist Nikki “Detourbutterfly” Saraiva maintains a busy schedule with the multigenre art career she’s been fostering since leaving the fashion industry in 2010. The former wardrobe stylist and boutique owner now artist has participated in such local exhibits as South Florida’s Red Eye, ArtServe’s Trash 2 Art Exhibit and F.A.T. Village’s Annual Day of the Dead Art Show last year, and earned accolades for her work at a handful of shows. In 2012, she received the Judges Recognition Award at the Spring Open-Theme Exhibit at Broward Art Guild, first place at the Trash 2 Art Exhibit and a Best in Show Award at the Controversy exhibit by Broward Art Guild. Saraiva is taking her art career to another level in 2013. On January 18, she presented her first solo exhibition at The Beat Cup in Delray Beach, the venue where she debuted a couple of her pieces in 2010. That show featured over 50 pieces, mostly assemblage works, scenes and sculptures that she creates by connecting found objects with hardware. “It’s exciting to have a solo show. To go from having a couple of pieces there a couple of years ago to have a solo show there. Now, it’s come full circle... It feels good and it feels only right to have it there” Her second solo exhibition will be on Valentines Day at Coastars Coffee Bar in Lake Worth. Saraiva has only been in the local art scene for a couple of years, but those who witnessed her exhibit at F.A.T. Village’s Annual Day of the Dead Art Show know she is well-prepared to present on her own. Massive in scale, meticulous in detail, the wall-sized assemblage piece consisted of a combination of paintings and delicate sculptures made of bones, doll heads and old-fashioned keys, arranged as an altar befitting the event’s theme. Nikki “Detourbutterfly” Saraiva plunged into her artistic endeavors in response to a turn of events that might have overwhelmed or defeated others. She simply says, “I had a lot of changes in my life in 2010. I decided I have nothing else to do right now, so I put a lot of my struggles and energy into my art.” Things started going her way. “I was financially in a bind as a single mom with three boys.. desperately needing work but not wanting to put my son in daycare. Space of Mind [a Delray Beach school] contacted me and asked me to come in for a lunch and hired me as a part-time coach. It was like it was sent to me out of the blue at such a tough time.” Through her work at Space of Mind, Saraiva picked up another art-related part-time job at Art House of Delray and continues to work around the clock to create and present her assemblage pieces. Experience her solo exhibition on February 14 at Coastars Coffee Bar in Lake Worth. www.detourbutterfly.com ~ Courtney Hambright


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EMILY KEMPF/IRON JAYNE, DETOURBUTTERFLY, MBV ART SHOW & CHRIST, LORD. Free Sound: WIDOWSPEAK, EIGHT KNIVES , IRON JAYNE, MYSTICAL WEAPONS, F...

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