CHNK is a prolific mixed media artist from South Florida bringing complex illustrations, fresh color and an emotional perspective to deteriorating everyday objects. After his portfolio submission was rejected six years ago by Maryland Institute College of Arts, he decided to dedicate his energy to being the most active and self-improved creative he could be. Today his work has been featured in over 50 group shows and live art events nationally. CHNK has been a resident of Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) since August of 2016, and contributes as a Spray Paint workshop facilitator and teacher.
CHNK is influenced by graffiti aesthetics, classic comic books, and grotesque raw emotional imagery by painters like Francis Bacon & contemporaries like Alex Pardee. Known for his use of slang and letter manipulations, he was dubbed CHNK by his father at the age of 11 during a graffiti jam in Fort Lauderdale. His works generally consist of spray paint, acrylic, ink, enamel, textiles and found objects. CHNK’s vibrant murals and commission artworks can be found throughout South Florida and online.
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The Deerfield Beach Relay for Life is a walk to remember loved ones who have lost the battle to cancer, honor survivors and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. The event features live music, performances, vendors and a dinner in addition to the Relay for Life walk around the park and Luminaria Ceremony. The Luminaria Ceremony is a candlelight vigil that will begin around 9pm.
When: May 6, 6pm to Midnight; Luminaria Ceremony at approximately 9pm
Where: Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd. Deerfield Beach
For more information visit relayforlife.org or call T.J. Eagen at (954) 592-3150 or Gordon Vatch at (954) 420-0084
May 11-14: Bluewater Movements’ Saltwater Shootout
The Saltwater Shootout is the first of a three-leg fishing tournament series – the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit – organized by Bluewater Movements. Teams travel from near and far to enjoy the festivities and take a chance at over $275,000 in cash and prizes. By popular demand, the Saltwater Shootout has become a sanctioned event in Division 10 of the Southern Kingfish Association. Target species in the Shootout are dolphin, wahoo, kingfish, blackfin tuna and cobia. The Saltwater Shootout offers something for the competitive and the casual fisherman alike. With more than 75 ways to win, the Saltwater Shootout has plenty to offer anglers of all skill levels. In 2015, Bluewater Movements awarded over $2.4 million in cash and prizes to the winning teams of their events and raised over $50,000 for charity.
When: Thursday-Sunday, May 11-14
Visit bluewatermovements.com/saltwater_shootout/ for more information
May 19: George Thorogood and the Destroyers at The Amp
The Amp is proud to present classic rock artist George Thorogood and the Destroyers. The band has amassed a catalog of hits that includes “Who Do You Love,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “Get a Haircut,” and the anthemic “Bad to the Bone.” With more than 40 years of touring and recording, 15 million albums sold, and 8,000 live shows, George and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – remain among the most relentless and relevant classic rock acts on tour today.
The “Rock Party Tour” promises to raise the bar, rock the house and tear off the roof like never before. “We play for a different audience every night, and that keeps it fresh,” said Thorogood. “There are people who’ve never seen us before, and we have to impress them. There are fans that keep coming back, and we want to surprise them. This is my job. I’ve always loved it, and I love it now more than ever.”
The group is also putting their talents to work by helping The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. The band will be donating $1 from each ticket sale of their “Rock Party Tour” to LLS.
When: Friday, May 19, 8pm
Where: The Amp, 1801 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach
Cost: Tickets range between $29 and $79 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com
For more information visit theamppompano.org or call 954-519-5500