“It’s A Madhouse! 2003,” ink and gel pen on paper.
LARGO – The Gulf Coast Museum of Art (GCMA) young professionals’ membership group, Les Fauves, will present Art Antics, Saturday, July 31, 7 to 10 p.m.
The evening will explore the artwork of exhibiting artist Beatriz Monteavaro, which will be displayed through Sept. 26. Her artwork makes ’80s music punk-star and heart throb, Adam Ant, a fictional world super hero, and also features other well-known characters from popular culture such as Picasso, Bela Lugosi and creatures from Planet of the Apes.
A screening of Antics in the Forbidden Zone will open the evening with a 10-minute wordless video created and directed by Monteavaro that features Adam Ant as a superhero on a quest to protect the innocent and rid the World of evil. Following the film, participants will have a chance to view the exhibition, create an action figure or comic book page of their own and view “Planet of the Apes” (1968). Appetizers and a contributions bar will be available.
The event is free for Les Fauves members; $10 for nonmembers. Call 518-6833 or visit www.gulfcoastmuseum.org. The GCMA’s general hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. and closed Monday. Admission prices are: Adults, $5; seniors (over age 62), $4; students, $3 with valid identification, and free for children (12 and under) and museum members. On Thursdays, admission is free to the public.