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ArtServe Presents ArtBRAVO!

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

ArtBRAVO!, ArtServe’s annual juried fine art show, kicks off with a free gallery reception and awards ceremony.

Guests will enjoy lite bites courtesy of BRIO, live entertainment and a spectacular mixed media art show. A distinguished panel of experts including featured judge Jay Luiz, owner of Blu Egg Interiors & Gallery, will determine the winner of the Best in Show award and grand prize of $1,000. See who wins the top prize, and cast your vote for People's Choice Award. All of the spectacular art from South Florida’s most accomplished artists, including artwork in ArtServe’s newly refreshed Gift Shop, will be available for sale at a 15% discount during the reception.

  • The ArtBRAVO! exhibition will be on display until February 23.
  • ArtServe gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Admission to the gallery is free.

Location

ArtServe, Inc.
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Map)

Black Barbershops in Miami

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Sponsored by The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau

The Art of Black Miami, in it's 3rd year, will shine a spotlight on local, national and international aspiring and renown artists. Launching during Art Basel, but continuing year-round, this initiative is a celebration of the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami's mosaic neighborhoods.

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In 2006, the Miami-Dade Public Library System invited Miami photojournalist and documentarian Noelle Théard to create a new body of work in response to a series of photographs in the Library's permanent collection by Richard Davenport. Théard responded to the Davenport photographs, which depict black barbershops in Miami during the early 1980s, by revisiting some of the same barbershops in December of 2006. Both sets of photos are included in the exhibition.

Noelle Théard is a photographer and educator who holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in African Diaspora Studies from Florida International University and an MFA in Photography from Parsons The New School for Design. She is a cofounder of FotoKonbit, a nonprofit that teaches photography in Haiti in order to provide Haitians with training and the opportunity to tell their own stories through photography.

Richard Davenport was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and was raised in New York City. He returned to North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro to study photography. Through his photography, he has been involved in a variety of teaching and work experiences. In the summer of 1980, he taught a six-week workshop for children at the Miami-Dade Public Library System's Lemon City Branch.

Location

Downtown Miami Area
2111 SW 19th ST., Miami, FL 33145 (Map)

Black History Month: Dillard Center for the Arts Student Art Show & Sa

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will showcase a preview of visual arts media from the talented advanced placement art students at Dillard Center for the Arts. The preview will be on February 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The month-long exhibit with works for sale, co-curated by Celestin Joseph, advanced placement studio arts instructor at Dillard Center for the Arts, will highlight the cultural diversity of African Americans who contributed to and are still impacting the vibrant fabric of Fort Lauderdale. The preview is free with general admission Museum tickets that can be purchased online, in advance.

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Location

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
231 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

Contact Information

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

9544634431

www.fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org

Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Join us for the opening reception for Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project.

Summary of Exhibition

In 2013, fifty years after the infamous attack on the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church and the ensuing violence throughout the city of Birmingham, Dawoud Bey created a project to commemorate the children who were killed or injured. Over the course of seven years, Bey developed The Birmingham Project—a series of vibrant and poignant portraits of current residents who represent the ages of the victims when they died, as well as the ages they would have been if they were still alive. The Birmingham Project required the participation of many who lived through the bombing as well as those for whom its historical significance marks their city as a place where the Civil Rights movement gained immediate urgency.

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The exhibition is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Exhibition Series, which addresses issues of race, diversity, social justice, civil rights, and humanity to serve as a catalyst for dialogue and to enrich our community with new perspectives.

This exhibition was sponsored by the College of Arts, Sciences & Education, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Communication, Architecture + The Arts, Alumni Relations, and Multicultural Programs and Services.

This exhibition was organized by the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Location

Florida International University
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Contact Information

305-348-2890

305-348-2762

frost.fiu.edu/exhibitions/2017/dawoud-bey.html

thefrost.fiu.edu/

Elephants and other Big Subjects

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Opening Reception: February 22nd.

Using my brush as a weapon to stop poaching, protect elephants, and raise awareness about what they need to survive and thrive. Elephants are a keystone species, their fate is intrinsicly tied to our very own.

Location

ArtServe, Inc.
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Map)

Haroon Mirza’s ACIDGEST at PAMM

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Haroon Mirza (b. 1977, London) is a multimedia artist who works with audiovisual materials, electronic equipment, amplifiers, and found objects to create immersive environments and kinetic sculptures. His work amplifies phenomena that are often imperceptible such as electricity and seeks to create or distort the relationship between optics and acoustics, giving unexpected visual and sensorial analogs to what we hear. Mirza uses a particular visual and material vocabulary to modify architectural spaces, including colored neon and sculptural acoustic foam, creating installations that offer a precise, highly mediated experience of sound and light.

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PAMM has commissioned Mirza to produce a new work for its double-height gallery. For this project, A C I D G E S T, he will create a specialized technical system that will transmit an electrical current through speakers and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that act in coordination with one another so that different colors are activated by corresponding noise frequencies. This system will produce a choreographed experience of sound and light based on a concrete poem the artist has created, which serves as a score for a dynamic installation that redefines our phenomenological experience of the space.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

This exhibition presents the second iteration of For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011), an installation by Hew Locke (b. 1959, Edinburgh; lives in London) first shown in 2013 during PAMM’s inaugural programming.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Intertidal (A.S.T. - Alliance of the Southern Triangle)

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Opening Reception is on Saturday, January 20 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM and will be on view through April 2, 2018.

"Intertidal," will kick-off Jan. 20 at noon with a conversation between curator Natalia Zuluaga and the members of A.S.T. (Alliance of the Southern Triangle) formed by London-based artist and writer Diann Bauer, Miami-based artists and architects Felice Grodin and Elite Kedan and New York-based curator Patricia Margarita Hernández.

"Intertidal" offers a multi-disciplinary experience of what Miami might look like as the seas continue to rise. Visitors will be immersed in a series of newly commissioned videos, audio and wall drawings by A.S.T.

This exhibit imagines Miami as an intertidal zone, an area above water at low tide, yet flooded at high tide.

  • How could Miami adapt to live with water?
  • How could the city change its infrastructure, economy and ecology to survive rising tides?

"Intertidal" opens the door to conversations about the future of life in coastal South Florida.

Location

ArtCenter South Florida
924 Lincoln Rd,Suite 205, miami Beach, AK 33139 (Map)

Overload, a new contemporary arts exhibition

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Vizcaya presents Overload, a new exhibition on view December 6, 2017 through April 2, 2018. Five arts have been commissioned to explore the activation of the senses in this immersive exhibition created for the estate. Artist include Katherine Behar (NY, NY), David Brooks (NY, NY), Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Miami, FL), Arnout Meijer (Amsterdam, NL) and Tanja Smeets (Utrecht, NL). The artists work emphasizes engagement and considers how the activation of the senses can alter the experience of a space.

Location

Vizcaya Village
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129 (Map)

Contact Information

Gina Wouters

305-860-8453

bit.ly/OvrloadViz

www.vizcaya.org

Shelter Design

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Partnering with architects and artists, this exhibition explores the various ways in which innovative design can be used for humanitarian purposes and how it can help those affected by the current refugee crisis, mass migration and natural disasters. Museum patrons will be able to experience physical iterations of these designs, from an actual shelter being used by Ecuador earthquake victims today to refuge-inspired clothing designed by Womenswear Designer of the Year, Angela Luna.

Location

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, AK 33134 (Map)

The Art Of Balance

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, as part of Art at Fairchild, is proud to welcome sculptor Jerzy Kedziora's works for this season's exhibition.

Enjoy The Art of Balance sculpture exhibition throughout the Garden from Saturday, through Saturday, March 31, 2018

Admission Pricing. The exhibition is included with Garden admission.

  • Free for Fairchild Members
  • Adults: $25
  • Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
  • Children (ages 6-17): $12
  • Free for children 5 and younger

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ABOUT THE ART OF BALANCE

These balanced sculptures are the only statues in the world which, positioned, for instance, on a rope, a rod, a peak of the pyramid, still keep their balance, defying appearing to defy gravity.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jerzy Kedziora’s works can be found in museums, galleries and governmental institutions, including the Presidential Palace in Warsaw and diplomatic posts in the United States. Recently, he was a special guest at events like Art Palm Beach, where his works were displayed at the entrance of the exhibition pavilions.

Location

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156 (Map)

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

The Exile Experience: Journey to Freedom is a pictorial account of the struggles that the Cuban exile community has endured since Fidel Castro's rise to power, and the successes they have achieved in the United States. Having covered the Cuban exile community and its struggle for freedom extensively throughout the years, Miami Dade College and The Miami Herald Media Company now present this journalistic chronology, which showcases the spirit and accomplishments of the Cuban American community. The permanent exhibition is housed at the College’s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower, itself central to the story of Cubans in the United States.

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MDC’s Freedom Tower was operated by the U.S. Government as a reception center for Cuban refugees from 1962 to 1974. “The building is significant because it represents the important story of the Cuban exodus to America and resettlement during the Cold War,” reports the U.S. Department of the Interior, which has also called the Freedom Tower the “Ellis Island of the South.” Though it operated in that capacity for only 12 years, the building has become an icon representing the faith that democracy brought to troubled lives, the generosity of the American people and a hopeful beginning that assured thousands a new life in a new land.

Location

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd., MIAMI, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

museum@mdc.edu

MDCMOAD.ORG

Transformation Exhibit

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Art has the power to transform, to educate and to motivate. Art is a process from inspiration to exhibition. An artist brings their perception of ordinary objects to life in captivating presentations. Visit our newest exhibit “Transformation” featuring emerging artists Satya Vani and Sonya Sanchez Arias. Experience “Transformation.”

Location

Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (Map)

Watches and Wonders

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM - English

If fine watches make you tick, don’t miss your chance to discover all the latest trends and see the newest creations from the most prestigious brands at Watches & Wonders Miami. Organized in partnership with Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Miami Design District, this four day event promises a dynamic program with activities for all ages.

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Location

Palm Court
140 NE 39th Street, Mimi, FL 33137 (Map)

Within Genres

Next date: Feb 19, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Informed by these interests in art history, the current presentation of the permanent collection—installed thematically within two rooms on the first floor and four rooms on the second—is organized around the historical criteria of genres within Western painting and the traditional hierarchy of genres that developed out of the Renaissance period and was promoted within European art academies up through the 19th century.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Drawing Salon

Next date: Feb 21, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Our Drawing Salons offer an opportunity to develop artistic skills while sitting in a relaxing gallery environment. Each two-hour session is led by practicing artists, museum educators or university faculty. Drawing materials and stools are provided. All ranges of drawing experience are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

Location

Florida International University
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Contact Information

305-348-2890

305-348-2762

thefrost.fiu.edu/

Frank Contemporaries (Free)

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - English

Frank Contemporaries is a free monthly meet-up for emerging creative and visual arts professionals to network and foster connections at regular social events. Open to anyone 21 years and older. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Location

The Frank Art Gallery
601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 (Map)

Contact Information

The Frank

954-392-2120

Jumana Emil Abboud: Out of the Shadows III

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - English

In Out of the Shadows III, Jumana Emil Abboud asks “What do places speak of?” This audio-visual performance includes Palestinian folk-tales and traditional oral histories. These stories that inspire the artist have always emphasized the importance of relationships with the landscape and with sources of water. Evoking her Palestinian roots and the places to which she is deeply connected—Jerusalem, Jericho, the Dead Sea, and the Galilee—the artist uses music, poems, and drawings to weave together past and present, contemporary reality and the unseen world with its jinns and ghoulehs. For this world premiere, Abboud collaborates with Issa Freij, and the artists reflect on their experiences during a four-year film project as they searched for the haunted sites of which the tales tell. Their interactive storytelling explores folk customs, sacred objects, and enchanted locations to underscore themes of memory, loss, and resilience. Free with RSVP

Location

Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

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Jumana Emil Abboud: Out of the Shadows III

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - English

In Out of the Shadows III, Jumana Emil Abboud asks “What do places speak of?” This audio-visual performance includes Palestinian folk-tales and traditional oral histories. These stories that inspire the artist have always emphasized the importance of relationships with the landscape and with sources of water. Evoking her Palestinian roots and the places to which she is deeply connected—Jerusalem, Jericho, the Dead Sea, and the Galilee—the artist uses music, poems, and drawings to weave together past and present, contemporary reality and the unseen world with its jinns and ghoulehs. For this world premiere, Abboud collaborates with Issa Freij, and the artists reflect on their experiences during a four-year film project as they searched for the haunted sites of which the tales tell. Their interactive storytelling explores folk customs, sacred objects, and enchanted locations to underscore themes of memory, loss, and resilience.

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Born in 1971, Jumana Emil Abboud lives and works in Jerusalem. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice, Sharjah and Istanbul Biennials, the Bahrain National Museum, and the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris. Recent solo exhibitions and performances of her work have taken place at BALTIC, Gateshead; Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah; Bildmuseet, Umea; and The Khaled Shoman Foundation-Darat al Funun, Amman. Born in 1956, her collaborator Issa Freij is a Palestinian photographer, filmmaker, and musician, also living and working in Jerusalem. During the last two decades, Freij has worked in photojournalism, and on documentary, short, and feature films; he has worked for CBS news, Channel 4, BBC Discovery, and ARTE France, in addition to working on films for The Palestinian Museum, Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Yabous Cultural Centre, and Al-Ma’mal Foundation in Jerusalem.

Out of the Shadows is part of Living Together, a cross-disciplinary series of performance art, film and video screenings, talks, and workshops held in venues across the greater Miami area and reflecting the cultural, social, and political realities of how we live now.

Location

MDC Live Arts Lab
300 NE 2 Ave., Building 1, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

www.tigertail.org/

YoungArts Miami 2018

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - English

Design, Photography and Visual Arts Exhibition Opening

Curated by Rosie Gordon Wallace.

Free and open to the public

Location

National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Youngarts Miami 2018 Visual Arts, Photography and Design Exhibition

Next date: Feb 23, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Join us for the grand opening at 7 PM followed by Film Screenings, Jazz Performance and Writers’ Readings on the plaza.

Location

National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Downtown Walking Tour

Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - English

Stroll through the bustling business district of Coral Gables. This thriving area began in the 1920s. Did you know the Colonnade Hotel was once the Coral Gables Sales Center? Or that electric trolleys once connected downtown Coral Gables to downtown Miami? Visit historic Mediterranean Revival buildings, including a former Ford dealership, outdoor theater, and riding club. Newer additions to the cityscape help tell the complete downtown story. This program is generously supported by the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables.

$5 for Museum members, $10 for general public. Free for Bank of America – Merrill Lynch cardholders on the first full weekend of each month!

Location

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, AK 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-603-8067

www.coralgablesmuseum.org/

Exhibit Tour of Creating the Dream

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - English

Drop in and enjoy a guided tour of “Creating the Dream: George Merrick and His Vision for Coral Merrick went from thirteen-year old farmer’s son to development king! This inspiring American story addresses local history and urban design. Museum admission rates apply.

Location

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-603-8067

www.coralgablesmuseum.org/

Ikebana Demonstration – The Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - English

Founder and Director of Sogetsu Ikebana Florida and Delray Beach resident Chieko Mihori will host an Ikebana demonstration.

Location

Old School Square’s Crest Theatre
51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33344 (Map)

Contact Information

561-243-7922 ext. 1

Careers in the Arts: Ed King

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - English

Careers in the Arts is a monthly lively lecture series that focuses on a wide range of professions including and beyond the practice of art.

Ed King, neo-pop artist and content manager for Fort Lauderdale’s prominent arts incubator ArtServe, will present how artistic skills have translated into a thriving career in marketing. Complimentary wine will be served.

Location

The Frank Art Gallery
601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 (Map)

Contact Information

9543922120

Mixtape Mondays

Next date: Mar 12, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Mixtape Mondays present a compilation of ideas from FIU faculty across disciplines, using our collection as a focal point to talk about their research interests. These informal conversations encourage participation from the audience with the aid of libations and other refreshments. This series of events are free and open to the public.

Location

Florida International University
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Contact Information

305.348.2890

305.348.2762

thefrost.fiu.edu/

Lionel Smit Obscura Artist Reception 

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will open its spring season with the presentation of “Obscura.” The exhibition by South African Contemporary Artist Lionel Smit will be his first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. and will run from March 8 – May 6, 2018. Smit is recognized globally for his monumentally scaled portraitures depicted through mixed media.

In “Obscura,” Smit fuses gestural brushstrokes, splashed and splattered paint, and captivating pigments of color with a realistic representation of the heads and faces of his subjects on a large scale. The bold surfaces of Smit’s paintings are echoed in the clay form, which he uses to create bronze and resin portraiture sculptures. These sculptures also demonstrate the blend of naturalism and abstract expressionism, with modeled and textured surfaces.

$10.00 or free to MOCA members and North Miami residents

Location

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161 (Map)

Feminist Zine Workshop

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - English

In celebration of Women's History Month, this event is intended to raise awareness of women's issues. FIU students are invited to create their own feminist zines. Zines are self-made and independent, as are women.

Zines are a personal form of expression that defies mass-media expectations and constructs. This event seeks to encourage conversation on women's rights and representation in art and society.

Location

Florida International University
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Contact Information

305-348-2890

305-348-2762

thefrost.fiu.edu/

YoungArts Los Angeles 2018

Sunday, Mar 25, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Visual Arts, Photography and Design Exhibition Opening.

Exhibition of works by region's most promising artists curated by Jamillah James.

Location

Building Bridges Art Exchange
2525 Michigan Ave,, Santa Monica, CA 90404 (Map)

Slow Art Day

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM - English

Slow Art Day is a global movement to encourage visitors to look at art slowly. Participants look at works and then discuss it as a group. This year we are joined by Henry Murphy, Founder of Awakin, a startup meditation platform that serves the corporate wellness, education and consumer meditation spaces.

Location

Florida International University
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Contact Information

305.348.2890

305.348.2762

thefrost.fiu.edu/

Annual Pineapple Jam Dinner and Auction

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 various times - English

Benefitting the educational and historic preservation programs of the Historic Stranahan House Museum.

Location

Stranahan House Museum, Inc.
335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

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