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Events: December 15, 2017

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker - Adrienne Arsht Center

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 8:00 PM - English

  • Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
  • Scenic & Costume Design: Isabel and Ruben Toledo
  • Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
  • Projection Design: Wendall K. Harrington

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

2017/2018 Teen Programs at Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - English

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is offering its Teen Programs for the upcoming seven months. These dynamic programs will be offered for teens ages 13 through 17. The programs are to feature fashion design, drawing and portfolio development, photography, mixed media, and much more. These programs will enable teens to explore their artistic abilities and create their own pieces. The goal of this programming is to engage teens in contemporary art and introduce them to the vibrant world of art.

The themes for each day are as follows:

  • Monday: Fashion Design and Textile Design & Development
  • Tuesday: Drawing & Portfolio Development and Photography
  • Wednesday: Mixed Media & Sculpture
  • Thursday: Print Making
  • Friday: Art Journalism for Junior Docents

All classes are free and materials are provided. All students must complete the registration form in order to attend.

Location

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

Ojalá/Inshallah: Wishes From the Muslim World

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - English

A season designed to explore the diversity of Muslim culture through the arts and to challenge widespread assumptions concerning contemporary Muslim identity, made possible by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts (DDFIA)'s Building Bridges 2016-17 Grant Program.

Performances will include two interactive projects on Miami Beach at the Fillmore and at the New World Center.

Location

Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

www.mdclivearts.org

Yerma

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM - English

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax.

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"Billie Piper is on raw, ferocious, spellbinding form." – The Evening Standard

"A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic." – Independent

Location

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

786-385-9689

www.gablescinema.com/events/yerma/

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - English

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection

This exhibition explores the diverse cultural and emotional landscapes of recent Cuban art. It presents a selection of works by Contemporary Cuban artists donated to the museum by Jorge M. Pérez, the majority from a recent gift of over 170 pieces, as well as works previously gifted to PAMM in 2012, and several recent acquisitions. The selection includes multiple images of the horizon, and these works serve to structure the conceptual framework of the exhibition. The diverse meanings placed on the horizon—which include it as a symbol of longing, containment or desire—radiate across the additional works on view. Produced in various media, such as, painting, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation, these contemplative artworks help generate a discussion regarding the specificities of Cuba’s current physical, social, and political environment, as revealed through each artist’s personal experience and unique aesthetics. This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of Jorge M. Pérez. On the Horizon is presented in three distinct, yet interconnected “chapters,” with a new chapter opening every three months. Chapter 2: Abstracting History is on view untilJanuary 7, 2018.

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection is organized by PAMM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander. This exhibition is presented by City National Bank with additional support provided by Cidade Matarazzo, Crystal & Co., and Pomellato.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

www.pamm.org/horizon

Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - English

Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger is organized by PAMM Curator René Morales and presented by Citi with generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Lead individual support received from Dennis Richard and Susan Bell Richard, Mark and Nedra Oren, and George Lindemann. Support from the J.W. Marriott Marquis Miami and Veuve Clicquot is also gratefully acknowledged.

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Dara Friedman (b. 1968, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; lives in Miami) uses everyday sights and sounds as the raw material for film and video artworks that reverberate with emotional energy. A former student of the famously rigorous Austrian filmmaker Peter Kubelka, Friedman engages tendencies in 20th-century experimental cinema that call for a radical reduction of the medium to its most essential material properties. The artist crafts each of her films with meticulous care, making precise choices with respect to camerawork, film stock, and editing strategy while taking into consideration every aspect of the presentation of her work in physical space, from the scale of the images to the specific qualities of the playback equipment. In place of linear storylines, her films typically portray straightforward gestures and situations that she has planned out in advance and that unfold according to predetermined rules and guidelines.

Yet for all of Friedman’s strenuous logic and discipline, her approach remains unabashedly sensual and emotive. Bearing rich imagery and a strong emphasis on bodily experience, her films generate moments of high-pitched, cathartic intensity as well as serene, even euphoric interludes. In recent years, Friedman has increasingly explored the charged boundaries between the public and private spheres, working with musicians, dancers, actors, and other individuals selected through casting calls and auditions. These experimental collaborations dovetail with the artist’s longstanding endeavor to use her work as a means of engendering empathy while pounding on the walls that separate viewer from subject, artist from audience, self from other.

Spanning more than 20 years of creative production, this immersive exhibition is Friedman’s first mid-career survey, and the largest presentation of her work to date.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org

Adopt an Animal

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM - English

You probably have a favorite Zoo Miami animal - a hairy, furry or feathered friend who makes your visits to the zoo special. So why not adopt it? When you adopt an animal, your tax-deductible gift will help our zoo keepers feed, care for and enrich the lives of our special animal residents. There are several package options from which to choose.

Location

Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152nd St., Miami, FL 33177 (Map)

Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival 2017

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Join us for the fifth annual Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival in Downtown Miami

From 4-7 pm, local artists will perform 45-minute sets at the Inner Loop stops of the Metromover and select satellite locations, including the Olympia Theater, Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue and Miami Center for Architecture and Design. Starting at 6pm the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives will be screening historical Miami footage in Bayfront Park.

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This year our Children’s Corner is presented by Miami Children’s Museum, and moves to Bayfront Park for an abundance of vibrant, interactive story readings, performances, crafts and activities. The Comedy Corner by Comic Cure returns to bring laughter to the streets! Grab an official Buskerfest Miami Passport at any stop to track your travels; select your favorite act of the night and cash-in on deals and discounts at nearby restaurants, bars and retailers.

At 7 pm, all attendees and performers convene in Bayfront Park for the Buskextravaganza, a concentrated showcase of local performers! Grab your lawn chair for the wrap-up party that begins at 8pm at the Tina Hills Pavilion in Bayfront Park, featuring Electric Kif and other prominent local musicians. The event is free and caters to all audiences. It's the party in the street that's sure to move your feet!

For more information, follow us (@BuskerfestMiami) on Instagram, Twitter and the golden oldie, Facebook.

Location

Downtown Miami
301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

Amy San Pedro

www.buskerfestmiami.com

A Seraphic Fire Christmas - Boca Raton

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM - English

James K. Bass, Conductor

Immerse yourself in angelic voices singing timeless English carols and transcendent Gregorian chant. Florida’s own GRAMMY® nominated candlelit holiday experience is called “gorgeous and evocative” by the Miami Herald.

This program is made possible through a generous gift from the Meredyth Anne Dasburg Foundation.

Location

St. Gregory’s Episcopal
100 NE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (Map)

An Evening with Jon Batiste and Stay

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 8:00 PM - English

Jon Batiste is a globally celebrated musician, educator, current bandleader of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and television personality whose musical skill, artistic vision and exuberant charisma make him a triple threat with unlimited potential. Recognized for his originality, jaw-dropping talent and dapper sense of style, Jon performs wide-ranging material from commanding the piano with virtuosic skill, to soulfully crooning, to wailing on the “harmonaboard” (a kind of harmonica and keyboard), to curating unique "social music" experiences all over the world. Born into a long lineage of Louisiana musicians, Batiste eventually went on to receive both his undergraduate and master's degrees in piano from the Juilliard School and formed his band, Stay Human.

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

786-468-2000

www.arshtcenter.org

Second Annual Youth Music Festival Auditions!

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - English

In partnership with The Rhythm Foundation, the City of Miami Beach will be hosting its Second Annual Youth Music Festival, and is looking for talent to take center stage at the North Beach Bandshell on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

Auditions are now open for those aged 18 years and younger, and for bands or individuals that perform live music. Performers must play a musical instrument; recorded music is not allowed. Additionally, at least one individual must also be a Miami Beach resident or attend a Miami Beach school.

New this year, aspiring artists of all ages will have an opportunity to submit designs to be featured on the Festival's official t-shirt.

Those who wish to audition must submit a video recording (YouTube links encouraged) of up to two songs via email. by Friday, December 15, 2017 at 5 p.m., along with a completed application that can be found at website. Festival t-shirt design submissions can also be email by the same December 15 deadline.

Location

North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (Map)

10th Anniversary season of Jazz Roots: Miami’s Best Jazz Series!

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - English

The Arsht Center is thrilled to announce the 10th Anniversary season of JAZZ ROOTS which brings jazz legends from around the globe to our own Knight Concert Hall – acclaimed as one of the most acoustically superb concert halls of our age!

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We’ll kick off the 2017-2018 season with Ella Fitzgerald 100th Birthday Tribute, a star-studded celebration of the First Lady of Song’s centennial birthday. In December, we are excited to host the globally celebrated musician, educator and current bandleader of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Jon Batiste and his band, Stay Human. We begin 2018 with a collaboration that spans generations – teen prodigy and two-time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Joey Alexander and his trio shares the stage with Grammy Award-winning legend Ramsey Lewis and his quartet. In February 10-time Grammy winner George Benson returns to the Arsht Center and will be joined by ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro, who has collaborated with Dave Koz, Yo-Yo Ma, and many others. In March, we welcome back the 2017 Grammy Award winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Gregory Porter with Sara Gazarek, hailed by the LA Times as “the next important jazz singer.” The season concludes in April with Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés with Irakere 45.

6-show packages start at just $232. Subscribe now & save up to 25%!

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Announcing the 77th Opera Season in South Florida

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - English

The 77th Florida Grand Opera season promises to give you something to rave about, cast with some of the most sought-after singers in the opera world today. Our 2017-18 season will include four operas that deal with women who undergo experiences so powerful that they are never the same afterward.

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On November 11 we’ll take you to the 18th century with one of the most dramatic and best-loved works in the bell canto repertoire, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, with the extraordinary soprano Anna Christy, star of the Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera House.

In January 2018 we’ll travel to ancient Jerusalem with Richard Strauss’s Salome starring soprano Melody Moore, who has stunned audiences with performances at New York City Opera and Glimmerglass Festival.

In March 2018 we move from a Biblical setting to a mythological one with Christoph Willibald Gluck’s magnificent retelling of the Orpheus legend, Orfeo ed Euridice. Starring in one of the greatest vocal masterpieces is countertenor Anthony Roth Constanzo, who won the first prize in Placido Domingo’s 2012 Operalia Competition.

We then conclude the 77th season with our “Made for Miami” contemporary work that forges a strong connection with Miami’s rich and diverse communities, Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas. Starring in one of the most widely successful opera of the past two decades will be soprano Ana María Martínez, acclaimed for her performances at the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera.

4-Opera Subscriptions starts at $40, use promocode FGOMAG. Take a moment and subscribe now, either online.

Location

Florida Grand Opera
8390 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33122 (Map)

Becoming Dr. Ruth

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 8:00 PM - English

Karola Ruth Siegel fled the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joined the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper. A single mother, she came to America - and evolved into "Dr Ruth" Westheimer, America's most famous sex therapist!

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Regular Performances & Prices:

  • Thursday at 8pm ($45 : $15 for students)
  • Friday at 8pm ($45)
  • Saturday at 8pm ($60)
  • Sunday at 2pm ($55)
  • Sunday at 7pm ($45 : $15 for students)

Special Added Saturday Matinees:

  • December 16 at 2pm ($55)
  • December 23 at 2pm ($55)
  • No 7pm Performance on Sunday, November 26

Location

GableStage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-445-1119

www.gablestage.org/

Iphigenia in Aulis

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 8:00 PM - Spanish

Main Street Players presents Iphigenia in Aulis, the first show of the 2017-2018 season and the second MSP production performed entirely in Spanish.

  • Where does political ambition have limits and how far can man reach to achieve them?
  • Even sacrificing a child?
  • Are reflection and reasoned judgment worthy, or are men always the prey of their destiny?

The last of the surviving works by the playwright Euripides, it is a play that questions the boundaries of ambitions and the meaning of who is really a hero.

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The show is directed by Isaac Polanco with Danny Nieves as the production manager. The cast is as follows:

  • Agamenón: Alejandto Milían - Winner of Best Actor category for Miami Life Awards and Premios Teatro
  • Ifigenia: Camila Rodriguez
  • Clitemnestra: Tamara Melían
  • Anciano/Mensajero: Steven Salgado
  • Menelao: Nicolas Szantos
  • Aquiles: Carlos Mena
  • Mujer del coro: Noelia Villaroel
  • Mujer del coro: Guccyleny Martinez
  • Mujer del coro: Rosalyn Tavarez
  • Mujer del coro: Jen Gasca

Tickets are $30 for adults, and $25 for students, seniors, and military personnel. Theatre League members $20 with I.D. at the door inly. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.mainstreetplayers.com, or at the box office 60 minutes prior to showtime.

Location

Main Street Playhouse
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33014 (Map)

Contact Information

305-558-3737

www.mainstreetplayers.com

Rose

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM - English

Rose is an intimate portrait of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Camelot’s “queen mother,” as she retraces the rise and fall of her great family. Based on never-before-heard interviews compiled by distinguished Kennedy biographer Laurence Leamer, returning to the stage after a sold-out Chicago and Off-Broadway run!

Tickets: $65 each (includes a V.I.P. Pre-show Champagne Reception) or $50 each (show only) available on the Mizner Park Cultural Center website at miznerparkculturalcenter.com.

Location

Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (Map)

T.G.I.F. at VILLAIN Theater

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

The weekend is here! Come every Friday to kick off the weekend Villain Theater style with shows like: Comedy Clash: An exciting fast paced audience interactive show, in the style of TV's "Whose line is it anyway?" BLOCKBUSTER: The Improvised Movie, a completely improvised stage show with all of the film and camera tropes of a movie blockbuster and closing every night a brand new Villain Theater independent team, that makes sure every Friday is a unique show!

Location

Villain Theater at Gramps Wynwood
176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

Winter Shorts 2017

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM - English

Get in the spirit of the holidays with City Theatre’s brand new Winter Shorts! This festive version of Summer Shorts: America’s Short Play Festival features a jolly program of short plays and musicals, each a complete work 8-10 minutes long! Treat yourself, your friends and family to an evening of theater filled with hilarity, both naughty and nice. Penned by the country’s best playwrights and performed by a company of South Florida theater all-stars, City Theatre’s Winter Shorts will sparkle this holiday season!

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Evita (Spanish Language Run)

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - Spanish

  • Lyrics by Tim Rice
  • Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Duarte Perón. It follows her journey from fatherless child, to ambitious actress, to the most powerful woman in Latin America and eventually, to a saint-like figure after her death from cancer at age 33. This musical theatre masterpiece fuses evocative chorales with exuberant Latin pop and jazz influences, creating an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as Eva Perón herself. Actors’ Playhouse is thrilled to reprise Evita, one of the most significant productions in our 30-year history, in both English and Spanish.

Location

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

(305) 444-9293 x1

(305) 444-4181

www.actorsplayhouse.org/mainstage.htm

tickets.actorsplayhouse.org

John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - English

This exhibition presents the work of John Dunkley (b. 1891, Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica; d. 1947, Kingston), widely considered to be one of Jamaica’s most important historical artists. John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night will include paintings from the 1930s and ‘40s alongside a smaller selection of carved-wood and stone sculptures. Dunkley’s paintings are defined by their distinctive dark palette, detailed imagery—often landscapes––and psychologically suggestive underpinnings. His intimate sculptures reflect more figurative elements—people and animals—and offer insights into his unique iconography. Although his work is well represented in the collection of the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, as well as in international private collections, Dunkley has not been the focus of a solo exhibition since the 1970s, and never before outside Jamaica. This exhibition represents a unique opportunity to bring together a substantial grouping of his work and to create an international context for its study.

Location

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

Exhibit Tour of Creating The Dream

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - English

Art Of Black Miami 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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Drop in and enjoy a guided tour of “Creating the Dream: George Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables,” an exhibition about the Gables’ founder and developer George Merrick. Learn how Merrick went from thirteen-year old farmer’s son to development king! This inspiring American story addresses local history and urban design.

Within Genres

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - 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)

On Documentary Abstraction

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM - English

On Documentary Abstraction explores the ways contemporary artists are using abstract painting and sculpture to document, discuss and revisualize recent history, including civil rights legislation and labor exploitation in the 20th century. Featuring works by artists Torkwase Dyson, Eugenio Espinoza, Tomashi Jackson, Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks and film programs on forms of visual abstraction and the rich historical connections between politics and abstract art. Get the full schedule on website.

Location

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

Miami Design Preservation League Fall Exhibitions

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

Asmara Art Deco and Intercultural.

Please join us for a celebration of architectural and human expression with these new exhibits:

Intercultural: An immersive vision and sound art experience by interdisciplinary artist Sheinina Lolita Raj with Sound Art collaboration by Nelly Furtado.

Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City. Asmara is the capital city of Eritrea in Africa and has recently achieved Unesco World heritage site status.

This international focus is in anticipation of Art Deco Weekend 2018, which will have a theme of "Art Deco Around the World." MDPL members receive free admission.

Location

Miami Design Preservation League
1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - 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)

Roots: La Cuba de Mi Bisabuelo by Abigail Gomez

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - 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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Abigail Gomez is a mixed media visual artist, teaching artist and arts advocate from Virginia. "Roots: La Cuba de mi bisabuelo" is a collection of abstract expressionistic mixed media paintings inspired by her Cuban heritage. The paintings in this collection have a dimensional tactile layer replicating intricate Spanish style ironwork evident on Cuban homes (rejas). The inclusion of this tactile element presents an opportunity for people who don't usually engage with visual art in the traditional sense, including people who are visually impaired or blind, to have an authentic visual art experience by being able to touch the paintings.

Location

Westchester Area
9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165 (Map)

Prizm

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

Prizm Preview on December 5th at 7:00 PM. LIMITED AVAILIBILITY

Tickets:

  • ADMISSION One Day Ticket $15
  • Multi-Day Pass $50
  • Student Ticket $5

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Location

Mana Downtown
145 East Flagler Street, Miami, FL N/A (Map)

Overload, a new contemporary arts exhibition

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - 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

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM - 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)

International Artist Series: Juan Antonio Guirado

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM - English

Juan Antonio Guirado’s first exhibition took place in 1956 in Miami and he immediately experienced success. As a result, he would travel the entire world with his art. He sought new and seductive paths to explore which lead to his Intrarealist work. When asked to describe intrarealist painting, Guirado replied: “it is the type of painting that one has to see with the third eye, the eye of the mind.” A mix of Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, Guirado’s work challenges the viewer to open their mind and eyes, to look within, and evaluate the reality of their surroundings.

Location

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

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - 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

A Holiday Extravaganza

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM - English

A fundraiser to benefit the Museum’s Education Programs

The Museum Board of Directors invites you to join us for the Museum’s Annual Fundraiser on the Museum Plaza – A Holiday Extravaganza – a holidays-themed dinner and concert to benefit the Museum’s Education Programs. Bring in the Holiday Season with Basque concert pianist Roberto Berrocal accompanied by his diversely talented vocalist friends as they perform a full concert of traditional holiday music. All guests will enjoy complimentary valet, pre-concert cocktails and open Bacardi bar, photos with Santa Claus, premium buffet dinner, and much more!

Ticket and Sponsorship Opportunities: $125 per person – un-reserved seating. Reserved tables of 4 and 10 available.

Location

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

Hollis Dunlap, “New Works”, Solo Exhibition

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - English

Sirona Fine Art welcomes Hollis Dunlap for his second solo show in South Florida. Dunlap began showing his work at a young age with Sirona’s gallery director at a gallery in New York City over a decade ago, and it is an honor to continue that representation of such a serious artist, whose skills only deepen through the years.

Location

Sirona Fine Art
600 Silks Run, #1240, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 (Map)

Scopic Ciphers: Solo Exhibition by Elysa D. Batista

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM - English

Local Artist Elysa D. Batista exhibits her Scopic Ciphers series at the Williams McCall Gallery in Coconut Grove. The opening reception is open to the public. The exhibit will run until January 31. Scopic Ciphers is a collection of Batista’s internalized repressed experiences with relation to race, gender, and culture. It is a series of sculptural complaints that dissects the manner in which preconceptions and prejudices vary across both domestic and international spectrums. Batista carves, cuts, and folds manipulated digital typography onto materials including wood and aluminum, which are then mechanically affixed onto material such as plexiglass.

Location

Williams McCall Gallery @ FrameWorks
3196 Commodore Plaza, 2nd Floor (elevator), Coconut Grove, FL 33133 (Map)

Contact Information

Gail Williams

786-359-4321

www.williamsmccallgallery.com/

The Visionary by Artist Sandyrose (Sandra Epps)

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - 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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A Charlotte, North Carolina native living in Miami, Sandra Epps was born to parents of New Orleans French Creole, Choctaw, Mexican and Cuban roots. Epps creates canvas artworks, watercolor and mixed media. Using the process of meditation and visualization, she uses a technique of painting with her hands, pushing and moving the paint onto the canvas with her fingers and then uses India ink to further define the piece. Epps uses bright colors and metallic pigments to bring forth inner power and fiery passion into her artwork.

Various pieces from The Visionary series were created live, using the energy from poetic and music performances to become enlaced in the theme of the painting. Incorporating words and poems with themes of personal power and love further allows the viewer to internalize and connect with the art on a personal level where reflection, peace and breakthrough can be manifested.

Location

Sandra Epps
299 CRANDON BLVD., Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (Map)

Black Barbershops in Miami

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - 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)

The Invisible Borders-Lines by Pamela Vasquez

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - English

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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This exhibition is based on the "Out of Africa" theory, in which all human beings share a common DNA and that the phenomenon of contemporary migration patterns has defined diversity based on acceptance/non-acceptance of perceived differences. The physical appearances of the models in the exhibition have been manipulated to reflect different racial prototypes. In doing so, Vasquez captures the beauty of each individual as well as their racial or ethnic grouping.

Pamela Vasquez is a visual artist who creates multimedia installations based mainly on still photography of concepts that involve social issues and the human condition, and a provocative colorful iconography to suggest similarities and contradictions of the same idea.

Location

Little Havana
1398 SW 1ST ST., Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Gallery 920 Presents

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - 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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First Friday's LYRIC LIVE & Urban collective/Art Africa are joining together. Visit LYRIC LIVE and Present your LYRIC LIVE ticket for the after party next door at Gallery 920.

Get $4 off admission for an after party until 1:30 am. Includes 2 drinks, $4 each for additional drinks. Admission $10 without Lyric Live tickets.

First Fridays from 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Second, third and fourth Fridays the gallery is open to the public for happy hour from 8:30-11 p.m. and admission is free but a $10 donation is appreciated.

Location

Historic Overtown
920 NW 2ND AVE., Miami, FL 33136 (Map)

Haroon Mirza’s ACIDGEST at PAMM

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 various times - 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)

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