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Events: February 25, 2018

Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 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

GospelFest feat. The Jones Family Singers

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM - English

Co-presented by the Black Affairs Advisory Board of Miami-Dade County.

Celebrate Black History Month with Gospelfest featuring headliner The Jones Family Singers as well as local South Florida performers. Join us for an uplifting afternoon of gospel music for the entire family.

*VIP includes table seating and a complimentary drink

Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

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

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 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

Ojalá/Inshallah: Wishes From the Muslim World

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 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

Charenée Wade

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - English

Global Arts Project, Inc. presents Charenée Wade, Celebrating Black History Month. Inspired by Sarah Vaughn, Brooklyn native Charenee Wade began singing jazz at the age of 12. Through her years of intense studies in jazz as well as classical music for, she has grown to become a notable singer, composer, arranger and educator. She completed her Master’s Degree at Manhattan School of Music.

Charenee has been featured in many configurations from jazz trios to Big Band to the conservatory’s 100-piece Jazz Philharmonia Orchestra. She has performed at the legendary Smalls and the Zinc Bar in NYC, Festival du Riou, the Montreux Jazz Festival, and the Ascona New Orleans Jazz Festival, and she recently returned from Russia on tour with the Oleg Butman Trio at various venues such as Le Club in Moscow, and the Province Jazz Festival in Orenburg. As part of GAP's educational outreach program, the concert will open with a set by students of Dr Ed Calle. A Farmer's Market will also be in the park that day.

  • Admission is open and free.

Location

Collins Park
2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Map)

Waterway Canoe Tour

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM - English

Enjoy a day out on the Coral Gables Waterway, a man-made system of canals that added 40 miles of waterfront to the City from Biscayne Bay through the residential section to the grand golf course at the Biltmore Hotel. This is a leisure canoeing experience led by EcoAdventure and Coral Gables Museum staff that encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks. A surprising amount of wildlife can be seen in the water and on the shore. Registrants will meet at the Coral Gables Museum at 9:30 am and start with a self-guided audio tour* of the exhibit Creating the Dream: George E. Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables. Then, board a bus to the Waterway and onto your canoe for a 2 hour paddling adventure! *Guests may also catch a 1pm guided exhibit tour after the canoe tour. Fees included.

$40 per person. Rain or shine. Please review rules and restrictions at the link below. Advance registration required.

Location

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

HAVASI Pure Piano

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM - English

Pure Piano will feature the most popular movements from the huge HAVASI symphonic arena shows in their original form, the way they were composed years ago, as well as brand new pieces that will be performed for the first time at the New World Center.

Family-friendly Sunday afternoon concert (On Sale Now!) HAVASI's charismatic personality, showmanship and the stunningly spectacular visual component of the show is engaging entertainment for the entire family where children can encounter the piano in a modern setting they will truly enjoy. Unlike at traditional classical music concerts, at this show it's not a problem if a child cannot sit through the entire concert silently, without expressing their joy and enthusiasm. Parents are absolutely encouraged to bring their children from 4 years of age and upwards.

Ticket information: 50% discount is available for children under the age of 16 to the Family-friendly Sunday afternoon performance.

Location

New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Live on Lincoln, featuring Lisanne Lyons (Free)

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - English

The Lincoln Road B.I.D. presents Live on Lincoln, featuring Lisanne Lyons, celebrating Black History Month with the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Dr. Lyons has performed with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau, Arturo Sandoval, Larry Elgart, University of Miami Concert Jazz Band, Roanoke Symphony, Palm Beach Pops, and various bands across the country. She has also performed with many of the worlds top jazz artists such as Maria Schneider, Bobby McFerrin, Mark Murphy, Four Freshmen, Mose Allison, Jon Hendricks, and many others. In 2014, she joined the FIU School of Music as head of Jazz Vocal Studies and Director of the newly formed Jazz Vocal Ensemble. She made her successful debut at the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center on November 19, 2014. She is in demand as a performer, adjudicator, arranger, and conductor.

Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Location

The Lincoln Road B.I.D. - Alton Road
1111 Lincoln Road stage, MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139 (Map)

Perlman & Zukerman in Recital

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 various times - English

  • Itzhak Perlman, violin
  • Pinchas Zukerman, violin and viola
  • Rohan De Silva, piano

Pinchas Zukerman returns to the Knight Concert hall for a second time in the same season, but this time joining fellow world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman!

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Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded to a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music.

Pinchas Zukerman has remained a phenomenon in the world of music for over four decades. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics. Devoted to the next generation of musicians, he has inspired younger artists with his magnetism and passion. His enthusiasm for teaching has resulted in innovative programs in London, New York, China, Israel and Ottawa. The name Pinchas Zukerman is equally respected as violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician.

Location

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

Contact Information

786-468-2000

www.arshtcenter.org

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

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 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)

Orchestra Miami

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM - English

Orchestra Miami presents a poolside performance at the Vagabond Hotel! Enjoy a concert of mid-20th century American masterworks amidst the beauty of the iconic MiMo style architecture.

Take a closer look at our city’s unmistakable  MiMo style of architecture through the ears of mid-twentieth century American composers in this unique poolside chamber music event. The concert includes works by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Alan Hovhaness, and two premieres by Marvin David Levy, performed by soloists from Orchestra Miami and Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi. Also on the program is guest artist, soprano Jennifer Tipton, performing works by Samuel Barber. This concert is presented as a part of Orchestra Miami’s “Discover Miami Through Music” series, and is supported by a generous gift from the Christian Humann Foundation.

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Relax by the pool with a drink from the poolside bar and enjoy the music al fresco! Advance purchase tickets are $40 general admission and $30 for seniors 65 and better; prices slightly higher at the door, $45 / $35 for seniors. The Vagabond Hotel is located at 7301, Biscayne Boulevard, 33138. Valet parking is available for $7 per car and street parking is available on both sides of NE 6th Court, one block east of Biscayne Boulevard. 

Location

Vagabond Hotel
7301 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33138 (Map)

YoungArts/Classics

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 1:30 PM - English

The National YoungArts Foundation classical music concert featuring the most promising young classical musicians from the region.

Directed by Dave Eggar (alumnus).

  • General admission $15
  • Students $5
  • Alumni Free

Location

Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138 (Map)

If I Forget by Steven Levenson

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 various times - English

GableStage at the Biltmore presents the Southeastern premiere of If I Forget by Tony-Award winner Steven Levenson.

A powerful tale of a Jewish-American family and a culture at odds with itself. Three siblings reunite to celebrate their father’s 75th birthday. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, they negotiate — with biting humor and razor-sharp insight — how much of the past they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning.”Passionate and provoking! Brainy in its arguments and visceral in its emotions!” – New York Times

Location

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

Small Mouth Sounds

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 4:00 AM - English

  • Written by Bess Wohl
  • Directed by Rachel Chavkin

Small Mouth Sounds is a funny and ingenious new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. The New York Times says, “it leaves you moved, refreshed and even enlightened.” And New York Magazine declares “it deserves to be seen and re-seen!” It’s a theatrical experience and an emotional journey you will never forget.

In the quiet of the woods, six strangers embark on a silent retreat. As they struggle to confront their internal demons, their vows of silence collide with their achingly human need to connect. Written by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl (Pretty Filthy) and directed by Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Small Mouth Sounds is “a remarkable range of pain, joy and hope in 100 deeply engrossing minutes.” (Time Out New York)

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Location

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

Jesus Christ Superstar

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM - English

A pioneering rock opera that became a global phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar retells the last seven days in the life of the social and political rebel Jesus of Nazareth through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. Chart-topping songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, such as "Everything's Alright," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and the high-octane title number, highlight the struggles of Jesus' final days before his crucifixion. Don't miss this righteous and explosive rock musical -- filled with the unforgettable tunes of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice

Doors open 1 hour before.

Location

Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331 (Map)

Contact Information

PPTOPA

954-437-4884

www.pptopa.com

Clark Gable Slept Here

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM - English

Main Street Players presents Clark Gable Slept Here, the second show of the 2017-2018 season.

This dark comedy by local playwright Michael McKeever is two doors short of a farce. The fast-paced play is a peek behind the curtain of life in the Hollywood fast lane. The show takes place in a suite at the classic hotel Chateau Marmont on the night of the Golden Globe Awards. What transpires is a bleak, tragic and unapologetically hilarious look at what the movers and shakers of Tinsel Town are willing and able to do in order to keep and preserve their secrets and the status quo of the Hollywood mystique and lifestyle. The show is directed by John Ferry, with Dennis Lyzniak as the production manager.

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The cast is as follows:

Jarrod "Hilly" Hilliard: Clint Archambault

Morgan Wright: Sandi Stock

Gage Holland: Chris D'Angelo

Travis: Roderick Randle

Estella: Marcela Paguaga

Clark Gable Slept Here runs February 2nd through February 25th, with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students, seniors, and military personnel. Theatre League members $20 with i.d. at the door only. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.mainstreetplayers.com, or at the box office 60 minutes prior to showtime. For more information contact Patty Fernandez at 786-344-7551.

 

Location

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

Contact Information

305-558-3737

www.mainstreetplayers.com

Elephants and other Big Subjects

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 various times - 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)

Within Genres

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 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)

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 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)

Overload, a new contemporary arts exhibition

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 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

Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 various times - 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/

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

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 various times - 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)

The Art Of Balance

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 various times - 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)

Haroon Mirza’s ACIDGEST at PAMM

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 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)

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 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

Shelter Design

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 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)

Black Barbershops in Miami

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 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)

Transformation Exhibit

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM - 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)

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

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/

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