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Events: February 27, 2018

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

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 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

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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

Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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

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

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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

YoungArts Los Angeles 2018

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM - English

Classical Music Concert.

A performance by the region's most promising artists directed by Lina Bahn.

Location

Schoenberg Hall, UCLA
445 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (Map)

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

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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)

Calling All Choirs!

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM - English

Richard Wagner once said, “The human voice is really the foundation of all music.” Join us for an evening of soaring choral music showcasing performances by all of the Frost choirs. Featuring music celebrating the sea, the sun, and the stars, the concert concludes with a “super-choir” performance.

Location

UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

The Color Purple

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 various times - English

THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle.

With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South in the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph!

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Location

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

Announcing the 77th Opera Season in South Florida

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 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)

Haroon Mirza’s ACIDGEST at PAMM

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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)

Elephants and other Big Subjects

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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)

Shelter Design

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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)

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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

Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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)

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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)

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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

Youngarts Miami 2018 Visual Arts, Photography and Design Exhibition

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - 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)

Transformation Exhibit

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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)

Within Genres

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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)

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