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Events: February 23, 2019

Dance for Peace makes US Debut

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM - English

Over 100 dancers will take to the stage at the Miami Dade County Auditorium for DANCE FOR PEACE, an amazing performance benefitting UNICEF USA. The event, which will take place on February 23rdat 8:00 pm, the artists come together as champions of peace, and good-will, transforming the art of dance into a bridge within their community.

The family friendly event, will showcase choreographies fromDIMENSIONS DANCE THEATRE OF MIAMI(Artistic Directors Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra),AJKUN BALLET THEATRE, (Artistic Director Chiara Ajkun),ARTS BALLET, (Artistic Director Vladimir Issaev),BALLET VERO BEACH(Artistic Director Adam Schnell),DANCE NOW, (Artistic Directors Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini),DANCE TOWN, (Director Manny Castro),MIAMI YOUTH BALLET, (Artistic Directors Marielena Mencia and Yanis Pikieris),CUBAN CLASSICAL BALLET OF MIAMI(Artistic Director Eriberto Jimenez).In addition to an incredible program, the gala will pay tribute to the outstanding international career of dancer, director, and choreographer EDWARD VILLELLA who was instrumental in building and shaping the world’s dance community as the Founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet.

Location

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Contact Information

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

Miami City Ballet

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

Inspired by Miami’s vibrant Wynwood Arts District, Heatscape audibly elicited “ooohhh” from the audience when it debuted. Tony Award-winning choreographer Justin Peck and celebrated visual artist Shepard Fairey beautifully merge ballet and guerilla street art in this stunning collaboration created for Miami City Ballet. Plus, “see the music” as Balanchine would say in his Duo Concertant, as the on-stage violinist and pianist perform Stravinsky’s high-spirited music, alongside the two dancers.

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Location

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

Kids Fest- Cinderella

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 various times - English

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents an entire day of theatre fun for the whole family at Kids Fest 2019!

Location

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

Contact Information

305-444-9293 x1

305-444-4181

tickets.actorsplayhouse.org

The School for Lies by David Ives

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 12:00 AM - English

In his hilarious adaption of Molière’s The Misanthrop, David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing), one of America’s most popular contemporary playwrights, dives headfirst into 17th century French, bringing with him his own 21st century adept comic vernacular. In a story about French Society encapsulated by gossip, glamour, hypocrisy, and scandal, revel in this writers mastery of rhymed verse and comedy and how he builds upon Moliere’s period comedy of manners. Together, they will leave your sides aching.

Location

University of Miami College of Arts & Science
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, 33146 (Map)

Contact Information

305-284-3355

www.as.miami.edu/

AirOtic

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

“AirOtic” is a sexy and sensual cirque-style show! Physique, strength, burlesque and high-level acrobatics leave the audience on the edge of their seats, begging for more! Unlike other large acrobatic circuses, AirOTic only features six performers-who are not hidden behind masks-allowing the audience to develop a connection with each performer.

Location

Sunshine Cathedral
1480 SW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 (Map)

Contact Information

(954) 462-2004

sunshinecathedral.org/?page_id=12004

Youngarts Miami

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 various times - English

YoungArts winners in the visual, literary, performing and design arts have the opportunity to learn, connect and collaborate with fellow peers and luminaries in their artistic field.

During the intensive, week-long and all-inclusive program, artists across 10 disciplines participate in master classes and workshops with internationally recognized leaders, including visual artists Loni Johnson and Robert Chambers, jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen, author and award-winning journalist Joan Morgan, cinematographer Rick Delgado and cellist, pianist and composer Dave Eggar among others. The promising young artists then have the opportunity to share their talents with the public through multidisciplinary performances, writers’ readings, a film screening and a visual arts exhibition.

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Location

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

MIGF 2019: FIU Miami Guitar Orchestra in Concert with Zuleida Suarez

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM - English

The FIU Miami Guitar Orchestra, directed by guitarist/composer Mesut Ãzgen, will present an exciting program of music from Renaissance to modern, as well as jazz and traditional musics from around the world, featuring virtuoso Cuban guitarist and conductor Zuleida Suarez.

Location

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

MIGF 2019: Duo Korad-Salman in Concert

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - English

The 2019 Miami International GuitART Festival presents virtuoso Turkish musicians Tolga Salman, bandoneon, and Kagan Korad, guitar, in concert. The program includes Latin American and Turkish music, featuring works by Piazzolla, Gubitsch, Troilo, Rodriguez, Falloni, Dyens, Say, and Eren.

Location

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Sing on the Beach

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM - English

Presented by: Miami Children’s Chorus, Free and Open to All.

Come join in a group concert, presented by Miami Children’s Chorus as part of their All Together Now project. All Together Now (ATN), is a community service project established by the Miami Children’s Chorus in order to promote a unified sense of community through singing. It is a series of free community sing-alongs given around Miami-Dade County, where audiences will have an opportunity to join together, singing songs that all people can sing and enjoy throughout heir lifetime.

Location

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

Broadway's Next Hit Musical

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM - English

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It's all improvised and it's all funny.

Broadway's Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical - complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore.

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Location

A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Broward College
3501 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314 (Map)

MTT and Christian Tetzlaff: From Bach To Ligeti

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM - English

Travel in time with MTT as he covers over 250 years of music in one concert! Begin with J.S. Bach’s masterful Third Brandenburg Concerto, before delving into Slavic sensations. World-renowned violinist Christian Tetzlaff, hailed for being a refined virtuoso with incisive brilliance, is mesmerizing to witness live, especially when performing György Ligeti’s rare Concerto. Antonín Dvoák celebrates all things Czech in his cheerful Eighth Symphony, while Bedich Smetana’s famed Overture is a humorous romp.

Location

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

Blonde Poison

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

An Extraordinary True Story of a Life in Nazi Germany.

Primal Forces is proud to present Blonde Poison, based on the true story of Stella Kubler who, in present day London, reflects on her harrowing days as a young Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. The stunning play by Gail Louw is directed by Keith Garsson, and stars four-time Carbonell Award-winner Lourelene Snedeker.

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"Lourelene is a phenomenally gifted actor who brings a deeply conflicted and complex character to life," said director Keith Garsson. "As the audience learns about Stella's past, will they see her as a victim or were her misdeeds as monstrous as those who imprisoned her?"

Decades after the war, Stella agrees to be interviewed by her childhood friend Peter Wyden, who had a schoolyard crush on her in his youth and is now a prominent journalist. This reunion may be her last chance for redemption. Can she ever be released from her past? Louw's powerful play examines the motivation of an ordinary person who makes extraordinary choices. Winner of an Argus Angel Award for artistic excellence at the Brighton Festival and Fringe 2012, named Highly Recommended at the Camden Fringe 2013 and Best of San Francisco Fringe 2016, the play is a compelling and artful exploration of the darkest corners of a human heart.

An actor with a body of work that spans almost 50 years, Lourelene Snedeker began as a child actor with the Charlotte Opera Association. Nominated in South Florida for over 21 Carbonell Awards (she's won four), some of her nods have included Hayfever (Hollywood Boulevard Theatre),Heartbeats (Actors Playhouse/Caldwell), Cabaret Verboten (Florida Stage/Arts Garage), Steel Pier & Floyd Collins (both Actors Playhouse) and Phantom (Jupiter Theatre). Her wins came for On Your Toes (Royal Palm Dinner Theatre), Beauty and the Beast and White Christmas (both Actors Playhouse) and Sound of Music (Wick Theatre). She has also garnered Best Actress nominations with a Lillie Stoats Award nod for Meet Me in St. Louis (Mark II) and a Cincinnati Entertainment nomination for Rabbit Hole (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati). In recognition of over 30 years of artistic association, Lourelene was given the Seaside Music Theatre's Lifetime Achievement Award.

"¦[a] harrowing tale, told"¦with both passion and restraint"¦LA Theater Scene

Location

Sol Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (Map)

Contact Information

866-811-4111

www.primalforces.com

Funny Girl

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 various times - English

By Isobel Lennart, Jules Styne.

  • Nick Arnstein Baritone
  • Fanny Brice messo
  • Mrs Brice alto/mezzo Fanny’s mother outspoken but with a heart

Location

The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487 (Map)

Every Brilliant Thing

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM - English

This exhilarating play strikes a delicate balance between sobering loss and cathartic laughter. In this one-person tour de force, a man attempts to cure his mother’s depression by creating a list of the best things in the world. The list grows as he progresses from childhood (“Ice Cream”) and adolescence (“Star Trek”), to college (“Surprises”) and marriage (“Falling in Love”). But when life deals a bitter blow, the list proves to be helpful to the son in ways that it could never be for the mother.

Location

Zoetic Stage
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Indecent by Paula Vogel

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

Inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Set at a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America, this play with music charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.

Location

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

Contact Information

Box Office

305-445-1119

www.gablestage.org

Race

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

Directed by Lowell Williams.

Multiple award-winning playwright/director David Mamet tackles America’s most controversial topic in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt, and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface. When David Mamet turns the spotlight on what we think but can’t say, dangerous truths are revealed, and no punches are spared.

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CAST

  • Christopher Dreeson
  • Timothy Gore
  • Keith Oliver
  • Trittney Huzzie

Tickets: $25 - $30

Tickets available online or at the door. Box office opens 60 minutes before showtime.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-558-3737

www.mainstreetplayers.com

Paolo Pivi: Art with a View

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 various times - English

Paola Pivi's artistic practice is diverse and enigmatic. Her oeuvre appears to have been formed through multiple creative minds. Art with a view at The Bass presents new work by the artist, as well as Pivi's anthropomorphic, feather-covered polar bears; canvases of cascading pearls; video showing fish in flight on a passenger jet; and an 80-piece mattress installation. Each piece poses questions and is defined by its openness to interpretation, through the appropriation of cultural symbols.

Location

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Dillard Center for the Arts Black History Month Student Art Show

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 9:30 AM - English

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will honor the contributions and creativity of our African American community during Black History Month. The nonprofit organization will present a visual art show and sale by students from Dillard Center for the Arts.

The month-long exhibit of visual arts media from the talented advanced placement art students at Dillard Center for the Arts, co-curated by Celestin Joseph, instructor at Dillard Center for the Arts, will highlight the cultural diversity of African Americans who contributed to, and are still impacting, the vibrant fabric of Fort Lauderdale.

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Entry to the show and sale is free with general admission - $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call or visit us online. Follow us on Facebook on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Location

History Fort Lauderdale
231 Southwest Second Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

Mutable Permanence

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 various times - English

This exhibition is part of the celebrations on the 80th anniversary of the building that once hosted the Coral Gables Police and Fire Station and is currently the home of the Coral Gables Museum. It includes the works of the Mutable Permanence art contest finalists, as well as other curated artworks and historical photographs that tell the story of the building.

Free with Museum Admission

Location

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

Recent works of Armando Romero and Carlos Jorge

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM - English

Cocktail Opening Reception: Saturday, February 16th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

Dot Fiftyone Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Mexican artists Armando Romero and Carlos Jorge. This marks the artists’ first exhibition together in the U.S., where Armando Romero presents his series of paintings titled “Charles IV of Spain and His Family,” and Carlos Jorge his series “Bardas.”

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The work of Armando Romero employs various visual elements to create universes that juxtapose images inspired by the classic master painters with pop culture and graffiti.Through this multiplicity of languages, Romero creates surreal scenes in which characters from classic culture coexist with cartoon characters. Irreverent humor sets the tone for a self-imagined narrative of the spectator, generating new stories and a renewed emotional connection with the classic works.

For this show, Romero is inspired by Goya’s painting Charles IV of Spain and His Family(1800-1801).He recomposes scenes from the original work and patches them up into large canvases full of perverse humor. As philosopher Juan Heiblum describes: “He’s ingenious and generates a series of paintings that alter and upset the old and the classical. When confronting these paintings, we’re witnessing hundreds of years of iconography being shown on a single plane. He introduces us to this new work where Carlos IV of Spain and His Familyfunctions as a bridge through which decals as well as clippings, old as well as new images, academic as well as popular themes circulate”.

The paintings by Carlos Jorge show the poetic solidity of the walls, in which the stone is the protagonist. Jorge builds a series of spaces and territories that move between the gaps and the silences of the line. This is the magic that this work achieves; building high walls that let us go through, building strong frailties.

As Juan Heiblum states: “Carlos Jorge draws and comes up with those poetic frontiers, fighting against all this cruelty. Concrete walls are being laid down, keeping countries apart, but the real walls transcend all political implications and open a door for you to cross. There are intensities and ways of life that cannot be restricted by concrete walls and, therefore, they freely move through the open space. The great triad is established in this way: the stone becomes a wall, and the wall becomes a poetic territory.”

Armando Romero (b. 1964, Mexico City) studied at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda", in Mexico City. From 1991 to 1997, Romero taught sculpture, painting and art history at La Esmeralda. Additionally, from 1991 to 1993, Romero taught art history, design, and drawing at the College Center for Studies in Science and Communications in Mexico City, and also in 2002 taught painting at the School for Visual Arts in Michoacán, Mexico. In 1998, Romero represented Mexico in the Emerging Artists of Latin America exhibition at the Passage de Retz gallery in Paris, France, and in 2001 he lectured on sculpture and participated in the International Studio Program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts in the United States. He lives and works in Mexico City.

Carlos Jorge (b. 1970, Mérida-Yucatán) is a Mexican artist known for his large-scale paintings with exuberant colors, and pale and translucent shades. His repertory of symbolic and conceptual pictorial elements is composed of lines and deceivingly waving bodies that come to be fused in partial and infinite links that defy the void. He studied at the International School of Art in Umbria, Italy. Since 1992, he has been participating in diverse collective exhibition projects. He has had solo exhibitions in Mexico and the U.S. since 1993. In 1997, he was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Seventh Biennial of Visual Arts in Mérida, Yucatán. His works are part of private and public collections, such as the Museum of the City of Mérida, Yucatán, in Mexico. He lives and works between Mérida and Miami.

Location

Dot Fiftyone Gallery
7275 NE 4th Ave. #101, Miami, FL 33138 (Map)

Contact Information

www.dotfiftyone.com

Workshop: Uniquely You! Patterns & Painting Workshop for Kids

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - English

Led by art educator Debi London, together with their caretakers, kids will learn fun and rewarding painting techniques with everyday art materials. At the workshop, participants will enjoy "You Be You" by Linda Krantz, a story about individuality and confidence- building. Using the author's multicolored fish as inspiration, children will learn about pattern and design, and will then create boldly patterned fish using paint, markers and pebble rocks. This event is free to the public. All materials provided. No prior experience required. Children must be supervised. Ages 6 years and older.

Location

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

Contact Information

The Frank

954-392-2120

Engraved

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM - English

A Celebration of Contemporary Graphic Artworks by International Women Artists.

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is delighted to announce their newest exhibition, “Engraved”. This collaboration with The Buenos Aires Editing Center in Argentina and the Latin American Art Pavilion Project (LAAP) celebrates the work and artistic development of women in the visual arts field. Forty European and Latin American female artists from Argentina, Austria, Ecuador and Venezuela will present some of their most representative pieces. The exhibition runs January 11-April 5, 2019 and is free and open to the public.

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“We kick-off our celebration of International Women’s Month a little early in order to provide ample time to showcase this important exhibition,” said Phyllis Korab, Director of the Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department. “We are honored to once again be partnering with Maria Napoles of the Latin American Art Pavilion (LAAP) on another outstanding project, and we are delighted that Maria has introduced us to Professor Natalia Giacchetta and the impressive works of these talented female artists.”

“Engraved” features artists from different regions of the world who develop their artistic work through techniques such as lithography (printing or calcareous stone), printmaking (engraving in metal or wood), digital drawing and graphics, using mostly paper as a noble support of the representative depth of the images. The artworks will be exhibited following diverse techniques that highlight their individuality: with frames, without frames, as installations, and within showcases generating a climate of strength and subtleties. This demonstrates the virtues and characteristics of each individual work but, as a whole provides the viewer with an intense and harmonious journey into the world of each of these artists.

Location

Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 West Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (Map)

Contact Information

954-545-7800

ccpompano.org

Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre: To Survive on This Shore

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 various times - English

Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults.

For over five years, Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre traveled throughout the United States seeking subjects whose experiences exist within the complex intersections of gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic class, and geographic location. They moved from coast to coast, to big cities and small towns, documenting the life stories of this important but largely underrepresented group of older adults. The featured individuals have a wide variety of life narratives spanning the last ninety years, offering an important historical record of transgender experience and activism in the United States.

Location

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

Empowered Women at BaCA

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM - English

Bailey Contemporary Arts Presents a Solo Exhibition by Florencia Clement de Grandprey. Her Empowered Women Series Portrays Strong, Elegant and Proud Ladies.

  • February 1 – March 30 l FREE
  • Opening reception: February 1, 6pm-9pm – during Old Town Untapped Downtown
  • Artist Talk: March 23, 2pm | FREE

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Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) begins the celebration Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day a little early with a dramatic and colorful solo exhibition by Florencia Clement de Grandprey. The local artist has dedicated much of her career to projecting positive and inspiring images of women. This exhibition will be on view in the West Gallery/Blooming Bean Coffee Roaster from February 1-March 30, 2019.

“A large portion of my artwork is dedicated to projecting a positive and inspiring image of women by portraying strong, elegant and proud ladies. My series of Empowered Women began in 2014 and continues today,” said Grandprey. “This collection includes a tribute to all the amazing mothers who fight to bring up physically and emotionally healthy children, to confident women who are comfortable with their bodies, to natural beauties proud of their heritage, and to those of us who are different and don’t necessarily “fit” in to societal standards. You will find my contribution is uplifting and empowering, sometimes a little daring, but always tasteful.” Born and raised in southern Spain, Florencia is the daughter of an American mother and a French/Italian father. Now living in Pompano Beach, the self-taught mixed media artist’s mission is to empower and inspire through positive and meaningful artwork.

“We are delighted to be showcasing Florencia’s work,” explained curator Juliana Forero. “This is an exhibition where visitors will be embraced by images of strong women. Most of the images are facing the viewer directly with an inviting gaze, almost like a playful challenge to sustain it. Florencia’s background as a professional makeup artist, adds a dramatic beauty to each piece, while simultaneously celebrating her subjects as ‘perfectly imperfect beings.’’’

Grandprey produces mixed media paintings by incorporating, up-cycling and repurposing materials that would otherwise be disposed of such as discontinued fabric and paper samples. The myriad of colors, textures, and mesmerizing patterns found in these samples inspires her choice of materials and reveals her main techniques: the first is painting on canvas with materials added to a painted figure; the second is painted directly on upholstery fabric, where the pattern of the fabric becomes intertwined with the image.

“When I paint, I’m painting as much for myself as for others, because I know there is a lot of pain and suffering that needs healing in every single one of us. I am in every one of my paintings, and hope that others can recognize themselves in at least one of them too, and so, as I heal myself, maybe, just maybe, I can ease someone else’s pain as well,” stated Grandprey.

Location

Bailey Contemporary Arts
41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (Map)

Contact Information

954 284-0141

www.baileyarts.org

Art Exhibition: Heartstrings: Connections by Kandi Stirman

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

andi Stirman, Miami based artist works with rope. Life is about connectivity, be it physical, emotional, or spiritual. Sometimes simple,sometimes very complex. Connections, the joy of life.

Location

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Kindsight © Images And Writings Of Robert G. Zuckerman

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 various times - English

FIU CARTA Distinguished Affiliate and top-ranked photographer Robert G. Zuckerman has mounted an amazing exhibition featuring his collection of photographs and writings focused on the diverse and fascinating individuals he encounters in South Florida. Sponsored by a City of Miami Beach Cultural Anchors Grant.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Without Labels

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM - English

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts is proud to present Without Labels, an exhibition exploring views of identity and cultural perception. The exhibition features the photographs of Jamie Robertson and works on paper by Shawna Moulton and runs from February 15-April 12, 2019.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 6-8pm, artist talk 7pm.

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"We are delighted to showcase the works of these talented artists, who through their research and art answer their own questions about identity and cultural perception," said curator Juliana Forero.

"As each artist peels away different cultural labels to discover their own identities, they invite the viewer to take that same journey of reflection and exploration."Jamie Robertson's Making Reference is an ongoing photographic series of self-portraits influenced by representations of Black Women in art history and popular culture. Ethnographic photographs from the Caribbean, South America and North America along with paintings from those regions serve as reference points for Robertson's self-portraits.

"Using my body and adornments such as gold hoop earrings, eyeliner and orchids, I explore my perceived identity and question how I see myself versus how others see me," said Robertson.

"This series allows me to explore the history of Black Women in the Americas and how they were seen while simultaneously allowing me the agency of self-representation to confront perceptions of my own identity."Shawna Moulton creates delicate works made from paper she makes herself, which she then embellishes with water colors and ink drawings. Moulton, who teaches the ancient art of papermaking at workshops throughout South Florida, also creates sculptures from paper, including life-size masks which depict both distinct and indistinct facial features."I create what I feel is truly important " me as my pure self," said Moulton.

"Who am I without a name, race, gender or any given label? It's like picturing a color you have never seen but know it exists."

About the artists:

Jamie Robertson is a visual artist and educator from Houston, Texas. She earned a BA in Art from the University of Houston in 2012 and a MS in Art Therapy from the Florida State University in 2014. She is a former recipient of the Pearlie Roberson Award for her joint Frenchtown Mural project. As an educator, Jamie is interested in cultural community development through creative youth development. Her creative practice explores history and identity in the African Diaspora through photography, printmaking and sculpture. Her work was featured in the 18th Annual Citywide African American Artists Exhibition at the University Museum at Texas Southern University and Through the Lens: Identity, Representation & Self-Presentation at FAMU Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Studio Art with a concentration in photography and digital media at the University of Houston Shawna Lukia Moulton was born in Freeport, Bahamas, was raised in Kingston, Jamaica and currently lives in Davie,Florida. In 2015, Shawna gained a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She is best known for her life size paper-casting figures and illustrations on handmade paper. Shawna continues to perfect her sculpture and paper-making expertise as well as her independent art workshops across South Florida.

Location

Historic Ali Cultural Arts
353 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (Map)

Contact Information

www.alliarts.org

954 284-0141

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