Events: February 18, 2020

Church & State

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 at 12:00 AM - English

"Church & State” by Jason Odell Williams.

Directed by Robert Coppel

Three days before his bid for reelection, in the wake of a school shooting in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question the senator’s stance on guns and God. As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.

Cast: Anthony Linzalone, Christy Antonio, Melissa Bibliowicz, David Brzostowicki


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

Mamma Mia!

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 various times - English

  • Music and Lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
  • Book by Catherine Johnson

Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. This sunny and funny tale follows the story of a young woman's search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, told through the story telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship into one of the most unforgettable musicals of all time.


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

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Wet Paint

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 various times - English

The exhibition marks the first presentation of Wet Paint in Miami, following shows in Philadelphia, Tokyo, New York, and Shanghai. Comprising Persue's signature "Wet Paint" signs with stylized hand tags and designs by over 70 graffiti artists, the show will also feature large-scale installation and sculptures showcasing BunnyKitty , a character he created that has become a symbol of his own style and personal experiences.

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Tickets: General Admission tickets are $16, Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online or at the door and include access to all museum exhibitions. To avoid long lines and sell outs, visitors are strongly encouraged to go online and purchase tickets in advance.


Museum of Graffiti
299 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

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Diane Lary

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - English

Join us for the opening reception of Diane Lary's new exhibition of original watercolor paintings. Event is free and open to the public with RSVP.

Diane is a native of Michigan, but has made her home in the "Redlands” of South Florida. Here she has found true happiness living amongst the natural beauty of her “Jungle Outpost.” She captures the true beauty of bright light and vibrant color, which expresses the tropical foliage of Florida. Working exclusively in watercolor, Diane loves to describe her subject through light, color and depth and has garnered numerous awards and accolades for her paintings.

30% of all art sales support under-served children's programming.

Meet the Artist Reception: Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 3 pm -5 pm


Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center
6767 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33419 (Map)

The Academy

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

For the first time ever, Florida International University's Department of Art + Art History will exhibit the work from its Academy of Portrait & Figurative Art in The Frank's newest exhibition, The Academy. Presented by The Frank and the City of Pembroke Pines, The Academy is on display.

That night guests will enjoy spoken word performances by rhetorical poet, Adam Keene, as well as a delicate musical ambience created by Miami Wind Symphony harpist Lee Fei Chen.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 13th, 2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

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The Academy is inspired by the intense visual drama of Italian Renaissance masterpieces and the technical precision of 17th century French academies. A classical art Atelier with courses in drawing and painting, FIU's Department of Art + Art History is led by founder David Chang, a classically trained artist, professor and chair of the department. The Academy of Portrait & Figurative Art, where students learn one-on-one with a master to perfect their drawing and painting, remains the first of its kind at a public university in the nation. Since its inception, many of FIU's most talented students and alumni have become a part of this unique and competitive experience at the university, establishing it as a leader of visual art in higher education.

“FIU’s Academy of Portrait & Figurative Art is a distinguished program and we are honored to have been given the privilege of showcasing this work for the first time ever,” said Taryn Möller Nicoll, chief curator of The Frank. “David Chang’s mentorship and guidance shines through the brilliant artwork of his talented students. We are excited to share this remarkable exhibition with the community and hope our guests enjoy it as much as we do.”

In The Frank’s Third Space Gallery, which specifically focuses on supporting non-profit organizations, educational partners, underrepresented populations and community advocacy groups, an exhibition of digital paintings by Elton Burgest will be on display for a limited time. In The Frank Aisles, works by Colby DeGraaf will be showcased.

As part of The Academy, The Frank offers free fun, engaging and educational workshops, lectures and events for children and adults.


Charles F. Dodge City Center Plaza
601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 (Map)

Blank Thinking Sheets Works by Rozana Montiel

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

Rozana Montiel is founder and director of the Mexico-based architectural practice - ROZANA MONTIEL | ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA which specializes in architectural design, artistic re-conceptualizations of space, and the public domain. The studio works on a wide variety of projects in different scales and layers that range from the city to the book, the artifact and other micro-objects. Montiel holds an MA in Architectural Theory and Criticism from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya UPC (Spain, 2000), and a BA with Honors in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico, 1998). She has participated in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the 2018 Venice Biennale Freespace, with the ‘Stand Ground’ installation, together with her book titled, HU: Common Spaces in Housing Units. Montiel has received numerous awards including the MCHAP Emerging Architecture Prize for her project, Common-Unity, the Miami Archmarathon Award, the Moira Gemmill Award given by The Architectural Review in London, and the Architectural League of NY’s Emerging Voices Award.


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

Celebrate Black History Month with Dillard Center for the Arts Student

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM - English

History Fort Lauderdale will honor the creativity and contributions of our African American community during Black History Month with a Dillard Center for the Arts student exhibition and sale.

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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 its annual Black History Month celebration. This year's events will include a Dillard Center for the Arts' Advanced Placement (AP) student exhibition and sale with an opportunity to meet the artists and guest curator/instructor Celestin Joseph on Sunday, February 2, from 1 - 3 p.m.

In addition to History Fort Lauderdale's annual Black History Month celebration, visitors of all ages will enjoy the new "The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale" permanent exhibit which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, "Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano," a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus "Archaeology of the New River" and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting Caribbean, Latinx and women artists sharing their views of history.

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.

To RSVP for the Dillard Center for the Arts' student artist meet and greet, visit website.

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


Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
219 Southwest Second Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

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Art Exhibition: Beautiful Chaos

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM - English

Born in Lexington Kentucky, Charles Ellis is a self taught, abstract colorist who works mainly in oil on canvas and French paper. Painting without forethought he works to keep ahead of the inner narrator to be fully present and connect with and express something deeper that is beautiful and aesthetic. “Beautiful Chaos” is oil paint on thick French cotton paper with rough torn edges. This method lends to more experimentation as the paper is flat on an art desk rather than a canvas on an easel. Painting this way allows me to work with more fluid oil paint without the colors dripping down and to use pencil colors to press hard without tearing through to create unique, beautiful and aesthetic images.


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

Common Spaces in Housing Units

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 various times - English

Architecture Exhibition Opening: Thursday, 1/16/20, 6:30-8:30PM.

Join us for the opening of the exhibition, Common Spaces in Housing Units, featuring architectural works by the award-winning Mexico-based architect Rozana Montiel, whose practice explores architecture from the scale of the book to that of the city.

Free and open to the public.


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

HamacaS, A Project by Liene Bosque

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting "HamacaS," a socially engaged project by Liene Bosque, coordinated by Ana Clara Silva, on view from February 8 through March 29, 2020. HamacaS explores the cultural dissonance and emotional displacement experienced by immigrants in the United States. The project consists of an interactive installation at the museum that will be activated through collective hammock weaving sessions and workshops. The project will offer a critical and expansive conversation around immigration with communities in Miami. As an integral part of the project, HamacaS will continue to develop and be presented throughout different locations in Miami after its inaugural run at MOCA North Miami.

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HamacaS reconsiders the relational meaning of site and place for a group of people that both occupy several spaces at once and are rendered invisible in this country. The project asks us to imagine how immigrants carry place with them across borders and barriers. What purpose can a collective, shared space have for members of a community that is both villainized and erased at the same time? HamacaS is meant to act as a safe space for dialogue, debate, and understanding through engaging in making the space between the hand and the mind that offers respite.

Liene Bosque is a visual artist and art educator based in Miami. Bosque's artworks have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States, at MoMA PS1 in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, among other places. In 2016, she received the Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, where she presented her first public sculpture. Recently, Bosque was an artist in residence at Queens Museum's ArtBuilt residency in New York, where she started the socially engaged project, HamacaS. Her work has been included in international exhibitions in Brazil, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, and South Korea; at places such as Museu de Historia Natural in Lisbon, Museu de Arte de Ribeirao Preto, and Sesc in Sao Paulo.

HamacaS is funded by The Ellies, Miami's visual arts awards, presented by Oolite Arts as well as the WaveMaker Grants program presented by Locust Projects, and is supported by The55project.

The project will maintain public hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The artist will be onsite on 2/8, 2/9, 2/15, 2/16, 2/29, 3/1, 3/7, 3/8, 3/21, 3/22, 3/28 and 3/29 and welcomes the public to come participate.

On Wednesday, March 11, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., there will be a screening of 16mm film and digital video on the subject of weaving and culture surrounding this age-old craft. Screening to be followed by HamacaS artist Liene Bosque and project coordinator Ana Clara Silva in conversation. The event is free and open to the public.

Guests are invited to a closing reception on Sunday, March 29 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


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

Terence Price II

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 various times - English

Never Ending Gardens

Exhibition Opening | Thursday, February 6 from 4-7pm

Terence Price II, a self-taught photographer and filmmaker based in Miami, creates work that reflects on the notion of community and captures the intimate relationships formed among family, friends, and neighbors. Keenly aware of the power of place, Price focuses on Carol City (now known more popularly as Miami Gardens). He bears witness to change in his community and documents how individual lives are affected by economic shifts. The exhibition’s title refers to his enduring bond with the community and its residents who raised him and shaped his perspective. Informed by traditions of family photography, he recognizes the need to record the lives of people who make up the cultural fabric of Carol City.

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A predominately black community, Carol City has been subject to neglect and it has faced economic decline. Miami experiences rapid gentrification and often choices around neighborhood development neglect to factor in the needs of the most vulnerable among us. Price not only wants to hold on to the past, but he also seeks to reclaim the present and create a narrative that brings dignity to the people and places that make up his community. For Price, his community is beautiful, and he wants his viewers to recognize this as well.

Terence Price II: Never Ending Gardens includes new and recent street photography and videos that address familial rites of passage, preserving history, gun violence, and community celebrations. Price recognizes that the history of street photography is often characterized by visual artists who document specific communities and then leave. He embraces the tools of the medium but portrays communities and individuals with whom he forms deep bonds.

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. To learn more about FIU’s Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration.

Terence Price II: Never Ending Gardens is made possible with support from Oolite Arts. Additional support provided by Florida International University’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, and Multicultural Programs and Services.


Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - Frost Art Museum FIU
10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

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