Events: December 10, 2023

Random Patterns of Falling Leaves - Sanctuary of the Arts

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 at 6:00 PM - English

Dance NOW! Miami Presents "Random Patterns of Falling Leaves"

When fall turns to winter in Miami, we South Floridians can miss a new chill in the air and the changing color of the leaves. Dance NOW! Miami, one of Florida's leading companies, presents their Program I, timed this year to emphasize that inflection point, when they showcase one of their own repertory works, "Random Patterns of Falling Leaves." Performances take place Sunday, December 3 at Broward Center's Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, and again on Sunday, December 10 at Coral Gables Sanctuary of the Arts, 410 Andalusia Avenue. These evenings also include the world premiere of "Tethered" and a trademark classic piece, "Chronicles." Full info and tickets at Website.

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"Random Patterns of Falling Leaves" is a fiery and poetic work that will transport audiences to a northern landscape as the wind slowly strips the leaves off the trees in preparation for winter. Jointly choreographed by DNM's Artistic Directors Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini, it also features striking costumes and sets by Marylin Skow and Bruce F. Brown. "We are excited to be able to bring one of our favorite, breathtaking repertory works back to South Florida audiences," said Salterini.

"Tethered", choreographed by Hannah Baumgarten, is a world premiere of a contemporary ballet quartet, with music from long-time collaborator Davidson Jaconello, with Felix Rosch. The piece explores the ways in which we are all tied to each other through relationships and communities. "It's always a pleasure to develop a new work to gift to Miami audiences for the holiday season," said Baumgarten. "Chronicles" is a DNM repertory work choreographed by Diego Salterini about the perfect moments of falling in love. It was slated to be restaged in 2020 but due to the COVID pandemic, it was not.

Tickets for the Broward Center on Sunday, December 3 at 6:00 pm, are $50 reserved seating, $20 for students with valid ID; and for Coral Gables on Sunday, December 10 at 6:00 pm $25 general admission, $15 for students. Advance tickets and full information for all venues are available at website. All venues are fully wheelchair accessible, with adjacent parking available.


Coral Gables Sanctuary of the Arts
410 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Christmas Wonderland

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM - English

The centerpiece of Christmas Wonderland is Tinsel Trail, a beguiling, half-mile stretch of holiday displays, light shows, and immersive experiences.

The upcoming holidays in Miami will shine like never before with “Christmas Wonderland,” a spanking new, one-of-a-kind event that will boast all the beloved, traditional ways to celebrate the season, as well as a host of immersive activities that brings Christmas to a tech-savvy age. “Christmas Wonderland” is filled with family-focused festivities, cultural delights, and amazing entertainment all wrapped inside an inclusive salute to Miami’s vibrant and diverse community.

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Produced by prominent Miami-based, live events productions company, EngageLive!, “Christmas Wonderland” is scheduled to run from November 16, 2023 – January 7, 2024 at Tropical Park in Miami.

“As a global city it was time for Miami to have a world-class, holiday destination, and ‘Christmas Wonderland’ is the pinnacle of holiday experiences – all in one place,” said Tony Albelo, CEO, EngageLive! “Guests will enjoy a unique combination of the expected and the very unexpected, with holiday traditions and innovative, contemporary elements, including highlighting the diversity of Miami-Dade County in a dynamic and remarkable way.”

The centerpiece of Christmas Wonderland is Tinsel Trail, a beguiling, half-mile stretch of holiday displays, light shows, and immersive experiences. Guests will encounter six unique “worlds” as they stroll through the park, each with its own theme, sights, sounds, and activities. They are:

  • HoliDade – A celebration of Miami-Dade County’s diversity, people, culture, and neighborhoods with more than a dozen Instragrammable locations, along with exhibits by award-winning designer and creator of the Museum of Ice Cream, Moyano Productions.
  • SweetStreet– The popular boardgame comes to life through a whimsical explosion of color, candy, cookies, and sweets. Visitors can grab something warm at Mrs. Claus’ Bake Shop or make their own gingerbread creation at Ginny’s Gingerbread Lab.
  • ToyTown– Everyone gets to be a kid again with the Elf Brigade and larger-than-life toys. Children can enjoy kid-sized rides and build their own ornaments at Pinky’s Ornament Workshop.
  • Artic Delight–Enter through a wall of snow and enjoy the sensation of winter. Adults can stop by the Ice Bar for a cold refreshment as kids explore displays and activities.
  • Town Square – An affectionate throwback to holiday evergreens with Tony’s Tree Lot, a classic Christmas truck, the hometown feel of Main Street and fireside Storytime with Mrs. Claus for kids.
  • Santa’s Village – Check out the reindeer at the stables, see what the elves are up to, and make sure to visit the Big Guy himself and grab a commemorative Santa photo, a must!

Once an hour, the entire Trail goes dark and syncs up for Light Up the Night a spectacular combination of lights and music that fills the entire park, uniting all visitors through one simultaneous shared experience.

Another event highlight is the Magnificent Midway, a collection of 40 top rides in the country, including the largest traveling Ferris wheel in North America, “Eye in the Sky,” which towers more than 150-feet and allows guests to see for miles from this “Christmas Wonderland” exclusive. Completing the midway experience is a plethora of delicious carnival food. Nestled within the Magnificent Midway is a first-in Miami experience, the IG’loo 360-Dome. The 3D-mapped immersive adventure will surround you with sights and sounds for the ride of your life.

Complementing non-stop, immersive offerings at Christmas Wonderland is a lineup of world-class entertainment with three scheduled shows each night:

  • Holiday Hijinx – A dynamic duo that will thrill the audience, with one member performing holiday-themed antics and aerial feats that defy gravity and physics and the other who will delight with acrobatics and comedy. (Daily Shows at 6:30 pm).
  • WonderCirque– A world-class troupe of artists performing cirque-style acts using their bodies, hoops, balance boards, and swords. (Daily shows at 8:30 pm).
  • The Christmas Ball of Thrills! – Death-defying motorcycle riders promise to dazzle as they race inside the giant ball, crisscrossing and missing each other by mere inches. (Daily Shows at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm).

Online ticket pricing starts at $29 for children 3 to 10, adults at $39 for ages 11 and up, and free admission for infants 2 and under. Prices do not include taxes and fees. Free parking on the property with complimentary shuttles. For tickets and more information, please visit: website.


Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155 (Map)

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Mouse King

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 at 1:00 PM - English

Hailed as a “delightful family show” by The Miami Herald, the scintillating MOUSE KING marks its 10th anniversary with a four-day run beginning on December 8 at The Mandelstam Theater, located on the campus of The Mandelstam School in South Miami. Conceived by Sesame Street and Jim Henson Company veteran Noel MacNeal, and the award-winning singer-songwriter and prolific composer of children’s musical theater Jim Camacho, MOUSE KING is a spellbinding musical that reimagines the famed story of the The Nutcracker as told by the nutcracker’s adversaries the mice.


The Mandelstam Theater
8530 SW 57th Avenue, Miami, FL 33143 (Map)

A Seraphic Fire Christmas - All Saints Episcopal

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 at 7:00 PM - English

James K. Bass, Conductor
Let the gentle glow of candlelight and angelic tones of Seraphic Fire a cappella voices usher you into the holiday season. A Seraphic Fire Christmas provides a moment of reflection and peace to connect with friends and loved ones. Enjoy festive carols from varied traditions alongside newer takes on classics from contemporary composers. We hope this concert becomes the soundtrack of your season literally! since it marks the release of Seraphic Fire's newest Christmas album. Come hear this concert and bring all your favorites home with you.

Tickets to A Seraphic Fire Christmas on 12/17 at The Moss Center are sold separately through the venue. Visit The Moss Center's Website


All Saints Episcopal
333 Tarpon Dr., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

Enter, Grapefruit by Charisma Jolly

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 at 2:00 PM - English

"A well-loved, but forgotten comedian fights to win over the people's hearts and make a name for herself while struggling with illness and her own self doubts. Based on the life of Gilda Radner, founding member of Saturday Night Live." - Jolly


Artistic Vibes
12986 SW 89th Avenue, Miami, FL 33176 (Map)

The Thanksgiving Play

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 at 12:00 AM - English

  • The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse.
  • Directed by Bari Newport.
  • Starring Jeni Hacker, Stephen G. Anthony, Anna Lise Jensen, and Tom Wahl.


GableStage The Art Company
1200 Anastasia Avenue,, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

2023-24 Season: Broadway in Miami

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 various times - English

Presented by Bank of America and Florida Theatrical Association.

We're proud to announce Broadway in Miami's thrilling five-show 2023-24 season, which includes two South Florida premieres, one Miami premiere and the highly anticipated return of two blockbuster musicals.

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Broadway in Miami's 2023-24 season includes:


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

Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 at 2:00 PM - English

Based on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe from The Chronicles of Narnia, this musical follows the four mischievous Pevensie children through a Magical Wardrobe into a mystical land of beauty and danger. The White Witch has frozen the land of Narnia, once ruled by the great and majestic lion, Aslan, King of Narnia, in a perpetual winter of darkness and despair. With the help of the mystical creatures of Narnia, the Pevensie children discover valuable lessons of courage, unselfishness, and wisdom as they help King Aslan, the Great Lion of Narnia, confront the Wicked White Witch.


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

The Messenger (World Premiere)

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 at 8:00 PM - English

A meditation on the connections between past, present, and future, and on the choice between speaking up and speaking out regardless of the consequences or remaining silent for the sake of self-preservation. Inspired by the life of Hungarian Holocaust survivor Georgia Gabor, the play interweaves her story with that of a young American woman facing racial discrimination in this country in 2020.


Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Map)

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Viewpoints: Photographs from the EFE Archive

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - English

Presented by MOAD, Viewpoints: Photographs from the EFE Archive comprises a collection of striking and impactful images. Free event.

Presented by MOAD, Viewpoints: Photographs from the EFE Archive comprises a collection of striking and impactful images that were donated to the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture; the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the National Endowment for the Arts; and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.


North Campus, Miami Dade College
11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33167 (Map)

Charles Gaines: 1992–2023

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 various times - English

A new survey of acclaimed artist Charles Gaines opens at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) this November, tracing the evolution of the second half of his influential practice. Charles Gaines: 1992–2023 brings together for the first time more than 70 works from 1992 to the present day including two monumental works, one of which the artist is recreating for the first time in nearly two decades.

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Recognized as a pioneer of conceptual art, Gaines has been at the forefront of introducing language and systems into artistic production for decades. He is widely known for his use of translating mechanisms to convert images and documents into numerical structures, musical notation, and other sign systems. The ICA Miami exhibition highlights a pivotal shift in Gaines’s practice during the second half of his career, in which his work takes on even greater political and social dimension, incorporating materials abundant with preexisting cultural meaning. Among these are the Black Panthers’ manifesto as well as texts by Franz Kafka and Frantz Fanon, which have been channeled by the artist into complex formal and conceptual works. This radical approach has allowed Gaines to address the issues of race and identity politics in innovative ways that extend beyond representation. Simultaneously, Gaines began to combine different media, including video and sound, into his works.

The ICA Miami exhibition brings together for the first time a number of monumental works and series that demonstrate the evolution of Gaines’s approach to combining an array of materials–electronics, wood, acrylic, photographs–and transforming them into a distinct visual language. Among these is a monumental piece that is being recreated by Gaines for the first time in twenty years: Greenhouse (2003–2023) is a massive 12 by 16-foot sculptural enclosure wherein simulated atmospheric conditions identified with climate change are conflated with data visualizations of recorded temperature changes across the globe from the 15th century to the present. Another large-scale work, Falling Rock (2000–2023) is a sculpture in which a 65-lb chunk of granite drops in a randomized and sudden fashion, creating unexpected outcomes for the viewer each time. The artist is recreating these major works specifically for the ICA Miami exhibition.

The deeply complex and meticulous work of Charles Gaines (b., 1944, Charleston, South Carolina) has been included in significant exhibitions, including a survey of his early work, “Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989,” organized by The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York), which later traveled to the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles). Most recently, his work has been presented in solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco) and Dia Beacon (New York). Gaines’s work is included in prominent public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco), and Tate (London), among others. In 2022, Gaines launched his most ambitious public art project yet, ‘The American Manifest’, presented by Creative Time, Governors Island Arts, and Times Square Arts.


Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
61 NE 41st Street, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Gary Simmons: Public Enemy

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM - English

Gary Simmons: Public Enemy is the first comprehensive career survey of the work of multidisciplinary artist Gary Simmons (b. 1964, New York; lives in Los Angeles). The most in-depth presentation of Simmons’s work to date, the exhibition covers thirty years of the artist’s career, encompassing approximately seventy works.

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Since the late 1980s Simmons has played a key role in situating questions of race, class, and gender identity at the center of contemporary art discourse. Notable for his early application of conceptual artistic strategies, Simmons exposes and analyzes histories of racism inscribed in US visual culture. Over the course of his career, Simmons has revealed traces of these histories in the fields of sports, cinema, literature, music, and architecture and urbanism, while drawing heavily on popular genres such as hip-hop, horror, and science fiction. Guided by an internal logic, his approach is cool, analytical, and unflinching in its interrogation of intense historical narratives, yet the results consistently deliver a strong emotional charge.

In this timely exhibition accompanied by a major exhibition catalogue and slate of related programs visitors will gain a holistic understanding of the complex and profoundly moving work of this groundbreaking and influential artist.


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

Media Under Dystopia WISPer edition

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 various times - English

The MUD Foundation announces Media Under Dystopia WISPer edition, an extended reality exhibition featuring projects by artists that delves into the relationship between the internet, extended reality (XR), and the democratization of art creation.

The exhibition will open with an opening reception, on November 29th at 7pm, (RSVP) which will kick off the Miami Art Week, when Miami becomes the center of the art world with over 20 art fairs, 1,200 galleries and thousands of artists and art lovers in town. The show will run online for six months until June 30, 2024.

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A hybrid exhibition with 25 local and international artistsThe WISPer edition combines physical and internet based artworks by 25 artists, exploring the internet as extension of their current practices. Visitors can experience and engage with artworks both in person and in a virtual realm, becoming active participants in the artworks themselves. This concept lies at the heart of the MUD Foundation's mission, to facilitate educational and artistic projects that foster awareness of contemporary digital culture and its impact on society.

The exhibition will run virtually on the MUD Foundation metaverse (MUD Verse) and on, two XR platforms developed by the organization to host exhibitions and educational programs over the internet. These platforms feature real-time interaction and XR interfaces, utilizing augmented and virtual reality through a web browser. Since its launch in 2018, the MUD Foundation XR (XRCamp) programs have been featured by the Perez Art Museum Miami, De La Cruz Collection and Bakehouse Art Complex, among other institutions. In 2022, MUD Foundation received the Knight Foundation New Work Award for the development of the exhibition program Media Under Dystopia.

The participating artists in the exhibition include Gretchen Andrew, Connie Bakshi, Martin Carrillo, Leo Castaneda, Dhiren Dasu, Laurence de Valmy, Richard Garet, Jose Hernandez, Lans King, Rodolfo Peraza, Amelie Schlaeffer and Ariel Baron-Robbins, alongside LOOP artists in residence: Angie Amaro, BBraio, cha, Wenjun Chen, AdrienneRose Gionta, Inbar Hagai, Ibuki Kuramochi, Joelle McTigue, Zhou Peng, Denis Rovinskiy, David Sainte, Ryan Seslow and Match Zimmerman.

The WISPer edition unfolds as a co-creative lab, featuring progressive activities such as hands-on workshops, eTalks, and the XRCamp program. MUD aspires to evolve into a dynamic hub for art-tech-centered collaboration, both online and in-person.


MUD Foundation
350 Northeast 75th Street,, Miami, FL 33138 (Map)

By A Thread Exhibition

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 at 5:00 PM - English

Join us at the opening reception of By a Thread, a captivating exhibition featuring the creative endeavors of Kerry Phillips's student in her fiber arts course. Explore the intricate world of fibers as interpreted by these promising artists. Free and open to the public.


Miami Beach Urban Studios - FIU SoA MBUS, Design Gallery
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Responses: Paintings by Pip Brant

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 various times - English

Discover the mesmerizing creative world of Pip Brant, former CARTA Associate Professor, in her latest exhibition Responses: Paintings by Pip Brant. This new showcase unveils a stunning collection of her recent works, where gestural elements take center stage. With figures and rabbits as central motifs, Brant skillfully weaves a narrative through her expressive strokes and imagery. Free and open to the public.


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

Curatorial Exhibition by Angela Chaine

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 various times - English

Join us for the opening reception of We Are the Places We Left Behind. This exhibition delves into the ways in which place shapes identity. It features the works of nine Miami-based artists, all of whom are currently enrolled in the FIU Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts program, and is curated by BFA Alum Angela Chaine. Free and open to the public.


Miami Beach Visual Arts Gallery
1602 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL (Map)

Female, Figuratively - A group exhibit on the female form

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

OMSA GALLERY Presents Female, Figuratively.

Selected works by 7 female artists on the female form.

An exhibit curated by Daniella Sforza , with works by:

  • Sofia Balut Paez
  • Marina Font
  • Heidi Lanino
  • Amy Laskin
  • Veronica Pasman
  • Julia Rivera
  • Patricia Schnall Gutierrez

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The exhibit endeavors to hark back to the original notions brought forth by the Greco Roman ideals of a platonic notion of beauty.

This exhibit is a poetic rather political approach to the contemporary currents on notions of gender, appreciating the grammar of a certain identity and idea.

The female form rendered by women artists reflecting 7 unique perspectives with eloquent voices rendered through a visual narrative, a herstory, shared by all and understood through centuries.

  • Public Opening - Dec. 2 7PM - 10PM
  • Exhibit Dec. 2, 2023 - Feb. 15, 2024


Empowering Creativity, Inspiring Collectors.
OMSA Gallery is dedicated to fostering a vibrant artistic community, curating and exhibiting exceptional works of art from international and local, emerging, mid-career and established artists as well as from the secondary market.


15661 Sheridan Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33331 (Map)

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The Forbidden Fruit: Object of Desire

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM - English

A collaboration between Arts Connection Foundation, Food of War US, and the Fuentes Angarita Collection, will showcase, alongside an array of international artists, The Forbidden Fruit: Object of Desire a multidisciplinary exhibition revolving around the theme of the pomegranate as the most sumptuous and enigmatic of the forbidden fruits, with contemporary applications to culture, art and social policy.

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Featuring photography, video art, installation, and performances, The Forbidden Fruit evokes questions about the mystique and allure of the pomegranate, with its luscious wine-red hue, seeds bursting with flavour, and a history steeped in both temptation and artistic inspiration. The pomegranate has long held a unique place in our collective imagination. This remarkable fruit, once believed to be the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden, has transcended its biblical origins to become a symbol of sensuality, culture, and creativity.

Being intrinsically intertwined with themes of gender and sexuality, the pomegranate serves as a potent visual symbol, herein challenging the various conventional notions being currently utilised to negatively target the LGBTQ+ community via harsh legislation.

The exhibition brings together a diverse selection of collaborators whose work aim to highlight how the pomegranate has fuelled the creative fires of countless individuals. Its rich history and sensuous appeal make it a canvas onto which artists project their interpretations of beauty, desire, and temptation; From the delicate depictions in Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" to the abstract interpretations by Picasso.

About Arts Connection Foundation

Created in 2006, Arts Connection Foundation (ACF) is a non-profit organization. ACF has the purpose of being a platform to promote diverse and unique events that explore fundamental topics facing contemporary society. We offer an inclusive, collaborative space to provide the community cultural knowledge, cultural awareness, and cultural sensitivity.

“Our vision is transforming communities and building citizenship through creativity, cultural practices, and also by bringing art into urban life.”

About Food of War (FoW)

Food of War, a non-profit organization, endeavors to raise awareness about the impact of civil, cultural, and private conflicts in societies across the globe. They champion artists who use food as both a message and a medium, urging viewers to perceive food as a symbol of meaning and expression extending far beyond mere sustenance. In their art exhibitions, the pomegranate takes center stage as a potent symbol, representing the profound connections between food, culture, and the human experience.

About the Fuentes Angarita Collection

The FAC is a culmination of years of social practice work via critical proposals addressing national (Venezuelan) issues, relating to social flaws, politics, economics, migrations, and the changes/tensions of censored art that addressed the failure of the modern utopia.

After years of support to emerging artists, FAC was founded with the purpose of collecting the works of artists who explore the construction of identity, new aesthetics of representation, and the creation of new paths in the threats of political systems.


Arts Connection Foundation Gallery Space
676 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127 (Map)

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Rodrigo Vargas

Order Up! The Pop Art of John Miller

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 at 12:00 AM - English

This solo exhibition includes thirty-five pieces of Miller’s oversized glass sculptures of food, drinks, and condiments, contextualized by 1950s diner fixtures and fittings. Inspired by the Pop Art movement of the 1960's including Claes Oldenburg’s whimsical soft sculptures of everyday objects as well as the artist’s own memories of visiting diners near his father’s motorcycle dealership, Millerbuilds upon a lineage of Pop Art with his brightly colored glasswork.


Lowe Art Museum
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124 (Map)

Renowned Israeli Artist Natan Elkanovich Takes Center Stage

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

Globally renowned contemporary artist Natan Elkanovich will captivate the art world once again as he embarks on his journey from Israel to Miami for the highly anticipated Art Miami 2023 exhibition. Acclaimed, Heralded, and Collected. The Artist: School: Intelligence Officer in The IDF: 25 Years as a Costume Designerfor motion pictures and TV drama series and awarded four Academy Awards for Best Costume Design: the equivalent of the American Oscar.

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THE ONE TO WATCH. His charismatic and thought-provoking mixed-media works. Off the chain. An immersive, tactile “Touch my paintings” experience. Elkanovich will accompany his extraordinary and highly curated Collection at this premier international art event.

Globally Renowned Contemporary Artist Natan Elkanovich’s work showcases his unique and distinctive 3D painting technique, in which he painstakingly combines a myriad of plastic materials, which includes amongst others, silicon and acrylics. He applies them using kitchenware on canvas or aluminum. This medium creates a rigid 3D texture on the surface, which creates a stunning result. Using kitchenware as his painting tools stems from his deep-seated roots in the kitchen, embedded in him from early childhood. All his materials are applied with a laborious devotion, entirely by hand. There is no machinery involved in his process.

For Natan, there is an element of tantra to his work, which includes repetition, patience, and grace. These steady and repetitive movements become a meditation for him, connecting the physical to the energetic nature of light and spirit.


One Herald Plaza Art Miami
One Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Future Sketches/Code Poems

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 various times - English

Future Sketches/Code Poems is a love letter to the fields of animation, interaction and computation, celebrating the convergence of art and technology. Discover an experience that savors every line of code as a stanza in a poem.Created by renowned artist, researcher, and educator Zach Lieberman, the exhibition marks the next chapter in his journey exploring the poetry within computation and pushing the boundaries of creative coding as an expressive medium.Explore two floors of interactive installations that center on amplifying your gestures; make drawings come to life, imagine what the voice might look like if we could see it, and transform silhouettes into music.

“When I create work, I don’t want people to point at it and say, ‘that’s amazing software.’ I want them to say, ‘that’s a beautiful idea, that helped me see in a new way, or that made my day better.’” Artist, Zach Lieberman

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736 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Free Opening Reception, Free Exhibit ArtServe Resident Artists

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

Marking a successful year featuring all kinds of artists from South Florida and beyond, ArtServe turns its final exhibit of 2023 exclusively over to its members and resident artists with a focus on the inherent interconnectivity of their individual creativity. Titled "Sole Perception," the exhibit opens with a free, public reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.on Friday, Oct. 6.

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ArtServe's Annual Members and Resident Artists' Exhibit Springboards Aspiring Talent "Sole Perception" to Run Friday, Oct. 6 Through Saturday, Dec. 30;Free, Opening Night Reception Oct.

Marking a successful year featuring all kinds of artists from South Florida and beyond, ArtServe turns its final exhibit of 2023 exclusively over to its members and resident artists with a focus on the inherent interconnectivity of their individual creativity.

Titled "Sole Perception," the exhibit opens with a free, public reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.on Friday, Oct. 6.

Thanks to a grant from Broward Cultural Division and Florida Arts & Culture, the exhibit itself is also free to attend and runs through Saturday, December 30, 2023. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ArtServe's members and resident artists eagerly await this annual exhibit, which is known in South Florida's art community as a place to connect with art scouts looking for up-and-coming talent. Some ArtServe artists go on to exhibit their work at Art Basel after being discovered.

Echoing ArtServe's fundamental mission to connect local artists with the community, "Sole Perception" will invite visitors to contemplate how artists' reinterpretations of others' ideas create an endless stream of consciousness to connect the viewer with the original artistic inspiration.

"It was Mark Twain who said 'There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible.'" ArtServe Executive Director Jason Hughes remarked. "But we're pretty sure when you see our artists' works at 'Sole Perception,' you'll likely get some fresh ideas of your own!"

"Sole Perception" will showcase a variety of disciplines in the visual arts.

"It's also an opportunity for guests to support local artists by purchasing their work and, with the holidays right around the corner, we can't think of a better, more unique present than the gift of art," Hughes added.

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a "2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit" by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida's Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region's economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.


ArtServe, Inc.
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Map)

The Eye of CoBrA

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

This space offers a glimpse into the Museum’s CoBrA Collection, a historic trove of more than 1700 artworks donated by Museum patrons Golda and Meyer Marks. Over the course of 15 years, the Marks’ amassed the largest holding in the United States of artwork created by members and affiliates of the European post-war artist group known as CoBrA. This collection of art, ephemera and research material is a defining aspect of this institution, critically shaping our exhibitions and programming.

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CoBrA is an acronym for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, the capital cities from which the group’s founders originated. CoBrA was established on November 8, 1948 by six artists: Karel Appel (b. 1921, Amsterdam, Netherlands; d. 2006, Zürich, Switzerland), Asger Jorn (b. 1914, Jutland, Denmark; d. 1973 Aarhus, Denmark), Constant Nieuwenhuys (b. 1920, Amsterdam, Netherlands; d. 2005, Utrecht, Netherlands), Corneille (b. 1922, LieÌ€ge, Belgium; d. 2010, Auvers-sur-Oise, France), Christian Dotremont (b.1922, Terburen, Belgium; d. 1979, Buizingen, Belgium) and Joseph Noiret (b. 1927, Brussels, Belgium; d. 2012, Brussels, Belgium). These artists were brought together by their mutual disagreement with the rigorous concepts of Surrealism, the leading avant-garde movement of the day. Instead, they believed that the trauma of World War Two called for a new form of expression, inspired by pure, childlike spontaneity, “an organic, experimental collaboration that avoids all sterile, dogmatic theory.” The artists declared their shared cause by signing a manifesto titled La cause eÌtait entendue (The Matter Was Settled), penned by Christian Dotremont.

Over the course of three years, the group amassed over thirty participants, who collaboratively organized 10 issues and four supplements of an eponymous magazine and mounted multiple exhibitions throughout Europe. Through these engagements, the artists demonstrated their belief in the importance of experimentation, community, and creative freedom.

The language of CoBrA lead to the creation of improvisatory paintings, poems, prose, sculptures, films, prints and drawings. Visually, the work combines abstraction and figuration, with faces, animals and words emerging from spontaneous mark making.

While the group disbanded in 1951 primarily due to the hospitalization of artists Asger Jorn and Christian Dotremont from tuberculosis the spirit of CoBrA continued to define the creative approaches of many of its participants. The majority remained in contact throughout their lives and continued to collaborate. Many also reunited through their participation in pivotal avant-garde movements that followed CoBrA, such as the Situationist International, Gruppe Spur, Arte Nucleare and the Imaginist Bauhaus, all of which shared ideals of a free society which celebrated unbridled creativity.


NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

Carola Bravo – Between Absence and Presence

Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 various times - English

On Thursday, March 16, 2023, The Bass unveils Carola Bravo’s Between Absence and Presence, the third cycle winner of the museum’s New Monuments open artist call, a project supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the museum’s Knight Art Commissions Program. Installed in Collins Park, Bravo’s temporary, site-specific monument will be on view through January 2024.

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Miami-based, Venezuelan artist Carola Bravo’s work includes architectural public art and immersive site-specific video and art installations. Through her practice she explores the geometry of our spaces and how they intersect with history, memory and time. Touching on themes such as change, home, exile and hope, Bravo examines our sense of belonging through the ordering of space. Her interest in landscape, places and territories form the basis of her examination of the conceptual and emotional implications of our relationships with space and time.

With Between Absence and Presence, Bravo challenges traditional commemoration and the use of public monuments by inverting a pedestal and covering it in a mirrored surface, reflecting spectators and the surrounding environment. The reflective presence of the spectator integrated into the absence of where a commemorative object is expected to be is meant to highlight society’s inverted values by directing the viewers’ gaze towards themselves, initiating questions about this legitimizing form of the monument, long recognized as means for assigning value to people, events and things.

The Bass is situated in Collins Park, a public park in Miami Beach, where there are presently four monuments that were commissioned by different groups at various times. Sitting atop stone plinths in the south side of the park, these existing monuments pay homage to Cuban epidemiologist Dr. Carlos Finlay, Venezuelan political leader Simón Bolívar, Nicaraguan scientist Dr. Luis Henry Debayle and Cuban writer Jose Martí. Amid an international debate on monuments and their legitimacy, New Monuments seeks to provide artists the opportunity to produce a new, temporary fifth monument.

“The Bass conceived of New Monuments as a way to elevate artistic voices in Miami,” said Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Bass. “In its third year, we’re excited to continue to provide a forum where local artists engage in the national conversation redefining monuments and who or what they honor and represent.”

Building upon the question of “what is a monument” and engaging in current conversations, Between Absence and Presence is the third work in the New Monuments open artist call.


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

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