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Miami Spice Program Go!!! From today August 1st and until September 30: 250 amazing restaurants are offering prix fix lunch for $ 23 and dinner for $39. It’s a GMCVB initiative, check menus here: MiamiSpice@gmcvb.com. Gastronomy is art!
If you haven’t made it yet, visit Dimensions Variable new space (101 NW 79St. Miami) for a Listening & Talk session with Gustavo Matamoros, today, Thu, Aug. 1, at 6 pm. A free experience to Matamoros’ sound intervention at DV. After the listening event, join Gustavo Matamoros in conversation.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale (one East Las Olas Blvd. ) and the Venetian Arts Society present Up Close & Personal, a conversation with sculptor Nilda Comas as she discusses her historic commission to commemorate Mary McLeod Bethune extraordinary life and contributions. The Connoisseur Salon begins with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 6 pm, the presentation starts at 7 pm.
Logistics Fine Arts invites you to a mass in memory of maestro Carlos Cruz Diez (1923-2019) to be held at Saint Agnes Catholic Church at Key Biscayne this Saturday, August 3, at 1 pm. This images of the Coral Gables pasos was a project of Ninoska Huerta Gallery, Logistics Fine Arts and the City of Coral Gables during art basel miami beach 2018 week. Photo: Oriol Tarridas.
(August 2 – 25) In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Walter Mercado’s first show, HistoryMiami Museum will open an exhibition of his costumes, mementos, and ephemera, on display for the first time ever!
Mucho, Mucho Amor: 50 Years of Walter Mercado celebrates the life and career of the beloved Latino astrologer and pop culture icon. For over five decades, Walter Mercado has shared his astrological predictions with style, flair, and mucho, mucho amor.
Michael Gray solo exhibition Onshore at Pinecrest Gardens (1100 S. Red Road, Pinecrest) opens today Sunday, August 4, 11 am – 1 pm. Free. Gray is an avid fisherman and South Florida resident, extremely concerned artist with the treatment, preservation and the monitoring of our water systems. Onshore is a series of works composed of paintings, linocut prints and monotype prints. These works depict the impact of the Karenia Brevis algae blooms, known best as red tide, and the overall state of Floridian water systems.
Discover the stories behind compelling works by world-renowned artists throughout Aventura Mall on complimentary guided tours led by Margery Gordon, Founding Director and Principal Guide of Arts Encounters. Discover the stories behind compelling works by world-renowned artists throughout Aventura Mall on complimentary guided tours led by Margery Gordon, Founding Director and Principal Guide of Arts Encounters.Stay for drinks and bites, hosted by Tap 42 upon conclusion of the tour.
Curated by Bart Merrill in conversation with Nate Dee: “What it means to go hard in the paint”.
Being a professional artist is a dream of many but realized by few. Join Nate Dee in an intimate conversation about going from enthusiast to professional and his ingredient to his success.
Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti is a documentary that depicts the rituals of three Vodou cults whose origins stem from Africa. The viewer is introduced to a pantheon of spirits who communicate to their worshippers. The screening is followed by an in-person discussion led by Lucrèce Louisdhon and Louines Louinis Haitian folklorists. A pre-show display of rare and antiquated books related to Haiti from the Miami Dade Public Library Special Collection and Archives. B&W 16mm 54 min, sound.Wednesday, August 7, doors open at 6:30 pm. MOCA Pavilion – North Miami (770 NE 125 th St). Free to the Public.
Friday, August 9, Performance at 7 pm. ICA Miami and Guadalupe Maravilla present Los Purifiers, a new performance by the New York- and Richmond-based artist that aims to create a new visual memory for the entangled genealogy of border-crossing stories. As part of the performance, Maravilla will initiate a sound activation intended to cleanse phobias and blockages resulting from an accelerating political climate.
The de la Cruz Collection invitation to ART + TECH, a group exhibition of student work from the de la Cruz Collection’s Art + Technology 2019 Summer Camp organized in collaboration with Tile Blush (8375 NE 2nd. Ave. Little River) 01, Office GA, MUD Foundation, and Tropical Alchemy. Participating Students Artists: Mariana Arboli, Maximo Biasutto, Jose Cano, Carlos Dick, Skye Espinal, Lindsay Fornaris, Samantha Fornaris, Julian Henriquez, Flavia Hernandez, Lillian Interian, Dali Interian, Luke Keuthan, Andrea Martinez, Tatiana Multach, Melissa Reyes, Nicole Rodriguez-Camejo, Sebastian Sanchis, Valeria Stecchi, Kaileo Valdes, Alexandra Vazquez. From August 10 – 24.
August 10 – 31: Gravity Hustle at Mindy Solomon Gallery (8397 NE 2nd. Ave. Little River): Select 2019 New World School of the Arts Graduates: J.M.Urbina, Yusimy Lara, Gabriela Beltran, and Patrick Oleson. Gravity Hustle represents the push and pull of the invisible and indescribable; the constant human struggle to explain complex realities. Gravity Hustle is each artists’ personal analysis of different intangible abstract processes. Opening Reception Saturday, August 10, 6 – 9 pm.
For the past three years, summers at Vizcaya have been marked by a unique performance – 1,000 people coming together in a glowing processional of illuminated lanterns. This year’s illuminated spectacular will be bigger than ever! Arrive early and enjoy food trucks and live entertainment starting at 7:00 p.m. Then get ready for the parade to begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. as night falls on the gardens. Tickets are $10 for the general public.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), as well as Verde Restaurant and Bar, will be closed to the public from Monday, August 19 through Sunday, August 25, 2019 for maintenance. Administrative offices and phone lines will still be open for questions, event bookings, dining reservations, and memberships. The museum will reopen to the public on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10am, with usual museum hours. Learn more at pamm.org/visit. While the museum is closed, connect with PAMM digitally. See behind-the-scenes features on Instagram (@pamm), Twitter (@pamm), and Facebook (perezartmuseummiami).
Hotel by the Bakehouse Art Complex, this discussion on Tuesday, August 20, 6 – 9 will explore the contemporary photographic works of Michelle Lisa Polissaint and Terence Price II that are currently on display in 14 bus shelters in Miami-Dade through September 5th as part of the Commuter Biennial.
Opening to the public on Thursday, August 22 at the Coral Gables Museum. HISPA Fest, curated by Felix Suazo. 19 artists and 12 writers of 10 Ibero-American countries: Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Perú, and Venezuela.
Experience the art of chocolate making during a behind-the-scenes tour of Cao Chocolates! Chocolatier Ricardo Trillos will discuss the factory’s process in creating bean-to-bar chocolate and sourcing ingredients locally and from fair-trade farms around the world. Don’t miss the chance to taste the shop’s delicious creations and learn about this art form from Miami’s pioneer in bean-to-bar chocolate making.
Fountainhead Open House! Meet the artists in residency at Fountainhead: Katrina Coombs from Jamaica (hosted in partnership with Diaspora Vibe Cultural Incubator), Sherrill Roland from Raleigh, NC, and Jackson McGrath from NY. Take the opportunity to become a Fountainhead member from $100 up. Fountainhead Studios (Local artists) are open to the public twice a year. Fountainhead Residency (National/International artists) hosts monthly Open Houses. See website for dates. Admission: Free.
On Thursday, August 29, 3 – 5 pm, photographer Gary Monroe will discuss his series South Beach, 1977-1986 on view at the Frost Art Museum FIU. In 1977, Monroe embarked on a decade-long project to photograph the aging Jewish community in South Beach. He had grown up around this community and sought to capture the vibrancy and slow decline of this close-knit neighborhood.
Atchugarry Art Center invites you and your guests to the closing reception of the two exhibits: Women Geometers, at Piero Atchugarry Gallery, curated by Adriana Herrera, and What I really want to tell you…at Pablo Atchugarry Foundation, curated by Jennifer Inacio and Flavia Macuco. Thursday, August 29, 6 – 9 pm.
While Hurricane Dorian approaches museums and galleries are cancelling and re-scheduling their events. We will try to do so and keep the calendar as accurate as possible. Be careful and stay safe! Image Sandra Ramos (detail)
Converging Lines with Jaime Gili, Marcolina Dipierro and Andres Arzuaga is DS Projects, Cristina and Gonzalo Segnini exhibit at Durban Segnini Gallery space. Opening Reception on Saturday, August 31st, 6 – 9 pm (3072 SW 38th Ave. Miami, Fl. 33146. Parking available).
Opening at MUCE this Sunday, September 1st at 5 pm. Curated by: Bart Mervil. Shakti: An Indian Woman’s Journey Of Healing Trauma Through Ancestral Guidance and Spiritual Awakening . Indian American artist, poet and activist Dita Devi expresses her journey through art of finding solace in culture through deep meditation and trance in the creation of various images of the female archetypes, primarily relating to her Hindu background.
From September 5, inaugural exhibition: Open New Worlds: A Journey Through the Kislak Collection.
ICA Miami welcomes Berlin-based producer Mechatok to First Fridays. Mechatok’s performance will be complemented by Shanghai-based visual artist Kim Laughton. “[Mechatok] is still only 21 but over the last few years has slowly developed one of the most distinctive sounds in contemporary electronic music: equal parts blissful and melancholic club-ready pop miniatures. In the Sculpture Garden, ICA Miami and ARTECHOUSE Miami have teamed with Ketel One Vodka to present a unique augmented reality cocktail experience.
ArtsLaunch is the biggest free community event in Miami that celebrates the performing arts and other arts disciplines. This open house is the annual kick-off to Miami’s art season! ArtsLaunch is a full day of over 50 activities including free mini performances, interactive workshops, kid’s activities, farmers market, tours and more.
Form/Function/Power by Jessie Laino commences LnS third anniversary. Opening Reception, Saturday, September 7, 6 – 9 pm. Jessie Laino, a Miami native offering a salient perspective that weaves the purposefulness of construction with the precision of honed artistic technique. In her deconstruction and reconstruction of quotidian objects, Laino infuses form with allegory, creating an intensified relationship for the receptive viewer. On view until November 2.
Today opens Functional Art celebrating Bauhaus Centenary. A group exhibit that includes Natalie Flores, Sectis Design, Nina Surel, Odabashian Rugs, Adriana Barrios, among others. On view until October 6. (11000 Red Road, Pinecrest Gardens).
September 7 – October 7: Rewilding by Annie Blazejack & Geddes Levenson. Opening Reception at the Coconut Grove Art Festival Gallery is on Saturday, September 7, 6 – 9 pm. Geddes Levenson and Annie Blazejack grew up together in Miami, FL., and both graduated from the New World School of the Arts, Miami’s premier magnet school for the arts. They have been showing work together for over a decade.
Doral Hearts Brazil brings together a photography exhibition of Brazilian artists residing in South Florida that will showcase Brazil’s highly diverse culture, people and landscaping. Curated by Christopher Barake and Mariza Formaggini. Featuring: Ivonete Leite, Caetano Lopes, Maritza Caneca, Messi Schneider, among others. Opening on September 5, 6 – 9 pm at Doral Government Center (8401 NW 53rd Terrace, Doral, Fl. 33166. Dates have changed because of Dorian’s effects.