GMC&VB Multicultural Tourism invites you to Creative Conversations: Adaptive Identities in Current Times of Change: Linking Diaspora Communities. Panelists: Patricia Sounders (UM), Hilary Jones, (FIU), Neri Torres (IFE-ILE), and Rosie Gordon-Wallace (Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts). Thursday, June 20th, 6:30 – 8:30, Koubek Center – Miami Dade College. Free and Open to the Public. Rsvp please to link.
MOCA is hosting UCLA scholar Dr. Katherine Smith in conversation with POTOPRENS artist Myrlande Constant, a leading artist in the new style of large, densely beaded Vodou flags. The conversation will be archived in the Digital Library of the Caribbean at Florida International University, in partnership with the FIU LACC. On June 20, 7 – 9 pm.
Wednesday, June 26th; 6:30-8:30pm; Coral Gables Museum
Join the Gables Museum for monthly talks on the art world, this months special being a group of Cuban-American women who paved the way for photographers in their country with their progressive view on art. Join Aldelde Delgado for a discussion on her role as a modernizing force in Cuban society.
Thursday, June 27th; 6-6:30pm; PAMM
Join PAMM to learn about the life of an artist in Miami. Meet local Cuban-American multimedia artist Rodolfo Peraza will lead a museum tour while discussing his personal vision, journey in this city and artistic process.
Join Emerson Dorsch Gallery and Dr. Edmund Abka for a conversation with artist Onajide Shabaka about his work and pratices in relation to ethnobotany, biology, and the African slave era with his solo exhibition Alosúgbe: a journey across time in the gallery. Shabaka works in photography, paper and sculpture to create conceptual work about migration and colonization, and will be interviewed by African studies professor and photographer Abaka.
Cocktails and an artist talk with current artists in residence at The Fountainhead Residenc:; Pat Phillips (Pineville, LA), Coady Brown (Baltimore), and in partnership with the Commuter Biennial: Marie Lorenz (New York) and Lisa Lee (Boise, ID).
690 NE 56th St, Miami.The Fountainhead Residency is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible.
Thursday, July 18th; 7-8pm; ICA Miami
Join ICA Miami and multimedia Colombian artist Carolina Caycedo for “Stop Being a Threat and To Become a Promise”. This lecture tells about the work of Caycedo, which explores human rights, social and environmental justice, and cultural biodiversity within community, and the processes of performances, drawings, photographs and videos to communicate her contemporary ideas.
Thursday, July 25th; 7-9pm; Coral Gables Museum
Join the Coral Gables Museum, Leica Store Miami and their Women in Focus Festival for a panel discussion on their newest discussion “The Art of Compassion”, in which curators and and participants will engage in conversation on how photography empowers social change, how the images were made, and how the participants were touched by the experience.
Wednesday July 31st; 7:30-9:30pm; MOAD @ MDC
Join the Museum of Art and Design for a reading with Les Standiford, FIU professor and novelist, on the impact of the beauty of a location on creative writing. The series takes 8 local writers who maintain Miami as the inspiration behind their poetry and narratives, with all its diversity, culture and beauty. These talks are held at Soya and Pomodoro restaurant in Downtown Miami, not at the Freedom Tower museum location.