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Sunday, February 18, 8 – 9:30 pm. (Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). Tickets: $30-$75. The Drummers of Japan. World Tour 2018. Their newest program, “The Challengers” offers reflection on the members’ feelings about their own lives and their experiences of being pushed to challenge their own limits. Most of all, “The Challengers” serves as an anthem of encouragement for all who were born in this same era and continue to face their own challenges.
Dade Art Educators Association (DAEA) presents an exhibit by art educators in Miami Dade County. The exhibit showcases the work of 26 artists in a portrait/selfies theme among them work by Daniela Aguilera, Victoria Albert, Tatiana Castro, Lita Clarke, Nadyia Duff, Rosemary Fineberg, Madelaine Gonzalez – Gaffney, Zoraida Haibi Figuera, Lizzie Hunter, Meredith Kohn, Eduardo Lacayo, Rossana Montoya, Lucia Morales, Cecilia Niebla, and Gerald Obregon. Hosted by Miami International University of Art & Design.
New World School of the Arts presents its annual signature showcase Rising Stars, a professionally staged, energy packed, one-of-a-kind exhibition and performance. The showcase begins at the New World Gallery with a juried visual arts show featuring impressive student artwork. The evening continues just a few blocks away at the historic Olympia Theater with a pre-performance VIP Reception to welcome guests to this artistic landmark. Following the reception, the performance showcases dance, music, and theater excerpts from works performed during the school year.
April 6 – April 15: NO SIGNAL, New World School of the Arts’ 2018 BFA final visual arts showcase is a group exhibition highlighting a variety of works from 22 visual artists of divergent disciplines, professionally curated by NWSA dean of the visual arts program, Maggy Cuesta and gallerist Fredric Snitzer. Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 7 – 10 pm.
April 26 – May 17. Video and photography exhibition Corrientes: Movement With Purpose, inspired by the moving work of Flamenco Dancer, Jesús Carmona, opening on April 26th at 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on view until May 17th when will close with a special performance by Jesús Carmona with a live fragment of his show Impetu’s. The exhibition is a tribute to Flamenco, its culture and all its disciplines as part of the 4th edition of FlamenGO.
May 10 – July 6: Miami International University of Art & Design (MIU) hosts Dissociation: Aftermath of Hurricane Maria, a photography exhibit that chronicles the chaos that followed Hurricane Maria from the perspective of displaced Commercial Advertising students at the University of Puerto Rico in Carolina.
More Sweetly Play the Dance is a masterwork by renowned South African artist William Kentridge. This 8-channel video installation, more than 130 feet long, encircles viewers in an exciting procession of filmed performers merged with Kentridge’s signature style of hand-drawn animation. The highly anticipated Kislak Center includes a permanent 2,600-square-foot exhibition space, showcasing extraordinary objects including rare books, maps, manuscripts, pre-Columbian artifacts, and other historic materials. Cuban Legacy Gallery will present Cuban Streams: 1855 – 1965, a multi-media installation by the Miami artist César Trasobares.
(September 6 – October 18) The Secret Life of Cities by Carlos Estévez is an experiment with different kinds of handmade paper that Carlos found in local art supply stores. The city as a source of inspiration. On view until October 18.
(September 9 – October 19): Returning Paths. Faculty Art Exhibition. Featuring: Luisa Basnuevo, Carol K. Brown, Oliver Casse, Hans Evers, Antonio Fernandez, Carlos Gallostra, Reinier Gamboa, Jenny Gifford, Kathleen Hudspeth, Donald Lambert, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Rosario Martinez-Cañas, Juana Meneses, Carlene Muñoz, Aramis O’Reilly, Annette Piskel, Alisa Pitchenik-Charles, Louise Romeo, Yasmine Samimy, Nabila Santa-Cristo, Lauren Shapiro, Fred Snitzer, and Carol Todaro.
Artist Daniel Fila, Mikhaile Solomon, Director of Prizm Art Fair, and muralist Diana Contreras, moderated by artist and Professor Dr. Jacek J. Kolasisnki, in conversation about the role art plays in shaping and supporting communities and vice versa. Speakers will talk about the many ways art can connect with a community by impacting the physical, economic, social and cultural elements of society. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
September 28 – October 28: NAEMI (National Arts Exhibition of the Mentally Ill showcases pieces from outsider artists in a selling curated show. Outsider art produced by untrained artists recovering from mental illnesses who are typically unconnected to the conventional art world—not by choice but by circumstance. The “classic” figures of outsider art were socially or culturally marginal figures.
Through October 21: Photographs from the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada. Art Talk: Arthur Lubow explains how Diane Arbus and Lisette Model became friends and what they learned from the other. Lisette Model (1901-1983) is one of the most influential street photographers, best known for her direct portrayal of the peculiarities of average people captured candidly in everyday situations. She was born in Vienna and discovered photography when she moved to Paris and joined André Kertész’s circle.
YoungArts Alumni Jasmine Wahi presents Education as the Practice of Freedom, a powerful and sensitive exhibition addressing modern education and the necessity of contemporary thought processes, forward-thinking and transgressive education for the next generations. Using a variety of media, Wahi pushes for progression with her artistic voice.
Join HistoryMiami for a members-only meet up at the Lost Boy Historic Bar. Meet new and old members for happy hour, where you can enjoy one free drink on the house and the rest of the drinks half-price until 8. If you’re not already a member, make sure to join to be invited to exclusive events and get discounts on museum specials.
Join the HistoryMiami Museum for a special walkthrough of one of the most iconic Miami neighborhoods–Little Havana. Filled with culture, art and some of the best ethnic food in the city, tour the historic Cuban village for a taste of vibrant life. Complete with a resident historian’s curated explanation of some of the most important street art and murals in Miami, come for a truly unique and authentic experience on Calle Ocho.
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20, 6 – 9 pm in Little Havana. Brazilian artist Roberta Caviglia: Playful Geometry. Curated by Adriana Herrera, Co-founder Aluna Art Foundation. Caviglia connects her recent geometric work to the need of organizing the forms in the flat space, constructing scenarios with an imaginative freedom reached by her never before.
Brazilian artist Ivan Grilo has a need to un-walk places where history has passed through, and to reconstruct its traces in a different way, with images or words. Join the artist Friday, October 25 and Saturday 26, to have a conversation with curators and then walk to find poems and love letters at nine selected historic buildings of Mana Contemporary in Downtown Miami, under the curatorship of Adriana Herrera.
Tonight, Nov. 1st, 7 pm at cce (1490 Biscayne Blvd.) opens All Women (Fulanas and Menganas) : 15 Latina artists from different generations and visual arts disciplines. Connected by inquiring into the feminine as a theme. Elisabetta Balasso, Marta maria Perez Bravo, and Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, among others.The show is part of Out of Catalogue, an annual multicultural event produced by Funcionarte.
35th Miami Book Fair. Don’t get lost, download the guide here! https://www.miamibookfair.com/downloadable-guide/
The Street Fair is from November 16 to 18, but the conversations with artists start with Laura Esquivel, in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation to English on Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm (Auditorium, Building 1, 2nd Floor). Free Parking available at 500 NE 2nd Ave. (enter the garage on BE 5th St. Bet 1st and 2nd Ave, tell the guard you are coming to the fair, he will smile and let you in!
Friday, February 8th; 6-7:30pm; Calle Ocho
Join HistoryMiami for a look into Miami’s most famous neighborhood–Little Havana. Explore the public art and mingle with local artists as you stroll down vibrant Calle Ocho. Explore Cuban art from Modernismo to the Contemporary. Discover the significance of the Ceiba Tree, learn the art of cigar rolling at a local tabaqueria, and reflect upon the words of renowned poet José Martí. Join the historians to learn about what Little Havana means to Miami, and the beauty that lies within it.
Boca Raton Museum Lecture on Sunday, March 10, 3 pm: Professors Evan Bennett (History) and Taylor Hagood (English) examine the intersections of art, history, and literature in Florida. Professor Bennett offers historical context and insight by exploring the connection of image and reality in Florida history, using Harriet Beecher Stowe’s analogy of Florida to a tapestry–beauty on one side, mess stitches on the other.
Opening Reception on Tuesday, April 16, from 6 pm. Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art. Renee Cox, Enrique Chagoya, R. Crumb, Peter Saul, Kenny Scharf, Elizabeth Murray, among others. Organized by Calvin Reid, Senior News Editor at Publishers Weekly and a leading expert in the field. The exhibit focuses on contemporary artists directly influenced by comics. On view until October 6.
Opening Reception of Paula Weiszkopf: Color Paradise on Thursday, April 25, 5 – 7 pm. Color Paradise is a collection of Paula Weiszkopf’s latest work. Her body of work is an extraordinary abstract collection by an international renown artist with roots from Argentina and Austria who resides in South Florida. On view until August 9.
Saturday, May 25th; 10am-12pm ; HistoryMiami
Join the HistoryMiami Museum for a closer look at one of the biggest communities in Miami–the Cuban community in Little Havana. See the street art, walk down Calle Ocho, visit historic buildings, learn about the art of cigar making, listen to salsa at the Ball and Chain Bar, and enjoy light bates and specialty Cuban food and coffee.
Where the Oceans Meet, an exhibition of modern and contemporary art that resonates with the pioneering thought of two Caribbean writers, Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant. An international group of forty artists and collectives participate in the exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza, Gabriela Rangel, and Rina Carvajal. The panel discussion with two artists in the exhibition–Zins-Browne and Daniel Boyd—and two of its curators—Asad Raza and Rina Carvajal—will be held at 3 p.m., followed by Zins-Browne’s The Chaos Opera at 4 p.m.
Where the Oceans Meet will be on view thru Sept. 29.
Saturday, June 1st; 4pm; The Ice Palace
Join the students of Design and Architecture Senior High at the Ice Palace in Miami Fashion Week for their debut in a professional fashion show. This show is completely student-run and coordinated and presents innovative designs that reflect upon the style of this new generation.
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.
The nation’s largest and finest literary gathering will celebrate its 36th anniversary Nov. 17 – 24, 2019, at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The nation’s leading weeklong literary festival featuring more than 500 authors. Tens of thousands of people descend on Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami for six nights of readings and discussions with notable authors from around the world, topped off by the beloved three-day Street Fair.
Six Words – Stories art exhibition explores succinct story-telling through typography. Opening reception: Thursday, September 19, 6 – 9 at the New World Gallery (NWSA, 25 NE 2nd St.). Under the guidance of NWSA graphic design professor Rosario Martinez-Cañas, 13 New World School of the Arts college students and alumni open to the season’s scheduled exhibitions, all free and open to the public.
Nov. 19, 6 – 8:30 pmat Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Free. Exciting times as we get ready to put Art of Black MIami in gear featuring each of your individual shows and events. Looking forward to kicking off another great season today. Ask for your free copy of the printed art circuits guide for the miami art season. You are welcome to bring your event brochures and collaterals to the event(100-150). Our audience tomorrow is very diverse and it will be a great opportunity to network and share your various initiatives.