Viernes Culturales Gallery at Futurama Building is a vibrant creative art workspace that has become a huge attraction in Little Havana. It consists of 12 art studios located at 1637 SW 8th Street. Studios open to the public: Annie M., Phillip Avello, Joseph T. Woodward, Ninoska Perez Castellon, Ernesto Maranje, Didi Marchi, Katey Penner, Marcy Grosso, Santos E. Mendez, Viernes Culturales Exhibition Space, Mink ‘a Exhibit Space, and Augusto Sanchez.
In Viviana Zargon´s Artifacts and Fictions artworks the borders are changeable and the viewer confuses the lines between fiction and reality, and between photography and painting, even if there are signs that warn of mimetic illusion that leads us to question the act of representation and its subjective social crossings. Check that Aluna Art Foundation has a new location in Little Havana.
With Alex Yuzdon, Guo Jian, and Rubén Torres LLorca.Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective (Adriana Herrera & Willy Castellanos. The twentieth century was marked by the rise and fall of the great narratives that attempted to draw near to the horizon of social utopia, and leading to the proclaimed death of ideologies
November 21, 2015 – January 10, 2016: Rogelio López Marín (Gory): Notes for a Retrospective” is the first major exhibition of this pivotal artist born in 1953. The exhibition will encompass a range of artworks from 1975 to the present. For more than a year, Aluna Curatorial Collective has been working on his archives.
Aluna Art Foundation is closing its current space located in Little Havana. Join them in 2 events: January 14, at 7 pm in association with Art Connection, special invitation to participate in the community based ritual performance by Nina Dotti, “Take the Load Off/Despojate.” January 16, at 7 pm will mark the final event for the exhibitions “Rogelio López Marín, ‘Gory’: Notes for a Retrospective” (1975-2015) and “A Russian, a Chinese, and a Cuban Walk into an Art Show.” (Alex Yuzdon | Guo Jian | Rubén Torres Llorca) curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective (Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos).
April’s Exhibits: Robert Zuckerman, Photography. Jorge Russinke. Michel Mendez. Plus 12 studios open to the public: Annie M., Phillip Avello, Franks Christopher, Joseph T. Woodward, Ninoska Perez Castellon, Katey Penner, Delfi Art Gallery, Santos E. Mendez, Mildrey Guillot, Fredy Villamil, Viernes Culturales Exhibition Space, and Mink’a Exhibit Space.Elsa Delgado
Mariana Ravenet Ramírez, daughter of Cuban painter Domingo Ravenet is pleased to invite Cuban art lovers to the launch of the book on her father. Ravenet book, published by Fundación Arte Cubano, is an example of the multifaceted artistic work of this representative of the first Cuban pictorial art from 1923 to 1969.The presentation will be held in Spanish.
Adapted from shojo manga artist Akimi Yoshida’s Umimachi Diary (Diary of a Seaside Town), Our Little Sister may be considered a contemporary successor to Kon Ichikawa’s masterpiece The Makioka Sisters. Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda who also directed 2013 Cannes Jury Prize winner, Like Father, Like Son.Before the film presentation, attendees will experience the thunderous and spirited rhythms of Fushu Daiko, Japanese Taiko drumming group.
Free and Open to the Public! For those who prefer trekking, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMC&VB) launches the 3rd edition of The Art of Black, a platform that promotes multicultural exhibits under one umbrella. Miami is diverse and we want to be.
In the spirit of Art Basel Week, Umbrellas of Little Havana Festival will showcase beautiful patio umbrellas hand painted by local artists along with their artwork. Umbrellas by Atomik, Marta Ismail, Agustin Gainza, Didi March, Annie M, Byron Marin, Katey Penner, Jorge de Lara, Astrid Alcayaga, Giselle Fajardo, Perla Gonzalez, Olivia Elejalde, and Sila Rangel, among others.
Amanda Delboni, Anna Mallmann and Fernanda Frangetto: Pragmatic. These three artists beautifully blend their pragmatic processes with their artistic creativity to develop powerful artwork: Painting, sculptur, ceramic.
December 1, 2017 – January 10, 2018. Catalog by art historians and curators Carla Stellweg and Rafael DiazCasas.Rosabal (b.1935) the youngest of 10 Pintores Concretos. The exhibition showcases Rosabal’s body of work from 1960 to the present.
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.
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.
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.
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.