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Sponsored by The Miami Dade County Commissioner, Juan C. Zapata, MDAD (Miami Downtown Arts District) and Car2Go, The Gallery @ McCormick Place and Art is Life invite to this First Friday Downtown Arts Night, June 5th, 6 – 11 pm celebration party: featuring artist Griselda Lechini, live performances and Open Studios. Free admission and free parking. Performances will start at 7:30pm sharp with HistoryMiami’s Artist in Residence Flamenco dancer and choreographer Clarita Filgueiras. At 8:30pm, The Opera Atelier will delight with an unexpected and riveting performance. Throughout the night local Miami artist and DJ, Jonathan Chan will be playing some of Miami’s greatest hits.
When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever…Black Lounge Film Series presents its 3rd Edition of Docs and Books with a special screening of BRONX OBAMA at the Culmer Library in Overtown on Friday, April 12th from 4 – 6 pm. Paired with the book: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama.
Featuring Local Artists: Christopher Carter, Kandy Lopez-Moreno, Duwane Coates, Sharon Norwood, Onajide Shabaka, Rhea Leonard, Adler Guerrier, Asser Saint Val, Morel Doucet, T.Elliot Mansa. This ishow is presented by Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora and Organized by Curator Donnamarie Baptiste at the Ward Rooming House in Overtown. On view until June 27.
Before it closes, visit Miami MoCAAD’s Reconstructing Identity: An Exploration of Identity and Diaspora Through Artistic Practice, a pop-up exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography and drawings. Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 12-6pm; Sat., 1-5pm, until June 27 when the exhibit ends. Historic Ward Rooming House at 249 NW 9th St., Overtown, Miami, Fl. 33136. Exhibition organized by Donnamarie Baptiste.
Hampton Art Lovers presents The Art of a Caged Bird Singing: The Personal Art Collection of Maya Angelou & FrancoFiles, Code Noir: A Visual Exploration of Negritude in New Orleans, Haiti and Senegal at the Historic Ward Rooming House, built in 1925 (249 NW 9th St. Overtown). From July 11th to September 8th.
Moderated by Rosie Gordon-Wallace Artist Talk with Sculptor Basil Watson and Christopher Norwood, Director and Curator of Hampton Art Lovers. The show by Jamaican artist Basil Watson: Awakening, Drawings and Sculptures is on view at the Historic Ward Rooming House. “The harmonious expression of one’s vision of life.”