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Picks of the Week: Exhibits, Virtual Experiences, and More...

Picks of the Week: Exhibits, Virtual Experiences, and More...

Visual Arts

Published 3/4/21

LOWE ART MUSEUM: THE ART OF MINDFULNESS March 9th at 1:00 pmJoin the Lowe Art Museum for a live virtual guided Mindfulness practice. Recharge, refresh, and cultivate greater present moment awareness with our two guided mindfulness practices. More event details here.CORAL GABLES: KIKI SMITH, BLUE NIGHTThrough May 2ndKiki Smith’s site-inspired installation, Blue Night, consists of forty-two animal constellations. Kiki has long been fascinated with the heavens, human relationship to nature, and constellations. Each Animal constellation is made from transparent blue plexiglass sheets with mirrored drawings bonded to the surface. More event details here.JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA: FENG SHUI YOUR HOME & CHANGE YOUR LIFEMarch 9th at 7:00 pmIn this workshop, you will explore Westernized Feng Shui and learn how our homes mirror who we are and what we are experiencing in our daily lives. You will reflect on your lives and discover new ways to shift the energy of our homes. More event details …

NMCRA Call to Artists

NMCRA Call to Artists

Visual Arts

Published 2/26/21

Created in 1946 and named for the City’s cofounder, Arthur Mertlow Griffing, the park is located on the aptly named Griffing Boulevard, between NE 123rd Street and West Dixie Highway, Griffing Park is a short walk from the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), the North Miami City Hall and the MoCA Plaza—the heart of the City’s downtown core. And, directly across the boulevard from the park, a community center shares the lot with a shuffleboard court as well as a small concrete structure.We’re all about the heART of the city, and as such, are transforming Griffing Park, a 5.4-acre triangular oasis in Downtown North Miami, using designs and vibrant colors reflective of the area’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. NMCRA seeks to commission original art for its Public Utility Box art initiative, turning the drab into attractive pieces of public art reflective of the City’s diversity and longstanding support of the arts. NMCRA is accepting proposals, each of which …

Wynwood Walls is Now Open!

Wynwood Walls is Now Open!

Visual Arts

Published 1/27/21

Under this new structure, guests are able to enjoy an abundance of exciting features including access to complimentary WiFi and the launch of the Wynwood Walls App, which displays interactive guided tours and virtual maps. As Wynwood Walls begins a new chapter, visitors are invited to experience extensive programming throughout the year and a new annual membership program for frequent visitors. Ticket Pricing: Adults - $10 Seniors - $7.50 Students - $5 (Student ID Required) Military - $5 (Military ID Required) Children (under 12 yr.) – Free (ticket still required) Add a gallery visit to any of the above tickets $2 (free for children) Wynwood Walls Annual Memberships:Solo Writer ($50 individual membership) - One Adult One year of free general admission to Wynwood WallsEarly access or discounted tickets to special exhibitions in GGA GalleriesExclusive invitations to Artist Talks and Members-Only Receptions Early access to artist …

 New Public Art Initiative - Illuminate Coral Gables

New Public Art Initiative - Illuminate Coral Gables

Visual Arts

Published 1/5/21

The public art initiative will be on view Feb. 12 – Mar. 14, 2021. Curated by Lance Fung with Catherine Cathers, Jennifer Easton, and Rosie Gordon-Wallace, ICG, has been created for specific outdoor locations throughout Coral Gables. ICG’s eight projects include video projections, sculpture, and art installations by a stellar group of local, national, and international artists including Kiki Smith and Cai Guo-Qiang. Seven of the artworks are new site-specific commissions. ICG is a project of the Coral Gables Community Foundation.Blue Night, sponsored by the City of Coral Gables is Smith’s project, which will be installed in Giralda Plaza, and is a continuation of her interest in constellations. Forty-two suspended mirrored renderings of animal constellations from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres will reflect light through transparent blue backgrounds: holographic vinyl denotes the stars that comprise the constellations. An Augmented Reality (AR) component will …

Miami Art Week Guide

Miami Art Week Guide

Visual Arts

Published 12/1/20

Art Beat Miami 7th Annual FestivalWednesday - Sunday The 7th annual Art Beat Miami is five days of art, culture, food, fashion, and music experience inspired by Haiti and the Caribbean during Art Basel/Miami Art Week. This year, Art Beat Miami will take place virtually from December 2nd to December 6th. In its seventh year, South Floridians and the world will see art from 40 emerging and renowned artists from the Caribbean and around the world. Attendees will feel the beat of Haitian music at the Art Beat Miami online Preview Party featuring KAI headlined by Richard Cave opening the Art Fair on Wednesday, December 2nd. See full schedule here.Art Miami and CONTEXT Art MiamiThese two art fairs will take place exclusively on Artsy. From December 2nd through the 20th, explore booths, experience our online event, and buy work directly from our roster of 150+ premier galleries on the largest and leading global online marketplace for fine art.Art OutsideArt Outside is a public art …

Five new Sculptures by Local Artists

Five new Sculptures by Local Artists

Visual Arts

Published 11/3/20

All the works were created by artists from Monroe County. The pieces were selected from a competitive application process. The sculptures are also available for purchase from the individual artists. This is a wonderful asset to the Key West community and allows everyone access to the arts.The following artists and their works are all on display:“Red Obelisk” by artist Adam Russell“Hawksbill Reef” by artist Trish Pleasant“Ann’s Girl” by artist Bill Lorraine“Cetacean (Fishtrick)” by artist Time Marshall Curtis“Catfish” by artist Paola Effio (see below)There are plans to add a sixth sculpture by artist, John Martini. Also gracing the pocket park is a series of art benches, created by artist Colin Selig, which are made from recycled propane tanks. The benches are brightly colored, adding a whimsical, tropical splash of color to the public seating.Take some time to come check out the new art at the pocket park which is located at the Southern end of Duval Street, 1400 …

Call to Artists!

Call to Artists!

Visual Arts

Published 8/14/20

The Monroe County Art in Public Places Ordinance mandates that one percent (1%) of new County building construction costing a minimum of $500,000 and renovations costing a minimum of $100,000 be set aside to fund this program. The AIPP Committee reviews and recommends projects to the Board of County Commissioners, and is responsible for the commission and purchase of art. The application and information is available on the homepage of the Arts Council website, www.keysarts.com. Application requirements include an Artist Statement, current resume, 5 to 10 images of recent artwork application and a cover page. Please see application for further details on how to complete the application. The deadline for applications is Thursday; September 3rd, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Applications must be electronically submitted (emailed) to the County’s Purchasing Department. Please DO NOT mail or attempt to deliver in-person any sealed application response. Mailed/delivered Application Proposals …

MIAMI ART STRONG LAUNCHES

MIAMI ART STRONG LAUNCHES

Visual Arts

Published 7/15/20

Miami Art Strong will kick off on July 16th, with the launch of an interactive digital marketing campaign that invites local audiences to share the local art experiences that inspire them and keep them hopeful about the future using the hashtag #MiamiArtStrong.The arts are a powerful force, allowing us to express our humanity through a spectrum of emotions, from joy to sadness and nostalgia. Most importantly, the arts allow us to connect with one another, and address the profound cultural and societal frameworks that make up our present-day reality. In a moment of collective reckoning, the arts encourage reflection, ignite necessary conversations, and create empathy among our widely diverse communities. Over the last decade, Miami’s arts community has flourished into one that truly resonates with the city’s multicultural and multilingual public. From world-class museums to renowned symphonies and dance companies, artist residencies and studio spaces, and a thriving community …

COCONUT GROVE BANNERS ARE PIECES OF ART

COCONUT GROVE BANNERS ARE PIECES OF ART

Visual Arts

Published 7/15/20

Poetry is blooming in Coconut Grove.Miami’s original arts district is exhibiting 100 Zip code-inspired poems, printed on banners placed on streetlight posts throughout the neighborhood.The Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (BID) partnered with the literary arts organization O, Miami for the exhibit, which was designed to welcome residents back outdoors while inviting nonresidents to discover the area through poetry.At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered galleries, museums and performance venues, these poems are providing passers-by with a safe way to enjoy public art in a scenic, outdoor setting, according to the exhibition’s organizers. Visitors can wander through the area wearing a mask, social distancing and observing art – finding a new poem every couple hundred feet as if participating in a treasure hunt.“This is a unique and special and local art and literature experience that people can experience in a very safe manner,” says Abigael Mahony, …

Fairchild Garden Reopened May 6th

Fairchild Garden Reopened May 6th

Visual Arts

Published 5/7/20

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will ensure the health and safety of its guests, staff and volunteers while welcoming back a limited number of visitors to stroll the garden’s sprawling pathways and lush, tropical landscape. Situated on 83 acres of manicured and protected green space, the historic garden is filled with more than 6,000 rare, exotic and colorful plants, making Fairchild Garden the ideal outdoor location to visit for those looking to get out of the house while avoiding air travel and densely populated areas.  New operational hours will be from 10:00AM-4:00PM, with visits limited to two (2) hour blocks: 10:00AM; 12:00PM; 2:00PM, each block permits only 100 guests at a time and will be strictly enforced. Seniors and those who identify as vulnerable have priority and access from 7:00-9:00AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Ticket reservations are available and are solely available online by visiting www.FairchildGarden.org. The box office will not be …

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