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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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