The Coral Gables Art Cinema presents, "Trueba, Jonás: Films from the Life." Once in a blue moon comes a filmmaker with a voice of his own, a story to tell and a passion to share it with us devoid of compromise. Such a director is Jonás Trueba, whose father Fernando and uncle David are celebrated moviemakers in their own right. Years from now, we'll look back on Jonás' initial triptych as a time capsule. Surely this is how it was to be young and alive in Madrid at the dawn of the 21st century.
Please join us Saturday, August 6th 6-8pm at SALT Gallery for the opening reception of Greg Sobran's exhibit "Recent Paintings from Near and Far." An acclaimed impressionistic painter, Greg's newest exhibit features more than a dozen new oil on linen vistas of our island and select others from Greg's travels.
"In the Beginning was the Word: Works by Corita Kent," an exhibition originating at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, presents a collection of fifty works by Corita Kent (also known as Sister Mary Corita) bursting with color and meaningful text, selected to showcase the artist’s Pop Art legacy and memorable calls-to-action for social justice. Part of the Pop Art canon, Corita Kent (1918-1986) is finally receiving overdue recognition and celebration. Her work had been considered as overlooked by many, until as recently as 2015 when the Andy Warhol Museum presented the first full-scale survey of Corita's work covering over 30 years of her artistic career.
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens hosts "Shadows of the Floating Worlds: Paper Cuts by Hiromi Moneyhun." The Kyoto-born artist Hiromi Mizugai Moneyhun has developed a unique artistic voice that combines traditional Japanese art forms and the bold intensity found in contemporary graphic illustrations. Hiromi’s three-dimensional cut paper pieces are the result of a multistep process which produces an art that is at once lighthearted fantasy and startlingly alive. This exhibit will explore works from the artist’s Ukiyo-e (Pictures of the Floating World) series, which celebrates the high-fashion courtesans of Japan’s 18thand 19th century pleasure quarters.
"Suddenly Last Summer," an exhibition at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, brings together the work of three South Florida-based artists - Donna Haynes, Michelle Weinberg and Leah Brown - as they are asked to listen to the song "Suddenly Last Summer" by The Motels and create site-specific installations inspired by the song and their designated rooms within the Grand Galleries of the museum. The song evokes melancholy (longing for things lost such as summer love, nature, freedom, daydreaming, rituals, journeys and places). This exhibition is curated by AdrienneRose Gionta.
The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s annual All Florida exhibition, which has been presented at the Museum since 1951, has long been a hallmark for artists in the Sunshine State. Artists creating in all media eagerly await the opening of the show’s submission period year after year, now they can look forward to an invitation. As an institution founded by artists, a more appropriate way to honor and present the artists in the state is to adapt the format to introduce an artist-centered curatorial selection committee. Participants in this year's All Florida Invitational were selected by a panel of five internationally-recognized, Florida-based artists. Each of these distinguished artists then selected five early-career artists also working in our state. The All Florida Invitational brings the work of the artist-selection committee alongside the work of the artists they believe show great promise.
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