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carol todaro: bell, book and candle/ miami

[THROUGH FEBRUARY 25, 2017]

 

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The University of Miami is pleased to present Carol Todaro: Bell, Book and Candle. Curated by Milly Cardoso, Bell, Book and Candle showcases Carol Todaro’s new and selected artists’ books, sculpture and works on paper.  These elegant pieces are lyrical and emotional, directing the viewer to react and recollect. For Todaro, the book is an emblem that can evoke an emotional or narrative response.


pink noise: flexing the frequency/ FORT LAUDERDALE

[THROUGH february 25, 2017]

 

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Pink Noise: Flexing the Frequency, on view at Girls' Club, demonstrates the prevalence of the feminine association of the color pink in contemporary art and life. Works by contemporary artists in the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz - and beyond - embody the current ambivalence about pink, either embracing it and amplifying its message or rejecting it as limiting, outdated and trite. The artists in Pink Noise produce works in a diverse range of media: photography, painting, performance, fiber art, drawing and sculpture. The more than 30 artists re-define traditionally "female" topics such as motherhood, performance, identity and objectification with a skeptical and discerning eye; and take on new topics once considered outside the female domain.


 

Alvin ailey dance theater/ MIAMI

[THROUGH FEBRUARY 26, 2017]

 

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world’s favorite dance companies, returns by popular demand to Miami for its only South Florida engagement at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County fromFebruary 23-26, 2017. Led by Miami native Robert Battle in his sixth season as Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey’s extraordinary dancers will move audiences with acclaimed premieres, includingr-Evolution, Dream., a world premiere by veteran Ailey dancer Hope Boykin, and Ella, a company premiere by Robert Battle, honoring Ella Fitzgerald during her centennial year. Alvin Ailey’s perennial, crowd-pleasing masterpiece Revelations -- an American classic acclaimed as a must-see and recognized by U.S. Senate resolution -- will provide the inspiring finale at each of the five performances.Ailey’s 2017 Miami visit ispart of a 19-city North American Tour.  For additional information, please visit www.alvinailey.org.

 


REINTERPRETING THE PIONEER/ FORT LAUDERDALE

[THROUGH MARCH 5, 2017]

 

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Fort Lauderdale History Museum kicks off ‘Reinterpreting the Pioneer through Outsider Art’ - a three-month exhibition exploring distinctive culture through the lens of noted self taught artists and Creatives making art outside of conventional society. Leaders from academia join the conversation discussing art, architecture, design and discovering the beauty of the vernacular here in South Florida. Panels and presentations of visual art, archaeology, architecture/design, dance, theater, literature and more!

 


FRESH CUP OF ART TOURS / FORT LAUDERDALE

[MARCH 16/ APRIL 13, 2017] 

 

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Led by the County's Public Art Administrator, Leslie Fordham, the tour explores 10 public art pieces followed by conversation and a cup of specialty brewed coffee by CoffeeHub. The Fresh Cup of Art will view paintings and sculptures, commissioned primarily in the 1980s for the Main Library through the Public Art & Design program, and includes scale models created by artists to demonstrate concepts. In addition to viewing art there will be discussions about public art funding and the selection process.
 

I DO, I DO! / KEY WEST

[THROUGH MARCH 18, 2017]

 

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In this tuneful and heartwarming musical, presented at the Red Barn Theatre, we follow Agnes and Michael through 50 years of marital bliss, infidelity, children, incompatibility, old age, and simply joys. From the creators of “The Fantastics”, this endearing musical spans the years of 1895 to 1945, rolling out one catchy song after another in this bedroom comedy.

 

 

francie bishop good: comus/ miami beach

[THROUGH MARCH 25, 2017]

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Comus by Francie Bishop Good at the David Castillo Gallery is a yearbook spread routed to portrait gallery. They belong to the artist, class of 1967 and her mother, class of 1942. They belong to the collective subjectivity of Allentown High School alumna. They belong to Allentown, Pennsylvania, to the embodied affects of memory, to the viewer, complicit in present constructions of alternative pasts. The viewer gazes over her left shoulder in cat-eye spectacles, a wide headband girding her shoulder-length flip. An overexposed oil slick hooks her mouth and obscures her neck, coaxing two tectonic plates from the formal topography of a face.


a shared legacy: folk art in america/ palm BEACH

[THROUGH MARCH 26, 2017]

 

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A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America at The Society of The Four Arts offers a stunning presentation of American folk art made primarily in rural areas of New England, the Midwest, and the South between 1800 and 1920. The exhibition showcases more than 60 works by some of the most admired 19th-century American artists. Included are rare and very fine portraits by such artists as Ammi Phillips and John Brewster, Jr.; vivid still lifes, allegorical scenes and landscapes, including a mature Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks (above); whimsical trade signs and figure and animal sculptures; unique household objects and distinctive examples of furniture from the German-American community. In total, they exemplify the breadth of American creative expression during a period of enormous political, social, and cultural change in the United States.

 


black florida: pompano beach/ Pompano beach

[THROUGH MARCH 31, 2017]

 

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Johanne Rahaman is an emerging documentary photographer, working in both digital and film formats since 2002. The Bailey Contemporary Arts has invited this artist to expand her most recent project to Pompano Beach, which she has begun to do starting this October, 2016. Black Florida is an ongoing photographic archive of shifting urban and rural spaces occupied by the Black communities throughout the State of Florida. Rahaman’s images consists of environmental portraits, landscape, architectural and still life images, underscoring the urgency and importance of recording these neighborhoods that are in a constant state of flux.

 


SHARON DANIEL: SECRET INJUSTICES, 2007-2016 / BOCA RATON

[THROUGH april 1, 2017]

 

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This exhibition of work by scholar and artist Sharon Daniel will present a series of interactive and multi-media installation projects that document the secret injustices of the criminal justice system and the prison industrial complex. Daniel creates digital media art that engages the public in a critical dialogue about crime and punishment and challenges the assumption that imprisonment provides a solution to social problems. The exhibition has been developed in collaboration with Wendy Hinshaw from the Department of English and a multi-disciplinary group of college faculty focused on exploring the use of new digital technologies for the presentation of research and scholarship.


Baking history: past-forward at wynwood's true artistic pioneer / miami

[THROUGH APRIL 7, 2017]

 

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"Baking History" features a timeline with source materials, historic articles, photographs and artwork tracing the history of the Bakehouse from its opening in 1925 as a Merita Bread Bakery to its founding as Wynwood’s first arts organization. The Bakehouse’s impact on public art is depicted with sketches, maquettes and photographs of past, present and future public art projects from current and former Bakehouse artists. 

 


marking the infinite: contemporary women artists from aboriginal australia / MIAMI

[THROUGH may 7, 2017]

 

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Marking the Infinite at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum features the works of Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.  Hailing from remote areas across the island continent, these nine artists are revered matriarchs, commanding leadership roles and using art to empower their respective communities. Their works offer a glimpse into the diverse contemporary art practice of Aboriginal Australia, with subject matter ranging from remote celestial bodies and the native bush plum’s tiny flowers to venerable crafts traditions and women’s ceremonies. Every mark bears testament to natural and cosmological cycles. They are marks upon the infinite, asserting our shared humanity and differences in experiencing and valuing the same planet.

 

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