IlluminArts, Miami’s Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Series, is thrilled to announce the upcoming presentation of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition, “the little match girl passion” inspired by the highly anticipated Doris Salcedo exhibition at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Directed by R. B. Schlather, the staging will be created as a live performance event over one week in the museum from May 27 - 31, with rehearsals open to museum visitors, creating a spontaneous interplay of process and audience, and culminating in a free public presentation June 2, 2016 at 7:00PM. With an all-star cast led by soprano Anne Carolyn Bird, this collaboration promises to explode perceptions of how classical music can be consumed in the 21st century, and brings a world-class musical event to South Florida audiences.
Meet Haitian and Caribbean authors. Attend readings and panels. FREE books and StoryArts activities for kids. Haitian and Caribbean food, dance, music, and more! Workshops for writers! Hosted by Sosyete Koukouy and Miami Book Fair.
Key West musicians come together to perform in this exclusive concert experience: a celebratory night of live music featuring the best talent this island has to offer! Presented by the Key West Theater, all shows feature the Rambler Band which includes Nick Norman, Jeff Clark, Caffeine Carl, Ericson Holt, Claire Finley, James Whitehead, Robyn Whitehead, Daryl Brook, Randy Morrow, Derik Reay and Joey Marchiano.
The Bass Museum of Art's bassX gallery announces Human Factory by Miami-based sculptor and designer Emmett Moore. Moore creates inventive pieces that combine objects to test the limits of their form and function. Many of his works explore conditions of display. For this exhibition, Moore takes inspiration from the quintessential design manual “Human Dimension and Interior Space” by Julius Pinero and Martin Zelnik. Using standard calculations from the source book as referents for the scale and dimensions of this new body of work, Moore creates a trio of sculptures that challenge and call attention to the human body’s relation to designed forms.
Spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay, Everglades National Park is the only subtropical wilderness in North America. It is known for its rich wildlife, particularly large wading birds, and it is the only place in the world where both alligators and crocodiles coexist. The Everglades National Park artist-in-residence program offers artists the opportunity to live and work in this unique environment for one calendar month. The works completed during or following the residency will represent and resonate with the Everglades for present and future generations, giving park visitors and the general public an opportunity to see our heritage through the filter of the artists. Each AIRIE Fellow thus becomes an “ambassador” of the Everglades in the world.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale presents "Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945 – 1968." The exhibition explores the remarkable period of creativity in Italy that gave rise to Italian high fashion (alta moda) and was notable for extraordinary contributions in art, architecture, cinema, theater and photography. The exhibition traces the development of Italian high fashion and examines the crucial role Italy played in its international success.
Famed Key West mixed-media artist Roberta Marks will be featured in a retrospective at the Key West Art & Historical Society focusing on a progression of her work, from the past to the present. Her constructions, fabricated using found, bought or gifted objects and materials, are portrayed as stage sets, representing the artist’s existence, her personal landscape.
In response to the renewed interest in artist prints, editions, books and other multiples, Girls’ Club presents "Self-Proliferation," an exhibition of works by more than thirty artists from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. Selected by New York-based independent curator Micaela Giovannotti, works in the exhibition express the natural female propensity for replication and fecundity. The majority of works are created as multiples - artist books, prints, photographs, videos. They manifest the fungible nature of contemporary art production and collection today, and exhibit an easy familiarity with technology. The supremacy of the original masterwork is sidestepped in favor of a more accessible and, at the same time, more radical awareness of the artwork within the marketplace.
Miami Dade College (MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) and CINTAS Foundation announce the opening of two fellowships: the 2016-2017 CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition and the 2016-17 CINTAS-Knight Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts. All submission materials must be received by Friday, July 1, 2016. Competition details, program requirements and application forms can be found at www.cintasfoundation.org.
On the heels of renewed diplomatic relations and travel between the United States and Cuba, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University presents an exhibition exploring our two nations’ past connections and first major period of cultural exchange, from 1920 to 1959. "Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction" sheds light on the glamour and exoticism of tourism campaigns that lured Americans to their southerly neighbor, as well as the remarkable impact of Cuban culture in the U.S. that resulted from this contact—from rumba and mambo to Afro-Cuban jazz and Latin nightclubs. Complementing the hundreds of photographs, posters, and promotional ephemera on display will be a series of reproduction record album covers and a floor installation of Arthur Murray dance steps in The Wolfsonian’s historic lobby, together activating the museum’s first floor with a summer-long celebration of Cuban music and dance.
"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.
"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.
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