The Outside the Box event series features performances by YoungArts alumni on the YoungArts Plaza. On March 18, 2017 composer, performer, violinist, and band-leader Daniel Bernard Roumain will transform his audience on the YoungArts Campus with his unique, energetic and experiential sound.
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.
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 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.
Directed and co-starred by Ana Graham and Antonio Vega, A Special Day is based on Ettore Scola's 1977 Oscar-winning Italian film Una Giornata Particolare. Graham and Vega create their own universe with the help of one piece of chalk that transports the audience to Mussolini’s Italy. The audience is invited to join the Mexican actors as they control the light and sounds in an empty stage at the Colony Theatre on Miami Beach.
Angular steel and open horizons complement each other in surprising ways in this pairing of well-regarded Key West artists at The Studios of Key West. Cindy Wynn utilizes welding, torch-cutting and grinding to create her signature works. For her, the quest to acquire scrap metal and the process of learning new machine techniques are driving forces to create. Susan Sugar captures Key West’s tumultuous summer skies, painting on site in watercolor at dawn and dusk. Later she transforms her collection of delicate watercolors into large oils in her studio.
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.
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" 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 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.