ICA Miami and O, Miami present a reading by legendary poet and artist John Giorno. A reading by poet Ryan Van Winkle and presentation by Obsolete Media Miami (O.M.M.), a Miami-based film archive organized by artists Kevin Arrow and Barron Sherer, will precede Giorno’s presentation.
The Marathon Theater presents "Taking My Turn," the award-winning, critically acclaimed musical by the same team that collaborated on the hit show "The Me Nobody Knows." "Taking My Turn" was one of the first musicals to deal with aging. The spoken words were collected from interviews with people “in their prime", which became the basis for the non-linear book.
Season One of Nu Deco Ensemble concludes at Wynwood's own Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. Experience the music of Paul Dooley, Andy Akiho, and Jamiroquai with Miami's 21st Century Chamber Orchestra. We are pleased to invite composer and percussionist Andy Akiho and Latin Grammy nominated singer/songwriter/musician Raquel Sofia as our guest artists and collaborators for the evening.
The Miami Zine Fair returns this April 30th with EXILE Books in conjunction with O, Miami Poetry Festival on the HistoryMiami Museum plaza. Celebrate our city’s independent print culture and explore zines from an array of local publishers and regional small presses.
Join us as continue our Artists in Action! series of artist talks and limited edition multiples, with artist and film maker Jillian Mayer during the Flagler Village and FATVillage's monthly Artwalk. Hear directly from the artist about her work, her inspirations, ah-hah! moments, and the influences that have shaped her creative process. Be the first to collect her limited edition book, "Are U Feeling It Yet?," a 28-page, hardcover book in limited edition of 25. Released through the Girls Club Collection, the book shows process photos, sketches and final iterations of Mayer's recent projects as well as aesthetic and conceptual through lines from various art works.
With performances April 30 and May 1 on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s stage, "Ever Happily After" tells the story of all of the classic beloved fairy tale characters going to Cinderella’s ball, with a twist: Cinderella’s fairy godmother is a no-show. Featuring favorites like Pinocchio, Prince Charming, Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) and Penelope (from The Princess and the Pea), this whimsical and charming tale follows Cinderella’s journey to realizing she doesn’t need to be saved; she can save herself.
With over 30 events and 20 projects happening in the course of 30 days, O, Miami inverts the usual festival model: instead of attempting to attract a crowd over a brief period of time, O, Miami spreads poetry all the way to the edges of Miami-Dade County for the duration of an entire month. "Poetry is a living, breathing force that can light up the city. O, Miami is its platform. With poems on popsicles, lamp posts and other unexpected places, and coming alive on the radio, stage and in the streets, the festival helps this art form become part of people’s everyday lives,” said Victoria Rogers, VP/arts for Knight Foundation.
With activities ranging from wacky bed race to a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, the Conch Republic's 10-day birthday party showcases the independent and eccentric spirit that characterizes the Florida Keys.
Celebrated artist Eric Anfinson will exhibit a new collection of paintings at the SALT Island Gallery. He will also hold an artist talk on April 14th. "Artist Eric Anfinson is compelled by the human form and the sense of intimacy color can create; his latest paintings explore the power of red to serve as both parameter and container for emotional impact. The exhibit will feature approximately 15 new oil paintings on linen panel, stretched canvas, and archival paper, showcasing his distinct figurative style, with the thread of red holding them together in its continuum: a bus stop in Tulsa, the Mediterranean sea, intimate moments of a 1920s flapper girl, an other worldly dreamscape."--The Konk Life
Visitors to Miami this winter travel season have a chance to meet a true “Roman Rock Star” up close in the magnificent Lod Mosaic, a 3rd-century CE Roman Mosaic from the Eastern Roman Empire in modern-day Israel. The mosaic continues its transcontinental tour at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, the Smithsonian affiliate in Miami. Presented in association with the Israel Antiquities Authority, the mosaic has attracted crowds at the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Hermitage Museum in Russia. The exhibition in Miami has been generously underwritten by the museum’s patrons Patricia and Phillip Frost and provides a rare opportunity to to see one of the world’s finest, largest and most well-preserved ancient mosaics up close.
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.
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.
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