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Through the Looking Glass @ WMODA

Through the Looking Glass @ WMODA

Visual Arts

Published 11/5/21

It is 150 years since Lewis Carroll wrote his sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the stories are as surreal and mind-boggling today. Follow down the rabbit hole into the WMODA Wonderland to see glass stilettos to make Alice swoon, wearable “glasskinis” and corsets, and mannequins modeling recycled glass. You’ll be blown away by a glass duet shattering all illusions of music and art. At noon on Saturday, December 4th, in the spectacular setting of the Chihuly glass collection at WMODA, artists in our community will be experimenting “beyond the bubble” in glass. Wynwood glass artist, Rob Stern, will be improvising on musical instruments made of glass with keyboard responses from Dave Rosenthal.Dave is a multi-disciplinary artist and self-professed sound and light chaser. He has mapped the sounds of glass making at Rob’s furnace to compose an original musical score of synthesized sounds. Their innovative performance of Resonance will symbolize the cycle of …

LUX Doral: A Large-Scale, Immersive Art Initiative in Downtown Doral

LUX Doral: A Large-Scale, Immersive Art Initiative in Downtown Doral

Visual Arts

Published 11/1/21

“From custom murals and sculptures to innovative entertainment, like George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® in the Park, artfulness has always played a significant role in Downtown Doral, and LUX Doral will elevate this by further connecting the Downtown Doral community, patrons and visitors through shared art experiences,” said Ana-Marie Codina Barlick, CEO of Codina Partners, the developers of Downtown Doral. “We are grateful for the tremendous team who helped us bring our vision to life, including Martin Posta, Forecast Public Art and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland, in addition to the City of Doral.”Engaging artists from across the globe, LUX Doral is a combination of permanent installations, as well as an ongoing series of rotating exhibitions and performances to the Downtown Doral community. LUX Doral will kick off by previewing the first four works of the initiative:Lightweave Designed by New York City based art studio, SOFTlab, …

Murals on the Mile by Chalk & Brush

Murals on the Mile by Chalk & Brush

Visual Arts

Published 10/12/21

Exhibited through September 2022, the decorative displays are designed to inspire residents and visitors to safely visit downtown Coral Gables and delight in the unique aspects of one of South Florida’s most cherished neighborhoods.City officials marked the completion of the murals with an unveiling event on Friday, Oct.1 attended by Mayor Vince Lago, Commissioner XX, XX, City Manager Peter Iglesias, and Coral Gables BID Executive Director Aura Reinhardt.“We are excited for the community to see Murals on the Mile and enjoy all the wonderful restaurants and shops that surround them,” said Julian Perez, the City’s Economic Development director. “We invite visitors from near and far to come explore our inaugural mural initiative and experience the joy of the lively images first-hand.”The murals were developed by Chalk & Brush, which is headed by local husband and wife designers Cinthia Santos and Benjamin Levy. They share positive messages and incorporate interactive …

World-renowned artist Romero Britto shares artistic talent with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Inspiration4 mission

World-renowned artist Romero Britto shares artistic talent with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Inspiration4 mission

Visual Arts

Published 9/22/21

Britto will participate in several in-person and virtual activities to raise awareness and support for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®With his artistic talent and generous spirit, Britto is sure to bring color and vision to Inspiration4 events in the coming weeks. Britto’s support will include:·   Sketching blank coloring pages for the Inspiration4 crew to bring to life in space. The crew’s art pages will be auctioned off to benefit St. Jude after the space mission.·   Designing a t-shirt that will be unveiled at an event benefitting St. Jude after the Inspiration4 crew returns from space.·   Finishing an original art piece live during a private dinner surrounded by vintage planes in a hangar in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sept. 14 were auctioned off on CharityBuzz.·   Hosting a virtual art party with a member of the Inspiration4 crew and a lucky auction winner.In honor of …

Delray Beach Art Trail and First Friday Art Walk

Delray Beach Art Trail and First Friday Art Walk

Visual Arts

Published 9/17/21

“The purpose of Delray Beach Art Trail is to prominently share the breadth and depth of artwork and culture that Delray Beach offers, inviting the community and visitors from around the world to discover hidden gems that secure the city’s place as a dynamic arts destination in South Florida,” said Laura Simon, Executive Director, Delray Beach DDA. Delray Beach is exploding with cultural adventures, now is the time to explore the art scene.”Delray Beach Art Trail is self-guided and free. A QR sign is featured at each location connecting the visitor to www.delrayarttrail.com. The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) created the website to showcase the vast collection of artistic offerings throughout Delray Beach. More than 75 installations, 40+ murals, 35+ art galleries and studios, and eight cultural centers are featured with photos, descriptions, and address.  “We are excited to showcase Delray Beach’s range of public and private art to students, …

North Miami Officials Announce New Artists Leading Its Art in Public Places Initiative

North Miami Officials Announce New Artists Leading Its Art in Public Places Initiative

Visual Arts

Published 9/16/21

Miami-based artist Dinizulu Gene Tinnie, was commissioned for a metal sculpture titled “Giver of Life,” that will be the first of many artworks within the Pioneer Boulevard Sculpture Garden. This next phase of the NMCRA’s Art in Public Places program will transform undeveloped areas into attractive displays of public art that reflect North Miami’s vibrant and diverse culture."We are proud to announce the next phase of our Art in Public Places program and build upon the efforts we started earlier this year with the new displays in Griffing Park,” said North Miami Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime, Chairman of the North Miami CRA Board. "These beautification efforts will enhance the experience of all residing in and visiting our community, attracting new businesses that in turn, support our growing local economy. Congratulations to all the wonderful artists chosen to participate."For the NMCRA's U-Wrap NOMI project, five selected artists created unique, digital designs that will be …

Picks of the Week: Art Exhibits, Outdoor Fun and More...

Picks of the Week: Art Exhibits, Outdoor Fun and More...

Visual Arts

Published 9/3/21

IS PROJECTS: MAKE YOUR OWN LEATHER TRAVEL JOURNALSeptember 4th at 11:00 amIn this workshop, each student will learn the basic principles of bookbinding while making a completely customized and unique soft cover leather travel journal. We will start by cutting raw leather to make the perfect cover. Then we will learn how to prepare the paper and sew it to the leather cover to make a long-lasting, sturdy travel journal. More event details here.FLAMINGO GARDENS: BIG BUGS FINAL WEEKENDThrough September 6thJoin Flamingo Gardens for the Final Weekend of David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibit of giant insect sculptures. Visitors of all ages will enjoy 10 larger-than-life sculptures created by artist David Rogers including a 10' tall Daddy Long Legs and a 17' long Praying Mantis! Inside the Gallery you will discover some of the fascinating insects of South Florida and the Everglades, including live specimens and educational interactives! Final Weekend features special education stations and bug …

Picks of the Week: Art Workshop, Exhibits, and More..

Picks of the Week: Art Workshop, Exhibits, and More..

Visual Arts

Published 5/14/21

HISTORYMIAMI MUSEUM: WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPMay 14th at 6:00 pmLearn about painting fruits and vegetables from your garden or market using basic watercolor techniques. Donna will paint brightly colored peppers and you can follow along with her as she paints. The skills you learn in this short class can be used to paint any of your favorite fruits and vegetables More event details here.SANDRELL RIVERS THEATER: CINDERELLA, A FRACTURED FAIRY TALEMay 15th at 11:00 amTake the classic story of Cinderella, mix in elements of comedy, slapstick, music, acrobatics and magic, and you've got a new version of an old story that leaves kids (and adults) begging for more! The show is great for primary grades, and older students that appreciate the flippant comic style of this “Fractured Fairy Tale”. The fun is put to good use in the classroom since Sunshine Standards for literature, theatre and reading are included in FTF's teacher guidelines. More event details here.DEERING ESTATE: SUNRISE …

100+ Teachers Enjoy Free Visit to Flagler Museum

100+ Teachers Enjoy Free Visit to Flagler Museum

Visual Arts

Published 4/6/21

Held in conjunction with the Palm Beach County School District's Spring Break week, educators from more than 60 local schools, as well as those teaching in virtual and home-school programs, enjoyed free admission from Tuesday, March 16th through Friday, March 19th.Each educator also received free educational resources to take back to their classrooms, as well as a special thank you gift. Teacher Appreciation Hours were generously underwritten by Templeton & Company."It was so wonderful to provide this retreat to teachers, who have been working in extraordinary circumstances this school year and deserve a giant thank you," said Allison Goff, Member and Visitors Services Director at the Flagler Museum. "The Flagler Museum is grateful to Templeton & Company for helping us to provide our classroom heroes with this opportunity to enjoy the beauty and elegance of our historical architecture and our collection of fine art." The Flagler Museum also welcomed approximately 200 children …

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