Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on August 27, 2004
ONE MAN’S TRASH
Tom "Captain Honk" Bintz, an environmental sculptor, presents an exhibition of his artwork created from debris found along coastlines around the world. He has used the trash left by beachgoers as a medium of expression to encourage environmental awareness. Through Sept. 4 at the University of Miami Rostenstiel School Library, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key. Details: (305) 361-4021.
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING
Brazilian artist Jac Lernier will present her first solo US exhibit, Adhesive 44, a display of abstract creations made from normally discarded objects. Ms. Lernier’s work focuses on cigarette packs, airline tickets, envelopes and other throwaways of daily life. Through Oct. 10 at Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Members free; others $5. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF DESIGN
The Wolfsonian-FIU presents an exhibition devoted to the early works of Margaret Bourke-White, who later became Life magazine’s first cover photographer. Through Oct. 10 at 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
The Lowe Art Museum presents an exhibition featuring the political cartoon art of Chan Lowe and Jim Morin, two of South Florida’s political cartoonists. Exhibit art will focus on the Presidential election of 2004 and issues of national concern. 7-8 p.m. tomorrow, lecture by artists’ and opening reception. Book signing by Jim Morin to follow. Exhibit runs through Oct. 21 at the University of Miami, Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Members free; others $5. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
MIAMI BEACH VINTAGE
The Miami Design Preservation League presents its Wish You Were Here art exhibit featuring vintage postcards of Miami Beach’s historic architecture. With more than 200 postcards the historical styles include Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco and Modern. Saturdays, Sundays noon- 5 p.m. through December at the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. Free. Open to public. Details: (305) 672-2014 or www.mdpl.org.
VISIONS OF ART
Allan Casebier, a University of Southern California professor, will lecture on Pablo Picasso’s visit to the Trocadero Museum’s African mask collection in 1907 and Marcel Duchamp’s presentation of a urinal he called "Fountain" to the Society of Independent Artists in 1917. 7:30 p.m. at 2000 S. Dixie Highway, Coconut Grove. $10. Details: (305) 860-2499 or www.miamintelligence.com.
JAZZ TO SEE AND HEAR
JEWELS ON PAPER
Cernuda Arte will host an exhibition, Jewels on Paper, featuring paintings, drawing and sketches on lithographs by masters and contemporary Cuban artists, including Carlos Enriquez, Ponce and Portocarrero. Opening reception 7-10 p.m. Sept. 3. Exhibit open through Oct. 23 at Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 461-1050 or www.cernudaarte.com.
ART IN THE AFTERNOON
The Homestead Art Club will host Art in the Afternoon, an afternoon for the public to view artists at work, see demonstrations by painters, culinary creators and others, share a potluck meal and meet the artists. Every third Saturday at Studio 100, 250 E Palm Dr., Florida City. Details: (786) 243-0447.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Othoniel – Crystal Palace, an exhibition of the glass sculptures created by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. Mr. Othoniel produces his sculptures from glass blown in the workshops of Murano, Italy, precious stones and gauze. Through Tuesday at 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Members free; others $3-$5. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.8i
The Bass Museum of Art presents 347 prints created by Pablo Picasso between March and October 1968. The prints are an introspection, a review, an examination and a confession of Picasso’s life and history. Through Sept. 12 at 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. $4-$6. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
LIBERTY AT MERRICK
The Village of Merrick Park and ART+ Gallery bring the original cast used to create the Statue of Liberty’s head to Merrick Park for public viewing. Designed by French sculptor Frederic Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel, the Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to the US in 1886 in celebration of the US’ 100th anniversary as a free nation. Through Sept. 30 at the Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 529-0200 or www.villageofmerrickpark.com.
MIAMI MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
The first Friday of each month, a night of music, laser-light dynamics, star shows, planetarium shows, workshops and observatory viewing in a fun, educational evening created for the family. 7-10:30 p.m. at 3280 S Miami Ave., Miami. $6-$10. Details: (305) 646-4420 or www.miamisci.org.
MIAMI ART MUSEUM
Every Sunday, the Miami Art Museum offers free admission and guided tours at 2 p.m. The third Thursday of each month, the museum will hold a happy hour with live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 5-8:30 p.m. Members free; others $5. 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: www.miamiartmuseum.com.