Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on June 4, 2009
Cremata Gallery and Alliance Française host the exhibit "Toward Paris." The collection is a panoramic view of the work of more than 30 Cuban artists who have lived in the French capital. Ends June 30. Cremata Gallery, 1646 SW 8th St., Miami. Details: (305) 644-3315 or www.crematagallery.com.
ON THE HORIZON
The Kelley Roy Gallery hosts an exhibit by Sebastian Spreng titled "Handmade Horizons and Songs," which features canvases painted with rich colors as well as isolated figures that reflect the solidarity and inter-connectedness of all people. Ends June 30. Kelley Roy Gallery, 50 NE 29th St., Wynwood. Details: www.kelleyroygallery.com.
The Jewish Museum of Florida hosts Marilyn Cohen’s collage exhibit "Capturing Memories." She creates an entire universe from tiny scraps of historical information while highlighting her subjects’ mood, character, emotion and stature. Ends Oct. 9. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Midori Gallery and the Consulate General of Japan host the exhibit "Triptych: The Narrative Art of Historical Japan." All pieces from the collection are Japanese woodblock prints that create vivid, detailed pictures telling the story of Japanese heroes and legends. Ends June 6. Midori Gallery, 3168 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 443-3399?.
"Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami" explores the impact of African-Americans, Africans, black Caribs and black Hispanics on Miami through historic photographs, oral histories, memorabilia, film and artifacts related to black pioneers, families, laborers, communities and organizations spanning the 100-year history of black migration to Miami. Ends Jan. 24. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler, Miami. Details: (305) 375-1657 or www.hmsf.org.
ART AND FAITH
"NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith," organized by the Menil Collection and PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, brings together an intergenerational group of artists who address the use of rituals in the artistic process and the implications of spirituality in contemporary art. Ends Sept. 13. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmusem.org.
FIRST TIME IN WYNWOOD
The Museum of Contemporary Arts’ Wynwood gallery hosts the first museum exhibition of Miami-native Luis Gispert. The exhibit features works in a variety of media and examines the concept of customization as a means to the sublime. Ends June 27. 404 NW 26th St., Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
Venezuelan artist Nela Ochoa’s exhibit "Genetic Portraits." The multimedia exhibition combines video art, sculpture and performance to explore the genetic code of the human body. Ends Sept. 6. Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., Sweetwater. Details: (305) 348-2890 or www.frostartmuseum.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents the group exhibition "Convention," which examines the effects and roles of conventions, festivals, and other social and professional gatherings through the use of performances, workshops, site-specific installations and video projects. Ends Sept. 13. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
Take a walk through the Shoppes of Mayfair in Coconut Grove and the see the work of more than 35 local and international artists. The evening will also include a children’s art area as well as food-and-beverage samples from nearby restaurants. 7-11 p.m. 2911 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 726-1466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts at St. John’s and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden hosts the opening of a collection of work created from found, discarded and recycled objects titled "Divine Debris & Glorious Trash." The exhibit comprises the work of 15 artists with pieces made of everything from discarded cigar boxes to old car emblems. 7-9 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 613-2325 or www.artsatstjohns.com.
Celebrate the opening of Florida’s first "Kinetic Art" gallery with famed Miami artist L.K. King. Mr. King’s kinetic art features abstract shapes that transform common objects into images that interact with the movement of the viewer. 6:30-9 p.m. 2911 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (786) 266-1547 or www.leonardking.com.