Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on June 11, 2009
The Museum of Contemporary Art and Tresart host an exhibit by Cuban artist Kcho. The collection features several works in a variety of media that examine migration and the sea. Ends June 24. Project Space, 12500 NE 8th Ave., North Miami. Details: www.mocanomi.org.
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.
LOOKING TOWARD THE LIGHTS
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.
"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.
Arts at St. John’s and the Miami Beach Botanical Garden host 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. Ends June 12. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 613-2325 or www.artsatstjohns.com.
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts another installment of its contemporary-art boot camp. Education Curator Adrienne Von Lates’ lecture will cover the work of modern visionary artists. 7:30 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The Charest-Weinberg Gallery hosts the opening of an exhibition by Pedro Barbeito and Jason Gringler. Mr. Barbeito’s collection investigates the impact of the Internet and digital image making on the history and language of painting. The pieces in Mr. Gringler’s collection are inspired by the industrial environment and focuses on building a painting through its parts. 6-9 p.m. 250 NW 23rd St., space 408, Miami. Details: www.charest-weinberg.com.