Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on February 4, 2010
Voodoo gods depicted in brightly painted resin by Haitian painter and sculptor Edouard Duval Carrié sun themselves in an outdoor exhibit at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens through March. Pieces include the goddess of love, Ezrulie, and the god of war, Ogou. Admission to the 4.5-acre green space, which houses orchids, tropical plants and trees and a Japanese garden, is free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7256 or www.mbgarden.org.
Australian artist Tracey Moffatt’s exhibit "The Cabinet," comprised mostly of video and photography, presents a story based on images and memories Ms. Moffatt has from watching TV and movies in her childhood. Ends May 2. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. $6-$8. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
"Summer’s Gonna Hurt You," an installation by New York-based artist Charles Koegel, features drawings and video that exaggerate architectural creations and designs. The concept behind the display is to depict architecture that grows as spontaneously as nature — a response to urban development. Ends March 2. Dimensions Variable, 171 NE 38th St., Miami. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dimensionsvariable.net.
The first Florida International Fine Art Fair, housed in the newly designed 100,000-square-foot pavilion where Art Miami was held in the midtown arts district, is to feature American and European paintings, sculptures, antiques and more. The Art Miami Pavilion, Northeast First Avenue between Northeast 32nd and 31st streets, Miami. Ends Feb. 7. Details: www.fifafmiami.com.
The Lowe Museum hosts a cocktail reception and exhibition preview of "Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection." The exhibit features large-scale paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and mixed-media works of 40 Cuba-born artists. 7-10 p.m. Lowe Art Museum on the University of Miami’s campus, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. $10. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
Peruse the works of local artists, grab a bite to eat and enjoy live entertainment at the monthly Coconut Grove Art Stroll. 7-11 p.m. 2911 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 726-1466 or www.myspace.com/coconutgroveartstroll.
Local artist César Trasobares talks about Miami art "Free and On and Off the Street" as part of the Miami Art Museum’s "Art in Miami" morning lecture series. Ends with a docent-led tour of the museum. Coffee and muffins will be served at 10 a.m. Lecture starts at 10:30 a.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $5 members. $10 nonmembers. Details: (305) 375-4073 or email@example.com or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Artist Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova speaks about his "An Uneven Floor" site-specific installation, which features 2,700 square feet of unleveled floor covered in pink carpet. 6:30 p.m. Locust Projects, 155 NE 38th St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-8570 or www.locustprojects.org.