Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on March 17, 2011
Inspired by the Chicha poster art of Peru, designs and concepts of more than 50 local and international artists are featured in "Para Mi Gente," an exhibition merging traditional Peruvian propaganda, contemporary art and graphic installations. Participating artists were asked to provide images, which are cut into stencils and collaged into a single Chicha-style piece. On view through April. Primary Flight, 4141 NE Second Ave., suite 104, Miami. Free. Details: (954) 801-3945 or email@example.com or www.primaryflight.com.
ARCHITECTURE AS ART
Hand drawing and painting in the digital age is examined in "The Architecture of Drawing." The exhibit is curated from more than 100 sketchbooks of two architects of different generations, Jacob Brillhart — a lecturer at the University of Miami — and Errol Barron. Ends April 3. ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.
Cuban-born artist Rafael Soriano’s works span from his folkloric themes that dominated Cuban art in the mid ’20s to geometric abstraction in the ’50s and a defined, signature approach by the late ’60s. This evolution is examined in "Rafael Soriano: Other Worlds Within, a Sixty Year Retrospective." Ends March 27. University of Miami Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Free for members, children under 12 and University of Miami students, faculty and staff. $5 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
Miami Art Museum showcases works of the late Robert Rauschenberg, examining the artist’s techniques over his career. Includes "Untitled" from his Copper Series and several works from his estate. Ends April 10. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
As Nazi reign overtook 1930s Germany, the livelihoods of many Jewish citizens were stripped away. Dr. Max Stern suffered such a fate when his license to trade art at his gallery was taken away because he was Jewish, and he was forced to auction his artworks at extremely devalued rates. After his death in 1987, a project began to collect those works auctioned off. "Auktion 392: Reclaiming the Galerie Stern, Dusseldorf" examines his story and the restitution of art looted by the Nazis, some of which is on display. Ends April 25. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden presents "Les Lalanne at Fairchild," the largest outdoor exhibition in the US of works by French sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. Part of the garden’s annual visual art program, the exhibition features more than 20 sculptures — including works never publicly displayed in the US — and a multi-piece work made of more than a dozen pieces. All will be displayed throughout the garden’s 83 acres by Central Park’s Frederick Law Olmsted group. Ends May 31. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $12-$25. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
New World School of the Arts photography major Zonia Zena’s black-and-white works are showcased in "Women: Inspiring Journeys." The collection explores the harsh realities ten undocumented female immigrants in the US face, capturing their struggles, dreams and achievements. Ends March 18. New World Gallery, 25 NE Second St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-3620 or http://nwsa.mdc.edu.
Miami Dade College West hosts an opening reception for its exhibition "Roberto Estopiñán, Homage to a Great Master on His 90th Anniversary." 6:30-8 p.m. Miami Dade College West, 3800 NW 115th Ave., Doral. Ends April 12. Details: (305) 237-8907 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mdc.edu.
BEHIND THE HAIR
Tabatha Coffey, star of Bravo show "Tabatha’s Salon Takeover" shares her whirlwind life story described in her book "It’s Not Really About the Hair." Expect tales of growing up in the strip clubs her parents ran with the help of an infamous mob boss and her ascent in the competitive hairstyling industry. 3 p.m. Design Within Reach, 927 Lincoln Road, suite 101, Miami Beach. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
"LOST GENERATION" LOVE
Paula McLain shares her book "The Paris Wife," a true tale of love and loss in the lives of Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. After a whirlwind romance and wedding, the pair moved to Paris, becoming the golden couple of the famed "Lost Generation." Yet not all is fairytale, as the fast-paced society and Mr. Hemingway’s struggles for inspiration bring their marriage to the breaking point. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Curly hair expert Lorraine Massey shares her techniques for celebrating your curls, the subject of her book "Curly Girl: The Handbook." Event includes goodies and giveaways. 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Learn how you can dramatically improve your memory with Joshua Foer, author of "Moonwalking with Einstein," Mr. Foer explains how ancient techniques and largely forgotten methods were used by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Constance Dunn shares her advice for women who want to present their most beautiful, polished self every day, the subject of her book "Practical Glamour." 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
KITCHEN TO KITCHEN
Journey with author and restaurateur Gabrielle Hamilton through the many kitchens she has experienced in her life as described in her book "Blood, Bones & Butter." From the rural surroundings of her childhood to that of her Italian mother-in-law, these surroundings have shaped her life story. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
CIVIL WAR STORY
Hear author David Goldfield’s unique interpretation of the Civil War era described in his book "America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation." Rather than representing a victory for freedom, Mr. Goldfield argues that the war was America’s biggest failure resulting from religion entering the public realm. 7 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Liza Bakewell explores the connotations behind Spanish language and Mexican culture in her book "Madre." 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.