Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on March 24, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Latin American art show arteaméricas returns, featuring the works of renowned masters and the latest trends in sculpture, paintings and multimedia by contemporary artists. Nearly fifty galleries are participating, showcasing the works of more than 300 artists. Noon-9 p.m. Friday. Noon-8 p.m. Saturday. Noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Noon-5 p.m. Monday. Ends March 28. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Free from noon-2 p.m. $12 otherwise. Details: www.arteamericas.com.
Dorsch Gallery hosts "One on One," a talk by artists Felecia Chizuko Carlisle and Brandon Opalka. The two will present a collaborative work on sustainability and how the topic can be explored in art. 2 p.m. Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24th St., Miami. Details: www.dorschgallery.com.
The South Florida National Parks Trust holds a public reception, art show and art sale paying tribute to the late Everglades artist Sam Vinikoff. Mr. Vinikoff passed in October 2010 at 91 after a long career depicting the natural beauty of the Everglades on canvas. Works sold benefit Everglades National Park. 6-8:30 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 665-4769 or email@example.com.