Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on October 20, 2011
Join the first annual "Wynwood Art Fair," a collaborative, performance-based, interactive, contemporary art fair involving major contemporary art institution and works of internationally acclaimed artists from Miami and across the country. This three-day celebration and exploration of contemporary art benefits the Lotus House Women’s Shelter. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 23. NW Sixth Ave., between 23rd and 29th streets, Wynwood. Free for children under 10. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $10 per person. Details: www.wynwoodartfair.org.
Artist Sean Erwin lectures on how his work questions the validity of behavioral expectations prescribed by social norms and employs humor in an attempt to reinvent these expectations within the medium of ceramic sculpture. 7 p.m. Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.lowemuseum.org.
Exhibit "Sacred Stories, Timeless Tales: Mythic Traditions in World Art from the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami" closes with a family lecture by the museum’s curatorial consultant to the Native American art collection, Dorothy Downs. She discusses the Native American highlights of the exhibition including the prints that Maud Oakes made of Navajo sandpaintings from the legend, "Where the Two Came to their Father." This series of 18 prints retells each step of the "Hero Twins’ journey to save their people from monsters. Children can listen to Native American stories and create sandpaintings. 1 p.m. lecture. 1-3 p.m. art activities and storytelling. Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Free for members and UM students. $5 per child ages 3 and up. $10 others. Details: (305) 284-3535 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.lowemuseum.org.