Events

Cintas Foundation opens Music Competition

December 2008.  The Cintas Foundation and the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University today announced the start of the annual competition for the 2009 Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition administered by the foundation and the Cintas Fellowship Program at The Frost. Applicants for the music fellowship must submit original musical compositions and recordings of their work by January 30th, 2009. … +

Cinema

Silent Films with Live Accompaniment

Miami Beach Cinematheque. Dec 21st, 2008. 8:00 p.m.The Miami Beach Cinematheque presents Silents Please! its series of silent films with live accompaniment this Sunday, December 21st, 2008 at 8:00 featuring the film Mark of Zorro (Fred Niblo/Douglas Fairbanks/1920). With Douglas Fairbanks, Noah Berry, Claire McDowell with live accompaniment by Grammy Award Winner Federico Britos.

Music

Phil Ramone Master Class at UM

February 19th, 2009. 7:30 p.m.  The University of Miami Frost School of Music continues the Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series with a master class by music visionary Phil Ramone. The music legend will visit the campus on Thursday, February 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the Victor E. Clarke Recital Hall located at 5501 San Amaro Drive. This unique learning opportunity, which is an … +

News

Lumas Miami

Grand Opening. From Dec 2nd, 2008 through Jan 22nd, 2009.   Lumas Miami celebrated the opening of its new gallery space in Miami’s Design District on December 2nd, 2008. On this occasion, the gallery presented Virtual Landscapes a solo show of works by digital artist Gerhard Mantz.

News

GableStage

Shakespeare’s Macbeth. December 19th and 20th, 2008.  GableStage is proud to announce two free performances of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This one-hour version has toured Miami-Dade County High Schools and Middle Schools for the past several weeks. It is adapted and directed by Mad Cat Theatre Company Artistic Director Paul Tei and features three of South Florida’s leading actors – Erik Fabregat, Deborah Sherman … +

Events

Palmbeach3 Contemporary Art Fair

From Jan 15th through Jan 18th, 2009.  The Palmbeach3 Contemporary Art Fair, sponsored by The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, is anticipated once again to attract a great deal of attention when it returns to Palm Beach, Florida for its 12th season on January 15th through 18th, 2009 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The four-day event will begin with a … +

News

Raul Mendez: This is Nowhere

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Through Jan 4th, 2009.  This is Nowhere is a multimedia installation that shifts our regular vantage point and perspective. We are made to look down at a surrounding landscape, as if aloft. The viewer is placed neither here nor there: between floating photographs of clouds, a sectioned metropolis of buildings in the snow, and a painted … +

Music

Trinity Cathedral Festival 2008

December 21st, 2008. 4:30 p.m.  Trinity Cathedral’s 2008 Festival of Lessons and Carols Service features the pure voices of Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir, conducted by Craig Denison, singing carols including Benjamin Britten’s celebrated masterpiece. The changed voices of Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir and the Anglican Chorale of Southeast Florida will also participate.

Museums

MOCA by Moonlight

January 2009.  The Museum of Contemporary Art introduces new hours in 2009. Starting on January 7th, MOCA will be open from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. every Wednesday.  On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, galleries will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Galleries are open on Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. and closed on Mondays.

News

Nothing Moments Project

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Through Jan 4th, 2009.  Nothing Moments is the newest project of Steven Hull, who has teamed up with Tami Demaree, Annie Buckley, and Jon Sueda for this most ambitious of Hull’s projects to date. With nearly 100 participating writers, artists, and designers, Nothing Moments embraces the disparate fields of visual art, literature, and design.

Events

Florida Dance Festival’s WinterFest 2008

From Dec 27th, 2008 through Jan 3rd, 2009.  Miami’s holiday season just got something it has lacked in years past – a first-rate cultural festival that is sure to make all dance lovers take notice. The Florida Dance Association, known for its well-respected Florida Dance Festival, is launching their new mid-year event, WinterFest, from December 27th through January 3rd, at venues in Miami and Miami … +

News

Gary Nader Fine Art

From Dec 3rd, 2008 through Jan 31st, 2009.  Fernando Botero: Monumental SculptureThe show features the gallery’s new acquisitions, never exhibited before sculptures, from the acclaimed international master Fernando Botero; a large selection of 10 large-scale and 30 small and medium marbles and bronzes portraying the artist’s signature human and animal corpulent figures. Botero’s sculptures are characterized by their graceful and voluptuous forms and … +

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Fredric Snitzer Gallery

Luis Gispert. Through Jan 3rd, 2009.    Fredric Snitzer Gallery is currently presenting Heavy Manner, an exhibition of new work by Luis Gispert featuring a 26-minute film, a series of large format photographs, and sculptures.

Cinema

Father and Son

Miami Beach Cinematheque. Dec 18th, 2008. 8:30 p.m.  Father and Son, a film by Aleksandr Sokurov, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on Dec 18th, 2008 at 8:30 p.m., in conjunction with the exhibition Russian Dreams on view at the Bass Museum of Art.

News

Kunsthaus Miami

Daniela Edburg. From Dec 2008 through Feb 2009.  Killing Time, the new series of photographs by Daniela Edburg is currently on display at Kunsthaus Miami. The recent works relate to a melancholic criticism of the devastation of the wars around the world. This exhibition is about fictitious realities and social archetypes, taken to their extremes and shaped with sarcasm. Using the icon … +

Editorial

Wynwood: A retrospective

By Anne TSchida

In 8 short years, Wynwood went from total obscurity to internationally recognized arts hub – and now, it may be on the verge of a new journey once again. As Art Basel Miami Beach hits the sands for a 7th year, and as the global economic earthquake starts to give even the art world tremors, it seems a good time to take … +

Editorial

MDC Art Gallery System

By Fran Robbins

As South Florida changes and grows, so, too, does Miami Dade College, one of the nation’s largest educational institutions. And one of the finest examples of how it’s improving to meet the needs of the community is its vaunted Art Gallery System, a completely integrated museum-classroom-conservatory network that offers visual arts in every possible form. From its start years ago as a … +

Editorial

Tere O’conner’s Rammed Earth

By Manuela Gabaldon

The space shifts, the audience collaborates, there is no permanent stage, no scenery, and at times the room’s complete silence is only disturbed by the sound of dancers’ uninterrupted footsteps; there is nothing conventional about choreographer Tere O’conner’s Rammed Earth, a unique portrayal of the relationship between architecture and the language of dance. A combination of O’conner’s choreography and skillfully tactical lighting, … +

Editorial

Curator’s Voice

By Manuela Gabaldon

The desire for application or expression of human creative skill is as perpetual and basic as our instinct for survival; whether we call it Art or not is where the triviality of it lies. Photographers, painters, and musicians, the obvious artists among us, are usually accredited for the presence and endurance of the arts. But what of its not so obvious propellers? … +

Editorial

O.H.W.O.W.

By Manuela Gabaldon

Our House West Of Wynwood (O.H.W.O.W), a free spirited space for every type of art medium located, you guessed it, west of Wynwood, lends itself to the display of everything and everyone art; from photographers, musicians, writers, poets, filmmakers, skaters, and performers, to curators, designers and “creatives” alike. Its surroundings are as eclectic as the art it exhibits. Evocative of creative director … +

Editorial

CIFO’s The Prisoners Dilemma: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection

By Manuela Gabaldon

The international exchange of culture and education in the arts has been a constant in the history of the civilized world. This exchange is one of the only worldwide practices that has not yet been lost or transformed in the midst of countless wars, economic crises, and the always-growing hunger for power. The fortunate survival of the arts and the insatiable desire … +