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AT THE U – LOWE ART MUSEUM
Vik Muniz:
POETICS OF PERCEPTION
February 7, 2015 – April 19, 2015
The Brazilian-born Muniz is known for the startling materials he uses in the production of his stunning images. By employing diverse materials such as toys, diamonds, garbage and magazine clippings, the artist creates tableaux, which are then photographed. Poetics of Perception includes elements of several of his renowned bodies of work, including Diamond Divas, Pictures of Chocolate, Pictures of Junk, Pictures of Color and more.Using the same ideas and given access to thousands of diamonds, Muniz created dazzling portraits of Hollywood’s silver screen divas: Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Bette Davis and Marlene Dietrich. He tested the “degree of interference between the overkill glamour of the stars themselves and that of shiny rocks.” These mesmerizing portraits of some of the 20th century’s most celebrated actresses seem to cast a glittering, eternal afterimage. Opening Reception: Saturday, February 7, 5p to 8p.  1301 Stanford Drive, 305.284.3535

The WomenJERRY HERMANN RING THEATER
By Clare Boothe Luce
February 18 – 28
This all-female classic comedy offers sharp commentary on the lives, relationships, and power struggles of Manhattan socialites in the 1930s. Filled with gossip, loud personalities, and witty comedy, this play is sure to entertain. 1312 Miller Drive, 305.284.3355

MUSIC AT EPIPHANY

epiphany-artist-1THE WINNER’S RECITAL, ALCEE CHRISS III
Thursday, February 26, 7:30pm
Awarded First and Audience Participation at the Seventh Miami Organ International Organ Competition, this young virtuoso returns to Epiphany with a selection of masterwork pieces by Boely, Dupre, Durufle.  Mr. Chriss has performed throughout the United States and France and is considered one of the outstanding artists of his generation.

epiphany artist-2ANGELO MARCHESE & ANGELO MARCHESE
Wednesday, March 25, 7:30pm
One is a guitarist from Italy, the other a tenor from Miami, but they both share the same name and they meet for an exciting collaboration.  The audience will enjoy some of the greatest and favorites melodics for guitar and voice, including works by Monteverdi, Schubert, Tosti, de Falla.

The concert series is held at
the Church of the Epiphany,
8235 SW 57 Avenue.  The concerts are free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact epiphanyconcerts@gmail.com or call 305.667.4911.

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Romano SculptureThe 2014-15 SOMIartwalk©
Season comes to a close in March.  Held on the second Friday (6-9p) of the month, from October through March, art night visitors walking through our town center get to appreciate the visual and performing arts while also experiencing the uniqueness of our charming retail/restaurant district.  And along the sidewalks in town both established and emerging artists exhibit their work as part of the SOMI Sidewalk Showcase.

Artwalk- Gail CoachmanArtwalk-Linda OldenburgPictured from recent art walk evenings are: Sculpture by David Romano shown in the SOMI Sidewalk Showcase; local glass artist Gail Coachman; recycle artist Linda Oldenburg with her exhibition, “Upcycled: Canvases from the Sea;”  artist and designer Tabby Noorbakhsh at Mogra; author Michael Largo of The Big, Bad Book of Botany, at Isabel Fine Home Furnishings with several artists who illustrated the book; photographer Val Reibman at The Wirtz Gallery; and students from the South Miami K-8 Center with their exhibit “Birds of a Feather” at the Doc Thomas House.

CALL FOR ARTISTS. Visual and performing artists who would like to showcase their work in next season’s artwalk (Oct 2015-March 2016) should contact the SOMI Magazine publisher at jes_somi@att.net.

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