ARTS IN SOMI

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Kay_PachaHIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS AT THE U

LOWE ART MUSEUM
Kay Pacha: Reciprocity with the Natural World
FEBRUARY 11 – JULY 2, 2016
Kay Pacha: Reciprocity with the Natural World is the first curated exhibition of ancient Andean art from the Lowe’s permanent collection of more than 1,000 ancient stone, metal, wood, ceramic, and textile objects from Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. The exhibition explores the ancient Andean concept of ayni, or reciprocity between humans and nature that fuels life on kay pacha, the surface of the earth. www.miami.edu/lowe/exhibition/Kay_Pacha.html

AsYouLikeIt_bannerTHE JERRY HERMAN RING THEATRE
Feb. 17 – 27, 2016
AS YOU LIKE IT

By William Shakespeare
Love, religion, circumstance and justice collide in As You Like It, one of the Bard’s most famous and provocative comedies. The Forest of Arden serves as a refuge for exiles, mistaken identities and the quest to uphold love at first sight. Shakespeare put it best with penning the line from this masterpiece – “All the world’s a stage.”  www.miami.edu/ring

SOMIartwalk© is completing its eighth season in March.  Held on the second Friday of the month, from October through March, 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.

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.  And please visit our website: artnightsouthmiami.com

Epiphany-OrganMUSIC AT EPIPHANY

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7:30P
VIII Miami International
Organ Competition
Established as  a premier stage for young virtuosos, this event feature three internationally selected organists.  Their dazzling performances will also compete for the audience vote and prized award.

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.

THE WIRTZ GALLERY

Wirtz-Gallery-Reception-2Located in the lobby of the First National Bank of South Miami, each month The Wirtz Gallery presents local & international artists.  Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday 9a-4p, and Friday, 9a-6p.  Artist receptions are generally held on the second Friday of the month from 6-9p and are open to the public.

In February the gallery will host a joint exhibit entitled “Colors & Emotions” by artist Blanca Daw and sculptor Pedro Hernandez.

Blanca Draw, a native Venezuelan, is a visual artist who has resided in Miami for the past fifteen years.  Her mixed media work focuses on chromatic abstract and minimalist compositions.

Pedro Hernandez, a Cuban-American who has lived in Miami since 1969, is a self-taught sculptor.  His preferred materials are wood, sculpture, paper-cut drawings, and has also created pieces of clay, stone and metal.

In March, another joint exhibition will be held, presenting the works of sculptor Faycal Bennouna and Lina Zargar Samimy.  Bennouna is from Casablanca, Moroco, and had studied mircobiolgoy and pharmacology in the United States.  He now resides in Miami and is enjoying taking up his passion for sculpturing.  Lina Zargar, after a 30 year career in medicine, has directed her attention to another lifelong passion, and that of becoming a successful artist/painter.

OTHER ARTISTIC VENUES

Two retail locations in SOMI that have a unique artistic presence are arango and The Archive.  Both are located on Sunset Drive, however at opposite ends of town.

Arango-Bird-Sculptures

Appreciating contempory sculpture

arango has enjoyed over fifty years in presenting Miamians modern design in housewares, furnishing and accessories.
For decades, arango was a fixture at Dadeland. Last fall, arango went from the mall to main street (5864 Sunset Drive). The store regularly features exhibitions of modern design artists with their collections.

 

 

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Marcela Garcia Bonini “Urban Landscapes” exhibit opening at The Archive.

The Archive Fine Art & Collectibles is located directly east of Red Road (1559 1/2 Sunset Drive). The Archive shows a number of resident artists and exhibits featured artists on a periodic basis.

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