Art-in-Real-LifeArt in Real Life:
Traditional African Art

Nov 8, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015
This exhibition, which is drawn from the Lowe Art Museum’s remarkable permanent collection, illustrates the continuing creativity and inventiveness of African artists in the face of an increasingly complex world.

Transformative Visions:
Works by Haitian Artists from the Permanent Collection

Nov 8, 2014 – Jan 18, 2015
This exhibition, which includes a fully illustrated scholarly catalogue, highlights the diversity of Haitian visual art and the formal and thematic dialogue among Haitian and Haitian-American artists across generations and boundaries.



An Orchestra of Voices
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
Unquestionably among the very best vocal ensembles in America, with decades of universal accolades and Grammy Awards, these special guests are not to be missed.

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 [email protected] or call 305.667.4911.

The 2014-15 SOMIartwalk season©
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.   Host venues are from US1 & Sunset to Red Road, and east to the Dr. Thomas house, home of the Tropical Audubon Society. And along the sidewalks in town both established and emerging artists exhibit their work as part of the SOMI Sidewalk Showcase.

Sculpture by David Romano shown in the SOMI Sidewalk Showcase.
or contact SOMI Magazine publisher at [email protected].

Located in the First National Bank of South Miami’s lobby, each month the 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.

During the month of December, the Gallery hosts photographer Val Reibman. A local artist, Val has been selected to exhibit in both of the art festivals held in South Miami.

Elena Lasala “Ser Libre Oil on canvas.

Elena Lasala returns to the Wirtz Gallery in January for her second exhibition, her first was in 2007.  Born in Mendoza, Argentina, she now lives and works in Miami.   She studied at the LaLaguna University in the Canary Islands, Spain, and at the Contemporary Art Space in Mendoza, where she studies under artists Eduardo González, Eduardo Médici and Hernan Abal.  Of her work, Elena comments that “I give myself to the discovery of what the canvas wishes to teach me…and I let the feeling guide my sketch to reinvent myself both spiritually and esthetically.”

The Area Stage Company is a professional theatre company that speaks a language of passion; passion for its work and love for the idea of establishing an artistic legacy in the community. Presenting a wildly varied and exciting selection of dramatic works, music, dance, and art, developing new plays, and engaging in the duty of education, the company is directing a significant amount of its resources to formalize its commitment to younger generations of local artists.

The Area Stage Company is located at 1560 S. Dixie Hwy in Coral Gables. For more information call: 305-666-2078 or email: info@

December 5 – 20
Fri & Sat 8PM, Sun 5PM

Based on louisa may alcott’s life, little women, follows the adventures of sisters jo, meg, beth and amy march, and their experience growing up in civil war america. advice, jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in civil war america.


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