HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS AT THE U
THE 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
LOWE ART MUSEUM
The Portrait Transformed:
Drawings & Oil Sketches from
Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud
NOW THROUGH JANUARY 17th
The Portrait Transformed explores the evolution of portraiture from final quarter of the 1700s until the present. In contrast to earlier portraiture, which aimed to flatter the rich and powerful, the invigorating new artistic movements of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries – including Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism – promoted an interest in the “unvarnished truth.”
MUSIC AT EPIPHANY
Friday, January 8, 7:30pm
Three superb musicians, with traditional Russian instruments, form “an ensemble of clockwork precision.” with startling arrangements of classical and popular pieces, they “steal the show with virtuosity, humor and harmonic brillance.” 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.
AREA STAGE COMPANY
Opens January 2016
Composer John Kander and lyricist/librettist Greg Pierce’s chamber musical features three thematically linked vignettes. In “Andra,” a companion-less boy bonds with a carpenter renovating his family’s kitchen. In “The Brick,” a lonely housewife falls in love with a charming fellow cloaked in 1920s gangster regalia. And in “The Landing,” a gay male couple adopts a seemingly perfect son. Each story tackles some of life’s biggest issues, like hope, love, loss, betrayal, fantasy and death, and all include interesting twists.
1560 S. Dixie Hwy | 305-666-2078 | [email protected]
THE WIRTZ GALLERY
Located 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 December, the gallery will host local artist Marcelle Zanetti and her large-scale, realistically inspired, distillations of tropical landscapes as she would describe them.
The artist continues, my paintings, “categorically considered photorealism, I prefer to push my work beyond formal structure into expressionism created by a more freely executed and emotional application.”
“At close range the compositions celebrate abstraction; from a distance, their energy changes to the lush energy of tropical flora.”
In January, another local artist, Bonnie Robinson Angueira will be exhibiting her work.
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 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.
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.