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Black and Basel 2018

Black and Basel 2018

When Art Basel arrived in Miami Beach in 2001, collectors, jet-setters, visual artists, curators and administrators, and lovers of all-things-cultural on South Beach, flooded the area and satellite locations. Now, close to two decades later, every gallery, artist, and non-profit wants a part of the weekend! That is a positive thing. Art Basel Miami Beach/Miami Art Week brings no less than 13 million dollars to the Miami-Dade County economy while providing a platform for over 4,000 artists to exhibit and perform. The palpable energy of the highly anticipated arts week encourages people to enjoy art in traditional and non-traditional ways.

Our favorite part of Art Basel Miami Beach/Art Miami Week is the representation of Black artists from the African diaspora: Haiti, the United States, Ghana, Nigeria, France, Brazil, Jamaica, and Cuba – to name a few. You will find these artists in Miami Beach and the surrounding cities exhibiting their work and performing. This year, you can party with Virgil Abloh and view the work of Afro-Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea. The amount of artwork by late-career and early career artists is vast and requires some research and planning if you want to experience everything the diaspora has to offer.

With an event bursting with small and significant exhibits, this guide gives you everything you need to find artists of African descent. You will be able to explore Miami neighborhoods that have an exciting history and support the local Black Miami art scene, as well as larger fairs in commercial districts with our map below.

 

1)  30504 at the Blackhouse December 7, 2018, from 7-10 PM

5505 NW 7th Ave Miami, FL 33142

One of South Florida’s newest creative spaces/shops, expect a fun evening with artists you need to know before they become unaffordable. Look for Patrick Melon, Bryan Brown, Kristina Kay Robinson, B Mike, and Kristen Downing. The night also features DJ RQAWAY.

 

2) Art Africa Miami December 5-9
920 NW 2nd Ave, 920 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136

Art Africa was conceived by Bayunga Kialeuka and powered by the determination of Neil Hall. Seven years later Art Africa is still going strong with African diaspora artists. This year’s eclectic lineup includes Chistina Nicola and members of the Yam Collective, Jasmine Murrell, and more.

3) Art Basel Miami Beach, December 6-9, 2018
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach 33139
Art Basel Miami Beach kicked off the art fair in South Florida. This years gallery line up is primarily the same, but the featured artists are some of the contemporary art stars to watch such as Zina Saro-Wiwa, Billie Zangewa, Tschabalala Self, Kapwani Kiwanga, Joyce J. Scott and Sable Elyse Smith, Derek Fordjour and Kahlil Robert Irving.

4) Art Beat Miami December 5 – 9, 2018
5925 NE 2nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33137

ART BEAT MIAMI celebrates its 5th year anniversary at the iconic Caribbean Marketplace in Little Haiti with its annual Art Fair showcasing the works of more than 30 emerging and renowned local, international and celebrity artists. ART BEAT MIAMI will launch on Wednesday, December 5th, with an Opening Reception/Preview Party celebrating a one of a kind experience of visual art, music, and food inspired by the people and culture of the Caribbean featuring a musical performance by J.Perry.

The ART BEAT MIAMI Art Fair will open daily from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm with musical performances, LIVE art, conversations with artists and food.

5) The African Heritage Cultural Art Center (AHCAC) December 2, 2018
6161 NW 22nd Avenue Miami, FL 33142

This year the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center presents art and blues to kick off #blackandbasel with music by Angela Winbush, Mojo Ike and Val, A. Randolf and the Smash Room Project. The day also includes local artists and a BBQ grilling challenge with VIP judges. Ticket prices vary.

 

Above: Billie Zangewa, afternoon delight I, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and the gallery.

 

6) Aqua Art Miami December 6-10
48 NW 29th Street Miami, FL 33127

Aqua returns with a lineup focused mainly on U.S. based galleries including Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University featuring Shanequa Gay. Also, look for Onel Naar at Shim and Adrienne Chadwick at Irreversible Projects at both #110.

 

 7) Art at the Elks

4949 NW 7th AVE 
Miami, Florida 33127

Join this new arts venue for art by Winsome Bolt, Carol Brown, Jeff Cash, Celebrity Portrait Artist CJ Latimore.

 

 

8) Art Miami/Context December 4-9
One Herald Plaza (NE 14th Street & Biscayne Bay), Miami, FL 33132

Art Miami/Context is two fairs in one. Go to see Troy Simmons, work by Elizabeth Catlett and stop by Bernice Steinbaum for work by María Magdalena Campos Pons. Also, visit Rele Gallery from Nigeria at Context

 

Above: Red Composition by María Magdalena Campos Pons.

 

 

 

9) Art Warz December 1,  2018

 2900 Taylor St, Hollywood, FL 33020

Artists will compete in a 3 round live painting elimination contest. Each artist will be provided with an easel and a canvas and painting materials. During the event, there will be a live DJ, body painting showcase and live performances. Food trucks will be outside the venue and beverages will be sold inside. A panel of judges plus crowd participation will decide who will be eliminated each round. The grand prize winner will receive $500 in cash and prizes.

 

10) The Betsy Hotel Through May 1, 2019

1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach,33139

Announces artists, exhibitions, partnerships, and programs for Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018, including a major show called, Wait Still: Photography in the Global Continuum. The Betsy will also feature projections on The Betsy Orb of For Freedoms, a collaborative project co-founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, as well as a Light Box retrospective of illustrations by Dave Calver. Salons will be hosted by art historian Dr. Leslie King Hammond each day during Art Basel Miami Beach at noon.  Exhibitions will remain up until May 1, 2019. Artists:  Aida Muluneh, Sanlé Sory, Mario Algaze, Kyle Meyer, Deborah Willis, Maria Magdalena Compos-Pons, Arien Chang Castan, Robert Zuckerman, Dave Calver, Carlos Andres Cruz, as well as the 160+ Participating ‘For Freedoms’ Artists in the 50 State Initiative Billboard Campaign.

The Betsy will also present three salons during Art Basel Miami Beach 2018, all in the Carlton Room, located in the Hotel’s Art Deco Wing. Salons topics include 1) Cross Currents: The African Diaspora in the Global Continuum – December 6 at noon; 2) Freedom to Create: Equity For Freedom – December 7 at noon, and 3) On Creating in 2 Centuries: the continuing conversation – December 8 at noon. 

11)    BlackFlorida presents Water Rights

Saturday, December 8

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Wynwood and Overtown

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm South Beach

The Ellies Award winning project, Water Rights is an open-ended examination of the African diaspora’s relationship to water – as black bodies are still policed at the beach and swimming pools, and climate gentrification is aggressively reshaping historically black neighborhoods west of the coast and the Caribbean islands.

Water Rights, a project by photographer Johanne Rahaman, will be publicly exhibited during Art Basel through the streets of Miami – the images will be projected from a moving LED truck, which will tour the areas of Wywood, Overtown, and South Beach.

 

12)  Darker Gods December. 6, 2018 – December. 9, 2018
10 AM – 5 PM

6300 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33150

 

Darker Gods in The Garden of The Low Hanging Heavens will mark the first exhibition by post-disciplinary artist Damon Davis during Art Basel Miami Beach. Davis uses sound, photography, film, illustration and the written word to construct new mythologies around the troupes and cultural ideas of Blackness. Davis explores the function of narrative and its effects on identity and belief systems in communities of color by creating modern myths and fables. Darker Gods is the story of 13 deities that rule over a parallel universe. The garden is a gateway where our world and their world meet. At this intersection are fantasies of Blackness reminiscent of Yoruba and Greek mythology.

 

 

 

13) Edge Zones Art, December 3
3317 NW 7th Ave Circle, Miami, FL 33127

Charo Oquet’s “Miami Rara” is a unique work that integrates installation with music, dance and costuming.  It presents performance art as situated within, and in dialog with, the neighborhood it is located within. Taking its form from the Dominican/Haitian Gaga/Rara carnival tradition, which has a common heritage with Afro-Cuban and African American carnival traditions, “Miami Rara” mainly serves as a meeting place for the audience to interact with Miami’s pan-Caribbean heritage and communities.

 

14) Family Association Foundation- Arthur J. Williams December 7th

The Fountainbleu Hotel 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Family Association Foundation, a premier global membership organization for ultra-high-net-worth families, will host a “Master Class with the Artists,” a private, behind-the-scenes art affair with notorious American counterfeiter-turned-artist, Arthur J. Williams, Jr., and 18-year-old “Fresh Prince of Street Art” painter, Skyler Grey, at The Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach on December 7th from 4-5 p.m.. Proceeds from the event will benefit the South Florida chapter of After-School All-Stars, a national non-profit organization founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger to help low-income children in schools across the United States.

15) Free by Spinello Projects at Brickell City Center December 6-9, 2018

701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131

This December Brickell City Centre (BCC), Miami’s newest urban shopping epicenter, will host FREE!, an alternative, non-commercial contemporary art fair poised to be a historic convergence of some of the world’s most recognized and pioneering artists. Made possible by Swire Properties Inc, FREE! will present an intersectional group of artists creating site-specific interventions in a non-traditional venue. FREE! runs concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach from December 6-9, 2018, after a special first view preview on Black Friday, November 23rd. 

Miami-based cultural producer Anthony Spinello, founder of gallery and creative house Spinello Projects, conceptualized FREE! with investigations into nominal concepts of race, gender, nationality, sexuality, and religion through experiential and participatory installations, video and performance. Borders and divisions, both physical and ideological, are explored by these artists. Lines are endlessly drawn, redrawn, erased and replaced in an effort to create deep rifts in our society and culture – and yet lines may also be wires, threads, streams and scars which can activate, bind, and bring us together. Look for work by hank Willis Thomas, Wangechi Mutu, Tameka J. Norris, Michelle Lisa Polissaint, and Octavia Yearwood

 

 

 16) Global Borderless Caribbean December 7, 2018 – February 28, 2019
212-260 NE 59th Terrace

Miami, FL 33137

The Little Haiti Cultural Complex and the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance (HCAA) present the work of Haitian artist Emmanuel Merisier. Drawing influence from European modernism, Haitian art, and popular culture, Merisier presents a unique oeuvre that explores the spiritual and the modern. Merisier, born 1929, combined bright colors, alluring figures, and a propensity of symbols and markings. His work breached a new frontier within Haitian art. Drawing from the collection of the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Iowa, the 10th iteration of the HCAA’s Global/Borderless Caribbean exhibition series focuses on the work of this under-recognized artist, positioning Haitian painting within a global modernist tradition. Curated by Alfredo Rivera and Edouard Duval-Carrie. Organized by Marie Vickles. Opening Vernissage and exhibition are free and open to the public

Above: Evita Tezeno, Pensive.

 

 

17) Griots Gallery– Who We Are curated by Frank Frazier- December 8, 2018

8260 NE 2nd Avenue 33138

Griots Gallery, founded by Dr. Michael Butler is a neighborhood gem that exhibits Dr. Butler’s personal art collection. This year, the gallery invites the artists in the collection to Miami to show and sell new work.

 

 

 18)  Haitian Heritage Museum December 5, 2018

4141 NE 2nd Ave.
Unit 105-C
Miami, FL 33137

The Haitian Heritage Museum’s Art Week Miami Exhibition Series opens up cross-border dialogues through vibrant artistic expressions from the Diaspora. Featured work by International photographer Marc Baptiste frame the conversation on the role that Black Contemporary Artists play in propelling culture that shapes our communities and impacts society. A Solo Exhibition by Photographer Marc Baptiste, featuring a photo repertoire of visuals on contemporary cultural expression from his travels in Haiti.

19)  Hampton Art Lovers December 5-December 9, 2018

249 NW 9th Street
Miami, FL 33136

Hampton Art Lovers will highlight and exhibit Hampton University Museum’s extensive Elizabeth Catlett collection of works on paper. One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, known primarily as a printmaker and sculptor, Catlett is acclaimed both for her technical brilliance and the emotional impact of her work. Proud of her African American heritage Catlett made compassionate, heroic images of ordinary people. Catlett’s work expresses the themes of injustice, black women as figures of strength, and the mother and child bond. Her work also reflects her shared pride, grief, joy and outrage of the human condition for both African Americans and Mexicans. Also, visit Hampton Art Lovers Ernie Barnes Exhibit in Overtown.

Above: Elizabeth Catlett, I am the Negro Woman.

 

 

 

20) It Is Written: Red Line Letters to Report 1947 December 1, 2018, to March 1, 2019, 480 NW 11th Street
Miami, FL 33136

The inaugural exhibition of printed response from, then, Chief Frank Mitchell responding to other state’s Precinct surrounding Dade-County’s hiring of “black” patrol men., carefully carves out the landscape that conditionally keeps these typed letters in context with the era and times of segregation.

21) Let There be Reggae December 6-7, 2018 6 pm – 10 pm

The Lab Miami 400 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127

With so many artists, events and exhibitions here for Miami Art Week and Art Basel, Let There Be Reggae is a unique event showcasing a curated snapshot of Reggae music and Dancehall culture.  

The two-night exhibition will begin with an opening reception on Thursday, December 6th, from 6 – 10 p.m., in the Wynwood Art District of Miami.  Let There Be Reggae will feature exhibits from the founder of VP Records, Patricia Chin; Israeli artists Ranking Levy and Ellen G; Jamaican dancer Maria Hitchins and photographer Jik-Reuben.  The cover illustration of Let There Be Reggae 2018 was created by Australian based artist Robin Clare. An Art Exhibition on Reggae music would not be complete without musical guests. In 2017, legendary singer Freddie McGregor and legendary selector and artist Tony Matterhorn performed a set for the opening night. 

The Opening Reception on Thursday, December 6, 2018, is featuring VP Recording artist Christopher Martin, legendary sound selector of Renaissance Disco – DJ Delano and Miami’s Eccentrix Sound.

 

 

22)  MUCE Art and Culture Fest December 5 – 9, 2018
212-260 NE 59th Terrace

Miami, FL 33137

MUCE ARTS & CULTURE FEST (MACF) happening at the Little Haiti Cultural Center & MUCE Makers Campus, presents a weekend of art, film, and music. The festival features the 4th annual Now or Neverland art exhibit: Ode To Hip Hop which pays homage to the genre’s significant influence in music, art, literature, and politics. The festival also includes film screenings, artists talks, and nightly artsy kickbacks throughout Little Haiti.

 

 

23) The National Hotel-Dr. Deborah Willis December 5-6, 2018

1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The University of the Arts in Philadelphia will host the ultimate art experience at the National Hotel. Some of the school’s top artists alums will fuse the arts through moving-image installations, contemporary art pieces, photography, and musical performances throughout the hotel from December 5-9th. The Miami Art Week experience will include a neon video installation on the hotel’s roof by contemporary American artist Stephen “ESPO” Powers, best known for his transition of graffiti writing into street art and text-based conceptual works. Meanwhile, dynamic duo Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib will showcase their collaborative large-scale, immersive moving-image installations using original imagery and unique soundtracks to create colorful video projections that explore history, cultures, and conventions. In the interior of the hotel, visitors can enjoy photography by internationally renowned African-American artist, photographer, writer, and educator Dr. Deborah Willis. Her works are grounded in making and studying photographs that reflect personal and collective memories of beauty. The hotel will host a free Public Preview Party on December 6th from 8 p.m. to midnight, featuring one-of-a-kind art displays from all artist-alums of the University of the Arts, live entertainment, signature Art Basel cocktails, and bites from Tamara’s Bistro.

 

24) AfriCobra-Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) Through April 7, 2018
770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161

In 1968, artists Jeff Donaldson, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu and Gerald Williams founded AfriCOBRA, which stands for African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists. 50 years later, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is celebrating the group’s 50thanniversary during Art Basel Miami Beach. This historic exhibition will explore the founders’ individual careers and the artists who exhibited with them between 1968-1973 as well as how AfriCOBRA’s philosophy manifested into their works as a group.AfriCOBRA will be on display at MOCA from Nov. 27, 2018 – April 7, 2019.

 

Above: Carolyn Lawrance, Uphold Your Men, Unify Your Families, 1971. 

 

25)  New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) December 7th-10th
59 NW 14 Street, Miami, FL 33136

New Art Dealers Alliance is another one of our favorite fairs. This year, go to see work by incredible young galleries and new artists. We are excited to see the artists at Housing Gallery in New York like Anthony Akinbola and Umar Rashid.

 

26) NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. 33301

Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting
On view through June 30, 2019, this expansive exhibition is the first comprehensive installation of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s collection, presented on the occasion of the institution’s 60th anniversary. It includes works by such artists as: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente, Asger Jorn, Karel Appel, Henry Heerup, Charles Biederman, Anthony Hill, Louise Nevelson, Agostino Bonalumi, Lucio Fontana, Mimmo Rotella, Elaine de Kooning, Philip Guston, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jose Bedia, Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernandez, Theaster Gates, Sam Gilliam, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, Ana Mendieta, Robert Morris, Zanele Muholi, Serge Nitegeka, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Purvis Young and others. The exhibition occupies more than 28,000 square feet. Phase 1 of the show opened to the public on September 9, 2018. Phase 2 begins on November 18, 2018. It is on view through June 30, 2019.

 

27) Perez Art Museum (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

One of South Florida’s most famous museums, PAMM is currently exhibiting Ebony G. Patterson …while the dew is still on the roses…. (read our first print issue to gain perspective on this incredible exhibit)

Arthur Jaffa: Love is still the message, the message is death and Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea.

28) Pigment Intl.- Miami Reveal December 4-6
The Penthouse at Riverside Wharf
125 Southwest North River Drive
Miami, FL 33130

Join Chicago’s Pigment International for a arts weekend with Frank Frazier, Gerald Griffin, art talks at the Betsey Hotel and music by Deep Fried Funk.

 29) Prizm Art Fair December 5-17
Alfred I. DuPont Building, 169 East Flagler Street
Miami, FL33131

Curated by Mikhaile Solomon and William Cordova, with presentations by select national and international galleries from Miami to London, Prizm will present a global program examining the articulation of narratives in Africa and the African Diaspora through varying degrees of currency; the most overt being economic currency, but also, cultural, social, political, and even spiritual currencies. Enjoy exciting contemporary art and a film sponsored by Sugarcane Magazine “Goodstock on the Dimension Floor” by the YAM Collective.

Above: Sienna Shields, a member of the YAM Collective. Ms. Shields is our guest at Prizm Art Fair.

 

30) Pulse Art Fair December 7-10
4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL33140

Pulse is one of our favorite fairs and this year we’re very excited about the galleries and projects. Pulse features Florida native Allison Janae Hamilton, National Young Arts Foundation, Lafleur & Bogeart, and Claire Oliver Gallery with Bisa Butler, Barbara Earl Thomas, Leonardo Benzantall exhibiting new work.

31) Re-Envision Magazine at the Fountain Bleau Miami Beach December 5-8, 2018

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

 

Re-Envision Magazine is excited to announce the launch of their premiere issue during Art Basel Weekend December 5-8, 2018 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach during a slew of celebrity art exhibitions and VIP receptions. With a glimpse of Alice in Wonderland in her 30’s and ‘red queen’ vs ‘white queen’ motif, an artist showcase will include pieces from some of the most ground-breaking artists around the country. The event will support the Wynwood Theater & Arts, a not for profit arts performance organization with a commitment to the development of local talent while also working with emerging and established artists from around the country.

Among some of the most noteworthy artwork displayed is from Miami Heat basketball player Dwayne Wade who created a 4×8 piece in an acrylic art piece by dribbling a basketball on a piece of the hardwood floor from the 2011 All-Star Game. The value of the piece is $30,000  Another artist you can spotlight is Carlos Mare who created the physical BET Award that has been given out to top celebrities Denzel Washington, Jay-Z, Usher, Kobe Bryant, Serena Williams, and more.

 

 

 

 

32) Scope Art Fair Miami Beach December 4-9
801 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Scope is the fair for you if you are looking to buy pieces from you and seasoned artists that you enjoy on Instagram. Visit Gallerie Myrtis Fine Art for Delita Pinchback martin and Tawny Chatmon. Also, enjoy a solo exhibit by Max Sansing at Line Dot Editions.

 

 

 

33) Spectrum Art/Red Dot Miami December 6-10
Mana Wynwood
2217 NW 5th Avenue @ 318 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127

If you want to go to a major fair but can’t afford a hefty entrance price, Spectrum is where you need to go. Spectrum/Red Dot has an eclectic line up and is the place to see Sugarcane favorite Olaniyi Rasheed Akinda Akirash.

34) The FADER x III Points present BOOM BASEL Dec. 6, 2018

RC Cola Factory (Wynwood) 550 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127

This is the party you want to go to. A night full of music featuring: Flying Lotus, Virgil Abloh and special guest artist Cey Adams (Founding Creative Director of Def Jam) reimagining iconic 90’s album covers on site with several local artists. Get your tickets below. https://www.showclix.com/event/flying-lotus-virgil-abloh-thu-dec-6th-art-basel

 

 

 

35)  The Urban Soul Experience December 6-9,2018

925 NW 2nd Court Miami, FL 33136

Urban Soul Experience is a 2-day outdoor creative exhibit, which includes art, food, music, and entertainment intermixed with an eclectic blend of contemporary art, street art, old-school expertise, coupled millennial energy. Urban Soul Experience will creatively engage through Art, Economics, and Entertainment and broadcast the Overtown Experience with a 3-day creative festival held during Miami’s Art Basel week.

36) Untitled Art Fair December 5-9, 2018

Ocean Dr &, 12th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

This is a Black and Basel approved art fair with a spectacular line up of Black artists representing the African diaspora including #blackgirlmagic Jenkins Johnson Gallery with artists Aida Muluneh, Blessing Ngobeni, Deborah Roberts, and Vaughn Spann. After you pick up our first print issue look for these galleries: Wallen Mapondera and Moffat Takadiwa; 50 Goldborne with Malala Andrialavidrazana and Wura-Natasha Ogunji; Rosenfeld Porcini with Ndidi Emefiele,Anglim Gilbert with Mildred Howard, Aperture FoundationHank Willis Thomas, Deana Lawson, and Zanele Muholi, Fort Gansevoort with Sadie Barnette, Fredericks & Freiser, Mark Thomas Gibson,Shulamit Nazarian representing Trent Doyle Hancock and New Image Art with Naudline Pierre.

 

 

37) Welcome to the Afrofuture: Presented by The Urban December 6-December 8, 2018

The Urban 1000 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136

Experience a fresh and exciting take on Art Basel Miami in Overtown Miami!

In celebration of the culturally rich neighborhood of Overtown, The Urban looks to bring a unique experience to the community that not only honors the past but inspires the future. Local retail, food vendors, entrepreneurs, and community organizations will play a significant role in crafting the experience at The Urban. It is a space built for the people, by the people. Expect work by Tameka Norris and Felice Graham.

 

Above: Ebony G Patterson, …a pale horse weeps in silence…for those who bear/bare witness, 2018.

 

38)  Wild Horses of Overtown at the Copper Door B&B December 6-9, 2018 439 NW 4th Avenue Miami, FL 33128

The Copper Door B&B is excited to launch its art series with “Wild Horses in Overtown: The Work of Purvis Young.” The exhibition pays homage to Purvis Young. Young, a longtime resident of Historical Overtown, used fluid lines and primary colors applied to distressed, used materials to capture the energy and soul of the streets in which he lived and the neighborhood of where The Copper Door Bed and Breakfast now resides. The Copper Door B&B will be serving local coffee, tea, and house-made bites during the exhibition. Works will be available for sale.

39)  YoungArts Gallery through December 9, 2018
2100 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137

“Education as the Practice of Freedom,” curated by Project for Empty Space’s Jasmine Wahi. Join YoungArts for a guided breakfast tour of the exhibition, inspired by bell hooks’ book that examines the purpose of education through the lens of intersectionality and featuring 20 works—from painting and collage to mixed media and sculpture—by alumni from 1987 through today.

 

40)  Zenith Art and Fashion-Jonathan Desrosiers

1444 Biscayne Boulevard  33132

Jonathan Desrosiers will be exhibiting his art pieces at Zenith Art & Fashion, a Miami-based gallery, couture boutique and event space that is fusing art and fashion this Basel. The gallery will also be participating at Red Dot Miami, a modern and contemporary art show in the heart of Miami featuring an international slate of 75+ galleries showing over 500 leading artists. The gallery will be bringing together the artistic creations of emerging and established artists and fashion designers from around the world. With a mission of uniting cultures through the arts, Zenith will be exhibiting the works of 11 diverse artists from different nationalities.

 

***Map by Sumaiyah E. Wade***