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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Brian Gefen: The Dee Dee and Jack Wedding
Please join us for the opening reception this Friday May 13th, 6-9pm, celebrating the solo show by Brian Gefen.
The exhibition will run from May 13, 2011 - June 4, 2011.
The gallery will also be open noon-9pm on Saturday, May 14, for the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk.
"Each painting in my narrative series is a theatrical moment in the saga of the warring clans of Development of Power and Untitled Creatures. The exhibit illustrates a romantic incident in the lives of two main characters: Tatiana Dee Dee and Helmet Jack."
- Brian Gefen, April 2011
Also on view until June 4:
Paul Myoda: Glittering Machines
Brookhart Jonquil: Never Odd or Even
Dorsch Gallery is also pleased to present:
List of works; a reason to survey
A performance by 3PQ in the garden, May 14, in the evening during the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk.
Dorsch Gallery
151 NW 24 St
Miami, FL 33127
305-576-1278
Hours: Tue-Sat, 12-5
dorschgallery.com


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Where: Myra Galleries
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
East and Far East meet Miami at Myra Galleries
Opening reception: Friday, April 8, 2011. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
From April 9 through May 31, 2011
For its second exhibition, Myra Galleries is proudly introducing artists from the eastern and far eastern parts of the world, specifically from Korea, Australia and Iran. The gallery is very excited to introduce audiences to this new exhibit and invites the public to attend the opening night event on Friday, April 8th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Artist Kwon Soon IK was born in South Korea in 1959. "In my recent works, simple and every day objects often appear as main subject matters. Those things such as bags, shoes, lighters, spoons, chopsticks, clothes, etc, are not meant for artistic practices, but the fact that I incorporate them into my work, automatically transforms these objects into a collection through which my life and emotions are permeated. There is also the use of calligraphy and raised texts in my newest body of work, some of them representing patterns of the Korean alphabet. My intention was not to be satisfied with a mere visual delivery, but to represent Korean culture and emotions through the canvas." Kwon Soon IK has exhibited his works in museums and collections in Colombia, Uruguay, Spain, Japan, and the United States. Some of his pieces were on view at Art Basel Miami last year.
Paul Ching - Bor was born in 1963 and moved to Sydney, Australia in 1987. There he focused on watercolors, portraying primarily the suburban neighborhood of Paddington, where his studio was located. In 1990 Ching-Bor received a scholarship sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and an award from the Royal Agricultural Society for the study of fine art in New York. In the following year he received the Overseas Study Travel Grant from the Rotary Club of Camberwell, Victoria, Australia. During the next four years he saved money to make sure that he would be able to prolong his stay beyond the scholarship's term, and in 1996 he was able to realize a long-held desire to move to New York. "When I first walked down the streets of Manhattan I was curious about the impact this strident city and the jostling crowds would have on my work," Ching-Bor recalled. "The structures, arches, and bridges immediately inspired me, and particularly suited my limited color palette. My favo rite colors are black and white, and I found I was able to tackle New York subjects in a very free way that, in the early stages, suggests abstract painting."
Phil Kyo Jang was born in Korea in 1968. He graduated from the Department of Painting at the College of Fine Arts, Se-Jong University. This talented artist will be exhibiting for the first time in Miami. He says about his dummy figures, "The dummy is a representation of an ordinary human being. Ordinary people have no specific character but have only desire, selfishness and weakness." Jang use humor and wit to describe humans.
Hossein Edalatkhah was born in Iran in 1979. His oil on canvas works are representing his protest against undemocratic and discriminated societies and governments especially in Iran. His work in the exhibition is a series of eight pieces titled "My body, my private life, my biography." The artist states, "My body is my source to protest against the governmental propaganda. In my collection I decided to look back to my history so you can witness Safavieh, Qajar, Pahlavi, and Islamic Republic periods."
Niki Kouhpayma was born in Persia in 1976. He is coming to Miami with very fresh ideas in her photos.
Myra Galleries
177 NW 23rd Street
Wynwood Art District
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.7670
www.myragalleries.com



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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Ivan Albreht: Repetitive Choices
Lowe Art Museum
From Apr 16 through May 29, 2011
This spring the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum is hosting a faculty exhibition highlighting the work of Ivan Albreht. Ivan Albreht: Repetitive Choices is on view at the Lowe from through May 29, 2011. Ivan Albreht was born and raised in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia. He is Assistant Professor of Ceramics / Sculpture at the Department of Art and Art History at UM. Albreht's current work explores issues of individuality in the sociopolitical context of the western society. He is specifically interested in ways in which technological advancement, consumerism and global politics influence the emergence of an individual. He is engaged in exploring the perception of "beauty" in Western society.

Albreht has actively exhibited both nationally and internationally since 1997. Solo exhibitions include WeissPollack Gallery in NYC; University of Pittsburg in Bradford; Gallery of American Cultural Center in Belgrade. International competitions include Ceramics of Europe - The Westerwald Prize 2009; The Sixth Taiwan Golden Ceramics Awards 2001. His work has received significant recognition, including Special Prize at the 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 in Korea, the largest and most competitive juried international exhibition in the field of ceramic arts. In 2009, Albreht was nominated and elected as member of International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) based in Genève, Switzerland. He has also participated in several artist residency programs in the United States and Europe.

Lowe Art Museum
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305.284.3535
www.lowemuseum.org



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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Red Thread
April 13, - May 27

by Stephanie Ansin & Fernando Calzadilla Choreography by Octavio Campos & Ileigh Reynolds
Original Music & Sound Design by Luciano Stazzone
Set, Costume & Lighting Design by Fernando Calzadilla
Directed by Stephanie Ansin
A widowed weaver has dedicated three years of his life to creating one magnificent silk tapestry. Anxious to sell the tapestry so they can use the money to create luxurious lives, the weaver's two older daughters steal his work before it is finished. Mortally betrayed, the weaver collapses, and his youngest daughter takes it upon herself to retrieve his masterpiece. Her ensuing adventures challenge her mind, body, and spirit and ultimately bring her true love, inner strength, and a glorious reunion. This original play is inspired by Chinese folklore, myths and mysticism. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Production running time: 90 minutes, no intermission.


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Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Jimenez Deredia
May 6 - June 3, 2011
Reception: Friday, May 6, 7-10 pm
TRESART
550 Biltmore Way Suite 111 Coral Gables FL 33134
T: 305.648.3007 | E: director@TRESART.us | <www.TRESART.us>


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Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps Makes Its South Florida
Debut at the Miracle Theatre

It's fast-paced, nonstop laughter as Actors' Playhouse takes on the master of suspense!
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of merry mayhem and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced, hilarious whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! In this two-time Tony Award winner, a cast of four hilariously reenacts over 150 eccentric characters from Hitchcock's 1935 film thriller using just a few props, split-second quick changes, and plenty of theatrical ingenuity.

In The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow, an average man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death- defying finale. A riotous blend of brilliant performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of nonstop laughs and Hitchcock's special brand of romance, intrigue and espionage. The longest running comedy on Broadway, The 39 Steps is perfect for audiences of all ages.

Actors' Playhouse is proud to team up with The Orlando Shakespeare Theater and Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers to bring their co production of The 39 Steps to the Miracle Theatre. Directed by Orlando Shakes' Artistic Director Jim Helsinger, the Actors' Playhouse production of The 39 Steps will feature Michael Frederic (Theatre for a New City: Night Over Taos [directed by Estelle Parsons]; The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Irish, and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress in New York) as Hannay, Brad DePlanche (Orlando Shakes: A Tuna Christmas, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night?s Dream) as Clown 1, Brandon Roberts (Orlando Shakes: Kiss Me Kate, Oz, As You Like It) as Clown 2, and Deanna Gibson (Florida Rep: Boeing Boeing, Almost, Maine; Riverside Theatre: Doubt, Blithe Spirit) as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret.

The experienced production team for The 39 Steps consists of talents from all three theatres including Scenic Designer Ray Recht, Costume Designer Denise R. Warner, Lighting Designer Patrick Tennent, and Sound Design by Britt Sandusky, adapted for the Actors' Playhouse production by Alexander Herrin.

The 39 Steps begins previews on Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. The show will open Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. and play through June 5, 2011. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 2 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, May 18 at 2 p.m.

Preview night tickets on the first Wednesday and Thursday are $35. Tickets for weeknights and matinees are $40, and on Friday and Saturday evenings $48. The theatre offers a 10 percent senior discount rate the day of performance and $15 student rush tickets 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Discounts are based on availability and exclude Saturday and Sunday.

Group discounted rates are offered for 15 or more through our group sales department. Single tickets may be purchased through the box office at 305-444-9293 or online at www.actorsplayhouse.org.

This event is made possible with the support of Miami-Dade County with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, The Cultural Affairs Council, The Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, with Support of the City of Coral Gables, and by the following sponsors: Comcast and NBC 6.



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Event Title: Common Threads
Where: Bakehouse Art Complex
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Audrey Love Gallery
Common Threads
Opening Reception Friday, May 13 7-10pm
Common Threads is an exhibition that focuses on the properties and functionalities of textures and fibers and their application in contemporary art.
Exhibiting artists explore various textures and patterns through labor intensive processes to create innovative, contemporary work rooted in traditional fiber materials, techniques and structures.
Exhibiting Artists
Regina Jestrow
Colleen Kelley
Natasha Middagh
Hugo Patao
Bianca Pratorius
Rosaria Pugliese
Carrie Sieh
Project Room: An installation by guest fiber artist Jonathan Rockford
Exhibition on view through June 1st, 2011

Friday, May 13th as we close out the season with two new exhibitions, a live jazz performance by Nestor Torres, authentic and organic German food from Roland's Food Bike, and open studios by over 65 artists. The event starts at 7:00pm, free parking.
Please see the information below regarding our new exhibitions.
FRIDAY, MAY 13 7-10PM
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd Sreet
Wynwood Arts District
305.576.2828 www.bacfl.org


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Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
WERNER HERZOG'S 3D
"CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS"
OPENING 5/13 AT THE
CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
Fri. 5/13 at 5:30, 7:30 & 9:30 pm;
Sat. 5/14 at 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 & 10:00 pm;
Sun. 5/15 at 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 pm;
Mon. 5/16 at 7:00 & 9:00 pm;
Tue. 5/17 at 7:00 & 9:00 pm;
Wed. 5/18 at 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 5/19 at 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00 pm.
Fri. 5/20 at 4:00 & 10:00 pm;
Sat. 5/21 at 2:00, 6:00 & 10:00 pm;
Sun. 5/22 at 4:00 & 8:00 pm;
Mon. 5/23 at 7:00 pm;
Tue. 5/24 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm;
Wed. 5/25 at 7:00 pm;
Thu. 5/26 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm



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Where: Locust Projects
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Intuitive Collaborative Dance Performance with Matthew Ronay and Nathan Carter
Saturday, May 14th, 7-10pm
Through June 18th
Friday, May 13th, 6:30pm
Conversation with the artists

Conceived specifically for Locust Projects, Brooklyn-based artists Matthew Ronay and Nathan Carter will present an intuitive dance performance and a didgeridoo revue.


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Where: Whale & Star
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Whale & Star Lecture Project. Lecture 7:
Arshile Gorky and Abstract Expressionism: A Contested History
by Michael R. Taylor Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
$5 Lecture Fee / Limited seating
RSVP: 305.576.6160
This lecture will explore Arshile Gorky's complex and often misunderstood relationship with the Abstract Expressionist movement. The initial reception of Gorky's work after his death in 1948 paved the way for his gradual assimilation into the canon of Abstract Expressionism as it was formed in the 1950s by, among others, Clement Greenberg, Harold Rosenberg, Thomas Hess, Sam Hunter, and Dore Ashton. Gorky's work was acclaimed by these critics and art historians as an important precursor to the large-scale abstract paintings of his friends and colleagues, such as Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. Although universally accepted at the time, this reading of Gorky's work has been contested in recent years, since it deliberately downplays the artist's longstanding allegiance to Surrealism during his lifetime, leading to a fundamental misreading of his work and its meaning.
Michael R. Taylor is the Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His most recent exhibitions at the Museum include Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris (2010); Marcel Duchamp: Etant donnés (2009); Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective (2009); Salvador Dalí: The Centennial Retrospective (2005); and Giorgio de Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne (2002). Dr. Taylor studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where he wrote a masters thesis on Richard Hamilton and a doctoral dissertation on Marcel Duchamp's readymades. He has published widely on Duchamp, Dada, and Surrealism. In 2009 he co-curated with Carlos Basualdo the Bruce Nauman exhibition at the American Pavilion for the 53rd Venice Biennale (winner of the Golden Lion award for best national pavilion). Future projects include an exhibition on Surrealism in the 1940s that focuses on myth, magic, and eroticism. In 2010 Dr. Taylor's book Marcel Duchamp: Etan t donnés won the George Wittenborn Prize for outstanding research and scholarship in the field of art history.
Whale & Star
2215 NW First Place
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.576.6160
www.whaleandstar.com


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