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Monday, May 30, 2011
Memorial Day (Observed)
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Monday, May 30, 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: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Monday, May 30, 2011
May 30 to June 4
Carolina Rojas and Paul Saint Laurent
An exhibit of sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.


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Where: Myra Galleries
Monday, May 30, 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: Borders Art Gallery
Monday, May 30, 2011
National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill Holds
23rd Annual Exhibition
Friday, May 27, 2011. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
From May 27 through June 24, 2011
The National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill (NAEMI) marks its 23 years of service to outsider art with its 23rd Annual Exhibition on May 27, 2011 at Borders Art Gallery.
NAEMI's mission is to reduce the stigma associated with mental disabilities by discovering, studying, promoting, exhibiting and preserving the art of artists with mental disabilities. NAEMI strives to increase public awareness, knowledge, and understanding of art that is conceived and created by artists with mental disabilities, and to provide opportunities for their employment through the exhibition and sale of art works. Art created by artists with mental disabilities, also referred to as Outsider Art, pertains to art produced by self taught individuals, usually without any formal artistic training, whose work arise from an intensity of innate-personal vision. Although there is an explosion of interest in this art, it remains difficult for the work of artists with mental disabilities to be discovered or seen.
For over 24 years NAEMI's deep concern with the lack of opportunity for artists with mental disabilities to have equal access to art exhibitions and employment in the arts has created notable exhibitions and catalog books. This project seeks to further the understanding of Outsider Art, the creative process, and the art exhibition experience with a uniquely enthralling art interpretation performance as well as through the work of artists with mental disabilities. The absence of this artistic expression in the cultural mainstream limits the scope of study of the human creative process, marginalizes the presence of a member in the community, and may perpetuate the stigma of mental illness. Experts uniformly contend that the whole community should be educated on the impact of mental illness and advocate for its complete parity with physical illness.
NAEMI collaborates with international arts organizations, local civic leaders, and artists to provide penetrating presentations and creative workshops on issues relating to mental illness, creativity, and advocacy.
Featuring the works of artists from the U.S., England, Spain, Chile, Mexico, and Paraguay. The exhibition is open to the public and sponsored by Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council and the Miami Dade county commissioners, Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutica.
All 40 works featured in the exhibition will be available for sale with proceeds benefiting the artists and NAEMI's goal of helping artists with mental illness from around the world.
The exhibition begins with an opening reception May 27 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - offering attendees a chance to meet the featured artists - and will continue through June 24.
About NAEMI
NAEMI an international organization dedicated to discovering, promoting and exhibiting work by artists with mental illness launches a new exhibition with an opening reception Borders Art Gallery.
NAEMI at Borders Art Gallery
1601 SW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33135
www.naemi.org
www.borderspictureframing.com


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Event Title: Meek's Cutoff
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Monday, May 30, 2011
Michelle Williams in Acclaimed "Meek's Cutoff"
Premieres May 27 With Opening Night Special Event
Meek's Cutoff, starring Oscar nominee Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine, Brokeback Mountain), has its exclusive Miami Premiere on Friday, May 27 and will play a seven-day-a-week run through Thursday, June 2. The film is directed by outstanding independent filmmaker and Miami native Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy) and was a critically lauded selection at the Venice, Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals. Meek's Cutoff is a different kind of western, one that foregrounds the lives of women, Native Americans and the powerful but gritty reality of the era. Set in 1845, it follows three pioneer families as they navigate the physical and psychological barriers of the Oregon Trail.
Friday 5/27 - 7:00 & 10:00 pm (9:00 pm reception)
Saturday 5/28 - 2:00, 4:15, 6:30 & 8:45 pm
Sunday 5/29 - 2:00, 4:15, 6:30 & 8:45 pm
Monday 5/30 - 2:00, 4:15, 6:30 & 8:45 pm
Tuesday 5/31 - 6:30 & 8:45 pm
Wednesday 6/1 - 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Thursday 6/2 - 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm


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Where: New Theatre
Monday, May 30, 2011
A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams

May 20 - June 12, 2011
This modern classic follows the decline of a fading Southern belle and the sexy, beer-chugging barbarian responsible for her tragic fall.



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Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Monday, May 30, 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: Common Threads
Where: Bakehouse Art Complex
Monday, May 30, 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: Locust Projects
Monday, May 30, 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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