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Sunday, May 1, 2011
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, Brookhart Jonquil
Opening reception Friday, April 8th, 6-9pm celebrating solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, and Brookhart Jonquil.
The exhibition will run from April 8, 2011 - May 7, 2011.
The gallery will also be open noon-9pm on Saturday, April 9, for the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk.
Also on view, Borscht @ Dorsch, a collection of objects and images generated in the production of The Borscht Film Festival.
For the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk, Borscht @ Dorsch will include outdoor festivities in the Dorsch patio.
Stop by and enjoy complimentary cocktails!

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Event Title: Never Odd or Even,
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Never Odd or Even," a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil
Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil called Never Odd or Even. The opening reception is Friday, April 8, 6-9pm and the exhibition will be on view through Saturday, May 7, 2011.
"While my sculptures and installations are certainly tangible, they are in constant dialog with the virtual and formless. I use reflective surfaces to open up perceptual spaces within architecture, and I use solid forms to perceptually collapse physical spaces. Mirrors, glass, digital photographs, and everyday objects have material qualities that I use to probe the relationship between the physical and the virtual or intangible. In my work I attempt to access this paradoxical duality, creating uncanny situations where a space, an object, or a moment in time, seems to contradict its own existence.
An example of this could be Never Odd or Even. The installation is an anonymous studio or office consisting of a chair, a lamp, a table with a paperback book jammed under one foot, and a few other small items. The room is physically doubled to create a perceptual mirrored space, folding in on itself. Objects intersect with their doppelgängers and a concrete floor is disorientingly angled upside-down. The title of the piece is also the title of the paperback book that levels both tables in defiance of gravitational sense. The phrase is a palindrome, and speaks not only to the formal arrangement of the space, but of the inevitable failure of quantitative logic set up as an oppositional binary. The space is not one real table and one reflected table; they are equally real but equally contingent upon the other to define their reality.
Installations such as this can be understood in the context of contemporary information-based media. Copying and pasting, pushing and pulling architecture, achieving impossible forms that seem natural and effortless due to our aesthetic saturation with things that have been manipulated or created entirely out of digital ether. I use digital media to sketch out my spaces before I begin construction. This affords me not only a high degree of accuracy in my measurements when the time comes to build, but it allows me to fluidly manipulate forms in a weightless space where material is infinitely malleable. Most importantly, the objects and installations that I create from these sketches retain the qualities of their intangible origin, and take on an uncanny sense of the impossible."
Dorsch Gallery introduced Jonquil's work to Miami in the group show Bubble Raft in September 2010. In this work, called Looking Both Ways, the viewer climbs a short ladder to look at two mirrors set at 90º. The mirrors split the vision: one eye sees a dart stuck in the wall, the other eye sees a drawing of the same. The mind registers the two sources as a single reality.
Never Odd or Even is Jonquil's first solo show in South Florida. Jonquil received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. He has a BFA and BA (Art History), both Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona. He studied at the Leipzig Academy of Art in Germany. His work has been shown in numerous venues in Chicago, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, the Web Biennial at the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, the Oriahovo Gallery of Art in Bulgaria and Apex Art in New York. He has received numerous awards, including two grants to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an individual artist grant from the Tucson Prima Arts Council, and a Creative Achievement Award from the University of Arizona. He is an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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Where: Myra Galleries
Sunday, May 1, 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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Event Title: EKPHRASISTWO: More Art from Art
Where: BASS MUSEUM OF ART
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
EKPHRASISTWO: More Art from Art
BASS MUSEUM OF ART 2100 COLLINS AVE. MIAMI BEACH
SUNDAY MAY 1, 12:30 PM AND 2:30 PM
FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION ($8 for non members)
Or the Bass Museum 305.673.7530

Back by popular demand, DNE returns to the Bass Museum of Art May 1 for EKPHRASISTWO: More Art from Art, a migrating site-specific work as part of the Miami Dance Festival and kicking off Miami Museum Month. This unique dance and art experience is created by DNE Directors Diego Salterini and Hannah Baumgarten to resonate with the art and/or architecture, enhancing the experience of the audience by bringing to life the potency of the work through the art of movement and sound.

Last year's presentation was met with critical and public acclaim and packed audiences into spaces throughout the museum and its beautiful grounds. Not only will the project be site-specific to the unique features of the facility, but it will also correlate directly to several of the exhibitions on view at this time. Each performance will include several separate and complete dance works, migrating through the museum, and will run approximately 60 minutes.



Event Title: CARANCHO
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Sunday, May 1, 2011
CARANCHO
A dark, gritty new thriller from Argentina directed by Pablo Trapero (Born and Bred, Lion's Den) and featuring a gripping performance by one of Latin America's most renowned actors, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), Carancho was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It was also Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.
Fri. 4/22 at 7:30 & 10:00 (includes reception at 9:00 pm);
Sat. 4/23 at 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 4/24 at 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 4/25 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Tue. 4/26 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Wed. 4/27 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 4/28 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Fri. 4/29 at 4:00 pm; Sat. 4/30 at 12:15 & 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 12:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 6:30 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 4:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 9:00 pm
Fri. 5/6 at 4:30 pm; Sat. 5/7 at 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 3:45 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 4:45 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 6:45 pm; Thu. 5/12 at 4:00 pm




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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Event Title: Material
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Material," a solo exhibition by Jenny Brillhart
April 8 - May 7, 2011
Opening reception on April 8, 6-9pm
Dorsch Gallery
151 NW 24 Street
Miami, FL 33127


Where: various
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Sunday, May 1, 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 SPARROW
Sunday, May 1, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents
THE SPARROW

April 7-May 1, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
"Among the very best original theater pieces I have ever seen!" - Chicago Tribune
Straight from sold-out shows and rave reviews in Chicago, THE SPARROW is a moving theatrical tour de force for the famed House Theatre of Chicago ensemble. THE SPARROW tells the story of Emily Book, a small-town girl returning home 10 years after a tragic accident that claimed the lives of her entire class. As the town struggles to accept the strange girl who reminds them of their collective loss, Emily attempts to hide the special powers that make her different.
Sign up for the Adrienne Arsht Center email list at www.arshtcenter.org to be notified when tickets go on sale for The Sparrow.

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Sunday, May 1, 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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Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Gay Film Festival at the Cinema
This will be the first year the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (MGLFF) makes the Coral Gables Art Cinema one of its homes, which seems only natural as Cinema Director Robert Rosenberg was also the founder and first director of MGLFF. Screenings at the Gables Cinema are on Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1, at 3:00 & 5:00 pm. Visit the Festival website for full film and ticket information.


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Where: various
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Master Chorale of South Florida Announces
Blockbuster 2010-2011 Season

Haydn's Creation
With the Miami Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Habermann, conducting

Friday, November 19, 8:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Miami
Tickets: www.masterchoraleofsouthflorida.org or 954-418-6232
Saturday, November 20, 8:00 p.m.
Keith C. & Elaine Johnson Wold
Performing Arts Center
Lynn University, Boca Raton
Tickets: 561-237-9000
Sunday, November 21, 4:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church ("Pink Church"), Pompano Beach
Tickets: www.masterchoraleofsouthflorida.org or 954-418-6232

Verdi's Requiem
With the Lynn Philharmonia
Albert-George Schramm, conducting
Thursday, March 24, 8:00 p.m.
Trinity Cathedral, Miami
Tickets: www.masterchoraleofsouthflorida.org or 954-418-6232
Friday, March 25, 8:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale venue TBA
See www.masterchoraleofsouthflorida.org for updates
Saturday, March 26, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 27, 4:00 p.m.
Keith C. & Elaine Johnson Wold
Performing Arts Center
Lynn University, Boca Raton
Tickets: 561-237-9000
Fauré's Requiem and Pavane
With the Miami Symphony Orchestra
Eduardo Marturet, conducting
Saturday, April 30, 8:00 p.m.
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Florida International University, Miami
Tickets: http://themiso.org or 305-275-5666
Sunday, May 1, 8:00 p.m.
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
Tickets: www.themiso.org or 305-275-5666
The Master Chorale of South Florida is South Florida's premier classical choral ensemble. The talented singers volunteer their time for the satisfaction of performing the most challenging choral repertoire at the highest artistic level in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
The Master Chorale of South Florida was formed to ensure that world-class concerts of major choral-orchestral works remain a part of South Florida's cultural fabric. Through innovative programming, artistic passion, and superb performances of the greatest music ever written, the Master Chorale of South Florida strives to foster feelings of joy and excitement in the hearts of audiences.
Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, by Funding Arts Broward, Inc (FAB!) and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.


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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Sunday, May 1, 2011
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
April 28- May 8, 2011
Thursdays & Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.
Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (The New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields.


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Event Title: Miami City Ballet
Where: various
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Miami City Ballet announces 25th Anniversary Season
From October 15th, 2010 through May 1st, 2011

Miami City Ballet's (MCB) milestone 25th Anniversary Season - the most exciting since its very first season - will feature a major Company Premiere in each of its four Programs - including Romeo and Juliet - and the return of the Opus One Orchestra to each of its Program I-IV performances. The 2010-2011 season runs October 15th, 2010 through May 1st, 2011 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale and Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. The orchestra returns to MCB, after an absence of almost two years, courtesy of a $900, 000 challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge.
Program I features the Company Premiere of Jerome Robbins' Fanfare - a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II - a bright and goofy take on Benjamin Britten's "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." This ballet premiered on the night of the Queen's coronation in 1953. Now it salutes the opening of MCB's 25th Anniversary Season and the return of live music with the Opus One Orchestra. Program I also features two George Balanchine pieces, the sensual Bugaku and breathtaking Theme and Variations.
The highlight of Program II is the Company Premiere of Twyla Tharp's Baker's Dozen, where she flings a dozen dancers onto the stage - hustling, spinning, shimmying, yet romantically inclined - to the irresistible stride piano of the immortal Willie "The Lion" Smith. This program also features Balanchine's dramatic La Sonnambula, the lively Western Symphony - plus a Pas de Deux TBA.
Program III spotlights Paul Taylor's Promethean Fire - a work that has been suggested as Taylor's response to 9/11. Set to Leopold Stokowski's magnificent orchestral transcriptions of Bach, it has been hailed as a masterpiece. Program III also includes Balanchine's high spirited Scotch Symphony and Tharp's jazzy Nine Sinatra Songs.
Program IV features the Company Premiere of John Cranko's acclaimed full-evening version of the world's most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet. The New York Times raves, "arguably the best dance treatment of Prokofiev's celebrated score."
The 25th Anniversary Season will also feature George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami and Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale and, after a two- year absence, at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. This delightful holiday family treat, complete with beautiful sets, lavish costumes and magical special effects, features a large cast of talented children from Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties on stage with MCB's international ballet stars.
Four-program subscription series are priced from $69 to $635; two-program "mini- subscriptions" are priced from $36 to $330. Single ticket prices for the repertory programs are $19 to $169, except for Program IV (Romeo and Juliet) which ranges from $20 to $175. Nutcracker™ ticket prices are $19.75 to $65 (discounted to$19 to $58 when ordered with a subscription package). To purchase subscription packages or single tickets, call Miami City Ballet Box Office at 305.929.7010 or toll-free 1.877.929.7010. Group Discounts (10 or more) are available by calling 305.929.7001 or toll-free 1.877.929.7001.
The Audrey Love Charitable Foundation is the 25th Anniversary Season presenter. Following is the season line-up, subject to change.
Program I
Fanfare (Robbins/Britten) - Company Premiere
Bugaku (Balanchine/Mayazumi)
Theme and Variations (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky)

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
Friday, October 15th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 16th at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 17th at 2 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale
Friday, November 12th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 13 at 2 p.m.and 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 14th at 2 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach
Friday, November 19th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 20th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 21st at 1 p.m.
Program II
La Sonnambula (Balanchine/Rieti)
Baker's Dozen (Tharp/Smith) - Company Premiere
Pas de Deux - TBA
Western Symphony (Balanchine/western tunes arr. Kay)

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
Friday, January 7th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 8th at 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 9th at 2 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale
Friday, January 14th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 15th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 16th at 2 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach
Friday, January 28th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 29th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 30th at 1 p.m.
Program III
Scotch Symphony (Balanchine/Mendelssohn)
Promethean Fire (Taylor/Bach trans. by Stokowski) - Company Premiere
Nine Sinatra Songs (Tharp/Arlen, Mercer, Cahn, et al)

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
Friday, February 11th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 12th at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 13th at 2 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, March 4th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 5th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 6th at 1 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, March 11th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 12th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 13th at 2 p.m.
Program IV
Romeo and Juliet (Cranko/Prokofiev) - Company Premiere

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
*Friday, March 25th at 7 p.m. (this is one hour earlier than usual)
Saturday, March 26th at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 27th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, April 1st at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 2nd at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 3rd at 1 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, April 29th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 30th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 1st at 2 p.m.

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach
Friday, December 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 4th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 5th at 2 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale
Friday, December 10th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 11th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 12th at 2 p.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
Friday, December 17th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 18th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 19th at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, December 21st at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
Miami City Ballet Home Theater Addresses:

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132
Box office: 305.949.6722 or 1.866.949.6722
Broward Center for the Performing Arts Au-Rene Theater
201 SW Fifth Avenue Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Box office: 954.462.0222
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Box office: 561.832.7469
MCB's Digital Season Brochure <http://www.miamicityballet.org/brochure/>
Miami City Ballet
www.miamicityballet.org


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Event Title: Even the Rain
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Even the Rain Friday, April 29, with two separate screenings at 7:00 and 10:00 pm, a live video link Q&A with Bolivian star Juan Carlos Aduviri at each screening, and a complimentary reception between the screenings from 9:00 to 10:00 pm for all ticket buyers
·Even the Rain full week screening times Fri. 4/29 at 7:00 & 10:00 pm (reception at 9:00 pm); Sat. 4/30 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 4:15 & 8:45 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 6:45 & 9:00 pm; Wed. 5/4 at 9:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 4:30 & 6:45
Fri. 5/6 at 10:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 6:00 & 10:00 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 5:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 9:00 pm




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Where: Byron Carlyle Theater
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Time: 5:00 PM EST
Sunday May 1st, 2011 @ 5pm
Puppet Theater/Teatro de Títeres:
Por el Monte Carulé, by Norge Espinosa
At The Byron Carlyle Theater

500 71 st, Miami Beach, FL
Journeying through the songs that made Bola de Nieve famous, this piece by Teatro de las Estaciones reinvents the life of Cuba's extraordinary piano man; coursing through the artist's memories and passions by way of a musical tapestry. Puppets and actors come together in an homage to Bola, to the Havana of his day, to the cabaret scene and the stages upon which he stood as an unrivaled protagonist. This work invites us to sing and dance alongside of this legendary artist, experiencing Cuba as he knew it - Cuba as a song unto itself.
In addition, the playwright will be giving a lecture illustrated with photographs and videos on the history of puppet theater in Cuba. The artists will also be conducting a puppet workshop for dhildren and adults. Both events are free and will be held at the CCE Miami.
Friday April 29, 2011 @ 8pm
Conference: Títeres en Cuba 1949 - 2011 - Puppets in Cuba, 1949 - 2011 by Norge Espinosa. FREE!
Saturday April 30, 2011 @ 11 am
Workshop for children and adults: Taller de Títeres para niños y adultos, 11am. FREE!


Where: Center for Visual Communication
Sunday, May 1, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Monday, May 2, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Monday, May 2, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, Brookhart Jonquil
Opening reception Friday, April 8th, 6-9pm celebrating solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, and Brookhart Jonquil.
The exhibition will run from April 8, 2011 - May 7, 2011.
The gallery will also be open noon-9pm on Saturday, April 9, for the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk.
Also on view, Borscht @ Dorsch, a collection of objects and images generated in the production of The Borscht Film Festival.
For the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk, Borscht @ Dorsch will include outdoor festivities in the Dorsch patio.
Stop by and enjoy complimentary cocktails!

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Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Monday, May 2, 2011
May 2 to 7
Common Roots Art Exhibit
A group of 13 acclaimed South Florida artists in a juried show exhibit painting, photography and mixed media artworks that depict 'common roots' with plants native to Florida and the Caribbean. Opening reception on Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8:30 PM. Free to the public.


Event Title: Never Odd or Even,
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Monday, May 2, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Never Odd or Even," a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil
Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil called Never Odd or Even. The opening reception is Friday, April 8, 6-9pm and the exhibition will be on view through Saturday, May 7, 2011.
"While my sculptures and installations are certainly tangible, they are in constant dialog with the virtual and formless. I use reflective surfaces to open up perceptual spaces within architecture, and I use solid forms to perceptually collapse physical spaces. Mirrors, glass, digital photographs, and everyday objects have material qualities that I use to probe the relationship between the physical and the virtual or intangible. In my work I attempt to access this paradoxical duality, creating uncanny situations where a space, an object, or a moment in time, seems to contradict its own existence.
An example of this could be Never Odd or Even. The installation is an anonymous studio or office consisting of a chair, a lamp, a table with a paperback book jammed under one foot, and a few other small items. The room is physically doubled to create a perceptual mirrored space, folding in on itself. Objects intersect with their doppelgängers and a concrete floor is disorientingly angled upside-down. The title of the piece is also the title of the paperback book that levels both tables in defiance of gravitational sense. The phrase is a palindrome, and speaks not only to the formal arrangement of the space, but of the inevitable failure of quantitative logic set up as an oppositional binary. The space is not one real table and one reflected table; they are equally real but equally contingent upon the other to define their reality.
Installations such as this can be understood in the context of contemporary information-based media. Copying and pasting, pushing and pulling architecture, achieving impossible forms that seem natural and effortless due to our aesthetic saturation with things that have been manipulated or created entirely out of digital ether. I use digital media to sketch out my spaces before I begin construction. This affords me not only a high degree of accuracy in my measurements when the time comes to build, but it allows me to fluidly manipulate forms in a weightless space where material is infinitely malleable. Most importantly, the objects and installations that I create from these sketches retain the qualities of their intangible origin, and take on an uncanny sense of the impossible."
Dorsch Gallery introduced Jonquil's work to Miami in the group show Bubble Raft in September 2010. In this work, called Looking Both Ways, the viewer climbs a short ladder to look at two mirrors set at 90º. The mirrors split the vision: one eye sees a dart stuck in the wall, the other eye sees a drawing of the same. The mind registers the two sources as a single reality.
Never Odd or Even is Jonquil's first solo show in South Florida. Jonquil received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. He has a BFA and BA (Art History), both Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona. He studied at the Leipzig Academy of Art in Germany. His work has been shown in numerous venues in Chicago, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, the Web Biennial at the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, the Oriahovo Gallery of Art in Bulgaria and Apex Art in New York. He has received numerous awards, including two grants to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an individual artist grant from the Tucson Prima Arts Council, and a Creative Achievement Award from the University of Arizona. He is an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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Where: Myra Galleries
Monday, May 2, 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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Event Title: CARANCHO
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Monday, May 2, 2011
CARANCHO
A dark, gritty new thriller from Argentina directed by Pablo Trapero (Born and Bred, Lion's Den) and featuring a gripping performance by one of Latin America's most renowned actors, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), Carancho was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It was also Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.
Fri. 4/22 at 7:30 & 10:00 (includes reception at 9:00 pm);
Sat. 4/23 at 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 4/24 at 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 4/25 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Tue. 4/26 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Wed. 4/27 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 4/28 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Fri. 4/29 at 4:00 pm; Sat. 4/30 at 12:15 & 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 12:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 6:30 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 4:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 9:00 pm



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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Monday, May 2, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Event Title: Material
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Monday, May 2, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Material," a solo exhibition by Jenny Brillhart
April 8 - May 7, 2011
Opening reception on April 8, 6-9pm
Dorsch Gallery
151 NW 24 Street
Miami, FL 33127


Where: various
Monday, May 2, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Monday, May 2, 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
Monday, May 2, 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: Common Roots
Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Monday, May 2, 2011
Miami Beach Botanical Garden & Art at St. Johns Present:
Common Roots

An art exhibit about native and traditional plants of Florida and the Caribbean
May 2 to 7, 2011
Opening Reception Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8:30PM
Free and Open to the Public

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.mbgarden.org

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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Monday, May 2, 2011
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
April 28- May 8, 2011
Thursdays & Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.
Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (The New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields.


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Event Title: Even the Rain
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Monday, May 2, 2011
Even the Rain Friday, April 29, with two separate screenings at 7:00 and 10:00 pm, a live video link Q&A with Bolivian star Juan Carlos Aduviri at each screening, and a complimentary reception between the screenings from 9:00 to 10:00 pm for all ticket buyers
·Even the Rain full week screening times Fri. 4/29 at 7:00 & 10:00 pm (reception at 9:00 pm); Sat. 4/30 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 4:15 & 8:45 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 6:45 & 9:00 pm; Wed. 5/4 at 9:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 4:30 & 6:45


Where: Center for Visual Communication
Monday, May 2, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, Brookhart Jonquil
Opening reception Friday, April 8th, 6-9pm celebrating solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, and Brookhart Jonquil.
The exhibition will run from April 8, 2011 - May 7, 2011.
The gallery will also be open noon-9pm on Saturday, April 9, for the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk.
Also on view, Borscht @ Dorsch, a collection of objects and images generated in the production of The Borscht Film Festival.
For the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk, Borscht @ Dorsch will include outdoor festivities in the Dorsch patio.
Stop by and enjoy complimentary cocktails!

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Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
May 2 to 7
Common Roots Art Exhibit
A group of 13 acclaimed South Florida artists in a juried show exhibit painting, photography and mixed media artworks that depict 'common roots' with plants native to Florida and the Caribbean. Opening reception on Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8:30 PM. Free to the public.


Event Title: Never Odd or Even,
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Never Odd or Even," a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil
Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil called Never Odd or Even. The opening reception is Friday, April 8, 6-9pm and the exhibition will be on view through Saturday, May 7, 2011.
"While my sculptures and installations are certainly tangible, they are in constant dialog with the virtual and formless. I use reflective surfaces to open up perceptual spaces within architecture, and I use solid forms to perceptually collapse physical spaces. Mirrors, glass, digital photographs, and everyday objects have material qualities that I use to probe the relationship between the physical and the virtual or intangible. In my work I attempt to access this paradoxical duality, creating uncanny situations where a space, an object, or a moment in time, seems to contradict its own existence.
An example of this could be Never Odd or Even. The installation is an anonymous studio or office consisting of a chair, a lamp, a table with a paperback book jammed under one foot, and a few other small items. The room is physically doubled to create a perceptual mirrored space, folding in on itself. Objects intersect with their doppelgängers and a concrete floor is disorientingly angled upside-down. The title of the piece is also the title of the paperback book that levels both tables in defiance of gravitational sense. The phrase is a palindrome, and speaks not only to the formal arrangement of the space, but of the inevitable failure of quantitative logic set up as an oppositional binary. The space is not one real table and one reflected table; they are equally real but equally contingent upon the other to define their reality.
Installations such as this can be understood in the context of contemporary information-based media. Copying and pasting, pushing and pulling architecture, achieving impossible forms that seem natural and effortless due to our aesthetic saturation with things that have been manipulated or created entirely out of digital ether. I use digital media to sketch out my spaces before I begin construction. This affords me not only a high degree of accuracy in my measurements when the time comes to build, but it allows me to fluidly manipulate forms in a weightless space where material is infinitely malleable. Most importantly, the objects and installations that I create from these sketches retain the qualities of their intangible origin, and take on an uncanny sense of the impossible."
Dorsch Gallery introduced Jonquil's work to Miami in the group show Bubble Raft in September 2010. In this work, called Looking Both Ways, the viewer climbs a short ladder to look at two mirrors set at 90º. The mirrors split the vision: one eye sees a dart stuck in the wall, the other eye sees a drawing of the same. The mind registers the two sources as a single reality.
Never Odd or Even is Jonquil's first solo show in South Florida. Jonquil received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. He has a BFA and BA (Art History), both Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona. He studied at the Leipzig Academy of Art in Germany. His work has been shown in numerous venues in Chicago, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, the Web Biennial at the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, the Oriahovo Gallery of Art in Bulgaria and Apex Art in New York. He has received numerous awards, including two grants to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an individual artist grant from the Tucson Prima Arts Council, and a Creative Achievement Award from the University of Arizona. He is an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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Event Title: Don Giovanni / Cyrano
Where: various
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Florida Grand Opera presents
Don Giovanni and Cyrano

Devoted to stimulating audience with a diverse repertoire, Florida Grand Opera continues its current season with Don Giovanni, one of the world's most beloved operas, and the newly-commissioned Cyrano. The two productions will be performed in rep throughout April and May, beginning with Don Giovanni on April 16, 2011.

Considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written, Mozart's Don Giovanni continues to thrill audiences today as it did at its premiere in 1787. This second collaboration of Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte followed their success with The Marriage of Figaro a year earlier. Mozart used the story of the world's most infamous lover, Don Juan, to create one of opera's unforgettably vivid characters and one of the world's favorite operas.

Baritone David Pittsinger, previously seen here in a remarkable portrayal of Count Rodolfo in FGO's 2007 La sonnambula and as Scarpia in the company's 2008 Tosca, will return to sing the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni. He has performed Don Giovanni for the Opera Company of Philadelphia, New York City Opera, and Opera Colorado, and appears regularly at the Metropolitan Opera and leading companies around the world. Bass Tom Corbeil, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio and San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, returns in the role of the Don's servant Leporello following his portrayal of Don Basilio in this season's The Barber of Seville. Tenor Andrew Bidlack, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio who sang Count Almaviva in FGO's February 24 and 27, 2010 performances of The Barber of Seville, returns as Don Ottavio.

Called Donna Elvira "a luminous, appealing, and agile voice" by the New York Times, Donna Elvira will be played by soprano Georgia Jarman, frequently seen at New York City Opera and leading companies in the United States, Europe, and South America. American soprano Jacquelyn Wagner will make her FGO debut as Donna Anna. Ms. Wagner is a recipient of a Fulbright Study Grant and has been appearing with numerous opera companies in Europe; she has appeared with numerous American orchestras, but this production will mark her official American operatic debut.

Metropolitan Opera bass Morris Robinson, noted by the Washington Post to be a"booming but well-articulated bass", returns to FGO as the Commendatore. He last graced the stage in Miami as Ramfis in FGO's 2006 production of Aida. Andrew Bisantz, Florida Grand Opera's Resident Conductor, will lead these performances of Don Giovanni following his highly acclaimed conducting of the 2009-10 season- opening double bill of Pagliacci and Suor Angelica. Don Giovanni will be directed by John Pascoe, who originally designed and directed the production for Washington National Opera.

The season will conclude with David DiChiera's Cyrano, which premiered in 2007 in Detroit at Michigan Opera Theatre. Based on Edmond Rostand's beloved play, Cyrano de Bergerac, the opera's romantic, melodic score perfectly enhances this tragic story of star-crossed would-be lovers. It has been reviewed as "...visually grand, dramatically absorbing and musically captivating" by Opera Canada and "a splendid production" by New York Magazine.
"As we are co-producers of Cyrano, it was a thrill to see the standing ovation it received in Detroit at its premiere and I'm very excited about presenting this new opera to South Florida," said FGO General Director and CEO Robert M. Heuer. "I am sure it will be received here with equal enthusiasm."

Leah Partridge, one of South Florida's favorite sopranos, and Romanian baritone Marian Pop fill the lead roles, which DiChiera specifically wrote for their voices. Ms. Partridge returns to FGO as Roxane and Mr. Pop, seen as Dandini in last season's La Cenerentola, will perform the title role. French tenor Sébastien Guèze, whose international career was launched by his taking second prize in Placido Domingo's 2006 Operalia competition, makes his FGO debut as Christian, also introducing a new aria for the role to be performed for the first time ever in Miami. American conductor Mark Flint, who orchestrated Cyrano and conducted the world premiere at Michigan Opera Theatre, will lead the FGO performances alongside Bernard Uzan, who created the French libretto, and also directs the production.

Subscriptions for Florida Grand Opera's 2010-2011 season start as low as $32 and are available at 1-800-741-1010 or safely online at www.fgo.org. Subscribers save up to 50% off single ticket pricing. Subscribers who are also donors receive priority seating. Single tickets now on sale.


Don Giovanni
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations

MIAMI
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House

April 16, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 22, 27, 30, May 3, 1011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 8, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater

May 12 and 14, 2011, at 8 p.m.



Cyrano
by David DiChiera, Libretto by Bernard Uzan - Sung in French with English and Spanish projected translations

MIAMI
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
April 23, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 26, 29, May 4, 7, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 1, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater
Cyrano will not be performed in Fort Lauderdale. Broward subscribers have the option to purchase a package that includes tickets for Cyrano in Miami.



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Where: Myra Galleries
Tuesday, May 3, 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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Event Title: CARANCHO
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
CARANCHO
A dark, gritty new thriller from Argentina directed by Pablo Trapero (Born and Bred, Lion's Den) and featuring a gripping performance by one of Latin America's most renowned actors, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), Carancho was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It was also Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.
Fri. 4/22 at 7:30 & 10:00 (includes reception at 9:00 pm);
Sat. 4/23 at 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 4/24 at 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 4/25 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Tue. 4/26 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Wed. 4/27 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 4/28 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Fri. 4/29 at 4:00 pm; Sat. 4/30 at 12:15 & 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 12:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 6:30 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 4:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 9:00 pm



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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Event Title: Material
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Material," a solo exhibition by Jenny Brillhart
April 8 - May 7, 2011
Opening reception on April 8, 6-9pm
Dorsch Gallery
151 NW 24 Street
Miami, FL 33127


Where: various
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Tuesday, May 3, 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
Tuesday, May 3, 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: Common Roots
Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Miami Beach Botanical Garden & Art at St. Johns Present:
Common Roots

An art exhibit about native and traditional plants of Florida and the Caribbean
May 2 to 7, 2011
Opening Reception Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8:30PM
Free and Open to the Public

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.mbgarden.org

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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
April 28- May 8, 2011
Thursdays & Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.
Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (The New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields.


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Event Title: Even the Rain
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Even the Rain Friday, April 29, with two separate screenings at 7:00 and 10:00 pm, a live video link Q&A with Bolivian star Juan Carlos Aduviri at each screening, and a complimentary reception between the screenings from 9:00 to 10:00 pm for all ticket buyers
·Even the Rain full week screening times Fri. 4/29 at 7:00 & 10:00 pm (reception at 9:00 pm); Sat. 4/30 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 4:15 & 8:45 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 6:45 & 9:00 pm; Wed. 5/4 at 9:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 4:30 & 6:45


Where: Center for Visual Communication
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, Brookhart Jonquil
Opening reception Friday, April 8th, 6-9pm celebrating solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, and Brookhart Jonquil.
The exhibition will run from April 8, 2011 - May 7, 2011.
The gallery will also be open noon-9pm on Saturday, April 9, for the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk.
Also on view, Borscht @ Dorsch, a collection of objects and images generated in the production of The Borscht Film Festival.
For the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk, Borscht @ Dorsch will include outdoor festivities in the Dorsch patio.
Stop by and enjoy complimentary cocktails!

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Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
May 2 to 7
Common Roots Art Exhibit
A group of 13 acclaimed South Florida artists in a juried show exhibit painting, photography and mixed media artworks that depict 'common roots' with plants native to Florida and the Caribbean. Opening reception on Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8:30 PM. Free to the public.


Event Title: Never Odd or Even,
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Never Odd or Even," a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil
Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil called Never Odd or Even. The opening reception is Friday, April 8, 6-9pm and the exhibition will be on view through Saturday, May 7, 2011.
"While my sculptures and installations are certainly tangible, they are in constant dialog with the virtual and formless. I use reflective surfaces to open up perceptual spaces within architecture, and I use solid forms to perceptually collapse physical spaces. Mirrors, glass, digital photographs, and everyday objects have material qualities that I use to probe the relationship between the physical and the virtual or intangible. In my work I attempt to access this paradoxical duality, creating uncanny situations where a space, an object, or a moment in time, seems to contradict its own existence.
An example of this could be Never Odd or Even. The installation is an anonymous studio or office consisting of a chair, a lamp, a table with a paperback book jammed under one foot, and a few other small items. The room is physically doubled to create a perceptual mirrored space, folding in on itself. Objects intersect with their doppelgängers and a concrete floor is disorientingly angled upside-down. The title of the piece is also the title of the paperback book that levels both tables in defiance of gravitational sense. The phrase is a palindrome, and speaks not only to the formal arrangement of the space, but of the inevitable failure of quantitative logic set up as an oppositional binary. The space is not one real table and one reflected table; they are equally real but equally contingent upon the other to define their reality.
Installations such as this can be understood in the context of contemporary information-based media. Copying and pasting, pushing and pulling architecture, achieving impossible forms that seem natural and effortless due to our aesthetic saturation with things that have been manipulated or created entirely out of digital ether. I use digital media to sketch out my spaces before I begin construction. This affords me not only a high degree of accuracy in my measurements when the time comes to build, but it allows me to fluidly manipulate forms in a weightless space where material is infinitely malleable. Most importantly, the objects and installations that I create from these sketches retain the qualities of their intangible origin, and take on an uncanny sense of the impossible."
Dorsch Gallery introduced Jonquil's work to Miami in the group show Bubble Raft in September 2010. In this work, called Looking Both Ways, the viewer climbs a short ladder to look at two mirrors set at 90º. The mirrors split the vision: one eye sees a dart stuck in the wall, the other eye sees a drawing of the same. The mind registers the two sources as a single reality.
Never Odd or Even is Jonquil's first solo show in South Florida. Jonquil received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. He has a BFA and BA (Art History), both Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona. He studied at the Leipzig Academy of Art in Germany. His work has been shown in numerous venues in Chicago, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, the Web Biennial at the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, the Oriahovo Gallery of Art in Bulgaria and Apex Art in New York. He has received numerous awards, including two grants to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an individual artist grant from the Tucson Prima Arts Council, and a Creative Achievement Award from the University of Arizona. He is an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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Event Title: Don Giovanni / Cyrano
Where: various
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Florida Grand Opera presents
Don Giovanni and Cyrano

Devoted to stimulating audience with a diverse repertoire, Florida Grand Opera continues its current season with Don Giovanni, one of the world's most beloved operas, and the newly-commissioned Cyrano. The two productions will be performed in rep throughout April and May, beginning with Don Giovanni on April 16, 2011.

Considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written, Mozart's Don Giovanni continues to thrill audiences today as it did at its premiere in 1787. This second collaboration of Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte followed their success with The Marriage of Figaro a year earlier. Mozart used the story of the world's most infamous lover, Don Juan, to create one of opera's unforgettably vivid characters and one of the world's favorite operas.

Baritone David Pittsinger, previously seen here in a remarkable portrayal of Count Rodolfo in FGO's 2007 La sonnambula and as Scarpia in the company's 2008 Tosca, will return to sing the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni. He has performed Don Giovanni for the Opera Company of Philadelphia, New York City Opera, and Opera Colorado, and appears regularly at the Metropolitan Opera and leading companies around the world. Bass Tom Corbeil, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio and San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, returns in the role of the Don's servant Leporello following his portrayal of Don Basilio in this season's The Barber of Seville. Tenor Andrew Bidlack, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio who sang Count Almaviva in FGO's February 24 and 27, 2010 performances of The Barber of Seville, returns as Don Ottavio.

Called Donna Elvira "a luminous, appealing, and agile voice" by the New York Times, Donna Elvira will be played by soprano Georgia Jarman, frequently seen at New York City Opera and leading companies in the United States, Europe, and South America. American soprano Jacquelyn Wagner will make her FGO debut as Donna Anna. Ms. Wagner is a recipient of a Fulbright Study Grant and has been appearing with numerous opera companies in Europe; she has appeared with numerous American orchestras, but this production will mark her official American operatic debut.

Metropolitan Opera bass Morris Robinson, noted by the Washington Post to be a"booming but well-articulated bass", returns to FGO as the Commendatore. He last graced the stage in Miami as Ramfis in FGO's 2006 production of Aida. Andrew Bisantz, Florida Grand Opera's Resident Conductor, will lead these performances of Don Giovanni following his highly acclaimed conducting of the 2009-10 season- opening double bill of Pagliacci and Suor Angelica. Don Giovanni will be directed by John Pascoe, who originally designed and directed the production for Washington National Opera.

The season will conclude with David DiChiera's Cyrano, which premiered in 2007 in Detroit at Michigan Opera Theatre. Based on Edmond Rostand's beloved play, Cyrano de Bergerac, the opera's romantic, melodic score perfectly enhances this tragic story of star-crossed would-be lovers. It has been reviewed as "...visually grand, dramatically absorbing and musically captivating" by Opera Canada and "a splendid production" by New York Magazine.
"As we are co-producers of Cyrano, it was a thrill to see the standing ovation it received in Detroit at its premiere and I'm very excited about presenting this new opera to South Florida," said FGO General Director and CEO Robert M. Heuer. "I am sure it will be received here with equal enthusiasm."

Leah Partridge, one of South Florida's favorite sopranos, and Romanian baritone Marian Pop fill the lead roles, which DiChiera specifically wrote for their voices. Ms. Partridge returns to FGO as Roxane and Mr. Pop, seen as Dandini in last season's La Cenerentola, will perform the title role. French tenor Sébastien Guèze, whose international career was launched by his taking second prize in Placido Domingo's 2006 Operalia competition, makes his FGO debut as Christian, also introducing a new aria for the role to be performed for the first time ever in Miami. American conductor Mark Flint, who orchestrated Cyrano and conducted the world premiere at Michigan Opera Theatre, will lead the FGO performances alongside Bernard Uzan, who created the French libretto, and also directs the production.

Subscriptions for Florida Grand Opera's 2010-2011 season start as low as $32 and are available at 1-800-741-1010 or safely online at www.fgo.org. Subscribers save up to 50% off single ticket pricing. Subscribers who are also donors receive priority seating. Single tickets now on sale.


Don Giovanni
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations

MIAMI
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House

April 16, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 22, 27, 30, May 3, 1011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 8, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater

May 12 and 14, 2011, at 8 p.m.



Cyrano
by David DiChiera, Libretto by Bernard Uzan - Sung in French with English and Spanish projected translations

MIAMI
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
April 23, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 26, 29, May 4, 7, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 1, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater
Cyrano will not be performed in Fort Lauderdale. Broward subscribers have the option to purchase a package that includes tickets for Cyrano in Miami.



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Where: Myra Galleries
Wednesday, May 4, 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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Event Title: CARANCHO
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
CARANCHO
A dark, gritty new thriller from Argentina directed by Pablo Trapero (Born and Bred, Lion's Den) and featuring a gripping performance by one of Latin America's most renowned actors, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), Carancho was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It was also Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.
Fri. 4/22 at 7:30 & 10:00 (includes reception at 9:00 pm);
Sat. 4/23 at 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 4/24 at 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 4/25 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Tue. 4/26 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Wed. 4/27 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 4/28 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Fri. 4/29 at 4:00 pm; Sat. 4/30 at 12:15 & 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 12:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 6:30 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 4:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 9:00 pm



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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Event Title: Material
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Material," a solo exhibition by Jenny Brillhart
April 8 - May 7, 2011
Opening reception on April 8, 6-9pm
Dorsch Gallery
151 NW 24 Street
Miami, FL 33127


Where: various
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Wednesday, May 4, 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 4, 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: Common Roots
Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Miami Beach Botanical Garden & Art at St. Johns Present:
Common Roots

An art exhibit about native and traditional plants of Florida and the Caribbean
May 2 to 7, 2011
Opening Reception Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8:30PM
Free and Open to the Public

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.mbgarden.org

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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
April 28- May 8, 2011
Thursdays & Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.
Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (The New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields.


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Event Title: Even the Rain
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Even the Rain Friday, April 29, with two separate screenings at 7:00 and 10:00 pm, a live video link Q&A with Bolivian star Juan Carlos Aduviri at each screening, and a complimentary reception between the screenings from 9:00 to 10:00 pm for all ticket buyers
·Even the Rain full week screening times Fri. 4/29 at 7:00 & 10:00 pm (reception at 9:00 pm); Sat. 4/30 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 4:15 & 8:45 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 6:45 & 9:00 pm; Wed. 5/4 at 9:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 4:30 & 6:45


Where: Center for Visual Communication
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Event Title: PIANO SLAM: Volume 3
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM EST
PIANO SLAM: Volume 3
KNIGHT CONCERT HALL
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 7:30pm
Classical music meets hip hop at PIANO SLAM, The Dranoff Foundation mash up featuring the classical music of Gershwin, John Adams and Bach performed by award-winning pianists Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia, mixed with the beats of DJ Brimstone 127! Also featuring Thomas Armour Ballet and the debut of works by Miami's hot young poets. Recommended by the Miami Herald, PIANO SLAM is a fantastically hip musical showcase for the voices of Miami's youth by an extraordinary collaboration of talented international and local artists. Directed by award winning theater producer and playwright, Teo Castellanos.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, Brookhart Jonquil
Opening reception Friday, April 8th, 6-9pm celebrating solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, and Brookhart Jonquil.
The exhibition will run from April 8, 2011 - May 7, 2011.
The gallery will also be open noon-9pm on Saturday, April 9, for the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk.
Also on view, Borscht @ Dorsch, a collection of objects and images generated in the production of The Borscht Film Festival.
For the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk, Borscht @ Dorsch will include outdoor festivities in the Dorsch patio.
Stop by and enjoy complimentary cocktails!

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Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Thursday, May 5, 2011
May 2 to 7
Common Roots Art Exhibit
A group of 13 acclaimed South Florida artists in a juried show exhibit painting, photography and mixed media artworks that depict 'common roots' with plants native to Florida and the Caribbean. Opening reception on Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8:30 PM. Free to the public.


Event Title: Never Odd or Even,
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Never Odd or Even," a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil
Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil called Never Odd or Even. The opening reception is Friday, April 8, 6-9pm and the exhibition will be on view through Saturday, May 7, 2011.
"While my sculptures and installations are certainly tangible, they are in constant dialog with the virtual and formless. I use reflective surfaces to open up perceptual spaces within architecture, and I use solid forms to perceptually collapse physical spaces. Mirrors, glass, digital photographs, and everyday objects have material qualities that I use to probe the relationship between the physical and the virtual or intangible. In my work I attempt to access this paradoxical duality, creating uncanny situations where a space, an object, or a moment in time, seems to contradict its own existence.
An example of this could be Never Odd or Even. The installation is an anonymous studio or office consisting of a chair, a lamp, a table with a paperback book jammed under one foot, and a few other small items. The room is physically doubled to create a perceptual mirrored space, folding in on itself. Objects intersect with their doppelgängers and a concrete floor is disorientingly angled upside-down. The title of the piece is also the title of the paperback book that levels both tables in defiance of gravitational sense. The phrase is a palindrome, and speaks not only to the formal arrangement of the space, but of the inevitable failure of quantitative logic set up as an oppositional binary. The space is not one real table and one reflected table; they are equally real but equally contingent upon the other to define their reality.
Installations such as this can be understood in the context of contemporary information-based media. Copying and pasting, pushing and pulling architecture, achieving impossible forms that seem natural and effortless due to our aesthetic saturation with things that have been manipulated or created entirely out of digital ether. I use digital media to sketch out my spaces before I begin construction. This affords me not only a high degree of accuracy in my measurements when the time comes to build, but it allows me to fluidly manipulate forms in a weightless space where material is infinitely malleable. Most importantly, the objects and installations that I create from these sketches retain the qualities of their intangible origin, and take on an uncanny sense of the impossible."
Dorsch Gallery introduced Jonquil's work to Miami in the group show Bubble Raft in September 2010. In this work, called Looking Both Ways, the viewer climbs a short ladder to look at two mirrors set at 90º. The mirrors split the vision: one eye sees a dart stuck in the wall, the other eye sees a drawing of the same. The mind registers the two sources as a single reality.
Never Odd or Even is Jonquil's first solo show in South Florida. Jonquil received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. He has a BFA and BA (Art History), both Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona. He studied at the Leipzig Academy of Art in Germany. His work has been shown in numerous venues in Chicago, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, the Web Biennial at the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, the Oriahovo Gallery of Art in Bulgaria and Apex Art in New York. He has received numerous awards, including two grants to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an individual artist grant from the Tucson Prima Arts Council, and a Creative Achievement Award from the University of Arizona. He is an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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Where: Myra Galleries
Thursday, May 5, 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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Event Title: CARANCHO
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Thursday, May 5, 2011
CARANCHO
A dark, gritty new thriller from Argentina directed by Pablo Trapero (Born and Bred, Lion's Den) and featuring a gripping performance by one of Latin America's most renowned actors, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), Carancho was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It was also Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.
Fri. 4/22 at 7:30 & 10:00 (includes reception at 9:00 pm);
Sat. 4/23 at 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 4/24 at 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 4/25 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Tue. 4/26 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Wed. 4/27 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 4/28 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Fri. 4/29 at 4:00 pm; Sat. 4/30 at 12:15 & 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 12:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 6:30 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 4:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 9:00 pm



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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Event Title: Material
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Material," a solo exhibition by Jenny Brillhart
April 8 - May 7, 2011
Opening reception on April 8, 6-9pm
Dorsch Gallery
151 NW 24 Street
Miami, FL 33127


Where: various
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Thursday, May 5, 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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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

May 5-15, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields. Stay tuned for surprise celebrity guests to be announced for the Miami engagement!
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Thursday, May 5, 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: Common Roots
Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Miami Beach Botanical Garden & Art at St. Johns Present:
Common Roots

An art exhibit about native and traditional plants of Florida and the Caribbean
May 2 to 7, 2011
Opening Reception Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8:30PM
Free and Open to the Public

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.mbgarden.org

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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Thursday, May 5, 2011
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
April 28- May 8, 2011
Thursdays & Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.
Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (The New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields.


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Event Title: Assassins
Where: Miami-Dade County Auditorium
Thursday, May 5, 2011
May 5 & 6, 2011
On.Stage Black.Box Theater, Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami
"ASESINOS POR UNA NOCHE" (Assassins for the night) directed by choreographer Alexey Taran by Bistoury Physical Theater Company. A Dance Theater performance piece combined with video installation inspired on the play by Cuban playwright José Triana, "Assassins for One Night" narrates the struggle against the constant restrictions imposed upon us by a system without any real power. Through dance, theatre, music and projections, three characters deconstruct the obstacles that limit their individuality through the use of imagination and fantasy. Alexey Taran (Director of Teatro Físico) and Carla Forte (Screenwriter and Filmmaker) are the intellectual authors of this night, during which the act of becoming an assassin will become a liberating escapade for both the onstage participants and the audience.

Event Title: Even the Rain
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Even the Rain Friday, April 29, with two separate screenings at 7:00 and 10:00 pm, a live video link Q&A with Bolivian star Juan Carlos Aduviri at each screening, and a complimentary reception between the screenings from 9:00 to 10:00 pm for all ticket buyers
·Even the Rain full week screening times Fri. 4/29 at 7:00 & 10:00 pm (reception at 9:00 pm); Sat. 4/30 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 4:15 & 8:45 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 6:45 & 9:00 pm; Wed. 5/4 at 9:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 4:30 & 6:45


Where: Center for Visual Communication
Thursday, May 5, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Friday, May 6, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Friday, May 6, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, Brookhart Jonquil
Opening reception Friday, April 8th, 6-9pm celebrating solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, and Brookhart Jonquil.
The exhibition will run from April 8, 2011 - May 7, 2011.
The gallery will also be open noon-9pm on Saturday, April 9, for the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk.
Also on view, Borscht @ Dorsch, a collection of objects and images generated in the production of The Borscht Film Festival.
For the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk, Borscht @ Dorsch will include outdoor festivities in the Dorsch patio.
Stop by and enjoy complimentary cocktails!

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Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Friday, May 6, 2011
May 2 to 7
Common Roots Art Exhibit
A group of 13 acclaimed South Florida artists in a juried show exhibit painting, photography and mixed media artworks that depict 'common roots' with plants native to Florida and the Caribbean. Opening reception on Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8:30 PM. Free to the public.


Event Title: Nine Nation Animation
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Friday, May 6, 2011
Nine Nation Animation -
Fri. 5/6 at 6:45 & 8:30 pm;
Sun. 5/8 at 2:00 & 8:15 pm;
Mon. 5/9 at 7:15 pm;
Tue. 5/10 at 9:15 pm;
Wed. 5/11 at 5:00 pm;
Thu. 5/12 at 10:15 pm



Event Title: Never Odd or Even,
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Friday, May 6, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Never Odd or Even," a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil
Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil called Never Odd or Even. The opening reception is Friday, April 8, 6-9pm and the exhibition will be on view through Saturday, May 7, 2011.
"While my sculptures and installations are certainly tangible, they are in constant dialog with the virtual and formless. I use reflective surfaces to open up perceptual spaces within architecture, and I use solid forms to perceptually collapse physical spaces. Mirrors, glass, digital photographs, and everyday objects have material qualities that I use to probe the relationship between the physical and the virtual or intangible. In my work I attempt to access this paradoxical duality, creating uncanny situations where a space, an object, or a moment in time, seems to contradict its own existence.
An example of this could be Never Odd or Even. The installation is an anonymous studio or office consisting of a chair, a lamp, a table with a paperback book jammed under one foot, and a few other small items. The room is physically doubled to create a perceptual mirrored space, folding in on itself. Objects intersect with their doppelgängers and a concrete floor is disorientingly angled upside-down. The title of the piece is also the title of the paperback book that levels both tables in defiance of gravitational sense. The phrase is a palindrome, and speaks not only to the formal arrangement of the space, but of the inevitable failure of quantitative logic set up as an oppositional binary. The space is not one real table and one reflected table; they are equally real but equally contingent upon the other to define their reality.
Installations such as this can be understood in the context of contemporary information-based media. Copying and pasting, pushing and pulling architecture, achieving impossible forms that seem natural and effortless due to our aesthetic saturation with things that have been manipulated or created entirely out of digital ether. I use digital media to sketch out my spaces before I begin construction. This affords me not only a high degree of accuracy in my measurements when the time comes to build, but it allows me to fluidly manipulate forms in a weightless space where material is infinitely malleable. Most importantly, the objects and installations that I create from these sketches retain the qualities of their intangible origin, and take on an uncanny sense of the impossible."
Dorsch Gallery introduced Jonquil's work to Miami in the group show Bubble Raft in September 2010. In this work, called Looking Both Ways, the viewer climbs a short ladder to look at two mirrors set at 90º. The mirrors split the vision: one eye sees a dart stuck in the wall, the other eye sees a drawing of the same. The mind registers the two sources as a single reality.
Never Odd or Even is Jonquil's first solo show in South Florida. Jonquil received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. He has a BFA and BA (Art History), both Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona. He studied at the Leipzig Academy of Art in Germany. His work has been shown in numerous venues in Chicago, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, the Web Biennial at the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, the Oriahovo Gallery of Art in Bulgaria and Apex Art in New York. He has received numerous awards, including two grants to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an individual artist grant from the Tucson Prima Arts Council, and a Creative Achievement Award from the University of Arizona. He is an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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Where: Myra Galleries
Friday, May 6, 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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Event Title: CARANCHO
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Friday, May 6, 2011
CARANCHO
A dark, gritty new thriller from Argentina directed by Pablo Trapero (Born and Bred, Lion's Den) and featuring a gripping performance by one of Latin America's most renowned actors, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), Carancho was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It was also Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.
Fri. 4/22 at 7:30 & 10:00 (includes reception at 9:00 pm);
Sat. 4/23 at 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 4/24 at 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 4/25 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Tue. 4/26 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Wed. 4/27 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 4/28 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Fri. 4/29 at 4:00 pm; Sat. 4/30 at 12:15 & 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 12:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 6:30 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 4:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 9:00 pm
Fri. 5/6 at 4:30 pm; Sat. 5/7 at 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 3:45 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 4:45 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 6:45 pm; Thu. 5/12 at 4:00 pm




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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Friday, May 6, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Event Title: Material
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Friday, May 6, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Material," a solo exhibition by Jenny Brillhart
April 8 - May 7, 2011
Opening reception on April 8, 6-9pm
Dorsch Gallery
151 NW 24 Street
Miami, FL 33127


Where: various
Friday, May 6, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Friday, May 6, 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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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Friday, May 6, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

May 5-15, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields. Stay tuned for surprise celebrity guests to be announced for the Miami engagement!
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Friday, May 6, 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: Common Roots
Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Friday, May 6, 2011
Miami Beach Botanical Garden & Art at St. Johns Present:
Common Roots

An art exhibit about native and traditional plants of Florida and the Caribbean
May 2 to 7, 2011
Opening Reception Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8:30PM
Free and Open to the Public

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.mbgarden.org

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Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Friday, May 6, 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>


Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Friday, May 6, 2011
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
April 28- May 8, 2011
Thursdays & Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.
Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (The New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields.


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Event Title: Assassins
Where: Miami-Dade County Auditorium
Friday, May 6, 2011
May 5 & 6, 2011
On.Stage Black.Box Theater, Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami
"ASESINOS POR UNA NOCHE" (Assassins for the night) directed by choreographer Alexey Taran by Bistoury Physical Theater Company. A Dance Theater performance piece combined with video installation inspired on the play by Cuban playwright José Triana, "Assassins for One Night" narrates the struggle against the constant restrictions imposed upon us by a system without any real power. Through dance, theatre, music and projections, three characters deconstruct the obstacles that limit their individuality through the use of imagination and fantasy. Alexey Taran (Director of Teatro Físico) and Carla Forte (Screenwriter and Filmmaker) are the intellectual authors of this night, during which the act of becoming an assassin will become a liberating escapade for both the onstage participants and the audience.

Event Title: Even the Rain
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Friday, May 6, 2011
Even the Rain Friday, April 29, with two separate screenings at 7:00 and 10:00 pm, a live video link Q&A with Bolivian star Juan Carlos Aduviri at each screening, and a complimentary reception between the screenings from 9:00 to 10:00 pm for all ticket buyers
·Even the Rain full week screening times Fri. 4/29 at 7:00 & 10:00 pm (reception at 9:00 pm); Sat. 4/30 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 4:15 & 8:45 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 6:45 & 9:00 pm; Wed. 5/4 at 9:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 4:30 & 6:45
Fri. 5/6 at 10:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 6:00 & 10:00 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 5:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 9:00 pm




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Event Title: Miami On Stage
Where: various
Friday, May 6, 2011
Miami On Stage
March 18 - June 24
Miami already has a homegrown, exciting arts scene that will only continue to flourish and grow through increased opportunities for professional artists to present their performance work. FUNDarte's Miami On Stage is a curated multi-disciplinary performing arts series featuring work by South Florida artists. The series includes one-to-two commissions of new work per season. Now in its second year, Miami On Stage has literally taken its name to another level through an innovative collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Auditorium and its new On.Stage Black.Box and again at The Byron-Carlyle Theater in Miami Beach. The series will present four to five performances, featuring work from South Florida musicians, actors, playwrights, dancers, poets, filmmakers and visual artists. It will also include a number of complementary events, such as panel discussions, open rehearsals and post-show talk-backs.
The Miami On Stage series will feature the following four performances at the new On.Stage Black.Box Theater at Miami-Dade County Auditorium:
March 18, 2011 - Latin Jazz Night Jam with Yorgis Goiricelaya, Hilario Bell and other musicians will present an "unplugged" concert. Goiricelaya and Bell both recently independently produced new albums.
April 22, 2011 - Jesus Hidalgo and The Pachamama Project will present Sistema Dos (System Two), a project that integrates a consciousness of the environment with music in a multi-media project.
May 6, 2011 - La noche de los asesinos directed by choreographer Alexey Taran is a physical theater performance piece and video installation based on the play of the Cuban playwright José Triana.
June 24, 2011 - If you're going to pull a knife, USAlo is a theatrical performance collaboration between Carlos Caballero and Elizabeth Doud that employs the texts of Samuel Beckett to talk about the petroleum industry, unemployment and mermaids.


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Where: Center for Visual Communication
Friday, May 6, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Where: Gusman Concert Hall / University of Miami
Friday, May 6, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM EST
An Evening with Lenine, at 8 p.m., Friday, May 6 at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.
A husky and soulful voice adorned with Brazilian Popular Music (BPM), rock, hip-hop and traditional Brazilian melodies will be what music aficionados hear when Miami Dade College's (MDC) Cultura del Lobo Performance Series presents its last performance of the season, An Evening with Lenine, at 8 p.m., Friday, May 6 at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.

Ever since Antonio Carlos Jobim came north to record with Frank Sinatra in the '60s, artists like João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil have carried the legacy of BPM to a global audience. Recently, a younger generation has cemented Brazil's place as a superpower in the music world, and leading the pack is Lenine (pronounced Leh-NEE-nee). In a rare Miami appearance, South Floridians will have a chance to hear the man who has been called Brazil's answer to Prince.

"Lenine is one of Brazil's national treasures of contemporary musical expression. His music is melodious and well crafted, and the sharpness of his lyrics and social commentary are layered into songs that have become the anthem of a new generation of Brazilians struggling with issues ranging from social inequities to good old-fashioned heartbreak," said Elizabeth Doud, program manager for Cultura del Lobo. "His music is also loved internationally for its honesty and originality; this will be an unforgettable evening."

Lenine swept Brazil's annual TIM awards by winning Best CD, Best Male Vocalist and Best Song and is winner of two Latin Grammy awards. Sergio Mendes, Milton Nascimento and Dionne Warwick have recorded several songs written by Lenine.

Saturday, May 7, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, Brookhart Jonquil
Opening reception Friday, April 8th, 6-9pm celebrating solo shows by Jenny Brillhart, Paul Myoda, and Brookhart Jonquil.
The exhibition will run from April 8, 2011 - May 7, 2011.
The gallery will also be open noon-9pm on Saturday, April 9, for the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk.
Also on view, Borscht @ Dorsch, a collection of objects and images generated in the production of The Borscht Film Festival.
For the Wynwood Second Saturday art-walk, Borscht @ Dorsch will include outdoor festivities in the Dorsch patio.
Stop by and enjoy complimentary cocktails!

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Where: Florida International University Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th Street, Miami.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
South Florida Young Talent to be featured at Greater Miami Youth Symphony ("GMYS") Season Gala Concerts
On Saturday, May 7th, GMYS Orchestras and Band will perform two exciting concerts featuring the 2011 GMYS Concerto Competition winners, the Florida premiere of the New Music Miami youth orchestra composition competition, and a wide variety of other classical and popular works. The concerts will take place at 3pm and 5pm at the Florida International University Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th Street, Miami. In February 2011, over twenty students competed at the Deering Estate for a chance to perform a concerto with the GMYS Concert or Symphony orchestras. The competition was judged by two music professors from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Eighth-grade student Erica Ogihara won the Symphony Orchestra division and will perform a movement of the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 and fifth-grade student Sarah Busse won the Concert Orchestra division and will perform a movement of the Vivaldi Violin Concerto in A minor. Ms. Busse will perform during the 3pm concert and Ms. Ogihara will perform during the 5pm concert.

The 3pm concert will include performances by the GMYS Young Mozarts, String, and Concert Orchestras, as well as the GMYS Concert Band and Jazz Band. Works to be performed include Grieg's Holberg Suite, Go West by Ralph Ford, an arrangement of Brahm's Academic Festival Overture, Clocks by Coldplay, and La Negra Tiene Tumbao arranged by Victor Lopez.

The 5pm concert will highlight the GMYS Symphony Orchestra, the flagship ensemble of GMYS. The Symphony will perform the Florida premiere of Cauldron by David Heuser, the New Music Miami Festival youth orchestra composition competition winning selection from over 50 submitted works. Other works to be performed include Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Festival Overture, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5. GMYS chamber ensembles will also perform, including Dvorak's American String Quartet. GMYS graduating seniors and the GMYS Smiddy Scholarship Winner will also be recognized.

Tickets are $15/adults and $7 for students/seniors. Tickets are good for both concerts.

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Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 7, 2011
May 2 to 7
Common Roots Art Exhibit
A group of 13 acclaimed South Florida artists in a juried show exhibit painting, photography and mixed media artworks that depict 'common roots' with plants native to Florida and the Caribbean. Opening reception on Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8:30 PM. Free to the public.


Event Title: Never Odd or Even,
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Never Odd or Even," a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil
Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Brookhart Jonquil called Never Odd or Even. The opening reception is Friday, April 8, 6-9pm and the exhibition will be on view through Saturday, May 7, 2011.
"While my sculptures and installations are certainly tangible, they are in constant dialog with the virtual and formless. I use reflective surfaces to open up perceptual spaces within architecture, and I use solid forms to perceptually collapse physical spaces. Mirrors, glass, digital photographs, and everyday objects have material qualities that I use to probe the relationship between the physical and the virtual or intangible. In my work I attempt to access this paradoxical duality, creating uncanny situations where a space, an object, or a moment in time, seems to contradict its own existence.
An example of this could be Never Odd or Even. The installation is an anonymous studio or office consisting of a chair, a lamp, a table with a paperback book jammed under one foot, and a few other small items. The room is physically doubled to create a perceptual mirrored space, folding in on itself. Objects intersect with their doppelgängers and a concrete floor is disorientingly angled upside-down. The title of the piece is also the title of the paperback book that levels both tables in defiance of gravitational sense. The phrase is a palindrome, and speaks not only to the formal arrangement of the space, but of the inevitable failure of quantitative logic set up as an oppositional binary. The space is not one real table and one reflected table; they are equally real but equally contingent upon the other to define their reality.
Installations such as this can be understood in the context of contemporary information-based media. Copying and pasting, pushing and pulling architecture, achieving impossible forms that seem natural and effortless due to our aesthetic saturation with things that have been manipulated or created entirely out of digital ether. I use digital media to sketch out my spaces before I begin construction. This affords me not only a high degree of accuracy in my measurements when the time comes to build, but it allows me to fluidly manipulate forms in a weightless space where material is infinitely malleable. Most importantly, the objects and installations that I create from these sketches retain the qualities of their intangible origin, and take on an uncanny sense of the impossible."
Dorsch Gallery introduced Jonquil's work to Miami in the group show Bubble Raft in September 2010. In this work, called Looking Both Ways, the viewer climbs a short ladder to look at two mirrors set at 90º. The mirrors split the vision: one eye sees a dart stuck in the wall, the other eye sees a drawing of the same. The mind registers the two sources as a single reality.
Never Odd or Even is Jonquil's first solo show in South Florida. Jonquil received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. He has a BFA and BA (Art History), both Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona. He studied at the Leipzig Academy of Art in Germany. His work has been shown in numerous venues in Chicago, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, the Web Biennial at the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, the Oriahovo Gallery of Art in Bulgaria and Apex Art in New York. He has received numerous awards, including two grants to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an individual artist grant from the Tucson Prima Arts Council, and a Creative Achievement Award from the University of Arizona. He is an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

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Event Title: Don Giovanni / Cyrano
Where: various
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Florida Grand Opera presents
Don Giovanni and Cyrano

Devoted to stimulating audience with a diverse repertoire, Florida Grand Opera continues its current season with Don Giovanni, one of the world's most beloved operas, and the newly-commissioned Cyrano. The two productions will be performed in rep throughout April and May, beginning with Don Giovanni on April 16, 2011.

Considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written, Mozart's Don Giovanni continues to thrill audiences today as it did at its premiere in 1787. This second collaboration of Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte followed their success with The Marriage of Figaro a year earlier. Mozart used the story of the world's most infamous lover, Don Juan, to create one of opera's unforgettably vivid characters and one of the world's favorite operas.

Baritone David Pittsinger, previously seen here in a remarkable portrayal of Count Rodolfo in FGO's 2007 La sonnambula and as Scarpia in the company's 2008 Tosca, will return to sing the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni. He has performed Don Giovanni for the Opera Company of Philadelphia, New York City Opera, and Opera Colorado, and appears regularly at the Metropolitan Opera and leading companies around the world. Bass Tom Corbeil, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio and San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, returns in the role of the Don's servant Leporello following his portrayal of Don Basilio in this season's The Barber of Seville. Tenor Andrew Bidlack, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio who sang Count Almaviva in FGO's February 24 and 27, 2010 performances of The Barber of Seville, returns as Don Ottavio.

Called Donna Elvira "a luminous, appealing, and agile voice" by the New York Times, Donna Elvira will be played by soprano Georgia Jarman, frequently seen at New York City Opera and leading companies in the United States, Europe, and South America. American soprano Jacquelyn Wagner will make her FGO debut as Donna Anna. Ms. Wagner is a recipient of a Fulbright Study Grant and has been appearing with numerous opera companies in Europe; she has appeared with numerous American orchestras, but this production will mark her official American operatic debut.

Metropolitan Opera bass Morris Robinson, noted by the Washington Post to be a"booming but well-articulated bass", returns to FGO as the Commendatore. He last graced the stage in Miami as Ramfis in FGO's 2006 production of Aida. Andrew Bisantz, Florida Grand Opera's Resident Conductor, will lead these performances of Don Giovanni following his highly acclaimed conducting of the 2009-10 season- opening double bill of Pagliacci and Suor Angelica. Don Giovanni will be directed by John Pascoe, who originally designed and directed the production for Washington National Opera.

The season will conclude with David DiChiera's Cyrano, which premiered in 2007 in Detroit at Michigan Opera Theatre. Based on Edmond Rostand's beloved play, Cyrano de Bergerac, the opera's romantic, melodic score perfectly enhances this tragic story of star-crossed would-be lovers. It has been reviewed as "...visually grand, dramatically absorbing and musically captivating" by Opera Canada and "a splendid production" by New York Magazine.
"As we are co-producers of Cyrano, it was a thrill to see the standing ovation it received in Detroit at its premiere and I'm very excited about presenting this new opera to South Florida," said FGO General Director and CEO Robert M. Heuer. "I am sure it will be received here with equal enthusiasm."

Leah Partridge, one of South Florida's favorite sopranos, and Romanian baritone Marian Pop fill the lead roles, which DiChiera specifically wrote for their voices. Ms. Partridge returns to FGO as Roxane and Mr. Pop, seen as Dandini in last season's La Cenerentola, will perform the title role. French tenor Sébastien Guèze, whose international career was launched by his taking second prize in Placido Domingo's 2006 Operalia competition, makes his FGO debut as Christian, also introducing a new aria for the role to be performed for the first time ever in Miami. American conductor Mark Flint, who orchestrated Cyrano and conducted the world premiere at Michigan Opera Theatre, will lead the FGO performances alongside Bernard Uzan, who created the French libretto, and also directs the production.

Subscriptions for Florida Grand Opera's 2010-2011 season start as low as $32 and are available at 1-800-741-1010 or safely online at www.fgo.org. Subscribers save up to 50% off single ticket pricing. Subscribers who are also donors receive priority seating. Single tickets now on sale.


Don Giovanni
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations

MIAMI
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House

April 16, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 22, 27, 30, May 3, 1011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 8, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater

May 12 and 14, 2011, at 8 p.m.



Cyrano
by David DiChiera, Libretto by Bernard Uzan - Sung in French with English and Spanish projected translations

MIAMI
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
April 23, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 26, 29, May 4, 7, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 1, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater
Cyrano will not be performed in Fort Lauderdale. Broward subscribers have the option to purchase a package that includes tickets for Cyrano in Miami.



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Where: Myra Galleries
Saturday, May 7, 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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Event Title: CARANCHO
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Saturday, May 7, 2011
CARANCHO
A dark, gritty new thriller from Argentina directed by Pablo Trapero (Born and Bred, Lion's Den) and featuring a gripping performance by one of Latin America's most renowned actors, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), Carancho was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It was also Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.
Fri. 4/22 at 7:30 & 10:00 (includes reception at 9:00 pm);
Sat. 4/23 at 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 4/24 at 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 4/25 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Tue. 4/26 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Wed. 4/27 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 4/28 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Fri. 4/29 at 4:00 pm; Sat. 4/30 at 12:15 & 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 12:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 6:30 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 4:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 9:00 pm
Fri. 5/6 at 4:30 pm; Sat. 5/7 at 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 3:45 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 4:45 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 6:45 pm; Thu. 5/12 at 4:00 pm




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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Event Title: Material
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Dorsch Gallery presents "Material," a solo exhibition by Jenny Brillhart
April 8 - May 7, 2011
Opening reception on April 8, 6-9pm
Dorsch Gallery
151 NW 24 Street
Miami, FL 33127


Where: various
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Saturday, May 7, 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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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Saturday, May 7, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

May 5-15, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields. Stay tuned for surprise celebrity guests to be announced for the Miami engagement!
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Saturday, May 7, 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: Common Roots
Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Miami Beach Botanical Garden & Art at St. Johns Present:
Common Roots

An art exhibit about native and traditional plants of Florida and the Caribbean
May 2 to 7, 2011
Opening Reception Tuesday, May 3 from 6 to 8:30PM
Free and Open to the Public

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.mbgarden.org

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Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Saturday, May 7, 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>


Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Saturday, May 7, 2011
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
April 28- May 8, 2011
Thursdays & Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.
Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (The New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields.


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Event Title: Magic of Music
Where: Gusman Concert Hall / University of Miami
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM EST
Magic of Music ~ South Florida Youth Symphony ~
Coral Gables, FL ~
5/7, 4 pm

Where: Center for Visual Communication
Saturday, May 7, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Sunday, May 8, 2011
Mother's Day
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Event Title: Nine Nation Animation
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Nine Nation Animation -
Fri. 5/6 at 6:45 & 8:30 pm;
Sun. 5/8 at 2:00 & 8:15 pm;
Mon. 5/9 at 7:15 pm;
Tue. 5/10 at 9:15 pm;
Wed. 5/11 at 5:00 pm;
Thu. 5/12 at 10:15 pm



Event Title: Don Giovanni / Cyrano
Where: various
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Florida Grand Opera presents
Don Giovanni and Cyrano

Devoted to stimulating audience with a diverse repertoire, Florida Grand Opera continues its current season with Don Giovanni, one of the world's most beloved operas, and the newly-commissioned Cyrano. The two productions will be performed in rep throughout April and May, beginning with Don Giovanni on April 16, 2011.

Considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written, Mozart's Don Giovanni continues to thrill audiences today as it did at its premiere in 1787. This second collaboration of Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte followed their success with The Marriage of Figaro a year earlier. Mozart used the story of the world's most infamous lover, Don Juan, to create one of opera's unforgettably vivid characters and one of the world's favorite operas.

Baritone David Pittsinger, previously seen here in a remarkable portrayal of Count Rodolfo in FGO's 2007 La sonnambula and as Scarpia in the company's 2008 Tosca, will return to sing the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni. He has performed Don Giovanni for the Opera Company of Philadelphia, New York City Opera, and Opera Colorado, and appears regularly at the Metropolitan Opera and leading companies around the world. Bass Tom Corbeil, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio and San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, returns in the role of the Don's servant Leporello following his portrayal of Don Basilio in this season's The Barber of Seville. Tenor Andrew Bidlack, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio who sang Count Almaviva in FGO's February 24 and 27, 2010 performances of The Barber of Seville, returns as Don Ottavio.

Called Donna Elvira "a luminous, appealing, and agile voice" by the New York Times, Donna Elvira will be played by soprano Georgia Jarman, frequently seen at New York City Opera and leading companies in the United States, Europe, and South America. American soprano Jacquelyn Wagner will make her FGO debut as Donna Anna. Ms. Wagner is a recipient of a Fulbright Study Grant and has been appearing with numerous opera companies in Europe; she has appeared with numerous American orchestras, but this production will mark her official American operatic debut.

Metropolitan Opera bass Morris Robinson, noted by the Washington Post to be a"booming but well-articulated bass", returns to FGO as the Commendatore. He last graced the stage in Miami as Ramfis in FGO's 2006 production of Aida. Andrew Bisantz, Florida Grand Opera's Resident Conductor, will lead these performances of Don Giovanni following his highly acclaimed conducting of the 2009-10 season- opening double bill of Pagliacci and Suor Angelica. Don Giovanni will be directed by John Pascoe, who originally designed and directed the production for Washington National Opera.

The season will conclude with David DiChiera's Cyrano, which premiered in 2007 in Detroit at Michigan Opera Theatre. Based on Edmond Rostand's beloved play, Cyrano de Bergerac, the opera's romantic, melodic score perfectly enhances this tragic story of star-crossed would-be lovers. It has been reviewed as "...visually grand, dramatically absorbing and musically captivating" by Opera Canada and "a splendid production" by New York Magazine.
"As we are co-producers of Cyrano, it was a thrill to see the standing ovation it received in Detroit at its premiere and I'm very excited about presenting this new opera to South Florida," said FGO General Director and CEO Robert M. Heuer. "I am sure it will be received here with equal enthusiasm."

Leah Partridge, one of South Florida's favorite sopranos, and Romanian baritone Marian Pop fill the lead roles, which DiChiera specifically wrote for their voices. Ms. Partridge returns to FGO as Roxane and Mr. Pop, seen as Dandini in last season's La Cenerentola, will perform the title role. French tenor Sébastien Guèze, whose international career was launched by his taking second prize in Placido Domingo's 2006 Operalia competition, makes his FGO debut as Christian, also introducing a new aria for the role to be performed for the first time ever in Miami. American conductor Mark Flint, who orchestrated Cyrano and conducted the world premiere at Michigan Opera Theatre, will lead the FGO performances alongside Bernard Uzan, who created the French libretto, and also directs the production.

Subscriptions for Florida Grand Opera's 2010-2011 season start as low as $32 and are available at 1-800-741-1010 or safely online at www.fgo.org. Subscribers save up to 50% off single ticket pricing. Subscribers who are also donors receive priority seating. Single tickets now on sale.


Don Giovanni
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations

MIAMI
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House

April 16, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 22, 27, 30, May 3, 1011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 8, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater

May 12 and 14, 2011, at 8 p.m.



Cyrano
by David DiChiera, Libretto by Bernard Uzan - Sung in French with English and Spanish projected translations

MIAMI
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
April 23, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 26, 29, May 4, 7, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 1, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater
Cyrano will not be performed in Fort Lauderdale. Broward subscribers have the option to purchase a package that includes tickets for Cyrano in Miami.



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Where: Myra Galleries
Sunday, May 8, 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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Event Title: CARANCHO
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Sunday, May 8, 2011
CARANCHO
A dark, gritty new thriller from Argentina directed by Pablo Trapero (Born and Bred, Lion's Den) and featuring a gripping performance by one of Latin America's most renowned actors, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), Carancho was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It was also Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.
Fri. 4/22 at 7:30 & 10:00 (includes reception at 9:00 pm);
Sat. 4/23 at 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 4/24 at 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 4/25 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Tue. 4/26 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Wed. 4/27 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 4/28 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Fri. 4/29 at 4:00 pm; Sat. 4/30 at 12:15 & 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 12:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 6:30 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 4:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 9:00 pm
Fri. 5/6 at 4:30 pm; Sat. 5/7 at 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 3:45 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 4:45 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 6:45 pm; Thu. 5/12 at 4:00 pm




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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Where: various
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Sunday, May 8, 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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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Sunday, May 8, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

May 5-15, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields. Stay tuned for surprise celebrity guests to be announced for the Miami engagement!
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Sunday, May 8, 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
Sunday, May 8, 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>


Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Sunday, May 8, 2011
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
April 28- May 8, 2011
Thursdays & Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.
Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (The New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields.


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Event Title: Even the Rain
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Even the Rain Friday, April 29, with two separate screenings at 7:00 and 10:00 pm, a live video link Q&A with Bolivian star Juan Carlos Aduviri at each screening, and a complimentary reception between the screenings from 9:00 to 10:00 pm for all ticket buyers
·Even the Rain full week screening times Fri. 4/29 at 7:00 & 10:00 pm (reception at 9:00 pm); Sat. 4/30 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 4:15 & 8:45 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 6:45 & 9:00 pm; Wed. 5/4 at 9:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 4:30 & 6:45
Fri. 5/6 at 10:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 6:00 & 10:00 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 5:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 9:00 pm




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Where: Center for Visual Communication
Sunday, May 8, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


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Event Title: Nine Nation Animation
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Monday, May 9, 2011
Nine Nation Animation -
Fri. 5/6 at 6:45 & 8:30 pm;
Sun. 5/8 at 2:00 & 8:15 pm;
Mon. 5/9 at 7:15 pm;
Tue. 5/10 at 9:15 pm;
Wed. 5/11 at 5:00 pm;
Thu. 5/12 at 10:15 pm



Where: Myra Galleries
Monday, May 9, 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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Event Title: CARANCHO
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Monday, May 9, 2011
CARANCHO
A dark, gritty new thriller from Argentina directed by Pablo Trapero (Born and Bred, Lion's Den) and featuring a gripping performance by one of Latin America's most renowned actors, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), Carancho was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It was also Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.
Fri. 4/22 at 7:30 & 10:00 (includes reception at 9:00 pm);
Sat. 4/23 at 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 4/24 at 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 4/25 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Tue. 4/26 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Wed. 4/27 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 4/28 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Fri. 4/29 at 4:00 pm; Sat. 4/30 at 12:15 & 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 12:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 6:30 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 4:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 9:00 pm
Fri. 5/6 at 4:30 pm; Sat. 5/7 at 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 3:45 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 4:45 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 6:45 pm; Thu. 5/12 at 4:00 pm




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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Monday, May 9, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Where: various
Monday, May 9, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Monday, May 9, 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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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Monday, May 9, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

May 5-15, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields. Stay tuned for surprise celebrity guests to be announced for the Miami engagement!
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Monday, May 9, 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
Monday, May 9, 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>


Event Title: Even the Rain
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Monday, May 9, 2011
Even the Rain Friday, April 29, with two separate screenings at 7:00 and 10:00 pm, a live video link Q&A with Bolivian star Juan Carlos Aduviri at each screening, and a complimentary reception between the screenings from 9:00 to 10:00 pm for all ticket buyers
·Even the Rain full week screening times Fri. 4/29 at 7:00 & 10:00 pm (reception at 9:00 pm); Sat. 4/30 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 4:15 & 8:45 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 6:45 & 9:00 pm; Wed. 5/4 at 9:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 4:30 & 6:45
Fri. 5/6 at 10:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 6:00 & 10:00 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 5:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 9:00 pm




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Where: Center for Visual Communication
Monday, May 9, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
May 10 to 14
Haitian Heritage Art Exhibit
A celebration of Haitian Heritage Month features an exhibit of artwork by Louis Rosemond, Bermy Dorval and Jean Robert Jeanty. An opening reception on Tuesday, May 10 from 6 to 8PM is free and open to the public


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Event Title: Nine Nation Animation
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Nine Nation Animation -
Fri. 5/6 at 6:45 & 8:30 pm;
Sun. 5/8 at 2:00 & 8:15 pm;
Mon. 5/9 at 7:15 pm;
Tue. 5/10 at 9:15 pm;
Wed. 5/11 at 5:00 pm;
Thu. 5/12 at 10:15 pm



Where: Myra Galleries
Tuesday, May 10, 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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Event Title: CARANCHO
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
CARANCHO
A dark, gritty new thriller from Argentina directed by Pablo Trapero (Born and Bred, Lion's Den) and featuring a gripping performance by one of Latin America's most renowned actors, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), Carancho was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It was also Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.
Fri. 4/22 at 7:30 & 10:00 (includes reception at 9:00 pm);
Sat. 4/23 at 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 4/24 at 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 4/25 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Tue. 4/26 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Wed. 4/27 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 4/28 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Fri. 4/29 at 4:00 pm; Sat. 4/30 at 12:15 & 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 12:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 6:30 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 4:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 9:00 pm
Fri. 5/6 at 4:30 pm; Sat. 5/7 at 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 3:45 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 4:45 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 6:45 pm; Thu. 5/12 at 4:00 pm




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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Where: various
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Tuesday, May 10, 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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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

May 5-15, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields. Stay tuned for surprise celebrity guests to be announced for the Miami engagement!
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Tuesday, May 10, 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
Tuesday, May 10, 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>


Event Title: Even the Rain
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Even the Rain Friday, April 29, with two separate screenings at 7:00 and 10:00 pm, a live video link Q&A with Bolivian star Juan Carlos Aduviri at each screening, and a complimentary reception between the screenings from 9:00 to 10:00 pm for all ticket buyers
·Even the Rain full week screening times Fri. 4/29 at 7:00 & 10:00 pm (reception at 9:00 pm); Sat. 4/30 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 4:15 & 8:45 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 6:45 & 9:00 pm; Wed. 5/4 at 9:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 4:30 & 6:45
Fri. 5/6 at 10:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 6:00 & 10:00 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 5:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 9:00 pm




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Where: Center for Visual Communication
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
May 10 to 14
Haitian Heritage Art Exhibit
A celebration of Haitian Heritage Month features an exhibit of artwork by Louis Rosemond, Bermy Dorval and Jean Robert Jeanty. An opening reception on Tuesday, May 10 from 6 to 8PM is free and open to the public


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Event Title: Nine Nation Animation
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Nine Nation Animation -
Fri. 5/6 at 6:45 & 8:30 pm;
Sun. 5/8 at 2:00 & 8:15 pm;
Mon. 5/9 at 7:15 pm;
Tue. 5/10 at 9:15 pm;
Wed. 5/11 at 5:00 pm;
Thu. 5/12 at 10:15 pm



Where: Myra Galleries
Wednesday, May 11, 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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Event Title: CARANCHO
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
CARANCHO
A dark, gritty new thriller from Argentina directed by Pablo Trapero (Born and Bred, Lion's Den) and featuring a gripping performance by one of Latin America's most renowned actors, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), Carancho was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It was also Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.
Fri. 4/22 at 7:30 & 10:00 (includes reception at 9:00 pm);
Sat. 4/23 at 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 4/24 at 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 4/25 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Tue. 4/26 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Wed. 4/27 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 4/28 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Fri. 4/29 at 4:00 pm; Sat. 4/30 at 12:15 & 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 12:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 6:30 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 4:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 9:00 pm
Fri. 5/6 at 4:30 pm; Sat. 5/7 at 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 3:45 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 4:45 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 6:45 pm; Thu. 5/12 at 4:00 pm




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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Where: various
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Wednesday, May 11, 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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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

May 5-15, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields. Stay tuned for surprise celebrity guests to be announced for the Miami engagement!
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Wednesday, May 11, 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 11, 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>


Event Title: Even the Rain
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Even the Rain Friday, April 29, with two separate screenings at 7:00 and 10:00 pm, a live video link Q&A with Bolivian star Juan Carlos Aduviri at each screening, and a complimentary reception between the screenings from 9:00 to 10:00 pm for all ticket buyers
·Even the Rain full week screening times Fri. 4/29 at 7:00 & 10:00 pm (reception at 9:00 pm); Sat. 4/30 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 7:00 & 9:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 4:15 & 8:45 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 6:45 & 9:00 pm; Wed. 5/4 at 9:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 4:30 & 6:45
Fri. 5/6 at 10:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 6:00 & 10:00 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 5:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 9:00 pm




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Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Wednesday, May 11, 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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Where: Center for Visual Communication
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Thursday, May 12, 2011
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Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Thursday, May 12, 2011
May 10 to 14
Haitian Heritage Art Exhibit
A celebration of Haitian Heritage Month features an exhibit of artwork by Louis Rosemond, Bermy Dorval and Jean Robert Jeanty. An opening reception on Tuesday, May 10 from 6 to 8PM is free and open to the public


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Event Title: Nine Nation Animation
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Nine Nation Animation -
Fri. 5/6 at 6:45 & 8:30 pm;
Sun. 5/8 at 2:00 & 8:15 pm;
Mon. 5/9 at 7:15 pm;
Tue. 5/10 at 9:15 pm;
Wed. 5/11 at 5:00 pm;
Thu. 5/12 at 10:15 pm



Event Title: Don Giovanni / Cyrano
Where: various
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Florida Grand Opera presents
Don Giovanni and Cyrano

Devoted to stimulating audience with a diverse repertoire, Florida Grand Opera continues its current season with Don Giovanni, one of the world's most beloved operas, and the newly-commissioned Cyrano. The two productions will be performed in rep throughout April and May, beginning with Don Giovanni on April 16, 2011.

Considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written, Mozart's Don Giovanni continues to thrill audiences today as it did at its premiere in 1787. This second collaboration of Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte followed their success with The Marriage of Figaro a year earlier. Mozart used the story of the world's most infamous lover, Don Juan, to create one of opera's unforgettably vivid characters and one of the world's favorite operas.

Baritone David Pittsinger, previously seen here in a remarkable portrayal of Count Rodolfo in FGO's 2007 La sonnambula and as Scarpia in the company's 2008 Tosca, will return to sing the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni. He has performed Don Giovanni for the Opera Company of Philadelphia, New York City Opera, and Opera Colorado, and appears regularly at the Metropolitan Opera and leading companies around the world. Bass Tom Corbeil, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio and San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, returns in the role of the Don's servant Leporello following his portrayal of Don Basilio in this season's The Barber of Seville. Tenor Andrew Bidlack, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio who sang Count Almaviva in FGO's February 24 and 27, 2010 performances of The Barber of Seville, returns as Don Ottavio.

Called Donna Elvira "a luminous, appealing, and agile voice" by the New York Times, Donna Elvira will be played by soprano Georgia Jarman, frequently seen at New York City Opera and leading companies in the United States, Europe, and South America. American soprano Jacquelyn Wagner will make her FGO debut as Donna Anna. Ms. Wagner is a recipient of a Fulbright Study Grant and has been appearing with numerous opera companies in Europe; she has appeared with numerous American orchestras, but this production will mark her official American operatic debut.

Metropolitan Opera bass Morris Robinson, noted by the Washington Post to be a"booming but well-articulated bass", returns to FGO as the Commendatore. He last graced the stage in Miami as Ramfis in FGO's 2006 production of Aida. Andrew Bisantz, Florida Grand Opera's Resident Conductor, will lead these performances of Don Giovanni following his highly acclaimed conducting of the 2009-10 season- opening double bill of Pagliacci and Suor Angelica. Don Giovanni will be directed by John Pascoe, who originally designed and directed the production for Washington National Opera.

The season will conclude with David DiChiera's Cyrano, which premiered in 2007 in Detroit at Michigan Opera Theatre. Based on Edmond Rostand's beloved play, Cyrano de Bergerac, the opera's romantic, melodic score perfectly enhances this tragic story of star-crossed would-be lovers. It has been reviewed as "...visually grand, dramatically absorbing and musically captivating" by Opera Canada and "a splendid production" by New York Magazine.
"As we are co-producers of Cyrano, it was a thrill to see the standing ovation it received in Detroit at its premiere and I'm very excited about presenting this new opera to South Florida," said FGO General Director and CEO Robert M. Heuer. "I am sure it will be received here with equal enthusiasm."

Leah Partridge, one of South Florida's favorite sopranos, and Romanian baritone Marian Pop fill the lead roles, which DiChiera specifically wrote for their voices. Ms. Partridge returns to FGO as Roxane and Mr. Pop, seen as Dandini in last season's La Cenerentola, will perform the title role. French tenor Sébastien Guèze, whose international career was launched by his taking second prize in Placido Domingo's 2006 Operalia competition, makes his FGO debut as Christian, also introducing a new aria for the role to be performed for the first time ever in Miami. American conductor Mark Flint, who orchestrated Cyrano and conducted the world premiere at Michigan Opera Theatre, will lead the FGO performances alongside Bernard Uzan, who created the French libretto, and also directs the production.

Subscriptions for Florida Grand Opera's 2010-2011 season start as low as $32 and are available at 1-800-741-1010 or safely online at www.fgo.org. Subscribers save up to 50% off single ticket pricing. Subscribers who are also donors receive priority seating. Single tickets now on sale.


Don Giovanni
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations

MIAMI
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House

April 16, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 22, 27, 30, May 3, 1011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 8, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater

May 12 and 14, 2011, at 8 p.m.



Cyrano
by David DiChiera, Libretto by Bernard Uzan - Sung in French with English and Spanish projected translations

MIAMI
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
April 23, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 26, 29, May 4, 7, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 1, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater
Cyrano will not be performed in Fort Lauderdale. Broward subscribers have the option to purchase a package that includes tickets for Cyrano in Miami.



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Where: Myra Galleries
Thursday, May 12, 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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Event Title: CARANCHO
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Thursday, May 12, 2011
CARANCHO
A dark, gritty new thriller from Argentina directed by Pablo Trapero (Born and Bred, Lion's Den) and featuring a gripping performance by one of Latin America's most renowned actors, Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes), Carancho was an official selection at the Cannes and Toronto film festivals. It was also Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.
Fri. 4/22 at 7:30 & 10:00 (includes reception at 9:00 pm);
Sat. 4/23 at 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45 pm;
Sun. 4/24 at 2:30, 4:45, 7:00 & 9:15 pm;
Mon. 4/25 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Tue. 4/26 at 6:30 & 8:45 pm;
Wed. 4/27 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm;
Thu. 4/28 at 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00 pm
Fri. 4/29 at 4:00 pm; Sat. 4/30 at 12:15 & 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/1 at 12:15 pm; Mon. 5/2 at 6:30 pm; Tue. 5/3 at 4:30 pm; Thu. 5/5 at 9:00 pm
Fri. 5/6 at 4:30 pm; Sat. 5/7 at 11:15 pm; Sun. 5/8 at 3:45 pm; Mon. 5/9 at 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/10 at 4:45 pm; Wed. 5/11 at 6:45 pm; Thu. 5/12 at 4:00 pm




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Where: Pan American Art Projects
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Where: various
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Thursday, May 12, 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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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Thursday, May 12, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

May 5-15, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields. Stay tuned for surprise celebrity guests to be announced for the Miami engagement!
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Thursday, May 12, 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
Thursday, May 12, 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>


Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Thursday, May 12, 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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Where: Center for Visual Communication
Thursday, May 12, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Friday, May 13, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Friday, May 13, 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
Friday, May 13, 2011
May 10 to 14
Haitian Heritage Art Exhibit
A celebration of Haitian Heritage Month features an exhibit of artwork by Louis Rosemond, Bermy Dorval and Jean Robert Jeanty. An opening reception on Tuesday, May 10 from 6 to 8PM is free and open to the public


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Where: Myra Galleries
Friday, May 13, 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: Pan American Art Projects
Friday, May 13, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Where: various
Friday, May 13, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Friday, May 13, 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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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Friday, May 13, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

May 5-15, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields. Stay tuned for surprise celebrity guests to be announced for the Miami engagement!
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

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Where: various
Friday, May 13, 2011
HENRY PURCELL: KING ARTHUR
May 13th, at New World Center
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL

May 14th, at New World Center
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL

May 15th, at All Saints Episcopal Church
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra team up with award winning playwright, Laura Schellhardt, for the world premiere of a new interpretation of Henry Purcell's King Arthur. Singers, instrumentalists, and a narrator will bring this Arthurian tale to life! It's a world premier event you won't want to miss! Reserve your tickets today!

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Friday, May 13, 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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Where: various
Friday, May 13, 2011
The world of dance takes over South Florida when Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida welcomes dancers from Germany, Poland, Denmark, Mexico, Peru and Japan to the International Young Dancers Festival.
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under the Direction of Vladimir Issaev is welcoming more than 60 dancers from different countries, who along with 40 local dancers will participate in the VIII International Young Dancers Festival.
The festival will include Master Classes in different styles of dance, from Ballet, to Modern, Character dance, Israeli dances and Flamenco, and a series of lectures and conferences about dance aimed at dance students and professions alike. The Festival will culminate with three performances of three different programs.
The dancing groups will bring an eclectic repertoire: from Classical Ballet including pieces such as excerpts of Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Les Patineurs, Diana & Acteon, Paquita, Don Quixote, Markitanka, Pas de Dix from Esmeralda; to a wide range of trends between Contemporary pieces, such as Piazzola's Style by Natteri, and Modern pieces from Poland and Denmark, and a beautiful showcase of Folkloric pieces from Mexico, Peru, and Polish Folk dances.
Additionally to Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida the participants groups are Ballet Fouette from Poland , Odense City Ballet from Denmark, Michiko Matsumoto Ballet from Japan, Ballet Doris Topete from Guadalajara, Mexico, Escuela Nacional Superior de Ballet from Peru and the Ballet "Pirouette" from Germany. Special guests include dancer Yoshie Oshima, formerly with Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and now with Eugene Ballet, Pianist Waldo Diaz and Cellist Michael Andrews, who will be accompanying ballerina Lisa Maltseva, member of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, formerly with the Mariinsky Balelt (Kirov).
This is not a competitive festival but a thrilling international dance festival by excellent troupes that are enthusiastic about sharing the excitement of their culture. These performances are alive, with top-notch dancers with a very impressive program. They eagerly absorb our culture while staying with gracious host families. You will be sure to find their enthusiasm on stage contagious and exciting.
With the support of the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Broward County Cultural Division and individual donors, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida invites you to attend this celebration of music and dance and share their heritage and culture.
Performances will take place on Friday, May 13 at 7:30 pm at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Saturday, May 14 at the Julius Littman Theater in North Miami Beach and at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are only $25. For information you can call 305 948 4777 or go to their website www.artsballettheatre.org


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Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Friday, May 13, 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>


Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Friday, May 13, 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
Friday, May 13, 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
Friday, May 13, 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.

Where: Locust Projects
Friday, May 13, 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: Center for Visual Communication
Friday, May 13, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Saturday, May 14, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Saturday, May 14, 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
Saturday, May 14, 2011
May 10 to 14
Haitian Heritage Art Exhibit
A celebration of Haitian Heritage Month features an exhibit of artwork by Louis Rosemond, Bermy Dorval and Jean Robert Jeanty. An opening reception on Tuesday, May 10 from 6 to 8PM is free and open to the public


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Event Title: La Fille Mal Gardee
Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami's "La Fille Mal Gardee" Premiere Performance
Saturday, May 14, 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 15, 5:00 p.m.
The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. 1700 Washington Avenue. Miami Beach FL, 33139
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com Tickets by phone: 1.800.745.3000 Theater box office: 305.673.7300
The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Artistic Director Pedro Pablo Penand American Airlines will present the premiere of the full length ballet La Fille Mal Gardee starring Cuban Principal Dancers Lorena Feijoo and Rolando Sarabia / Fernanda Oliveira and Arionel Vargas from the English National Ballet (dancing in Miami for the first time), with fabulous sets and costumes from the Russian Grand Kirov performance and also "Paquita Suite."
La Fille Mal Gardee is a full length French ballet in two acts with choreography and libretto by Dauberval. It is one of the most perfectly constructed ballets of the 20th century, with its seamless mix of humor and tenderness, classical dance, and mime. There will be a short lecture about the history of classical ballet before the performance. A Question and Answer session will follow the performance for students to interact with professional dancers and learn to appreciate this form of art motivating them to attend ballet performances in the future.
Founded in January 2006, The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami's main objective of showcasing recently exiled Cuban principal dancers as well as those already residing in Miami. Its mission is to promote and preserve the spectacular tradition of the world renowned school of Cuban classical ballet; to develop future career classical dancers; and to ensure that the organization achieves an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in America. The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami represents the true essence of the classical ballet, and wishes to be recognized nationally and internationally for its high technical standards, artistic integrity and unwavering commitment to present the very best in classical ballet.
The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami has developed a relationship with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Knight Foundation to participate in their educational initiative giving students a cultural field experience. More than 2,000 children from grade 7 will experience La Fille Mal Gardee full-length ballet dress rehearsal on May 13, 2011 at the theater.
The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami
www.cubanclassicalballet.org


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Event Title: Don Giovanni / Cyrano
Where: various
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Florida Grand Opera presents
Don Giovanni and Cyrano

Devoted to stimulating audience with a diverse repertoire, Florida Grand Opera continues its current season with Don Giovanni, one of the world's most beloved operas, and the newly-commissioned Cyrano. The two productions will be performed in rep throughout April and May, beginning with Don Giovanni on April 16, 2011.

Considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written, Mozart's Don Giovanni continues to thrill audiences today as it did at its premiere in 1787. This second collaboration of Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte followed their success with The Marriage of Figaro a year earlier. Mozart used the story of the world's most infamous lover, Don Juan, to create one of opera's unforgettably vivid characters and one of the world's favorite operas.

Baritone David Pittsinger, previously seen here in a remarkable portrayal of Count Rodolfo in FGO's 2007 La sonnambula and as Scarpia in the company's 2008 Tosca, will return to sing the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni. He has performed Don Giovanni for the Opera Company of Philadelphia, New York City Opera, and Opera Colorado, and appears regularly at the Metropolitan Opera and leading companies around the world. Bass Tom Corbeil, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio and San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, returns in the role of the Don's servant Leporello following his portrayal of Don Basilio in this season's The Barber of Seville. Tenor Andrew Bidlack, a former member of FGO's Young Artist Studio who sang Count Almaviva in FGO's February 24 and 27, 2010 performances of The Barber of Seville, returns as Don Ottavio.

Called Donna Elvira "a luminous, appealing, and agile voice" by the New York Times, Donna Elvira will be played by soprano Georgia Jarman, frequently seen at New York City Opera and leading companies in the United States, Europe, and South America. American soprano Jacquelyn Wagner will make her FGO debut as Donna Anna. Ms. Wagner is a recipient of a Fulbright Study Grant and has been appearing with numerous opera companies in Europe; she has appeared with numerous American orchestras, but this production will mark her official American operatic debut.

Metropolitan Opera bass Morris Robinson, noted by the Washington Post to be a"booming but well-articulated bass", returns to FGO as the Commendatore. He last graced the stage in Miami as Ramfis in FGO's 2006 production of Aida. Andrew Bisantz, Florida Grand Opera's Resident Conductor, will lead these performances of Don Giovanni following his highly acclaimed conducting of the 2009-10 season- opening double bill of Pagliacci and Suor Angelica. Don Giovanni will be directed by John Pascoe, who originally designed and directed the production for Washington National Opera.

The season will conclude with David DiChiera's Cyrano, which premiered in 2007 in Detroit at Michigan Opera Theatre. Based on Edmond Rostand's beloved play, Cyrano de Bergerac, the opera's romantic, melodic score perfectly enhances this tragic story of star-crossed would-be lovers. It has been reviewed as "...visually grand, dramatically absorbing and musically captivating" by Opera Canada and "a splendid production" by New York Magazine.
"As we are co-producers of Cyrano, it was a thrill to see the standing ovation it received in Detroit at its premiere and I'm very excited about presenting this new opera to South Florida," said FGO General Director and CEO Robert M. Heuer. "I am sure it will be received here with equal enthusiasm."

Leah Partridge, one of South Florida's favorite sopranos, and Romanian baritone Marian Pop fill the lead roles, which DiChiera specifically wrote for their voices. Ms. Partridge returns to FGO as Roxane and Mr. Pop, seen as Dandini in last season's La Cenerentola, will perform the title role. French tenor Sébastien Guèze, whose international career was launched by his taking second prize in Placido Domingo's 2006 Operalia competition, makes his FGO debut as Christian, also introducing a new aria for the role to be performed for the first time ever in Miami. American conductor Mark Flint, who orchestrated Cyrano and conducted the world premiere at Michigan Opera Theatre, will lead the FGO performances alongside Bernard Uzan, who created the French libretto, and also directs the production.

Subscriptions for Florida Grand Opera's 2010-2011 season start as low as $32 and are available at 1-800-741-1010 or safely online at www.fgo.org. Subscribers save up to 50% off single ticket pricing. Subscribers who are also donors receive priority seating. Single tickets now on sale.


Don Giovanni
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations

MIAMI
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House

April 16, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 22, 27, 30, May 3, 1011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 8, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater

May 12 and 14, 2011, at 8 p.m.



Cyrano
by David DiChiera, Libretto by Bernard Uzan - Sung in French with English and Spanish projected translations

MIAMI
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
April 23, 2011, at 7 p.m. - Opening Night
April 26, 29, May 4, 7, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.
May 1, 2011, matinee at 2 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater
Cyrano will not be performed in Fort Lauderdale. Broward subscribers have the option to purchase a package that includes tickets for Cyrano in Miami.



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Where: Myra Galleries
Saturday, May 14, 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: Pan American Art Projects
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Pan American Art Projects is pleased to present its new show:
Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer and Manuel Mendive

From Apr 12 through May 14, 2011
The exhibition explores the African influence in contemporary art through the works of three Caribbean artists: Santiago Olazabal, Manuel Mendive and David Boxer. Olazabal and Mendive's works show the religious influence of African cultures while David Boxer's commentary comes from a social viewpoint.
SANTIAGO OLAZABAL
Santiago Olazabal is one of the Cuban artists who have been consistently representing Afro-Cuban themes in his work from the very beginning of his career. As a Santero (Santeria priest), his life and art have been conditioned by religion and its impact on people. The group of pieces in this exhibition is representative of his latest work, in which he continues to explore Yoruba religious ceremonies.
Olazabal's compositions often include ample void spaces and his figures are strongly contoured by black charcoal lines. He usually works in big formats, creating pieces of great impact. This effect is reinforced by his color selection, restricted to a few contrasting ones like black, red and yellow. His emphasis is placed on the human figure and the story behind each piece. Olazabal's work is not illustrative in the conventional sense; he is not interested in narrating a ceremony or experience, but in sharing his religious viewpoints. He is more of a commentator than a narrator.
Olazabal was born in 1955, in Havana, Cuba, where he still lives and works. He was educated at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba. His work can be found at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, and in many private and public collections.
MANUEL MENDIVE
Manuel Mendive's long trajectory can be divided roughly into two main periods: an early one in which the figures were conceived in a naïve style, and the later one in which the style becomes more expressionist. This exhibition presents works from both periods.
The early pieces represented scenes of Yoruba mythology in an almost flat perspective with a composition structured in bands. The colors in this period are bright and pure, with the figures in plain view. The latest pieces explore the same thematic in a more abstract way. The brushstrokes become loose, resulting in very expressionistic pieces. The palette has been restricted to more muted colors with an occasional brightness to highlight selected elements. His thematic continues to be related to his interest in the representation of Orishas (Gods) and the diverse religious ceremonies in which he takes part. Mendive, as Olazabal, is also a Santeria priest.
Mendive was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1944. He currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. He attended the San Alejandro Art Academy, in Havana, Cuba. His work is in many museums and art institutions around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, La Palmas de Gran Canaria; Museums of Modern Art in Panama and Colombia and the National Museum of Tanzania, among others.
DAVID BOXER
David Boxer is one of the most influential Jamaican artists of his generation. His work deals with the social connotations of slavery, commenting on it and showing its vestiges in the stratified contemporary Jamaican society. Although the national motto is "Out of Many One People", race is still an important component of the social problematic in the island. Boxer is an art historian, and as such, his works include historical elements and references such as image appropriations. He takes images from cartes de visite and slavery-related imagery to make collages. He also includes objects such as original African sculptures in his assemblages and installations.
Boxer was born in St. Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946, and currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica. He was educated at Cornell and John Hopkins universities. He has taken part in many exhibitions representing Jamaica, among those the Sao Paulo, Havana and Santo Domingo Biennials. His works can be found in several museums such as the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica; Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, among others.
Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Ph: 305.573.2400
miami@panamericanart.com
www.panamericanart.com



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Where: various
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Miami Celebrates Dance!
The Eighth Annual Miami Dance Festival Offers a Wealth of Local and International Dance with Six Weeks of Beautiful Bodies in Motion!
The Miami Dance Festival, April 2 to May 14, is a six-week celebration offering performances by five dance companies and an array of Guest Artists presenting a dynamic schedule of diverse international dance styles and festival events.
Participating companies include Festival regulars Momentum Dance Company, Brazz Dance Theater and the Dance Now! Ensemble. Ballet Flamenco La Rosa premieres a new flamenco dance drama featuring Spain's international star Leonor Leal joined by dynamic soloists Gabriel Arrango, Jorge Robledo and Jose Junco.
This year's national guest company is CORE Performance Ensemble from Atlanta/Houston, returning to the Festival with Corazon Abriendo, a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. This rich work explores movement, music and storytelling but, at its core, approaches the issue of the fragile nature of traditional cultures in a Westernized world.
Festival performances and master classes will be held throughout Miami and Miami Beach at venues including the Colony Theater, the Byron Carlyle Theater, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Cinematheque, the Coral Gables Public Library, and Performing Arts Network. Now in its eighth year, the Miami Dance Festival continues its tradition of presenting classic dance styles as well as the latest in contemporary and international developments.
For tickets and information visit www.momentumdance.com, telephone 305-858-7002 or the specific venue.

Opening Weekend & Festival Schedule

Tickets for all ticketed events are available online at: www.momentumdance.com.
For Festival information call: 305-858-7002 or the event venue.

April 2 at 8PM & April 3 at 3PM
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents the World Premiere of Cesar y Cleopatra by award winning choreographer Ilisa Rosal. George Bernard Shaw's classic play is taken into a new realm of expression in this Flamenco dance/drama with guest artists from Spain.
General admission tickets: In advance $25/ Students $15/ Seniors $20. At the door: $30/ Students $20/ Seniors $25 For information contact PAN, Performing Arts Network at 305-899-7730 or panmiami@aol.com, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa at 305-899-7729 or rosalpanmiami@aol.com.

April 8 at 8PM
Florida Dance Theater in INNOVATIONS
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lakeland based Florida Dance Theater under the Artistic Direction of Carol Krajacic-Erkes last performed at the Miami Dance Festival to critical and audience praise in 2008. Highlights of the contemporary dance performance include two new works by the company directors. Fallen Angel, choreographed by Krajacic-Erkes and set to original music by Leonard Levash, is a dark, moving piece about the struggle with outside influences. Red Moon, choreographed by Associate Director and Resident Choreographer Ferdinand DeJesus, is inspired by an idea that when inhabitants of the Earth see a lunar eclipse, astronauts on the moon would be bathed in red light and experience a solar eclipse.
General admission tickets: $20/ Students & Seniors $15
For tickets and information call 305674-1040 or 305-858-7002

April 17 at 3PM
Dance Now Ensemble Performs in Dade Heritage Days Event
Coco Plum Women's Club, 1375 Sunset Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33143
Dance Now! presents a moving evening of dance at the historic women's club in conjunction with Dade Heritage Days featuring Drawing Circles, Director Salterini's homage to Mimo Architechture-in the theme of the Dade Heritage Days.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
For Information Call: 305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

April 20 at 7:30 PM
Festival Film Night at Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor South
CALIGULA, a high definition ballet presented in collaboration with Emerging Pictures
From the Paris Ballet, Paris, France, Composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Choreographed by Nicolas Le Riche
CAST:
Caligula: Stéphane Bullion
Lune: Clairemarie Osta
Mnester: Nicolas Paul
Chaerea: Aurélien Houette
Incitatus: Mathias Heymann
Caesonia: Eleonora Abbagnato
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Caligula is Danseur Étoile Nicolas Le Riche's first choreography for the Ballet de ''Opéra National de Paris, and is one of the most interesting and experimental productions in years. Intrigued by the complex and troubling personality of the Roman emperor, the choreographer evokes the torments of a frail man capable of loving the moon and idolizing his horse, a man impassioned by theatre and constantly playing a role himself. Nicolas Le Riche overturns clichés and embarks upon an intimate exploration of a rich and complex personality. Built in the style of Racine's tragedy, the ballet is structured in five acts, three scenes with four pantomime interludes. The story conforms to the rule of the three units of time, place and action. Accompanied by Vivaldi's Four Seasons, which illustrates the irremediable passage of time, the dance, in all its depth and energy, translates the poetry and the violence inherent in a life consumed at lightning speed by excess. Running time: 1 hr 24 minutes, no intermission.
The screening of Caligula is preceded by a discussion on the French style of ballet.
$16 General Admission/ $15 Miami Dance Festival and MBC Members
For information and ticketing contact: (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567) www.MBCinema.com

April 29 at 7 PM
Dance Now! and Little Haiti Cultural Center Present: Little Haiti Neighborhood Nights
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
A preview of the upcoming season finale at the Byron Carlyle featuring audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $20/$10 (Cash or check only at the venue)
305-960-2967/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 1 at 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Dance Now! And the Bass Museum of Art present: EKPHRASIS2: More Art from Art as part of Miami Museum Month
Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1756
Dance Now! returns to the Bass Museum to present a site-specific, roving performance event created directly with the current exhibitions.
FREE with museum admission
305-673-7530/305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 5 at 7 PM
Critics Roundtable Panel Discussion
Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach 33139
Free Admission
Noted writer and dance historian Dr. Andrea M. Seidel (Florida International University) will moderate a panel discussion with audience interaction that focuses on how critics look at and write about dance, what criteria they use, their responsibilities in writing about dance in a young arts community, and their audiences. Critics include: Celeste Fraser Delgado from the Knight Arts Blog, Orlando Taquechel from El Nuevo Herald, and writers from the newly launched Artburst media service.

Brazz Dance Theater, Artistic Director Augusto Soledade, presents an informal performance immediately following the discussion. Soledade will comment on his creative process, field questions from the audience, and seek feedback as he exhibits Cordell, a new work in progress. Free Admission

May 7 at 8 PM
Dance Now! Program III: Best of Now! Decade 2
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach, FL 33141
Celebrating the first year of its second decade, Dance Now! presents an evening of audience favorites from the 2010/11 season including work of renowned West Coast Choreographer Tandy Beal.
Tickets: $35/$30/$15/$10 Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1
305-975-8489 or 305-858-7002

May 13 at 8PM
CORE Performance Group/Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening)
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Atlanta based CORE Performance Group returns to the Festival with a multi-media dance and theater work that expresses the struggles and triumphs of the Maya peoples. Corazón Abriendo (Heart Opening) is a portal that transports the audience into the vivid, lush atmosphere of the highlands and rainforests of Chiapas, Mexico through a multimedia 'cloth' of dance, sculpture, video, and music skillfully woven together. Echoes of ancient civilizations overlap with the energy of modern life as the artistic sensibilities of contemporary dancers meld with the traditional weaving arts of the Mayan people. CORE Performance Company weaves music, dance, storytelling, videography and the sights and sounds collected from Chiapas into this exceptional performance piece.
Tickets: $30 in advance/ 35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15/ Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040

May 14 at 8 PM & May 15 at 7 PM
Momentum Dance Company Spring Season 2011
Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 - 71st Street, Miami Beach
Miami Dance Festival's host company offers a repertory concert that features two new works. The program includes Doris Humphrey's historic 1928 work Water Study, considered a breakthrough work when it was created, and which still looks very contemporary 78 years later. Also, Artistic Director Delma Iles brings back Window. Originally created in 1987 to an original score by Dr. Dennis Kam, it is inspired by paintings by Joan Miro. Last season's premiere, Cobia, returns with a fresh new original score by Dr. Devin Marsh. Iles will premiere a new work, Pots and Pans, about pots and pans and ingredients and appetite and hunger and wanting more than you should have.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door/Students & Seniors $15 Groups $10. Colony Box Office: 305-674-1040 x1

Festival Master Classes (this schedule is subject to change)
All Master Classes are offered at the intermediate level.
All master classes $15 in advance $20 at the door
Jazz Dance with Diego Salterini, Artistic Director, Dance Now! Ensemble
Bollywood Dance with Geeta Dias
Afro-Brazilian Dance with Augusto Soledad, Artistic Director of Brazz Dance Theater
Ballet with Delma Iles, Artistic Director, Momentum Dance Company
Dance with Katie Sopoci, soloist with Momentum Dance Company
Conditioning for Dancers with Dr. Diane Brownholtz, Dance faculty, Miami Dade College

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Where: Lowe Art Museum
Saturday, May 14, 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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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

May 5-15, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields. Stay tuned for surprise celebrity guests to be announced for the Miami engagement!
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

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Where: various
Saturday, May 14, 2011
HENRY PURCELL: KING ARTHUR
May 13th, at New World Center
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL

May 14th, at New World Center
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL

May 15th, at All Saints Episcopal Church
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra team up with award winning playwright, Laura Schellhardt, for the world premiere of a new interpretation of Henry Purcell's King Arthur. Singers, instrumentalists, and a narrator will bring this Arthurian tale to life! It's a world premier event you won't want to miss! Reserve your tickets today!

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Saturday, May 14, 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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Where: various
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The world of dance takes over South Florida when Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida welcomes dancers from Germany, Poland, Denmark, Mexico, Peru and Japan to the International Young Dancers Festival.
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under the Direction of Vladimir Issaev is welcoming more than 60 dancers from different countries, who along with 40 local dancers will participate in the VIII International Young Dancers Festival.
The festival will include Master Classes in different styles of dance, from Ballet, to Modern, Character dance, Israeli dances and Flamenco, and a series of lectures and conferences about dance aimed at dance students and professions alike. The Festival will culminate with three performances of three different programs.
The dancing groups will bring an eclectic repertoire: from Classical Ballet including pieces such as excerpts of Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Les Patineurs, Diana & Acteon, Paquita, Don Quixote, Markitanka, Pas de Dix from Esmeralda; to a wide range of trends between Contemporary pieces, such as Piazzola's Style by Natteri, and Modern pieces from Poland and Denmark, and a beautiful showcase of Folkloric pieces from Mexico, Peru, and Polish Folk dances.
Additionally to Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida the participants groups are Ballet Fouette from Poland , Odense City Ballet from Denmark, Michiko Matsumoto Ballet from Japan, Ballet Doris Topete from Guadalajara, Mexico, Escuela Nacional Superior de Ballet from Peru and the Ballet "Pirouette" from Germany. Special guests include dancer Yoshie Oshima, formerly with Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and now with Eugene Ballet, Pianist Waldo Diaz and Cellist Michael Andrews, who will be accompanying ballerina Lisa Maltseva, member of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, formerly with the Mariinsky Balelt (Kirov).
This is not a competitive festival but a thrilling international dance festival by excellent troupes that are enthusiastic about sharing the excitement of their culture. These performances are alive, with top-notch dancers with a very impressive program. They eagerly absorb our culture while staying with gracious host families. You will be sure to find their enthusiasm on stage contagious and exciting.
With the support of the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Broward County Cultural Division and individual donors, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida invites you to attend this celebration of music and dance and share their heritage and culture.
Performances will take place on Friday, May 13 at 7:30 pm at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Saturday, May 14 at the Julius Littman Theater in North Miami Beach and at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are only $25. For information you can call 305 948 4777 or go to their website www.artsballettheatre.org


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Where: Bicentennial Park
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday, May 14: 13th Annual Haitian Compas Festival (Bicentennial Park)
Harmonik, T Vice, Djakout, Carimi, Kreyol La, Nu Look, Disip, Zenglen, Jahnesta, and more.
Tickets: www.sakapfet.com / Information: 786-251-7392 & 305-945-8814



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Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Saturday, May 14, 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>


Event Title: Family Fest
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Family Fest
featuring
MILKSHAKE
BALÉ FOLCLÓRICO DA BAHIA
MIAMI MUSIC PROJECT
TERRANCE SIMIEN'S CREOLE FOR KIDZ & THE HISTORY OF ZYDECO
FREE ADMISSION
Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza
and John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
Now celebrating its Fifth Anniversary Season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County announces the dynamic and diverse lineup for the 2010-2011 season of FAMILY FEST, a season-long celebration of family-friendly programming featuring local artists and internationally-acclaimed acts. All presented completely free for the South Florida community to enjoy - nearly 14,000 community members have enjoyed FAMILY FEST to date. Each FAMILY FEST includes an array of outdoor activities and workshops, plus a free indoor presentation in the Adrienne Arsht Center's magnificent John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. Returning for the third consecutive year, FAMILY FEST launches in November 2010, and continues through May 2011 with festivities for the entire family!
FAMILY FEST is generously sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, as part of the organization's community-driven mission, as well as the Miami Downtown Development Authority.
"Family Fest represents our vision and mission coming alive - children, families, and South Floridians of all walks of life converging on the Adrienne Arsht Center - Miami's new town square," said M. John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. "When our plaza is filled with families and our Knight Concert Hall is filled with young people, the inspiring, transformational power of the performing arts beats a powerful rhythm through our campus and our city."
Each FAMILY FEST begins at 11:30 a.m. on the Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza with free entertainment on the plaza stage, make-and-take crafts, face-painting, and a variety of kid-centered workshops throughout the Center's campus. The fun moves indoors at 2 p.m. with a free, headlining performance in the Knight Concert Hall, showcasing world-class entertainment specifically designed to delight and inspire young people and their families.
The 2010-2011 FAMILY FEST lineup is as follows:
November 6, 2010
MILKSHAKE

Join us for an afternoon of rock music for kids with 2010 Grammy Award nominee MILKSHAKE. Led by singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, MILKSHAKE is a band on a mission - to make great rock music for kids! Mathews and Gehl garnered critical praise during their decade-long run with the indie rock group Love Riot, whose songs for grown-ups have been featured in movies and prime-time television. Now in their second chapter as kid-centered artists, MILKSHAKE has won over preschoolers without compromising songcraft, stagecraft, or their authentic rock & roll spirit. Milkshake's colorful, energetic videos have been featured on Nick Jr., PBS KIDS, and Discovery Kids, and now they bring their unique brand of rock 'n roll to South Florida!
This first FAMILY FEST of the season will also feature a spotlight on Miami artists performing on the plaza stage. The Spanglish Wrangler brings his bilingual song set to the city that loves a sing-a-long. Children are in for a toe-tapping lesson in español with this terrific acoustic performer. Live! Modern School of Music features the next generation of rock 'n roll stars on stage - elementary school-aged kids on drums, guitar, and bass will rock the crowd with pint-sized swagger! Delou African Dance Ensemble presents an explosive performance with West African dancers and drummers in a celebration of traditional African dance, music, and culture.
January 15, 2011
BALÉ FOLCLÓRICO DA BAHIA

In a spectacular display of color, movement, and music, the 38-member Brazilian troupe of dancers, musicians, and singers performs slave dances, capoeira, samba, and carnival dances of African origins. Fasten your seat belts and get set for one of the most explosive and exuberant music and dance shows you will ever experience.
March 26, 2011
MIAMI MUSIC PROJECT

The acclaimed local MIAMI MUSIC PROJECT (MMP) was founded in 2008 by world-renowned conductor James Judd, former music director of the Florida Philharmonic. MMP is a classical music ensemble with a focus on education and community engagement, and presents this exciting concert featuring MMP professionals and local youth orchestra musicians in a program titled Rhythms of the World. This unique, interactive orchestra performance for all ages is equally fun and educational.
May 14, 2011
TERRANCE SIMIEN's Creole for Kidz & The History of Zydeco

A fierce champion of his native Creole culture and zydeco music, Grammy Award-winning TERRANCE SIMIEN & The Zydeco Experience band presents a gumbo-flavored performance showcasing the rich, rural music tradition of the French speaking Creoles of south Louisiana. The music that was born in St. Landry Parish- the "World Capital of Zydeco Music" deep in Creole country where Simien is from- will take Miami by storm with its infectious rhythms and down home soul. SIMIEN has performed for audiences of all ages, all over the globe for more than 27 years.
Visit www.arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information for details and schedules.


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Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Saturday, May 14, 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
Saturday, May 14, 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
Saturday, May 14, 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.

Where: Locust Projects
Saturday, May 14, 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: Center for Visual Communication
Saturday, May 14, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Event Title: Tenor Russell Thomas
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Miami
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Renowned Tenor Russell Thomas
Orchestra Miami
5/14, 8 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Miami
Miami, FL

Sunday, May 15, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Sunday, May 15, 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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Event Title: La Fille Mal Gardee
Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami's "La Fille Mal Gardee" Premiere Performance
Saturday, May 14, 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 15, 5:00 p.m.
The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. 1700 Washington Avenue. Miami Beach FL, 33139
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com Tickets by phone: 1.800.745.3000 Theater box office: 305.673.7300
The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Artistic Director Pedro Pablo Penand American Airlines will present the premiere of the full length ballet La Fille Mal Gardee starring Cuban Principal Dancers Lorena Feijoo and Rolando Sarabia / Fernanda Oliveira and Arionel Vargas from the English National Ballet (dancing in Miami for the first time), with fabulous sets and costumes from the Russian Grand Kirov performance and also "Paquita Suite."
La Fille Mal Gardee is a full length French ballet in two acts with choreography and libretto by Dauberval. It is one of the most perfectly constructed ballets of the 20th century, with its seamless mix of humor and tenderness, classical dance, and mime. There will be a short lecture about the history of classical ballet before the performance. A Question and Answer session will follow the performance for students to interact with professional dancers and learn to appreciate this form of art motivating them to attend ballet performances in the future.
Founded in January 2006, The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami's main objective of showcasing recently exiled Cuban principal dancers as well as those already residing in Miami. Its mission is to promote and preserve the spectacular tradition of the world renowned school of Cuban classical ballet; to develop future career classical dancers; and to ensure that the organization achieves an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in America. The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami represents the true essence of the classical ballet, and wishes to be recognized nationally and internationally for its high technical standards, artistic integrity and unwavering commitment to present the very best in classical ballet.
The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami has developed a relationship with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Knight Foundation to participate in their educational initiative giving students a cultural field experience. More than 2,000 children from grade 7 will experience La Fille Mal Gardee full-length ballet dress rehearsal on May 13, 2011 at the theater.
The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami
www.cubanclassicalballet.org


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Event Title: PICNIC 2
Where: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Sunday, May 15 / 12 Noon to 5PM
PICNIC 2
Gustavo Matamoros and Subtropics presents Frozen Music, an afternoon of innovative music and experimental soundscapes in the Garden landscape. Free and open to the public.


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Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Free Family Film Screening Sunday May 15
This Sunday, May 15, at 12 Noon the Cinema will host a free screening especially for families and teens of The Time of Secrets (Le temps des secrets), co-presented by the Coral Gables Museum, Alliance Francaise and the Coral Gables Art Cinema, in partnership with Eurochannel. The film is based on novels by French novelist, playwright and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol. It tells the tender and endearing story of a young boy, Marcel, and his journey into adolescence. The Time of Secrets (Le temps des secrets) is in French with English subtitles and is Rated G.


Where: Myra Galleries
Sunday, May 15, 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
Sunday, May 15, 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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Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY

May 5-15, 2011 - Miami Premiere!
Tickets: $45
Hailed as "the funniest show in town, hands down," (New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars! Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. From Vanna White's panel flip-outs to the Jonas Brothers' sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone's secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment. The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who's who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields. Stay tuned for surprise celebrity guests to be announced for the Miami engagement!
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

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Where: various
Sunday, May 15, 2011
HENRY PURCELL: KING ARTHUR
May 13th, at New World Center
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL

May 14th, at New World Center
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL

May 15th, at All Saints Episcopal Church
All Saints Episcopal Church
333 Tarpon Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra team up with award winning playwright, Laura Schellhardt, for the world premiere of a new interpretation of Henry Purcell's King Arthur. Singers, instrumentalists, and a narrator will bring this Arthurian tale to life! It's a world premier event you won't want to miss! Reserve your tickets today!

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Event Title: The Red Thread
Where: The PlayGround Theatre
Sunday, May 15, 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
Sunday, May 15, 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>


Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Sunday, May 15, 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
Sunday, May 15, 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
Sunday, May 15, 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.

Where: Gusman Concert Hall / University of Miami
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Vadim Gluzman (violin) & Angela Yoffe (piano)
Sunday Afternoons of Music
5/15, 4pm
Coral Gables

Where: Locust Projects
Sunday, May 15, 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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Event Title: Let the Children Sing
Where: First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM EST
Miami Children's Choir
Let the Children Sing

5/15, 4 pm
First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables
536 Coral Way, Coral Gables 33134
$20 Adults $5 Students & Seniors
305-662-7494 or vhliviero@miamichildrenschorus.org
<www.miamichildrenschorus.org>

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Where: Center for Visual Communication
Sunday, May 15, 2011
March 12 - May 15
Center for Visual Communication
541 NW 27th Street · Miami FL 33127
Phone: 305-571-1415 ·
www.visual.org
Exhibit "Wilderness Visions of America". Clyde will be giving a power point lecture Saturday March 12 at 1:00 followed by a book signing. Saturday evening Clyde will be there for the gallery walk and book signing as well. The slide presentation, Wilderness Visions of America, given by large format camera photographer Clyde Butcher, consists of his adventure photographing, in black and white, many of the unique and beautiful places in our country. He will share stories about his journey, his photography, and the environment. The program will be followed with questions from the audience.


Monday, May 16, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Monday, May 16, 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
Monday, May 16, 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
Monday, May 16, 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
Monday, May 16, 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
Monday, May 16, 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>


Event Title: Common Threads
Where: Bakehouse Art Complex
Monday, May 16, 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
Monday, May 16, 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.

Where: Locust Projects
Monday, May 16, 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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Event Title: Miami Friends of Chamber Music
Where: Gusman Concert Hall / University of Miami
Monday, May 16, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Ken Noda (piano), Lei Xu (soprano) & Alex Fiterstein (clarinet)
Miami Friends of Chamber Music
May 16, 8 pm

Gusman Hall
Coral Gables, FL
305.372-2975

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Tuesday, May 17, 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
Tuesday, May 17, 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
Tuesday, May 17, 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
Tuesday, May 17, 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
Tuesday, May 17, 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>


Event Title: Common Threads
Where: Bakehouse Art Complex
Tuesday, May 17, 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
Tuesday, May 17, 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.

Where: Locust Projects
Tuesday, May 17, 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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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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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>


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



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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Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Thursday, May 19, 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
Thursday, May 19, 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
Thursday, May 19, 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
Thursday, May 19, 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
Thursday, May 19, 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>


Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Thursday, May 19, 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
Thursday, May 19, 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
Thursday, May 19, 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.

Event Title: Piano Festival
Where: COLONY THEATRE
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Piano Festival
Colony Theatre
May 19-22
Miamipianofest.com

Where: Locust Projects
Thursday, May 19, 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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Friday, May 20, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Friday, May 20, 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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Event Title: Dummy
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Friday, May 20, 2011
U.S. Theatrical Premiere of Dummy in 35mm
WHEN: Begins Friday, May 20 and continues through Thursday, May 27,
Fri. 5/20 at 6:00 & 8:00 pm; Sat. 5/21 at 4:00 & 8:00 pm; Sun. 5/22 at 2:00 & 6:00 pm; Mon. 5/23 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/24 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/25 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Thu. 5/26 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134; parking on-site in covered garage
ADMISSION: Tickets are $10 and under at the box office only during screening hours
INFO: www.gablescinema.com, info@gablescinema.com or (786) 385-9689



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Where: Myra Galleries
Friday, May 20, 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
Friday, May 20, 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
Friday, May 20, 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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Where: New Theatre
Friday, May 20, 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.



Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Friday, May 20, 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>


Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Friday, May 20, 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
Friday, May 20, 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
Friday, May 20, 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



Event Title: Piano Festival
Where: COLONY THEATRE
Friday, May 20, 2011
Piano Festival
Colony Theatre
May 19-22
Miamipianofest.com

Where: Locust Projects
Friday, May 20, 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: Little Haiti Cultural Center
Friday, May 20, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST
Big Night in Little Haiti
Friday, May 20th, 6 - 10PM:
FREE concert in the plaza by Haitian singer-songwriter Beethova Obas

Opening set Rosamora
Little Haiti Cultural Center 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami 33137 (305) 960-2969
BigNightLittleHaiti.com
Also at the Center:
Opening of Contemporary Haitian Textiles exhibit, presented with the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance
FIU College of Arts and Architecture / TAG Project:
hands on activity to create wearable art and shoes for the children of Haiti
Mural project by MLK Community artists
Arts and crafts vendors - Food & Drinks
Beethova Obas builds upon Haiti's rich diverse traditions - the elegant contribution of French chanson, African roots music, lyrical Caribbean dance rhythms. Here is world music at its best - a true fusion that speaks strongly of Haiti even as it incorporates Brazilian, Cuban, and jazz stylings. Beethova received his name, foretelling a musical future, from his father the renowned painter Charles Obas. His father was murdered under the Duvalier regime, while Beethova was still a teen. He became determined to carry out his father's wish, that he become a great musical artist. Over the past 30 years, his music has become a symbol of courage and of serenity. In between ballad-like melodies and rhythmic African beats, he shares his life's story with powerful lyrics and colorful tones. He is now working with his brother Emanuel, also a singer and visual artist, and has been active in humanitarian work since last year's earthquake.

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Where: L M N T Contemporary Arts
Friday, May 20, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Art Auction. From the United Kingdom to South Florida
Hammer and Block Auctioneers are pleased to present Miami's newest auction house.
Next live auction with emphasis in Latin American Art will take place on
May 20, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
L M N T Contemporary Arts. 59 NW 36th Street. Miami FL,33127

The first and only auction house to set foot in Miami, Hammer & Block Auctioneers, has discovered a specialized but profitable corner of the local market: the art auction.
With less than six months established in the Wynwood-Edgewater District of Miami, Hammer & Block Auctioneers has started an unprecedented trade through consignments, which are aimed to help the emergent artistic community, galleries and the public looking for ways to invest, sell or buy affordable art.
Founded by professional British Auctioneer Neil Hunt, Hammer & Block Auctioneers is not only limited to sell art pieces to the highest bidder at their Fashion District gallery space. The firm also specializes in business liquidations and provides auction services to local charities.
The company has established an innovative Emergent Artist Program based on consignments working directly with non-represented artists in the local scene.
The program will feature artists during the Second Saturday's Art Walk allowing them to display their works prior to the H&B auction.
They will also have access to print their images in the H&B Catalog, which automatically will generate publicity and exposure. The company also assists them with promotion in the H&B newsletter and with extensive online and print advertising.
On the auction block, Hammer & Block Auctioneers has established an extensive set of clients within the art and auction industries based on knowledge, experience, and auction valuation forging good relationships with museums and private collectors as well.
Currently, the company has in consignment a great selection of original works from artists such as Enrique Grau, Marcelo Bonevardi, Joaquin Torres Garcia, David Manzur, Alexis Leyba (Kcho), Frank Hyder, Henry Bermudez, Tomas Esson, Alejandro Mendoza, Ciro Quintana, Gaston Ugalde, Salustiano, Alonso Mateo, Alex Queral, Angel Vapor, Ramon Williams, Angel Ricardo Rios, among others.
Catalog and online bidding information:
15% buyer's premium.
AU4168 AB2992
Hammer and Block Auctioneers
415 NW 26th Street
Miami, FL 33127
www.hammerandblock.com


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Saturday, May 21, 2011
Armed Forces Day
(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31)
Where: Dorsch Gallery
Saturday, May 21, 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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Event Title: Dummy
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Saturday, May 21, 2011
U.S. Theatrical Premiere of Dummy in 35mm
WHEN: Begins Friday, May 20 and continues through Thursday, May 27,
Fri. 5/20 at 6:00 & 8:00 pm; Sat. 5/21 at 4:00 & 8:00 pm; Sun. 5/22 at 2:00 & 6:00 pm; Mon. 5/23 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/24 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/25 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Thu. 5/26 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134; parking on-site in covered garage
ADMISSION: Tickets are $10 and under at the box office only during screening hours
INFO: www.gablescinema.com, info@gablescinema.com or (786) 385-9689



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Where: Myra Galleries
Saturday, May 21, 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
Saturday, May 21, 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
Saturday, May 21, 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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Where: New Theatre
Saturday, May 21, 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.



Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Saturday, May 21, 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>


Event Title: Ayikodans
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Now celebrating its Fifth Anniversary Season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County has convened a wide range of community leaders in support of Ayikodans, one of Haiti's most prominent artistic exports. Ayikodans will burst onto the South Florida dance scene with two fundraising performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, 2011. The company will exhilarate audiences with a provocative and riveting program, and will give the community a taste of what is to come next spring, when it debuts its Adrienne Arsht Center-commissioned performance.


Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Saturday, May 21, 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
Saturday, May 21, 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
Saturday, May 21, 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



Event Title: Piano Festival
Where: COLONY THEATRE
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Piano Festival
Colony Theatre
May 19-22
Miamipianofest.com

Where: Locust Projects
Saturday, May 21, 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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Event Title: Sakura
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Miami
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Amici Dell'Arte & Hispanic-American Lyric Theatre
presents
Sakura
A Benefit Concert for Japan
The incredible devistation in Japan caused by the recent earthquakes, tsunami, and ongoing nuclear situation, has inspired South Florida artists to join together for this benefit concert. All proceeds are to benefit the American Red Cross Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund. Who: Artist Federico Carosio III; the Crosstown String Quartet; cellist Ann Litvinenko; clarinetist Ilian Iliev; sopranos Betsy Diaz, Susana Diaz, Revenna Maer and Joanne Martinez Von Gonten; mezzosoprano Jennifer Maurel; tenors Javier Abreu and Jesse James Vargas; baritones Enrique Estrada and Daniel Snodgrass; pianists Sahily Canovas, Georgi Danchev and Sergio Puig; violinist Garret Charnin; and Japanese vocalists: soprano Lori Kotake and bass Teppei Kono
What: Sakura - A Benefit Concert for Japan When: Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:00pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Miami - Honoring 115 Years of Faith and Service 609 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131
More Info: Minimum donations: $15/general seating, $30/VIP Seating, $10/students & seniors
Donations: www.redcross.org
Select "Donate" and select "Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami"

A copy of your donation receipt is your ticket to the event. There will be a reception during intermission in the Fellowship Hall of the church, and a raffle will be held at the end of the concert. Free parking behind the church. Information and Reservations: : 305-781-5528 or operamici@yahoo.com
Reservations are strongly encouraged.
www.amicidellarte.org


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Where: Miami Dade County Auditorium
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST
Bold Adventures Tigertail Fundraiser
Saturday, May 21, 2011, 8:00 to 11:00 pm
Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami - on-stage
TICKETS: $125 for one person, $220 for two, $400 for four
Tickets available by phone 305 324 4337 or online at www.tigertail.org
"PARTY LIKE PAVAROTTI" AT THE MIAMI DADE COUNTY AUDITORIUM
A BENEFIT PARTY FOR TIGERTAIL PRODUCTIONS
Join Tigertail Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 8:00 - 11:00 pm at the historic Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami for a not to be forgotten Bold Adventures bash. It is an event filled with fun and the unexpected.
Party attendees will gather on stage at the Miami Dade County Auditorium for one of Tigertail's legendary parties. Guests will enter the stage through the theater back door, greeted by Stage Door Johnny (Clifton Childree and Lisa Beal). Once on stage, each partygoer will be the star of the show. Guests are encouraged to conjure up a performer from this site's 60-year history of legendary performers: Nureyev, Liberace, Marion Anderson, who integrated the theater in 1951, Artur Rubinstein, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Pavarotti ÂÂ his U.S. premiere, Yma Sumac, Jose Greco, Tito Puente, Thomas Armour and so many more. Tigertail's event invitation says: "Top hats, tutus, tights and tambourines - mix it up. Come in costume, or not."
The party will include food and open bar. The free, secure auditorium parking lot features easy access and ample space.
"What Tigertail presents and produces throughout our season is simultaneously 21st century, authentically Miami, innovative, and at the same time lots of fun," said Mary Luft, Tigertail's founder and Executive Director. "We like to celebrate with our supporters each season with a great party. This year's event promises to be our best so far."
The Silent Auction of original artwork from Miami's trend-setting best, curated by Wendy Wischer includes work by: Loriel Beltran, Edouard Duval Carrié Pablo Cano, Elizabeth Cerejido, Robert Chambers, Clifton Childree, Julie Davidow, Felice Grodin, Adler Guerrier, Kathleen Hudspeth, William Keddell, Natalya Laskis, Susan Lee Chun, Terri Lindbloom, John Mack, Vanessa Mayoraz, Andres Michelena, Lucia Minervini, Peggy Nolan, Charo Oquet, Jay Ore, Christina Pettersson, Vicki Pierre, Ralph Provisero, Brian Reedy, Karen Rifas, Andrew Scott Ross, Samantha Salzinger, Tom Scicluna, Sara Stites, Ileana Tolbia, Mette Tommerup, Ivan Toth-Depena, Tom Virgin, Michelle Weinberg, Tom Weinkle and Wendy Wischer (as of 4/18/11).
Miami's magician of the unexpected Octavio Campos will be the evening's Master of Ceremonies, leading the party through the night. In the Cabaret, there will be music from Piano Bob and others as well as spontaneous performances by many of Miami's talented dancers and other artists.
Tickets are $125 for one person, $220 for two, $400 for four, and are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. (Tigertail Productions is a non-profit organization.) Tickets may be purchased online at www.tigertail.org or by phoning 305 324 4337. Parking information and directions are also available on the website.
Bold Adventures is supported in part by the generous contributions of Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Blackeyed Susans, Chase, DRB - The Democratic Republic of Beer, Hearts of Palm catering, Puerto Rican Rum and Smart Water.
The Event Committee for Bold Adventures is co-chaired by Joseph Polito and Will Rey. Host Committee members include: David Beaty, Ray Breslin & Patrick Pecoraro, Harvey Burstein, Michael Caputo, Peter Eves & Gina Cunningham, Doug Derby, Alain Filiz, Luis Hernandez & Don Finefrock, David Hammer, Benjamin Hein, Joe Hoyt & Nancy Meyer, Remko Jansonius, Jen Karetnik, Glenn Kaufhold, John Kramel, Cathy Leff, Mary Luft, Riley & Dona McLachlan (Snip Salon), Kathleen Murphy, Lea Nickless, Dale Penn, Joseph Polito & Lisa Beal, Mercedes & Manny Quiroga, Will Rey, Flaminia Gennari Santori, Joan Schaeffer, Kennan Siegel, Linda M. Smith, Wallis Tinnie, Tom Weinkle, Elaine Wright & Michael Roark, Paquita Zuidema & Brian Mapes.
Tigertail Productions, founded in Miami in 1979, is Florida's pioneer of innovative cultural work. Tigertail produces a full season of contemporary performance, along with projects in the literary and visual arts. The 2010/2011 season included Dutch jazz, spoken word for teens, legacy Chicago blues, venerated virtuoso guitar, acclaimed dance and Tigertail's poetry annual.
For more information about Tigertail visit them on the web at www.tigertail.org or call them at 305 324 4337.
The Miami Dade County Auditorium is a wheel chair-accessible location.



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Event Title: Fuoco e Cenere
Where: Coral Gables Museum
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Fuoco e Cenere ~ Miami Bach Society
5/21, 8 pm
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
For tickets: 305-669-1376
<www.miamibachsociety.org>

Sunday, May 22, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Sunday, May 22, 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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Event Title: Dummy
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Sunday, May 22, 2011
U.S. Theatrical Premiere of Dummy in 35mm
WHEN: Begins Friday, May 20 and continues through Thursday, May 27,
Fri. 5/20 at 6:00 & 8:00 pm; Sat. 5/21 at 4:00 & 8:00 pm; Sun. 5/22 at 2:00 & 6:00 pm; Mon. 5/23 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/24 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/25 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Thu. 5/26 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134; parking on-site in covered garage
ADMISSION: Tickets are $10 and under at the box office only during screening hours
INFO: www.gablescinema.com, info@gablescinema.com or (786) 385-9689



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Where: Myra Galleries
Sunday, May 22, 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
Sunday, May 22, 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
Sunday, May 22, 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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Where: New Theatre
Sunday, May 22, 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.



Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Sunday, May 22, 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>


Event Title: Ayikodans
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Now celebrating its Fifth Anniversary Season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County has convened a wide range of community leaders in support of Ayikodans, one of Haiti's most prominent artistic exports. Ayikodans will burst onto the South Florida dance scene with two fundraising performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, 2011. The company will exhilarate audiences with a provocative and riveting program, and will give the community a taste of what is to come next spring, when it debuts its Adrienne Arsht Center-commissioned performance.


Where: various
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Miami Music Project and the Coral Gables Cultural Affairs Council present:
Mainly Mozart Festival XVIII

May 22nd Bergonzi String Quartet & Jose Lopez, piano

May 28th 2:30 PM
featuring the Miami Music Project Brass Quintet free interactive performance for children & families

May 29th Amernet String Quartet

June 5th Amernet String Quartet & Jose Lopez, piano

June 12th Miami Music Project String Quartet & Tao Lin, piano

June 19th Piotr Kosinski, piano

June 26th Ania & Piotr Filochowski, violin & Geoffrey Loff, piano

Concerts held at 4:30 PM at the Westin Colonnade Hotel
180 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134

May 15th and May 28th concerts held at:
Coral Gables Country Club
997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134

for more information call: 786-468-2251


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Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Sunday, May 22, 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
Sunday, May 22, 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
Sunday, May 22, 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



Event Title: Piano Festival
Where: COLONY THEATRE
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Piano Festival
Colony Theatre
May 19-22
Miamipianofest.com

Where: Locust Projects
Sunday, May 22, 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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Event Title: Miami Brass
Where: Arts at St. Johns in Miami Beach
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM EST
Miami Brass
Arts at St. Johns in Miami Beach
Sunday, May 22, 3 pm

ArtsatStJohns.com

Event Title: Miami Soul Strings
Where: Episcopal Chapel of the Venerable Bede at the University of Miami
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM EST
Miami Soul Strings
Sunday, May 22, 4 pm
Episcopal Chapel of the Venerable Bede at the University of Miami
1150 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305-807-8576
<www.miamisoulstings.com>

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Where: Gusman Concert Hall / University of Miami
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM EST
Agustin Anievas (pianist) ~ Coral Gables, FL ~ 5/22, 4 pm

Monday, May 23, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Monday, May 23, 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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Event Title: Dummy
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Monday, May 23, 2011
U.S. Theatrical Premiere of Dummy in 35mm
WHEN: Begins Friday, May 20 and continues through Thursday, May 27,
Fri. 5/20 at 6:00 & 8:00 pm; Sat. 5/21 at 4:00 & 8:00 pm; Sun. 5/22 at 2:00 & 6:00 pm; Mon. 5/23 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/24 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/25 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Thu. 5/26 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134; parking on-site in covered garage
ADMISSION: Tickets are $10 and under at the box office only during screening hours
INFO: www.gablescinema.com, info@gablescinema.com or (786) 385-9689



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Where: Myra Galleries
Monday, May 23, 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
Monday, May 23, 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
Monday, May 23, 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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Where: New Theatre
Monday, May 23, 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.



Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Monday, May 23, 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>


Event Title: Common Threads
Where: Bakehouse Art Complex
Monday, May 23, 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
Monday, May 23, 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



Where: Locust Projects
Monday, May 23, 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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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Tuesday, May 24, 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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Event Title: Dummy
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
U.S. Theatrical Premiere of Dummy in 35mm
WHEN: Begins Friday, May 20 and continues through Thursday, May 27,
Fri. 5/20 at 6:00 & 8:00 pm; Sat. 5/21 at 4:00 & 8:00 pm; Sun. 5/22 at 2:00 & 6:00 pm; Mon. 5/23 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/24 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/25 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Thu. 5/26 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134; parking on-site in covered garage
ADMISSION: Tickets are $10 and under at the box office only during screening hours
INFO: www.gablescinema.com, info@gablescinema.com or (786) 385-9689



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Where: Myra Galleries
Tuesday, May 24, 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
Tuesday, May 24, 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
Tuesday, May 24, 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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Where: New Theatre
Tuesday, May 24, 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.



Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Tuesday, May 24, 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>


Event Title: Common Threads
Where: Bakehouse Art Complex
Tuesday, May 24, 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
Tuesday, May 24, 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



Where: Locust Projects
Tuesday, May 24, 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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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Wednesday, May 25, 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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Event Title: Dummy
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
U.S. Theatrical Premiere of Dummy in 35mm
WHEN: Begins Friday, May 20 and continues through Thursday, May 27,
Fri. 5/20 at 6:00 & 8:00 pm; Sat. 5/21 at 4:00 & 8:00 pm; Sun. 5/22 at 2:00 & 6:00 pm; Mon. 5/23 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/24 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/25 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Thu. 5/26 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134; parking on-site in covered garage
ADMISSION: Tickets are $10 and under at the box office only during screening hours
INFO: www.gablescinema.com, info@gablescinema.com or (786) 385-9689



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Where: Myra Galleries
Wednesday, May 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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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Where: New Theatre
Wednesday, May 25, 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.



Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Wednesday, May 25, 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>


Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Wednesday, May 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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



Where: Locust Projects
Wednesday, May 25, 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: Frost Art Museum
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
The Frost Art Museum Opens Three New Exhibitions
during Target Wednesday After Hours
Wednesday, May 25, 2011. From 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The new exhibitions at The Frost Art Museum will show works by artists from China to California to South Florida. From Francie Bishop Good's images bringing to light an underserved population to the artists in East/West Visually Speaking view of the western world to David and Hi-Jin Hodge reflecting on living outside a box, each of these unique exhibitions contemplate and reflect on reinterpreting what many may overlook throughout their daily activities as well as what they may have established as the norm.
"These exhibitions focus on artists with innovative methods and unique viewpoints that clearly think outside of the established confines," said Carol Damian, director and chief curator of The Frost Art Museum. "As an educational institution, enlightening the public to new perspectives in art is central to our vision."
In East / West: Visually Speaking, 12 Chinese artists focus on merging two diverging visual languages: East and West. They reinterpret aesthetic visual traditions according to their perceptions and knowledge of European and American visual arts. The exhibition features contemporary works by Cai Lei, Cang Xin, Luo Brothers, Ma Baozhong, Shen JingDong, Shi Liang, Sun Ping, Tang Zhigang, Zhang Hongtu and Zhong Biao.
The South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition presents recent works by the recipients of the 2010 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship. The artists on view in this exhibit are Cooper, Michael Genovese, Francie Bishop Good, Nolan Haan, Sibel Kocabasi, Beatriz Monteavaro, Glexis Novoa, Jonathan Rockford, Bert Rodriguez, FriendsWithYou, TM Sisters and Tonietta Walters. This exhibit is an essential feature of the fellowship program and enables artists to be shown in a flagship visual arts institution of the region.
Returning to The Frost Art Museum with their own installations are David and Hi-Jin Hodge with Who's Counting and Temporal State Of Being. These installations consist of two multi-media works that explore the idea that 21st century existence is lived in a context of boxes, of our own making, and asks the question: Have we lost a sense of the boundlessness and seamlessness of space and time, because of the pervasively rectangular environments and of everyday life? David and Hi-Jin Hodge have created video installations for artistic exhibitions around the world. Their installations blend editorial materials and innovative uses of technology to explore complex human and social questions.
About Target Wednesday After Hours
Target has teamed up with the Frost Art Museum to sponsor the museum's popular educational series Wednesday After Hours. Designed to complement Frost exhibitions, the events give visitors the chance to engage with art, live music, talks, films, dance performances, poetry slams and performance art. Target Wednesday After Hours provide an excellent opportunity to meet and socialize with other people interested in the arts while learning more about The Museum, exhibitions and artists. Target Wednesday After Hours are free and open to the public and take place from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. one Wednesday each month.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Ph: 305.348.2890
<http://thefrost.fiu.edu/>


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Thursday, May 26, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Thursday, May 26, 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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Event Title: Dummy
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Thursday, May 26, 2011
U.S. Theatrical Premiere of Dummy in 35mm
WHEN: Begins Friday, May 20 and continues through Thursday, May 27,
Fri. 5/20 at 6:00 & 8:00 pm; Sat. 5/21 at 4:00 & 8:00 pm; Sun. 5/22 at 2:00 & 6:00 pm; Mon. 5/23 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/24 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/25 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Thu. 5/26 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134; parking on-site in covered garage
ADMISSION: Tickets are $10 and under at the box office only during screening hours
INFO: www.gablescinema.com, info@gablescinema.com or (786) 385-9689



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Where: Myra Galleries
Thursday, May 26, 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
Thursday, May 26, 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
Thursday, May 26, 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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Where: New Theatre
Thursday, May 26, 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.



Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Thursday, May 26, 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>


Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Thursday, May 26, 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
Thursday, May 26, 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
Thursday, May 26, 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



Where: Locust Projects
Thursday, May 26, 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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Friday, May 27, 2011
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Where: Dorsch Gallery
Friday, May 27, 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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Event Title: Dummy
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema
Friday, May 27, 2011
U.S. Theatrical Premiere of Dummy in 35mm
WHEN: Begins Friday, May 20 and continues through Thursday, May 27,
Fri. 5/20 at 6:00 & 8:00 pm; Sat. 5/21 at 4:00 & 8:00 pm; Sun. 5/22 at 2:00 & 6:00 pm; Mon. 5/23 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Tue. 5/24 at 7:00 pm; Wed. 5/25 at 5:00 & 9:00 pm; Thu. 5/26 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134; parking on-site in covered garage
ADMISSION: Tickets are $10 and under at the box office only during screening hours
INFO: www.gablescinema.com, info@gablescinema.com or (786) 385-9689



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Where: Myra Galleries
Friday, May 27, 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
Friday, May 27, 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
Friday, May 27, 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: Lowe Art Museum
Friday, May 27, 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
Friday, May 27, 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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Where: New Theatre
Friday, May 27, 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.



Event Title: Jimenez Deredia
Where: TRESART
Friday, May 27, 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>


Event Title: The 39 Steps
Where: Miracle Theatre
Friday, May 27, 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
Friday, May 27, 2011