Cuba and Spain will celebrate the International Year of Glass 2022

In the International Year of Glass, declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations, many are the actions that are carried out to highlight the multiple contributions of this noble element in art, science, the development of communications and the internet, as well as like in everyday life.

The Cultural Department of the Embassy of Spain announces a series of activities that, together with national institutions such as Tercer Paraíso Cuba, La Mina, the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Havana, among others, will contribute to the noble objective.


recycling Saturday November 19 at 10:00 am at Quinta de los Molinos (Salvador Allende and Luaces Avenues. Centro Habana

Lecture by Paloma Pastor, General Director of the Technological Museum of Glass in Madrid. Tuesday, November 22 at 10:00 am at the University of Havana (San Lázaro and L. Vedado)

Exhibition opening. Wednesday, November 23 at 5:00 pm at the Embassy of Spain (Prison # 51 corner Zulueta. Old Havana)

Conversation between artists and scientists. Thursday, November 24 at 4:00 pm at the Cuban Art Factory (Calle 26 corner 11. Vedado)

Inauguration of exhibition of Spanish glasses. Friday, November 25 at 10 am at the Museum of Decorative Arts (Calle 17 # 502 between D and E. Vedado)

Youth activity (for those enrolled in the workshops). Saturday, November 26 at 10:00 am in A+ Espacios Adolescentes (Compostela between Teniente Rey and Muralla. Old Havana)

info: arteposexcelencias.com


 GEGO. Midiendo el infinito

The Jumex Museum in Mexico City now presents the exhibition of one of the most important artists in Latin America: Gego

How do you represent the unattainable? Who could do it? Well, we believe that one of those people was Gertrud Goldschmidt, better known as Gego. An incredibly interdisciplinary Latin American artist who during her life explored from architecture and design, to sculpture, drawing, and engraving, without neglecting installations and even textiles. His works could be as public as they were complex, and as challenging as they were pedagogical. Now the Jumex Museum will hold a retrospective of this interesting artist titled: Gego: Measuring Infinity. It starts on October 19 and we'll tell you what it's about.

Previously we called Gego as a Latin American artist, and no, we are not unaware that she was not born on this continent, but in Hamburg, Germany, but she lived most of her life in Venezuela, as well as developed professionally there. He was nourished by the artistic currents of the country and then proposed new things.

It was in the 60's and 70's that he had some of his most important works, precisely at the height of geometric abstract art and kinetic art, from which Gego drew a lot of inspiration. He made around 400 works, and 120 of them now reach the Jumex Museum in Measuring Infinity.

In Gego's works we see lines that are chaotic at first glance, geometric shapes that are difficult to decipher, solid structures that seem to crumble with a touch or a simple sigh. Space is essential for the construction of these works, it is even part of it. His most famous work is “Reticulárea”, which dates back to 1969. Here pieces of aluminum and steel come together to create a mesh fabric that spans the entire room.

What? The exhibition that we see in the Jumex does not have those giant networks that are in Venezuela, but it does have some smaller networks, always geometric shapes, and many books and paintings by the artist, as well as some photos where we see her portrayed and her work . What stands out the most are those sculptures, which we admit, did not capture our attention. If you already knew the artist, this is the opportunity of your life to see her works live, if you are not familiar, we believe that it will attract your attention enough to learn more.

We believe that it is not one of the best exhibitions that the Jumex Museum brings, but if you like the curatorship of the museum, it is most likely that this will not disappoint you. Also, finishing you can also visit Rodrigo Hernández's installation: El Espejo, which is exhibited in the basement of the place.




Feria Art Miami presentará obras contemporáneas de 155 galerías de 17 países

Miami, 22 sep (EFE).- Art Miami, la feria de arte moderno y contemporáneo que se celebra del 29 de noviembre al 4 de diciembre, presentará obras de 155 galerías de primer nivel de 17 países, una nueva edición de una de las citas más importante del calendario de EE.UU.

La organización del evento anunció este jueves en un comunicado la lista de expositores de la 32 edición de la cita, encuentro de arte de nivel internacional que complementa a la hermana Art Basel Miami, que celebrará su vigésima edición del 1 y 3 de diciembre.


Cultural identity exhibition preamble to the Bambuco festival in Colombia

With the presence of Daniel Leonardo Sáenz Secretary of Culture of Huila and guests, the exhibition "Cultural Identity" was opened at the Olegario Rivera Departmental Library, a group show with international participation that is presented as a preamble to the 61st version of the bambuco festival in San Juan and San Pedro in the Department of Huila in Colombia.


Our Dear Dead Drug Lord Is a Black Comedy Ode to Miami

Pollo Tropical yuca bites, divisive political opinions, and the revering of a drug kingpin — what could be more Miami?

In 2017, Alexis Scheer channeled her South Florida roots to write Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, a play about a gang of misguided Miami teens trying to resurrect Pablo Escobar. Zoetic Stage, a local theater company, is opening the play's 305 debut on Thursday, May 5, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ Carnival Studio Theater.

“This is the Miami play that you need to see because it's real, it's honest, it's in your face, and it's now,” says Stuart Meltzer, artistic director of Zoetic Stage. “It’s also funny as fuck.”

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord is the final production of Zoetic’s tenth-anniversary season — and the first since the pandemic.

The play centers on four high school girls who have a “Dead Leaders Club” meeting once a month in a backyard treehouse — and each brings their own background, traumas, and personality to the (as you’ll find out if you see it) unique plot.

A central element of the storyline is the girls’ creepy and satirical attempt to communicate with the spirit of cartel drug lord Pablo Escobar, a spin Scheer and Meltzer say is admittedly dark and potentially triggering.

Why Escobar? The easy answer: Scheer's mother is a Colombian immigrant, and Escobar’s role as a looming figure in her family mythology piqued her interest.

“I'm the American-born daughter who didn't have to deal with any of that,”  Scheer explains, “but I'm still curious about it and wanted to kind of touch and play with that in a really subversive and shocking way.”

Scheer says she wrote the play in 2017 in reaction to Donald Trump’s election. At the time, she'd recently graduated with a musical theater degree from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and founded Off the Grid Theatre Company.

“As a young woman, I felt very disenfranchised by what was happening in our country. And I was thinking a lot about everyone who was saying, ‘Oh, this is the pendulum swinging,’” she says. “And so I was trying to figure out how to respond to this political moment in our country without actually writing about Trump because we just had no perspective — it was just happening.”

"It's not often that you get to see a play that is set in Miami with humor that is specific to Miamians.

Through her company, Scheer produced the first production of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord in 2018. Gina Fonseca, the actress who plays Kit in Zoetic’s production, played Pipe (another character) in that first Boston workshop after they'd met in school and discovered they were both Miami natives.

But the game-changing moment for the play was when it was chosen as a selection for the Latinx Theater Commons. There, Scheer signed with an agent and sparked buzz among producers.

One offered to do an off-Broadway production in New York City as Scheer was heading into rehearsal for Off the Grid's production. It ran at the WP Theater from September 2019 through January 2020. In his review, New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley showered the show with praise, calling it a “highly entertaining, equally sobering little play."

Despite the fact that it takes place in Miami, Zoetic's production serves as Our Dear Dead Drug Lord's Florida and Miami premiere.

“I think it's important that Miami and Miamians celebrate the artists that come from our own community,” Meltzer says. “It feels like that kind of special, sort of, home play. Now it’s being presented at the Arsht Center, which I believe is one of the jewels of Miami, and so that becomes even more exciting.”

“It's set in 2008 and it really tries to capture what I remember of being a teenager in Miami and what it sounded like, what it felt like — the texture of it,” Scheer adds. “You know, it's one thing to have it up in New York, and there are things that the New York audience finds funny. And I'm just excited for, you know, what are the things that Miami is going to respond to? And how are they going to see themselves in the play? That's really fun.”

Spoiler alert: References to Ponce and Douglas roads and the ridiculousness of Floridians wearing Uggs in our so-called winter are likely on that list.

“It's not often that you get to see a play that is set in Miami with humor that is specific to Miamians. I think it's exciting to experience a play that speaks to you, speaks to our community,” says Fonseca, who is now based in New York City but is home for two months for the production. “And also, I mean, come see four badass young, talented, powerful women explore dark humor. It's silly. It's incredibly funny. It's horrifying. It's dark. It's dynamic.”



 County may take over Miami Military Museum

The Miami Military Museum and Memorial may become county owned as Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday directed Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s administration to begin a transition agreement leading to a takeover.

A unanimously adopted resolution from Chairman José “Pepe” Díaz seeks an administration report within 60 days with the steps necessary to transfer ownership of the museum’s assets to the county.

The document is to include transfer costs to the county, including estimates of future museum maintenance and operating expenses; options for structure of ongoing operation and maintenance; and a recommendation of whether the museum’s assets should be transferred to the county.

The county owns the land beside the Gold Coast Railroad Museum on which the museum building is placed, and the county’s fiscal 2021-22 budget allocates $800,000 of general revenues in the Enhanced County and District Program for operation of the museum. Also, the county provides $750,000 yearly in support of the museum.

“I’m here to speak today in total support and in favor of the resolution for the Miami Military Museum,” said Dr. Anthony D. Atwood, a resident military historian who was a founder of the museum. “What matters is [that] we honor those who serve.”

Mr. Atwood and six other Navy veterans set out in the late 1990s to salvage the Richmond Naval Air Station building, which was built in 1942 and was the local naval headquarters during World War II. Their aim was a military museum and memorial. He became executive director of the museum, and the building in 2010 was moved from Richmond Hill to 12460 SW 152nd St., on the grounds of the county’s Zoo Miami, and remodeled as a museum.

The museum has since struggled for money. In 2019, Mr. Atwood raised the specter of closing without federal funding.

Chairman Díaz on Tuesday proposed an amendment to the transition agreement stating that if the museum receives any funding from a third party, the county would continue to contribute $750,000 a year.

The resolution adopted grants the county majority control on the museum’s board and immediate oversight of the operations and budget. During an interim period, the county would study the feasibility and the cost of transferring building ownership to the county.

Commissioners expressed concerns over making the museum a county asset as other groups may request in the future the transfer of assets and financial responsibilities of other museums.

“What happens to all those other organizations that find themselves in a pickle?” asked Sen. René García. “Are they going to come to the county? Are we going to take over these assets and these become county assets? I think we have to be careful when we proceed down this path as to who we pick and choose.”

Commissioners also expressed concerns over the financial impact on the county.

“It’s not that we don’t support the initiative, it’s that we need to be intellectually consistent,” said Commissioner Raquel Regalado. She said that when the Bay of Pigs Museum reached out to the commission for funding, she suggested to them that they needed to engage their second and third generation of leadership. They did so and went back to the commission and brought their board and presented a continuity plan.

“I understand the concern,” she said, “but I feel like we’re stepping into rescue, and we don’t really have a clear plan as to what can be done or what has been attempted to ensure that the organization continues to do the good work that it’s doing.

Vice Chairman Oliver Gilbert expressed similar concerns. “If we get in the business of buying museums, we’re going to own a lot of museums,” he said.

Commissioner Gilbert suggested including in the document the development of a five-year strategic plan about how to fundraise for the organization and how to make it self-sufficient in the future.

“I appreciate the input,” said Chairman Díaz. “I can’t speak for all the museums in Dade County, but I do know that this one has been already basically paid for by the citizens of the county and the state.

“All we’re doing is making sure that we’re good stewards. They’re asking us [to] please help them… This is why I’m asking you for your support, and if we say in five years we’re going to review it again and see how we could help out, I don’t have a problem with that,” Mr. Díaz said.

Commissioners Danielle Cohen Higgins, Joe A. Martinez and Kionne L. McGhee spoke in support of the resolution. “Ensuring that our military receives the best resources and the best service, and the support of a county is the aim that we all should aspire to make sure happens, so I’m in full support of it,” Commissioner McGhee said. “It’s located in [my] district, and I say to anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity of taking a visit to the museum, please do so.”

Written by Gabriela Henriquez Stoikow  on April 19, 2022



Sunshine Jazz Organization Monthly Concert Series: Leesa Richards

Mar 11, 2022
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

$16 (+2 Facility Fee)

Enjoy an evening of jazz at Sandrell Rivers Theater for the March installment of the 35th annual Sunshine Jazz Organization's Monthly Concert Series. Singer/songwriter Leesa Richards will be headlining the evening's performances. Richards has performed and/or recorded with some of music's biggest voices that include Barbara Streisand, Lenny Kravitz, Faith Hill, The Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan and Carole King.

For more information contact the Box Office at (305) 284-8872 or boxoffice@ftfshows.com



MOCA Moving Images: Night and Fog

Mar 9, 2022
Starting: 7:00 PM


For the March installment of it’s monthly film series, MOCA will be screening Alain Resnais’ 1956 short film Night and Fog, a powerful documentary reflecting on the horrors of the Holocaust. In the film, Resnais juxtaposes present-day color images capturing the desolation of the former death camps with black and white period footage of the Holocaust. The film explores the human capacity for violence and suggests that the camps are not only a historical occurrence but a potentially recurring existential crisis.

After the film, there will be a panel discussion with Dr. Terrence Peterson, Assistant Professor of History at FIU and Dr. Oren Stier, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and director of the Holocaust Studies Initiative. The panelists will discuss the historical questions raised in the film and consider universal questions about justice and humanity.


 Miami, la ciudad creativa del sur de Florida

Al otro lado de la calzada del pomposo panorama art déco de Miami Beach se alza la antigua zona industrial de Wynwood, cuyas obras de arte urbano, que se cuentan entre las mejores de Estados Unidos, atraen a visitantes de todo el mundo. Los llamativos murales que embadurnan los cavernosos almacenes y edificios han revitalizado el barrio y abierto sus puertas a restaurantes, cervecerías, galerías y bares modernos.


Wynwood Walls es el improbable punto de encuentro de algunos de los artistas urbanos más famosos del mundo. Obey (Shepard Fairey), Futura, Miss Van y The London Police han sido invitados a crear algunas de sus obras más extensas –y legales– en esta zona antaño en decadencia de Miami gracias al impulso del malogrado Tony Goldman, un promotor de fincas filántropo cuyo deseo era crear ‘un museo en las calles’. Ahora el arte urbano se expande más allá de los seis almacenes originales, y desde el 2009 se celebran pintadas anuales con más de 50 artistas que transforman casi 7500 m2 de paredes.


Wynwood Doors, que antaño era el vertedero del barrio, se incorporó al proyecto en el 2010 y fue convertido en un parque, rodeado por 15 persianas comerciales decoradas por artistas menos conocidos, los cuales han pintado de todo, de escenas urbanas futuristas al más puro estilo Bladerunner, a elefantes de aspecto místico.

Desde el 2010 los artistas del grafiti han expandido su arte urbano de la calle a los restaurantes, y de allí a las tiendas, galerías y bares de la zona. Si en los años sesenta Haight Ashbury (San Francisco) era el cénit de los murales jipis, los soles y los arcoíris, hoy Wynwood ejerce la misma función para la generación actual, conectada y fan de Instagram. Aunque no hay inocentes paisajes de ensueño ni arte inspirado en el LSD, toda la zona desprende un encanto alternativo que se encuentra a años luz, culturalmente hablando, de los cócteles y los bares de Miami Beach.

Esto prueba que nunca hay que menospreciar el poder del arte urbano para resucitar y reformar una zona. Wynwood organiza una ruta artística a pie mensual (el segundo sábado del mes) varios circuitos para que los visitantes contemplen las nuevas obras en las galerías de la zona. Toda esta parte de la ciudad bulle de pasión y creatividad, y de ello no solo se han dado cuenta los lugareñosArt Basel –posiblemente el evento artístico más influyente del mundo– organiza varios eventos en Wynwood cada mes de diciembre; y allí donde va Art Basel, allí le siguen coleccionistas e inversores.

Wynwood 28 se centra en los artistas de Sudamérica, Locust Projects apuesta por obras más provocadoras, mientras que la Rubell Family Collection alberga una de las mayores colecciones privadas de arte contemporáneo abiertas al público en Norteamérica. La galería, en una instalación reformada de 4180 m2, confiscada por la Administración para el Control de Drogas estadounidense, fue la primera galería de Wynwood y contiene obras de artistas como Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring y Jeff Koons. Para profundizar en la zona, Wynwood Art Tours ofrece todo el año una selección de circuitos de arte urbano y de galerías.


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