Accessible Art: Jeffrey Noble unveils new paintings at Butter Gallery and the YoungArts Salon Series hosts Justin Peck and Sufjan Stevens

 

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By Galena Mosovich | galenascott@gmail.com

Jeffrey Noble at Butter Gallery

Butter Gallery presents a new show by local painter Jeffrey Noble with oversized canvases depicting life in Cape Canaveral’s suburban space coast. “Welcome to MarZ” is positioned on the second floor of the gallery in the Gesamtkunstwerk building west of the Wynwood Arts District, 2930 NW 7th Ave., Miami. On view noon – 5 p.m. Tuesday - Friday or by appointment through Aug. 30. 305-303-6254 or buttergallery.com.

Innovative Public Art

Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places was recognized during the Americans for the Arts Conference in Nashville, TN for commissioning some of the most innovative and exciting examples of public art in the country this year. Immersive and large-scale projects by two Miami-based artists were featured in the “Public Art 2014 Year in Review:” Bhakti Baxter’s “Coral Reef City” and Jim Drain’s “The Bollard Project,” both at PortMiami, one of the busiest ports in America with more than four million visitors a year.  

YoungArts launches Visual Arts Residency

The National YoungArts Foundation, in partnership with The Related Group, launches a visual arts residency program in Miami this month with artist Suzanne McClelland, who was selected by an esteemed group of advisors including Klaus Biesenbach (Director, MoMA PS1, and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art), Franklin Sirmans (Head of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Thom Collins (Director, Perez Art Museum Miami), Agnes Gund (President Emerita, The Museum of Modern Art), and Irving Sandler (Art Writer and Critic). Applications for upcoming residencies will be accepted June 15 – Aug. 15 with a $35 fee at youngarts.submittable.com/submit. For more information, call 305-377-1140.

Also at YoungArts: “The Art of Collaboration,” 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26, on the 7th floor lounge of 2100 Biscayne Blvd. (soon- to-be a Stephen Starr restaurant), fuses the talents of renowned choreographer and NYC Ballet soloist Justin Peck and singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, as part of the foundation’s Salon Series moderated by Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Tickets are $35 for general admission, $28 for members, and $20 for students with valid ID. To reserve, email rsvp@youngarts.org or visit eventbrite.com.

Business Plans for Artists

Artists and creative entrepreneurs are invited to attend The Business Plan Clinic 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, to learn how to prepare a business plan and effectively work with lenders to obtain financial support courtesy of the Broward Cultural Division, the Florida Small Business Development Center in Broward, and the South Florida Regional Planning Council. Katerina Wagner, founder and principal of Miami Art Scene, will also present a lecture on Developing a Brand for the Artist. Space is limited for this free clinic and a RSVP is required:  954-357-7463 or patronsecure.com.

Call to Artists

Professional artists residing in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties are now eligible to submit an application for the mural project associated with Broward County’s centennial celebration: “Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community.” Several artists or artist teams from the tri-county area will be chosen to transform at least nine prominent outdoor locations based on design guidelines from the community. Deadline to apply is July 7 at 11:59 p.m. Respondents to the previous call to artists for the Broward 100 Mural Project need not reapply: broward100@broward.org or broward.org.

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