Accessible Art: Miami's own Jillian Mayer to exhibit at La Biennale de Montréal and Cannonball announces open call for local residency program

 

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By Galena Mosovich | galenascott@gmail.com

Local artist exhibits in Montreal
Miami–based artist Jillian Mayer is participating in the upcoming La Biennale de Montréal (BNLMTL 2014). The newly revitalized biennial will be on view at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and at cultural venues throughout the city from Oct. 22, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015. Titled “L'avenir” (Looking Forward), the exhibition will examine how contemporary artists respond to the question of "what is to come." Mayer will present a project that tackles the ethos of the camera-phone and social media universe while considering the impact of technology on social interaction and image-making. bnlmtl.org.

Open call for local residency
Cannonball (formerly LegalArt) is accepting applications from artists of all disciplines, curators, museum professionals, scholars and other cultural producers based in Miami-Dade County for its next phase of local artist residencies in downtown Miami. Successful applicants will live and work inside the non-profit’s facility for 11.5 months, from Jan. 5 – Dec. 20, 2015. Deadline for submission is Aug. 4 at 5 p.m.  For more information, contact artistic director Gean Moreno at 786-347-2360, gean@cannonballmiami.org or legalartmiami.org.

PechaKucha Night at the Bakehouse
PechaKucha Miami and Carl Hildebrand host a group of local luminaries – including Marte Siebenhar of the Bakehouse Art Complex, Constance Collins of Lotus House, and Steve Rios of Florida Reach, among others – in the presentation of 20 images related to “resilience,” each shown for 20 seconds for fast-paced dialogue. “PechaKucha Night vol. 28” is 7 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at the Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St.  Tickets are $10 and space is limited to 150 people. www.pechakucha-resilience.eventbrite.com or pechakucha.org.

Haitian Heritage
The Haitian Heritage Museum celebrates a decade in Miami with the first annual “Fête Blanc, Société des Arts” 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26 in the Design District at 4141 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 105C, where the museum’s current installation “Toussaint Louverture” is on view. Guests are encouraged to dress in cool, white clothing. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door, which includes a one-year membership, small bites, a comedy show and live music. Event proceeds will go toward the museum’s ongoing cultural programming. RSVP to events.hhm@gmail.com or call 305-371-5988; haitianheritagemuseum.org.

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