Accessible Art: Art and architecture in San Miguel de Allende and new paintings by Brandon "Wizz Dumb" Deener

Visit San Miguel de Allende

Art dealers and collectors Harvey Oxenberg and Nory Contractor of Oxenberg Art are hosting a visual art and architecture expedition through San Miguel de Allende in Central Mexico from Feb. 3–7. The cultural tour’s programming includes accommodations at a five-star hotel, meals at hip restaurants, museum visits, gallery visits, private art collection viewings, and colonial architecture sightseeing. The duo, whose gallery was in Wynwood until last year, calls this city a rising star of the world. For the complete itinerary and cost breakdown, email gallery@oxenbergart.com. For more information about the hosts, visit oxenbergart.com.

Amazogramas

Roberto Huarcaya’s striking exhibit Amazogramas, featuring two 98-foot-long photograms (an early form of image making developed in the mid-1800s), is on view at the Dina Mitrani Gallery in Wynwood through Saturday, Jan. 9. The Lima-based photographer traveled to southeastern Peru with light sensitive paper in tow  to capture the lush diversity of the Amazon over the course of two years. During this time in Bahuaja Sonene National Park, the special paper retained an imprint, or silhouette, of the objects that blocked it from sunlight. The gallery at 2620 NW 2nd Ave., Miami is open Tuesday – Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 786-486-7248 or visit dinamitranigallery.com

Wizz Dumb

A collection of Brandon “Wizz Dumb” Deener’s hyperrealistic pop art paintings will be on display at Pelican Grand Beach Resort’s La Petite Gallery starting Friday, Jan. 8 A champagne reception celebrating the Miami-based artist is from 6- 8 p.m. Pelican Grand is located at 2000 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-556-7667.

Richard Orlinski

Famed French sculptor Richard Orlinski is showing more than 35 sculptures in an exhibit presented by newly revamped Markowicz Fine Art in the Miami Design District through Jan. 31. Orlinski’s work, including “Black Panther with Necklace” and “Kong Rouge,” is designed with the “Born Wild” concept in mind as the artist attempts to transform negative impulses into positive emotions with materials like resin, aluminum, marble, stone and bronze. The gallery is located at 110 NE 40th St., Miami. For more information, call 786-615-8158 or visit markowiczfineart.com

Frost x Sweetwater Collabo

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum-FIU teamed up with Sweetwater Elementary to beautify the school with a mural art program inspired by the museum’s exhibition Hans Hofmann: Walls of Color and the artist’s principles of abstract expressionism. The mural marks the entrance to the public school, which is close to the university’s main campus, with this Hofmann quote: “Teachers affect eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops.” After all, he spent his life teaching before becoming an artist at the age of 76. For more information about the collaboration, call 305-348-2890 or visit frost.fiu.edu

Contemplating Character

The Lowe Art Museum exhibit Contemplating Character, which spotlights 125 rare portrait drawings and oil sketches by visionaries from the late 1700’s to the present like Jacques-Louis David, Lucian Freud and Aubrey Beardsley, will be on view for two weeks after the museum reopens— from Jan. 4-17. The Lowe is located on the campus of the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. For information, call 305-284-3535 or visit lowemuseum.org

QB VII

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television closes on Sunday, Jan. 10 with a special event from 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. featuring a screening of QB VII, television’s first dramatic mini-series (1974). Based on a true story, the drama was among the first U.S. films shot on location in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and was the first TV drama to include actual footage of a Nazi concentration camp. Part one kicks off at 10:30 a.m., a buffet lunch (pay in advance) is from 1 – 2 p.m., part two runs from 2 – 4:40 p.m., and the panel discussion with producer Douglas S. Cramer and actress Juliet Mills starts at 5:15 p.m. A reception in the lobby ends at 7:30 p.m. The event is free with museum admission and entry is permitted throughout the day. Call 954-262-0204 or email moareservations@moafl.org to reserve a spot. NSU Art Museum is located at 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; nsuartmuseum.org.  

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