Accessible Art: Beck's Urban Canvas launches in Miami and ICA presents 'Who's Afraid of the Art Market?'

Beck’s Urban Canvas

Beck’s Urban Canvas launched in Miami with a group of multicultural local artists who were selected and commissioned by the beer brand to create 15 original works of art in various locations such as Little Havana, Little Haiti, Wynwood, and Hialeah’s Leah Arts District. Participating artists are Trek 6, Don Rimx, Hoxxoh, Typoe, Jose Mertz, Tatiana Suarez, 2 Alas, Ernesto Maranje, Magnus Sodamin, Diana Contreras, Jessy Nite, and Abstrk. Several murals are up and ready for public visits, including: Jose Mertz’s at NW 28th Street and NW 3rd Avenue; Jessy Nite at the Electric Pickle on North Miami Avenue between NW 28th and 29th Street. Pop-up parties in conjunction with established community events like Viernes Culturales and Wynwood Art Walk will be announced on social media via the #BecksUrbanCanvas hashtag. For information, visit becksurbancanvas.com

Support for The Underline

ArtPlace America’s 2015 National Grants Program is awarding Miami-Dade County with a $200,000 grant to fund “The Underline,” a 10-mile linear park beneath the county’s Metrorail featuring public art installations by national and local artists. The project, extending between the Miami River north of Brickell and Dadeland South stations, also received a $250,000 grant in June from the Knight Foundation to support the creation of a Master Plan. ArtPlace selected The Underline from a pool of nearly 1,300 applicants. For more information, visit theunderline.org or miamidade.gov.

Suhail Malik at ICA

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami presents a two-day talk and workshop by writer/educator and Cannonball artist-in-residence Suhail Malik, who will discuss the current state of the contemporary art market. His interactive, practice-oriented workshop will be based on his presentation titled, “Who’s Afraid In/Of the Art Market?” The talk is Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m. and the workshop is Saturday, July 25 at 2 p.m. Admission is free for both events with RSVP. Go to icamiami.org/ideas. ICA is located at 4040 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-901-5272. 

‘Gold’ goes to New York

The Bass Museum of Art’s “Gold” exhibition, curated by José Carlos Diaz, recently opened at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY. Nearly all of the contemporary artists who physically or conceptually utilize gold in their practice, and were featured in the original show in Miami Beach, are represented in this iteration, including four Miami-based artists: Carlos Betancourt, Patricia M. Hernandez, Martin Oppel, and Cristina Lei Rodriguez. For more, visit neuberger.org.

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