Accessible Art: DCOTA in Dania Beach hosts interior design expo and ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries celebrates 42nd season

CUBAAHORA

Cubaahora: The Next Generation opens Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. with “(Art)xiomas,” an exhibition of 15 – 20 artworks curated by Gabriela Garcia Azcuy. The group show features pieces by Adrián Fernández, Alex Miguel Dueñas, Gustavo del Valle, Lisandra Ramírez, Mabel Poblet and Osmeivy Ortega, among other artists; All of whom are around 30 years old and graduated from the University of the Arts (ISA) in Cuba. The program is presented by the Cultural Center of Spain in Miami (CCEMiami) in cooperation with the embassies of Spain in Havana and Washington, D.C. as part of a multidisciplinary agenda spotlighting the current Cuban artistic scene through dance, music, visual arts, film and theater. The reception runs through January at CCEMiami, 1490 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, and admission is free for all. To view a complete schedule of events, visit ccemiami.org or call 305-448-9677. 

New in Wynwood

The San Paul Gallery in Wynwood is showing works by self-taught Brazilian artist Jhonatan Bragança, who creates sketches and paintings influenced by his experiences in Brazil, Italy and New York. The abstract-figurative images in “Letter to my Father” explore five major themes: vulnerability, deviation, passion, destruction, and surrender. A cocktail reception is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12 from 6 – 10 p.m. at the gallery, 2527 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. To RSVP, email sanpaulgallery@gmail.com. For more information about the artist, visit jhobstudio.com

Divergent Illusions

ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries opens its 42nd season with “Divergent Illusions,” an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by artists from five countries, including Michael Roque Collins, an American painter; Michelle Concepción, a Puerto Rican working in Europe; Carlos Garcia de la Nuez, a Cuban artist working in Mexico; the late Armando Morales, a major Nicaraguan painter; Mario Segundo Pérez, an artist from Argentina; and Richard Taylor, an American sculptor. The show is on view through Feb. at 169 Madeira Ave., Coral Gables. Call 305-444-4493 or visit virginiamiller.com for more information. 

Fall Design Market

DCOTA in Dania Beach welcomes design professionals and design enthusiasts to “Fall Market 2015,” a full day of design demonstrations and discussions featuring top industry insiders such as Nina Campbell, Sir Peter Osborne, John Robshaw, and Thomas Pheasant. The event is free and open to the public Thursday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1855 Griffin Rd., Dania Beach. For more, visit dcota.com

Contemplating Character

Currently on display at The Lowe Art Museum is a collection of 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. “Contemplating Character” is on view through Jan. 17 with an admission fee of $10 per person. A Gallery Talk on portraiture with Dr. Eric Zafran is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. 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

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