Accessible Art: Faena Art Open Call and new exhibits at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Faena Art Deadline

Faena Art invites creatives to submit original proposals for participation in the Opening Processional Performance on April 16, 2016. Ideas for installations, interventions, and interactive activities that engage South Florida’s diverse population are encouraged. The most inventive proposals will be included in the processional route through the Faena District in Miami Beach during the launch of Faena Forum, a new center for arts and culture designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA. To submit online, visit faenaart.org. The deadline is Thursday, Oct. 15 and applicants will be notified by Oct. 26. 

New at Morikami

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is opening two new exhibitions to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the closing of the last Japanese American internment camp. Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 and Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani both explore art-making as a process of therapeutic healing, and will be on view from Friday, Oct. 9 to Jan. 31, 2016. Exhibits are free with paid admission to the museum and gardens at 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach. Call 561-495-0233 or visit morikami.org

Benefactor Trip to NYC

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum are hosting 30 Benefactor members on a trip to New York for an exclusive weekend with Teresita Fernandez from Nov. 20 – 22. Guests will tour the Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s, the site-specific installation Fata Morgana and MOMA’s Picasso sculpture exhibition. Two private lunches and a cocktail reception at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery are included. Tickets are $500 per person and available to Frost Benefactors. To become a Benefactor and make a reservation, contact Ana Martinez at 305-348-1739 or martinan@fiu.edu by Thursday, Oct. 15. 

Gallery Show in Wynwood

Leila Mordoch Gallery of Paris presents Remixing Media, a group show by three artists in photography, painting and sculpture—Miss. Tic, Daniel Fiorda and Jose Maria Arellano, Jr.— from Thursday, Oct. 8 during a preview from 6 – 9 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 21. The gallery is located at 2300 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Call 786-431-1506 or visit leilamordochgalerie.com for more details. 

Average Joe Art Sale

The third annual Average Joe Art Sale at Yo Miami’s Yo Space gallery in Little Haiti is today (Sunday, Oct. 4) from 3 – 8 p.m. Prices for original pieces of art are fixed at $5 – $1,000 maximum. A new interactive mural by resident artist 8bitLexicon will be unveiled and guests will be treated to live music, local beer, and food trucks. A new monthly comedy showcase debuts at 8 p.m. Visit the event’s Facebook page. Yo Miami is located at 294 NE 62nd St., Miami. 

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