The new Hialeah Artist Live/Work Overlay District launches today with a free community block party from 4 – 8 p.m. at 1501 E 10th Ave., Hialeah. Live music, food trucks, complimentary beer, and live murals by famed artists (Atomik, Kazilla, NM Salgar, Trek 6, among others) will introduce The Leah Arts District, which is geared toward making affordable and safe spaces available for artists to create. The area is in strategic proximity to the newly proposed Hialeah Market Station development project. For more information, search for #HIALEAHNOW and follow @leahartsdistrict on Instagram.
Art Inspired by Physics
In partnership with Art@CMS, ArtCenter/South Florida presents “Matter: The Fundamental Particles” through May 31 at ArtCenter’s Project 924, 924 Lincoln Rd., second floor, Miami Beach. This is an official initiative of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics and home to the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Works by artist/scientist collaborations as well as video artists are included in the physics-inspired show. A conversation with them scheduled for Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 305-674-8278 or visit artcentersf.org.
New World Showcase
New World School of the Arts’ 2015 BFA final visual arts showcase highlights a variety of works by 21 artists in an exhibit professionally curated by NWSA dean of visual arts Maggy Cuesta and gallerist Fredric Snitzer. The exhibition is on view daily from 1 – 6 p.m. through May 23 at the Center for Visual Communication, 555 & 557 NW 27th St., Miami. For more information, call 305-237-3135 or visit nwsa.mdc.edu/nwsa-college-visual-arts.html.
The Wolfsonian Appoints New Director
Timothy Rodgers has been named director of The Wolfsonian-FIU as of July 1, 2015. Rodgers hopes to expand the physical museum, as well as begin the process of making most of the museum’s permanent collection available online. In 2012, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded the museum a $5 million, 5-year grant to support greater public access to the museum’s collection of art and design, especially by enhancing its online offerings. Rodgers has served as director of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) in Scottsdale, Arizona for the past six years. For more about Rodgers, visit academic.fiu.edu/current-searches-wolfsonian-candidates.html.
Art as Healing Therapy
“Inside/OUT, Art as Healing Therapy” is on view at ArtServe’s J.M. Family Gallery through May 29. The community-wide collaboration with more than a dozen non-profits explores the ways in which art can heal through expression and therapy. The group show celebrates the work of instructors, therapists and caregivers from Artists with Autism, Cove Center for Recovery, Schott Communities and Brush Strokes Art Therapy, among others, who integrate art into their daily practice. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale and admission to the gallery is free. For more information, call 954-462-8190 or visit artserve.org.
Ron English Mural
Goldman Properties, creators of Wynwood Walls in Miami, tapped famed artist Ron English to create a mural for the Houston Bowery Wall in New York, NY, an iconic space for public art for decades, which has been curated and maintained by the Miami-based company since 2008. English’s mural titled, “All American Temper Tot,” is based on a painting the late Tony Goldman loved. It will be on view until August. For more information, visit goldmanproperties.com.