Accessible Art: New York-based curator Thomas J. Lax unveils new show at Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and FEAST Miami pops up at Emerson Dorsch Gallery for local art projects

New Voices by YoungArts Alumni

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) is showing the first alumni exhibition on the YoungArts campus, 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, through Sept. 12. “New Voices: Works by Recent YoungArts Alumni,” curated by the organization’s master teacher and discipline coordinator Loni Johnson, features 46 works by 30 alumni in visual arts, photography and writing. Open to the public 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and by appointment only on the weekends. Closed Mondays. 305-377-1140 or

Curator talk at MOAFL

NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale welcomes New York-based Thomas J. Lax, curator of “When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South,” for a discussion Saturday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m., followed by his exhibition’s opening reception from 7 – 9 p.m. The talk is free with museum admission and reservations are required: 954-262-0221 or 1 East Las Olas Blvd.; 954-525-5500 or

Pop-up dinner for local art

The second Feast Miami (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) vegan and gluten-free pop-up dinner to support the local arts scene is 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at Emerson Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24th St., Miami. At the event, diners will vote for one of five projects to be funded. A minimum donation of $60 per person is suggested and includes a Japanese-inspired meal with cocktails and dessert prepared by chef Loren Pulitzer of Meals That Heal using only organic and locally sourced (Urban Oasis Project/Verde Gardens) ingredients. Space is limited and tickets can be purchased at For more information, email

Environmental art in Flagler Village

MAC Fine Art presents “RE,” a group show, curated by Rochi Llaneza, exploring the waste hierarchy and the three components of environmentally responsible consumer behavior—reduce, reuse, and recycle—with artists such as Nestor Arenas, Julie Friel, Xavier Cortada, Milcho, and Karelle Levy. On view in the gallery through mid-August at 833 NE 4th Ave. (in Flagler Village), Fort Lauderdale; 954-990-5420 or