Accessible Art: The Art of Patron competition launches and The Wolfsonian hosts an arts and craft beer party

Why are there no great women artists?

Locust Projects’ inaugural Locust Salon Scholars series of contemporary art lectures starts Wednesday, March 11 with the topic “Why are there no great women artists,” led by Dr. Carol Damian, art history professor at Florida International University. To attend the series of three lectures, it’s $200 per person, which includes lunch. Seating is limited. Visit www.locustprojects.org for more information on the complete list of lectures. All events take place at the gallery, 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-8570. 

Joyce Birkenstock in Miramar

Artist Joyce Birkenstock reveals her latest exhibit “Artistic Journeys” at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., with a reception Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Birkenstock is known for portraiture capturing the spirit of indigenous people in various cultures. Her show is on view at the Ansin Family Gallery at ArtsPark through April 15. The gallery is open Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call 954.602-4536 or visit www.miramarculturaltrust.org. 

Craft + Craft

The Wolfsonian-FIU is hosting Craft + Craft, a monthly adult artmaking workshop and craft beer tasting in the museum’s café. The inaugural event takes place Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. with a lesson in making classic kites to celebrate the theme of aviation in the current “Myth and Machine” exhibition. Free and open to the public. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-535-2662 or www.wolfsonian.org/events/craft-craft. 

ICA Family Day

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami presents ICA Family Day Saturday, March 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. for families to experience the museum’s experimental exhibitions through guided tours, collaborative sculpture projects, and other hands-on activities. The event is free for members and ages 3 and under, $20 for a family of four, or $5 per individual. Healthy snacks are included along with a goodie bag for each family. 4040 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-901-5272 or icamiami.org. Register here: https://icamia.formstack.com/forms/ica_family_day. 

The Art of Patron

The Patron Spirits Company invites artists and fans to use the tequila’s signature bottle as inspiration for a chance to win $10,000 or $1,000 as a finalist. This is the second edition of “The Art of Patron” competition, which is open to anyone over the age of 21 through July 17. The first grand prize was awarded to amateur artist Brandon Montgomery of Spring Valley, CA, who created a bespoke chess set and table made from 52 Patron bottles, of various sizes, and 16 Patron corks carved to create the individual chess pieces. Visit www.artofpatron.com for official entry guidelines. 

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