Accessible Art: The Art of Transformation kicks off in Opa-locka and Winter Park's Art on the Green spotlights seven Miami artists

Art of Transformation

The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation presents “Art of Transformation,” the organization’s annual event dedicated to revitalization efforts. The 4th edition begins Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. with an exhibition curated by Tumelo Mosaka, which highlights the work of Ebony G. Patterson, Dread Scott, Hank Willis Thomas, and Bernard Williams at The ARC, 675 Ali Baba Ave., Opa-locka. The group show, on view through Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, tackles negative stereotypes with positive images of strength and resilience. At the end of opening day, a special reception will be held in the same space from 7 – 11 p.m. with the curator, artists and a sampling of Opa-locka restaurants, drinks, and music. Additionally, an artists’ panel is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 from 2 – 4 p.m. at The ARC. All events are free an open to the public. For more information about the series, contact Aileen Alon (aileen@olcdc.org)  or visit opalockaart.com

Santiago Medina at Miami Country Day

“Wisdom,” a monumental sculpture by Miami artist and physician Santiago Medina, will be added to the Miami Country Day School’s permanent art collection this week. Other works by Medina will also be on view in the school’s Taplin Gallery, 601 NE 107th St., Miami, through Nov. 18. To visit, go to www.miamicountryday.org or email the Upper School Arts Department Coordinator Jonina Pitchman at pitchmanj@miamicountryday.org. To view a video documenting the production of “Wisdom” by Santiago Medina, visit youtube.com/watch?v=j90_QNliHok. After the Miami Country Day School exhibition, Medina will have an exhibition at Commenoz Gallery in Key Biscayne from Nov. 17 to Jan. 16, 2016. 

Art on the Green

The City of Winter Park presents the 5th annual Art on the Green exhibition (Nov. 1 – March 1, 2016) with seven large-scale works by celebrated Miami artists such as Lydia Azout, Maria Cristina Carbonell, Robert Chambers, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Emmett Moore, Cristina Lei Rodriguez and Frances Trombly. Curated by Suzanne Delehanty, who also has roots in Miami as the director of the Center for the Fine Arts in Miami, which became the Miami Art Museum in 1996 and is now known as PAMM. The exhibit is free and open to visitors to Winter Park’s 100-year-old park, Central Park. For more information, visit cityofwinterpark.org or view the official catalogue

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