The 5 best things in Miami art

Pepe Gimeno at CCEMiami

Centro Cultural Español (CCEMiami) presents Grafia Callada/Hushed Writing by Pepe Gimeno, a collection of pages made of recycled materials that embody the power of communication through symbols without a single word. The project comes to Miami from The Type Directors Club of New York and the Cervantes Institute in Chicago to complete its North American tour. Gimeno makes the books from materials he finds on the beach, and he’ll discuss this process during the opening reception 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at 1490 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The exhibition is free and open to the public through July 29. For more information, call CCEMiami at 305-448-9677 or visit ccemiami.org

 

In a Sea of Jewels

Jewelry designers Joryel and Nev Vera are opening their Fort Lauderdale gallery with the work of local artists in a group show curated by Maritza Benson of ArtServe. ArtServe is an arts incubator that spotlights the work of talented emerging artists. Selected artists included in In a Sea of Jewels are Didi Marchi, Lifrancis Rojas, Edward Burton, Lola Savoy, Rod Davila, Tristina Dietz Elmes, Patrick Murphy, Stan O’Neil, Zalizh Zalkind, Gerry Owen and Darren Johnson. All pieces on display are for sale, and will be discounted by 15 percent on during the opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at Vera Gallery, 3020 NE 32nd St., Ste. #107, Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 877-567-9355 or visit joryelvera.com

 

Clyde Butcher Photography

Photographer Clyde Butcher’s traveling exhibition Preserving Eden is on view at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center through Saturday, April 30. Butcher’s 32 black and white images spotlight Florida’s natural landscapes and his personal bond with the environment. General admission tickets grant access to this installation. Fairchild is at 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. For more information, call 305-667-1651 or visit fairchildgarden.org/clyde-butcher

 

Morningside Tour

The 27th annual Morningside Historic Home Tour gives a glimpse into Miami’s first historic district, including the neighborhood’s private interiors from various architectural periods and styles like Mediterranean, Revival and Art Deco. The tour also features exhibits by local artists, including several from The Fountainhead Studios. Food trucks and bites from Upper East Side eateries will be available. The tour is Sunday, April 17 from noon to 5 p.m. Parking will be provided at the Boulevard 57 Sales Gallery at 5700 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, with complimentary trolley service into Morningside. Advance tickets are $25 and $35 on Sunday. To purchase tickets, visit morningsidehometour.com. Email dan@morningsidehometour.com with questions. 

 

Grant Money

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) received a Cultural and Museum Grant for General Program Support from the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. The grant amount is $91,731, and will support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programming taking place from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. For more information, call 305-893-6211 or visit mocanomi.org

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