The 6 best things in Miami art

Samantha French at Sirona Fine Art

 

New at Sirona

Sirona Fine Art presents a dual opening featuring two solo exhibitions by dynamic painters from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 1. Jessica Pisano’s Balance includes poetic, meditative paintings inspired by her childhood in Martha’s Vineyard and Samantha French’s Escape conveys playfulness and the eternally exuberant freedom of summer. To RSVP for the special reception, email info@sironafineart.com. The art gallery is at 600 Silks Run Rd., #1240, Hallandale Beach, FL (at Gulfstream Park). For more, call 954-454-9494 or visit sironafineart.com. Both exhibits are on view through May. 

 

Cinema Judaica

More than 100 striking posters and bold advertising materials for films ranging from Samson and Delilah and Ben-Hur to Judgment at Nuremberg and Fiddler on the Roof are featured in the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU’s newest exhibition Cinema Judaica: The Epic Cycle (1947-1971). These iconic images—on loan from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, sponsored by the Robert Arthur Segall Foundation and curated by Laura Kruger— are on view from Tuesday, March 29 through Oct. 23. It’s the first time this collection will appear in South Florida. A members’ opening reception is set for 6 p.m. Monday, April 11. If you’re not currently a member, you can join at the door. JMOF is at 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Call 305-672-5044 or visit jewishmuseum.com for more information. 

 

 

Paint Me Miami

The City of Miami Arts and Entertainment Council (MAEC) is encouraging Miami artists and art enthusiasts to participate in the fifth annual Paint Me Miami art competition. This year’s entries should come in the form of 24 x 36 paintings; literal or abstract representations of Miami are required. All selected pieces will be featured in an exhibition at the Bakehouse Art Complex with first place prizes of $2,000 to be awarded in each category with an additional award to be given the night of the opening event. The entry form and requirements are available at www.bacfl.org/paintmemiami. Winners will be announced during the award ceremony and exhibition 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at the Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. Email Yariel Diaz at ydiaz@miamigov.com with questions. The deadline to submit is Friday, April 15. 

 

Family Day

The Wolfsonian-FIU is hosting a free family day from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in which children will be able to design a building from a mystery box of materials, enjoy a reading of Young Frank, Architect and tour the exhibitions with a gallery guide. The event is free for children and accompanying parents. To RSVP for Discovering Design: Top Architect, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HSZXCHH and fill out the form. The museum is at 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Call 305-531-1001 or visit wolfsonian.org for more details. 

 

 

Acta Non Verba at MOCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami welcomes artist Marielle Plaisir, who says the common thread throughout her work is a critique of prejudice. Her exhibition, Acta Non Verba, includes an installation of about 20 papier-mâché dresses mounted on wire frames. The dresses are suspended from the ceiling and lit from within to create ethereal images of ghosts from the past. The dresses are accompanied by a recording of Gabriel Fauré’s Après un Rêve performed by South Florida baritone Angel Refusé. The exhibition also includes a selection of drawings, portraits, paintings, tapestries and a video. The special reception for Plaisir’s exhibition is 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 31 and it will remain on view through May 29. MOCA is at 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. For more information, call 305-893-6211 or visit mocanomi.org

 

 

Faena Art Appoints VP of Development

Ximena Caminos, partner and creative director of Faena Group, announced the appointment of Stacey Glassman Mizener to vice president of development for the non-profit Faena Art. Glassman is from Metro 1, a real estate organization dedicated to shaping neighborhoods. And prior to that post, she worked on the New World Symphony’s development program for a decade. For more information, visit faenaart.org

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