South Florida Arts Scene

GableStage ‘Allapattah’ reading set


Zoetic Stage founders Christopher Demos-Brown and Stuart Meltzer are working together on a GableStage one-night-only free reading of Demos-Brown’s play Our Lady of Allahpattah. The play is about two police detectives thrust into a mystery when a religious image appears on the side of a strip mall in a bad neighborhood where a slumlord-turned-cult leader holds sway.

Actors John Archie, Todd Allen Durkin, Betsy Graver and Chaz Mena will do the reading, with Meltzer directing. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at GableStage in the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. For information, call the GableStage box office at 305-445-1119 or visit

Christine Dolen

Baby ballerina

Miami City Ballet has a new ballerina in the making — although she’ll need 18 years or so before she can make her debut. Eva Carlynn Guerra, daughter of MCB principal dancers Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg and Carlos Miguel Guerra, was born at 11:45 p.m. Monday at Holtz Children’s Hospital in Miami.

Kronenberg, who danced the lead in Coppelia last spring and continued taking daily company ballet class until a few weeks ago, has a feeling her daughter will follow her onstage.

Kronenberg hopes to return to the stage in Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, which MCB will perform for Program IV next spring.

Jordan Levin

NWS leader

The New World Symphony has a new leader for its board of trustees. Rose Ellen Meyerhoff Greene has been elected chair, succeeding attorney and former Miami Beach Mayor Neisen Kasdin.

“I feel privileged to be able to serve this endlessly exciting, perennially youthful institution and look forward to helping it continue to advance,” Greene said.

A member of New World’s board since 2004, Greene was closely involved in the campaign to build the group’s Frank Gehry-designed New World Center on Miami Beach. “Rose Ellen… understands the value of the arts in shaping a community,” said Howard Herring, president of the New World Symphony.

In addition to her role at New World, Greene is vice president of the board of the Miami Art Museum (now the Pérez Art Museum Miami) and chair of the construction committee for its new building. She has served on the boards of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the Miami-Dade Performing Arts Center, the Florida Philharmonic, and was a founding board member of Miami City Ballet.

Jordan Levin

Dali exhibit

An exhibition dedicated to renowned surrealist artist Salvador Dali opened this week at Galleria Ca’d’oro’s new location at the Village of Merrick Park. The “Endless Time” collection features 15 bronze sculptures by Dali, including the “Nobility of Time,” a three-dimensional representation of his iconic melting watch. “Woman Aflame,” a large outdoor sculpture that stands more than 11-feet-tall, is on display in the garden. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Stratton Foundation for the Cultural Arts and will be on display through Jan. 31. GalleriaCa’d’oro is at 3580 San Lorenzo Ave., Ste. 1505, Coral Gables. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday–Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. or 305-390-0401.

Galena Mosovich

Avant-garde art

O. Ascanio Gallery merges the work of established and emerging artists in “Aesthetic Perfection,” an Art Basel-inspired exhibit spotlighting avant-garde kinetic and optical art. Featured artists include distinguished names such as Jesus Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alejandro Otero, Victor Vasarely, Bernar Venet, Agostino Bonalumi, as well as rising stars like Victor Lucena, Hester, Jorge Blanco, Carlos Cabeza, Nanin and Francisco Salazar. Cruz-Diez’s recent work can be experienced at the main entrance plaza at Marlins Park. The opening reception is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 31, Monday – Tuesday by appointment and 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

O. Ascanio Gallery is at 2600 NW Second Ave., Miami. or 305-571-9036.

Galena Mosovich

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