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Haitian artist, author Edouard Duval-Carrié at Fort Lauderdale museum


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Nova Southeastern Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale brings together South Florida artist Edouard Duval-Carrié this week with the art students and teachers who participated 10 years ago in the creation of The Indigo Room, a room-size permanent installation embodying the Haitian experience. They reunite for a rededication ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, that is free with museum admission;, 954-525-5500.

At 1:30 on Oct. 20, the museum will present Haitian-born National Book Award finalist and MacArthur “genius” grant winner Edwidge Danticat for a discussion of her new novel, Claire of the Sea Light. The event is free and open to the public. Books presented for a post-talk signing must be purchased at the museum store; 954-262-0255.

Galena Mosovich

Seraphic season

Seraphic Fire, Miami’s professional choir, opens its 2013-14 season this week with The Renaissance: Music of the Sistine Chapel, a program of works by Palestrina, Lassus and others.

The five-concert series begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at a new Miami venue, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and continues Thursday at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, Boca Raton; Friday at First United Methodist Church, Coral Gables; Saturday at All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Lauderdale, and Oct. 20 at another new venue, All Souls Episcopal Church, Miami Beach.

Tickets are $38 at or 305-285-9060.

Kathy Martin

Ibsen at NWSA

Miami’s New World School of the Arts kicks off its theater season with An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen. Directed by faculty member Gail Garrisan, the 1882 play about a man who refuses to let profit trump health and safety explores personal integrity, political maneuvering and more. Nineteen New World college students and two high school students are featured in the production.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 20 at New World’s Louise O. Gerrits Theater on the eighth floor of the school at 25 NE Second St., Miami. Tickets are $12, $5 for students and seniors; 305-237-3135,

Christine Dolen

Pianist in recital

Pianist Anton Kuerti will perform an all-Beethoven recital at 8 p.m. Thursday at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables. Presented by Friends of Chamber Music of Miami, the program will include Sonatas No. 1, 16 and 28 and The Eleven New Bagatelles, among other works. Admission is $35, $10 for students; 305-372-2975.

Kathy Martin

Art fundraisers

• The Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami, kicks off its annual fundraising campaign on Thursday with a free 8-9:30 a.m. breakfast and noon-1:30 p.m. lunch. The campaign will raise matching money for a Knight Arts Challenge grant to upgrade artist workspaces. Reservations are required;, 305-576-2828.

•  Locust Projects, 3852 N. Miami Ave, Miami, holds a preview at 6:30 p.m. Saturday of more 100 pieces to be raffled at its Oct. 26 Smash & Grab fundraiser. Admission is open to members and purchasers of Smash & Grab tickets, which are $450 for two with raffle entry, $50 per person without;, 305-576-8570.

Galena Mosovich

Free music

• The New Presbyterian Church Concert Series presents Samuel Metzger and Guy Whatley in Four Feet, Four Hands, One Organ, a concert of duo-organ music, at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pompano Beach High School, 600 NE 13th Ave., Pompano Beach. Admission is free, with an offering taken; 954-946-4380.

• The Anglican Chorale of the Diocese of Southeast Florida celebrates the fifth anniversary of its first choral evensong at 6 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Cathedral, 464 NE 16th St., Miami; 305-374-3372.

Kathy Martin

Knight news

• The Sundance Institute will host filmmaker and artist workshops in Miami with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Dates are to be announced;

• The Knight Foundation received Suncoast region Emmy nominations for the short film Theaster Gates: Soul Manufacturing Corporation and an episode of the WPBT-PBS 2 cultural program Artloft, which aired the Gates short. The Borscht Film Festival and WPBT were also nominated for the Knight-supported short film Si Nos Dejan. Awards will be presented Nov. 23;

Galena Mosovich

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