The Young Artist Initiative, or YAI, is a collective formed in 2015 with the idea of designing activations around Miami that invited the masses to curated art shows around different venues in the city.
In celebration of its centennial, Miami’s Vizcaya estate commissioned works by local artists highlighting the museum’s less-known past. The resulting exhibition, “Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya,” employs contemporary artists methods in a vernacular that would likely please founder James Deering.
Locals and visitors on Saturday explored more than 20 art spaces, studios and galleries in Little River and Little Haiti during “Little River’s Night of Light – a 305 Summertime Culture Crawl,” an inaugural event that introduced the public to art and artists within the neighborhoods’ creative spaces.
“Renowned and controversial” Canadian artist Viktor Mitic recently released a 2015 painting in support of the LGBT community in North America and the Orlando shooting victims, publicist Andrew Anderson says.
This week and next, TransArt will highlight transgender artists from across the United States and transform Miami Beach and Wilton Manors into centers for education, creative collaboration and artistic platforms.
The historic Olympia Theater is hosting its monthly event, In the Lobby Lounge … ETC!, with the aerial excitement of Bootlegger Circus, featuring the Flying Trapeze School and the Front Yard Theater Collective in a collaborative performance starting at 6:30 p.m. June 22. The show depicts Prohibition-era Miami through moonshine juggling, comedy and swinging from the chandeliers. Cocktails are available at the cash bar, and attendees are encouraged to take tours of the venue during intermission. Doors open at 6 p.m. and guests should RSVP via Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/1762878843942018. Free and open to the public. Olympia Theater is at 174 E. Flagler St., Miami. Call 305-374-2444.
Colombian artist Doris Salcedo has a major retrospective now on view at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Exhibition showcases her 30-year career as a groundbreaking sculptor. Salcedo’s work, though subtle, serves as striking commentary on political violence in Colombia and around the world.
Internationally renowned artist Huong asked the public to discuss the policies and personalities of the presidential candidates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 12 with a free exhibit of a 100-foot-long by 8-foot-tall interactive mural. The public was able to incorporate opinions into designed sections of the mural for others to discuss and read. Set up along Washington Avenue in South Beach, the mural includes original artwork focused on the three remaining candidates: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
Miami-born Ivan Toth Depeña has augmented reality with a downloadable app to create “Lapse,” a public art installation visible in locations across Miami-Dade. One major facet of the show closes June 4; others will continue.