Upcoming in the world of visual arts, the new Leah Arts District in Hialeah launches Sunday with a big block party, ArtCenter/South Florida features a scientist-artist collaboration, and graduating visual artists from Miami’s New World School of the Arts have a final exhibition.
▪ The new Hialeah Artist Live/Work Overlay District launches Sunday with a free community block party from 4 to 8 p.m. at 1501 E. 10th Ave., Hialeah. Live music, food trucks, complimentary beer and murals by artists Atomik, Abstrk, Derick G., Diana Contreras, Don Rimix, Ernesto Maranje, Junk Lainez, Mr. Dheo, Kazilla, NM Salgar and Trek 6 will introduce The Leah Arts District, geared toward making affordable and safe spaces available for artists to create. The area is near the newly proposed Hialeah Market Station development project. For more information, search for #HIALEAHNOW or follow @leahartsdistrict on Instagram. You can also call the office of councilman Paul Hernandez, who sponsored the legislation establishing the district, at 305-883-8036 or visit facebook.com/leahartsdistrict.
▪ In partnership with Art@CMS, ArtCenter/South Florida presents “Matter: The Fundamental Particles” through May 31 at ArtCenter’s Project 924, 924 Lincoln Rd., second floor, Miami Beach. This is an official initiative of the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics and home to the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider. Works by artist/scientist collaborations as well as video artists are included in the physics-inspired show. A conversation with them is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call 305-674-8278 or visit www.artcentersf.org.
▪ New World School of the Arts’ 2015 BFA final visual arts showcase highlights a variety of works by 21 artists in an exhibit professionally curated by NWSA dean of visual arts Maggy Cuesta and gallerist Fredric Snitzer. The exhibition is on view daily from 1 to 6 p.m. through May 23 at the Center for Visual Communication, 555 and 557 NW 27th St., Miami. For more information, call 305-237-3135 or visit www.nwsa.mdc.edu/nwsa-college-visual-arts.html.
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▪ “Inside/OUT, Art as Healing Therapy” is on view at ArtServe’s J.M. Family Gallery through May 29. The community-wide collaboration with more than a dozen non-profits explores the ways in which art can heal through expression and therapy. The group show celebrates the work of instructors, therapists and caregivers from Artists with Autism, Cove Center for Recovery, Schott Communities and Brush Strokes Art Therapy, among groups who integrate art into their daily practice. ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, and admission to the gallery is free. For more information, call 954-462-8190 or visit www.artserve.org.
▪ Goldman Properties, creators of Wynwood Walls in Miami, tapped artist Ron English to create a mural for the Houston Bowery Wall in Manhattan. An iconic space for public art for decades, the wall which has been curated and maintained by the Miami-based company since 2008. English’s mural, titled “All American Temper Tot,’ is based on a painting the late Tony Goldman loved. It will be on view until August. For more information, visit www.goldmanproperties.com.