Coming up on the visual arts scene, check out a gallery devoted to images of Ol’ Blue Eyes, savor artists’ take on Hispanic heritage in Miramar, see Brazilian-influenced art in Fort Lauderdale, and appreciate the work of a Haitian-American photographer and the late artist Robert Huff.
▪ Fontainebleau Miami Beach honors the legacy of Frank Sinatra and his centennial birthday Dec. 12 with the unveiling of The Frank Sinatra Photo Gallery, a curated selection of original and rare photos from the Sinatra Family Archive, Capitol Records and Warner Brothers Records archives, renowned photographer Terry O’Neill and the estate of Bernice and Ben Novack (the hotel’s original owners). The gallery of images will be on display to the public starting Wednesday in the corridor that takes guests from the main Chateau Lobby toward Scarpetta on the south side of the property. The Fontainebleau is located at 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Call 305-538-2000 or visit fontainebleau.com.
▪ The Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark Ansin Family Art Gallery presents Niña/Pinta/Santa Maria, a group exhibition spotlighting the work of four artists as they celebrate their Hispanic heritage: Joan Belmar (Chile), Aimee Perez (Cuba), Francisco Pazos (Spain) and Octabio Cuellar (Cuba). The exhibition is display Thursday through Oct. 30 at 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar. For more information, call 954-602-4525 or visit miramarculturalcenter.org.
▪ The developers of 6080 Collins Avenue, a boutique hotel residence in Miami Beach, have announced a call to artists, in partnership with the Bakehouse Art Complex, called the ARTiculate Beach House. The art competition invites Miami-Dade county artists to create artworks that will be displayed in the lobby of the hotel residences. Three winners will be awarded $2,500, and giclée prints of the winning works will appear on the wall of each unit (70 in total). Select entries will be displayed at the Bakehouse Art Complex during an artists’ reception and winners’ announcement Sept. 24. Drawings, paintings, illustrations, photography and digital art are welcome. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15. For more information, visit bacfl.org/articulate.
▪ In honor of Brazilian Independence Day, ArtServe presents the third annual ArtBrazil exhibition Wednesday at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. ArtBrazil includes installation work, photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and other forms of art that incorporate Brazilian tradition and culture in a modern and contemporary context. The gallery and the Consulate General of Brazil in Miami are hosting a free reception Sept. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. with Brazilian art, music, fashion and food. The art is for sale, and proceeds support the local artists that the nonprofit organization serves. Call 954-462-8190 or visit artserve.org for more information.
▪ No More Blues, a photographic anthology by Haitian-American photographer Cendino Temé, is on display in Overtown through December at the Historic Ward Rooming House, 249 NW Ninth St., Miami. The Miami-based artist’s exhibit, presented by The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, is a compilation of images from the peaceful #BlackLivesMatter protest on I-95 during Art Basel in December 2014. For more information, call 786-708-4610 or visit theblackarchives.org.
▪ Pivotal works by celebrated Miami artist and teacher Robert Huff will be on display at Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design in Robert Huff | 47 Years Friday through Nov. 8 at the Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The exhibit, curated by local gallerist Carol Jazzar in the museum’s main gallery, pays tribute to a powerful force in the Miami art community who passed away at 69 in 2014. The director’s preview Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. is open to the public with an RSVP. To RSVP, contact the museum at 305-237-7760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Complimentary parking is available at MDC’s Wolfson Campus (Building 7) at 500 NE Second Ave., Miami.
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