Coming up on South Florida’s visual arts scene: Gallery Diet is on the move, the Coral Gables Museum highlights ceramics in a show and artist Xavier Cortada will paint on solar panels for a cause. Centro Cultural Español will show works by Goya and Dalí, and Donna Haynes gets a show at Miami Dade College in Doral. The NSU Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale commemorates a groundbreaking Haitian photography exhibit, and Ruben Ubiera reveals his Lady Justice mural in Tamarac.
▪ Gallery Diet, a Wynwood mainstay since 2007, is closing its gallery space at 174 NW 23rd St., Miami, and moving to a four-building compound within Little Haiti and Little River. Ultraviolet, a two-person exhibition featuring work by Nathlie Provosty and Alina Tenser is the final show in the pioneering Wynwood space, running from Sept. 18 through October. Designed by New York firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero, the new location will open Nov. 6 with a solo exhibition of Nicolas Lobo’s work. The new address is 6315 NW Second St., Miami. For more information, call 305-571-2288 or visit www.gallerydiet.com.
▪ Coral Gables Museum presents the Ceramic League of Miami’s 65th Anniversary exhibit in the museum’s Abraham Family Gallery through Sept. 27. The nonprofit organization supports continuing education in the art of ceramics, craftsmanship and career development for its professional members. The juried show features more than 30 original works. The Coral Gables Museum is located 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. For more information, call 305-603-8067 or visit www.coralgablesmuseum.org.
▪ Miami artist Xavier Cortada unveils Solar, a participatory performance, environmental and political art project in support of Floridians for Solar Choice (www.flsolarchoice.org) and efforts to bring more solar power to the state. Real solar panels serve as the canvas for Cortada’s work. They’ll be on view from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami (admission is $5), and from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sept. 12 at Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami. Entry to Mana is free before 10 p.m. with a ticket (go to www.facebook.com/events/1664924803726375 ). Visit the artist’s website at www.cortada.com for more information.
▪ Cultural Center of Spain in Miami (CCEMiami) and U.S. Century Bank present The Caprichos of Goya-Dalí with a free opening reception for the public featuring a piano concert by Cuban native Darío Martín at 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at Centro Cultural Español, 1490 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The exhibition features 40 original prints, 17 by Goya and 23 by Dalí, and is on view through Oct. 30. For more information, call 305-448-9677 or visit www.ccemiami.org.
▪ Miami Dade College Galleries of Art + Design is showcasing the work of Fort Lauderdale-based artist Donna Haynes in the West Gallery at MDC-West, 3800 NW 115th Ave., Doral. Opening receptions for her exhibit Textual Connections are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10 and at noon Sept. 16. The show is on view through Nov. 13. For more information, call 305-237-7700.
▪ NSU Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., is publishing a catalog commemorating the groundbreaking exhibit From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography. The book ($35 at the museum store or www.amazon.com) comprises 96 illustrated pages with essays by Edouard Duval-Carrié, Emilie Boone, Donald Consentino, Edwidge Danticat, Laurent Dubois, Kimberly Green, Margaret Mitchell Armand, Alfredo Rivera, Maggie Steber and Edward Sullivan. A signing is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sept. 12, after a 2 p.m. lecture by Laurent Dubois, director of Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics, whose most recent book is titled Haiti: The Aftershocks of History. To RSVP, call 954-262-0204 or visit nsuartmuseum.org.
▪ Miami-based artist Ruben Ubiera (www.urbanpopsoul.com) recently completed Lady Justice at Tamarac City Hall as part of Broward County’s VisualEYES mural series in celebration of the Broward 100 centennial. To see the mural, go to the Broward Sheriff’s Office Tamarac District, 7515 NW 88th Ave., Tamarac. For more information about the mural project, call the Broward Cultural Division at 954-357-7457 or visit www.broward.org/Broward100/Visualeyes/Pages/default.aspx.