This week on South Florida’s visual arts scene brings night at PAMM for teens, an exhibition of Japanese-inspired work at Katsuya South Beach, the work of international artists at Commenoz on Key Biscayne and an exhibition of Cuban artists who created work in Mexico.
▪ Pérez Art Museum Miami hosts the first museum lock-in for high school students Oct. 30 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Teens in grades nine through 12 are invited to spend a night at the museum, experiencing teen-led tours, movies, a dance party with live DJ and a Halloween-themed karaoke party. The event, organized by PAMM’s Teen Arts Council, is free. Sleeping bags, pillows and blankets are encouraged. Costumes are optional. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. PAMM is located at 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 305-375-3000 or visit www.pamm.org.
▪ As part of its ongoing effort to support local artists, Katsuya South Beach at the SLS Hotel unveils new work by Miami-based muralist Jose Mertz in the restaurant’s intimate Dragon Lounge. Mertz’s aesthetic draws inspiration from Japanese culture and includes intricate images of tigers. A special reception is scheduled for Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., and small bites and cocktails will be served. Guests must RSVP to email@example.com. Katsuya is located at 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. For more about the artist, visit www.josemertz.com.
▪ Commenoz Gallery in Key Biscayne debuts “Spatial Constructions,” a group exhibition featuring the work of French artists Emmanuel Fillot and Alain Le Boucher alongside work by Daniel Fiorda of Argentina. The works will remain on view through Nov. 12. The gallery is located at 328 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. For more details, call 305-361-7052.
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▪ “Agave y Caña, ” an exhibition of Cuban artists in Mexico at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Miami, highlights the work of more than 25 high-profile Cuban artists who lived in Mexico during the 1980s and ’90s. The show is on view through Dec. 15 at 1399 SW First Ave., Miami. For more information, call 786-268-4910.
▪ #Saveartspace, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming traditional advertising platforms into public art, is holding an open call for artists residing in Florida. The selected artworks will be included in an exhibition during Miami Art Week in Wynwood, Dec. 1-6, and billboards will be up from Nov. 23-Dec. 20. Entries are due Oct. 28. For submission guidelines, visit www.saveartspace.org/take-action or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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