The week in South Florida visual arts features exhibitions of work by artistsClaudio Picasso, Paola Delfin, Feliks Topolski and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, plus a call for award nominations to honor women of achievement and a gallery featuring South African ceramic art.
▪ The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is seeking nominations for the 20th edition of its Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards, an annual event honoring women who have “broken the proverbial glass ceiling” in professional fields typically dominated by men. The 2016 ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. April 3. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 15. To see past winners or submit for 2016, visit www.bit.ly/glassceilingawards or contact the JMOF-FIU membership department at 786-972-3164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ “An Artist on the Eastern Front” at The Wolfsonian-FIU chronicles Polish-born artist Feliks Topolski’s daily life as the German army invaded Russia just miles from Moscow. The installation includes original drawings by Topolski during his trip to the U.S.S.R. in 1941 with a British transport convoy. The exhibit is on display through May 31. The Wolfsonian is located at 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Call 305-531-1001 or visit www.wolfsonian.org for more information.
▪ Yo Miami presents an opening reception for “Body & Soul,” a new exhibition of works by Mexican artist Paola Delfin and Miami artist Claudio Picasso (CP1) on Nov. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at 294 NE 64th St., Miami. To visit the gallery, make an appointment or go Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. The show’s closing party is scheduled for Dec. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. For information, email email@example.com or visit www.yo-miami.com.
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▪ Pascoe and Company Gallery is now open on what’s known as antique row in North Miami. It offers the largest selection of Ardmore South African ceramic art in the country, alongside fine pottery and porcelain antiques from Royal Doulton and Moorcroft. Ardmore is created by Zulu artists who embrace the spirit of “Ubuntu,’ meaning “we are because of others,” and it has a close connection to championing AIDS awareness. The gallery is located at 891 NE 125th St., North Miami. For more info, call 305-326-0060 or visit www.pascoeandcompany.com.
▪ Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD) presents Miami-based artist Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova in the first site-specific art installation to appear inside its historic building at 100 NE First Ave. in downtown Miami. The Cuban artist’s work in “Exhuming Obsolescence,” curated by Ricardo Mor, explores banal design in today’s commodity culture. It’s on view through Jan. 15. For more information, call 305-448-7488 or visit www.miamicad.org