This week on South Florida’s visual arts scene, enter an outdoor sculpture competition, dine at a discount if you go to shows in Aventura, check out a special show at Miami’s Bakehouse Art Complex, and chill out with yoga, art and music.
▪ The Village of Biscayne Park is looking for artists to submit applications to the 2016 juried outdoor sculpture competition, “Art Is in Our Nature.” Up to three winners will be chosen to display their work in prominent Biscayne Park locations for one year. Because the village is an official bird sanctuary and home to butterflies, bees, squirrels and other wildlife, submissions to the city’s Public Art Advisory Board should reflect the environment. The application fee is $30, and the deadline is Feb. 15. For information, visit www.biscayneparkfl.gov/index.asp?SEC=10D213AB-0707-48D0-AB34-124FEE4EDA7D&DE=1A366270-3BB5-40EB-83D4-624E9F91E0E1&Type=B_PR. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is offering dining discounts at partner restaurants for its ticketholders. Options include Captain Jim’s Seafood Market Restaurant in North Miami, CORSAIR by Scott Conant at Turnberry Isle, Hard Rock Café Bayside and Tony Roma’s in Sunny Isles. Show the ticket stub upon arrival (on the same day or evening) to receive the special offers listed at www.aventuracenter.org/visit/dining. The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is at 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura. Call 305-466-8022 for more information.
▪ The Bakehouse Art Complex is displaying “Older Than Jesus,” a group exhibition exploring the multidisciplinary work of artists who are at least 34 years old. Inspired by the New Museum’s signature triennial titled “The Generational,” the Bakehouse is spotlighting artists from Miami, Los Angeles and New York in the Audrey Love Gallery through Jan. 22. Included are works by William Maquire, Peggy Nolan, Sheila Elias, Nate Page, John Mandel, Robert Dansby, Elisa Harkins, Hugo Montoya, Skip Arnold and Harvey Opgenorth. The Bakehouse is open noon to 5 p.m. daily at 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. For more information, call 305-576-2828 or visit www.bacfl.org.
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▪ YogArt Rocks in the Miami Design District is a monthly series hosted within the neighborhood’s Palm Court, 140 NE 39th St., Miami. In the company of Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome, Xavier Veilhan’s Le Corbusier and Sou Fujimoto’s waterfall façade, jivamukti teacher and licensed movement therapist Dawn B. Feinberg teaches the yoga class (mats must be reserved in advance). December’s event is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, featuring musical guests DJ Immortal and a live violinist, rosé wine courtesy of Whispering Angel, and healthy bites from Ella, Michael Schwartz’s nearby pop-up café. Tickets are $35 per session and available at www.yogartevent.com. As a holiday gift, parking will be complimentary at the Palm Court Garage with validation.