Visual Arts

PAMM invites art lovers to explore the artist within

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Natalia Flores, 8, takes part in a arts workshop Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at PAMM museum, which hosts events geared at young artists every second Saturday of each month.
Natalia Flores, 8, takes part in a arts workshop Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at PAMM museum, which hosts events geared at young artists every second Saturday of each month. FOR EL NUEVO HERALD

Children with a knack for art will have an opportunity to show their skills at an event inspired by the combination of color and nature.

Looking for new ways to promote art and culture, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is offering art lovers an opportunity to dabble in the creative process by participating in a workshop inspired by the bold colors and patterns of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, whose work is currently on exhibit.

“Children will have the opportunity to meet the artist and be assisted by PAMM mentors who will guide them through an activity called Bold Botanical, that recollects the vocational inspiration from the exotic flora that appears in Milhazes’ patterns and colorful prints,” said Emily Mello, director of education and public programs for PAMM.

The event takes place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. A guided tour of the museum takes place from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The event is free with museum admission. The museum will provide all the materials necessary for children to create their works at the museum’s majestic bayside terrace.

“For those who think of coming, I recommend you to take the Metromover to avoid traffic,” Mello said.

The event is among many activities taking place downtown over the weekend as part of Downtown Art Days.

On Sunday, Bike 305, a cycling group, will begin their ride at 9 am. from the Brickell Metrorail station. One of the stops will be at PAMM.

The tour will be led by certified cyclists of the Everglades Bicycle Club who will give a safety tutorial and instructions on what to expect on this ride. According to the rules of the Bike 305 event, participants will have to sign a ride waiver. Children under 10 will not be allowed to ride alone, but may join the group if they are in a child-bicycle seat or trailer.

For more information about Downtown Art Days, PAMM or Bike 305, visit the following websites: www.dwntwnarts.com, www.pamm.org or Bike305’s Facebook page.

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