Visual Arts

Art meets science in the Frost’s second ‘Curious Vault’ event

Sculptor Robert Chambers and scientist GeCheng Zha collaborated on the mixed media piece ‘Insight Flight’ at the Frost Museum of Science.
Sculptor Robert Chambers and scientist GeCheng Zha collaborated on the mixed media piece ‘Insight Flight’ at the Frost Museum of Science. Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will present “Curious Vault Collaborations 002” on Tuesday as one of the last major events to take place at its current location before moving to Museum Park next year.

The museum teamed up with local artists and organizations to explore the intersection of art and science with a special emphasis on the past, present and future of flight. A new piece titled Insight Flight will be unveiled by sculptor Robert Chambers and GeCheng Zha, a University of Miami professor who directs the Aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics Lab. During the event from 7 to 10 p.m., guests will receive free books from Spaceleggers (courtesy of the mobile library Bookleggers), be treated to a musical and multimedia performance in the Planetarium by DJ Le Spam of City of Progress and Lance Vertok and listen to a moderated discussion on the merging of art and science. Shake Shack burgers and Tito's Vodka cocktails are also part of the evening.

Ten “Miami Cityscapes” by local artists Edouard Duval Carrie, Agustina Woodgate, Cesar Santos, Emmett Moore, Felice Grodin, Jenny Brillhart, Leyden Casanova Rodriguez, Maritza Molina, Monica of TM Sisters and Pablo Cano will be available for purchase through the event’s exclusive auction, along with limited-edition items from Bookleggers and City of Progress.

Tickets are $15, and proceeds go to benefit the three Knight Arts Challenge Winners participating and providing programming: Bookleggers Library, City of Progress and the Frost Museum of Science series Science Art Cinema. Museum members and Frost Science Young Patrons receive free admission with the promo code PPFMOSM.

August events at the museum’s current location include Laser Fest weekend, Aug. 7-8, featuring the music of Queen, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles and Bob Marley, and the Aug. 29 inaugural presentation of Science Art Cinema. The museum is at 3280 S. Miami Ave. Call 305-646-4200 or visit miamisci.org.

▪ ArtCenter/South Florida is currently accepting applications for its Studio Residency Program. The program grants partially subsidized studio workspaces appropriate for visual artists working in most mediums at ArtCenter's campus located on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach for up to two years. The application fee is $40, and the deadline for submissions is Aug. 31. For program details, call 305-674-8278, email residencies@artcentersf.org or visit .artcentersf.org.

▪ The Bakehouse Art Complex is showcasing new artists in residence at its Wynwood facility. Featured artists include Dana Donaty, Beatriz Calderon, Alex Heria, Dan Schneiger, Jose Pita Vazquez, Salvador Zarate, Monica Travis and Monique Lazard. Utilizing multiple media, the artists have has chosen to work outside their comfort zone to produce new work for this exhibit. “Recently Acquired” is on view in the Audrey Love Gallery through July 31. The Bakehouse is located at 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. Call 305-576-2828 or visit www.bacfl.org.

▪ Miles Laventhall, an instructor at the Boca Raton Museum Art School, was invited to travel to Prague by the U.S. cultural attaché Sherry Keneson-Hall to exhibit his work alongside his student’s at the House of National Minorities. Laventhall and Alex Tuzinsky collaborated on the show “Mysteries and Similarities of Ideas: Destinies at the Crossroads.” For more information, call the museum at 561-392-2500 or visit bocamuseum.org.

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