Visual Arts

Faena Art seeks engaging performance ideas

‘Mother and Baby’ by Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani is part of a new exhibition at the Morikami Museum.
‘Mother and Baby’ by Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani is part of a new exhibition at the Morikami Museum. Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani

This week in South Florida’s visual arts world, news of a call for interactive ideas, a New York weekend with Teresita Fernández, a mixed-media group show, an “average Joe” art sale and more.

▪ Faena Art invites creatives to submit original proposals for participation in an opening processional performance on April 16. Ideas for installations, interventions and interactive activities that engage South Florida’s diverse population are encouraged. The most inventive proposals will be included in the processional route through the Faena District in Miami Beach during the launch of Faena Forum, a new center for arts and culture designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA. To submit online, visit The deadline is Oct. 15, and applicants will be notified by Oct. 26.

▪ The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum is hosting 30 benefactor members on a trip to New York for an exclusive weekend with artist Teresita Fernández Nov. 20-22. Guests will tour the Latin American Art Auction at Christie’s, the site-specific installation Fata Morgana and MOMA’s Picasso sculpture exhibition. Two private lunches and a cocktail reception at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery are included. Tickets cost $500 and are available to Frost benefactors. To become a benefactor and make a reservation, contact Ana Martinez at 305-348-1739 or email by Oct. 15.

▪ Leila Mordoch Gallery of Paris presents Remixing Media, a group show by three artists in photography, painting and sculpture — Miss. Tic, Daniel Fiorda and Jose Maria Arellano Jr. — from Oct. 9 to Nov. 21. A preview will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8. The gallery is at 2300 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Call 786-431-1506 or visit

▪ The third annual Average Joe Art Sale at Yo Miami’s Yo Space gallery in Little Haiti takes place from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Prices for original pieces of art range from $5 to $1,000. A new interactive mural by resident artist 8bitLexicon will be unveiled, and there will be live music, local beer and food trucks. A new monthly comedy showcase debuts at 8 p.m. Visit the event’s Facebook page: Yo Miami is at 294 NE 62nd St., Miami.

▪ The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is opening two new exhibitions to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the closing of the last Japanese-American internment camp. Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 and Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani explore art-making as a process of therapeutic healing. The exhibitions will be on view Oct. 9-Jan. 31, and viewing them is free after paid admission to the museum and gardens at 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach. Call 561-495-0233 or visit

▪ Business for the Arts of Broward and IKEA Sunrise announce a partnership for a new Artist Encounter Series in which visitors can experience live demonstrations, performances or interactive workshops with local artists. The first artist, Steven Sylvester, will display his Ladies’ Dress Series, which features life-size wearable clay couture pieces worn by models, among other works of art. The free event is from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at IKEA, 151 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise. Contact or visit