The Miami Design District and Adobe bring Creative Jam to Miami Wednesday, March 9. In this two-part (creation and presentation) design event, designers will compete to execute a visual or motion design concept based on a theme revealed at the event. During the competition, attendees will get a chance to hear stories and insights about creative projects and processes from Miami creatives. Speakers include Rony Tako, Andrew A. Antonaccio and Jessy Nite. The winner will receive a free year of Creative Cloud. The event is free and open to the public, and runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Moore Building, 3481 NW Second Ave., Miami. For more, visit nvite.com/CreativeJam/mia.
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To mark the opening of his new exhibition at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Matthew Ronay will present a talk on five individuals who have influenced his artistic practice at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10. The presentation will discuss a range of interdisciplinary ideas such as wavelengths, biology, maps and mysticism. Free and open to the public with museum admission. Space is limited. First come, first seated. PAMM is at 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 305-375-3000 or visit pamm.org.
Miami-based Arquitectonica committed to a five-year partnership with National YoungArts Foundation, in which the architecture, design and urban planning firm will provide expertise and support to YoungArts’ Design Art discipline. In addition to a merit-based contribution, the firm will give a design-focused master class for the 2016 YoungArts Miami regional program on Wednesday, March 9. Led by Arquitectonica principals Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, the master class will focus on creating innovative designs for an information kiosk. Participants will also be eligible for an opportunity to intern at the firm. To learn how to apply to the YoungArts Design Arts discipline, visit youngarts.org.
Manga in Miami
Kohei Nishino, an award-winning manga artist and associate professor at Kyoto Seika University, is directing sessions on the historic art form of Japanese comics in South Florida Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12. On Friday, the schedule includes Creating Manga: An Artists Perspective Lecture at Miami Palmetto Senior High School (9:45-11:30 a.m.) and Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus (6:30-8:30 p.m.); and Pen Like a Pro: Manga Workshop at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus (3-5 p.m.). On Saturday, Nishino will lead the Creating Manga class at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens (11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.), and from 5 to 6 p.m., he’ll conduct the Pen Like a Pro workshop at Tate’s Comics in Lauderhill. For more information, contact the Consulate General of Japan in Miami at 305-530-9090, ext. 142, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theory X by Edward Lentsch is on view at New River Fine Art through March 31. The solo show includes the artist’s abstract canvases, which are made to create “energy of intention” as textures, compositions and colors (or their absence) are combined. To see Lentsch’s work, go to 914 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-524-2100 or visit newriverfineart.com.