Through the Looking Glass
“Through the Looking Glass,” a solo exhibit by Miami artist Jason Aponte is on view at Cafeina’s Wynwood Exhibition Center, 297 NW 23rd St., Miami through Jan. 31. Curator Ananda DeMello of Art Habit selected paintings from Aponte’s ongoing “Reflections Series” to invite viewers to create their own understanding of the pop culture characters in each scene. A talk with the artist is Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. Free and open the public. For more information, visit cafeinamiami.com/wec-wynwood-exhibition-center.
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Tickets are on sale for the second annual BodhiFest at the Ichimura Miami-Japanese Garden on Watson Island, Miami Beach. From Jan. 24 to Feb. 8, the largest jade Buddha sculpture in the world will be on display as part of the 2015 Tour of the Jade Buddha for universal peace. Festival-goers will experience multicultural dances, organic and international food, outdoor activities and animal blessings for pets. Tickets are $10 for weekend entry and free to the public on weekdays with a suggested donation of $10. 1101 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island; 305-858-5016 or bodhifestmiami.com.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center presents an exhibit by Prudence Y. Gill, who just completed an AIRIE residency at Everglades National Park. The opening reception for Gill’s “Ghosting Nature” is Sunday, Jan. 11 from 3 – 5 p.m. at 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne; 305-351-6767, ext. 119, or biscaynenaturecenter.org. Free entry to the event with a $7 County parking fee.
Landscapes at the Norton
“Pastures Green: The British Passion for Landscape” is on view at the Norton Museum of Art through April 5. Drawn from collections of the National Museum Wales, the exhibition includes about 65 works by renowned artists such as Claude Lorrain, Salvador Rosa, Thomas Gainsborough, Joseph Wright of Derby, JMW Turner, John Constable, Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Augustus John, Graham Sutherland, John Piper, and Richard Long. All works depict the rise of landscape painting in Britain from before the Industrial Revolution to today. 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-832-5196 or norton.org.
Thom Collins Leaves PAMM
Thom Collins is leaving his position as director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami to lead the acclaimed Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Leann Standish, PAMM’s deputy director for external affairs, will serve as interim director after Collins leaves in March. PAMM trustee Dennis Scholl, the vice president/arts for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will head the committee searching for the new director. For more information, visit pamm.org.