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Five vie for Miami Springs ‘art in public places’ award

​Xavier Cortada “Flow”
​Xavier Cortada “Flow”

Miami Springs has narrowed submissions to its ‘art in public places’ contest to five artists.

The winning artist, or team, will develop site-specific for artwork for the new $5 million pool scheduled to open next summer.

The finalists and sample submissions include:

▪ Alfredo and Pavlina Alea, Fluid Dynamics

▪ Antuan Rodriguez, Mosaic Column

▪ Alexander Leon, Jules Verne meets Jacques Cousteau

▪ Carlos Pereira, Sketches

▪ Xavier Cortada, Flow

Complete copies of each artists’ submissions can be viewed at www.miamisprings-fl.gov

The goals of the arts program include enhancing the artistic heritage of Miami-Dade County and promoting awareness of the visual arts.

The “art in public places” program requires that 1.5% of government building construction costs, within the county, is set aside for the commission of site-specific artwork.

Thirteen artistic renderings were reviewed and scored by a committee last September. The final five artists presented their work to the city on Nov. 17.

The artworks are being reviewed by the city council. A winner is expected to be announced at the Dec. 14 council meeting.