juw7G.St.56In case you missed it, this article appeared in the Miami Herald on August 10th.

Taking two buses and riding her bike, Allison Bouganim traveled 25 miles every day for three weeks, from her home in Sunny Isles to Locust Projects, an art gallery in the Design District, to participate in a program where high school students are responsible for creating an original exhibition, from the conceptual stages to the installation.“It was really important to me and there were a lot of people that had cars or parents to drive them and they sometimes didn’t show up,” said Allison, 16, a student at Design and Architecture Senior High.The project, Locust Art Builders, is an intensive summer program that has introduced close to 100 high school students in the last five years to the multi-faceted world of contemporary art.“Locust LAB is an opportunity for young artists to get real-life exhibition experience and to get a deep understanding, or at least an introduction, to the way the contemporary art world functions,” said Chana Sheldon, Locust Project’s executive director and chief curator. Continue reading the full article here.

Weekend Events: 11/22-11/24

by Isadora Milanez

Miami Book Fair International

We know some of you haven’t been to the book fair since it was still exciting to get a free toothbrush from the health booth, but the Miami Book Fair has a lot more to offer. From antique book booths, to McSweeney’s, to collectors’ comics, there’s always something to do. In addition to this, many of the guest authors may seem familiar, such as Edwidge Danticat to anyone who read Brother, I’m Dying in Ms. Parris’ class, and Meg Cabot to those teen fiction aficionados.  No matter how you slice it, the Miami Book Fair has something for you.

Events Coming Up Soon


FIU Theatre presents: Sleeping Beauty By Rufus Norris
This adaptation of the fairy tale favorite is sweetly rebellious, something to please children and adults alike. Meet the Princess who pricks her finger and sleeps for an eternity, the vicious ogre mother-in-law, the nasty queen, and the fairy whose conjures stinky gas. This is hardly Disney, but it’s not an opportunity to miss.
WHEN: November 8-10 & 13-17, 2013 | Wednesday-Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM
TICKETS: $10 Students, $12 Seniors, Faculty/Staff (with ID), $15 General

Miami Maker Faire invites all DASH students and alumni to attend for free!
Come experience this family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. As a special gift, MiaMade and The LAB wants to offer all DASH students, alumni and their families free tickets by visiting their ticketing website and entering the code “make dash”. This is especially pertinent for anyone interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet the people at the forefront of the Maker Movement in our city and see some incredible projects. To learn more about the Maker Faire go to their official website here.

Symplectic Structures
This exhibition features the work of the New World School of the Arts junior, Rafael Domenech. It is his first solo show in Miami which exprores the process of deconstruction in order to understand the fundamental structure of objects. Admission is free, and his work will remain on view at NWSA@Artseen Gallery, 2215 NW 2nd Avenue, until November 17, 2013.

Weekend Events: 11/1-11/3


12 Years a Slave
Based on the autobiography by the same name by Solomon Northup, this film has garnered critical acclaim since its premiere in August. Now it has finally arrived in Miami, and this weekend is your chance to see it. The film follows the story of a free black man who was captured and sold to slavery in 1841, detailing the trials he faced for the twelve years he remained enslaved. Why the hype? Go see for yourself.

Romeo and Juliet presented by South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center / Culture Shock tickets are valid for students ages 13 - 22

Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare’s tragic classic has now been shortened for the stage in this one-hour production at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Same-day tickets can be purchased for only $5 at the Culture Shock Miami Website.

Timothy Buwalda’s The Modern Prometheus
What happens when man steals power from the gods? The question of what it means for the modern human to aspire to too great a hubris is what Mr. Buwalda explores in his solo exhibit, which consists of sculptures made of mangled appliances. A lovely reflection on the work was written for the Miami Art Guide about this show, which can be found here.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
2247 NW 1st Place
Miami, FL 33127

Every year, DASH student submit work to the Scholastic Art and Writing competition. This year, an additional challenge had been introduced– The Gedenk Award for Tolerance. Five top works will receive National Medals and $1,000 scholarships for work that demonstrates the student’s role in cultivating tolerance. Submissions should reflect upon lessons learned from the Holocaust and other genocides, and attempt to raise awareness of the importance of increasing tolerance to safeguard a peaceful society.

Weekend Events: Halloween Edition


48 Hour Film Festival Halloween Costume and Watch Party
Come see this local filmmaking project’s screening on Halloween night! The 48 hour Film Festival challenges groups to complete films incorporating a set of objects and themes within 48 hours for submission. The event starts at 7pm, and at 10pm the screening will begin, featuring zombies on retirement, a day in the life of a hitman, a killer virus and a gypsy curse. Find them at Grace Cafe & Galleries, 75 N. Federal Hwy. Dania Beach, FL 33004.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Don’t miss O Cinema’s annual Rocky Horror event, hosted by Miami’s drag
mistress, Tp Lords. Doors open at 7pm for the 8pm screening, with plenty of time for the Freak Show Fashion Contest. Whether it’s your first time watching Rocky Horror, or you’re a veteran fan, this event is not one to pass up.
October 25, 2013
O Cinema Miami Shores
9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL

Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery Night Walk
History Miami presents a tour through Miami’s oldest cemetery, full of famous and infamous trivia led by Dr. Paul George. Bring your own flashlight and a costume if you wish. Reserve your spot now!
October 25, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Super Hero Volunteers needed for Halloween Marathon

Community Service
Superhero Marathon
Joshua’s Heart Foundation is asking for marathon volunteers on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 5:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Dress like a superhero and volunteer to run a 4 miler, a half marathon, or volunteer to distribute food, water and medals at the finish table. This is a great way to get in a costume, get community service hours, and have a lot of fun. Sign up here.

The DASH animal rights club would like to remind everyone that the documentary Blackfish will be on CNN on October 24 at 9pm. The documentary tells the story of killer whales in captivity at Seaworld and how they are affected emotionally and physically.

Weekend Events, 10/18 – 10/20


Miami Jewish Film Festival: Au Revoir Les Enfants
Come out to the Miami Beach Cinematheque on Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30pm to watch this beautiful French film. It is a WWII autobiographical tale that never sees a drop of blood or a concentration camp, and yet its story of a boys’ boarding school and its inhabitants is haunting and moving.

Miami Environmental Film Festival
October 17 – October 20
Every single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still somewhere on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go? Find out the answer to this question and others at the Miami Beach Cinematheque’s Environmental Film Festival. This particular question is the theme of Plastic Paradise, a documentary by Angela Sun. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the environmental discussion today.

Cultue Shock Miami
Visit the Culture Shock Miami website to buy discounted (often $5) tickets for just about every type of show. Here are just some of their current listings:

Miami City Ballet’s Program 1
Come see the MCB’s contemporary breakthrough, hailed by The New York Times as a “bounding test of technique and endurance.”



Tour of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Stroll through the estate (complete with some behind-the-scenes access!) to explore five works by artists of Mr. Deering’s day, made specifically for Vizcaya.



Technology and Interactivity Workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MoCA)
Participants will be introduced software, hardware, circuit boards and sensors commonly used in the creation of video games and animation. Day One will cover Creating Interactive Software Media; Day Two will focus on Interactivity through Sensors and Circuits.

Weekend Events, 10/11-10/13


Instruments of Change
This documentary about Ruth Greenfield’s Miami Fine Arts Conservatory features intimate interviews, emotional footage and photographs along with archival and current day performances from those who integrated a community and helped revitalize downtown Miami. It was commissioned by longtime admirers of Greenfield to honor her dedication for making Miami a better place to live.
Airs free on public television station WLRN
Saturday, October 12 at 4pm; Sunday, October 20 at 9pm

After Tiller and Money for Nothing
If you’re looking for food for thought this weekend, these two provocative documentaries delve deep.  After Tiller follows the moral and ethical struggles of four doctors who perform later-term abortions, while Money for Nothing explores the economic situation, the federal reserve, and an analysis of the history of U.S. monetary policy. Whether you agree with them or not, these two are must-sees for the interested mind.
Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave.

Perufest USA
Enjoy delicious Peruvian food, music and art this Saturday starting at 12:00pm at Tamiami Park. Tickets are $15 in advance, but $20 at the door. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a taste of Peru!
The Fair at Tamiami Park, 10901 SW 24th St.

Second Saturday Art Walk — Wynwood
Get guided walking tour tickets online or simply come out and explore the neighborhood galleries for food trucks, atmosphere, and –of course– art!
Saturday, October 12, 7-11pm

Art + Design Night: Performance Series — Miami Design District
There will be 4 consecutive performance acts, each one 20 minutes in length, beginning at 7pm. Following the 4 acts, make sure to join us in the Rooftop Garden starting at 9:30pm, to listen to music from DJ Ben Wash and sip complimentary cocktails.
Saturday, October 12 / 7-11:30pm / See website for venue addresses and start times

Swampspace Gallery presents Between Earth and Sky
Solo show of paintings and works on paper by DASH fine art teacher John Germain
Saturday, October 12, 7-11pm / 150 NE 42 St.

Astro Jam: Mission to the Future
The Miami Science Museum hosts a National Astronomy Day celebration including demonstrations of 3-D printing and a lecture by Dr. James Webb, professor of astronomy at Florida International University. Dr. Webb’s lecture, “The Science of Star Trek,” explores the scientific basis behind the fictional series. Astro Jam takes place 10am to 10pm, and Science Museum tickets are reduced to $6 per person after 6pm.
Miami Science Museum, 3280 S. Miami Ave.

Weekend Events, 10/4-10/6


RUTHLESS The Musical
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
Come see this hilarious spoof of Broadway favorites like Gypsy, with a twist reminiscent of Honey Boo Boo. Reduced price same-day tickets at http://www.culturalconnection.org/
The show runs Oct. 9 through Nov. 13
280 Miracle Mile Coral Gables, FL 33134

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch
This fall-inspired event will run Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. With the $10 price of admission comes unlimited carnival rides and admission to mainstage performances including a West Side Story number by the Roxy Theater Group, and performances by the Actors’ Playhouse cast of “Miss Nelson is Missing”. More information can be found on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CoconutGrovePumpkinPatch

Free yoga classes will be held at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove every Tuesday night from 6:00 pm to 7:00pm. Bring your own yoga mat and be ready to relax.

Events This Weekend


Sons of the Prophet
Come see the biting wit of this Drama Critic’s Circle Award winning play at the Gables Stage. Formerly an off-Broadway production, this show tells the story of a Lebanese family in Pennsylvania, and what happens to the family when the patriarch is killed. The play will be showing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm & 7 pm.
Same-day reduced tickets can be found at https://www.culturalconnection.org/.
Gables Stage
1200 Anastasia Ave #230 Coral Gables, FL 33134

Mamma Mia
Though not quite this weekend, this Broadway hit will be coming to Miami on October 11-13. Enjoy some ABBA hits like “Dancing Queen” and “Super Trouper” set to a great thrill. Order your tickets soon before they sell out!
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

“Felix Gonzalez-Torres in Context” at the De La Cruz Collection.
Spend an evening with Cesar Trasobares as he discusses the art and biographical details of artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres. This event on Thursday, October 3rd is free, although an RSVP email must be sent to rsvp@delacruzcollection.org. Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin at 7.
De La Cruz Collection
23 NE 41ST STREET, MIAMI, FL 33137

Events This Weekend


Vanitas by José Toirac & Meira Marrero
The Pan American Art Projects’ free exhibit showcasing the work of José Toirac and Meira Marrero is still going. The artists’ body of work includes paintings, sculptures, installations and videos all centered on the of the fleeting nature of vanity, and the exposition will be on display until November 22.

Alberto Baraya and
FIU Faculty Exhibitions at the Frost Art Museum

Come out to the Frost Museum to see the beautiful found object taxonomies of Alberto Baraya. This Colombian artist’s work deals with the “empirical” evidence collected in the past centuries which was often distorted for purposes such as racial and ethnic discrimination. Alongside Baraya will be the FIU faculty show, which displays new ways these artists have found to depict a moment in time to look back on. The show will be open until October 13, and admission is free.

Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect
Have you heard of Philip Johnson? He only founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art. Oh, and designed the iconic Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Whether you know him or not, find out more about Philip Johnson at 1:00 pm at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect looks into the mind of this wildly influential architect, and the $11.50 tickets come with free admission to the Coral Gables Museum. Don’t miss it!
260 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of President Kennedy, the Miami Beach Cinematheque will be showing this documentary compiling archival footage of the Kennedy Era and readings of letters to Jackie Kennedy that offered condolences after the President’s assassination. The documentary will be showing at 7:00 pm this Saturday, and tickets for students cost $9.
Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139

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