|Lucinda Linderman's installation, "Fevered Nesting," is on exhibit at her show Reclaiming Miami at Cafeina's Wynwood Exhibition Center|
Cafeina's Wynwood Exhibition Center
297 N.W. 23rd St., Miami, 305-438-0792, Cafeinamiami.com/wec-wynwood-exhibition-center
Reclaiming Miami, Lucinda Linderman's solo exhibition of sculptures she created from trash, mostly industrial waste, collected around Miami. Her materials included a 20-foot piece of construction fencing, hangers, shrink wrap and dry cleaning bags collected from Deering Estate, where Linderman is a resident artist.
The exhibition runs April 7 through April 29, and will include an artist reception from 7-9 p.m. April 12 and a performance in which Linderman will wear a giant skirt made from blue and clear plastic bags, a life preserver ring, goggles and a swim cap and swim around the space (9 p.m. April 27). Not that she'll be dressed in that costume for her opening. For that, she'll be wearing a black dress made from a garbage bag. Check out Arterpillar's slide show of the exhibition or read her story on the show in Sun-Sentinel's Sunday Lifestyle section.
Dina Mitrani Gallery
2620 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 786-486-7248, Dinamitranigallery.com
When You're a Boy, Luis Lazo's first solo exhibition in the gallery, illustrates the transformation from boy to man via photography, video and incorporated photographs of nature "to create a poetic juxtaposition and visual metaphor." The images, according to a press release from the gallery, "evoke the introspective nature of these fleeting moments and the emotional angst that accompanies the fragility of this phase in a boy’s life." The show will open with an artists reception 6 p.m. April 12. The gallery will also have extended hours (2-9 p.m.) April 14 during Second Saturday Art Walk. The exhibition will remain on exhibit through June 1.
Reginald Dwayne Betts, featured poet in University of Wynwood's Visiting Poet Series, will read from his work, present work by another poet who inspired his writing and sign copies of his books. Betts, author of the memoir A Question of Freedom (Avery/Penguin 2009) and the poetry collection, Shahid Reads His Own Palm (Alice James Books, 2010), is national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice and writes and lectures on "the impact of mass incarceration on American society." He's currently working on The Circumference of a Prison, which he has describes as "a work of nonfiction exploring the criminal justice system's role in the every day lives of Americans who have not committed crimes." The event runs 8 to 9:30 p.m. April 12. Admission is free and drinks will be sold at the event.
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