|Liora Davis's "World"|
1650 N.E. 26th St., Suite 101, Wilton Manors
Earth Day Mandala, honoring Mother Earth, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 26. Colored pencils and paper provided but watercolorists should bring their own materials.
170 N.E. 38th St., Miami, 305-576-9577, Thestagemiami.com
Parallels: Textile Design offers a look at illustrations, patterns and graphics and some insight about how these pieces evolve, the effect of the musical and non-musical influences on illustrating and printing and how to apply fine art and illustration patterns to apparel that can be used for marketing and advertising or to "promote hope and inspiration."
Speakers will include Chuck Loose and Ian Rowan, screen printers from Iron Forge Press; Stefan Russell, creative director at Perry Ellis International, Terrance and Johanne Wilson of Fashion+Cause+Solutions. After the discussion, sponsored by Qualified Creatives, guests can chat with creatives and designers. The event runs 6:30-9 p.m. April 26.
De la Cruz Collection
23 N.E. 41st St., Miami, 305-576-6113, Delacruzcollection.org
Success and Failure is a lecture by Katy Siegel, a professor of art history at Hunter College in New York, editor in chief of Art Journal and a contributing editor to Artforum. Currently working on a large historical painting exhibition that will open at the Wexner Center in 201, she is the author of several books including Since '45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art and Abstract Expressionism, which Phaidon Press published this month. Her lecture will begin at 7 p.m. April 26. RSVP@Delacruzcollection.org.
422 W. Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, 786-521-1199
Packaging Nature, an exhibition curated by Rolando Chang Barrero and featuring work by Gina Bentivegna, Kim Fay, Juan Gonzalez, Brian Lewis, Saramati Narasimhan, Elle Schorr, Vicki Siegel, Serafima Sokolov, Ryan Spinelli and Kara Walter, opens at 6 p.m. April 26, with a performance by singer-songwriter Bill Hartmann, and runs through May 17.