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“Mangroves” at artist’s studio

November 1, 2010 @ 7:00 pm - November 28, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

11/1/2010 to 11/28/2010
When: Studio open: Saturday, November 6th, 2010
7 to 10 pm
Where: Xavier Cortada Studio
924 Lincoln Road
Studio 201
Miami Beach, Florida  33139
United States
Contact: Xavier Cortada


by Xavier Cortada

Five years ago Miami artist Xavier Cortada brought awareness to the importance of mangroves by launching the Reclamation Project at the Bass Museum of Art. Annually, the eco-art project’s volunteers collect mangrove propagules, grow them for several months inside clear cups hanging on Lincoln Road store fronts (earlier site of a mangrove forest), and then plant the seedlings nearby on Biscayne Bay.
To celebrate eight acres of coastal reforestation to date, Cortada will hang his paintings of the celebrated coastal plant in his Lincoln Road studio. Several paintings from this series hang permanently in the newly inaugurated University of Miami Alumni Center; others are on loan to the residence of the US Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea as part of the State Department’s Art in Embassies program.

"Roots C" painting by Xavier Cortada, 2007
Xavier Cortada, “Roots C,” acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″, 2007 (www.cortada.com)


"Cyan Roots 2" painting by Xavier Cortada, 2006 "Mangrove Roots", a painting by Xavier Cortada, 2007.
Xavier Cortada, “Cyan Roots 2
acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″, 2006
Xavier Cortada, “Mangrove Roots
acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″, 2006


November 1, 2010 @ 7:00 pm
November 28, 2010 @ 10:00 pm



Xavier Cortada Studio – Art Center South Florida
924 Lincoln Road, Studio 201
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States
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