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Cortada’s “Antarctic Ice Paintings” in 2011 UM Alumni Art Exhibit
November 4, 2011 @ 8:00 am - December 2, 2011 @ 5:00 pm
Each year, the University of Miami’s Department of Art and Art History hosts an alumni show at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery on the Coral Gables campus. This year, Cortada’s “Antarctic Ice Paintings” are among the works on exhibit.
October 12, 2011 — Coral Gables — The Department of Art and Art History, in the College of Arts and Sciences at UM, presents its 2011 Alumni Exhibition running from November 3 – December 2, 2011 at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery located at the Wesley Foundation at 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables.
In celebration of the exhibition’s opening, there will be a reception for the artists on Friday, November 4 from 5 – 9 PM. Other viewing times can be arranged by appointment. In keeping with tradition, the alumni exhibition will coincide with U of M’s Alumni Week and Homecoming festivities.
This year’s show features works by seven artists ranging from recent graduates to several who have been working professionally for many years. Artists include Courtney Johnson (photography), Ray Morales (Ceramics), Nicole Hand (Printmaking), Runcie Tatnall (Painting), Xavier Cortada (Painting), Fred Pellum (Photography/Graphic Design) and Wes Carson (Photography).
Regular gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 12 PM to 4 PM. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art . Visit the University of Miami Wynwood Project Space every second Saturday at 2200-A NW 2nd Avenue, Miami during the monthly gallery walk to view student, faculty and alumni works. For more information about the exhibition or Wynwood Project Space, call (305) 284-3161 or email email@example.com .
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Antarctic Ice Paintings
Xavier Cortada, recipient of a 2006-2007 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers fellowship, traveled to Antarctica to implement a series of projects and installations. While there, the Miami artist created “ice paintings” by melting the very ice that threatens to cause sea levels to rise globally. The artist titled the works on paper by randomly selecting the names of geographic features from a map of the continent that inspired their creation.
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