- Presentation of the first five of ten Master-Peace 2000 murals at First Night Miami Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center, New Year’s Eve (4:30 pm – midnight), December 31, 1999.
- Unveiling of the MAST Academy WebStudio-created, Master-Peace mural, December 14, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. Key Biscayne, Florida
- Unveiling of 16′ x 24′ glass mosaic mural on the facade of the Juvenile Courthouse to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Juvenile Courts, Miami -Dade County Juvenile Courthouse, 3300 N.W. 27th Avenue, Miami, Florida. December 10, 1999.
- “In the Capitol” — Xavier Cortada’s solo exhibit in Florida State Cabinet meeting room. The exhibit, to be held from November 26, 1999 through February 17, 2000 is part of the State’s Division of Cultural Affairs Capitol Complex exhibit program, Tallahassee, FL.
- Building a World Safe for the Dreams of Children,” a Charity Happy Hour sneak preview unveiling of the mural to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Juvenile Courts, Grand Bay Hotel Penthouse, Coconut Grove, Florida, November 10, 1999.
- WebStudio sessions (Internet-based collaborative art-making process) for the Master-Peace 2000 project.
- Master-Peace 2000: Working with ten high schools during the 1999-2000 academic year to create ten murals commemorating the millennium’s past ten centuries. The Internet-based project is a collaborative effort of Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Division of Life Skills, and Regis House, Inc., a non-profit community-based center helping children and families. Miami, FL.
- Juror, Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2000, Miami, FL.
- Ife-Ile Exhibition, Frances Wolfson Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, 5th Floor, Miami, FL, September 27 to October 15, 1999 (The group exhibit’s opening reception is on September 27, 1999 from 5 pm – 8 pm).
- Judge for Daimler-Chrysler Corporation’s “El Arte Que Nos Mueve” (The Art that Moves Us) national Jeep art contest, San Antonio, Texas, September 22, 1999.
- “Dear God,” a collaborative mural for Coral Gables Congregational Church’s Sprit Sunday, September 12, 1999, Coral Gables, FL.
- Compartiendo con Panama, a collaborate effort that includes an art exhibit at the University of Panama, a substance abuse conference in Panama City, and a mural creation and art project in three Panamanian cities: Colon, Chiriqui, and Panama City. The project is sponsored by La Cruz Blanca Panamena, Florida Volunteer Corps (FAVA/CA) and Regis House, September 3 -11, 1999, Panama City, Panama.
- Dedication of the “Lifescape” mural at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Mailman Center, Center Lobby, September 2, 1999, 9:15 am to 9:45 am., Miami, FL.
- Working with youth from the Miami Halfway House in creation of pro-social mural, Miami, FL.
- Facilitating art sessions with children in Foster Care and other Juvenile Justice programs at the Miami Art Museum, August 28th, 1999, Miami, FL.
- Launching of the Art in Public Places’ PATH (Public Art Transforming Housing), a collaborative project with Miami-Dade Housing Department and the Miami-Dade Police Department aimed at eliminating drugs in nine public housing sites. Dedication Ceremony and Kick-off Celebration: Youth from Wynwood working with artist Xavier Cortada unveil their PATH projects as they unveil the grand opening of their new space, the Castle and kick off a year of PATH. July 28, 1999, 4 pm, at 225 NW 35th Street, Wynwood, Miami, FL.
- Creation of the “Lifescape” mural with patients from the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital Children’s Cancer Clinic, Miami, FL.
- Worked with youth at Crossroads, the CHARLEE pre-independent living program to develop a collaborative mural on Conflict Resolution, Miami, FL.
- Launching of the Art in Public Places’ PATH (Public Art Transforming Housing), a collaborative project with Miami-Dade Housing Department and the Miami-Dade Police Department aimed at eliminating drugs in nine public housing sites.
- Dedication and unveiling of Master Peace collaborative paintings in four elementary schools within Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Master Peace is a collaborative effort of Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Division of Life Skills, and Regis House, Inc., a non-profit community-based center helping children and families. Please click on hyperlink for more information
Coral Way Elementary School
1950 SW 13th Avenue
Miami, FL 33145
Theme: Exploring Community Through Memories
Dedication: June 4, 1999 at 6:00 p.m.
Key Biscayne Community School
150 W. McTire Street
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Theme: Keep Key Biscayne Beautiful
Dedication: June 7, 1999 at 9 a.m.
Palmetto Elementary School
12401 SW 74 Avenue
Miami, FL 33156
Theme: Take Pride
Dedication: June 9, 1999 at 7:00 p.m.
Richmond Elementary School
16929 SW 104 Avenue
Miami, FL 33157
Theme: How animals and the environment help us “love to learn and learn to love.”
Dedication: June 15, 1999 at 9:00 a.m.
- Xavier Cortada will lead participants of the 5th Annual Conference of the AIDS Policy Center for Children, Youth and Families, “Voices 99: Renewing the Commitment,” in the creation of a collaborative mural. The mural will be unveiled by the artist, several Congress people and the nation’s “AIDS Czar” Sandy Thurman, on Capitol Hill on the 25th of May, 1999, Washington, D.C.
- Xavier Cortada will use Internet technology to create art projects with students in four Miami-Dade elementary schools. This month-long project is a continuation of the Master Peace and WebStudio efforts.
- Created three original pieces which Merck Pharmaceuticals’ community service volunteers reproduced as indoor murals in the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Children’s Activity Room, April 28, 1999.
- Opening of the Webstudio– an Internet-based collaborative art project, which allows participants to interact with the artist through two webcams and a live chatroom. The WebStudio is sponsored by a New Forms grant from the Miami Dade Cultural Affairs Council and the Art Center South Florida. April’s WebStudio Sessions focus on the topic of Love. Sessions are scheduled for different times during the month, see schedule for more detailed information.
- Dedication and unveiling of Master Peace murals in four Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Master Peace is a collaborative effort of Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Division of Life Skills, and Regis House, Inc., a non-profit community-based center helping children and families. Please see the Master Peace Spring 1999 Calendar for the more information on of each of the four ceremonies.
West Miami Middle School
7325 SW 24 Street
Miami, FL 33133
Theme: The Environment
Thursday, April 22, 1999 10:30 a.m.
Miami Senior High School
2450 SW First Street
Miami, FL 33135
Theme: Exploring tradition through the re-interpretation of school’s 1930s WPA mural
Wednesday, April 28, 1999 1:00 p.m.
Miami Coral Park Senior High
8865 SW 16 Street
Miami, FL 33165
Theme: Celebrating the Millennium
Thursday, April 29, 1999 12:30 p.m
Citrus Grove Middle School
2153 NW 3 Street
Miami, FL 33128
Theme: The Meaning of Success
Thursday, May 6, 1999 10:00 a.m.
- Fifth International Congress of Educating Cities: Presentation of paper at the Conference on March 14-17, 1999 in Jerusalem, Israel.
- Arab-Jewish Community Center, Jaffa: Worked with Russian Jewish children on art activity that fostered respect for diversity and encouraged teamwork. March 18, 1999 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
- 3rd Annual Miami Beach SWIM FOR LIFE: Presentation of the Bridging the Gap Mural at the Awards Luncheon and Gala Dinner of the one-mile open-water swim benefiting the South Beach AIDS Project and the Cancer Lifeline of the Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Breast Center, Miami beach FL, March 27, 1999.
- Facilitation of Community Mural at the National Diversity Forum–Creating Partnerships to Save Lives, February 23rd, 1999 at the Koubek Center, Miami, Florida. The completed mural entitled “The Message,” was presented to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation after his keynote address.
- AIDS Walk 99 Ceremonies on Sunday, February 21, 1999 in Bayfront Park: Dedication of Bridging the Gap Mural (a collaborative mural created by the participants of the United Nation’s 12th World AIDS Conference in Geneva), Miami, Florida.
- “ONANI: the African presence in contemporary Latin American and Caribbean visual arts,” at El Taller Puertorriqueño in Philadelphia, PA, the group show opens on Jan 22, 1999; artists’ reception on February 12, 1999.
- Art Works by Xavier Cortada at the Glass Gallery at Pembroke Pines Government Center (10100 Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines)- opening reception and dedication of artist’s “Festival Among the Pines” poster on February 12, 1998 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information please call 954-431-4500.
- Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Inc. Inaugural Annual Dinner at Sheraton Biscayne Bay Hotel on Thursday, February 11, 1999, Miami, FL: Presentation of Bridging the Gap mural (artistic theme for the event).
- The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities’ “Gaining the Arts Advantage: Lessons Learned in Miami” forum panelist, Thursday, February 4, 1999, Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL.
- Master Peace: eight student-driven collaborative art projects sponsored by Regis House, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and Miami-Dade Art in Public Places. Schools for the Spring 1999 include: Miami Senior High School, Coral Park Senior High School, Citrus Grove Middle School, and West Miami Middle School.
- NFL Player’s Party for Superbowl XXXIII: Dedication of “Celebration” painting, speak on the Special Olympics Mural project, and sign posters during Gospel Brunch to benefit Special Olympics, Miami Beach, FL on January 31st, 1999.
- Dade Cultural Alliance’s Ambassador of Arts nominee, Awards Ceremony and Dinner, Friday, January 22nd, 1999, The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL
- ARTEXPO SHOW – On Saturday & Sunday, January 9th & 10th, 1999, Cortada participates as “official print artist” in the inaugural ARTEXPO SHOW in South Miami, FL.
- “Welcome Medusa” an exhibit in South Miami’s Wirtz Gallery during January 1999. Opening reception on Friday, January 8, 1999; from 6 – 9 p.m.
- Dedication of the NikeTown Murals — two 24-foot tall glass-mosaic murals for the exterior walls of Nike’s new building at the Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami– on Wednesday, January 6, 1999, South Miami, FL
- FIRST NIGHT – Cortada will bring in the new year by facilitating “1999: Preparing for a new Me-llennium” on December 31, 1998 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
- Unveiling of Master Peace murals and art projects at South Miami High School, JRE Lee Alternative School, Ponce de Leon Middle School, and Kinlock Park Middle School during the second week of December 1998.
- U.S. unveiling of the Bridging the Gap Mural: (a collaborative mural created by the participants of the United Nation’s 12th World AIDS Conference): Miami Dade Health Department World AIDS Day Celebration in Liberty City on December 5, 1998. For more information call the Department at 305-377-5022.
- Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Coral Gables, FL: “Arte + Arte” group show during November 1998. (Awarded “Best of Show” Grand Prize)
- City-Link Best of Gallery Show, Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Opening: Sat. October 10, 1998 at 8 p.m. Call (954) 462-9191 for more information.