ARTtuesday/Miami Networking & Lecture
ARTISTS RESPOND TO GROWING SEA LEVEL RISE CRISIS
The crisis of Global Warming and its rapidly threatening effects on Sea Level Rise is a reality that will affect everyone in South Florida (and beyond). Miami-Dade County, Florida has more people living less than 4 feet above sea level than any U.S. state. Artists address their concerns in innovative projects that will visually engage the audience and hopefully provoke a new awareness about our water and how Sea Level Rise can considerably influence human populations in coastal and island regions and natural environments. This month’s conversation features three artists engaged in Sea Level Rise projects:
Anita Glesta, an internationally recognized artist, will present her project, WATERSHED, to the United States Conference of Mayors on Miami Beach in June to highlight the issue of climate change through site-responsive installations.
Tina Spiro is a Jamaica-based artist with close ties to South Florida. Her Deep See: An Art Installation for the Sea is a collaborative multi-media project that focuses on environmental consciousness.
Miami artist Xavier Cortada is a long-time environmental activist who has been working in the Earth’s poles for the past decade to create site-specific installations that generate awareness about global climate change.
Dr. Carol Damian, Professor of Art History in the Department of Art & Art History at Florida International University, and curator for the Deep See project, will moderate the conversation.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 7
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm Happy Hour * & Networking
6:45 pm to 7:00 pm Announcements
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Panel and Q&A
All programs are open to the public and free of charge.
*Happy Hour runs from 4 to 7 pm at Books & Books on Second Tuesdays
ARTtuesdays/MIAMI is a monthly series of community discussions focusing on art and culture. Free and open to the public. 6 – 7pm networking; 7 – 8pm Program + Q&A.
ARTtuesdays/MIAMI endeavors to spotlight and explore, exciting, timely and relevant developments and creative initiatives in culture, art, design, and architecture, that impact and transform South Florida and its citizens.
Presented the second Tuesday of each month, these enriching programs are introduced by articulate and savvy moderators who lead groups of knowledgeable and engaged panelists who are experts in their field.
Programs provide opportunities to network with new and good friends, engage in timely discussions while learning about cultural themes that impact our community.
ARTtuesdays/MIAMI is spearheaded by a group of volunteers who donate their time and resources to ensure that meetings are professionally organized and well attended. The program committee is comprised of Carol Damian, Lilia Garcia, Liana Pérez, Elisa Turner and Ilana Vardy.