DO NOT OPEN
CLEO 2019: DO NOT OPEN
DO NOT OPEN: Poem | Participant Instructions
Please join us for the special screening of “Dangerous Seas” on Wednesday, January 24th at 7PM at the Deering Estate in Miami. The episode of DANGEROUS SEAS showcases Florida artist Xavier Cortada using his own creativity to inspire environmental restoration.
This event is open to the public and is RSVP only. Click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/premiere-battleground-everglades-at-the-deering-estate-tickets-41877591002?aff=efbeventtix (EVENT CLOSED/Sold out)
As part of the Speaking Sustainably Film Series, South Florida PBS (WPBT2 – WXEL) and the Deering Estate invite you to a complimentary reception and screening of the Battleground Everglades, Dangerous Seas, on January 24th at 7pm at the Deering Estate Visitor Center Theatre. Reception begins at 7pm with light snacks and beverages. The screening will begin at 7:30pm. Following the screening guests can participate in a Q&A with featured experts and the production crew. Event is free and open to the public.
BATTLEGROUND EVERGLADES explores the struggle to save one of the world’s most revered wetlands: Florida’s Everglades. Devastated by a century of drainage and development, the entire Everglades watershed is suffering from man-made pollution, habitat destruction and species decline.
Hosted by Charles Kropke, author and well-known Everglades expert, the 6-part series showcases dramatic challenges and innovative solutions to restore this World Heritage Site. As more and more countries battle sea level rise, invasive species, algae outbreaks and other environmental issues, the Everglades is poised to become a beacon of learning and hope.
“DANGEROUS SEAS” EPISODE:
South Florida is at the epicenter of a world-wide threat from sea level rise. DANGEROUS SEAS examines how Florida’s porous Biscayne aquifer, the source of South Florida’s drinking water, is endangered by rising oceans and other contaminates.
The program also journeys to a remote Florida Bay mud flat, to discover how sea level rise contributes to dwindling bird nesting populations. In Everglades National Park, audiences can watch scientists studying how sea level rise is affecting critical peat soil, a building block for Florida’s storm-vulnerable coasts. DANGEROUS SEAS also showcases a well-known Florida artist using his own creativity to inspire environmental restoration.
The series will begin airing on both South Florida PBS stations in February 2018, See below airdate schedule!
101 – Algea Explosion – Wednesday, February 7th, 7:30 PM
102 – War on Invasive Species – Wednesday, February 14, 7:30 PM
103 – The Battle Over Big Water – Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 PM
104 – Dangerous Seas – Wednesday, February 28, 7:30 PM
105 – Survival at Stake – Wednesday, March 7, 7:30 PM
106 – Glades Warriors – Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 PM
101 – Algea Explosion – Thursday, February 8th, 8 PM
102 – War on Invasive Species – Thursday, February 25, 8 PM
103 – The Battle Over Big Water – Thursday, February 22, 8 PM
104 – Dangerous Seas – Thursday, March 1, 8 PM
105 – Survival at Stake – Thursday, March 8, 8 PM
106 – Glades Warriors – Thursday, March 15, 8 PM
Join us on
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
from 6 pm to 8 pm
for the official closing of
an exhibit by
11000 S Red Rd, Pinecrest, FL 33156
Exhibit runs April 6 – May 11th, 2017th
Founded in 1984, Regis House is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), charitable, community-based organization with the mission to improve lives for a healthy community through mental health, family support and substance abuse services. Regis House, Inc. has served more than 70,000 families throughout Miami-Dade County since its inception. Programs and services such as co-occurring psychiatric/mental health, substance abuse services, individual, group, and family counseling/therapy, school-based prevention programs, and public assistance programs are many of the programs, and services the agency has to offer.
“Wildflowers, with help of their pollinators, help make Earth verdant: Plant life sustains all animals (including humans) and balance atmospheric gases (that accelerate global climate change). Wildflowers would naturally continue to blanket our planet were it not for the displacement caused by the concrete we’ve poured ‐‐ and the parcels we’ve platted ‐‐ to build our homes and grow our society. Help reverse the trend: Show us your wild side. Plant wildflowers in your yard.”
— Xavier Cortada
Cortada often engages scientists in his art-making: At CERN, Cortada and a particle physicist created a permanent digital-art piece to celebrate the Higgs boson discovery. He has collaborated with a population geneticist to explore our ancestral journeys out of Africa 60,000-years ago, with a molecular biologist to synthesize a DNA strand from a sequence 400 museum visitors randomly generated, and with botanists to develop multi-year participatory eco-art efforts to reforest mangroves, native trees and wildflowers across Florida.
The Miami artist has created environmental installations (North Pole and South Pole) and eco-art (Taiwan, Hawaii and Holland) projects, and painted community murals addressing peace (Cyprus and Northern Ireland), child welfare (Bolivia and Panama), AIDS (Switzerland and South Africa) and juvenile justice (Miami and Philadelphia) concerns.
Fore more info visit https://cortada.com
As space is limited, please RSVP to this opening event here: https://seahorses.eventbrite.
an exhibit by
11000 S Red Rd, Pinecrest, FL 33156
Exhibit runs April 6 – May 12th, 2017th
“Project Seahorse is a marine conservation group dedicated to securing a world where marine ecosystems are healthy and well-managed. Their “Seahorses: Magical Creatures in Our Backyard” initiative aims to build awareness about seahorses and other syngnathids in Biscayne National Park and inspire residents of Miami-Dade County to take action to protect the park and their oceans. Charismatic symbols of the seagrasses, mangroves, reefs and estuaries they call home, seahorses are flagship species for a wide range of marine conservation issues in Biscayne National Park.” Learn more at http://www.projectseahorse.org.
“This campaign made possible through the generous support of the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation. The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation takes a leadership role in funding unique opportunities that provide solutions to issues related to the community, education, and the environment.”
Miami-Dade County Public Schools – STEAM
Miami-Dade County Public Schools aspires to engage and prepare all our students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) to ensure our community has the next generation of inventors, explorers, innovators, artists and leaders..
The mission of Miami-Dade County Public Schools STEAM is to leverage the expertise and capital of the Department of Career and Technical Education, the Department of Mathematics and Science and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts to increase student achievement in STEAM curriculum to promote career and college readiness.
Learn more at http://stem.dadeschools.net
Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Miami, Fla. – One day before the inauguration of climate change denier President-Elect Trump, Miami-based and globally featured artist Xavier Cortada will host a live performance as a portion of his ongoing research driven art, CLIMA 2016. The interactive exhibit “Do Not Open” invites participants to imagine the future of South Florida, its communities, and the effects of sea level rise, writing letters to future Floridians placed in a time capsule.
When: January 19th at 7:00 PM
Where: Cortada Art Studio Gallery, 4664 SW 75th Avenue, Miami, FL 33155
What: The event, through art, will draw attention to the challenge of climate change impacts to South Florida and the need for more action now. This is an especially critical and timely message as the event is being held only one day before the inauguration of a new president who vocally denies climate change and its effects already being felt by communities throughout the world. The Do Not Open art installation is a time capsule to capture written messages/letters that will be added to the exhibit by Xavier Cortada. The performance also coincides with the full gallery opening featuring a series of ceramic and tile works.
DO NOT OPEN: Participant Instructions | Artist’s Poem
“DO NOT OPEN: 25 years”
“DO NOT OPEN: 50 years”
“DO NOT OPEN: 100 years”
“DO NOT OPEN: 200 years”
Cortada works: Do Not Open | Climate Refugees | Hot for Hialeah | Psychoanalysis of Climate Change | Reclamation Project | Flor 500
LTER : Everglades (Florida) | HJ Andrews (Oregon) | Hubbard Brook (New Hampshire)
6:30PM – Reception, Event at 7:00PM
Reflect with local environmental humanities scholars on how arts and culture can help us understand the feelings we might have as we think about climate change.
Organized by the Department of History of the Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University in collaboration with HistoryMiami Museum, The Kampong, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Dade County Public Schools’ Department of Social Sciences, the FIU Green Library Digital Collections Center, and Catalyst Miami
Made possible in part by a major grant from the Humanities in the Public Square Initiative of The National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence
Explore the challenges Miami faces from climate change through culture and history. Join nationally recognized scholars and local environmentalists for stories about our connections to this unique and fragile landscape. How can we come together to imagine our future and prioritize what is most valuable, just, and worthy of preservation?
For more information about the NEH-funded Ecohumanities for Cities in Crisis Event Series, please see ecohumanities.fiu.edu