Reception honoring the life and legacy of Leonard Turkel 2/7/14

Reception honoring the life and legacy of Leonard Turkel
TURKEL_GRAPHICformadmimiFriday, February 7, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Miami Dade College – Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33132
Exhibition and reception is free and open to the public.

Leonard Turkel (1930 – 2011) was coined the “Father of Florida Condominiums” by The Miami Herald and is noted as the pioneer of the Florida condominium development boom. A native of Bronx, New York, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, developer, restaurateur, businessman, and civil rights activist who played violin and guitar, pitched baseball, had a great left-handed hook shot, and created numerous collages bringing historical photographs to three dimensional form.

Following Your Own Sense of Justice is a retrospective of his rarely seen artwork and is a true testament to the legacy of a man that proved to be one of Miami’s greatest mavericks of civic equality and community building. The exhibition is more than just an presentation of one man’s avocation. It’s the portrayal of a socially conscious movement, created by a singular vision, devoted to living equally for all.

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