3rd Annual Art of Transformation Series 11/12/14 – 12/14/14

3rd Annual Art of Transformation Series
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 – 12/14/2014 07:00 am – 07:00 pm
Art and Recreation Center
675 Ali Baba Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33054
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

2014 event series highlights how art is capable of encouraging urban and civic renewal

WHAT: The 3rd Annual Art of Transformation, a series of artistic events celebrating the revitalization of Opa-locka
WHO: Curated by
WHEN: November 12th to December 14th, 2014

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, 7 – 9 PM
Performance by Pamela Z
Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts at Florida Memorial University
15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054

Saturday, November 15th to Sunday, December 14th, 2014
Art Exhibition: In Plain Sight
Mondays – Fridays: 10 AM – 6 PM (Fridays till 9 PM with pop-up wine bar & entertainment)
Weekends: 12 – 5 PM
The ARC (Arts & Recreation Center)
675 Ali Baba Avenue, Opa-locka, FL 33054
Nari Ward (Sculpture/Installation)
Karyn Olivier (Sculpture/Installation)
Renee Cox (Photography)
Yashua Klos (Installation)

Saturday, November 15th, 2014, 2 – 10 PM
The Art of Transformation: Art, Food & Music Street Festival
Ali Baba Avenue between Aladdin Street and Opa-locka Boulevard Opa-locka, FL 33054

Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 2 – 4 PM
Film by Michelange Quay
Title: Mange, ceci est mon corps (Eat, for This Is My Body), 2007 Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
Tumelo Mosaka from South Africa and former Contemporary Curator
of Contemporary Art at the Krannert Art Museum, IL.

Friday, December 5th, 2014, 7 – 8:30 PM
Dance Performance by Nora Chipaumire
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137

Saturday, December 13th, 2014, 2 – 5 PM
Artist Talk by Emmanuel Pratt & Exhibition Closing
The ARC (Arts & Recreation Center)
675 Ali Baba Avenue, Opa-locka, FL 33054

COST: All events are FREE and open to the public

SPONSORS: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation National Endowment of the Arts
Surdna Foundation

MEDIA: Nelson Adams IV
Circle of One Marketing
Nelson@circleofonemarketing.com (305) 576-3790

INFO: Aileen Alon, P: 305-687-3545 x224

ADDITIONAL: More information on all events and participating artists are available upon request. Interviews are also available based on artist’s schedules.

WEBSITE: www.opalockaart.com

It began in 2011 when OLCDC was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “Our Town” Grant to create dynamic public art and engaging spaces to replace street barricades in the city’s most notorious neighborhood. OLCDC partnered with Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places to administer a call to artists, soliciting more than 200 responses from around the world. In Summer 2012, four artists/teams—Gale Fulton Ross, R & R Studios, Jennifer Bonner & Christian Stayner, and Walter Hood—were selected to begin work throughout the City of Opa-locka. They joined forces with renowned urban planners, landscape architects and project developers to implement the public art component of the redevelopment of Opa-locka, particularly in the Magnolia North neighborhood. Since then, the arts have been infused throughout the OLCDC’s revitalization efforts, from housing to infrastructure development to education and more.

The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC) was established in November 1980 as a non-profit community development corporation in order to address the distressed unemployment conditions, particularly in the Opa-locka and North Dade County, Florida, communities. Its primary mission is to transform neighborhoods by capitalizing on community assets, empowering residents and creating community and economic initiatives that serve as a catalyst in promoting sustainable development. For more information about OLCDC, please visit www.olcdc.org.