Miami, FL. May 8, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Galleries of Art + Design will present four new exhibitions at various MDC campuses beginning May 18. Free and open to the public, the exhibitions will remain on display through the spring and summer semesters.
Women Painting will open on Thursday, May 18, at the Kendall Campus gallery. The artwork will remain on display through Sept. 29. Organized by the Girls Club and curated by Michelle Weinberg and Sarah Rupert, this show highlights women painters in the Girls Club Collection. Additional programming will include lectures, workshops and a panel in collaboration with faculty and students to be announced soon. Opening reception: May 18, from 2 – 6 p.m.
The West Campus gallery, in conjunction with Contemporary Art Projects USA and curated by Mariavelia Savino, will open Chris Delias #Citylife on Thursday, May 18. Contemporary Austrian-based artist Chris Delias creates canvases and works through paint and digital medium. Artist will be present to meet with students and available for a workshop. Opening reception: May 18, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
REN Hong – Master Enamel Painter will take place from May 25 – August 8, at the InterAmerican Campus gallery. Presented in conjunction with the campus’ annual Asian American Pacific Heritage Committee and the Confucius Institute, MDC Galleries of Art + Design presents this special exhibition of Chinese artist Ren Hong’s enamel paintings during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. A workshop with the artist is being planned. Opening reception: May 26, from 6 – 8 p.m.
5 Years of EFE Images: Wars, Triumphs, Disasters, People and Politics, opens at the North Campus gallery Friday, June 2. The exhibition includes pieces from a collection of images donated to MDC’s Permanent Art Collection and the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives from Agencia EFE, the world’s leading Spanish-language news agency. Historic images include the meeting between Francisco Franco and Adolf Hitler at the start of World War II, Princess Diana, Martin Luther King Jr., Celia Cruz, Cantinflas, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The collection will continue to grow, as the agency donates a historically significant photograph that capture the most important headlines of each year.
MDC Galleries of Art + Design (GOA+D)
MDC Galleries of Art + Design (GOA+D) is a network of venues and initiatives at the College’s eight campuses throughout South Florida, including the expansive Miami International Sculpture Park at North Campus. Miami Dade College utilizes its gallery spaces, its art in public places, its staff and visual resources (exhibition and permanent collections) as well as the expertise and artistic talents of faculty and students at MDC, to provide year-long activities that offer a unique learning experience through direct contact with works of art, artists, designers and creative professionals. MDC GAD creates programs based on the needs of each campus and faculty to better suit those of the students at each campus. The focus in the galleries is on getting each artist to engage with the students, faculty and public by doing walk-throughs, workshops, lecture programs and other audience-oriented events.
For more information, please call 305-237-7700, or visit www.mdc.edu/galleries.