MDC Kendall Campus Celebrates its Annual Arts and Letters Program

Miami, March 15, 2017-   Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus will welcome back its ever-popular event, Arts & Letters, for its 25th consecutive year, April 4-5. This year, the Campus is celebrating the importance of immigration and migration.  All events are free and open to the public.

Arts and Letters is the forum and arena for both the abstract and the concrete; where mind and matter meet passion and intellect.  It uses strokes and words on canvas, screens, plastic, paper, chalk, and flesh and blood … any medium or none, all to find their home at the Kendall Campus. Throughout the week, ideas and thoughts will spring forth from the creative mind of professional artists and performers, including faculty and students, manifesting themselves through art, music, literature and performance with events for everyone at any stage in their life.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the talent of fine musicians, published poets, and visual artists working together to produce new and unique works and to participate in hands-on activities. The featured keynote speaker is Mexican artist Alejandro Cartagena, whose presentation on April 5 will be followed by a meet and greet opportunity. Cartagena will also lead a two-day workshop for Kendall photography students focused on photo book history, edit, and sequencing methods. It is geared towards artists with work in progress who are looking for direction and guidance to create a photo book.

Wednesday, April 5:

1 – 2:30 p.m.

Building Narratives around the Dream of Homeownership, Local Migrations, and a Sense of Place

For the past 10 years, Alejandro Cartagena has produced works that present different ways of thinking about the interdependence of humans and landscape in the face of urban expansion and local migrations. During his lecture, he will address the various projects and books that delve into these issues.

Location: Kendall Campus, McCarthy Auditorium, Room 6120, 11011 SW 104th St.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Meet and Greet with Alejandro Cartagena

Come by and meet our keynote speaker immediately following the presentation.

Location: Kendall Campus, the Talking Place (Building 6), 11011 SW 104th St.
For more information on the complete Arts and Letters calendar, please contact Prof. Tony Chirinos at