As one of the most active programs of its kind in our National Parks, AIRIE (Artists in Residence in Everglades) has welcomed over 180 artists, writers, choreographers and musicians as artists-in-residence in the Everglades. The organization recognizes that artists are some of the most effective communicators when it comes to the critical issue of environmental preservation. The result is a contemporary gallery and art space filled with meaningful works not found elsewhere — it’s worth a look even if your walls, floors and tabletops are full. For the first year ever, AIRIE will be participating with a booth at the Untitled Art Fair during Miami Art Week, exhibiting original and print edition works by current and former resident artists. A photo mural, hanging work and sound work will be presented to the fair’s nearly 40,000 visitors; AIRIE.org.
Billionaire philanthropist, entrepreneur and contemporary art collector Jorge M. Pérez unveiled his highly anticipated experimental arts center, El Espacio 23, with an intimate preview event for local community leaders and South Florida cultural luminaries
Turkey with stuffing. The Christmas ham. Blackeyed peas, cornbread and collard greens for good luck in the New Year. Enough holiday food. It’s time to remember that we live in the south and nothing is more tropical than delicious, nutritious avocados.