Miami-Dade County Visual Arts

“Sights of Construction” Opening at ACND Gallery of Art

Sights of Construction Opening at ACND Gallery of ArtSaturday, November 9, 7pm – ACND Gallery of Art at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep, 4949 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

The dust and debris, delays, and detours that are everyday annoyances for people en route to work on South Florida’s highways are seen quite differently by Silvia Lizama, Chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Professor of Photography at Barry University. Equipped with a white hard hat, camera in hand, and an artistic vision, Lizama has created a series of 27 photographs that challenges our perception and turns what we associate as stressful into something serene. She invites the viewer to: “take a moment to really look around — to see what’s in front of us; to see what’s in the shadows; to see the special places.”  “Sights of Construction” opens November 9, 2013 at the ACND Gallery of Art at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep. This show is the second photography exhibit presented by the school, as part of its 60th Anniversary Alumni Artist Series titled, Through the Lens.  Lizama graduated from Notre Dame Academy (the girls’ high school before it merged to become Archbishop Curley Notre Dame) in 1975. The photos will remain on view through January 24, 2014 with additional gallery hours offered during Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week 2013.  Regular gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Other hours are available by appointment by calling 305.751.8367 or emailing The exhibit is free.