OBSCURA, an exhibition of work by Lionel Smit, explores how we are shaped — and placed — by our identity. Specifically, the paintings and sculptures included in this exhibition are representative of a group of people who are multi-ethnic and multicultural, and whose identity is constantly evolving. In his native country of South Africa, Smit observes the fluidity of race through the Cape Malay people of Cape Town. As a result of colonialism, African, European and Malaysian bloodlines have been crossed over successive generations to create new identities, of which the Cape Malay people are a striking example. The physical attributes of Cape Malays challenge overly simplified and socially accepted race-based physical stereotypes. A richly diverse and wide-ranging group of people, the Cape Malays have affirmed attributes that have become uniquely their own. In this exhibition, Smit’s paintings and sculptures become symbolic of a dynamic persona with whom each of us may identify. Open to the public. Admission is $10 per person. Free for MOCA members and NoMi residents.
Sunday, March 12, 11am-3pm – Merrick Park at City Hall, 401 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables Gables Bike Day is back for its sixth year on March 12, 2017 from 11am to 3pm in Merrick Park, across from City Hall. This FREE event is hosted by Bike Walk Coral Gables and promotes health, bike safety, and physical activity. […]
Friday, July 4, 5pm-9pmÂ – Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables Colorful fireworks willÂ fill the night skies over Coral Gables this July 4th. The City of Coral Gables, the Biltmore Hotel, University of Miami and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, along with several corporate citizens, have collaborated to sponsor this year’s event. The celebration […]
Wednesday, November 20, 6pm-9pm – Sales Gallery Center, 3151 SW 27 Ave, Coconut Grove Join to celebrate the Topping-Off of Glasshaus in the Grove! The 5-story, 23-unit Glasshaus in the Grove condo is being developed by Javier Lluch and Daniel Ribeiro The developers. There’s no direct view of Biscayne Bay but the dazzling GlassHaus in […]