People's History of South Florida - Art and Community

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Thursday September 20

6:00 PM  –  7:30 PM


This program series looks at Miami’s history, from early settlers to its current evolution into a global city. Discussion points will include immigration, civil rights, gentrification, and other topics that help tell the story of the Magic City.

Panel Discussion: Art and Community

Join us for a conversation about the role art plays in the shaping of communities and vice versa. Speakers will talk about the many ways art can connect to a community by impacting the physical, economic, social and cultural elements of society.

Featured speakers include:

Diana Contreras, has establish herself as an influential Miami artist. From painting murals in the Urban Art scene to displaying canvas pieces in galleries, her work has been seen in exhibitions and private collections internationally, including the Street Art Dubai Gallery in Dubai.

Daniel Fila, also known as Krave, is a multifaceted artist whose work ranges from mural installations to figurative and abstract paintings, animations, and urban sculpture. Fila is best known for his signature character The Fresh Monkey. His work can be found throughout Wynwood, the Miami Design District, and Little Havana.

Mikhaile Solomom, founder and Director of Prizm Art Fair. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Solomon is a member of Miami’s New Leaders Council, a member of Connect Florida, a leadership program focusing on developing Florida’s existing and emerging leaders.

Moderated by Dr. Jacek J. Kolasinski, Director of Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator, New-Media artist, and Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the Art + Art History Department at Florida International University.

FREE and open to the public

Light refreshments available. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Presented with the support of the Marcia J. Kanner Memorial Fund.