e-Veritas Archive | January 5th, 2011

Cosford screening: Boxing Gym


The latest film from master documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. The subject of the film is an Austin, Texas institution, Lord’s Gym, which was founded 16 years ago by Richard Lord, a former professional boxer. A wide variety of people of all ages, races, ethnicities and social classes train at the gym: men, women, children, doctors, lawyers, judges, business men and women, immigrants, professional boxers and people who want to become professional boxers alongside amateurs who love the sport and teenagers who are trying to develop strength and assertiveness. The gym is an example of the American “melting pot” where people meet, talk, and train. The film screens on Friday, January 7 at 8 p.m., Saturday, January 8 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 9 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Admission is $7 for seniors, University of Miami alumni, faculty, non UM-students and staff. General admission is $9. Free for UM students. Buy tickets online. For more information, visit www.cosfordcinema.com or call 305-284-4861.

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Cosford screening: Around a Small Town

9:00 pm
1:00 pm
4:00 pm

On a winding mountain road, Vittorio (Sergio Castellitto) gallantly helps Kate (Jane Birkin) with her stalled car, and without a single word exchanged, speeds off. Later in town, he learns that Kate has returned to join her family’s traveling circus after leaving under mysterious conditions many years ago. Intrigued by her story, Vittorio stays for the show, and the next one, and little by little, is ingratiated into the circus and the lives of its performers – all the while trying to discover the secret that led to Kate’s sudden departure. The film screens on Friday, January 7 at 9 p.m.; Saturday, January 8 at 1 p.m., 5 p.m., and 9 p.m.; and Sunday, January 9 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is $7 for seniors, University of Miami alumni, faculty, non UM-students, and staff. General admission is $9. Free for UM students. Buy tickets online. For more information, visit www.cosfordcinema.com or call 305-284-4861.

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Rosenstiel School, Chopin Foundation team up to host violin virtuosos and Frost School pianist Geoffrey Loff

4:00 pm

Ania Filochowska and Piotr Filochowski

Join the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science as it partners with the Chopin Foundation of the United States in welcoming critically acclaimed violinists Ania Filochowska and Piotr Filochowski, accompanied on the piano by Frost School of Music graduate student Geoffrey Loff.

The concert will take place on Sunday, January 9 at 4 p.m. in the Rosenstiel School Auditorium located at 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key. Tickets are $25 and include a waterfront wine and hors d’oeuvres reception following the concert. To purchase tickets, call 305-421-4061 or e-mail [email protected].

Ania Filochowska and Piotr Filochowski are award-winning sibling violinists from Warsaw, Poland. The brother and sister have performed at venues throughout Europe, and in the United States they have played at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, among other venues. They have received instruction from world-renowned violinists Midori, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Ana Chumachenco, Igor Oistrakh, and Ruggiero Ricci.

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Beaux Arts Festival of Art to take place January 8-9 on Gables campus


The 60th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art will bring 240 fine artists to the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus from Saturday to Sunday, January 8 to 9, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recognized as one of the top-rated outdoor exhibits of museum-quality fine art, the festival attracts thousands of people annually, offering works in ten mediums for a variety of budgets. This year, artists hail from 30 states plus Canada and Israel.

Admission and parking are free, and proceeds benefit the Lowe Art Museum, which will be open to the public all weekend.

A signature event on the South Florida cultural circuit, the Beaux Arts Festival of Art offers visitors the opportunity to meet exhibiting artists, sample fine cuisine, and enjoy live entertainment. Kids can enjoy the family zone, with special entertainment and a Children’s Art Activity Area, where kids 4 to 12 can make arts and crafts for free.

In honor of the 60th anniversary, the festival will launch a children’s coloring book featuring important works from the Lowe’s world collections. For example, gracing the cover of Color the Lowe Art Museum is a work by renowned American minimalist painter and sculptor Frank Stella. Children who attend the festival will receive a copy of the book to color, as will the 500 kids who visit the Lowe each year, thanks to festival organizer and volunteer group Beaux Arts.

“Like the festival, the coloring book is one more way to draw attention to the Lowe’s cultural importance to this community,” said Morgan Smith, Beaux Arts president.

The festival was originally called the Clothesline Sale, as Beaux Arts volunteers used clotheslines to display the works of local artists in front of the Lowe. Nearly six decades later, the festival has evolved and is considered one of the top outdoor fine art shows in the nation.

Sponsors for the 60th anniversary festival include Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay, Holtz Children’s Hospital, Lowell International Realty, Tony and Sandy Tamer, Bank of New York Mellon, Sabadell United Bank, and the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs.

The festival also presents the annual Student Artist Showcase, featuring more than 300 pieces from Miami-Dade middle and high school students on display inside the Lowe. A portrait by Best in Show Winner Fernando Ramos, an 11th grader from the Academy of Arts & Minds Charter School, graces the festival’s poster. A celebration honoring the student art will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 6 at the Lowe.

For more information, visit www.beauxartsmiami.org or follow the festival on Facebook at Facebook.com/BeauxArtsFestival.

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UM’s Wynwood Project Space to present solo exhibition by Ralph Provisero


Image Credit: Ralph Provisero, "Work in Progress," 2010, Cedar and Steel.

The Department of Art and Art History in UM’s College of Arts and Sciences will present a solo exhibition by Ralph Provisero. Trinacria will be on view at UM’s Wynwood Project Space, 2200-A NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, from January 8-22, 2011. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The exhibition features three large-scale works with drawings and models. Using the patches in damaged welding curtains from the school as drawings, Provisero references time and memory, reality and the past. Distilled from these concepts are the models and large-scale works in the exhibit. They represent the formal counterpart, the spatial experience, and the present. Together these nine works unite as an installation of concept and form.

Provisero’s works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at such venues as the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Ateneo de Yucatan, the Bass Museum, and Chicago’s Navy Pier. Part of the Lowe Art Museum’s permanent collection, Provisero’s large-scale work “Pietra Veloce” resides on the UM campus.

Wynwood Project Space is open from 6 to 10 p.m. every second Saturday of the month and by appointment. Admission is free.

For more information on the artist, visit www.provisero.com. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. For more information about the exhibition or Wynwood Project Space, call 305-284-2543 or e-mail [email protected].

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