e-Veritas Archive | March 11th, 2011

The Miami Project to Present 2011 Brain Fair

10:00 am

Join The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Miami Science Museum for the Second Annual Brain Fair. This free educational event helps educate children ages 5-12 and their parents about how the brain and spinal cord function. Children can build a neuron, play memory games, face paint, and watch puppet shows on how the brain works. University of Miami neuroscientists and clinicians specializing in autism, sleep disorders, brain injury, and Alzheimer’s disease will lecture. The Miami Science Museum is located at 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami. For more information, visit www.themiamiproject.org/brainfair or e-mail [email protected].

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UM’s Wynwood Project Space to Present Development of Power vs. Untitled Creatures


The Department of Art and Art History will present a Master of Fine Arts exhibition by contemporary artist Brian Gefen, beginning Saturday, March 12. The exhibition, titled “Development of Power vs. Untitled Creatures,” is a progressive series of narrative artwork that grasps ideas from various 20th-century artists to create an endless graphic narrative. The exhibition will be available for viewing through March 25 at the University of Miami Wynwood Project Space, 2200-A NW 2nd Avenue, Miami.

The theme of the exhibition demonstrates a conflicting mythical world in which characters battle one another for food and the basic amenities of life. The mythical world exposes a system of nobility, featuring King Steamer and Queen Tatiana Dee Dee. Untitled Creatures is tribal, with leaders such as Doyleox, Helmet Jack, and Hixon.

Development of Power controls the food and weapons, which are heavily guarded by the security farmers who are constantly on alert because the opposing Untitled Creatures lurk around the land in an attempt to steal food. The two groups cannot agree on anything, and as a result tension grows. This discord is displayed through Brian Gefen’s series of paintings in “Development of Power vs. Untitled Creatures.”

Aesthetically, Brian Gefen’s painting surfaces are visually flat but complimented by many strongly contrasting color combinations and lively characters illustrating events in the ongoing, unfolding artistic drama of “Development of Power vs. Untitled Creatures.” Gefen uses an array of mixed media, including acrylic paint, spray paint, markers, photos, computer printouts, and vinyl stickers.

For more information about the artist, e-mail [email protected]. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. In celebration of the exhibition’s opening, there will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, March 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. Other viewing times can be arranged by appointment.

For more information about the exhibition or Wynwood Project Space, call 305-284-3161 or e-mail [email protected].

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