What’s happening On-going. MAM Miami Art Museum, Wilfredo Lam In NORTH AMERICA South Florida’s first large-scale museum exhibition of paintings and works on paper by the most celebrated Cuban artist of the 20th century. Until May 18. Downtown Miami, 101 West Flagler St., 305-375-3000 Lèche-Vitrines Gallery, “Observation and Technology: Photography", A group show featuring six photographers and over 40 images. The exhibition explores the range in which photography can be used and the various results that can be created. Through April 26, 2008. Free. 954-563-2993. 3038 North Federal Highway, Bldg F, Ft. Lauderdale. FAIRCHILD BOTANIC GARDEN Roy Lichtenstein Monumental Sculptures: Through May 31st. Fernando Botero Monumental Sculptures: Through May 31st. Phone: 305-667-1651
Sagamore Hotel opens its doors to anyone who loves art.
April 05. Art Expressions Gallery presents AQUEOUS: watermedia exhibition. Six South Florida water media artists were chosen and invited by Francisco Sheuat owner/curator of Art Expressions Gallery to exhibit their works. Art Expressions will hold a special opening reception to meet the artists on Saturday, April 5, from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. at 1438 NE 26th Street in Wilton Manors (Fort Lauderdale). Through April 30th. 954-5379000. Free
April 12. Wynwood Gallery Walk. Each second Saturday of every month from 7 to 10pm. Most Wynwood Art District venues open to the public for the monthly gallery walk. Please check with each venue for their current exhibitions. www.wynwoodartdistrict.com
April 10. “THE ART OF EDUCATION”, Join hosts Christine & Martin Taplin and Jennifer & Neil Sazant for a glamorous evening of artistic expression and social extravagance to benefit Lehrman Community Day School. Enjoy a cocktail reception and hear guest speaker Martin Z. Margulies, one of the top 100 collectors of contemporary art in the world, speak about “The Importance of Art for Children.” Live and silent auctions and a communitywide children's art contest complete the evening's festivities. Tickets are $150 p/p. Sagamore, The Art Hotel. 1671 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. (305) 535-8088
April 11. South Beach’s swanky hotels hold a certain snob appeal, but the Sagamore opens its doors to anyone who loves art. Located on Collins Avenue, this “art hotel” holds many important contemporary works collected by Miami’s prominent art couple, the Taplins. Every Saturday, the public is welcome to join hotel guests as a docent gives a free and friendly tour of the collection, which includes temporary and permanent exhibits in a variety of media—sculpture, furniture, photography, painting, video and installation. Afterwards, there’s a chance to mingle over wine and cheese, compliments of the hotel. The weekly tours begin at noon and only require an RSVP to the concierge. 1671 Collins Ave. (305) 535-8088. Visit the web site www.sagamorehotel.com for a sneak-peek at the collection.
The Uncommon Gallery, Gallery Night, Meet the Artists- Show and Sale… A great gathering of varied talents. Free. 6pm – 11pm. 2713 E Commercial Blvd., Ft Lauderdale. 954-336-4305. St Lawrence Gallery. Stephen Left Plein Air and Wildlife Paintings. Benefiting Florida Humane Society (tentative). Wine, Cheese, Raffles Free. 3556 N Ocean, Ft Lauderdale. 954-566-8011.
April 18. Island City Art Walk. Meet the artists and enjoy the refreshments along the way. 7:00 pm – 10:00pm. Free. Wilton Manors. Info. 954 568-2567
April 19. Hollywood Artwalk. Visit local Galleries and businesses for a night of art, hors d'oevres and wine while enjoying the company of fellow art lovers. 7:00 pm – 10:00pm. Free. Downtown Hollywood. Lèche-Vitrines Gallery, Presents Fernando DeOliveria, Abstract color spaces on canvas. Opening reception with artist, Saturday April 19, 2008. Free. 954-563-2993. 3038 North Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale.
April 30. ArtServe presents, "ABSTRACTS”. A non-figurative art exhibition. Opening Reception: Wednesday April 30, 2008 @ 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 1350 E Sunrise Blvd., Ft Lauderdale. Free. 954- 462-8190
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