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Discussion: Tuesdays with Julian “A Series of Musically-Illustrated Conversations”


Discussion: Tuesdays with Julian “A Series of Musically-Illustrated Conversations”

To learn more about Julian Kreeger’s involvment with FIU, please visit here.

To visit the Friends of Chamber Music of Miami, please visit their website here.

Performance: Open Mic #18


Performance: Open Mic #18

The Open Mic series is intended to provide a forum for self-expression to members of our community, to foster and nurture empowerment and self-esteem.

Occurring monthly in the Main Gallery, this is a safe zone for expression and sharing. You can pre-register to perform – any thing you’d like at the mic, be it Spoke Word/Poetry, Rap, Prose, Narrative, Monolog, Comedy, Song, Dance or other, all are welcome, encouraged, accepted and safe here. Please email Liane Sippin, Lsippin@fiu.edu.

Please come, join and support. Your presence is appreciated and honored, and genuinely lifts the spirit of our community

Panel Discussion On Paulo Werneck and Brazilian Architecture


Panel Discussion On Paulo Werneck and Brazilian Architecture

Gaspar Saldanha, designer and grandson to Paulo Werneck, will present a talk on his grandfathers contributions to modernism in Brazil.  This will be followed by a panel discussion including Christian Larsen, Associate Curator at the Metropolitan Museum in New York and Eric Goldemberg, Associate Professor of Architecture at FIU, moderated by John Stuart, Associate Dean of CARTA and Executive Director of the Miami Beach Urban Studios.

Brazilian Muralist Paulo Werneck created mosaic murals that adorned modernist buildings from the 1940s well into the 70s. Werneck’s grandson, New York based fashion designer Gaspar Saldanha, has translated Werneck’s masterful archives into a collection of contemporary rugs for Kravet Carpet. The collection consists of seven designs, available in New Zealand wool or a combination of wool and viscose, with full custom capabilities in size and color.

International Coastal Cleanup Day

ECOMB’s volunteers are joining forces with Fantastic Oceans, Adventure Environmental, Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves, City of Miami Beach, City of Miami to remove litter from the shoreline of the Flagler Monument and Teachers Island! Want to join us? I hope so. 

This is the 30th Anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD), coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy in Washington, DC. The ICCD is a wonderful global event, which focuses on removing litter from waterways and beaches while raising awareness about the impact of litter on aquatic life.

Gallery Openings at FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios


Join us for four Opening Receptions at the Urban Studios.

Friday, September 16, 2016 7:00pm

Free and Open to the Public

Sterling Rook’s  Reartiulations of La Selva

Pip Brant’s “Fiberish”

Kim Moore’s  “Liminal Space”

Marciel Ruiz’s  “Activation and Activism: Portrayals of Protest”


For more Infromation click here.



Workshop: Intuitive Drawing with Clive King


Two day workshop

Friday, September 2, 2016

9 AM – 5 PM

Saturday September 3, 2016

9 AM – 3 PM

Opening Reception to display final product from workshop Saturday, September 3, 3016 at 6:00pm

 All work created will be on display in the Main gallery from September 3-9, 2016

If you would like to participate please contact Liane Sippin at Lsippin@fiu.edu, availability is limited.

This type of workshop isn’t an end itself but it is generally an opening up process and does allow the person engaged to consider option/directions and media connections that might not have been apparent before. Drawing is the engine that drives the workshop but many of the works turn into paintings, collages or even 3 D constructions.

Moreover, this is an intense, absorbing, experience which initially demands a total physical and mental commitment. The first part creates the condition of work, the pace, and channeling, automatic response, given momentum by the shared experience of the ‘group dynamic’. Each student will work on a large piece of paper which will build and change as the workshop progress.

In the first day we will go through a fluid series of approaches, interactions and interpretations. The pace by a wide  variety of music which helps drive the pace and nature of the workshop.

Although there still instruction in the second day the pace is mainly set by the need to bring the work to some kind of resolution before setting up the exhibition in the afternoon. A volunteer hanging committee will be sorted from the group and the whole group will help the committee hang the show.

Although the groups are mainly fine art students, many graphic design, architect, time based media and photography students have found the experience highly worthwhile. The workshop works well on the BA, BFA and MFA levels or a mixture of all levels.

To learn more about FIU Professor Emeritus Clive King click, here.