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City Hall Murals

"City Hall Murals"
Miami, FL

I believe that these City Hall murals will do more than imbue our seat of government with beauty and color; they will also serve to educate residents about their City’s history and its multicultural origins.  By learning about our past we can build a future filled with mutual respect and understanding.

                              -- Xavier Cortada


Xavier Cortada shares his work with Miami Mayor Manny Diaz.  

Cortada presents his mural before Commissioner Sanchez, Commissioner Gonzalez, Mayor Diaz and Commissioner Winton in Miami City Hall at noon on July 28th, 2005, the City's 109th birthday. (Scroll down to read City's press release.)



 




Office of the Mayor
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, Florida 33133
 

Tel: 305-250-5300
Fax: 305-854-4001

http://ci.miami.fl.us/mayor

For More Information:

Alejandro Miyar 
(305) 250-5311
 

For Immediate Distribution:

July 27, 2005


* * * Media Advisory * * *

Mayor Diaz Celebrates City of Miami’s 
109th Birthday

 

--Events Include Unveiling of Murals Depicting Miami’s History by Xavier Cortada --

 

(Miami, FL.) – Mayor Manny Diaz has planned a series of events for ThursdayJuly 28th, 2005 to mark the City of Miami’s 109th Birthday, including the unveiling at City Hall of two original murals depicting key moments in Miami’s history by artist Xavier Cortada.

Mayor Diaz and City Commissioners will join Xavier Cortada to unveil his two original works in the lobby of City Hall.  Following the ceremony, Mayor Diaz will host a luncheon for City of Miami employees and other visitors where birthday cake will be served.

In addition to the unveiling, Mayor and City Commission will honor Judge John D. Johnson, the second African American to be appointed to the Bench in the State of Florida and who, as Municipal Judge of the Segregated Court for Colored Citizens, tried approximately 50,000 cases between 1955 and 1959.  The Mayor and Commissioners will also celebratePeruvian Independence Day and will recognize students that recently participated in the Miami-Kagoshima, Japan Student Exchange Program

Also, Univision Radio’s WQBA 1140 AM will broadcast its morning news and radio programs from City Hall from 5:00 a.m. – 10:30 am. Visitors will be able to enjoy Cuban Coffee with Mayor Diaz and the Commissioners, as WQBA shares with its listeners the importance of the anniversary of Miami’s incorporation.

WHO:             Mayor Manny Diaz and City Commissioners

WHAT:           Celebrating Miami’s 109th Birthday

WHEN:           5:00 AM          WQBA Live Broadcast

9:00 AM          Mayor and Commission honor Judge John D. Johnson
Peruvian Independence Day
Recognition of Exchange Students

12:30 PM         Unveiling of Cortada Mural

1:00 PM           Birthday Lunch

WHERE:        City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami

 

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Xavier Cortada
Artist-in-Residence
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.






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