80.15 W, Art Center South Florida, studio, Mayor Matti Bower, Commissioner Bruno Barreiro, Biscayne National Park, South Florida National Parks Trust, Miami Beach
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Newsletter: August 2010
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Cortada opens new studio on South Beach

August 2010

In this issue
Celebrate studio opening
Exhibit's art inspired by Park
Proceeds benefit Trust

Current exhibits

Biennial of the Americas
Museo de las Americas
Denver, CO
(through 9/26/2010)

North and South Pole
(90 N /90 S) Installations
Miami Science Museum
Miami, FL
(through 12/31/2010)

Read article in
Science magazine

Upcoming exhibits

"Genetic Markers"
Artist's Studio
Miami Beach, FL
(opens 9/4/2010)

"Ancestral Journeys"
5th New Media Festival
Hardcore Art Contemporary Space
Wynwood Arts District
Miami, FL
(opens 9/11/2010)

a solo exhibit at
Frost Art Museum
Miami, FL
(opens 10/13/2010)

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You will receive more information in next month's announcement.

All events are free and open to the public.

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 Honorary Hosts

Matti Herrera Bower
Mayor of Miami Beach


Bruno Barreiro
Miami-Dade County Commissioner

cordially invite you to join artist

Xavier Cortada

in celebrating the opening of his new working studio at
Art Center South Florida
924 Lincoln Road
Studio 201
Miami Beach, FL 33139

during Lincoln Road Gallery Walk on
Saturday, August 7th, 2010
7:00 - 10:00 PM

Special presentation: 8:00 PM

Proceeds from works sold during the reception will benefit the
South Florida National  Parks Trust.

80.15 W

For the opening, Cortada will exhibit "80.15 W."  Titled for Biscayne Bay's longitude, "80.15 W"  features the seventeen threatened and endangered animal species that call Biscayne National Park home.  Cortada created the drawings on carbon paper, a metaphor for the impact (or "carbon footprint") humans have had on the environment, even inside the boundaries of protected nature preserves.

Xavier Cortada, "80.15 W: Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)," carbon paper, 11" x 8.5", 2010.
Xavier Cortada, 
"80.15 W: Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)"

Invited guests

Susan Gonshor, Chief Park Interpreter, Biscayne National Park. 

Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, the park protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Here too is evidence of 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents.  Ms. Gonshor will briefly discuss how the 17 endangered species Cortada featured in his "80.15 W" exhibit find sanctuary in a place protected from development.

 National Park logo

Don Finefrock, Executive Director, South Florida National Parks Trust

The Trust was founded in 2002 to improve the quality of life in South Florida by supporting the national parks that define our landscape and enrich our culture...
    • Everglades National Park
    • Biscayne National Park
    • Dry Tortugas National Park
    • Big Cypress National Preserve

Proceeds from works sold during the reception will benefit the

South Florida National  Parks Trust.

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9/13/2014 » 11/1/2014
Cortada to celebrate 50th Birthday with "Littoral Creatures" exhibit opening on September 13th

9/27/2014 » 1/4/2015
Glenbow Museum (Calagry, Canada): Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775 - 2012

Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves' Paddle Out

Pancho's Wake & Closing reception for "Littoral Creatures"

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
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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Xavier Cortada created art installations at the North Pole and South Pole to address environmental concerns at every point in between. He’s been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, Florida Botanical Gardens, the Miami Art Museum, Museum of Florida History, Miami Science Museum and the Frost Art Museum. Cortada has also developed numerous collaborative art projects globally, including peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Switzerland and South Africa, and eco-art projects in Holland, Hawaii, New HampshireLatvia and Taiwan. Cortada serves as artist-in-residence at the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts.




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