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Green Drinks: Virginia Key | FLOR500 Wildflower Seed Distribution at History Miami museum
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Green Drinks: Virginia Key | FLOR500 Wildflower Seed Distribution at History Miami museum

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada will participate in the Green Drinks: Virginia Key at History Miami Museum. Attendees will be invited to participate in FLOR500 and plant a garden dedicated to one of 500 people who helped shape Florida's future.

11/6/2014
When: Thursday, November 6th, 2014
6:30 pm
Where: History Miami Museum
History Miami Plaza
101 W Flagler St.
Miami, Florida  33130
United States
Presenter: MUVE and History Miami
Contact: Chelle King, MUVE Social Action and Restoration Coordinator
305-646-4243

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FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada will participate in the Green Drinks: Virginia Key at History Miami Museum. Attendees will be invited to participate in FLOR500 and plant a garden dedicated to one of 500 people who helped shape Florida's future.


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After planting their garden, participants will upload the following to the www.FLOR500.com:  an essay about why they are dedicating this garden, a portrait of the person they have selected, and pictures documenting the planting of the garden.

 

OVERVIEW:

For this project you will be part of statewide participatory art project that will involve researching information and images of an "important Floridian,” planting a public garden dedicated to that person, and then posting about that person and the garden you have created.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS:

PROJECT STEP 1 – RESEARCH
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To begin the project, find an "Important Floridian” in the FLOR500 website -- there you will find some information about that person.

       Research this person to find out more about her or him.

       Either find or make an image of the person that can be uploaded to the FLOR500 website. The image must have an accompanying credit line with any copyright information.

 

PROJECT STEP 2 – PLANT A GARDEN:

Based on your research, decide on a location to plant a public garden in honor of the person, then using the seeds provided at the event, plant the garden! The garden should be in a location that is publicly accessible—but make sure you get permission to plant it!

Guidelines for planting the seeds:

       Have permission!

       Bring at least 1 or 2 people to help plant and document the planting.

      Write an essay explaining why you are dedicating the garden to this "Important Floridian” in this place. Share this essay with the people who help you plant so they know about the person the garden is dedicated to!

      Post a sign, art object, link to web page you create, or use some other method to help people who see the garden know more about the person it is dedicated to, and the reason for the dedication as you describe it in your essay.

 

PROJECT STEP 3 – POST TO FLOR500

You will upload the following to the FLOR500 upload page:

       A portrait of the person you have chosen (with creditline)

       Pictures documenting the planting of the garden

       A picture of the art object or sign describing the dedication

       Make sure all your images are correctly oriented and not sideways before you upload them


 

Virginia Key has a fascinating history, both ecologically and culturally, and thePatricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science'sMuseum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE)is highlighting that history with aGreen Drinks event on November 6th from 6:30-8:30pm in the courtyard at the Miami-Dade Cultural Plaza(across from the Main Library and between HistoryMiami). Green Drinks, sponsored byCOSEE Florida, and in partnership withHistoryMiami, will be an informal panel discussion.

The panel will consist of artist and historian Dinizulu Gene Tinnie of theHistoric Virginia Key Beach Park Trust;Dr.Ed Proffitt, a coastal ecologist fromFAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute; Sylvia Gurinsky, an educator and tour guide fromHistoryMiami, and restoration biologist Gary Milano, retired from theMiami Dade County Department of Environmental Resource Management.

This event will give attendees an opportunity to ask questions to the panel and network with environmentally-minded Miami residents, as well as give them a chance to learn more about opportunities for involvement with Virginia Key, via history, science, visual art with eco-artistXavier Cortada, and poetry with local collectiveO, Miami.


Please preregister for this free event athttp://bit.ly/muvegreendrinks.
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Cortada serves as artist-in-residence at the the FIU | College of Architecture + The Arts.  FIU | CARTA engages our local and global communities by deploying the power of architecture + the arts to createinnovate, and inspire solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems. Offering 9 graduate and 8 undergraduate degrees within 7 academic departments, our more than 2,500 majors have the unique experience working with our award-winning faculty, in nationally ranked programs, in the heart of Miami — one of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities! For more information, visit us at carta.fiu.edu.

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