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"Parks Project" exhibit
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5/8/2010 to 6/18/2010
When: Opening Reception:
May 8th from 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Women's Park
Miami-Dade Parks Department
10251 W Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 
United States
Contact: Katherine MacDiarmid

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The Parks Project

The Parks Project exhibitions took place over five months and featured one artist and installation per month beginning in January of 2010.  Five South Florida artists – Xavier Cortada, Tim Curtis, Wendy Wischer, Daniel Fila and Francesca LaLanne – worked with Miami-Dade Parks Naturalists to develop site-specific work for installation in five Miami-Dade parks utilizing the natural environment and the issues facing our natural resources, in order to raise public awareness.

Photography exhibition by by award-winning photographer Peter Dooling documents site-specific art installations by five artists over five months in five parks.    

Below:  Xavier Cortada's Ancestral Journeys at Deering Estate during February 2010.

The Parks Project
The Parks Project, with support by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, was conceived and developed by Miami-Dade Parks Division of Arts and Culture because of its strong commitment to the arts and the natural environment.  The Parks Project takes the best of South Florida with its lush tropical environment and pairs it with the best in visual arts.  For further information on the Parks Project, please call 305-755-5455. 

About Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation:
The third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 262 parks and more than 12,668 acres of land, Miami-Dade Parks is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises after-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Miami MetroZoo and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open—the USTA’s fifth largest tennis tournament; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. 

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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