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Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. "Relic": Paintings by Hung Liu, based on photos taken in China during the Qing Dynasty. Sculpture by Wanxin Zhang. Through Jan. 15. 3550 N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-573-2700.
Bettcher Gallery. "The Mismeasure of Nature": Solo exhibit of paintings by artist Marc Dennis. Tue. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. noon-10 p.m. or by appointment. Through Jan. 15, 2005. 5582 NE Fourth Ct, Miami, 305-758-7556.
Biscayne National Park. "Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida": A collection of photographs by Clyde Butcher at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Jan. 17, 2005. Free admission. 9700 SW 328th St, Homestead, 305-230-7275.
Boprae Studio. Architectural Work in Progress: Sponsored by Karu Restaurant for artist Richard Boprae. Open to the public on Dec. 4, 8 p.m.-midnight with hors d'oeuvres by Karu's executive chef Gerdy Rodriguez. Open loft. Dec. 2-5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 2534 N Miami Ave, Miami.
Britto Central. Kaleidoscope Vision: A collection of photographs by Diego Tosoni. Tosoni tries to capture urban life combined with nature in this exhibit featuring photographs taken in Miami and New York City. Daily. 818 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-531-8821.
Camera Obscura. "Off-Off Basel": Photographs by Kike Arnal, Jenne Willis, and others. Through Dec. 23. 1165 SW 6th St, Miami, 786-262-7853.
Casa Bacardi, University of Miami. Art-Deco Paintings: Works by Randy Barceló, designer for Jesus Christ Superstar and other Broadway shows. Also, "Texaureos Collection" by Andrés Lacau. Through Dec. 17. 1531 Brescia Ave, Coral Gables, 305-284-2822.
Casa Lin. The Yard: Five artists will create site-specific installations based on the amalgamation of flavor that is Miami and Wynwood. Joshua Levine's figures will ominously cluster behind the work of Adam Brendt, who will create a meditative environment from the tropical foliage. That's just the beginning and you can check it out 24/7 from the sidewalk. Through Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. 55 and 81 NW 30th St, Miami.
The Cavalier Hotel. FRISBEE Art Fair: Several galleries from around the country will be participating in this event's first year. Dec. 2-5. 1320 Ocean Dr, South Beach.
Cernuda Arte. "Important Cuban Artworks Volume Three": Paintings by several artists, including Wifredo Lam, Amelia Peláez, and Eduardo Abela. Open through February 2005. Starting Dec. 3. Daily. 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, 305-461-1050, www.cernudaarte.com.
Chelsea Galleria. "Three Visions": Caribbean trend photography by Albert Chong of Jamaica, Carl Juste of Haiti, and Gory of Cuba. Through Jan. 5, 2005. 32 NE 39th St, Miami, 305-576-2950, www.chelseagalleria.com.
Collins Park. Art Basel: Art Positions: This opening night event features an exhibit composed of the collections of 20 cutting edge galleries. The street becomes the gallery as shipping containers have been retrofitted into show spaces. Through Dec. 5. Art Basel: Happy Hour at Art Positions: Last year the motto for the underground was "Fuck Art, Let's Dance." This year it's "Fuck Art, Let's Drink." Cocktails await those who choose to groove. Music provided by Mark Leventhal and Stephan Luke. Dec. 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Between 21st and 22nd St, Miami Beach, 305-674-1292.
crobar. Art Basel: Art Club @ crobar: When all the art starts to look the same, head over to crobar and feast your eyes on the work of art that is Miami Beach nightlife. Impress the ladies/fellows with all the art history you picked up this week and maybe persuade them to let you take a plastic body mold for your collection. Thu., Dec. 2, 11 p.m. Art Basel: Art Palette Party: An evening of Miami's hottest DJs combining music and video for an explosive Art Basel party. Fri., Dec. 3, 10 p.m. 1445 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-672-8084.
De La Sierra, Paris and Pervilhac Gallery. "From the Depths of the Ocean": Patricia Paris creates silver jewelry works inspired by the ocean for this exhibit and for "Silvered Waters." Also, "Cyber-Paintings, Bronzes and Retro-Works by Alexis De La Sierra." Through Dec. 9. 3740 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-576-3378.
Delano Hotel. Art Basel: Art Bar: Mystery, intrigue, art, and alcohol await patrons poolside at the Delano. A super secret special guest and Morgan's Hotel Group host this open-to-the-public extravaganza. 10 p.m. Through Dec. 5. 305-672-2000 ext. 2043. Art Basel: Art Sound Lounge: An auditory artwork showcase featuring pieces by various contemporary artists working in music and sound. With the exception of the opening reception, this art groove spins daily by the pool from noon to midnight. Through Dec. 5. 305-674-1292. 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-672-2000.
Dharma Studio. "A Day in the Life": A collection of black-and-white photographs by José Martí, who lives and works in Havana. Open Mon.-Sat. and by appointment. Through Dec. 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 3170 Commodore Plaza, Miami, 305-461-1777.
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts. DLFA Art Elements: An exhibition by Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts at Art Basel. Miami Beach Convention Center Hall D-H3. Dec. 2-5. Wendy Wischer: A one-woman show at the DL Gallery. Also "Within the White," an interactive work of light and color, open the weekend of Dec. 3. Gallery open Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3-31. 3080 SW 38th Ct, Miami, 305-774-5969.