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Diaspora Vibe Gallery. "5/five": An exploration of migration by five immigrants to the U.S. -- Erman, Luisa Mesa, Danny Ramirez, Shelly McCoy, and Deborah Jack. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 2-29. 3938 N Miami Ave 2nd Level, Miami, 305-573-4046, www.diasporavibe.com.
Dot Fiftyone. "ID International": Thirteen Miami consulates combine to present this show representing their countries. Works on paper, photography, sculpture, paintings, and other mediums by 48 international artists. Mon.-Fri. noon-7 p.m. Sat. by appt. Through Dec. 20. 51 NW 36th St, Miami, 305-573-9994, www.dotfiftyone.com.
Elin Art Gallery. "De La Havana a Miami": The 2004 Collection. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m-6 p.m. Daily. 5165 SW 8th St, Miami, 305-445-5358.
Etra Fine Art. "Archives of Vitality": Works by Frances Hines, Mario Velez, Alejandro Santiago, and photographs by Craig Barber. Dec. 2-5, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Dec. 6-31, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 56 NE 40th St, Miami, 305-438-4383, www.etrafineart.com.
Everything Wine and Art. "Implosion": Come see a show by Sheila Elias because "wine making is also an art" according to Everything Wine and Art. Wines will be available for a tasting during the exhibit. Opening will take place Dec. 2, 7-11 p.m. Through Jan. 7, 2005. 3544 N Miami Ave, Miami.
Fache Arts Gallery. "Most Wanted": Works by four artists in different mediums. Carla Fache, Fred George, Ernesto Burgos, and Fabia Nitti. Opening reception Dec. 4, 7 p.m. Open throughout December. Daily. 2300 N Miami Ave Suite B, Miami, 305-975-6933.
The Farm. "Vengeance #2: Fuck Shame. Strip Fear.": If you tend to be a sexually repressed individual, then you might want to peek out from behind that turtleneck and conceptualize the sentiment brought forth by Michael Tronn. A subculture personality, Tronn will examine the fear of shame that holds us back. Through Dec. 5. 50 NW 31st St, Miami, 305-695-9646.
FIU University Park Campus. Breakfast in the Park: Get your eat on at a complimentary breakfast in room PC 110 and then enjoy a guided tour through the Martin Z. Margulies Sculpture Park. Over 75 works from internationally recognized sculptors. Sun., Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. 305-348-2254. SW 8th Street and 107th Avenue, Museum Gallery, Miami, 305-348-2890.
Freedom Tower. "Xenon for Miami": Jenny Holzer, who has exhibited at The Dala Art Foundation, Guggenheim Museum in New York City, and the American Pavilion of Venice Biennale has created this piece to be projected on the Miami Freedom Tower throughout Art Basel. Through Dec. 5, 6 p.m.-midnight. 600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami.
Frost Art Museum. Haiti: Image & Word featuring Edwidge Danticat: The novelist gives a reading and signs books in an effort to highlight the exhibition "Lespri Endepandan: Discovering Haitian Sculpture." The writer explores the subtle intricacies of race, class, language, and gender. Sun., Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. 305-348-2254. "Lespri Endepandan: Discovering Haitian Sculpture": An exhibit covering more than a half century of Haitian sculpture. These works range from the traditional works of the "Iron Masters" to today's contemporary artists. Through Dec. 5. FIU, University Park Campus, SW 8th Street and 107th Avenue, PC 110, Miami, 305-348-2890, www.frostartmuseum.org.
Gary Nader Fine Art. "Modern and Contemporary Masters," "Contemporary Latin American Art," "Contemporary Photography," and "Walter Goldfarb New Paintings": The opening reception for these four shows takes place from 7-10 p.m.; get there early because there is a lot to take in. From the show "Modern and Contemporary Masters," be on the look out for paintings and sculptures by Colombian great Fernando Botero. If that's not enough, not to worry, there are more works here than there are letters in this paper. Fri., Dec. 3. 3306 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, 305-442-0256.
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. Art Basel: Art Loves Film: Curated by This Brunner, you can take the shuttle bus from the Convention Center. Sat., Dec. 4, 8:30 p.m. 174 E Flagler St, Miami, 305-374-2444.
Ice Palace Studios. The New Art Dealers Alliance Art Fair: Take a shuttle to the second annual NADA Art Fair from the Convention Center. Dec. 2-5. 59 NW 14th St, Miami, 305-347-7400.
Ingalls & Associates. "New Work": A series of photographs examining the complex relationship between young girls and horses. Dec. 2-4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. "Cloistered": A serial approach to photography, this exhibit features 51 color photographs taken while the artist, Michelle Elzay, resided at the guesthouse of the Benedictine Sisters of the Abbaye Saint Marie du Maumont in France. A visual experience comparable to listening to a choir. Through Dec. 24. "After Dark": New York-based artist Kol Solthon will create a site-specific installation in the form of a drawing that will chip away at the layers of paint into the cinder block structure toward the rear of the building. Art Basel hours: Dec. 2-4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. Through Dec. 24. 125 NW 23 St, Miami, 305-573-6263.