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Private Tours - Three Perspectives: Urban Art Access will be offering three different tours during Art Basel. Choose to be guided by Maria de la Pezuela, vice president of Sotheby's, on the Sotheby's Tour, 1-2 p.m.; Gabriela Rangel, director of Visual Arts at the Americas Society, for the Curator's Tour, 2:15-3:30 p.m.; or Gean Moreno, writer for Contemporary Magazine, on the Art Critic's Tour, 3:30-4:40 p.m. Tours limited to ten people, call for reservations. Sat., Dec. 4, 305-535-3006.
1232 NE 2nd Ave. "Paint the Town": A large-scale photography exhibition by Tina Spiro. Fri., Dec. 3. "Sonic Silence": An exhibit by Sheila Elias of "enhanced digital photography." The exhibit will be open during Art Basel, and by appointment through January 2005. Starting Dec. 3. Daily. www.sheilaelias.com. "Autobiografía": A sound installation by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera. Starting Dec. 3. Daily. West of the Miami Performing Arts Center, Part of OmniArt, Warehouse 1, Miami.
36th Street and Biscayne Blvd. A Mural: Raymond Saa from Ambrosino Gallery will be painting a mural under the overpass of I-195. Daily. Corner of 36th St and Biscayne Blvd, Miami.
445 Española Way. "Natives": Paintings and sculptures by artists Miguel Paredes of New York and Ivan Shie Moreno of Cuba and Miami. Through Dec. 5. Afterparty at Rokbar, 1905 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-219-6688.
The Abbey Hotel. Swiss Art Miami: Works by the finalists of the "Visions of Nature - Mountain to Sea" competition. Swiss artists submitted paintings, photographs, sculpture, and videos in the theme of the competition. Through Dec. 5. 300 21st St, Miami Beach, www.swissartmiami.com.
Adamar Fine Arts. "Journey of a Pop Artist: Burton Morris": The artist will be present during Art Basel on Dec. 4, starting at 8:30 p.m. The exhibit can be viewed all other days, Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat. noon-5 p.m. Dec. 4-Jan. 10. 177 NE 39th St, Miami, 305-576-1355, www.adamargallery.com.
Adidas Original Store. "My Adidas Miami": An exhibition and auction presented by LegalArt, a not-for-profit organization created to help artists with legal information and services. Original work by Miami artists, including Brandon Opalka, Christian Curiel, Michelle Weinberg, and Worm Hole Laboratory. Through Dec. 31. 226 8th St, Miami Beach, 305-531-1240.
AfterImage. Gallery artists: Photographs by Sheila de Lemos, Charlie Calderin, Izzy Havenick, and Rick Cruz. Through Dec. 30. Call for appointment, Coral Gables, 305-567-1428, www.afterimageonline.com.
Alejandra Von Hartz Fine Arts. "Utopia of Form": Argentinean Concrete Art, by several artists including Manuel Espinosa and Lidy Prati. Tue.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. noon-4 p.m. Special Art Basel Hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Through Jan. 31, 2005. 180 NE 39th St Suite 220, Miami, 305-438-0220.
Alexander Gore Fine Art. "Centrofugal Forces": Plenty of curves and vibrant colors at this exhibit of oil paintings by Alexander Gore. Open daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Through Dec. 31. 1501 Collins Ave Suite 205, Miami Beach, 305-467-0814.
Ali Photography. "Unidentified Objects": An exhibit by native Miami photographer Ali. Through Dec. 8. 1442 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, 305-576-0682.
Alonso Art. "fotofijas": By José Iraola. By appointment only. Through Dec. 30. 200 SW 30 Rd, Miami, 305-854-1010, www.alonsoart.com.
Alquilar M Galeria. "Ballet in Drag": A performance by Ebone, who danced with the Alvin Ailey Ballet Company for several years. Performances at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4. $5 donation. "Journey Through Wonderland": Works by several artists, including Jonathan Riesco, Roy De Forest, Anita Goldsmith, and Maria Alquilar. Alquilar's works range from paintings to metal sculptures, which represent the "path to enlightenment." Opening reception Dec. 2, 7-11 p.m. Show through January 2005. Daily. 90 NE 46th St, Miami, 305-573-4452, www.maria-alquilar.com.
Ambrosino Gallery. "All my love,": Photographs by Jen DeNike in Gallery 1. Also a group exhibition by gallery artists in Gallery 2. Ambrosino will also be presenting Soothsayer, an animated film by Bobby Abate. You can see Ambrosino Gallery at Art Basel booth A-8. Dec. 2-6. 769 NE 125th St, North Miami, 305-891-5577.
The Americas Collection. "Photography Plus": Works by Miriam Calzada, Lissie Habie, Federico Justiniani, and Lorenza Panero. Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. noon-5 p.m. Dec. 3-Jan. 2. 2440 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, 305-446-5578.
Amos Miller Studio. New Paintings: By Amos Miller. Open during Art Basel. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2-5. 180 NE 39th St Suite 206, Miami, 305-573-2125, www.amosmillerstudio.com.
The Aqua Gallery. "I feel mysterious today": Works from the exhibit at the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art will be on view at its Art Basel satellite. Thu. 8 p.m.-midnight, Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2-5. 180 NE 40th St, Melen Building, Miami.
The Art Corporation. "Vanity Fair - So is the lust!": A collection of erotic paintings in oil, India ink, and acrylics by Karla Caprali. Also "Movement," sculptures by Gary Giffune. Through Dec. 31. 180 NE 39th St Suite 226, Miami, 305-801-6188, www.theartcorporation.com.
Art Fusion Gallery. "Art Explosion": Thirty-three international artists combine their work to create this show. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. throughout Art Basel. Show runs through December. Dec. 2-30. Art Explosion at Art Fusion for Art Basel Party: Celebrating the exhibit at Art Fusion. Sat., Dec. 4, 7-11 p.m. 1 NE 40th St, Miami, 305-573-5730.
Art + Gallery. "Wired": Group exhibition of New Technology art (video, biological art, lenticular photography, holography, digital, sound, scent) by gallery artists in Merrick Park. Welcome Art Basel: Kick Off the Week in Light: Download your invitation to the illumination of I.M. Pei's Bank of America building at the gallery's Website. Through Dec. 7. 358 San Lorenzo Ave #3135, Coral Gables, 786-497-1111, www.artplusgallery.com.
Art Vitam. "Emanuele Viscuso: Sculptures and Installations": Works by the Italian artist, son of a sculptor and a jazz pianist. Cocktail reception Dec. 4, 7 p.m.-midnight. Dec. 2-31. 3452 N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-571-8342, www.artvitam.com.
ArtCenter/South Florida Gallery. "Objects of Virtue": By several South Florida artists. Mon.-Wed. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Thu.-Sun. 10 a.m.-11p.m. Through Jan. 2, 2005. 800 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-674-8278, www.artcentersf.org.
Artimoto Modern Art Network. "The Art of Bateau Laveau: In Pursuit of Collective Identity": Collection of paintings by the group of South African artists. Through Dec. 31. 3841 NE 2nd Ave Suite 301A, Miami, 305-573-7575, www.artimoto.com.
Artist in Residence Gallery. "Iconography": A collection of celebrity photographs by Mark Seliger. Dec. 2-30. 3015 Grand Ave 2nd Level, Coconut Grove, 305-443-9799, www.artistinresidencegallery.com.
ArtSouth. Permanent Collection: This is the everyday collection at ArtSouth. It's a drive, but this little artist commune is well worth it. Special Art Basel hours, Sat.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. Through Dec. 5. Upstairs Gallery: This is where the artists at ArtSouth take a bow after displaying their work, special Art Basel hours, Sat.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. Through Dec. 5. "From Florida to France": This solo exhibition features the oil and pastel paintings of Patricia Cummins, special Art Basel hours, Sat. and Sun., noon-6 p.m. Through Dec. 5. New Works: A series of new works finds a home at ArtSouth's ClaySpace Gallery, special Art Basel hours, Sat.-Sun. noon-6 p.m. Through Dec. 5. 240 N Krome Ave, Homestead, 305-247-9406.
ArtSouth Sanctuary. Sanctuary Gallery: Luis Nunez presents his solo exhibition and invites viewers to become one with nature by transcending his Everglades landscape paintings, special Art Basel hours, Sat.-Sun. noon-6 p.m. Through Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 240 N Krome Ave, Homestead, 305-247-9406.
Artspace C GQ. Opening Reception: Enjoy an aesthetic wonderland featuring the works of Morgen Chesonis and Gerardo Gonzalez-Quevedo, special Art Basel hours, Dec. 2-5, 1-6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4, 7 p.m.-midnight. 305-282-9154. 4510 NE 2 Ave, Miami.
ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries. "Light on Hell & Paradise": Exhibit by Howtan. Large scale transparencies lit from behind. Gables Gallery Night will be dedicated to Art Basel. Open 7-10 p.m. Fri., Dec. 3. "Aquascapes": Underwater photographs by Karen Glaser. This exhibit features large scale photographs, giving the impression of being under the ocean. Through Dec. 31. 169 Madeira Ave, Coral Gables, 305-444-4493, www.virginiamiller.com.
Ashmore Gallery. "High Art: Perspectives": Expect to transcend cultural barriers as the audience and the art become an intermingled tapestry of emotional outpouring. The artists will attempt to engage viewers to the point that they become actual participants in the work, but then relinquish control of the final message, thus allowing each individual to come up with his own interpretation. The show will include works by Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselman, and Andy Warhol. Through Dec. 31, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. 2213 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-0654.
Atelier Feyerabend & Hubler. "Mosaics Fine Art & FUNctional": Combination of juried exhibition in the main gallery and several events and workshops. Also, "Vorsicht - Foresight" by Hans Feyerabend on the second floor. Call for event and workshop info. Dec. 3-Jan. 11. 3863 Shipping Ave, Miami, 305-569-9990, www.atelier.bz.
Bakehouse Art Complex. "Breakfast at the Bakehouse": On Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-noon. Also, the Winter Juried Art Show, works by more than 100 artists. Basel hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2-5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 6-Jan. 15. Free admission. 561 NW 32nd St, Miami, 305-576-2828.
Bank of America Tower. For Art Basel: Will reflect the vision of Paul Deeb. He will be creating his work out of optical grade aluminum on the southeast side of the tower. After two weeks of assembly and more than a day of installation, it will be on view throughout Art Basel. Through Dec. 5. 100 SE 2nd St, Miami.
Barbara Gillman Gallery. "Six-Eight": Geometric, three-dimensional paintings by Robert Thiele. Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Dec. 31. 800-688-7079. 3814 NE Miami Ct, Miami, 305-573-1920, www.artnet.com/bgillman.html.
Bass Museum of Art. "Együt - Together - from Miami to Budapest and Back": A concert presented by the Center for Emerging Art. Sun., Dec. 5, 3 p.m. "Paris Moderne: Art Deco Works from the Musée d'Arte Moderne de la Ville de Paris": For the first time out of France, an exhibit of paintings, sculptures, and other art, celebrating the style of Paris in the ö20s and ö30s. Through Jan. 23, 2005. 2121 Park Ave, Miami Beach, 305-673-7530, www.bassmuseum.org.
Beaux Arts Gallery. "Carbonell: A Modern Expression, Traditional Principles": By sculptor Manuel Carbonell, creator of "Tequesta Family" at the Brickell Avenue Bridge. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. by appt. Through Jan. 31, 2005. 2451 Brickell Ave, Miami, 305-858-6776, www.beauxartsgallery.net.
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.
Damien B. Art Center. "Is it inflated?": Artists experiment with air as a medium in this group show of inflatable sculptures. Through Dec. 30. 282 NW 36th St, Miami, 305-573-4949, www.damienb.com.
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.
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.
Dorsch Gallery. "till the end of the year": A group exhibition, including works by Harumi Abe, Rene Barge, Brian Reedy, and Kerry Ware. Through Dec. 31. 151 NW 24th St, Miami, 305-576-1278.
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.
Durban Segnini Gallery. Roberto Estopiñán: Works by the exiled sculptor born in Havana. Through Jan. 31, 2005. 3072 SW 38th Ave, Coral Gables, 305-774-7740, www.durbansegnini.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.
Fernando Pessoa. "Iridescent Cradle": "Cuna Nacarada" and "Mirage" by Gilberto Frómeta. Dec. 2-5. 128 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, 305-441-6554.
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.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery. Two Solo Exhibitions: "Doppler" by Robert Chambers and "the gifts i could never give you" by Norberto Rodriguez. Dec. 2-6. 2247 NW 1st Pl, Miami, 305-448-8976.
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.
Karpio + Facchini Gallery."Ocho Mujeres Pintoras": "Eight Women Painters" and "Conte." Through Dec. 5. 786-553-3558. 1929 NW 1st Ave, Miami, 305-576-4454.
Kevin Bruk Gallery. "Face Value": Paintings by Kenny Scharf, who has exhibited his work around the world. He refers to his art as "Pop Surrealism." Dec. 2-Jan. 9. 3900 B NE 1st Ave, Miami, 305-576-2000. www.kevinbrukgallery.com.
Kuma Central. "Kuma Loves Art": An exhibit by several artists of art inspired by toys and vice versa. All toys are one of a kind. Dec. 2-20. 130 NE 40th St Suite 6, Miami, 305-573-4486.
Lemon Sky. "Sleight of Hand": Multiple layers of manipulated artistry representing the tangible and the intangible is what this show is all about. Don't be deceived by the simplicity, the point is to illustrate to the viewer the unstable nature of perception. "Sleight of Hand" is organized by New York-based Hudson Clearing and features sculpture, painting, collage, drawing, and an outdoor installation on the roof, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., opening reception Dec. 4, 7-10 p.m. Through Dec. 5. 125 NW 23rd St, Miami, 305-790-1797.
Leonard Tachmes Gallery. "Keepsake": A solo exhibition by Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Through Jan. 8, 2005. 817 NE 125th St, North Miami, 305-895-1030.
Locust Projects. "Rule the Wasteland": An open-air exhibit featuring posters designed by a few dozen artists from around the country. The project is organized by Los Angeles-based sculptor Jedediah Caesar, who will wheat paste the works to the façade of Locust Projects. Through Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. Eric Wesley: Wesley will create a site-specific project encompassing some of the themes explored in his models: self-sustaining economies, fake corporate identities, and sets for pseudo TV programs. Through Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. "General Store": Run by Milwaukee painter Tyson Reeder, this drawing project will consist of artists using only a four-color marker. Through Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. 105 NW 23rd St, Miami, 305-609-5384.
Lowe Art Museum - UM. "Coming Home: American Paintings": More than 120 paintings from the '20s and '30s tell the tale of the Wall Street crash to World War II. Each painting depicts a slice of American life through narratives and illustrates the social ramifications of the Twentieth Century's most critical decades. The Lowedown, a free happy hour, takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 2, and a preview reception will be held the next day from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring music and Bacardi. Fri., Dec. 3. Free. Art Adventures: Gallery tour to help introduce museum guests to the exhibitions at the Lowe. Begins at 2 p.m. Dec. 5, Dec. 12, and Dec. 18. Daily. 1301 Stanford Dr, Miami, 305-284-3535.
Margulies Warehouse. Expansion: Just in time for Art Basel, the Margulies Collection debuts its expanded facility. 35,000 square feet is just not enough when you are international art collector Martin Z. Margulies. The man has added another 10,000 feet to the already enormous warehouse. The private collection houses an impressive array of photography, video, sculpture, and installations of the contemporary variety. Special hours for Art Basel are Dec. 2-4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. Through Dec. 5. 591 NW 27th St, Miami, 305-576-1051.
The Marlin. "Pictography": The Marlin Hotel celebrates the opening of its new gallery with "Pictography," a show that combines the talents of Christian Mendoza, Stefan Ruiz, Romon Yang, and José Parlá. Dec. 3-6. "Fuck Art, Let's Dance": Residents Dinji Brown and the irrepressible DHM kick it downstairs for their third annual Art Basel dance party. An exhibit of John Arsenault's photography opens at 8 p.m. upstairs. Sun., Dec. 5, 10 p.m. 1200 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-604-3595.
Matheson Hammock Park. Art Expressions: Seven artists will create site-specific works at Matheson Hammock Park in an effort by the Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Dept. to offer art to the public. There will also be an exhibit at Tropical Park, located at 7900 SW 40th St. Through Jan. 7, 2005. 9610 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, 305-665-5475.
MDCC Wolfson Campus. "I am the smallest planet of my own": An exhibit of film and sculptures by Jiae Hwang, a student at the New World School of the Arts. Through Jan. 7, 2005. 300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-237-3696.
Miami Art Central. "How do we want to be governed?": Curated by Roger M. Buergel and Ruth Noack, this contemporary show brings together more than 25 international artists. Dec. 6-Jan. 30. 5960 SW 57th Ave, Miami, 305-455-3333, www.miamiartcentral.org.
Miami Art Museum. Art Basel: Party on the Plaza: If you got your invitation to this private reception, get ready for a night of art and ass shaking. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will greet every guest from 7-10 p.m. Soundtrack provided by Miami groovesters the Suenalo Sound System. Thu., Dec. 2. 305-375-4073. "Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940's-70's": An international roundtable discusses radical experimentation with form. Guest speakers include French artist François Morellet; the adjunct curator for the Department of Drawings of the Museum of Modern Art New York, Luis Peréz-Oramas; and curator and department head for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Lynn Zelevansky. Peter Boswell, senior curator for the Miami Art Museum, moderates from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Daily. 305-375-4073. 101 W Flagler St, Miami, 305-375-3000.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Art Basel: Art Loves Puppet Rock: "Don't Trust Anybody Over 30": A live puppet rock opera about teenage riots and their instigator, Neil Sky, future President of the United States. Think Meatloaf meets the Muppets as they try to spark social revolution. Dec. 2-5, 5-6 p.m. 2000 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, 305-673-7256.
Miami Beach Cinematheque. "The Human Influence": An exhibit of photographs featuring works by the rarely seen Robert Mapplethorpe, Bruce Weber, Patty Smith, and others. Also, Octavio Campos will perform an excerpt of BLUE by Derek Jarman, who filmed the movie as he was dying of AIDS. Performance on Saturday. Sponsored by Art for Peace, Robert Miller Gallery, NY. Dec. 3-4, 7:30-11 p.m. 512 Española Way, Miami Beach, 305-673-4567, www.mbcinema.com.
Miami Beach Convention Center. Wine & Spirits Expo of the Americas: As you enjoy the art at Art Basel, be sure to sample some of the wines, spirits, and gourmet foods that will be available at the Convention Center. Dec. 3-5. Art Basel Conversations - Art Collections: Panel discussion by several distinguished speakers giving information about the collections at Art Basel. Dec. 3-5, 10 a.m. Bus Obscura: How about art on wheels? That's what artist Simon Lee has created with "Bus Obscura," a roaming kaleidoscopic adventure that takes a 24-passenger bus and turns it into a moving museum. The bus will transport passengers from the Miami Beach Convention Center to the Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium and other locations associated with Art Basel. Through Dec. 5. 1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, 305-673-7000.
Miami Design District. Hi-Performance Party: Celebrate -scope/Miami's new Performance-scope program on 39th St. Fri., Dec. 3, 7-11 p.m. Art Basel: Art Loves Design Party: This is the big one baby! Two city blocks in the heart of the Design District will close off, allowing for one hell of a party. Galleries and design showrooms open their doors and tempt patrons with cocktails, music, and surprises. The street is your canvas tonight, so paint the town red. Sat., Dec. 4, 9 p.m.-midnight. 305-573-8116. NE 2nd Ave between 39th and 40th St, Miami.
Miami International University of Art & Design Gallery. "Do you want to know what it is?": A series of digital photographs taken during the construction of the Miami Performing Arts Center by Alex Steneck. Photographs also will be projected on the 15th Street wall of the university. There will be performers and food outside the campus. Fri., Dec. 3, 8 p.m. 1501 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, 305-428-5700.
Miami Light Project. "It's My Pleasure": Solo exhibition by Ali Prosch made up of five short films. Through Dec. 11. 3000 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, 305-576-4350.
Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium. "Light, Sound, Art and Science": This exhibit plays with notions of light and sound. Expect shadow puppets and lamps bumping into walls. Any perception of reality becomes a marred surreal experience in this auditory and visual creative gathering. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Jan. 2, 2005. 305-646-4289. 3280 S Miami Ave, Miami, 305-646-4200.
Mildrey Guillot Art Gallery. "Colors of Passions": Enjoy a look at the paintings of Mildrey Guillot. 1-5 p.m. Through Dec. 4. 1654 SW 8 St, Miami, 305-495-9667.
The Moore Space. "Wiggin Village": A project by Jim Drain and Ara Peterson. Also, "Soap-Operatic," works by Hernan Bas. Will be open Dec. 3-5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for Art Basel. Dec. 3-March 31. 4040 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-573-1622, www.themoorespace.org.
Museum of Contemporary Art. "Cut/Film as Found Object": Nine artists come together for a large-scale video projection featuring the manipulation of movies, film, and television to create a new perception of reality. The exhibition examines and rearranges existing film into original narratives filled with emotional content and new musical scores. It's art that finds its roots in the sampling world of '80s hip-hop and converts the medium from music to film. Basel hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Jan. 30, 2005. 770 NE 125th St, North Miami, 305-893-6211.
Nancy Gifford Studio. "UnderCover": Check out this creative celebration of antiquated book covers. A playful twist on the originals, this exhibit features modern design on an old, almost obsolete, medium. Through Dec. 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 2320 N Miami Ave, Miami, 786-877-9020.
The Newton Building. AFFINITAS: An "Exploration of Art and Architecture" from the University of Miami, presented by UM's School of Architecture and Department of Art and Art History. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2-6. 3901 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-284-2542.
Nocturnal Club. French Kiss Miami, House4Peace Event: Dance for peace at this charity celebration. House4Peace and SFP Records bring us an auction to benefit the kids at Intervida. Aside from the funk, artwork will be auctioned off. 9 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5. $20. 305-604-9911. 60 NE 1st St, Miami.
Norton Museum of Art. An Evening at the Norton Museum of Art: Exhibitions including: "Continental Drift," "Masterworks of Chinese Paintings: In Pursuit of Mists and Clouds," "Zhang Huan: Seeds of Hamburg," and "Focus On: New Photography". Sat. Dec. 4, 8 p.m.-midnight. 1451 South Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, 561-832-5196.
NOW. "MIES": A photographic exhibit by Paul Clemence showcasing the architectural work of Mies van der Rohe. Opening reception Sat. Dec. 4, 8 p.m.-midnight. Dec. 2-Jan. 28. 51 NE 40th St, Miami, 305-573-9988.
OBJEX Artspace. "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts": A four-person exhibit of paintings and mixed-media works by the innocent Becca, the ambiguous Richard Colman, the decadent Camille Rose Garcia, and propagandist Shepard Fairey. Through Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 203 NW 36th St, Miami, 305-573-4400.
Omniart. "The Neighborhood as a Work of Art": This event will encompass several blocks in the Omni area during Art Basel. Warehouses will be transformed into curated art spaces, as will vacant lots and even the street. International artists as well as artists from Miami Art schools, FIU, and others. Dec. 2-5. NE 13th St, Adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, Miami, www.omniart-miami.com.
Palm Court Building. "23rd Street Underground Artists": Ten international artists show how diverse Miami can be. Opening reception, Dec. 1, 8 p.m. Through Dec. 6. 305-301-3322. 309 23rd St, Miami Beach.
Paradeisos Design Center. "Nicolas Leiva, Paintings, Drawings, Ceramics and Objects": This event is a ten-year retrospective for South Florida artist Nicolas Leiva. The exhibit features works from his studios in Faenza, Italy and Miami. On view will be some of his works from the Bevilaqua La Masa Museum in Venice. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., presented by Gary Nader Fine Art, which is also offering complimentary transportation to the show. Dec. 4-Jan. 11. Free. 305-442-0256. 47 NE 36th St, Miami, 305-573-7663.
Phthalo Gallery. Recent Sculpture: By Daekyoon Yoo of Korea. Dec. 3-Jan. 15. 1088 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor Islands, 305-866-9104, www.phthalogallery.com.
Placemaker. Opening Reception: Mingle with the artists as they step out from the shadows and into the limelight at this swanky reception open to the public. Sat., Dec. 4, 8 p.m.-midnight. "III": Natalia Benedetti presents three of her video installations. Through Jan. 15, 2005, 12-5 p.m. "Stilled Life": Finding beauty in a single moment, this exhibition features the photography of five young artists: New York's Roe Ethridge, Japan's Rinko Kawauchi, Yale grad Matthew Moneteith, CalArt's Carter Mull, and Chicago's Melanie Schiff. Through Jan. 15, 12-5 p.m. "Wallpaper for the 21st Century": Defying mainstream definitions of sculpture is what this exhibition of twelve artists is setting out to do. Imagine using electromagnetic currents to make form out of liquid, then hang it on your wall. Through Jan. 15, 2005, 12-5 p.m. 3852 N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-576-6695, placemakergallery.com.
Pop n' Art Gallery. Conversation with Burton Morris: An opportunity to chit chat with artist Burton Morris, whose recognizable style creates an original perspective on American pop culture. Morris has created artwork for Absolut Vodka, Perrier, AT&T, and others. He was also the official artist of the U.S. Olympic Team in Athens. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited, call to reserve. Fri., Dec. 3. 358 San Lorenzo Ave Suite 3210, Coral Gables, 305-448-5578.
Radisson Hotel. Miami Ball and Late Night Party: For 21 years the Miami Art Museum has hosted this fundraising event, pulling in some of the biggest donations across the country. Tables of ten for the gala range from $5000 to $25,000 and Late Night Party tickets cost $75. All the proceeds from the event benefit MAM's exhibition and educational programs. Sun., Dec. 5. 1601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, 305-663-5307.
Raleigh Hotel. Art Basel: Official Goodbye Party: Beach blanket Basel takes place by the pool featuring the copacetic dance vibes of DJ JP Rigaud. 8-10 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5. 305-673-8373. 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-534-6300.
RaZoo Gallery. Outsider, Folk, and Select Fine Art: Special viewing and sale, including items recently viewed at museum exhibits. Dec. 4-5; Dec. 11-12; Dec. 18-19. 3038 N Federal Hwy, Suite M, Fort Lauderdale.
Riesco Art Studio. "Nice to Meet You, thru Nice to Know You" Vol.1: A look at the one-night stand through the eyes and oil paintings of Jonathan Riesco. Viewing by appointment. Through Dec. 20. 4552 SW 71 Ave, Miami, 305-610-4910.
Ritz-Carlton South Beach. Masters' Mystery Art Show: More than 1000 postcards have been created by different celebrities and athletes plus political and community leaders. All cards will be sold for $50 each to help raise funds for the FIU Masters in Fine Arts program. But there's some mystery to this fundraiser. No one will know who created which card until it is sold. Through Dec. 5. 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-672-5466.
Rocket Projects. "Pig to Man, Man to Pig, then Pig to Man Again": A new series of work based on George Orwell's Animal Farm by graffiti artist turned painter Brandon Opalka. Opening reception Sat. Dec. 4, 7-11 p.m. Through Dec. 30. 3440 N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-576-6082, www.rocket-projects.com.
Rubell Family Collection. "Supersize": Because excess is good. Celebrating 40 years of marriage, the philanthropic couple show off some of their most notable pieces. Artists from Belgium, China, Cuba, Japan, Vietnam, Italy ... the list goes on and on. Through July 31, 2005, 9 a.m.-noon. Expansion Too: The Rubell Family Collection opens its doors after more than doubling its space. 45,000 square feet, including fourteen new galleries (for a total of 29), a new research library, sculpture garden, conservation lab, and various media rooms await patrons. Art Basel hours are 9 a.m.-noon. Through Dec. 5. "Eberhard Haverkost, Project Room": A large group of recent acquisitions of the man's work. 9 a.m.-noon. Through Feb. 6, 2005. "American Dream, Collecting Richard Prince for 27 Years": An overview of Prince's work ranging from 1977-2004 will be on display, some pieces making their Miami debut. 9 a.m.-noon. Through March 27, 2005. "Northern Light: Leipzig in Miami": An exhibit of young German painters whose work debuts in America during Basel. 9 a.m.-noon. Through Feb. 27, 2005. "Memorials of Identity, New Media from the Rubell Family Collection": Five international artists explore issues of identity and memory with seven projections investigating those themes. Through March 6, 2005, 9 a.m.-noon. 95 NW 29th St, Miami, 305-573-6090.
Sagamore Hotel. "P2P: Power to the People": Part of -scope/Miami, this exhibit by Matt, Rob, and Susan Gorbet is an interactive billboard that "offers unusual control over the urban environment." Also at the Sagamore, "Bay Street" by Billy Berry. Dec. 2-5. 1671 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-535-8088.
SkyBar at The Shore Club. Art Basel: Art Lounge: Maybe you can't afford to spend the night at The Shore Club, but don't let that stop you from partying with A-list guests. A secret special guest will surprise you as you lounge about the grounds. Starts at 10 p.m. Through Dec. 5. 305-695-3345. 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-358-1999.
SRX Studio. "Parallel Universe - A Group Show of the New Movement": Paintings, sculpture, and works in several types of media by 31 artists. Dec. 3-7. 305-762-5757. "Analytical Observations - Dimension, Illusion and Spirit": By David Rohn, a Miami artist who likes to explore the issues surrounding varying dimensional spaces. Also, in Studio 220, an exhibition by Megumi Fukasawa entitled "Mosaic." Dec. 3-7. 220-228 NE 59th St, Miami, 305-244-6224, www.abstractmedia.net.
The Townhouse Hotel. "IPO: Market Research": Octavio Campos, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, and Michelle Weinberg combine talents to create this multidisciplinary work representing the launch of a business. Dec. 2-5. Performance-scope!: Part of the -scopeMiami Art Fair, Performance-scope will feature performance art at the Townhouse Hotel and other locations around Miami. Dec. 2-5. "Culture on the Verge": IPO rooftop party at 9 p.m. Fri., Dec. 3. -scope/Miami: An international art fair during Art Basel, including a site-specific exhibit by the MSG/Newness art group from Leonard Tachmes Gallery of Miami. The show brings together more than 70 exhibitors and curators from around the U.S. and Europe. Noon-8 p.m. Dec. 2-5. $10. www.scope-art.com. 150 20th St, Miami Beach, 305-534-3800.
TransEAT. Moving On: Celebration and Sale: Eating their way across international boundaries, TransEat, the Miami satellite kitchen of the Food Culture Museum, is moving its collections and activities to its new Barcelona headquarters. When art moves, you win, as they plan on having a massive sale of diverse works by Miralda. The sale sign marks the spot. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Through Dec. 4. 2417 N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-576-0406.
The Wolfsonian-FIU. "Beauty-In-Advertising": Work by Richard Tuttle using the inside and outside of the Wolfsonian building. Unveiling on Dec. 3, 8-11 p.m. Starting Dec. 3. Daily. 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-1001.
World Arts Building. "Miami Now": Edge Zones presents this exhibit by 32 artists, including Nestor Arena, Chris Culver, and Nelson Gutierrez. Through Dec. 23. 2214 N Miami Ave, Miami, 305-303-8852.
World Class Boxing. "Inverted Retrograde Theme, USA (House for a Songbird)": By Simon Starling will be on exhibit during Art Basel. Open 9 a.m.-noon. Dec. 2-5. 170 NW 23rd St, Miami, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Xavier Cortada Studio. "Sacred Grove: Interpreting our Nature": Lea Nickless and Xavier Cortada explore Florida's mangrove forests in paintings and other media. Through Jan. 8, 2005. 104 SW 9th St, Miami, 305-903-8988, www.cortada.com.
Yosoy Gallery. "Kabbalart" & "Metallic Poem": Works by Joshua Tiktin and Spanish sculptor Fernando Cid de Diego. Art Basel parties from noon-midnight on Dec. 3-4. Call for other appointments. Dec. 2-5. 21 NW 36th St, Miami, 305-343-5482.