Each December the art community descends upon our fair city to wine and dine and dash. But Miamis true collection of burgeoning talent doesnt hobnob with Daddy Artbucks and flee -- at least not yet. Instead they cram for trig quizzes and clutch learners permits; they attend Southwood and South Miami middle schools and DASH, the nations premier design high school; and today they will collect the same awards Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, and Robert Redford once clasped. This afternoon at 3:00 the Miami Art Museum celebrates this years crop of regional Scholastic Art Award winners, and the museum will exhibit the winning works through February 12. After that, a jury panel in New York City will vet the regions top pieces and honor the national winners. Last year Miami Dade County students won an unprecedented 31 national awards. Check out these kids now, before they blow up and charge a bunch of money to shake their hands at Art Basel.
Sun., Jan. 22