Considering that our last president cut funding for the National Arts in Education program each of his eight years in office, its a wonder that art in public schools isnt already buried next to the WMD report. Yet despite Dubyas cuts, Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe A. Martinez partnered with community leaders in 2004 to start Creative Visions, an annual exhibit of juried student art from District 11 schools. This Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be an opening reception for this years Creative Visions at FIUs Frost Art Museum, with live music and dance performances, food, and an awards ceremony. The free exhibit will showcase more than 200 student pieces that range from paintings to video installations.
So leave Art Basel to the Europeans and New Yorkers, and go see Miami-Dades own homegrown talent at this years Creative Visions. These artists are so emerging theyre still underage.
Wed., May 13, 6 p.m., 2009