Independent curator Barbara Young culled the exhibition from a range of Miami artists and collectors, discovering or commissioning great work by local stars such as Bert Rodriguez, Pablo Cano, Jill Cannady, Mette Tommerup, Robert Chambers, and John Bailly. Because its the first night of the exhibition (which runs through August 23), there will of course be wine and cookies, in addition to an appearance by the Miami Poetry Collectives Poem Depot (full disclosure: this writer is a member), in which visitors can order a custom-made poem written on the spot. Suggestion: Ode to a Sleeping Chihuahua. Everything admission, wine, cookies, and poems is free.
June 11-Aug. 23, 6 p.m., 2009