Art

DWNTWN Art Days: Ten Must-See Art Events

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Shangri-La by Loren Santiesteban

Visual artist Loren Santiesteban will transform the Museum Park Metro Mover Station into a yarn-spun forest, flowing on and over the entrance. The colorful, woven designs will potentially hit the sides of the floor, and plant-like objects will be connected to the roof and sides of the entrance. Santiesteban, a New Jersey native and Miami resident, is inspired by the interaction of human beings and nature. Check out her work this weekend from midnight Friday to midnight Sunday at the Metro Mover Station (1191 Biscayne Blvd.).

"Agalma" by Autumn Casey

Take a stroll through 2013 Mastermind Honorable Mention Autumn Casey's youth with her debut solo exhibition, "Agalma," at Primary Projects. The collection is made up the artist's past experiences, with relics from her childhood forming the foundation of many of its pieces. Ghost Ride My Mind piles a pink plastic Barbie corvette atop a vintage Life magazine. A video work juxtaposes film of Casey playing her childhood piano with shots of her father smashing the instrument to bits -- a work inspired, the artist says, by the pressure to play that ultimately spoiled the hobby for her. View Casey's work at Primary Projects Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Beatriz Milhazes at PAMM

Art Days coincides with the opening weekend of Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico at PAMM, the first major U.S. retrospective of the work of the Brazilian artist. The exhibition will feature Milhazes' large-scale abstract paintings inspired by Brazilian and European modernism, Baroque forms, popular culture and the decorations of Carnival. Get lost in the colorful, geometric works all weekend for free with museum admission ($12 adults; $8 children ages 7-18; kids under 6, free). Public tours led by PAMM docents for Art Days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

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