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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pop-up art show to promote Miami Marine Stadium

Dabs Mayla
This is something cool happening during Art Basel Week which supports a special cause - the restoration of Miami Marine Stadium, where top street artist from around the world will do their thing at Miami Marine Stadium in a special pop-up exhibition.

Hosted by the Art | History Mural Project, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Friends of Miami Marine Stadium, the exhibition is free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to attend, as children in attendance will be invited to assist in the creation of six large-scale murals.

Elbow Toe art, shot by Logan Hicks
This special pop-up event will feature the work of renowned local, national, and international street artists who created site-specific work at Miami Marine Stadium. Proceeds from the sale of these one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces will help fund the stadium’s restoration. At the opening reception, children from the community will participate in the production of six murals. There will also be a special area where children can create murals throughout the exhibition. All murals produced for the Art | History Mural Project are partially underwritten by Liquitex Artist Materials.

While the event is for Miami Marine Stadium, the actual event is being held at 5 NW 36 Street (at North Miami Avenue in Midtown). In the news this week was the fact that the Miami International Boat Show is moving to Miami Marine Stadium in 2016 for a year or more. This of course is great news for the stadium, bringing it back to life with such a major event.

Tatiana Suarez art, shot by Elisabetta Riccio
The opening reception for the Art | History Mural Project’s pop-up exhibition space will be held Monday, December 1, from 6 to 10 pm. The opening reception is invitation only. RSVP to rsvp@arthistory2014.com. The exhibition will remain open throughout Art Basel, Saturday, December 1-Sunday, December 7, from 10 am to 10 pm.

Artists include: Ron English, Doze Green, Risk, Tristan Eaton, Logan Hicks, Crash, Risk, Reinier Gamboa, The London Police, Rone, Evoca 1, , Hoxxoh Elbow Toe, Stinkfish Axel Void, Tatiana Suarez, Astrk, Pixel Pancho, Joe Iurato, Ian Kuali’l, Luis Berros, Jose Mertz.

An explainer reel documenting the Art | History Mural Project and the murals created at Miami Marine Stadium can be streamed here: http://vimeo.com/109771373


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Anonymous swlip said...

For the life of me, I don't understand why anyone wants to preserve this derelict, disused, rotting chunk of concrete. I've also never understood the attraction of vandalism as "art". We should tear the thing down and restore the surrounding mangroves.

November 13, 2014 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard on the radio half of the $30 mil
needed for restoration has been raised!

No city dollars in that amount!!

November 13, 2014 12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better to put it to good use than destroy other water front views.

November 13, 2014 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do the powers that be wait so long in deciding to restore something when doing some preventive maintainenence all along could alleviate these astronomical figures.(ie,The Coconut Grove Playhouse, The Courthouse etc.)

November 14, 2014 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 8:34 Government contracts is the only reason savvy individuals run for office nowadays. Frankly is there any other line of business that can be as lucrative, other than narcotics trafficking?

November 14, 2014 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only factor, in my opinion, is the re-bar. If the re-bar is good, then it's only a matter of pressure cleaning. My crew can pressure clean this monster and prepare the cement with a produce and turn loose these fantastic spray can artist with the appropriate paint/finish that will adhere to the finish for at least 25-years. I'm talking less than $2-million. Anybody, from anywhere, world would be awed by these fantastic spray can artist; Good Gravy are these artist fantastic or what? Jobie Steppe

November 14, 2014 7:18 PM  

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