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a long term exhibit by Xavier Cortada
in the
Miami-Dade County Drug Court
Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building, 1351 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33125-- Courtroom 4-4

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48" x 36"
oil on canvas 2000

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Still, Life
36" x 48"
Acrylic on Canvas, 1999

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Three Hearts

36" x 48"
Oil on Canvas, 1999+



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36" x 48"
Acrylic on canvas, 1997

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Las Malas Influencias
(Bad Influences)
48" x 36"
Acrylic on Canvas, 1997

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36" x 48"
Acrylic on Canvas, 1997


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36" x 48"
Acrylic on canvas 1997

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48" x 36"
Acrylic on Canvas, 1997
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48" x 36"
Acrylic on Canvas, 1997
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30" x 40"
Acrylic on canvas 1996

Nuclear Family
40" x 30"
Acrylic on canvas 1996

Metaphor: The Join Together Painting

60" x 36"
Mixed Media on canvas 1996

MADD National Youth Summit Mural
Photo of multimedia on canvas mural, 1997

This exhibit also included a photo replica of a collaborative mural Xavier Cortada created during the MADD National Youth Summit--an educational mural about underage drinking and driving collaboratively created by youth from the 435 Congressional Districts. After its creation, the mural was unveiled at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., 1997. 
Click Here to see the Mural


Miami artist Xavier Cortada loaned these 12 paintings and a photo replica of his 1997 MADD mural for a long-term exhibit in Judge Jeffrey Rosinek's courtroom, the Miami-Dade County Drug Court. 

Several of these paintings address issues in drug prevention and treatment, and were first exhibited in Compartiendo con Bolivia: A special art exhibit and mural creating project sponsored by the United States Information Service, the United States Embassy in La Paz, and Banco Santa Cruz.  During his 1997 visit to Bolivia, the artist opened two solo exhibits and worked with recovering drug addicts and former street children in a Santa Cruz's historical museum and La Paz's most public plaza to create three 18-foot long, community-driven murals, October 1997.

The pieces exhibited in Bolivia were also exhibited in 1999 for Compartiendo con Panamá:  a project sponsored by La Cruz Blanca Panamena, Florida Volunteer Corps (FAVA/CA) and Regis House, September 3 -11, 1999, Panama City, Panama. The project included an art exhibit at the University of Panamá, a substance abuse conference in Panama City,  and a mural creation and art project in three Panamanian cities:  Colon, Chiriqui, and Panama City. 


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Xavier Cortada has exhibited his works in museums, galleries, and cultural venues around the world and has pioneered the use of the Internet in collaborative art-making. The Miami-based Cuban-American artist, attorney, and activist has worked collaboratively with diverse groups across the United States, Latin America, Europe and Africa to create pro-social community murals and participant-driven art projects. 

Cortada has created murals for:

The White House
Global Health Council
World AIDS Conferences
Miami-Dade County Juvenile Courthouse
Miami-Dade Art in Public Places
Miami Art Museum

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