2001 calendar of events




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Artist's Studio
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Most exhibits to take place at
the artist's studio in the

Casa Grande Culural Center
104 SW 9th Street, Ground Level
(across from the Brickell Metrorail Station)
Miami, FL

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or call (305) 858-1323

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment. 

*: All exhibits are co-sponsored by BACARDI, USA, the ELHCDC, www.artistamundo.com and www.cortada.com.  Other co-sponsors are duly noted above.






Unveiling of the
Miami Northwestern AIDS Mural

Friday, December 7th, 2001 (8:30 am - 9:30 am)
in the
Miami Norwestern Senior High School's
Theatre of the Performing Arts
1100 NW 71st Street
Miami, FL 33150
RSVP: (305) 693-1045

Mural is sponsored by the John H. Peavy Adolescent Health Center (inside the High School) and the Public Health Trust.




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HistoryDisabilityArt --   Opening reception on Wednesday,  December 12, 2001, 7:30 to 10 p.m.  

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demons -- Opening reception on Friday, November 9, 2001 from 8 to 10 p.m.  (pre-opening reception for SALAD at 6:30 p.m.)
Exhibit is co-sponosored by The Show Works and www.artistamundo.com, and runs through December 7th.



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Opening reception for demons on
Friday, November 9 , 2001 from 8 to 10 p.m.
  Exhibit runs through December 10th.





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Unveiling of "Hues of Love:  The Alzheimer's Mural"-- Miami, Florida  

On October 4, 2001 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m in the East Lobby of the First Union Financial Center, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami, FL



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Artist's Studio
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Friday, October 12, 2001

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Unveiling of Hershey's Collaborative Mural at Miami Children's Hospital on October 15, 2001.








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Artist's Studio
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Thursday, September 13, 2001
-- postponed until October 12th --

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Join us for the Dedication of the Riverside Garden (beautification of the Miami River Flagler Bridge) and for the signing of Xavier Cortada's Manatee mural on September 26th, 2001, at 11:00 a.m.

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Xavier Cortada, appointed by Secretary of State Katherine Harris to serve on the Florida Artist's Residency Panel for the Division of Cultural Affairs, will be be meeting in Tallahassee with fellow panelists on September 27, 2001.

american-cancer-logo.gif (1558 bytes)Reaching Out to Cancer Kids Mural, sponsored by the the Florida Chapter of the American Cancer Society, during the ROCK Family Weekend in Orlando, Florida on September 28-30, 2001.



same-boat-mural-s.JPG (13249 bytes) Installation celebration of the mixed media mural, “We’re on the Same Boat”Tuesday, August 28, 2001 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. in the lobby of the Miami Herald Building, 1 Herald Plaza.

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MAM in the Neighborhood Mural
August 19, 2001 at noon, 555 NW South River Drive
Miami, Florida

Unveiling and dedication of "I do hereby promise," the mural created by Little Havana youth from a maquette they developed with Xavier Cortada.


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History of Disabilities Project
University of Miami Mailman Center

Miami, Florida
August 18th, 2001

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Hershey's Collaboraive Mural for Miami Children's Hospital -- August 16, 2001

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The Alzheimer's Mural-- Miami, Florida  

On August 6, 2001 at 10:30 a.m., Miami artist Xavier Cortada will begin the creation of a 9-foot collaborative mural on Alzheimer's disease.


JULY 2001


Presentation of "Miami Riverbank", Xavier Cortada's design for the beautification of the Flagler Bridge, during the groundbreaking of the East Little Havana Riverside Garden on July 27, 2001.

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MAM in the Neighborhood Mural
Miami Art Museum commissions Cortada to create mural with Little Havana youth.

JUNE 2001

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University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association Reception to benefit the Richard A. Hausler Memorial Bust and Scholarship Fund (featuring new works by UM alumnus/artist Xavier Cortada) at Casa Grande Cultural Center, 104 SW 9th Street, Ground Level on June 29, 2001 -- 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m

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POSTPONED:   The Front Porch Conversations Mural will be unveiled during the The Front Porch Florida Designation Announcement of the Community of Little Havana by Governor Jeb Bush on Friday, June 1st, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. at Little Havana's San Juan Bosco Church, 1301 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida.  (please check for future unveiling date) 


MAY 2001


hands-on-painting.JPG (9378 bytes)Unveiling of Hands On Miami's "We're in the Same Boat" Mural, of the bicultural mural created by senior citizens from the Haitian and Cuban communities, will take place on Thursday, May 31, 2001 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, 2990 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, Florida.  

Cultural Celebration featuring the Haitian Cultural Heritage Month's Group Show of Haitian Artists and new works by Cuban-American artist Xavier Cortada at Casa Grande Cultural Center on May 25, 2001 -- 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Dedication and installation of the 100 Anniversary of Juvenile Courts interior mural in the Miami-Dade Juvenile Courthouse (3300 SW 27th Avenue, Delinquency area waiting room), May 11, 2001 at noon.

Continuation with the Hands On Miami's "We're in the Same Boat" Mural Project:  Joint sessions May 7th and 8th; painting sessions May 21st and 22nd, 2001. 


APRIL 2001

An "X" rated Evening -- see new works by Miami artist Xavier "X" Cortada at a reception to benefit SAVE Dade on Friday, April 27, 2001 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Hands On Miami's "We're on the same boat" Mural Project, a community-based art project designed to bring diverse communities together by creating a mural.  Xavier Cortada will facilate sessions for the creation of a collaborative mural with the elderly served by the Haitian American Foundation and the Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Center during April and May, 2001. Community sessions on April 17th and 25th, 2001.


MARCH 2001

flo-2-s.JPG (10573 bytes)Little Havana Viernes Cultural (Cultural Fridays) reception at Casa Grande Cultural Center, 104 SW 9th Street, Ground Level (across/west of the avenue from the Brickell Metrorail Station), Miami, Florida on Friday, March 30, 2001, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.   The exhibit will show recent drawings by Xavier Cortada, and feature his acclaimed exhibit, No Tengan Miedo

Xavier Cortada will be a panelist on the "Community Building Through Arts and Culture" panel of the Miami Urban Renaissance Conference:  Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for Community Development, on March 30, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. in the Tower Theater, 1500 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL.  The conference is presented by the Miami River Neighborhood Restoration Corporation, the University of Miami Center for Urban and Community Design, and the Collins Center for Public Policy.

Fulbright Foreign Student Enrichment Seminar:   Xavier Cortada will serve as Keynote speaker for the seminar sponsored by the U.S. State Department Institute of International Education at the Miami Radisson Deauville Resort, 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida on March 29, 2001.

Recognition ceremonies for students participating in the Art in Public Places-sponsored Master-Peace International program in the following Miami-Dade County Public Schools:   Miami Jackson High School (on March 27th), Coconut Grove Elementary School (on March 28th), and South Miami Middle School (on March 29th, 2001).

iv-pioneros-s.JPG (9676 bytes)The "IV. Pioneros" painting will be unveiled at a Committee for the Human Rights of Children fundraiser on March 23, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in Little Havana's newly renovated and historic Tower Theater, 1500 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL. The event will also feature the screening of Mari Rodriguez Ichaso's new documentary, "Made in Cuba: Children of Paradise." Tickets are $25, seating is limited.


Unveiling of the PATH Millennium Mural for the Miami-Dade Housing Authority, Joseph P. Caleb Auditorium, Miami, Florida, on February 27, 2001.

aidswalk-thumb.JPG (7118 bytes)Completion of Miami's VOICES mural during AIDS Walk 2001 (to benefit Care Resource, Inc.) at Bayfront Park, in downtown Miami, FL from 2 to 5 pm (dedication of mural at sunset during candlelight vigil) on Saturday, February 24, 2001.  (Cortada began painting the mural's five 8 x 4 wood panels during Fall of 1996 with members of the agencies Client Advisory Board, and then continued work on the 20-foot mural with input from participants of the 1997 AIDS Walk in South Beach, FL.  The mural was never completed.)

Guest Speaker, University of Miami Institute of Retired Professionals, Coral Gables, Florida on February 22, 2001.

South Africa AIDS Conference Mural project slideshow presentation and initiation of Master-Peace International (MPI) at Miami Jackson High School, Miami, Florida on February 21, 2001. MPI is an educational and outreach effort of Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.

casagrande-s.JPG (6618 bytes)Opening "Ulloa-Cortada: An Art Encounter" exhibit at Casa Grande Cultural Center, 104 SW 9th Street, Ground Level (across the avenue from the Brickell Metrorail Station), Miami, Florida. The two person show (featuring paintings by Dominican artist Ulloa and Xavier Cortada's No Tengan Miedo exhibit) is sponsored by Office of the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, the Sister Cities Miami-Dade/Santo Domingo Commitee, and the East Little Havana Community Development Corporation, February 21, 2001 at 7 p.m. 

Guest Speaker, Arts in Medicine Artist Reunion, University of Miami Children Cancer Clinic, University of Miami / Jackson Medical Center, 1611 NW 12th Avenue, ACC West, 5 A Clinic, Conference Room 503, Miami, Florida, on February 16, 2001.

Panelist, Building Community Through the Arts, Florida International University, Miami, Florida on February 14, 2001.

northern-ireland-mural-s.jpg (70586 bytes)Northern Ireland Mural project slideshow presentation and initiation of Master-Peace International (MPI) at South Miami Middle School, South Miami, Florida on February 7, 2001.  MPI is an educational and outreach effort of Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.

Cyprus Mural project slideshow presentation and initiation of Master-Peace International (MPI) at Coconut Grove Elementary School, Miami, Florida on February 5, 2001. MPI is an educational and outreach effort of Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.



oursundayvisitor-cover.gif (23636 bytes)No Tengan Miedo, Latin American Art Museum solo exhibit exploring the impact of Pope John Paul II's visit to Cuba the third anniversary of the trip. 

Address:  2206 SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho), Miami, FL 

Opening Reception:  January 12, 2001. 
Literary Events:  January 16, 18, 23 and 25, 2001. 
Closing Reception: January 26, 2001

Grand Opening Group Show, Gallery Yes!, 1436 NE 26th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Opening reception, January 26, 2000.












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