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1998 community murals & projects

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  • FIRST NIGHT - Cortada rang in the new year by facilitating "1999: Preparing for a new Me-llennium" on December 31, 1998 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

  • Master-Peace: a school-based student-centered art project designed for implementation in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools for the 1998-99 school year. This project led by Miami artist Xavier Cortada is a collaborative effort of Regis House, the Division of Life Skills of Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.

  • Special Olympics Mural: Working with trainable mentally handicapped students at Kensington Park Elementary School to create a mural for the Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies on October 23, 1998 at the Bayfront Amphitheater in Miami's Claude and Mildred Pepper Bayfront Park.

  • National Victim's Mural: MADD National Leadership Conference on-site, participant-driven mural created with family members of those killed by drunk drivers. Dallas, Texas, Sept. 10 -13, 1998 .

  • Bridging the Gap: a collaborative mural to be created by the participants of the United Nation's 12th World AIDS Conference in Geneva, June 28 - July 3, 1998.

  • The Love Mural at UM Children's Cancer Clinic: About 150 children being treated for cancer, sickle cell anemia, and hemophilia participated in creating the "Love Mural" with Xavier Cortada. On Wednesday, September 23rd, 1998 from 10 - 11:30 am, the "Arts in Medicine" sponsored mural will be dedicated in welcoming lobby of the UM Children's Cancer Clinic (Ambulatory Care Center West, Fifth Floor, Clinic 5A) at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. For more information contact Letitia Cason at 305-585-5635.

  • Reach for the Future: an Art in Public Places artist in residency project at Palm Springs Middle School in Hialeah, FL (glass mosaic mural unveiling on June 11, 1998).

  • Stand for Children Mural 1998: Facilitation of collaborative, participant-driven mural focusing on quality day care and school readiness. Co-sponsored by Miami-Dade Children Services Council, Regis House and Centro Mater. The mural, started at the Miami Museum of Science on May 30th at 10 am., was collaboratively created with youth from Centro Mater (the artist's day care center in fifth and sixth grades). The mural was dedicated at Centro Mater on August 27, 1998.

  • Citrus Grove Middle School Art Project: Artist-in-residence project focusing on pro-social activities (education, athletics), making the right choices, and celebrating school spirit at Citrus Grove (the artist's junior high school in the late 1970's). Project co-sponsored by Regis House, Miami Police Department, and Miami-Dade County.

  • Wolfsonian-FIU: Facilitated the creation of a community mural during "Mural Madness," an outreach effort of the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum in conjunction with its Public Works of the 1930's exhibit.

  • Artistic License: a painting and writing project in collaboration with Poet Jeffrey Philps, the Art and English teachers at Coral Gables Elementary School (Jackie Roch and Lynn Wolfe), and thirty-four of their students. The program, implemented in five elementary schools, is sponsored by the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council and Dade County Public Schools.


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