"Mural Madness" at the Wolfsonian
Miami artist Xavier Cortada will work with children and families to paint a 32 foot long mural about our community. The mural project will take place on Sunday, February 22nd, 1998 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wolfsonian-FIU located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.
Participants are encouraged to bring a photograph, drawing or written thought that illustrates what "community" means to them. These will be included in the art piece, in order to make the mural a true statement of the community. The completed work will be displayed in the lobby of the Wolfsonian the following week. In March, Art in Public Places will exhibit the mural in the lobby of the Miami-Dade (Stephen P. Clark) Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street.
Cuban-American painter Xavier Cortada has completed numerous mural projects in Miami and around the world, including Bolivia last Fall. By using the mural medium, he brings together community members to address social issues. His artwork can be viewed on the internet at www.cortada.com.
Mural Madness is presented in conjunction with the Public Works exhibition, featuring the mural studies from the 1930's. For more information, please call the Wolfsonian at (305) 535-2622.
The Wolfsonian, a division of Florida International University, was founded in 1986 to promote the collection, preservation, and understanding of art and design from the period 1885-1945 through exhibitions, research, and design programs.
The Wolfsonian's programs are supported by the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Arts Council, Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, City of Miami Beach, Continental Airlines, The Chase Manhattan Foundation, Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation, Bell South, and American Express Company.