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MDCPS presents “Taste of the Tropics” student exhibit at the Hibiscus Gallery in Pinecrest Gardens
February 26, 2018 - March 16, 2018
“Taste of the Tropics”
student exhibit an exhibition at
11000 S. Red Road
Pinecrest, FL 33156
THIS THEMATIC EXHIBITION ALLOWS STUDENTS TO EXAMINE MIAMI’S TROPICAL SPLENDOR WHILE VIEWING IT LIKE A TRUE NATIVE, AS THEY OBSERVE THEIR OWN RELATIONSHIP TO RICH ENVIRONMENTS OF NATURE THROUGH ANIMALS IN THEIR HABITATS. STUDENTS HAVE EXPLORED THIS CONCEPT THROUGH THE USE OF VARIOUS MEDIA SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: DRAWING, PAINTING, PRINTMAKING, ETC. MIAMI’S NATURAL WATERWAYS, MANGROVES, NATIVE TREES, SMALL ISLANDS AND EVERGLADES ARE BUT A FEW OF THOSE TROPICAL WONDERS WHERE THE NEARLY 500 NATIVE SPECIES AS WELL AS DOZENS OF ESTABLISHED EXOTIC ANIMALS MAKE THEIR HOME. ALLIGATORS, OTTERS, OPOSSUMS, MANATEES, FOX SQUIRRELS, RACCOONS, WHITE-TAILED DEER, KEY DEER AND ARMADILLOS ARE AMONG THE MORE COMMONLY SEEN MAMMALS, BUT NOT THE LEAST OF THE HUNDREDS OF SPECIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA TO BE EXPLORED AND CONSIDERED IN THIS STEAM RELATED EXHIBITION.
Exhibit runs February 26th, 2018 through March 16th, 2018
Taste of the Tropics, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Opening Reception, Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6-8 pm
ENDEARING PARTNERSHIPS KEEP THE ARTS ALIVE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida (February 12, 2018) – In partnership with Pinecrest Gardens and Dade Art Educators Association, Inc. present Taste of the Tropics student exhibit. The exhibition is a remarkable example of endearing partnerships between our schools and community partners. In addition to student exhibitions, Pinecrest Gardens collaborates in providing field experiences for students, and professional development for teachers. An addition to this year’s programming includes artist-scientist talks with artist Xavier Cortada in the Florida is Nature theme https://hibiscusgallery.com/event/2018feb14/. Invited High School students will participate in the talk with scientist Dr. Jim Fourqurean on February 14 at 10:30 am; scientist Dr. Cara Rockwell on March 14 at 10:30 am, and scientist Dr. Steve Leatherman on April 11 at 10:30 am in the Hibiscus Gallery.
Whether you are familiar with the areas of Miami or not, the tropical feel that this city emits entices natives as well as new comers. The welcoming allure of the city engages people in a way that immerses them in an ambiance of tropical culture. This thematic exhibition allows students to examine Miami’s nuances while viewing it like a true native as they explore it through the use of various media such as, but not limited to: drawing, painting, printmaking, etc. Miami’s natural waterways, mangroves, palm trees, small islands, seagulls, sultry sea breezes, the sounds of Biscayne Bay lapping at the shore, flora, fauna and sunsets that paint the sky a thousand shades of tangerine and lavender are but a few of those tropical wonders explored and interpreted through this student exhibition.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools- Division of Academics Visual & Performing Arts, Dade Art Educators Association Inc., and Pinecrest Gardens cordially invite you to come celebrate Taste of the Tropics on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Approximately 250 students in grades K-12 will be exhibiting their work through March 20 at Pinecrest Gardens Hibiscus Gallery. The event March 15, 2018 is free and open to the public.
Event Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018. Event Location: 11000 South Red Road, Miami, Florida , (305) 669-6942, Time of Event: 6:00-8:00 PM, Exhibition Dates: February 20-March 20, 2018. Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10am – 5pm, Parking: Free to view exhibition, Entrance fee applies to view the Pinecrest Park after opening ceremony
Sponsor Information: Pinecrest Gardens , Dade Art Educators, Media Contact: Mabel Morales, District Supervisor, Visual Arts Tel: 305-995-1930/ email@example.com/ Alina Rodriguez, Curriculum Support Specialist, Visual Arts Tel: 305-300-6887/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ Miami-Dade County Public Schools – Division of Academics Visual & Performing Arts, 1501 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 316 Miami, Florida 33132. http://vpa.dadeschools.net/