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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Slippery Slope To Urbanization

The triangle area marked here is the property in question.

Another issue has come up and will be heard at the city commission on Thursday. 

Where do we draw the line on the single-family district, or do we allow developers to continually redraw the line. PZ 30 is an attempt to up-zone an area presently zoned T3-R in Coconut Grove. 

It is at the extreme north and adjacent to the boundary of our larger neighborhood. It is also very close to the Brickell Avenue area of large and tall buildings. This line has been there for a long, long time.

Developers have made many attempts to cross or to blur that line, so far they have been unsuccessful, however now we have a New City Commission. We think it is important they get the message that Coconut Grove residents are serious about the Neighborhood Conservation Districts. Large areas of village west have been up-zoned, large areas of the center grove have been up-zoned. Where does it stop or does it?  

The Area includes the light blue triangle and about 4 other properties to the southwest along S Federal HWY This is right across S Miami Ave/Bayshore from Vizcaya, a major entrance to the Grove From the Historic Miami Ave. District.

John Snyder
Coconut Grove

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ticketing rather than booting.

I saw this thing on tv where in Philadelphia, cars parked on private property can be ticketed by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. They do this rather than boot cars, which happens here all too frequently here in the Grove.

It might be an interesting idea to see if the City of Miami could make an arrangement with the Miami MPA and have cars ticketed in lots like the Post Office, and get rid of these booting companies.

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Upcoming this month at The Art Box

Art Box is holding an opening night of Carolina Sitterson's M.F.A. exhibition "All Colors! All Colors!" on Wednesday, December 13.

Carolina's aesthetic is derived from her background in design and architecture. Her body of work reflects a conscious choice to emotionally detach herself from preconceived notions of what photography is supposed to be. Her most recent experiments consist of setting up and photographing temporary installations constructed from neon wires and plexiglass.

Saturdays are for art and local brews. Join in for a very special Abstract Expressionist Painting Workshop at Bousa Brewing. You will be working on a series of abstract works inspired by sounds and instrumental music. These paintings are a reaction to auditory stimuli, a transcript of the interaction between several senses - a great workshop to let loose, relax and explore your inner artist.

This beer event is Saturday, December 16, from  11 am to 1:30 pm. Admission is $25 + 1 drink minimum .

To reserve your spot, please click here.


During this month's Art Night, on December 21, you will be learning the fundamentals of printmaking and how to make linocuts in order to create some original holiday cards.

Admission is $25 per person, this includes Materials, Snacks, Wine. BYOB Welcome.

To reserve your spot, please click here.

Artist and author of TULLYS stories, Bibiana Domit, will join Art Box as she talks about her mission to entertain while making a positive impact in our world and the lives of our children. She will be promoting her educational and eco-friendly books and toys (great opportunity to snag a last minute holiday gift), which will be followed by a creative workshop. Parents are welcome. This event starts at 10:30 am on Friday, December 22.

Admission is $10 per child
To reserve your spot, please click here.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas past

This memory popped up on Facebook today. It's from eight years ago. We had Christmas houses made to go with the Christmas village which was on Virginia Street during Snow Days, which we had for a few years.


One day I just happened to be dressed as the newsboy on the house image and AnnaMaria Windish-Hunt took a photo and this photo eventually made it into Arva Moore Parks' book on the History of Coconut Grove. 

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

We need more City of Miami trolleys

I've given up on the City of Miami trolley for awhile because frankly, it is frustrating to use. 

Is this mass transportation or is it just for a leisurely ride when you have nothing else to do? The service is terrible. 

I'm not talking about the drivers, I am talking about the scheduling and actual service. The Coconut Grove route was extended and it covers so much of the Grove now, which is great, but the trolleys seem to never come! There are long waits, as long as an hour. This is unacceptable.

And I have noticed that they have cut the trolleys down by half on weekend mornings - in other words, there are only two trolleys running, not the usual four in Coconut Grove. So your hour wait may end up being two hours now!

There needs to be more trolleys added to the system if the city wants to take mass transit seriously. Every old photo I see of cities shows trolleys in every photo, but not just one - many. In the days when trolleys were the main form of transit, they were everywhere. Here, not so much, here they are a hit and miss sort of thing.



We are always told to turn away from our cars and use mass transit but that's not an easy thing to do.

There are condos being built downtown without garages because they want the new generation to use mass transit. It's not going to happen until the mass transit is taken seriously. The trolleys are a perfect fit because they don't run on tracks, so the routes can be changed. People don't like buses, but they love trolleys and trolleys are free!

The reason I am concerned is that we attempted to take the trolley to Art Basel/Art Miami downtown. We thought it would be a great solution to driving, finding parking and dealing with all that traffic. We ended up taking Uber downtown to avoid the wait in the sun for the trolley that never shows up and coming home, it took us three hours - for a less than six mile trip! This was on Friday afternoon, when mass transit should be at its peak but the wait times are totally unacceptable.

I wanted to see how the trolleys connect, so we didn't take Uber home, we attempted to take the trolleys instead. We would have to take the Biscayne, Brickell and Grove trolleys to get home. So we waited, and waited, and waited and no trolley showed up on Biscyane Blvd. The app shows trolleys but they are not moving, they are sitting. I am not sure why, but trolleys don't seem to move. It looks like a static map. Why don't the trolleys move?

We ended up taking the People Mover to Metrorail and then taking that to 27th Avenue and exiting there. And then, again, we ended up waiting and waiting and waiting for the trolley to arrive there. No trolley.  According to the live map, it showed a trolley at 27th Avenue and Coconut Avenue, not far away; and I don't know if it was stuck or not but it sat there for an hour according to the map. It never moved!

I didn't wait an hour for the trolley, after about half an hour, I summoned Uber, which arrived in two minutes and got me home in five minutes, while the Coconut Grove trolleys were nowhere to be seen. When I checked the map again, the one trolley was still at 27th and Coconut Avenue.

I am in New Orleans often. Their streetcars can be seen at any time of the day along the routes. There isn't one every hour or so, they are right behind each other on schedules. You can stand on Canal Street and see six cars at once. If you miss one, there is one right behind it.

Miami's mass transit system, especially the trolleys, are a joke. We keep building and building and building, but we don't do anything to accommodate the building. Let the developers pay for water, sewer and trolleys, especially if they are going to eliminate garages. 


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Saturday, December 09, 2017

Miami Waterkeeper presents Bay Day

Miami Waterkeeper is holding Bay Day at Shake-A-Leg this year. Bay Day is their annual celebration of Biscayne Bay. The event is Saturday, December 16 from 10 am to 4 pm.

This family-friendly event includes:

Lunch from SALT waterfront restaurant and Rubio's Coastal Grill
Biscayne Bay Brewing beer
Kayaking
Boat rides 
Sailing
Kayaking
Arts and crafts
Music
A visit to Shake-a-Leg's eco-island ... and more

All proceeds benefit Miami Waterkeeper’s mission for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water in South Florida.

Tickets are $25 adults / $10 children.

Tickets may be purchased here: www.miamiwaterkeeper.org/bay_day

Shake-A-Leg is located at 2620 S. Bayshore Drive.

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MPA's Holiday Parking Courtesy Program returns

Miami Parking Authority (MPA) once again gets in the holiday spirit with the return of its popular “Holiday Parking Courtesy Citation Program” to give back to the community by helping customers avoid getting parking citations. 

Created over a decade ago, the program will be in effect every day, 24 hours a day, from December 15, 2017 at 12:01 am through January 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm. 

The program applies to all on-street parking spaces managed by MPA. All customers who purchase parking at a single-space meter, Pay by Plate master meter, or via the Pay-by-Phone app, will be eligible. Once their parking session has expired, they will receive a special Holiday Courtesy Citation explaining that they have been granted up to one free hour of parking beyond their expiration time. 

NOTE: This does not apply to private lots where they are booting cars. MPA does not control those lots.

“The Miami Parking Authority Holiday Parking Courtesy Citation Program is one of the many ways our organization supports the local community.  This program reflects our appreciation for the support that we receive throughout the year from our customers, while, simultaneously, helping the local business community by making the parking experience easier for their patrons,” said Alejandra Argudin, Chief Operations Officer of MPA. 

Notably, customers who live within the boundaries of the city of Miami and are registered with the Customer Service department receive a 20 percent discount when they park and use PaybyPhone. In addition, customers who park in Miami do not incur a .35 convenience fee when they use PayByPhone. Three years ago, MPA became the only parking agency in Florida to absorb the mobile payment technology convenience fee. 

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Friday, December 08, 2017

Vizcaya's Old Time Holiday celebration

Celebrate the winter traditions of the families that lived and worked at Vizcaya 100 years ago at Vizcaya's Old Time Holiday on Wednesday, December 13 from 6 to 9 pm.

There will be time to explore on your own, lots of photo ops, caroling, Bahamian Junkanoo march, art-making, tours and holiday treats.

Families that attend the Holiday Evening at Vizcaya Village will also receive a Family Pass to see the Main House decorated for the holidays.

$20 for Adults / $15 for Children
$15 for Vizcaya Members / $10 for Children

Get a ticket, give a ticket:

Honor the season of giving by adding a $5 gift ticket to your purchase. For each gift ticket that you select during checkout, a local community member will be able to enjoy Vizcaya's Holiday Evening. These tickets may be purchased here.

Vizcaya will distribute all gift tickets purchased to Miami residents through community based organizations that offer direct services to Miami-Dade County.

Purchase tickets here.

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Meet Nicole Singletary, new BID Exec Director

The Coconut Grove Business District (BID) has a new Executive Director, Nicole Singletary (left) who took over November 6, as Manny Gonzalez, former Executive Director moved on to the Wynwood BID as their Executive Director. I met Nicole for the first time at a merchants meeting in October where interim Executive Director Tim Schmand introduced her.

Nicole will be responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the BID, a Board of the City of Miami that advocates on behalf of businesses and property owners in the commercial core of Coconut Grove. In this role, she will liaise with BID members, local government officials and community groups to ensure the continued vitality of the neighborhood; promote Coconut Grove as a destination, and establish a long-term vision and plan for Coconut Grove’s continued growth.

Nicole will help see through two active projects the BID is overseeing. This includes a multi-million dollar sidewalk restoration and beautification project along the district’s main corridors.

Nicole has a past connection to Coconut Grove, "For as far back as I can remember, I recall memories of going to the arts festival with my mom, dad and sisters. I fully intend on continuing that tradition with my own family someday. In fact, almost every piece of art currently in my apartment is from the arts festival," she said.

“Nicole has extensive knowledge of local, state and county governmental operations, and a proven track record in developing and maintaining relationships with elected officials, executive professionals and stakeholders,” said Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell. “We are thrilled to have her on the team.”

Her number one goal is to make certain the BID is renewed in April 2019 "in order to continue making progress on the goals set forth in the master plan and ensure the local business community thrives," she said.


For the past five years, she has served as the Communications and Community Affairs Director for the Town of Miami Lakes. In this position, she managed all marketing, communications and community outreach efforts on behalf of the Town’s 32,000 residents and 1,700 businesses, as well as represented it in meetings with industry groups, community associations, and the media. 

I asked Nicole about the similarities between the Grove and Miami Lakes, she said, "Unlike most areas in South Florida, Miami Lakes and Coconut Grove are similar in that they are very tight knit communities where everyone knows each other and stops to say hello. I’ve only been in this position a few weeks and already it’s so nice to see some of the same folks day to day who smile and know your name."

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Thursday, December 07, 2017

White Tiger & Dragon hosting holiday party

Grand Master Larry Tatum
Another great Coconut Grove tradition continues. White Tiger & Dragon Martial Arts is hosting their annual Holiday Extravaganza this Saturday, December 9 at their new location, 3051 SW 28th Street (right next to Bay Plumbing and across from Ferry's Lighting).

World renowned, Grand Master Larry Tatum, will be teaching a special kid's seminar from 10-11 am, as well as an adult seminar from noon-1:30 pm.  

There will be karate demonstrations throughout the day as well as a DJ, obstacle course bounce house, soccer, pot luck lunch as well as fun for the whole family until 2:30.

This event is open to the public!  For more information call Sensei Carol White at 305-505-4919. 

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Getting the ball rolling on the Village West CRA

Frank Schnidman, J.D.; LL.M., Former Distinguished Professor of Urban and Regional Planning has been working with Commissioner Ken Russell on extending the boundary of the Omni CRA to include the West Grove. CRA stands for Community Redevelopment Agency. It is is intended to help revitalize downtown areas, preserve historic structures, and otherwise enhance the designated district. It's sort of an oxymoron to think that Miami CRA's preserve historic structures, but that is the definition of the CRA.

"I appeared before the Ministerial Alliance again this past Saturday to discuss the Finding of Necessity issue, and to address participants questions," said Frank.

“Slum” and “Blight” have been words used to describe Village West, but those are the words defined in the Redevelopment Act. This is just the first step to designating the area CRA worthy.

Currently, there is no actual plan for the preservation and enhancement of the are, for the redevelopment/development. The Amended Omni CRA Redevelopment Plan would actually be that plan.

There are no additional funds earmarked for the preservation and enhancement of the Village West, or the redevelopment/development of the area. The Omni CRA Tax Increment Trust Fund, created for the purpose of alleviating slum and blight and providing affordable housing in the Omni Redevelopment Area, would become the only dedicated funding source to implement the plan.

The taxpayers of Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami, pursuant to the authorization of the State Legislature and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, have committed to annually contribute funding to the Tax Increment Trust Fund from the County and City General Fund. 

Just as the Omni CRA boundary was expanded to take in Museum Park and portions of Watson Island, and the Trust Fund resources were made available to fund projects within those expansion areas, the Trust Fund resources will be made available to fund projects within the West Grove Expansion Area. The projects would be within the boundary of the CRA and within the goals, objectives, projects and programs of the Amended Omni CRA Redevelopment Plan.

There could be concerns about the proposed boundary of the expansion area. Also, many of the locals are not very happy about a CRA controlling their neighborhood, but with words like "slum" and "blight" being bandied about, maybe a CRA is the answer to finally "fixing" the neighborhood.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

MKTplace pop-up market is back Saturday

On Saturday, December 9, join the MKTplace team for a community pop-up market at Goombay Plaza. 

Starting at 3 pm, enjoy complimentary samples, courtesy of local Coconut Grove culinary vendors, along with food for purchase. Guests can expect offerings like freshly squeezed tropical juices, conch fritters, conch salad, smoked meats, and Caribbean-inspired sweets. 

In addition to the variety of food at the gathering, guests can experience live music by a local Caribbean-Reggae band. All are welcome and entrance is free.

Goombay Plaza is located at 3685 Grand Avenue. This is the corner of Grand and Douglas.

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Letter From Xavier Suarez to Mayor Carlos Gimenez

REGARDING THE PLAYHOUSE
This letter is dated December 5, 2017.

Dear Mayor Gimenez,

This regards your memo of December 1, 2017. Most of this memorandum is accurate and presents a balanced update of where we are with the Coconut Grove Playhouse.
However, the memorandum fails to take into account the two most important things that happened during the two days preceding the issuance of this memorandum to wit:

1) At the town hall meeting of November 30th, the lieutenant governor of the state expressed strong doubt about Gables Stage’s ability to operate and/or manage a theatre of any size.

2) Furthermore, at the town hall meeting and again at the Sunshine meeting of December 1st, between myself and Chairman Bovo, the desirability of a larger theatre was discussed as both a means of bringing regional theatre to the Grove and also as a means of solving the appeal from HEPD, which will otherwise be heard by the city commission on December 14th. Mayor Gimenez specifically used the figure of 450 seats, which is a 50% increase over the 300 seats mentioned in the memo of December 1st.

3) Chairman Bovo did not quantify his preference as to seating capacity, but did express a strong desire to have a settlement of the appeal from the HEPD decision. In light of the above, it is incumbent upon us to reconsider the recommendation of a 300-seat theatre and also the involvement of Gables Stage.

I would strongly recommend that the County, for at least the next nine days (until December 14th, 2017) refrain from commenting on these matters until we see if a settlement is achieved as to the HEPD appeal. Any pronouncements that make the large theatre versus small theatre discussion into an adversarial one hurts the chances of a compromise and could delay a settlement of the HEPD appeal.

Let me add that if a settlement followed by a grand compromise is not achieved by the 14th, and if the Miami City Commission affirms the appeal, I will recommend to the Board of County Commissioners that we proceed with a large-theatre-only plan, which will not only accomplish the purposes of preservation (as stated in the bond referendum), but also facilitate the additional grant of $10 million pledged by the City of Miami, which is clearly premised on a large theatre.

Xavier L. Suarez
District 7 Commissioner, Miami-Dade County

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Weaving tree saplings into this special neighborhood

Grove activist Glenn Terry recently volunteered with 40 others at Pinecrest Gardens to help world renowned North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty weave tree saplings (young willows from New York) into amazing organic sculptures  and art installations. The installations are there through Art Basel week.


Glenn brought the lessons he learned to his neighborhood in South Coconut Grove. There are three City of Miami owned empty lots that he and his neighbors have converted to an unofficial park. Glenn and neighbors are weaving a small tree sapling hut that will be great fun for local kids. It's location is the intersection of Palmetto and Plaza Streets.

Cities like Savannah are greatly enhanced and become more livable by having parks in many neighborhoods. Coconut grove can achieve the same success by converting these three empty lots into neighborhood parks. It's up to our community to request that their Commissioner and Director of Parks not let this opportunity be squandered. 



Right next door is the area known as Charlie's Woods. Named after the late Charlie Cinnamon and one of Coconut Grove's favorite residences.

"A group of Grovites are slowly turning vacant city land into a park.  Charlies Woods is one quarter of that project," says Glenn. "We have added benches, a picnic table. and now, an art project. Anyone can help us weave our primitivestick hut. It is being made using 400 willow saplings. They were 'leftovers' from the huge stick sculpture recently created at Pinecrest Gardens."


Commissioner Ken Russell is seen here weaving with his son, August.

This is the 1919 house. A developer has his eye on the property and is expecting to build another big white box. It's sad to think that this house is destined for demolition, unless it could be granted historic designation or perhaps be relocated.

"These four lots have been unused for 100+ years. Most think they're private property. Charlie's house has been used as the developer's office for the last three months. Now, he's moved out, cut off the electricity and has a demo permit. A neighbor filed an appeal and it will be heard on December 20 at 6:30 pm.  It will be a shame to lose this last remnant of Charlie and the Old Grove in our neighborhood," said Glenn.



Ken's daughters with the historical sign that Glenn made in honor of his neighbor and friend Charlie Cinnamon.

By Harry Gottlieb

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Coconut Grove Ballet to perform Nutcracker

Photo courtesy Coconut Grove Ballet

The Coconut Grove Ballet, now in its 21st year, recently performed at the tree lighting at CocoWalk. And now they have a very special Christmas event coming up on Sunday, December 17.

Start the holidays in Coconut Grove with an afternoon of magic and adventure for the whole family with Coconut Grove Ballet's Nutcracker Suite with special guest performance by Orlando Ballet II. 

The event is at 3 pm Ransom Everglades Upper School Theater (3575 Main Highway).

Tickets are $30 to $45.00. Get yours here: Tututix.com/coconutgroveballet 

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Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party

The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce is having it's Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival Office, 3390 Mary Street, #128.

Cost is $20 general admission and $15 for Chamber members. This includes one drink ticket, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar for additional drinks. Raffle tickets are $5 each and three for $10.

Bring at toy to benefit the children of St. Alban's, this is part of the Chamber's annual toy drive. 

Please RSVP here.

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County seems foggy on what happened at meeting

The county sent out an email called the "Coconut Grove Playhouse Report."

They claim in the report that the majority of people present at last week's Playhouse meeting were in favor of the county's plans. I think they mean the people in blue shirts that they planted from GableStage were in favor of the plan. To be honest, I don't think any of those people even know where the playhouse is. It was just one of those less than smart tactics to push something that the public does not want. The county plan is not appreciated by anyone other than a handful of county people and developers. The county plans, shown here, really don't save much of the current playhouse and most of the history will be destroyed if their plan goes ahead.

The report also claims that County Mayor Carlos Gimenez "urged the conveners and the public to support the County’s plan." I clearly remember the mayor saying that if the money could be raised, he would support a new plan for a 700 seat playhouse. There are tapes of the meeting that prove that.


The mayor seems to have not had his mind on the meeting either, as he calls what the county has done "substantial progress" in his report on the meeting. I clearly remember our Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera saying that the county has not done a damn thing in four years and he was quite upset over it.  The county has not even submitted a report in four years, let alone pick up a hammer. Carlos is the architect of getting the state to relinquish its hold on the playhouse and turning it over to the county through years of hard work. Since that day, the playhouse has been left to rot, termites have eaten away at the insides, the roof leaks massive amounts of water and outside walls have fallen off. The county, who are entrusted with the building did not even bother to protect it as Hurricane Irma approached. So I sort of consider Carlos Lopez-Cantera the arbiter of the playhouse. 


The county report conveniently leaves out where Carlos read the county the riot act, claiming that they are essentially inept and he was not at all pleased with GableStage and does not consider them capable of running the playhouse.

Here is the mayor's report. I am not really understanding how the report is quite the opposite of what really is happening, which is nothing. Nothing is happening. 


The report also says, "The majority of the speakers providing public input spoke in favor of the County’s plan." Again, that should say the majority of the bused in blue shirted speakers are in favor of the plan. The majority of residents are not in favor of the county's plan.


I covered the meeting here. That's what really happened.

I am seriously wondering who is in the pockets of the developers. I guess we need to follow the money. When developer Jorge Perez of The Related Group stood up at last week's meeting and said demanded "Reject other plans!" that said a lot.

There is an appeal hearing to stop the demolition on Thursday, December 14 before the City Commission. This is the appeal brought on by Grovites Barbara Lange and Katrina Morris.

The meeting starts at 9 am. City Hall is at 3500 Pan American Drive.

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Monday, December 04, 2017

It's a great way to support the Grapevine

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'Overload' is the new art installation at Vizcaya

Tanja Smeets's installation, Liquid Garden.
Photo: David Almeida
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is presenting "Overload," a new Contemporary Arts Program (CAP) exhibition on view from December 6, 2017 through April 2, 2018. Four artists have been commissioned to explore the activation of the senses in this immersive exhibition created for the estate. Artists include David Brooks (NY, NY), Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Miami, FL), Arnout Meijer (Amsterdam, NL) and Tanja Smeets (Utrecht, NL). The artists' work emphasizes engagement and considers how the activation of the senses can alter the experience of a space.

The exhibition marks the first occasion where CAP commissions work by international artists. Alongside Miami-based composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia and New York-based artist David Brooks, Overload presents the work of Dutch artists Arnout Meijer and Tanja Smeets. Global perspective is a cornerstone of Vizcaya's history, and we are pleased to have an international group of artists respond to Vizcaya for Overload.

An opening night event will be held December 5, 2017 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm where guests can meet the artists and have a first-look at the exhibition. Tickets for opening night are $10 for the general public.

The Contemporary Arts Program (CAP) is a Vizcaya-based commission program that provides artists with the creative challenge to develop original, site-specific work in response to a historic site situated in the public realm. CAP was inspired by the dynamic, creative spirit that characterized Vizcaya's inception one hundred years ago, and it preserves Vizcaya owner James Deering's tradition as a patron of the arts.


From John Singer Sargent, a house guest who painted watercolors of the estate, to A. Stirling Calder, who sculpted the figures on the Barge, and Robert Winthrop Chanler, creator of the swimming pool grotto ceiling mural, Vizcaya continues a dialogue between the historic and the contemporary. As was the case one hundred years ago, Vizcaya's singular sense of place remains the point of departure for artists.

CAP is generously supported by the Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation; Deering Foundation; Mondriaan Fund; the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Upcoming related programs:

December 4, 2017, 7:00-8:00 pm
Behind the Velvet Rope: Overload with Arnout Meijer and Tanja Smeets. An exclusive Vizcaya members-only pre-opening tour of Overload led by artists Meijer and Smeets. Tickets for members: $5.

December 5, 2017, 7:00-10:00 pm
Opening Night: Overload. Be one of the first to see the exhibition, meet the artists and experience Vizcaya. Tickets: Free for Vizcaya Members; $10 for general public. Purchase tickets online.

January 26, 2018, 7:00-9:00 pm
Behind the Velvet Rope: Overload performance with Orlando Jacinto Garcia. An exclusive Vizcaya members-only performance of Those at peace shall see their wake by Overload artist Orlando Jacinto Garcia. Tickets are reserved for Preservationist and Conservator members and for the James Deering Society only. Join Vizcaya online at www.vizcaya.org.

February 9, 2018, 6:00-10:00 pm
Bioblitz Nocturnal Edition featuring a project designed by David Brooks. Tickets $18 for adults; $6 for children. Purchase tickets online.

February 28, 2018, 6:00-9:00 pm
Gardens by Moonlight: Overload Edition. Stroll through Vizcaya's formal gardens by moonlight and explore the Overload exhibition in the Main House. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for children. Purchase tickets online.

April 1, 2018, 7:00-9:00 pm
Overload: Program with David Brooks. Special program with Overload artist David Brooks. Tickets: $10.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is located at 3251 South Miami Avenue. For more information, visit www.vizcaya.org, connect via social media, or call 305-250-9133.

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