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April 2021

UM Earth Day 2021 Letters to the Future

April 19 - April 24

To reflect on Earth Day 2021, University of Miami Professor of Practice Xavier Cortada invites you to write an open letter to a student in the University of Miami’s Class of 2121. Although these letters are written for people not yet born, our true audience is those breathing in the present and, based on their actions, capable of delivering a better future. Follow the instructions below to share your letter for others to read, contemplate, and act on. To learn…

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Unveiling of the “Octopus Project” mural and dedication of “Octopus Project” socially engaged art project at SEED School

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The SEED School of Miami, 1901 NW 127th St
Miami,FL33167United States
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On April 21st at 3:00 pm, Cortada will be unveiling his "Octopus Project" mural and dedicating his "Octopus Project" socially engaged art project at the SEED School of Miami. As part of Cortada’s ART 315 Socially Engaged Art course, Cortada’s University of Miami students worked with staff and students from the SEED School of Miami to develop the main Octopus Project 2021 school-wide socially engaged art project to find and address an issue the group finds to be important to the broader school community.…

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April 24 @ 1:00 pm - April 25 @ 4:00 pm
12 Street & Ocean Drive

The City of Miami Beach has created a community event series in Lummus Park called RETHINK MB. RETHINK MB (January 2021 through June 2021). Featuring engaging and refreshing activities to open the mind and invigorate the body, these free, family-friendly programs involves the curation of five events are driven by community leaders and trailblazers. RETHINK MB provides a platform, and a voice to authentically (re)think the way we live, play, create and experience life (resolution, discovery, reflection, movement, and transcendence). April…

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CIES Mural Unveiling

April 25 - May 2

  CIES Artist-in-Residence | Main | Antarctic Ice Paintings | Keynote Plenary | vCIES Letters to the Future Mural | Longitudinal Installation | Miami Corona Project Videos As the vCIES 2020 Artist-in-Residence, Xavier Cortada delivered a keynote plenary speech to conference attendees, engaging them online in a ritualistic performance addressing climate change, and asked them to participate in creating his “Letters to the Future” mural. The final mural will be displayed on the project page as soon as it is finished and will be unveiled during the…

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November 2021

ArtCARE 21 exhibition

November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm
Amadlozi Gallery in Liberty City’s African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave
Miami,FL33142United States
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Xavier Cortada, convictim, 60″ x 144″, mixed media on canvas, 2001. Office of the Public Defender, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Miami, FL     Click here to download 2001 ArtCARE PDF Click here to learn more about ArtCARE (2001)

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