SoBay Festival of the Arts

Jan 31st through Feb 14th, 2010.

The SoBay Festival of the Arts is an annual celebration of the literary, performing and visual arts taking place at the Deering Estate. Featured events for SoBay Festival of the Arts generally include poetry readings, art lectures, theatre performances, fine art exhibits and musical performances.

The festival starts on January 31st, 2010 with the opening of the exhibition ArtSoBay. Miami-based artist Xavier Cortada will present his genographic project “Ancestral Journeys,” a series of installations and performances using DNA to trace the ancestral journeys of people living in Miami. Guest juror Bernice Steinbaum, in partnership with LegalArt and the Deering Estate at Cutler, presents a group art exhibit in the Stone House, Richmond Cottage and main grounds of the estate.

Artists in residence Jennifer Basile, Deena Blazejack, Cherie Clark, Ingrid Eliasson and Vickie Pierre will present a culmination exhibit of their past year’s work while in residence on the estate. The closing event for the festival is the annual Moonlight and Music Valentine’s Day Jazz Concert. This year’s concert is entitled Vignettes in the Courtyard and is being organized by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Miami Dade College Theatre Department.

SoBay Festival of the Arts
The Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 SW 72nd Avenue in Miami
305.235.1668
www.deeringestate.org

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