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WHAT: PRIZM Art Fair
WHY: Miami Art Week attracts numerous high-quality satellite fairs, but sometimes it's the one sitting a little to the side that has the energy to perk up the art ears. Such is the case with PRIZM, an art fair that highlights works from the African Diaspora, but not exclusively. Set up in the MIMO district on Biscayne, this year's installment features 18 artists from across the country and globe. All eyes should be drawn to the stylized portraits shot in Senegal, from Paris native Alexis Peskine. In one photograph, two boys wearing DIY auto-racing uniforms are perched on a bench near the beach; the younger boy's posture itself tells a story, while the older boy's stare reveals a complexity beyond words.
WHERE: 7300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, noon to 5 p.m. weekends; www.prizmartfair.com.
Miami, FL, July 31, 2015: On Saturday, July 25, 2015 over 6,000+ families converged on NW 3rd Avenue in Historic Overtown for the 2015 Overtown Music & Arts Festival to experience the rich culture of Overtown. T.E.E.S. produced an extraordinary Youth Zone presented by The Green Family Foundation and Early Learning Coalition.
NSU Art Museum Exhibit, June 21 – October 4, 2015
Photography has provided ongoing and important narratives of Haiti’s people, art, culture and politics since the advent of the medium in the 19th century. From June 21 through October 4, 2015, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will present the first comprehensive museum survey of photography in Haiti in the exhibition From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography.
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WRITTEN BY WORLDCITY STAFF ON 23 APRIL 2015. POSTED IN SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS NEWS
Florida International University announced a $20 million donation to its School of International and Public Affairs, the largest gift yet to that school.
The donation comes from the Green Family Foundation backed by Steven J. Green, the former CEO of luggage company Samsonite and a former U.S. ambassador.
Green now leads investment group Greenstreet Partners and serves as honorary consul for Singapore in Miami. He was U.S. ambassador to Singapore from 1997-2001.
"I think the interconnectivity of the world today is so close that unless people have a knowledge of other cultures and other political systems, we're never going to have a peaceful world," said Green in announcing the donation. "The School of International and Public Affairs deals with the integration of these ideas and truly creates a platform for tomorrow's leaders."
|»||See how the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program at FIU changes lives|
|»||Purchase Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937, nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.|
|»||Watch GFF President Kimberly Green's CGI Stories segment about the music of Alan Lomax.|