MIA Magazine December 2015 Art of Black Miami - Page 17

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015 AN INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT BY MIA MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS GROUP TO MIAMI HERALD BB17 Must See Shows at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark Howard Hewitt & Richard Elliott Colorful. Exciting. Diverse. Family-friendly. A few words that describe the 2015-2016 season at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark-- a vibrant, urban destination located in the heart of the Miramar Town Center adjacent to City Hall. This season at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark continues with many more must-see shows. These include: the Holiday Concert featuring two-time Grammy recording artist, Smokie Norful; the classic ballet, Romeo & Juliet; two classic operas, Aida and Carmen; a special Valentine’s Day treat with smooth Jazz artist, saxophonist Richard Elliot and soulful R&B vocalist, Howard Hewett of Shalamar; and a special Mother’s Day performance by the uber-talented songstress Rachelle Ferrell with her six-plus octave range. Our children’s’ shows are perfect for the entire family: December kicks off with Annie Sing-Along, so gather the family, dress up as your favorite character and sing along with Annie as she belts out songs like “Tomorrow” and “Hard Knock Life”; followed in January by the Tortoise and the Hare…The Musical, with audience participation in the race between Bunnie Hare and Thomas Tortoise-- the kids will laugh out loud non-stop! There’s Alice in Wonderland in March, an entertaining dance performance that brings this children’s classic novel to life through movement, music and scenic storytelling; and in April, The Conch Fritters – “Gumbo For Kids”, an educational show that introduces young people to the musical styles and dominant instruments of the Tropics culminating with a live performance. May caps off the season with the vibrant African Children’s Choir featuring well-loved children’s songs, handclapping, traditional spirituals and contemporary tunes accompanied by Nutcracker Spirit ethnic instrumentation. Exhibits in the popular Ansin Family Art Gallery will celebrate works such as Purvis on Paper by Miami’s own, self-taught, Purvis Young, November 5, 2015 - January 11, 2016; a photographic collective of President Barack Obama, January 14, 2016 - February 28, 2016; framed photographs by LA’s Ralph Gibson, March 3, 2016 – May 31, 2016, and photographic portraits entitled Awakening Jamaica, June 9 – August 27, 2016. For more information, please call (954) 602-4500 or visit www.miramarculturalcenter.org. BEYOND. purvis on paper 11/5/15-1/11/16 President Barack Obama 1/14/16-2/28/16 BASEL. Ralph Gibson 3/3/16-5/31/16 Awakening Jamaica 6/9/16-8/27/16 2015-2016 ART EXHIBITIONS Ansin Family Art Gallery Gallery Hours: Weekdays 12PM-5PM 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, Fl...) 954.602.4500 miramarculturalcenter.org THEATRE | EDUCATION | EVENTS | EXHIBITS FREE ADMISSION & PARKING