MIA Magazine December 2015 Art of Black Miami - Page 18

18BB AN INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT BY MIA MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS GROUP TO MIAMI HERALD WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation From Miami Beach to Miami Gardens, Homestead to Little Haiti, everywhere you go in South Florida, Knight Foundation wants you to have an encounter with art. Knight's mission to make art general is based on one simple premise: In a community as diverse as Miami, the arts can help create a cultural identity, represent who we are, inspire, explain and point a way forward. Through the Knight Arts Challenge and other initiatives, Knight encourages everyone here to participate in our culture of creativity. Knight Arts Challenge funding helped launch Free Gospel Sunday, which thousands enjoy each year at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the monthly Big Night in Little Haiti event, and a special anniversary series featuring artist alumni of the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. At the Perez Museum of Art Miami, Knight co-created the Fund for African American Art to help ensure the collection reflected all types of artistic excellence. Recently, Knight celebrated 57 new Knight Arts Challenge winners. They include Delou Africa, which will expand its festival celebrating the arts of the African diaspora, the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, for an exchange between Miami and Caribbean artists, and the Overtown Youth Center, to prepare students for music careers at its Beats Academy. Find out more about them and other artists transforming our community at knight foundation.org. Free Gospel Sunday Big Night in Little Haiti Second Annual Reception for the PAMM Fund for African American Afro Basel The New Eye of Art in South Florida, Kurator Join DrumPulse Entertainment, Ankara Miami, and African Elite Entertainment during Art Basel weekend! Af