• ART PROGRAMS •

2021 - 2022

Nov 2021 - Feb 2022

ART IN THE COMMUNITY

 

As part of the ART IN THE COMMUNITY programs, Kendall Art Center will present “Two families and a passion” Two histories where parents and children have given their energies completely to this vocation, different generations and ways of seeing and expressing, but the same passion and dedication. In a country of diversity, these two unique families raised their children under very different environments and had very different experiences and paths themselves that in the end always leads to art. 

Mar 2022 - May 2022

WOMAN IN THE ARTS

 

As part of the WOMAN IN THE ARTS program, Kendall Art Center will present “Women Artists in the Collection,” a selection of contemporary artworks by female artists of the community. This exhibition, curated and moderated by Yuneikys Villalonga, will highlight the tremendous diversity in the Miami Metro area and explore the vibrant artistic energy of women artists from many cultural backgrounds. 

 

Jun 2022 - Aug 2022

SOFLO NEW ARTISTS

 

Kendall Art Center in collaboration with Florida International University and Miami International University of Art & Design will present “Master of Fine Arts” with the aim to promote and launches graduate's student into the contemporary art community. An annual exhibition that allows the Kendall Art Center to celebrate the achievements of the graduating students in the MFA program in local universities. Curated by recent graduates of curatorial studies and museum practices.

Our programs include all year round: Art exhibitions, creative workshops, presentations, lectures, research, art making and guided  tours.

Community Programs

Our programs focus on works of artists in the community. Through art exhibitions, creative workshop, presentations, lectures, research, art making and guided  tours, we hope to encourage close look, foster conversation between students, community and artists.

• ART IN THE COMMUNITY •

Art Exhibitions, Creative Workshops, Art Presentations, Art Lectures, Panel Discussions, Meet the Artist, Collection Review and Guided Tours

 

• WOMAN IN THE ARTS •

Art Exhibitions, Art Presentations, Art Lectures, Panel Discussions, Meet the Artist and Guided Tours 

• SOFLO NEW ARTISTS •

Art Exhibitions, Art Presentations, Art Lectures, Panel Discussions, Meet the Artist and Guided Tours 

• ART & MUSIC •

Music Concert and Presentations

• ART & LITERATURE •

Book Presentation, Panel Discussions and Review

• ART & CHILDREN •

Art Exhibitions, Creative Workshops and Book Presentation 

• WOMAN IN THE ARTS: Art Presentation

As part of the WOMAN IN THE ARTS programs, the Kendall Art Center is presenting at the Women in art lecture series. The lecture looks at women in art, the struggles they face and how they overcome them. The ethics of feminism, collectivism, equality and working art extend from these early groups into women’s activities in the following decades. Highlighting the tremendous diversity in the Miami Metro area, this lecture explores the vibrant artistic energy of women artists from many cultural backgrounds who have been collected by Cuban-born American businessman Leonardo Rodriguez and his family.

Moderated by Roxana M. Bermejo.

 

08/5/2020

• ART & MUSIC

JAZZ at KAC: NEGRONI’S TRIOT at Kendall Art Center As part of the of Art and Music programs. Three-time Grammy nominees and Sony Music Latin artists…The Negroni’s Trio is an intimate ensemble that performs on stages throughout the world including many U.S. and international Jazz festivals as well as numerous key Jazz venues throughout the United States, Japan, Spain, Italy, South America, the Caribbean, Latin America.

 

12/5/2019

• WOMAN IN THE ARTS: Art Presentation

As part of the WOMAN IN THE ARTS programs, Kendall Art Center presents: Pubic Manifesto, a feminist action featuring political and cultural dimensions that the Cuba-born artist based in Costa Rica, Aimée Joaristi, has carried out in several cities around the world. Devised drawing on the dramaturgy of the performance, it ended up expanding its boundaries and becoming a de facto cultural gesture of protest, affirmation and empowerment of the female voice.

Moderated by Roxana M. Bermejo.

 

11/29/2020

• ART IN THE COMMUNITY: Contemporary Art Lectures

“The Repeating Island” Contemporary Art Lectures examines particular artistic practices in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. For this edition of Miami Art Week 2019, Presencia arrives at the Kendall Art Center with more comprehensive projects that explore contemporary Insular Caribbean Hispanic art, either produced on the islands, or in diaspora. “The Repeating Island” demonstrates the rich and diverse cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean Islands.

Moderated by Roxana M. Bermejo.

 

11/29/2019

• WOMAN IN THE ARTS: Book Presentation

As part of the WOMAN IN THE ARTS programs, Kendall Art Center presents an exclusive presentation of the book “La Resina Ámbar” by Zaida del Río. Zaida is one of Cuba’s most respected living female artists today. She gathers inspiration from her most profound desires for an equitable world in balance with Mother Nature. 

Moderated by Henry Ballate.

 

06/21/2019

• ART & LITERATURE: Panel Discussion

The II Convención de la Cubanidad by the Instituto Cubano de Ciencias Culturales de la Diáspora (ICCCD) discusses in Kendall Art Center the topics on Heritage and Generations of Cuban culture in exile and the Diaspora. 

Panel 1: What cultural elements of the Cuban tradition have been perpetuated in the Diaspora during the last 60 years?
Panel 2: What cultural elements of the Cuban tradition have been transformed, or have expired, in the Diaspora during the last 60 years, and what new currents and traditions have emerged in it?

Moderated by Angel Velázquez Callejas, Roger Castillejo Olán, Augusto Lemus Martínez, Humberto Castro and Ricardo Pau-Llosa.

 

05/17/2019

• ART IN THE COMMUNITY: Collection Review

CdeCuba Art Collection founded by Ximo Sánchez in 2008 together with the editorial project of the same name, has strived since the beginning to promote the production and the current thought about the visual arts from within and outside the island, with a clear vision to promote and present artists at an international level. Multi-disciplined in character, the collection includes paintings, drawings, art objects, recordings, photography, sculpture and installation with works dating from 1999 to 2020. La Colección is constantly growing and until now contains 450 works from 280 artists situated in Cuba, The United States, Latin America and Europe.

Moderated by Ximo Sánchez and Antonio Correa

 

03/15/2019

• ART IN THE COMMUNITY: Book Presentation

An all-inclusive book on the works, artists and exhibitions of The Rodríguez Collection, with more than 50 superbly reproduced artworks from one of Miami’s foremost collectors of Cuban contemporary art. This title is dedicated to showcasing the unique visual traditions of the island, spanning decades of styles and subjects, culminating in a volume sure to be an indispensable addition or introduction for any art enthusiast. This title presents an ideal tour and scholarship on some of the best this comprehensive collection and Miami, has to offer.

Moderated by Roxana M Bermejo, Odette Artiles, Gary Anuez, Henry Ballate, Aldo Menedez and Leonardo Rodriguez.

 

12/9/2018

• ART & MUSIC

The Cuban Music concert, recalling the most emblematic themes of the popular and classical songs of Cuban music. Piano accompaniment by Moldavian pianist Larisa Soboleva, Cuban-American tenor Rolando Polo and Ukranian Cuban Soprano Anzeina Alejandrovna.

11/11/2018

• ART IN THE COMMUNITY: Collection Review

“Artists and friends” in the Hamlet Collection is the second exhibition presented by The Rodríguez Collection in collaboration with other private collections as part of the program to unveil art that was produced in Cuba and today is preserved outside the island. The panelists review the status of the collection and discuss in preservation and cataloging.

Moderated by Ivonne Ferrer and Henry Ballate.

 

11/9/2018

• ART & CHILDREN

The crazy-haired family: by Berenice Morales. In this story, the author shows us how sometimes a decision we make can transform the lives of others. Thomin, the protagonist of this story, leaves us a lesson “the importance of friendship”, when he decides to help his friend Paquito, and put an end to the teasing and abuse that he suffers at school.

Moderated by Berenice Morales.

10/13/2018

• WOMAN IN THE ARTS: Presentation and Exhibition

As part of the WOMAN IN THE ARTS programs, Kendall Art Center presents: “CIELO DESPEJADO” Emma Artiles is a Cuban writer and cartoonist living in Miami. She has a degree in Spanish and Literature. She has published three books of poetry, an illustrated album and two novels for children and young people. "Clear Sky" deals with the relationship of a five-year-old girl and her grandmother at the moment when the signs of Alzheimer's begin to appear.

Moderated by Emma Artiles.

9/14/2018

• ART & CHILDREN

“Twinkle Twinkle” MoBe Music Studio presents a musical and sensory journey where sounds will appropriate your imagination, connecting with the essence of music and enjoying a great family experience. This presentation will have as a special guest the recently won violinist of the Latin Grammy Winnie Camila Berg , under the artistic direction of Karla Berg. Mobe Music Studio a space to grow.

 

9/1/2018

• ART & CHILDREN

As part of the ART & CHILDREN programs, Kendall Art Center is proud to presents: SMACH, South Miami Art Show in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

8/12/2018

• WOMAN IN THE ARTS: Presentation and Exhibition

As part of the WOMAN IN THE ARTS programs, Kendall Art Center is proud to present “3W,” three individual art presentation where women are the focal point, both as subject matter and as artist. “3W Womens view” features the work of Aimee Perez, Angela Alés and Milena Martínez Pedrosa. Each woman presents an individual show that collide and highlights the complexities of being a woman in art, with all the passion, struggles and joy therein.

Moderated by Janet Batet, Roxana M. Bermejo and Odette Artiles. 

 

08/10/2018 

• ART & LITERATURE: Book Presentation

A longtime insider’s unprecedented look behind the “Sugar Curtain” during America’s long standoff with communist Cuba, by “one of this generation’s finest diplomats” (Ambassador Joseph Wilson) Our Woman in Havana chronicles the past several decades of US-Cuba relations from the bird’s-eye view of State Department veteran and longtime Cuba hand Vicki Huddleston, our top diplomat in Havana under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.

Moderated by Vicki Huddleston.

 

4/7/2018

• ART IN THE COMMUNITY: Teatro en Marcos

This project is to bring the theater closer to the public in the South West of Miami and explore unconventional settings that provide enriching creative alternatives. The Kendall Art Center is a place full of art, colors and textures and therefore it itself becomes a new element of the scenic language.

Art director: Leopoldo Morale.

 

03/10/2018

• ART & MUSIC

Visual Artist Michael Arias, The life of an artist: Before and After.
Michael Arias discovers his passion for painting after an accident that leaves him paralyzed. In this presentation he tells us about his experiences and working methods.

Soprano Cristy Arias and Pianist Jorge Emilio PIS.

6/9/2017

• ART IN THE COMMUNITY: Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: This event displays the final results of a two year investigation of Aldo Menéndez (Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1948). Artist, journalist, art critic, curator and promoter. Author of two previous books about the Taller de Serigrafía Artística Rene Portocarrero, published in Spain under the titles: “Ojo X Ojo” (2002) and “Colección Portocarrero / La tradición de un taller” (2003). With colaboration involving atelier from Cuba, Spain, France, Colombia, Mexico, USA, The Aldo Menéndez Archives and The Rodriguez Collection is Presented at Kendall Art Center as part of 2017 Art & Research Honors Program.

Moderated by Aldo Menéndez, Ivonne Ferrer and Henry Ballate.

 

11/10/2017

• ART IN THE COMMUNITY: Teatro en Marcos

This project is to bring the theater closer to the public in the South West of Miami and explore unconventional settings that provide enriching creative alternatives. The Kendall Art Center is a place full of art, colors and textures and therefore it itself becomes a new element of the scenic language.

Art director: Leopoldo Morale.

 

09/18/2017

• ART IN THE COMMUNITY: Collection Review

“Artists in Purgatory” an exhibition of the Jorge Reynardus Collection curated by Aldo Menendez, Henry Ballate and Ivonne Ferrer, is presented in Miami by Leo Rodriguez, a well-known art collector, founder and director of the KAC. The exhibition “Artists in Purgatory” is forging new recognition to these artists within the contemporary art world and a new definition of their artistic status that ends the collective isolation. The panelists review the status of the collection and discuss in preservation and cataloging.

Moderated by Aldo Menendez.

 

09/29/2017

• WOMAN IN THE ARTS: Art Presentation

As part of the WOMAN IN THE ARTS programs, Kendall Art Center presents: Poems, An Art Presentation with the idea of expanding the presence of female artists in the collection. "By the date of March, several proposals to complement the celebrations of International Women’s Day were planned: a personal exhibition by the young artist Lisyanet Rodríguez (1987) and a tribute to Gina Pellón (1926-2014), in a conversation with the creators Ivonne Ferrer (1968), Ana María Sarlat (1959) and Laura Luna (1959). At the same time, the Kendall Art Center (KAC) considered the idea - for the new space - to establish an intergenerational dialogue between different artists with a common artistic background."

Moderated by Gabriela García Azcuy.

 

05/10/2017

• ART IN THE COMMUNITY: Art Presentation

Diálogos Místicos, a presentation in which Henry Ballate M.F.A. Director and Chief Curator of Kendall Art Center was focused on the dialogue between the collector Leonardo Rodríguez and the artist José Bedia, a dialogue that not only shows part of the historical route of the artist but also the transformations and aesthetic valuations of the collector. 

Moderated by Henry Ballate.

12/10/2016

• ART & LITERATURE: Book Presentation

"The Millennials Generation. Cuban Art 2001-2016", book by curator and art critic Píter Ortega. This is the author's third publication, and offers an anthology of the younger generation of artists in today's Cuban cultural scene, from a wide range of artistic manifestations: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, videoart, performance. 40 emerging artists from the year 2001 are presented in the book to justify a turning point or changing epochal sensibility, which allows the author to speak of a new generation with a novel aesthetic within the contemporary Cuban art scene: "The Millennials Generation".

Moderated by Píter Ortega.

 

12/04/2016

• ART & LITERATURE: Book Presentation

The Kendall Art Center presents an open discussion on "El peso de una isla en el amor de un pueblo", book by Píter Ortega Núñez. A panel discussion and open forum with the author and Hortensia Montero (formerly curator of National Museum of Fine Art, Habana, Cuba).

Moderated by Henry Ballate.

10/14/2016

• ART IN THE COMMUNITY: Book Presentation

"Shared Secrets" is the title of the book by Pedro Avila Gendis (Camaguey, Cuba, 1959) that will be presented on September 23 at the Kendall Art Center. "Shared Secrets" brings together a selection of works from the last three series by this artist: "The voice of the earth", "Sublime landscapes" and "Interior space,"  2012 - 2016. 

Moderated by Aldo Menendez.

09/23/2016

• ART IN THE COMMUNITY: Collection Review

The Kendall Art Center opens its doors with the presentation of Rodriguez Collection to the public of Miami Dade with the aims to educate and create an ongoing dialogue with the public in the concepts of contemporary art and its role in our society. 

Moderated by Henry Ballate.

07/15/2016