Calendar listings for 02/05
The New York International Independent Film/Video/Music & Art Festivals kick off the year with a four-day event in Coconut Grove today (2/5) through Sunday. Opening night at the Artist in Residence Gallery, 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove. Local and national artists will show their best paintings and sculptures on opening night. The following three days, filmmakers, singers and bands will showcase their talents. The latest features, shorts, documentaries and animations from around the world will be shown. The music and film festival will run concurrently at AMC theaters. Tickets & VIP passes can be purchased from TicketWeb, (866) 468-7619 or www.ticketweb.com. Details: (212) 777-7100, Ext. 16.
Artist and photographer Thomas Roma lectures on his photographic work at Miami Dade College 10 a.m. Feb. 5 in Kendall Campus Art Gallery, 11011 SW 104th St., and 7:30 p.m. in Wolfson Center Gallery, 300 NE Second Ave. Free. Details: (305) 237-2661 or (305) 237-3171.
Thirtieth annual Miami Beach Festival of the Arts showcases the juried artwork of 150 artists from across the nation, entertainment from South Florida art groups, international food court and fun for children. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Feb. 7-8 on Ocean Terrace, east of Collins Avenue between 73rd and 75th streets. Details: (305) 865-4147.
The Bakehouse Art Complex presents "New African Art - A Visual Celebration of Black History Month," 2-5 p.m., 561 NW 43rd St., Miami. Music by Epic. Resident artists studios will be open for visitation. Exhibition continues through Feb. 29. Details: (305) 576-2828.
Expressionistic painter Joanna Tyka exhibits her work 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Gilded Hand, 165 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables. Known for watercolors of Coral Gables' homes and tropical flora, her inspiration is also music. Eight of her large paintings are placed above the stage of the University of Miami Gusman Concert Hall. Through Feb. 25. Details: (305) 442-1445.
"Drawings Witnessing a Newborn Monk," by Spanish artist J.M. Antolin, through today (2/5) at Miami-Dade College's Frances Wolfson Gallery, 300 NE Second Ave., Building 1. Details: (305) 237-3696.
"Visas for Life: The Righteous and Honorable Diplomats" features an untold story of the Holocaust: the dramatic story of diplomats from diverse cultures, countries and backgrounds who by the end of World War II had saved hundreds of Jewish and refugee lives at the peril of their careers and, often, their lives. Through Feb. 15 at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St. $5 adults, $3 students and seniors. Details: (954) 921-3274.
David Schluss, Barbara Watler and Tim Homes are featured at Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Through Feb. 21. Details: (954) 340-5000.
The Wolfson Galleries at Miami-Dade College present "Aperture Past/Future: Aperture at 50," through Feb. 13. The traveling exhibit premiered in Sotheby's New York in January 2003 with 170 images from photographers published in Aperture over the past half century. The exhibit includes works from photographers including Diane Arbus, Brassai, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Graciela Iturbide, Dorothea Lange, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebasti“o Salgado, Edward Weston and more. Details: (305) 237-3171.