The Deering Estate at Cutler in Metropolitan Miami is hosting two exhibits next week on September 18: The Forget-Me-Not exhibit and the Project Residency Program which is an artist-in-residence program created by the Deering Estate back in 2006. The Deering program is an extension of the art patronage of Deering’s founder (Charles Deering) who built the estate on Biscayne Bay at the beginning of the last century.
Although the Forget-Me-Not exhibit has been on display since August 8, the formal opening of the show at Deering’s Richmond Cottage will be held next Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
According to the Deering exhibit release, the exhibit:
“Features nature inspired installations throughout the Richmond Cottage involving artists Regina Jestrow, Deborah Goldman and Nellie Appleby, alumni of the artist-in-residence program at The Studios of Key West (TSKW) in Key West, Florida, USA.”
Meantime, the 2013 artist-in-residence exhibit will feature Dona Altemus, Diego Quiros, and Carrie Sieh who, according to the exhibit announcement will “present the culmination of their onsite artist-in-residence projects from the Deering Estate at Cutler.”
Altemus presents folded paper and cloth pieces with the poetry of Literary Artist in Residence, Mia Leonin; Quiros' work, filled with compelling visual textures, shares his project ‘The Four Elements’ containing unexpected images of water, wind, earth, and fire; Sieh highlights a handmade book piece made with wine and grass stain images, along with dramatically stitched large scale, emulsion-peeled photographs of embraces” according to a promotional piece from the Deering group.
Both exhibits is open to the general public.
Also too, in October at the Deering Estate at Cutler, a fine art group exhibit called ‘Back of Beyond’ will be open on October 16. This will also be free to the general public.
According to a Deering promotional release:
Curator Jane Hart presents a group exhibition that is a diverse selection of work in various media, inspired by the tradition of adventure in the "Land Down Under" and beyond. Participating artists have been invited to draw inspiration from the literary classic tale of imaginary voyages into lands unknown; "Gulliver’s Travels," by Jonathan Swift, published in 1726.
As for the October exhibit title, the release also added:
Back of Beyond, an expression commonly used Australian slang, refers to a point that is the furthest from known lands, past civilization and into imagination.
The Deering Estate at Cutler is located at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue off Old Cutler Road.