We toured some varied neighborhoods in Miami, noting how the environment changed. In each location, we visited an art venue - ArtCenter/South Florida on Lincoln Road -
and then we went to Museo Vault in Wynwood where property owner David Lombardi gave us a behind-the-scenes tour of his museum-quality art storage facility. Artist Sheila Elias was on hand, and she gave us a really great talk on her works and process.
We ended up at Locust Projects, where BxB artist facilitator Michelle Weinberg's mural, HandPainted Warehouse is on view, and we saw an exhibition about mapping and recording neighborhoods - Subanageographica: transvirtual perspectives in a semi-tropical environment- by artists Paul Bartow and Richard Metzgar.
We documented our field visit with digital, film and video cameras - let's see what we can do with the raw shots and footage when we get back into the classroom. Thanks to Miami Art Museum's Kerry Keeler for a great lunch - and a bus ride!