Happening
@ The ARC

META ART SERIES #4: Part 2
Opa-locka Youth Arts Competition
DATE : TBA

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOP - English
Saturday, August 27, 2016
9 am -5 pm

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOP - Spanish
Saturday, September 10, 2016
9 am -5 pm

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOP - English
Saturday, September 24, 2016
9 am -5 pm

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOP - Spanish
Saturday, October 8, 2016
9 am -5 pm

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOP - English
Saturday, October 22, 2016
9 am -5 pm

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOP - Spanish
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9 am -5 pm

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOP - English
Saturday, November 12, 2016
9 am -5 pm

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOP - Spanish
Saturday, December 3, 2016
9 am -5 pm

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOP - English
Saturday, December 10, 2016
9 am -5 pm

META Series

META #3: MOTHER GODDESS


@ The ARC, 675 Ali Baba Ave., Opa-locka, FL 33054

This exhibition was created in honor of Women's History Month to celebrate the sacred feminine, as well as to stimulate a dialogue about intrinsic female spirituality regarding the ontology of being and the role women played in the development of human consciousness.

The artists in the show include Tracy Guiteau, Jean Chiang, Sheena Rose, Juana Valdes, Kandy Lopez, Jerome Soimaud, Victoria Selback, Judy Safie, and Alexis Caputo.

The exhibit runs Monday-Friday: 10 am-5 pm
 

~About META...


META #2: AFROCOOL: THE RISE OF BLACK ATLANTIC ART IN SOUTH FLORIDA


This exhibition presents an introduction to some of the leading artists of the contemporary AfroCool esthetics (the art of black) in the African Diaspora community in South Florida. The multi-media show features work from Gene Tinnie, Moal, Dudley Alexis, Duwane Coates, Saddi Khali, Rodrigo Richardson, Mokhai, Charles Humes, Jackson Shuri, Onajide, and Chris Carter.

Read more about AfroCool and the featured artists.

Read the Exhibit Treal exhibit review.


META #1: COLLECTING BLACK


To kick off the 2016 META series, the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC), in conjunction with curator Ludlow Bailey and CADA Conversations, presents Collecting Black: an exhibition featuring works from the collections of prominent South Florida collectors focusing on contemporary African Diaspora art.



Rhythm and Arts Poetry Festival

Shameka ThomasThe April 9, 2016, Opa-locka Rhythm and Arts Poetry Festival, co-sponsored by the OLCDC and O'Miami, coincided with O'Miami's annual celebration of poetry also known as the Annual Poetry Festival, which is when O'Miami attempts to deliver a poem to every single person in Miami-Dade County.

In pursuit of this goal, OLCDC has lead a poetry project facilitated by Artist in Residence and Opa-locka native Shameka "Poetry" Thomas who has returned to her alma mater, North Dade Middle School, to work with Expressive Art students. Shameka has integrated different forms of poetry, such as rap and spoken word, into the Program's curriculum, ultimately introducing students to the benefits of poetry as a new and engaging art form. Shameka's work with students culminated with a showcase during this April 9th Rhythm and Arts Poetry Festival @ The ARC.

~ See Miami Herald and Miami Times coverage of the event.

The ARC

The ARC (Arts & Recreation Center) opened in November 2014 to house the "In Plain Sight" exhibition as part of the Art of Transformation series. Formerly a roofing company building, the interior space was retrofitted for the exhibition in the fall, and the outside was given a new look by Nigerian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Olalaken Jeyifous. Jeyifous designed a colorful mural that draws upon Opa-locka's Moorish themes, the OLCDC's new logo, and the community.

In 2015, part of the interior space was renovated as two floors of office and studio space for OLCDC's creative staff and potential resident artists, while the remaining space is open for creative, multi-purpose opportunities such as exhibitions and community events.

OLCDC also acquired a lot adjacent to The ARC to increase the size of its upcoming ARCoponics project--an outdoor urban farm and aquaponics lab to provide economic, education, and health opportunities for Opa-locka residents.


Rent The ARC

The ARC is a multi-functional warehouse space for educational, entrepreneurial and creative programming in Opa-locka's Downtown District, with 2,500 square feet of gallery and 3,500 square feet of outdoor courtyard space available for rental to the community. See rates and additional details.

At the ARC

To reserve The ARC for your next event, please contact Aileen Alon, Director of Arts & Creative Industry, at (305) 687-3545, aileen@olcdc.org, or Gisella Bustillos-Wong, Operations Manager, at (305) 687-3545, gisella@olcdc.org.