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Art Celebrations this Week

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Art Celebrations this Week

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Robert Redford speaks onstage during the Day One Press Conference at the Egyptian Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 16, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

The Way of the Rain Miami

Fans of legendary, Academy Award winning actor, director, producer and YoungArts Master Teacher, Robert Redford, should head to the YoungArts Campus (2100 Biscayne Boulevard) on Tuesday, March 11, for the world premiere of The Way of the Rain Miami, a performance art piece directed by environmental artist, Sibylle Szaggars Redford (Robert's wife). This interdisciplinary performance will feature an all-star creative team including YoungArts alumni Dave Eggar and Desmond Richardson, co-music directors Will Calhoun and Chuck Palmer, renowned lighting designer Steve Cohen and seasoned sound engineer Ron Saint Germain.  F. Thomas McBee III, acclaimed video artist, will present a short video and Robert Redford will perform as well.  According to the producers, "This unique multidisciplinary show pays homage to Earth and its universal elements through the exploration of light, sound, color and texture." The Way of the Rain Paintings, a coinciding exhibition of Sibylle Szaggars Redford’s artwork will be on display also starting March 11 in the YoungArts Gallery. On Wednesday, March 12th , the Redfords and environmental artist Sibylle Szaggars will conduct a discussion on art and activism.  Tickets are available at:  http://www.youngarts.org.

 
A Night at the Museum
 
For the most fun you can have in a museum, consider the Bass Museum's spirited fundraiser, aptly named, "A Night at the Museum," on Wednesday, March 12, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Sponsored by Vogue Mexico and Latin America, guests will rub elbows with leading arts patrons, socialites and tastemakers while enjoying cocktails, refreshments, beats by DJ Mauricio Parra, and best of all,  a private preview of Vanitas: Fashion and Art, the museum's latest exhibition.  Continuing its mission to "inspire and educate by exploring the connections between our historical collections and contemporary art" the show explores  the theme of vanitas as expressed in avant garde ready-to-wear and haute couture as well as in contemporary paintings, sculptures, industrial design and new media.  Admission to the fundraiser costs $250 for two and includes a Rubens Level Membership to the Bass Museum of Art for one year. To RSVP visit www.bassmuseum.org, call 306.673.7530 or visit the museum at 2100 Collins Avenue.
 

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