Art should be accessible to everyone - that is the idea being promoted by the Frost Art Museum, which is creating a space for children with special needs to explore the arts.
The museum is hosting a free community art event that will have specially designed attachments for wheelchairs and other art-making tools for children with cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, and other disabilities.
Jordana Pomeroy, director of the Frost Museum, says museums should be accessible to everyone in the community.
New World’s white tent was bustling with students, teachers and buyers interested in artworks created by about 125 high school students. This festival is the school’s largest fundraiser, raising between $12,000 and $13,000 a year. Students get half the cut of all their sales.
In a crowd of concertgoers hidden in the shadows of a dimly lit venue, one man can’t help but stand out. Equipped with a pen and sketchbook, Brian Butler regularly claims a post near the many stages he comes across, ready to capture the diverse environments around him.
Butler, originally a Massachusetts native and a Massachusetts College of Art and Design graduate, moved down to Miami about five years ago. He cites having seen rock legend Iggy Pop perform on the beach during Art Basel as part of the motivation for this move.
12/12/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, founder and Executive Director, Naomi Wilzig, talks about W.E.A.M, Miami Beach’s most engaging and adult museum and its upcoming exhibitions. General Director, Susan Danis, voices her support for the Florida Grand Opera and shares her excitement about their future presentations.