South Florida is a mecca within the world of the Arts and Design. With artists convening in round table discussions, collaborating in ode to the past, present and future – and with these artists showing a passion for human emotion, culture, tradition and society, there is always something to see, something to feel and – in recognition of our culinary artists – something to taste!

Last year we brought you a similar list and you loved it! So, we put together a list of some upcoming exhibits that you just can’t get enough of. Be sure to check them out!

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Handmade & Heartfelt
Dina Mitrani Gallery
2620 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 486-7248
www.dinamitranigallery.com

Dates: Through May 14, 2016

Catch these on display at the Dina Mitrani Gallery until May 14, 2016. “Handmade & Heartfelt”is a collection of photo-based works by three women, Heidi Kirkpatrick, K. K. DePaul and Rachel Philips, who fell in love with history, photographs, and old memories of love lost and found. The ladies use photography as a base, combined with various surfaces and textures that allow them to tell a story through imagery and shape. The artists use vintage materials to tell the story of women and families in an ironic and pop-artsy way. Mysterious and slightly eerie, this traveling exhibit is a must-see, especially for the ladies!

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Project Gallery: Romare Bearden
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 375-3000
www.pamm.org

Dates: Through June 26, 2016

An artist by the name of Romare Bearden is well-known for his photostat series, “Projections,” which were produced in 1964, a time where our country underwent major change on the social and political forefront.
Capturing African American perspective of tradition and pop culture into collage art forms, Bearden photographed small collages and transformed them into large black and white photographs that spoke in ways words couldn’t. An amazing collection, this exhibit and many others have been traveling since 2003 with many pieces in this collection touring since only 2015. It’s finally made its way to Miami and is definite must-see. It will be on display until June 26, 2016.

Ivan Toth Depeña
Locust Projects
3852 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 576-8570
www.locusprojects.org

Through June 2016

A master of lighting, linear art, and geographic planes, award-winning Ivan Toth Depeña is recognized for both his art and his architecture. An artistic genius, Ivan sees a story in just about every angle and vantage point. His imagery is quite captivating, as it mixes mediums, natural and artificial — digital and tangible, in abstract-yet-functional design. Ivan is commissioned for work all over the country, earning various awards, accolades and invitation to tour his works. You just have to check him out!

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Acta Non Verba: The Art Of Marielle Plaisir
MOCA Miami | Museum of Contemporary Art
Joan Lehman Building
770 N.E. 125th St.
North Miami, FL 33161
(305) 893-6211
www.mocanomi.org

Dates: Through May 29, 2016

The work of French-Guadeloupean artist, Marielle Plaisir will define contemporary art through cross medium delivery of drawings, portraits, paintings, tapestries, videos, and paper mache, artistically displayed throughout the exhibit, manifesting a scene that defies the norm. “My work interrogates the concept of domination, which has existed from the time of slavery until now,” Plaisir states. Her work is so dynamic and incredibly, magnificently twisted that it forces the imagination into overtime.

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Magic & Mayhem: The Art Of Iconic Toys
Young at Art Museum
751 SW 121st Ave.
Davie, FL 33325
(954) 424-0085
www.youngatartmuseum.org

Dates: Through May 29, 2016

While all other exhibits are timeless, the Knight & Orientation Galleries feature the art of local and well-known artists. Until May 29, “Magic and Mayhem” will be on display celebrating the art of iconic toys. This exhibit in particular features Transformers and My Little Pony. The collection features murals, sculptures, photography and mixed media by contemporary artists. Interactive stations will intertwine stories with artwork. In the toy store area, visitors will get the chance to create their own Transformer and design their own My Little Pony silhouettes. They will be equipped to create stop motion projects as well.

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