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MDC’s Galleries of Art + Design Presents The SWEAT Broadsheet Collaboration

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Miami, October 23, 2012 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Galleries of Art + Design will present The SWEAT Broadsheet Collaboration, a project that originated with a small group of South Florida artists and writers, from Friday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Dec. 21 at the Wolfson Campus Centre Gallery. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 1. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.    

The 46 artists and 40 participating writers were interested in the intersection of their respective genres – that is, artists interested in text and book arts, and poets and fiction writers attracted to visual images. Through a series of planned meetings, artists and writers from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties met, shared their work and began to collaborate to create varied and vibrant limited edition artworks.

Nearly four years in the making, this exhibition includes seventy-eight broadsheets, fine art prints created in a wide variety of media. Media included in the exhibition include letterpress, silkscreen, etching, digital pigment prints, relief prints, monoprints and many forms of hand work, including hand coloring, hand-cut paper and applique on fabric.

The theme was “sweat,” partly as homage to South Florida’s tropical climate, partly as a nod to Sweat Records, the beloved store in Little Haiti where the group’s first meeting was held, and wholly intended as a flexible, broadly defined concept to be interpreted widely by the participants in the project.

MDC will host two related events. On Saturday, Nov. 17, a reading and discussion will be presented as part of the college’s Miami Book Fair International. A panel discussion with Alex Campos, executive director of the Center for Book Arts in New York, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10. Panelists will include visual artist Rosemary Chiarlone; Michael Hettich, poet and professor at MDC; Jogn Cutrone, director of Jaffe Center for Book Arts and Frank Luca, Chief Librarian at the Wolfson Library

The participating artists are as follows: David Almeida, Diane Arrieta, Andrew Binder, Pip Brant, Abraham Camayd, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Xavier Cortada, John Cutrone and Seth Thompson (printers) with John Rachell (image), Denise Delgado, Ashley Ford, Robin Griffiths, Charles E. Humes Jr., Dorothy Kraus, Eddie A. López, Park McArthur, Alberto Meza, Scott Miller, Beatriz Monteavaro, Gary L Moore, Hugo Moro, Ania Moussawel, Joe Nicastri, Lea Nickless, Maria Pasita Andino, Celeste Pierson, Brian Reedy, Karen Rifas, Lydia Rubio, Beatricia Sagar, Samantha Salzinger, Pete Santa-Maria, Claudia Scalise, Onajide Shabaka, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Victoria Skinner, Kari Snyder, Sara Stites, Lara Stein Pardo, Laura Tan, Sherri Tan, Carol Todaro, Alfredo Useche, Tom Virgin and Michelle Weinberg.

The participating writers are as follows: Lynne Barrett, David Beaty, Birds are Nice, Peter Borrebach, Crissa-Jean Chappell, C. M. Clark, K. C. Culver, P. Scott Cunningham, Purvis Daniels, Edwidge Danticat, Hector Duarte, John Dufresne, Denise Duhamel, Chloe Firetto-Toomey, Andrea Gollin, David

Gonzalez, Nadege Green, Michael Hettich, Walter Hnatyish, Joanne Hyppolite, Brad Johnson, Brian Lehnen, Mia Leonin, Truman Lusson, Jessica Machado, Nick Mansito, Campbell McGrath, Astrid Justine

Nicastri, Yaddyra Peralta, Geoffrey Philp, Rochelle Theo Pienn, Phil Santa-Maria, Thomas Sleeper, Gabreil Spera, Nick Vagnoni, Susan Weiner, Antonia Wright, Stephen Caldwell Wright and Cyn. Zarco.

The Wolfson Campus Centre Gallery is located at 300 NE Second Ave., Building 1, Third Floor. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1 – 6 p.m.

For more information, please call 305-237-7700, or e-mail galleries@mdc.edu

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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