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THE MIAMI URBAN CONTEMPORARY EXPERIENCE (MUCE) WRAPS UP A SUCCESSFUL FIRST QUARTER & DIVES INTO ART BASEL
(Miami, August 17, 2015) –The Miami Urban Contemporary Experience (MUCE) closes out the summer in celebration of a successful first quarter of arts and community initiatives. True to its mission, MUCE has worked diligently to make arts accessible, preserve heritage, and diversify the artistic landscape in Miami. It began with the first-ever pop-up Gallery at the 10th annual Jazz in the Gardens. The Exhibition: Art in the Gardens provided exposure for 12 local artist to over 70, 000 guests to one of the largest R&B/Jazz concerts in the South. With great momentum, MUCE popped up another exhibition at the Pines Food & Wine Festival and #IronFork presented by Miami New Times.
MUCE, in partnership with Conscious Fridays wrapped up the MUCE Summer Series, a 3-part series of outdoor film screenings infused with live art, pop-up exhibitions, and live music of the African Diaspora. The idea behind the summer series was to ensure that as the arts renaissance happens all over Miami, it is alive and well in the urban landscape. Many times the urban community is searching for spaces to commune and enjoy one another that has a welcoming vibe and familiarity; the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience provided that space this summer.
Each series showcased some of Miami’s established and upcoming visual artists, vocalists, and poets. Visual artists included Lavish &Looney, Marcus Blake, Tracey Guiteau, Henry Pidemont, Gabrielle Berwick, and Frank’s Ugly Art. Pop-Singer, Enock Bordes & Gospel Singer Christine J graced the stage at Series 1&2. The phenomenal poet “Kneweshe” closed out the final installment with a riveting piece deconstructing class, race, and colorism. Conscious Friday film screenings will continue every 2nd Friday of the month through December.
As for MUCE, all eyes are on Art Basel. MUCE has partnered with Chef Creole Performance Park to bring a week-long Pop-up Gallery entitled: Now or Neverland – An Exploration of Urban Surrealism, December 3rd – 6th. MUCE is currently accepting Artist Submissions for those interested in exhibiting for Basel. MUCE will provide (2) info-sessions which serves as a Q&A for the exhibition and an opportunity for local artists to learn how to prepare & submit for exhibition, how appreciators price their artwork, and saving opportunities on supplies. Click here for more details.
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About Miami Urban Contemporary Experience
The Miami Urban Contemporary Experience represents a shared belief that the arts belong in every community. We are committed to utilizing arts as a vehicle to preserve heritage and as a platform to diversify the artistic landscape in the western world.