Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus welcomes back Arts & Letters, for a 22nd year Monday, March 31, through Friday, April 4. This year, the College is celebrating the art of collaboration. Arts & Letters Day will take place on April 2. All events are free and open to the public and are on the Kendall Campus at 11011 SW 104 St.
Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the talent of musicians, poets and visual artists working together to produce new and unique works – some right before their eyes – and to participate in hands-on arts activities.
Here is a schedule of events. All take place at the McCarthy Auditorium, Room 6120:
- Tuesday, April 1, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. A Bookmobile for Dreamers, with Elizabeth Brown and Lothar Osterburg. The 40-minute multimedia performance with live Theremin, recorded sound, and video created in collaboration between composer Elizabeth Brown and visual artist and Lothar Osterburg, both Guggenheim fellows, celebrates the joy of discovery through books in the stacks of a library.
- Wednesday, April 2, noon to 1 p.m. Artist John Bailly on his collaboration with inaugural poet Richard Blanco. Rather than having text describe image or image illustrate text, these works are juxtaposed in an indirect manner.
- Wednesday, April 2, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Photographer Alicia Vera presents Eden, a photographic lecture on collaborating with Eden, a sex worker. Eden began this project to document the world of prostitution and to initiate dialogue on issues that apply to every woman, including self-identity and female chauvinism.