All events open to the Public:
Miami Contemporary Artists: Creating A Scene Exhibition Opening Reception – December 6, 2007, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami.
Miami Contemporary Artists: Creating A Scene Exhibition Opening Reception and Book Signing – December 7, 2007, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., ACSF Gallery, 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Book signing will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The Poker Tournament Interactive Installation – December 8, 2007,
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami.
Over the years, poker has become an important social activity for a number of Miami artists. Since this exhibition aims to give a larger image of the local scene, two artists who have become deeply involved with poker—as players, but also in exploring the things that surround the game, such as the history of chip design and collecting—Westen Charles and Ivan Toth Depeña, have been invited to organize their own tournament at the exhibition space. Involving participation from other artists and the audience, the tournament seeks to activate the exhibition site into a social space. Along these lines, artists George Sanchez, known for his large-scaled architectural installations, will create a functioning bar.