Participants saw an overview of Public Art in Miami-Dade County and Key Biscayne. They also reviewed Public Art approaches and terms and explored possible classroom projects for different disciplines.
After seeing a presentation of the work of Ana Mendieta, her sources and influences, participants toured the installation on the 3rd floor as well as explored the 1st and 2nd floors of the Collection.
In a hands-on session, participants made their own drawings on pitch apple leaves.
About Cesar Trasobares:
During the past three decades, Cesar Trasobares has broadly defined his practice as an artist. In the art world, he serves as art activist, curator, educator and performer. In the studio, he produces series in various media. In the institutional field, he works in education and art administration. Addressing broad audiences, he has often focused on the social territories that welcome the involvement of creative individuals; continuing to do whatever he can to bring dignity and recognition to the status and roles of artists in society.
He received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1979), the Cintas Foundation (1980), and Art Matters (1995). His breadwinner jobs include: Director of Metro-Dade Art in Public Places Program, 1985-1990; New York Coordinator of the Estate Project, 1997-99; consulting artist for Artful Truth at the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum, 1999-2001 and Coordinator of the Key Biscayne Public Art Program, 2005-present, among others. He has participated in numerous artist selection panels, including the Advisory Committee for the 1991 Whitney Museum Biennial, as well as numerous conferences and community-oriented programs. He has written essays about contemporary art and artists for various publications since the late 1970s.