About the project:
Merging the visual and performing arts, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County announces the launch of Knight Masterworks Print Collection, a program that will commission limited-edition prints to create a permanent print collection at the Center. The artists commissioned will seek inspiration from the Arsht Center's diverse programming and Miami's thriving cultural arts landscape. All pieces will be displayed publicly at the Arsht Center.
This project is made possible by a three-year Knight Foundation grant totaling $90,000 that will be matched by individual and corporate investments from the community.
"The Knight Masterworks Print Collection will introduce the public to innovative work created by established and emerging visual artists," said John Richard, President and CEO of the Arsht Center. "We look forward to displaying these dynamic pieces of artwork, demonstrating the parallels between the performing and visual arts, and showcasing top artistic talent."
About the artists:
Leading American contemporary artist Donald Sultan will be the first to create a unique print for the Knight Masterworks Print Collection. The Collection's inaugural work, Red Poppies, will be displayed in the Arsht Center's halls beginning October 26, 2012. Sultan is a painter, printmaker and sculptor known for large-scale, multi-media compositions of fruit, flowers, dominoes, playing cards and other simple forms that are both representational and abstract.
Prints commissioned for this collection will seek inspiration from three sources: the power of the performing arts to nourish and challenge the human spirit; the Adrienne Arsht Center’s mission to enlighten, educate and entertain our community through transformational arts experiences; and Miami as the diverse, international crossroads where these two creative forces passionately connect.
Works from the Knight Masterworks Print Collection will be displayed side-by-side with selections from Lincoln Center’s List Art Collection that are on loan as part of a collaboration between the Arsht Center and Lincoln Center. The public will have an opportunity to view the art up close during free behind-the-scenes tours offered each Monday and Saturday at noon and also prior to performances. The tours are sponsored by American Airlines.
Purchase a print:
The Arsht Center will be making contemporary art of the highest quality available to the public by selling limited edition prints of the commissioned works. For more information about purchasing prints, contact Thomas W. Lollar and Paul Limperopulos: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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