Press Release Good Miami Project - Visual arts exhibit showcases 40 Miami non-profits in stunning portraits on display at the Arsht Center
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Good Miami Project
A visual arts exhibit showcasing 40 Miami non-profit organizations
through 60 photographs
MIAMI – February 28, 2023 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to present the Good Miami Project (@goodmiami) exhibit, a visual arts project showcasing 60 pieces of art produced by artist Greg Clark. The passion project, inspired by Clark's volunteer experience with Overtown Music Project and Miami Waterkeeper, started in 2020, and highlights all the good that happens in Miami with 40 different nonprofit organizations. The pieces are on display in the lobbies of the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall and Ziff Ballet Opera House, marking the largest exhibit of Clark’s work.
"Through my photography, I aim to capture the diversity of experiences and perspectives that make Miami a unique and vibrant place. I believe that by highlighting the many good things about Miami, I can help to build a more inclusive and equitable city for all," said Greg Clark. "My work is characterized by a deep respect for the people and places I document.
I hope the Good Miami Project inspires others to look more closely at the world around them and find the good in their communities. I hope this project inspires more people to volunteer and support the work being done by these organizations."
Clark began the Good Miami Project to help Miami non-profits during the fall of 2020 when the COVID-19 crisis was still raging and the country was tearing itself apart in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. With his newly acquired Covid antibodies after a bout with the virus, he started cold emailing organizations he found interesting in the Miami Foundation's directory for Give Miami Day. The idea was to provide pro-Bono photography to help the non-profits tell their stories without strings attached. Luckily, a few agreed, and over the last two years, he has photographed over 40 organizations, exhibiting a few photos at the Miami-Dade County Main Public Library, bus stops throughout the county, and Lynn
University. The exhibit at the Adrienne Arsht Center lobbies is the first time the full exhibit is on display.
The visual arts show at the Arsht Center will be on display to the public until June 2023 and can be viewed when guests attend a performance or during the Arsht Center’s behind-the-scenes tours held on Thursday and Saturday at noon. The subjects of each piece bring to light the amazing work the 40 partner organizations are doing. The exhibition is an ode to Miami's diversity and philanthropic spirit.
"We are honored to showacase the work of Greg Clark as part of our mission to connect our community to not just the performing arts, but to all arts,” says Jairo Ontiveros, vice president of arts education and community engagement at the Center.
Each piece of the exhibit will be donated to the respective partner organization once the exhibit ends, serving as a lasting tribute to the work being done by these non-profits.
For more information on the project, Good Miami website.
About Visual Arts @ Arsht
The Arsht Center's growing number of visual art exhibits and installations greatly enrich the Arsht Center experience. Demonstrating the parallels between the performing and visual arts allows patrons to witness — in one setting — stunning architecture, contemporary visual art and world-class live performances. Additionally, the new Knight Masterworks Print Collection, which commissions visual artists to create new works annually for the Arsht,
enhances the growing body of new dance, music and theater works commissioned, developed and produced by the Arsht Center each year.
*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County
Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.
Set in the heart of downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people to the arts, to the Arsht Center and to each other. Our stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from our resident companies and local arts partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami children each year.
Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has been recognized as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area, a leader in programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, a host venue for historic events and Miami’s hub for arts education.
Each year, we serve more than 60,000 young learners and offer more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive education programs — many enhanced by the Arsht Center’s relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists and Miami-based arts organizations.
The Arsht Center is also a home stage for three resident companies — Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony — and a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Our 300+ events each year include the Center’s Signature Series of classical, jazz, Broadway, local theater and much more. We present a robust series of touring Broadway musicals direct from New York, the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival and an award-winning Miami-based theater program. In addition, our Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, CommuniTEA LGBTQ+ celebration and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring together people from all corners of our community. For more information, visit arshtcenter.org.