Archives for October 2013

LITERARY ARTS SALON with Chenjerai Hove

CHEN HOVE-600x353The Writer’s Room at The Betsy, Florida International University and ArtCenter/South Florida present

With Award-Winning Poet, Novelist, Playwright and Human Rights Advocate Chenjerai Hove, A “Creator” in Exile from Zimbabwe

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | 7pm

Project 924 | 924 Lincoln Road, Second Floor, Miami Beach

Under the threat of death from the repressive regime of President Robert Mugabe, Chenjerai Hove, a leading figure of post-colonial Zimbabwean literature, was forced to leave his homeland in 2001. In exile now, he continues his vocal criticism of human rights abuses and uses his stature as a noted novelist, essayist, poet, journalist, political activist and public intellectual to denounce oppressive governments. A former president of the Zimbabwe Writers Union and the founding member of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, Mr. Hove is the author of several highly acclaimed novels, Bones, Shadows, and Ancestors, among them. He has lectured widely, and has been a writer in residence at many universities in Europe and the USA. In 2010-2011, he was a guest writer in Miami through the International Cities of Refuge Network, an organization that aids writers in exile. Mr. Hove has been in residence in the Writer’s Room at The Betsy-South Beach from October 13 to November 9, 2013.

Following the Reading
Bon Voyage Reception for Chenjerai Hove, at the Lobby Salon at The Betsy-South Beach.

Event is free and open to the public

The Betsy-South Beach | 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 305-531-6100 |

Visit for information on this literary project on Miami Beach; supported in part by the John and James L. Knight Foundation.

From Buenos Aires to Miami

From_Buenos_Aires_to_Miami-600x400From Buenos Aires to Miami
Santiago G. Quesnel | Ana Clara Soler

In partnership with PANAL 361

ON VIEW  September 20– November 3, 2013

924 Vitrine | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

As part of a visiting artists pilot program with PANAL 361 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Santiago G. Quesnel and Ana Clara Soler were in residence this summer at ArtCenter/South Florida. They left the unusually cold winter climate of Buenos Aires and arrived in the hot, humid weather of Miami. Their time in Miami Beach influenced their color palette and subject matter. Tropical landscapes and objects adorn Quesnel’s paintings and Soler’s watercolors. The partnership with Panal 361 will officially launch in 2014 with the support of a grant from Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council and the Miami-Dade Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners.

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