Art installations that explore gentrification, the Middle Passage and preserve pieces of Liberty Square were awarded last Wednesday at The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts awards.
Artist Edouard Duval-Carrie was recognized as one of Miami’s eminent artists at a special reception of The Ellies, which was created to celebrate and elevate the careers of Miami artists.
Duval-Carrie is one of 44 artists who will share $500,000 as part of The Ellies, which was presented by ArtCenter/South Florida. The Haiti-born Duval-Carrie will receive $75,000 and a commission at The Bass on Miami Beach.
Marcus Blake will oversee the painting and erecting of slabs of concrete from the demolition of the Liberty Square housing complex in open spaces around Liberty City. The community will have the opportunity to enter these lots, walk around, and enjoy these eye-catching structures.