Art and Culture of Palm Beach County Winter 2018 by Mira Lehr

 IN BLOOM  "This March, spring will certainly be in the air in Delray Beach, as the Cornell Art Museum presents   Flora.   The group exhibit features contemporary works inspired by flowers and plant life and touches on everything from rebirth to the beautiful decay. View immersive installations, paintings, mixed media and more. Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, Delray Beach, March 30 to September 9, oldschoolsquare. org, 561.243.7922. "

IN BLOOM

"This March, spring will certainly be in the air in Delray Beach, as the Cornell Art Museum presents Flora. The group exhibit features contemporary works inspired by flowers and plant life and touches on everything from rebirth to the beautiful decay. View immersive installations, paintings, mixed media and more. Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, Delray Beach, March 30 to September 9, oldschoolsquare. org, 561.243.7922. "

I AM A WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR! by Mira Lehr

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Image: Kathryn Mikesell, Mira Lehr and Amy Kornik at the opening of "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!" standing in front of work by Mira Lehr: Diel Migration, 2013, Jute, Keystone, Copper Mesh, Japanese Paper, Ink, Resin, Copper Emulsion, 12 x 9 feet

Lost Spaces & Stories of Vizcaya by Mira Lehr

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Photo: Armando Rodriguez, Miami Dade County
 

Today, we take you to the wild side of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida. Curator Gina Wouters, and artists Mira Lehr and Yara Travieso talk about What This Place Does Not Remember, one of eleven projects in the contemporary art exhibition Lost Spaces and Stories that celebrate Vizcaya’s centennial.

The inspiration for Mira Lehr’s and Yara Travieso’s dramatic Baroque performance installation is a forgotten garden at the edge of the museum’s south property and Henry Purcell‘s Dido and Aeneas, an English opera he composed more than 300 years ago. The opera tells the mythological story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and her love for the Trojan hero Aeneas. In What This Place Does Not Remember, the two contemporary artists personify Vizcaya as the legendary Queen Dido. Lehr’s environmental installation sets the stage for Dido’s Lament, the performance that Travieso directs. An opera singer, a dancer, and a cellist enact the queen’s tragic love story within a lyric web of black rope that evokes the surrounding mangroves.
 

Link to the podcast on the Fresh Art International web site:

www.freshartinternational.com/2016/12/22/lost-spaces-and-stories-of-vizcaya

 

Link to their podcasts on iTunes:

itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/freshartinternational/id499581084

 

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan
Project commissioned by Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Performance: Mira Lehr (Artist and Set Designer) and Yara Travieso (Director and Choreographer) with Jacqueline Bulnes (Dancer), Amanda Crider (Mezzo Soprano), Stephanie Jaimes (Cellist), David Redmond (Fabricator and Engineer), and Ingrid Travieso (Costume Designer)