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ArtCenter/South Florid a’s “Pin Up Pop Up Poetry” Culminates April 24
wi th a Group Reading by Diverse Collection of Miami Poets


ArtCenter/South Florida invites the community for a group poetry rea ding on April 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Richard Shack Gallery\, 800 Lincoln Road. The event features 14 local poets and culminates ArtCenter’s month-lo ng “Pin Up Pop Up Poetry\,” part of the O\, Miami poetry festival.

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Poets invited to read at the event are from d iverse backgrounds with literary styles ranging from spoken word to the pro fessorial\, from the published to the non-published\, and even a guitar pla ying scribe. They share a strong passion for the written word and a need to be heard.

Poets at the April 24 reading event include:

Atlas\, Aza\, Mary Kate Az cuy\, Marcus Blake\, Jeffrey Bustos\, Gianni Cohen\, William Curtis\, George Durham\, Maha Adachi Earth\, Diego Flores\, Pierre Max Freesney\, Dana Rodriguez\, Beatricia Sagar and Chloe Fi retto-Toomey.

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The event is p art of ArtCenter/South Florida’s ongoing\, innovative arts community partne rship campaign\, joining efforts with some the area’s leading arts organiza tions.

DTEND:20130424T210000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130424T190000 GEO:25.790084;-80.13682 LOCATION:Art Center / South Florida\,800 Lincoln Road \nMiami Beach\, FL 33 139 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:“Pin Up Pop Up Poetry” UID:272939 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130425T200000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130425T180000 GEO:26.6987365;-80.061843 LOCATION:Armory Art Center WPB\,1700 Parker Avenue \nWest Palm Beach\, 3340 1 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:K-12 Palm Beach County School District Art Show UID:271253 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130426T210000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130426T180000 GEO:25.783312;-80.1484407 LOCATION:Williams McCall Gallery\,110 Washington Avenue\, CU3 \nMiami Beach \, Florida 33139 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Show\, Raymond Elman UID:272941 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130503T220000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130503T180000 GEO:25.7561399;-80.25832 LOCATION:ArtSpace / Virginia Miller Galleries\,169 Madeira Avenue \nCoral G ables\, FL 33134 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:American Memories\, Leslie Lew UID:274311 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130504T220000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130504T190000 GEO:25.8212113;-80.1911741 LOCATION:ACND Gallery of Art\,Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School 4949 NE 2nd Avenue\nMiami\, FL 33137 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:E-KleK-TiK: An IPC Visual Lab Photography Exhibit\, CW Griffin\, Ch arlie Trainor\, ANDREW KAUFMAN\, and Advanced Lab Students\, Jenny Babot R omney\, Rubyann Smith Hernandez\, Nanci Thomas\, Zeus Shama\, Jennifer Kay\ , Ethan Britton\, Carl Juste UID:271030 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130507T200000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130507T170000 GEO:26.3566809;-80.0852924 LOCATION:Boca Museum of Art\,501 Plaza Real in Mizner Park\nBoca Raton\, 33 432 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:62nd Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition\, Elle Sc horr\, Group Show UID:269427 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The art of Spain reached the A mericas on board the ships of the explorers\, on the banners of the Conquis tadors\, in illustrated Bibles\, and in the form of small devotional images and portraits. Colonial Art of the sixteenth through the eighteenth centur ies represents a synthesis of imagery from Spain with that of the Americas\ , especially in areas with rich indigenous traditions and popular art forms \, and embodies the blending of native traditions with those of Europe.

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Wednesday\, May 8th\, 2013 at The Frost Art Museum

DTEND:20130508T180000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130508T160000 GEO:25.7534653;-80.3733264 LOCATION:The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum\,10975 SW 17th Street \nMi ami\, FL 33199 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Director's Lecture Series with Dr. Carol Damian: Spanish Colonial A rt: The Beauty of Two Traditions UID:274312 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130511T200000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130511T180000 GEO:25.783312;-80.1484407 LOCATION:Williams McCall Gallery\,110 Washington Avenue\, CU3 \nMiami Beach \, Florida 33139 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Joint Exhibition\, Larry Johnson\, Erika King UID:275538 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130517T220000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130517T190000 GEO:25.7680408;-80.2041722 LOCATION:6th Street Container\,1155 (rear) 6th street \nMiami\, Florida 331 30 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Kelly Sturhahn: Transient Patterns\, Kelly Sturhahn UID:274793 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130517T220000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130517T190000 GEO:25.8584257;-80.1997967 LOCATION:carol jazzar contemporary art\,158 NW 91 st. \nMiami\, FL 33150 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:ULAMA\, ULE\, OLÉ\, Ronny Quevedo UID:275535 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130517T220000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130517T180000 GEO:25.7984055;-80.1991342 LOCATION:David Castillo\,2234 NW 2nd Avenue \nMiami\, 33127 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Kaleidoscopic\, Shinique Smith UID:275222 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130517T210000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130517T180000 GEO:25.7999146;-80.1981397 LOCATION:Emerson Dorsch\,151 NW 24th Street \nMiami\, Florida 33127 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mantucket\, Justin H.Long UID:276668 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130517T210000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130517T180000 GEO:25.7999146;-80.1981397 LOCATION:Emerson Dorsch\,151 NW 24th Street \nMiami\, Florida 33127 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Object Implied\, Kris Chatterson\, Ryan Roa\, April Street\, Robert Thiele\, Odalis Valdivieso\, Dave Hardy UID:276670 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130518T200000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130518T170000 GEO:26.6987365;-80.061843 LOCATION:Armory Art Center WPB\,1700 Parker Avenue \nWest Palm Beach\, 3340 1 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Senior Showcase UID:275217 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In 1994\, underground cartooni st\, filmmaker\, amateur publisher and First Amendment champion Mike Diana became the first artist ever to receive a criminal conviction for obscenity for artwork in the United States.

When Mike Diana was 9 years -old\, his family moved from Geneva\, New York to Largo\, Florida. He began to draw constantly\, becoming a fan of underground comics as a teen. Soon after graduating high school\, he began printing his own comics\, including the series\, Boiled Angel\, which grew to 300 subscribers mostly in cities outside of of Florida. This is a true feat\, considering that this was a t ime before online social media. In 1991\, a copy ended up in the hands of a California law enforcement officer who falsely linked Diana with the then unsolved Gainesville student murders. The FBI was alerted\, Diana was inves tigated but Diana was ultimately cleared of all involvement. However\, the hysterics continued.

Diana’s zines cover taboo subjects and a re raw as his black line drawings are thick. Graphic depictions of sex\, vi olence and caricature of church scandals are on every page. It is a gory an d ruthless read. Diana was taken to trial by the state of Florida in 1994 a nd found guilty of obscenity on all counts of publishing\, distributing\, a nd advertising his artwork. As a result he was jailed for four days\, was m andated to serve more than 1\,200 hours of community service and was ordere d to ‘stay away from minors.’ Additionally\, Diana was forced by the court not to draw\, even for personal use\, as part of a stern set of his three-y ear probation conditions. It was a grotesque and crushing conviction.

The trial judge found the work "patently offensive" and stated\, "T he evident goal of the appellant's publication is to portray shocking and g raphic pictures of sexual conduct so it will be noticed. If the message is about victimization and that horrible things are happening in our society\, as the appellant alleges\, the appellant SHOULD HAVE created a vehicle to send his message that was not obscene." His final attempt at appeal was den ied when the ACLU and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund petitioned the Supr eme Court. The court would not read the case. Diana continued his probation after his move to New York in 1996\, where he has lived ever since.

\n< p style="text-align: justify\;">Diana's work has been influential throughou t the underground comix community. His use of hardcore imagery serves to ma gnify and pinpoint the hypocrisies infused in contemporary life as well as the institutions that feed into it. His form of confrontational satire call s upon the viewer to read between the lines\, to become acquainted with Dia na's distinctive iconography and to find within it both humor and very poin ted commentary. As much as one can read Diana’s art work as purient and fou l none can deny its artistic merit.

Diana's first exhibition Mike Diana: Miami or Bust at #BogusFloridaIncident will include drawings an d paintings as well as works by other artists inspired by his output. This exhibition\, coincides with Miami Art Museum’s NWM2013/the end event\, “Con victed for Comics: A Talk with Underground Cartoonist Mike Diana.”

DTEND:20130522T210000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130522T180000 GEO:25.784554;-80.192054 LOCATION:BFI\,100 NE 11th St. \nMiami\, FL 33132 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Miami or Bust \, Mike Diana UID:278004 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130524T220000 DTSTAMP:20140828T150643 DTSTART:20130524T190000 GEO:25.7840899;-80.194342 LOCATION:CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation)\,1018 North Miami Avenue \nMiami\, FL 33136 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:PROPERLY NAMED: BFA SHOW 2013 UID:277837 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR