The A&V seminar of the Honors College at FIU examines the vital role visual art plays in the social and cultural dialogue surrounding controversial issues. It investigates how artists have challenged or enforced authority by creating new aesthetics. It further explores how art is used to initiate, accelerate, or combat social change. The heart of the course is the A&V exhibition. This annual project provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their resourcefulness and creativity through the research, curation, and organization of an exhibition of contemporary Miami artists. Artists featured: Luisa Basnuevo, Adler Guerrier, Catalina Jaramillo, Maria Martinez-Canas, Glexis Novoa, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, George Sanchez-Calderon, Asser Saint-Val, Viking Funeral and Pioneer Winter.