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(WLRN) Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Brings Miami Art Week to Overtown

December 5, 2015

 

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Brings Miami Art Week to Overtown

 

WLRN interviews founder, Neil Hall, for the 2015 art season.  Check it out here:

 

http://wlrn.org/post/art-africa-miami-arts-fair-brings-miami-art-week-overtown

 

 

 

  “We look at the Caribbean and the diaspora as a collection of us--all over,” explained Hall. “It is not quote-unquote African in its form, but it is because we believe it is the root of art.”

 

The Art Africa Miami Arts Fair has taken place in Overtown for the past five years as Hall sees the exposure to and participation in art as an important way to engage the community.

 

Hall described Overtown as the heartbeat of Miami art and culture and hopes to use art and design to help revitalize the area. “It is an attitude that says ‘it can happen in Overtown’--that we, as artists, can transform this space,” he said.

 

The exhibition will be up through Sunday, but Hall aims to launch monthly art exhibitions, including an art walk, in Overtown in 2016.

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