The Ignatian Center for the Arts at Belen Jesuit and collaboARTive have invited Miami’s vibrant artist community to come together in an exhibition titled ‘Outside The Lines: A Collaboration with collaboARTive.’ This new show stems from the 2020 Biennial BRADICA, which featured artists from the historic Bird Road Art District.
collaboARTive’s Board Chair Ignacio Font explained, “After a great deal of reflection, we decided to change the name and focus of this exhibition. Part of our mission as a non-profit arts organization is to create resources and possibilities for artists at all levels of practice. This means going "outside the lines" of the Bird Road Art District, inviting artists from across South Florida.”
The exhibition will showcase artists from across South Florida, from as far north as Boca Raton and south to Homestead. Gallery Director Sylvie San Juan commented, “It will be an honor to share the work of the vibrant and flourishing art community of South Florida through this exhibition. The diverse media and styles of the works in the show are a reflection of the distinctiveness of their creators.” ‘Outside the Lines: A Collaboration with collaboARTive’ opens Friday, January 27, 2023, and will remain open through March 24, 2023, with events scheduled to encourage attendance and exploration; as part of collaboARTive’s mission, there will be some Creative Play included in the events, too.
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain. The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline. In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty. The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow. Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.