Deering Estate Festival of the Arts

E-Catalog In Deep Exhibit 2014

Kim Yantis, the Exhibit Specialist and Cultural Arts Coordinator at the Deering Estate, talks about the Estate's Artist Village and the Artist in Residence Program. The video also features the installation of outdoor art for the 2014 Deering Estate Festival of the Arts, "In Deep" Exhibition. Video by JC Velazquez.

Within a unique invitational format, leading curators, gallerists and working artists in the South Florida Arts Community invite a guest collaborator to create site specific works and performances. Features Deering Estate Artists in Residence, FIU Honors College “Inhabiting Other Lives”, and performances by Michelle Grant Murray and Pioneer Winter, and others. Curator’s and Exhibit Tour, a Fire Circle Forum, and Interactive activities for all ages. Free and Open to the Public. Exhibit on display daily, April 4- May 20, 2015

Partner organizations include: Playwright partners Lost Girls Theatre, Four sections of FIU Honors College Miami Dade College, Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Participating artists: Pip & Dwayne Brant, Randy Burman; C.M. Clark, Elaine Defibaugh, FIU Honors College professors John Bailly, Jose Rodriguez, Gretchen Scharnagl, Pioneer Winter & students, Pioneer Winter & Marissa Alma Nick, Vanessa Garcia; Jackie Gopie, Michelle Grant-Murray, Doug Hoekzema, Nicole Hospital-Medina, Frank Hyder, Regina Jestrow, Luis Lazo, Lucinda Linderman with Kerry Phillips & Joan Miguel Porquer, TemisanOkpaku, Ernesto Oroza, Lisa Rockford, Karen Rifas, Tom Scicluna, Magnus Sodamin& Magnus Sigurdarson; Gerry Stecca; Alex Trimino & Michael Loveland.

With support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Celebrity Cruises, Pinecrest Travel, and the Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.


FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  
Lost Girls Playwright Reading
Visitor Center Theatre
Glassheart by Reina Hardy
Lost Girls Playwright collective presents Glassheart by Reina Hardy, a contemporary, urban adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015   
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Plus One Exhibition Opening 

Performances begin at 4:00 pm, ongoing
Michelle Grant Murray - Choreography Artist in Residence Project UnRaveled Performance
Main Lawn, Historic Homes
A performance based on Afro-Caribbean women 

Pioneer Winter EBB/FLOW
Boat Basin
Ebb/Flow monitors the balance of two individuals, as they strive to maintain their performance upon the canoe. It may appear comedic in selected parts, where they fight for control of their own selves within the structure of the canoe, and then returning their focus to each other. 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm       
Curator's Tour - Plus One
Curator Kim Yantis will lead a full indoor and outdoor exhibit walk and talk tour giving insight to the production of each site specific work and artist interactions with the space.

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fire Circle Forum

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artists' Exhibit Tour - Plus One

Guided tour of indoor and outdoor artworks with presenting artists of this year's Festival. 


3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bring Your Own Perspective (BYOP) Photography Competition
Self Guided Tour
Bring your own camera or cell phone to capture images of the Estate. Email your image to [email protected] for a chance to win a digital camera or a Deering Estate Foundation Membership.

3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Artful Scavenger Hunt

Self Guided Tour
Follow a Festival map to find artworks and art installations. Receive a Deering Explorer Certificate and a chance to win binoculars or Family Membership.

3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Culinary Cafe by the Courtyard
A select group of food trucks will be onsite for a healthy, fresh picnic experience.