The Basel South Black Art Show opening event for the South Dade Black History Center
[MIAMI-DADE] – The South Dade Black History Center Advisory Board, one of 11 boards reporting to the Office of Community Advocacy, recently hosted the Basel South Black Art Show at the Larcenia J. Bullard Plaza in Miami. The 3-day event showcased the work of local artists to provide the South Dade community with an artistic event during Art Basel weekend.
The opening night reception began with a moment of silence and the lighting of candles to honor the legacy of Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, the first black person to represent Florida in the House of Representatives, who served five terms; she will be remembered as a fighter for job creation and community improvement programs.
Highlights of the event
The attendees took part in an opening ceremony where they enjoyed an evening of live music, exquisite cuisine and meeting the attendees artists. The Basel South Black Art exhibition featured the work of Robert McKnight, Eric (Hue) Houston, Nina Shepard, G. Darkins, Rodney Royal, Plantedman and Kinetic. CBS 4 News featuring artist G. Darkins showcasing his work at the South Dade Black History Center and other Art Basel events. Unique is Darkins’ remarkable resilience after a car crash left her quadriplegic.
âThe Basel South Black Art Show was a wonderful introduction of the center to the community. It showcased the kind of cultural activities and exhibits they can expect. Seeing the overwhelming support from the community strengthens our purpose and the community’s desire to have these kinds of events, âsaid former County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss. âI thank Diara Zeigler, community advocate and former director of church and community relations to District 9 Commissioner Kionne McGhee, who is the director of the center for her hard work to make this happen.â
The advisory board for the South Dade Black History Center at Larcenia J. Bullard Plaza, under the auspices of the Community Advocacy Office, was established by a order sponsored by Commissioner Kionne McGhee. The Council functions as a catalyst for civic events and presents the history of black communities in southern Miami-Dade County. In addition to serving as an artistic and cultural center; and providing retail and commercial rental space to the community.