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Selected Articles and Press Releases

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Festival of Classics November 2023 and City of the Arts July 2023

Festival of Classics wraps the Sixth edition November 2023

Newsbreak article for Festival of Classics performances 

Community Newspapers cover Festival of Classics 

Newsbreak article for City of the Arts 

Scholarships for students and summer classes 2023

Summer class engages youth to paint a sail with Dillard School of the Arts graduate teachers

Street Art Regatta supplies funds for two students to study abroad

Saltwater Railroad film series 'Through a Flowering Place' July 2023

Miami Patch article

Street Art Regatta April 2023

Newsbreak article 

Shakespeare La Florida series 2017 - 2023

Isanusi Garcia and Christie Sciturro discuss Grace Arts Center dance collaborations from 

Miami to Fort Lauderdale

OVM video interview 

Shakespeare La Florida series 2022 

Merchants of Venice 

Florida Theater On Stage Review

Villig News 

The Miami Times

West Side Gazette (Preview)

Pure Merchants

Miami's Community Newspapers


Miami Patch Hyper Local News 

Medium press release

Sun-Sentinel Best Things to Do In South Florida


Hot 105 Community Spotlight with Rodney Baltimore

WMBM Radio

Two Women and the Pavilion in the Water film screening 2022


Article by Sun Sentinel cultural writer Joy Dickinson

Street Art Regatta new2021-2022

Art Fix Daily coverage of StAR 22

StAR raises funds for student scholarships and future art on sails 22

Press Release for the StAR sails at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 22

2021 Street Art Regatta press release

2021 Article (original online version with photos no longer available)

Festival of Classics 2019 - 2021

Theater Musings discloses upcoming GableStage performance of Festival of Classics...

Press release 2019

Mobile Art Pavilion news 2019

Be on the lookout next summer for the futuristic Mobile Art Pavilion, designed by Florida International University students, that will bring a new way to showcase pop-up art exhibits and plays in our community.

Art Basel performances 2018

For a second year, Grace Arts FL and Cuban Classical Ballet collaborated to present material to be used in theater productions live and to the large attentive crowds at the Sagamore Miami Beach historical hotel known for its art galleries that are free and open to the public and which are available for purchase. 

Mural and Design Initiatives 2018

NYLON Magazine covers 'COAT' an initiative of Grace Arts Center to revitalize communities 

Why (Broward Cities) Fort Lauderdale is Florida's best kept secret for Art 

In several cities, a 'COAT (Community of Artists Transform) tour curated walls of South Florida commercial, residential, schools and non-profit organization buildings; a collaboration with a Jacksonville-based mural project, 'ArtRepublic.' Find out about COAT and other art in public places across Broward County and beyond.

Art Basel 2017 performances

Art Miami Week presentation with the Cuban Classical Ballet at the historic Sagamore Hotel 

Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach Hosts 16th Annual Brunch Unveiling “Urban Legends”

WorldRedEye - December 2017 

Grace Arts FL sponsors a free public performance of a danced duet and solo vignette choreographed by Isanusi Garcia Rodriguez, and danced by Diana Figueroa and Jessie Marrero Muino with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami. Classical guitarist, Alberto Puerto, and the dancers, all Cuban-Americans, payed homage to Cuba's artistic heritage and academies of excellence.  

Mural initiatives blended with cultural conversations 2017

Mural Project signals revitalization of a neighborhood and opening a new learning center

Artists Join Forces For School Mural Project at New Academy​

South Florida Times - December 2017 

Hallandale Beach was one of three cities impacted by a series of curated murals from Fort Lauderdale south to Miami during a project 'COAT' - community of artists transform - a collaborative of businesses, artists and non-profits working to renovate areas on the brink of poverty and restoration in our oldest urban neighborhoods.

Shakespeare La Florida 2017 series

State of Florida Spotlight

Grantee Spotlight: Grace Arts Center’s R&J the Tempest Too​

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs - Summer 2017

Grace Arts Center, Inc. was selected as the grantee spotlight for its second chapter of a Shakespeare adaptation project, 'R&J The Tempest too' a collaboration with Outre Theater and award-winning choreographers from Florida and New York with a guest soloist from the Miami City Ballet. This project is now in its third iteration starting this summer 2017 for release in March 2018.

Bi-annual Art Exhibit 2016-2017

Brut Force online Magazine (no longer available)

Reinterpreting the Pioneer: Florida Outsider Art Explores Culture and Community

February 2017 - A glossy online magazine dedicated to significant 'Outsider Art' events and Artists and the collectors and museum enthusiasts internationally and locally here in the United States. This article covered the thirty (30) year anniversary commemoration of the 1987 Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art (now NSU Art Museum) Outsider Art exhibition featuring Florida self-taught Artists including Purvis Young, among others.  ​

Sun Sentinel

Outsider art 'pioneers' on display in Fort Lauderdale

"Zero experience, lots of talent....30 year commemoration of pioneering exhibits of Florida Outsider Art" at the History Museum Fort Lauderdale.


Outsider Art at the Fort Lauderdale History Museum

The three-month exhibit features artists, leaders from academia and the community in conversations discussing art, architecture, history, and design, as it relates to Outsider Art.

Sun Sentinel

Art pioneers blaze the way in new exhibit

Reporter Helen Wolt talks to presenter and noted Florida Self Taught Artist Advocate,Gary Monoroe,

about Reva Freedman and other artists represented in the core exhibition.

Miami New Times

Reinterpreting the Pioneer highlights Outsiders artists

Miami New Times leans-in to diversity as part of their coverage of "Reinterpreting the Pioneer"

Festival of Classics initiative 2016

The Music Journal 'Sound looks'


Grace Arts Center presents the first Zest Collective experimental deep dive into a what a courageous chapel and empty theater have in common...

Shakespeare La Florida series 2016 (first collaboration with Isanusi Garcia Rodriguez)

Miami Herald

After stroke left him half-paralyzed, ballet dancer makes miraculous return

Rodríguez’s odyssey has attracted other cultural patrons. Gallery owner, Clare Vickery,(is) present(ing) his paintings at an outsider art show in December at her Fort Lauderdale Grace Arts Center and...(he's) co-choreograph(er) ...for an urban production of “Romeo and Juliet” early next year. (Rodríguez danced as a principal dancer and as 'Romeo' for the Miami City Ballet’s production of 'Romeo and Juliet' in 2011.)

Classes for students feature Self Taught Artists unique to Florida 2016

Channel 10/Local ABC South Florida

Highwaymen Display Art in South Florida for Black History Month

Television Reporter Neki Mohan covers Kelvin Hair and the winners of the Broward County School Superintendent's Visual Arts Awards Winners 2016

Sun Sentinel

Painter Kelvin Hair carries on Florida Highwaymen legacy

Grace Arts FL coordinated a series of events at the History Museum and in Fort Lauderdale for Black History Month featuring an exhibit 'Outsider Art - Exploring the Legacies of the Highwaymen and Purvis Young' among other Artists marginalized from mainstream society

The South Florida Times

The Art of the Highwaymen feature online

Old Davie School Features Second and First Generation Highwaymen Artists

Looking for next generation of the Highwaymen painters

Original generation of Highwaymen and Second Generation creating a legacy in South Florida that all can appreciate for #BHM

Outsider Art Exhibition 2015

ArtFixdaily Digital Curated Art World News and Exclusives

At Home with Art Exhibit Highlights Artist Friendships, Reclaimed Art and Broward Art Resources

Ambassador artists program #AtHomeWithArt inaugural art exhibit as part of a longstanding home decor show shares local artists works alongside designer showcases including furniture made from reclaimed corrugated materials inspired by mid century modern design and nature.

Shakespeare La Florida series 2014

Tribune of Pinecrest, Miami Community Newspapers

Young Performers Bring R&J To South Florida. A Hip Hop, Tango, Artful New Twist, to Romeo & Juliet

Grace Arts Center's 'R&J' Shakespeare adaptation article (non-profit programs)

sponsored by Grace Cafe and Galleries in Broward and Miami-Dade counties

South Florida Times


Grace Arts Center's first 'R&J' Shakespeare adaptation, collaboration

with local children's theatre

Outsider Artist Purvis Young tribute

Venice Fort Lauderdale

Original Gallery articles focus on multidisciplinary art projects prior to 2014

Dash Dispatch

Filmmakers screening of 2013 Miami48Hour short film genres

Sun Sentinel

The sixth annual Dania Beach Art and Antique Festival is set to return to town from Jan. 28 through 30 in downtown Dania Beach.

Social Miami

Covers the Spring Arts Festival 2008

Sun Sentinel  (no longer available online)

Poetry Circle in Gallery 

Sun Sentinel (no longer available online)

'Divine Find' as art and antiques go outside amid a ballroom created on the street...

Sun Sentinel  (no longer available online)

'Striking a Perfect Chord' tango community thrives at the Grace Cafe and Galleries

Sun Sentinel (no longer available online)

Joint show for late Ferdie Pacheco and Purvis Young, feature music/culture

Sun Sentinel (no longer available online)

New Arts Council evolves

Palm Beach Post (no longer available online)

Colombian Singer Ria plays at Friday Night Salon

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