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Jeannie Saiz, Shadow of the Blade, 2013, ink on paper, 14 x 11 inches.

Jeannie Saiz, Shadow of the Blade, 2013, ink on paper, 14 x 11 inches.

Hollywood. “Echos Myron” explores the dynamic Miami music scene from the early 1990s to the present. Artists Priyadarsini Ray and Beatriz Monteavaro are the curators of this show, which will open at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood on Sept. 5. About her motivations to curate this exhibit, Ray says, “I discovered Miami’s burgeoning underground music scene from the late 1980s into the 1990s. Almost all my friends lived in a world where creativity ruled and the medium was irrelevant. It was a world where collaborating musically, making posters and flyers, photography or art made all for the love of doing so. It was in a true sense the beginning of a burgeoning creative collective. Miami’s cultural and geographic isolation allowed for the awakening of a fertile music and art scene to flourish and coexist.”

In “Echos Myron,” musicians who make art will be exhibited side by side with a selection of visual artists who make music. The result is a wide array of processes and practices, featuring sculpture, painting, flyer art, photographs and installation, among other artistic media. More than 40 artists and art collectives have been selected to be part of this show, including 3PQ, Kevin Arrow, Eddy Alvarez, Greg Alvarez, Rene Barge, Dorys Bello, David Alexander Bennett, Bleedingpalm, Dirk Brandon, David Brieske, builttogrind666, Brian Butler, Autumn Casey, Amanda Castillo, Clifton Childree, Rick Diaz, Daniel Fiorda, Chris Garcia, Daniel Gorostiaga, Ricardo Guerrero, Jason Handelman, Dave Kudzma, Chuck Loose, Brad Lovett, Paul Lewin, Niuvis Martin, Ivy McClelland, Juan Montoya, Gavin Perry, Nick Ruiz, Jean Saiz, Christian Salazar, Rick Smith, Teajay Smith, Natalie Spargo, Maitejosune Urrechaga, Janette Valentine, Viking Funeral and Janese Weingarten, as well as the two curators, Ray and Monteavaro. There will also be a live performance at the opening reception and a panel discussion about the interaction between visual arts and music. “Echos Myron” will be on view through Nov. 2.

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