VCS and the Miami art fairs

This week will see the next round of annual Miami art fairs and events, centered on the massive Art Basel Miami Beach fair. A few VCS students and faculty members will have work on display in Miami this year, and many of them will also be there to take part in the week’s events.

VCS second-year student Kylie Lefkowitz will be exhibiting works at Fountain Art Fair in a show organized by Solo(s) Project House, a Newark-based project space that provides studio and exhibition space for a diverse group of New Jersey artists. Kylie is one of the founding studio managers of Epiphany Print Shop, a collaborative workspace organized in cooperation with the non-profit arts organization Gallery Aferro that focuses on silkscreen printing, dark room photo printing and custom skateboard and longboard making.

As I mentioned a couple months ago, VCS fourth-year student Elektra KB will also be in Miami for the fairs, and several of her works will be on display in The Visual Arts Gallery/SVA booth at Aqua Art Miami.

BravinLee programs will be showing work by VCS alumna Katie Armstrong, who had her first solo show with them earlier this year. BravinLee is one of the members of SEVEN, a collective exhibition project located in a 15,000 square foot warehouse in Miami’s Wynwood district. VCS instructor Amy Wilson will also have work on display with BravinLee, and will be in Miami for most of the week. As part of her preparation for SEVEN, Amy created a limited-edition, handmade pop-up invitation. You can see a short video of it in action at this post on Hyperallergic’s art blog Hyperallergic LABS.

Finally, VCS first-year student Rachel Zaretsky will be returning to her home in Miami for the week to visit the fairs. Rachel has offered to write a report of her experiences at the fair for the VCS blog, so expect to see something from her on this page soon.

I’ve written about Art Basel and the Miami fairs on this blog before; anyone interested in learning a little more about them should check out this post, which also features comments by VCS fourth-year student Maddy Gentile about her internship with the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in 2009.

I will post updates about the VCS presence at the Miami fairs as more information becomes available.

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