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On February 23, PTAC was invited to accept a grant awarded by the Citizens Interested in Arts (also known as the CIA) at the Grantees on Parade: Keeping Arts Alive in South Florida event. The function was hosted at the wonderful Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, a waterfront theater overlooking the Aventura marina and Sunny Isles Beach coastline.
The main mission of the PAMM Teen Arts Council has always been to use ambassadorship and mentorship as a way to lead other groups, both teens and young adults, into entering art spaces and engage among peers. The council uses its resources to expose people to a world that can seem remote and unreachable to everyday people, while also creating a platform for its members to strengthen their artistic talents and gain new skills in leadership and mentorship. With this generous grant, we will be able to succeed in and exceed our goals. Once again, all the members of PTAC would like to extend our thanks for CIA and their contributions to the arts community.
On Wednesday, February 20, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) hosted its annual International Women’s Committee Luncheon, an intimate celebration chaired by Darlene Boytell-Pérez and presented by global women’s fashion brand, Lafayette 148 New York. Honoring Brooklyn native Gloria Luria, an art enthusiast and collector, for her many contributions to the arts in Miami, PAMM’s International Women’s Committee works to further women’s empowerment in the arts to create a more balanced representation in the industry.
The exclusive celebratory luncheon, featuring cuisine by Constellation Culinary Group, formerly STARR Catering, included a warm welcome by PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans and a presentation on Luria by her son Peter Luria with a Veuve Clicquot toast. Remarks about IWC by Boytell-Pérez followed with a presentation by Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander and Associate Curator María Elena Ortiz, where they introduced two of the museum’s upcoming exhibitions, highlighting female artists Teresita Fernández and Beatriz González.
Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) members brought friends and family out to the museum’s annual Members-Only Fourth of July celebration. Guests dressed in their favorite red (or rosé), white, and blue ensembles for a festive night under fireworks. This year, the celebration featured complimentary samples of rosé from The Palm by Whispering Angel, happy hour specials, delicious food by Verde, and a live performance from The State Of.