November 2019 First Thursday

Friends new and old are invited to join us for each month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. Stop in to say hello, relax with a glass of wine, tour the third floor artist studios and see the just-installed exhibitions in the Sanger and Zabar Lobby Galleries. Books & Books is the next stop, where you can browse the latest titles and catch up with old friends.

José Maria Vitier Piano Performance

To celebrate his wife’s exhibition Solo Dar Gracias / Just Give Thanks on view in the Zabar Project Gallery from Nov 7-28, the Oscar-nominated composer José Maria Vitier (Strawberry & Chocolate), will present a short piano performance in support of the show preceding the opening in the Helmerich Theater. Vitier is an icon in Cuba, combining the elegance of the classical tradition with the romance and pathos of Cuban folk melodies.

Havana 500th Anniversary Tour

Coinciding with the big celebration of the 500th anniversary of Havana’s founding in 1519, this trip offers an amazing way to take part in the celebrations. In addition to the studio visits with celebrated Cuban artists, guided tours and sumptuous dinners that are typically the focus of these trips, additional time will be spent seeing and learning about the historic and architectural treasures of Havana, and enjoying special access to parties being organized for the Anniversary celebration.

In the Courtyard: November Residency Potluck

The fourth Wednesday of each month The Studios hosts a casual potluck at the residency guesthouse “In the Courtyard” to welcome our newest Artists in Residence. This event brings our community together under the covered courtyard at the Carriage Trade Artist Residency House to celebrate the most recent artists, coming from near and far, to grace us with their talent and share their work and aspirations for their time on the island.

Something’s Fishy, presented by Reef Relief & Last Stand

William Heyman, Ph.D. will present an educational talk titled “Multi-species Fish Spawning Aggregations: What Are They and Why Are They Important?” The presentation will feature amazing underwater videos by Dr. Heyman and what he has learned over more than 20 years of research.

Holiday Artisan Fair for Small Business Saturday

Kick off the holiday season by supporting community artists and small businesses for Small Business Saturday. The Studios makes holiday shopping fun and easy. Enjoy cookies and coffee as you stroll through a friendly, festive indoor market. Each year, over 20 artisans present unique and locally produced gifts: jewelry, textiles, home accessories and quality crafts.

Art Basel Day Trip

For those who have not been, Art Basel Miami is the largest, coolest, most cutting edge contemporary art event in the country. Take our comfortable motor coach to see what is essentially the world’s biggest modern art museum re-assembled and re-curated every year.

In the Courtyard: December Residency Potluck

The fourth Wednesday of each month The Studios hosts a casual potluck at the residency guesthouse “In the Courtyard” to welcome our newest Artists in Residence. This event brings our community together under the covered courtyard at the Carriage Trade Artist Residency House to celebrate the most recent artists, coming from near and far, to grace us with their talent and share their work and aspirations for their time on the island.

Single Occupancies, Three Contemporary Opera Theatre Monologues

With the premieres of three one-act operas performed over a single evening, Single Occupancies proves that opera is just as powerful, funny, emotional and relevant as ever.

In the Courtyard: January Residency Potluck

The fourth Wednesday of each month The Studios hosts a casual potluck at the residency guesthouse “In the Courtyard” to welcome our newest Artists in Residence. This event brings our community together under the covered courtyard at the Carriage Trade Artist Residency House to celebrate the most recent artists, coming from near and far, to grace us with their talent and share their work and aspirations for their time on the island.

Tom Rush in Concert

With wry humor and a guitar style that’s all his own, Tom Rush is a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues.

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