GOGO MOAD at Hialeah Campus Art Gallery: Neighborhood Photography
MOAD’s free children’s education program on the move, GOGO MOAD pops up at the Art Gallery on MDC's Hialeah Campus. GOGO MOAD programs feature shared learning experiences of exploring ideas and creating together, and include artist-led hands-on art-making and fun collaborative activities for the whole family.
From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, teaching artist Lorie Ofir leads participants in the workshop Neighborhood Photography. Inspired by the exhibition on view in the gallery, Remaking Miami: Josefina Tarafa’s Photographs of the 1970s, featuring images that show the transormation of our city by the burgeoning Cuban community, participants use Polaroid and smart-phone cameras to document and define their own hometown.
Look, think, explore, compose!
Ofir leads the participants on a guided viewing of the exhibition and then encourages them to think about their own neighborhoods, to explore outdoor spaces adjacent to the gallery, to photograph with black-and-white Polaroid film, and to use the images they take, along with writing and other art materials, to create collages that reflect their own experiences of place.
Miami artist Lorie Ofir explores interconnections between human nature and the nature around us through expansive landscape paintings that fuse the elsewhere with an object we experience intimately and daily—our beds. She received her BFA from the University of Florence, has participated in artist residencies in Colorado, New York, and in Miami at the Deering Estate, and has exhibited her work in the U.S. and abroad, including shows at the Jewish Museum of Florida, Harn Museum of Art, Florence University of the Arts, Design Center of the Americas, and galleries in Miami, New York, and Colorado. Ofir is also an Art and Special Needs Instructor with classrooms based on individualized and experiential learning. For the past five years, she was a Teaching Artist at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. With a gallery as a classroom, she enabled youth to have personalized experiences with contemporary art as a catalyst for curiosity, experimentation, and analytical thinking.
Learn more about the exhibition Remaking Miami: Josefina Tarafa’s Photographs of the 1970s.
GOGO MOAD is open to children ages 5 and up and their families. This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance to reserve a spot. You may also add on a raffle ticket for a chance to win a swag bag of GOGO MOAD-branded art supplies for your child. You must be present to win.
GOGO MOAD is part of the Museum Without Boundaries initiative.