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  • Prime, a process art installation in search of the fountain of youth in the Artist’s Studio, on Friday, October 12, 2001
  • Unveiling of the Miami Northwestern AIDS Mural on Friday, December 7th, 2001 in the Miami Norwestern Senior High School’s Theatre of the Performing Arts. Mural is sponsored by the John H. Peavy Adolescent Health Center (inside the High School) and the Public Health Trust.
  • HistoryDisabilityArt — Opening reception on Wednesday, December 12, 2001. (*This exhibit explores the History of Disabilities and is presented by the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development. It is co-sponored by the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs. Exhibit runs through January 18, 2002.)
  • demons — Opening reception on Friday, November 9, 2001. Exhibit is co-sponosored by The Show Works and www.artistamundo.com, and runs through December 7th.
  • Unveiling of “Hues of Love: The Alzheimer’s Mural”– Miami, Florida
    On October 4, 2001 in the First Union Financial Center, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami, FL
  • Unveiling of Hershey’s Collaborative Mural at Miami Children’s Hospital on October 15, 2001
  • Dedication of the Riverside Garden (beautification of the Miami River Flagler Bridge) and for the signing of Xavier Cortada’s Manatee mural on September 26th, 2001
  • Xavier Cortada, appointed by Secretary of State Katherine Harris to serve on the Florida Artist’s Residency Panel for the Division of Cultural Affairs, will be be meeting in Tallahassee with fellow panelists on September 27, 2001.
  • Reaching Out to Cancer Kids Mural, sponsored by the the Florida Chapter of the American Cancer Society, during the ROCK Family Weekend in Orlando, Florida on September 28-30, 2001.
  • Installation celebration of the mixed media mural, “We’re on the Same Boat”, Tuesday, August 28, 2001 in the Miami Herald Building.
  • Unveiling and dedication of “I do hereby promise,” the mural created by Little Havana youth from a maquette they developed with Xavier Cortada. MAM in the Neighborhood Mural August 19, 2001 Miami, Florida
  • History of Disabilities Project, University of Miami Mailman Center Miami, Florida August 18th, 2001
  • Hershey’s Collaboraive Mural for Miami Children’s Hospital — August 16, 2001
  • The Alzheimer’s Mural — On August 6, 2001, Miami artist Xavier Cortada began the creation of a 9-foot collaborative mural on Alzheimer’s disease — Miami, Florida
  • Presentation of “Miami Riverbank”, Xavier Cortada’s design for the beautification of the Flagler Bridge, during the groundbreaking of the East Little Havana Riverside Garden on July 27, 2001.
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association Reception to benefit the Richard A. Hausler Memorial Bust and Scholarship Fund (featuring new works by UM alumnus/artist Xavier Cortada) at Casa Grande Cultural Center, on June 29, 2001
  • The Front Porch Conversations Mural will be unveiled during the The Front Porch Florida Designation Announcement of the Community of Little Havana by Governor Jeb Bush on Friday, June 1st, 2001 at Little Havana’s San Juan Bosco Church, Miami, Florida.
  • Unveiling of Hands On Miami’s “We’re in the Same Boat” Mural, of the bicultural mural created by senior citizens from the Haitian and Cuban communities, took place on Thursday, May 31, 2001 Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Miami, Florida.
  • Cultural Celebration featuring the Haitian Cultural Heritage Month’s Group Show of Haitian Artists and new works by Cuban-American artist Xavier Cortada at Casa Grande Cultural Center on May 25, 2001
  • Continuation with the Hands On Miami’s “We’re in the Same Boat” Mural Project:  Joint sessions May 7th and 8th; painting sessions May 21st and 22nd, 2001.
  • An “X” rated Evening — see new works by Miami artist Xavier “X” Cortada at a reception to benefit SAVE Dade on Friday, April 27, 2001 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Hands On Miami’s “We’re on the same boat” Mural Project, a community-based art project designed to bring diverse communities together by creating a mural.  Xavier Cortada will facilate sessions for the creation of a collaborative mural with the elderly served by the Haitian American Foundation and the Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Center during April and May, 2001. Community sessions on April 17th and 25th, 2001.
  • Little Havana Viernes Cultural (Cultural Fridays) reception at Casa Grande Cultural Center, 104 SW 9th Street, Ground Level(across/west of the avenue from the Brickell Metrorail Station), Miami, Florida on Friday, March 30, 2001, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.   The exhibit will show recent drawings by Xavier Cortada, and feature his acclaimed exhibit, No Tengan Miedo.
  • Xavier Cortada will be a panelist on the “Community Building Through Arts and Culture” panel of the Miami Urban Renaissance Conference:  Historic Preservation as a Catalyst for Community Development, on March 30, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. in the Tower Theater, 1500 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL.  The conference is presented by the Miami River Neighborhood Restoration Corporation, the University of Miami Center for Urban and Community Design, and the Collins Center for Public Policy.
  • Fulbright Foreign Student Enrichment Seminar:   Xavier Cortada will serve as Keynote speaker for the seminar sponsored by the U.S. State Department Institute of International Education at the Miami Radisson Deauville Resort, 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida on March 29, 2001.
  • Recognition ceremonies for students participating in the Art in Public Places-sponsored Master-Peace International program in the following Miami-Dade County Public Schools:   Miami Jackson High School (on March 27th), Coconut Grove Elementary School (on March 28th), and South Miami Middle School (on March 29th, 2001).
  • The “IV. Pioneros” painting will be unveiled at a Committee for the Human Rights of Children fundraiser on March 23, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in Little Havana’s newly renovated and historic Tower Theater, 1500 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL. The event will also feature the screening of Mari Rodriguez Ichaso’s new documentary, “Made in Cuba: Children of Paradise.” Tickets are $25, seating is limited.
  • Unveiling of the PATH Millennium Mural for the Miami-Dade Housing Authority, Joseph P. Caleb Auditorium, Miami, Florida, on February 27, 2001.
  • Completion of Miami’s VOICES mural during AIDS Walk 2001 (to benefit Care Resource, Inc.) at Bayfront Park, in downtown Miami, FL from 2 to 5 pm (dedication of mural at sunset during candlelight vigil) on Saturday, February 24, 2001.  (Cortada began painting the mural’s five 8 x 4 wood panels during Fall of 1996 with members of the agencies Client Advisory Board, and then continued work on the 20-foot mural with input from participants of the 1997 AIDS Walk in South Beach, FL.  The mural was never completed.)
  • Guest Speaker, University of Miami Institute of Retired Professionals, Coral Gables, Florida on February 22, 2001.
  • South Africa AIDS Conference Mural project slideshow presentation and initiation of Master-Peace International (MPI) at Miami Jackson High School, Miami, Florida on February 21, 2001. MPI is an educational and outreach effort of Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.
  • Opening “Ulloa-Cortada: An Art Encounter”exhibit at Casa Grande Cultural Center, 104 SW 9th Street, Ground Level (across the avenue from the Brickell Metrorail Station), Miami, Florida. The two person show (featuring paintings by Dominican artist Ulloa and Xavier Cortada’s No Tengan Miedo exhibit) is sponsored by Office of the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, the Sister Cities Miami-Dade/Santo Domingo Commitee, and the East Little Havana Community Development Corporation, February 21, 2001 at 7 p.m.
  • Guest Speaker, Arts in Medicine Artist Reunion, University of Miami Children Cancer Clinic, University of Miami / Jackson Medical Center, 1611 NW 12th Avenue, ACC West, 5 A Clinic, Conference Room 503, Miami, Florida, on February 16, 2001.
  • Panelist, Building Community Through the Arts, Florida International University, Miami, Florida on February 14, 2001.
  • Northern Ireland Mural project slideshow presentation and initiation of Master-Peace International (MPI) at South Miami Middle School, South Miami, Florida on February 7, 2001.  MPI is an educational and outreach effort of Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.
  • Cyprus Mural project slideshow presentation and initiation of Master-Peace International (MPI) at Coconut Grove Elementary School, Miami, Florida on February 5, 2001. MPI is an educational and outreach effort of Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.
  • No Tengan Miedo, Latin American Art Museumsolo exhibit exploring the impact of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Cuba the third anniversary of the trip. From January 12 to January 26, 2001
  • Grand Opening Group Show, Gallery Yes!, 1436 NE 26th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Opening reception, January 26, 2000.