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  • The Markers will be on exhibit at the Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium through December 11, 2006. In January 2007, the artist will plant the installation’s flags in the South Pole. Cortada is traveling to Antarctica through his National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program fellowship.
  • The Reclamation Project: For a few months, mangrove seedlings will “reclaim” the island where they thrived just a few decades ago. Afterwards, the seedlings will be planted along Biscayne Bay. www.reclamationproject.net
  • Miami In Transition: Xavier Cortada’s Absence of Place to be exhibited in the MIAMI ART MUSEUM. April 28 – October 29, 2006. Plaza Level Gallery
  • A WELL-KEPT SECRET: 40 YEARS OF COLLECTING: Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Nevelson, Claus Oldenburg, Joseph Beuys, Jean DuBuffet, Keith Haring, Alexander Calder, Christo, David Hockney and others. Centre Gallery at the MDC Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave, Building 1(3rd floor), Miami, FL. Opening reception on October 10, exhibit runs thru November 10, 2006.
  • Xavier Cortada’s Heron painting will be presented to Mrs. Columba Bush, the First Lady of Florida, on October 7, 2006, as part of Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month festivities. Mission San Luis de Apalachee dates from 1656. The western capital of the Spanish Mission system in La Florida, it was one of more than 100 mission settlements established in Spanish Florida during the 16th and 17th centuries. The painting will be on permanent display in the Mission San Luisvisitor’s center.
  • On August 2, 2006 at 7pm, Xavier Cortada will unveil “Allapattah” mural  in the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Auditorium.  The 20-foot long mural was created with students from three local high schools and will be permanently installed in the City of Miami Allapattah NET Office.  The collaborative mural project was organized by the Office of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and the Mayor’s Youth Council.
  • On August 24, 2006, Xavier Cortada will deliver a Keynote address and unveil the official poster of the 9th Annual National Community Health Workers / Promotores Conference at the Hyatt Regency Islandia in San Diego, California.
  • On Septmber 1-3, 2006, Xavier Cortada will create collaborative art with kids at the American Cancer Society, Florida Division’s Families (Reaching Out to Cancer Kids) ROCK Weekend at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Orlando, FL.
  • Absence of Place: Views from Readers — Opening reception on Monday, June 5th at the Lobby of The Miami Herald, thru June 30th, 2006. This installation is inspired by The Miami Herald reader’s response to Absence of Place, an art piece by Xavier Cortada on exhibit at the  Miami Art Museum (MAM) through October 29, 2006
  • Xavier Cortada & teens to create the “House of Cards” at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) on May 13, 2006, Teen Day
  • Bass Museum of Art presents The Reclamation Project by Xavier Cortada. Earth Day, Opening Reception at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach Fl
  • On March 29, 2006, “Five Flags/Florida,” the art created by Xavier Cortada for the
    2006 Florida Heritage Month poster, will be unveiled at the Florida Heritage Month Gala in Tallahassee, FL.
  • On March 18, 2006, Xavier Cortada will paint a collaborative mural at the 2006 Global Gathering Music Festival, Bicentennial Park, Miami, FL.
  • On February 27, 2006, Xavier Cortada will travel to Washington, D.C. to receive the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) 2006 Champion of Children Award.
  • Mangroves, a solo exhibit at the Artel Gallery located at 505 South Adams Street in Pensacola, FL (opening reception February 17, 2006).
  • Bath House Cultural Center’s 12th Annual EL CORAZON ART EXHIBITION (group show),February 11- March , 4, 2006, Dallas, Texas.
  • Martin Luther King Day Celebration of Service:  Xavier Cortada led Hands on Miami volunteers in the painting of the Color Field, a pubic art  project designed by the artist across four city blocks under Miami’s I-95 bridge (from SW 4th to  8th Street), January 14, 2006.
  • History of Disabilities:  Xavier Cortada delivered a lecture and Powerpoint presentation (featuring Disability-focused art projects he’s created) to medical/graduate students and faculty, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Mailman Center for Child Development, Miami, FL, January 13, 2006, noon.
  • Plural Miami, a group show curated by Antonio Zaya at the World Arts Building
    2214 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL.  For more info click here