Events and Speakers

Spring 2022 Speaker Series

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  • Series with Alexis Alleyne-Caputo

    April 20, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. | Lakeside Pavillion 1000 | 1280 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables, FL 33146

    Alexis Alleyne-Caputo

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    Film Viewing and Artist Talk with Alexis Alleyne-Caputo

    Featuring the short films, Colonial Currents: Black Women, Water, Trauma, and Baptism and Hierarchies: Oral and

    Visual Testimonies. Question and answer session to follow viewing and talk.  Open to the public.

    Bahamian-American Alexis Alleyne-Caputo is an anthropologist, archivist, and award-winning commissioned interdisciplinary artist. A graduate of Goddard College, M.F.A., and New York University, M.A., B.S./M.A., she received a Goddard College research travel grant in 2017 to research decolonizing art institutions at Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland. She has taught at the University of Miami, New World School of the Arts at Miami-Dade College, New York Film Academy-Miami Beach, Harlem School of the Arts, and has served as an art consultant at Florida Memorial University.

    Recent presentations include the 2022 Black Portraitures VII: Play and Performance series hosted by Rutgers University, and the 2021 Museum Association of the Caribbean Conference: Cultivating Resilience in Museums and Cultural Heritage Site. Through work that illustrates women’s contributions to the arts, she has been selected as a Better Selves Fellow (2020-22) and CATALYST Miami 2019-20 fellow. In 2016, she received the Artist Certificate of Appreciation from the Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor and County Commissioners for her contribution to Miami-Dade arts and culture.

    April 21, 2022 | 4:30 p.m. | Whitten Learning Center 120 | 5100 Brunson Dr., Coral Gables, FL 33146

    Alexis Alleyne-Caputo

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    Student Workshop with Alexis Alleyne-Caputo and Harmony Jackson (Choreographer, Dancer)

    In a dynamic 90-minute in-person workshop considering expressive culture, signs, and symbolic meanings in the U.S., and the mythologizing and romanticizing of concepts, artifacts, and experiences, Alexis Alleyne-Caputo will lead students through discussion, reflection, and writing exercises, with experimental performance/interpretation by Harmony Jackson. Limited seating is available for student participants; see flyer for a registration link.