Art in the Sky launches at FIU
Haitian Mentorship Program establish community art and education program
Summer will be particularly colorful this year, as the Florida International University (FIU) Haitian Mentorship Program will present Art in the Sky – an interactive public art program created by acclaimed Miami-based Haitian-American artist, Asser Saint-Val. Art In the Sky will present an interactive public art installation and free art-making workshops for audiences of all ages throughout Miami-Dade County.
Launching soon at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus in the City of North Miami, this exciting new public art project features three dimensional air sculptures created by Saint-Val, with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Cultural Affairs Council, in partnerships with the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance and Future Roots Collective.
Art In the Sky features air sculptures suspended over a full size bed, enhanced with binaural sound recordings and intriguing scents, created with the goal of engaging audiences by combining a multi-sensory experience of art that has been transformed into three-dimensional sculptures, which will be seen and experienced in a seldom used, but easily accessed space – the sky!
In addition, through the partnership with FIU Haitian Mentorship Program, Art in the Sky will provide young students enrolled in the summer camp programs with a unique, one-of-a-kind Contemporary Art experience that will include art-making workshops, interactive tours of the installation, and discussions led by Saint-Val. The Art in the Sky project aims to inspire visual thinking and foster dialogue about art, while promoting creativity in Miami’s cultural scene. The youth that experience this project will explore the concept of self-esteem through creativity and art.
Since 2012, Art In The Sky has been presented at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, LMNT art space and The Miami Book Fair.