Above: Mother by Meg Wallace
February 10 to May 18, 2024 (Tuesdays – Saturdays)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (last entrance at 3:00 p.m.)
(Hu)mangrove is a group exhibition at The Kampong that explores the intersections between communities and ecosystems in South Florida. Central to the inspiration of this show is the remarkable mangrove root system. Across our coastal waterways, including on the shoreline of our garden, mangroves are critical to Florida’s ecology. The interconnectedness of their root networks and the havens they create for our home’s biodiversity reflect the potential for flourishing, interrelational human communities. (Hu)mangrove examines the relationships between mangroves and people, nature and culture. The exhibition weaves together a diverse group of artists, all of whom nurture community as they cultivate their artistic practice.
“Just like the interconnectedness of our human communities, mangroves exhibit flexibility and resiliency. They create a haven for wildlife, protect coastal areas from storm surge, filter our water, and so much more. Regrettably, our world has witnessed the destruction of a substantial percentage of mangrove forests, leaving our communities to bear the consequences. This devastation mirrors the disintegration of societal systems. (Hu)mangrove invites you to nurture our natural surroundings and the social bonds that enrich our lives as we embark on a collective journey towards a brighter and more interconnected future.” — Meg Wallace, artist and curator
Visitors to The Kampong can enjoy the (Hu)mangrove Exhibition included in the price of admission for a garden tour. Parking is limited and online reservations are strongly encouraged. Reservations can be made via our online booking site. Email email@example.com for additional information.
From left: Oil on canvas by Andres Cabrera Garcia, video still from Lissette Schaeffler & Bill Cruz’s You Are Here
Saturday, February 10, 2024 | 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
The grand opening of the exhibit will take place on February 10, 2024, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. The event will showcase live musical and dance performances by vocalist Susana Behar, guitarist Michel Gonzalez, and flutist Magela Herrera, as well as dance performances led by Nicole Pedraza.
After exploring the gallery and enjoying performances, guests are invited to take a stroll down to the waterline to experience the stunning sunset on Biscayne Bay.
About the instructor
Andrés Cabrera-Garcia has been sharing his plein-air painting techniques with a wide range of audiences for more than 20 years. Through his teachings, he has helped many individuals understand the importance of observing the surroundings and capturing the beauty of nature on a canvas using various mediums. Over the years, he has conducted workshops in Tenerife, Spain, and South Florida.
Please note you will need to bring your own materials! Here’s what you will need:
Supply List for the guided Meet up
About the instructor
Nicole is a movement artist born and raised in Miami, FL. After earning her BFA from New World School of the Arts, Nicole premiered a contemporary dance work at the Perez Art Museum as part of Miami Dance Makers 2021. In July of 2022, Nicole was one of nineteen artists in Miami selected for The Peace Studio’s Artist As Catalyst program. She is currently the Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Moss Center and a dance educator at South Florida Ballet. Nicole’s connection to dance derives from her experience as a Latina woman of Nicaraguan and Mexican descent, and from her classical dance background. She has relearned her art form by reconstructing the vocabulary of classical ballet and modern dance.
From left: Interconnection by Meg Wallace, Seen by Meg Wallace, Mirror image with mangroves by Nicole Pedraza