Art Pop! event to celebrate The Roar’s 30th anniversary

Victoria Abella/Staff Writer

FIU’s student-run radio station, The Roar Miami, will be partnering with the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum to host a celebratory event Art Pop! on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

As Miami Art Week this year coincides with finals week and 30 years of FIU’s college radio, Art Pop! will provide a way for students to destress and celebrate art. At this free event open to the public, they will host giveaways for PINTA MIAMI and III Points’ Art Basel Concert Series. There will also be live music from local bands and DJs.

“The purpose of the event is to strengthen our connection with students through the intersection of music and art. The Frost and The Roar Miami are here to serve them! Our goal is to encourage conversation through art and creativity,” said Emily Afre, the museum’s education specialist.

In addition, students can participate in creating an interactive art piece called a “Post-It Ocean.”

The inspiration behind the installation that visitors will create is Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago. It consists of pieces from different artists using an eclectic variety of mediums from paint to plastic bags. Some of the exhibit’s recurrent themes include race, identity and migration, according to the Frost Museum.

“The exhibition offers works that present issues related to the environment and political histories in select countries such as Haiti, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic, while a large-scale work by Camille Chedda addresses tragic and all too prevalent violence against black men. The vestiges of colonialism are also present in the exhibition as many artists intervene and subvert colonial narratives,” said Chief Curator Amy Galpin.

No artistic experience is required to participate. To enter the PINTA MIAMI giveaway, you have to participate in the interactive installation. The III Points concert passes giveaway is conducted by The Roar and III Points.

“We hope students have a positive experience and wish to return for more of what the museum has to offer,” said Afre. “We’d like for students to gain a better appreciation for art and independent music and how the bridging of those two things can impact us as individuals!”

Students can further learn about the exhibition at the museum by reviewing a catalog and picking up a list of books available at the Green Library.

Photo retrieved from @theroarfiu on Instagram.

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