Bakehouse Art Complex Unveils New Outdoor Pavilion

 BAKEHOUSE ART COMPLEX UNVEILS NEW OUTDOOR PAVILION
Funds from the Audrey Love Foundation contribute to BAC’s capital development projects

Premiere of the Audrey Love Pavilion

Premiere of the Audrey Love Pavilion

MIAMI, Fla. (May 8, 2013) – The Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC), South Florida’s premiere center for emerging and mid-career artists, proudly announces the completion of the Audrey Love Pavilion. The official ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for media and VIPs will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 10 a.m. The grand opening celebration for the public will be Friday, May 17, 2013 from 7-10 p.m. and is sponsored by Chivas Regal.

The Audrey Love Charitable Foundation recognized the Bakehouse Art Complex for its role in the fabric of Miami’s cultural community with a gift of $250,000. The renovation, funded by the grant, has completely transformed and improved the main entrance to the facility. With its signature flour silos still intact, BAC has converted the courtyard into an inviting outdoor event space. Award-winning architectural firm Shulman + Associates, located in Miami’s Design District, designed the renovations to enable patrons to experience the BAC in a whole new light. New features include a pedestrian ramp with integrated seating leading up to new large glass doors, a window looking into the gallery, a stage for performances, and state-of-the-art lighting. The renovation also provides the opportunity for BAC resident artists working with large scale sculptures to showcase their work outside of the building.

“This is the first significant capital development project since the organization’s inception nearly 27 years ago. We are so very grateful to the Audrey Love Foundation, Shulman + Associates, and our board member, Dr. Robert Apfel, for their support and dedication to the Bakehouse Art Complex,” expressed Arlys Raymond, Executive Director of the Bakehouse Art Complex.

The late Audrey Love of The Audrey Love Foundation was a lifelong patron of the arts, a benefactor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Opera, an early supporter of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, The Frost Museum at FIU, and the Florida Grand Opera. Audrey Love passed away in 2003 at the age of 100. The foundation’s recognition of the Bakehouse Art Complex signifies an appreciation for the facility’s 25-year commitment to creativity in the visual arts in Miami and its commitment to the future. And it has given the Bakehouse Art Complex the opportunity, and excuse, to let her name live on in Miami attached to a physical entity, The Audrey Love Gallery and Pavilion.

WHAT: 

Audrey Love Pavilion Dedication and Grand Opening

WHEN: 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
 Reception for Media and VIPs (kindly RSVP to gshonek@bacfl.org)
11 a.m. Dedication and Ribbon Cutting

Friday, May, 17, 2013, 7-10 p.m.
Grand Opening Celebration

Sponsored by Chivas Regal

$10 Admission; Free for BAC Members and Miami Museum Month Participating Organizations’ Members

WHERE:

Bakehouse Art Complex, Wynwood Arts District

561 NW 32nd Street
Miami, FL 33127
305.576.2828
http://www.bacfl.org

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