“Through The Lens” – 60th Anniversary Alumni Artist Series

Archbishop Curley Notre Dame announces its 60th Anniversary Alumni Artist Series titled, “Through the Lens.” The series of photographic exhibits, that begins in October 2013 and ends in the Spring of 2014, will showcase the work of professional photographers who are alumni of the 6 to 12 college preparatory located just north of Miami’s Design District.

October 5, 2013 to November 6, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5, 2013 7:00 pm

Lisa Boccard ’80 presents, “The Cure Package”

Lisa Boccard (alumna ’80) speaks and presents her exhibit to coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. When 29, she was diagnosed with Stage Three breast cancer and has been in ongoing treatment again since 2003 for metastatic breast cancer.

A tireless cancer advocate, Boccard is also the author of "The Cure Package", a photo exhibit depicting her travels with breast cancer. She appeared on the Rosie O'Donnell Show and represented the state of Florida in 1993 by presenting President Clinton with 2.6 million signatures requesting the resources needed to end the breast cancer epidemic.

She is a co-founder and a member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and serves on several committees for the American Cancer Society. In 2003, her brother Vincent and his wife Terry founded the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund that helps provide funding for screening mammograms for women who cannot afford them.

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November 9, 2013 to January 24, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9, 2013 7:00 pm
Art Basel Hours: Special Hours and Viewing by Appointment
Hours: M to F 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Silvia Lizama´s "Sights of Construction" An Art Photography Exhibit Curated by Tracie Heller Alumni Artist Series, "Through the Lens" - Exhibit 2

Silvia Lizama ’75 presents, “A Retrospective”

Silvia was born in Havana, Cuba, and currently lives in Hollywood, Florida. She earned her MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, and her BFA degree from Barry University, where she is now Chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Professor of Photography.

Having exhibited her hand colored photographs since 1978, Silvia’s work has gained national and international attention and has been included in prestigious exhibitions and collections, as well as publications. Her major awards include the SouthernArts Federation/NEA Regional VisualArts Fellowship Grant and the South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant, as well as a Miami Dade Art in Public Places commission for the Deering Estate in Miami, Florida.

A collection of photographic images depicting endless tracts of dirt stretching toward horizons set amidst the exquisite drama of tropical skies. Lizama has turned her camera lens to a scene so common the brain has learned to erase it -- the omnipresent barren acres of earth awaiting construction of highways, shopping malls, office parks, and subdivisions.

Earlier construction site images were shot in black and white, using a medium format film camera, and then the surfaces of the printed images are hand colored with photographic oils. Images in the latter part of the series are digital and Lizama´s hand coloring sensibilities are achieved using digital manipulation software. Curated by Tracie Heller.

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March 8 to April 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 8, 2013 7:00 pm

Carl Juste ’81 presents, “A Retrospective”

Under threat of persecution, Haitian-born Carl Phillipe Juste (ACND alumnus 1981), fled with his family from Haiti in 1965. Settling in Miami’s Haitian community, Juste flourished academically and won a scholarship to the University of Miami. Although he intended to be an engineer, he could not ignore the photographic inner voice that had spoken to him since childhood. Responding to a clear relationship he shared with the visual world, Juste vigorously pursued photojournalism and since 1991, has served his community through his work at the Miami Herald. He has received numerous awards for his work from Picture of the Year, Pulitzer Prize, Society for News Design, Best of Photojournalism, and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Juste is founder of both the IPC Visual Lab and Iris Photo Collective.

Juste has exhibited his own work and of his students from IPC Visual Lab many times at the ACND Gallery, and has exhibited at both solo and group shows at the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Little Haiti Cultural Center, and other galleries throughout South Florida.

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Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep
4949 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL
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