Monday, August 9, 2010

WEIRD MIAMI Artist-led Bus Tours

WEIRD MIAMI Artist-led Bus Tours
Goodness Gracious with Kevin Arrow & Clifton Childree
SUNDAY AUG 15, 2010

The Bas Fisher Invitational (BFI) is happy to announce the much-awaited Goodness Gracious bus tour with Kevin Arrow & Clifton Childree. Goodness Gracious is the second of three artist-led bus tours that take willing participants on day-long trips to undisclosed locations around Miami selected by the artists. The three tours are part of the WEIRD MIAMI project, which includes the exhibition Weird Miami Visitors Center on view through Sept. 19 at the BFI gallery space.

Kevin Arrow (born 1962, New York) lives and works in Miami, Florida and has multiple artist lives. A skilled draftsman, painter, film maker, museum professional and archivist, he now adds Weird Miami "Goodness Gracious" Tour Guide to his list of skills. Having lived in South Florida for the last twenty five years Kevin has come into contact with many of South Florida's most luminous unrecognized personalities. Kevin's work can currently be seen in the New Work Miami 2010 exhibition at the Miami Art Museum (MAM) on view until October 17, 2010.

Miami resident Clifton Childree is a filmmaker/artist who has shown his work in over 40 international film festivals. He has shown locally at MAM, MoCA, Art Center South Florida, BFI, Pulse Art Fair, FIU, Miami International Film Festival, Florida Dance Festival, Locust Projects, as well as a handful of local galleries. He received the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, the Legal Art Native Seeds Grant, and the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. Childree is in production on a book for NAME publishing. He will have his first solo museum show at the Wien Kunsthalle, summer 2011.

Artist’s website:
Kevin Arrow and Clifton Childree regularly host SUPER 8 NIGHT at the BFI, where they select and show rare and unique super 8 films from their personal collections. Please check the BFI website for more information.

The third and final tour titled Ripe Riparian with Christy Gast & Secret Guests will take place on Sunday September 19.

To reserve a seat on one of our tours please send an email to We will send you a reply with more details and instructions. The tours usually last all day. Each seat costs $16.

Also check out the WEIRD MIAMI Visitors Center @ the BFI…
The artists behind the WEIRD MIAMI VISITORS CENTER at the BFI explore Miami’s more candid nooks and crannies through 2-D works, installations and multimedia projects. Alyse Emdur returns to her native Florida to create a new video in which she interviews a local TV weather-woman. Justin Long is working with materials he has collected in the Miami River and his own backyard. He uses elements of both fact and fiction to evoke memory, confusion and wonder in the viewer. Nicolas Lobo and Kenneth Andrew Mroczek have created a book-synopsis of an abandoned archive belonging to an unknown local resident. The artists, both Miamians and non-natives, consider their experiences with people they have come across, through mysterious topographies they have discovered, and objects they have excavated or exhumed, as a way to make sense of or share their unique findings. The artists exhibiting work in WEIRD MIAMI VISITORS CENTER are Autumn Casey, Alyse Emdur, Adler Guerrier, Jason Hedges, Nicolas Lobo & Kenneth Andrew Mroczek, Justin Long, Isabel Moros, and Peggy Nolan.

The exhibition runs through September 19, 2010 and is open by appointment only. To make an appointment, please email

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