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ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2019

December 4 - 7, 2019
Historic Entrance 
2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Ron Magill speaks. From Butterflies to Penguins - The beauty of Extremes in Nature

Wednesday, December 4th at 6:30 p.m.


Patti Ragan, Founder of the Center for Great Apes: Update on CGA and Sandra, the orangutan with human rights.

Friday, December 6th from 4:00 to 7:00p.m

Networking and Marketing for Artists featuring Rickie Leiter and Dede Lyons. 

Saturday, December 7th at 1:00 p.m.

How I got that shot! by Nature photographer Phoenix

Saturday, December 7th at 5:00 p.m.

Miami Club Rum cocktail receptions from 6:00 to 9:00p.m. every evening. 
Benefits Center for Great Apes.
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Recycled Art Practice in South Florida

 Open Daily at Cypress Hall
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free and Open to the Public


One voice, vision, or action can't begin to address the problems of our waste-stream and plastics in the environment. It's with this spirit that artworks have been selected that reflect the collective power of artists who re-claim, re-use, and transform materials. Exhibition advisers Kim Yantis and Lucinda Linderman use their Suiting-Up for the Future collaborative art project as a catalyst for the creation of new artworks and the contextualization of climate-change realities. This exhibition challenges artists and viewers alike to examine their role in the problem and creates a platform for discussion on how we might navigate the future in a hopeful and creative manner.


Check our Tables and enjoy a selection of 8 videos through your Phones!!!


Design Market:

Sunday, December 15, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

"HARTvest Collectables Design Market"at Pinecrest Gardens

Free and Open to the Public 

On Sunday, December 15th, in the beautiful Cypress Hall of historic Pinecrest Gardens, the art shopping experience will become something fun to share with others thanks to the original creations of 25 designers, artisans, and artists, all selected by Hartvest Project’s curatorial advisors. This market is a meeting place, for education and fun and also the secret corner to have a delicious cup of coffee by Juan Valdez Cafe.

And finally, so that no detail is missing, at noon, we will offer a music experience!





Xavier Cortada


Sea levels are rising. Saltwater intrusion into our drinking water, septic tanks, landscape and agriculture is inevitable. Artist Xavier Cortada wants residents to do something about it.

In his new, socially-charged “Plan(T)” project, Cortada is embarking on a public campaign to urge every resident across Miami-Dade County to plant a saltwater-tolerant mangrove propagule and an elevation-marked flag in their yard to symbolize and start 

preparing for the future of sea level rise. 

Our “mangrove in every yard” forestation effort encourages residents to facilitate climate conversations, sequester carbon dioxide, and grow our salt-tolerant native tree canopy.

By planting for a future with saltwater-intrusion, local residents can begin planning for the effects that climate change will bring to Miami.

Participate: Tuesday, December 3rd – Sunday December 8th from 11:00 a.m. to  5:00 p.m.

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Dedication of Cortada’s Pinecrest Mangrove Forest & Mural

Cortada Projects invites you to join us at Pinecrest Gardens on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11:00 a.m. for the dedication ceremony of Xavier Cortada’s “Pinecrest Mangrove Forest: Plan(T) for the Future.” Cortada’s eco-art intervention, which includes seedlings collected by his Plan(T) project volunteers, is Miami’s first urban mangrove forest.

The mangrove forest was planted in the botanical garden’s parking lot and foreshadows the future tree canopy that will come as sea-levels continue to rise. A new 200-foot-long mural painted by Xavier Cortada serves as the backdrop for the urban forest.  The dedication of the forest and mural exemplifies Cortada’s goal of planting mangrove seedlings in urban areas to better prepare South Florida for the impacts of climate change, such as sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion.

To learn more about Plan(T) and how you can help grow South Florida’s urban mangrove forest, visit

We hope to see you there to witness something truly memorable!

Wednesday, December 4th at 11:00 a.m.


Underwater HOA

The Underwater Homeowners Association meeting convenes neighbors in addressing sea-level rise along coastlines across the globe.

The Underwater Homeowners Association is an effort to turn neighbors into climate-change advocates. Cortada asks homeowners to repurpose “for sale” and political signs, painting partially-submerged numbers that announce how many feet above sea level each property is, for people to plant in their front yards.

“By mapping the impending crisis, I make the invisible visible,” Cortada said, “Block by block, house by house, neighbor by neighbor, I want to make the future impact of sea-level rise something impossible to ignore. Ultimately, I hope to engage my neighbors as problem-solvers who will learn and work together now to better prepare themselves and their heirs for the chaos to come.”

Participate: Thursday, December 5th at 5:00 p.m.

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In this ritualistic exercise, the artist leads participants in writing a letter that will be sealed, archived and unread until 2119.

We are pioneers and runaway slaves and political refugees making new home.
In a strange place built on water.
With hurricanes.
And more.

We’ve witnessed destruction and loss.
But now face our greatest challenge:  Water is rising and it won’t recede.

We must summon courage, share wisdom with those who will follow.
We must tell them who we are.  We must explain what we saw.  We must show them how we responded.
We must help them navigate the greater chaos. To come.
We must write it all down.  Seal it in an envelope.

For them.  To read.


Tell them not to open it for a hundred years. -- Xavier Cortada

Participate: Friday, December 6th, Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th at 11:00 a.m.

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Letters to the Future

Write an open letter to someone living in the future and hang it on a clothesline for the public to read and contemplate. Although the letters are written for people not yet born, the true audience are those breathing in the present.

Today, too many are in denial about the human impact on global climate change. By writing to someone in the future, we can’t deny their existence. By writing to them, we create a connection to them.

Being able to connect with our progeny raises the stakes for us now. It lengthens the “care horizon” beyond our lifetime. It encourages us to do all we can now to protect our planet, its future generations and the animals we co-evolved with.

Participate: Tuesday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 8th from  11:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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