Miami Herald Media Company and Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida kick off the arts season with reveal of multi-wall mural exhibit in Wynwood
MIAMI, FL, NOVEMBER 8, 2019 — Miami Herald Media Company and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida announce their joint contribution to Miami’s booming art scene with a curated multi-wall mural exhibit in Wynwood, just in time for Art Basel | Miami Beach and Miami Art Week.
Part of a long-term partnership between the media company and the Tribe, this unprecedented mural will be revealed on Thursday, November 21 during a daytime press conference at 9 AM, followed by evening festivities hosted by INDULGE magazine from 7 to 9 PM, at 2600 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL. The goal of the project is to showcase the tribe’s contributions to the preservation of the Everglades, as well as to South Florida’s establishment and development.
Confirmed to helm the project is contemporary Native American artist Bunky Echo-Hawk, whose work has been shown in museums and galleries in the United States and throughout the world. A graduate of the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Echo-Hawk has gone on to serve as artist-in-residence at many prestigious institutions, organizations and tribal communities. For the Miami mural, Echo-Hawk plans to “paint the portraits of the people who are fighting or have fought to keep the Miccosukee tribe’s culture, land and clean water.” His art frequently provides a voice for issues facing Native American communities, and is often exhibited to help raise funds for efforts that promote understanding, inclusivity and equality.
“I am imagining a bold mural that captivates viewers, initially drawing them in with beautiful color and subject,” he says. “It will positively celebrate Miccosukee identity, culture and land, as well as illustrate the Tribe’s battle to protect the Everglades, maintain their culture, and thrive. My goal is to rope in viewers, and inspire them to become allies.”
Miccosukee tribe and Miami Herald leaders, members of the media, local politicians and other prominent community figures will be in attendance at the press conference to help launch the project. The day’s events will continue at the space with a huge evening event hosted by INDULGE, which will also be celebrating their philanthropy-focused November 2019 Gift & Givers Issue.
About the Miami Herald Media Company
The Miami Herald Media Company (MHMC) publishes two daily newspapers: the Miami Herald, winner of 22 Pulitzer Prizes, and el Nuevo Herald, an award-winning Spanish-language publication. Together, the company’s products reach more than 1.3 million people each week in South Florida.
In addition to the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, MHMC products include its news websites, MiamiHerald.com and elNuevoHerald.com with a combined monthly traffic of 62.9 million pageviews and 22.6 million unique visitors; the popular local entertainment website Miami.com; and INDULGE luxury magazine. The company produces content for video, mobile and radio in association with WLRN/Herald News; as well as custom publications for hotels, airlines and other luxury clients through its subsidiary, HCP Media.
MHMC is owned by McClatchy.
About the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, established in 1999 and operated by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, is a full resort and gaming facility boasting more than 1,700 machines and high-stakes bingo 24-hours-a-day. Located at the edge of the Everglades at 500 SW 177 AVE, Miccosukee Resort & Gaming is a world-class hotel with modernized suites, ancillary amenities, and excellent eateries ranging from deli favorites through upscale fine dining. For reservations and information call 1-877-242-6464 or visit Miccosukee.com.