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For Immediate Release:
April 30, 2013
Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra
ferrec@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668

The Deering Estate at Cutler Celebrates Youth Artists at Youth Arts Day & Music Fest This Sunday, May 5th


Enjoy youth artwork, as well as musical, theatrical, and dance performances from students and organizations, on Sunday, May 5th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Deering Estate at Cutler. The event is free for children and youth (Grades K-12) and the cost for adults is $12.

The Youth Arts Day Exhibit will be on display inside the Richmond Cottage and Stone House. Enjoy youth artwork from all over the county including ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and written word pieces. The exhibit runs through May 16th and is free with Estate admission.

Sponsors, organizations and participating schools include:
The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc., Reflections Productions, Superwheels Skating Center, Greater Miami Youth Symphony (GMYS), Door to the Arts, Inc., Dade Heritage Trust, Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts, Miami Children's Theater, Tandem Theater Project, Dr. Henry Perrine Academy of the Arts, Ballet at the Park, Inc., GroveHouse Artists, Bel-Aire Elementary, St. Phillips, Somerset Academy Silver Pines, Hialeah High School, West Hialeah Gardens Elementary, Coral Reed Senior High, Coral Reef Montessori Academy, Palmetto Senior High, SALT Homeschool Group and individual student entries.

Activities include:

Historic House Tours - 10:30 am & 3:00 pm

Natural Areas Tour - 12:30 pm

On-Stage Performances - 11:00 am - 3:45 pm
Sponsored by Reflections Productions, Inc. and Superwheels Skating Center
Enjoy a day of youth performances including Classical and Contemporary dance, music, theater, spoken word, and chorale works.

Good Vibrations Percussion - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm ongoing
Guests can enjoy experimenting with the sounds of on-loan traditional and home-made instruments. Explore the sounds from custom congas, rain-sticks, cymbals and drums. All abilities welcome.

Colors of the Wind - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm ongoing
Colors of the Wind is a designated art making area for children with easels and paint next to the beautiful boat basin. After creating images of the water, houses, and natural elements, works can dry in our Colors of the Wind Gallery. Time and participant name will be written on the back of the piece and after 30 minutes, work will be rolled and put into a bin for later collection.

Movin' Grovin' Streamers - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm ongoing
Create your own dance streamer and learn some grovin' dance moves to be performed at the 3:15 pm "Flash Mob."

Celebrate Mother Nature - 10:00 am -  4:00 pm ongoing
Visit with our Mother Nature character and enjoy hands on learning with specimens, magnifying glasses, and creatures that sample curriculum from our onsite living classroom programs.

Youth Arts Day Exhibit - Enjoy youth artwork from all over the county including ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and written word pieces on view inside the Richmond Cottage and Stone House through May 16th.

About the Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm (October - May). EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the Deering Estate's educational and cultural programs, please visit www.deeringestate.org.