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September 11th, 2014

Artists will be feature at marine stadium event

D

uring its hay day, Miami Marine Stadium was the venue for live music in Miami-Dade County featuring concerts from such musical greats as Ray Charles and Jimmy Buffet.
The days of glory, this time in art not music, will return to MMS Saturday, September 20, when eight renowned street and mural artists will participate in a special event. The fundraiser includes an exclusive tour of the abandoned stadium, full access to the site as new artwork is created and a special photographic print of pieces created as part of the History Mural Project.
The project is an innovative fundraising effort that is enlisting contemporary artists from around the world to help bring MMs back to life.
Tours will be given at 2 and 4 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available to the general public for $40 each.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, which named Miami Marine Stadium a National Treasure, will serve as host for the event. Confirmed artists include Crash, Tristan Eaton, Ron English, Reinier Gamboa, Logan Hicks, The London Police, Jose Mertz and Johnny Robles.
Known for her acclaimed work documenting the New York City graffiti scene of the 1970s and ‘80s, award-winning photojournalist Martha Cooper will join the artists as they transform the stadium.
Renowned videographer Tom Akerman will shoot material for a short film about the project. The video will be released later this year.
Those interested are encouraged to buy tickets immediately as MMS is expecting a sold-out event. Tickets are available online at www.miamimarinestadium.com.


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