CityPlace Doral showcases art exhibitions with DORCAM

Art lovers only have a few more days to catch a pop-up presentation of art and fashion design at CityPlace Doral that closes at the end of the month.

Last October, city officials announced the exhibition “Manolo Valdés: The Legacy,” featuring the Spanish artist, would take place in the city’s public parks starting in December and remain on display through June.

The show, put on by the Doral Contemporary Art Museum, expanded to CityPlace Doral, showcases work by Eduardo Sanabria, a Venezuelan cartoonist, Miquel Salom, a Spanish photographer, and Celia Ledón, a Cuban costume designer whose pieces are inspired by Valdés’ sculptures.

Claudia Marquez, the marketing manager at CityPlace Doral, said the goal of partnering with DORCAM was to expand art and culture in the city.

“These efforts and pop-up exhibitions have enriched the community by being inclusive of artists in different disciplines and trades,” she said. “This partnership has given us additional opportunity to contribute to our community by encouraging diversity that will foster open dialogue, unique exhibitions and offer educational programs.”

Amy Ross, who lives in Doral and frequently visits CityPlace Doral, said she was impressed by how successful the art and design exhibitions were at bringing more life to the shopping area.

“It is a great step to take for the whole city of Doral,” she said. “People usually think it is a boring city because it is full of warehouses and far from the beach and overall nightlife industry.”

Although she did not return requests for comment, in an interview with Miami Herald, Flor Mayoral– vice chair of DORCAM’s Board of Trustees– said the concept of the museum is really a combination of things that can be put together in one single space. It is a collaborative effort that enriches the city’s culture.

Mayoral, Marcello Llobell and Ingrid Rockefeller founded the organization three years ago.

“No city can call itself a city unless it has a museum,” she told the newspaper. “We organize exhibitions from local artists, international artists; we don’t discriminate.”

While the outdoor event is free and open to the public, VIP tickets are available for a closer look at the work. Prices, dates and additional information regarding the presentations can be found on CityPlace Doral or DORCAM’s website.

Marcia Rojas is a junior majoring in Journalism with a minor in Entrepreneurship. After her studies she wishes to apply her writing, reading, and editing skills to start working within a print/publishing agency.