Gallery Night is scheduled for Friday, January 6th at the Coral Gables Museum. The event will take place between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. for the enjoyment of the public. The Florida Guitar Foundation will have an open mic, there will be live music from Purpleberry Jam and there will be four gallery exhibitions.
The Florida Guitar Foundation regularly invites guitarists who enjoy playing classical guitar to their open mic events. They are for guitarists of all skill levels to perform and learn from each other. Upcoming Open Mic nights will be January 6th, February 4th, March 4th, April 4th and May 6th at the Coral Gables Museum. To find out about this contact Federico Muskgrove Stetson at Frederico@Floridaguitar.org, the director of the program, or just the organizations box at info@ Floridaguitar.org.
Performing this month at the live music session will be Purpleberry Jam from Doral. They enjoy playing covers of Santana, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd as well as performing their own music. Their music is a blend of funk, R&B, and rock with a modern twist. They combine mild distortion on guitar with driving beats and a danceable feel on drums that will excite and relax simultaneously. Ms. Betancourt shared her bluesy voice that caresses the soul out of its sleepiness. She played with them a few years back, and I don’t know if she will sing tomorrow night. It should be a pleasant surprise for everyone.
As a counterpoint to the musical events’ auditory vibes, the museum will offer visual stimulation in its current exhibitions. The art on display features a series of striking mixed media engravings and one sculpture by Haitian-American artist Edouard Duval-Carrié, tapping into the history, literature and mythos of the Caribbean. Also presented is an array of images in the collection of Raúl and Mily de Molina from their world travels, featuring 29 outstanding international artists.
The event is free to the public.