Deering Estate welcomes new Artists In Residence

slide3The Deering Estate at Cutler seeks to continue Charles Deering’s legacy of art patronage by supporting emerging and mid-career artists who work in a multitude of disciplines and media. The prestigious and competitive Artist in Residence Program is a direct extension of this legacy and acts as an incubator for creative ideas, unique experiences, and collaborative opportunities that engage the public.

The recipients of this year’s residency opportunities have been announced. Studio Residencies are housed in the Artist Village Buildings — the Carriage House and the Power House — and were awarded to visual artists Gerry Stecca, Magnus Sodamin, Luis Lazo, Elaine R. Defibaugh, and literary artists Vanessa Garcia and Nicole Hospital-Medina.

Project Residencies consist of specific interactions with the estate and its resources and were awarded to visual artist Michael Gellatly, composer Juraj Kojs, and performing and educational groups, Lost Girls Theatre Company, Tandem Theatre Project Inc., TheatreSouth Atlanta Inc., Greater Miami Youth Symphony (GMYS), and the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble. The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami- Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. 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 a.m. and 3 p.m., and are free with estate admission.

For more information on the Deering Estate’s educational and cultural programs, visit

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