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Pandemics: Illustrations of a Survivor

By Edwin Villasmil

2023-10-17 00:00:00 2023-10-17 23:59:00 America/New_York Pandemics: Illustrations of a Survivor Experience the implications of pandemics on humanity through the unique perspective of Edwin Villasmil, a 73-year-old Venezuelan-American artist and survivor of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Villasmil has dedicated himself to researching and creating drawings and texts that explore the impact of pandemics on humanity. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages. Westchester Regional -

Tuesday, October 17
All day

Add to Calendar 2023-10-17 00:00:00 2023-10-17 23:59:00 America/New_York Pandemics: Illustrations of a Survivor Experience the implications of pandemics on humanity through the unique perspective of Edwin Villasmil, a 73-year-old Venezuelan-American artist and survivor of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Villasmil has dedicated himself to researching and creating drawings and texts that explore the impact of pandemics on humanity. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages. Westchester Regional -

Experience the implications of pandemics on humanity through the unique perspective of Edwin Villasmil, a 73-year-old Venezuelan-American artist and survivor of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Villasmil has dedicated himself to researching and creating drawings and texts that explore the impact of pandemics on humanity. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

This exhibition invites the public to view pandemics through a different lens, connecting the visual arts to literature and creating an innovative experience for the community. 

Each work of art in the exhibition is composed of a drawing made in 2020 using ink on paper and accompanying text. The title of each work is the name of a literary work, serving as a tribute to different writers quoted in the artworks. 

Edwin Villasmil uses his art as a path to communicate, to stimulate dialogue, to educate, and to contribute to social transformation. Born in Venezuela, Villasmil is an artist and environmental educator whose work often expresses the positive-negative set of figures on black backgrounds, with added color in recent works. His art explores the relationships between man and contemporary society, with a particular focus on technology and its impact on nature. Since 2004, Villasmil has lived in Miami, where he has developed a deep appreciation for the fragile ecosystem of the Everglades. 

He began his artistic career in theater and painting, studying at Universidad Pedagogica between 1965 and 1989. In 1972, he moved to the United States and lived in New York and Washington, D.C., studying graphic arts, sculpture, jazz and theater. In 1975, upon his return to Venezuela, he founded Espacios Culturales and became a teacher. In 1979, he undertook a trip for observations and study through Europe and North Africa. When he returned home, he moved from the city to the country, where he developed a series of environmental projects.  

In 1998, he received his Bachelors of Arts from the University Fermin Toro in Venezuela. In 2002, he participated in the Antoni Gaudi International Festival in Barcelona, Spain. In recent years, he has investigated the relationship between art, society, and nature. During his career, he has been honored with important awards and acknowledgements, his art works are exhibited in museums, and are in private and public collections, including the Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Permanent Art Collection. In the past, he has been president of the Venezuelan Association of Artists of the Plastic Arts. 

To view more of Edwin Villasmil’s digitized artwork, you can visit the library’s Digital Collection at MDPLS.org. 

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Art Exhibition |

TAGS: | Education | Art |

Westchester Regional

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Hours
Mon, Nov 27 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Nov 28 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Nov 29 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Nov 30 9:30AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Dec 01 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 02 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Dec 03 Closed

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Miami, FL 33165
Tel: 305-553-1134

Upcoming events

Mon, Dec 04, All day
Experience the implications of pandemics on humanity through the unique perspective of Edwin Villasmil, a 73-year-old Venezuelan-American artist and survivor of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Villasmil has dedicated himself to researching and creating drawings and texts that explore the impact of pandemics on humanity. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Mon, Dec 04, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Qualified representatives from CareerSource South Florida are on hand to assist with employment needs. By appointment only. Please register at the Reference Desk. For more information, please call CareerSource at 305-228-2300. Ages 19 yrs.+

Mon, Dec 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Una introducción al sistema operativo, al uso del internet y a técnicas sencillas de búsqueda. Es necesario registrarse. Para más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-553-1134 o gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 05, All day
Experience the implications of pandemics on humanity through the unique perspective of Edwin Villasmil, a 73-year-old Venezuelan-American artist and survivor of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Villasmil has dedicated himself to researching and creating drawings and texts that explore the impact of pandemics on humanity. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Tue, Dec 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 18 mos. - 3 yrs.

Wed, Dec 06, All day
Experience the implications of pandemics on humanity through the unique perspective of Edwin Villasmil, a 73-year-old Venezuelan-American artist and survivor of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Villasmil has dedicated himself to researching and creating drawings and texts that explore the impact of pandemics on humanity. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Wed, Dec 06, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Qualified representatives from CareerSource South Florida are on hand to assist with employment needs. By appointment only. Please register at the Reference Desk. For more information, please call CareerSource at 305-228-2300. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Dec 06, 10:00am - 12:00pm
University of Miami's Incredible Years parents and babies program is open to Miami-Dade residents and their children ages birth to six months. Each week we discuss the attachment relationship and all the ways we can strengthen a child's development. Participants must attend a minimum of eight of the ten sessions and registration is required. Program funded by The Children's Trust. For more information and to register, please contact 305-243-8425 or familiesfirst@miami.edu.

Wed, Dec 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for a presentation by FIU's Florida Small Business Development Center to learn how to do business with the government. For more information, contact (305) 553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 55 yrs.+

Wed, Dec 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, this workshop will teach seniors to recognize fake websites and malicious links as well as how to keep sensitive information safe. For more information, contact (305) 553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 55 yrs.+

Thu, Dec 07, All day
Experience the implications of pandemics on humanity through the unique perspective of Edwin Villasmil, a 73-year-old Venezuelan-American artist and survivor of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Villasmil has dedicated himself to researching and creating drawings and texts that explore the impact of pandemics on humanity. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Canceled
Thu, Dec 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
A public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration will be available to answer your Social Security questions. For more information, please contact (305) 553-1134. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Dec 07, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Receive free informational resources to understand and navigate the spectrum of challenges that impact individuals with epilepsy. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Thu, Dec 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Miembros del Círculo de lectores se reúnen una vez al mes para comentar un libro. El cupo de participantes para este evento es limitado. Para más información, comuníquese al 305-553-1134 o gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años.

Thu, Dec 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Visita la biblioteca para que disfrutar de una tarde jugando dominó y tomando un cafecito. Todos son bienvenidos, independientemente de su nivel de habilidad en el juego. Aunque la biblioteca le facilita las fichas, usted puede traer las suyas. Se requiere inscripción. Para más información comuníquese al 305-553-1134 o gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 55 años.

Fri, Dec 08, All day
Experience the implications of pandemics on humanity through the unique perspective of Edwin Villasmil, a 73-year-old Venezuelan-American artist and survivor of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Villasmil has dedicated himself to researching and creating drawings and texts that explore the impact of pandemics on humanity. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Fri, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Enjoy this fantasy role-playing game and create your own adventure. Beginners welcome. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 12 yrs.+

Fri, Dec 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Showcase your creativity and imagination by creating your own enchanting snow globe. Makes a great decoration or gift! Materials will be provided. Registration is required. For more information, please contact 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org.

Sat, Dec 09, All day
Experience the implications of pandemics on humanity through the unique perspective of Edwin Villasmil, a 73-year-old Venezuelan-American artist and survivor of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Villasmil has dedicated himself to researching and creating drawings and texts that explore the impact of pandemics on humanity. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Sat, Dec 09, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Certified teachers meet with small groups of students in one-hour sessions to provide homework help and tutoring in reading, math, and science. Students are encouraged to bring homework material or school assignments for assistance in specific subject areas. This free service is available to all students in grades K-12. For more information, contact tutoring@mdpls.org, call 305-375-1413, or visit www.mdpls.org/tutor. Funded in part by The Children's Trust.

Sat, Dec 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Get creative and have fun! Join us for fun art workshops open to all ages and abilities taught by local artists. For more information, contact (305) 553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Sat, Dec 09, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, join our chess club to sharpen your skills and learn a few new ones. Facilitated by chess experts the Stormont Kings. Registration is required. For more information, please contact 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 5 yrs.+

Mon, Dec 11, All day
Experience the implications of pandemics on humanity through the unique perspective of Edwin Villasmil, a 73-year-old Venezuelan-American artist and survivor of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Villasmil has dedicated himself to researching and creating drawings and texts that explore the impact of pandemics on humanity. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Mon, Dec 11, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Qualified representatives from CareerSource South Florida are on hand to assist with employment needs. By appointment only. Please register at the Reference Desk. For more information, please call CareerSource at 305-228-2300. Ages 19 yrs.+

Tue, Dec 12, All day
Experience the implications of pandemics on humanity through the unique perspective of Edwin Villasmil, a 73-year-old Venezuelan-American artist and survivor of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Villasmil has dedicated himself to researching and creating drawings and texts that explore the impact of pandemics on humanity. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Tue, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 18 mos. - 3 yrs.

Wed, Dec 13, All day
Experience the implications of pandemics on humanity through the unique perspective of Edwin Villasmil, a 73-year-old Venezuelan-American artist and survivor of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Villasmil has dedicated himself to researching and creating drawings and texts that explore the impact of pandemics on humanity. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Wed, Dec 13, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Qualified representatives from CareerSource South Florida are on hand to assist with employment needs. By appointment only. Please register at the Reference Desk. For more information, please call CareerSource at 305-228-2300. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Dec 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
University of Miami's Incredible Years parents and babies program is open to Miami-Dade residents and their children ages birth to six months. Each week we discuss the attachment relationship and all the ways we can strengthen a child's development. Participants must attend a minimum of eight of the ten sessions and registration is required. Program funded by The Children's Trust. For more information and to register, please contact 305-243-8425 or familiesfirst@miami.edu.

Wed, Dec 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us online to practice your English conversation skills with other learners and native English speakers. This session is appropriate for intermediate level learners. Registration is required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of the event start time. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.+
This event is full

Wed, Dec 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Read your favorite stories alongside Bella the therapy dog to help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. You may bring your own book or choose one from the library collection. Made possible by Heel 2 Heal Therapy Dogs. For more information, please contact 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja2mdpls.org. All ages.

Wed, Dec 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Read your favorite stories alongside Bella the therapy dog to help improve literacy skills and boost confidence. You may bring your own book or choose one from the library collection. Made possible by Heel 2 Heal Therapy Dogs. For more information, please contact 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Thu, Dec 14, All day
Experience the implications of pandemics on humanity through the unique perspective of Edwin Villasmil, a 73-year-old Venezuelan-American artist and survivor of the coronavirus. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Villasmil has dedicated himself to researching and creating drawings and texts that explore the impact of pandemics on humanity. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Thu, Dec 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Visita la biblioteca para que disfrutar de una tarde jugando dominó y tomando un cafecito. Todos son bienvenidos, independientemente de su nivel de habilidad en el juego. Aunque la biblioteca le facilita las fichas, usted puede traer las suyas. Se requiere inscripción. Para más información comuníquese al 305-553-1134 o gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 55 años.

Thu, Dec 14, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Patria de Martí y la Alianza Democrática les invita a una serie de conferencias y lecturas literarias mensuales con el proposito de promover el pensamiento y elevar el conocimiento. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-553-1134 o gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años de edad.

Fri, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
First Floor Auditorium
Enjoy an art class taught by a professional artist! Participants will receive guidance and all the necessary tools to create their own artwork. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 55 yrs.+

Sat, Dec 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Certified teachers meet with small groups of students in one-hour sessions to provide homework help and tutoring in reading, math, and science. Students are encouraged to bring homework material or school assignments for assistance in specific subject areas. This free service is available to all students in grades K-12. For more information, contact tutoring@mdpls.org, call 305-375-1413, or visit www.mdpls.org/tutor. Funded in part by The Children's Trust.

Sat, Dec 16, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Únase a nosotros para un panel de ex presos políticos que comparten sobre sus creaciones artísticas y literarias en la prisión de Cuba y discutirán las celebraciones navideñas en la prisión. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-553-1134 o gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años.

Sat, Dec 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Let's unwrap holiday season with an exciting blend of creativity and education! Explore, learn, and have a jolly good time with a variety of activities provided by Kiddz Sense. For more information, please contact 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Sat, Dec 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Únase a la Sociedad Filosófica Masónica para la discusión filosófica. Cada reunión se centra en un tema diferente. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la biblioteca al 305-553-1134 o gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Para mayores de 19 años.

Sat, Dec 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Disfrute una tarde llena de poesia, lecturas y verso. Para mayores de 19 años.

Canceled
Sat, Dec 16, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
The Florida Chapter of the North American International Academy of Modern Literature will be providing literary seminars on Spanish culture and heritage, poetry, and much more. Registration is required. For more information, please contact 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs.+

Mon, Dec 18, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Qualified representatives from CareerSource South Florida are on hand to assist with employment needs. By appointment only. Please register at the Reference Desk. For more information, please call CareerSource at 305-228-2300. Ages 19 yrs.+

Mon, Dec 18, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) is a convenient method to renew a driver license, obtain a replacement driver license, change a name or address on a driver license, get an identification card, renew a vehicle registration and purchase a specialty license plate. Registration is required. For appointments and more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 18 yrs.+

Wed, Dec 20, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Qualified representatives from CareerSource South Florida are on hand to assist with employment needs. By appointment only. Please register at the Reference Desk. For more information, please call CareerSource at 305-228-2300. Ages 19 yrs.+

Wed, Dec 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
University of Miami's Incredible Years parents and babies program is open to Miami-Dade residents and their children ages birth to six months. Each week we discuss the attachment relationship and all the ways we can strengthen a child's development. Participants must attend a minimum of eight of the ten sessions and registration is required. Program funded by The Children's Trust. For more information and to register, please contact 305-243-8425 or familiesfirst@miami.edu.

Fri, Dec 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Enjoy this fantasy role-playing game and create your own adventure. Beginners welcome. Registration is required. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 12 yrs.+

Wed, Dec 27, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Qualified representatives from CareerSource South Florida are on hand to assist with employment needs. By appointment only. Please register at the Reference Desk. For more information, please call CareerSource at 305-228-2300. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Jan 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join magician Brent Gregory for an interactive show that combines mind-bending magic with comedy! For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. All ages.

Tue, Jan 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Registration is recommended. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 18 mos. - 3 yrs.

Tue, Jan 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Registration is recommended. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 18 mos. - 3 yrs.

Sat, Jan 20, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Certified teachers meet with small groups of students in one-hour sessions to provide homework help and tutoring in reading, math, and science. Students are encouraged to bring homework material or school assignments for assistance in specific subject areas. This free service is available to all students in grades K-12. For more information, contact tutoring@mdpls.org, call 305-375-1413, or visit www.mdpls.org/tutor. Funded in part by The Children's Trust.

Tue, Jan 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Registration is recommended. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 18 mos. - 3 yrs.

Fri, Jan 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
A public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration will be available to answer your Social Security questions. For more information, please contact (305) 553-1134. Ages 19 yrs.+

Sat, Jan 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Certified teachers meet with small groups of students in one-hour sessions to provide homework help and tutoring in reading, math, and science. Students are encouraged to bring homework material or school assignments for assistance in specific subject areas. This free service is available to all students in grades K-12. For more information, contact tutoring@mdpls.org, call 305-375-1413, or visit www.mdpls.org/tutor. Funded in part by The Children's Trust.

Sat, Jan 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Are you curious about your family's past? Join local author Martha Castiello as she presents her book, "Looking for Angela." She will discuss her journey tracing her genealogy and share why she decided to write her story. To register and for more information contact 305-553-1134 or gonzalezj@mdpls.org. Ages 19 yrs. +

Tue, Jan 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Registration is recommended. For more information, please contact the branch at 305-553-1134 or gonzalezja@mdpls.org. Ages 18 mos. - 3 yrs.