Miami New Times & “10,000 Years of Miami”

The Miami New Times included the reception of “10,000 Years of Miami” in their list of THE TEN BEST THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI THIS WEEK.

Power House Studio at Deering
JW Bailly and intern Alex Lugo in the Power House Studio at the Deering Estate (Photo: Valerie Villa CC BY 4.0)

“Capturing the real identity of Miami remains a constant source of inspiration for many local artists — perhaps because the city is so often portrayed by the most basic and tired set of descriptors. Well aware that our city is more than beaches and partying, visual artist and faculty member of the Honors College at Florida International University, John William Bailly, offers a look at the city from a historical and environmental perspective. Titled “10,000 Years of Miami,” Bailly’s exhibition features paintings depicting natural elements as well as transatlantic cultural commonalities, which he completed as the Deering Estate’s artist-in-residence. The artistic imagery is based directly on Bailly’s field research atarchaeological sites, hiking around and snorkeling in Biscayne Bay, and traveling to Catalonia to visit Charles Deering’s former villa in Sitges, Spain.” – Shelly Davidov

The public is invited to a free reception for the exhibition Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Deering Estate at Cutler (16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay). Call 305-235-1668 or visit

Author: John William Bailly

Professor/Painter/Study Abroad Faculty Director FIU Honors College

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