MOCA to Host Events in Conjunction with Copperbridge Foundation's Copper Fest


In support of North Miami’s art and culture community, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, is collaborating with Copperbridge Foundation’s Copper Fest 2017, a culture, music, dance and art festival taking place in North Miami Sept. 7–12. While the event has previously taken place in Miami, this is the first year it is coming to North Miami. As part of its partnership, MOCA is hosting two events on site:

White Tropical NightsThursday, Sept. 7, 7–9 p.m.

Copper Fest’s kickoff event, it’s also the opening reception for Hispanic Heritage Month and the “Familiar Faces” exhibition, on view Sept. 7–12, in MOCA’s Pavilion. “Familiar Faces” features the work of Victoria Cohen, Karlos Perez, Noel Morera, Vladimir Leon Sagols, Pablo Rosendo, and Alejandro Calzada Miranda.

Locos por Juana, a GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® nominated bilingual Latin jam band, will perform in the MOCA Courtyard. Guests can bring blankets and chairs. $10 per guest; free for North Miami residents, MOCA members and Copperbridge Foundation members and guests.

MOCA and Copperbridge Foundation Family Fun Day

Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.–11 p.m.

Family Fun Day features workshops all day, an evening program celebration featuring a concert for North Miami residents, food trucks and refreshment stands. Free for North Miami residents, MOCA members, and Copperbridge Foundation members and guests. Events include:

Workshops (Courtyard)

9:00am – Yoga Flow for Kids with Karmen Plasencia

10:00am – CeramiCommunity Mask-Making Workshop

11:00am – Yoga Flow for Adults with Karmen Plasencia

1:00pm – Family African Drum Workshop with Inez Barlatier

2:00pm – Haitian Folk Dance Workshop with Tradisyon Lakou Lakay

4:00pm – Salsa Class with Jessica Obregon

5:00pm – Afro-Cuban Jewelry Workshop with Donna Freeman of Spirit&Beyond

Copper Fest Concert (Plaza with Showmobile)

6:00pm – DJ Erick Paredes (Afro-Tropical Latin Funk, Soul)

7:00pm – Soul of Brass (Miami-based Brass Band)

8:00pm – Agape featuring Nadia Harris (Multicultural Soul, Reggae, Dub)

9:00pm – Sintesis (Legendary Afro-Cuban Band)

Copperbridge Foundation’s Copper Fest is a series of cultural and educational workshops, exhibits, performances, and lectures/panel discussions that promote human interaction and understanding within the community through art — in appreciation of their differences and in the discovery of their similarities.

For a complete lineup of Copper Fest activities, visit

“We are very pleased to be a partner of Copper Fest in North Miami and to host these exciting events,” says Natasha Colebrook-Williams, MOCA’s interim director. “Our ‘White Tropical Nights’ and ‘Family Fun Day’ are wonderful ways to bring people of all ages together, to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of art.”

About Museum of Contemporary Art North MiamiThe Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences – especially underserved populations – through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences. The Museum is located at 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161. It is open Tuesday–Friday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 1–9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed Mondays and major holidays). Admission to the museum is $5, and is free to MOCA members and North Miami residents. For more information, visit, call 305-893-6211 or email

About Copperbridge Foundation

Copperbridge Foundation (CBF) is a North Miami-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to promote cultural and educational exchange through the medium of artistic expression.

Its first Copper Fest took place in Miami in 2014. For more information, visit, call 305-891-8293 x 111 or email

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