Next week, from April 25-27 the prestigious Brussels-based gallery Albert Baronian (Booth 1C-27) will be participating at the 32nd edition of Art Brussels showcasing works in the Prime section of the fair by Lionel Estève, Mekhitar Garabedian, Olaf Holzapfel, Xavier Mary, Tony Oursler, Benoit Platéus, Charles Sandison, Helmut Stallaerts and Achraf Touloub.

In the Solo section of the fair and supported by Pirelli, Albert Baronian will be showcasing works by U.K.-born artist David Brian Smith ( Wolverhampton University, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London).

This coming Saturday, April 19th from 7-11PM the ArtCenter/South Florida will be throwing the pARTy with the official raffle drawings of winningART, the center's annual fundraiser featuring artworks generously donated by ArtCenter resident artists. 

The artworks that are currently on view at The Richard Shack Gallery will go home with the lucky winners.

This coming Thursday, April 17th, 2014 from 7 to 9PM, the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami,  MOCANOMI will present “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey,” a comprehensive survey of the Kenya-born, New York-based artist Wangechi Mutu whose multi-faceted work captures 21st century global sensibility. 

She is considered to be one of the most inventive and critically-engaged artists of her generation.

This coming Thursday, April 17th, 2014 from 6 to 8PM, the New York City-based gallery UNIX will be celebrating its launch of the first charitable foundation for high end art.

Guests and collectors will have the chance to acquire works by Desire Obtain Cherish (Jonathan Paul) from his ongoing solo exhibition entitled "We Are Known By The Company We Keep" on view through May 16th at UNIX and half of the proceeds will benefit the One Fund Boston.

Next weekend, during a two-day event Saturday and Easter Sunday, the Art Center Wynwood will present a solo exhibition of comics strips drawings by Venezuelan-born artist Pedro León Zapata benefiting the Frente Patriótico Estudiantil de Venezuela.

Opening Night will be from 7 to 10PM on Saturday 19th, and Easter Brunch, Sunday 20th from 11 to 2PM.

With an opening reception that took place last Thursday, Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Wynwood inaugurated "The Sky on the Floor" a solo show by NYC-born, Culver City-based artist Alexander Kroll (Yale University BA'04, Otis College of Art & Design MFA'08).

Tonight, Saturday, April 12th, the gallery will be open during the Second Saturday's Art Walk from 7 to 9PM. 

Currently based in Culver City, California, Kroll, 32, had a two person exhibition last year at Snitzer with Ray Dowel.

From our London-based colleagues of The Guardian we also want to share with WUM's readers the images of the latest ingenious art project in which Halley Docherty, now dubbed the Guardian's Google Street View specialist, takes images from the service of the original locations of classic album covers and blends them to create a past and present new image.

From April 19th to May 26th, 2014, the Shanghai-based ShanghART Gallery will present Beijing-based  artist Chen Xiaoyun's solo exhibition, entitled "Twenty-one Poems of Lenin" that will comprise of a series of recently created works, including sculptures, paintings and photographies.

Born in Hubei province, Chen Xiaoyun, 43, received the 2012 New Photography of the Year Prize of Lianzhou Foto.

Opening tonight at 6PM at The Hole in New York City is the solo exhibition entitled "Too Many Ideas" by NYC-born, Brooklyn-based artist Holton Rower.

On view through May 4th, Rower, 51, is presenting his third solo show at the gallery that is unlike anything viewers have seen in his previous works.  

Too Many Ideas looks like a group show by one person with the artist exhibiting a panoply of artworks in Gallery 3, none of which are his most "signature" type.

Tomorrow, Friday, April 11th, 2014, at 8PM The Lowe Art Museum will present the UM Faculty Exhibition with works by Lise Drost (Florida International University BFA '80, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville MFA '83), Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Miami.

Drost, 55, moved to Miami from Maryland in 1960 and attended Miami Dade Junior College and FIU where she obtained her AA in Fine Art and her BFA, respectively.
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