Wed, Aug. 18, 2021
Family Style: Reginald O’Neal + Arsimmer McCoy
Join us for a conversation between artist Reginald O’Neal and Arsimmer McCoy in conjunction with the exhibition Where there is power. The discussion will expand upon the intersection of incarceration and family relationships at the center of O’Neal’s practice. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with the exhibition’s curators Amanda Bradley and Rene Morales.
The works in the exhibition Where there is power represent some of the ways in which artists access, spy upon, expose, memorialize, and occasionally trouble the machinations of state power.
Since we can’t meet in-person and share a “Family Style” meal, we encourage you to grab some take out to enjoy during the conversation. Scroll below for some suggestions from artist Reginald O’Neal on his favorite conch restaurants in Miami-Dade County.
About the Panelists
Reginald O’Neal (L.E.O.) (Miami, Florida 1992) began painting in 2012, soon meeting his friend and mentor, Alejandro Dorda, who would teach him classically. In 2014, L.E.O. took his first trip to Europe to complete murals in Austria, Norway, and Spain, as well as exhibit in a collective show alongside his teacher in Berlin, Germany. In the years since, Reggie has focused on canvas work, residencies, and murals that embody his community surroundings, experiences and beliefs.
Arsimmer McCoy (Richmond Heights, Fl. ) moves in the world as an educator, cultural worker, performance & collaborative artist. McCoy holds a BA in english with a minor in Theater performance from Florida Memorial University. Arsimmer works as the Director of Programming for Bookleggers; a nonprofit mobile library that expands access to free books as a way of building community. Arsimmer has been a teaching artist for 5+ years, working alongside veteran educators in public schools, through organizations such as Scrap paper Inc, O,Miami Sunroom Poetry, Honeyshine Camp, Urgent Inc., and Miami Dade public library. McCoy also facilitates creative writing workshops, the most recent “Make a Masterpiece of Me|Using Poetry to empower people, places, and things”, doubles as a fundamental course on the intricacies of poetry incorporating conversations on culture, personal experiences, & activism. Arsimmer hosts an open Mic forum in partnership with the collective Poetry for the People. McCoy is also a summer cohort artist resident at Bakehouse Art Complex, the recipient of the 2021 Miami Foundation racial equity grant and Locust Project’s 2021 Wavemaker grant recipient.
Date / Time
August 18, 2021
Family Style: Conch Restaurants
Conch Heaven – Westview
11275 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167
Miracle Fry Conchfritters – Liberty Square
7070 NW 15th Ave, Miami, FL 33147
Kelcey’s Grocery – Goulds
22060 Old Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33170
Jumbo’s Restaurant –Little Haiti
7501 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33150
Chef Creole – Various Locations
Northwest Seafood – Opa Locka
14075 NW 27th Ave, Opa-locka, FL 33054
Shaker’s Conch House – West Little River
10149 NW 22nd Ave, Miami, FL 33147
Plaza Seafood market – Allapattah
3114 NW 17th Ave, Miami, FL 33142
Artists Reginald O’Neal and Arsimmer McCoy share some of their favorite conch restaurants in Miami-Dade County.
Grab some take out to enjoy during the conversation.