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Family Day at ICA Miami: Celebrating Narratives Fall 2022 Exhibition

Special Event
Sat, Dec 10, 2022
1 PM

Family Day is a free event welcoming children of all abilities to engage in artmaking, interactive storytelling, and other special activities at ICA Miami. Family Day activities will be held in Sculpture Garden from 1PM to 3PM.

Celebrating Narratives Fall 2022 Exhibition

A Dedication to the Self as Embodiment of Change

This fall, ICA’s Narratives Outreach Program brought Miami-based artist Agua Dulce to collaborate with middle and high school participants in partnership with Girl Power, Urgent Inc, and AMIKids Key Biscayne. Over the course of 7 weeks students were encouraged to investigate what they are grateful for by creating an assemblage discussing intention, manifestation, self-joy and gratitude as an homage to oneself. Participants used organic and accessible materials for our creative process and expanded their concepts of “fine” art beyond the traditional 2-dimensional practices of painting or photography. Discussing life, gratitude, intention, and nature as an accessible art form in itself.

ICA Narratives is a community arts program with the goal of increasing self-esteem and critical thinking skills by allowing participants to express their own narrative through creative work.

Exhibition on view \ Saturday, December 10 – Sunday, December 18th

For more information about ICA’s Narratives Outreach Program, please email Jessica Helsinger at

Schedule of Events

Celebrate the opening of a new student exhibition featuring work from our youth outreach program, ICA Narratives! Under the supervision of teaching artist Agua Dulce, students focused on the ways participants can be intentional, and show gratitude creatively to honor themselves.

3rd Floor Learning Center

Sounds of Joy
Calling in abundance! Create and decorate rain sticks that will be infused with specific intention of what each person wants to manifest and embody (joy, money, family, love, etc).

Clay Play Creation
Through the use of self drying clay, participants will make mini sculptures representing self, loved ones, animals, or nature to be placed on the dedicated Narratives exhibition assemblage space.

Clay Play Offerings
Place your clay creations here, in the dedicated Narratives exhibition assemblage space.

The Vibration of Gratitude – A Sound Healing Activation
Join our Teaching Artist Agua Dulce in celebrating self-joy through a sound healing activation. Participants are encouraged to accompany Agua in a sound healing experience using your newly created rain sticks.
Time: 1 pm & 2 pm

What does it look like to move your body with intention? How do we honor what our bodies want us to move through? Exercise in creative movement and expression with instructor Paola Katherine Rodriguez.
Time: 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm