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The Underline Unveils New Art Installation, “Disappearing Treasures”



The Underline unveiled its newest public art installation Wednesday, September 30. The installation, Disappearing Treasures, is Jennifer Basile’s first public project. Located next to the Oolite room on the mezzanine level of the Brickell Metrorail Station, the artwork brings beauty to a space that is used by the general public every day. The artwork highlights three native and endangered Florida birds: the Roseate Spoonbill, Roseate Terns, and the Wood Stork. The blue used in the mural is a reference to rising sea levels, and the absence of the blue sky as Brickell continues to build high-rises. Jennifer Basile is represented by LnS Gallery in Coconut Grove, located along the future path of The Underline.

The Underline features a public art program that celebrates both Miami’s diverse natural and human resources. With the generous support of donors like Bonnie and Peter Dockter and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Underline will ultimately offer 10-miles of privately and publicly funded artworks that will provide an exciting artistic canvas from the Miami River to Dadeland South.


“When we highlight the talents of our local artists and tell a compelling story about the importance of Miami’s resilience, we all win,” said Meg Daly, The Underline’s founder and CEO. “Once complete, The Underline will connect dozens of neighborhoods and millions of visitors through a linear park that offers art, biking and walking trails and amenities that bring our community together”


The Underline opened its first phase in Brickell in February of this year. Construction of the 2.14-mile Phase 2 (running from Coral Way to SW 19th Ave.) Phase 2 began in September and Miami Dade County expects to award the design build contract for Phase 3 (from The City of Miami to Dadeland south) next year.

To learn more about Disappearing Treasures, visit: www.theunderline.org/art/disappearing-treasures

To learn more about the artist, visit: www.jenniferbasile.com/about

To learn more about LnS Gallery, visit: www.lnsgallery.co


By ML Staff. Images courtesy of The Underline

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