Drive through Wynwood along NW 1st Place between 22nd and 23rd street and you'll notice an unbelievable mural stretching 83.5 feet called "Free Lolita," which pays homage to the captive orca at the Miami Seaquarium. It was painted by artists Shalak Attack and Bruno Smoky, who are husband and wife, also known as Clandestinos. The mural is part of Art Week Miami 2015's "Big Walls, Big Dreams," a collection of walls in and around Wynwood, painted by 15 artists from around the world.
PETA, Orca Network and animal advocates worldwide have been pushing for Lolita to be transferred to a seaside sanctuary in her home waters.
"Miami should be known for its vibrant culture, not for the smallest orca prison in North America," Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine said. "This beautiful mural is helping make it clear that the Miami Seaquarium is no place for this far-ranging, majestic, and endangered orca, who desperately needs her freedom."
Harvard Students Create Pink Pavilion Installation
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Across the bridge near the South Beach Convention Center sits a temporary entrance pavilion of 200 pink elevated architecture models designed by Harvard students.
Unbuilt, the pavilion consists of a grid of poles supporting upside down models of student work from the school's architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and planning programmes. Joanne Cheung, Doug Harsevoort, Steven Meyer, Jenny Shen, and Yiliu Shen-Burke are the students who created the structure after they won a competition sponsored by DesignMiami.
Harvard Students Create Pink Pavilion [DEZEEN]