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National Volunteer Month


April is National Volunteer Month, and Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company is happy to suggest some fun ways to participate! D&Co is proud to represent and support a number of nonprofit clients who make an extraordinary difference in the community. One of our favorite quotes in the D&Co office is “Don’t give back, just give.” So, in honor of National Volunteer Month, here are some ways to get involved in the South Florida community, whether it be volunteering or participating in nonprofit events.

Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K – On April 30 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale, more than 2,000 walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving. Help make our community a safer place by signing up to walk or run in this fun-filled event. Volunteer Chairperson and National Board Member Heather Geronemus established the Fort Lauderdale event in 2011. Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised over $1 million for MADD Broward & Palm Beach. All event proceeds benefit MADD Broward & Palm Beach’s community education, victim support services and youth programs.

FLIPANY – FLIPANY’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community. On June 2, volunteers will be building a new playground for children in the community. The best part? Children were challenged to draw images of their ideal playground, and those drawings will be used to pick out the equipment! Click here for more information on volunteering with FLIPANY.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade – BGCMIA provides great futures to today’s youth. You can get involved by being a special events volunteer or club volunteer assisting with the members. Special events volunteers assist with the Clubs’ big fundraisers, including the annual “Claws for Kids” happening in just a few weeks on May 7. They have both one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities, so you can do what works best for your schedule.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami – Get involved with MOCA by joining their docent program, interning, or volunteering during Art Basel or other special events. Docents and volunteers will learn about the various exhibitions at the museum and broaden their knowledge of contemporary art. During Art Basel, volunteers experience behind-the-scenes work at Miami’s most prestigious art events.

All four of these organizations do so much to make our community a better place and we couldn’t thank them enough. Do your part and get involved this month, or anytime! They truly appreciate all their volunteers and know that they couldn’t do it without all the support they receive from those who donate their time.

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, Presents Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin


North Miami, Fla. — Feb. 9, 2017 — The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will launch its spring season with Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin. The exhibition centers on a search for freedom of expression as the husband and wife team emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States on a life-long journey towards the contemporary art scene. Synergism will be on display from March 23 through May 21, 2017. The artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, March 30, 7-9 p.m. with admission of $10 to the general public, free to MOCA members and North Miami residents.

Synergism will feature paintings, installations, and video by Ekaterina and Victor Khromin. The Russian-born husband and wife chart an artistic territory quite their own, painting on bas-reliefs that are collages of found objects. Their works reveal pioneering approaches to art-making created by the synergy of technologies in art conservation.

By combining a number of conventional fine art media, the Khromins create new art objects filled with complexity of texture and chromatic harmony in some works, and a monochromatic palette in other works. Using everyday household items, Ekaterina explores their ambiguous meaning, creating abstract reliefs on the canvas surface and destroying all recognizable and semantic meaning of the individual elements in a mosaic-like composition. At the junction of each composition, there is a natural merger of three art historical approaches: conceptual art, pop art, and minimalism.

“We are pleased to present Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin. This is the first time MOCA presents a husband/wife team of Finnish/Russian descent. We are thrilled at how MOCA expands its artistic horizons providing exhibition opportunities to international recognized artists.” said MOCA Interim Director Natasha Colebrook-Williams. “Our mission continues to be to present diverse programs and serve the entire South Florida community.”

The couple’s artistic journey began in Soviet Russia as the two young, professionally trained artists chose to explore their creative impulses. Victor was a trained art conservator and member of the art conservation section of the Soviet Artists Union and Ekaterina was a book illustrator. Their life journey took the couple halfway across the globe in pursuit of new challenges. Today, Ekaterina and Victor’s works are included in both national and international collections.

 About Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences – especially underserved populations – through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences. The Museum is located at 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161. It is open Tuesday–Friday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 1–9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed Mondays and major holidays). Admission to the museum is $5, and is free to MOCA members and North Miami residents. For more information, visit mocanomi.org or call 305-893-6211.

Black Gold, a Study of Our Fixation on Oil, Arrives at MOCA


museum of contemporary art, north miami black gold exhibitionAt Fort Lauderdale-based PR firm Durée & Company, we love immersing ourselves in the art and culture of South Florida. One of our favorite museums, The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, or MOCA, showcases some of the most unique and intriguing exhibitions around. Each season, we learn something new about a contemporary artist, body of work, or just a social issue that comes to life through creative expression.  With fall just around the corner, MOCA’s latest exhibition is already underway.

From September 15 through November 13, MOCA will showcase Rolando Peña: Black Gold. In this exhibition, Peña explores the oil paradox and how entangled oil products are in our everyday lives. It’s pretty amazing when you think about it! The exhibition is “participatory art” and interacts with viewers through dance, cinema, video, photography, installation, architecture and design. What can viewers expect to see? For starters, one work of art features a whole room outfitted with reflective mirrors. Asymmetrical golden barrels, suspended in the air, will intersect laser beams that traverse from a number of directions. Intrigued? MOCA’s dynamic building façade will also play a role in this exhibition, where an installation of seven oil barrels will flank the building’s reflective pool, a visible statement seen from passing traffic and beyond.

What’s an exhibition without a party? All are welcome to join the fun and see this thought-provoking exhibition at the opening reception on Thursday, September 22 from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $10 for the general public, but free for MOCA members.

We hope to see you there!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.