Fountainhead And The Underline Have Teamed Up With Local Artist Christina
Fountainhead Arts, a local arts organization dedicated to elevating the voices, visibility, and value of artists, is partnering with The Underline, a 10-mile linear park, urban trail and public art destination. The partnership was made possible by a generous grant from Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, representing the two organizations’ commitment to creative placemaking, creating stronger ties between the public and the city’s recreational and cultural landscape.
About Friends of The Underline
Our mission is to deliver and activate a 120-acre, world-class linear park spanning 10-miles below Miami’s Metrorail that will transform regional mobility and celebrate diversity, culture and lifelong learning. Through innovative urban trails and creative programming, we are connecting people to their environment and each other to create a safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable community. For more information visit theunderline.org.
Fountainhead’s mission is to elevate the voices, visibility and value of artists in our society and make their work accessible to a global community. Offering a year-round residency program, flexible and affordable artists’ studios, the Miami Dade County-wide open studios event Artists Open, and a series of career-focused programs, Fountainhead empowers artists to build thriving careers while cultivating and nurturing a community that supports them and their work. Harnessing the power in our diversity, Fountainhead is building a global family of artists and appreciators, one personal connection at a time. Learn more at www.fountainheadarts.org.
About Christina Pettersson
Christina Pettersson was born in Stockholm, Sweden and grew up in Miami, Florida. Her large scale drawings, videos, sculptural installations and group performances focus on the history and environment of Florida. Local residencies and exhibitions in non-traditional spaces like Everglades National Park, Biscayne Nature Center and the Deering Estate reflect her lifelong passion for her hometown and its complex ecosystems. Public programming allows her to engage the audience in an understanding of their own world on a deeper level. She is the recipient of a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant, an Ellies Creator Awardfrom Oolite Arts and Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, and is a Fulbright Scholar. Her work is included in the collections of the Perez Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Bass Museum of Art and the Margulies Collection. She is the 2021-22 ARTSail artist in residence, collaborating with Friends of the Everglades to create an illustrated book of water issues in South Florida.