Sandra Portal-Andreu’s “Luck” with Pioneer Winter’s Grass Stains created an engaging art and cultural performance at Hialeah Park Studios

Sandra Portal-Andreu’s “Luck” with Pioneer Winter’s Grass Stains created an engaging art and cultural performance at Hialeah Park Studios

Kicking off the Holiday Season at Historic Hialeah Park Sandra Portal-Andreu brought her beautiful live dance performance “Luck” to Hialeah Park Studios. The project was part of Grass Stains, a site-specific initiative created by the Pioneer Winter Collective. This year’s commissioned works, including “Luck” and “Plaza” by Liony Garcia, were supported by the John and James L. Knight Foundation, as well as the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

According to Victoria Rogers, Vice President for Arts at Knight Foundation, “Something magical happens when you take artists out of the performance halls and into people’s everyday lives. The artists become not just in, but of the community, and push people to think differently about our city.”

This was certainly true of Portal-Andreu’s vivid work, which, according to the artist, expresses “notions of luck and fortune in early Miami through the dichotomy of the human spirit that conceived it and the majestic horses that manifested it.” There was no better location for this engaging piece than Hialeah Park Studios, and we have the pictures to prove it. Enjoy, and we look forward to welcoming you to more creative events and performances as we ring in 2019!

All photos credited to Mitchell Zachs who you can follow on Instagram: @magicalphotosdotcom.

“Luck” dance piece is set and inspired at the historic Hialeah Park, now called Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, by Sandra Portal-Andreu’s site-specific work performed in Hialeah on Dec. 14th & Dec. 16th, 2018. “Luck” was commissioned by the Pioneer Winter Collective and its site-specific performance initiative GRASS STAINS, supported by the John and James L. Knight Foundation, as well as the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.. (Photo by MagicalPhotos.com / Mitchell Zachs)