Soul Of Miami, Life Is Art and In The Loop 305 present the River Of Art 17 Pop-Up Social Event
Tuesday, August 19, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Tongue & Cheek
431 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139, Map
Tickets: $10 with Advance RSVP using discount code “SOUL” ($20 regular price without RSVP)
Bringing People and Art Together
The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, changemakers, activists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs and artists. More than just an art show, more than just a networker, this is a true cultural social gathering. We use the power of the arts to bring people together to create a community greater than the sum of its parts.
Instagram Hashtag: #RiverOfArt
Featured Artists: Monique Lassooij, Judith Mistor, Alejandro Cuadra, Prince Aderele
Featured Charities: Indie Film Club, Whereby.US
Music by DJ Hank Justice
Each month, Life Is Art brings the community together at our River Of Art pop-up art-in-public-places show to socialize through the power of the arts with the goal of exposing new artists, introducing new people to art appreciation, providing an inspiring space to make new connections, showcasing local businesses and charities, while providing a fun break during the work week. Tongue and Cheek will be providing complimentary tastings and 10% off dinner after the show! The modest $10 door fee goes to support Life Is Art’s mission.
Art is an inspiring talking point, discussing it is a great way to break the ice. Culture is one of the primary elements that build community and hosting a business networker within an art show is a unique way to encourage socializing.
Tongue & Cheek will be providing amazing complimentary tastings by world-renowned chef, Jamie DeRosa:
Taquitios of pulled pork, pickled fresno peppers, pico de gallo, queso blanco
Quesadilla of braised short rib, bacon fat black beans, avocado, crème fraiche
Milkshake- Cracker jack
Chicharrones of chicken skin, furikake spice, bacon-siracha aioli
Tomato salad with whipped ricotta, rye crackers, basil and olive oil
Monique Lassooij was born and raised in The Netherlands and moved several years ago to Miami, Florida. Her paintings hang in numerous private collections in the US and abroad. Ms. Lassooij finds her inspiration in colors and how those colors affect the subject whether she is painting on canvas, wood or a wall. Her subjects are often not placed within a context-giving background, allowing a single or combination of colors and geometric shapes to illuminate the chosen topic.
Ms. Mistor has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Detroit and Marygrove College, and is the Ceramics/Sculpture teacher at a private secondary school in Miami, Florida. She is an associate artist at the Bakehouse Art Complex, also in Miami, and an artist member of the Detroit Artist’s Market. She also has membership in the NAEA (National Art Educator’s Association). Ms. Mistor’s exhibition credits include: University of Detroit, Marygrove College (Detroit, Michigan), Detroit Artist’s Market, Gallery 24 (Bal Harbour, Florida), Brockway Memorial Library (Miami Shores, Florida), Mid-Hudson Arts and Sciences (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), One Biscayne Tower (Miami, Florida), Bakehouse Art Complex (Miami, Florida), Kavachnina Contemporary Gallery (Miami, Florida), Sculpt Miami (Art Basel satellite fair in Wynwood Arts District, Miami, Florida), Violeta’s (Coral Gables, Florida), Best Sculpture Award in the Pembroke Pines Ninth Annual Juried Competition (Pembroke Pines, Florida), the Garden Building in Miami Design District, and Miami Country Day School, where she created two permanent ceramic installations. Her work is also in a number of private collections.
Alejandro is a Costa Rican born Fine Artist and Graphic Designer who is currently living in South Florida. When he moved to Florida he obtained an Associate’s Degree in Art and Art Education from the Miami-Dade College and a Bachelor in Graphic Design from Miami International University of Art and Design, but to a large degree his education is a self-taught. He is an artist who enjoys working with different media, among them: color pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic paint and photography and digital art. Alejandro currently works as a graphic designer and as a freelance artist and illustrator. His art is a mixture of dreams and surrealistic memories. Alejandro uses art to express his inner feelings through enigmatic images. Among the themes that he prefers to create are fantastic scenes, science fiction concepts, religious ideas, collages, childhood memories, figure drawing, surrealistic landscapes, and artwork of animals and nature.
Prince Adérelé from the Royal Lineage of HRM Oba (King) Rufus Adesokeji Aderele Tewogboye II, The Osemawe of Ondo, Yoruba Empire, Nigeria, a multi-talented performing artist whose work is well known and respected on two continents, as an accomplished Visual Artist, Master Percussionist, Sacred Yoruba Choreographer/ Dancer and Arts Educator. Int’l Artist in Residence with the Osun’s Village & African Caribbean Cultural Arts Corridor Initiative in Miami, Florida. The Osun’s Village & African Caribbean Cultural Arts Corridor Initiative is a project Of Community Builders HDC, an Int’l Not for Profit/Mutual Benefit Organization based in South Florida.
Indie Film Club
We are a startup South Florida film collective with the goal of empowering emerging creatives and innovative projects through low cost film screenings, craft-specific workshops, production support and creative meetups. Through creative friction, we activate the stories of tomorrow.
WhereBy.Us designs smart, creative experiences for locals. We work with organizations and companies around Miami to build unique media content and innovative events that unleash group creativity and get people engaged in ideas—whether they’re simple or complex, serious or fun.
About the River Of Art Program
The River Of Art is a monthly business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies and make connections, we create synergies to help promote business by including an amazing art show of local talent!
About In The Loop 305
In The Loop 305 is an emergent space seeking to revolutionize our city’s creative economy. Building on the amazing work already happening throughout the city, In The Loop 305 will advocate for new talent and businesses, curate an events calendar that helps reduce silos and push Miami to be a hub for collaboration, innovation and culture.
About Life Is Art
Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area.
About Soul Of Miami
The Soul Of Miami has become one of the most popular local community sites in south Florida. It includes an extensive calendar, listing all sorts of happenings from all over the area: charity, arts, happy hours, concerts, networkers, nightlife, fairs, festivals and so much more. Tens of thousands of active south Floridians visiting the site every month.
Click here to sign up for the Soul Of Miami email list.