Opening Celebration for Caribbean: Crossroads of the World with Akuzuru 4/24/14

Opening Celebration for “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” with Akuzuru
Thursday, 04/24/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
caribbeanPérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Celebrate the opening of “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” with a performance by Akuzuru and a waterfront bar on the terrace with music by DJ Majestic.

“TRANCE-FORMATIONS: Doucement……l’Eau por L’ORI”

7–8pm: Performance by Akuzuru: Ak-t 1 Body Aphorisms

The Trinidadian artist’s first live performance in the U.S. will debut an interdisciplinary work in two ak-ts over two days evoking themes of fertility and interconnectivity. This complex work will involve several choreographed elements, including movement and sound, outside and within the museum. Akuzuru will perform Ak-t 2 The Knowing on Friday, April 25, 4:30-5:30pm.

Open to the public

Performances are free with museum admission

Self-parking on-site as available ($2/hour) / Metromover: Museum Park station /

Image: Renée Cox, Redcoat, from Queen Nanny of the Maroons series, 2004.

Courtesy of the artist.

Sweatstock 5 and Record Store Day 2014 4/19/14

Record Store Day 2014 + Sweatstock 5
Saturday, April 19, 9:00am
SweatstockAWebSweat Records
5505 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, Florida 33137

Celebrating Nine years of Sweat Records and Record Store Day 2014 with a free pop-up music festival for all of Miami to enjoy!

Doors open at 9am for the Record Store Day exclusives. Anyone waiting in line before 8am will get to “call” one RSD pick to be reserved for them (as our allotments allow).

2pm: Awesome Foundation Main Stage + Audio Junkie Stage at Churchill’s kick off!

Awesome Foundation Street Stage:
Aj Davila Y Terror Amor (San Juan, PR)
Sunbears! (Jacksonville)
Telekinetic Walrus
Eagle Chief
My Deer
The Bows & Ties
with DJs Chalk, Mr. Brown, Action Pat, and Woozles between bands and emcee Daniel Reskin of Casa de Haha!

Audio Junkie Stage Lineup (in random order, set times to follow): Purple, Orbweaver, Plastic Pinks, Shroud Eater, Suede Dudes, Whorish Boorish, Nixa, Pariuh!, Bobby Flan, The Jellyfish Brothers, Los Bastardos Magnificos, Gun Hoes, Alx Czo, Dividends, Haochi Waves, Pocket Of Lollipops, Juju Pie, Casual Creatures, Humanfluidrot, and The Bearings, with DJs Peligro, Jolt Radio and OS DA MU to mix it up!

6pm: When the sun sets the back patio of Churchill’s becomes the Borscht Lounge with a loop of the Borscht Film Festival‘s most visually exciting offerings.

Food trucks: Ms. Cheezious, Los Chamos, Mulberry 1965, Ben & Jerry’s (free ice cream!)

Giveaways: Concert tickets courtesy of Live Nation and Grand Central, movie tickets courtesy of Miami Beach Cinematheque, free KIND bars, Other Electricities slipmats, and tooons of RSD swag! Come early for posters, stickers, vinyl, and more.

The Main Stage ends at 11pm but the fun at Churchill’s goes late into the night!

Full list of Record Store Day releases

Brickell Social Buzz Networker 4/23/14

rusksocialmediasucks21cover52Brickell Social Buzz Networker
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Blue Martini Brickell
900 S Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
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Let’s Network in Brickell! Brickell Social Buzz Networker

Come Celebrate the new release of Sebastian Rusk’s brand new book!
Grab your copy here

Lunch Poems Creative Happy Hour Arts & Business Council and O, Miami 4/24/14

Lunch Poems Creative Happy Hour Arts & Business Council and O, Miami
Thursday, 04/24/2014 – 05:00 am – 07:00 am
lunchpoems700pxThe Stage
170 NE 38th St,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: 12.00

An Evening of Street Art, Performance and Wild Poetry Readings .

#LunchPoems Creative Happy Hour is going down on April 24th, at The Stage in the Design District. Arts & Business Council, O, Miami and Barnes International Luxury Real Estate invite you to an evening of poetry, tasty fare and champagne. Live performance by the Biscayne Poet and poetry reading by author Mandy Baca. Come mingle with Miami’s professional, cultural and literary crowd! Get your tickets today!

Soul Of Miami presents the River Of Art #13 Showcase and Networker benefiting Life Is Art at Burger & Beer Joint 4/22/14

River Of Art #13 Showcase and Networker
RiverOfArtWeb13SOULTuesday, April 22, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Burger & Beer Joint
1766 Bay Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tickets: $10 with Advance RSVP using discount code “SOUL”
($20 regular price without RSVP)

Bringing People and Art Together
A dynamic social networker and artist show. Come enjoy a welcome drink, tasty food, good company, great art, meet the artists and support the community!

Featured Artists: Mauricio Madrid – Estudiomau, Kandayia Ali, Stefanie Caro

Featured Charity: Motivational Edge

Music Curation: DJ Hank Justice

Supported by Sweat RecordsFabulous MiamiTony Major EventsYOMiamiSocialMedia305PARK ProjectSoul Of Miami

The River Of Art is a dynamic business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies, make connections and find clients or suppliers, we create synergies to help promote business by including a breathtaking art show!

Art is an inspiring talking point, whether you like a piece or are puzzled by it, discussing it is a great way to break the ice. Culture is one of the primary elements that build community. Hosting a business networker within an art show is a unique way to encourage socializing. Some events include live performances and other surprises! These shows are also important fundraisers and help us continue our programs.

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Mauricio Madrid – Estudiomau
The yarn goes as follows… Colombian-American painter estudiomau (rhymes with cow ) is constantly bridging the space between conventional 2 dimensional and kinetic 3 dimensional works. The work often welcomes the viewer to experience each piece using multiple senses. His paintings employ layers of colors on a variety of substrates ranging from canvas to reverse painting on clear acrylic panels. He uses his years of experience in various mediums to separate and create multiple planes. The subject matter commonly includes abstracted figurative focal points broken down to organic shapes and forms, depicting images and people he has encountered. He uses the backgrounds to compliment the subject in an expressionist infusion of emotion, color and, texture. Keeping to a maximum of 6 principle colors and mixing and blending on the final painting or surface he creates a palette that reflects the colors that surround him.

Kandayia Ali
Visionary, Self Published Author, Music Producer, Poet, PR Specialist, Ethics Trainer, Personal/Project Management, Marketing Specialist, Event Coordinator- Promoter, Abstract/Surreal Artist, Mom, Motivational Speaker and Community Activist are just some of the titles she’s recognized for holding. There will be many more to follow during her journeys in life. ‘There has been many words used to try to describe me and my style of art, music, ideas, methodologies and literature; honestly there aren’t any available that will give you a true idea of who I am and why I give some much passion and drive to whatever it is I have chosen to create. I have an undying love for all art forms- and I think that those who can use their minds and hearts to bring color and life to the world are phenomenal people indeed. I’m always looking forward to gaining opportunities that will allow me to add my vision and ambitious thoughts as a way of contributing the better parts of me to this world we live in.

Stefanie Caro
Recent graduate of FAU with a bachelors in fine arts. Have been an artist all if my life. Currently reside in coral gables area of Miami. Fl native. My work is never far from the narrative and seeks to raise questions towards our relationship with the natural world.

The Motivational Edge
The Motivational Edge was created to attract and motivate urban youth to build essential life skills and self-confidence, improve academic performance and cultivate creativity and individual talent. We do this by creating welcoming and inspiring programs that integrate culturally relevant arts into various programs as a motivational platform for inspiration.

RiverOfArtBanner13BAbout Life Is Art, Inc.
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.


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