Photographs of Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 24: The Affordable Care Act and The Arts Year 2 on 10/14/14

Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 24: The Affordable Care Act and The Arts Year 2 at the Artisan Lounge on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.  Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This month we covered The Affordable Care Act and The Arts.

Thank you to our Panelists:
Mary Siaz, Insuring Sources, Inc.
Maura Shiffman, Health Council of South Florida
Geronimo Schmidt, Friends With Benefits.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Health Council of South Florida
Arts & Business Council
Snacks courtesy of KIND Snacks
Coffee tastings by Mad Chiller
About Mary Saiz , Insuring Sources, Inc.
Mary has over 25 years of senior management experience in health insurance and managed care organizations. She has worked for local and national carriers throughout her career and has been at the fore front of the Healthcare Industry and its’ evolution. Her responsibilities and knowledge have been in the areas of operations, product development, compliance, sales and marketing. She has held positions that ranged from Director of Claims to the V.P. of Commercial Marketing & Medicaid Business Development for Medica Health Plans of Florida, Inc. She is currently the President and CEO of Insuring Sources, Inc. a Healthcare Marketing and Consulting Firm in Miami, Fl

About Maura Shiffman, Health Council of South Florida
Maura Shiffman is a Community Health Specialist for the Health Council of South Florida. She received her Master’s degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Policy and Administration from Florida State University and is currently focused on the Health Council’s Affordable Care Act implementation efforts in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. She continues to work with community partners to enhance the overall health and quality of life for the residents of District 11.

About Geronimo Schmidt, Friends With Benefits Insurance & Financial Services
My goal is to provide families and business owners with assistance in building their financial freedom. I have the skills, knowledge and experience required to help meet my client’s established goals. My personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for each and every client.

About Artisan Lounge
The Artisan Lounge was established in 2011 by Christ Fellowship Miami, as a studio space for local artists with 26 naturally lit studio spaces, three exhibiting galleries and two artist lounges that promote a collaborative and creative environment unlike any other Art Studio Space in the city. Open Studio Nights, Gallery Exhibitions, Artist Talks and Workshops throughout the year bring a unique mix of artists and art lovers alike. The Artisan Lounge provides opportunities for residents, artists and visitors, to create, build and strengthen relationships with the Miami Art community.

About the Art/Work Connections Program
The Art/Work Connections program is a monthly series of business seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from them. Business professionals are brought in to cover a wide variety of topics including health care, financial planning, contract negotiation, copyright law, portfolio development, social media, marketing and much more.

About 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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Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 24: The Affordable Care Act and The Arts Year 2 10/14/14

Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 24: The Affordable Care Act and The Arts Year 2
Tuesday, September 16, 6:00pm-9:00pm
AWC24-FlyerWeb2Artisan Lounge
500 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33132 – Map
Tickets: FREE with Registration
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PARKING: Free in the Christ Fellowship / Artisan Lounge lot. Tell them you are there for the Artisan Lounge.
Entrance to the parking lot is on NE 5th Street. Note that NE 5th Street only runs eastbound.

Subject: The Affordable Care Act And You, Take Two
Panelists:
Mary Siaz, Insuring Sources, Inc.
Maura Shiffman, Health Council of South Florida
Geronimo Schmidt, Friends With Benefits
Hashtag #ArtWorkCon

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is coming up again! Are you ready? While the penalty for being uninsured the first year is relatively small, it grows quickly each year. Even more important than the fine, though, is that being uninsured can be devastating for an artist or arts organization if anything happens. It is important to be aware of your rights and the benefits available, as well as the penalties.

Supporting Sponsors:
Health Council of South Florida
Arts & Business Council
Snacks courtesy of KIND Snacks
Coffee tastings by Mad Chiller

Schedule:
6:00-6:30, Registration
6:30-8:00, Panel
8:00-9:00, Q&A Social Hour

Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This panel covers all the aspects of the Affordable Care Act and helps you understand what your options are. This is crucial information for artists and art organizations. Participants also receive resources to help them navigate the world of health insurance. Following the seminar, there is social time with sponsored refreshments and an opportunity for personal questions to the presenters, as well as assistance signing up on the spot.

The evening’s program provides important information and support at one time and in one place; everything you need to know about the new law but were afraid to ask, as well as assitance signing up. Although this is the second year of the Affordable Care Act, many artists and non-profits remain woefully unaware of the details. Though the program is still confusing, there are many benefits and subsidies that could be available to artists and organizations. Come and learn how to navigate the system for your best results in a friendly and helpful atmosphere.

About Mary Saiz , Insuring Sources, Inc.
Mary has over 25 years of senior management experience in health insurance and managed care organizations. She has worked for local and national carriers throughout her career and has been at the fore front of the Healthcare Industry and its’ evolution. Her responsibilities and knowledge have been in the areas of operations, product development, compliance, sales and marketing. She has held positions that ranged from Director of Claims to the V.P. of Commercial Marketing & Medicaid Business Development for Medica Health Plans of Florida, Inc. She is currently the President and CEO of Insuring Sources, Inc. a Healthcare Marketing and Consulting Firm in Miami, Fl

About Maura Shiffman, Health Council of South Florida
Maura Shiffman is a Community Health Specialist for the Health Council of South Florida. She received her Master’s degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Policy and Administration from Florida State University and is currently focused on the Health Council’s Affordable Care Act implementation efforts in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. She continues to work with community partners to enhance the overall health and quality of life for the residents of District 11.

About Geronimo Schmidt, Friends With Benefits Insurance & Financial Services
My goal is to provide families and business owners with assistance in building their financial freedom. I have the skills, knowledge and experience required to help meet my client’s established goals. My personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for each and every client.

About Artisan Lounge
The Artisan Lounge was established in 2011 by Christ Fellowship Miami, as a studio space for local artists with 26 naturally lit studio spaces, three exhibiting galleries and two artist lounges that promote a collaborative and creative environment unlike any other Art Studio Space in the city. Open Studio Nights, Gallery Exhibitions, Artist Talks and Workshops throughout the year bring a unique mix of artists and art lovers alike. The Artisan Lounge provides opportunities for residents, artists and visitors, to create, build and strengthen relationships with the Miami Art community.

About the Art/Work Connections Program
The Art/Work Connections program is a monthly series of business seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from them. Business professionals are brought in to cover a wide variety of topics including health care, financial planning, contract negotiation, copyright law, portfolio development, social media, marketing and much more.

About 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.

Photographs of Soul Of Miami and Life Is Art present the River Of Art 18 Pop-Up Social at Cocktail Collection on 9/23/14

Soul Of Miami and Life Is Art present the River Of Art #16 Pop-Up Social at Cocktail Collection, upstairs at Tobacco Road on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.

Featured Artists: Edilberto Aponte, Marcelo Salup and David Martins

Auditory Art by -UOM_

Featured Charities: OC IT! Detect Ovarian Cancer in Time

Cocktail Collection’ September Artist: Aaron Arroyave

Music by DJ Hank Justice

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 Life Is Art

Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 no Add Median-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.

Supported by Supported by Sweat Records – Fabulous Miami – Tony Major Events – YOMiami – SocialMedia305 – PARK Project – You and I Are Love –  Soul Of Miami

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Photographs of Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 23: Financial Planning for Artists with Zak Mann on 9/16/14

Life Is Art  presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 23: Financial Planning for Artists with Zak Mann at Bakehouse Art Complex on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This month we covered Financial Planning for Artists.

About Zak Mann:
Zak Mann is a financial representative at National Planning Corporation. With over ten years of experience in the industry, Zak’s practice focuses on income and asset protection for physicians, young professionals and multigenerational businesses. He lectures to resident programs throughout South Florida on the importance of early planning. In 2013 Zak was the top agent for his agency in Disability Insurance premiums.
Born and raised here in Miami, Zak is very involved in the community and is the current president of the Coral Gables Museum’s Young Associates, on the board of Mt Sinai Hospital’s foundation, a Miami Children’s Hospital Young Ambassador, and a founding executive committee member of the American Heart association Pulse. In his free time Zak enjoys fishing, competitive BBQing, and is a published photographer.

About Bakehouse Art Complex:
Since its inception, the Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC) has served as a creative incubator for more than a thousand emerging and mid-career artists. The Bakehouse offers more than just studio space. This dynamic artistic community is home to dozens of artists working side-by-side in every media imaginable in an environment where they share in each other’s creative processes and inspire, encourage and motivate one another.
The Bakehouse is also the perfect place to enjoy contemporary art in the making year-round, featuring 65 working artist studios, two galleries with monthly exhibition openings, classes, and working facilities, such as a fully functional print room, dark room, a woodworking area, welding room and ceramic kilns for artist use. Thanks to the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, BAC will create a ceramics studio and South Florida’s first community-accessible fine arts metal casting foundry in 2015. These areas provide Resident and Associate artists with in-house facilities to develop or to experiment and integrate new media into their work.
Open free 7 days per week, the Bakehouse offers patrons a rare glimpse into the creative experience and an opportunity to interact directly with a diverse and talented community of over 60 contemporary artists. With monthly exhibition openings, cultural and community events, classes for adults and children, and a soon-to-be-launched monthly Green and Art market, the BAC is not only a creative center, but also a vibrant community hub serving its artists, patrons, art buyers, and the South Florida community.

About the Art/Work Connections Program
The Art/Work Connections program is a monthly series of business seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from them. Business professionals are brought in to cover a wide variety of topics including health care, financial planning, contract negotiation, copyright law, portfolio development, social media, marketing and much more.

About 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.

Next month Art/Work Connections on Affordable Care and The Arts Year 2  will be held on October 14th at The Artisan Lounge so save the date!

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Soul Of Miami, Life Is Art and In The Loop 305 present the River Of Art 18 Pop-Up Social Event 9/23/14

Soul Of Miami, Life Is Art and In The Loop 305 present the River Of Art 18 Pop-Up Social Event
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
RiverOfArtWeb18SOULCocktail Collection, upstairs at Tobacco Road
626 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33130
Tickets: $10 with Advance RSVP using discount code “LIA” ($20 regular price without RSVP)
Ticket Link
PARKING: Cheap parking in the lot, enter via 7th Street. Plenty of metered street parking nearby.

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.
Instagram Hashtag: #RiverOfArt

Featured Artists: Edilberto Aponte, Marcelo Salup, David Martins
Auditory Art by -UOM-
Cocktail Collection’ September Artist: Aaron Arroyave
Featured Charity: DOC IT! Detect Ovarian Cancer in Time
Music by DJ Hank Justice

Supported by Fabulous Miami – YOMiami – SocialMedia305 – PARK Project – Catalyst Miami

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. Cocktail Collection is providing a complimentary welcome drink and light bites! 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, so be sure to bring plenty of business cards and an open mind!

About -UOM-
UOM was originated in early 2007 as a multi-disciplinary project with emphasis in non- traditional, Vintage and electronic instruments, and performance technique.
-UOM- primal energy is often in direct superposition with more sophisticated forms of sound production, such as cutting edge real-time recording and looping and the use of current and vintage electronics.
This all-embracing approach has taken the project through a path of collaboration with the visual and performing arts. We have performed in Art Centers and galleries, during exhibition openings and artists performances. We have improvised music during video installations, contemporary dance performances and played in artist-designed sets.

About Edilberto Aponte
My pieces evoke critical views of social, political and cultural issues. I journal my life’s perspectives and experiences in pencil, ink, and paint-using the canvas as an abstract mirror to reflect my mental images and convey my emotions. The communion of words, lines, or shapes meld on canvas into one-becoming the allusion of my personal reality.
My art consist of abstract drawings in pencil, color, acrylic and ink. My anxious imagination has been inspired by nostalgic memories of my poignant life events, native metropolis of San Juan Puerto Rico and South Florida.

About Marcelo Salup
1. Began professionally as a concert photographer for Vibraciones magazine in Madrid, Spain.
2. Switched to international advertising and lived in half a dozen cities: Madrid, London, New York, Mexico City, Santo Domingo, San Juan and Buenos Aires
3. Specialize in portrait photography

About David Martins
I was born in Boston, then raised mostly in Miami.I am currently in school to become an anthropologist with my main focus on shamanic studies. I chose this path because I love to learn and teach and therefore enjoy studying the original teachers; the shamans from around the world. I have been drawing,sketching, and painting my whole life. My art has always been and always will be a way for me to record the path of my thoughts and feelings at any particular point in life. My pieces are reflections of symbols and archetypes that connect us all. Creations that speak to the subconscious mind as well as the vibratory senses

About DOC IT! Detect Ovarian Cancer in Time
DOC IT’s primary mission is to help find a screening test and/or cure for ovarian cancer. Our proceeds go to medical facilities dedicated to hoping that one day soon we can create proper screening for ovarian cancer, because unfortunately pap smears and regular GYN check-ups usually do not detect it until is too late. As a matter of fact, ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women.

About the Cocktail Collection at Tobacco Road
Cocktail collection is the new “hidden” cocktail lounge located above Tobacco Road at the old upstairs room. We feature a rotating original cocktail menu, great music and a monthly showcase of a local artist. The cocktails are one of a kind and the atmosphere encourages conversation.

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.

Where to be: 8/29-9/4

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Here at In The Loop, we know there are always places to be and events to attend. Each Friday, we feature a special “where to be” post on our blog to make sure every day of the week has some sort of cultural event to check out. We hope that you all can come out into the community and learn and commemorate some influential people and events around Miami! Have something coming up that you’d like to see here? Tweet us @Loop305 using #WhereToBe hash tag!

Friday, August 29, 2014 10:00am – 5:00pm

“Hurricanes” Category 5 Science

Miami Science Museum

3280 S. Miami Ave.

Miami, FL

Cost: FREE- $14.95

Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:00am – 4:00pm

Mastering Your Mental Experience Retreat

Pamuya Healing Santuary

298 NE 87th Street,

Miami, Florida 33138

Cost: $100

Eventbrite Link

Sunday, August 31, 2014 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Brickwall Sessions Comedy Showcase

Moonchine Bistro Lounge

7100 Biscayne Blvd,

Miami, Florida 33138

Cost: $5 online

Webpage Link

Monday, September 1, 2014 10:00pm

Good Monday

Haven

1237 Lincoln Road

Miami Beach, FL

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 9:30am – 4:30pm

Butterfly Conservatory

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road

Coral Gables, FL

Cost: $18 for seniors (65+) $12 for kids (6-17)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 5:00pm – 9:00pm

News Lounge Happy Hour

The News Lounge

5580 NE 4th Ct.

Miami, FL

Cost: $3 – $5

Thursday, September 4, 2014 2:00pm

Revisiting the Balsero Crisis and its Aftermath Twenty Years Later: A Symposium

FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus “Graham Center (GC)”

11200 SW 8th Street

Miami, Florida 33174

Cost: FREE

Webpage Link

 

 

Music Monday: Gloria Estefan holding Auditions for Upcoming Production

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Miami’s very own Gloria Estefans’ musical, On Your Feet, will be holding auditions at the Arsht Center in Miami on September 21. The On Your Feet musical will tell the story of Gloria Estefans journey to the United States and how her and her family became international music sensations. The musical will show all sides of the Estefans life, exploring the best of times to the worst of times.

The On Your Feet musical has began an international search for the next Gloria via twitter, #ReachGloria! Think you have what it takes? Follow this link and submit your audition video to productions website!

 

-Samantha Wagner

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