Life Is Art Give Miami Day 11/20/14

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Life Is Art Give Miami Day
LIAGMDFlyer2November 20, 2014, 24 Hours 12:00AM to 11:59PM
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Life Is Art is dedicated to creating positive change in the community through arts and culture with events and education. Founded in January of 2009, we have produced nearly one-hundred events engaging local artists, residents and businesses. Through money raised during #GiveMiamiDay we hope to be able to increase our outreach, impacting more lives in our community. During Give Miami Day The Miami Foundation provides a bonus gift for every donation between $25 and $10,000, but you are welcome to give any amount.

Miami Foundation #GiveMiamiDay Block Party
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, Florida 33125
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Life Is Art will be joining the big block party hosted by the Miami Foundation at the Marlins Park Plaza! Be a part of this record-breaking day of philanthropy in Miami. Bring your friends and family as we celebrate your favorite local nonprofits with food, fun, performances and games. Look for the Miami Arts Brigade table and come say hi!
Parking is available in the Home Plate | BLUE Garage on the corner of NW 7th St and 15 Ave.

#MiamiArtsBrigade After-Party Hangout
8:00pm-12:00am
Ball & Chain
1513 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135

Join Life Is Art and the Miami Arts Brigade with many other arts groups for the late-night after party to watch the clock tick down and the donations tick up! It should be a full house with O, Miami hosting its Book Fair Party for Jai-Alai Books in the courtyard, Bookleggers on hand with lots of books, Emerging Arts Leaders of Miami Soft Launch, and the Miami Arts Brigade hosting its Give Miami Day After Party. Also enjoy live music and fun drink specials all night! There will be jazz by Nick Tanura and The Ball & Chain Jazz Band followed by DJ Haitian Hillbilly.

Give Miami Day is a unique, online giving event that provides everyone in the community an opportunity to build a greater Miami through philanthropy. During the 24-hour period between midnight November 20 and midnight November 21, individuals may view online profiles of more than 400 nonprofit organizations serving Miami-Dade County and make a charitable gift here on givemiamiday.org.

Follow on Social Media using the hashtags #givemiamiday and #miamiartsbrigade.
Facebook.com/LifeIsArtFestTwitter.com/LifeIsArtFest – Instagram.com/LifeIsArtFest

Life Is Art [mi.ami][inter.play] Booth at SPECTRUM Art Fair Miami during Art Basel Week 12/3/14-12/7/14

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Life Is Art [mi.ami][inter.play] Booth at SPECTRUM Art Fair Miami during Art Basel Week
Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 6-10pm, Opening Preview
SpectrumBoothFlyer2 Thursday, Dec. 4th, 1pm-9pm
Friday, Dec. 5th, 1pm-9pm
Saturday, Dec. 6th, 1pm-9pm
Sunday, Dec. 7th, 12pm-6pm
Spectrum Art Tent, Booth #S801
3011 NE 1st Avenue at NE 30th St
Miami, FL 33137
www.spectrum-miami.com
Opening Preview + 5 Day Show Pass > $25
VIP Special Events Evening Pass – Includes special events & drinks (Dec. 4, 5, 6 – beginning at 6pm) > $10
General Admission > $10
Students/Senior Admission > $7.50
Children under 15 > free
Buy Tickets Online
Percentage of all ticket sales go to benefit Life Is Art, a local Miami based charity.

The Five-Day Art Experience Features Local Partnerships and Performances from Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, Life Is Art, Yo Miami and a Specially Curated Art Labs Series

Life Is Art [mi.ami][inter.play] Booth
Spectrum has provided Life Is Art with a donated booth in which to bring a presentation of Miami artists around the theme of [inter.play] exploring the ways the arts and the community interact and build upon each other. The focus of [mi.ami][inter.play] is collaboration. Collaboration between artists, collaboration between the arts and the community, collaboration between Miami and the Art World at large. This is a juried featuring both experienced and emerging Miami artists. All work is for sale, with only a small commission going to the Life Is Art volunteers.

Spectrum’s theme of [inter.play] works perfectly for Miami, and for Life Is Art. Our mission is to create positive change in the community with arts and culture. Life Is Art operates in exactly that interplay between the community and the arts and how those build on and feed each other. Using the arts to build our city is a very hot topic in Miami right now, and we are excited to be able to showcase some of the best our city has to offer.

James Echols, co-founder of Life Is Art said, “We were very pleased to be included by Spectrum Miami last year and are excited to participate once again.” He went on to say, “I am happy to hear that Spectrum has made it a point to feature more South Florida artists in the show this year. We strongly feel that one of the components that has been missing from the Art Basel week is any sort of credit given to our local arts. I applaud Spectrum for being so proactive in that area.”

Ann Berchtold, Show Director Art San Diego and Spectrum Miami, said, “As the Founder and Director of ART SAN DIEGO, I have always integrated the local arts community into the show through programs like Spotlight Artists, LaunchPad program, and Art Labs – which invite local emerging spaces and institutions into the fair to create site-specific installations around a current theme.” Of her new work in Miami, Berchtold says, “Through my partnership now with Redwood Media Group – we will now be incorporating these programs into the Spectrum Miami show – with hopes to integrate the local Miami art scene into the show. We are pleased to work with James and Life is Art and Yo Miami as an Art Lab for this year.”

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Life Is Art [mi.ami][inter.play] Featured Artists: Aquarela Sabol, Lulu, David Gary Lloyd, David Pino, Deborah Gregg, Janet Gold, Andrea Huffman, Derek Wilson, Keepn it Reel, Registered Artist, Ed Stevens, Eleazar Delgado, Fena Gonzalez, Giancarlo Ciavaldini, Harold Rosario, Ian Fichman, Ileana Collazo, Miguel Collazo, Monique Lassooij, Registered Artist, Rainer Lagemann, Richard Bello, Stefanie Caro
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Project: Street Art Girls
Artists: Aquarela Sabol + Lulu
“Street Art Girls” is a gallery collaboration piece between Aquarela Sabol and Lulu, two Miami Based female artists that also paint murals and street art. The piece is 24″ x 24″ created with oils, spray paint and mixed media on four 12″ wooden panels.
Work: “Street Art Girls”, Oils / spray paint / mixed media on wood panels

Project: Icons
Artist: David Gary Lloyd
Inspired by the sociological effects of the advertising world, David Gary Lloyd unfolds symbolic photographs to challenge the messages conveyed by mass marketing.
These images were produced in Miami, showcasing the cultures provocative allure with use of color and sexuality.
Work: “Ecstasy”, 20×24, Giclée Print
* David received diplomas in Photography and Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Exhibitions of his work have been held in Venues ranging from Miami, New York Texas and Vermont. Lloyd currently lives and works from the eclectic art neighborhood Wynwood located in Miami.

Project: Chaos Math = Art (Right&Left Collide)
Artist: David Pino
Mathematical representation in Digital format. This portfolio is designed to disrupt the notion that Right side thinkers and Left side thinkers cannot work on the opposing side. Using mathematical formulas I have been creating fractal art pieces on plexiglass and metal sheet siding. The images are extremely detailed and come to life when lit with proper lighting, revealing a luminescence that is unique to the format. Math and Art collide to create pieces that take weeks to render on a high power computer. creating works that are uniquely organic, despite completely mathematically generated. Disrupting the idea that math leads to non-organic shapes (cylinders and triangles).
Work: “Alchemical Spark”, 30″x40″, Plexiglass Face Mounted
* Dr. David Pino graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2010 from Nova Southeastern University. Since that time he was gone to practice as a pharmacist, manage a business as a pharmacy manager, and now assists in managing a store location. He enjoys the visual arts and specifically enjoys shooting photos, computer rendered images, and videos. Stock photography is a passion he enjoys and is actively submitting pieces for use in websites and magazine publications. His accolades include winning photography competitions (Intel’s “A Momentary Lapse”, Scott Kelby’s WorldWide Photo Walk local winner, and Camelot Days 2012 – 2nd place) and has created commercials for American Express, San Diego Wildlife Conservatory, and Cosi Restaurants. In recent years he has been captivated by mathematical renders and is hoping to participate in a local art fair in 2014 to show his portfolio and increase awareness of these types of mathematical pieces as abstract art. He currently resides in Miami, FL.

Project: Forged and Forbidden
Artists: Deborah Gregg + Janet Gold + Andrea Huffman
This 3-dimensional mixed media work, titled ‘Forged and Forbidden’, could be a commentary on censorship. It is about looking beyond what is presented to you. It is a deconstruction/construction collaboration and includes uniquely vintage found objects.
Work: “Forged and Fobidden”, 17inx10inx9.5in, vintage books and nails
* Deborah earned a B.F.A. in Graphic Design/Illustration from the University of Miami, studied at the Arts Students League in New York City, and Oxbow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan. She began her career as an Art Director for ad agencies, first in Michigan, then as Creative Director in South Florida. She has received numerous Regional, District, and National ADDY awards, both in Michigan and Florida. Later, she transitioned into mixed-media art, while also teaching art to children and adults in an art museum environment. She is a contributing artist in national publications. Deborah’s award-winning work appears in many juried, solo and group exhibitions and is in private collections in the U.S. as well. She has had recent solo exhibitions at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, Sunrise Civic Center Gallery and most recently, at the ArtsPark Gallery in Hollywood, FL. She is a member of the Coral Springs Art Guild, Broward Art Guild, Coral Springs Museum of Art and the Six Hands Collaborative.
* Janet Gold is a professional artist and an art educator for over 30 years in South Florida. Her work has been represented both nationally and internationally in galleries and museums. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists, National Collage Society, and the innovative Six Hands Collaborative.
* After thirty years as an Art Educator in Broward County schools, Andrea Huffman retired from teaching to pursue her work as a full time artist. Working primarily in textiles and collage, Ms. Huffman has shown her work throughout Florida in juried, group and solo exhibits, including the Lee Wagener Gallery, a Broward County public art space at the Ft. Lauderdale airport and at Everglades National Park. She has received several awards and grants for her work. In 2011 she was one of two art educators selected from throughout Florida for a summer Artist-in-Residence program at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Sarasota County. In December 2014, Ms. Huffman will be participating in “Piecing Together for a Changing Planet”, a juried fiber art exhibit that will be traveling to twelve U.S. National Parks over the next few years. She continues to share her passion for art through various teaching opportunities throughout Florida and is a member of Six Hand Collaborative.

Project: Muse
Artists: Derek Wilson + Keepn it Reel + Registered Artist
Muse… the stimulus that will inspire you to muse
Muse, the brain-child of Sergio, Craig L, and Derek Wilson is a completely interactive installation that attempts to remove the barrier between art and the spectator. The Project inspires the viewer, now participant to act as artist while they interplay with the child-like building blocks, that when assembled correctly, create an original painting(s). The large-scale building blocks of art, not only touch upon a universal nostalgia associated with childhood but provide for a truly one-of-a-kind authentic experience.
Work: “Muse Project”, TBA
* Miami-native Derek Wilson is a local Artist and a veteran art teacher for Dade County Public Schools. Mr. Wilson, who currently teaches at John A. Ferguson Senior High School, devotes his time to developing challenging curriculum for a variety of art courses including IB Art and Advanced Placement Art. A product of Dade County Public Schools himself and a graduate Florida International University, Wilson has consistently exhibited in a variety of galleries and project spaces since earning his degree in Fine Art Sculpture. In addition to his busy exhibition schedule, Wilson is most proud of the work executed for charity events and organizations like, The March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, Touching Miami with Love, and Easter Seals; to name a few. “My methodology as it relates to art is always in a state of flux. I am somewhat of an alchemist, spontaneously mixing materials and subtly changing formulas as well as styles to suit the concept I want to address. I am a New Media Artist (always looking for new means of expression). I have an unquenchable thirst for the experiment; the process -this is what drives me.”
* Craig Ledermann was born and raised in Queens, New York. As a teenager he and his family moved to Boca Raton, Florida where he graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. After contemplating further education, he decided to make a life change. Craig had always enjoyed building and creating things with his father while growing up, so in 2009 he took a chance and headed back to New York to work with family friends. There he learned about construction and carpentry while building sets for “White Collar” (Television Show) on USA Network. He returned to Florida in 2010 continuing his Set Fabrication and Design work on many different TV and Movie sets around South Florida. With his free time Craig started to explore Wynwood, Miami and learn about street art. He had seen graffiti as a child in New York City, but here it was different, here artists painted large scale murals on walls as big as 100+ feet. Being drawn into the culture Craig has now become part of the Wynwood movement, fabricating custom art installations, building wooden canvases, even assisting major Miami street artists with their large scale murals.
* Specializing in pop art influenced by the likes of Roy Lichtenstein and Marvel comics, Registered Artist’s street art can be seen throughout many Miami neighborhoods. RA is a voracious guerrilla artist who puts his work on display through stencils, decals, wheat pastes, murals and stickers. Finding balance between the gallery and urban landscapes, Registered Artist constantly gives back to his community as the founded and director of Free Art Fridays, Miami Chapter: a free art scavenger hunt that’s open to artist and art lovers alike.

Project: ASK, TELL!
Artist: Ed Stevens
The piece “Out on the Gridiron – Thank You Michael Sam!” continues this dialogue with the community through the metaphor of team sports. ASK, TELL#2 won Best Mixed Media in the United Arts Competition and Show in June 2014. The ASK, TELL pieces were featured in May 2014 at gallery Tedd’s Art Works in Ft. Lauderdale.
* Ed Stevens began his career in visual and performing arts at Boston University, where he studied art history and visual arts and received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He spent the last 20 years as a playwright, director and set designer, receiving the Kennedy Center’s David Mark Cohen Award. His work was produced in New York City, Provincetown, St. Petersburg and San Diego. He moved to South Florida in 2012, where he creates striking multi-media assemblies that incorporate social commentary and a sense of dramatic storytelling. He was the featured artist in May 2014 at gallery Tedd’s Art Works in Ft. Lauderdale.

Project: Young Van Gogh’s Premonition
Artists: Eleazar Delgado + Monique Lassooij
Young Van Gogh’s Premonition, a collaboration between Eleazar Delgado & Monique Lassooij. Monique is known for her painting famous people as children in her signature color scheme while Eleazar is known for his bright abstract palate knife work. An unlikely pairing has given birth to a vision of a young Van Gogh having a premonition of his destiny.
Work: “Young Van Gogh’s Premonition”, 20″ x 16″, Mixed Media on Wood Panel
* Born in Oklahoma and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Eleazar Delgado practiced Architecture and Interior Design. It was Miami’s radiant sunshine and the vibrant colors of the city that influenced his decision to become an artist. Among his accolades are Dade Heritage Trust selecting “Sunshine Culture” for the cover of their 2012 program, Miami Dade Preservation League chose “Joe Sent Me” for the official Art Deco Weekend poster. “Sea Grasses in the Sky”, a public mural in Downtown Miami delights thousands of commuters everyday, as it is visible from I-95 & his latest commission was from the Miami Short Film Festival poster.
* In The Netherlands Ms. Lassooij started out as an abstract painter but over the years she developed a passion for figurative painting. After having studied with Dutch artists such as Pien Hazenberg and Henk Hubenet, she attended the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in The Hague and has gone on to receive several commissions and can be found in public places such as the Town Hall of the city of Scheveningen in The Netherlands. Her paintings hang in numerous private collections in the US and abroad.

Project: Atmosferas
Artist: Eleazar Delgado
Atmospheres of space-time, lost in the clouds of perhaps a world far away and still undiscovered by most.
Work: “Atmosfera X”, 48″ x 24″, Oil on Wood (framed)
* Born in Oklahoma and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Eleazar Delgado practiced Architecture and Interior Design. It was Miami’s radiant sunshine and the vibrant colors of the city that influenced his decision to become an artist. Among his accolades are Dade Heritage Trust selecting “Sunshine Culture” for the cover of their 2012 program, Miami Dade Preservation League chose “Joe Sent Me” for the official Art Deco Weekend poster. “Sea Grasses in the Sky”, a public mural in Downtown Miami delights thousands of commuters everyday, as it is visible from I-95 & his latest commission was from the Miami Short Film Festival poster.

Project: Words to Live By
Artist: Fena Gonzalez
MIxed media paintings inspired by poetry, quotes, reflections in my journal. Each piece is an affirmation, an invitation to reflect on how we engage life and how no matter what our background, or differences we are all able to connect through the sharing of archetypal, universal experiences. Each piece is a collaboration with other art media, with writing, and with the viewers themselves.
Work: “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song”, (inspired by Maya Angelou), 30″x40″, mixed media on canvas
* Objective: To create inspiring artworks which awaken creativity and wholeness. Creative: teaching, painting, mixed media, sewing, interior decorating, visual display installation, trade shows, Healing: Master in reiki, spiritual counseling, and holistic healing; certified angel therapy practitioner, Languages: fluent in English, Spanish,; basic Italian, French. “…Fena Gonzalez celebrates the spirit of her ancestors by weaving patterns and symbols typical of her heritage with a personal and contemporary sensibility. Many artists have done this, especially in the past decade. But Gonzalez in her fabric collages rises above the pack with the intimacy of her work. Nothing showy here, just crystallized expressions of faith and connection.”
-Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid

Project: Walkabouts
Artist: Giancarlo Ciavaldini
Collection: Hero’s Last Stand, Name: Struggle, Media: Photograph thermically encapsulated between a single plate of glass and a flexible protective coating.
Works: “1960”, 48in x 36in. Thermically printed in Glass
“Stroggle”, 36in x 30in. Thermically printed in Glass
* I am an engineer of assets from an opposite spectrum of life, an artist by heart and a photographer by nature. At the beginning of my career, I tried to comprehend light and all its waves by mirroring its influence over canvas using only acrylic paint and my imagination; but in a revelation, it became clear to me that if I wanted to understand light, I needed to follow its behavior in real life. Consequently, I started composing and recording light in Instamatics and without realizing it, I was becoming a photographer.

Project: Going for the Arts
Artist: Harold Rosario
The art classroom is essential to foster art awareness to future generations in our community. “Going for the Arts,” is a digital photomontage consisting of over 1000 digitally stitched images creating a impossible aerial perspectives of this fostering taking place in a MIami-Dade art class.
Work: TBA
* Harold Rosario is a Miami-based contemporary artist. Primarily focusing on the medium of painting, he has also branched out into the digital era, creating works like “Going for the Arts,” a digital photomontage consisting of over 1000 digitally stitched images to create impossible aerial perspectives. Recently, he has added to the definition of “Street Art” by embarking on a creative series titled Interact With Art. Here he uses social media to engage and awaken followers to the art which is all around us. Using clever sketches, props, poses and a bit of humor, the artist interacts with public art, architecture, sculptures, landscaping, culinary art and the endless supply of artforms that shapes our daily lives. What started as a personal challenge to push his creative potential, evolved into a campaign for art awareness.

Project: Stone Holders
Artist: Ian Fichman
Humanoid figurative steel sculptures holding stones.
Work: “Let it Go 2014”, steel and stone, 25″H x 10″W x 15″D
* Ian Fichman was born in Miami, Florida in 1978. He had a strong interest in metal sculpture beginning in his early youth, and throughout his adolescence he experimented in various art mediums. In 2002, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Art from Florida State University, and in 2006 he received a second Bachelor of Science degree in Video Game Art Design from the Art Institute of California, San Diego. This eventually led him to a career in graphic design and digital illustration, but in 2010 his focus returned to sculpture.

Project: Floral Fantasies Real and Imagined
Artists: Ileana Collazo + Miguel Collazo
Our painting will honor our state’s name: Florida, as well as the colorful people who populate our lively city.
Work: TBA
* I create small worlds of movement, colors, and shapes to entice that observer to travel through my work surface—colliding with the images, finding their way around to yet another shape, and finding it as alluring to linger gazing at them as I still find it to linger in a garden; my work is also representative of the twists, turns, bumps, and alternatives each of us transverses in the course of our daily life.
* I not only create art, but spend much time studying the processes, past and present that culminate in the finished pieces. Art history captivates my interest as much as making something of my own.

Properietary Innocence Collaboration
Artists: Monique Lassooij + Registered Artist
“The girl with the Robot Dog” is a rendition of a painting by Leonardo da Vinci
“Little Cleopatra lost her pet snake” is Collaboration with Street Artist Registered Artist.
Work: “The Girl with the Robot Dog”, 30″ x 40″, Acrylics on Canvas
“Little Cleopatra lost her pet snake”, 14″ x 18″, Mixed Media on boxed Wood
* Monique Lassooij was born and raised in The Netherlands and moved several years ago to Miami, Florida. Her work explores the paradox in modern pop culture & society, sometimes clearly visible and sometimes through an underlining dichotomy interjected with humor. 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. Her paintings hang in numerous private collections in the US and abroad.
* Specializing in Pop Art influenced by the likes of Roy Lichtenstein and Marvel comics, Registered Artist’s street art can be seen throughout many Miami neighborhoods. RA is a voracious guerrilla artist who puts his work on display through stencils, decals, wheat pastes, murals and stickers. Finding a balance between the gallery and urban landscapes, Registered Artist constantly gives back to his community as the founder and director of Free Art Friday, Miami Chapter: a free art scavenger hunt that is open to artists and art lovers alike.

Project: Are skulls happier in Miami?
Artist: Rainer Lagemann
It is a collection of skulls in stainless steel, painted in bright colors. Artists in all ages have been fascinated by skulls, countless paintings, sculptures have been created, cults celebrate the skull. Skulls have a very dark side, but also represent knowledge.
How does south Florida experience skulls? Do they look happier here? Are they in vacation mode?
Work: “Small Skulls” in various colors, 8″ x 12″ x 9″h, stainless steel welded
* Born in Germany 1959, I have worked in design for over 20 years before i started working full time on my sculptures. I mainly use stainless steel squares to create human bodies in motion. I live and work in Miami, FL

Project: Sleep Walker
Artist: Richard Bello
Life size expression of emergence into the world of reality
Work: “Emerging Man II”, 48″x 48″ fiberglass and wood
I was born in 1952 of Puertorican parents and lived 18 yrs. in Long Island,. I’m a self taught artist. I began drawing and painting in 1970 though I did so since I was five years old, and started sculpting in 1974. For the last 42 years, I have specialized in sculpture in ceramic and fiberglass mostly life size. I have recently moved to Miami in hopes of becoming a part of the growing art scene here.

Project: Pulse’
Artist: Stefanie Caro
Pulse’ is a 3-dimensional page made of three layers of meticulously carved water color paper. The scene features a view of downtown Miami, just above the Miami river with iconic buildings and structures turned into musical instruments. A group of large scaled robots, made from found objects and scrap metal utilize the scenery and interact with them as if they were musical instruments, thus bringing this otherwise concrete jungle to life.
Work: “Pulse’”, 12″ X 6″ X 3″ Watercolor paper, string, ink
* I’ve never been an advocate for the spoken word. It’s difficult to imagine an effective form of communication within the boundaries of strictly audible cognition. I first became an illustrator as a means to understand the space around me, on a level deeper than what my appointed bi-pedaled senses could provide. The world was this complex and painfully interesting thing that I could not filter and dilute to the point of articulation, but I was hungry to try. Through a process of sensory alchemy, I found that I could combine colors, texture, and line to express my small discoveries somehow in a language that was foreign to all but myself until it was laid on a two dimensional surface.

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Redwood Media Group, today announced the return of its celebrated fine art show, SPECTRUM Miami featuring ArtSpot International Art Fair, from Wednesday, December 3 – Sunday, December 7 in the heart of the Wynwood Art District during Art Week Miami. SPECTRUM is more than an art show — it’s a 5-day fine art experience featuring top galleries and artists from across the US and around the world, along with live performances, curated Art Lab projects and Late Night parties drawing crowds from all corners of the city.

New to this year’s show is a special curated Art Labs series, featuring educational projects and seminars by leading Miami-based art institutions and industry leaders. One such project—[mi.ami][inter.play], by local nonprofit partner Life Is Art—will be an artistic collaboration within the community. Another, Yo Miami, will be a live, invitational mural painting endeavor involving both experienced artists and up-and-comers.

Other surprises include a partnership with the Cirque du Soleil show, Amaluna, which includes performance art and ticket giveaways throughout the show. There may also be a dramatic photo shoot with dancers by international bookseller and world-renowned photographer Jordan Matter!

The show’s signature VIP opening preview party, SPECTRUM After Dark, takes place from 6 – 10 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3, and includes artist unveilings, performance art, music and DJ, a full cash bar, complimentary cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. The following nights, from Thursday, December 4 – Saturday, December 6, features Late Night parties from 7 – 9 p.m. daily.

Housed within the SPECTRUM tent for its 2nd year is the independent show, ArtSpot International, organized by Aldo Castillo. ArtSpot presents modern and cutting-edge galleries exhibiting contemporary art, including photography, works on paper, sculpture, and installations from emerging and established artists. The show merges a range of international art with strong Latin American influences. Castillo, the show curator and director, is one of the most respected authorities of modern and contemporary art and has overseen the direction of more than 250 international art exhibitions.

The juried show of contemporary art features original paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, glass and limited edition prints. By catering to high-end collectors, buyers and art enthusiasts, SPECTRUM Miami offers gallery owners, designers, architects and collectors extraordinary works by innovative and established artists and galleries from around the world.

About Redwood Media Group
Redwood Media Group has a long history serving the global fine art community. The company’s full suite of fine art services includes fine art exhibitions, art business education, fine art publications, fine art mentoring, marketing and social media, and more. Redwood owns and produces fine art shows and conferences including Artexpo New York, SPECTRUM New York, SPECTRUM Miami, [SOLO] and DECOR Expo Showcase and the National Artist Conference & Art Show (NACA). The company also owns and publishes Art Business News magazine and DECOR magazine. For more information, visit: www.spectrum-newyork.com, www.spectrum-miami.com, www.artbusinessnews.com, www.artexponewyork.com, www.artexponewyork.com/solo, www.artexponewyork.com/decor-expo and www.nationalartistconference.com.

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SPECTRUM Miami and ArtSpot during International Art Week Miami 12/3/14-12/7/14

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SPECTRUM Miami and ArtSpot during International Art Week Miami
Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 6-10pm, Opening Preview
spectrum-logo-miami-webThursday, Dec. 4th, 1pm-9pm
Friday, Dec. 5th, 1pm-9pm
Saturday, Dec. 6th, 1pm-9pm
Sunday, Dec. 7th, 12pm-6pm
3011 NE 1st Avenue at NE 30th St
Miami, FL 33137
www.spectrum-miami.com
Opening Preview + 5 Day Show Pass > $25
VIP Special Events Evening Pass – Includes special events & drinks (Dec. 4, 5, 6 – beginning at 6pm) > $10
General Admission > $10
Students/Senior Admission > $7.50
Children under 15 > free
Buy Tickets Online
Percentage of all ticket sales go to benefit Life Is Art, a local Miami based charity.

The Five-Day Art Experience Features Local Partnerships and Performances from
Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, Life Is Art, Yo Miami and a Specially Curated Art Labs Series

Redwood Media Group, today announced the return of its celebrated fine art show, SPECTRUM Miami featuring ArtSpot International Art Fair, from Wednesday, December 3 – Sunday, December 7 in the heart of the Wynwood Art District during Art Week Miami. SPECTRUM is more than an art show — it’s a 5-day fine art experience featuring top galleries and artists from across the US and around the world, along with live performances, curated Art Lab projects and Late Night parties drawing crowds from all corners of the city.

New to this year’s show is a special curated Art Labs series, featuring educational projects and seminars by leading Miami-based art institutions and industry leaders. One such project—[mi.ami][inter.play], by local nonprofit partner Life Is Art—will be an artistic collaboration within the community. Another, Yo Miami, will be a live, invitational mural painting endeavor involving both experienced artists and up-and-comers.

Other surprises include a partnership with the Cirque du Soleil show, Amaluna, which includes performance art and ticket giveaways throughout the show. There may also be a dramatic photo shoot with dancers by international bookseller and world-renowned photographer Jordan Matter!

The show’s signature VIP opening preview party, SPECTRUM After Dark, takes place from 6 – 10 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3, and includes artist unveilings, performance art, music and DJ, a full cash bar, complimentary cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. The following nights, from Thursday, December 4 – Saturday, December 6, features Late Night parties from 7 – 9 p.m. daily.

Housed within the SPECTRUM tent for its 2nd year is the independent show, ArtSpot International, organized by Aldo Castillo. ArtSpot presents modern and cutting-edge galleries exhibiting contemporary art, including photography, works on paper, sculpture, and installations from emerging and established artists. The show merges a range of international art with strong Latin American influences. Castillo, the show curator and director, is one of the most respected authorities of modern and contemporary art and has overseen the direction of more than 250 international art exhibitions.

The juried show of contemporary art features original paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, glass and limited edition prints. By catering to high-end collectors, buyers and art enthusiasts, SPECTRUM Miami offers gallery owners, designers, architects and collectors extraordinary works by innovative and established artists and galleries from around the world.

About Redwood Media Group
Redwood Media Group has a long history serving the global fine art community. The company’s full suite of fine art services includes fine art exhibitions, art business education, fine art publications, fine art mentoring, marketing and social media, and more. Redwood owns and produces fine art shows and conferences including Artexpo New York, SPECTRUM New York, SPECTRUM Miami, [SOLO] and DECOR Expo Showcase and the National Artist Conference & Art Show (NACA). The company also owns and publishes Art Business News magazine and DECOR magazine. For more information, visit: www.spectrum-newyork.com, www.spectrum-miami.com, www.artbusinessnews.com, www.artexponewyork.com, www.artexponewyork.com/solo, www.artexponewyork.com/decor-expo and www.nationalartistconference.com.

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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