Photographs of Art/Work Connections Seminar 25: Grants for Artists 2.0 – Meet the Grantmakers on 2/17/15

Art/Work Connections Seminar 25: Grants for Artists 2.0 – Meet the Grantmakers at Miami Center for Architecture and Design on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.  Thank you to everyone who attended the Art/Work Connections #25: Grants for Artists 2.0, Featuring the Miami Foundation, Knight Foundation and the Department of Cultural Affairs. We had a good crowd and the response was overwhelmingly positive. If you enjoyed it and learned something, please consider leaving a testimonial for us. These really help us in future fundraising to bring you more and bigger programming!

We absolutely want to thank our host venue, Miami Center for Architecture and Design. They were wonderful to work with and the space is beautiful.

We also send out our deepest appreciation from the representatives of the grantmakers for coming out and giving up their Tuesday evening to talk about how they are working to help artists:
Tatiana Hernandez, Program Officer / Arts, Knight Foundation
Deborah J. Margol, Deputy Director, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs
Victoria Fear, Programs Associate, Miami Foundation
And, of course, our moderator, Joshua Kingston.

Soul Of Miami & Life Is Art present the River Of Art #19 Social Event 2/24/15

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Soul Of Miami & Life Is Art present the River Of Art #19 Social Event
RiverOfArtWeb-022415soul Tuesday, February 24, 6:30pm-9:30pm
La Boca House
 1250 South Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida 33130
Tickets: $10 with Advance Purchase using promotional code “SOUL”
$20 at the Door
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Please Note, You Must Purchase Tickets In Advance To Get The Discount

Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami kick off the 2015 River Of Art networking arts series with an exciting evening of business networking featuring a beautiful photography show and live music hosted at the beautiful new La Boca House in Brickell.

Bringing People and Art Together
The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists.
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Featuring
Visual Artists Rochelle Berman, ak cespedes, Josephine Reyes
Musical Artist Cog Nomen
Charity: Water

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. La Boca House is providing a special welcome drink and light cuisine tastings.

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!

Partners: Fabulous Miami – YOMiami – SocialMedia305 – PARK Project – Catalyst Miami – InTheLoop305
With support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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About Cog Nomen
Cog Nomen is a band from Miami featuring guitarist, Buffalo Brown and drummer, Brave Ulysses. The sound is electro-pop with an good dose of ambient rock-scapes.

About Rochelle Berman
Rochelle’ simple dynamic photographic compositions are emotional, colorful, spiritual, and impressionistic. The artist was born in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in Miami, Florida. She spent her youth studying the visual arts, life drawing classes in Soho studios as a teen. She always loved to draw, paint and write poetry but it was in college that she finally discovered that her greatest passion of all was Photography. Rochelle especially enjoys creating experimental portraits, nature studies and travel related Images.

About ak cespedes
ak cespedes was born in Lima, Peru in 1975 to parents who loved to travel. Her early life was all about documenting family life via photos. These two familial passions, since instillation, have become a passion of hers that continues to feed her need to explore and grow as an artist and an individual. In 2013, she quit her full time job as a TV Production Manager and embarked on a European summer vacation, spending the first month in Italy, eventually meeting up with her parents to end the adventure touring Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary. Currently, ak is creating a multimedia line of work incorporating photography and woodblocks which will be featured at various art venues throughout South Florida.

About Josephine Reyes
I have developed a passion for creating conceptual/narrative and documentary images. I love taking my visions or interpretations and expressing them through photography, transforming them into a reality. Exploring my ideas through the cameras lens, I’m able to capture a fascinating visual that will take my viewers to a new place and into the world of others.

About Charity: Water
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Most of us have never really been thirsty. We’ve never had to leave our houses and walk five miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean. Yet there are 748 million people on the planet who don’t have clean water.

About the La Boca House
LBH is Brickell’s friendly neighborhood resto-lounge with simply good food, signature drink list created by mixologist Nick Nistico. La Boca House Nicknamed LBH is an establishment that was created for locals to unwind and dine and feel right at home. It’s open for lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekend.

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.

Photographs by Wellington Guzman of Life Is Art 6th Year Anniversary Party at Hotel Astor on 1/31/15

Photographs taken by Wellington Guzman of Life Is Art 6th Year Anniversary Party at Hotel Astor Saturday, January 31, 2015.

For six years, Life Is Art has worked to support and promote our local arts and artists, as well as the community, other organizations, local businesses and our residents. We have committed ourselves to make Miami a better place to live, work and love. Founded in 2009, we were one of the few groups to focus on local artists and provide a wide range of services and opportunities. Now, we celebrated the sixth year of providing much-needed services, as we look forward to grow and do more for the community.

Live Music by: Bows & Ties  and Montserrat Franco with special performance by Jane “Jei” Castro and DJ Hank Justice.
Live Painting by: Ileana CollazoAquarela SabolTeePop and Nicole Salgar.
Live Performance by: Kikimora
Complimentary Libations by Blue Nectar Tequila
Free Mini Massages by: Freshly Squeezed
Poetry by: Oscar Fuentes, the Biscayne Poet

To see more of  Wellington Guzman‘s  work go to his website.

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of Life Is Art 6th Year Anniversary Party at Hotel Astor on 1/31/15

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of Life Is Art 6th Year Anniversary Party at Hotel Astor Saturday, January 31, 2015.

For six years, Life Is Art has worked to support and promote our local arts and artists, as well as the community, other organizations, local businesses and our residents. We have committed ourselves to make Miami a better place to live, work and love. Founded in 2009, we were one of the few groups to focus on local artists and provide a wide range of services and opportunities. Now, we celebrated the sixth year of providing much-needed services, as we look forward to grow and do more for the community.

Live Music by: Bows & Ties  and Montserrat Franco with special performance by Jane “Jei” Castro and DJ Hank Justice.
Live Painting by: Ileana CollazoAquarela SabolTeePop and Nicole Salgar.
Live Performance by: Kikimora
Complimentary Libations by Blue Nectar Tequila
Free Mini Massages by: Freshly Squeezed
Poetry by: Oscar Fuentes, the Biscayne Poet

To see more of  Anthony Jordon‘s  work go to his Instagram page or his facebook page.

Photographs of Whole Foods and YoMiami Mural Project Opening on 1/9/15

Whole Foods and YoMiami Mural Project Opening on Friday, January 9, 2015.

Yo Miami and Soula Booking curated the artist featuring:  Kazilla, Trek6, Jenny Perez, Luis Berros, Noah Levy, the Yuhmi Collective, Atomik, Monz, Nate Dee, Rei Ramirez, and Jorge Rodriguez that painted nearly 4,000 square feet of wall space and structural columns. Supplies where sponsored by Artist & Craftsman Supply and Jerry’s Artarama.

They were asking for a donation at the door to support Life Is Art.

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Photographs by Anthony Jordon of Average Joe Art Sale and Annette’s 50th Birthday Party at Yo Space on 1/4/15

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of Average Joe Art Sale and Annette’s 50th Birthday Party at Yo Space on Sunday, January 4, 2015.  What a wonderful way to celebrate my 50th birthday, surrounded by amazing friends and beautiful art. The Average Joe Art Sales had visiting artists along with their resident artists selling limited edition prints, original art and wonderful merchandise ranging from $5.00 to $500.00, so you can find something no matter your budget.  While you are there, you can visit with the resident artists and see what they are currently working on in their studio. To make it even better they donated 10% of all sales to a non-profit organization , this month it was Life Is Art, Inc.

About YO: “Founded in April 2011, what began as a passion for art, music and Miami has evolved into a force to be reckoned with in the local scene. Bringing together creatives from all walks of life, we strive to shine a light on the elements of Miami culture that should be recognized and celebrated. The company was born on a Facebook page and to this day that’s where content is most frequently updated/uploaded to. The website is a great resource for it’s Event Calendar to keep you up to date on what’s going on in advance, and also for the Blog section where you can read everything from artist interviews to philosophical ramblings.”

To see more of  Anthony Jordon‘s  work go to his Instagram page or his facebook page.

 

Photographs of Live Mural Match Up at Spectrum Miami Art Show on 12/4/14

Life Is Art and Yo Miami Live Mural Match Up at Spectrum Miami Art Show on Thursday, December 4, 2014.  The participating artists match ups: TeePop and Jay Bellicchi (aka REMOTE), Ruben Ubiera and Eleazar Delgado, Monique Lassooij and Daniel Fila (aka Krave).   Music Curated by: DJ Hank Justice.

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