Photographs by Anthony Jordon of Life Is Art and Soul of Miami present River Of Art #20 Business + Arts Social Event on 3/24/15

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami present River Of Art with an exciting evening of business networking featuring a beautiful painting show, music, light bites and cocktails hosted at the world famous Tongue & Cheek in Miami Beach. The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists.

Featured Visual Artists:,LitanaVivian Estalella
Featured Musical Curator: DJ Hank Justice
Featured Charity: Unity Coalition

Unity Coalition – The First & Only organization for the South Florida Latino|Hispanic|LGBT Community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning), advancing Equality & Fairness since 2002.

La Primera y Unica organisación en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latina|hispana LGBTQ (lesbianas, gay,b isexual, transgénero, cuestionando), avansando Igualdad y Justicia desde el 2002.

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!

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.

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.

Premiere Sponsor: Spectrum Miami
Partners: Fabulous MiamiYOMiamiSocialMedia305Catalyst MiamiInTheLoop305
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.

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

Photographs of Life Is Art and Soul of Miami present River Of Art #20 Business + Arts Social Event at Tongue & Cheek on 3/24/15

Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami present River Of Art with an exciting evening of business networking featuring a beautiful painting show, music, light bites and cocktails hosted at the world famous Tongue & Cheek in Miami Beach. The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists.

Featured Visual Artists:,LitanaVivian Estalella
Featured Musical Curator: DJ Hank Justice
Featured Charity: Unity Coalition

Unity Coalition – The First & Only organization for the South Florida Latino|Hispanic|LGBT Community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning), advancing Equality & Fairness since 2002.

La Primera y Unica organisación en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latina|hispana LGBTQ (lesbianas, gay,b isexual, transgénero, cuestionando), avansando Igualdad y Justicia desde el 2002.

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!

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.

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.

Premiere Sponsor: Spectrum Miami
Partners: Fabulous MiamiYOMiamiSocialMedia305Catalyst MiamiInTheLoop305
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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River Of Art #20 Business + Arts Social Event at Tongue & Cheek 3/24/15

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River Of Art #20 Business + Arts Social Event
Tuesday, March 24, 6:30pm-9:30pm
RiverOfArtWebSOUL2Tongue & Cheek
431 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
MAP
PARKING: Metered street spaces, garage at 4th St. & Euclid, lot at 4th St & Collins, municipal garages at 525 Collins, 137 Washington and more.
Use the Miami Beach Parking App.

Tickets: $10 with Advance Purchase using Promotional Code: SOUL
$20 at the Door
Ticket Link
Includes complimentary light cuisine tastings and drink specials courtesy of Tongue & Cheek.

Bringing People and Art Together
Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami present River Of Art with an exciting evening of business networking featuring a beautiful painting show, music, light bites and cocktails hosted at the world famous Tongue & Cheek in Miami Beach. The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists.
Hashtag: #RiverOfArt
Share with your friends on Facebook

Featuring
Visual Artists: Sheila Fraga, Litana, Vivian Estalella
Musical Curator: DJ Hank Justice
Charity: Unity Coalition

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.

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!

Premiere Sponsor: Spectrum Miami
Partners: Fabulous MiamiYOMiamiSocialMedia305Catalyst MiamiInTheLoop305
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.

About Sheila Fraga
One of the most important reasons of my artist work is the need to reflect my feelings like a Cuban woman and experiences with a chronological- spiritual character about my past, present and future. In this scenery I show reconciliation, nostalgias, religion beliefs, memories, like pieces that are assembled within a puzzle. I create many compositions, recreated in family pictures, appropriations of passages of the Art History that are uncontextualized to the reality. I deal with identity and migration themes to represent my today’s conflicts. Sometimes I use humor and sadness images like a “Cuban Ajiaco”. I take the oil paintings, charcoal drawing, collage, mixed media and the Cutout. In this long road appear answers to questions such as: What I am looking at, where I am now and how can I get to achieve it? My work is an autobiographic reflection of my life.

About Litana
Litana is a self taught artist. She currently resides in Miami. She mainly creates in oils but likes to explore other mediums. She has participated in collaborations with other artists and in group exhibitions. She creates to inspire the imagination.

About Vivian Estalella
Cuban-American artist Vivian Estalella was born and raised in Miami, Florida in a family of strong independent women. As a little girl, she never played with dolls or toys. Instead, she preferred to spend her time coloring. She was always happier with a box of crayons or paints than a Barbie doll. Always creative, she enjoyed the arts from a very young age. At the age of 15, a trip to Mexico awakened her passion for painting. The intensely rich colors of Mexican art struck a cord and, together with her Cuban roots, formed a style that is both distinctive and uniquely vibrant. The sights, sounds, exotic tastes, and passionate people of the tropics, along with the sensuous female form, are all prevalent in her work.
Vivian’s collection has been displayed at several art shows and fairs. She was also a resident artist at Viernes Culturales, Miami’s monthly art fair in historic Little Havana for several years. Today, her work can be seen in private collections and exhibited at seasonal art shows. At every opportunity, Vivian gives back to the community. Several pieces have been donated to auctions benefiting various local charities.

About DJ Hank Justice
DJ/Writer/Editor from Miami that is fighting musical injustice one beat at a time. In 2012, Hank reunited with one of his long-lost loves: Music. He was always the kid that turned to music. It was always deeply embedded in him since birth. While he was in high school and college, he always found himself at parties wishing he could be in control of the music. He wasn’t interested in partying; he was interested in orchestrating them. Hank’s mission is to destroy musical injustice in the form of DJ sets chock-full of music that people can enjoy and move to. He is often asked what he is playing and is often told that his selection is unique and excellent. This is because he spends hours each day carefully digging for gems anywhere he can. He loves sharing these sounds with the world and hopes to be able to do so more often and for more people. It’s a musical story that’s forever under construction.

About Unity Coalition
The First & Only organization for the South Florida Latino|Hispanic|LGBT Community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning), advancing Equality & Fairness since 2002.
La Primera y Unica organisación en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latina|hispana LGBTQ (lesbianas, gay,b isexual, transgénero, cuestionando), avansando Igualdad y Justicia desde el 2002.

About Tongue & Cheek
Approachable, ingredient-driven, American fare with just the right amount of whimsy. Serving daily happy hour, dinner, and Saturday & Sunday brunch

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 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
Ticket Link
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.
Instagram Hashtag: #RiverOfArt
Share with your friends on Facebook

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.