Soul Of Miami, Life Is Art and In The Loop 305 present the River Of Art 17 Pop-Up Social Event 8/19/14

Soul Of Miami, Life Is Art and In The Loop 305 present the River Of Art 17 Pop-Up Social Event
Tuesday, August 19, 6:30pm-9:30pm
RiverOfArtWeb17SOULTongue & Cheek
431 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139, Map
Tickets: $10 with Advance RSVP using discount code “SOUL” ($20 regular price without RSVP)
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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. More than just an art show, more than just a networker, this is a true cultural social gathering. We use the power of the arts to bring people together to create a community greater than the sum of its parts.
Instagram Hashtag: #RiverOfArt

Featured Artists: Monique Lassooij, Judith Mistor, Alejandro Cuadra, Prince Aderele

Featured Charities: Indie Film Club, Whereby.US

Music by DJ Hank Justice

Supported by Fabulous MiamiYOMiamiSocialMedia305PARK ProjectYou and I Are Love

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. Tongue and Cheek will be providing complimentary tastings and 10% off dinner after the show! 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.

Monique Lassooij
Monique Lassooij was born and raised in The Netherlands and moved several years ago to Miami, Florida. Her paintings hang in numerous private collections in the US and abroad. 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.

Judith Mistor
Ms. Mistor has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Detroit and Marygrove College, and is the Ceramics/Sculpture teacher at a private secondary school in Miami, Florida. She is an associate artist at the Bakehouse Art Complex, also in Miami, and an artist member of the Detroit Artist’s Market. She also has membership in the NAEA (National Art Educator’s Association). Ms. Mistor’s exhibition credits include: University of Detroit, Marygrove College (Detroit, Michigan), Detroit Artist’s Market, Gallery 24 (Bal Harbour, Florida), Brockway Memorial Library (Miami Shores, Florida), Mid-Hudson Arts and Sciences (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), One Biscayne Tower (Miami, Florida), Bakehouse Art Complex (Miami, Florida), Kavachnina Contemporary Gallery (Miami, Florida), Sculpt Miami (Art Basel satellite fair in Wynwood Arts District, Miami, Florida), Violeta’s (Coral Gables, Florida), Best Sculpture Award in the Pembroke Pines Ninth Annual Juried Competition (Pembroke Pines, Florida), the Garden Building in Miami Design District, and Miami Country Day School, where she created two permanent ceramic installations. Her work is also in a number of private collections.

Alejandro Cuadra
Alejandro is a Costa Rican born Fine Artist and Graphic Designer who is currently living in South Florida. When he moved to Florida he obtained an Associate’s Degree in Art and Art Education from the Miami-Dade College and a Bachelor in Graphic Design from Miami International University of Art and Design, but to a large degree his education is a self-taught. He is an artist who enjoys working with different media, among them: color pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic paint and photography and digital art. Alejandro currently works as a graphic designer and as a freelance artist and illustrator. His art is a mixture of dreams and surrealistic memories. Alejandro uses art to express his inner feelings through enigmatic images. Among the themes that he prefers to create are fantastic scenes, science fiction concepts, religious ideas, collages, childhood memories, figure drawing, surrealistic landscapes, and artwork of animals and nature.

Prince Aderele
Prince Adérelé from the Royal Lineage of HRM Oba (King) Rufus Adesokeji Aderele Tewogboye II, The Osemawe of Ondo, Yoruba Empire, Nigeria, a multi-talented performing artist whose work is well known and respected on two continents, as an accomplished Visual Artist, Master Percussionist, Sacred Yoruba Choreographer/ Dancer and Arts Educator. Int’l Artist in Residence with the Osun’s Village & African Caribbean Cultural Arts Corridor Initiative in Miami, Florida. The Osun’s Village & African Caribbean Cultural Arts Corridor Initiative is a project Of Community Builders HDC, an Int’l Not for Profit/Mutual Benefit Organization based in South Florida.

Indie Film Club
We are a startup South Florida film collective with the goal of empowering emerging creatives and innovative projects through low cost film screenings, craft-specific workshops, production support and creative meetups. Through creative friction, we activate the stories of tomorrow.

Whereby.US
WhereBy.Us designs smart, creative experiences for locals. We work with organizations and companies around Miami to build unique media content and innovative events that unleash group creativity and get people engaged in ideas—whether they’re simple or complex, serious or fun.

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.

Local Hero: Andrés Ponce

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Bio:

Andrés Ponce is currently the producer of the Elastic Bond Band.

Who has been your most influential mentor?

My parents and two good professors I had: Francisco Domingo and Roy Pritts.

How did you get to where you are today?

By doing what I love, working hard and persevering at it and having a bit of luck too ;)

How did you get to be a community leader?

By working hard on the Miami music scene with Elastic Bond and other musical collaborations. Now we get to promote and represent our local Miami community whenever we travel. I am proud to be also a leader as a stepfather and doing musical workshops with kids whenever there’s an opportunity.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself somewhere nice with proximity to nature, loving my family, making music and enjoying life the best that I can.

What about this city inspires you?

All the immigrants that came here pursuing their dreams and leaving past lives behind.

What is your favorite thing about Miami?

Its winter, the beach and the different cultures that coexist here.

Miami should be…  a great place to live

Miami could be… more unified

Miami wants to be… real and find its own identity, but it’s challenging when corporations want to keep building casinos and Walmarts here.

Miami needs…  more arts and music programs for its people, better public transportation

 

 

 

Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 22: Contract Negotiation for Artists with RKE Law Group 8/12/14

Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 22: Contract Negotiation for Artists with RKE Law Group
Tuesday, August 12, 6:30pm-9:00pm
AWC22-FlyerWebKroma Gallery
3670 Grand Ave
Miami, FL 33133, Map
Tickets $10 at the door (scholarships available)
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Subject: Contracts and other Legal Issues for Artists
Speaker: RKE Law Group
Monica Reyes, Alexandra Kontos, and Lisa Ehrenreich

Schedule:
6:30-7:00, Registration
7:00-8:00, Seminar
8:00-9:00, Q&A Social Hour
Hashtag #ArtWorkCon

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 are covering a subject that causes many problems for artists, contract negotiation. We know that many artists have gotten ripped off at various times. Many of these situations could be avoided with just simple agreements.

Most artists have no training in legal issues and often struggle in understanding complex contracts. Many artists do things without any sort of contract, opening themselves up to fraud and theft. Come learn how to how to read a contract and create the proper language to safeguard your rights. We will break this down and make it easy for everyone!

About Kroma
A new collective art space located on Grand Avenue in the heart of Coconut Grove consisting of 18 artists studios and a communal gallery space. KROMA’s mission is to serve as an affordable, contemporary space for artists, whose creative output will contribute to connecting the spirits of Coconut Grove’s rich past, present and future.

About RKE Law Group
RKE Law Group, an all woman law firm serving South Florida, helps entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives safeguard their businesses and ideas using cutting edge legal strategies that will minimize risk, guard cash flow, and protect their intellectual property. RKE was founded by attorneys, Monica Reyes, Alexandra Kontos, and Lisa Ehrenreich.

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.

Public Art Wednesday: COMMUNIQUE Showcase

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Thursday, July 24th from 8:00pm – 12:00pm don’t miss your chance to head to the COMMUNIQUE Showcase hosted by RAW Natural Born Artists.  RAW is an arts organization that helps local emerging artists of all kinds worldwide.  RAW will be showcasing the work done by COMMUNIQUE tomorrow night at LMNT, which is located at 55 NW 36th Street, Miami FL, 33127.  Ticket prices range from $15 – $20.

Get your tickets: Here! 

For more information on upcoming RAW Natural Born Artist events: Follow them on twitter at @RAW_artists 

Have any upcoming art shows you plan on attending? Tweet us at @Loop305 with the hash tag #PublicArtWednesday

 

Photographs of Soul Of Miami and Life Is Art present the River Of Art 16 Pop-Up Social at LeKoKe Wine & Bites on 7/22/14

Soul Of Miami and Life Is Art present the River Of Art #16 Pop-Up Social at LeKoKe Wine & Bites on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Featured Artists:  Ileana Collazo, Aquarela Sabol and Chy Tea Shoulin

Featured Charities:  PARK Project and Heroines Choir

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 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.

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

Next month River of Art is August 19nd at Tongue and Cheek so save the date!

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Talk About it Tuesday: Miami Love

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We all know Miami is one of the greatest places in the world, but for this weeks, Talk About it Tuesday we are going to talk about why!

Next time you’re at the beach and need to use some sunscreen you better thank the amazing city of Miami for inventing it. The first suntan lotion actually originated in Miami by pharmacist Benjamin Green. Without Miami, hot beach days would be torture.

Women rule! And who wouldn’t want to live in the only major city in the US to be founded by a woman, Julia Tuttle.

Who doesn’t like to be surrounded by beauty? With over 800 buildings, Miami houses the largest collection of Art Deco Architecture in the entire world!

Some of the best movies were filmed in Miami, “The Birdcage,” “Something About Mary,” “Goldfinger,” “Scarface,” “2 Fast 2 Furious,” “True Lies,” “Bad Boys,” “Bad Boys 2,” “Out of Sight,” and of course the classic TV show, “Miami Vice.”

Shipwrecks are never a good thing, but at least in Miami you can turn a shipwreck into a day of fun! Miami was dubbed the, “Wreck Diving Capital of the World,” with over 50 attainable wreck sites.

Who doesn’t appreciate a nice park? With over 800 parks to choose from Miami leaves its residents and guests with plenty of options.

Finally, Miami has over 15 miles of beaches, beautiful weather, and even more beautiful people.

How much do you love Miami? Tweet us at @Loop305 and tell us what your favorite thing about Miami is with the hash tag #TalkAboutitTuesday

 

-Samantha Wagner

Music Monday: Churchill’s Miami Jazz Jam

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Tonight from 9:00pm to 3:00am, head to Churchills’ Pub  and see The Miami Jazz Jam with the Fernando Ulibarri Group, Surprise Guests, The Mike Wood Trio, and on the patio stage it’s open mic with The Theatre De Underground Hosted by Benny!  This event is 18+ and costs only $5!  Don’t miss your chance to enjoy some live music at everyones favorite Miami music venue!

For more information regarding this event follow this link: Churchill’s Miami Jazz Jam

Know of any upcoming events you want to be featured on #MusicMonday ? Tweet us at @Loop305 with the #MusicMonday !

 

 

 

 

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