Photographs of River Of Art Pop-Up Art-in-Public-Places Exhibition and Social Mixer at Bahama Breeze on 7/21/15 by Mr Q 305

Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami presented the River Of Art Pop-Up Art-in-Public-Places Exhibition and Social Mixer at Bahama Breeze on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.  River Of Art was an exciting evening of business networking featuring a beautiful painting show, music, light bites and cocktails hosted at Bahama Breeze in West Kendall. The River Of Art is a gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists.

Featuring Visual Artists: Rochelle BermanDavid Martins and Vera Arias.
Charities:Badges of Courage Foundation

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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Photographs of at River Of Art Pop-Up Art-in-Public-Places Exhibition and Social Mixer at Bahama Breeze on 7/21/15

Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami present the River Of Art Pop-Up Art-in-Public-Places Exhibition and Social Mixer at Bahama Breeze on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.  present River Of Art with an exciting evening of business networking featuring a beautiful painting show, music, light bites and cocktails hosted at Bahama Breeze in West Kendall. The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists.

Featuring Visual Artists: Rochelle BermanDavid Martins and Vera Arias.

Charities:Badges of Courage Foundation

Bringing People and Art Together
The River Of Art is an exciting evening of business networking featuring an interesting show, excellent music, delicious cuisine tastings and refreshing beverages. 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.

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.

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.

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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Photographs by Anthony Jordon of Florida Social Con at FIU South Campus on 7/18/15

Florida Social Con is Florida’s most happening social media conference.  All of Florida’s top social media talent will be in attendance and ready to connect. Attendees will learn how to leverage the power of social media to increase sales while building valuable connections with customers.
You will be surrounded by people who know social media secrets and tricks, those who know the ins and outs of all things social and can answer any social media question you may have. The connections you will make will be priceless and will help you increase the visibility of your business online.

*Learn    *Network    *Connect

Learn from the best and create on the spot with hands on workshops.  Get Social and grow your business.  Meet well known and respected individuals in the tech and social media space.  Network with peers and business owners.  Kids are welcome – we’ll have a Florida Social Con Kids running at the same time. It’s going to be fun, we believe education should be fun

Who Will Attend?
Small business owners.  Anyone working with small business owners, social media professionals, Bloggers, Educators, Non-profits, Startups Government agencies. Anyone wanting to learn hands on social media techniques to grow their business. Social media lovers of all ages

During the Florida Social Con Conference we will be covering different topics related to social media marketing and business:

Social media tools; Social media tips and tricks; Social media in different fields; Social media and email; Content marketing and social media; Blogging and social media Influencer marketing; Social media analytics and measuring ROI; Startups and social media; WordPress; Social media contests

And much, much more….

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Connect with us on Social Media:
Twitter: @FLSocialCon
Facebook: FloridaSocialCon
Instagram: @FLSocialCon

Photographs of Lucid in July by Mr Q 305

This pat Friday Lucid Gallery held its “Lucid in July” event featuring work from more than twelve local artists.

Music for the event was provided by: Astromaps, Sigh Kicks, Verali, Ashiyushi and Fresh Esh. The event also featured a fire show.

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Photographs by Anthony Jordon of the Unveiling of THUNDER & ENLIGHTENING, the One United Mural

On July 11, 2015 OneUnited Bank hosted the unveiling of the mural, Thunder & Enlightening, painted by internationally acclaimed artist Addonis Parker. The OneUnited Mural Project has run in conjunction with an internship program sponsored by the Miami Children’s Initiative and OneUnited Bank which included 21 inner city youth apprentice from 9 local high schools in Miami, FL working with Mr. Parker. The youth each made a mural rendering on a small piece of plywood to bring forth awareness and unity in the local community. However The Mural conveys a more controversial message of Freedom and Hope.

Thunder & Enlightening expounds on social and economic unrest – using media icons like Trayvon Martin, Christina-Taylor Green, Mike Brown, local and national law enforcement and the 343 firefighter heroes from the aftermath of 9/11. The mural serves as a global bipartisan exchange to unite the world on a plateau of peace. It also acts as the artistic blueprint for the documentation of truth and a sincere approach for equal justice. This is a unique time in history to bear witness to such a monumental testament written from the pages of innocent blood. Thunder & Enlightening speaks to this truth because this awakening must be shared with the community to undertake a more perfect civilization. The time is now to see through eyes of painted voices!

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After 4 months of suspense, this past Saturday, July 11, 2015 OneUnited Bank and the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) unveiled “Thunder & Enlightening,” a 550 square foot thought-provoking mural by Miami artist Addonis Parker. The massive public art project was erected on the façade of the Miami branch of OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank. The unveiling concluded the OneUnited Mural Project – an apprenticeship-based program using public art works, youth development and a community beautification program providing arts enrichment through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education. Before the unveiling, the inside of the bank served as an art gallery to display individual paintings from the 21 teen apprentices who assisted Parker.

Parker made his remarks about this experience and working with teens then dramatically cut off the black drape to revealing the mural. Guests were mesmerized and speechless. Parker then received a standing ovation for the depth of images revealed about the urban experience. The mural in its entirety touches on on racism, bigotry, protest, the confederate flag, the massacre in South Carolina, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown to name a few.

Before the unveiling, Teri Williams, President & COO of OneUnited Bank, expressed her gratitude to the sea of people and partners for supporting the idea of using the bank as a canvas to add art to Liberty City as she has personally witnessed the impact art can have on the community. “The OneUnited Mural Project and the unveiling of the mural, Thunder & Enlightening, helps us bridge the divide between the banking industry and urban communities by recognizing their struggles and hopes for the future,” said Williams. “It is important for us to speak in our authentic voices so that OneUnited Bank can better share financial literacy, attract the unbanked or under-banked customers and help develop the communities we serve.”

During the program, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) Vice Chair Larry Feldman awarded Teri Williams; Addonis Parker, creator of Thunder & Enlightening; Cecelia Gutierrez, President & CEO of MCI; Carla Rowe, Mural Program Director; Hopi Morton, Center for Social Justice; and Suzan McDowell, President & CEO of Circle of One Marketing with medallions as a token of appreciation for the noble accomplishments in the community. Encouraging words about Liberty City’s future, youth and education were spoken by District 5 Commissioner Keon Hardemon, MDCPS Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall and MDCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

Photographs of City of Hialeah Independence Day Celebration and Art Show Pre-Party on 7/4/15

City of Hialeah Independence Day Celebration and Art Show Pre-Party on Saturday, July 4, 2105.  Enjoyed an evening in the City of Hialeah for fireworks, live entertainment by Albita and DJ Nancy Starr, food and kid zone.  The art show pre party in the Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment was curated by Life Is Art with eight amazing artist:.

Featured artists: * Yasser FaracoSid Daniels,  Monique Lassooij,  Jonathan ColeIvette CabreraDevin U. CasertaCourtney Einhorn, and Angelica Clyman.

The art show runs through September, 2015.

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Photographs of RAW Artists Miami’s Glimpse by Mr Q 305

On July 2nd, RAW Artist Miami presented their summer showcase at LMNT.

RAW is an indie arts organization for artists, by artists. It focuses on spotlighting indie underground talent to the public. Every other month, their 60+ locations worldwide hand-select 40 emerging artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, accessories, performing art, hair, and makeup. The artists are able to sell their work, showcase their work, and network with the local community.

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