Photographs of Dwntwn Art Days on 9/20/14

Dwntwn Art Days on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

About Dwntwn Art Days: “2014 marks the third annual Art Days weekend. In this app you will find an Art Days event calendar that features over 170 free events (unless otherwise noted) packed into three fun-filled days. Art Days is a collaboration between the Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA) and the cultural spaces and artists residing in Downtown Miami. Together, we have ensured that there is something for everyone, including exhibitions, artist projects, walking tours, bike tours, art parties and family programming across a multitude of cultural venues throughout Downtown Miami. Not only this, in 2014 the Miami DDA launched a micro-grant program to support projects created uniquely for Art Days. As a result, Art Days features a wide selection of temporal art projects that explore a variety of creative fields including performance, art, music, dance, art education and more.”

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Photographs of Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 23: Financial Planning for Artists with Zak Mann on 9/16/14

Life Is Art  presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 23: Financial Planning for Artists with Zak Mann at Bakehouse Art Complex on Tuesday, September 16, 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 Financial Planning for Artists.

About Zak Mann:
Zak Mann is a financial representative at National Planning Corporation. With over ten years of experience in the industry, Zak’s practice focuses on income and asset protection for physicians, young professionals and multigenerational businesses. He lectures to resident programs throughout South Florida on the importance of early planning. In 2013 Zak was the top agent for his agency in Disability Insurance premiums.
Born and raised here in Miami, Zak is very involved in the community and is the current president of the Coral Gables Museum’s Young Associates, on the board of Mt Sinai Hospital’s foundation, a Miami Children’s Hospital Young Ambassador, and a founding executive committee member of the American Heart association Pulse. In his free time Zak enjoys fishing, competitive BBQing, and is a published photographer.

About Bakehouse Art Complex:
Since its inception, the Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC) has served as a creative incubator for more than a thousand emerging and mid-career artists. The Bakehouse offers more than just studio space. This dynamic artistic community is home to dozens of artists working side-by-side in every media imaginable in an environment where they share in each other’s creative processes and inspire, encourage and motivate one another.
The Bakehouse is also the perfect place to enjoy contemporary art in the making year-round, featuring 65 working artist studios, two galleries with monthly exhibition openings, classes, and working facilities, such as a fully functional print room, dark room, a woodworking area, welding room and ceramic kilns for artist use. Thanks to the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, BAC will create a ceramics studio and South Florida’s first community-accessible fine arts metal casting foundry in 2015. These areas provide Resident and Associate artists with in-house facilities to develop or to experiment and integrate new media into their work.
Open free 7 days per week, the Bakehouse offers patrons a rare glimpse into the creative experience and an opportunity to interact directly with a diverse and talented community of over 60 contemporary artists. With monthly exhibition openings, cultural and community events, classes for adults and children, and a soon-to-be-launched monthly Green and Art market, the BAC is not only a creative center, but also a vibrant community hub serving its artists, patrons, art buyers, and the South Florida 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.

Next month Art/Work Connections on Affordable Care and The Arts Year 2  will be held on October 14th at The Artisan Lounge so save the date!

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Photographs of Opening Reception at The Bakehouse Art Complex on 9/12/14

Sway Away and Convoluted Shape by Jamilah Sabur Opening Reception  at The Bakehouse Art Complex on Friday, September 12, 2014.

Sway Away exhibition is in the Audrey Love Gallery from September 10 – September 28.  “This show will feature two- and three- dimensional artworks representing the artists’ interpretation and capture of movement. Kinetic and site specific projects will be the focus creating a direct dialogue between science, physics and the arts.”

Convoluted Shape by Jamilah Sabur is in the Swenson Gallery from September 10 – October 18. “This exhibition studies the interdisciplinary uses of the body as a vehicle for expression. Jamilah Sabur opens the exhibition on September 12th with a multi-channel video installation and performance encompassing the interplay of inwardness and the secondariness of the audience through movement, concealment, obstacles and physical limitations as well as spontaneous and imperfect, sometimes comic, unrehearsed movements. The results illustrate the perverse rule the artist seems to have discovered: the less she can see, the more we, an audience, look.”

The Bakehouse Art Complex Mission:
 “Enable and encourage artistic creativity through diversity and collaboration.  By providing affordable studio spaces for juried emerging and mid-career artists
 Providing exhibition opportunities, educational and artist advancement programming, and common workshop spaces. Serve as a cultural hub providing a venue for performance and critical thought in Miami’s historic art deco bakery”

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Photographs of Orchestra Miami’s Pre-Season FriendRaiser at Eleazer Delgado Studio on 9/11/14

Orchestra Miami’s Pre-Season FriendRaiser at Eleazer Delgado Studio on Thursday, September 11, 2014.  We enjoyed an evening of art, friendship and music by Orchestra Miami musicians!

About Orchestra Miami: ” Orchestra Miami exists to create community through music, bringing high quality symphonic music to all people in South Florida. We seek to make concert-going convenient and affordable, and to provide our audience with performances that contain innovative programming, educational excellence with a clear focus on celebrating Miami’s diverse cultural heritage.”

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Photographs of The Exile Experience VIP Reception at The Freedom Tower on 9/10/14

The Cuban Exile Experience: A Journey To Freedom exhibition VIP Reception at The Freedom Tower on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

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Photographs of Fabulous Miami Multichamber of Commerce Networker at Havana 1957 on 9/10/14

Fabulous Miami Multichamber of Commerce Networker at Havana 1957 on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  A welcome complimentary drink courtesy of Ron Barcelo.  The Chambers of Bolivia, CamacolCoconut GroveColombiaChili,  DoralDowntown Miami & BrickEcuador,  Junior Chamber International, HaitiHondurasMedleyMercosurNicaraguaPanamaPeruPolandSweetwater and Brickell Rotary Club celebrating yet another successful MultiChamber of Commerce event.

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Photographs of Places & Spaces: Mapping Science Exhibit at UM’s School of Architecture on 9/4/14

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit at University of Miami’s School of Architecture on Thursday, September 4, 2014.

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