Fridge Art Fair Miami: De Staatliches Bauhaus Rijpe Mango Editie

Fridge Art Fair Miami: De Staatliches Bauhaus Rijpe Mango Editie 12/4/14
spudzThursday, 12/04/2014 – 12/09/2014, 12:01 pm – 09:01 pm
3rd Street Garage: An Art Space
300 SW 12th Ave
Miami, FL 33130
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Entry Fee: $10

Press and VIP Preview December 4, 2-10 pm.
Fridge Art Fair Returns to Little Havana for Art Basel Miami Week
Fridge Art Fair is pleased to announce that its second Miami edition will take place at the 3rd Street Garage Artspace, 300 SW 12th Avenue, Miami with additional presentations at a legendary Little Havana location, Ball & Chain (http://www.ballandchainmiami.com/) December 4 – 9, 2014, thanks to major sponsorship by the Barlington Group and returning media sponsor Arte Fuse. Once again, Founding Director Eric Ginsburg, a noted painter in his own right (mainly for his soulful portraits of dogs), will lead the Fridge team.

“People should not be afraid to go and see art, and it should not cost a fortune,’ said Ginsburg. “I want people to be happy, we want everyone from all walks of life to come to this fair and say, ‘that was really cool!’” In that spirit he has subtitled this edition “De Staatliches Bauhaus Rijpe Mango Editie,” explaining:
“In Hinduism, Lord Ganesha holds a perfectly ripe mango as a symbol of the potential for perfection. The mango is a tropical icon, a fruit of love. Pure, but sexy…like Miami!”

Cara Hunter Viera of Fridge will produce the Fair and NYC based curator, writer and dealer Linda DiGusta, co-director of Fridge 2014 in New York, stays on the team as curatorial consultant.

Fridge Art Fair was born on New York’s Lower East Side in May 2013, making it’s debut – under the tagline “Can you fit into the Fridge?” — at Kazuko Miyamoto’s small but storied storefront, Gallery OneTwentyEight. The inaugural Miami show was presented at the somewhat more spacious Pax, on Calle Ocho. On March 31st 2014, Fridge was displaced from its expanded Lower East Side venue by the Dept. of Buildings closure of the historic and beloved Angel Orensanz Center, but was able to rebound and open as planned on May 8 and present an innovative, successful fair (including large-scale installations, a video lounge curated by Jeanne Wilkinson, and a Ferrari, presented by Dorian Grey Gallery, painted by John “Crash” Matos) at a 7,000 sf waterfront venue in Long Island City thanks to major sponsorship from Plaxall. With a loyal following of presenting galleries, organizations and artists, Fridge is growing while retaining its character as an intimate, accessible and enjoyable event.

Barlington Group was founded by Bill Fuller and Martin Pinilla II, in Miami Florida in June 2004, as an urban development company committed to revitalizing neighborhoods within Miami’s urban core. Since inception, Barlington Group has acquired, developed, and managed commercial projects with a value exceeding $50 million. Projects have focused on asset repositioning, ranging from multi-family, retail, office, and mixed use buildings. The company currently operates 100 plus multi-family units and more than 400,000 sqft of retail and office space in 13 retail and mixed-use centers. The company is also invested in retail, entertainment, and hospitality ventures. The core mission of the company is to have fun creating unique places to live, work, and play.http://www.barlingtongroup.com/company.html

Arte Fuse is a contemporary online art magazine featuring news, openings, events, galleries, studio visits and art reviews. Visiting as many shows and artist’s studios as possible, the publication offers readers a curated perspective of the art scene with special focus on New York. The magazine was founded by Jamie Martinez, Publisher and CEO, in 2008. http://artefuse.com/
More about Fridge on the Fair website, FridgeArtFair.com.

Mary Brickell Village Arts Festival 9/18/14 – 9/21/14

Mary Brickell Village Arts Festival
Friday, 09/19/2014 – 09/21/2014 11:00 am – 08:00 pm
Call-For-ArtistMary Brickell Village Arts Festival
901 South Miami Avenue, Suite 206,
Miami, Florida 33130
RSVP Link
Cost: FREE

Calling All Artists!!BlinkGroup is in search of talented artists for the upcoming Mary Brickell Village Arts Festival during the DWNTWN Art Days. Event will be held from September 18-21st! This will be a great opportunity for all artist to gain further exposure and sell art work!

Please contact Art@BlinkGoup.net or call 786.970.1936 for more details on how you can be apart of this great venture!

South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens 1/10/15

South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 01/10/2015 – 01/10/2015 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Art-Fest-LogoPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Come to one of Florida’s premiere juried art shows and enjoy an afternoon surrounded by spectacular visual arts in the most lush and luxurious setting. Amongst a generous representation of the best artists and artisans from the US and abroad-you will find the perfect piece of art for your home that includes painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography, or peruse a selection of original handcrafted jewelry or wearable art for yourself or significant other. Additionally there is always a great selection of delicious food, live music, and other activities for the entire family. Join us at the most beautiful art show amongst the winding paths and exotic foliage in this magical botanical garden.

South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens 1/11/15

South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens
Sunday, 01/11/2015 – 01/11/2015 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Art-Fest-Logo1Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Come to one of Florida’s premiere juried art shows and enjoy an afternoon surrounded by spectacular visual arts in the most lush and luxurious setting. Amongst a generous representation of the best artists and artisans from the US and abroad-you will find the perfect piece of art for your home that includes painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography, or peruse a selection of original handcrafted jewelry or wearable art for yourself or significant other. Additionally there is always a great selection of delicious food, live music, and other activities for the entire family. Join us at the most beautiful art show amongst the winding paths and exotic foliage in this magical botanical garden.

The 3rd Annual Art of Transformation 11/12/14

The 3rd Annual Art of Transformation
Wednesday, 11/12/2014 – 12/14/2014 07:00 pm –
AOT_logoOpa-locka Community Development Corporation
490 Opa-locka Blvd,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
Webpage Link
Cost: Varies by event

Art of Transformation Series: November 12th to December 14th, 2014
The Art of Transformation is a celebration of the revitalization plan of Opa-locka presented by the non-profit Opa-locka Community Development Corporation. Now in its third year, the Art of Transformation has grown into a county-wide series of events further celebrating Opa-locka’’s historic past, promoting the present, and envisioning its future. This series highlights how art is capable of encouraging urban and civic renewal.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, 7 – 9 PM
Performance by Pamela Z
Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts at Florida Memorial University
15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054
Pamela Z is an African-American sound and performance artist who uses technology to create visual and aural narratives with gestural movements, pushing her performance to the edge of dance and evoking the extensive experience of human emotions. She has extensively exhibited and presented her works internationally; is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and ASCAP Music Award; and has composed scores for dance, film, and new music chamber ensembles.

Saturday, November 15th to Sunday, December 14th, 2014
Art Exhibition: In Plain Sight
Mondays – Fridays: 10 AM – 6 PM (Fridays till 9 PM with pop-up wine bar & entertainment)
Weekends: 12 – 5 PM; 2 PM – 5 PM on Nov. 15 – Day of the Art, Food & Music Street Festival
The ARC (Arts & Recreation Center) 675 Ali Baba Avenue, Opa-locka, FL 33054
Nari Ward (Sculpture/Installation)
Karyn Olivier (Sculpture/Installation)
Renee Cox (Photography)
Yashua Klos (Installation)

Event Description (Nari Ward, Karyn Oliver, Renee Cox, Yashua Klos):
- NARI WARD (Sculpture/Installation)
Ward creates dramatic sculptural installations composed of found everyday objects from the urban environment to examine race, poverty and consumer culture. Jamaican born and based in New York, Ward has exhibited in the Whitney Biennial and several museums, been commissioned by the United Nations, and received numerous awards.

- KARYN OLIVIER (Sculpture/Installation)
A conceptual artist exploring social interactions and reinterpreting familiar objects and spaces, Olivier will address relationship tensions from Opa-locka’s landscape intersecting between industrial and residential. A Trinidad and Tobago native, Olivier has exhibited in the World Festival of Black Arts and Culture in Senegal, Busan Biennial in Korea, The Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA P.S. 1 and others.

- RENEE COX (Photography)
Cox questions our views on race, politics, religion and gender using the female body to challenge these pre-existing ideas. She will display a new body of work challenging representation of the black figure. A Jamaican-American artist whose work has been widely exhibited, Cox was awarded the Chrysalis Award by the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts.

- YASHUA KLOS (Installation)
Klos creates large, fragile collages of fragmented portraits that mirror the constant fracturing and reconfiguration of identity. His works explores issues of identity, memory and history through the lens of mythologizing blackness. Klos’ work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and France, been published in Daniel Parker’s African Art: the Diaspora and Beyond, and reviewed in the New York Times.

Saturday, November 15th, 2014, 2 – 10 PM
The Art of Transformation: Art, Food & Music Street Festival
Ali Baba Avenue between Aladdin Street and Opa-locka Boulevard
Opa-locka, FL 33054
Event Description: This lively, all-day community street festival will celebrate Opa-locka and greater South Florida artists, performers, cuisines and more. Free and open to the public, it will feature the public opening of In Plain Sight, live entertainment and performances, local artists and craft vendors, a variety of prepared foods and food trucks, a fresh market, a Battle of the DJs, a Kids’ Art Zone and much more!

Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 2 – 4 PM
Film by Michelange Quay
Title: Mange, ceci est mon corps (Eat, for This Is My Body), 2007
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
Event Description: Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Miami Film Festival, Quay’s evocative debut feature Eat, for This is My Body tells of the evolution of power in Haiti by exploring themes of poverty, sex, race and colonialism. Quay, an American-Haitian director/screenwriter, studied at the University of Miami and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival.

Friday, December 5th, 2014, 7 – 8:30 PM
Dance Performance by Nora Chipaumire
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL 33137
Event Description: Born in Zimbabwe, Chipaumire is an award-winning dancer and choreographer who uses her body to challenge stereotypes of Africa by confronting history and ideologies about the black performing body and its representation. She is an Alpert Award in the Arts recipient and U.S. Artist Ford Fellow who has studied dance throughout Africa, Cuba, Jamaica, and the United States.

Saturday, December 13th, 2014, 2 – 5 PM
Artist Talk by Emmanuel Pratt & Exhibition Closing
The ARC (Arts & Recreation Center)
675 Ali Baba Avenue, Opa-locka, FL 33054
Event Description: Pratt, an artist and founding Executive Director of the Sweet Water Foundation, focuses on community development through the intersection of urban agriculture, interdisciplinary and intergenerational educational programming, food security and sustainable design. He is also the director of the newly formed Aquaponics Center and a Professor of Urban Planning at Chicago State University.

Public Art Wednesday: “Some Like it Hot”

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Don’t miss your chance to check out graffiti artist Crook’s work at History Miami this weekend! August 8th through the 10th, the work that got Crook locked up 15 years ago will now be featured in one of Miami’s coolest museums.

All summer long History Miami has been hosting a street-art exhibition called, “Some Like it Hot,” highlighting some of the most talented graffiti artists to tag the city of Miami.

History Miami is located at, 101 W. Flagler St. Miami, FL and admission for the exhibition will be between $5-$8. We hope to see you there!

Follow History Miami on Twitter at @HistoryMiami for updates on their latest events and exhibitions!

Know of any upcoming art shows in Miami? Let us know on Twitter! Tweet us at @Loop305 with the #PublicArtWednesday

 

 

encaustiCon 2014 9/10/14 – 10/12/14

encaustiCon 2014
Friday, 10/09/2014 – 10/12/2014 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
MiamiMeltHeaderMiami Hilton Airport Hotel
5101 Blue Lagoon Dr,
Miami, Florida 33126
Webpage Link
Cost: 395

encaustiCon® 2014 Miami Melt – Color, Culture, Caliente October 9-14 Miami, FL

International Encaustic Artists presents encaustCon® 2014 – Miami Melt; taking place at the Miami Airport Hilton, Florida from October 7-14, 2014. IEA invites all artists who are passionate about bringing contemporary vision to an ancient medium to explore this year’s workshop and lecture offerings.

IEA is pleased to welcome Francisco Benitez as the Keynote Speaker on October 10th 2014 at 12 noon. Mr. Benitez will offer a 3-day pre-conference workshop on figurative painting. He will also be available for consultations throughout the conference. Benitez’ work is in numerous collections around the world and he lectures on paintings from the Baroque Period.

The Audrey Love Gallery at the Bakehouse Art Complex will be this year’s setting for IEA’s Juried Themed Art Show “The Devil in the Straight Line” inspired by Austrian artist Freidensreich Hundertwasser. Florida based German artist and FAU educator Henning Haupt will be this year’s judge. The show is open to all artists working in the medium of encaustic.

The call to artists is located on our website www.international-encaustic-artists.org
Attendees are invited to enroll in hands-on workshops that incorporate fiber arts, photography and collage to incorporate into their encaustic works. From beginning, emerging and professional artists, all are welcome. Day passes are also available to high school and college art students.

Vendors who specialize in encaustic art supplies will on-site during encaustiCon®. Encaustic medium, specialty papers and other supplies will be available for purchase.
The International Encaustic Artists (IEA) is a non-profit, professional artists’ organization that seeks to raise the level of excellence in fine art encaustic work by providing a global information exchange and by raising interest about encaustic in the art world and with the general public.

Sign up for encaustiCon® is available on our website. For additional information contact – Melissa Lackman at encausticon@gmail.com

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