PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami 1/2/15

PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami
Friday, 01/02/2014 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Miami-PhanArt-flyerAdrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Peacock Foundation Studio
1300 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

The PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami, featuring a wide variety of artists who draw inspiration from the music of Phish, will be held on Friday, January 2, 2015 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132. This one of a kind art show, created and produced by Pete Mason, will be held on the third day of Phish’s four night stand at Miami’s American Airlines Arena, only a 5 block walk from the Arsht Center.

The lineup announced for the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami represents a wide array of artists from among the Phish art community. Longtime Phish artists Ryan Kerrigan, TRiPP, Isadora Bullock, Michael Boyer, StuPINdous Creations, Pompeii Prints and Fred Sutter are regular exhibitors at PhanArt shows and fans can expect to find a large portfolio from each artist of current and past art.

Pin makers and designers MYFE. Designs, Party Time Pins, Noah Phence, Pin me Down, Cactusbomb, Pinsanity Designs, and Ant Pharms Pins will feature their ever-popular pin series and designs, as well as other items made specifically for the Miami shows.

First time exhibitors to the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition include Sweet Melis, Otto Art, Brooke Appelman, Brian Bojo’s Phifty-Two Weeks, Golden Road Gallery, Jampanties, Ebbleberry Designs, Super Rad Cape Co, Highly Concerned Enterprises, Brendan Nicolan and The Shakedown Shop. Each of these exhibitors brings something new to the show, be it posters, clothing, underwear, a year-long art project, children’s clothing and much more.

A musical performance from San Francisco-based pianist Holly Bowling will take place throughout the art show, with performances on the hour from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The sets will feature Phish songs arranged for solo piano and several “jam transcriptions”, including a complete rendition of the ‘Tahoe Tweezer’ during the final hour, beginning at 4 pm. Check out Holly’s previous performances with Marco Benevento and at her own solo gig in San Francisco during this past year’s Bill Graham Run. For updates on the performance and more information please visit Holly’s Facebook page.

Non-profits benefitting from the PhanArt show include The Mockingbird Foundation, which has awarded grants for music education totaling more than $800,000 over the past 15 years. PhanArt has raised, through a book and website created to showcase the art made by Phish fans, over $18,000 for The Mockingbird Foundation since 2009.

Phish Art shows have been held since 2003 with great success. Unique posters, pins, shirts, stickers and much more are made for Phish shows, making the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami, a must-attend event during Phish tour. Produced by Pete Mason, founder of PhanArt and author of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, these PhanArt exhibitions have been held in Atlantic City, Chicago and Las Vegas over the past 14 months and represent a continued effort to promote and exhibit original and unique concert art from a wide variety of artists. The eclectic artists featured at this event show the broad scope of Phish related art and capture the inspiration of the band in their art. Phish’s creative fan base makes amazing art inspired by the band, their music and the locales they play.

In keeping with the great tradition and success of past art shows, the PhanArt Poster and Pin Exhibition: Miami, will offer free entry to all patrons and tubes available for purchase. Special edition works only available at the show can be viewed on and acquired exclusively at the PhanArt show.

YogArt presented by jugofresh 12/4/14-12/7/14

YogArt presented by jugofresh
Thursday, 12/04/2014 – 12/07/2014 05:30 pm – 07:00 pm
YogartLogo2013_Updated-webWynwood Walls
2520 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 3316933127
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Cost: 35.00

YogArt presented by jugofresh brings together the most sought after yoga teachers in South Florida, led by Dawn B., taking place at the hub of Art Basel, Wynwood Walls. This year, YogArt is pleased to feature the musical talents of afrobeta – who has been singled out as one of “5 acts to watch at Ultra Music Festival” by Spin Magazine – along with MC YOGI & DJ Drez. We will be delivering 4 incredible yoga sessions geared to refresh and rejuvenate your body & mind during one of Miami’s biggest weekends of the year. Guests will enjoy healthy bites and even refreshing spirits at all sessions for a completely inspiring experience. In addition to the stunning backdrop naturally provided at Wynwood Walls, YogArt will also feature the work of fine artist, award-winning children’s book illustrator and international yoga teacher Amanda Giacomini. YogArt is a DARLEE production, a partnership between active philanthropist Arlene Chaplin, certified Jivamukti teacher and licensed movement therapist Dawn B. Feinberg (BCMT), and nationally recognized event planner Lee Brian Schrager.

Design Miami/ 2014 12/2/14-12/7/14

Design Miami/ 2014
Tuesday December 2, Preview Day (by invitation only), Press Conference 2:30pm, Collectors Preview 12-6pm, Vernissage 6-8pm
designmiamiDecember 3-7, 2014
December 3-4, 10am-8pm
December 5, 11am-8pm
December 6, 12-8pm
December 7, 12-6pm
19th Sreet & Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach

Ten years ago, a small fair for collectible design named design.05 Miami launched concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach. Located in the Moore Building in the Miami Design District, it offered a selection of fifteen invited exhibitors, with the stated aim of bringing museum-quality galleries together with the best collectors, connoisseurs, and designers from around the world in one of the premier destinations for art and design.

Remaining true to that aim, the intervening decade has seen the blossoming and expansion of the fair alongside the market for collectible design, evidenced by the number of participating galleries, which has almost tripled in that period. As it has matured, Design Miami/ has lead the field in establishing new global standards for creative and inspiring exhibitions, turning the fair into an essential destination for the design press and enthusiasts as well as collectors.

Rodman Primack, Executive Director of Design Miami/ stated, “The fair grew out of the need for a consolidated marketplace that would act as a platform to showcase the range and strength of what was then a fledgling market.” Adding, “Since then, the collectible design market has really changed in scale; it’s internationalized and diversified, and this is reflected very clearly in the fair. Design Miami/ has changed the way galleries engage with their audiences. I am excited to see this ecosystem bringing so many distinct viewpoints and aesthetics together.”

The burgeoning interest in contemporary design from around the US is particularly evident this year, with the invitation of first-time participants Edward Cella Art+Architecture of LA and Gallery Diet of Miami. These two newcomers to the fair are joined by returning participants Volume Gallery, Chicago and Johnson Trading Gallery from New York. Design Miami/ 2014 also welcomes regular participants of the Basel fair, Galleria O., Rome, specializing in Italian twentieth century and international contemporary design, Galerie Pascal Cuisinier from Paris, with their focus on French design from the 1960s and 70s, Carwan Gallery, Beirut, emphasizing work from Western designers interpreting Middle Eastern craft and Nilufar Gallery, Milan, known for Italian postwar design.

The Miami fair and its Basel sibling have maintained strong bonds with the founding galleries that participated in that first design.05 Miami. Eleven founding galleries of the original fifteen – including the previously mentioned Nilufar Gallery, Casati Gallery, Cristina Grajales Gallery, Demisch Danant, Galerie kreo, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Jousse Entreprise, LAFFANOUR-Galerie Downtown, Magen H Gallery, R & Company and Hostler Burrows – will be participating in Design Miami/ 2014.

Zesty Meyers, Principal of R & Company, New York commented, “I think what we’ve accomplished in ten years is amazing. Design Miami/ and Design Miami/ Basel have brought a global audience to us: because of them, I don’t know what languages will be spoken in my gallery today. The power of acting under the Design Miami/ umbrella as a group of galleries attracts buyers that we’d never attract individually – we keep on getting first time buyers. Because of the clients we have through Design Miami/, we can invest in scholarship and research; we can publish major books and hold museum shows. At a certain point, these pieces we are selling from the twentieth century will be gone – we’re saving history with these works, and creating future history with the contemporary.”

Equally excited by the future as it is inspired by the past, Design Miami/ is launching two new forward-looking initiatives this year: the exhibition strand Design Curio, and the Design Visionary award.

Conceived as contemporary cabinets of curiosity, the four independently curated Design Curio booths scattered throughout the fair will take the widest possible view of design practice. They will go beyond the scope of collectible design to embrace diverse fields from science and technology, to handcraft, and from unrealized prototypes to esoteric collections.

Design Visionary
The new Design Visionary award from Design Miami/ celebrates individuals who have significantly contributed to the field of design, such as collectors, curators, architects and luminaries who influence and are engaged in design in the broadest sense. The laureate of the Design Visionary award is recognized as having a continued, tangible and lasting impact.

The inaugural Design Visionary award will be presented to Peter Marino in December 2014. With this award, Design Miami/ recognizes Marino for his achievements as an architect, for his knowledge and status as a collector of design, art and the decorative arts, and for the impact he has had as an advisor on contemporary and twentieth century design to his numerous clients.

Commenting on the first edition of this award, Primack stated, “This award is about recognizing the figures that have really propelled the world of design in the broader sense. Peter is a great talent, and is also an amazing patron of others’ talents. His knowledge of furniture, his ability to create collections in design and his work with leading brands to help them understand the importance of bringing design voices into their world have substantially impacted the market and the language of design”.

Marino founded his eponymous architecture, planning and design studio in New York in 1978 having trained with I. M. Pei and George Nelson. Early clients included Andy Warhol, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, and Gianni and Marella Agnelli.

Alongside his work with private clients, Marino has redefined luxury in the retail space, creating store environments around the world for houses such as Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Graff and Ermenegildo Zegna, commissioning site specific works of art for many of them. His numerous collections include contemporary art and design, photographs, porcelain, and Renaissance and Baroque bronzes, the latter of which were shown at London’s Wallace Collection in 2010 in the exhibition Beauty and Power: Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Peter Marino Collection. In 2012 he was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

At Design Miami/ 2014, Marino will be the subject of an exhibition celebrating his multiple roles within the world of design. In a stand-alone display space designed by the architect, the exhibition will feature antique and contemporary chairs from his collection, architectural maquettes and images, and his series of cast bronze boxes.

Pavilion Commission
Minneapolis-based designer Jonathan Muecke has been commissioned to create the Pavilion for the tenth anniversary of Design Miami/.

The Design Miami/ Pavilion Commission has become an important feature of the fair. An ephemeral extension of the fair space itself, the pavilion is at once an exhibit and a piece of functional temporary architecture. While the commission is traditionally given to an early career architect or studio, for its tenth anniversary Design Miami/ has selected a designer whose practice reflects the multifaceted nature of the fair itself.

Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Creative Director at Design Miami/ commented, “For our tenth anniversary, we wanted to pay homage to the type of young designer that Design Miami/ wishes to champion – one who experiments with materials, form and scale; who is as much a theorist as a maker; and who challenges us to consider how we relate to the world built around us.”

Jonathan Muecke studied architecture at Iowa State, interning at the architectural office of Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland before studying design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Muecke has evolved a design practice that resists standard divisions between design, art and architecture, instead focusing on refined forms that investigate notions of positive and negative space, positional relationships to structures and the innate desire to read notions of functionality into objects that relate to human scale.

Centered around a double-layered circular structure with apertures at both poles, Jonathan Muecke’s Design Miami Pavilion (DMP) is designed on a human scale, rejecting monumentality in favor of lightness and variability. Filtered through a translucent canopy that shelters the whole structure, light will bounce off the curved and colored surfaces of the pavilion – complementary tones of red and green within, primary blue and yellow without – creating a shifting topography of reflected color. Seamlessly shaped seating units made from composite will allow visitors a moment of quiet reflection in a space conceived in part as a refuge from the hyper-stimulating environment of the fair itself.

RedNoir Launch Exhibit 12/6/14

RedNoir Launch Exhibit
Saturday, 12/06/2014 – 12/07/2014 11:30 am – 03:00 am
Art-Basel-Rednoir-CalendarR House
2727 NW Second Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Join Miami’s own RedNoir {home decor} to celebrate the official brand and online boutique store launch at bar/gallery/restaurant R House during Art Basel week.

Don’t miss the opportunity get a feel of our boldly designed and unique pillows, rugs & wall art. Exhibit installation designed by Ultra Music Festival® Director of Production Design. Expect Extravagance!

MBVCA “Miami Beach Favorite Moments Montage” Video Contest 11/4/14

MBVCA “Miami Beach Favorite Moments Montage” Video Contest
Tuesday, 11/04/2014 – 12/31/2014 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
mbvcaMiami Beach
Miami Beach,
Miaim Beach, Florida 33109
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Cost: Free

The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) is asking you to show us your favorite Miami Beach moments, places and spaces! From clear blue waters to an astounding art piece, show us an original video montage composed of Miami Beach places, scenery and everything in between. Other Miami Beach fans will vote on your entries and the top ten entries with the most likes will be chosen as semi-finalists. Once you post a video, the post is automatically shared on your Facebook profile, prompting your friends to vote too!

The MBVCA wants to share your Favorite Moments in Miami Beach with the world, so tell us what they are! The contest begins on November 4, 2014 and ends at 11:59pm on December 31, 2014. Upload the video to the MBVCA Facebook Contest page and email a hi-res version to [email protected]


First place is a GoPro Hero4, valued at $499.99.
Second place is an iPad Air, valued at $399.
Third place is a Visa gift card for $200.

Winners will receive prizes within six months of the close of the contest. Prizes will be physically mailed to the address provided by the winners. Any prizes returned to the MBVCA or not received by the winner because of an incorrect address provided to the MBVCA shall be the sole responsibility of the recipient.

The contest is open to anyone 18 years of age or older as of November 4, 2014. Only three (3) entries may be submitted per email address/per person.

Entries must be a compilation of video clips only and must not include any still photographs. All footage must incorporate Miami Beach city scenery, i.e. you may spotlight your favorite hotel under the circumstances that Miami Beach city, shore, water or skyline is featured.

Kristen Steno hosts interior design trend talk at BoConcept 11/6/14

Kristen Steno hosts interior design trend talk at BoConcept
Thursday, 11/06/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
800 Brickell Avenue, Suite 107,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: Free

World renowned “House Coach” Kirsten Steno is in Miami from Denmark to share her distinctive design philosophy Empathetic Interior Design, which is presented in her new book and sold exclusively at Danish interiors retailer BoConcept.

Steno will share some of the tools she presents in on how to create a home and life filled with love, joy, peace and harmony.

One lucky guest will be randomly selected to win a BoConcept armchair.

Design talk at Park Grove, New renderings revealed 8/2/14

Design talk at Park Grove, New renderings revealed
Thursday, 10/02/2014 – 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Carlos Rosso, Shohei Shigematsu, David Martin, Ted Loos, & Enzo EneaPark Grove Sales Gallery
2701 South Bayshore Drive,
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
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Cost: By Invitation Only

Biggest Names in Architecture Reveal the Future of Design at The Residences at Park Grove

OMA architect Shohei Shigematsu and landscape architect Enzo Enea lead design talk

Miami (October 15, 2014)–A crowd of 250 top-tier brokers, buyers and tastemakers gathered to experience two of the most prominent global design talents for a look inside the visionary designs of the Residences at Park Grove, where Shohei Shigematsu from OMA and Enzo Enea blend the past and future of Coconut Grove. New renderings of the property were revealed for the first time last week, showing off the properties’ dazzling, uninterrupted views of the marina, landscape and idyllic Biscayne Bay. The towers’ distinct facades optimize these views from every angle, allowing for an abundance of natural light for its residents, coupled with maximum privacy between units. During the design talk, Shigematsu and Enea spoke about how their designs look at urbanistic and historical elements specific to the Grove’s existing climate and culture, such as the artists and musicians that occupy it, the greenery surrounding it, and the culture alive and thriving within it, enhancing the sense of place with the idiom: integrate, not decorate.

The hour-long discussion was moderated by Ted Loos, a design expert and regular contributor of Architectural Digest and hosted by co-developers of the property: David Martin, President of Terra Group and Carlos Rosso, President of Condo Development The Related Group.

Notable Guests: Enzo Enea, landscape architect; Shohei Shigematsu, OMA Architect; David Martin, President of Terra Group; Carlos Rosso, President Condo Development The Related Group; Patrick Campbell, Vice President The Related Group; Ted Loos, contributor of Architectural Digest and moderator of the discussion.

Photo Credit: World Red Eye