African Wardrobe Festival 8/29/15

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African Wardrobe Festival
Saturday, 08/29/2015, 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
African-wardrobe-Festival-broward-100African-American Research Library & Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
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Cost: 29.99

The African Wardrobe Festival is a fashion festival to promote African attires, arts & craft, jewelry and literature.

This a fashion festival where the attendees are the models and everywhere they go is the runway. The purpose of the festival is to promote African attires and #wardrobes. The festival features the finest African clothes, arts & craft, and literature. This festival appeals to men, women and children alike.

+MFA Graduate Exhibit and Reception: Doris Araujo 8/7/15

+MFA Graduate Exhibit and Reception: Doris Araujo
Friday, 08/07/2015 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
eVite5websiteThe Artisan Lounge
500 NE 1st Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: FREE

“THE PERFECT LIFE” MFA Exhibition

Living in suburbia, it is difficult to notice the many discrepancies between the romantic appeal of the perfect life, and the reality of living away from the city. The work shown here, is a small set of stories from actual women choosing to live in the suburbs, confronting unexpected issues, and dealing with roles and society’s impositions.
Printmaking allows me to mimic the idealistic communities of the suburbs by giving me the option of creating and playing with repetitive words and images, directly sending multiple messages to the observer. The purpose of these prints is to expose the unspoken issues, airing out skeletons in our closets.
This body of work is intended to open a conversation about changing or sharing roles within our own circles. Wether in suburbia or the city, women need to believe they have the ability to choose their paths and change their roles if need be, thus being able to direct their perfect lives.

I’m Not Gonna Move to L.A. – August Edition 8/5/15

I’m Not Gonna Move to L.A. – August Edition
Wednesday, 08/05/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:30 pm
nolaO Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: $12

I’m Not Gonna Move to L.A. (NOLA) is a monthly short film competition series that gives local artists the opportunity to network, and provides a platform to showcase their work. This month, FilmGate Miami will feature five dramatic shorts; from war heroes, to mermaids, to experimental, this NOLA is not one to miss. Don’t forget to network after the screening with local filmmakers, actors, and other creatives along with our esteemed guest judges, Andres Castillo of Miami International Film Festival and Sandy Lighterman of the Miami-Dade County Office for Film and Entertainment.

Filmmakers:

Billy Corben – Collision Course

Carlos Londono – All Wars End

Barrett Dennison, Luis Galves, & April Dobbins – Black Card

Italome Ohikhuare – The Mermaid

Brian Deutzman – Funkshion Fashion Week

Melissa Gomez – Sundays Are the Worst

THE PERCOLATOR – 6:30 – 7:00 PM

Starting at the beginning of every NOLA, “The Percolator” is an open platform for storytellers to pitch their projects to their creative peers; from films, to music, to art installations, and even comic books, our goal is to connect artists to start turning visions into realities. So pour yourself a cup of coffee, and be an active member of your creative community- you never know who will be listening!

What you will need to know to prepare for the Percolator:

-The Percolator will take place from 6:30 – 7:00 PM
-Each participant gets 1 minute to pitch, and 1 minute for audience questions
-You must sign up to pitch upon entering the theater; Pitching is based on a first-come-first-served basis, so we encourage participants to come early to reserve their spot.

Reserve your tickets here: http://goo.gl/PLGdsK

Italian Baroque Comes to Miami 9/4/15

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Saturday, 09/04/2015 – 10/04/2015 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Societa Dante Alighieri
300 Aragon Ave.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Fine Art Photographer Cesar Barroso spent a month in Italy photographing the Baroque architecture of Michelangelo and Borromini.

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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Opening Reception: Spirit Calling — Healing Answers Exhbition 7/10/15

Opening Reception: Spirit Calling — Healing Answers Exhbition
Sunday, 07/10/2015 – 07/10/2015 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Sacred-Healing-Invitation-1-EDITEDKROMA
3670 Grand Ave,
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
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Cost: FREE

Spiritual Healing on a personal, communal and/or a universal level. Meet & Greet with resident and local artists that share and understand the process of healing.

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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Official Centennial Photo Exhibit 7/2/15

Official Centennial Photo Exhibit
Sunday, 07/02/2015 – 09/30/2015 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
IMG_1975Art Deco Museum
1001 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: 5.00

This exhibition of Miami Beach photographs from the Miami Beach Historical Archives and other sources. It is intended to convey a sense of history of the Beach from its official foundation in 1915 through present.

From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography 6/23/15

From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography
Tuesday, 06/23/2015 – 10/04/2015 11:00 am – 05:00 pm
Haiti_photography_art-museum-fort-lauderdale-3-727x1030NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale .
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free with admission

Selections of works by contemporary photographers such as Phyllis Galembo, Leah Gordon, Mario Delatour, Maksaens Denis, Maggie Steber, Stephane Kenn de Balinthazy, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Andrea Baldeck, Pablo Butcher, Antoine Ferrer, Adler Guerrier, Carl Juste, Daniel Morel, Gary Monroe, Chantal Regnault, Roberto Stephenson and Paolo Woods are also included in the exhibition.

The exhibition’s examples of photography by Haitian and other artists and photographers are transient, living records of the tumultuous life of the oldest independent nation in the western hemisphere and provide new perspectives on photography and the visual that offer a broader understanding of Haiti, its history, and its citizens.

Photographs of Perez Art Museum Miami Poplife Social June Event by Mr Q 305

This past Thursday, the Pérez Art Museum (PAMM) Poplife Social featured John Hancock III whose sounds ranged from spaced out Arthur Russell inspired grooves to hyped-up digital calypso.

The third Thursdays Poplife Social have received a very positive response from the community and to meet the growing demand for the series, they have added pre-ticketing and more food and bar stations.

The menu items included Miso Glazed Chicken Skewers, Pork Belly Bao Buns, Grilled Mushroom Bao Buns, Shrimp Chips and Kimchee pickles.

This was the perfect way to enjoy a Thursday evening: Art galleries, live music and great food!

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Awakening Jamaica Photographs by Valentine & Sons, 1891 8/6/15 – 11/1/15

AWAKENING JAMAICA Photographs by Valentine & Sons, 1891
Thursday, 08/06/2015 – 11/01/2015 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
AJHistoryMiami
101 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free on the Second Saturday of Each Month

In 1891, Jamaica’s economy was in the doldrums. In response, a group of Jamaican businessmen, calling themselves the “Awakening Jamaica” committee, hired the studio of Valentine & Sons of Dundee, Scotland to create a photographic portrait of the island as a commercial and tourist paradise. Valentine & Sons, in business since 1851, was a prominent maker of landscape photographs and travel views.
This exhibition features more than 50 of these prints. Visitors will learn about the creation and impact of the images, featuring urban and rural views of the island in the late 19th century. Also on display will be archival items related to the studio of Valentine & Sons and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

Shared Cities: European Prize For Urban Public Space Exhibition 6/18/15

Shared Cities: European Prize For Urban Public Space Exhibition
Thursday, 06/18/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
shared-citiiesMiami Center for Architecture & Design
100 NE 1st Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a biennial initiative of the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) which aims to draw attention to the importance of public space in the democratic life of cities.

Sharing the space will be a sampling of winners of The Miami Foundation’s 2014 Public Space Challenge!

Anthony Liggins and Gallery 88 present Cuba is Calling opening reception featuring photography by Nicola Siso 6/13/15

Anthony Liggins and Gallery 88 present Cuba is Calling opening reception featuring photography by Nicola Siso
Saturday, 06/13/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
for-email-Nicola-Siso-city-invite-postcard-saturdayAnthony Liggins Gallery 88
237 20th street Suite C (entrance on Liberty Ave.),
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

Photographer Nicola Siso’s greatest passion is to travel the world and capture moments in time that depict the vibrancy and resilience of the human spirit.

Join us at Gallery 88 for an opening reception featuring Nicola Siso’s photography. We look forward to seeing you!

Victor Deupi Edificios y Paisajes 6/5/15

Victor Deupi Edificios y Paisajes
Friday, 06/05/2015 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DeupiCoral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

Victor Deupi is a Cuban American architect and architectural historian dedicated to promoting representational painting as a critical component of contemporary art and architecture. Inspired by Italy’s majestic cities, monuments, and landscapes – as well as the preceding generations of architects and artists who immersed themselves in the grandeur of Bell’Italia – his watercolors and paintings represent the timeless expression of architectural form and space. Painted largely in situ, Deupi’s works capture the spirit of art, architecture, and landscape while providing compelling vistas onto classical culture’s enduring legacy in the modern age.

Dr. Deupi received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Architectural History & Theory from the University of Pennsylvania. Presently he is a Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Miami, and his book, Architectural Temperance: Spain and Rome, 1700-1759, was published by Routledge in 2015.

This exhibit featuring over 20 original works, opens on Friday, June 5 – Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables Gallery Night Live at the Museum.

Champagne and Truffles with Bonnin Ashley Antiques 5/23/15, 5/30/15, 6/13/15, 6/20/15, 6/27/15

Champagne and Truffles with Bonnin Ashley Antiques
Saturday, 05/23/2015 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
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Bonnin Ashley Antiques,
4707 Southwest 72 Ave, Florida Miami
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Cost: Free

Whether you are a seasoned collector or considering adding your first antique piece to your home, Bonnin Ashley Antiques invites you to join them every Saturday to view the latest additions to their collection of 18th and 19th century furniture. Enjoy complimentary Champagne and truffles while exploring this 20,000 square foot showroom and discover the unique story of each piece from husband and wife team, Sorne and Michael Flick. Admission is free and no RSVP required.

About Bonnin Ashley
Opened in 1986, Bonnin Ashley is South Florida’s largest antique furniture dealer of 18th and 19th century museum quality antiques. Each piece is restored on site at the locally owned showroom by a master team. Shoppers can find Bonnin Ashley’s entire collection in the online showroom at BonninAshley.com.

Dark Chocolate Japan -Opening Reception 8/28/15

Dark Chocolate Japan -Opening Reception
Friday, 08/28/2015 – 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
bThe City of Sunrise Art Gallery – Sunrise Civic Center
10610 W Oakland Park Blvd,
Sunrise, Florida 33351
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Cost: Free

In the spring of 2013, Carlos Aleman made a short trip to Kyoto during cherry blossom week. He returned home to Sunrise, Florida and recorded his impressions of Japan as drawings and paintings. Often working in ‘dark chocolate’ acrylic paints, he integrated cosplay, manga, anime, geisha, maiko and samurai into a whimsical style of pop surrealism, ranging from the finely rendered to the loose and experimental. We cordially invite you to experience these reflections of Japan for yourself.

Please visit his website at carlosaleman.com
or like his facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carlos-Aleman/145176705509440?fref=ts

Celiz Cruz Display at HistoryMiami 5/15/15 – 9/13/15

Celiz Cruz Display at HistoryMiami
Friday, 05/15/2015 – 09/13/2015 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
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101 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: $8

HistoryMiami Museum is pleased to announce that the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, is being remembered as part of the museum’s latest addition to the exhibition History & Ourselves. A gift by the Celia Cruz Estate (Celia Cruz Legacy Project), the gold, sequenced dress will be on display from May 15, 2015 to September 13, 2015.

A one-of-a-kind piece designed by Irma Penalver especially for Cruz, this dress was worn on several occasions, including the first-ever Summit of the Americas, which was held in Miami in 1994, and a Kiwanis Carnival party at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

META 4: Endurance 5/31/15

META 4: Endurance
Sunday, 05/31/2015 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
META-MAY-flyer-updated-SMLThe ARC
675 Ali Baba Ave.,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
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Cost: Free

In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC), is hosting META 4: Endurance, a film and visual arts exhibition at the Arts and Recreation Center (ARC) in Opa-locka. The Endurance exhibition celebrates Haiti’s remarkable contribution to humanity and features artists Asser Saint-Val, Guy Syllien, James Brutus and Nzingah Oniwosan in addition to filmmakers Dudley Alexis and Jason Fitzroy Jeffers. Those interested in attending should RSVP by: May 29, 2015.

Santiago de Cuba in my Heart: An Intimate Portrait of the City Through the Lens of William Riera 6/26/15

Santiago de Cuba in my Heart: An Intimate Portrait of the City Through the Lens of William Riera
Friday, 06/26/2015 – 07/31/2015 06:30 pm – 10:00 pm
2015-Santiago-Exhibition-FrontArt Gallery @ New Professions Technical Institute
4000 W Flagler St,
Miami, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

On July 25th, 2015, the city of Santiago de Cuba celebrates its 500th anniversary. Since its foundation, it occupies a privileged place in the island of Cuba because of its geography, its beauty, and the charm of its people. Santiago is a vintage city full of history and unique traditions. It is also the cradle of heroes, poets, writers, painters, musicians and entertainers from Heredia to Compay Segundo, from Desi Arnaz to Emilio Estefan.
This solo photo exhibition encompasses a collection of photographs taken from 2003 to 2014. Together they constitute the photographer’s intimate portrait of the city of his childhood and youth, emotionally rediscovered through his lens during his trips to Santiago de Cuba.

A Shadow of Every Origin: A Group Art Exhibition at Yuniel Delgado Castillo’s Art Studio 5/16/15

A Shadow of Every Origin: A Group Art Exhibition at Yuniel Delgado Castillo’s Art Studio
Saturday, 05/16/2015 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
11026042_10207040723202898_4852780294794267606_oYuniel Delgado Castillo’s Art Studio
2116 W 62nd St,
Hialeah, Florida 33016
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Cost: Free

Yuniel Castillo Delgado’s Art Studio presents its new project “A Shadow of Every Origin” in a group art exhibition with painter Sergio Chavez and photographers Rafael Carabano, Emilio Portuondo, and William Riera. This collection of works surveys the myriad ways visual artists have been inspired by or collaborated with poets and writers. That’s why this exhibition has been inspired also by the poetry of Mirtha Maria Lopez and Carlos I. Naranjo who are also invited to read some of their poems.
For information call: 786-612-5392

Archives to Audience 4/23/15

Archives to Audience
Thursday, 04/23/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2015-04-15-at-4.03.08-PMThe Screening Room
2626 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Moving Images: Archives To Audience

Unseen films, including South Florida and Caribbean-centric home movies and amateur film “arrangements,” will be screened in a new media exhibition space, The Screening Room on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 and 8:00 PM in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. Selected from the collections of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives by artist and guest curator Barron Sherer, the films are 16mm preservation prints, each the end result of laborious and expensive photochemical restoration. Two reels of film will be projected in a diptych – two images running side by side. The silent films will be accompanied by artist David Brieske, who will spin mood and tone-appropriate and experimental musical accompaniment culled from his collection of esoteric LPs.

META 3 The Third Eye Art Exhibition and Panel Discussion 4/26/15

META 3 The Third Eye Art Exhibition and Panel Discussion
Sunday, 04/26/2015 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Digital CameraThe ARC
675 Ali Baba Ave.,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
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Cost: Free

The 3rd edition of the META art exhibition series features artists Asser Saint-Val, Loni Johnson, Juana Valdes, T. Eliott Mansa, and Robert McKnight. In addition to the artwork, there will be a panel discussion featuring Derek Davis, Robert McKnight, Nzingha Oniwosan and Denise Credle. META is a monthly art series meant to engage the Opa-locka and greater South Florida communities with unique and transformative art, leading up to OLCDC’s annual Art of Transformation in November and December. The Third Eye is open to the public and free to attend. People interested in attending must RSVP by April 24, at http://www.meta3.eventbrite.com/. More information can be found at www.opalockaart.com.

A Must See Art Exhibit at Frames USA 4/21/15

A Must See Art Exhibit at Frames USA
Tuesday, 04/21/2015 – 05/03/2015 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ART SHOW GALLERY OPENING MIAMI WATERCOLOR POSTER-REVFrames USA
6822 SW 40 Street,
Miami, Florida 33155
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Cost: FREE

MWS Group Exhibition at Frames USA
April 13 through May 3, 2015
Opening Reception, Tuesday, April 21, 2015
6-10 pm

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Emerge Amadlozi Gallery Exhibition 4/24/15

Emerge Amadlozi Gallery Exhibition
Friday, 04/24/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
EmergeAfrican Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 Northwest 22nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33142
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Cost: Free

The Amadlozi Gallery presents, Emerge. This exhibit will showcase Miami’s most esteemed, visual artists and rising stars: Donald McKnight, Johnnie Bess, Marc Janllwi, Uta, Loni Johnson, Nadia Desjerdan, Nadine Anderson Cheng and Julia Polonyi . Curated by Robert McKnight, the opening reception will be held on Thursday April 24th, 2015 at 6pm with curatorial presentation at 7pm. Light bites will be provided by Northwestern Culinary Academy.

The Natura Collection Exhibit at Bulgari Design District 4/10/15 – 4/23/15

The Natura Collection Exhibit at Bulgari Design District
Sunday, 04/10/2015 – 04/23/2015 09:00 am – 10:00 pm
Bulgari Design District
140 NE 39th Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

For a limited time only, from April 10th through 23rd, the newly opened Bulgari store in the Design District will feature an exhibition of The Natura Collection, consisting of approximately 26 notable pieces of jewelry from Bulgari’s High Jewelry Collection, including historic masterpieces from the company museum headquarters in Rome.

This exclusive collection includes necklaces, watches, bracelets, earrings, rings, and brooches, all inspired by Bulgari’s iconic design element, Naturalia.

Illicit Content 4/11/15

Illicit Content
Saturday, 04/11/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
illicitcontentWyn 317 Gallery
167 NW 25 Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Illicit Content features works by a group of artists who vividly demonstrate the blurred line between vandalism and street art. What might be considered illegal, like painting on property without permission, becomes an acceptable art form when it attracts admirers and draws commentary about the revitalization of an area or a shabby building. This is true in Wynwood where passionate artists express their creativity for all to see, often pushing the legal boundaries with their graffiti to the point that some artists have paid with their freedom and even their lives.

This exhibit proudly showcases works with seemingly illicit content demonstrating how perception, creative expression and legality collide.

All About You Art Show to Benefit Act4Me 4/16/15

All About You Art Show to Benefit Act4Me
Thursday, 04/16/2015 – 04/30/2015 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
horizontals-floating-underwater_compressed-for-webThe Hangar Gallery
2235 NW 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Renowned Miami Artist Bénédicte Blanc-Fontenille opens a new solo show that’s “All About You” and benefits Act4Me, a Miami-Dade County non-profit organization that helps children with neurological disorders and developmental delay get access to the therapy they need. A 1985 graduate of L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Bénédicte has lived and worked in Miami since 2001. Throughout her career, she has been inspired by one simple yet profound observation: That life is fragile, and yet, it is our knowledge of this that causes us to constantly move through cycles of building up and tearing down, rising and falling. Her work is all about movement, energy and capturing fleeting moments. Her work is all about life. Her work is all about you.

Love! Rage!! Passion!!! The World of Zines Exhibition Opening Reception 4/9/15

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Love! Rage!! Passion!!! The World of Zines Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, 04/09/2015 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
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2100 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

In partnership with EXILE Books
Co-curated by Cristina Favretto, curator and head of Special Collections at the University of Miami and Amanda Keeley, visual artist and founder of Exile Books, the exhibit will examine both the resurgent academic and popular interest in zines, as well as the youths who engage in this medium as a form of expression.
*Exhibit will be on display through May 15

Miami Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition 2015 4/10/15

Miami Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition 2015
Friday, 04/10/2015 – 04/30/2015 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
spring2015The Wirtz Gallery South Miami
5750 Sunset Drive,
South Miami, Florida 33143
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Cost: Free

MWS – Miami Watercolor Society
and
the First National Bank of South Miami
present the 42nd Annual Spring Exhibition at
The Wirtz Gallery.
5750 Sunset Drive, South Miami, Fla.
Join us for the exhibition opening and light refreshments.
Exhibition runs
Wednesday, April 2 through
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 10, 2015
Bank hours: Monday – Thursday 9-4 pm
Friday 9-6 pm

Please invite your Facebook friends and family!

Pitman Photo Darkroom Solo Exhibit 4/1/15

Pitman Photo Darkroom Solo Exhibit
Wednesday, 04/01/2015 – 04/30/2015 12:00 pm – 07:00 pm
PITMANPHOTOPitman Photo Supply
13911 South Dixie Highway,
Miami, Florida 33176
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Cost: Free

A photography exhibition of Miami’s award-winning photographer/visual artist Jonathan Brooks

Art Bastion Miami Presents Transiens et Vanitas Exhibition by Charlie Masson 3/26/15

Art Bastion Miami Presents Transiens et Vanitas Exhibition by Charlie Masson
Thursday, 03/26/2015 – 03/26/2015 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Transiens_et_Vanitas_InviteArt Bastion
2085 NW 2nd Avenue, #104,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Global art agency and gallery, Art Bastion Miami, will be showcasing exclusive paintings from Transiens et Vanitas, the inaugural Miami solo exhibition of Charlie Masson, March 26th through April 18th, 2015. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 26th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Transiens et Vanitas exhibition consists of 68 works made in a variety of media, including previously unseen assemblages, paintings on panels, as well as paintings on familiar packaging materials.

The artwork highlights vanity and superficiality in online social media and popular culture, and simultaneously serve as reminders of the transience of trends and materials people assign value to. The works pay tribute to influencers that have shaped today’s world.

The transience of life, values and pursuits is the dominant motif throughout the Transiens et Vanitas exhibition. Following tradition stemming from Flemish artists of the 17th century, Masson also incorporates the philosophy of “vanitas” in his works. His works are represented in private collections around the world that include those of HRH Prince of Wales and Baron Cavendish of Furness.

Masson’s first series of paintings titled #vanity (I-V), is in a format that mimics the interface of Instagram and the works are painted in a style that recalls pop-art through usage of bold lines and Ben-Day dots and calls into question the phenomenon of “selfies.”

The series of small oil paintings Avatar (I-IX) are intimate portrayals of the artist’s friends taken from images that they chose as representations of themselves for use in various social media. Painted in a direct manner, Masson injects importance to these modern-day self-appointed miniature online portraits. Accompanying these works, Masson also includes a self-portrait of his reflection on a computer screen, a nod to the intangible virtual life that we each compose.

Opposite the nine paintings of avatars, are nine deceased famous personalities who have left an imprint on today’s world portrayed in “Lament Boxes,” tissue boxes with floral motifs whose openings serve as frames for illuminated ghost-like portraits.

Art Bastion was founded by internationally recognized art collector and curator, Sebastiano Varoli, with the mission of discovering and representing artists around the world and introducing their artwork to broader audiences. Varoli has collaborated with renowned art initiatives ranging from the Musée D’Orsay in Paris to the Royal Ballet in London and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

Power Financial Credit Union and AutoNation Team up for Inaugural Auto Tent Sale 3/21/15

Power Financial Credit Union and AutoNation Team up for Inaugural Auto Tent Sale
Saturday, 03/21/2015 – 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Power Financial Credit Union
2020 NW 150th Ave,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
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Cost: Free

Power Financial Credit Union, which has served the South Florida community for 65 years, will partner with AutoNation to host the inaugural Power Financial Credit Union Auto Tent Sale from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the financial institution’s Sheridan branch at 2020 NW 150th Ave., Pembroke Pines, Fla. The sale, which is open to all members of the South Florida community, will offer South Florida families affordable and reliable vehicles from AutoNation with low rates and financing from Power Financial Credit Union.

The Auto Tent Sale will feature a wide variety of vehicles onsite. In addition, interested buyers may pre-select their makes and models from AutoNation’s online inventory of more than 70,000 new and used vehicles and pick up their vehicles at the Auto Tent Sale.

As part of the event, Power Financial Credit Union is offering buyers special auto loan rates as low as 1.34% and is waiving dealer fees.

META Art Series Event 2 3/29/15

META Art Series Event 2
Sunday, 03/29/2015 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
META-march-flyer-Judy-Sayfie_smallThe ARC
675 Ali Baba Avenue,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
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Cost: Free

The March edition of OLCDC’s new art series META is in honor of Women’s History Month and doubles as the opening of “Forces of Nature: Bounce and Flow” featuring artists Elaine Defibaugh, Sheila Elias, Judy Sayfie, and Hattie Mae Williams. The multimedia art exhibition will be a visual feast full of color, fantasy, creative power and energy. The March 29 opening will also include a panel discussion on the transformational value of art, co-moderated by META curator Ludlow Bailey of CADA Conversations and Mikhaile Solomon, Director of Public Art for OLCDC and Founder/Director of PRIZM Art Fair.

Panelists include:
Dr. Carol Damian, Professor of Art History at FIU
Evelyn Pierre, Director of the Haitian Cultural Museum
Marie Vickles, Education Manager for Outreach Programs at the Perez Art Museum Miami / Curator-in-Residence at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex

FREE and open to the public!

“Forces of Nature: Bounce and Flow” will be on display at The ARC from March 29 – April 15, 2015. Exhibition hours: Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5:30 PM. Weekends by appointment only.

META is a monthly art series is meant to engage the Opa-locka and greater South Florida communities with unique and transformative art, leading up to OLCDC’s annual Art of Transformation in November and December.

META Forces of Nature Bounce and Flow 3/29/15

META Forces of Nature Bounce and Flow
Sunday, 03/29/2015 – 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
META-march-flyer-Sheila-EliasThe ARC
675 Ali Baba Ave.,
Opa-locka, Florida 33054
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Cost: Free

The event features a multi-media art exhibition that highlights the visual and performance artistry of Judy Sayfie, Elaine Defibaugh, Sheila Elias and Hattie Mae Williams. The event will also include a panel discussion on the transformational value of art. This event is the second of a four-part META series— a free monthly cultural event designed to engage the South Florida community with unique and transformative art experiences. The exhibition begins on March 29, 2015 from 1-4 PM and runs until April 15, 2015. Curator, Ludlow Bailey, says, “Forces of Nature: Bounce and Flow is a visual feast, full of color, fantasy, creative power and transformational energy.

Divinity Revealed 3/5/15

Divinity Revealed
Thursday, 03/05/2015 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
????????????????????????African Heritage Cultural Art Center
6161 NW 22nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33142
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Cost: FREE

In honor of Women’s History Month, the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center presented the Amadlozi Gallery Exhibition:

Divinity Revealed Amadlozi Gallery Exhibition, March 5th – 30th 2015: Curated by Mikhaile Solomon,

Divinity Revealed will premier works by national artists, LaToya Hobbs, Sheena Rose, Martin Nyarko, and Amber Robles -Gordon. This exhibition explores femininity from the artist’s perspective within the context of their community and the world. The gallery’s opening reception is March 5th at 6pm with curatorial presentations at 6:30pm at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142. It is free to attend, rsvp required.
The Divinity Revealed exhibition is part of “Sankofa: Looking Back, Going Forward,” a year-long series of events and performances that bring alumni back to the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center to inspire the next generation of talent, in celebration of the Center’s fortieth anniversary with funding support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.

The Real Deal South Florida Broward Forum & Showcase 4/23/15

The Real Deal South Florida Broward Forum & Showcase
Thursday, 04/23/2015 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
trdbrowardDesign Center of the Americas
1855 Griffin Rd,
Dania Beach, Florida 33137
Webpage Link
Cost: $25.00

THE REAL DEAL IS FOLLOWING UP ON THE SMASHING SUCCESS OF OUR OCTOBER EVENT IN MIAMI WITH AN APRIL FORUM AND SHOWCASE DEDICATED TO THE BOOMING BROWARD COUNTY REAL ESTATE MARKET.
THE REAL DEAL’S BROWARD COUNTY FORUM & SHOWCASE WILL TAKE PLACE APRIL 23 AT THE DESIGN CENTER OF THE AMERICAS, RIGHT OFF 95 IN DANIA BEACH.
AS HAS BEEN WIDELY REPORTED, THE COMPETITION FOR BUYERS IN THE BROWARD REGION IS GETTING FIERCER EVERY DAY. THIS EVENT WILL BRING TOGETHER EVERYONE IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY – FROM BROKERS, DEVELOPERS AND DESIGNERRS TO INVESTORE AND HOMEBUYERS – FOR A DAY OF NETWORKING AND LEARNING.
DON’T MISS OUT – GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
WE ALSO HAVE VERY LIMITED SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THIS PARTICULAR EVENT, SO EMAIL [email protected] OR CALL 212-254-7400 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

Biz To Biz Spring Business Expo 2015 3/18/15

Biz To Biz Spring Business Expo 2015
Wednesday, 03/18/2015 – 03:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Marflyer2015Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

Showcase Your Business at the Biz To Biz Spring Business Expo on Wednesday, March 18th at The Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward Convention Center. This is a great opportunity to reach thousands and promote your business, services and products. Exhibitor Space starting at $175.00. Free Admission to Attend. 175+ Exhibitors | Free Seminars | 3pm – 8pm. Register at: http://www.biztobiznetworking.com

YoungArts Miami: Art, Design + Photography Exhibition Opening, Writers’ Readings, Film Screenings & Jazz Combo 3/13/15

YoungArts Miami: Art, Design + Photography Exhibition Opening, Writers’ Readings, Film Screenings & Jazz Combo
Friday, 03/13/2015 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2015-YAMIA-Evite-022515YoungArts Campus
2100 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

Come check out our homegrown talent during YoungArts Miami, where the next Ricky Ubeda, Kerry Washington and Hernan Bas will showcase their creativity through performances, readings, exhibitions and screenings. These emerging artists, ages 15-18, were selected from 11,000 applications. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the next generation of incredible talent in the country’s hottest emerging arts region.

Cloud 9: Let Yourself Be Seen ~ Art + Music Exhibition 3/21/15

Cloud 9: Let Yourself Be Seen ~ Art + Music Exhibition
Saturday, 03/21/2015 – 03/28/2015 07:00 am – 10:00 am
3rd-Annual-Cloud-9-Front1310 Gallery
1310 SW 2nd Court,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
RSVP Link
Cost: Free

ABOUT THE SHOW
We are excited to announce the artists that will be exhibiting their artwork in the 3rd Annual “Cloud 9: Let Yourself Be Seen” Art + Music Show and we hope you will join us. This year’s tagline was inspired by the curator, Dana DellaCamera’s own journey allowing herself to “Be Seen” and no longer hide or be stopped by fear of judgment by others or herself.
“Cloud 9: Let Yourself Be Seen” Art and Music Show is a platform for artists to “Be Seen”, be vulnerable, and share their gifts, talents and message with the world. Cloud 9 is a world where you allow yourself to dream, trust, develop, risk, expand, take action and create without limitations! When we listen to our hearts and trust our inner selves we experience a burst of energy and discover pure joy.
All of the art that will be exhibited will be accompanied with a short paragraph from the artist as to why the pieces put them on “cloud 9”. The intention is for all who attend the exhibition to participate, leave inspired, empowered and alive.

ARTISTS
The 3 floors of the art gallery will feature a variety of artists and styles from installation art to sculpture, oil/acrylic painting, illustration and mixed media. Artists: Alicia H. Torres, Amanda Walling, Claudia Polzer, Ellie Manso Kane , Josafat Miranda, Olga Lucia Vargas, Luz Marina Ramirez, Margarita Correa Ochoa, Maruchi Carmona, Maria Teresa d’Azuncena, Mary Polhmann, Nancy Desantis, Reine Le Bohec, Rosa Sanchez, Shade Aaronberg, and Stephanie Crystal Espinosa.

MUSIC
At the Opening, March 21st and Main Event on March 28th, live musical performances will begin at 8:00pm and will feature the following artists: Andrew Sansec and Dana DellaCamera and may include special guest performances.

OPEN STUDIOS
1310 Gallery artists in residence will have open studios where they invite you into their live/work spaces to take a special peak into their lives and work. Artists having open studios on Opening Night March 21st are Christine Velez Stone #106 and at the Main Event, March 28th are: Christine Velez Stone #106, Eliane Harvey #210, Galerie Jenner #307, Niko Yulis #207, Sylvain Denis #305 and Barry Gross.

In addition to being in art heaven, Zen Bartending will be serving up drinks for your enjoyment. Refreshments are available for purchase and appetizers will be provided.
The show will culminate with a closing event on March 28th from 7:00pm-10:00pm hosted by Dana DellaCamera. This event is in conjunction with the Flagler Village (FAT Village) Art Walk. Trolleys will be available to take guests from gallery to gallery.
1310 Gallery is located at 1310 SW 2nd Ct. (Middle St.), Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312.

ABOUT 1310 GALLERY
1310 Gallery is an artist-run collective that offers over 2400 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels, and housed within ArtSpace’s live/work facility, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts. 1310 Gallery rotates art exhibitions monthly and also hosts performances and workshops. The gallery is open by appointment in addition to the Opening & Closing receptions. Admission is free. For further information please call 786-285-9243.

Photographs of 2015 Progressive Miami International Boat Show on 2/14/15

2015 Progressive Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

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PechaKucha Miami: The City of the Future 2/20/15

PechaKucha Miami: The City of the Future
Friday, 02/20/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Young-Patrons-PechaKucha-Miami-City-of-the-Future-Miami-Science-MuseumFrost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
RSVP Link
Cost: Suggested donation $10

Travel into the future with five local and international guest speakers for The City of the Future PechaKucha presented by the Frost Science Young Patrons as part of the Frost Science’s multi-day Innovation and Engineering Weekend: Building the City of the Future. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy beverages while making their very own pottery through a special Maker’s activity. The evening will conclude by the “rake” kiln fire while the pottery is cured for guests to take home. Music by Dani Nicole and complimentary libations courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Mandarine Napoleon, ZIOBAFFA, Lucky Buddha and Lemon City Tea. Also featured will be the Miami Cityscapes artworks, where ten local artists shared their vision for the city of the future, and a special light installation in the Planetarium. This event is part of the global PechaKucha Night worldwide.

Miami watercolor Society 924 Vitrine Exhibition 2/18/15

Miami watercolor Society 924 Vitrine Exhibition
Sunday, 02/18/2015 – 04/05/2015 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Layout 1ArtCenter South Florida
924 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: http://miamiwatercolor.org/

A unique exhibition by MWS members at:
924 Vitrine Gallery.
Art Center Miami Beach.
924 Lincoln Road.
Miami beach, Fla. 33139
OPEN FEBRUARY 18 THROUGH APRIL 5, 2015.
Opening Reception – February 18th

Studies of La Habana// Rafael Fornes 2/16/15

Studies of La Habana// Rafael Fornes
Monday, 02/16/2015 – 02/28/2015 05:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Fornes-imageUniversity of Miami School of Architecture
1215 Dickinson Drive Coral Gables FL 33146,
1215 Dickinson Drive, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Experience a beautiful collection of large-scale Caribbean town plans, developed while Rafael Fornes taught at the University of Miami School of Architecture.

The compositional layouts draw from historic sources, including the Vatican Museum’s Gallery of Maps, pre-WWII American town plans and Giambatista Nolli’s legendary 18th century plan of Rome. Local and ecological references are also highlighted on the maps, as elements of folklore and geography are woven into the compositions, providing a more complete and colorful understanding of the cultural identity of each town or city.

Rafael Fornés is a Cuban-American architect and artist with architecture degrees from the Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echevarría in Havana, Cuba, and Budapesti Müszaki Egyetem in Hungary.

He practiced at Dirección Provincial de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales, both in Havana; the Budapest Föváros Városépítési Tervezö Budapest, in Hungary, and, more recently, at Duany & Plater-Zyberk & Co., in Miami.

Fornés taught courses at the University of Miami School of Architecture, including Studies of Havana, Rome program graduate courses, and Open City Studio in Russia, in collaboration with the prestigious St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. He was honored with the UM SoA Faculty Award for part-time faculty in 2006, before becoming a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame. Additionally, he served as lead coordinator of field trips and charrettes in Havana for the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism, and for both Notre Dame and Yale universities. He is currently working on a postgraduate program between the Institute of Classical Architecture & Arts and Colegio San Gerónimo, the oldest university in Cuba.

The exhibition will run from February 16 through February 28.

Art Bastion Miami Hosts Exclusive V.I.P. Wine Reception for Art Showing of Private Collection by Russian Artist Boris Chetkov 2/21/15

Art Bastion Miami Hosts Exclusive V.I.P. Wine Reception for Art Showing of Private Collection by Russian Artist Boris Chetkov
Saturday, 02/21/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Opening-Invite-Hoffman-at-Art-Bastion-2Art Bastion
2085 NW 2nd Avenue, #104,
Miami, Florida 33127
Webpage Link
Cost:
RSVP required: [email protected]

Global art agency and gallery, Art Bastion Miami, will be showcasing an art exhibit of exclusive paintings from the ‘twice forgotten’ Russian colorist and fantastical realist, Boris Chetkov (1926 – 2010), February 21 – March 21, 2015. A V.I.P. wine reception will be hosted by Art Bastion Miami opening night on February 21st, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., where guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails and a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The Boris Chetkov: Portraits exhibition consists of the largest private collection of many never-before-seen paintings by Chetkov, owned by collector Peter Hoffman, Jr., founder of the Hoffman Art Institute.

Opening the exhibition will be Russian art historian and broadcast journalist, Rosie Rockel, who has co-curated this thought-provoking exhibit with the Hoffman Art Institute. Ms. Rosie Rockel regularly presents arts coverage and is considered one of the leading critical voices on Russian 20th century and contemporary art.

Mr. Peter Hoffman, Jr., will be inaugurating the show, in addition to local and international Modern Art experts. They will consider the techniques and lasting relevance of Chetkov’s portraits, that depict the duality – public and private persona – and duplicity that living under communism engenders, a highly relevant topic in Miami today.

Spanning three decades, Boris Chetkov: Portraits, brings together 20 important works from the zenith of Chetkov’s long career working in Russia during one of the most tumultuous periods in 20th-century history. The exhibition includes bold works created during Khrushchev’s Thaw of the 1960s, through his years painting in secret while working officially as a glass artist, up to his paintings made during the liberal glasnost years of the 1980s.

Art Bastion was founded by internationally recognized art collector and curator, Sebastiano Varoli, with the mission of discovering and representing artists around the world and introducing their artwork to broader audiences. Varoli has collaborated with renowned art initiatives ranging from the Musée D’Orsay in Paris to the Royal Ballet in London and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.

Boris Chetkov: Portraits Exhibition will be open to the public February 21 – March 21, 2015
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Nate “Dee” Delinois: A Solo Exhibition at FIU 2/12/15

Nate “Dee” Delinois: A Solo Exhibition at FIU
Thursday, 02/12/2015 – 02/27/2015 06:30 pm – 09:30 pm
FB_IMG_1422500777691FIU Graham Center Art Gallery
10955 S.W. 15 ST, SW 8th S,
miami, Florida 33199
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Cost: free

Florida International University proudly presents the opening reception for the Solo exhibition of Miami artist Nate Dee. The exhibition will feature new works as when as pieces from his quote series of paintings.

Born and raised in South Florida, Nathan Delinois (Nate Dee) has numerous influences… this includes his Haitian background and the use of color in a lot of Haitian art, as well as in street art. The design quality of the Art Nouveau movement and the drama of Greek art from the Hellenistic. These elements can be seen in his work. Additionally, he takes some influences from the pop surrealists.

He has been featured in magazines such as Delve, Making Waves, WeMerge, DUO & the Miami New Times. In 2014 The New Times listed him as one of the 10 Miami Artists to follow on Instagram. In 2013 he was also given an Honorable mention by the magazine for their 2013 Miami Masterminds awards. He’s been featured on multiple blogs and has displayed his work in exhibits throughout South Florida.

Artist Statement
The series that I am working in is similar to a potpourri with a mélange of images and patterns. Usually based on a figurative element that is the focal point, the images and patterns are representative of my personal experiences, ideas, and philosophies. Although each piece is usually a direct response to the text contained with in, I still try to keep the actual meaning as ambiguous as possible. I want the viewer to find his or her own meaning and relationship to the artwork. At first glance there is a sense of whimsy in my work that is grounded by its urban visual elements.

The Beast Exhibition 2/3/15

The Beast Exhibition
Tuesday, 02/03/2015 – 02/28/2015 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The-Beast-Invitation-flyer-2cKROMA
3670 Grand Avenue,
3670 Grand AVenue, Florida Miami
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Cost: Free

COCONUT GROVE, FL, February 3rd, 2015: KROMA is Miami’s progressive new Art Space, located in the heart of Coconut Grove Village West. KROMA is inviting all of South Florida’s art lovers, collectors, aficionados, and patrons to pledge dollars this season; to “fatten its programming in support of its Wishbone Fundraiser”.
An installation comprised of ceramic wishbones hand made by artists, children in the community and other supporters will suspended over the gallery entry, waiting for buyers to de-bone the giant mobile. For a starting pledge of $20, patrons can choose one to take home. For pledges of $100 or more, supporters will receive a 5 wishbone mobiles.
This unique installation represents the wishes of all participants that KROMA will get the support it needs to continue to be the Crowning Jewel on Grand Avenue, a once blighted street, going through vigorous renovation. It is the desire of the Gallery to continue to be a beacon of art and culture beckoning everyone in the community to support artists and their creativity. For more information contact Julia Polonyi, Gallery Manager and Resident Curator (305) 576-6278.

Interactive Tech Playground 2/6/15

Interactive Tech Playground
Friday, 02/06/2015 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
24x36posterOutlined-015Loews Hotel South Beach
1601 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost:

The TECH PLAYGROUND is over 7000 square feet of exhibitor space, including an EXHIBITOR CENTER STAGE for seminars & product presentations and an interactive set with live actors. The TECH PLAYGROUND is the perfect opportunity to inform and educate your audience. The curated exhibitor floor is limited to only 20 companies.

We currently have our staff seeking out new technology companies that add to our mantra as a creative festival and inviting them to FilmGate Interactive. In the upcoming weeks we will featuring them throughout our website & social media platforms. Stay tuned in.

The Black Life Experience: Soul in the City 1/23/15

The Black Life Experience: Soul in the City
Friday, 01/23/2015 – 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
THE-BLACK-lIFE-EXPERIENCE-EXHIBITIONAfrican Heritage Cultural Art Center
6161 NW 22nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33142
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Cost: $15

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Centers presents The Black Life Experience, an evening of visual art and live music on Friday, January 23rd at 6:00pm at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142.

Guest will be greeted in the courtyard by the sounds & visual light show of DJ TARIQUE and live painting performances. The Amadlozi Gallery opening exhibition, curated by Aramis O’Reilly will premier works featuring national artists, Donovan Crony, Edward Drew, and Miami native, Robert McKnight.

The evening will transition to a live neo-soul concert in the Narcisse Theater at 8pm, where patrons will hear the sounds of rising stars and AHCAC alumni, Courtney Mickens and Nicole Clark. Passed hors d’oeuvres will be served by Northwestern Culinary Academy.

The Amadlozi exhibition is free to attend; neo-soul concert tickets are $15.

The Complete Audubon: The Birds of America 2/27/15

The Complete Audubon: The Birds of America
Friday, 02/27/2015 – 05/31/2015 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Flamingo_rszHistoryMiami
101 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: $8, $7

Created between 1826 and 1838, John James Audubon’s The Birds of America contains some of the most famous and spectacular prints ever made. HistoryMiami is a proud owner of the rare first edition of this masterpiece, and will display all 435 of its life-size engravings in one blockbuster exhibition. Never before has a museum exhibited every print at once.

The engravings will be arranged as Audubon intended them to be seen, in their original order, from print 1 to 435.In addition to displaying the complete first edition of The Birds of America, HistoryMiami will also exhibit the seven volumes of the second edition, each open to one of the lithographs. The pages of these volumes will be turned regularly while the exhibition is on display.

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
Webpage Link
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 PhanArt.net and acquired exclusively at the PhanArt show.