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
Cost: Free

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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
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A unique exhibition by MWS members at:
924 Vitrine Gallery.
Art Center Miami Beach.
924 Lincoln Road.
Miami beach, Fla. 33139
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
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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.