Photographs of JusticeHack at LAB Miami on 8/1/14

JusticeHack at LAB Miami on Friday, August 1, 2014.

Building a Miami Where All People Can Thrive:  On August 1-2, 2014, the Community Justice Project (CJP) of Florida Legal Services, together with the Bertha Justice Institute of the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Bertha Foundation, sponsored a creative workshop to bring together Miamians with a range of skills and backgrounds to work together on specific issues facing low-income renters, youth of color, taxi drivers and plant nursery workers in Miami.

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Author Event: Carl Hiaasen 9/23/14

Author Event: Carl Hiaasen
Tuesday, 09/23/2014 – 07:00 pm –
Carl HiaasenTemple Judea
5500 Granada Blvd.,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
More Info Link
Cost: Book Purchase = Entry for 2

Carl Hiaasen has been writing about Florida since his father gave him a typewriter at age 6. Now Hiaasen writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, like Hoot, Star Island and Bad Monkey. The #1 New York Times bestselling author is now serving up his unique brand of swamp-justice in Skink—No Surrender.

You’ll receive a voucher once you purchase the novel ($18.99) at any B&B location. This voucher serves as entry for 2 people to the talk and book signing.

Global Commerce: Trends that are changing logistics and the world supply chain 8/21/14

Global Commerce: Trends that are changing logistics and the world supply chain
Thursday, 08/21/2014 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Flagler Station Building 34
9290 NW 112th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33178
Webpage Link
Cost: $40

From super-freighters to sophisticated multi-modal facilities to bigger, taller, deeper warehouse facilities, how global goods are getting from the original source to the end consumer continues to undergo a seismic shift. This NAIOP event will bring together the developers, logistics experts and transportation visionaries that are leading this worldwide transformation, which is bringing new opportunities across South Florida’s industrial shores.

Photographs of Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 22: Contract Negotiation for Artists with RKE Law Group on 8/12/14

Life Is Art  presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 22: Contract Negotiation for Artists with RKE Law Group at Kroma Gallery on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.  Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This month we covered  Understanding Grants for Artist.

About RKE Law Group
RKE Law Group, an all woman law firm serving South Florida, helps entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives safeguard their businesses and ideas using cutting edge legal strategies that will minimize risk, guard cash flow, and protect their intellectual property. RKE was founded by attorneys, Monica Reyes, Alexandra Kontos, and Lisa Ehrenreich.

About Kroma
A new collective art space located on Grand Avenue in the heart of Coconut Grove consisting of 18 artists studios and a communal gallery space. KROMA’s mission is to serve as an affordable, contemporary space for artists, whose creative output will contribute to connecting the spirits of Coconut Grove’s rich past, present and future.

About the Art/Work Connections Program
The Art/Work Connections program is a monthly series of business seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from them. Business professionals are brought in to cover a wide variety of topics including health care, financial planning, contract negotiation, copyright law, portfolio development, social media, marketing and much more.

About Life Is Art, Inc.
Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area.

Next month Art/Work Connections on  Financial Planning for Artists with Zak Mann is September 16 at Bakehouse Art Complex so save the date!

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Free Legal Panel: Top 10 IP Issues for Startups – Trademark, Copyright & Patents 8/12/14

Free Legal Panel: Top 10 IP Issues for Startups – Trademark, Copyright & Patents
Tuesday, 08/12/2014 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Venture-Law-ProjectThe LAB Miami
400 NW 26th St,
Miami, Florida 33127
Eventbrite Link
Cost: Free

What protections can a Trademark, Copyright or Patent offer a starting business? What are the differences and benefits of each?

Hear from prominent Intellectual Property attorneys – Jaime Rich Vining and Mark Stein – about how to tell a Copyright from a Patent or a Trademark and how each of these can help protect your startup business! They will also cover trade secrets and employment agreements.

Also learn how to stay out others’ space and avoid potential infringement claims!

MANO Fine Art pesents A Conversation with the Artists 8/9/14

MANO Fine Art pesents A Conversation with the Artists
Saturday, 08/09/2014 – 04:00 pm – 06:30 pm
A-Conversation-with-the-ArtistsMANO Fine Art Project Space
4225 SW 75 Ave (2nd Flr),
Miami, Florida 33155
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

Long Looi Lee was well on his way to becoming an opera singer when he received a scholarship to the Pratt Institute in New York. More than forty years later, Lee continues to incorporate elements of his Asian heritage in his work. Painting koi is both nostalgic and inspiring for Marcy Grosso who recalls feeding the fish in her family’s koi pond flakes of oatmeal when fish food was no longer available in Cuba. MANO is passionate about incorporating unlikely materials in his art; ordinary jute and tree trunks are transformed into extraordinary works for Allegories of the Koi Moon. View the exhibit, meet the artists and learn more about their work on Saturday, August 9th.

Seating is limited
RSVP suggested:

Join us also on
August 16th | 7-10 pm
Closing Reception for “Allegories of the Koi Moon” during the Bird Road Art Walk.

Holistic Aromatherapy Workshop 7/7/14

Holistic Aromatherapy Workshop
Thursday, 08/07/2014 – 11:00 am – 01:30 am
aroma-seminars2Beauty Schools of America South Beach
1011 Fifth Street,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Facebook Link
Cost: $50.00

To provide the ultimate educational hands-on experience to students of skin care, nail technician, full specialist, massage, spa therapy, cosmetology, make-up, barber and electrolysis programs as well as to the public.

1. Name the plants, herbs, flowers, leaves and fruits that are the source of aromatherapy oils
2. Learn about the therapeutic effects of essential oils on the body, mind and spirit.
3. Identify the safety precautions and contraindications of aromatherapy.
4. Select and blend different essential oils for body products and diffusers.
5. Create personalized synergistic blends such as lotion, face, hair or body oil and salt scrub.

Attendees will receive:
1. Handout with detailed information about essential oils and instruction on how to use them
2. 1 jar of aromatherapy lotion and 1 bottle of aromatherapy oil blend
3. Certificate of attendance

Workshop Campus Tour:
August 7 at South Beach
August 21 at Homestead
September 5 at North Miami Beach

Cost of Workshop: $50.00

About the Speaker:
Veronika Chao has been passionate practitioner of aromatherapy for ten years. She worked in various luxury spas in Miami where she received extensive training in aromatherapy and holistic spa therapies. She has used products of many exclusive face and body lines such as Sonya Dakar, E’SPA, and Aromatherapy Associates. Mrs. Chao enjoys creating personalized aromatherapy blends for massage, skin care and in room diffusers and utilizes them on daily basis.


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