Knight Arts Challenge Community Q&As 2/2/15 – 2/6/15

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Knight Arts Challenge Community Q&As
kac-south-florida-eblastMonday, February 2, 7 p.m.
ArtSouth, South Miami Community Center
5800 SW 66 St.
South Miami, FL

Tuesday, , February 3, 7 p.m.
The Projects at FATVillage
523 NW First Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wednesday, , February 4, 7 p.m.
Cannonball
1035 N. Miami Ave., No. 300
Downtown Miami, FL

Thursday, February 5, 7 p.m.
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Ave.
Miami, FL

Friday, , February 6, 11 a.m.
Custom House Museum
281 Front St.
Key West, FL
park at the Westin

The Community Q&As will be cohosted by ArtSouth, city of South Miami, African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Key West Art and Historical Society, the Westin Key West Resort & Marina, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Cannonball, FatVillage and Broward Cultural Division.

Beginning Jan. 26, South Floridians can apply for the Knight Arts Challenge, which funds the best ideas for bringing the community together through the arts. The deadline for the challenge, a project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is Feb. 23. More here.

Casa De Ha Ha Miamis Longest Running Comedy Showcase 2/10/15

Casa De Ha Ha Miamis Longest Running Comedy Showcase
Tuesday, 02/10/2015, 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
casaDeHaHaFacebookBannerSweat Records
5505 Northeast 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

Casa De Ha Ha is Miami’s longest running comedy showcase. We’ve been going strong every second Tuesday of the month since 2008. We feature Miami’s top local talent so come down to Casa De Ha Ha for the best in Miami comedy, the best laughs, and the best Tuesday night comedy show around.

Caribe Film Fest Black History Month Event 2/27/15-2/28/15

Caribe Film Fest Black History Month Event
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:00PM – Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:00PM
cffpromoflier5lowresLittle Haiti Cultural Center
212 59 Terrace
Miami, FL 33137
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Welcome To The Inaugural Caribe Film Fest
A celebration of film from the Caribbean and the Americas.

Feature Films
Workshops
72 Hour Film Challenge Film Screenings
Award Show
Prizes

For More Information Visit www.CaribeFilmFest.com

Photographs by Anthony Jordon of Average Joe Art Sale and Annette’s 50th Birthday Party at Yo Space on 1/4/15

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of Average Joe Art Sale and Annette’s 50th Birthday Party at Yo Space on Sunday, January 4, 2015.  What a wonderful way to celebrate my 50th birthday, surrounded by amazing friends and beautiful art. The Average Joe Art Sales had visiting artists along with their resident artists selling limited edition prints, original art and wonderful merchandise ranging from $5.00 to $500.00, so you can find something no matter your budget.  While you are there, you can visit with the resident artists and see what they are currently working on in their studio. To make it even better they donated 10% of all sales to a non-profit organization , this month it was Life Is Art, Inc.

About YO: “Founded in April 2011, what began as a passion for art, music and Miami has evolved into a force to be reckoned with in the local scene. Bringing together creatives from all walks of life, we strive to shine a light on the elements of Miami culture that should be recognized and celebrated. The company was born on a Facebook page and to this day that’s where content is most frequently updated/uploaded to. The website is a great resource for it’s Event Calendar to keep you up to date on what’s going on in advance, and also for the Blog section where you can read everything from artist interviews to philosophical ramblings.”

To see more of  Anthony Jordon‘s  work go to his Instagram page or his facebook page.

 

Average Joe Art Sale, Mega Art Auction and Annette’s Birthday Party Benefiting Life Is Art 1/4/14

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Average Joe Art Sale, Mega Art Auction and Annette’s Birthday Party Benefiting Life Is Art
Sunday, January 4, 2015, 3:00pm – 8:00pm
averagejoeflyer Yo Space
294 NE 62nd St
Miami, FL 33138
www.yo-miami.com
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Once again, Life Is Art is happy to join with Yo Miami for their Average Joe Art Sale New Years’ ResYolution Edition. Yo Miami has dedicated 10% of sales to be donated to Life Is Art! Plus, for this special edition, we have the Mega Art Auction. And, we will be celebrating Annette’s BIG Birthday! It’s a new year and Yo Miami is ready to put our money where our mouth is again.

The whole idea behind these Average Joe sales was to make it possible for everyday people to be able to support their local artists by presenting art work in a laid back environment at affordable prices.

In the interest of showing you how dedicated we are to supporting the local art scene, this month we’re donating a portion of all sales to an organization that has been doing just that for way longer than we have, Life Is Art, Inc.

As an added twist, this year we’ll be ending an online auction at the end of the night for the 3 massive 10x10ft canvases which were painted as a live collaboration between 6 local artists at Spectrum. Each of the 3 pieces will be up for online auction starting the week before the sale, and visitors will have the opportunity to bid live throughout the day before it closes at the end of the night. The teamups are Tee Davis (aka TeePop) + Jay Bellicchi (aka REMOTE), Ruben Ubiera + Eleazar Delgado, Monique Lassooij + Daniel Fila (aka Krave Art).

We have a fresh batch of visiting artists, along with our Resident Artists selling everything from original works, to limited edition prints, and merchandise to suit any budget, from $5 all the way up to $500
(Disclaimer: Resident Artists may have more expensive work in their studios)

Resident Artists:
-Lorie Setton
-Chy Tea Shoulin
-Rei Ramirez Art- Urban Organikz
-Meluka
-David McCauley (Rise Up Gallery)

Visiting Artists: tba

Cog Nomen our band in residence will be back with us, gracing us with their psychedelic tunes around 5-6pm.

So come support some talented local artists, or just come for the ping pong, old school video games, and good conversation; either way you’re bound to have a nice, fun, relaxing day.

Photographs of Big Night in Little Haiti at Little Haiti Cultural Center on 12/19/14

Big Night in Little Haiti on Friday, December 19, 2104.

Big Night In Little Haiti at Little Haiti Cultural Center on Friday, December 19, 2014. This month thay had Gabel, one of the premier Haitian bands. They began with a bang in 2006 when prestigious Kompa Magazine named the young Haitian group “New Band of the Year”.  Their fourth studio album Anyen Pa Etenèl was released earlier this year and they believe it to be their best yet.  The group has nine members; Katalog on vocals, Flav on vocals, Bob Doll as Maestro and guitar, Ray as the rhythm guitarist, T-Pachou on keyboards, DJ Dodo on bass, Cha Cha on percussionist and gong, Jay Lay Back on congas and tambourine, and Becken on drums.

Wow what a wonderful evening, the music was amazing and a awesome crowd everyone dancing and have a wonderful time.  Love this event…Big Night In Little Haiti is every third Friday, if you have not been you really should go.

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Gabel at Big Night in Little Haiti 12/19/14

Gabel at Big Night in Little Haiti
Sunday, 12/19/2014 – 12/19/2014 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BNLHDec14eflyerLittle Haiti Cultural Center
212 Northeast 59th Terrace,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

The December edition featuring popular Haitian konpa group Gabel.

They began with a bang in 2006 –prestigious Kompa Magazine named the young Haitian group “New Band of the Year”. They have lived up to the promise – their fourth studio album was released earlier this year; they have 12 music videos, have played at two karnavals and are touring throughout the Caribbean, Europe and the US. The group has nine members; Katalog on vocals, Flav on vocals, Bob Doll as Maestro and guitar, Ray as the rhythm guitarist, T-Pachou on keyboards, DJ Dodo on bass, Cha Cha on percussionist and gong, Jay Lay Back on congas and tambourine, and Becken on drums.