Beats After Sunset & Artist Reception 4/3/15

Beats After Sunset & Artist Reception
Friday, 04/03/2015 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
beats after sunset bass museum april 2014 photos by azeez bakareBass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: $10

Beats After Sunset is a monthly art and cocktails event that showcases the talents of local DJs. Spinning on April 3 is DJ Batiste. Galleries are open until 11 pm for viewing the exhibition One Way: Peter Marino. That evening there will be a special reception for artists Francisca Twiggs and Reed van Brunschot, two artists who collaborated on a new installation “It’s Like the River, De Nile”, which is on view in the storefront at 23rd Street and Collins Avenue.
Admission to Beats After Sunset is $10 or free for members of the museum.
Cocktails provided by Reyka Vodka.

Bass Museum presents installation It’s Like The River, De Nile 4/3/15

Bass Museum presents installation “It’s Like The River, De Nile”
Friday, 04/03/2015 – 06/30/2015 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Its-Like-the-River-De-NileBass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

The frailty of Miami Beach as a barrier island is the subject of the Bass Museum of Art’s new addition to its series tc: temporary contemporary.

Visual and performance artist Reed van Brunschot collaborated with Francisca Twiggs, a painter who works as commercial display artist and fabricator, to create I”t’s Like the River, De Nile.” The work is installed in the storefront windows of the Walgreen’s store located at the corner of Collins Avenue and 23rd Street, along a popular pathway to the public beach. Using set design and analog stage tricks, everyday objects and shoreline detritus make up a narrative installation that is both whimsical and eerily foreboding.

“Apocalyptic flooding has been depicted throughout the history of art,” said Jose Carlos Diaz, Bass Museum of Art Curator of Exhibitions. “Twiggs and van Brunschot have given us their own interpretation of this subject in light of 21st century global warming.”

“Our intention is to utilize this location’s storefront to sell the idea of ‘The Great Flood’, a theme approached throughout history in the arts as something destructive yet cleansing, beautiful yet violent and principally, a subject that is so very relevant however lamentably taboo here in South Florida. There is a level of absurdity in the political dismissal of even using the words “climate change”. It is these dualities in this very current social topic that has brought on the inspiration for the artwork and it’s title.” says Artist Reed van Brunschot.

Reed van Brunschot received her BFA from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2011 and has exhibited and performed internationally. In 2014, her work was seen in Miami at Primary Projects and Locust Projects at NADA Fair; and Galeria Logo in Porto Alegre in Brazil. She was also a fellow in both Cannonball and the Artist in Residence in the Everglades residency program.

Francisca Twiggs received her BFA in painting from the University of Miami in 2008 and currently works as the Senior Display Coordinator for Anthropologie in Miami, FL.

Photographs of Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach on 3/23/15

Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach on Monday, March 23, 2105.  Monday night featured fashion from students at the Art Institute Annual Fashion Show.

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Photographs by Anthony Jordon of Life Is Art and Soul of Miami present River Of Art #20 Business + Arts Social Event on 3/24/15

Photographs taken by Anthony Jordon of Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami present River Of Art with an exciting evening of business networking featuring a beautiful painting show, music, light bites and cocktails hosted at the world famous Tongue & Cheek in Miami Beach. The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists.

Featured Visual Artists:,LitanaVivian Estalella
Featured Musical Curator: DJ Hank Justice
Featured Charity: Unity Coalition

Unity Coalition – The First & Only organization for the South Florida Latino|Hispanic|LGBT Community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning), advancing Equality & Fairness since 2002.

La Primera y Unica organisación en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latina|hispana LGBTQ (lesbianas, gay,b isexual, transgénero, cuestionando), avansando Igualdad y Justicia desde el 2002.

River Of Art Program – The River Of Art is a monthly business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies and make connections, we create synergies to help promote business by including an amazing art show of local talent!

Life Is Art – 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.

Soul Of Miami – The Soul Of Miami has become one of the most popular local community sites in south Florida. It includes an extensive calendar, listing all sorts of happenings from all over the area: charity, arts, happy hours, concerts, networkers, nightlife, fairs, festivals and so much more. Tens of thousands of active south Floridians visiting the site every month.

Premiere Sponsor: Spectrum Miami
Partners: Fabulous MiamiYOMiamiSocialMedia305Catalyst MiamiInTheLoop305
With support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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

Miami Beach Gay Pride 2015 At Palace 4/12/15

Miami Beach Gay Pride 2015 At Palace
Sunday, 04/12/2015 – 11:00 am – 11:00 am
Screen-Shot-2015-03-26-at-2.29.37-PMPalace Bar
1200 Ocean Drive,
Miami, Florida 33139
Facebook Link
Cost: viewing party $125, Brunch $50, Block Party Free

The Miami Beach Gay Pride 2015 Parade is on April 12th!

Our viewing party for the PRIDE Parade kicks off at 11:30am for the biggest PRIDE to date. Our guests this year can enjoy a cool & swanky seat right on Ocean Drive under our over-sized umbrellas, commentary throughout the parade by our hilarious Palace drag queens, delicious brunch from our special “Pride Brunch” menu, with a personal bottle of chilled champagne, as well as a few surprises throughout the seating for just $125.

At 2:30pm, once the PRIDE parade is over our Viewing Party is over as well. We ask for 30 minutes while we refresh the venue and get ready for more PRIDE fun! Palace offers this 2nd seating for guests to join us for a very special Miami Beach Gay PRIDE Edition of our infamous Drag Brunch; “BRUNCHIC”. Patrons enjoy a full sized brunch entree, unlimited mimosas during brunch, non-stop drag queen entertainment, and live music by DJ Cire Citron until 4:30pm, for $50 per person.

With 2 great options to choose from, it’s not hard to see why both of these events SELL OUT EVERY YEAR very very quickly. For reservations please email us at:

[email protected]

But wait, there’s more!

The Palace gates are blowing wide open with another epic block party. Please join us as we “ROCK THE BLOCK” with:

DJ Deanne
DJ Sushiman
and International DJ sensation, DJ Aron!

Enjoy cocktails, drag queens, sexy go-go boys and all the circuit beats you can handle starting at 2pm and going all the way ’til 11pm. And as always, there is no cover for our BLOCK PARTY.

What other venue could offer you such a KING sized day of events? Only the Palace. :)

Bootcamp + Yoga in the Park! 3/29/2015

Bootcamp + Yoga in the Park!
Sunday, 03/29/2015 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am
NEWCantStopFitnessRGBFrontMarjory Stoneman Douglas Park
3rd Street & Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
RSVP Link
Cost: Donations

We invite you to join us for an outdoor exercise and yoga collaboration! Can’t Stop Fitness is joining with Red Cheetah Yoga to bring you a workout like never before!

The bootcamp will be about 45 minutes hour long and will use bodyweight movements. The yoga will be about 45 minutes and will take you through restorative movements.

A portion of donations will go to the charity Angels of East Africa!

We will see you there!

Photographs of Life Is Art and Soul of Miami present River Of Art #20 Business + Arts Social Event at Tongue & Cheek on 3/24/15

Life Is Art & Soul Of Miami present River Of Art with an exciting evening of business networking featuring a beautiful painting show, music, light bites and cocktails hosted at the world famous Tongue & Cheek in Miami Beach. The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists.

Featured Visual Artists:,LitanaVivian Estalella
Featured Musical Curator: DJ Hank Justice
Featured Charity: Unity Coalition

Unity Coalition – The First & Only organization for the South Florida Latino|Hispanic|LGBT Community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning), advancing Equality & Fairness since 2002.

La Primera y Unica organisación en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latina|hispana LGBTQ (lesbianas, gay,b isexual, transgénero, cuestionando), avansando Igualdad y Justicia desde el 2002.

River Of Art Program – The River Of Art is a monthly business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies and make connections, we create synergies to help promote business by including an amazing art show of local talent!

Life Is Art – 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.

Soul Of Miami – The Soul Of Miami has become one of the most popular local community sites in south Florida. It includes an extensive calendar, listing all sorts of happenings from all over the area: charity, arts, happy hours, concerts, networkers, nightlife, fairs, festivals and so much more. Tens of thousands of active south Floridians visiting the site every month.

Premiere Sponsor: Spectrum Miami
Partners: Fabulous MiamiYOMiamiSocialMedia305Catalyst MiamiInTheLoop305
With support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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