Life Is Art Founder’s Video Log #2 10062017

So, it appears these are going to be bi-weekly (sort of) instead of weekly. Once a week is just way more than I can handle. These take forever to do.

Life Is Art Founder’s Video Log #2 10062017

Article by Catalyst Miami

SMASH the Slumlords – Adrian Madriz


SoBe Seafood Festival is Back!


The 5th Annual South Beach Seafood Week is back to kick off Miami’s globally-recognized stone crab season October 17-21, 2017 in the best way South Beach knows how!

This is not your typical Seafood Festival, but a high-end experience that showcases the talents of South Florida’s leading chefs and culinary masterminds via a diverse group of events, benefiting a great cause: CI Foundation’s EAT SMART program.

 Saturday’s beachfront event, South Beach Seafood Festival, brought to you by Kendall Jackson and presented by Coca-Cola and Jack Daniel’s, spans four blocks and welcomes over 13,000 seafoodies to enjoy a day of fun in the sun in the Sobe Chic way. And this year, it’s all about the UPGRADE!

This is not your typical Seafood Festival – come prepared to indulge at pop up cafes featuring Miami’s leading restaurateurs serving the freshest seafood. Choose your dishes as you please and pair them with complimentary all day open bars for 21 and over!

This year’s event site entrance will be at 14th and Ocean Drive. Guests will enjoy a day with their toes in the sand at #sobeseafood fest which spans all the way from 10th and Ocean to 14th and Ocean!

So much more than just food, Saturday’s festival includes:

  • Jackson Family Wine pairing experiences,
  • Live music at the Main Stage,
  • iHeart Radio DJs at the Jack Daniel’s Beach Club,
  • Life-size beach games,
  • Chef demonstrations in the Whole Foods Market Culinary Showcase,
  • VIP Experiences in the Land Rover N&S Dade Hospitality Village featuring the GOYA Culinary Pavilion,
  • The Coca-Cola Dance Club,
  • Casa Herradura,
  • Celebrity Cruises “The Edge” showcase,
  • Jackson Family Wines sensory garden experience, and so much more – right on the sand!

And for the VIPs, the hospitality village will stay open for a VIP-only After Party from 7-9 PM where you can dance the night away.

Video of Manny Medina eMerge Americas 2016 Press Conference on 4/18/16

Early (really early) on Monday morning, April 18, 2016, Founder and Chairman of eMerge Americas, Manny Medina held a press conference to talk to the media about his vision for the conference, his thoughts on tech, and the place that Miami plays in all of that. eMerge Americas 2016 is a sold-out conference of over 13,000 attendees that has the mission to serve as the catalyst for establishing Miami as the technology hub for the Americas in order to propel innovation and investment in South Florida and Latin America.

Photographs and Video from the Seed Food and Wine Festival Tasting Village by Mr Q 305

Video and images of The Seed Food and Wine Festival Tasting Village.Held in MANA Wynwood and showcasing whole and organic foods, the Seed Food and Wine Festival Tasting Village in Miami welcomed thousands of Foodies who were able to enjoy free samplings at the ultimate day of plant-based health, wellness conscious and sustainable living.

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There was something for everybody: A beer garden, live music, Chef Demonstrations, Miami Book Fair Speaker Stage, yoga lounge, fitness zone, crafts, apparel, edible garden demonstrations, organic cruelty free beauty bar, over 80 restaurants, bakeries, brands, wines, spirits, juices sampling and delicious plant based treats.This video includes sound bites with:Alison Burgos – Co-Founder of the Seed Food and Wine FestivalVeronica Menin – Love Life Wellness CenterLori Zito – President Choices Organic CaféCarla Lee – CEO Carla Lee’s Nut BurgersWillliam Ltaif – SmartbitestogoValentina Poulos – Parlour Vegan BakeryRyan Bauhaus – Atlas Meat Free DelicatessenThe Tasting Village was presented by: Whole Foods Market – , Miami International Book Fair – and Driscoll’s Berries –

Video of Giralda Under the Stars by Mr Q 305


If it is the first Friday in November it means two things: One is the temperatures are getting cooler (ok…maybe a degree or two) and the other one is: Giralda Under the Stars, that gastronomic celebration of all the excellent cuisine available in that one magic block of picturesque Giralda Avenue known as “Restaurant Row”.

The Coral Gables Business Improvement District organizes the event which this year includes thirteen restaurants. Giralda Under the Stars runs on the first Friday of every month until April. So if you missed it this time you’ll be able to catch it in December.

Photographs of Bazaar Noir sponsored by Dos Equis at Grand Central

Love, Hope, Strength invites you to a night of culinary oddities, exotic beasts, and enigmatic strangers. Grand Central was transformed into a market inspired soiree guaranteed to test your wits and tempt your senses. Sip on complimentary Dos Equis as live music and unexpected encounters transport you to the Bazaar Noir.

We received these cute little passport cards that we took with us to every station to have punched.  It wasn’t that easy though. You had to try one of the “culinary oddities” or perform some task in order to get your card punched. Once all four corners of the card were punched out, then you were invited to the special secret room to view a performance.  Slits in a wall revealed a mirrored room with a dancing phoenix that seemed to perform JUST for you, like a pervy peep show. It was difficult to describe, so you’ll have to see for yourself… or ask me sometime.

The event was such a blast. We really enjoyed the musical stylings of The Candy Shop Boys. They played an eclectic and provoctive mix of muic and genres. I especially love how they cover tunes in new and interesting ways.

We were are all about partying for a purpose.  That’s why we are happy to find out that Love Hope Strength was behind all the the peculiar partying. Love Hope Strength (LHS) an international, music-centric cancer charity dedicated to saving lives, one concert at a time. Their mission is to save lives, right now, with the advances that have already been made in cancer care.

So, how does one become a marrow or blood stem cell donor?

It is a painless and simple procedure to get registered.  You fill out a quick form, have your cheek swabbed. The cells are taken and sent to a lab to be tested to determine your tissue type.  Your data is then entered into the National Marrow Donor Program registry. No worries. It’s anonymous.

Here is a video from MiamiTV recorded live at Bazaar Noir!

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Check out these fun images from the event.

Video – Knight Arts Challenge Winners 2009

{This video was taken at the Knight Arts Challenge Awards Ceremony at the Adrienne Arsht Center on November 30, 2009. We interviewed a few of the winners, as well as Dennis Scholl and Mayor Matti Bower.}

List of Winners
Friends of the Bass Museum
Girls’ Club
The LightBox at the Goldman Warehouse
Locust Projects
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Florida Grand Opera
Miami City Ballet
Teatro Avante
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
New World Symphony
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Sweat Records
UNCF/United Negro College Fund
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Hannah Kahn Poetry Foundation
Kathleen Hudspeth
BankAtlantic Foundation

Video – Richie Rich Fashion Show f/ Pamela Anderson

{So, for the Richie Rich fashion show at the Rock Fashion Week, I decided to do something different and do video instead of photography. Dunno if I like it better, but here it is. Hosted by Elaine Lancaster with a surprise appearance by Pamela Anderson at the end!}

Richie Rich fashion show at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach with Elaine Lancaster and Pamela Anderson.

Life Is Art Setup Sneak Peek!

Check it out LIA fans! I snagged you some sneak peak photos and even a video of what the setup is looking like. Would have gotten more, but I was kinda… setting up. More work on Friday, then the show is on Saturday!

Okay, enough jabbering, on with the show!
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Video: 2 Minutes of Post Setup (plus a little bonus footage)

Life IS Art!

Life Is Art Miami Featured Artist Fair Venue Video

Lombardi Properties has provided Life Is Art with a great, historic building, originally called the 1926 Seminole Building, it is also known as the Terminal Fabric building for the company that was housed there for many years. Here are some photos and video from the space. 120 NW 25th Street, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL.

You can see photos from the venue here.

Video – Art Basel 2008 Related Videos

{All videos by me! You can also go over to Youtube to watch them in high quality. All videos shot during events surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach 2008. No videos actually shot at Art Basel Miami Beach 2008}

Artist Signing at Bustello Cafe 12/6/08
We were just wandering over to the new Bustello cafe at the Gansevoort to grab a bite to eat before heading over to see Art Positions and they were having a signing with the artist for their poster. Live music and everything. So cool to run into fun stuff like that during Art Basel week.

Art of Shade Makeup 12/6/08
A very good friend of ours who is a makeup artist working on a model for the Art of Shade trunk show during Art Now at the South Seas hotel during the Art Basel Miami Beach week 2008.

Ping Pong at Vanguard 12/7/08
Wandering through Wynwood on Sunday evening, we saw a ping pong tournament, of sorts, going on at the Vanguard show put on by Gen Art at the Charcoal studios. Hot, drunk girls playing ping pong, who could resist?

2 Minutes in a Hammock with 3 Girls
The hammocks outside NADA Fair 2008 during the Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 art week.

2 Minutes with the Photographer 12/6/08
At Art Positions, there was this photographer, some people noticed her, some did not.

2 Minutes of Waterdance 12/4/08
Water dancers at Vanguard by Gen Art during Art Basel week 2008, 12/4/08. Presented by

2 Minutes with Ellis G 12/3/08
During Art Basel Miami Beach 2008, we came across this artist, Ellis G, creating chalk art on the sidewalk by outlining shadows of objects nearby. I noticed that many people seemed oblivious to the art around them.

Yelle in Concert after Art Positions Opening 12/3/08
This is Yelle in concert on the beach in Miami Beach after the Art Positions opening party during Art Basel 2008.

Video – How to Art Basel with the Professionals

SeminArt is presented by LegalArt, This month they hosted a panel of art experts on how to optimize your time at Art Basel Miami Beach, and the surrounding fairs. Representatives from MOCA,, Red Dot Fair,, Design Miami,, Bridge Art Fair,, and NADA Art Fair,

Video provided by James Echols,

Of course, it is chopped up into 12 parts to fit onto Youtube.
Link to Part 1

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

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