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Welcome to the Future – Miami Artists Imagine the City in 2050

Welcome to the Future – Miami Artists Imagine the City in 2050

Performing Arts

Published 1/6/22

Prelude to2100, envisioned and created by Miami-based theatrical artist Susan Caraballo, Co-produced with Live Arts Miami, In collaboration with 30South Florida-based artists: theatre, music, visual and literary. Set in 2050,Miami’s Deering Estate has been converted into a safe havenfor those who have been displaced by the weather. After repairsare made again to the house from another hurricane,the estate’s residents decide to host an open house.The public is invited to visit the property and meets is residents.In this multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary art(ful) experience called Prelude to 2100,the audience will be enveloped by an immersive experience - theatre, sound scapesand visual arts - all at the Deering Estate Feb. 4-6, 2022.Over 30 artists are participating - including Gustavo Matamoros, Sandra Portal-Andreu, Laurencia Strauss, Fereshteh Toosi, and many, many more artists- to provide an up-close and extremely personal experienceof life …

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Spring 2022 Season of Exhibitions

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Spring 2022 Season of Exhibitions

Visual Arts

Published 12/29/21

“We are thrilled to announce the latest on The Met’s robust exhibition offerings, as we continue to welcome more visitors to the Museum, particularly with the easing of restrictions on international travel,” said Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. “The Met has an exceptionally ambitious slate of exhibitions, programs, and activities planned for the coming months that ensures a unique and memorable experience for both our local and global audiences.”The Met’s 2022 exhibition program launches in January with Charles Ray: Figure Ground (opening January 31, 2022), a focused presentation that will unite sculptures from every period of this important contemporary artist’s career. Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman (opening February 17, 2022) will explore how this influential artist worked through ideas on paper and developed his famous compositions. Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux Recast (opening March 10, 2022) will be the …

The Apollo and WNYC Announce The 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration “MLK – Activism and the Arts”

The Apollo and WNYC Announce The 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration “MLK – Activism and the Arts”

Performing Arts

Published 12/23/21

Returning as an in-person event, “MLK – Activism and the Arts” will this year be co-led by a roster of WNYC and WQXR hosts: Melissa Harris-Perry, host of WNYC Studios and PRX’s The Takeaway; WQXR host and author Terrance McKnight; Jami Floyd of WNYC’s Race and Justice Unit; Brian Lehrer, Host of WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show; Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s All of It; and Kai Wright, host of The United States of Anxiety. This year’s discussion will focus on how Dr. King leveraged the influence of artists in the civil rights movement and how that legacy of activism in the arts continues today. Focusing on the long-standing connection between activism and artistry, participants will discuss how the struggle for social justice affected icons from Nina Simone to John Legend and how they, in turn, helped drive the struggle for social justice.“MLK - Activism and The Arts” will be broadcast on WNYC and PRX’s The Takeaway on the official Dr. Martin Luther King holiday Monday, …

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART TO PRESENT FIRST MAJOR SURVEY FOR ARTIST BOB THOMPSON IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART TO PRESENT FIRST MAJOR SURVEY FOR ARTIST BOB THOMPSON IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS

Visual Arts

Published 12/17/21

Organized by the Colby College Museum of Art, the nationally touring exhibition includes paintings and works on paper by Thompson (American, 1937-1966), who died at the age of 28. The exhibition, spanning his brief but prolific career, premiered at Colby and will travel to the Smart Museum of Art before its presentation at the High. From Atlanta, it will travel to the Hammer Museum.Thompson’s work is characterized by a rigorous engagement with art history and a commitment to expressive figuration. Throughout his practice, canonical European painting served as a point of departure for his radically inventive contemporary allegories. Inspired by old masters such as Jacopo Tintoretto and Francisco de Goya, he developed a highly personal and symbolic visual vocabulary known for its characteristic vignettes of silhouetted figures and animals in pastoral settings. His paintings recast the mythological and religious narratives of his historical sources through his own aesthetic lens, …

New Installation at Madison Square Park

New Installation at Madison Square Park

Visual Arts

Published 12/17/21

Landscape and Memory will place five bronze sculptural pools, flowing with water arriving in different sequences, into the park’s Oval Lawn, harkening back to when the Cedar Creek—now buried underground—coursed across the land where the park stands today. Building on Iglesias’ practice of unearthing the forgotten and excavating natural history, Landscape and Memory resurfaces in the imaginations of contemporary viewers the now-invisible force of this ancient waterway. The installation will be on view from May 23 through December 4, 2022.“Cristina Iglesias is renowned for sculpture and installation that engage closely with the spatial, cultural, and historical qualities of the spaces where they’re sited. With Landscape and Memory, Iglesias brings a new level of exploration to our commissioning program, creating sculptural cracks in the lawns that reveal an unseen element of the park’s natural history,” said Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Deputy Director and Martin Friedman Chief …

Georgia Symphony Orchestra 71st Concert Season

Georgia Symphony Orchestra 71st Concert Season

Music

Published 12/17/21

The GSO’s Classics series, led by Music Director and Conductor Timothy Verville, features three artistically captivating and musically challenging classical performances at either the Marietta Performing Arts Center or the Bailey Center for the Performing Arts at Kennesaw State University. In an effort to continue its focus on diversity and inclusivity in classical music, the series features the works of two American women composers and two women soloists.The GSO’s “Symphony in the City” commenced December 13th as a virtual series! For this special occasion, GSO music director and conductor Timothy Verville filmed their musicians in performing around their wonderful hometown of Marietta, Ga. These performances, presented in 4k with amazing audio and unique locations, feature music ranging from classical, pops, jazz, world music, and even three never before heard commission/world premieres by metro-Atlanta based composers. Episodes premiere throughout the orchestral season, with …

SCOPE MIAMI'S RECORD BREAKING 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

SCOPE MIAMI'S RECORD BREAKING 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Festivals

Published 12/16/21

Reporting over 100,000 visitors throughout the week, SCOPE continuously reached capacity with lines stretching across the beach and over the dunes. Visitors entered through a massive graffiti cave by Peruvian street artist ENTES to gain access to the show. They were quickly surrounded by monumental site-specific installations; from a 30,000-square-foot drawing on the beach by Saype, to the ephemeral and experiential work of Rashid Al Khalifa, Mister E, Butch Anthony, SuperChief NFT and JonOne. Morning fairgoers were invited to take part in meditation and yoga programming; afternoons hosted a series of erudite talks, and as the sun went down, The New Contemporary transformed into Art Week’s newest nightlife attraction with performances by DJ WhiteShadow, Masego and more.EXHIBITOR HIGHLIGHTSTHE NEW CONTEMPORARYExhibitors were ecstatic as the pace of sales consistently grew. Haven Gallery found great success at this year’s edition with Kukula and Naoto Hattori. Gallery Owner and …

Denis Weil Appointed Director of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Denis Weil Appointed Director of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Visual Arts

Published 12/16/21

He was unanimously elected by the Museum’s Board of Directors following an extensive search that included candidates from Israel and abroad. Weil assumes his position at the Museum on March 1, 2022.Weil has worked extensively in the public and philanthropic sectors, including roles at Bloomberg Philanthropies, Year Up, Mercy Corps, and Sanergy. Weil has also held leadership positions in innovation, design, and digital technology at McDonald’s, Interactive Media Group, Procter and Gamble, and IDEO.“Throughout his career, Denis has been an innovator who has led scholars and creatives in research-driven inquiry that has generated meaningful cultural, educational, and social programs and impacts for both individuals and communities,” said Isaac Molho, Chair of the Board of the Israel Museum. “His experience as a leader, manager, fundraiser, and designer, together with his forward-looking vision for the Museum, will serve us well as we build upon the success of the past 56 years …

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami return to Art Week with a Vengeance

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami return to Art Week with a Vengeance

Festivals

Published 12/16/21

To mark the opening of the contemporary art, culture and entertainment experience, the annual Opening Night Preview Party took place on Wednesday, December 1st, presented by the fairs’ lead sponsors Pommery Champagne and Artsy. Hundreds of the world’s most affluent art dealers, collectors, artists, gallery owners, curators and art enthusiasts attended the opening night extravaganza for a first look at the inspirational works by the more than 170+ exhibiting artists and galleries from around the world.'This year's fairs saw a very captive audience over the five days during Miami Art Week,' says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Art Group. 'Through the long-standing relationships with our arts and cultural partners, we enjoyed a robust attendance by those who were ready to re-immerse themselves in the art world again, after a two-year hiatus and more than a year of seclusion. Our exhibitors across both shows reported excellent sales and a very enthusiastic clientele of visiting …

HIGH MUSEUM ATLANTA WINE AUCTION CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY AS NATION’S LEADING CHARITY WINE AUCTION FOR THE ARTS

HIGH MUSEUM ATLANTA WINE AUCTION CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY AS NATION’S LEADING CHARITY WINE AUCTION FOR THE ARTS

Culinary

Published 12/9/21

The Wine Auction is the largest fundraising event for the Museum and the biggest wine auction in the United States benefiting the arts, boasting more than $33 million raised over the last 29 years. More than 175 wineries and restaurants will participate this year as the Auction returns to the tents at Atlanta’s Atlantic Station.Since it launched in 1993, the Auction has provided significant funding for the High’s exhibitions and education programs. The Paddle Raise, benefiting the Museum’s Art Access program, has raised more than $1.7 million since it began in 2006. These funds provide teacher resources and museum access to more than 125,000 students throughout the state each year.“As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Wine Auction, we reflect on our many years of success and our benefactors’ steadfast support, which was essential to help us navigate the past two years,” said Rand Suffolk, Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director of the High. “Without their …

First Exhibition Devoted to Georgia O’Keeffe’s Photography On View

First Exhibition Devoted to Georgia O’Keeffe’s Photography On View

Visual Arts

Published 12/9/21

Reframing views through the lens of her camera, O’Keeffe saw her environment as an array of possible shapes and forms. Moving from right to left, angling the camera from high to low, or turning it vertically and horizontally, she composed and recomposed her photographs to find harmonious compositions. Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer features nearly 100 rarely seen photographs from a previously unstudied archive, alongside a selection of her paintings and drawings. To accompany Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer, the Addison has organized two complementary exhibitions that offer important context for this deeper exploration of O’Keeffe’s work. “As a museum that has championed photography since our founding nearly a century ago, we are particularly excited to explore O’Keeffe’s work through this new lens,” said Allison Kemmerer, the Mary Stripp and R. Crosby Kemper Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art. “The depth of our collection gives us the opportunity …

Bring the Magic of the Holidays into Your Living Room by Streaming "The Nutcracker" On Demand

Bring the Magic of the Holidays into Your Living Room by Streaming "The Nutcracker" On Demand

Performing Arts

Published 12/5/21

Enjoy unlimited access after purchase now through December 31, giving audiences the flexibility to enjoy the performance at their convenience. The run time of the movie without intermission is 2 hours.ON DEMAND FAQs: Q: Does The Nutcracker On Demand cost $25 per person? A: If one person purchases access and, for example, four family members watch the virtual performance on one device, there is no additional charge for the other viewers; if one person watches the virtual performance on one device, that would also cost $25.Q: Once I purchase The Nutcracker On Demand, will I own it? A: On Demand is an unlimited access rental through December 31, much like you would find on Amazon Prime or other streaming services.Q: How often can I watch it? A: Once you complete your order, you may watch as many times as you want through December 31.Q: How will I find my virtual performance once I have paid for it? A: Go to my.atlantaballet.com/account/content. You will need to …

Priscilla Presley attends Red Dot Miami to unveil her portrait collection

Priscilla Presley attends Red Dot Miami to unveil her portrait collection

Visual Arts

Published 12/5/21

Portraits of Priscilla have been developed by Florida-based artist Adam Rote, who has specialized in painting renditions of Hollywood legends for the last 10 years. The two portraits unveiled by Priscilla at Red Dot Miami are part of Adam's Goddess Collection presented by Zukunft Galerie and owner John Brandolino, that also feature artistic representations of Farrah Fawcett, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor among others.Since the age of 12, Adam has honed his skills with apprenticeships in the fields of airbrush and portraiture, emerging 45 years later to become the most collaborated painter with Academy Award and legendary performers than any other fine artist. Starting off with classic silver screen black and white paintings of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor, the rare historic sign's metal is meticulously cut into a star and then mounted on two more layers of brushed aluminum and featured prominently in a cascade of shooting stars and …

BUY ART YOU LOVE AND MAKE IT AN INVESTMENT

BUY ART YOU LOVE AND MAKE IT AN INVESTMENT

Visual Arts

Published 12/3/21

In addition to your emotional connection with your purchase, wouldn’t it be grand if this purchase could also be a solid investment? But how do you determine a good investment in art? What makes it an investment? Here are some tips to consider.ORIGINAL ONLYOnly buy original art. They are one-of-a-kind, so you can enjoy the fact that you are not in cookie-cutter territory. Original pieces have depth that pops to demands a second look. They offer a story that likely includes a strong emotional element. The connection between the artist and the viewer can be powerful. How you’ve come to own the piece and why you’ve chosen to own one from that particular artist is a story worth telling. Original art can get expensive, so consider drawings or photographs as they are likely to be cheaper than paintings or sculptures. DO YOUR HOMEWORK!Knowing what to look for when purchasing art is essential. If you’re serious about finding a piece that’s more than just something beautiful to …

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS TO HOST ANNUAL NATIONAL ARTS MARKETING PROJECT CONFERENCE VIRTUALLY

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS TO HOST ANNUAL NATIONAL ARTS MARKETING PROJECT CONFERENCE VIRTUALLY

Lectures/Classes

Published 12/2/21

The conference will prepare the arts and culture field with tools, tactics, strategies, and inspiration to go forth into 2022 and beyond. The National Arts Marketing Project Conference is the largest gathering of arts marketers in the country.Keynotes and Featured Speakers“Beyond the Non-Disabled Gaze,” December 7, 1:00 p.m. EST. Playwright and performer Ryan J. Haddad and fellow actor and longtime friend Anthony Michael Lopez will discuss the power of language and the dangers of trying to tell (and sell) a disabled narrative from a non-disabled point of view. They will talk with candor about community, friendship, and what it means to connect, both with audiences and with strangers.“Whom Will We Gather?” December 7, 2:30 p.m. EST. In a session led by Dr. Zannie Giraud Voss of SMU DataArts and Emika Abe of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, audience members will examine implications of new research from SMU DataArts as arts marketers, funders, and arts patrons navigate the …

Five University Art Museums Acquire Artwork from the Collection of Souls Grown Deep

Five University Art Museums Acquire Artwork from the Collection of Souls Grown Deep

Visual Arts

Published 12/2/21

The Hampton, Hood, Princeton, and RISD museums will also partner with the Foundation to offer paid internships to BIPOC undergraduate students for the Spring 2022 semester, marking the fourth cohort of the Foundation’s Internship Grant Program.With these acquisitions, Souls Grown Deep has now placed over 500 works by more than 110 artists in more than 30 significant museum collections across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Art; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Brooklyn Museum; the Dallas Museum of Art; and others. The Foundation’s Collection Transfer Program is an integral part of its mission to advocate for the increased representation of these artists in the canon of art history by fostering public access to these works and related exhibitions, research, publications, and programming. It also directly supports living artists, including Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Lonnie Holley, …

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2022 Jack Rudin Championship

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2022 Jack Rudin Championship

Music

Published 12/2/21

For the first time since March 2020, students will perform publicly on the Rose Theater stage for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jack Rudin Jazz Championship.Although Jazz at Lincoln Center's hall was temporarily dark to audiences from March 2020 until the organization reopened on November 18, 2021, Jazz at Lincoln Center provided resources for cultural nourishment and comfort in these uncertain times. The organization made available more than 1000 digital programs—including education programs Essentially Ellington, WeBop, Swing University, Summer Jazz Academy, and new programs including A Closer Listen and Inside the Score—to reach people all over the world and bring the healing power of jazz music into homes and communities.Ensembles competing in the 2022 Jack Rudin Jazz Championship hail from the following colleges and universities:Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)California State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Bloomington, …

KWANZAA: A REGENERATION CELEBRATION VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

KWANZAA: A REGENERATION CELEBRATION VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

Performing Arts

Published 12/2/21

For more than 15 years, the Apollo has presented an annual Kwanzaa festival performance during the seven-day celebration of African American culture. This year, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre will produce a unique digital event of dance and music honoring the seven principles of Kwanzaa, the Nguzo Saba. The event, hosted by award-winning radio host and annual Apollo Kwanzaa emcee Imhotep Gary Byrd, will be streamed on the Apollo Digital Stage. The program is pay what you wish and will be on demand through January 3.“We’re thrilled to celebrate Kwanzaa virtually and provide a space to unite our Apollo community for a time of celebration and reflection,” said Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes. “We look forward to premiering new work by the internationally acclaimed and award-winning Forces of Nature, bringing an invigorating and multi-generational experience of contemporary dance to our audiences.”Bringing together dance, music, and poetry to honor the seven core …

 “What Is Left Unspoken, Love”

“What Is Left Unspoken, Love”

Visual Arts

Published 12/2/21

On view March 25-Aug. 14, 2022, “What Is Left Unspoken, Love” juxtaposes iconic works that represent watershed moments in the history of contemporary art, such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “‘Untitled’ (Perfect Lovers)” (1987-1990), with art of the past decade, including six works created especially for the exhibition, such as “Our Love Was Deeply Purple” (2021) by Alanna Fields. The exhibition will consider love as a profound subject of exploration from time immemorial that is nonetheless still relevant to the contingencies of 21st-century life.“Recognizing that division and separation are prevalent in our current moment, it is only fitting to mount an exhibition focused on love: a universal theme that ultimately underscores what binds and strengthens us all,” said Rand Suffolk, the High’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director. “Showcasing perspectives of artists from the past three decades, we hope that ‘What Is Left Unspoken, Love’ will remind …

“THE OBAMA PORTRAITS” TOUR

“THE OBAMA PORTRAITS” TOUR

Visual Arts

Published 11/16/21

“We are honored to present these portraits as the exclusive Southeastern venue for the tour and to afford our audiences an intimate experience with the works,” said Rand Suffolk, the High’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director. “They demonstrate the incredible talents of Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley, two artists the Museum holds in high esteem, and serve as important records of a historic period in our nation’s history.” “We view the country as our community and believe in the power of portraiture to encourage both empathy and inspiration across audiences,” said Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery. “‘The Obama Portraits Tour’ is an opportunity to meet people where they are, in collaboration with our peer institutions, and offer audiences in different parts of the United States an opportunity to see these portraits firsthand.”  In addition to the portraits, the exhibition will feature an approximately eight-minute video …

JUST DANCE! THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF DANCING ON THE BRAIN

JUST DANCE! THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF DANCING ON THE BRAIN

Performing Arts

Published 11/15/21

Improved brain function is a significant advantage of dancing regularly. Recent studies on the neurological effects of dance have found evidence of links between the brain’s reward centers and its sensory and motor circuits, both of which are activated when attempting to coordinate movements with the beat of a particular song. Strengthening these neural connections results in improved memory, and can also help treat people with progressive neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia.Ever wonder why professional dancers don’t get dizzy, even when rapidly spinning and twirling across the stage? It’s because years of practice have blended their cerebral and cognitive thought processes, leading to increased fluidity through improved muscle memory. Dancing regularly enables the body to suppress signals in the inner ear that gauge balance and are linked to the cerebellum. So the more one dances, the less dizzy they become as the body gets conditioned.Other …

Dogfight on Stage at Woodstock Arts

Dogfight on Stage at Woodstock Arts

Performing Arts

Published 11/5/21

On November 21, 1963, three young Marines set out for a final night of debauchery, partying and even a little trouble on the eve of their deployment to Southeast Asia. When Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion. Dogfight was originally produced Off-Broadway in 2012 and features music/lyrics by the Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning duo known as Pasek & Paul, who would later be known for Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman, and La La Land.“Set against the backdrop of a changing, tumultuous time in America, Dogfight is a complex and hauntingly beautiful story about the power and importance of loving empathy in a world built to stifle it,” Director Kyle Brumley explains. “It is an especially important story to tell now, with striking social parallels between today and our not-so-distant past of 1963. Dogfight also …

SCOPE Miami Beach 2021 Programming Announced

SCOPE Miami Beach 2021 Programming Announced

Festivals

Published 11/4/21

Honoring its perpetual mission to provide a platform for discovery, SCOPE will welcome over 125 diverse contemporary exhibitors featuring The New Contemporary, a genre that stands as a critical contribution to both global politics and local community engagement.With an emphasis on innovation, SCOPE sets itself apart by offering a 360° experience of Contemporary Art that encompasses VIP Programming, immersive Special Projects, compelling brand integrations, and a dynamic array of Museum and Cultural Partners.SCOPE Miami Beach opens on November 30th, with its Platinum First View and VIP + Press Preview, and will open to the public December 01-05, 2021.New to the SCOPE pavilion this year is The New Contemporary Presents, an experiential multidisciplinary program located in our expanded Atrium. The New Contemporary will present daily programming featuring large scale installations, music performances, and panel discussions during the day while continuing our long-standing commitment to …

Free Fridays at the Carlos Museum this November

Free Fridays at the Carlos Museum this November

Visual Arts

Published 11/1/21

Members of the public may visit free of charge on November 5th, 12th, and the 19th!Visitors will be able to experience all of the permanent collection galleries as well as special exhibitions including Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, featuring mixed-media sculptures, wall hangings, and large-scale installation works by two leading Indigenous contemporary artists, and Resonance: Recent Acquisitions in Photography.The Carlos Museum will be closed on November 25th and 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.Masks will be required in accordance with Emory University's Visitor Policy. For more information, visit www.carlos.emory.edu.

Catch KAWS in Atlanta

Catch KAWS in Atlanta

Artist Spotlight

Published 11/1/21

“The High is proud to have been among the first to present KAWS’ work to a museum-going public. That early engagement and his generosity hastened a relationship that has resulted in an astonishingly comprehensive public collection of his graphic work,” said Rand Suffolk, the High’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director. “This is the first time our KAWS prints will be exhibited together, and we’re thrilled to give our audience an opportunity to familiarize themselves with this important facet of his work.” KAWS made his first screenprints in the late 1990s and has since continued to maintain a printmaking practice alongside his production of paintings, sculpture and editioned objects (both real and virtual). Through the syntax of silkscreen printing established by such preeminent and illustrious forebears as Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, which in part obscured distinctions between high and low, KAWS brings into conflict and accord the worlds of …

New Art Exhibit at the High Museum of Art

New Art Exhibit at the High Museum of Art

Visual Arts

Published 11/1/21

Featured in the exhibition are nearly 50 early-20th-century posters that represent a complex history of modernism, as avant-garde artists actively produced fine and applied art for both commercial and political purposes.“These fascinating works, from a highly significant collection, underscore an important connection between art and societal change,” said Rand Suffolk, the High’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director. “This exhibition also provides a glimpse at the impact graphic design has, not only as an art form, but also on day-to-day decision-making and the circulation of information on a large scale.”Though not precious or unique, the poster is the ultimate design object used to disseminate ideas and images that reflect time and place. As an object of design history, the poster can comment on social or cultural shifts, but it is probably best known for its most prominent role — selling commercial products. Works included in the exhibition feature a wide range of …

10 REASONS TO DANCE

10 REASONS TO DANCE

Performing Arts

Published 11/1/21

But despite the visual “wow” factor, we asked ourselves why should dance be limited to a spectator sport for non-professionals who enjoy the art form? Surely there are many benefits to individual’s participating in dance, as opposed to just sitting back and watching. To this end, we’ve dusted off our pointe shoes in order to point our readers in the right direction on what experiencing dance first hand can offer.1. HEALTH & FITNESSSomething you will never experience by merely watching a dance performance, as opposed to taking a dance class or just dancing for fun, is a good old-fashioned cardiovascular workout to get the blood flowing and the calories burning. Not only will dancing help to reduce your blood pressure, lower harmful cholesterol, and increase your flexibility and muscle tone, it will also help you lose weight, making that tutu fit too, too well! Just to give you a few examples and an approximate idea of how many calories you can expect to shed in an hour, per …

ARTIST ORIT FUCHS INTERPRETS CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

ARTIST ORIT FUCHS INTERPRETS CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

Artist Spotlight

Published 10/11/21

Having worked as an art director for some of Israel’s top agencies, Fuchs has a firm grasp on pop culture and gender roles in contemporary society, which serve as a familiar backdrop against which her imagination unfurls. Her understanding of the human psyche and her fierce talent morph into moving work that takes place somewhere in between fiction and reality, capturing glimpses from wondrous perspectives.The most central theme in her art is the female image and the various forms it can take in modern society. Her female characters are imbued with the full spectrum of human emotion and state of mind. It’s creative journalism, telling entire stories so many women could relate to with just a single portrait or illustrated moment.What’s particularly refreshing in Fuchs’ work is that she doesn’t try to glamorize women or turn them into mundane objects of perfection. Instead, she seeks to capture their drama, sassiness, inner confidence, unapologetic sex appeal, and …

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami return to MANA Wynwood

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami return to MANA Wynwood

Festivals

Published 10/4/21

The fairs will cover more than 100,000 square feet of indoor exhibition, all within walking distance of Wynwood’s trendiest restaurants, bars, and retail boutiques.  "We’re excited to be back to live in-person events after such a long pause and thrilled to be at Mana Wynwood again for Miami Art Week,” says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Art Group. “The last two years have been extremely challenging for everyone. We’re pleased to have survived and able to bring collectors and artists and galleries together again. The newly reconfigured space at Mana Wynwood offers us a renewed opportunity to offer an esthetically pleasing environment for showcasing the best the contemporary art world has to offer. Exhibitors and attendees alike can look forward to an unprecedented level of luxury over the five days. We’re very excited to unveil the new look and welcome everyone back to Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami.”Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami form the acclaimed …

Legally Blonde Viral Video

Legally Blonde Viral Video

Performing Arts

Published 8/26/21

What started as a way for the cast and team of Legally Blonde to spread the word locally about their production at Woodstock Arts (formerly Elm Street Cultural Arts Village) soon turned into a series of viral videos overnight, thanks to TikTok, Instagram, and a very supportive theatre community. After a fellow castmate had shared a video spotlighting the musical’s cast on TikTok, comments soon came in asking to know more about the production’s Elle Woods, played by Ebony Strong.“I then posted a different video on my account to share a little more about me playing Elle and people were begging me to post something from the show itself,” Strong explains. With timing that could only be explained as theatrical in nature, Music Director Gamble uploaded a clip of the show’s opening number “Omigod You Guys” that was then put on the lead’s TikTok. Transitioning from TikTok to Instagram, the clip revealing Strong as Elle was re-shared on various accounts, including original …

 Atlanta Ballet Season Lineup

Atlanta Ballet Season Lineup

Performing Arts

Published 8/5/21

“We are so grateful for the community’s support throughout these challenging and unpredictable times,” said Nedvigin. “After having to cancel the second half of our 2019/2020 Season, and having to perform for cameras during our virtual programs and risk the unpredictable conditions of an outdoor stage in 2020/2021, we are so excited to reconnect with audiences in the theatre. It will be a homecoming like no other.” In addition to all-time favorites like Firebird and Giselle, the 2021/2022 season will highlight the creative talent and visionary excellence of the Company’s very own. Inspired by the success of Atlanta Ballet’s reimagined pandemic season of Silver Linings performances that featured a collection of brand new works created by Atlanta Ballet dancers on their Company counterparts, Nedvigin has commissioned three of Atlanta Ballet dancers-turned-choreographers to create new and expanded works for the 2021/2022 Season. Darian Kane will elaborate on her …

SCOPE ANNOUNCES NFT ARTISTS FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY VIP TICKET RELEASE

SCOPE ANNOUNCES NFT ARTISTS FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY VIP TICKET RELEASE

Expo/Fair

Published 7/20/21

With stunning views of the ocean, SCOPE’s unparalleled curated selection of contemporary art will be presented alongside museum-quality installations, panel discussions, and nightlife events.SCOPE + YellowHeart will create the first-of-its-kind, NFT-minted, VIP tickets to commemorate SCOPE Art Show’s 20th anniversary. The tokens will feature unique editioned artwork tied to SCOPE’s New Contemporary Program, presenting emerging and celebrated artists alike that define our cultural landscape across a variety of creative disciplines. The limited-release tickets will go on sale September 9th on YellowHeart’s marketplace and will feature work from Swoon, Saype, Relm, Nychos, Diana Sinclair, ENTES, Logan Hicks, Kathie Olivas, and CTWF (Coloring The World Foundation).“In celebration of our 20th anniversary, SCOPE has partnered with digital marketplace YellowHeart to create a first of its kind Blockchain ticketing solution featuring a diverse curation of innovative NFT minted VIP …

Art in August

Art in August

Family

Published 7/15/21

Art in August was created to support the important work of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a 501(c)3 national non profit that is committed to raising funds for research and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer, the number one disease killer of children in the United States.Designed by over 30 artists - including Peter Tunney, Baron Von Fancy, Jason Naylor, Andrew Hudson and Chef James Kent - and manufactured by Enduring Images, each $175 plate will be on sale from August 20-31. The artwork ranges from collages (like Vinnie Ray’s Portal 11 and Katy Hirschfeld’s Handsome Youths) to graffiti (from muralist Riiisa Boogie’s Keep Rockin’ and Hektad’s repetitive LOVE graffiti on Lover.) All of the proceeds from each plate will directly support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.Art in August kicks off August 20th through the 31st! To buy a plate, click here.

Atlanta: Bold and Beautiful

Atlanta: Bold and Beautiful

Visual Arts

Published 7/11/21

For the first time, everyone everywhere can engage with these organizations—including the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University —across the city in one digital location and discover its unique culture. As travel and tourism opens, Google Arts & Culture hopes Atlantans will be reminded just how much their city has to offer, and that visitors will be encouraged to discover the city for themselves.Atlanta is the first city in the American deep south and fourth in the U.S. to be featured inGoogle Arts & Culture’s global initiative to capture and share the unique culture of cities.Along with Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Charlotte, Atlanta joins European cultural hubs on the platform including Milan and Naples, Italy, Lyon, France, and Hamburg, Germany.Bonnie Speed, Director of the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University said, "We are thrilled to be a part of Atlanta's Google Arts & Culture launch. This new platform will allow more Atlantans to learn about the …

Picks of the Week: Fourth of July Weekend

Picks of the Week: Fourth of July Weekend

Performing Arts

Published 7/2/21

SANDRELL RIVERS THEATER: INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT- SONGS OF UNITY WITH LAUREN CARTERJuly 2nd @ 8 pmJoin SRT for an Independence Day Unity Concert with vocalist Lauren Carter featuring classic songs such as What the World Needs Now, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, With a Little Help from my Friends, This Land is Your Land, Ain’t That America and more- Lauren Carter's soulful and versatile voice lights up the Sandrell Rivers Theater in this In-Person Concert! More event details here.THE RED CURTAIN: THE ART OF FACING FEAR - THE WORLD UNITED - SHOW 2July 4th @ 10 am Live theatre performed by 25 actors from 5 continents written by Ivam Cabral and Rodolfo Garcia Valquez and Directed by Rodolfo Garcia Valquez. More event details here.DOWNTOWN HOLLYWOOD: DREAM CAR CLASSICJuly 4th @ 10 amThe Dream Car Classic presented by Cobra Joe Productions has made a great come-back to the Downtown Hollywood area. Held on the first Sunday of the month, the Dream Car Classic gives gearheads and …

GRAFFITI ARTIST JOZZA PARTNERS WITH JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

GRAFFITI ARTIST JOZZA PARTNERS WITH JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Family

Published 6/24/21

As part of the launch of the partnership, Jozza joined Caitlin Stella, CEO of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital; Kip Hunter-Epstein and Joey Epstein, Chairs of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Art Committee; and other team members from Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and the Art Committee; for a special event at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital on Friday, June 18th where the partnership was announced.  Jozza donated two extraordinary original pieces of artwork – “Catch the Love” and “The Daisy” to the Hospital. The two paintings are hung on the Hospital’s walls in the first floor Family Resource Center and on the 4th floor across from Daniella’s Atrium. In addition, Kip Hunter-Epstein and her husband, Joey Epstein graciously donated a third Jozza original painting– “Snoopy and Woodstock” to the Hospital, to be hung on the wall outside the Surgical Unit on the 2nd Floor.Jozza will also be placing additional pieces of his artwork on a …

REVIEW: A REASSURING CLOSURE TO SERAPHIC FIRE’S VIRTUAL SEASON

REVIEW: A REASSURING CLOSURE TO SERAPHIC FIRE’S VIRTUAL SEASON

Music

Published 6/11/21

Miami’s Grammy-nominated choral ensemble Seraphic Fire wrapped up its virtual season, known as Season S, with the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Claudio Monteverdi.This last presentation, on May 23, marked the first time these artists gathered after more than one year apart – and the intensity of emotions they exuded made their sacred music shine even brighter.Seraphic Fire cautiously approached every detail in preparing for the first in-person recording in still unstable conditions. Humbly rather than pompously, the ensemble gathered around a finely chosen repertoire. In the ascetic acoustic space, the sonority of evenly employed male and female voices carried an intimate atmosphere over the screen.Conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley, the ensemble’s founder and artistic director, chose five pieces from Monteverdi’s collection, “Selva Morale e Spirituale” (1641). The vocalists and guest instrumentalists elegantly interpreted the first piece, “Beatus vir,” and …

Hops at the History Center - A Scenic Georgia Sketchbook

Hops at the History Center - A Scenic Georgia Sketchbook

Artist Spotlight

Published 6/4/21

With this book, Huffman hopes to record each place in time to preserve the beauty and context before they are lost to time or progress.Ronald R. Huffman has been a resident of Atlanta for more than twenty-five years and is a landscape architect, community planner, and historian. He has previously taught classes in environmental planning and landscape architecture as an adjunct professor at Southern Polytechnic University.He is a past president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Huffman is a self-taught part-time artist who enjoys exploring his deep southern roots and finding art within history. He enjoys bringing attention to forgotten places and landscapes by interpreting them with nothing but a no. 2 pencil and a sketch pad. Join the fun Monday, July 12, 2021 at 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the DeKalb History Center. The book is available for purchase. In Person Option: Member tickets are $5 / Non-member tickets are $10 / Live Virtual Option: $5. …

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Prepares for “The Obama Portraits Tour”

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Prepares for “The Obama Portraits Tour”

Visual Arts

Published 5/18/21

“The Obama Portraits Tour” will commence in Chicago June 18th and will continue across the United States through May 30, 2022, before returning to Washington. This is one of several national initiatives set by the Portrait Gallery to engage communities in the power of portraiture. Visitors hoping for a last look at the portrait of Michelle Obama before its departure can view the painting, alongside the featured gown designed by Michelle Smith’s label Milly, through May 23 as part of the special exhibition “Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States.” Free, timed-entry passes for all ages in accordance with social-distancing policies can be reserved at si.edu/visit/passes. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of former President Barack Obama is no longer on display and will be next exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago when the tour begins.From the moment of their unveiling in February 2018, the Portrait Gallery’s commissioned portraits of the Obamas have inspired …

CULTUREOWL IS LANDING IN ITS FOURTH LOCATION

CULTUREOWL IS LANDING IN ITS FOURTH LOCATION

Visual Arts

Published 4/23/21

CultureOwl launched Atlanta as its fourth location on April 26th, 2021. Atlanta joins Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Tampa/St. Pete in unleashing a world of culture to its followers! 14 other locations are in the works including Boston, Detroit and San Diego. The company first launched its franchise opportunity in 2020 from its headquarters in Miami. “our vision is to spread across the country in the next 3 years, bringing quality cultural programming and news to cities nationwide,” stated Amy Sherit, Owner and Founder of CultureOwl.The expansion is based on a franchising model, enabling business owners with a love for culture and business acumen to do something they love while building a thriving business.No CultureOwl in your locale? Be the change and bring CultureOwl to your town through this affordable and lucrative franchise opportunity. Visit www.cultureowl.com/franchising for more information. 

Fantasy Fest 2021 Poster & T-Shirt Artwork Contest

Fantasy Fest 2021 Poster & T-Shirt Artwork Contest

Visual Arts

Published 4/19/21

The winning selections that best represent the 2021 theme will become the official Fantasy Fest poster OR the official T-shirt. Artwork that creatively and graphically reflects the theme, characteristics, flavor and the whimsy of Key West will be reviewed by a selection committee and selected artists will each receive $750, a signing party and recognition as the official Poster/T-shirt for Fantasy Fest 2021! This is your opportunity to join the revered ranks of artists whose creations have been seen by over 70,000 party revelers!Artists may submit up to three (3) different images online for consideration. Posters may be horizontal or vertical, with a preferred finished size of 18" x 24". The Key West Tourist Development Association may ask artists to make modifications to artwork proposals. Artists are asked to include the words “Fantasy Fest” and the 2021 theme words “All A Daze for a Holiday”. The artwork will be the sole property of Fantasy Fest upon selection and payment to …

Key West Food & Wine Festival 2021

Key West Food & Wine Festival 2021

Culinary

Published 1/12/21

Set for Wednesday through Sunday, January 27th through the 31st, the festival’s indoor and outdoor events showcase local chefs’ culinary flair, tempting libations and distinctive Florida Keys atmosphere.Attendees can whet their appetites for island-style excellence at waterfront tastings, winemaker/chef collaborations and food-related adventures such as an absinthe tasting inspired by literary legend Ernest Hemingway, a Key West resident during the 1930s.According to event organizer Mark Certonio, all local coronavirus health protocols are to be followed during the festival, including social distancing and the wearing of facial coverings as mandated.Planned highlights are to include the “Indulge” Grand Tasting set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, January 28th, at the Southernmost Beach Resort (enter at 508 South St.). Attractions are to include more than 50 wines for sampling, culinary creations on the beach and a subtropical sunset.Friday’s standouts include “Meet Mote Marine,” a …

Virtual Art Auction for Kids' Cancer

Virtual Art Auction for Kids' Cancer

Visual Arts

Published 8/20/20

Their biggest fundraising event of the year, Chefs for Kids’ Cancer Gala in New York City, was postponed due to COVID-19. It's a magical night which features a robust art auction that sees a lot of competitive bidding to score bragging rights for a new piece of art.Typically, the auction almost raises enough money to fund an entire pediatric research grant! Because of COVID-19, they are pulling more than 70 pieces of art that would have been featured at the gala out of storage to create their very first online art auction!Check out some of the featured artists:Katy Hirschfeld Leinoff, a Miami resident, is one of over 70 artists who have donated pieces to the first event online Art In August auction to benefit Cookies For Kids’ Cancer.Peter Tunney's work, which frequently mixes and varies in media, functions as relics of the constant performance that is his life. His work is a part of a bigger story, one that has taken him across every inch of the globe, seen him tackle Wall …

Immersive Theatre Puts Everyone in the Front Row

Immersive Theatre Puts Everyone in the Front Row

Performing Arts

Published 2/6/20

Immersive productions leaves a much larger personal imprint because there are no stages and audiences can become totally immersed in the performance itself. Audience participants can choose to be masked or unmasked, and stand within a few feet of the actors. Oftentimes, in immersive shows, a single performer will pair off with a single theatregoer for an encounter. It can be a performance for an audience of one, or the theatregoer can volunteer as a character in a plot.Many times immersive theatre productions are held at site-specific locations to enable audiences to talk to the actors and interact with the surroundings. These types of productions are really far from new. In fact, in the Middle Ages most theatre presentations were site specific, immersive, and participatory.South Florida has seen the Juggerknot Theatre Company expand Miami Motel Stories into Wynwood, the multi-media Medea at MDCLiveArts and the unique and wildly popular Amparo Experience. The long popularity of …

Community vs Professional Theatre

Community vs Professional Theatre

Performing Arts

Published 2/6/20

By Larry SchwingelThe subject of community theatre versus professional theatre can stir a debate about understanding the differences, but the bottom line is that professionals get paid and amateurs do not. Earnings, skill levels and formal training are all factors in the success of professional theater. Community theatre is at a disadvantage in these areas, but it feeds into the community spirit and brings awareness to the artistic sensibilities of everyone that participates.Community TheatreCommunity theatre is comprised of a cast of volunteer actors, set designers, and crewmembers that “work” for their love of theater and stage. Collectively, they bring a unique, fresh approach. Often times, the productions are of high quality—a compliment to their passion and unbridled enthusiasm. This is the heart and foundation of community theatre. South Florida is unusual because of the intermingling in professional and granting organizations. Almost all theatres in the …

Top 10  Frescos  & murals You Must Travel to See

Top 10 Frescos & murals You Must Travel to See

Visual Arts

Published 4/2/19

Pan American Unity Artist: Diego RiveraLocation: San Francisco, CaliforniaThe great Mexican muralist Diego Rivera’s iconic creation is incredibly grand and mesmerizing in its sweeping depiction of humanity. Spanning a 22-foot high and 74-foot wide wall and covering nearly 1,800 square feet, it is Rivera’s largest masterpiece. Its full name is more than befitting of the interconnected galaxies of human faiths, which the mural encompasses – The Marriage of the Artistic Expression of the North and of the South on the Continent, the continent being North America. Created in 1940, this mural is basically a vivid history map replete with symbolism. It recreates some of the most defining moments in the history of North America that have made it the fascinating mixture of cultures know today.Sistine Chapel CeilingArtist: MichelangeloLocation: VaticanThe Sistine Chapel’s ceiling was painted between 1508 and 1512. Hired by Pope Julius II, Michelangelo was scoffed at by …

Art to Heart: Our top 10 Romantic Art Picks

Art to Heart: Our top 10 Romantic Art Picks

Performing Arts

Published 2/1/17

Most will agree that a kiss is one of the pinnacles of romance, bestowed upon that special someone and stirring a wide range of emotions. This work of art, painted by Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt between 1907 and 1908, depicts a pair of lovers entwined in a passionate embrace, draped in colorful robes, obviously influenced by contemporary Art Nouveau style. And the fact that it’s currently on display at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere palace, Vienna, is the perfect excuse for a romantic getaway to go see it. …

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