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Arts Mean Business Speaker Series

Arts Mean Business Speaker Series

Lectures/Classes

Published 7/23/20

A collaborative endeavor by South Florida-based artists Allison Matherly and Jeffrey Noble, We Are Nice’n Easy focuses on creating immersive mixed media installations and developing a visually cohesive subtropical vernacular with their material choices and use of repeated motifs. Often referencing themes of self-help, recovery and interpersonal dependency, their fabricated environments utilize romantic tropes to enhance the collective emotive truisms between participants and create a platform for intimate exchange. We Are Nice’n Easy has had several public art projects throughout South Florida commissioned by Broward County Art in Public Places, Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami Beach Art in Public Places, Bass Projects, Locust Projects, Downtown Hollywood Mural Project and others. The duo is currently working on an outdoor installation for the new Jackson Hospital in Doral and has received the Airie Artists in Residence in Everglades Fellowship in 2019 and the Best Mural …

Virtual “Conversations at MOCA”

Virtual “Conversations at MOCA”

Lectures/Classes

Published 7/2/20

In 2008, while working on a newspaper story with Pitts, Juste captured the image of Memphis sanitation worker Elmore Nickelberry and his son, Terence, with a placard that read, “I Am A Man.” Carried during the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike in 1968, these signs became emblematic of the Black community’s struggles in the United States. Commenting on his portrait of the elder Nickelberry, Juste has said, “I just wanted to capture that dignity that was often deprived him.”Carl Juste has been a photojournalist for the Miami Herald since 1991. Juste was born into a politically active family in Haiti. After being forced to leave their homeland in 1965 for political reasons, his family eventually settled in Miami’s Haitian community. In addition to photography work for the Miami Herald, Juste cofounded Iris PhotoCollective (IPC). IPC’s members are photojournalists of color who document people of color’s relationship to the world. In 2019, Juste opened the IPC ArtSpace in …

BFA Introduces Online Art Classes

BFA Introduces Online Art Classes

Lectures/Classes

Published 5/20/20

No Fear Art - Drawing Edition, led by nationally acclaimed artist Lori Pratico, is an exercise in relaxation and having fun in being creative. The session explores the critical things we say to ourselves about ourselves with a fun exercise in drawing, before moving on to learning some simple techniques that can be applied to drawing everyday objects.Participants are encouraged to have the following items: Three or more sheets of 8 ½” x 11” paper or copy paperOne #2 pencilOne pen or fine point marker (preferably black)Two or more Q-tips (optional)Three or more tree leavesPratico is a self-taught mural artist who began her artistic career at 19 in Philadelphia. Whether painting live at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino or creating a live mural at the Miami Boat Show, Pratico’s creativity can be found throughout South Florida on the walls of restaurants, boutiques, popular night spots and many other businesses. In 2015, Pratico launched a nationwide mural project called “Girl …

Live Virtual Scholl Lecture Series: Jerry Saltz

Live Virtual Scholl Lecture Series: Jerry Saltz

Lectures/Classes

Published 4/7/20

Join the PAMM digitally April 9th for a lively conversation featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Jerry Saltz, moderated by PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. The conversation is inspired by the recent release of his book How to Be an Artist, described in Saltz’s own words as “33 rules to take you from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least help you live life a little more creatively).” Use #MuseumFromHome to participate in a live conversation with former long-distance truck driver, self-proclaimed failed artist, and America’s most energetic art critic. Lecture series available via Facebook Live.Experience art and community through PAMM wherever you are. They are sharing their digital resources to bring YOUR museum to you. From at-home art-making activities to virtually guided tours of works on view, the faculty is hard at work creating content and new types of programming to meet you where you are. Visit PAMM online for the digital museum!

FUNDING ARTS BROWARD (FAB!) SPRING LUNCHEON

FUNDING ARTS BROWARD (FAB!) SPRING LUNCHEON

Lectures/Classes

Published 2/22/20

We are looking forward to Funding Arts Broward's (FAB!) Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting! FAB! is a a nonprofit volunteer-based arts organization committed to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in Broward County.Join the fun on Tuesday, March 10, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom. The luncheon will feature special guest speaker Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of Miami City Ballet. A Q & A with the company’s dancers will follow the presentation.“FAB! is thrilled to host the immeasurably talented Lourdes Lopez and the versatile Miami City Ballet dancers during our Spring Luncheon,” said Carolyn Lee, president of FAB!. “Lourdes’ multicultural vision, creativity and commitment to the art form has raised the standard for dance, nationwide. We invite the community to learn more about how the Miami City Ballet is redefining the art form.”  Lourdes Lopez was recently named one of …

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Kicks-Off 15th Season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS with Three Leading Cultural Executives

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Kicks-Off 15th Season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS with Three Leading Cultural Executives

Lectures/Classes

Published 10/11/19

On Monday, November 4th a Conversation with Cultural Executives: New Faces, Favorite Places kicks off with Elliot Bostwick Davis, Erin Manning, and Dr. Philip Rylands interviewed by Dave Lawrence. Elliot Bostwick Davis si the Director & CEO of the Norton Museum of Art. She joined the Norton in March after spending the past 18 years as chair of the Art of the Americas department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Erin Manning is the Executive Director of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum. She came to the Whitehall mansion in 2016 from theHistorical Society of Princeton in New Jersey, where she served nine years as executive director. Dr. Philip Rylands is the President & CEO of the Society of the Four Arts. He assumes this position in September after serving as a founding director and, most recently, as Director Emeritus of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy.Admission to each CULTURE & COCKTAILS event is $75 per person in advance; $85 at the door, $125 …

Israeli Folk Dancing A Celebration of Cultural Diversity

Israeli Folk Dancing A Celebration of Cultural Diversity

Classes

Published 8/29/18

- By Annie Sparks -Today, Israel’s heart continues to pulse in sync with all kinds of music; rhythms that originated from practically every continent on earth. Of course, the lyrics were changed to Hebrew. From many of these songs over 3,000 dances we choreographed to a set of steps, done exactly same way across Israel and around the globe. From Arabic inspired dances to Samba, and everything in between, you can find it all. Israeli folk dancing remains a popular recreational activity in Israel today, taking place in public areas and attracting over 100,000 dancers. Some dances are done in circles, whereas others are performed in lines or by couples. The more advanced dancers meet on a weekly basis in organized classes all over Israel and in all parts of the world, reaching as far as Australia and Japan. Although Israeli dancing originated in the Jewish state, in the spirit of the cultural diversity it celebrates, there are many non-Jewish dancers.Hundreds of new …

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