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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 …

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