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Murals in Miami to Honor Victims of Police Brutality

Murals in Miami to Honor Victims of Police Brutality

Visual Arts

Published 7/2/20

“Art is the only thing that will remain to remind people of this time after the protests have wound down,” declared muralist Kyle Holbrook who painted in Overtown a mural to honor black lives.Kyle painted the mural in the heat of the action, during the first demonstrations that took place after George Floyd’s death. “It was the first Sunday of the protests,” Kyle remembers. “The protesters were blocking I-95. Many of them, probably 200 people, walked by the mural and wrote messages such as “Black lives matter,” “Stop police brutality,” “Defund the police,” or “Our voices won’t be stopped.”In his mural located on NW First Avenue and 16th Street, the Pittsburgh native honored Colin Kaepernick, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. “I picked George Floyd because he’s a new symbol for the movement, like Colin Kaepernick. I chose Taylor because her death happened around this time, and because of the gruesome aspect of it. She got shot while sleeping in her own …

NSU Art Museum Launches Online Collection with Access to Over 2,000 Works

NSU Art Museum Launches Online Collection with Access to Over 2,000 Works

Visual Arts

Published 7/2/20

It offers unprecedented access to over 2,000 of the 7,500 objects in its permanent collection. The online collection is part of the Museum’s efforts to enhance its digital resources and make them widely available to the public, scholars and students.“With our new online collection we are opening our doors even wider and inviting the world to explore the exceptional scope and depth of NSU Art Museum,” said Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator. “During the 1970s, the founders of the Museum sought to represent South Florida’s diversity in the art works collected and exhibited. The collection continued to grow with this goal in mind.”Today, NSU Art Museum is known for its significant collection of Latin American art, contemporary art with an emphasis on women, Black and Latinx artists, and African art that spans the 19th to the 21st-century, as well as works by American artist William Glackens, Danish artists who resisted German occupation during World War II and the …

"COPY OF THE ORIGINAL" @ IS PROJECTS

"COPY OF THE ORIGINAL" @ IS PROJECTS

Visual Arts

Published 6/17/20

Copy of the Original is Rachel Livedalen's solo exhibition featuring a series of works on panel that combine screen printed layers of Greco-Roman textbook pages with airbrush and gouache. Structured information depicted in these works relate to the construction and continuation of the art history canon and the way in which we understand visual culture. Textual information is stretched, morphed, or veiled, then layered with different modes of visual information like coded symbols, colorful shapes, or erased gestures.The exhibition questions our understanding of visual information both from academic art history and popular culture as it relates to beauty, feminine representation, and artifice. Specifically, the exhibition analyzes the Knidian Aphrodite, the first sculpture of a female nude in Greek art that now only exists as a Roman copy. This canonical work from western art history thus embodies ideas of representation and reproduction throughout history.While the IS Projects gallery …

Art & Soul Extended Through August 31

Art & Soul Extended Through August 31

Visual Arts

Published 6/17/20

Art & Soul is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to Art & Soul, including the free Arts Mean Business speaker series, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll. Art from local artists can now be purchased through August 31st. Juried artwork sized at 12" x 12", 20” x 20” or 30” x 30” are specially priced from $200 to $500. Since the virtual Art & Soul kicked off, several pieces of art have been sold including to buyers from California to New York.“Moving Art & Soul online was vitally important to our arts community,” said Brian Kopelowitz, BFA Board Chair. “This 90-day extension will give art lovers everywhere the opportunity to continue to purchase valuable pieces of …

Virtual Summer at ICA Miami

Virtual Summer at ICA Miami

Visual Arts

Published 6/17/20

Watch family-friendly films on the third Sunday of every month now through September.Explore the magical world of animation with ICA Miami this summer, and get an insider's look into some of the innovative techniques used to create a modern animated feature film.Kids can also engage with their "Curator Challenge" on Instagram. Show your masterpieces by tagging us with the hashtag #KidsCuratorChallenge. Every second and fourth week of June through August, staff will debut a new creative prompt on Instagram. The best entries will be featured on @icamiami and @youngicamiamiFor more information on ICA's Virtual summer, click here.

Heart of Art: Call for artists!

Heart of Art: Call for artists!

Visual Arts

Published 6/1/20

Using video as the virtual stage, 20 Miami-based performing artists will each be awarded $1,000 to create new works of dance, music, theater, spoken word and other performing arts that capture our community’s unique voice and experience during this unprecedented crisis. The new video works will be showcased on the Arsht Center’s website and promoted across the Center’s social media platforms and in the Arsht@Home e-newsletter.Details for the video proposals, submission criteria and other guidelines are at arshtcenter.org/heart-art-submission. Artists working across all genres of the performing arts are encouraged to apply, including music, theater, dance, spoken word, monologues or multi-genre combinations. Because Heart of Art is intended to create an artistic time capsule of Miami’s pandemic experience, the program is open exclusively to artists who reside in Miami-Dade County. The work must represent the Miami experience and address the subject of “art in the time of …

SCOPE Immersive | Online Viewing Room

SCOPE Immersive | Online Viewing Room

Visual Arts

Published 5/20/20

It is in this spirit of being responsive and adaptive that SCOPE has announced the launch of SCOPE Immersive | Online Viewing Room. These invitational, survey, and thematic online events will present collectors with the opportunity to explore and purchase artworks from SCOPE exhibitors remotely in a curated digital and interactive space.Unlike other platforms that rely on outdated iterations of basic slideshow technology, SCOPE Immersive invites collectors to step inside three-dimensional spaces which can be easily accessed by computer, mobile phone, or VR device. These unique events will be presented each month; starting in May and running through December in celebration of their 20th Anniversary edition of SCOPE Miami Beach. SCOPE Immersive’s inaugural edition will be open to collectors, curators, and art lovers alike beginning May 22nd at 11 am EST and will run through June 5th. It will feature eight galleries, curated by SCOPE founder Alexis Hubshman.For more …

The Museum of Graffiti is now open to visitors

The Museum of Graffiti is now open to visitors

Visual Arts

Published 5/20/20

Guests must purchase tickets in advance online or from their mobile devices as they approach the Museum in order to avoid onsite transactions. Additionally, the Museum is implementing exciting outdoor programming that corresponds to the changing times, including the grand opening of their Airbrush Tent. Adjacent to the entrance of the Museum, visitors can work with a local artist to design a face mask they love. Also, the Museum encourages folks who have been sheltered at home to enjoy a free self-guided tour of the Museum’s outdoor exhibition that includes 15 murals created by 22 artists from 6 different countries.For those outside of Miami and those that are still sheltered in place, the Museum is opening a 360 degree virtual online gallery to host “A Tough Pill to Swallow,” a controversial body of work by artist CASH4.Brooklyn-based graffiti writer and artist Russell Murphy—a.k.a. CASH4 is well-known for his irreverent work made up of “found objects” (mostly stolen yard …

Curator Culture & Breakfast are back in a virtual way!

Curator Culture & Breakfast are back in a virtual way!

Visual Arts

Published 5/7/20

The new programs present casual morning coffee conversations with artists in the museum’s collection, to virtual town halls and panel discussions with Congresswoman Donna Shalala, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Liza Lou and Billy Porter. The live talks, viewable on Facebook @TheBassMoA, are offered for free to the public thanks to the generous support of Knight Foundation, other public funders and private donations.Breakfast at The [Virtual] Bass is a digital mini-series featuring Executive Director & Chief Curator Silvia Karman Cubiñá in conversation with three, path-breaking women artists who are part of The Bass’ collection, each Thursday at 11 a.m. (EST) throughout the month of May. The series will also feature conversations with Tracey Moffatt on May 14th and Sylvie Fleuryon May 21st. Tracey Moffatt’s video series, Montages: The Full Cut, 1999-2015is currently on view via The Bass’ virtual exhibition space, @TheBassSquaredon Instagram. The eight video works are part of the …

6th Annual Art & Soul goes virtual!

6th Annual Art & Soul goes virtual!

Visual Arts

Published 5/4/20

“Due to COVID-19, we’ve moved Art & Soul online. We felt it was imperative that we follow through in our support for artists in our community,” said Brian Kopelowitz, BFA Board Chair. “These artists are small businesses onto themselves. You can have an impact just by purchasing one or more valuable pieces and at the same time bring the magic of art into your home or office.”Art & Soul is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to Art & Soul, including the free Arts Mean Business speaker series, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll. For more information, call to artists and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.bfabroward.org/programs/art-and-soul or contact Robyn Vegas at …

Contemporary & Digital Art Fair's Happy Virtual Hour

Contemporary & Digital Art Fair's Happy Virtual Hour

Visual Arts

Published 4/24/20

The Contemporary & Digital Art Fair announced their second episode of the Happy Virtual Hour! They will be joined by special art guests and talk about the latest developments in the artTech space, chat with digital artists about their practice, and talk with art market professionals about current trends. They plan these events as short presentations followed by lively, interactive conversations between guests and the audience. The goal is to connect and be able to talk with the major global creative and business leaders in the field, network and have fun! Streaming on Friday May 1st at 12 p.m., the session will tackle the topic of "Collecting during the coronavirus pandemic". Tune in with Elena Zaccarelli, Specialist, Modern and Contemporary Art at Christie's in conversation with the collector Olimpia Rey Lopez. To RSVP, click here.CADAF Online takes place June 25- 28 and opens for VIP preview (by invitation only) on June 24th. The entrance is free of charge - RSVP to get …

Museum of Graffiti chats with ATOMIK and other events

Museum of Graffiti chats with ATOMIK and other events

Visual Arts

Published 4/23/20

The Museum of Graffiti returns to #WynAtHome, taking over Wynwood’s official Instagram (@WynwoodMiami) for a live Q+A session with the iconic local artist, ATOMIK. Best known for his grinning-orange graffiti signature, ATOMIK has given color to the streets of Miami for nearly 20 years.Other upcoming #WynAtHome performances and photos/videos for coverage:Thursday, April 23 at 7 PM: 1-800-Lucky will be hosting a Live DJ set.Friday, April 24 at 7 PM: Museum of Graffiti will be hosting a Live Q&A session with graffiti artist, ATOMIK.Saturday, April 25 at 8 PM: Racket will be hosting a Live DJ set featuring DJ Miner.Sunday, April 26 at 10 AM: SOL Yoga will be hosting a Live yoga session.Sunday, April 26 8 PM: El Patio returns with their weekly DJ set hosted by Mr. Pauer.For more information, visit museumofgraffiti.com.

Virtual Experiences suggested by Daisy

Virtual Experiences suggested by Daisy

Visual Arts

Published 4/10/20

5 free online MoMA courses to help you become an art expert in isolation.60 day free (trial subscription) – get unlimited access to thousands of online art & craft classes. Leica and Olympus are offering free virtual courses and talks for photographers. Click here.Free online events and activities for kids at home.You're a home-schooler now? Check out these free resources for activities kids will love.15 virtual games you can play over FaceTime.16 best virtual arts & culture tours.Virtual workout classes you can do at home for free.Get fit indoors with the best free online classes, free apps and challenges available for everyone now.Free entertainment to help you survive coronavirus social distancing.Free classical concerts you can listen to and watch online.The best free yoga classes online.Free tips and tools for remote working.Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Relief Fund for artists for COVID-19

Relief Fund for artists for COVID-19

Visual Arts

Published 3/31/20

To help, Oolite Arts launched a Relief Fund for COVID-19, which offers up to $500 to cover lost income due to the novel Coronavirus. Founder Ellie Schneiderman saw Oolite Arts as a resource for visual artists, a place that would “help artists help themselves.” The fund is the latest expression of that mission. They are starting with $25,000 in seed funding, by repurposing funds saved from canceled Oolite Arts programming that they are now putting back into local artists and the economy.How to applyVisual artists who live in Miami-Dade County can now request funds to compensate for the cancellation of specific, scheduled employment (whether in the cultural sector or not) or a professional artistic opportunity, including commissions and exhibitions.The funding will be dispersed on a rolling basis, with applications accepted through April 16, 2020.Click here to apply.In addition, Oolite Arts has two grant opportunities for artists this spring.The Block: Applications are now being …

PAMM online museum

PAMM online museum

Visual Arts

Published 3/25/20

Even though Pérez Art Museum Miami's doors are temporarily closed, PAMM continues to serve the community by staying “open” online. Their mission is to encourage everyone to see art as an incentive for genuine human interaction, communication, and exchange, is needed now more than ever.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!Join PAMM digitally for a live tour program - Local Views at PAMM - where select local artists will speak about a few works of art currently on view at the museum. This month, Cara Despain will lead the tour. Local Views at PAMM gives visitors a first-hand interaction with local artists by creating conversations centered around art and the creative …

The [Virtual] Bass is now open!

The [Virtual] Bass is now open!

Visual Arts

Published 3/20/20

Next week, join the Bass museum for "Art Camp From Home" as their team guides you through family projects in lieu of their Spring Art Camps. They are also bringing our educational resources online for free, featuring fun, at-home activities and lesson plans for all ages.Check out their daily 3:05 p.m. ‘Cafecito Break’ posts on Instagram or Facebook and be a part of the conversation - what you'd like to see more using #MuseumFromHome, by messaging their team and leaving comments.INSTAGRAM GALLERY | JOYOUS DYSTOPIA @THEBASSSQUAREDThe inaugural Instagram exhibition Joyous Dystopia remains on view via their virtual gallery @TheBassSquared. Launched in 2019 in an effort to make more digital art accessible online, the museum's curators are currently investigating new ways to activate the virtual gallery in the coming weeks as an extension of the exhibition programming. Click here to view the exhibition.VIRTUAL TOUR | UGO RONDINONE: GOOD EVENING BEAUTIFUL BLUETake a virtual tour of Ugo …

March of Museums

March of Museums

Visual Arts

Published 2/22/20

Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee and the Florida Department of State announced the fourth annual “March of Museums” celebrating the variety and versatility of museums in Florida and the important services those museums provide to their communities.In 2017, the department piloted the March of Museums initiative with museums in Tallahassee, and in 2018 expanded to include 75 partner museums statewide. This year the initiative includes over 150 partner museums throughout Florida that showcase the vast and diverse array of museums that populate the Sunshine State.“The March of Museums initiative is a great platform for communities to foster heritage and cultural tourism to their local museums during the month of March,” said Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee. “As Florida’s Chief Cultural Officer, I’m proud to see that the variety of museums participating in this year’s initiative ensures anyone who lives in or visits Florida can find a museum nearby that encourages …

The Studios of Key West Celebrates the Legacy of Artist Mario Sanchez

The Studios of Key West Celebrates the Legacy of Artist Mario Sanchez

Visual Arts

Published 2/21/20

In March, The Studios of Key West celebrates Sanchez’s legacy as seen through the work of Keys’ artists with an exhibition entitled “Living Traditions: The School of Mario Sanchez.” The public is invited to an opening reception during the “First Thursday” event on March 5th from 6-8pm at The Studios.With his colorful and highly detailed wood carvings depicting scenes of old Key West, Mario Sanchez (1909-2005) is not only one of Florida’s cultural treasures, he also passed down a tradition that lives on today.Wayne Garcia is one Key West artist who has been deeply inspired by Sanchez’s work. “This type of art is pretty unique to this island,” says Garcia, “Not only the intaglio, but how we used the images as a way to show our history.”It was the early 80s, and Garcia was helping his father with a carpentry job when he first saw Mario Sanchez working on a piece of art in his yard in Old Town. Fascinated by the process, Garcia was soon creating his own Key West …

WET PAINT MIAMI

WET PAINT MIAMI

Visual Arts

Published 1/24/20

The exhibition marks the first presentation of WET PAINT in Miami, following shows in Philadelphia, Tokyo, New York, and Shanghai. Comprising Persue’s signature “Wet Paint” signs with stylized hand tags and designs by over 70 graffiti artists, the show will also feature large-scale installation and sculptures showcasing BunnyKitty, a character he created that has become a symbol of his own style and personal experiences. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum of Graffiti will release a limited-edition WET PAINT MIAMI apparel capsule collection themed for the city and Super Bowl LIV which takes place concurrently. The family-friendly exhibition presents two groups of work which will be on view from February 1st through April 1st, 2020.In the first group, WET PAINT MIAMI, Persue (and his collaborators) utilize the iconic sign as a canvas, and studies their interaction with the artwork they apply. Through the process, each Wet Paint sign is transformed into a collectible …

Miami Art Week Events Open to the Public

Miami Art Week Events Open to the Public

Visual Arts

Published 12/3/19

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT12/7: A NIGHT OF ART, DRINKS AND FESTIVITY WITH INTERNATIONAL ARTIST KAI AT MARKOWICZ FINE ARTGlobal artist Kai, known for his single-frame storytelling and unrivaled use of cement, will present never-before-seen and existing art pieces at Markowicz Fine Art. All of the pieces will feature Kai’s popular Imaginary Friend (IF) character. Meet-and-greet the artist, grab a cocktail, enjoy Kai’s IF tattoo station, and shop from his limited-edition adidas merchandise on Saturday, December 7th from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Markowicz Fine Art. To RSVP, please visit Eventbrite. MIAMI BEACH 12/4-8: RICHARD ORLINSKI POP-UP AT MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH From the Miami Design District to Miami Beach, world-renowned French sculptor Richard Orlinski will be taking over every art hub in the city with his breathtaking wildlife pieces. In partnership with Markowicz Fine Art, Orlinski will be exhibiting sculptures from his “Born Wild” collection at the Mondrian South …

Mana  Contemporary transforms Wynwood with 300,000 feet of murals

Mana Contemporary transforms Wynwood with 300,000 feet of murals

Visual Arts

Published 12/3/19

Mana Contemporary announces a transformation of their Wynwood campus into a hub for urban arts in collaboration with Superchief Gallery, Bushwick Collective, and Ron English. Mana introduces over 300,000 feet of murals during Miami Art Week, forming one of the largest urban arts projects in the United States.Situated within Mana Contemporary’s 35 acre complex, over 50 artists will unveil large-scale projects, new & iconic murals by Caratoes, Ron English, Entes, Shepard Fairey, HOXXOH, Atomik, Hugo Gyrl, Saturno, Sickid, James Jirat Patradoon, Aholsnifsglue, Abstrk, Upperhand Art, Lauren YS, Tofu, Woes and more.The announcement includes the introduction of three new commercial gallery spaces: Mana Decentralized, Superchief Gallery, and Mana Contemporary in partnership with Superchief Gallery and over 20 all-night parties and concerts.Click here for more details of their Miami Art Week events.

Hallandale Beach Partners with ArtServe To Become Recognized Arts District

Hallandale Beach Partners with ArtServe To Become Recognized Arts District

Visual Arts

Published 11/27/19

By Larry SchwingelThrough diverse programs, fun-filled activities, cultural activities, fine restaurants, parks, and a blossoming business community, Hallandale Beach is a shining example of growth in the 21st century.ArtServe, the historic arts incubator that fosters artistic growth, has entered into a one-year partnership with the Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency as part of a rebranding effort that began approximately two years ago. “The leaders of Hallandale Beach have an ambitious vision for the city, with a goal of transforming it into a nationally recognized arts district,” said Craig W. Johnson, executive director of ArtServe. “We are thinking outside the box to create something that is not only visually and experientially stimulating, but it will have a gradual societal impact that provides a renewed sense of community. In that vein we believe it Hallandale Beach can be an unparalleled destination for the arts.”With a mission of becoming a city of …

El Espacio 23

El Espacio 23

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

Leading philanthropist, entrepreneur and contemporary art collector Jorge M. Pérez announced that their Inaugural Exhibition will open December 4th, just in time for Art Week 2019. Located in Miami’s emerging Allapattah neighborhood and housed within a repurposed, 28,000-square-foot warehouse, El Espacio 23 serves artists, curators, and the general public, with regular exhibitions, residencies and a variety of special projects. “This new center was born from the belief that at the core of any of the world’s great cities, is a thriving community of artists and creatives,” said Pérez. “This is a project 40 years in the making, and I look forward to inspiring and challenging visitors to think beyond the scope of their personal worldviews, while also cultivating the artists and curators of tomorrow.” Through its various programs, El Espacio 23 will allow South Florida residents and visitors to experience the Jorge M. Pérez Collection. Regarded as one of the world's …

The Discoveries Collection by Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami

The Discoveries Collection by Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

You can also browse by shopping online from their Discoveries Collections. Their Discoveries Collection is a group of their favorite affordable pieces - each one agreat option and $5,000 or less. To buy any of these artworks, just contact the exhibitor directly or get your tickets to the shows and be there to grab that perfect piece.Spectrum Miami features thousands of pieces of world-class art and on-trend, highly collectible works from across the U.S. and around the world at the show. One of our favorite pieces is “Confession” by Malcolm Smith in Booth S215.Spectrum Miami listed some of their favorite pieces:“Coffee or Me?” by Miri Marchese in Booth S515“Kill a Bird Robin” by Jing Zhang, represented by Chat Art Studio in Booth 806“Circus Glober” by Coco Calvoz in Booth S610“Marilyn Manson into Rabbit” by Tom Lohner in Booth S605Visit Spectrum Miami's Discoveries Collection here.Red Dot Miami features galleries showcasing hundreds of pieces of world-class primary …

Sagamore Hotel Presents The Immersive ‘I’m Not a Trophy’ Art Exhibit

Sagamore Hotel Presents The Immersive ‘I’m Not a Trophy’ Art Exhibit

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

By Larry SchwingelThe loss of so many prized species of animals is not one of attrition, but one that is man made. To raise increased awareness and consciousness of the growing extinction of so many of these iconic species, artist Arno Elias will be presenting an innovative and elaborate exhibit, “I’m Not a Trophy,” Dec. 4 through Feb. 2020 at the Sagamore Hotel, 1671 Collins Ave, in the Art Deco District of Miami Beach. The esteemed French artist, wildlife photographer, and multi-platinum music composer scribed the score for UNICEF’s “For Every Child,” and is the founder of the non-profit I’m Not a Trophy organization, a non-profit committed to raising awareness of the progressive extinction of the prized animals roaming in their natural habitat.  The exhibit, curated by Sebastien Laboureau, resident art advisor, is designed to inform audiences about each species and raise their level of understanding about what is taking place. The artwork on display …

THE MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI OPENS DECEMBER 5, 2019

THE MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI OPENS DECEMBER 5, 2019

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

We are excited for the new addition to Miami’s art scene coming December 5th, just in time for Art Week 2019 - where all the best art from around the world comes to South Florida. The Museum of Graffiti is a new contemporary art museum and the first institution of its kind to present the history of the global graffiti art movement opening in the heart of Miami’s vibrant Wynwood neighborhood. For some it is the largest and most democratic art movement the world has ever seen, for others it is unwanted visual pollution. But graffiti and street art now has a permanent claim on the art world: an entire museum dedicated to the genre.The Museum is the brainchild of lead curator Alan Ket, a well-known graffiti artist, art collector, and historian and his business partner, Miami native and prominent attorney, Allison Freidin. Centrally located in the epicenter of color and creativity, amongst the instagrammer’s paradise of Wynwood, the space is covered with vivid murals and destined …

IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCE BY MICKALENE THOMAS TO OPEN DURING MIAMI ART WEEK

IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCE BY MICKALENE THOMAS TO OPEN DURING MIAMI ART WEEK

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

The exhibition is inspired by the parties the artist’s mother hosted with friends and family during the 1970s and 80s to fundraise for their theater productions, including 'Put a Little Sugar in my Bowl,' as well as to raise money for her treatment of sickle cell anemia. First introduced with Better Days in 2013, this new iteration unfolds into the second chapter of Thomas’ transformations of social “experiment” pleasures by re-imagining a black radical aesthetic.The installation embodies a feeling of home, yet also a speakeasy, conceptually reconstructed according to the domestic aesthetic of the period, including faux wood paneling, wallpaper and custom designed and reupholstered furniture with the artist’s signature textiles and mirrors. An extension of Thomas’ artistic universe, the installation plays with artifice, developed through intersections between real and faux elements. This exhibition in corporates both work by the artist and a selection of work by …

ICA MIAMI PRESENTS BEWITCHING INFINITY MIRROR ROOM

ICA MIAMI PRESENTS BEWITCHING INFINITY MIRROR ROOM

Visual Arts

Published 11/21/19

The installation – presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami in an off-site exhibition space at 112 NE 41st St., Suite 106 – is meant to be a full-body experience.Bathed in a warm buttery yellow, the room has what appears to be millions upon millions of pumpkins, those familiar harbingers of fall, now headily and magically transformed with black polka dots spangling their voluptuous curves.This presentation marks the first time one of Kusama’s enormously popular Infinity Mirror Rooms has been shown in Miami, according to the museum.Kusama is a 90-year-old artist living in Japan who has received years of international attention and acclaim. Pumpkins and polka dots have appeared throughout her storied artistic career, which has included painting, performance, room-sized installations, sculpture, fashion, and film.Polka dots in Kusama’s art are both childishly playful and obsessively, even ominously, repetitive. A grotesque undercurrent lingers in this pumpkin …

Key West’s Old Island Restoration Foundation Kicks Off 60th Anniversary Festivities

Key West’s Old Island Restoration Foundation Kicks Off 60th Anniversary Festivities

Visual Arts

Published 11/20/19

The multimonth celebration continues through March 31, 2020, with events including a series of tours of notable Key West homes, a Noche Buena feast on Christmas Eve, presentations in the garden of Key West’s Oldest House Museum, a New Year’s Eve costume gala and a quirky conch shell blowing contest that commemorates the island city’s seafaring heritage. The nonprofit Old Island Restoration Foundation was established in 1960 to promote the restoration and preservation of Key West’s historically significant buildings, as well as the island’s cultural heritage. In addition to providing restoration grants, the foundation maintains the Oldest House Museum at 322 Duval St. Built in 1829, the structure is the oldest house in South Florida and was the home of Captain Francis Watlington and his family. Holiday events on the anniversary schedule include a family-friendly pre-Christmas gingerbread house making party set for Saturday, Dec. 14; the open-air Noche Buena feast …

A CURATED SELECTION OF MUST SEE ART 2019

A CURATED SELECTION OF MUST SEE ART 2019

Visual Arts

Published 11/18/19

While it may be impossible to visit every single fair and view every piece, we’re giving you a head start. Our illustrious Curator, Sebastien Laboreau, has been busy again this year, evaluating submissions from some of the most prestigious fairs, and providing his “don’t-miss” highlights. Be sure to download the CultureOwl app to easily access the guide and navigate to each Must See Art location to discover your new faves!By Ruby MazurSize:UndisclosedMedium Used: Oil on canvas Style of Piece: AbstractPrice: UndisclosedPresenting Gallery: Ruby Mazur Rock & Pop Gallerywww.rubymazurgallery.comExhibited at: Red Dot MiamiCurator’s Statement How refreshing it is to enter the colorful and joyful artistic universe of Ruby Mazur. At the age of 21, Brooklyn born Mazur was hired as Art Director of Paramount Records, and within that first year he received a Grammy award nomination for his design on the "CrowFoot" album cover. The artist, very involved with the music …

TED VANCLEAVE ARTIST PROFILE

TED VANCLEAVE ARTIST PROFILE

Visual Arts

Published 11/15/19

Culture Owl: We understand that you will be exhibiting a new version of your Sinuosity Sculptures this year. Can you tell us more about them?  VanCleave: Yes, this year for the first time I'll be exhibiting my new mini and petite size sculptures. They are small versions of my larger sculptures. Same beautiful folds and finishes but in a petite size. Culture Owl: How did this smaller sculpture size come about? VanCleave: A couple of years ago my sculptures were exhibited at Art Miami by a Swiss gallery and in their booth was a maquette sized sculpture by Alexander Calder and I was completely taken by it's diminutive size and scale. The form and detail were all there but without the normal sense of scale you get with most of Calder's works. I decided then and there to create a maquette size series of smaller sculptures. Culture Owl: What is it about your sculptures that draws people to them? VanCleave: I've broken them down into two visual …

PAMM PICKS TOUR WITH PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI

PAMM PICKS TOUR WITH PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI

Visual Arts

Published 11/7/19

At the 2019 edition of PULSE Art Fair, works will be chosen by PAMM Curator Naiomy Guerrero. Guerrero will select 10 works exhibited at PULSE for her PAMM Picks series and lead a 60 minute walking tour on Friday, December 6 at 1pm, highlighting her choices in this edition. The tour is extremely limited so get your tickets to join today and explore the fair with Pérez Art Museum Miami!Get your tickets today: https://bit.ly/2PTPiN0.

Trees of the Keys

Trees of the Keys

Visual Arts

Published 11/7/19

This show encourages artists to celebrate the magnificent arboreal canopy- from the lush tropical hardwoods to the abundant fruit trees, palms, and fragrant flowering shade trees. The show will include 2 and 3-dimensional artwork.The Gato building, which is home to many State and County offices, supports the Art in Public Buildings program which offers an alternate space for artists to display the artists' work. The Opening Reception will be held Friday, November 15, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the historic Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West. The exhibition will remain on display through January 2020.Contact the Arts Council at 305-295-4369 with any questions.

HAEGUE YANG: IN THE CONE OF UNCERTAINTY

HAEGUE YANG: IN THE CONE OF UNCERTAINTY

Visual Arts

Published 11/7/19

The exhibition taking its title from an expression of the South Florida vernacular - In the Cone of Uncertainty - that describes the predicted path of hurricanes. Alluding to our eagerness and desperation to track the unstable and ever-evolving future, this exhibition addresses current anxieties about climate change, overpopulation and resource scarcity. Framing this discourse within a broader consideration of movement, displacement and migration, the exhibition contextualizes contemporary concerns through a trans-historical and philosophical meditation of the self. With Yang in attendance, guests included Carlos Betancourt, The Bass Board member Brian Ehrlich, Dara Friedman and Mark Handforth, Tom Healy, gallerist Tina Kim, Karen and Harold Rifas, Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Franklin and Jessica Sirmans, Serralves Contemporary Art Museum director Philippe Vergne, and gallerist Barbara Wien.The Bass also hosted Curator Culture on Sunday, November 3, featuring Haegue Yang and NBC 6 …

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN AT MDC PRESENTS  THE LECTURE-PERFORMANCE ARCHIVO VIVO BY MAPA TEATRO

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN AT MDC PRESENTS THE LECTURE-PERFORMANCE ARCHIVO VIVO BY MAPA TEATRO

Visual Arts

Published 10/11/19

In front of projected images, documents, and video testimonies,Rolf and Heidi Abderhalden, directors of the Colombian group Mapa Teatro, will reflect on five projects in the Santa Inés district of Bogotá, also known as El Cartucho, “the cartridge.” In one of the most ambitious urban renewal projects in Colombia, the extremely impoverished neighborhood was demolished, and a monumental park was constructed on its ruins. Between 2002 and 2005, Mapa Teatro recorded the destruction of the barrio while developing projects with its displaced former residents. These collaborative and communal endeavors resulted in theatrical performances, installations, and site-specific presentations that reflect Mapa Teatro's self-description as a "laboratory of the social imagination." Equally political and poetic, the lecture-performance Archivo Vivo constitutes an experimental investigation of the myths, histories, and contemporary sentiments that live within an archive.Archivo Vivo is part of …

ICA MIAMI FALL SHOWS

ICA MIAMI FALL SHOWS

Visual Arts

Published 10/3/19

Leading a small curatorial staff, Alex Gartenfeld, Artistic Director, and Gean Moreno, Director Art + Research Center, team up to plan and execute the exhibition program, which asks, “What does the world look like in its full range?” These current shows reveal vital segments of that inquiry.Urgent to view before its October 6 closing is Paulo Nazareth’s exhibition “Melee,” which unleashes a veritable occupation force across the second floor. The Brazilian-born, Afro-Indigenous-Italian artist is internationally known for his months-long performative pilgrimages and for attacks against repressive politics and racist policies. These are especially relevant following Brazil’s election of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro. In video performances, Nazareth investigates the mass “disappearances” of former protesters by digging for human remains on the grounds of a former prison camp and by lying prostrate among clusters of human skulls.Encircling the floor’s center, an …

MOCA EXHIBITION FEATURES TOP WORK FROM ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA

MOCA EXHIBITION FEATURES TOP WORK FROM ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA

Visual Arts

Published 10/3/19

“I think the introduction of guest curator Amy Galpin has been a huge asset,” MOCA executive director Chana Budgazad Sheldon says. “I’m a big admirer of the recent exhibitions she has done at the Frost with local artists.”From Miami-Dade County, the artists are Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, Domingo Castillo, Reginald O’Neal, Sebastian Ruiz, Jamilah Sabur, Misael Soto and Agustina Woodgate. Broward County artists are Jennifer Clay and Edison Peñafiel. Those from Palm Beach County are Katrina Miller and Amber Tutwiler. Monroe County artists are Nellie Appleby and Vivien Segel. “I hope people will be excited to see some of the new works by artists they are familiar with, and I also hope there will be some new names,” Galpin says. A new name for her was Reginald O’Neal, who works as a muralist. “His friends, family, the people he’s grown up with in Overtown are the inspiration for his work,” she says. “He paints in a very traditional, figurative style with …

SPECTRUM Miami and RED DOT Miami return to Miami Art Week 2019

SPECTRUM Miami and RED DOT Miami return to Miami Art Week 2019

Visual Arts

Published 9/16/19

Both shows will cover more than 100,000 square feet of indoor exhibition space and be even more accessible for visitors on foot and by car, all within walking distance from Wynwood’s trendiest restaurants, bars and retail boutiques.   “We’re pleased to continue our unique alliance with Mana Wynwood during this year’s Miami Art Week,” says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Media Group. “Last year, we returned to Wynwood Arts District for the first time since 2015, which proved to be an overwhelming success and marked a new chapter in the evolution of Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami. With both shows now completely indoors, forming a new and improved layout, aesthetic and functionality, both exhibitors and attendees alike can look forward to an unprecedented level of luxury over the five days. We’re very excited to unveil our new look and elevated art fair experience.” Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami form the acclaimed contemporary and fine art …

“Within Interdependence” Curated by Deana Haggag at YoungArts

“Within Interdependence” Curated by Deana Haggag at YoungArts

Visual Arts

Published 9/16/19

Within Interdependence features works by 20 emerging artists, all YoungArts award winners from the past 15 years. Curated by United States Artists President & CEO Deana Haggag, the exhibition weaves together art works that focus on each artist’s connection to their bodies in a rapidly changing ecological, metaphysical and social world. Within Interdependence will remain on view through December 13, 2019 with special activations during Miami Art Week. “One of my favorite things about YoungArts is how much they understand the value of community. I love how often they bring young artists together across disciplines and geography, constantly reminding them that our field is inherently communal and made together,” says Deana Haggag. “It is in this spirit of interdependence that I was eager to gather works that touched on or were searching for connection, intimacy, and togetherness.”Within Interdependence considers ideas of interdependence, intimacy and the body-mind …

Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach Presents “Remix” - a Music-Inspired Curated Art Exhibit

Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach Presents “Remix” - a Music-Inspired Curated Art Exhibit

Visual Arts

Published 9/11/19

“Remix” transcends the boundaries between art and music and will be on display 24/7 from September 18, 2019, through November 30, 2019. To debut “Remix,” Sagamore Hotel will host an invitation-only Opening Reception on Wednesday, September 18th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring live musical entertainment. For the first hour of the event, guests will enjoy complimentary Champagne as they get an exclusive look at the newly curated exhibition by Sebastien Laboureau, Sagamore Hotel’s curator and resident art advisor.  “Remix” will showcase over 100 artworks from global artists, featuring a diverse array of mediums, including sculpture, photography, painting, and mixed media. Each piece on display in the rejuvenated exhibition embodies the significant impact the music industry has on society, culture, and history. “Remix” aims to redefine how music is preserved in the fine art world with inspirational works that emphasize the true beauty and artistry of the …

DANCE ON CANVAS

DANCE ON CANVAS

Visual Arts

Published 9/5/19

Italian painter Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo had a knack for depicting aspects of everyday life. “A Dance in the Country” shows a troupe of performers dancing and playing music. The focus of the piece is on the vibrantly-colored dancers shown in mid-step against a background of viewers dressed in muted tones. You could almost hear the music blaring in the background as a band bangs on horns and stringsThe several representations of Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan had a profound effect on the painter Abraham Walkowitz. Duncan was a prominent dancer, achieving acclaim throughout Europe. Walkowitz said of Duncan “She had no laws. She did not dance according to the rules. She created. Her body was music. It was a body electric.” While Walkowitz painted subjects other than Isadora Duncan – she was certainly his muse. He uses a gestural style and delicate colors to evoke the groundbreaking, sentural and contravercial flair of this legendary dance pioneer.Location: Metropolitan Museum of …

‘THE OTHER SIDE OF NOW’ LOOKS TO THE FUTURE OF THE CARIBBEAN

‘THE OTHER SIDE OF NOW’ LOOKS TO THE FUTURE OF THE CARIBBEAN

Visual Arts

Published 8/27/19

The latest Caribbean-focused exhibit at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, “The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art,” assembles work by 14 artists from the region and its diaspora. The show takes a slightly different tack from exhibits delineating connections between Caribbean past and present. It considers the future, as well, particularly following recent natural disasters in the region. The Pérez has commissioned several new works for this exhibit. They include Lavar Munroe’s “Rehearsal for Reconstruction,” compelling for its translucent overlay of figures that mysteriously seem to shift in space, resisting predictable definition. “Certainly, a lot of people say that the Caribbean is ground zero for climate change,” says María Elena Ortiz, who curated this show in collaboration with scholar Marsha Pearce of University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. However, Ortiz adds, “I was talking to an economist last year, and he was …

The Lowe Receives Generous Donation Gift From Beaux Arts

The Lowe Receives Generous Donation Gift From Beaux Arts

Visual Arts

Published 6/19/19

This gift follows a long history of support from Beaux Arts, the largest benefactor of the Lowe. Through major fundraising initiatives such as the annual Beaux Arts Ball (which this year will be held on November 16 at the Coconut Grove Ritz Carlton) and Festival of Art (next occurring on February 14-16, 2020) on the University of Miami’s campus, Beaux Arts has raised over $6 million dollars since its foundation in 1952. It has also provided funding for the purchase of over fifty art works for the Lowe’s permanent collection, which now comprises more than 19,250 objects that collectively represent five millennia of human creativity on every inhabited continent.Aubrie Andrea, the President of Beaux Arts, says “Over nearly 70 years, Beaux Arts has worked to establish the tradition and a culture of supporting the arts here in Miami and South Florida. On behalf of our organization and personally as the 67th President of Beaux Arts, I can say that we greatly appreciate all that UM and …

Purvis Young and the hope and risk of new beginnings

Purvis Young and the hope and risk of new beginnings

Visual Arts

Published 6/19/19

A culturally arrogant term, “outsider” no longer clings to Young’s art and career like stubborn lint. The late artist’s powerful work distinguishes permanent collections of national museums. It’s imbued with a fervent need to underscore social injustice, a need rooted in protest movements of the 1960s. In these polarized days of the 21st century, stained by bigotry and gun violence, Young’s art remains painfully relevant.Sure to polish his reputation even further are showings of Young’s work this year in Miami and at the Venice Biennial in Italy, the pinnacle of art-world prestige. The grand, sometimes controversial, international showcase spotlights arguably the most compelling art for its time. At the Palazzo Mora for this year’s Biennial, a gathering of Young’s multimedia work from the 1980s, organized by Skot Foreman Gallery in New York, is on view through late fall. In Miami, the Rubell Museum in Wynwood is presenting “Purvis Young,” with over 100 …

Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art

Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art

Visual Arts

Published 5/29/19

The artworks in this pioneering show making its world premiere at the Boca Raton Museum of Art take viewers on a deeper dive into adult realms, tackling some of today’s thorniest issues: politics, divisiveness, immigration, racial prejudice, planetary climate armageddon, feminism, LGBTQ rights, religion, gender, and more.Most assume comics are primarily intended for children, usually featuring super heroes as evidenced by today’s popular films – but this exhibition is decidedly for adults. The only references to superheroes in this show are by Renee Cox (whose Jamaican anti-racist avenger Raje does not wear a cape), and Luca Buvoli’s animation Not-a-Superhero.The show features more than 80 works by 40 artists: paintings, video, photography, sculpture, prints, drawings, and tapestries.Rare comics will also be shown, plus contemporary animation and rarely seen historic cartoons from the early 1900s on vintage TVs.“Beyond the Cape delves into the world of comics and graphic …

HOW COLOMBIAN ARTIST BEATRIZ GONZÁLEZ GOT SERIOUS

HOW COLOMBIAN ARTIST BEATRIZ GONZÁLEZ GOT SERIOUS

Visual Arts

Published 5/29/19

Leavening high-end irony with lightweight kitsch, González has painted an industrial-strength, restaurant-size tray with the cheery Sun Maid, using enamel to mimic commercial printing. Print media, including advertising and newspapers with sensational stories bearing headlines and captions such as “Murdered Woman at Lodging. Could Not Be Identified,” have long piqued the 80-year-old artist’s populist imagination.“Sun Maid” betrays no nuanced color akin to those found in icons of European art by Vermeer and Velásquez, whom González admired when studying art history in the early 1960s in her native Colombia. The tray itself matches the one cradled by the iconic “spokeswoman” for Sun-Maid Growers, a California-based dried-fruit processor known worldwide.The piece captures the artist’s wry sense of humor. Both spooky and cheery, González’s Sun Maid sports green teeth and green sclera, the white part of the eye. It is just one of many examples of the artist’s wit …

AT THE BASS MUSEUM, SHEILA HICKS’ FABRIC OF LIFE

AT THE BASS MUSEUM, SHEILA HICKS’ FABRIC OF LIFE

Visual Arts

Published 5/29/19

The exhibition “Campo Abierto (Open Field),” on view through Sept. 29 at the Bass museum in Miami Beach, is rich in surprises, but not all are the pieces flashy. Many of the works are muted in color and relatively flat. Hicks’ genius derives from her ability to masterfully evoke water currents (“Seal Beach,” “Pêcher dans la Rivière”), re-create the majesty and solidity of an ancient masonry arch (“Moroccan Prayer Rug”), suggest drips and misty veils (“Silk Rainforest”) and spin sensuous flow in “Menhir,” a luxuriant blend of braided and wrapped brown, gold, copper and blue. In one series of exquisitely subtle chromatic gradients she uses the deceptively simple technique of winding dyed linen yarns around rectangular stretchers. The exhibition spans five decades and presents an artist who’s constantly experimenting and whose aesthetic, though coherent, doesn’t follow a simple trajectory. Along with Lenore Tawney, Jack Lenor Larsen, …

World Class Photos at Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

World Class Photos at Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

Visual Arts

Published 5/14/19

The world-famous Florida photographer and his wife Niki Butcher visited the Garden in May of 2017, well before hurricane Irma blew through. The Garden tour was part of their quest to document Florida’s most beautiful natural areas. The couple generously gifted the Garden with several images, and a Special Projects grant from Florida Keys Council of the Arts helped to pay for archival-quality printing by Key West Fine Art Photography. In addition, photos of birds, butterflies and flowers by the late Keys photographer Michelle Wisnieski were reinstalled in the Nature Chapel as part of the grant project.The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywest.garden

MUSIC IS LIFE: AN ART EXHIBIT ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO MUSIC

MUSIC IS LIFE: AN ART EXHIBIT ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO MUSIC

Visual Arts

Published 4/25/19

Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco hotel, The Sagamore Hotel, is known for its rotating experiences of museum-quality art year-round. Sebastien Laboureau, resident art advisor of the Sagamore Hotel and Bernard Markowicz, owner of Markowicz Fine Art curated an innovative art exhibit entirely dedicated to music. This art exhibit showcases around 100 artworks spanning all media including sculptures, photographs, paintings, and mixed media created by artists from all around the world including ARMAN, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, local artists and more.Meet the curators, Bernard Markowicz and Sebastien Laboureau, for an art talk Thursday May 16th from 7-10 pm at the Sagamore Hotel Lobby. The art talk will begin at 8pm.Participating artists:Jonathan Delmas, Markus Klinko, David Kracov, Alexi Torres, Patrick Rubinstein, Nick Veasey, Joy, OLLL, Carlos Boix, Geronimo AKA Jumping Bull, Michelle Loewinger, RISK, C215, Mr Brainwash, Russell Young, Andy Warhol, Robert Longo, Roy Lichtenstein, Ron …

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 …

Pérez Art Museum Miami Sixth Annual Art + Soul Celebration

Pérez Art Museum Miami Sixth Annual Art + Soul Celebration

Visual Arts

Published 2/18/19

PAMM has a 35-year history of presenting modern and contemporary art from underrepresented communities and diasporas, from Africa and Latin America, to the Caribbean. The fund allows the museum to purchase and showcase contemporary art by African American artists for its permanent collection – including works by artists such as Rashid Johnson, Carrie Mae Weems, Kehinde Wiley, Purvis Young, and Faith Ringgol.

New World School of the Arts showcases the talent fostered in its artistic programs during the annual professional-level production RISING STARS

New World School of the Arts showcases the talent fostered in its artistic programs during the annual professional-level production RISING STARS

Visual Arts

Published 1/30/19

Kicking off the showcase, Objects Rising Stars Exhibition, presented at the New World Gallery, features a wide-range of artwork created by the college and high school students of the prestigious New World School of the Arts. “The theme for this year’s exhibition highlights the art of an object,” said Maggy Cuesta, dean of Visual Arts. “In approaching the show, we are focusing on a thing to which a specific action or feeling is directed. For example, a graphic design piece could be an object, or it could be promoting an object. Imagine a painting, a sculpture, a photograph, or a film, all focusing on the interpretation of a product whether it is 2D or 3D.” Opening Reception: March 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMExhibition on view March 21 – April 26New World Gallery 25 NE 2 Street, Miami, FloridaFree and open to the publicInformation at 305-237-3620Held at the New World Gallery in the main NWSA building, the exhibition will be followed by the Rising Stars performing arts …

The brilliance of Banksy

The brilliance of Banksy

Visual Arts

Published 1/30/19

By, Daisy CabreraThe cult-like following surrounding the underground artist is understandable, and the simplicity of his cheeky art certainly does not undermine its power. If anything, it makes it larger, louder, legendary. Most recently, his famous Girl with Balloon sold for $1.4 million. As soon as the auctioneer’s hammer slammed down, the artwork self-destructed and dramatically shredded. Banksy claimed responsibility, and named the altered piece Love Is In The Bin. Such is his dark humor. And, “Banksy-ed” is now a term.Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.~ BanksyFor the reclusive and infamous talent, a leading voice of dissent, the whole world is his canvas. His imagery has lined the streets of Ontario, Paris, Manhattan, Bristol, Mali, Jerusalem, San Francisco, Melbourne, Birmingham, London, New Orleans, and Los Angeles among other cities. While many lucky pedestrians have seen Banksy’s keen guerilla art in the wild, this might be the closest …

A CURATED SELECTION OF MUST SEE ART

A CURATED SELECTION OF MUST SEE ART

Visual Arts

Published 11/27/18

While it may be impossible to visit every single fair and view every piece, we’re giving you a head start. Our illustrious Curator, Sebastien Laboreau, has been busy again this year, evaluating submissions from some of the most prestigious fairs, and providing his “don’t-miss” highlights. Be sure to download the CultureOwl app to easily access the guide and navigate to each Must See Art location to discover your new faves!By Dave PollotSize: 24 x 36 inchesMedium Used: Oil on found canvas Style of Piece: New ContemporaryPrice: $1800Presenting Gallery: Dave Pollot (solo)www.superfine.world/miami-beachExhibited at: Superfine! - The FairCurator’s Statement Great discovery! Dave Pollot is a New York based artist who is known for his altered thrift art paintings. He finds abandoned artwork and adds his own touch – most often pop culture parodies – and in doing so, bridges the divide between classic and pop art. A technique also used by Banksy that blurs our …

 “Hope Dies Last” | New Works of the Russian Ballet

“Hope Dies Last” | New Works of the Russian Ballet

Visual Arts

Published 11/21/18

The solo exhibition will feature Berlin’s highly anticipated new body of new work, HOPE DIES LAST. The Aqua Art Miami exhibition showcases the worldwide premier of Berlin’s new monumental bronze sculptures “Dying Swan” and “F*** You Ballerina.” "I am so happy that Kevin is bringing his ballerina sculptures to the AQUA Art Miami fair” said Grela Orihuela, the director of the AQUA Art Miami fair. "The moment I saw the images of him at work on these bronzes in his studio, I knew I wanted the works to be prominently featured at the main entrance of the fair because they are so compelling and provocative. This is the first time they are exhibited and I know our guests will engage with the work, both with the beauty of the sculptures and with the bold ideas they express”.Berlin’s paintings focus on the interior and secret lives of ballet dancers – depicting their hidden thoughts in sensual black and white paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. HOPE DIES LAST …

2018-19 Season Preview for The Palm Beaches

2018-19 Season Preview for The Palm Beaches

Visual Arts

Published 9/28/18

Provided by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach CountyExhibitions are free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cultural Council’s galleries in Lake Worth.Sept. 14 – Nov. 3, 2018Exhibition Preview: September 13The delights of the culinary world often lead to once-in-a-lifetime experiences that evoke comfort, tradition and culture. Food is also one of the ties that bind and bring friends and families together. Since people tend to eat with their eyes first, in this exhibition, 21 artists are encouraged to “play” with their food and create works of art in all media. From the painterly realism on canvas to the incredible mastery of bronze on display, here is where food will be transformed into something timeless.The 14th season of Culture & Cocktails features well-known speakers and talented interviewers to delight audiences with conversations of art, music, dance, photography and so much more. Free for Council members, $75 in advance, …

FREE MUSEUM DAYS

FREE MUSEUM DAYS

Visual Arts

Published 9/10/18

2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139www.thebass.orgLast Sunday of every month, 2-4 pmActivities include art projects, scavenger hunts and prizes.12450 SW 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33177www.goldcoastrailroadmuseum.orgFirst Saturday of every Month101 W Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130www.historymiami.orgSecond Saturday of every monthFamily Fun Day, with special activities for children all day.1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139www.holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.orgAdmission is always free61 NE 41st Street, Miami, FL 33137www.icamiami.orgAdmission is always freeGuided tours at 2 pm301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139www.jmof.fiu.eduEvery Saturday, 10am-5pm980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132 www.miamichildrensmuseum.orgThird Friday of every month, 3-9 pm770 N.E. 125 Street, North Miami, FL 33161www.mocanomi.orgLast Friday of every month, 7-10 pmwith free jazz in the courtyard at 8 pm. Jazz at MOCA is South Florida’s longest running free outdoor jazz …

ART MIAMI CELEBRATES APPROACH OF THIRD DECADE WITH ICONIC CONTEMPORARY, MODERN, POST-WAR, POP WORKS & UNIQUE EXHIBITIONS AT 29TH EDITION

ART MIAMI CELEBRATES APPROACH OF THIRD DECADE WITH ICONIC CONTEMPORARY, MODERN, POST-WAR, POP WORKS & UNIQUE EXHIBITIONS AT 29TH EDITION

Visual Arts

Published 9/7/18

Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s contemporary art fair market. It is the “can’t miss” event for serious collectors, curators, museum directors and interior designers, who are present from the moment the doors open. Art Miami provides an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.Now in its seventh year, CONTEXT Art Miami, the sister fair to Art Miami, is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. CONTEXT’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for established and emerging galleries to present cutting-edge and emerging talent. Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami will open on Tuesday, December 4th with a VIP Private Preview at the Art Miami Pavilion, which is located at One Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street on Biscayne Bay in Downtown Miami between the Venetian …

AQUA ART MIAMI CELEBRATES 14TH YEAR OF SUPPORTING EMERGING & MID-CAREER ARTISTS

AQUA ART MIAMI CELEBRATES 14TH YEAR OF SUPPORTING EMERGING & MID-CAREER ARTISTS

Visual Arts

Published 9/7/18

The festive Preview has become the destination of influential collectors and art professionals who migrate from the Art Miami and CONTEXT fairs at the Pavilion to procure works by young, emerging and mid-career artists. Throughout the years, Aqua Art Miami has continued to solidify itself as a completely unique art fair, consistently staying true to its signature relaxed yet energetic vibe. The 2017 edition featured 52 international exhibitors showcasing fresh new works in the intimate exhibition rooms that open into a beautiful courtyard, of the classic South Beach hotel. A one-day fair pass to Aqua is $25. A multi-day fair pass (Aqua, CONTEXT and Art Miami) is $95. Students 12-18 years and Seniors aged 62 years and older are $20. Children under 12 years accompanied by adult are free. Aqua Groups 10 or more (Online tickets only) are $20. A Multi-Day Pass provides admission to Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Miami Fairs, and complimentary shuttle service will be available …

SPECTRUM MIAMI AND RED DOT MIAMI MOVE TO MANA WYNWOOD FOR MIAMI ART WEEK

SPECTRUM MIAMI AND RED DOT MIAMI MOVE TO MANA WYNWOOD FOR MIAMI ART WEEK

Visual Arts

Published 8/24/18

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami announce curatorial themes for 2018 Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami will return to Wynwood Arts District starting in 2018, with a new and long-term location at Mana Wynwood - offering an exceptional and elevated world-class experience for both exhibitors and art enthusiasts during this year’s Miami Art Week, taking place December 5-9. The only venue featuring “Two Shows in One Location” during Miami Art Week will cover more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space and be even more accessible for visitors on foot and by car, all within walking distance from Wynwood’s trendiest restaurants, bars and retail boutiques.“We are excited to announce a unique alliance with Mana Wynwood, one of the region’s most progressive organizations in property development and the creative arts,” says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Media Group. “Returning to the Wynwood Arts District for the first time since 2015 perfectly positions Spectrum Miami …

Vizcaya loans Zorn portrait of James Deering to Art Institute of Chicago

Vizcaya loans Zorn portrait of James Deering to Art Institute of Chicago

Visual Arts

Published 7/3/18

Chicago exhibition features works from artists of the Gilded Age Vizcaya Museum and Gardens has loaned to the Art Institute of Chicago a 1903, oil on canvas portrait of James Deering (1859–1925), Vizcaya’s creator. The portrait by Swedish painter Anders Zorn (1860–1920) is on view in the new exhibition John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age.“Zorn was a contemporary to Sargent,” says Remko Jansonius, Deputy Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs for Vizcaya. “Both artists captured members of the Deering family in the early 20th century.”During his lifetime, Zorn was a successful and popular painter in Sweden, where he was born; in France, where he had a studio in Paris for several years; and in the United States, which he visited on seven occasions. His first journey to the United States was in 1893, when he exhibited at the Swedish art section of the world’s fair in Chicago. In the course of this visit, he met Boston collector Isabella Stewart …

“THE ART SOCIETY” – A CREATIVE GALLERY SPACE FEATURING ARTWORK AND PERFORMANCES BY LOCAL ARTISTS

“THE ART SOCIETY” – A CREATIVE GALLERY SPACE FEATURING ARTWORK AND PERFORMANCES BY LOCAL ARTISTS

Visual Arts

Published 6/28/18

Launching June 29th, the three-month rotating gallery will be celebrated by a series of cultural performances, live painting demonstrations, art workshops, and artist meet-and-greets.Serving a community where art, culture and creativity thrive, Westfield Broward (located at 8000 West Broward Boulevard in Plantation) has partnered with ArtServe to form “The Art Society at Westfield Broward,” a creative space dedicated to exhibiting and selling the work of local artists commission-free.Artists featured in the exhibit include neo-pop stitching artist Ed King; Jacklyn Laflamme who specializes in acrylic on canvas paintings; Pam Maschal, a mixed media artist who draws inspiration from nature; and Tony Mendoza, a primitive expressionist known for colorful, larger-than-life murals.To celebrate the launch of The Art Society, Westfield Broward will play host to a series of free public events from June 29 – July 1 featuring everything from local performances to arts and crafts activities, …

Miami Hotel launches Sagamore Salon, a gallery inspired by Salon de Paris of the 19th Century

Miami Hotel launches Sagamore Salon, a gallery inspired by Salon de Paris of the 19th Century

Visual Arts

Published 6/12/18

Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach will present the first edition of the Sagamore Salon. The Sagamore Salon will show approximately 100 works of varied media by as many as 40 artists, inspired by the original “Salon de Paris,” and its more inclusive spinoff, the “Salon des Refusés,” which was established by Napoleon for all of the artists that were rejected by the famous Salon de Paris. The Salon des Refusés was known for accepting new types of art not yet embraced by the establishment, including impressionists. The Sagamore Salon will also incorporate the original salon’s immersive, floor-to-ceiling hanging style that packed the walls with smaller art works.The Sagamore Salon show will be open 24/7 and on view through September 30th, 2018. All artworks will be for sale. The Sagamore Salon is held in partnership with Zemack Gallery, HartHood56, and curated by the hotel’s resident art advisor, Sebastien Laboureau. Also, gallery partner Blue Gallery, who’s known for its exclusive …

10 TIMELESS MASTERPIECES HOUSED ACROSS THE US

10 TIMELESS MASTERPIECES HOUSED ACROSS THE US

Visual Arts

Published 5/2/18

Certain art pieces are imbued with so much history, culture, emotion, and life that even the most exact replica couldn’t pin down their exact essence. For the casual observer, this might be irrelevant, and therefore a search for their original source – pointless. But for many true art lovers, like myself, experiencing an original in person is like looking at the world from the same, unique vantage point from which the artist once saw something nobody else could.The Starry Night hardly needs an introduction, but here’s ours anyway: Vincent Van Gogh’s most signature masterpiece and an international symbol of art; a beautiful island of serenity, floating amidst a sea of torment inside a mad genius’ mind. It actually depicts Van Gogh’s view from the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum near Saint-Remy-de-Provence where the artist checked himself in after suffering a mental breakdown and famously cutting off his own ear. The artist left out the bars and focused on the night’s vibrant …

10 Cultural Locales Worth Traveling To

10 Cultural Locales Worth Traveling To

Visual Arts

Published 4/2/18

By Petar PetrovYou can bestanding in front of The Vatican, knowing that millions before you have admired its beauty, and so will millions after you, and nevertheless believe you’ve felt or spotted something no one else has or will. And you probably won’t be wrong. Because traveling, at its core, is very similar to the other two universal, yet unique experiences in life – love and art. While traveling with a significant other can be great, art is no worse companion and motive, and probably a far more agreeable one. We’ve selected some of the best art destinations in the world for you to explore with someone or alone. We’ll leave that up to you. Searching for beauty in distant places is part of a traveler’s adventurous spirit, but one should never miss an exploration of a backyard as beautiful and enticing as Miami. It’s not only blessed with an art scene of the highest qualities, but also of the rarest. The city is home to unique art districts, which are a …

PEACE70 - Celebrating Peace Through Art

PEACE70 - Celebrating Peace Through Art

Visual Arts

Published 3/1/18

By Petar PetrovThis year,the State of Israel is turning 70. For a country, younger than some baby boomers, it has certainly made every year of its newly found freedom count. The State of Israel strides toward becoming the epitome of agricultural and high-tech innovation. But the industrial landscape is not the only global picture in which the young state has firmly positioned itself. Perhaps the country’s most tangible sign of all-around progress is the fact that its citizens’ aspirations spread far beyond the capitalistic world and into the artistic one. Amidst all the political tension which has been hanging over the small state in the Middle East like a dust storm, art is becoming an oasis where beauty and humanity can flourish unharmed. In celebration of 70 years of independence, the Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach will be displaying the works of many Israeli artists. And as if this wasn’t an occasion historic enough on its own, the actual venue is “incidentally” …

Las Olas Art Fair Celebrates  30 years on the Boulevard

Las Olas Art Fair Celebrates 30 years on the Boulevard

Visual Arts

Published 12/28/17

January 6 - 7. 10am-5pmPresented by Howard Alan Events, producer of the nation’s top outdoor art festivals, the Las Olas Art Fair features sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, wearable art and more, all displayed gallery-style, for the enjoyment of art appreciators, collectors, shoppers and pedestrians alike. With the great winter weather here in South Florida, the outdoor setting is ideal for a leisurely stroll, while being immersed in so much fab art!The free, outdoor pet-friendly event also includes the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation. This year’s winning commemorative poster will also be unveiled, featuring an original design by festival newcomer Michael O’Connell. The Las Olas Art Fair (Part II) is slated for March 3 and 4, 2018. For more information about the Las Olas Art Fair, please visit www.artfestival.com.

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