The former lawyer turned international LEGO artist, graced the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood with his work June 7th- August 17th with his show “The Art of Nathan Sawaya.” The sheer technical skill of his work is impressive: a life size full body self portrait, oversized skulls of white, pink, black and grey, a red evening gown flowing in the wind…
The directors of seven South Florida museums have come together as the Miami Art Museums Alliance (MAMA). The organization aims to ensure that public museums are part of the life of all Miami-Dade residents and visitors and contributes to the community’s success.
An experimental dance performance utilizing visual installations and live abstract sound to fill the SandBox studio at Miami Theater Center (MTC).
Though many may see art and science at odds, they are actually both means for human creativity and exploration. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science formerly the Miami Science Museum, is interested in developing this concept and has created the Curious Vault Collaborations, inviting artists to collaborate with scientists in order to discover ways to integrate art and science in a non-conventional manner.
The project comes at a suitable time for the museum as they will soon be relocating next to the Perez Art Museum in Downtown Miami. The idea behind the project is to put a local artist and scientist together with the intention of creating a tabletop display from their teamwork using at least one item from the museum’s permanent collection.
From Manaus, a metropolis in the middle of the Amazon Jungle; to Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, and Salvador on the Northeastern coast; to São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Rio, the economic and cultural powerhouses of the Southeast; to Brasilia, the capital and Unesco’s World Heritage City, and Cuiabá in the Mid-West; to Curitiba and Porto Alegre in the South; the exhibition will offer a cultural context to the games and their Host Cities.
Last week, Rhythm Foundation introduced Stephanie Ansin, Founder and Artistic Director of the Miami Theater Center – and recent New Times Mastermind Award Winner. After two years of preparation and hard work, this weekend marked the world premier of Ansin’s original play Everybody Drinks The Same Water, perhaps her most ambitious project yet.
Drawing inspiration from the sights, colors and people of his native Panama, Miami-based visual artist Alfonso Rendon artistically known as ‘Masplata’ unearths a world of rare beauty onto the public eye. Starting from the premise that “colors, like words, are basic units of meaning that can convey messages when combined.” Rendon has created an eclectic body of work and styles that are as diverse as language itself.
The famous San Francisco-born literature and pub crawl series combines two things that everyone loves – alcohol and literature. LitCrawl is a “choose-your-own-adventure” evening of literary events. Miami’s premiere LitCrawl made its way through South Beach’s bar scenes. Noire Poetry, the LitCrawl finale, was held at Kill Your Idol. Noire Poetry was curated by Rod Deal and hosted by Isis Miller and featured AFRO INDIE ROCK (A.I.R.) band, Kazoots, and showcased many other Miami poets and musician.
Brazilian-born Miami-based artist Ernesto Kunde has found inspiration in the architecture, energy, sunshine and art of Miami since he first relocated to the city just over seven years ago. His paintings have paid homage to Miami ever since. Recently, Kunde has become interested in mangroves and root systems. His first mangrove painting was more of an accident. Kunde paints from photographs he takes when out and about exploring his surroundings and one happened to include mangroves.
Miami artists Kiki Valdes and Jel Martinez, represented by the Michael Margulies Artist Agency, and Phoenix artists Bill Dambrova and Kristin Bauer come together in CROSSCURRENT, a collaborative exchange exhibition that unites South Beach with the Southwest. The first show was in Phoenix in April, and a reciprocal show is scheduled for Miami in November.