Remembrance To Purvis Young

Artopia will honor Pervis Young during a remembrance event coinciding with the 4 year anniversary of the artist’s passing. Artopia is the oldest art gallery in Miami with more than 30 years in Wynwood. Artopia served as a studio for Pervis Young. Young was one of the most prolific artists of our time, he was the catalyst of Miami’s art scene paving the way for Miami to become one of the world’s greatest art cities.

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Girls Run This Motha!#%Part II

In celebration of Women’s History Month, artist Diana Contreras brought together some of her favorite fellow female artists for the group exhibition “Girls Run this Motha#%” at Wynwood gallery WYN317. Opening on March 6th, the exhibition will feature works by Diana Contreras, Kazilla, Charlotte Oedekoven, Delvs, Miss Lushy, Lulu107 and Michelle Vasquez. As a common inspiration Beyoncé will be the theme for the exhibition and represent as a shining example of independence, power, talent, beauty and being a successful woman of the 21st century.

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Girls Run This Motha#%Part I of II

In celebration of Women’s History Month, artist Diana Contreras brought together some of her favorite fellow female artists for the group exhibition “Girls Run this Motha#%” at Wynwood gallery WYN317. Opening on March 6th, the exhibition will feature works by Diana Contreras, Kazilla, Charlotte Oedekoven, Delvs, Miss Lushy, Lulu107 and Michelle Vasquez. As a common inspiration Beyoncé will be the theme for the exhibition and represent as a shining example of independence, power, talent, beauty and being a successful woman of the 21st century.

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Design Miami /Jewelry Review

When I said this years Design Miami would be loaded with jewelry, I meant it! If you didn’t get around to it, or if you’d like to bask in its abundance for just a little longer, here are Deon Rubi’s highlights.

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Atelier 1022Takes Basel

Of course everyone knows Art Basel by the goliath tents set up in Wynwood and on the beach, and the massive gallery and warehouse takeovers that draw most of the crowds. However the small, personal galleries – the ones that rule the day during the monthly Wynwood Art Walk – worked just as hard this year. One of the best as always was Atelier 1022.

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DEON RUBI At PAMM

Miami-based artist Lucila Garcia De Onrubia is the creator of Deon Rubi, a refined yet playful brand of wearable art objects. The artist is debuting the latest collection of hand-crafted accessories at the opening of the new Perez Art Museum (PAMM) Gift Shop. The inaugural gift shop collection will showcase Deon Rubi’s jewelry, which is fabricated from upcycled materials. The new collection offers limited edition earrings, unique bracelets, and necklaces for passionate patrons of the arts. Deon Rubi’s pieces embody the fine traditions of jewelry from the edge of modern design.

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Beau Stanton's 'Message In A Bottle'

Beau Stanton’s exhibition and animated instalation, “Message in a Bottle,” was presented by the Quattlebaum Foretich Gallery at SCOPE Miami Beach. Viewers were “invited into a maritime ship chandlery, where contemporary artists have created their own message for the ages, captured inside bottles and waiting to be unlocked by their new owners.”

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BEYOND BASEL

I dunno about all of ya’ll but a small part of me is relieved that Basel is over! Nonetheless, we had an amazing time and saw even more amazing artworks. Although the fairs and hordes of tourist have packed up and gone away, Miami’s local culture shines on! There are several ongoing exhibitions at local galleries and museums to visit (minus the traffic and insanity). That ain’t it! There are many more local cultural events and exhibitions already on our calendar for the upcoming New Year. Here’s a short list of “Tropicult Approved” ongoing/upcoming art exhibitions/events…

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Kenton Parker's "Contender"

Primary Projects presents Contender, a selection of new works from Kenton Parker during Art Basel Miami at their new project space in Downtown Miami. In a solo show dedicated to self-portraiture through sculpture, painting, installation and photography, the artist challenges the viewer with a swell of raw emotions. On location at Milk Studios (Los Angeles), Parker calls on long-time friend and photographer, Patrick Hoelck, to capture the madness that makes-up the artist’s multiple personalities. Parker tacked on the roles of producer, director, editor and subject for this exhibition, exposing his various states of being behind and in front of the lens.

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Designed by International Women

By Mariana Ochoa This year’s Design/Miami art fair will serve as a platform for groundbreaking designs and innovations from international women who have made iconic contributions to the ongoing story of design. Here are a few insights on some of the artists…

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