The 2nd Annual Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival
Saturday, June 23 2012, 12:00 am - 12:00 am
La Mano Fria will be a featured artist at The 2nd Annual Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival. Check out the 3 panel corner booth display. All works for sale.
about the festival:
The Second Annual Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival, organized, planned and executed by volunteers from the Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival Inc., a fiscal sponsor of The Miami Foundation, and local leaders of the Overtown Community. Together, they aim to celebrate the rich history of one of Miami’s earliest historically black communities and the place where some of music’s biggest legends, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday, performed and stayed. Set on the vibrant main street of NW 3rd Avenue, between 9th and 11th Streets in the Historic Overtown District, this one-day annual Spring Festival will come alive once again in June 2012 with local food, art, and entertainment. The event will include local church choirs, a school marching bands, and local and national musical artists. Overtown Food vendors will treat festival goers with authentic BBQ and southern cooking, Caribbean flavors, and locally grown produce. Admission to the festival is free.
about La Mano Fria:
La Mano Fria (a graphic designer, activist and typographer) together with his Beta Bodega Coalition are based out of South Florida and Tokyo. It was in the fall of 1996 Rice and Beans clothing first released at the legendary “Footwork” in NYC: record, clothing, sneaker store owned by Bobbito Garcia (Fondle ‘Em Records, Nike, Addidas), now released at Beams T clothing shop with stores from Harajuku, Tokyo to Hong Kong, China. La Mano Fria founded his own record label in 1999, and designed CD, 12″ jackets, logos and t-shirts for his own artists as well as many others such as Prefuse 73, Common, Raekwon (from Wu Tang Clan), Pharoah Monche, Myka 9, The Last Poets, Dead Prez, DJ 3000 and many more. La Mano Fria has been featured on the front cover of Studio Voice magazine, as well inside Tokion, Fader, Remix, Blast, Woofin’ and performed in festivals worldwide such as Sonar 2004 in Barcelona, Spain to Medelink 2008 in Medellin, Colombia. Art exhibitions include Auditorio Serralves 2005 in Portugal, Tag Gallery 2004 in Holland and Uplink Gallery 2005-2011 in Japan. Currently his Miami & Tokyo Beer Tour projects have brought him to work for Asahi, Kirin and Nest Beer in Japan. Works with the Purvis Young Foundation to curate the Purvis Young Graffiti Hall of Fame in Wynwood Art District and a culture consultant at Product 81 x South Florida Ford, co-creating the Ista Magazine and Ista Culture Seminar. Currently working with iNis Corporation on graffiti oriented graphics for a future video game.