O, Miami: A Poetry Festival

Contributed by Monica Torres “Poetry is a living, breathing force that can light up the city. O, Miami is its platform.” Alberto Ibargüen, President John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Poetry comes to the city!  April, the cruelest month, is…

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808: The Tales of Arthur Baker

By Jorge Zaldivar Arthur Baker’s influence in the music industry is unarguable. Arthur Baker’s contributions and productions will remain relevant throughout the history of music. Innovation is unstoppable and so is the kick behind Planet Rock! Arthur Baker is in…

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Hop on the MBUS

By Monica Torres Life is but a game… Game Show is the current exhibition at Florida International University’s – College of Architecture + The Arts’ new Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS) where games serve as metaphors for human interactions and well, just the absurdities of life…

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Keith Haring // A tribute

Contributed by Valerie Eggarter “There is an audience that is being ignored, but they are not necessarily ignorant. They are open to art when it is open to them.” Keith Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) Keith Haring was…

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MXYTSPLYK

A couple of years ago, when I first moved to the Design District/Wynwood area, the now demolished Chiquita Banana Plant (above) was still on NE 2nd and 33rd street. The plant particularly caught my eye because back then we were developing the “tropi” brand and banana’s were one of the symbols we initially used to associate it. As I got to know the locals, I discovered that the Chiquita Banana Plant I had my eyes on had been hit up by a local artist. I’ve gotten to know the artist and have been following his sketches, photography, and street art ever since.

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DWNTWN HOLLYWOOD MURAL PROJECT

Every now and again I find myself longing to adventure, a getaway from the Miami madness. Some weekends I get on the road, sometimes on the A1A, and I head North with no particular destination in mind. These day trips…

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NWM 2013: A Proper Marriage/My Eyes Move You

Tonight, Pioneer Winter and Indie Film Club presents A Proper Marriage/My Eyes Move You, a transmedia performance work utilizing contemporary dance, live music, and film. Winter’s work will premiere through Miami Art Museum’s New Work Miami (NWM) 2013 initiative c/o SPRING BREAK. A Proper Marriage/My Eyes Move You comments on the perceived co-dependence of music and movement—especially live music with dance. Sheet music is attached to the backs of dancers, and the musicians follow the dancer in order to read the music and maintain the melody.

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GO! STICKER SHOWCASE

GO! STICKER celebrates the art form of stickers by showcasing the  greatest sticker artists of all time. GO! STICKER is the first installment of the GO! SHOW, a series of special collaborative projects and exhibitions at the Wynwood Walls showcasing the…

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@AHOLSNIFFSGLUE #BISCAYNEWORLD

My homie Ahol Sniffs Glue has been killing it in the digital realm with his #BiscayneWorld series of virtual artwork.

As always, he’s been keeping it real. The digital artwork reaches out through multiple platforms to our generation of millennials. It is an observance of the real Miami (and its peoples) otherwise hidden beneath the magic and disco dust that sweeps through the city.

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