Last week, Miami Heat Point Guard, Mario Chalmers, celebrated the holidays with his ‘Red Hot Winter Wonderland’ affair at South Beach’s Surfcomber Hotel with live entertainment, specialty open cocktail bars, hors d’oeurvres and a preview of luxury cars by Warren Henry Auto. Proceeds from the event benefit the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation, an organization that creates and supports community based programs that strive to empower, inspire and enable youth to live healthy lifestyles, put education first and give back to their communities.
Photography by Rod Deal
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.
Contender is the most extensive, self-referential and personal body of work of Parker’s career, revealing a narrative that ultimately speaks to the human condition.
Photography By Ana Maria Morales
On Saturday, November 16th Lab Miami presented Miami Mini Makers Faire in Wynwood. Makers of all ages and backgrounds, from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers, attended Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, and connect.
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It is often the case that the best things in life are shared. Join Product/81 Creative Lab and Butter Gallery this Basel season when it opens its doors to welcome the great city of Detroit as part of the collaborative exhibition, Mi Casa es su Casa. This collaboration, inspired by the differences and similarities surrounding Miami & Detroit, will be hosted in both the Product/81 Creative Lab and the Gesamtkunstwerk building. The weeklong program, designed to house the creative community, will include a series of events, talks and a shared workspace.
By Vanessa Haim
Influenced by such rock acts like Aerosmith, Gram Parsons and Guns and Roses, Florida born model and artist Ashley Wynn shares a love of music that reflects in her edgy looks and style.
Currently signed with Click Models Atlanta, The Green Agency, Benz Models Tampa, and represented by Parts Models NYC, this dopedoll has a passion for writing, traveling and creating rock inspired collages.
In her recent Miami stop, I had the opportunity to shoot with Ashley for Dopedoll Vintage and got to know her a little more…
Miami’s historic Freedom Tower, which was the original home of the Miami News and then a Cuban Refugee Center, was donated to Miami Dade College (MDC) in 2008. Since, the college has not only protected the iconic structure but through well curated exhibitions, MDC’s Museum & Galleries of Art + Design (MOAD) has also established the Freedom Tower as a cultural center for visual art and design, free and open to the public, for the entire community to enjoy.
Ever since MDC’s Museum & Galleries of Art + Design opened its doors, the Freedom Tower has without a doubt become one of my favorite spots to visit when adventuring around town, hungry for art. This past weekend, I finally stumbled in to check out FLASHBACK: Miami 1980s, an exhibit by freelance photographer (y compatriota mia), Alexia Fodere.