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Facebook Chooses Miami Artist to Embellish It’s New Headquarters

Facebook’s Choses Miami Artist to Embellish It’s New Headquarters

Facebook’s new headquarters in California is under construction and in desperate need for an artist touch. The art of, Miami native, Jen Stark is sure to add that artist inspiration to the everyday workplace. Jen Stark’s current series of oozing colors of the rainbow, will be part be permanent display, as a 20 foot mural in Facebook’s new headquarters. If you can’t travel to California to see it, not to worry. Her colorful dripping rainbow series can also be seen at the Miami International Airport and the Fort Lauderdale Art Museum. Learn more about Jen Stark in a past article from Art of Miami.

Pictures of Shepard Fairey X Miami City Ballet Collaboration

Pictures of Shepard Fairey X Miami City Ballet Collaboration

Street artist Shepard Fairey has teamed up with Miami City Ballet and choreographer Justin Peck. Shepard Fairey is best known for his iconic “Hope” poster for Obama’s 2008 campaign and in Miami for his memorial mural of Tony Goldman in Wynwood.Gene Schiavone. Now he is excited to contribute his artistic urban touch to the Miami performing arts as his recent words about the show reveals.

“The Miami City Ballet opens today with Justin Peck’s Heatscape featuring my set design. I’m a big fan of Robert Rauschenberg who collaborated with Merce Cunningham, so the idea of collaborating with a choreographer in the same vein appealed to me. Beyond the historical association I mentioned, I’m a big fan of putting my work in front of people using unexpected platforms. The cross-pollination that can happen between the ballet and street art audiences is exciting to me. If you’re in the Miami area be sure to check out the show!” – Shepard Read the rest of this entry »

Free! Miami Beach 100th year B-Day Beach Party and Concert 3/26/15

Free! Miami Beach 100th year B-Day Beach Party and Concert 3/26/15

Perfect for all of you in Spring Break. Head over to South Beach where the city is hosting a free beach party and concert. Party is right on the sand. Parking suggested in the 7th street garage. Have fun!

Where: South Beach

Time: 10am to 5pm

info: M&B

Instagram Chooses Miami as Best Instameet in the World

Instagram Features Miami as Banner for World Instameet Weekend

Its a big deal to the Instagram community to be recognized on Instagram.com. Even more so during this past weekend during World Wide Instameet 11. People from all over the world are responding to Instagram’s call to action to meet up with your community and unite for the sake of creativity. The key word, creativity, is coveted by all these that participate. Communities from all over the world secretly compete for the title of “Most Creative Instameet in the World.” So when, Instagram used a pic from Miami’s own #ColorSplashMia to summarize the event, it was a big deal to all of us in Miami and a symbolic gesture to crown us as the best Instameet in the world. The unique concept of “Splashing” Phagwah color dust during an Instameet, made for amazing pictures and was what caught the attention Instagram’s headquarters. ColorSplashMia took place on March 22 at David Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove. Congratulations to @ShooterShane and @Cynlagos for co-hosting the event. Below are some of our favorite pictures form the event. Please follow their accounts and search hashtag #colorsplashmia for more amazing pics. Read the rest of this entry »

Instagram Meet-Up in Coconut Grove 3/22/15

Instagram Meet-Up in Coconut Grove 3/22/15

World Wide Instameet is a bi-annual event where Instagram encourages people from all over the world to unite and take beautiful pictures. This year we the first WWIM will take place the weekend of March 20-22nd. The Miami Instagram will not be left behind. We call all active Instagrammers to meet-up Sunday March 22nd at 3pm. Where? Coconut Grove’s Kennedy Park. Meet-up is serendipitously co-hosted by @ShooteShane and @Cynlagos. Visit their Instagram profiles for updates and more details.

pic above by @CynLagos

When: 3/22/15 3pm

Where Kennedy Park (click for Google Map)

New Concept Sketches for Miami Beach Lifeguard Stands: One Looks Like a McDonald’s

 New Concept Sketches for Miami Beach Lifeguard Stands

Architect William Lane has released the concept sketches for the new lifeguard stands that will replace the iconic Art Deco Lifeguard stands in Miami Beach. They are set to launched just in time for Miami Beach’s centennial celebrations this year, 2015. So far the replacement is a lot more subtle than it was made out to be. City officials had insinuated that the new designs would be dramatic and a turn of the century upgrade. But to us, the new designs are a bit of the same. Plus a some what down grade in size from what can be seen in the sketches. One of the designs doesn’t even have the iconic pastel colors, going for the McDonald’s color scheme instead. Compare the before and after yourself by taking a look at  a past article we did on the iconic Miami Beach Lifeguard Stations. Hopefully we will be put to silence and the new lifeguard stands will bring pride to the decision-making of those evolved in shaping Miami’s future.

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Call to Photographers in Miami: Capture Coral Gables


Capture Coral Gables 2015 – A photography contest and exhibit presented by the Coral Gables Museum

The Coral Gables Museum invites YOU to submit your photograph for a chance to exhibit at the Museum and win amazing prizes! This is a skill-based photography contest open to teens and adults. This contest will culminate in an exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum in summer 2015.

The objectives of this contest are to invite the public to explore and examine the City of Coral Gables through a photographic lens, as well as to recognize local talent. Awards will be determined by a professional jury and a public vote. Grand prize is a Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) Digital Camera!

Deadline to submit is May 4, 2015.
To Submit Your Photo, visit www.capturecoralgables.org

Artist Sets Miami Neighborhoods on a Cliffside for a Dazzling Effect

Artist Sets Miami Neighborhoods on a Cliffside for Dazzling Effect

Have you ever wondered how Miami would look if it was a hill-side city? Being a perfectly flat urban sprawl, with its highest point a manmade hill in Tropical Park, the question does spawn your imagination. This past weekend the annual art fair in Miami called Art Wynwood opened on its 4th year. One on the highlights was the hyper-photomontages by artist Jean Francois Rauzier. His large hyper-photos were showcased at the booth of Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery at a price of $26,000. Although, maybe not his intention, artist Jean Francois Razier put together hundreds of photos of two of Miami neighborhoods, Wynwood and Miami Beach and arranged them in such a way to give it a cliff side look. He did this by arranging the photos of each neighborhood’s highlights from smallest to biggest, each layer overlapping the previous. This gives it a a look of a city set on a cliff side like that of Sorrento, Monaco or San Francisco. The interesting approach made crowds around his collection of works displayed at Art Wynwood 2015.

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The Art of Cesar Santos a Must See this Valentines Day at Art Walk

Cesar Santos: Assoluta, oil on linen, 34x48in

The Art of Cesar Santos a Must See Tonight at Wynwood Art Walk

We have been following Cesar Santo’s rise for a while now. The local talent has come to be one of the trailblazers for the revival of representational art in South Florida and abroad. Leading workshops, ateliers and creating a mass following in social media with teasing pictures of his artistic process. Iit is a pleasure to finally see his work in person. This Saturday at Wynwood Art Walk Cesar Santos masterpieces will be in exhibit at Waltan Otega Gallery. THis is a must see show. See you there.

Waltan Ortega Gallery

2238 Nw 1st Pl,
Miami, FL 33127
Between NW 22nd St and NW 23rd St
(305) 576-5335
more info

Light Impressions: Mobile Photography Exhibit During ArtWalk

Light Impressions: 30 photographers and 40 iPads

Light Impressions is a Celebration of Mobile Phone Photography showcasing the curated work of 40 mobile phone photographers from around the world on 40 iPads. It is the first mobile phone photography exhibit of this magnitude in world.  With an iPad assigned to each artist, each unit features 13 images continually looping at different intervals.Light Impressions was originally conceived by Colleen Duffely as part of a Studio b. themed exhibit entitled Rock, Paper, Digital that showcased a range of artistic work through time, from primitive methods and mediums through the most contemporary. Colleen seized the opportunity to add a touch of primitive to the Light Impressions exhibit; the metal structure on which the 40 iPad 2 units are mounted was made of materials recovered from the wreckage of 1995’s Hurricane Opal that had blown off of a restaurant.“It seemed appropriate to me – mobile phone photography in particular has a ‘found-art’ sensibility to it, and what better way to frame it than on re purposed materials?” said Duffley. “Mobile phone photography is still an emerging art form,” adds Duffley. “I know people are going to beastounded when they see what is being done in the movement. All of it is on an smart phone – from the capture of an image to its processing and publishing. It is really mind-blowing and wonderful. It’s a pure art form – far more about the creativity than about expensive gear or intricate techniques.”

Wynwood Building (opening reception 2/13/15)

2750 Northwest 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL

(305) 531-4411  thewynwoodbuilding.com



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