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Weather Channel Picks Miami Photog as Finalist

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pic by Jennifer Dominguez

Weather Channel Picks Miami Photog as Finalist

One of Miami photograph’s is part of The Weather Channel’s second annual “Amazing Out There Photo Contest. Jennifer Dominguez, a Miami resident, submitted a starry night capture of the night sky and a lone star gazer. “When I was told that there was an abandoned school bus in a field near the Palouse Falls I had been photographing, there was no other choice but to go check it out in the middle of the night while it was 39 degrees out,” explains Jennifer. Her picture to me is the best among the 73 finalists. Look for yourself and see if you agree. Follow Jennifer on Instagram @Jenn_Pics

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Video Recap of Marlins Instagram Photowalk hosted by Zapography

Video Recap of Marlins Instagram Photowalk hosted by Zapography

Here is a video recap of “Marlins Photowalk” hosted by  Zapography and IGersMiami and featuring footage from ArtofMiami.com. Marlins walk took photographers from Civic Center  through the streets of Little Havana and finally concluding inside Marlins park. Press play!

Hennessy Launches Limited Edition Bottle by Ryan McGinness in Miami

picture by Harold Rosario

Hennessy Launches Limited Edition Bottle by Ryan McGinness in Miami 

Hennessy V.S launched the fifth edition of the brand’s Limited Edition bottle series in Miami unveiling a new design created by critically acclaimed American multi-disciplinary artist, Ryan McGinness. McGinness’ take on the iconic Hennessy V.S label features a distinctive radiant pattern in fluorescent colors that glow under black light, and is now available for purchase online at reservebar.com – http://www.reservebar.com/products/hennessy-vs-limited-edition-ryan-mcginness and at select wine & spirits retailers nationwide.
The day began at the Viceroy Hotel where he held court during the roundtable discussion with local media. The conversation carried into lunch were guest were treated to a family style meal of spinach salad, short rib empandas, mahi ceviche, moho marinated chicken breast and the Hennessy V.S Infiniti cocktail. Following the luncheon a private signing was held at Total Wine & more were fans gathered to get their limited edition bottles signed. As guest entered the store they were met with visually stunning blown up photos of Ryan in Cognac, France, case displays and tunes by DJ Ivory. The day ended with an after party for the Limited Edition launch at Fifty Lounge where Ryan turned contemporary artist to bartender serving the “Infinity” Hennessy cocktail to guests. More pics below… Read the rest of this entry »

Instagram Meet-Up in Miami to Break World Record

pic by @MarcelloIbanez on iG

Instagram Meet-Up in Miami to Break World Record

Probably the most artistic intimate instameet to date has been the one that took place last week on August 8th right behind the American Airlines Arena. Yes, Colors Splash Miami had all the makings of an artistic event but this one was less abstract. Here are some pictures of Chalktacular an Instagram Meet-up that aspired to beat the Guiness World Record for biggest chalk drawing in the world. The Event was hosted Miami Instagrammer @VickFIllet. Here is a recap of our favorite pics from Chalktacular.  Check out the has tag #Chalktacular for more pics.

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Call to Artists in Miami: Art Deco Weekend Poster Contest due 8/31/15


Call to Artists in Miami: Art Deco Weekend Poster Contest due 8/31/15

 

Life Is Art is very excited to once again be joining the Art Deco Weekend for 2016! As something new for this year, we are hosting an open artist contest for the Official Poster Art. You can win a free booth and a solo show at the Art Deco Museum, plus, your name all over the promotional material, so definitely check it out!

The Miami Design Preservation League is holding an artist calling for the juried design competition of the 39th annual Art Deco Weekend poster. The winner will receive a month long, solo show and reception in our new, state of the art, Art Deco Museum gallery at 10th and Ocean in South Beach during 2016, and the honor of having their work become part of a legacy collection promoted year round.

Our theme for 2016 is “The Art of Architecture “.
Deadline for submission is August 31, 2015.

Information and online application form at www.artdecoweekend.com/call-to-artists.html

Also, Life Is Art is once again hosting the art section of the festival. It will be totally revamped in an interesting new format and we are super excited about it. The artist booth sales will go on sale soon. The Art Deco Weekend is totally revitalizing the festival this year and has many new exciting community partners and events!

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Artist Invades Instagram Accounts

Artist Invades Instagram Accounts

Artist Invades Instagram Accounts

Lucas Levitan is a Brazilian artist based in London. He pushes his creative endeavors by adding his creative touch to unassuming pictures on Instagram. The result is a funny and inspiring series that keeps followers engaged in anticipation for the next development. As an artist, I can only imagine his process. Perhaps choosing pictures randomly to further challenge ones creative fluency. Sketching out the concept before rendering the finally  on Photoshop or Illustrator. Lucas Levitan is a Instagram you must follow now. Tag your picture #IWantToBeInvaded  on Instagram for a chance to be featured by @LucasLevitan

 

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Wynwood Exhibit of the Month for Art Walk 8/8/15

Wynwood Exhibit of the Month for Art Walk 8/8/15  

This month we chose Robert Fontaine Gallery for the Wynwood Exhibit of the Month “Mixed Media”. During artwalk stop by this group exhibit showcasing the entire collection of post-war artists at Robert Fontaine’s. Some noteworthy names from art world will be on display including work by Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly, Jasper Johns, Wayne Theibaud, Frank Stella, Willem de Kooning, Keith Haring, and much more. This gallery is one of our favorites, it is an artist’s ideal exhibit space with its pristine white walls and matching glossy tiles. Don’t miss this show, conveniently located in the center of Wynwood on N.W 2nd avenue and 23 street.

Robert Fontaine Gallery

2349 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, Florida 33127

305.397.8530

Marlins Ring is the Biggest in Baseball History

Marlins 2003 ring between Angels and Red Sox rings

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Marlins Ring is the Biggest in Baseball History

On a recent road trip that took us from Washington D.C.  to Toronto, Canada. Along the way we passed by the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Among the highlights at the Baseball Hall of Fame was the Championship Rings display dating back to the 1930’s to present. The collection of rings obviously  varied from year to year but one ring stood out from all the rest. The Marlins’ 2003 Championship ring was by far the biggest in the entire collection displayed at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Upon further research, it is indeed the biggest in the history of Baseball and most expesive, valued at $40,000 at the time. The ring is made of 14-carat white gold, the 3.5-ounce (99 g) ring featured 229 diamonds, including one teal diamond, and 13 rubies. Other highlights of the Baseball Hall of Fame are Barry Bonds 762 Homerun Ball, a tribute hall for Latin American players, original paintings by Norman Rockwell and much more. See for yourself pictures below. Also see video footage on YouTube.

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SketchMIA: Urban Sketching Tour 8/29/15

An Urban Sketch Tour 

Come explore Miami’s historic downtown like an architect! See our city’s landmark buildings through an architect’s eyes, using a sketchbook and pen. Learn to draw by sketching some of downtown Miami’s historic landmarks, like the Dade County Courthouse, the Church of Gesù and the old US Post Office Building, home of MCAD! This 2-hour course is open to beginners and novices of all ages who love architecture and want to explore it through drawing.

Joaquim Perez (University of Miami) and David Rifkind (FIU), local architects and educators, will introduce you to basic drawing techniques and lead you on the urban adventure brief sketching tour of downtown Miami. A good pair of walking shoes, maybe a hat and certainly a sketchbook and drawing implements will come in handy!

Tours depart from MCAD rain or shine. Tours are limited to 12 participants and sell out quickly. Tickets are $20 for AIA & AIAS members, $25 for seniors and students, $30 for all others. Advance reservations online are required(up to 60 minutes before tour time). Tours are held on the last Saturday of each month and begin promptly at 10:00 AM. All sales end at 9:30 AM. Please be at MCAD before 9:50 AM.

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via: SoulofMiami.org

Miami Has a Water Taxi. But there is a Catch.

Miami Has a Water Taxi. But there is a Catch.

So this is news to me. I did not know Miami had a Water Taxi Service, until I posted about the new James L. Knight art collection.  However, there is a catch. Unlike the Fort Lauderdale Taxi which is $26 for hop-on hoo-off  service, this one is $30 for just a round trip fair. Yeah, its expensive. Check out there site here 

 

 

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