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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.


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 



James L. Knight Center Unveils Permanent Art Collection

James L. Knight Center Unveils Permanent Art Collection 

A permanent exhibition program has been arranged for all public areas of the James L. Knight International Center in Downtown Miami, FL.  This program features artworks by international artists from the Nina Torres Fine Art roster. Special transportation is available thanks to the excellent service provided by the Metromover, Miami Trolley and the Water Taxi Miami. There is a loading zone at the Gallery Walk on the River at the Riverwalk Station located at 64 SE 4th St, Miami, FL, 33131.

On view are the collections of Federico Ferrarini (Italy), Cristina Bergoglio (Argentine-Spain),
Dunia Gatica (Mexico), Miguel Angel Yus (Spain), among others…
Dunia Gatica (Mexico), Miguel Angel Yus (Spain), among others…

Please visit the Brickell-Biscayne Trolley for a complete list of stops and their daily schedule. Free.

Please visit the Water Taxi Miami website for a complete list of stops and their daily schedule and affordable rates.


Souvenirs Become Alive in Clever Video

picture by Harold Rosario for @ArtofMiami

Souvenirs Become Alive in Clever Video 

Souvenirs are a away to remember a place and time and possibly people that shared those moments with you. From postcards to shot classes, magnets or sand, there are many forms of keepsakes to cherish these moments. My love for architecture inspired my organic collection of landmark buildings from the places I have visited. Recently, my Dad and I went on a road trip. We used  National Rent a Car and were lucky to be upgraded to the new 2015 Ford Edge Titanium for free. The Ford Edge was a great surprise to our roughly 1,500 mile journey that took us from Washington DC to Philadelphia to New York City, Cooperstown, Niagara Falls and finally Toronto, Canada. I collected  souvenirs a long the way that will spark memories for years to come. This short video illustrates how my souvenir collection comes alive before my eyes and flashes me back to cherished times. Also featured in the video: 2015 Ford Edge, Liberty Bell, the new World Trade Center, the Path Station by Santiago Calatrava, Baseball Hall of Fame, Niagara Falls, CN Tower, Rogers Park and more. Press Play.

Wynwood Art Auction Benefiting the FAHT

Free & Fearless Art Auction

MIArt Space invites you to join us for an evening of art, music, and food. Entrance is free and all proceeds of the Art Auction will go to *Free & Fearless to fight against Human Trafficking in Miami.

For More Information

*FREE & FEARLESS 5K is a proud supporter of The Glory House of Miami, a non-profit organization that aims to not only rescue, but also aid in providing housing, safety, and rehabilitation to victims of modern-day slavery in South Florida

Where: MIA Space

151 NW 36th St

Miami, FL 33127

Rare Photograph Captures Epic Miami Sunset

picture by Mr.E aka @HighDrone on Instagram

Rare Photograph Captures Epic Miami Sunset

Taking a picture at sunset can be a hit or miss. Add the variables made by attempting it with a drone. Whether the sun peaks out through the clouds or whether you’ll get a blurred out horizon or whether your drone will make it back safely all depends in mother nature. What makes this picture more incredible is how the sun is  setting perfectly on the vanishing point of government cut in Miami, Florida, while over coming those other obstacles. New York has Manhattanhedge, but giving this picture, photographer High Drone has baptized Miami with its own, shall I say “Miamihedge.” The making of the epic pic is very touching. Check out the mystic forces that helped this picture come true at the new YouTube channel: Zapography Also follow @HighDrone on Instagram and YouTube.

Wynwood Exhibit of the Month at Art Walk

art by Dante Dentoni picture courtesy of NOW Gallery

Wynwood Exhibit of this Month at Art Walk

This month’s featured exhibit goes to the group exhibit at Now Contemporary Art Gallery. A bit off the beaten path, Now Gallery is located on the corner of 25th street and NW second avenue. This month at NOW Contemporary is an eclectic showcasing of some of our favorite artists including Augusto Esquivel, Ariel Ortega, Dante Dentoni and others. For its strong variety of quality art and broad appeal, the group show at NOW Gallery is this month’s Exhibit the Month at Wywood Art Walk.

NOW Contemporary

337 NW 25th St

Ariel Ortega

Andres Schiavo

Miami Artist Creates Artificial Beach at The National Museum D.C

pic by Noah Kalina

Miami Artist Creates Artificial Beach at The National Museum D.C

Miami artist Daniel Arsham in collaboration with his tag team partner from Snarkitecture have found a way to create a monochromatic artificial beach inside the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Oh and its safe for non-swimmers. The artificial beach is definitely something to add to your Washington D.C. “To Do” list. Check out the pictures below

The National Building Museum presents a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors, an interactive architectural installation that brings the quintessential summer experience of going to the beach to downtown Washington, D.C. Spanning across the Museum’s Great Hall, the BEACH, created in partnership with Snarkitecture, will cover 10,000 square feet and include an “ocean” of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls.

Tickets include admission to exhibitions. Admission is first come, first served (no timed entry). Visit our Admissions page for more ticketing information.

The BEACH is contained within an enclosure and built out of construction materials such as scaffolding, wooden panels, and perforated mesh, all clad in stark white. Monochromatic beach chairs and umbrellas sprinkle the 50-foot wide “shoreline,” and the “ocean” culminates in a mirrored wall that creates a seemingly infinite reflected expanse. Visitors are welcome to “swim” in the ocean, or can spend an afternoon at the “shore’s” edge reading a good book, play beach-related activities such as paddleball, grab a refreshing drink at the snack bar, or dangle their feet in the ocean off the pier.

Most Attended Art Fairs in the World. See How Miami Ranks.

Most Attended Art Fairs in the World. See who is #1 

The nifty chart above shows the most attended Art Fairs in the world by attendance. I was expecting Art Basel Miami Beach to be number 1 but waa surprised by the findings of the chart via Art News.  However, the longest running art fair in Miami, Art Miami, came in at number 2 with approx. 82,500 attendees. In first place is no other than Arco Madrid Art Fair, which I have never heard of, but fair enough, you can’t dispute numbers.

Tickets Now Available for The Curious Vault @ The Frost Museum of Science 7/14/15

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science Explores the Intersection Between Art & Science with “Curious Vault Collaborations 002” on July 14

On Tuesday, July 14, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will host “Curious Vault Collaborations 002,” exploring the past, present and future of flight. The special evening will include the debut of the Museum’s latest Curious Vault Collaboration, Insight Flight, by sculptor Robert Chambers and Dr. GeCheng Zha, University of Miami professor and director of the Aerodynamics and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Lab.

 The Curious Vault Collaborations project partners a local artist and scientist together to create a tabletop display using at least one item from the Museum’s collection. It will be the last Curious Vault Collaborations to take place at the current Museum location before the move to its new downtown Miami location, opening in 2016.

 Guests will enjoy free books from Spaceleggers, courtesy of Bookleggers, a community mobile library offering free books to the public with a special selection of science and science fiction books; a performance in the Museum’s historic Planetarium by DJ Le Spam of City of Progress Studio and Lance Vertok, under dome projections by Science Art Cinema, which mixes 20th century science and science-fiction films with performances and multimedia performances; and an exclusive auction of Miami Cityscapes created by ten local artists including Edouard Duval Carrié, Agustina Woodgate, Cesar Santos, Emmett Moore, Felice Grodin, Jenny Brillhart, Leyden Rodriguez- Casanova, Maritza Molina, Monica Lopez de Victoria and Pablo Cano. The auction will also include limited-edition items by Bookleggers and City of Progress.

 The event will also include a moderated discussion on the merging of art and science, along with an inside look at the project making of Insight Flight, featuring Bookleggers founder and writer Nathaniel Sandler; Kevin Arrow, art & collection manager for the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science; sculptor Robert Chambers; and Daniel Espinal, who will be representing Dr. Zha during the evening.

 Throughout the night, attendees will enjoy burgers courtesy of Shake Shack and Gramps will serve complimentary cocktails provided by Tito’s Vodka in the Museum’s Space Gallery, while having a chance to experience the art firsthand. The New Tropic is Curious Vault 002’s official media sponsor.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

7–10 p.m. (Moderated discussion will begin promptly at 7:45 p.m.)



Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

3280 South Miami Avenue

Miami, FL 33129


  • $15 per person. Tickets available at https://curiousvault002.eventbrite.com
  • Proceeds go to benefit the three Knight Arts Challenge winners: Bookleggers Library, City of Progress, and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science series Science Art Cinema.
  • Museum members and Frost Science Young Patrons receive free admission.

The existing Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is located at 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 3; students (with valid ID), seniors (62+) and children 3-12, $10.95; adults are $14.95. Parking is free.

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