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Basel on a Budget: Free Art Basel Miami Events for 2016

baselmeet3Basel on a Budget: Free Art Basel Miami Events for 2016

Want to participate in the festivities of Miami Art Week but entry fees are holding you back? Here are some FREE and exciting events for during this years Miami Art Week 2016. Unlike last years rained out week of events this year is looking to set to be an exciting line up of events full of South Florida sunny skies. Press on the blue links for event locations and map links.


Sunday, December 4th

BaselMeet photowalk and meetup. On its 3rd year hosted by ArtofMiami.com and LifestyleMiami.com, BaselMeet is the Art Basel event for Instagrammers, photographers and like minded people in the local arts scene. Come meet and greet in person those Instagram accounts you have been following since the beginning. FREE Breakfast hosted by the Frost Museum at FIU as part of their Breakfast in the Park event. (<—must RSVP by Pressing link) Meet up is at 930 am at the Frost Museum of Art at Florida International University. 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199



Thursday, December 1st

The National Hotel will showcase nearly 100 photographs and playful scenography of adored French designer and photographer, Maurice Renoma. The artist will also decorate the hotel’s Cabana Suite and lobby with Renoma’s Parisian furniture, and launch a pop-up retail shop with some of his signature pieces in the hotel’s Martini Room. Presented in collaboration with Markowicz Fine Art, the exhibition by the European icon will be on display at the hotel from December 1st, 2016, through April 30th, 2017.  The National Hotel will host a Cocktail Reception and meet-and-greet party with Maurice Renoma on Thursday, December 1st, from 7-10 p.m. To RSVP, email rcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.

Thursday, December 1st

Los Angeles urban artist, KAI, rose to fame through his depiction of social criticisms and phenomena in the immediately recognizable cement fixtures he’s placed around some of the world’s largest cities including Paris, New York, Amsterdam and London. He most recently collaborated with Chris Brown and created iconic pieces that were sold within 24 hours of exhibition. In addition to his exhibit at Markowicz Fine Art gallery, KAI will showcase new art pieces from his latest collection, “Modern Relic,” at the Gale Hotel in Miami Beach during Basel. In collaboration with Markowicz Fine Art and LDV Hospitality, The Gale Hotel will host a Cocktail Reception at 10 p.m. with artist KAI at the Regent Cocktail Club. Those who RSVP to info@markowiczfineart.com will receive a complimentary welcome drink.

Friday, December 2nd

In celebration of Art Basel, world renowned sculptor Carole Feuerman returns to The National Hotel in Miami Beach, to showcase her stunning, hyperrealistic bronze sculptures, primarily of swimmers and divers, prominently displayed in the front of the hotel. The exhibit will be celebrated with a cocktail reception on Friday, December 2nd, 2016, from 6-8 p.m., featuring curated cocktails inspired after the artist’s 1920s sculptures, created by NYC mixologist and founder of “Punch & Pie,” Logan Ronkainen. Tapas will also be served by the hotel’s French restaurant, Tamara’s Bistro.  Carole Feuerman will also be exhibiting her sculptures at Markowicz Fine Art in the Miami Design District during Basel and at Art Miami in Wynwood from Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, through Sunday, December 4th, 2016.  To RSVP, email rcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.

Thursday – Sunday, December 1-4th

An immersive art experience with creative cocktails, renowned NYC mixologist, Chilled magazine columnist and founder of “Punch & Pie,” Logan Ronkainen, will take over The National Hotel’s Blues Bar from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily from December 1-4th to create artfully delicious concoctions inspired by some of the world’s biggest artists, including Maurice Renoma and Carole Feuerman. Guests will also enjoy free entertainment from Live! at the National, the hotel’s cast of singers and piano players, and the latest hits from a live DJ.

Thursday – Sunday, December 1-4th

In advance of Innergy Meditation’s new studio opening in Miami Beach late December, the company will host a pop-up studio at Mondrian South Beach during Art Basel, featuring various teachers and techniques of guided meditation that are more fun than dogma. Locals and visitors alike can start their day submerged in mindfulness for 30 minutes with group classes held every morning at 9 a.m. from Thursday, Dec. 1st through Sunday, Dec. 4th.  These 30-minute meditation sit-ins are free and open to the public.  To RSVP, email rsvp@innergymeditation.com.


Friday, December 2nd

Artist Elisabetta Fantone, a multifaceted Canadian artist, will be exhibiting her new collection titled “Imaginibus” in the Wynwood Arts District during Art Basel. Celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Celine Dion and the Kardashians have commissioned Fantone’s artwork. In collaboration with high-end, European luxury watch manufacturer CORUM, the artist will design a limited edition watch with a distinctively beautiful design as part of their “Bubble” watch collection. In keeping with Fantone’s singular style, her watch design will reference and reimagine a face that is recognizable to all: the Mona Lisa. In collaboration with Michele Fontaniere pop-up gallery, Fantone will reveal her new art collection and CORUM “Bubble” watch at a cocktail reception in Wynwood (277 NW 26 St.) on December 2nd at 8 p.m. Live music by Guys on the Couch. To RSVP, please email rcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.



Saturday, December 3rd

A handful of the international art world’s biggest names will come together at Markowicz Fine Art, a leading art hub in the Design District, for this year’s Art Basel. Beginning on December 1st through December 4th, the gallery will present a compilation of artworks by KAIRichard OrlinskiFormento & FormentoArnaud and Carole Feuerman throughout its three-story gallery space. The exhibit will be an eclectic blend of each artist’s experience and evoke global perspectives on art and design. In celebration of their exhibit, Markowicz Fine Art will host a VIP cocktail reception with the artists on December 3rd from 7-10 p.m. at the gallery, where each artist will have the opportunity to introduce their work and deliberate on their sources of inspiration. To RSVP, email rcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.


Thursday, December 1st, and Saturday, December 3rd

HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in the heart of downtown Miami, will capture photography lover’s hearts during Art Basel Week by hosting one of the most popular art events in recent years: the Miami Street Photography Festival.  Now celebrating its 5th anniversary, the Miami Street Photography Festival features world-class photographers, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, photo walks, and portfolio reviews. The festival’s mission is to give exposure to up-and-coming photographers from around the globe and highlight the best in international street photography. Legendary photographers Martin Parr, Jill Freedman, Richard Kalvar, Alex Webb, and Rebecca Norris-Webb will be this year’s featured speakers.

Admission is FREE during the festival, from December 1 – 4, 2016. Hours: 10 am -10 pm Thursday-Saturday. 12 pm – 5 pm on Sunday. A closing party will be held on Saturday night from 7-10 pm featuring a beer garden, live DJ and more. To RSVP, emailrcastro@thedanaagency.com or call 305.758.1109.

Friday, December 2nd

Toscana Divino, Brickell’s authentic Italian eatery, is hosting an Art Basel Soirée in conjunction with their weekly Oysters & Bubbles night featuring the work of Italian artist Bajo on Friday, December 2nd, 2016, from 6 –10 p.m. Guests will receive a welcome glass of Prosecco, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and $1 oysters, as well as happy hour specials from 6 – 8 p.m. Live entertainment provided by DJ Corrado Rizza. RSVP with subject #ARTBASEL to events@ToscanaDivino.com. 900 S Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33130.


Thursday 12/1 Friday 12/2 Saturday 12/3 Sunday 12/4
9 a.m.

Innergy Meditation classes at Mondrian South Beach

9 a.m. 

Innergy Meditation classes at Mondrian South Beach

9 a.m. 

Innergy Meditation classes at Mondrian South Beach

9 a.m. 

Innergy Meditation classes at Mondrian South Beach

5-7 p.m.

Miami Street Photography Festival Opening Reception at HistoryMiami Museum

6-8 p.m.

Carole Feuerman

Cocktail Reception at

The National Hotel

7-10 p.m. 

Cocktail Reception at Markowicz Fine Art with KAI, Richard Orlinski, Carole Feuerman, Formento and Arnaud

7-10 p.m.

Maurice Renoma Cocktail Reception at

The National Hotel

6-10 p.m.

Art Basel Soirée and Oysters & Bubbles night at Toscana Divino

7-10 p.m. 

Miami Street Photography Festival at HistoryMiami Museum

7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

“Punch & Pie” Bar Pop-Up at the National Hotel with NYC MixologistLogan Ronkainen

8 p.m.

Imaginibus by Elisabetta Fantone. Celebration with CORUM in Wynwood

7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

“Punch & Pie” Bar Pop-Up at the National Hotel with NYC Mixologist Logan Ronkainen

7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

“Punch & Pie” Bar Pop-Up at the National Hotel with NYC Mixologist Logan Ronkainen

10 p.m. 

KAI Cocktail Reception at Regent Cocktail Club inside Gale Hotel

7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

“Punch & Pie” Bar Pop-Up at the National Hotel with NYC Mixologist  Logan Ronkainen





















Damn, GoPro Recalls ALL Karma Drones

Go pro Karma recallDamn, GoPro Recalls ALL Karma Drones

I am a real GoPro fan. I’ve been shooting video with GoPro gear of a few years now and love the ease of use and its innovative ecosystem. When GoPRo’s Karma was announce, I was excited to get my hands on one. Yesterday I finally got the courage to dig into my pockets and pay the $1099 for the Karma Drone  with Hero 5 included. When I got to Best buy, they had a beautiful display of the GoPRo Karma behind plexiglass. I stood their staring at its craftsmanship when some random guy walked up to me and smugly mention that they have all been recalled.  Scared and heartbroken, I confirmed it with the sales representatives and yes its true.

GoPro Has Recalled all of it’s over 2500 Karma Drones that have been sold. The reason has not yet been released but prior to me attempting to by one, video of Karma Drones falling had been posted on YouTube. I dismissed this as an anomaly but its has become  such a safety concern that GoPro did the right thing in recalling them.

Many in the comment sections have speculated that it is a result of faulty batteries suddenly losing the power needed for the motors. When you watch the video’s all have a distinct fading sound of the motors before the drone begins to tilt and finally fall. Check out below some footage of the videos showing a crash of the Karma drone as it narrowly missed hitting an on looker and eerily continues recording his expression.

The good news as far as I’m concerned is that I went ahead the new Hero 5. I’ll be trying it out today and post a review coming up.

The 2017 Lincoln Continental Blogger Event in Miami


Picture by WooSupreme (Edgar Woo)

Picture by WooSupreme (Edgar Woo)

The  2017 Lincoln Continental Blogger Event in Miami

The presidential car for over 40 years. Have you seen the new 2017 Lincoln Continental? It has to be the best reboot of a classic we have experience to date. Last Tuesday we were picked up by a private chauffeur and drove around town on the new 2017 Lincoln Continental. Our first stop was at the Mandarin Oriental restaurant where Lincoln Motor Company hosted us to an exclusive showcase. We enjoyed a 5 star lunch alongside other notable bloggers from the Miami area. The vibe through out the event was of respect, that which Lincoln has for the Hispanic market in Miami and the rest of the United States. The attention to detail and luxury for the client was an experience that I wish everyone could enjoy. We can imagine it is a feeling enjoyed everyday by Continental owners.


The Lincoln Experience was broken down into three experiences. First, the scrumptious lunch at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami. Then we had an intimate discussion with Robert Parker (Lincoln); Lily Lopez, President & CEO, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Robert Lowe, General Manager of the Mandarin Oriental Miami regarding exceptional value of service. But our favorite part  was the Photography experience at Little River Studios with Shayna Batya, a behind the scenes look of a successful photo shoot. Not only because photography is  related to art but because we actually got to drive the  2017 Continental. Our short-lived ride from Brickell to Little River was amazing. We can confirm that all the stories you’ve been told about the Continental are true, the car does drive like a cloud. Driving a smooth and stabilized ride on the harsh urban roads of Miami was a rare treat.

Here are some pictures from the Lincoln Continental Event.

Lincoln 2017 continental grill

Notice how the Lincoln logo multiplies to create the grill’s mesh of the 2017 Continental. Creative.

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All pictures by Edgar Woo


  • Robert Parker, Lincoln’s Global Director Marketing Sales and Service, is responsible for expanding and solidifying the brand’s identity in the global market. He comes to the position having served as president of Lincoln China since 2014. Under his leadership, Lincoln sold 11,630 vehicles in China in 2015, its first full year of sales – a record for a new luxury brand in the country.


  • Liliam Lopez, co-founder of the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC), shared some trends she has witnessed leading the local chamber of commerce of the increasing importance of exceptional client experience. She brought to life the importance of the female buyer in the luxury business and the role services such as Lincoln’s recently introduced Pickup and Delivery play in purchasing decisions.


  • Robert Lowe, General Manager of the Mandarin Oriental, spoke to the many awards won by his hotel’s client service, allowing a perfect connection back to the investments being made by Lincoln in its client experience – The Lincoln Way. Exceptional service is what distinguishes a 5-star hotel from a 4-star hotel. As luxury brands, that is the reason that the Mandarin Oriental and The Lincoln Motor Company invests in this important aspect.
  • Shayna Batya (Jenny Abrams) is a Miami based visual artist. Her areas of interest include capturing moments between time, vibrant colors, natural light and her present environment. She specializes in photography, creative direction, filmmaking and visual communication. She has had work published from companies such as Puma, Ted Baker and Stella Artois.

Amazingly Creative Makeup Art by @SandMuffin

Amazing make up miamiAmazingly Creative Makeup Art by @SandMuffin

Looking for a make up artist to transform you into the center of attention during Halloween? I think we found the one. Using make-up, Miami’s  own Sandy Tang has some amazing work. Found this talent through the grape vine (aka recommended by followers) and instantly inspired by her work. Take a look at her extensive make-up art on her Instagram account @SandMuffin. And for some DIY subscribe to her YouTube channel, as she takes you thru some step by step behind the scenes of her master pieces.

For Booking email Sandy Tang here. 

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Calling All Artists and Muralists BISCAYNE GREEN Public Art Submissions – Due Oct 20, 2016


Call TO all Artists and Muralists BISCAYNE GREEN Public Art Submissions – Due Oct 20, 2016

Great opportunity to have your art work represented in Downtown Miami. Read below for submission guidelines. For more info visit. miamibiscaynegreen.com

• Please submit a low-resolution JPEG file of your design proposal that will be displayed on one of the columns/pylons along the park.

• Please keep in mind; the measurements of the columns are 9’ H X 18’ W feet. Your proposal must show that your artwork has the ability to fit these measurements. (See mockups)

• All submissions must follow the rules listed or they will not be considered.

All entries must follow the project’s theme; “Urban Park.”

All designs must be completely original

Content must be appropriate for all ages and free of all obscenities (drugs, violence, profanity, nudity)

Only one (1) entry per person is allowed

Submissions CLOSE on Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Best Dubai Honeymoon Video you Will See


Best Dubai Honeymoon Video you Will See

Art of Miami’s editor Harold Rosario got married this summer to his girlfriend of five years. Take a look at this uptempo video recap of his Honeymoon in Dubai,  filmed and edited by Harold Rosario himself . Created on both GoPro and Apple devices, the short vid starts off with a  behind the scenes look and the long process required to creating a watch worthy video. Then, it beautifully transitions into their many adventures in some of  the best locations Dubai has to offer. Stay to the end credits for some candid behind the scene moments. Scroll below and press play to watch the Best Dubai Honeymoon Video. 

Words from the creator of the Video

With the kind generosity of our family and friends we were able to take our second leg of our Honeymoon from Turkey to Dubai and Paris.

Our flight to Dubai from Turkey was on August 17, 2016. It was one day after the failed coup in Turkey. We were truly grateful for the professionalism and hospitality of Turkish Airlines for taking us safely to Dubai and back in such difficult times. We wish the country of Turkey better days ahead you in the near future.

Featured in this video is some of United Emirates top highlights including, Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, Dubai Marina, Jumeriah Beach, Uptown Bar at the Jumeriah Hotel, the Dubai Mall and of course the Burj Khalifa.

Shot over a 4 day Period using mostly the GoPro Hero 3 with Feiyu Tech stabilizer. Also footage using the iPhone 6.

Beautiful Blue Themed Honeymoon in Ἑλλάς (video)

honeymoon in Ἑλλάς

Beautiful Blue Themed Honeymoon in Ἑλλάς (video)

Take a trip to beautiful Ἑλλάς, through the eyes of ArtofMiami.com’s own Harold Rosario. With his latest video simply titled “Honeymoon in Ἑλλάς” you will feel transported to a vacation of dreams. Roll down to watch video. Press play!

Words from the artist

Dedicated to our family and friends who made this amazing experience possible. May God pay it forward in health and happiness.

We wore blue thru out our honeymoon to stay in theme with the Greek Flag. Also in anticipation for our photoshoot with Kimonos Photography in the Island of Santorini, where the white washed buildings pose an unreal contrast with the celeste blue sky.

Our honeymoon took us all around the calming waters Aegean Sea. (except in windy Mykonos) We Island hoped the Greek Isles aboard the elegant and generous Celebrity Equinox who treated us to a honeymoon package. Due to the tragic events in Turkey our stop in Istanbul was cut short but never the less we had an unforgeable time during our cruise.

We had one port of call in Turkey despite the volatile political atmosphere. The people of Turkey were extremely friendly. We hope and pray for better days for Turkey in the near future.

Stay tuned for the final leg of our honeymoon which took us to Dubai via Istanbul and a 24 layover in Paris. Video coming soon

Special thanks to:

Celebrity Cruises for the complimentary Honeymoon Package.

Kimonas for the beautiful pictures you captured of us in Santorini www.santoriniphotography.com

Mykonos Kayaking for the authentic Greek experience (and towing us when my shoulder gave out. lol) www.mykoskayak.com

and again to our friends and family.

Filmed on GoPro Hero 3 in 2k
Edited on Final Cut Pro
Music by Tony Anderson “Journey”

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Unmatched Timelapse Photography Taken to a Whole New Level

best timelapse everUnmatched Timelapse Photography Taken to a Whole New Level

British Photographer takes time-lapse photography to a whole new level in this short film of Dubai. It took Rob Whitworth  3 weeks of recon, 6 weeks of shooting and 2 weeks of editing to put together this masterpiece. The result is an addicting immersive short film with a style he self proclaims as “Flo-Motion. Get transported to Dubai PRESS PLAY!

Adorable Video of Miami from “God’s” Point of View by Joerg Daiber

film by Joerg Daiber

film by Joerg Daiber

Adorable Video of Miami in Miniature by LittleBigWorld

We are have seen many examples of tilt-shift photography. Even Instagram’s most favorite filter is one for such effect. But there is something a about tilt-shift videography that makes it an art on its own. The effect gives you a totally different perspective of the scenery, making everything come to life in miniature form. Here is a perspective of Miami you have never seen. Press play and be transform into a perspective of what I can only imagine God must see from above as He looks upon us. Enjoy.

Published on Feb 16, 2016

A film by Joerg Daiber shot in Miami Downtown and Miami Beach in Florida.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiniatureFilms
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/spoonfilm
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/littlebigworld
Web: http://www.spoonfilm.com

You can license raw footage clips from the Little Big World series here: http://www.gettyimages.com/videos/spo…

Shot with Lumix GH2 and GH4, 14-140mm and 7-14mm Lumix Lenses. Postproduction with Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium.

Music: Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.

Short Film Dedicated to Miami’s Flourishing Art Scene by the Edwards Brothers

Miami art scene film

Short Film of Miami’s Art Scene by Evolve Productions

Evolve Productions shot a beauty with this up tempo short film of Miami’s Art Scene. Shot mostly in Wynwood, showcasing some of its murals. Press play to revitalize your sense of pride for the city you call home.

In this city there is a passion for true expression. In this city art is love & love is life.
This is Miami Art.

by The Edwards Brothers
An Evolve Production (evolveimg.com)

Production Team: Kendall Rittenour, Ryan Trommer, Aaron Seldon, John Carrington, Ninos Houma

[Miami Artists]

IPHLOW – @iphlow
(ILLmatik phlow)
Mario “Supah Mario” Toledo
Christian “C-Rox” Olmtak
Mykee “Peekz” Espino
Samantha “Ragdoll” Lugo
Javier “En-Oh” Alfaro
Alfredo “Lego” Sotelo
Fashionista & The Mask: Dilcia Muñoz
Miami Girl: Elina Sol
Boats by DePalma Yachting

Music: “Bun Up The Dance”
by Dillon Francis & Skrillex
Columbia Records
iTunes: smarturl.it/ThisMixtapeIsFire

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