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Art of the Day: “Good Friday” By Tony Mendoza

Tony Mendoza captures the hispanic tradtion during Good Friday or “Viernes Santo.’ A word fro the artist:

“Viernes Santos” (Good Friday) Painting created in 2004…a depiction based on childhood memories of that most solemn of days in Little Havana..the mother prepares the traditional Bacalao (Cod Fish) for supper…the children are bored since playing, television and listening to music where all prohibited . Older neighbor ladies garbed in the then traditional black dress for older ladies …with lace mantillas are on route to mass with an umbrella to protect them from the strong tropic sun. -Tony Mendoza

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WYNWOOD GEARS UP FOR THE ANNUAL STREET ART FESTIVAL 4/25-4/27/2014

Miami, Fla., March, 2014 / – What started out as a blog that celebrated life in the Wynwood neighborhood, has organically evolved into a festival that’s poised to raise the bar on all the things that Miami loves –art, music, fashion and food! The three-day celebration will take place in the hip Wynwood district on 6th Avenue, between 22nd and 24th Streets, from April 25th- 27th. Trek6, the celebrated artist who has become synonymous with the area one wall at a time, will commemorate the festival by designing and painting the inaugural Wynwood Life poster and wall. Read the rest of this entry »

Photo of the Day: Home Sweet Home

"Home Sweet Home" by Harold Rosario for @artofmiami

I could not wait to make this idea come alive. I used the sand from the baseball diamond to create a play of words for the home plate in Baseball. Included in the picture are the new Nike Free Trainers 5.o Super Bowl edition. They add a series athletic touch to the image. Follow my accounts on Instagram and Facebook as I challenge myself to create art by interacting with the world around us.

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info: Harold Rosario

Peanut Butter & Jelly Burger a Must Try at Rok Brgr South Miami

Peanut Butter & Jelly Burger a Must Try at Rok Brgr South Miami

So what’s so creative about the new location of the trendy Rok Brgr restaurant in South Miami? Well, let’s first start out by introducing some of the creative, Miami Heat inspired, titles for their burgers, like the D Wade, Morning Glory, The Bosh Burger and the King James. Now, for the most creative of them all, the just launched “Peanut Butter and Jelly Burger” or more appropriately titled, the Fat Elvis. We recently attended a tasting event at Rok Brgr for a preview of the newly added menu items at its South Miami Location. The tasting showcased four of Rok Brgr’s newly developed burgers along with two new dessert items.

photo by Harold Rosario for ArtofMiami.com @artofmiami

First lets start with the burgers. All were presented as miniature versions of the original size, for a better tasting pleasure. What set these apart from any other burger I have tasted was really the topping. Creatively paired and all seemed to play with combining the sweet with the salty. First was the SOMI Burger topped with brie and house made fig jam. Our Second Favorite. Then, there was the Spicy Crunch. Good but not note worthy. The Lamb Burger has a fresh “gamey” taste and was the most tender of all. It comes with a mint yogurt topping and feta cheese. Now comes our favorite and the one that makes great copy, The Fat Elvis or how we at the table affectionately called it, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Burger.

The Fat Elvis Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich is actually topped with, not jelly but local strawberry jam and a creamy dose of peanut butter. Oh, forgot about the thick cut of pepper smoked bacon. The pairing of all these sweet and salty flavors and the unexpected surprised when it actually tastes good makes the Fat Elvis at Rok Brgr must. Kudos to chef Robbyns Martinez and the Rok Brgr crew for this creative culinary creation.

Miami Hurricanes Revamped Uniforms for 2014

Miami Hurricanes revamped their football uniforms with four new versions. The most noteworthy being the Stormtrooper version, that will apparently be the white home jersey version.The four styles carry the names Juice, Stormtroopers, Surge, and Smoke, respectively shown in picture above. See more at their home page hurricanesports.com

Best of Wynwood Art Walk and Instameet -May 2014 (photo recap 39 pics)

Picture by @alejo_carpediem (follow on Instagram)

Best of Wynwood Art Walk and Instameet -May 2014 ( photo recap 29 pics )

Yesterday’s Wynwood Art Walk was paired up with a larger than usual Instameet, hosted by @Spinphotoart (Erica Spin) and Polaroid. The pairing of these two events made for a great Wynwood Art Walk turn out and an extraordinary Artwalk photo recap on Instagram. Here is a photo recap of the best photos of last night’s Wynwood Art Walk and Instameet via instagram’s hashtags #PolaroidSpinFotoBar and #WynwoodArt Walk. Please hover on thumbnails for photo credit and follow these awesome accounts. Read the rest of this entry »

Reminder: Art Walk Tonight at Miami’s Wynwood Art District

Just a friendly reminder that tonight is Miami’s Wynwood Art Walk. Get there early (6-ish) for free parking and just in time to see our artistic neighborhood lit in the sunset sky.

Click here for more details and directions.

Artists Come Together to Support the Artist that Broke a Priceless Vase at the PAMM

FUNDRAISER for MAXIMO CAMINERO’S CAUSE

Second Saturday Art Walk 4.12.14 @ 6-10pm

So as it turns out the members of the art community have turned out in support for Maximo Caminero. Back in February, Caminero  was caught braking an installation by famed Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei at the new Perez Art Museum in Miami. The group of artist in support of Caminero are raising funds for his defense this weekend at the monthly Wynwood Art Walk in Miami. Below are statements from the event  coordinators and sympathisers. The director of the Wynwood Warehouse, Danilo Gonzalez, does make a good point. Caminero was reenactting Ai Wei Wei’s own photograph (picture above) where he himself is captured breaking the artwork. Was the Caminero mislead by the artist Ai Wei Wei? The fundraiser takes place this Saturday at Wynwood Art Walk from 6-10 pm.

In support of fellow artist Maximo Caminero, all participating artists have donated works to be sold at special rates to assist with legal fees.

Wynwood Warehouse Project
450 Nw 27th St. Miami Fl 33127

“His act was that of solidarity through a spontaneous reenactment of the artist’s performance of political activism. He does not want to inspire any similar actions from other artists. The Wynwood Warehouse Project wishes to promote a constructive discussion between Maximo Caminero, the Perez Museum, Ai Weiwei, and the many individuals who have been affected by his actions. We invite the officials of PAMM to join us in an open dialogue and to concider dropping the charges.” - Danilo Gonzalez, Director of WWP

“Local art scholar Babacar M’Bow says all of these arguments miss the bigger point. Caminero’s protest poses deeper challenges for the museum and for Miami, he says. Instead of pressing charges, PAMM should hold panel discussions on the urn-breaking incident.” - Michael Miller of Miami New Times

/////  ARTISTS  //////
MARCELA GARCIA BONINI (Argentina)
GUSTAVO MARINO (Colombia)
EMILIO MARTINEZ (Honduras)
ADA BALCACER (Dom. Rep.)
RUDOLPH KOHN (Colombia)
ALEJANDRO JUSTIZ (Cuba)
MARIO AlMAGUER (Cuba)
AMADO MELO (Dom. Rep.)
VICENTE DOPICO (Cuba)
DELIO REGUERAL (Cuba)
OLIVIER DUBOIS (France)
TOMAS ESSON (Cuba)
PHILLIPE DODARD (Haiti)
NEIL NEVERSON (USA)
CARL JUSTE (Haiti)
GUY GARCIA (Cuba)
MOLLY BO (USA)
ANTUAN (Cuba)
SANTIAGO BETANCUR (Colombia)
LUIS VUITTONET (Mexico/France)
ABRAHAM DEL MONTE (Dom. Rep)
DANILO GONZALEZ (Dom. Rep)
MICHELLE HERNANDEZ (Cuba)
ALEJANDRO MENDOZA (Cuba)
OMAR GUADARRAMA (Cuba)
CANDIDA RODRIGUEZ (Cuba)
VICENTE FABRE (Dom. Rep)
HORST KOHLEM (Germany)
CG MASI (USA)
DANIEL FIORDA (Argentina)
MARTIN KAUSS (Germany)
CECILIA DEL TORO (Cuba)
SERGIO PAYARES (Cuba)
YOVANY BAUTA (Cuba)
GREGORY VOBE (Haiti)
JOSE LIMA (Cuba)

The Daily Melt Give Away On Saturday April 12th

The Wynwood/Midtown trendy sandwich shop The Daily Melt is giving away free meals to the first 100 customers.

Through the end of April, customers who Tweet, Instagram or post to Facebook about their meal at Daily Melt will receive a a coupon for a free meal. They will need to follow and tag Daily Melt on Twitter (@followdailymelt) and Instagram (@Dailymelt) and include the hashtag #NationalGrilledCheeseMonth. All entries will be put together in an album at the end of the month and the photo with most likes will receive a grand prize.

Daily Melt

MIDTOWN - Miami, Fl
Buena Vista Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
305-573-0101

via: the305

Perfect Exhibit for Miami Instagrammers at the Coral Gables Museum: Marking the Millenium 3/7- 5/25/2014

Marking the Millennium: 21st Century Miami Architecture
March 7 – May 25, 2014
In Robert and Marian Fewell Gallery 

In Miami, the turn of the millennium was marked by a construction boom like none before. The skyline filled with tower cranes, their gawky angular forms spelling out a message that was at once promising and disturbing – growth and change, whether for the better or the worse.

Building by building, a new Miami was emerging. We have witnessed a rebirth of sorts with new civic, cultural, educational and commercial buildings that would define public life for this century and beyond with architecture that was both imported and home-grown. Cities are defined by architecture, and Miami is no exception.

This original exhibition features architectural photography, plans, models and videos representing a selection of post-2000 Greater Miami buildings. Presented by the Coral Gables Museum. Curated by architecture critic and author Beth Dunlop, exhibit design by Little Gables Group.

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