Miami Jack-o-Lantern Says Happy October
Practiced my pumpkin carving skills for this picture of the Art of Miami Jack-o-Lantern. The autumn rains cleared up just enough allow the iconic South Beach Ocean Drive to serve as the back drop. Wishing you all a Happy October and Fall Season!! T-shirt of The Miami Jack-o-Lantern are available at www.ArtOfMiami.Bigcarte.com Prices and supply is for a limited time.
Miami Jack-o-Lantern Says Happy October
The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale has landed a traveling exhibition of the female mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera. Their historic contributions to art and their cult following has even had a movie dedicated to both starring Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo.Take note curator of the PAMM, this the kind of historically significant artists the Perez Art Museum should land for future exhibits and acquire in a dream scenario. Lately, its been a lot of minimalistic work at the PAMM, that which requires the commitment from visitors to read a two paragraph essay included below the title of the piece to understand it. The Miami mindset doesn’t have time for that. Actually the current fast pace social media era does not have time for that. Give the public what they want. Visually striking thought-provoking work and in this case historically relevant. Great job on the part of Fort Lauderdale for bringing this exhibition to South Florida.
Miami Artists Help Terror In the Jungle Come To Life! Opens 9/30
Artist Diana Contreras is one on the artist hard at work at Jungle Island. Come Tuesday their hard work will be revealed as Terror in the Jungle opens its doors to the public. The visual result is a realistic and terrifying inner and outer experience. Took a sneak peak of the floor plan and the artist involved really created a realistic setting from inside and out.
From the creator of Festival of Souls (Demon Mansion), voted Florida’s Scariest Haunted House by Hauntworld.com, Terror in the Jungle will feature a chilling 40 x 22-foot Toxic Zombie Jungle Entrance leading guests through five acres of terrorizing jungle paths and a 10,000 square-foot ancientRuins Pyramid Haunted House. Carefully navigate a dark jungle filled with zombies, demons and military HAZMAT containment units all while being chased by wild mutated animals. Many more surprises wait inside the Ruins Pyramid including booby traps and scary creatures, which will give even the fearless the fright of their life. Those who wet their pants or don’t make it through Terror in the Jungle will be added to aWall of Lost Souls.
New UM T-shirt Goes Viral
Yesterday , in the top of the morning, we stumbled upon this Wu-Tang clan inspired Tee on the305.com. “Clever” I thought and just went about my business. Come back 3 hours later and it had 3000 Plus Likes on Facebook. (4.5 k this morning) HOLY SMOKES!. Not sure which of the two designs captivated the pubic, I went to DuhNation’s site to find out. Well it happened to be all of them. Selling at $32 each, all nine versions have sold out with in the day. Much respect to DuhNation.com you motivate fellow tee designers like me. Check out their site below.
Miami Graffmeet in Wynwood Oct. 4th
Next Saturday Oct 4th is @instagram‘s WorldWide InstaMeet (#WWIM10) Hosted by Instgrammer Woo.Supreme. Join in at Preservation which is a celebration of 004 Connec’s 10 year anniversary. They will be shutting down an entire block down in Wynwood and will have a lot of graffiti artists doing pieces. A lot of colors, with different styles. It will be pretty dope to show this side of culture in Miami in a creative way. Challenge yourself to think outside the box with your shots. Free admission. Photographers and non photographers welcome. And models or women that been asking to shoot well now you’ll have a lot of photographers willing to practice. Come be you and most importantly have fun. Block starts 2404 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127.
Miami, FL…September 24, 2014…Over 1000 people were in attendance at the Miami Downtown Arts District’s (MDAD) Kick-Off event held on Friday, September 19, 2014 during DWNTWN Art Days at McCormick Place in Downtown Miami. Alfredo V. Pereira III, Intergovernmental Liaison for the Office of the Mayor, Miami-Dade County presented founding MDAD board members, Sean McCormick (McCormick Place), Katy Stallfus (Artisan Lounge), and James Echols (Life is Art) with a Proclamation declaring September 19th Miami Downtown Arts District Day. Lee Ann Lester (not in attendance) is MDAD Board Vice President.
Miami Poet Blows Up Instagram and Wynwood
Recently, uplifting poetry, written on a vintage typewriter font, has been trending on Instagram. Also the pictures of various other poems by the same author, spray painted in the sidewalks of Wynwood, has also been a source for a “gram” on social media. The poems have the power to stop the rushing crowds in Wynwood and prompt them to take a moment, to reflect and then even share via social media. Without much research, I learned that the author of these trending and thought provoking write ups is a Miami-Based poet that goes by the name of R.M Drake (@rmdrk on Instagram) With over 500k followers, the poetry of this local talent reaches the masses. He also has a great following on his Etsy Shop with over 2000 sales and 1000+ admirers. Prices of his framed poetry range for $10 to $25. Here is a few of R.M Drake’s favorite poem’s sent to us by the artist himself. Check out his poetry . Picture above courtesy of @Cynlagos on Instagram.
Giant Inflatables at Bayfront Park + Instameet Hosted by @She_Smiles
This weekend, as part of Downtown Art Days, there will be Giant Inflatable Art displayed all over Bayfront Park. Also, a second edition Instagram Meet to follow last weeks awesome turn out at the PAMM, will be hosted by the lovely Jonelle Davies aka @She_Smiles. So come with your cameras ready and a socialite attitude this Saturday Sept 20 at 2 pm. Downtown Inflatable Art will be on exhibit beginning on Friday the 19th. See you there!!!
Instagram Takes Over Perez Art Museum Miami
This weekend the Miami Instagram Community came out in storms to the Instagram Event at the Perez Art Museum. (literally) Over 100+ Instagrammers showed up to the #PammTakeOver Instagram Meet Up hosted by @Hi_Tola. No rock was left unturned as Instagrammers explored the Perez Art Museum from all corners and angles. The event made for a great way to meet the faces behind the amazing pictures in the ever more popular social media platform, including some that made our 2014 Top 10 Instagrammers List.The free admission courtesy of PAMM’s free second saturdays came in handy. So did Perez Art Museum generously wavering their “no professional cameras” policy. Take a look thru their eyes in the picture recap below. Also search hashtags #PammTakeOver and #PammMeet on Instagram for more results.
Polaroid Fotobar at the Falls Closes
The Polaroid Fotobar was close to our hearts because they really reached out to the artistic community in Miami. They hosted Instagram Meet Ups, exhibitions, artist talks and contests with actual prizes. They also worked with some of Instagram’s Top Instagrammers in the Miami area like Brian Ladder, Shayna Batya, Shooter Shane and others. In conclusion it is sad to inform that they have closed their doors.
via: anonymous source