Everything that's Art of Miami

Announcing Path Hip Hop Summer Academy 7/7 – 8/1/2014

Looks like a great endevoure for kids ages 13-19 to take upon this summer. It features one of Miami’s top “urban” artist, Trek 6. PATH uses HipHop culture and education to advance scholarship (academic achievement), service-learning, leadership and entrepreneurship. Through Hiphop, we inspire, educate and entertain.

info: www.pathtohiphop.org/youth/hhsa

Call to All Photographers: Capture Coral Gables Entries Due 5/2/14

The Coral Gables Museum invites YOU to participate in the 2014 CAPTURE CORAL GABLES Photography Contest and Exhibit.

Submit your photograph of The City Beautiful for a chance to exhibit at the Museum and win exciting prizes, including the grand prize of a Leica D-Lux 6 camera!

This is a skill-based photography contest open to teens and adults, both amateur and professional.

This contest will culminate in an exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum, June 6 – August 24, 2014.

Awards will be determined by a professional jury and a public vote.

Submit your photos today!

Entries due May 2,2014

Eastern Airlines Launches Comeback by Sponsoring Miami Fashion Week 2014

Eastern Airlines Launches Comeback by Sponsoring Miami Fashion Week 2014 

Eastern Airlines a memorable icon of Miami 1980′s golden age has plans to resume flights from Miami in the next 12 months. Hoping to spur a buzz Eastern Airlines is sponsoring this years Miami Fashion Week,which takes place May 15th to 18th. The new fleet of Airbus A319 are due to be delivered this summerCheck out some pictures of the propose jetliners for the re-lauch of Eastern Airlines to debut (reportedly) at the end of the year.

We are extremely pleased to be one of the sponsors of this years’ Miami Fashion Week, an event which has become an integral part of Miami’s fashion, as well as the arts and sports scene. Miami Fashion Week is internationally recognized as one of the trendiest events worldwide, and we are honored to be part of it,” said Ed Wegel, President and CEO of Eastern Air Lines Group. “Just as Miami Fashion Week has become synonymous with Miami, Eastern Airlines will also be strongly associated with the Magic City; where it was once the largest airline and had its headquarters for over 30 years -Eastern Airlines


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Dirty Little Secrets: Sarah Rosado Creates 3D Illustrations Sculpted From Dirt

Dirty Little Secrets: Sarah Rosado Creates 3D Illustrations Sculpted From Dirt

Take a look at the latest work by artist Sarah Rosado. Recently her work has evolved in to creating scenes using dirt and found object as her medium. Oh, and of course her photographic skills to capture this non-archival type of art. Her images vary from iconic images of landmarks, pop culture and her own make-believe settings. Make sure to follow this artist on her website. Link below.

The idea for my dirt collection was inspired by online artists who created art using food and other items. I wanted to challenge myself to do something totally different to what I was used to doing and unlike anything ever seen before. That’s how my dirt collection was created. -Sarah Rosado

Sarah Rosado

Annual Countywide Student Art Show at the Bakehouse 4/11 – 5/2/2014

Mark your calendars to attend this Wynwood Art Walk on the second Saturday of April to support art by Miami Dade County Public Schools students. The exhibition year after year showcases the best of student artwork in Miami-Dade County. This year the event is once again hosted at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood. The opening reception will take place on the second Friday April 11 to coincide with the monthly Wynwood Art Walk. Special thanks goes out to Mabel Morales, Alina Rodriguez and all art teachers who have contributed to this event that celebrates the product of year of Art Education in our public school system.

Bakehouse Art Complex

561 NW 32 st

Miami, Gl 33127

cover pic by: Gilbert Andrew

Through the Lens: Retrospective of 25 years of Photojournalism by Carle Juste 3/29-4/30/2014

Photo Credit IPC Visual Lab

Miami, FL…March 19, 2014 Carl Juste (a graduate of Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep ’81) presents a retrospective of his work documenting the course of his 25 year career as photojournalist for the Miami Herald and past exhibits at ACND including: “Cachao” 2007; “Havana & Haiti” 2008; and “Invictus: Haiti Unconquered.”

Under threat of persecution, Haitian-born Carl Phillipe Juste fled with his family from Haiti in 1965. Settling in Miami’s Haitian community, Juste flourished academically and won a scholarship to the University of Miami. Although he intended to be an engineer, he could not ignore the photographic inner voice that had spoken to him since childhood. Responding to a clear relationship he shared with the visual world, Juste vigorously pursued photojournalism and since 1991, has served his community through his work at the Miami Herald. He has received numerous awards for his work from Picture of the Year, Pulitzer Prize, Society for News Design, Best of Photojournalism, and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Juste is founder of both the IPC Visual Lab and Iris Photo Collective.

Juste has exhibited his own work and of his students from IPC Visual Lab many times at the ACND Gallery, and has exhibited at both solo and group shows at the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Little Haiti Cultural Center, and other galleries throughout South Florida.

“Our 60th Anniversary year has allowed us an opportunity to welcome alums from as far back as the ‘50’s,” commented Douglas Romanik. “Carl, however, has been constantly present. Whether it is to exhibit his own work or of his students, to mentor our students, or teach, we are very thankful for his contribution. His influence upon our community cannot go unnoticed either. I hope that everyone comes out to celebrate his achievements!”

Carl Juste: A Retrospective
60th Anniversary Alumni Artist Series Part 3

Opening Reception: 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014
Exhibit Closes April 30, 2014
ACND Gallery of Art at
Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep
4949 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL
(305) 751-8367

Wynwood Mural Gets Thumb of Approval from Iggy Azalea

Take a look at the mural pictured above, painted by “girl power” duo Jas9 and Didirok. This larger than life mural of pop superstars Iggy Azalea and Beyonce Knowles are also accompanied by inspirational quotes from the artists themselves. Recently Iggy herself reposted the image to her 1.1 million fans on Instagram, giving it her seal of approval. Congrats to Jas9 (who also goes by the graffiti name Ruby) for this well deserve honor and a great choice for a portrait.

Follow these artist on Instagram @jasnine09 and @didirok

The Youth Fair Landmark by Ramon Lago and Alexander Okum



Youth Fair Sculpture picture by Harold Rosario

The Youth Fair Landmark by Ramon Lago and Alexander Okum

I have always admired this sculpture of a family holding hands at the entrance to The Fair. It stands 15 feet high and is located on the corner of Coral Way and 107th avenue welcoming visitors to the Miami Dade Youth Fair. For as far as I can remember, my thoughts wondered “why is the dad not part of the sculpture?” So here is a playful sketch of the father with open arms, waiting to receive hugs and kisses from his wife and kids. Also a mystery was the artist who created it, since the sculpture does not have a plaque stating who the artist is. So I had to do some research to find out.

Finally, I came across a local Miami artist’s page and there he was, posing in front of the sculpture in question. I got to contact him and his friendly personality made it a pleasure to write this article.

His name is Ramon Lago. To make it clear, Ramon Lago is a sculptor which helped in transforming the logo of the family holding hands, into a large 3-D sculpture back in the late 1980′s. The designer of that logo, he said , was an artist by the name of Alexander Okum. Which I have no recollection.

“I was working for a sub-contractor who did a lot of work for pattern shops and foundries, and since I specialized on fiberglass I got a lot of odd jobs like the hand railings columns, banisters water fountains etc in Disney world.

There were a lot of things that were sub-contracted to my department , but I never knew where they came from , in this case there was a Russian stage designer who was very good in designing environments , in this case the entrance to the fair , they came to me with a design and I produced a fiberglass scale model about 15 inches high, then after it was approved I was told it would become 15 feet high, and it would be the centerpiece to the entrance .
So in all fairness the design was conceived by Alexander Okum and I did the sculpture work.
I have never claimed credit for the sculpture because it was a clear case of mutual cooperation. and I followed the original design because it was considered the logo before it was a sculpture .”- artist Ramon Lago

This year when you pass by the Youth Fair take time to appreciate its largest work of art and a beloved landmark of the our community. The MIami Dade Youth Fair begins today March 13-30. Click on link for directions.

Art, Music & Open Bar at Ca’ d’Oro 3/15/2014

things to do miami march 2014

Join us at Ca’ d’Oro  Gallery in the design district for a night of Art, Music and Entertainment. Event is this Saturday March 15th at the new and improved Design District. Open bar starts at 7:30.

Design District

4141 NE 2nd Ave Suite 105F

Miami, Fl 33137

Best of Art Walk Wynwood Miami March 2014 (30 pics)


Best of Art Walk Wynwood Miami March 2014 (30 pics)

I think it was mainly due to the great weather in Miami that has the town making the most of it. Proof was the crowds of visitors at last night’s Wynwood Art walk. Last night highlights at Wynwood’s second Saturday’s Art Walk included show stoppers like the painting of a Rick Ross “Last Supper” which was selling for $9,500. The Islamic “Mona Lisa” by Ryca at Robert Fontaine Gallery got a lot of attention. And the “Miamimonopoly” piece pictured above was a trending picture on Instagram.

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