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Wynwood Exhibit of the Month – January 2016

Art walk miami january 2016The Average Joe Spin Off Show

Headlining this exhibit is some live painting by top notch artists from the Miami Area. Including live painting by the super realistic painter  Cesar Santos. Taking place at the trendy Concrete Beach brewery in Wynwood this unique artists showcase is promising to be a blast. For this reason the Average Joe Spinoff Show at Concrete Brewery is this Month’s Exhibit  of the Month.

Featuring live painters outside and art on display inside the social hall, we’re hand selecting a lineup of the best Miami has to offer every month.

This month we’re featuring:
Cesar Santos
Jorge Rodriguez
Asick
Lulu

Come out to see what all the fuss is about at Concrete Beach Brewery and meet some talented local artists while you sip on artfully crafted brews!

Concrete Beach Brewery

325 NW 24th St, Miami, Florida 33127

2015 Instagram Awards by Art of Miami

instagram awards

2015 Art of Miami “Insta-grammys”

This is our 3rd annual edition of Top Instagrammers in Miami. The tradition first began with the intentions of  helping local artists have a platform, other than Instagram,  to be found. In addition, we show an appreciation and gratitude to those that have inspired us, through their work, to reach for our potential. This year we are introducing categories to the Top Instagrammers List. These categories and its nominees have been developed, in part, with the help of the Instagram community. So without further ado, we present our choice for the 2015 Art of Miami Instagrammys.

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A Year of Instagram in Miami – Video Recap

FIU shirt miami design district pic by Harold Rosario

pic by Harold Rosario

A Year of Instagram in Miami – Video Recap

This year was special. The Instagram community has grown like never before. Something uniquely special to Instagram are Instameets. A gathering of all your social media “friends” in a real life setting where you can collaborate and interact with them in real life. This year, many in the Miami community held Instagram meet ups. From rooftops, to community pools, museums and more, the locations for these meet ups made for amazing pictures. One of our cities Instameets titled “Color Splash MIA” was even chosen by Instagram as Best Instameet for World Wide Instameet 12. Here is a recap of some of this year’s Instameets that took place in the Miami area.

Filmed with GoPro and iPhone 6.

special footage courtesy of:

@Acetrini87 “ColorSplashMIA”

@RogerBStillz “Human SurfBoard”

Instagrammers Get Exclusive Access to Miami International Airport

Instagrammers at Miami International Airport photo by Anthony Jordan @AntjPhotog

Instagrammers at Miami International Airport photo by Anthony Jordon @AntjPhotog

Instagrammers Get Exclusive Access to Miami International Airport

Yesterday a selected bunch from South Florida’s Instagram photography community had exclusive access to Miami International Airport’s airfield and public works. AntJPhotog, AceTrini87, Club Cato-k from Power96, DembyMalibu, LegendarAlex, Spore_one, SheSmiles, WooSupreme and yours truly were in attendance. The photo tour was headed by the ever so friendly and rightfully proud “ambassador” of Miami Int. Airport, Juana Duff. Apart from the exclusive photo opportunities of the airport’s runways and hidden public works, Juana gave all of us a new perspective of all that goes into running the airport.

At the end of the tour we all felt a sense pride and honor to have a trend setting and innovative airport that serves as a model for others, nationally and abroad. Click below for a 15 second video breath of the Instagram Photo Tour from yesterday. Featuring Florida’s first underground tunnel, the 3 story Miami facade and Instagrammers having fun. To see the photos from the tour follow the Instagram accounts: @AntJPhotog, @AceTrini87, @ClubCatok from Power96, @DembyMalibu, @LegendarAlex, @Spore_one, @SheSmiles and @WooSupreme. And thanks again MIA for the awesome experience. Follow them on Instagram and twitter at @iFlyMia.

iPic Luxury Theaters Finally Opens in Miami- IS IT WORTH IT?

Friendly and beautiful hosts at iPic theaters in North Miami

Friendly and beautiful hosts at iPic theaters in North Miami

iPic Luxury Theaters Finally Opens in Miami

iPic movie theaters finally opens its doors in North Miami. We had the privilege to test the iPic concept at the media preview on Dec. 8th. Media outlets from all over South FLorida were there, proving that the community is excited about the new iPic location. The South Florida based theaters is  a perfect way to see the new Star Wars. The comfy  reclining seating will come in handy for the 2hr and 15 minute blockbuster.

 

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2015 Art Basel Events – Worth Going To

Miami Design District picture by Harold Rosario all rights reserved

Miami Design District picture by Harold Rosario all rights reserved

Art Basel Week 2015 – Events Worth Going To

So these are the events that I will make my best efforts to attend. Sifting through the many events that Miami has during Art Basel Week these have made the cut. They range from artsy, to straight parties and our very own Instagram meet-up. Which ever you decide to attend feel proud that you at least participated in the much-anticipated Art Basel Week 2015. The list will be updated periodically as more events come in. So come back for updates.

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BaselMeet Instagram Meet-Up During Art Basel Week 2015 Dec.5th

art basel instagram event december 5th 2015

BaselMeet Instagram Meet-Up During Art Basel Week 2015 Dec.5th

BaselMeet Instagram community event is back for a second year. This time taking place in one of Miami’s most photogenic neighborhoods, the Miami Design District. BaselMeet Instagram meet up and photowalk is the event for the Instagram community to participate in all of the Art Basel Week festivities.

The Design District is going to be full of photo opportunities as the city gets dressed up for Art Basel Week. Out of the many Art Basel related events taking place in Miami, this one is just for us! (The IG community and your friends) Spread the word around. Instagram will have their eyes on Miami that weekend so be creative and let’s impress them using the hashtags #BaselMeet and #ArtBasel2015

Meeting point is at the Fall in Miami installation by Paula Crown on NE 39st and NE 1st Ave.  ( <— click for Google Maps ) From there we will take a photowalk thru some highlights of Miami Design District.

RSVP: for FREE entrance and complimentary drink to our “After Hangout” at Rueda Miami Art Show. Use promo code: BaselMeet in this link —> Click

Where & When:

Miami Design District: Dec. 5th 12 pm

99 NE 1st ave

Miami, Fl 33137

Check out pics from Last years BaselMeet2014

Real Fall Leaves Come to Miami Courtesy of Artist Paula Crown

Paula Crown "Fall In Miami " pic by Rob Hill

Paula Crown “Fall In Miami ” pic by Rob Hill

Real Fall Leaves Come to Miami Courtesy of Artist Paula Crown

This weekend we was doing some research for our annual photowalk, this year being at the Design District. Suddenly, the most picturesque photo location was revealed in plain sight. Red, yellow and orange fall colors where scattered all over the corner of NE 39th street and NE 1st street with real fall leaves. A quick interview with the young volunteers that were recreating the Fall in Miami installation led me to the artist and co-creator Paula Crown. Paula Crown is an artist from Chicago shipped over 900 pounds of treated Oak foliage to the Miami Design District to give us a taste of what “real” Fall feels like.

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Kiki Valdes x MDPLS Opening Reception November 21st


kiki valdes miami artKiki Valdes x MDPLS Opening Reception November 21st

This Saturday November 21st, Miami artist Kiki Valdes will be exhibiting his latest work at he Main Library lobby in Downtown Miami. A succession of new paintings by Kiki Valdes created on site through the Miami-Dade Public Library’s artist pop‑up studio program. The vitality of the large works on view will highlight the painter’s proficiency with materials and surface. Valdes uses a familiar cartoon sensibility in his mark making that is honest in its wistfulness with semi‑abstractions and metaphorical settings.

Kiki Valdes was born in Miami, FL in 1981. He attended The Maryland Institute College of Art where he majored in painting. He has his work in various collections around the country and abroad. Last year Valdes had a one man show at The National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, sharing the season exhibition catalog with such artists as Edvard Munch and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov. Read the rest of this entry »

Wynwood’s Exhibit of the Month November 2015

keith haring in wynwoodWynwood Exhibit of the Month November 2015

This month’s exhibit of the month goes to Gregg SheinHaum Gallery who is doing a solo show of the iconic 80’s pop artist Keith Haring. The exhibit, entitled Narrated,  includes works from 1982 through 1990. This show is not to be missed.

Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art

2239 NW 2nd Ave

Miami, FL 33127

 

KEITH HARING

NARRATED

A selection of works from 1982-1990

12 NOVEMBER – 14 DECEMBER

Opening night on Thrusday, November 12

From 6.00 pm

Keith Haring was and remains an irreplaceable symbol of the freedom that ate metropolitan streets and drank the night air of that wonderfully accursed place, the East Village.  His art work has a marvelous capacity to convey the spiritual anarchy of an artist outside the normal confines.  Haring has become the one most loved artists by the younger generations on every continent.  He has gained an indefinable number of admirers who can be found everywhere, whether among the ranks of the wealthy and middle class, or on the impersonal edges of our cities, where walls and graffiti form the open air salon of the young.  It is sobering to reflect the extent to which an artist, year after year, is able to exert an influence on the culture of vast numbers of people.

Haring was shaped by the street spirit of an overflowing and uncontrollable phenomenon of the eighties, know as “Street Art”.   However, it is important to look at Haring’s whole body of work, and not just his graffiti work.   Keith Haring seems to have been the spokesman for a “political” art with a powerful capacity for communication.  His paintings on canvas, chalk drawings on black paper, and his graphic works were to become a far more subtle means of communication than the sledgehammer methods of graffiti on a grand scale.

Effortless, but also in the depth of its own signs, brought to the highest degree of formal childishness, Haring’s work shows how synthesis is not just the beginning, but also the endpoint of any progressive evolution.  Beyond the aesthetic style, beats and throbs the morality of the artist, ready to attack the eyes, the heart, and the head of every observer.

The messages are easy to decode, but have behind them, a long path of ethical development that has endowed their contents with great structural force.  Frenzied consumption, global dehumanization of the human race, increasing levels of pollution, sexual prohibitions, prejudice against homosexuals, and social phobias amidst systematic automatisms and robotisms, are just a few of the many messages that Keith Haring’s art works deals with.

The genius of his artwork not only lies in the messages, but also in the brilliant manner in which Haring tackled these risky subjects.  The emergence of animals at the center of new and universal concepts of purity, children who find their way to the hub of the metropolitan scene, symbolic pyramids, cheerful pregnancies, flying angels, amorous couplings, these are just some of the images that Keith Haring’s whole course of development has clung to this double track of themes, that his irony turns into a single, pictorial body where gaiety and softness becomes the radiant surface of a complex body of work.

 

 

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