Everything that's Art of Miami

The Junk Mail Mosaics of Sarah Shoulak

The Junk Mail Mosaics of Sarah Shoulak

Meet Sarah Shoulak, a South Florida artist with ties to bitter cold of the Mid West. Sarah’s work takes a creative approach to using e-Junk as an art medium. She takes the almost endless amounts of junk mail and creates mosaics out of them. Below are some words from the artist herself.

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Miss Universe Contestants and Romero Britto Mural Collab in Wynwood Miami

pic source Romero Britto Facebook

Miss Universe Contestants and Romero Britto Mural Collab in Wynwood Miami

This week some of the most beautiful women in the world are in town. Many came to Wynwood and added a new mural to the outdoor art repetoir. THe contestants of the 2015 Miss Universe pageant teamed up with Romero Britto to paint a mural at his gallery in Wynwood. If you want to see it person, head over to 2nd ave and NW 25th street. THere you will find the tags of the most beautiful women representing their homeland through art. For more images check out Romero Britto’s FB Page.

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Art Deco Weekend 2015 Kick-off featuring South Florida Artists 1/16-1/18

picture by Harold Rosario for ArtofMiami.com

Art Deco Weekend 2015 Kick-off featuring South Florida Artists 1/16-1/18

This year Art Deco weekend kickoff celebrating 100 years of Miami Beach. Local art organization and promoter of the arts Life is Art will be there to celebrate with the art of local Miami artists on exhibit. The exhibit will be part of Art Deco Weekend’s Life is Art Block.

The Life Is Art Block is located from 11th to 12th Street of Ocean Drive. The Art Deco Weekend Festival is free and open to the public. Other Art Deco Weekend events are free unless otherwise noted.  Over 140 vendors line Lummus Park and Ocean Drive displaying vintage and handmade clothing, jewelry, sculptures, posters and more. Ocean Drive fills with street entertainment, classic cars, food and people. The weekend includes an Art Deco and Mid-Century Show and Sale show featuring ModernismGallery.com, a full schedule of Live Jazz and Swing music, a dance-a-thon with a $5000 grand prize, an early 20th century fashion show, guided tours, lectures and so much more. An exciting new addition for this year is the inclusion of a full block of local South Florida visual artists!

The Miami Design Preservation League invited Life Is Art to host and curate an entire block, eighteen booths from 11th to 12th Streets, of South Florida artists, designated the “Life Is Art Block”. Over two-dozen visual artists from young emerging artists to well-known experienced artists are joining the Art Deco Weekend for this brand new feature. “We want to include more ‘art’ in the ‘Art Deco Weekend,’” stated MDPL Director of Marketing Amanda MacMaster. “Being a local organization, we want to include local artists, so we, of course, reached out to Life Is Art,” MacMaster went on to say. James Echols, Founding Director of Life Is Art and Soul Of Miami stated, “We are very excited to be working with the Miami Design Preservation League!” Echols continued, “The Art Deco Weekend festival is one of our favorite events of the year and represents the resurrection of Miami Beach and all of Miami as a major force in the 21st Century.” He emphasizes, “We are happy that they have made a serious effort to include local artists and hope other major events follow suit.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jen Stark Creates New Mural of Exploding Colors at Miami Int. Airport

pic by Peter Vahan via Jen Stark

Jen Starks Creates New Mural of Exploding Colors at Miami Int. Airport

Home grown Miami native Jen Stark came back to Miami to create a colorful mural at Miami International Airport. With the aid of a ladder and lots of patience, Jen Stark was able rendered the walls and ceiling of the corridor at Terminal D and E for a colorful welcoming to passengers. The permanent installation will be a great addition to MIA’s already extensive collection of public art. In particular, Jen Stark’s new mural will compliment the so called Rainbow Walk Way by Christopher Janney that we all have come to love.

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So I am often critical of the lack of creativity and half-ass construction that takes place in Miami. However, this is one design that is edgy and raises the bar for other public projects in Miami. It is the proposed Latin American Museum in downtown Miami. The proposed site is a current parking lot that sits in front of the American Airlines Arena right next to the Freedom  Tower on Biscayne blvd and 5th Ave. The museum is proposed by gallery owner Gary Nader. It’s a really cool design but does Miami need another Art Museum? The main purpose of museums is to educate. I really think that we should perfect art education with the PAMM before another art museum is erected. Perhaps focuse instead on areas of need like historical awareness. WATCH VIDEO PRESS PLAY.



Favorite Instagram Photos of 2014

pic by Harold Rosario for ArtofMiami.com

Favorite Instagram Photos of 2014

Here is a recap of the year 2014 through the lens of my iPhone. In 2014 was a year where I got more dedicated to my series Interact with Art. It also was the year of the successful launch of the Miami Jack o Lantern t-shirt. This year we also hosted two Instagram photowalks both to great success. Enjoy the recap and thank you  for following. Follow me in 2015 on Instagram @ArtofMiami for a creative take on our city and the art that reflects it.

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#BaselMeet Instagram Meet-up in Miami Photo-Recap (40 pics)

pic by @Mars_elo (Marcelo Paez)

Photo-recap of  Our #BaselMeet Instagram Meet-up Recap

BaselMeet Instagram meet up was a great success. Hosted by yours truly ArtofMiami.com, along side the305.com and Lifetstylemiamigroup.com, the highlights of the Instameet were many. On of the top of the list was stumbling upon Gabrille Union and  @Ijust_lovethis has the picture to prove it. Thanks to The Scavenger Hunt List many had the opportunity to go out and explore, which made that picture a possibility. The photo walk took us from the Bass Museum, where art for the public was perfect to interact with. We then took a stop at the Botanical Gardens, were friendly butterflies were posing for pics. The Holocaust Memorial was magnificent but brought down people’s mood. Yet thanks to @Joem305, he turned us his boom box and it cheered people up! The bamboo trail was a calming surprise to many. The Historic Espanola transported us into the mediterranean in seconds. In conclusion, BaselMeet had a great turn out of friendly, enthusiastic and positive individuals who I will definitely build friendships throughout  the future.

On behalf of ArtofMiami.com, the305.com and LifestyleGroup.com, I want to thank everyone that complimented us on the tour. We worked hard on it, so your kind words meant a lot. I also took your suggestions into consideration for the next time we meet. Also thanks to everyone that help us without  even having to ask. @Mad19 and @OctavioDiaz helping with the gift bags, @Flipaa passing out maps, @Witness_X, @Marcelo helping with the crowds and pics and the nice girls wearing the 305 shirts @tina_gil , @hereisMonique and @Stephs_Music.

Below is photo recap of BaselMeet 2014 enjoy!! For full resolution of the group pics click on the thumbnails twice.

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Art Basel Week 2014 “To Do List” by Art of Miami (UPDATED)

Art Basel Week 2014 “To Do List” by Art of Miami

A lot of events coming to the city of Miami this Art Basel Week. This year’s Art Basel Week Guide is special to us because it is the first time we are hosting an event. Almost every group, club, organization is hosting an event during Art Basel in Miami. Our event is for the Instagram community which plays an important part in promoting creativity locally, nationally and world wide. This is the official To Do List for Art Basel Week 2014 .

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#BaselMeet 2014 Instagram Meet-up 12/6/14

#BaselMeet 2014 Instagram Meet-up 12/6/14

#BaselMeet Instagram meet-up and photowalk on Saturday Dec. 6, 2014 at 11 am in Miami Beach. Hosted by yours truly @ArtofMiami and @the305 and @Lifestyle_miami

Miami Beach 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 #ArtBasel2014

Meeting point is at The Bass Museum of Art. ( <— click for Google Maps ) From there we will take a photowalk thru some highlights of Miami Beach

InstaWalk Highlights

-Miami Beach Gardens
-Public Art Park at the Bass
-”305″ drone photo for Instagram
- Españalo way
-Art Deco District

-And your creativity

RSVP to receive a InstaWalk Survival Kit courtesy of ArtofMiami.com , @the305 and @LifeStyle_Miami (while supplies last)

RSVP at www.BaselMeet.com 


Timelapse of Wynwood 2014 by Andre Soria

Wynwood by Andre Soria

Timelapse of Wynwood 2014 by Alex Soria

Artist Andre Soria created this cool Photomontage of Wynwood as it stands in 2014. The time-lapse video below shows the realization from beginning to end. ITs pretty cool. Press Play.

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