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Souvenirs Become Alive in Clever Video

picture by Harold Rosario for @ArtofMiami

Souvenirs Become Alive in Clever Video 

Souvenirs are a away to remember a place and time and possibly people that shared those moments with you. From postcards to shot classes, magnets or sand, there are many forms of keepsakes to cherish these moments. My love for architecture inspired my organic collection of landmark buildings from the places I have visited. Recently, my Dad and I went on a road trip. We used  National Rent a Car and were lucky to be upgraded to the new 2015 Ford Edge Titanium for free. The Ford Edge was a great surprise to our roughly 1,500 mile journey that took us from Washington DC to Philadelphia to New York City, Cooperstown, Niagara Falls and finally Toronto, Canada. I collected  souvenirs a long the way that will spark memories for years to come. This short video illustrates how my souvenir collection comes alive before my eyes and flashes me back to cherished times. Also featured in the video: 2015 Ford Edge, Liberty Bell, the new World Trade Center, the Path Station by Santiago Calatrava, Baseball Hall of Fame, Niagara Falls, CN Tower, Rogers Park and more. Press Play.

Wynwood Art Auction Benefiting the FAHT

Free & Fearless Art Auction

MIArt Space invites you to join us for an evening of art, music, and food. Entrance is free and all proceeds of the Art Auction will go to *Free & Fearless to fight against Human Trafficking in Miami.

For More Information

*FREE & FEARLESS 5K is a proud supporter of The Glory House of Miami, a non-profit organization that aims to not only rescue, but also aid in providing housing, safety, and rehabilitation to victims of modern-day slavery in South Florida

Where: MIA Space

151 NW 36th St

Miami, FL 33127

Rare Photograph Captures Epic Miami Sunset

picture by Mr.E aka @HighDrone on Instagram

Rare Photograph Captures Epic Miami Sunset

Taking a picture at sunset can be a hit or miss. Add the variables made by attempting it with a drone. Whether the sun peaks out through the clouds or whether you’ll get a blurred out horizon or whether your drone will make it back safely all depends in mother nature. What makes this picture more incredible is how the sun is  setting perfectly on the vanishing point of government cut in Miami, Florida, while over coming those other obstacles. New York has Manhattanhedge, but giving this picture, photographer High Drone has baptized Miami with its own, shall I say “Miamihedge.” The making of the epic pic is very touching. Check out the mystic forces that helped this picture come true at the new YouTube channel: Zapography Also follow @HighDrone on Instagram and YouTube.

Wynwood Exhibit of the Month at Art Walk

art by Dante Dentoni picture courtesy of NOW Gallery

Wynwood Exhibit of this Month at Art Walk

This month’s featured exhibit goes to the group exhibit at Now Contemporary Art Gallery. A bit off the beaten path, Now Gallery is located on the corner of 25th street and NW second avenue. This month at NOW Contemporary is an eclectic showcasing of some of our favorite artists including Augusto Esquivel, Ariel Ortega, Dante Dentoni and others. For its strong variety of quality art and broad appeal, the group show at NOW Gallery is this month’s Exhibit the Month at Wywood Art Walk.

NOW Contemporary

337 NW 25th St

Ariel Ortega

Andres Schiavo

Miami Artist Creates Artificial Beach at The National Museum D.C

pic by Noah Kalina

Miami Artist Creates Artificial Beach at The National Museum D.C

Miami artist Daniel Arsham in collaboration with his tag team partner from Snarkitecture have found a way to create a monochromatic artificial beach inside the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Oh and its safe for non-swimmers. The artificial beach is definitely something to add to your Washington D.C. “To Do” list. Check out the pictures below

The National Building Museum presents a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors, an interactive architectural installation that brings the quintessential summer experience of going to the beach to downtown Washington, D.C. Spanning across the Museum’s Great Hall, the BEACH, created in partnership with Snarkitecture, will cover 10,000 square feet and include an “ocean” of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls.

Tickets include admission to exhibitions. Admission is first come, first served (no timed entry). Visit our Admissions page for more ticketing information.

The BEACH is contained within an enclosure and built out of construction materials such as scaffolding, wooden panels, and perforated mesh, all clad in stark white. Monochromatic beach chairs and umbrellas sprinkle the 50-foot wide “shoreline,” and the “ocean” culminates in a mirrored wall that creates a seemingly infinite reflected expanse. Visitors are welcome to “swim” in the ocean, or can spend an afternoon at the “shore’s” edge reading a good book, play beach-related activities such as paddleball, grab a refreshing drink at the snack bar, or dangle their feet in the ocean off the pier.

Most Attended Art Fairs in the World. See How Miami Ranks.

Most Attended Art Fairs in the World. See who is #1 

The nifty chart above shows the most attended Art Fairs in the world by attendance. I was expecting Art Basel Miami Beach to be number 1 but waa surprised by the findings of the chart via Art News.  However, the longest running art fair in Miami, Art Miami, came in at number 2 with approx. 82,500 attendees. In first place is no other than Arco Madrid Art Fair, which I have never heard of, but fair enough, you can’t dispute numbers.

Tickets Now Available for The Curious Vault @ The Frost Museum of Science 7/14/15

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science Explores the Intersection Between Art & Science with “Curious Vault Collaborations 002” on July 14

On Tuesday, July 14, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will host “Curious Vault Collaborations 002,” exploring the past, present and future of flight. The special evening will include the debut of the Museum’s latest Curious Vault Collaboration, Insight Flight, by sculptor Robert Chambers and Dr. GeCheng Zha, University of Miami professor and director of the Aerodynamics and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Lab.

 The Curious Vault Collaborations project partners a local artist and scientist together to create a tabletop display using at least one item from the Museum’s collection. It will be the last Curious Vault Collaborations to take place at the current Museum location before the move to its new downtown Miami location, opening in 2016.

 Guests will enjoy free books from Spaceleggers, courtesy of Bookleggers, a community mobile library offering free books to the public with a special selection of science and science fiction books; a performance in the Museum’s historic Planetarium by DJ Le Spam of City of Progress Studio and Lance Vertok, under dome projections by Science Art Cinema, which mixes 20th century science and science-fiction films with performances and multimedia performances; and an exclusive auction of Miami Cityscapes created by ten local artists including Edouard Duval Carrié, Agustina Woodgate, Cesar Santos, Emmett Moore, Felice Grodin, Jenny Brillhart, Leyden Rodriguez- Casanova, Maritza Molina, Monica Lopez de Victoria and Pablo Cano. The auction will also include limited-edition items by Bookleggers and City of Progress.

 The event will also include a moderated discussion on the merging of art and science, along with an inside look at the project making of Insight Flight, featuring Bookleggers founder and writer Nathaniel Sandler; Kevin Arrow, art & collection manager for the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science; sculptor Robert Chambers; and Daniel Espinal, who will be representing Dr. Zha during the evening.

 Throughout the night, attendees will enjoy burgers courtesy of Shake Shack and Gramps will serve complimentary cocktails provided by Tito’s Vodka in the Museum’s Space Gallery, while having a chance to experience the art firsthand. The New Tropic is Curious Vault 002’s official media sponsor.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

7–10 p.m. (Moderated discussion will begin promptly at 7:45 p.m.)



Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

3280 South Miami Avenue

Miami, FL 33129


  • $15 per person. Tickets available at https://curiousvault002.eventbrite.com
  • Proceeds go to benefit the three Knight Arts Challenge winners: Bookleggers Library, City of Progress, and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science series Science Art Cinema.
  • Museum members and Frost Science Young Patrons receive free admission.

The existing Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is located at 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 3; students (with valid ID), seniors (62+) and children 3-12, $10.95; adults are $14.95. Parking is free.

Cool Time-lapse of Miami’s Airplane Traffic

Miami at Night – GoPro Hero 4 Nightlapse from Waterlust on Vimeo.

Cool Time-lapse of Miami’s Airplane Traffic

This one comes to you view Waterlust, a vimeo account who posted this dynamic video 9 months ago. Notice the trail of airplanes through the airspace of Brickell and Downtown Miami. Follow Waterlust on Vimeo and Youtube. Press play and Enjoy. Check out a Time-lapse of Miami’s Sunset filmed by ArtofMiami.com using Instagram’s Hyperlapse here.

Call To Photographers: Miami Street Photography Submissions Deadline 10/1/15


photo by Harold Rosario for ArtofMiami.com

Call To Photographers: Miami Street Photography Submissions Deadline 10/1/15

The 2015 MSPF Street Photography contest is now open. This year the MSP has partner up with History Miami for the 2015 Miami Street Photography Festival taken place during Art Basel Week 2015. . This international competition accepts submissions from participants from all over the world 18 yrs. or older.


All submissions will be juried in the first round by a panel of internationally accomplished street photographers who will be selecting this year’s MSPF Finalists. All selected finalists from the Call for Entries will be displayed at the Festival’s main gallery at HistoryMiami Museum. The MSPF Finalists will also be highlighted at the Festival during Art Basel Week in Miami on December 3rd to 6th, 2015. Art Basel Miami is one of the world’s premier art scenes, where hundreds of thousands gather each year in Miami to celebrate the visual arts.


-Image displayed at HistoryMiami Museum Gallery from November 2015 to January 2016

-Image published on MSPF Website for 3 years

-Image published on the upcoming MSPF Street Photography Book

-Eligible for the MSPF Awards

-Eligible for invitation to become part of HistoryMiami’s permanent collection


This year’s panel of judges include:


  • Dmitry Stepanenko
  • Umberto Verdoliva
  • Mary Cimetta
  • Vineet Vohra
  • Stefano Mirabella


Read about the judges here Read the rest of this entry »

Miami Artist and FIU Alumni is One of Americas Best

Miami Artist and FIU Alumni is One of Americas Top List 

Honestly it is my first time hearing of this influecial artist so it came to me as a bit of a surprise.  Jillian Mayer is a multimedia artist from Miami, Florida. She graduated from Florida International University, “Go Panthers!” Check out her 1990’s style website for more of her work. at JillianMayer.net. Here is a the write up about Julian Mayer by L.A Confidential

Jillian Mayer’s frst computer was on the bedroom floor; she spent hours in front of it, her body folded over in some parody of prayer. “The computer is your shrine,” she says. “Think of the halo, Byzantine gold leaf—it’s now the glow of the screen.” Mayer, who works with anything from video to photos to other peoples’ pornography, has thrown our search history back in our faces, showing us who we are. And while you can fnd it on YouTube, her art is just as likely to be projected on the exterior of the Guggenheim, at Sundance, or on the streets of Montreal.

By the time she graduated from Florida International University in 2007, followed by an internship at the nonprofit Locust Projects, she’d had a full introduction to Miami’s art scene and become a favorite among those “in the know.” Her comic yet disturbing short film, I Am Your Grandma, at once a message to her unborn grandchildren and a study in meme psychology, garnered more than 3 million views on YouTube, but it was her 400 Nudes, an art installation of both digitally and physically altered images, at the 2014 Montreal Biennial that received real notoriety. For Nudes, Mayer downloaded 400 nude selfes from around the Internet, Photoshopped her face onto them, and recirculated the images online at 400nudes.com, a site created especially for the project (tagged with search terms such as “revenge porn”) and on card stock around Montreal. The piece nimbly debates sexual politics and rights of representation and privacy as the online world proliferates. “These are the things I think about—the state of identity, the state of existence,” she says.


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