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Britto Art in Wynwood Vandalized

Photo Credit: Yo-Miami

BRITTO HATER’S AT IT AGAIN

I few years back  some “Britto Haters” spray painted a public sculpture of Britto in Miami Beach with the words “Not Art.”  Then again last year with the words “error.” Last night one of Britto’s murals in Wynwood was spray painted with a tag that reads “C DOG.” What the heck is wrong with people. I remember back in the day when the art community hoped Miami had an artist that could shine a light on our city. Romero Britto came a long and did that. He is clearly the most well known artist to our city. He has a bigger fan following then Friends with You, Jen Stark and Freegums combined and unlike them has kept his base here in Miami. However he is hated upon by many including the staff at the New Times who have taken this position. Anyway I think coming to Britto’s defense is long over due.

PS: What a huge fat cap. Did the vandal use a fire extinguisher to tag that?

via: the305

BEST ART OF LEBRON JAMES: Inspired by last night’s amazing performance against the Celtics on 6/7/2012

lebron art by Craig RedmanBasketball is about “fighting the human condition.”

Above is a quote from Erik Spoelstra after Game 5 loss of the Eastern Conference Finals. When nothing seems to be going your way, you must make it go your way. In basketball, just like in life, when things are not going in your favor (referees calling fouls against you, not calling fouls for you, missing wide open shots, opponent getting repeated lucky breaks) one must rise through the adversity and stay the course. Last night’s performance (45 points 15 rebounds 5 assists) by Lebron James shows that a sleeping giant has been awaken. Lebron James until last night had not accomplished the final chapter to becoming a champion. Which is to conquer the human psyche. Watch game 7 this Saturday, a champion has risen. Go Heat!! (portrait of Lebron James above is by pop artists Craig Redman)

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Letter of the Day: Letter “E” by Typoe

letter E

This letter comes from cropping the art of Miami’s urban artist Typoe. You might remember him from his piece with a skull throwing up colors of spray can tops. For full image click here.

The Light Exhibit @ Ave 74 Gallery 6/16/2012

Picture by Sandra Levy ©2012

This Month @ Bird Road Art Walk

Last month Ave 74 kicked off their gallery at the Bird Road Art Walk with a fantastic exhibit showcasing the works of Doug Bloodworth. This month following the summer trend of group shows, Ave 74 showcases the works of 65 of the world’s top professional photographers showcase their work featuring unique Florida lighting and outdoor locations. This highly acclaimed exhibit which was four years in production makes it’s Miami debut at the area’s newest art gallery, Ave 74-A Miami Art Gallery. Ave 74 is the area’s newest art gallery located in Miami’s Bird Road Art District at:

Ave 74
4432 SW 74 Avenue,
Miami, FL 33155

(305-666-3355)

 

THIS WEEK @ MIAMI WYNWOOD ART WALK: Group Shows is the theme for this month’s Art Walk 6/9/2012

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Upcoming Events @ THE HANGAR
“SUPERHEROES”
THEN & NOW
Opening Reception:Saturday, June 9th 7-10pm

“A superhero is a type of stock character, dedicated to protecting the public. Since the debut of the prototypical superhero Superman in 1938, stories of superheroes—ranging from brief episodic adventures to continuing years-long sagas—have dominated comic books and crossed over into other media. The word itself dates to at least 1916. Read the rest of this entry »

WTF IS THIS? GUERILLA ART IN DOWNTOWN MIAMI

I ADMIRE ALL WHO TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO RISK CRITICISM BY CREATING ART. THAT BEING SAID, THIS S**T IS WACK. IS A LAME EXCUSE TO JUSTIFY GRANT MONEY. READ THE MESSAGE BELOW THAT ACCOMPANIED THIS GUERRILA POP-GALLERY, WHICH WILL PROBABLY BE USED AS SHELTER FOR A HOMELESS OR THROWN AWAY BY THE CITY. HOPEFULLY IS MY FIRST GUESS WHICH BECOMES REALITY. READ BELOW: IT STATES THAT ART HAS BECOME  INACCESSIBLE TO ORDINARY FOLKS. BUT IF YOU ATTEND MIAMI’S WYNWOOD ART WALK, YOU WILL SEE THAT IS NOT TRUE. IN FACT IT HAS BECOME THE COMPLAINT OF SOME THAT ART WALK HAS BECOME A THING TO DO FOR THE MASSES, INSTEAD OF AN SUCCESSFUL EVENT FOR THE ACTUAL PURCHASE OF ART. FURTHER MORE IS YOU ARE TRULY TARGETING THE MASSES THEN WHY ACCOMPANY THE PIECE WITH THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE USING SOPHISTICATED VOCABULARY.

“Guerilla Art installation: Cosmic Changes render all social orders and materialistic acquisitions utterly useless. An experiential room constructed outside of a gallery or art space is placed in the public realm open for all to experience without any boundaries or invigilators. As art splits between the production of an elitist consumer market and a rigorous academic, polemic discourse so embedded in its own esoteric means that art has become utterly inaccessible for the public, this installation questions the energy source of such abstruse art making. This piece was created for any audience, it was placed in the most publicly accessible arena, a downtown sidewalk. Its interior presents the demise of a rich décor, in which traditional salon frames showcase images from the Hubble Telescope in lieu of traditional images, skylights illuminate from above as gold millwork decomposes in the hot humidity of the Miami summer. The ultimate destination of this installation, as many other things created by all civilizations, the landfill to decompose in the Earth.”

Images courtesy anonymous.

Image courtesy anonymous.

via ARTLURKER .

Miami Design District Facelift

 

 
Design District Facelift

Main Points: there will be a small 53 room hotel and 96 unit residential aspect. They also plan to have a lot of roof gardens on various levels, connected by staircases and cascading green features. Miami is looking up! For more pix visit link below.

via Curbed Miami.

TOP SCENIC ROADS OF MIAMI ACCORDING TO US.

Miami Skyline scene from NW 41st picture credit ArtofMiami.com

Miami Skyline seen from NW 41st picture credit ArtofMiami.com

Top Scenic Routes of South Florida

Summer is coming up. Soon the caravans of road travelers will be passing through our city. So lets show them what are the best scenic roads our city has to offer. The criteria was based on roads that provide great vistas and have local appeal.

This post will also serve as inspiration to our fellow artists and visitors from out of town. Take your car, put down the windows and just cruise through one of these scenic routes of our city of Miami. We assure you that ideas for a new painting or sculpture or whatever,  will start flowing like the wind. Here are the Top  Scenic Routes in Miami according to ArtofMiami.com.

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MY LION KING REVIEW: SMILES, COLORS, VOICES FROM HEAVEN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN PRIDE

lion king miami

The Lion King a Must See!

Seated before the show, I sat and looked around the auditorium thinking back to all the wonderful memories past performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center have given me. I had front row when the extraordinary clown show “SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW” came to town. On their last act they released these massive beach balls onto the audience. I got hold of the biggest one and propelled it far into the air causing the entire crowd to roar! Then there was the time I got goose bumps when I saw the Christmas Tree growing during one of the scenes from the Nutcracker. I’ll never forget all the gut wrenching moments from Cirque Eloize during their death-defying stunts. However, none will replace the moment during the rendition of The Lion King’s “He Lives in You,” when I looked over towards my loved ones, saw my girlfriend with her hands clasped from amazement, my 4-year-old niece in awe and my mother with a smile. (YOLO)

I’m writing this entry while listening to the inspirational Lion King soundtrack and it still gives me goose bumps as I reminisce of all the wonderful voices that brought the rooted message of The Lion King to harmony. The Lion King at the Adrienne Arsht center is a must see. One comes away inspired to create, to love, to apologize and to be proud of ones self and to the ability that we as humans have to create. But in particular to the African-americans that were in the audience, I could feel the pride they must of felt to see the beautiful cast showing a reflection of themselves and the potential each one of them processes within.

The Lion King

runs until June

tickets

The Dominican Republic is Highlighted by artist Jose Bedia @ Fredrick Snitzer Gallery

yellow people 69 jose bedia

José Bedia, ¿Asi La Quiere el Papi?, 2012, Acrylic & conte on canvas, 82 x 145 in.

Dominican Republic takes center stage at Miami’s Wynwood Art Walk  

One of Miami’s top artists, Jose Bedia will be showcasing art work inspired by the country that gave birth to the America’s, the Dominican Republic. The show is entitled “Une Saison en Enfer (A Season in Hell).” We hope to see the Dominican population of Allapatah(one of the neighboring communities of Wynwood) come support this fantastic exhibit. You know ArtofMiami.com will!

“Une Saison en Enfer” runs through June 30 at 2247 NW 1st Pl., Miami; 305-448-8976

via: Knight Arts

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