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GREAT NEWS: MIAMI’S JEN STARK WILL BE PART OF THE SMITHSONIAN

melting colorful star by jen starkJen Stark keeps rising

We haven’t heard much from camp Jen Stark since she announced her leaving Miami for L.A. And we admit we were kinda upset of the fact she was leaving, but as true fans wishing her the best. News of her new exhibit proves that the best of Jen Stark is yet to come. Her work will be part of a group exhibit entitled “40 under 40,” at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Jen is the second youngest artist of the bunch. The youngest being Joseph Foster Ellis, b. 1984. The opening will be July 20th at 10am, with the curator’s talk at 12 noon, followed by a catalog signing. Above is a picture of one of Jen’s sculptures at the show which has talks of being acquired by the Smithsonian Institute. This would mean great exposure for Jen’s work (and thus Miami) at an international gateway that is D.C.

The show will run at the Renwick through February 2013, after which it will tour nationally at locations to be announced. You can find more information about the show and all of its artists on the show’s webpage.

 

Meet Miami-Based Artist Augusto Esquivel

 

Meet Augusto Esquivel

Meet Augusto Esquivel a Miami-based, Argentinian born artists who is mostly known for his floating sculptures using buttons as his media. His work has captivated audiences is a variety of art fairs including at Art Wynwood 2012 when he displayed a whimsical sculpture of a gum ball machine along side a carnival high striker. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1976 Augusto Esquivel studied cinematography at the Cievyc Center for the Investigation and Study of Audiovisual Media Production in Buenos Aires, Argentina between 1997 and 1999 and began his career as self-trained artist in 2009.

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Miami artist Jean Paul Mallozzi tackles the issue of “bullying” thru his Art

art about bullying in our schools by miami artist

“Mad,glad,sad” ©2012 Jean Paul Mallozzi

Jean Paul Mallozzi
A significant issue in our schools is bullying among peers and it is one of Miami-based artist Jean Paul Mallozzi current themes. Working with graphite pencils and paint, artist Jean Paul Mallozi creates detailed portraits yet leaves the audience with the task to fill in the blanks. Looking forward to Jean’s first solo exhibit August 10,2012 at 101 Exhibit Gallery. Play video, watch and listen to Jean Paul Mallozzi raise awareness of bullying through his art.

www.jeanpaulmallozzi.com

via: Yo-Miami

ANOTHER MURAL IN MIAMI BEACH IN RISK OF VANISHING

pic credit: CBS 4

ANOTHER MURAL IN MIAMI BEACH IN RISK OF VANISHING

Remember when the iconic Fountainebleu mural on Collins ave in Miami Beach was demolished back in 2002. Well know another Miami Beach mural is in risk of disappearing. The iconic mermaid riding an eagle mural on the facing wall of Tattoos by Lou is in risk of disappearing because of actions taken by city hall. The city assures that the mural is not being ordered to be taken down because of content but because of city ordinance. Meaning the fact that the mermaid is naked has nothing to do with it. Although not of equal grandeur as the Fountainebleau mural that we lost in 2002, the mermaid riding the bald eagle with the heading “Another Day in Paradise,” has earned its status as a landmark. The famous mural has been part of local South Beach resident’s daily lives and has served as passerby landmark for 23 years.

via: CBSLocal4

MIAMI HEAT LOGO FLYING HIGH ABOVE THE SEATTLE SKYLINE

The Seattle Needle bearing the Miami Heat Flag

Seattle Washington is exactly in the opposite corner of our country compared to Miami. However that city has banned together to become one with our city and our Miami Heat. The latest gesture of support (even if its out of spite) is a flag of Miami Heat’s logo flying high on top of the famous Seattle landmark, the Seattle Needle. Real or fake the photo is worth a thousand words. This comes a day after disgruntled Seattle artist voices his support for the Heat through a viral design of a Heat and Sonic’s logo’s morphed together in unity.

via: hoopsnation

DISGRUNTLED SEATTLE ARTIST CREATES VIRAL MIAMI HEAT BANNER


BEAT OKC! Is what the Heat fans in Seattle are chanting.

Incredibly clever design of once Seattle Supersonics Logo (now OKC Thunder) morphed into the Heat’s flaming basketball logo. It was created by disgruntled Seattle artists Act Three Design, that like many in his city have jumped into the Heat’s band wagon out of spite. As a matter of fact Washington State is the only state (according to an ESPN poll) other than Florida, to be rooting for the Heat to win. But that’s okay our boys can face the adversity. The “Beat OKC” design recently released and it is definitely going viral. This comes via the305.com whom always post some of the most trending topics.

via: the305.com

DID YOU KNOW CHRIS BROWN IS AN ASPIRING ARTIST?

 

CHRIS BROWN MAKING ART FOR THE RIGHT REASONS

Chris Brown making art is news to me so I decided to shared it with you guys. And given that he has loads of cash, it is with certainty that he is making art because he enjoys it. Wether is good or bad art is up for opinions. He took part this Monday June 11 in the group exhibition “Dum English,”at New York’s Opera Gallery in SoHo in collaboration with artist Ron English.  Also along side him was Miami celebrity DJ Khaled and Chris Brown current girlfriend Karruech Tran.

via  NY Daily News.

New Skyscraper in Brickell Almost Sold Out!

miami skyscraper with angled walls

photo credit: ArtofMiami.com

New Skyscraper in Brickell Almost Sold Out!

Good news to hear that one of Miami’s skyscrapers at the edge of Brickell has reached 91% occupancy just 2 years after its completion. Hopefully this is a sign of better things to come for the real estate in Miami. Located at 1450 Brickell, this building is one of my favorites to our skyline because its angled walls breaks the 90 degree pattern in our city’s silhouette skyline. Check out our city’s silhouette at footer of this site.

[press release]Miami’s premier Class A office tower has reached 91% occupancy just two years after opening its doors, with half of the building’s tenants being new additions to the South Florida market. Rilea Group’s 1450 Brickell office tower, which opened in spring 2010, achieved the 91% occupancy mark upon completing four new office leases totaling 55,300 square feet of office space. The building has leased a total of 530,000 square feet to date.

The building’s ownership finalized leases with accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra; independent international shopping community Lyoness America, Inc.; and holding company Miami International Holdings. In addition, a lease expansion was signed with the Bilzin Sumberg law firm, which was the tower’s first tenant.

All told, 1450 Brickell has completed 23 leases with new-to-market users, accounting for 49% of the building’s current tenant roster and reflecting Miami’s growing prominence as a global business hub. In the newest batch of leases, Lyoness America and Miami International Holdings are new-to-market tenants, meaning their leases will result in positive absorption for the Downtown Miami/Brickell office market. Read the rest of this entry »

BERT RODRIGUEZ NEON LABEL DESIGN FOR BECK’S

new beck beer bottles

Bert Rodriguez’s hopes to “help man evolve.”

Check out Miami native Bert Rodriguez’s design for the Live Beyond Labels campaign. I admit his design is not all that striking. Infact, he is getting hate comment in YouTube for allegedly ripping of his title from the show The Simpsons. However, watch the video to listen to Bert’s interest in “helping man evolve.” Also on the picture above is Miami artist Freegum’s design titled a “Bit of Spacial Tension.”

BRITTO RESPONDS TO VANDALISM

britto covers vandalized muralROMERO BRITTO RESPONDS THE ONLY WAY HE KNOWS HOW, THROUGH ART

Britto responds to yesterday’s vandalism of one of his pieces in Wynwood tagged with the word “C-DOG.” He responded by spray painting over the tag with an array of colors, his iconic whimsical symbols and phrases which read Tolerance, Make Art not War and Love Art. On the bottom right is an imaginary character which seems to be holding a beacon of light with the form of smily face. Sure is better than that C-DOG stuff. Over the past day the vandalism of his mural has gotten mixed opinions among the public. Many have questioned whether he even creates his own art. The signature on this response looks authentically by Romero Britto. Big up one time to Britto for handling this situation in a classy way.

photo credit: @305creative via instagram

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