By Sue Arrowsmith, Miami Dade College With generous support from Terra Group and Bacardi, which now celebrates its 150th anniversary, Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design presents an evocative, retrospective exhibition spanning three decades of creative collaboration between award-winning fashion designer Isabel Toledo and her husband, artist Ruben Toledo. TOLEDO/TOLEDO: Full Circle will take place at MDC’s Freedom Tower, the landmark Mediterranean [...]
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By Lauren Reskin, Sweat Records When Sweat Records first opened in 2005, there wasn’t nearly as much happening around South Florida as there is today. Because of this, we felt it our duty as music and culture junkies to let our customers know not only about our own in-stores, but about every interesting/cool/worthwhile concert and [...]
It’s always illuminating to visit an artist working in his or her studio. There is a permanent mystery when viewing art – where did it come from, how was it birthed? Artists themselves have also enjoyed the interaction with a form of public while in the process of creation. MOCA has latched on to both [...]
In Aimé Cesairé’s Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, the Martiniquan poet writes: “The only thing worth beginning: the end of the world of course!” Of course! What? I had no idea what Cesairé was talking about until I heard Cornell West lecture last year at the University of Miami. During that lecture,
Although keyboards themselves have changed over the centuries, so that the music of the 18th century can sometimes sound incongruous on the big concert grand pianos we know today, the music of J.S. Bach remains central to the pianist’s repertoire. It’s interesting to see how often Bach’s reputation has waxed and waned with audiences, if [...]
By Wendy Wolf, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, one of Miami’s National Historic Landmarks, is pleased to provide field study experiences in the arts, history and environment as one of the Cultural Passport partners for 4th grade students and teachers. This year Vizcaya welcomed 896 students and 84 chaperones from 10 different schools [...]
Bridge Red Studios/Project Space (a Knight Arts grantee) is up to its old tricks again: showing work from established artists that too often have fallen off the contemporary art map in Miami. In this case, it’s the work of Robert Flynn, who shockingly died at the early age of 39 from a heart attack several years [...]
I never thought that in a million art walk years, an evening wandering through Wynwood on a hot and humid second Saturday in September would remind me of the blue skies and butterflies in Macy Gray’s all-too-happy song: “Beauty in the World.” “Listen to the sound,” Gray sings, “and lose it/in sweet music/and dance with me.”
September has arrived with a tropical-storm force of art openings. Really, can everybody be opening so many shows at the same time? It is pretty exciting, though. The DWNTWN Art Days is an experiment to highlight the art venues and happenings of the area around downtown, which is quite a lot – it runs today [...]
By Steve Klotz, Embrace Music Foundation Excitement ripples through the room when teenagers and their mentors — the “Littles” and “Bigs” in the lexicon of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, which organized the workshop — as soon as they enter. Greeting them is a selection of over 60 percussion instruments, large and small, arranged [...]