There’s always something about an outdoor evening concert that creates a sense of occasion. Maybe it’s a night of perfect weather, or a wonderful outing with a date, or perhaps a piece of music that you hear with new ears and suddenly understand its greatness. Saturday night (Mar 19), Orchestra Miami repeats a concert it [...]
Individuals and organizations are invited to apply for funding through the Knight Arts Challenge, an initiative seeking arts ideas and projects that will benefit the local community. Knight looks to build on the momentum in the Miami art scene, sharpening the focus of existing efforts using the community’s unique strengths. We seek the best and the brightest and we encourage arts organizations to reach for the next level in programming and organizational capacity.
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Seeing one particular painting of Hernan Bas at Snitzer’s gallery last Saturday suddenly seemed more unsettling than it might have two days earlier. It’s a large painting in three sections — the largest that the young and successful painter has done so far — called “The Road Ahead is Golden.” A white car is sliding [...]
Back when I was a neophyte jazz pianist in my high school jazz band, there were certain colleges you thought about attending where you could continue to study this wonderful art form. The big conservatories were out, on the grounds that they were more interested in classical, but the Berklee College of Music in Boston, [...]
Street art is beginning to define Miami’s art scene. Some say there are more walls covered in street murals in one area (Wynwood) than anywhere else in the world. Maybe. But the artists who have been tagging and painting are also becoming more well known, helping to write our growing artistic language. One such artist [...]
Even though we only live 10 miles apart, I first met teacher, poet and The Rumpus poetry editor Brian Spears on Facebook. Where else would two poets meet? Brian Spears, like many of us, has lived an interesting life. He is a former forklift driver, Wal-Mart floor waxer and insurance, furniture, home electronics and automobile [...]
By Marlon Johnson, Filmmaker Take two weeks, 200 films, hundreds of artist, innovators, filmmakers, students & technologists and drop them in the heart of Silicon Valley and you get the groundbreaking film festival known as Cinequest. Located in San Jose and founded by film producers and Silicon Valley innovators, the festival prides itself on discovering [...]
The Miami International Film Festival is giving a nod to the importance of visual arts to Miami, by screening the premiere of the Wet Heat Project‘s second full-length art documentary on March 9. Called “making sh*t up,” it’s a profile of local conceptual artist Bert Rodriguez — and of the art scene itself, here and [...]
By Kathleen, Carignan, LegalArt The LegalArt Residency, supported by a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has been up and running for six months. LegalArt’s residency includes five local artists who work and live in Miami as well as a visiting residency for national and international artists, writers, and curators. [...]
In the fourth year of the Knight Arts Challenge Miami, we were thrilled to receive so many great ideas -1,299 of them, to be exact! Thanks to all who applied with their ideas to bring South Florida together through the arts. What happens next? Our group of seven readers are reviewing every application. We’ll announce the [...]
Here & Now Festival 2011/Miami Made Weekend, a festival of new work by South Florida artists such as Octavio Campos, Ana Mendez, Letty Bassart, Liony Garcia and more, proved to be an overwhelming and reinvigorating experience for Miami theater goers craving Miami made work. Presented by the Miami Light Project