Archive for August 2011

Florida Grand Opera Announces 2011-2012 Season / August 2011

Florida Grand Opera Announces 2011-2012 Season Tickets are now on sale for Florida Grand Opera’s exciting 2011-2012 season, which opens with the company’s first-ever production of a Spanish zarzuela, Torroba’s Luisa Fernanda, and continues with the company premiere of Puccini’s La rondine, Verdi’s Rigoletto, and Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. Experience a season of gorgeous costumes, magnificent sets, full orchestra […]

Posted August 30, 2011 by miguel.manrique in 2011, Announcements, August

Miami Dade College At Gallery System Freedom Tower / August 2011

Mona Lisa Unveiled Until October 7 Miami Dade College At Gallery System Freedom Tower 600 Biscayne Blvd. Downtown Miami Tuesday – Friday: 12 – 5 Free Admission   Making its U.S. premiere, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Art Gallery System recently celebrated the opening of Mona Lisa Unveiled, an extraordinary exhibition inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s […]

Posted August 30, 2011 by miguel.manrique in Announcements

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Posted August 30, 2011 by liana.perez in Uncategorized

Miami Art Museum Mourns 9/11 with Joel Meyerowitz Photos

It’s hard to believe that 9/11 was actually 10 years ago, but that is obviously the case. I was still writing for the Herald and my children were 14 and 16, still in middle school and high school. Now they are 24 and 26! And of course I am not writing for the Herald anymore, […]

Posted August 29, 2011 by elisa.turner in ArtCentric Blog

Miami Curators Sparkle This Season / Winter 2010

Creative curators thrive in Miami. They create a compelling theme and story to pique the… …interest of people looking at an art exhibit in a museum, gallery, private collection, or art fair. Creative curators thrive in Miami. They create a compelling theme and story to pique the interest of people looking at an art exhibit […]

Posted August 27, 2011 by miguel.manrique in ArtCentric

Public Art miami: Missing the Boat? / Winter 2009

How is it that boring and derivative artwork by the alarmingly prolific Romero Britto and others clutter public spaces in Miami? How is it that artcentric cities in the Midwest like Chicago and Des Moines know how to invigorate urban spaces with an engaging mix of greenspace, art museums, architecture, and sculpture by noted contemporary […]

Posted August 26, 2011 by miguel.manrique in ArtCentric

Summer Smarts in Miami: Feel the Heat / Summer 2010

Summertime in Miami is more than a scalding stroll on South Beach with glamazons and guys. For years the city has sung a siren call to forward-minded folks with visionary smarts. Looking at the world, they ask, “Why not?” Even when naysayers shriek, “You can’t do this because it’s never been done!” Over two decades […]

Posted August 26, 2011 by miguel.manrique in ArtCentric

When the Chips Are Down, Miami Plays a Dynamite Hand / Fall 2009

Miami has always been a place alluring to folks who dare to dream on a grand scale and place equally grand bets that those dreams will come true. Think of America’s Gilded Age titan, Henry Flagler, who slapped the lust for living large into Miami, once a muddy swamp at the turn of the 20th […]

Posted August 26, 2011 by miguel.manrique in ArtCentric

Surviving Dark Days: Cut to the Core of Art, Create New Friends / Spring 2009

As pundits bicker whether Obama’s stimulus package will rescue taxpayers or reward bad banks, art warriors ponder their next steps.Opportunities abound for creative souls who cut excess, see exciting avenues where others see dead-ends, and make new friends leading to new funding sources. I asked artists, curators, art dealers, and collectors for their best advice […]

Posted August 26, 2011 by miguel.manrique in ArtCentric

Latin American Art: From Ghetto to Global Stage Adios, ghetto! / Spring 2010

Latin American art is finally a prime-time player in the Brave New Digital World. “We have passed through some kind of threshold culturally in which artists of Latin America or Latin origins are no longer reduced to as much homogenizing,” says Olga Viso, director of Walker Art Center, via e-mail. “More complex and nuanced interpretations…now […]

Posted August 26, 2011 by miguel.manrique in ArtCentric

Open Studios Open conversation About Art / Summer 2008

Be prepared to enjoy one of the most interesting conversations ever when you visit an artist’s studio and talk about art. Open your eyes when you arrive. You may see the amiable clutter that signifies a creative mind working, but you could also spot something to spark an engaging dialogue. As Frances Trombly, who’s shown […]

Posted August 26, 2011 by miguel.manrique in ArtCentric

Explore a World of Art in Wynwood:Who New? / Summer 2009

At this corner despair collides with dollars & dreams.On the weedy corner of NW 23rd St. and N. Miami Ct. is a sign for the monthly Salvation Army Auto Auction. This down-at-the-heels spot belies the fiery passions for art sparking the renaissance reshaping Wynwood.Just steps from this sign are galleries for artists who’ve recently shipped […]

Posted August 26, 2011 by miguel.manrique in ArtCentric

Baselmania by the bay and beyond / Winter 2008

IIt’s easy to feel bewitched, bothered, and bewildered by BaselMania, when Art Basel Miami Beach and over 20 more art fairs come to Miami Beach and across the bay to Miami’s art districts of Wynwood and Midtown.So much art, so many art fairs, so little time to see it all. What’s a curious collector to […]

Posted August 26, 2011 by miguel.manrique in ArtCentric

Play your part for the art / Fall 2008

Activism rewards Miami’s growing art community. Like a jewel-toned garden, this community gleams brighter when more do their part.An arts community, like democracy, is not a spectator sport. There’s a role for everyone to play, encouraging others to participate.Find a niche of your own. Make it bloom. In our ebulliently fertile region, where the growing […]

Posted August 26, 2011 by miguel.manrique in ArtCentric

Falling Hard for Art in Miami: Brandishing the Baton / Fall 2010

Miami’s captivating cultural chorus leadsby example  Bravo for museums and galleries! They belong to exciting initiatives raising high the baton for the culturally curious. A symphony of sights, sounds, and ideas overtakes the city. As I live and breathe, Miami is now a stimulating place for ideas to ferment in the outrageously varied cultural feast […]

Posted August 26, 2011 by miguel.manrique in ArtCentric

Wifredo Lam Meets Miami / Spring 2008

The terrible beauty of Afro-Cuban art casts a long shadow in Miami. Its legacy is everywhere, from revitalized mangroves by once-segregated Virginia Key to the transformed skyline of downtown, from the Miami Art Museum’s show of art by Wifredo Lam in North American collections to the University of Miami, where the Lowe Art Museum show […]

Posted August 26, 2011 by miguel.manrique in ArtCentric

ArtCenter/South Florida – Juried Artist Residency Program. August 2011

ArtCenter/South Florida is seeking emerging and career artists to apply for its Juried Artist Residency Program.   Andre The Juried Artist Residency Program consists of long (3 year) and short term (3-6 months) residencies.   Submissions will be judged on the basis of the artist’s technical excellence in their chosen medium as well as their […]

Posted August 23, 2011 by miguel.manrique in Announcements

Transforming Visions – May 2011

Art views our world anew. Be open to stellar sights of May in Miami. Thank your lucky stars you can. See rare book remix with Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger at Wolfsonian, “Salad Bar Series” by Sebastian Spreng at Kelley Roy, found forays into faraway lands by Kevin Arrow at de la Cruz Collection, primeval […]

Posted August 22, 2011 by miguel.manrique in Featured

Artful Life Loves Design – March 2011

Indoors and out, artful moments transform daily life and design.  Can’t-miss moments of March:  Wool and windows, chairs and chicken in design by Michelle Weinberg at Buena Vista Bldg #120, drawing by Jacob Brillhart at ArtCenter/South Florida, photography by Pablo Soria at PanAmerican Art Projects and Peggy Nolan at Dina Mitrani Gallery.  Taste spellbinding difference […]

Posted August 22, 2011 by miguel.manrique in Featured

Open Your Eyes – June 2011

Brave & beautiful art shines for can’t miss Miami-area moments: searing video critique of Nigerian oil craving amid ravenous capitalists by Mark Boulos and burning, war-ravaged painting by Aramis Gutierrez at Miami Art Museum; global ode to friendship by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt at Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale; disarming diagram by Julie Davidow […]

Posted August 22, 2011 by miguel.manrique in Featured

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Posted August 22, 2011 by miguel.manrique in Uncategorized

Form Favors Function – April 2011

When lush color lures the eye to painting by George Bethea, flowers embracing his face in Huang Yan’s print. Don’t miss April choices. Visual riches shower us: Sunlit sidewalks in video by Dara Friedman, word-weaving fabric by Pip Brant, surreal flower in photo by Samantha Salzinger, installation by Ernesto Oroza reinventing Vizcaya functions. Look for […]

Posted August 22, 2011 by miguel.manrique in Featured

Beyond the Box – January 2011

I prefer artists who think not only out of the box, but beyond the box. Look for artists who give us new ways to think about boxy geometrical forms.  Some bridge the gap between abstraction and realism:  María Brito at the Frost and Enrique Martínez Celaya at Gary Nader Fine Art.  Others help us contemplate […]

Posted August 22, 2011 by miguel.manrique in Featured

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Miami Artists Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt Featured at Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art

I have been wanting to blog about Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardtfor some time now, and I am so glad I can do it now. They are a superb artist-duo working in Miami, and I treasure the memories I have of getting to know them during the time I worked for The Miami Herald. You can see their […]

Posted August 4, 2011 by elisa.turner in ArtCentric Blog

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