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Zones Art Fair

The month of December is long awaited by artists, gallerists, art lovers, and collectors around the world with their sights set on Art Basel Miami Beach; our city becomes the top destination for anyone and anything art. Zones Art Fair, a creation of Edge Zones Foundation, hosts its 4th edition this Basel season. In an interview with Zones Art Fair curator and … +

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Proyecto Habitar at CCE Miami

By Manuela Gabaldon

To think of how a community comes to exist is tricky; kind of a chicken and the egg predicament, isn’t it? What came first, the city or the citizens? Communities, ghettos, areas of strong cultural concentrations exist all over the world, sometimes undocumented. Proyecto Habitar at Centro Cultural Español (CCE) is a representation of communities built from the ground up by coincidental … +

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Spinello Gallery

By Manuela Gabaldon

The kind of hit that American businesses, big and small, have been experiencing over the last couple of years calls for an active response, approach, and effective survival plan. Anthony Spinello, of Spinello Gallery, is exactly that type of active player in the arts. This young yet seasoned curator is always thinking of innovative events to keep the community involved and interested … +

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Miami Art Space

By Manuela Gabaldon

An urban oasis lies just north of the Wynwood Art District limits. What once was a dry cleaning warehouse and later an abandoned building has been transformed into an incredible venue of the arts called Miami Art Space (MAS).

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Miami Lyric Opera

By Manuela Gabaldon

The Colony Theater in Miami’s South Beach was home this past month to the production of Miami Lyric Opera’s Marina. Presented for 2 nights only, this 3-act Spanish Opera with the music of Emilio Arrieta and lyrics by Francisco Camprodon, displayed the talents of Beverly Coulter, Maruchi Urquiaga, Aurelio Gabaldon, Hugo Marcos, Lilo del Campo, Diego Baner and Ismael Gonzalez under the … +

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The Americas Collection

By Manuela Gabaldon

Established Coral Gables gallery The Americas Collection, founded in 1991 by the Ortiz-Guardian family and under the current direction of Velia Larcinese and Silvia Ortiz, has moved across the street from its former location to 214 Andalusia Avenue.

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Palley Pavilion for Contemporary Glass and Studio Arts

By Manuela Gabaldon

May/June 09. The arts are in a constant struggle for survival in today’s educational system. As supporters of the arts we should be as concerned with every art form’s existence in our educational institutions as we are with the economy’s effect on art as an industry. Glass art education has been excluded from many art programs throughout the nation.

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Arteaméricas 2009

By Manuela Gabaldon

May/June 09. Arteaméricas, the fair that defines trends of contemporary art by Latin American and Caribbean artists, took place on March 27th through March 30th, 2009 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This art fair, unique in its concentration of cultural and ethnic artwork, housed a variety of booths with displays by about 50 participating galleries from around the world.

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Ideobox Artspace

By Manuela Gabaldon

May/June 09. As we have spoken of many times before, and will continue to speak of for as long as we have a voice, the revolutionary efforts of the Wynwood Art District rely on the active involvement of gallery founders, owners, patrons, and visitors alike.

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Love Stories / Historias de Amor: Social Responsibility Program for the Protection of Minorities

By Manuela Gabaldon

May/June 09. Pablo Peinado, curator of Coleccion Visible’s Love Stories / Historias de Amor, presents Miami with his collection of homosexual art in avid support of the gay rights movement in Spain and around the globe. His collection, currently at the Hardcore Art Contemporary Space in Wynwood, is comprised of 200 pieces by 30 artists from different parts of the world. Living … +

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Máncora

By Manuela Gabaldon

May/June 09. This year’s Miami International Film Festival brought films from all over the world to our great city. However, only one had true Miami ties. Produced by Miami-based producers Diego Ojeda and Oscar Teran, Máncora tells the story of a jaded boy’s rude awakening from a life of sex, drugs, and the underground club scene. The film follows the story of … +

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Sound Art Exhibition at The Bass Museum

By Manuela Gabaldon

It is hard for us to imagine, as members of an incredibly active community of the arts, there was a time when art was a limited institution. Luckily for us, we have the opportunity, in our present day existence and exploration of different means of expression, to experience the innovative concepts of the artists of our time. These visionaries, who have worked … +

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The South Beach International Animation Festival

By Manuela Gabaldon

It is always exciting to hear of new events taking place in South Florida. Even more exciting is learning of such a success that a second of the kind will take place the following year. Last year, South Beach hosted several parties and special events at a number of different venues around Miami and the Beaches for the first South Beach International … +

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The Women’s Theater Project

By Manuela Gabaldon

It is no secret that a woman’s place in our society is constantly evolving through the efforts of strong and relentless pioneers. This evolution may not always be a fast and obvious improvement, but nonetheless, it is an evolution. Women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement, and the progress of the working-woman are prevalent in the discussion of women’s issues of yesterday, today, … +

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Tere O’conner’s Rammed Earth

By Manuela Gabaldon

The space shifts, the audience collaborates, there is no permanent stage, no scenery, and at times the room’s complete silence is only disturbed by the sound of dancers’ uninterrupted footsteps; there is nothing conventional about choreographer Tere O’conner’s Rammed Earth, a unique portrayal of the relationship between architecture and the language of dance. A combination of O’conner’s choreography and skillfully tactical lighting, … +

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Curator’s Voice

By Manuela Gabaldon

The desire for application or expression of human creative skill is as perpetual and basic as our instinct for survival; whether we call it Art or not is where the triviality of it lies. Photographers, painters, and musicians, the obvious artists among us, are usually accredited for the presence and endurance of the arts. But what of its not so obvious propellers? … +