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O.H.W.O.W.

By Manuela Gabaldon

Our House West Of Wynwood (O.H.W.O.W), a free spirited space for every type of art medium located, you guessed it, west of Wynwood, lends itself to the display of everything and everyone art; from photographers, musicians, writers, poets, filmmakers, skaters, and performers, to curators, designers and “creatives” alike. Its surroundings are as eclectic as the art it exhibits. Evocative of creative director … +

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CIFO’s The Prisoners Dilemma: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection

By Manuela Gabaldon

The international exchange of culture and education in the arts has been a constant in the history of the civilized world. This exchange is one of the only worldwide practices that has not yet been lost or transformed in the midst of countless wars, economic crises, and the always-growing hunger for power. The fortunate survival of the arts and the insatiable desire … +

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Florencio Gelabert ‘s “INTERSECTIONS” At The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

By Manuela Gabaldon

Everything today is “Green”; everyone seems to be concerned with the depletion of our natural resources, deforestation, offshore drilling, and recycling, right? Wrong! This is how it seems to most of us; we are under the impression that the problem is “being taken care of”, while the reality is that not everyone is concerned with our planet’s well-being and the conservation of … +

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The Rewind/Fast Forward Film and Video Festival

By Manuela Gabaldon

With its unique ability to communicate ideas through the projection of moving images and sound, over the years, film and video have rightfully claimed their place in the art scene. This year’s 6th annual Rewind/Fast Forward Film and Video Festival, presented by the Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive, solidly commits to this medium through an array of Widescreen classics and … +

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New Theater’s “As You Like It” By William Shakespeare

By Manuela Gabaldon

It is not the largest theater on the most illuminated Broadway-like street, it stands alone and unpretentious, warm and inviting, charming and unexpected; New Theater in Coral Gables is curiously small for the worlds that come alive within its walls. A lively team, lead by Artistic Director Ricky J. Martinez and Managing Director Eilleen Suarez, has made it possible for this multicultural … +

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Butter Gallery

By Manuela Gabaldon

Cozily located in the heart of Coconut Grove, Butter Gallery offers a diverse selection of art to locals and visitors. This engaging space houses paintings from veteran artists such as Ramirez Vallejo (Colombia) and Francisco de la Torre III (Cuba), to the newer talents of Ross Ford (New Hampshire) and Gustavo Oviedo (France). Francisco “Paco” De la Torre IV, owner and curator … +

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The XIII International Ballet Festival of Miami

By Manuela Gabaldon

As it has done for the past thirteen years, the International Ballet Festival of Miami, considered one of the most unique and successful festivals of its kind in the country, will summon dancers from all parts of the world to perform in various Miami theaters this Fall. The XIII International Ballet Festival of Miami promises a unique mixture of classic elegance and … +

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The Miami and Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

By Manuela Gabaldon

Every year, the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival presents original and touching films by veteran and emerging directors. Innovative and bold, this film festival has proven its success with its growing popularity over the years. This year, the MGLFF has spread to serve its Broward and Palm Beach county supporters with the launch of the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film … +

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Teatro 8’s Lorca con un vestido verde (Lorca in a green dress)

By Manuela Gabaldon

The Hispanic Theater Guild presents, Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz’s, Lorca con un vestido verde (Lorca In A Green Dress) this month at Little Havana’s own Teatro 8. Captivating performances, engaging music, and a passionate appreciation for Federico Garcia Lorca’s life make this Spanish version of the play wonderfully entrancing. Directed by Rolando Moreno, this retelling of one of Spain’s most celebrated … +

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Fotomission's Annual South Beach Photomarathon

By Manuela Gabaldon

There is a group of people in Miami that dedicate their lives to social consciousness through the photographic medium. These photographic activists are supported by an organization that prides itself on its volunteer based community and its mission to promote positive social change through the art of photography. This non-profit organization is aptly named Fotomission. Events, publications, and exhibitions of new talent … +

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Diaspora Vibe Gallery: Women’s Work

By Manuela Gabaldon

I arrive at the Diaspora Vibe Gallery, which lends its space to the exhibition of promising Caribbean and Latin American emerging artists, on a Tuesday afternoon. The gallery feels unusually lonely today, as Jamaica-born owner, Rosie Gordon Wallace, and her team prepare to leave for their 2nd International Artists Biennale in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten (April 16th-23rd) where artists from Cuba, Dominican Republic, … +

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Panamerican Art Projects. Gustavo Acosta and Carlos Estevez

By Irina Leyva

The latest work of two prominent Miami based artists – Gustavo Acosta and Carlos Estevez – has been recently on view at Panamerican Art Projects. The exhibition opened to the public with a reception bursting in positive energy and red dots. Gustavo Acosta is one of the few contemporary artists that has resisted the temptation of making three dimensional works. He is … +

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Esteban Blanco’s Warfare

By Dinorah Perez Rementeria

“Humor, which is the function of wit in any medium, linguistics as well as visual, is the triumph of context, not content, form not image, manner, not message,” says critic Ricardo Pau-Llosa in his essay “Esteban Blanco’s ‘Playing with Dolls.’” Esteban Blanco is the kind of artist who uses his acquired knowledge very wisely for his work.

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Hernan Bas at the Rubell Family Collection

By Dinorah Perez Rementeria

There’s been a ship wrecking. The body of a young man appears floating in the waters of the ocean. Is he still alive? His eyes are open, but his face looks pale as if he were almost entering the kingdom of death. Two men peacefully rest on the grass under the sunset. A couple of boys stare at a volcanic eruption while … +

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Peter Sarkisian. An illusionist of video art

By Dinorah Perez Rementeria

Sarkisian uses technology to explore the concept of illusion. His work resembles that of a magician who transforms a tiger into a mouse in front of thousands of perplexed spectators. Although the artist doesn’t present live performances, the actions shown in his video projections may be taken from real life events like driving, swimming, hammering, or walking. The characters captured on his … +

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Roy Lichtenstein at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

By Dinorah Perez Rementeria

There are moments when art reaches unexpected dimensions that go far beyond people’s prospects. Sometimes it happens so fast that one can’t even notice it, as when a shooting star crosses the air. Only those who have telescopes or spend too much time looking at the sky are able to see it. Fortunately, we may still have this kind of event within … +

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Raul de la Nuez

Thoughts of a painter. “Everything done with honesty should be admired, or at least deserve a few minutes of observation.” Thus begins a reflection by Raul de la Nuez about his inseparable relationship with art. “We artists enjoy life in a very peculiar way. We don’t see green or blue or black and white, but all the tonalities of green, the nuances … +