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ABMBdays

By Carlos Suarez de Jesus

  The most pedestrian friendly conglomeration of fairs were located at the stalled Midtown Miami development where, the Bridge, Red Dot, Art Miami, Photo Miami, Scope, Art Asia and the Green art fairs all pitched tents. There was plenty of parking nearby and unusually thin traffic compared to recent years.

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Three from Miami

By Anne Tschida

Miami, as most of us now know, is home to some of the most prominent and important contemporary art collectors in the world. They in turn have spawned a new generation of local connoisseurs, all of who have transformed South Florida into a true hot-bed for the art of collecting. So MAG decided to ask several of our serious scene makers about … +

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Whirl Crash Go! The TM Sisters

By Cara Despain

The TM Sisters combine a slew of seemingly unlikely elements in their work – art, specialized sports, club culture – and this friction is central to their most recent collaborative work at Locust Projects in Miami, Whirl Crash Go! The sister duo Monica and Natasha Lopez de Victoria are internationally recognized artists, and are also known in Miami – where they were … +

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Miami Art Museum. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

By Fran Robbins

The showing of contemporary art in Miami is real evidence of this area’s artistic maturation and its need to define itself as more than just a vacation spot. While the Miami Art Museum is one of the youngest such organizations here, its collections have been expanding and show the dedication of both the museum and its patrons to developing visual art in … +

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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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Summer Highs. Off-season in Miami? Don’t think so!

By Anne Tschida

It’s summertime in Miami: Official artistic activity slows down as the temperature heats up and various members of the cultural community depart to cooler and slightly less lethargic locales across the globe. But the season also gives natives a chance to savor what’s here in an unhurried pace, as some galleries and museums leave shows up for an extended period and artistic … +

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Andres Michelena. The Translation of Thought

By Manuela Gabaldon

It is hard to find the right words sometimes, isn’t it? There have been about a thousand instances in which I knew exactly what I was feeling, exactly what was driving me, yet my brain was incapable at that specific moment of producing a phrase that would accurately describe the sensation.

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Enriched community. The bottom line for Miami-Dade’s cultural non-profit organizations

By Steve Mayo

Almost the only rich thing about cultural enrichment these days is the struggle these organizations face. If big business, local, state and federal governments are facing a grim economic scene, then cultural non-profits across the country will be destroyed by reduced funding and declining participation in the arts. However, some will survive, only to find even tougher conditions to operate in. And … +

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Art from the Scholls Collection at the Frost Art Museum

By Janet Batet

Art nowadays is a very enigmatic activity for those not initiated in this very tiny marvelous world. Curiously, from its very beginning, art was only conceivable as an active part of the life and the community. This alienation that the contemporary arts has been trying to break down for more than a century now – through the integration of ordinary materials, subjects … +

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Many Mayamis. One Teo Castellanos

By Cara Despain

Like a one-man band, Teo Castellanos is a cacophony of characters and vernaculars all rolled into one. Widely recognized for NE 2nd Ave, a performance that incurred many accolades in it’s global jaunts including the prestigious Fringe First Award in the Edinburgh Festival, Castellanos draws from the diverse demographical complexion of Miami to create his characters. Whimsical, brash, sociological, and tragic all … +

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La Vie, une Faune et le Printemps

By Dinorah Perez Rementeria

Compagnie Marie Chouinard at Colony Theatre in Miami Beach In December 2008, my parents and I visited Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, for the first time. I wanted Jesús to go with us too, but I couldn’t convince him. My younger brother argued that it was inappropriate for him, being catholic, to experience God through a different sermon. (He might have just … +

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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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Florida Dance Association’s WinterFest

By Manuela Gabaldon

WinterFest, from The Florida Dance Association, producers of the renowned Florida Dance Festival, made its debut this past 2008 holiday season in Miami and Miami Beach. At the festival, South Florida dance fans had the option of taking a class or simply enjoying one of the many public performances hosted by the New World School of the Arts.