Editorial

RUS Miami

By Carlos Suarez de Jesus

Three artist collaboratives explore the city’s solild waste.  On a sweltering summer afternoon last month, a City of Miami fireman hosed down dozens of inner city kids trying to cool off during a raucous back to school party, from the ladder of his fire engine. A few yards away, at the Athalie Range Park on NW 5th Avenue and 62nd Street, a … +

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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 Frost Museum Thirty Years On

By Fran Robbins

It started out thirty years ago as The Art Museum at Florida International University. This November, it is reborn as The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, a huge and hugely improved space to show off some of South Florida’s finest, most intriguing exhibits. The Frost boasts a new director and building site and will be charged with bringing a higher level … +

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Taking Flight: Ongoing exhibits at Locust Projects

By Mia Opalka

Before Wynwood was synonymous with the arts, three local artists – Westen Charles, Elizabeth Withstandley, and Cooper – got together and started an alternative space where their peers could create work without having to deal with the pressures of producing art for a commercial gallery. Ten years later, Locust Projects has grown from a grassroots, artist-run space to an official non-profit organization … +

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Jorge Barlett. Living Life as Art

By Anne Tschida

Until he died, Jorge Bartlett lived his art. The performance and visual artist in fact morphed into a persona he called Art Kendallman (a.k.a. KMAN) – he was a man, he lived in Kendall, and he was a piece of art. This is what he had recorded on his Website, under the heading “My Complete Profile”: About Me: Art ; Interests: Art; … +