Editorial

MIAMI’S OWN WET HEAT

By Carlos Suarez de Jesus

The Wet Heat Project creates spirited documentary films, web destinations and events that explore an in-depth experience of the contemporary arts and artists of Miami, capturing history in the making… One story at a time. In the fast-paced Wet Heat video trailer, a rooster sharpens his spurs on the concrete pavement outside a Wynwood warehouse as artist Brian Burkhardt enters his studio … +

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Wynwood: A retrospective

By Anne TSchida

In 8 short years, Wynwood went from total obscurity to internationally recognized arts hub – and now, it may be on the verge of a new journey once again. As Art Basel Miami Beach hits the sands for a 7th year, and as the global economic earthquake starts to give even the art world tremors, it seems a good time to take … +

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MDC Art Gallery System

By Fran Robbins

As South Florida changes and grows, so, too, does Miami Dade College, one of the nation’s largest educational institutions. And one of the finest examples of how it’s improving to meet the needs of the community is its vaunted Art Gallery System, a completely integrated museum-classroom-conservatory network that offers visual arts in every possible form. From its start years ago as a … +

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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? … +

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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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David Castillo Gallery

By Mia Opalka

Art -Baseling with David Castillo Gallery By Mia Opalka In the face of a global economic crisis, art is probably the last thing on the minds of the general public. But with Art Basel Miami Beach right around the corner, it’s hard not to wonder how it’s all going to pan out for local galleries this December. For Wynwood’s David Castillo Gallery, … +