Editorial

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 … +

Editorial

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 … +

Editorial

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.

Editorial

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.

Editorial

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.

Editorial

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 … +

Editorial

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 … +