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Community Newspapers SERVING MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SINCE 1958 VOL. 27, NO. 33 AUGUST 31, 2009 Documentary details history of Miami landmark Vizcaya BY LISA B. PALLEY A new and unprecedented one hour documentary on the remarkable history, and perhaps even more remarkable survival of Miami’s landmark Vizcaya is scheduled to air Sept. 20 on WPBT2 at 8 p.m. The documentary, Vizcaya, narrated by actor and part-time Miami resident Andy Garcia, is available for purchase for $19.95 at Vizcaya’s Café and Shop as well as through the website at <>. “This documentary about Vizcaya is the first of its kind. Never before has an all-encompassing documentary about this National Historic Landmark been created,” said producer Linda Corley. Documentary filmmaker Corley, who has a background in the arts, decorative arts and architecture, has long been drawn to the enchantment, the mystery and the beauty of Vizcaya. “I thought long and hard about it and it is an amazing story, from its envisioning to its completion,” Corley said. “When people visit the house, they ooh and aah about the paintings, carpets, tapestries, etc., but visitors don’t seem to understand what it took to build the house.” The film details the incredible vision of James Deering in constructing Vizcaya and the astounding confluence of talent that made it possible — and that made it unique in its time as well as today. Deering, vice president of the International Harvester Company, which produced agricultural equipment for a worldwide market, envisioned Vizcaya as his winter estate. He –––––––––––––––– See VIZCAYA, page 4 Company builds new ‘home’ for celebrity twin primates Partnership acquires prestigious Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair BY VANESSA FIORAVANTE A Pictured with their canvas art created by all of Jungle Islands’s resident orangatans are (l-r) Suffolk Construction vice president of Miami operations Tim Sterling, Jungle Island orangutan head caretaker and “Orangutan Mom” Linda Jacobs, senior project manager Scott Prince, and project manager Paul McNamara. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BY MISTI GUERTIN S uffolk Construction, one of Florida’s largest construction management firms, recently completed its latest high-profile project, a new waterfront home for two Miami celebrities, Peanut and Pumpkin, Jungle Island’s rare twin orangutans. Approached earlier this year by a representative from Jungle Island, Suffolk Construction was asked to donate labor, expertise and materials for the completion of a 16,000-pound “primadome” for the park’s celebrity 5-year-old twin apes. It took three-and-a-half weeks, 25 men, 7,500 pounds of steel and 700 man-hours to build the enclosure. A total of 22 companies were involved, with 21 donating time and money to the project. The project’s completion and Peanut and Pumpkin’s move into their new home was commemorated ––––––––––––– See PRIMATES, page 4 rt Miami LLC — a partnership consisting of media industry veterans Mike Tansey, Brian Tyler and seasoned Art Fair director Nick Korniloff — has acquired the prestigious Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair from Summit Business Media. Art Miami is considered one of the most important venues for modern and contemporary art in the U.S. and serves as Miami’s longest running art fair. Reaffirming Miami’s position as one of the country’s prominent art destinations, Art Miami attracted 95 major art galleries and more than 32,000 art collectors, enthusiasts and curators in 2008. The prestigious fair is known as the top alternative for galleries that want to participate in the Miami art market during the month of December. The new partners bring a collective commitment to the long-term growth of the fair, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary Dec. 2-6. Art Miami 2009 once again will highlight leading national and international contemporary art galleries and institutions, special exhibitions and curatorial projects, outdoor sculptures and video installations. In continuing to demonstrate its commitment to Miami as an art destination, Art Miami also is renewing its agreement ––––––––––––– See ART FAIR, page 4

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