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Andy Warhol, “Campbell’s Soup Box: Chicken Rice”, 1986, Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 20 × 20 in., Vertes, Zurich
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I NTE RN ATI O N A L C O NTE M P O R A RY + M O D E RN A RT FA I R ART MIAMI PARTICIPATING GALLERIES 3 Punts Galeria Barcelona | Adelson Galleries New York | Allouche Gallery New York | AMS Santiago | Amy Li Gallery Beijing | Andrea Schwartz Gallery San Francisco | Andreas Binder Gallery Munich | ANNA ZORINA GALLERY New York | Arcature Fine Art Palm Beach | Archeus/Post-Modern London | ART NOUVEAU GALLERY Miami | Art of the World Gallery Houston | Art Park Seoul | Arthur Roger Gallery New Orleans | ARTITLED contemporary Herpen | Artscape Lab Miami | Ascaso Gallery Miami | ATELIER AKI Seoul | Avant Gallery Miami | Axel Pairon gallery Knokke | Barbara Paci Galleria d’Arte Pietrasanta | Bernice Steinbaum Gallery Miami | Berry Campbell New York | BOCCARA ART New York | BOGENA GALERIE Saint-Paul de Vence | Bowman Sculpture London | C. 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CONTENTS 10 HOW TO CULTIVATE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE 12 OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ARTS 14 MONEY MATTERS: BROWARD COUNTY HOSTS CAPITALIZATION WORKSHOP FOR CREATIVES 17 25 GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK: COMPANIES WHO SUPPORT CHARITABLE CAUSES 18 PRESERVING PUBLIC ART IN SOUTH FLORIDA 22 SEASON 17 ‘PROJECT RUNWAY’ WINNER JHOAN SEBASTIAN GREY 26 THREE Cs of ILLUSTRATION: PART 1 30 SOUTH FLORIDA FASHIONISTA AMANDA PERNA 34 ATTENTION COFFEE LOVERS: CHECK OUT THE POSITIVE HEALTH BENEFITS OF DRINKING COFFEE 36 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR, AUSTIN KLEON 44 A HARLEY, THE NUMBERS, AND A MUSE 46 ART PALM BEACH 2020 52 SOUTH FLORIDA ART FAIR GUIDE 2019/2020 56 10 BONE-CHILLING STORIES TO KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT 58 DARK AND CREEPY PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO IN THE DARK 60 SEARCHING FOR GIANTS IN BROWARD COUNTY 66 IN THE LIMELIGHT: SONGFEST OFFERS MUSICIANS A PLATFORM TO PERFORM 74 11 WAYS TO ENSURE YOU MAKE A GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION Top left: Amanda Perna, photo courtesy of Angie Myers; Center left: Donut Think To Much, Be Happy, by Jae Yong Kim, photo courtest of Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts; Bottom left: Photo by Charles Etoroma Top right: Sebastian Grey, photo © Bravo Media/Barbara Nitke Center right: Keep Going by Austin Kleon, photo courtesy of the artist; Bottom right: Inflatable by Luis Jimenez
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CREATIVE | SOLUTIONS KEEP A GRATITUDE JOURNAL You’re grateful for many things, albeit fleetingly, throughout the day. Nonetheless, you will let moments of thankfulness slip away too easily, not stopping to enjoy them, when you are busy. Distractions are likely to steal your attention and divert your full acknowledgment of gratitude to mundane matters. Get into the habit of recording events that lift your spirit and fill you with appreciation and you’ll train your brain to linger with them as they occur. LIVE IN THE MOMENT The past is over, as long as you let it rest. When you repeat old painful memories in your head like a stuck record, you keep mental anguish alive rather than fuel gratitude. Forward thinking isn’t always as smart as you might imagine either. It’s great to make plans and reach for goals, but not a terrific idea to second-guess how life might go wrong. Imagining worst-case scenarios increases stress and reduces thankfulness, so aim to live in the present.
CULTIVATING AN ATTITUDE OF
By B.Johnson You’ve heard gratitude is good for the soul, no doubt, and are thankful for several aspects of your life and the people you love. Nonetheless, it’s likely you only experience a sense of appreciation occasionally. The rest of the time, you forget how lucky you are and how terrific gratitude makes you feel. You might also overlook seemingly minor reasons to be grateful. Everything that makes your life more wonderful, however, is worth acknowledgment. Gratitude increases well-being by boosting immunity and joy. It puts a spring in your step and helps you see the world with a sunny perspective. Here’s how to cultivate an appreciative mind-set so you can enjoy the benefits it brings. MEDITATE IN THE MORNING First thing in the morning is a great time to instill positivity because your mind is open to suggestion. Your acknowledgment of gratitude for your blessings will reverberate throughout the day if you prime your mind early. When you open your eyes, before doing anything else, focus on whatever, and whoever, is in your life that brings you joy or comfort. Everything from your bed to your pet cat counts. Think about how the day is just beginning and has potential too. As it unfolds, you might have new experiences that lift your spirits. Look forward to the possibility of them occurring and be ready to welcome them. ENJOY LIFE’S SMALL WONDERS Note everything pleasant in your surroundings. Birdsong, the colorful sky, or the beauty of a fern unfurling in the garden are wonders of nature. Your mindset will become extra positive when you concentrate on beauty and are glad it exists. If your environment is mostly man-made, enjoy architecture. Marvel at arches, unusual windows, and interesting shapes and structures. Train your eyes to seek exquisiteness in everyday things. At the same time, note kind gestures like the friendly smile of a stranger or the way a colleague opens the door for you when you have armfuls of paperwork. Recognize when people encourage you to succeed or show signs of approval and your enthusiasm for life will expand. 10
Present moment awareness gives you the freedom to live without the burden of stress caused by living in a non-existent time zone. There’s no moment other than right now in which to plant gratitude. BE KIND Kindness feeds compassion and gratitude. Whether you are kind to yourself or someone else, feelings of appreciation will grow. Acts of selfcare, offers to help neighbors and friends, and beaming when a stranger catches your gaze can brighten the day and help you and people in your surroundings feel good. INCREASE JOY Escalate joy by visiting the people and places you love, and your appreciation will expand. Likewise, engage in hobbies you enjoy. Remember everyday pleasures can help gratitude rise too. Listening to the birds sing in the morning and watching the sun come up will help you begin the day with a glad heart. EXPRESS GRATITUDE Tell people you are grateful for their help and support, or simply glad they are in your social circle. Let them know how much they mean to you and how thankful you are when they do things that help you. As a result, your gratitude will swell because of the intense focus and exchange of kind words. People will want to repeat acts of generosity too, since they know you appreciate them. CONSIDER YOUR ABUNDANCE Rather than ponder what you lack, enjoy your prosperity. Consider the many ways your life is filled with abundance. Perhaps you have plenty of friends, a loving family, a cozy home, or a fulfilling career. Then again, perhaps you are thankful for the profusion of flowers in your garden or the countryside near your abode. Reflect on these and consider yourself wealthy. THINK ABOUT YOUR WELL-BEING Consider your well-being, those aspects of your mental and physical health for which you are grateful. Forget your ailments and aches and pains for a while each day; you already focus on them a great deal. Pour attention into recognizing your healthy eyesight or keen sense of smell, or whatever attributes make you feel blessed. Note that the ability to enjoy the warmth of sun on your skin and hear the morning chorus of blackbirds is incredible and let thankfulness grow.
2019 BROWARD CULTURAL COUNCIL
Learn about Broward Cultural Council’s accomplishments and upcoming goals. Artists, local arts supporters, elected officials, arts organization executives and members of the business and arts community are encouraged to attend.
Tuesday, October 29
Museum of Discovery and Science 401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 5pm Light Reception 6pm – 7:30pm Forum
CREATIVE | OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ARTS
OUR PICKS OF GRANTS, CALLS-TO-ARTISTS, EVENTS, JOBS AND WORKSHOPS TO PROMOTE TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVES AND NONPROFIT CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE ART OR ACTIVITIES ENHANCING THE CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMUNITY.
Fifth Annual Florida Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) Call-to-artist Deadline: September 3 FITCE Cultural Program Committee will be selecting professional artists to exhibit and engage audiences during the fifth annual Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) on October 9-10 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Participants will meet with international delegates, former presidents and current government leaders, as well as entrepreneurs and commerce leaders, and will participate in dialogues relating to international trade, foreign direct investment and culture. For more information visit Broward.org/Arts Cultural Diversity Program (CDP) Application Workshop: September 4 Broward Cultural Division hosts an application workshop for those looking to apply for the Cultural Diversity Program grant that assists notfor-profit organizations whose primary mission is cultural, and develops and sustains the cultures, arts, and artists rooted in the cultural heritage and traditions of the community. Awards range from $5,100 to $25,000. For more information visit Broward.org/Arts/Funding Searching for Giants – Countywide Art Exhibition Kickoff Event: September 6 The Broward Cultural Division, in partnership with the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Entercom Media, is launching “Searching for Giants” on Friday, September 6th at the North Regional Broward College Library in Coconut Creek. The kickoff will feature one of nine inflatable public art exhibitions that will be on display at nine different locations throughout the County. For more information visit Broward.org/Arts South Florida Black Film Fest Call to Artists Deadline: September 10 Broward County Libraries and the South Florida Black Film Festival are accepting submissions of short films by Black filmmakers to be featured in a December premiere at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. Deadline to submit is September 10, 2019. For more information visit brwd.art/bff2 Conversations on Capitalization and Community Events: September 17 Grantmakers in the Arts and Broward Cultural Division offer two free half-day sessions designed to build stronger financial health and vibrancy in the nonprofit arts sector. The first session is for art and culture funders and grantees invested in the wellbeing of the nonprofit arts sector. The second session is for arts and cultural nonprofit organizations. For more information visit Broward.org/Arts/Funding
SongFest 2019 Event: September 25 Broward Cultural Division invites you to attend SongFest 2019, a music creation and production seminar led by two-time Grammy-nominated Singer/Songwriter and Producer Elsten Torres. Twelve accepted applicants will work with industry professionals to enhance their music creation skills over the course of 10 weeks, and a culminating showcase will take place on September 25 at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. For more information visit Broward.org/Arts Cultural Institution Program (CINP) / Regional Investment Program (RINV) Application Workshop: September 25 Broward Cultural Division hosts an application workshop for those looking to apply for the CINP grant and the RINV grant. The Cultural Institution Program grant assists Broward-based not-for-profit arts and culture organizations with annual operating budgets of at least $1 million with reimbursement of program expenses. The RINV grant assists South Florida-based not-for-profit arts and culture organizations in meeting program expenses associated with exhibitions and programming. The deadline to apply for the CINP and the RINV grant is November 15. For more information visit Broward.org/Arts/Funding Gifted & Talented Symposium Event: September 26 Broward County Public Schools, in partnership with the Broward County Government Cultural Division, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and the Museum of Discovery and Science, presents the 10th Annual South Florida Gifted and Talented Symposium. This Symposium provides educators and parents with an opportunity to network and learn strategies and practices that foster self-directed, motivated, and independent learners in real-world learning environments. For more information visit browardschools.com 2019 Ribbons for the Children Call to Artists Deadline: September 29 Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is accepting donations for the 14th Annual event funded by ArtsUnited to raise money for children and families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Local creatives are invited to produce an original piece in their own artistic style and medium that may be displayed and sold at the Annual Ribbons for the Children Exhibit and Auction on Friday, December 6, 2019. For more information visit childrensdiagnostic.com/ribbons-forthe-children/
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Cultural Festival Program (CFP) Grant Deadline Deadline: October 1 Broward County is accepting applications for the Cultural Festival Program Grant, which assists Broward-based not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, and agencies with funding for a cultural festival-related activity open to the public. For more information visit Broward.org/ Arts/Funding Embracing Our Differences Call to Artists Deadline: October 8 Embracing Our Differences seeks submissions for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard-size images created by local, national, and international artists and writers. The display reflects interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." Awards totaling $3000 will be presented for "Best-in-Show Adult," "Best-in-Show Student," and "People’s Choice." For more information visit embracingourdifferences.org South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) Fellowship Deadline: October 28 The South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) offers fellowships ranging from $7,500 to $15,000 to resident visual and media artists from Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties. Artists also take part in a group exhibition. For more information visit miamidadearts.org/south-florida-cultural-consortium-sfcc Annual Cultural Forum Event: October 29 Members of the community are invited to learn about Broward Cultural Council’s accomplishments and future goals at the Annual Cultural Forum at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale. Creatives, arts supporters, elected officials, arts organization executives and members of the business and arts communities are encouraged to attend and participate in this free event. For more information visit brwd.art/forum Cultural Investment Program (CINV) Application Workshop: October 30 Broward Cultural Division hosts an application workshop for those looking to apply for the Cultural Investment Program grant that assists Broward-based not-for-profit cultural organizations with funds to reimburse program expenses associated with programming and exhibitions. The deadline to establish eligibility is December 1, and the deadline to apply for the grant is February 1, 2020. For more information visit Broward. org/Arts/Funding
Through Their Eyes Exhibition Call to Artists Deadline: November 1 Creatives ages 18 and under are invited to submit artwork reflecting their view of the world for an exhibition at the Historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach. For more information visit aliarts.org/pages/calls Cultural Tourism Program (CTP) Application Workshop: November 6 Broward Cultural Division hosts an application workshop for those looking to apply for the Cultural Tourism Program grant that funds exhibitions, performances, and other cultural activities, and develops new activities and marketing to attract tourists. The deadline to apply is January 25. For more information visit Broward.org/Arts/Funding Cultural Festival Program (CFP) Second Cycle Application Workshop: November 13 Broward Cultural Division hosts an application workshop for those looking to apply for the Cultural Festival Program grant that assists Browardbased not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, and agencies with funding for a cultural festival-related activity open to the public. The deadline to apply for the CFP grant is January 10. For more information visit Broward.org/Arts/Funding Cultural Institution Program (CINP) Grant Deadline Deadline: November 15 Broward County is accepting applications for the Cultural Institution Program grant that assists Broward-based not-for-profit arts and culture organizations with annual operating budgets of at least $1 million, with reimbursement for program expenses. For more information visit Broward.org/Arts/Funding CGTrader Annual Scholarship Deadline: December 2 CGTrader is accepting applications for its annual scholarship that challenges students to write an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. The topic for this year is “The Future of Real-World Environment with Augmented Reality.” Best in show will be awarded $2000. For more information visit cgtrader.com/scholarships Business for the Arts of Broward Curation Program Deadline: Ongoing Business for the Arts of Broward (BFA) is now accepting artwork submissions from established and emerging artists for consideration in their art curation program. Selected work will be shown in local businesses in Broward County. For more information visit bfabroward.org/programs/art-curation
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BROWARD COUNTY TO HOST CAPITALIZATION WORKSHOP TO HELP SUPPORT ARTISTIC FREEDOM AND SUSTAINABILITY By Nila Do Simon
Philanthropic advisor Rebecca Thomas remembers the plight of a struggling regional dance nonprofit organization that was barely making ends meet. In fact, the dance company was losing money year after year, says Thomas, a nationally recognized leader in her field. The reasons why were mounting: Its costs exceeded its revenue, including a number of salaried dancers in its dance company; it was serving a socioeconomically challenged community, which limited how much it could charge for its programs, school and classes; and it was housed in an historic building that needed extensive maintenance and was even depreciating. After consulting with Thomas and her team, the nonprofit realized it had a problem with capitalization, or the resources an organization needs to fulfill its mission over time. If the nonprofit lacked funds to achieve its quarterly goals, then it was nearly impossible for the company to support its long-term desire of becoming the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier arts institute. With achieving capitalization in mind, Thomas helped the dance company plan a multiyear roadmap to understand how to improve its financials and strengthen its capitalization. Some concepts were very tangible, such as employing additional staff members to improve the development department, and others were more abstract, such as cultivating relationships with donors and funders. To better maintain its aging building, Thomas assisted the organization in finding a better way to articulate and position its needs for cash reserve. 14
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CREATIVE SOLUTIONS | CAPITALIZATION WORKSHOPS
...ARTS ORGANIZATIONS USUALLY WALK AWAY WITH VOCABULARY ON HOW THEY CAN BETTER TALK TO A FUNDER AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AS WELL AS NEWFOUND VIEWPOINTS.
“Capitalization supports artistic freedom,” Thomas says. “If there’s enough capital in an organization, it can take risks with artistic products, and it can innovate from a position of strength. There’s a deep connection between finances and the arts that cannot be undermined.” Alongside the national association Grantmakers in the Arts and hosted by the Broward Cultural Division, Thomas will present her decades-long findings at two upcoming workshops on September 17 at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Designed to build stronger financial health and vibrancy in the nonprofit arts sector, the half-day workshops strive to develop a common vocabulary about capitalization among both funders and grant seekers and investigate its universal application for financial health in the nonprofit world. The workshops were created in part due to executives at Grantmakers in the Arts realizing the importance of educating funders on the needs that nonprofits naturally have. “We want cultural organizations to be better equipped to do their job,” says Eddie Torres, president and CEO of Grantmakers in the Arts. “To do so, we realized that we first need to make sure we’re talking to arts grantmakers about what it is to face the financial challenges of running a cultural organization. “When organizations are poorly capitalized, they basically don’t have operating capital to weather a storm. When an organization isn’t capitalized properly, artists aren’t paid, programs are undermined, moral is low, and the strategy just becomes ‘how do we survive?’ Market volatility is real, and we have to act in response to that.” Torres likens it to having healthy personal finances, which most financial experts quantify as having six months’ worth of cash on hand in the event an emergency occurs. He says the average nonprofit has maybe three months cash on hand, and having that much can be a pipedream for many struggling groups. During the workshops, Thomas touches upon sustainability, which she says is made up of three components: Does the organization earn and raise enough money to cover full costs every year and generate a surplus? Does it have enough cash on hand to manage risks (such as if the executive director leaves or a major funder can no longer provide support) and support risk-taking? Does the organization have access to capital for periodic change, such as growing to offer more programs, acquiring a facility to better impact a community or reaching a new audience? The challenge, Thomas says, is becoming sustainable – and remaining so. “While we know sustainability is important, we might not have a clear understanding of what it looks like and how to get
there,” she says. “One board member may think it’s an endowment, another might think it’s having a facility, and another might think sustainability is having enough cash on hand to cover cost and a few additional goals. During the workshops, we try to help organizations and their players achieve a shared understanding of what health and sustainability looks like to them.” At the end of the workshop, Torres says arts organizations usually walk away with vocabulary on how they can better talk to a funder and board of directors, as well as newfound viewpoints. Board members and funders have inherent assumptions, he says. Some may believe creating an endowment is good idea, but the reality is that hospitals and universities mainly benefit from having endowments, he says. Another common assumption is to be healthy an organization needs to be growing. “An organization that is growing is inherently not stable,” Torres says. “You wind up with an organization that is in inertia and is always looking to the horizon on when they will be stable. The assumption is that if you’re stagnant, then you’re not growing. The truth is that you’re indeed stable, as long as you have some cash reserved for a rainy day. It might not be sexy, but it’s the truth.” For Thomas, who has been conducting these workshops across the nation for nearly seven years, seeing how both funders and nonprofits can rewrite their scripts on achieving sustainability through capitalization is the best part of it all. “I’d like for everyone who attends these workshops to feel more confident in communicating their financial story and needs,” she says. “I’d like them to leave with an approach and a set of steps on how to improve their financial health. But most importantly, I’d like everyone to leave with an understanding that capitalization supports the arts. It’s all connected.”
CONVERSATIONS ON CAPITALIZATION AND COMMUNITY Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Location: NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Grantee Session: 9 a.m. to noon (nonprofit cultural executives and board members); $10, includes lunch following the meeting Funder Session: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (funders, grantmakers and major donors); $10, includes docent-led tour of the museum at 1 pm *Each workshop is limited to 40 participants. Please visit Broward.org/Arts for more information. CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE
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Left: David Lee Brown Sculpture Dedication from The Miami Herald,1989 Above,Top to Bottom: Photographic documentation of the sculpture fabrication; first two photos by Tabatha Murda, third photo by David Lee Brown 18
PRESERVING PUBLIC ART By Christina Wood
In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, the movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” was a hit, and Fort Lauderdale was trying to shed an image as a rowdy spring break destination. That year was also the year that the Broward County Art in Public Places program installed a monumental steel sculpture by David Lee Brown at the entrance to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Brown, a contemporary artist based in Maine, used 50 linear rods of stainless steel, held together by thousands of bolts – some 15 inches long – to create a twisting spiral 21 feet high and 35 feet wide. The untitled piece weighs 6.5 tons yet seems poised for flight. It was one of the earliest pieces of public art ever commissioned and installed at the airport, as well as the biggest and most expensive piece of art the county had purchased at the time. Thirty years later, the airport’s long-term commitment to the public art program is clearly evident, with more than 60 pieces in its impressive collection, including work by leading contemporary artists like Duane Hanson and noted Florida artists like photographer Clyde Butcher. Brown’s sculpture had aged well through the decades but was in need of a good cleaning. The sculpture stood up beautifully to Hurricanes Andrew, Wilma and Irma as well as to countless tropical storms that pelted the coast with destructive winds and rain. Exhaust from thousands of cars driving by combined with grit and grime that accumulated during construction of the airport’s new runway, however, had formed a hazy layer that clouded the sculpture’s highly reflective surface. South Florida’s natural environment had also taken a toll. RLA Conservation, which specializes in the care of sculpture, historic architecture and artifacts, was called in. “Sculptures in harsh marine environments deteriorate faster,” says Lucinda Linderman, an assistant conservator with RLA who focuses on large outdoor sculptures. “For example, the sun really fades and causes paint to chalk very quickly here. The salt from the ocean causes surfaces to deteriorate faster. Stainless actually rusts in this environment, which it normally doesn’t in others.” “It had some rusting around the bottom, and in between the rungs but it was in very good shape,” Linderman says. “We cleaned it, passivated the rust on it and applied wax to those areas where it was rusting.” The project took two weeks to complete. “Maintenance is critical to maintain the integrity and longevity of artwork, particularly for outdoor sculpture, which is constantly subjected to the elements,” says Christina Roldan, public art project manager with the Broward Cultural Division, who oversees the art at the airport. In her role, Roldan is responsible for protecting an investment made on behalf of the citizens of Broward County. Like many other cities and counties around the country, Broward has an ordinance that requires two percent of major public-building construction budgets be allocated to art.
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THE SCULPTURE STOOD UP BEAUTIFULLY TO HURRICANES
ANDREW, WILMA AND IRMA AS WELL AS TO COUNTLESS TROPICAL STORMS THAT PELTED THE COAST WITH DESTRUCTIVE WINDS AND RAIN.
“Public art at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport plays an important role in creating a sense of place and aesthetically pleasing spaces that enhance our guests’ experience,” says Mark E. Gale, CEO/director of aviation at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). “The artwork also provides a glimpse into Broward County’s cultural and natural diversity awaiting exploration by our visitors.” “Traveling can be stressful,” notes Michael Nonnemacher, chief operating officer\deputy director of aviation at FLL. “Usually when people travel by air, their anxiety level goes up. I think [public art] takes their mind off the stresses of traveling. It just takes you away from the fact that you’re in an airport for a few minutes.” When Nonnemacher was hired as an airport operations agent at FLL in 1987, public art wasn’t yet on the scene. “I was here when the first piece of artwork was ever installed as part of the public art program,” he says, referring to William Crutchfield’s work titled ‘The Importance of Being a Bubble,’ that is now located on the west wall of Terminal 4’s ticket lobby. Nonnemacher also recalls when Brown’s soaring sculpture had to be moved in order to accommodate construction of a new loop road and relocated to the greenbelt park that borders Griffin Road on the south side of the airport. “I go by there all the time,” he says of the spectacular work. “You cannot miss it.”
Left, Top to Bottom: Photographic documentation of the sculpture fabrication being built at artist’s home; photos by David Lee Brown
Top to Bottom: Artist at home with his sculpture, and blueprints of sculpture; photos by David Lee Brown
THE ARTWORK ALSO PROVIDES A GLIMPSE INTO BROWARD COUNTY’S CULTURAL AND NATURAL DIVERSITY AWAITING EXPLORATION BY OUR VISITORS.- MARK E.GALE
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SEBASTIAN GREY INTERVIEW WITH ‘PROJECT RUNWAY’ SEASON 17 WINNER
Interview by Jennifer Love Gironda
s a Project Runway super fan I can tell you that the most recent season of the (revamped) Project Runway season 17 did not disappoint. Heidi Klum and Tim Gun weren’t there, however, under the watchful eye and with the encouraging words of season four winner now mentor, Christian Siriano, the designers took on each challenge with the creativity and enthusiasm that keeps us watching. Along with the beautiful garments, the cast really shared their stories with the PR viewers in a very real and meaningful way. One such designer is this season’s winner—Sebastian Grey, South Florida resident by way of Colombia. For our readers that may not follow the show, can you share your early beginnings in fashion in Colombia? While attending a ballet performance with my parents, I was captivated by the choreography and outfits—I immediately knew what I wanted to do. In the late nineties I attended Incolballet, a fine arts school two hours from my hometown. The schedule was grueling but it taught me to be expressive and creative with my body. The main takeaway for my time there was their ability to teach me strict discipline. This discipline created a mind set in me that whatever it takes to accomplish a goal needs to be done. While rehearsing and preparing for performances for school, I began paying close attention to the details of the outfits being constructed and the meticulous nature of detail being completed by the designers. When I saw the outfits become alive and the stories told through expressionism I knew where my next steps would take me. In school I was very lucky to meet my teacher Claira Serna. She taught me the beauty of my culture and the sustainability of fashion. She was a forward thinking educator that always saw fashion trends in the future and taught me how to adapt to them in this ever changing fast paced industry. She was able to connect me with some great designers whom I had the pleasure assisting at Colombia Moda and make connections that furthered my professional development in working with the likes of Lina Cantillo, Johanna Ortiz and Andres Otalora among others on a professional basis. The skills these designers taught me beyond the classroom was priceless. I enjoyed the collaboration and trust that they gave me because they believed in my ability to deliver and do a good job. Although we agreed to disagree on many collections we always delivered a beautiful product.
I eventually decided to venture out on my own and find investors that helped me open my own stores throughout Colombia were I was able to design and sell my own creations in my own stores. With the lack of experience of running a business, bad investors, and not having the right clientele, it was very hard to survive. But survive you did—and you are the winner of Season 17. Can you describe that moment when they announced that you had won Season 17 of Project Runway? Everything went quiet. I felt like I died for two seconds. Everything was running through my head. I felt proud. I couldn’t believe the hard work paid off. I wanted to make my family and friends proud of me and I was happy I accomplished that. I just wanted the right people to notice my efforts and hard work. Going back to your original inspiration, ballet—do you still keep up with your dance practice? Unfortunately, I do not follow ballet any longer. Ironically, after all these years, the discipline and rigor taught me to remain focused and express myself through my designs to this day and the feelings they illicit through my customers. Part of your story is that you have had a long journey, full of many struggles to get to where you are today. What are some of the guiding principles or individuals you looked to that helped you to persevere? When I came to the United States I was determined to do whatever it took to accomplish my dream but quickly realized that it was extremely difficult. Colombians are extremely resilient. I credit my mother and dad for encouraging me to remain positive and remain focused on my goals. I found myself in various jobs and saving every penny that I would make. In order for me to accomplish the American Dream, I enrolled in English classes and worked sixteen hour days between cleaning tables at a restaurant and cleaning houses. After six months of living in the United States, I was fixed up with my husband, and my angel, Matthew. He soon realized my abilities as a designer and encouraged me to apply to Project Runway and not to focus or place worries on any other external factors. Having a beautiful support system that believed in me was priceless.
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HAVING A BEAUTIFUL SUPPORT SYSTEM THAT BELIEVED IN ME WAS PRICELESS. 24
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THIS DISCIPLINE CREATED A MIND SET IN ME THAT WHATEVER IT TAKES TO ACCOMPLISH A GOAL NEEDS TO BE DONE.
You are a true testament to that old saying, ‘don’t quit your day dream’. What were some of the lessons and skills you have learned that helped propel you toward your dream? The most important lessons learned from all the various jobs I held was simple. First lesson was humbleness. I tackled every job with enthusiasm and commitment. I was determined to make money and save for the bigger picture. My second lesson was the power of human relationships. Be respectful and treat others as you want to be treated. In doing the jobs I had I would meet people that asked about who I was. They would then ask me to fix their pants or do something creative in their house which I did with one hundred percent commitment. Anything I could do to earn a few extra dollars. One of the things that was great about your season is that there really seemed to be a sense of a creative community. Which designers do you still keep in touch with? Do you have any favorite moments from your season that capture this spirit? There was a wonderful comradery amongst the contestants this season. We really helped and assisted each other. One of the main contestants that I became close to on the show and remain close to is Bishme Cromartie. We both share the same personality and we connected like long lost friends. We would always use humor to get us through the most difficult/challenging times. We continue to remain in contact. Just a super human being and designer. Which challenge was your favorite one and why? There were two but I will focus on one.The ‘Working Woman of NYC’ challenge was extremely special. I had a young woman who worked for the NYC sanitation Dept. She wants a retro fifties, pink, sparkly, princess dress. WOW! This was a big ask, but it was really listening to the client and incorporating those elements into a gown that she would be happy with. She loved it! To watch her come down the runway and twirl and see that smile she looked like a million dollars and better yet…she felt like a million dollars. I ended up getting a thank you letter from her and she was hoping to wear it to her engagement party after her fiancé asked her to marry him.
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THE THREE Cs OF ILLUSTRATION PART 1: CONCEPT Words and Illustration by Jon Hunt
he other day I was thinking about what it takes to make an effective illustration1. “That’s easy” you think “Anybody with a little talent can read a story and make a picture to go with it, right?” Well, yes and no. To begin with, I have a serious issue with that word “talent” (see my article “The Myth of Talent” in the May-June 2013 issue of Art Hive. It’s a classic). Let’s be honest, nowadays if a publisher is looking to fill empty space at the end of a column then there are plenty of clipart websites that license innocuous, ready-made images searchable by theme, size, and price. But any old picture does not necessarily make a good illustration. So, what does constitute a “good illustration”? When I critique an illustration as an art director or teacher I base my assessment on what I have come to call The Three Cs of Illustration. I believe that for an illustration (or any piece of serious art for that matter) to be effective and engaging it must successfully employ all three of these principles: CONCEPT, CRAFTMANSHIP & COMMUNICATION. There are probably more requirements that could be added to this list (such as context, cohesiveness, coolness, etc.) but three is a good number and the triple Cs thing is pretty catchy, so let’s stick with that for now. I’m going to split this rambling discourse cogent treatise into three separate articles so that I can go into excruciating detail on each topic. This month, I would like to discuss CONCEPT. [con·cept ] \ kän-sept \ noun. 1: something conceived in the mind: THOUGHT, NOTION : an abstract or generic idea generalized from particular instances2
We all have ideas— and yet, the first thing I hear from students when I give an illustration assignment is “I don’t know what to draw.” They stare blank-eyed at me as if a vacuum had sucked all the thoughts out of their heads. And this mental Roomba is not just the bane of sleep-deprived college students. I too find the act of pulling ideas from my brain and making sense of them on paper to be the most arduous part of the creative process. The fact is, not all ideas are
“In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art… It is usually free from the dependence on the skill of the artist as a craftsman.” 4 - Sol LeWitt In LeWitt’s point of view, the idea itself IS the art. LeWitt believes that the physical art is mostly unnecessary and that the artist need not be concerned with the quality of the finished piece. It doesn’t matter what the artist makes since the physical construct is just a signifier or placeholder that evokes the pure idea (and no, I am not going to get into a discussion of semiotics here. These are just my own observations free from the constraints of pesky academic citations). This is why many conceptual artists (like Damien Hirst, among others) employ assistants to fabricate their finished pieces. The artist just isn’t all that interested in the physical manifestation of their idea (until of course, a high-profile buyer with deep pockets shows up). A large chunk of this type of art tends to be abstract or non-objective so there is generally no identifiable subject to give the casual viewer context. This explains why there is so much writing about conceptual art—because without an artist statement, there is no art (I personally have some issues with this approach to creating art which I will discuss in the next two articles). So, what about concept art? Here is a definition from creativebloq.com: “The main goal of concept art is to convey a visual representation of a design, idea, and/or mood for use in films, video games, animation, or comic books before it is put into the final product. In other words, it aims to convey the overall design vision rather than specify everything in exact terms right at the start.” 5 - Jason Pickthall Obviously, both conceptual and concept art deal with ideas. Yet in many ways these two approaches to picture-making reside at opposite ends of the art spectrum. Where conceptual art focuses on the idea itself while only begrudg-
SIMPLY PUT, THE PURPOSE OF CONCEPT ART IS TO SHOW US WHAT STUFF LOOKS LIKE. IT IS THE VISUAL CONDUIT THAT ALLOWS DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS OF FILMS, COMPUTER GAMES AND COMICS TO SEE WHAT CREATURES, PROPS, AND CHARACTERS WILL LOOK LIKE; WHAT COSTUMES THEY WILL WEAR AND WHAT SORT OF ENVIRONMENTS THEY WILL INHABIT.
good ones; for instance, New Coke, or that time you tried to make pizza by putting ketchup and Cheez Whiz on an English muffin. We’ve all woken up from an incredibly vivid dream and thought “Wow! That would make a great movie!” But most non-artists simply don’t have the skills to snatch those nebulous shadows from inside their skulls and commit them to paper or canvas. And we can’t truly share the full majesty of our ideas unless others can see them (or hear them in the case of music). Have you ever tried to explain a joke rather than tell it? Yeh, it’s like that. Accordingly, a copyright cannot be registered unless the art is committed to a tangible form. After all, it’s the particular physical execution of the idea that makes the art visible, unique, and shareable. There are various opinions on what makes a concept different from an idea but I like to define “concept” as a more fully-formed version of an idea; something that has context and a bit of intellectual depth and sophistication as well as a plan for executing it in physical form. Simply deciding to paint a lime green rectangle inside of a retina-burning magenta circle with the intent to cause an uncomfortable visual vibration is a very simple idea. Sure, it utilizes knowledge of the physics of light and the anatomy of the human eye to elicit a reaction from the viewer, but it would be a stretch to call this fun little one-off optical illusion a true concept. You may have heard the terms conceptual art and concept art. Although the names sound similar, they are in fact very different disciplines. Conceptual art is a movement unique to the fine arts world. Here is how one of its originators and foremost purveyors describes it:
ingly including a tactile, visible component, concept art is ALL about dragging amorphous concepts into the revealing light of physical reality. Simply put, the purpose of concept art is to show us what stuff looks like. It is the visual conduit that allows directors and producers of films, computer games and comics to see what creatures, props, and characters will look like; what costumes they will wear and what sort of environments they will inhabit. Small details of clothing, color, lighting, and body language hint at motivation, agency and narrative. Illustrator and educator John English has said that “An illustration must have a point of view”3 He was probably referring more to editorial illustration but concept art cannot afford to be neutral in its use of visual metaphor and design. Concept art revels in what is specific, special, attractive or repellant via the use of traditional media or digital 2D and 3D tools. In an interesting parallel with conceptual art, the physical artifacts of concept art are not the final product but just a step in a long process that culminates in a film, game or other viewable/ consumable media. I mentioned the lack of emphasis on the quality of the physical form of conceptual art. This (and the fact that I have run out of space) makes for a convenient segue into the next article which will be about the second of the three Cs: CRAFTMANSHIP. 1. In case you were wondering—yes, my life really is THAT exciting. 2. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionasry/concept 3.The full interview can be found here: https://archive.org/details/SiDEBARPODCAST/Ep_297_ sidebar_johnEnglish.mp3 4. Sol LeWitt, “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art”, Artforum, V/10, Summer 1967 5. https://www.creativebloq.com/career/what-concept-art-11121155
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traw handbags float above beautifully dressed mannequins and racks of colorfully printed garments while bright pom-poms, containers bursting with multicolored pencils and vibrant spools of thread adorn the walls of this design wonderland.
Amanda Perna’s bright and cheery fashion studio is simply a reflection of the designer’s effervescent vibe. Perna is a fashion designer, author, blogger, stylist, illustrator, mentor, wife, mom and a master juggler who launches from one project to the next with grace, plenty of enthusiasm and an ever-present warm smile that she wears with ease. Perna was always destined to be in the spotlight. Growing up in Coral Springs, she was a theater kid with dreams of becoming a thespian. Inheriting that love for the stage from her grandfather who was a vaudeville performer, Perna’s passion evolved into costume making, which led her to take an elective sewing class during college at the University of Alabama.
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That one class opened her eyes to a whole new runway. So the summer before her senior year she applied to ten New York City fashion houses for a sought-after internship. She received acceptance letters from all of them. Perna chose Oscar de la Renta and in a droll twist of fate her new office was located on Broadway. She’d made it to the Great White Way, but in a much different capacity. After graduation, she and her now husband of five years Solomon, moved to New York where Perna worked for Calvin Klein for four years. Then she did the thing everyone tells you never to do. She quit her job and cashed in her 401k. It was time to build something of her own, her brand - The House of Perna. With a dwindling bank account she was a freelance actress while she worked feverishly to design her line for two years. Then with her finished line ready, Perna did another surprising feat – she left ‘The Big Apple’ to launch her brand and business in Delray Beach. CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE
MY MISSION IN LIFE IS TO HELP WOMEN FEEL EMPOWERED. -AMANDA PERNA Today, five years later the thirty-three year old has cemented herself in Delray’s arts community with her lively studio. She now also has a second fashion label, Neon Bohemians, which she launched last year. The line, which is more affordable and easier to wear than her namesake brand, is seasonless and made in the U.S.A. The House of Perna, on the other hand, is a luxury brand with mainly European silk pieces that are made to order for life’s special occasions. Prior to discovering her zeal for designing clothes Perna’s true passion has always been to help others. At first she thought her need to be of service would be accomplished through her psychology degree. Instead, her life’s path has led her to designing prismatic clothes that make people happy. As a Project Runway alumna, prominent fashion designer and fierce girl boss, Perna has used her success to mentor dozens of aspiring creatives and entrepreneurs. “My mission in life is to help women feel empowered,” she said. For fellow businesswomen who are also moms and wives, it may be tougher some days than others to feel beautiful and empowered, but Perna believes it’s all about finding what works for you and your family and doing that. “Mom life isn’t a balance, it’s a juggle,” Perna said. “Some days some balls are higher than others.” Perna has found what works for her family is having her daughter Stella join her in the design studio almost daily. The 3-year-old also accompanies Perna to fashion shows, openings and always travels with her. Stella has also inspired two of Perna’s newest projects – her first illustrated children’s book F is for Fashion, which will debut at Neiman Marcus and online this holiday season and Stella Rose, a line of kid’s clothes set to launch early next year. “I want my daughter to see me collaborating with other women,” Perna said. “As women we need to support each other and help each other grow. We can conquer the world if we stick together.”
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Researchers from the University of Toronto have shown that simply viewing coffee-related reminders is enough to promote attentiveness and mental alertness. Additionally, according to the results of a Stevens Institute of Technology study, the smell of coffee alone may boost analytical performance for examinees taking the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT), which is usually a requirement in business schools. But your go-to caffeine-in-a-cup habit does more than just increase your mental alertness and energy. Take a look at these clinical findings that demonstrate coffee’s positive health benefits.
Lowering Type 2 Diabetes
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The caffeine equivalent of drinking four cups of coffee has a protective impact on cardiovascular health, according to a team of researchers from institutions such as Heinrich-Heine-University and the IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine. It has been established that caffeine prevents damage to heart cells through its ability to promote the migration of a specific regulatory protein called p27 into the cell’s mitochondria.
Caffeine content has nothing to do with coffee’s ability to ease bowel movement, so decaf fans can still enjoy this particular health benefit. What coffee actually does to the bowels is alter the composition of the gut biome, therefore increasing muscle motility and improving intestinal contraction, according to the presentation made by researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch during the May 2019 Digestive Disease Week. Preventing Prostate Cancer According to a study whose findings have been presented at the 2019 European Association of Urology congress in Barcelona, Spain, the specific coffee compounds that can stop the growth of prostate cancer cells have now been identified. Their pilot testing involved a cell culture with drug-resistant prostate cancer cells. Two hydrocarbons in coffee, kahweol acetate, and cafestol, have been recognized for their ability to impede prostate cancer growth. This important discovery could lead to the development of new prostate cancer drugs. Combating Chronic Liver Disease Daily coffee and tea drinking may help prevent the development of the unhealthy lifestyle-related disorder that is also the world’s twelfth cause of death. A paper published in the Journal of Hepatology suggests that a few cups a day of coffee and tea may safeguard the liver against fibrosis or scarring, the degree of which is measured in terms of liver stiffness. But of course, when it comes to chronic liver disease, there is nothing more important than effectively preventing it by maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. Keeping Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease at Bay Two independent studies have shown coffee’s potential in helping prevent decline from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Research from the Krembil Brain Institute identified phenylindanes, a group of compounds present in both decaf and caffeinated coffees, to possess the unique ability to inhibit the clumping of amyloid and tau proteins associated with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. In a separate study, researchers from Rutgers University showed that brain degeneration in Parkinson’s disease may be fought off with caffeine in combination with a chemical found in the waxy coat of coffee beans. 34
In an Aarhus University-funded study, it has been found that lowering the risk for type 2 diabetes may be as easy and inexpensive as the daily consumption of three to four cups of coffee. New preventives for type 2 diabetes can be someday developed based on this finding. Protecting Cardiovascular Health
Creating a Longer Life With the exception of pregnant women and those with elevated risks for fractures, the daily consumption of three to four cups of coffee may safely and generally lead to a longer lifespan, suggests a study conducted by researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh. Understandably, no specific causal link has been established between regular coffee drinking and longer lifespan. All in all, the associated health impact of regular coffee drinking outweighs the risks for adult consumers, according to a paper published in the journal of the Institute of Food Technologists. Researchers have listed, among coffee’s numerous health benefits, improvement of metabolism, and gastrointestinal state. Just keep in mind to limit your coffee intake because researchers from the University of South Australia have shown that the risk for developing heart disease rises by up to 22 percent with daily consumption of six or more cups of coffee. Check out our Hello Creatives! podcast: Episode “Attention Coffee Lovers: There are Positive Health Benef its of Drinking Coffee! ” References: • Eugene Y. Chan, Sam J. Maglio. Coffee cues elevate arousal and reduce level of construal. Consciousness and Cognition, 2019; 70: 57. • Adriana Madzharov, Ning Ye, Maureen Morrin, Lauren Block. The impact of coffee-like scent on expectations and performance. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 2018. • Hiroaki Iwamoto, Kouji Izumi, Ariunbold Natsagdorj, Renato Naito, Tomoyuki Makino, Suguru Kadomoto, Kaoru Hiratsuka, Kazuyoshi Shigehara, Yoshifumi Kadono, Kazutaka Narimoto, Yohei Saito, Kyoko Nakagawa‐Goto, Atsushi Mizokami. Coffee diterpenes kahweol acetate and cafestol synergistically inhibit the proliferation and migration of prostate cancer cells. The Prostate, 2018.
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AUSTIN KLEON WANTS YOU TO KEEP GOING Foreword by Marcela Villa and Interview by Angela Yungk With every new artist that we encounter, we receive another source of inspiration. We get hope that any path, no matter how short or long, how many detours and obstacles, there can be happiness and success. Your creative journey has no timeline and no blueprint—each is unique, and necessarily so; you can find your truth along the way, and with that revelation, your art will find a way to work harmoniously into your life. Austin Kleon is an Ohio native teaching people how to take steps towards pursuing their artistic ventures all while discovering their personal flair that makes them unique. He is an entrepreneur, a writer and blogger, finding his creative outlets in the 21st century and inspiring the masses to do the same. Book writing was always the goal, but it was through a day job and a blog that Austin was able to kick start his writing career. Jumping on new opportunities that came his way led him to his book dream coming to fruition with the arrival of Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work!, and Keep Going. His motivational works are exactly what a creative needs today when the sky is the limit for artistic expression and inspiration. Austin offers a method to our creative madness, and uses Steal Like An Artist to tell us how to get our juices flowing and find our own style amongst the plethora of inspiration we are surrounded by. Once we have become comfortable with our own artistic language, he suggests we share our work; Show Your Work! helps the modern creative take their talents to the next level—by sharing our work, we can learn from others, learn more about ourselves, and promote our progress along the way and finishes it off with his last book Keep Going to continue on the creative path. He has made these steps his life’s truth, which makes it all the more inspirational. He has found his path, his creative truth, and sat down with Art Hive to tell us what he’s discovered.
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Before we speak about all of your work—you are a creative entrepreneur but you also have a family. How have you managed to merge both of those worlds together? Has it been seamless and what have you learned? That’s a great question—I don’t know about seamless. The way it works in my house, the way my wife and I have always managed things, we sort of hand off at different moments of our life. There was a time when she was in school and I was working, and then there was a time where she was working and I was kind of half-time, and now she is home full-time with the kids. It’s just a balance and I try to be very clear whenever I’m talking about having a family and doing my work, that my wife is a stay-at-home mom at this point, and she does the majority of our childcare. That is sort of what we have worked out as a couple. It looks like a fairly traditional arrangement to others, but it is just the way it worked out for us. As far as the balance goes, every day is different around here. Like this afternoon, I have a couple of interviews and I have a newsletter to put together, and so, I’m not on “dad mode.” But tomorrow is Friday, and I might take them to the beach. In general I find that with people who do creative work and have kids, there is a lot of compromises, a lot of trade-offs, and a lot of help. That’s sort of how we make it work in our house.
Do you think that you have turned out to be a natural creative entrepreneur? It’s very easy for me to understand the business end of things. I think people would probably be shocked to know that I keep spreadsheets of all my book
knew that it was going to be easier to have a day job, a good solid day job, and then do my stuff on the side and that’s what I did for a long time. When I got out of college it was 2005 and people still read blogs—there was still sort of a barrier to entry for online stuff. I just knew that having a blog and a website would be the best place for me and that I could make the work I wanted to. I could go to my day job and I could post stuff and sort of be part of a community without being anywhere in particular geographically. It wasn’t too long after I started that blog, it was two or three years when an editor from Harper Collins contacted me and said, “Do you want to turn your Newspaper Blackout pieces into a book?” For your readers who don’t know what those are—you take a page in a newspaper and a permanent marker and I would blackout most of the article and then just leave a few words behind. It was almost as if the CIA did a haiku. That was my first book, Newspaper Blackout. When Newspaper Blackout came out, I still had a day job; I was a web designer at a law school in Austin, Texas. My life really didn’t change that much. Then I got invitations to speak at a couple of places, and one of the talks I gave was this talk called “How To Steal Like An Artist.” I turned that talk into a blog post and that went super viral and that was in 2011. So that was about a year or so after Newspaper Blackout came out, and it was clear that that would be a great book and I was getting a lot of requests from editors. The point of that story is that I never actually had an idea for a book and then pitched it to publishers. I always sort of operated in my own world online and waited for people’s interest to show me what would be a natural product, like a book or something, and then I would make the book.
I THINK THE JOB OF EVERY YOUNG ARTIST IS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TIME THEY’RE SITUATED IN AND TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MOVES THEY CAN MAKE TO GET TO WHERE THEY’RE GOING.
sales every week, and I’m very interested in the contracts when we sign things for speaking gigs; I do have that mind for business. The problem is that I’m not really very interested in business. I have to really push myself to care about the business end of things. It’s not that I can’t do it, it’s not that I can’t handle it, it’s just literally the last thing I want to work on. I think there are a lot of creative people who probably feel that way. It’s sort of the discipline of the job and I have to make myself pay attention to the business stuff. I think part of being an entrepreneur, for me, is also about taking advantage of the freedom and just knowing when I have had “enough.” There are things that I don’t do with my business operations right now that would be simple or lucrative that I just don’t do. For example, I really don’t have a store online right now. I don’t sell prints, I don’t sell merchandise, I don’t sell T-shirts, I don’t sell posters—I don’t do any of that stuff right now. The reason I don’t have that running is that I’m making enough money off of my books and speaking engagements to have a comfortable lifestyle with the family. That’s something we’re working on and want to get up, but it’s also sort of a choice— you know what I mean? There are definitely days where I am just like, “Sign me up with some behemoth corporation so I can just sit at a desk nine-to-five and have really good benefits!” I think if you are going to take advantage of being an entrepreneur or a small business person, saying no to a lot of stuff is part of the fun, and it’s part of the freedom; to be flexible with your business model. I’m not really beholden to many people so that makes it really easy for me to be flexible. We definitely believe people are the sum of their influences and your first book, Steal Like an Artist, really highlights the reasons why creativity doesn’t necessarily grow or flourish in a vacuum. What was the creative catalyst to writing your first book? I always wanted to be a writer and I always wanted to write books. I had a lot of very good mentors when I was younger and in college. I knew from an early age the realities of the publishing business. I knew that to do the kind of weird stuff that I wanted to do, I wasn’t going to be able to live off my writing. I
So that’s sort of the way that my whole career has operated, and that’s kind of how I’m comfortable. I like to test things out in the world before I try to make the final thing. Show Your Work was an obvious sequel to Steal Like An Artist, but Keep Going, the last book was actually a talk I had given in San Francisco. I sort of had it in my mind that it could be the third book in this creative trilogy, but I didn’t know for sure. But then the talk went so well and I knew they were filming it, so it was obvious that was going to be the third book. The point I’m trying to make is there wasn’t really a moment—it was really just about showing my work. Putting little bits and pieces out into the world over time and seeing how people respond to them, and then building on those pieces and rearranging those little pieces into different things, like talks or blog posts. A lot of times people want to directly know the blueprint or exact path to “success” but it’s clear there isn’t one. I’m on a big kick right now where I think everyone should really acknowledge the role of luck in success; The role of luck and good timing and sort of making moves that match up with your era. I think the job of every young artist is to figure out what time they’re situated in and to figure out what moves they can make to get to where they’re going. For example, a young artist looking at me thinking, “oh man, I’d like to have what he has.” You can sort of reverse engineer what I did, but not really because it was such a particular time period. In 2005, there just weren’t that many blogs and the internet was a quieter place. We didn’t have social media yet, we didn’t have Twitter. Twitter was a couple of years away, and it just felt like there was space. With my books, I try really hard to extrapolate general principles that can help artists along instead of being very prescriptive. A lot of people want to know what website should I be on, what social media platform should I be on. Tell me what exact moves to make right now. I’m sitting here thinking, I don’t know what they are. But I can tell you here are the general principles that have helped artists connect with the community, get their work out and eventually get where they want to go. I think there are general things that people can do, to do that kind of thing. A really specific example of this is in my book Show Your Work, which was so much about how to use the internet to share your process as much as your products. Interview edited for length and clarity. Image on opposite page, courtesy of Austin Kleon.
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The big idea behind that book is that it can be just as powerful to share how you do things as the things themselves. If you can show people behind the scenes and tell the story of how it is you do your work, sometimes that can get just as much attention as the work itself. It’s a sustainable system for sharing your work while you’re actually working on it. That book tried to be very agnostic as far as what platforms you should use to do that. When I wrote the book, Twitter might have been a great place for writers to hang out. Now, I’m not sure Twitter is a good place for anyone to hang out. Things change but the principles remain, which is, you don’t have to wait until you have a final finished masterpiece to start sharing your ideas and connect with the community—that’s a really powerful thing.
the half-wit for a walk in the evening.” He talked about how much television he would watch, which I found really encouraging as someone who watches too much television. I think that a lot of creative people now are supposed to feel bad about unwinding and watching television. That’s actually when my wife and I spend a lot of decent time together, on the couch. Right now we’re watching all the Fast and Furious movies and just sitting around. Before that we were into Rick and Morty. There’s so much good television that you never run out. The other thing I’m obsessed with is walking. Which is sort of the complete opposite of watching television. My wife and I take our kids for a three mile walk every morning. They are six and four, so they’re sort of too big for the double stroller, but I still put them in there.
What are some organizational tools that you can’t live without? Do you have routines set in place that help you accomplish all of your daily tasks?
What has been the greatest obstacle of your career thus far?
Yeah, but they’re all boring. I carry a pocket notebook with me everywhere and I scribble things, and I keep a to-do list in the back. I’m a big fan of David Allen’s Getting Things Done which is a kind of a classic productivity book. It’s one of those books that so many blogs have written about that you think you know what it is, but then if you actually read the book, it’s actually cooler and
My biggest obstacle —laziness, my own laziness. I’m a very lazy person. I think we talked about that earlier. I’m kind of someone who has always lived below my means, which means I can do whatever I want. That can be seen as a good thing, it can also be seen as a weakness. I think other people in my situation might have made more money [laughs]. I think I have a taste level that holds me back from doing some things that would be more lucrative. I
YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE A FINAL FINISHED MASTERPIECE TO START SHARING YOUR IDEAS AND CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY.
more zen than any of those lame blogs make it seem. It’s kind of an interesting book because it’s not a book most artists would think to pick up because David Allen looks really square. He’s wearing a suit and tie, it looks like a really boring business book. Then when you open it and start reading it, it’s really a book about how to get things out of your head and then do something with them. It’s how to get organized. I find that book really helpful and the thing David Allen talks about in that book is just having lists and folders basically. So you have lists of things to do, and you have folders to store stuff in. Folders don’t have to be actual folders, they can be like folders on your desktop. Twyla Tharp, the choreographer—she starts a bankers box for every project and just throws all her material for each project in each box. Stuff like that, a place to store stuff and then a running list of what you need to get done. For me, the notebook is that, and I’ll have a list in the back of my notebook like a to-do list, and then I’ll have a “someday” list, which means things or ideas I have that I want to try someday. The rest of the notebook is taking down ideas—ideas for blog posts, ideas for book chapters, talks—all kinds of stuff. I would say my pocket notebook is my most important organizational tool. The next one is Google Calendar. Just having a simple calendar with all your stuff on it. And then third would be email. A lot of people say don’t use your inbox as a to-do list, but it’s the way it works for me. I’m a big fan of really dumb technologies. I think that really simple, old technologies tend to be the most robust and work the best. I’m a big fan of paper and paper notebooks and plain old email and a simple calendar. And actually, the other thing that really helps me as a creative person is Dropbox, having all your devices sort of synched up where you can get your files anywhere is really helpful. But other than that, those are the things that keep me in check. Do you have any current ‘obsessions’ like a book, or show, or even a ritual, that you love to decompress or relax with? I keep a daily diary, that’s super important to me. I write in that every morning, three to five pages. That’s sort of how my mornings get started. I love really trashy television and movies. There’s a poet named Donald Hall and his take on this is that people who use their brains a lot all day need to, “let out Interview edited for length and clarity. Image on opposite page, courtesy of Austin Kleon.
find a lot of the merchandising that some artists do to be kind of eye-rolling. I find a lot of advertising to be kind of lame. My “artsy-fartsy” sensibilities hold me back commercially sometimes. I’m a straight, white guy, so a lot of my obstacles are self-imposed. If you’re a college-educated straight, white guy in this country...I don’t know how many obstacles there are for you. [laughs] Are there any projects in the works you can share with us? It’s all aspirational right now. I am in this interesting point creatively where I’ve done this trilogy of books, they’ve all been well received, they operate well as a set, they sort of say what I want them to say about how to be prescriptive about the creative life. I’m at a crossroads in my career where I have to decide what direction I want to take things in. Anyone who follows me online knows how much I post about doing art with my kids, how influential my kids have been on my own practice. So I’m sort of working up a book about what my kids have taught me about life long learning, and about recapturing a raw, child-like enthusiasm for learning and creativity. I’m trying to do it in a way that doesn’t scare people off who aren’t parents because my audience is pretty broad and wide and I want everyone to come along for the ride. I’m working on that. I would love to do more teaching. I would love to find a place to do a little work in the classroom. I like speaking a lot—it would be fun to do more multimedia stuff. Reading books, writing books, and raising my kids are pretty much my main objectives right now. But, I’m still trying to figure it out.
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A HARLEY, THE NUMBERS, AND A MUSE By Sharon West McCormick What do a bootlegging philanthropist, a sculptor, and an architect all have in common? On the surface, it might not seem like much but, in reality, they are all part of the rich Black history that is held inside the heart and soul of West Palm Beach, the Historic Northwest Neighborhood. James “Cracker” Johnson, was known by many as a philanthropist and by others as a successful businessman and the “King of Black West Palm,” with business activities including bootlegging, Bolita (also known as “playing the numbers”), real estate and night club ownership. With work collected by most major art museums, Augusta Savage was touted as one of the most influential Black teachers of her time and a strong voice for civil rights for Blacks and is the first African American to be elected to the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. Often seen riding the Harley motorcycle on which he was involved in a fatal crash, Hazel Augustus, the area’s first Black architect, was credited with the design of Payne Chapel among many other structures in the Palm Beaches. These significant historical figures have pioneering roots in the Historic Northwest and the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is planning to bring their dramatic histories into the limelight as elements of the celebration of the City’s 125th anniversary. “We are grateful that while working with the community for significant physical improvements, we also have the privilege of celebrating and sharing a unique cultural heritage with new generations. The opportunity to share these remarkable stories and tie these deep roots to projects that are managed and financed by the CRA makes our work even more meaningful for the improved health and welfare of the community and future generations. Seen through the lens of racial equity, it’s a socially conscious endeavor that is directly tied our project work,” said Jon Ward, West Palm Beach CRA Executive Director. 44
In November of 2019, the City of West Palm Beach will begin its 125th anniversary activations. The events and activities celebrating the history of West Palm Beach will continue for one year. In February of 2020, during Black History Month and continuing throughout the year in a variety of locations, the CRA will focus its anniversary activities around the history of the Historic Northwest District, seen through the eyes of these three diverse historical figures. Three African-American playwrights have been commissioned for the project to bring these pioneers to life in dramatic plays. To assure high quality professional productions, the playwrights will partner with Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory company to manage the development and execution of three one-act plays. Each play will have a set composed of 6-8 large paintings, created by local Black artists, that portray major events in each character’s life. Opening night, schedule and locations for the series will be announced in November. The CRA has issued a call for actors and artists to participate in the project. “The community is hungry for an authentic cultural renaissance for this district. Residents, business owners and stakeholders continue to participate in ongoing development engagements. Heritage tourism is one of the fastest growing tourism segments in this country, with Black cultural tourism one of its strongest segments. The City Commission, sitting as the CRA Board, continues to support this creative component of economic development. We are positioning the Historic Northwest to capitalize on this amazing opportunity to be a significant “not-to-bemissed” destination in Palm Beach County” continued Ward. To learn more about the Call to Actors, the renaissance of the Historic Northwest District and the redevelopment of the Sunset Lounge and Ballroom, Heart and Soul Park and Heritage Alley, you can log onto wpb.org/cra or or call the CRA at 561-822-1550.
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ART PALM BEACH 2020 ART FAIR ANNOUNCES ITS NEW DATES, CURATORIAL TEAM, AND ART PAVILIONS FOR THE 23RD EDITION
ArtPalmBeach Modern and Contemporary art fair announces its new dates, curatorial team and art pavilions for the 23rd edition fair to be held on January 30-Feb. 3rd in the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Additionally, ArtPalmBeach 2020 introduces to the only fair with a year-round digital art fair through the implementation of new exhibitor microsites on the fair’s website, connecting the exhibitor’s gallery’s exhibitions to collectors and art aficionados continuously throughout the year with online exhibitions and videos. This digital art immersive fair program was launched during the fair’s 22nd fair edition in Jan. 2019. Veteran organizers Lee Ann and David Lester introduce the 2020 fair’s guest curatorial team for advancing the fair’s vision of serving as a creative laboratory for international contemporary galleries to exhibit both immersive, multi-disciplinary, multi-media and traditional art mediums, paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper and fine art studio glass. FOCUS new section that aims to strengthen the links between Latin America and the US contemporary art market. Invited galleries from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Chile and Peru will exhibit in new FOCUS Pavilions featuring contemporary artists from each country. To highlight these countries the fair Director Lee Ann Lester has invited guest curator to create thematic curated exhibition for each pavilion. Professor Max Hernandez Calvo is an independent curator, art critic, author, educator and was the curator of the Pavilion of Peru at the 56th Venice Biennale. He previously served as the Director of Education at New York’s DIA Foundation in New York and he was a researcher on art, creativity and issues in culture for the University from Malaga. He received the prestigious Cisneros Scholarship for Latin American curators between 2005 and 2007. FLOW: VIDEO & VR LOUNGE “Flow” the new and experimental Video and New Media and VR Section will feature experimental and interactive projects, displayed exclusively to maximize public interaction with the works for galleries committed to digital art works. FLOW will be headed by Yucef Merhi currently holds the position of the first curator of the digital collections at the Wolfsonian Museum at FIU, a new position funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Merhi is an artist, poet, curator, software developer and the earliest pioneer in Digital Art who has produced a wide body of works engaging circuits, computers, video game systems and other devices. His works are in the collections of Los Angeles County Museum, New Museum, Bronx Museum of Arts and El Museo del Barrio among others.
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NEXT LEVEL Pavilion is a chance for younger emerging galleries established in the last five years to participate in Art Palm Beach and for collectors to discover new artists and never-seen before art. Pietro Daprano will curate a special exhibition from the select a coveted number of galleries that will show a comprehensive panorama of the current scene, a fresh injection to the fair’s commitment to renew its quality content year after year. Miami based Pietro Daprano an independent curator and exhibition designer, artist, an award-winning photographer and video artist. Since 1990s he has participated in a large number of collective shows in Caracas, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Buenos Aires, Miami, Madrid, Mexico City and London. His awards include the third prize at the 65th Biennial Arturo Michelena Hall and the First Photography Prize, Municipal Visual Arts Award of the Juan Lovera Room; Caracas, Venezuela (2002). As an independent curator, he is the director of the Portfolio Rew Pro and was the Director of Connect Now Room, an alternative space of Miami’s Arts Connection Foundation. Over 85 galleries drawn from 15 countries will participate offering collectors extensive collection of works by 20th -21st century modern masters, cutting edge emerging art and mid-career works by internationally renowned artists. A full four-day schedule of lectures lead by leading art professionals and curators, art performances, curator led art tours, film screenings, and artist’s conversations are offered to collectors complimentary to attendees. Over 24,000 collectors and art aficionados are expected to attend this annual fair and local satellite events during the annual Palm Beach Art Week. KABINETTE is an innovative program for solo projects giving gallerists the opportunity to showcase the work of established artists of historical significance bringing visibility to them in a unique way. A selected number of renowned artists will show rarely exposed works to the public. It is an opportunity for collectors to immerse themselves in depth in these artist’s long careers and art practices. Held in the 350,000 sq. ft. Palm Beach Convention Center the with state-ofthe-art exhibition and meeting facilities the center opened a $ 35million seven level 3000 self-park car parking lot in January 2019. The center offers restaurants, cafes and lecture halls. Conveniently located in the heart of West Palm Beach easily reached from I-95, and the newly inaugurated Brightline-Virgin Atlantic train station. The fair offers special rates at the adjoining 400 room luxury Hilton Hotel and the new Canopy by Hilton 124 room hotel opening in West Palm Beach in November 2019. About ArtPalmBeach: Organized by Next Level Fairs, ArtPalmBeach is a leading contemporary art fair in South Florida. The organizers have been the founders of many leading art fairs and have produced over 125 international fairs including Art Miami, International Fine Art and Antiques Palm Beach, Art Dallas, London Olympia Art and Antique fair and Art Asia Hong Kong. The fair supports partnerships with local arts institutions and non-profit organizations through fair marketing, exhibition and fair promotion. Since its inception in 1997 ArtPalmBeach presents a unique environment that offers collectors to enjoy the works of over 1000 contemporary artists as well as participate in lectures and panel discussions from museum professionals, artists and renowned art industry experts. ArtPalmBeach is the long-standing reputation as South Florida’s largest leading winter fair for international modern and contemporary at not to be missed by art lovers everywhere. Top: Ahol Sniffs Glue--The Art Plug, photo by Lila photo Bottom: Donut Think Too Much, Be Happy by Jae Yong Kim, Ceramic, underglaze, glaze, luster glaze, Swarovski crystals, photo courtesy of Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts
Dates: January 30 Collectors Preview 6-10 pm by Invitation only January 31–February 2, 12 noon–7 pm February 3, 12 noon–6 pm Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH | artbasel.com “In our American show, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at the Magazine Collective Booth. WHEN: December 5-8, 2019 WHERE: Miami Beach Convention Center CONTINUUM WPB ARTS | continuumwpbarts.com “CONTINUUM PB Art Fair is a temporary pop up multi-media art fair in Palm Beach County exhibiting regional South Florida artists that is produced & curated by A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC (ATB) & Craig McInnis Studios from January 23 - February 1, 2020. ATB & Craig McInnis Studios will be working with the No More Starving Artists Foundation (NMSAF) to create an exhibition with the purpose of attracting national and international art buyers to appreciate and acquire regional art.” WHEN: January 23 - February 1, 2020 WHERE: TBA 4th ANNUAL W.P.B ARTS FESTIVAL | armoryart.org “The 4th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival presented by the Armory Art Center will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. Last year’s Festival brought 6,000 visitors and 95 artists. This event is well publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, plus engage our large seasonal tourist population.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at this fair. WHEN: December 7-8, 2019 | 10am-5pm WHERE: Armory Art Center • 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY | artpbfair.com “Presented by Art Miami and hosted by the City of West Palm Beach, welcomes you to the fourth edition at the City’s Tent Site between January 9th and January 12th, at Dixie Hwy. and Okeechobee Blvd. in downtown West Palm Beach.
Collectors, art connoisseurs and art world luminaries alike will have the opportunity to acquire investment quality Blue Chip contemporary, Post-War works from top international galleries from as far as Japan, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Venezuela. The Fair’s refined ambiance will be welcoming and appealing to all levels of visitors, from the seasoned collector looking to acquire new works to the budding art enthusiast looking to start a new, meaningful collection.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at this fair. WHEN: January 9-12, 2020 WHERE: 440 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach ART BOCA RATON | nextlevelfairs.com “Art Boca Raton is an international art fair from the organizers of Art Palm Beach. International galleries will be exhibiting modern, contemporary, and emerging artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. This fair includes a full schedule of collector lectures, artist talks, artist’s demonstrations, curatorial tours and invitations to community satellite art events at local art institutions.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at this fair. WHEN: Collector’s Preview: March 18, 2020| Public Hours: March 19-22, 2020 Fair Hours: 12 PM - 7 PM WHERE: 3450 NW 8th Venue, AU Research Park, Boca Raton INTERNATIONAL KINETIC ART EXHIBIT AND SYMPOSIUM | intlkineticartevent.org “Art that ranges from optical illusions to mechanical movement has been defined as Kinetic art. Most kinetics are interactive, made up of parts designed to be set in motion by an internal mechanism or an external stimulus, such as a Solar, Water, Wind, Electricity or Viewer-Interactive. In contrast to fine art exhibits which are set up in galleries and studios for patrons to admire, Kinetic art is an interactive form of art that leads its viewers to wonder how it is made and how does it move. Some kinetic art installations are set up so that observer or visitor can walk in, on, or become a part of them. Kinetics communicate sensorial experiences, allows the artist to break barriers and often includes multiple disciplines.” WHEN: Now through October of 2019 WHERE: City of Boynton Beach
FACTS AND FIGURES OVER THE YEARS OF ART BASEL IN MIAMI BEACH
2001 The first edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach is postponed due to September 11.
2002 Art Basel debuts in Miami Beach. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, the show reflects the city’s multi-cultural identity, presenting a diversity of work from the galleries and artists of the region.
2003 The Nova sector begins a long run in Miami Beach, focusing on recent works by artists of all generations.
ART PALM BEACH | artpalmbeach.com “The organizers of ArtPalmBeach 2019 announce their 22nd edition! Erich Weiss will be this year’s guest curator of the fair’s new pavilions for art video, design and art performances. Weiss is currently the curator at large at Barcelona’s Picasso Museum, Rotterdam Institute: Museum for Architecture, Design & Digital Culture, as well as an art critic and curator specializing in Dada and Surrealism. Over 75 international galleries will be exhibiting fine art from over 2,000 artists throughout the five-day fair held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center which kicks off with a special Collector’s Private Preview by invitation only on January 16 at 6 to 10 pm.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at this fair. WHEN: January 16-20, 2020 | Noon - 7pm WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center • West Palm Beach ARTIGRAS | artigras.org “The Fine Arts area features gallery quality work of 300 fine artists exhibiting a variety of talent and diversity of styles in 13 categories including Ceramics, Fiber (wearable and non-wearable), Digital Art, Drawing & Printmaking, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood. Winners of the juried exhibition will receive $17,000 in prize money.” WHEN: February 15-16, 2020 WHERE: Abacoa Town Center, 1155 Main Street, Jupiter ART ON THE SQUARE | oldschoolsquare.org “Art on the Square is a premiere outdoor gallery presented by the Cornell Art Museum. Located on the campus of Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, this outdoor art experience will feature extraordinary, original works by fine art and fine craft artists from around the country. The Old School Square center grounds will be transformed into an exciting outdoor gallery, welcoming art collectors and enthusiasts to meet the artists and discover something new. Original works include paintings, ceramics, fiber art, glass, jewelry, mixed-media, metalwork, photography, digital, woodwork and sculptures in a variety of media.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at this fair. WHEN: Fall: November 9-10, 2019 10am - 5pm Spring: February 8-9, 2020 10am - 5pm WHERE: Cornell Art Museum • 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach
2005 The new Kabinett sector, which gives the Galleries sector’s exhibitors a chance to create special exhibitions within their booth, proves to be a favorite among artworld connoisseurs. First special exhibition devoted to Artist Books from 2000 to 2005. Its success led to two follow-up exhibitions: the Small Press Scene in the 60s and 70s, and recordings produced or designed by artists (Artist Records).
2007 Annette Schönholzer, Marc Spiegler, and Cay Sophie Rabinowitz take over Art Basel’s directorship from Sam Keller. From 2008 the shows are run by co-directors, Annette Schönholzer and Marc Spiegler.
DELRAY AFFAIR | delrayaffair.com “In 2020, the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 58th year of the Delray Affair. The Delray Affair is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. The event takes place along the palm tree-lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue. The Delray Affair has received numerous awards for its ‘eclectic’ mixture of fine art, great crafts, and funky products from around the world. Last year, artists and crafters from 30 states and twelve countries exhibited at the Delray Affair.” WHEN: April 3-5, 2020 WHERE: From the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BOCA | festivalboca.org “The Festival is special, because of the venue, the season, the quality and diversity of its cultural offerings and because of the opportunity for young and old to celebrate the traditions of the great arts and to be exposed to the incredible diversity of the performing and literary arts, at the highest levels.” WHEN: February 28 - March 8, 2020 WHERE: TBA ART FORT LAUDERDALE | artftlauderdale.com “This destination art fair seeks to highlight the uniqueness of the city and put Fort Lauderdale on the art world map as a premiere location to view, interact with and purchase art along with giving art aficionados, residents and visitors a cultural experience that is memorable, interactive and engaging.” WHEN: January 23-26, 2020 WHERE: Starting point is The Pier 66 Hotel & Marina, 2301 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale INK MIAMI ART FAIR | inkartfair.com “The Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on modern and contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists.” WHEN: December 4-8, 2019 WHERE: Suites of Dorchester • Miami
* All photos in Art Fair Guide are of Art Basel Miami Beach 2018, courtesy of Art Basel. Art Hive Magazine is not responsible for changes or cancellations of any art fairs in this guide.
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2009 Positions moves into the Miami Beach Convention Center, making room for the new Oceanfront area, an experiential space debuting with ‘Self Roaming’, Los Angeles artist Pae White’s immersive and interactive cityscape. This labrinth-like metropolis on the sand was commissioned by Creative Time.
2010 Art Basel in Miami Beach hosts Creative Time’s Oceanfront Nights, a nightly program sited in an openair pavilion designed by Phu Hoang Office and Rachely Rotem Studio, constructed of reflective and phosphorescent ropes that sway and glow in the night.
2011 Art Basel in Miami Beach celebrates its 10th edition with a vertical one-night event created by Performa, to engage all three floors of the new Frank Gehrydesigned New World Symphony. The event is the first visual arts-related event held at the New World Symphony building.
PULSE MIAMI BEACH | pulseartfair.com “Founded in 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is an established part of the annual art calendar and is recognized for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience. PULSE offers visitors an engaging environment in which to discover and collect the most compelling contemporary art being produced today.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at this fair. WHEN: DECEMBER 5-8, 2019 WHERE: Indian Beach Park @ 4601 Collins Avenue Miami Beach SCOPE MIAMI BEACH | scope-art.com “The 19th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to Ocean Drive and 8th Street in its bespoke pavilion on the sand. Honored by the City of Miami Beach Mayor’s Office and Commission for its extraordinary cultural impact, SCOPE Miami Beach features 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, and welcomes 60,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach is once again poised to lead the charge for the emerging contemporary art market.” WHEN: December 3-8, 2019 WHERE: SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion ART MIAMI | artmiamifair.com “In its 30th year, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s modern and contemporary art fair market and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pickup at this fair. WHEN: December 3-8, 2019 WHERE: The Art Miami Pavilion • One Herald Plaza, Miami PINTA MIAMI | pintamiami.com “Crossing Cultures gets ready for its 13th edition, where different projects with international curators are to be showcased, offering a unique platform to what’s a Latin American art fair with a global perspective. The fair is to take place at the
2012 Public for the first time is organized in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art and takes place in Collins Park. It is the first edition curated by Christine Y. Kim.
2013 The Edition sector premiers in Miami Beach with 13 exhibitors. Under the theme ‘Social Animals’, Public was curated for the first time by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of New York City’s Public Art Fund.
same spot as last year, Mana Wynwood, located in Miami’s Art District.” WHEN: DECEMBER 4 - 8, 2019 WHERE: Mana Wynwood UNTITLED MIAMI BEACH | untitledartfairs.com “Untitled, Art is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Untitled art innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify, and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue.” WHEN: December 3 - 8, 2019 WHERE: Ocean Drive and 12th Street, Miami Beach SUPERFINE- THE FAIREST FAIR | superfine.world “Superfine! - The Fair was created by James Miille, an artist, and Alex Mitow, an arts entrepreneur, in 2015 as a reaction to what they saw in the art market -- inflated prices, sluggish sales, and a widening valley between a constantly growing art-appreciating public and an insular art world positioned outside of their price range and comfort zone.” WHEN: December 4 - 8, 2019 WHERE: 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 AQUA | aquaartmiami.com “Aqua’s unique environment – in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard – has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections. Aqua Art Miami, which will kick off with a VIP Preview on Wednesday, December 4 and open to the public December 5 - 8, has become the premier destination for prominent collectors and art aficionados to procure works by young, emerging and mid-career artists.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pickup at this fair. WHEN: December 4-8, 2019 WHERE: Aqua Hotel • 1530 Collins Avenue Miami Beach
ART BASEL | MIAMI BEACH CONTINUED 2014 Introduction of the new Survey sector, which brought 13 art-historical projects to the fair, including many rare works never before exhibited in an art fair context. Public featured over 26 large-scale sculptures and installations and was curated for the second time by Nicolas Baume, this year under the theme ‘Fieldwork’.
2015 In July, Art Basel appointed Noah Horowitz, who had served as Executive Director of the Armory Show in New York since 2011, as the first Director Americas. The feature film was selected for the first time by Marian Masone, Senior Programing Advisor, Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York.
2017 Showing 268 premier galleries from 32 countries, the 16th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach attracted an attendance of over 82 000. 2016 Art Basel Miami Beach’s 15th edition featured 269 worldclass galleries from 29 countries who presented exceptional works and attracted an attendance of 77,000 across the five show days.
SPECTRUM MIAMI ART SHOW | spectrum-miami.com “Returning to the Wynwood Arts District, Red Dot Miami and Spectrum Miami take place during the powerhouse Miami Art Week with top crowd-pulling shows like Art Basel, Art Miami, Scope, and Miami Project. Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami provide collectors with access to thousands of innovative works and bring top talent to Miami’s artsiest ’hood. Join us for a five-day fine art experience, featuring Art Labs, Meet the Artist sessions and live demonstrations, music, entertainment, and other special events.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pickup at this fair. WHEN: December 4–8, 2019 WHERE: Mana Wynwood| 2217 NW 5th Avenue @ NW 22nd Street Miami MIAMI RIVER ART FAIR| miamiriverartfair.com “This art fair was conceived as a showcase of world-class galleries, artists and projects in an indoor booth setting at the Riverfront Hall. This grand show space overlooks the one-of-a-kind outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall that will feature monumental sculpture on the banks of the historic Miami River.” WHEN: December 2-4, 2019 WHERE: James L. Knight International Center RED DOT MIAMI | reddotmiami.com “Returning to the Wynwood Arts District, Red Dot Miami and Spectrum Miami take place during the powerhouse Miami Art Week with top crowd-pulling shows like Art Basel, Art Miami, Scope, and Miami Project. Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami provide collectors with access to thousands of innovative works and bring top talent to Miami’s artsiest ’hood. Join us for a five-day fine art experience, featuring Art Labs, Meet the Artist sessions and live demonstrations, music, entertainment, and other special events.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pickup at this fair. WHEN: December 4–8, 2019 WHERE: Mana Wynwood | 2217 NW 5th Avenue @ NW 22nd Street Miami ART BEAT MIAMI | artbeatmiami.com “Art Beat Miami is an experience of art, cultural, exchange, food and music inspired by Haiti and artists worldwide. During Art Basel Week, the Little Haiti Community invites you to discover multidisciplinary works of art by internationally
For his first year curating the Public sector in Collins Park, Philipp Kaiser selected 11ambitious sitespecific installations by both established and emerging artists centered around the theme ‘Territorial’.
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recognized artists at the Caribbean Marketplace of the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Enjoy live music, food, mural exhibitions, special events, and conversations with artists.” WHEN: December 6-9, 2019 WHERE: Little Haiti Cultural Center and Caribbean Marketplace CONTEXT ART MIAMI | contextartmiami.com “Launched in 2012, CONTEXT Art Miami’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. Ninety-five international galleries, vetted by the CONTEXT Art Miami Selection Committee, exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects. The combined efforts of CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative opportunity for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pickup at this fair. WHEN: December 3-8, 2019 WHERE: One Herald Plaza @ NE 14th Street, Miami DESIGN MIAMI | miami2018.designmiami.com “Design Miami/ is more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twentyfirst century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. Each show balances exclusive commercial opportunities with progressive cultural programming, creating exciting collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pickup at this fair. WHEN: December 4 - 8, 2019 WHERE: Meridian Avenue & 19th Street • Miami
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Four Past Midnight
“One Past Midnight: ‘The Langoliers’ takes a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Boston into a most unfriendly sky. Only eleven passengers survive, but landing in an eerily empty world makes them wish they hadn’t. Because something’s waiting for them. Two Past Midnight: ‘Secret Window, Secret Garden’ enters the suddenly strange life of writer Mort Rainey, recently divorced, depressed, and alone on the shore of Tashmore Lake. Alone, that is, until a figure named John Shooter arrives, pointing an accusing finger.
“The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.” Now, twenty years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives—the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will come out, even if it kills them. FEED is the electrifying and critically acclaimed novel of a world a half-step from our own—a novel of geeks, zombies, politics and social media.”
“A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multi-racial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia.”
My Best Friend’s Exorcism
“The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinnydipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?”
Three Past Midnight: ‘The Library Policeman’ is set in Junction City, Iowa, an unlikely place for evil to be hiding. But for small businessman Sam Peebles, who thinks he may be losing his mind, another enemy is hiding there as well—the truth. If he can find it in time, he might stand a chance. Four Past Midnight: ‘The Sun Dog’ is a menacing canine appearing in every Polaroid picture that fifteen-year-old Kevin Delevan takes with his new camera, beckoning him to the supernatural. Old Pop Merrill, Castle Rock’s sharpest trader, aims to exploit it for profit, but this creature that shouldn’t exist at all is a very dangerous investment.”
“A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life. In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.”
“Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.”
“In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, Earth’s last survivors have been drawn into a final battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of humanity. There’s Sister, who discovers a strange and transformative glass artifact in the destroyed Manhattan streets…Joshua Hutchins, the pro wrestler who takes refuge from the nuclear fallout at a Nebraska gas station…and Swan, a young girl possessing special powers, who travels alongside Josh to a Missouri town where healing and recovery can begin with her gifts. But the ancient force behind earth’s devastation is scouring the walking wounded for recruits for its relentless army… beginning with Swan herself.”
“When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.But there’s another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.”
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DARK AND CREEPY PODCASTS
TO LISTEN TO IN THE DARK By J.Montero
The NoSleep Podcast Now on its thirteenth season, the NoSleep podcast is an anthology of horror stories hosted and produced by David Cummings. These original stories are derived from the Nosleep subreddit, where users post their own encounters ranging from the strange to the paranormal to downright terrifying. Each episode usually has multiple tales to enjoy (if you’re not faint of heart) accompanied by a team of authors and narrators who have seen their own works come to fruition. There’s an abundant catalog before you find yourself wanting more, and of course plenty of chills.
Welcome to Night Vale Welcome to Night Vale offers a unique spin on “mundane” daily news, but nothing in Night Vale is close to mundane— just FYI. Announcements from the Sheriff ’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers in the dog park, and cultural events! It’s just a day in the lives of Night Vales entities, that’s if they actually have one. Nonetheless, turn on your radio and hide, and welcome to Night Vale.
Darkest Night Produced by the Paragon Collective and NoSleep, this binaurally recorded audio drama has seen the likes of Dennis O’Hare (American Horror Story), RuPaul, Michelle Visage, and Nancy Grace explore original stories. Each chapter follows two scientists working for the secret ‘Project Cyclops’. Through Project Cyclops, the audience is able to relive a person’s last waking moments and uncover the secrets of the dead. The Darkest Night is narrated by Lee Pace (The Hobbit 58
Films, Guardians of the Galaxy, Pushing Daisies, Halt & Catch Fire) and Keith David (Crash, Coraline, There’s Something About Mary, Barbershop and They Live).
Let’s Not Meet Another anthology comprised of horror stories from subreddits, with first person accounts narrated and produced by Andrew Tate. Each episode dives into real-life encounters with stalkers, murderers, and just about anyone you wish you wouldn’t meet on or off the dark web. You can stomach the vivid and gruesome details with the raw storytelling perspective (like reading conspiracies on russian sleep experiments with your best friend at 3am).
Creepy Creepy, as in creepypasta. If you know the likes of Jeff the Killer, Smile Dog, and the Russian Sleep Experiment… well you probably don’t sleep with blackout curtains and your feet dangling off the side of the bed. Jon Grilz, lead narrator and creator, keeps the thrill of the genre and storytelling that is creepypasta. Mostly fiction (but who really knows), these pastas explore horrific scenarios that could be described as your most abstract fears and your worst nightmares.
Lore Each episode delves into a new dark historical tale in a campfire-like narration. Aaron Mahnke is the creator, writer, host, and producer of Lore, exposing the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest terrors.
THE BRIGHT SESSIONS IS A SCIENCE FICTION PODCAST THAT FOLLOWS A GROUP OF THERAPY PATIENTS. BUT THESE ARE NOT YOUR TYPICAL PATIENTS—EACH HAS A UNIQUE SUPERNATURAL ABILITY.
Mr.CreepyPasta’s Storytime A legend and pioneer in the creepypasta YouTube community, Mr.CreepyPasta started his channel in early 2011. Since then he has produced over 1,200 videos, ranging from a few minutes to a few hours. His most notable voice overs consisted of Jeff The Killer, Smile Dog, and Eyeless Jack. Mr.Pasta practically revised the fireside chats in guts and horror, leading a generation of adrenaline-seeking insomniacs, such as myself, waiting for the next chill inducing story.
Everyone has a dark side, but what does it take to become the next serial killer ? It’s not hard to imagine when you’re gridlocked in the early rush hour. However, what happens when you immerse yourself in true crime, night after night, digging deeper into the lives of serial killers? Scott Benjamin wanted to learn more about what made them tick, and why they did these terrible things. It wasn’t long before Benjamin’s research started to affect him, consuming him day and night. It followed him home at night and into his bed. The work turned him into an insomniac.
Horror Hill: A Horror Anthology and Scary Stories Series “A multiple story, horror-themed audio storytelling podcast, spun off from Chilling Tales for Dark Nights and its popular YouTube channel of the same name. The show stars voice actor / illustrator Jason Hill, and the hand-picked work of dozens of accomplished independent and previously-published contributing authors.”
The Bright Sessions “The Bright Sessions is a science fiction podcast that follows a group of therapy patients. But these are not your typical patients —each has a unique supernatural ability. The show documents their struggles and discoveries as well as the motivations of their mysterious therapist, Dr. Bright.”
CULTURE | SEARCHING FOR GIANTS
Mariano Costa Peuser
SEARCHING FOR GIANTS
BROWARD CULTURAL DIVISION SETS THE TONE FOR THE FUTURE WITH THE FIRST EVER COUNTYWIDE INFLATABLE ART PROJECT – FROM THE OCEAN TO THE EVERGLADES
By Christiana Lilly Starting September 6, giants will be coming to parks and libraries throughout Broward County’s nine commission districts. They’re part of “Searching for Giants,” the first-ever countywide display of monumental inflatable art. Nine, two-day outdoor exhibitions will be open to residents and visitors through Oct. 26. Then, the giants will make a reappearance in late November on Fort Lauderdale Beach at the annual Riptide Music Festival. “Searching for Giants,” a project by Broward Cultural Division, in partnership with Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Entercom, is an exciting lead-up to Riptide, the County’s signature event. People who find and post a photo of the inflatables on Instagram – tagged @BrowardArts with the hashtag #ArtAcrossBroward – will be entered into a contest to win two Riptide “Meet the Band” passes at each of the nine locations.
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INFLATABLES ARE AN INCLUSIVE FORM OF ART. THE PIECES ARE COLORFUL, APPROACHABLE, AND STIR UP CONVERSATIONS.
“Searching for Giants” is the brainchild of Meredith Clements, the marketing director of Broward Cultural Division, who describes the displays as having wide-ranging appeal that will capture the public’s imagination. “This is a great example of how the county is able to provide accessible arts programming that is thoughtful and creative – programming that encourages people in our communities to interact with each other as well as interact with the art.” As people go looking for the giants, the county’s leadership also hopes they will discover gems within their own neighborhood. The towering 20- to 30-foot inflatable sculptures include such forms as a pink and green lollipop, yellow submarine, peace sign and a giant hugging human. They’re all part of Giants in the City, the collective created by Cuban-born artist Alejandro Mendoza. Mendoza studied art in Cuba, then moved to Mexico, Argentina and the United States. As a sculptor, he understood that the medium of sculpture can be costly—the mold alone to create a bronze statue can be thousands of dollars. Then there’s the cost of the materials, an architect and working with the city to put a piece on display.
In 2008, he decided to think big with what he calls his “giants.” Using ripstop, the same material used to make parachutes, he was able to create inflatable sculptures while also introducing a more accessible way for artists to create large-scale pieces.
AS PEOPLE GO LOOKING FOR THE GIANTS, THE COUNTY’S LEADERSHIP ALSO HOPES THEY WILL DISCOVER GEMS WITHIN THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD.
All photos courtesy of the artists
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“WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME ABOUT THIS PROJECT IS THAT IT BRINGS ART INTO COMMUNITIES BEYOND FORT LAUDERDALE.” -TARA ROSE Giants in the City was born. Inflatables are an inclusive form of art. The pieces are colorful, approachable, and stir up conversations – Which do you like best? Why did the artist choose this subject; or why so big? What does it remind you of? What type of public art would you want to make?
Mariano Costa Peuser
“These pieces break the rules,” said Noor Blazekovic, Mendoza’s wife and Giants in the City co-founder. “They broke the rules of monumental sculpture… because these monumental pieces, they are all inclusive. They want you in. They want you to be part of it.” “There are 1.9 million residents of Broward County who live in a vast geographic area,” said Tara Rose, “Searching for Giants” project manager. “What is important to me about this project is that it brings art into communities beyond Fort Lauderdale.” When selecting the inflatables and their locations, Clements and Rose made sure that they were reflective of the diverse communities that make Broward County so unique. It was essential that the artwork and the artists who created them showcased that diversity. “When you see them you smile,” Blazekovic said of the giants. “We need more positive messages. We need to inspire everybody. Not everybody will go to a gallery,” she notes, “but everybody can consume ‘Giants in the City.’ They’re amazing; they truly are a gem.” The locations and dates for each “Searching for Giants” exhibition can be found at ArtsCalendar.com/Giants.
The public is encouraged to visit the inflatable sculptures and post an image of the art on Instagram tagged @BrowardArts with the hashtag #ArtAcrossBroward to be entered weekly into a contest to win tickets and “meet-the-band” passes to the Riptide Music Festival.
ART LOCATIONS Sept. 6-7: Broward College / North Regional Library (Coconut Creek) Sept. 13-14: Markham Park (Sunrise) Sept. 18-19: Tamarac Branch Library (Tamarac) Sept. 20-21: Tree Tops Park (Davie) Sept. 27-28: Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center (Pompano) Oct. 4-5: West Lake Park (Hollywood) Eleomar Puente
Oct. 10-11: Stirling Road Library (Hollywood) Oct. 18-19: Miramar Library & Education Center (Miramar) Oct. 25-26: Delevoe Park (Fort Lauderdale) Follow @BrowardArts on Facebook and Instagram for more info.
Edouard Duval Carrie All photos courtesy of the artists
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CULTURE | SONGFEST 2019
IN THE LIMELIGHT
SongFest Offers Broward Musicians a Priceless Platform to Spotlight Original Music
By Joanie Cox-Henry A bevy of musicians filed into Heritage House in Fort Lauderdale Aug. 13 loaded with MacBooks and guitars. Not even the torrential South Florida rainstorms could keep them from the opening night seminar of SongFest, a newly launched music creation and production program presented by Destination Sistrunk. The free series of workshops allows 12 selected participants to work with industry professionals to carefully hone their songwriting skills over the course of six sessions. The final seminar culminates September 25 with a live performance at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center and includes a moderated music industry panel and performances by seminar attendees.
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Two-time Grammy nominee, Elsten Torres, who has worked with Julio Iglesias Jr, John Rich and Ricky Martin is leading the workshop. SongFest covers “different songwriting formats, explores different styles and genres of music and allows musicians to master the use of creative tools that enhance the musical process,” Torres said. The program’s four guest speakers illuminate what it means to be an artist in South Florida and aspects of the business of music. Tryouts for SongFest took place in July. There were 38 applicants. Just 12 made the final cut. Grace Kewl-Durfey, an arts administrator with the Broward Cultural Division, who also leads Destination Sistrunk, is working to make SongFest an annual event. “SongFest is an opportunity to provide local artists with songwriting and music production experience they wouldn’t normally have access to,” said Kewl-Durfey, who connected with Torres while he was doing a Wounded Warriors songwriting workshop. “There is so much talent here in Broward and I hope SongFest serves as a catalyst for musicians here, she added. “It’s so expensive to produce your own work and perform own work with all-star musicians.”
Kewl-Durfey’s goal is to build and cultivate local talent. “SongFest is also an opportunity to really look at what Broward Cultural Division can do to support Broward’s music industry development,” Kewl-Durfey notes. “We have recording studios here that many people still don’t know about.”
SONGFEST IS ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY LOOK AT WHAT BROWARD CULTURAL DIVISION CAN DO TO SUPPORT BROWARD’S MUSIC INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT. - GRACE KEWL-DURFEY
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CULTURE | SONGFEST 2019
Above: Tryouts for SongFest took place in July. There were 38 applicants. Just 12 made the final cut.
Photos by Downtown Photo
I LOVE MAKING PEOPLE HAPPY AND I FEEL I CAN ACHIEVE THAT THROUGH MY SONGS.
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Lizzy DeBolt, a native Floridian singer/songwriter who made the cut for SongFest is very excited to have been selected for this debut program. “I love making people happy and I feel I can achieve that through my songs,” said DeBolt, who describes her style as a little Jimmy Buffett with a touch of Jack Johnson. “I tend to write a lot of music about the beach.” Eric Muniz, who is inspired by Damien Rice, Dave Matthews and Eddie Vedder, has been performing music since he was a kid at church. He’s hoping SongFest allows his music to get more exposure. “I want to share my music with the world and make some contacts here,” Muniz said. “I want to learn as much as I can about music publishing. SongFest will definitely give all of us more knowledge about the music business. My goal is to be a songwriter.” Angelica-Joy Dumervil and Malcolm Cardona-Spence, who make up the hip-hop group Pro Now, were immediately interested in SongFest when they had first heard about it. “I saw someone post online about it and it seemed like something we definitely wanted to be a part of,” Dumervil said. “I’m really excited to work with other South Florida artists and I hope this makes us more well-rounded artists and expands our platform.” While South Florida as a scene continues to demonstrate a need for local live music, Cardona-Spence said it’s not always easy to get people together down here. “It’s easy to be a little disconnected in Florida,” Cardona-Spence said. “I’m looking forward seeing SongFest bring more artists together and to show the world incredible music talent and music is coming out of this area.”
Dana Dellacamera Destination Sistrunk presents SongFest 2019, a music creation and production seminar that concludes with a live performance. When: Wed, September 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Where: Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 Northwest 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311 Selected participants from Broward County have been working with industry professionals to enhance their creative skills. The participants and panelists join together again on September 25 to showcase their work with a moderated music industry panel and performances by seminar attendees. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Led by Elsten Torres, an eclectic musical pioneer with more than three decades of experience in the music industry. Torres has performed on stages all over the world earning two BMI songwriting awards and six Billboard Top Ten hits along the way. The seminars constructed by Torres have allowed Broward County music creatives to connect with other like-minded individuals and come away with knowledge that applies to any style or genre of music, covering pre-production to mastering the use of various creative tools. Featuring special guest artist Suzie Analogue. For more information on SongFest and other Broward County artist opportunities visit Broward.org/Arts CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE
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What is an art walk? Oh, just a fun way to get in touch with your local arts scene! Art walks usually consist of an evening, once a month, in which awesome artists, galleries, food vendors, and musicians all come together to showcase and support the arts scene in their respective communities. More likely than not, there’ll be wine and hors d’oeuvres too! Check out an art walk near you... ARTISTS ALLEY FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK Delray Beach Artists Alley, On East Atlantic Avenue and in Pineapple Grove. •1st Friday each month. 6:00pm to 9:00pm artistsalleydelray.com ARTPOP! Art Walk Pompano Beach Pompano Citi Centre, 2201 N Federal Highway, Suite C104. Near the carousel.
•Last Friday each month. 7:00pm to 9:00pm pompanobeachcra.com
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•4th Thursday each month. 6:00pm to 10:00pm boyntonbeachartdistrict. blogspot.com
OLD TOWN UNTAPPED Pompano Beach 41 NE 1st Street, Downtown Pompano Beach. •1st Friday of each month. 6:00pm to 9:00pm pompanobeachcra.com
NOBE NORTH BEACH ART WALK ISLAND CITY ART WALK Fort Lauderdale Wilton Manors North Beach shopping and Wilton Drive in the Wilton arts district along 32nd, 33rd Manors arts & entertainment and 34th streets off of A1A district. and Oakland Park Boulevard. •November through April, 3rd Friday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm islandcityartwalk.com
•1st Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 11:00pm
BIRD ROAD ART DISTRICT Miami Centrally located just east of the Palmetto Expressway (SR-826) and south of Bird Road (SW 40 St.). Most of the studios are located just off of SW 74 & SW 75 Ave.
COCONUT GROVE FASHION + ART + MUSIC NIGHT Coconut Grove Grand Avenue, Commodore Plaza, Main Highway and Fuller Street.
•3rd Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm More info @ thebirdroadartwalk.com
BOYNTON BEACH ART WALK Boynton Beach 06-422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach
VIERNES CULTURALES LITTLE HAVANA ART WALK Little Havana SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho) between SW 12th Ave and SW 18th Ave •Last Friday of each month. 7:00pm to 11:00pm viernesculturales.org
FLAGLER / FAT VILLAGE ART WALK Downtown Fort Lauderdale Four-block area, branching out from the intersection of NW Fifth Street and First Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. •Last Saturday of each month (except December). 7:00pm to 11:00pm fatvillage.com HOLLYWOOD ART WALK Downtown Hollywood, Florida •3rd Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm visithollywoodfl.org/ artwalk
CORAL GABLES GALLERY STROLL Coral Gables This walk is centered around Ponce Circle Park, but is fairly spread out.
•1st Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm coconutgrove.com
•1st Friday of each month. greatgables.com/ CoralGables/GalleryStroll. html
LINCOLN ROAD/ SOUTH BEACH ART WALK South Beach 800,810 and 924 Lincoln Road Mall.Art Center/South Florida on Lincoln Rd. to the CANDO Arts Co-Op Gallery by the Bass Museum of Art.
WYNWOOD ART WALK MIAMI 36th St. S. to 20th St., between NE 2nd Ave and NW 6th Ave,Miami. Just north of Downtown, south of the Design District, east of I-95, and west of Biscayne Boulevard.
•1st Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm lincolnroadmiamibeach. info
•2nd Saturday of each month. 6:30pm wynwoodartwalk.com
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CREATIVE | SOLUTIONS
FIRST IMPRESSION By Sandy Young Have you ever met a lovely person at a party but when you contacted them later you didn’t get a reply? Or you thought you nailed your job interview but did not get a callback? If these situations are familiar to you, these tips may help you make a better impression the next time around. Every day, you meet people for the first time and although you may not realize it, the interactions you have with them generate an impression. Making the desired first impression is important if you want other people to like and respect you. The unfortunate reality is that a bad impression is hard to change.
MAKE EYE CONTACT
You have probably been taught by your parents to always make eye contact when you talk to someone. However, sometimes you may forget this important advice. Making eye contact when meeting someone is vital to make a great impression because it will send the message that you are interested in them and what they are talking about. When making eye contact, make sure you are not looking anywhere other than the eyes because they might think you are just looking at them sexually. Furthermore, make sure you don’t keep a blank face to avoid appearing like a robot. Finally, be careful not to stare for too long to make the person you’re meeting uncomfortable.
HAVE A STRONG HANDSHAKE
If you think handshakes are unimportant, you are wrong. Giving someone a weak handshake can make other people think of you badly. According to research, people who have a weak handshake are perceived as shy, untalented, and anxious. When shaking someone’s hand, make sure to not hold it for too long. Two seconds is enough.
AVOID FIDGETING AND PLAYING WITH YOUR HAIR
Women may be used to touching their hair often. However, this can generate a bad impression on the person you are speaking to. Playing with your hair will indicate you are either flirting, uncomfortable, or stressed. To ensure this does not become a habit, always be watchful.
Although clothes do not necessarily define what kind of person you are, people can make judgments solely based on what people wear. Always be conscious of what you are wearing and make sure it is appropriate. For example, if you are going to a job interview, do not wear crumpled clothes. If you’re going to casual dinner, do not wear flashy clothing. As much as possible, make an effort to dress well, so you look clean and dependable.
Tardiness affects your first impression. Whether you’re attending an interview, meeting, or even a dinner date, always remember you need to be on time. Being late can be perceived by others as a lack of respect for their time. If you think you’ll be a couple of minutes late, make sure to let the person you are meeting know about it. Punctuality is something you should never underestimate.
Smiling is a great way to ease tension. It can also make others feel comfortable and see you are kind and approachable. When meeting someone for the first time don’t forget to smile.
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11 WAYS TO ENSURE YOU MAKE A GREAT
REMEMBER, A CONVERSATION IS BETWEEN AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE, SO DON’T MONOPOLIZE IT.
AVOID YOUR PHONE
People are on their phones approximately four hours daily. Being glued to your cellphone might be something you are used to, but you have to adjust this when you are meeting someone. Not putting down your mobile phone during interviews, appointments, and formal gatherings can frustrate the people you are meeting. Furthermore, you will be viewed as aloof or indifferent.
HAVE PROPER HYGIENE
Although you might be wearing an expensive designer dress or suit, you will still make a bad impression if the people you meet notice something that indicates poor hygiene. For example, you should watch out for body odor or dirt under your fingernails. Personal hygiene plays a vital role in your first impression. Before you meet someone, make sure to take a shower and groom yourself. Also, be careful not to put on too much cologne or perfume.
MAKE SMALL TALK
Small talk is an integral part of breaking the ice when meeting someone. Whether you are meeting a distant family member, your future boss, or a new friend, what you initially talk about will set the groundwork for your relationship. Try your best not to constantly talk about yourself and how great of a person you are. Focus on the other person and ask them questions. After you’ve established a rapport, you can speak about yourself. Remember, a conversation is between at least two people, so don’t monopolize it. Also, watch your words. Be mindful of your grammar and inappropriate jokes. Always be aware of your language and try your best not to let your feelings overpower you. Don’t try too hard when making small talk. If you overdo it, chances are you will be viewed as annoying. Use your common sense and only start topics that are appropriate.
Remembering names is important. There’s nothing worse than calling someone with a wrong name. Forgetting a person’s name can make him or her feel unimportant, so do your best to remember the person’s name right after they introduce themselves. Repeating the name after being introduced may help you remember.
WAIT YOUR TURN
Interrupting someone while talking is a surefire way for them not to like you. If you’re not letting other people finish what they are saying, it may irritate them. Don’t immediately cut people off because you want to say something. Wait for them to finish their sentence before you say anything.
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