Art Hive Magazine /// Issue 28

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Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Afghan Hound art performance, The Danish Pavilion, Venice Bienale 2011 Photo Courtesy Hans & Fritz Contemporary, London, Barcelona

January 16 - 20, 2019 22nd Edition — Reinventing the Art Fair Experience Contemporary art, sculpture, photography, and art performances Palm Beach County Convention Center


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Graffiti isn’t a new concept in the artistic world. Its various manifestations in the past include inscribed obscenities in ancient stone, “Kilroy was here” doodles in World War II and the many colorful, spray-painted images that decorated public places in the 1980s. Then, graffiti was considered an unwelcome form of vandalism. Now with the evolution of graffiti as mural art (à la Banksy), these lines have become blurred, and the people behind the work have transformed from “misguided youths” to professional artists. This exhibition showcases the talents of 16 local artists (emerging to professional) and focuses on the many styles and maturation of graffiti and mural art.

Exhibition is generously sponsored by:

LRN Public Media

Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building 601 Lake Avenue • Lake Worth, FL 33460 Tuesday – Saturday • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free and open to the public

BRUCE HELANDER TRIPLE ELVIS (RECONFIGURED), 2015 Original Original acrylic acrylic on on canvas canvas with with printed printed background, background, 65 65 1/8 1/8 xx 55 55 in. in.

On view during a ‘pop-up’ group exhibition titled “Reimagine” at The Satellite in CityPlace, a project of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 701 S. Rosemary Avenue, Ste. 116, West Palm Beach. Opening November 9 through Spring 2019. (By Appointment Only)

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56 38. James Patterson, photo by Stephanie Diani; 22. “Pull” by Jessica Dadiomoff; 48. “Floating Purple” by Francie Bishop Good; 18. Photo courtesy Ashleigh Walters; 16. Champion, photo by Bruce Mars; 40. Pentatonix, photo by Jiro Schneider; 32. Portrait by Miss Led; 46. Photo by Al Quino









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FEBRUARY 15-24, 2019

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.” —Neil Gaiman WHAT WE ARE UP TO |

Broward County has won 34 National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards of Excellence, which is more than any county in the entire nation (ahma-zing). The annual competition recognizes quality of public information and education outreach campaigns by county governments. This year Art Hive Magazine took home the SUPERIOR award for an article written on cultural tourism. Broward Cultural Division won the most awards in the county for 2018 and we are grateful that our partnership with the Cultural Division has opened many doors of expansion for the magazine! (Which means more awesome opportunities and happenings for our creatives!) We’d be remiss if we didn’t give a great big shout out to you, our readers, and to everyone that has tuned in, downloaded, or rated our Hello Creatives! podcast. Since launching the podcast in June of 2018, we have acquired nearly 10,000 subscribers (OMG)! We sincerely cannot thank you enough for lending us your ears—it is because of each of you that we are growing! Think you have a topic that we should cover? Reach out to us via email at Check out the newest episodes of Hello Creatives! on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spotify, Soundcloud, Stitcher & Google Play.




Lunch with Best-Selling Author: The world’s best-selling author, James Patterson will headline the 7th annual STEAM luncheon hosted by Palm Beach State College on February 20th, 2019. The event will bring together the community to enjoy a day of education, literacy, and creativity. Complimentary copies of Art Hive Magazine will be available to all guests in attendance. For more information on this event, please visit Art in Motion: The International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium will kick off this year in the City of Boynton Beach. Artists from around the world will convene on February 2-3, 2019 for this highly anticipated event. From an augmented reality app that will give you in-depth knowledge on artwork, to larger-than-life kinetic installations, this event is sure to amaze the entire family. Complimentary copies of Art Hive Magazine will be available to all guests in attendance. Visit to learn more. Paper Dresses: “Everything old is new again” when past copies of Art Hive Magazine come back to life as upcycled couture fashion. The four month long construction of custom paper dresses made of recycled magazines are in the midst of being created by the Fashion Club at Lake Worth High School. Jennifer Love Gironda, art educator and fashion illustrator, is guiding her students on the dressmaking process, from client consultation to design and construction. On January 16-20th, 2019 the one-of-a-kind designs will not only be on display this year at Art Palm Beach but will also be worn (by us) on opening night too! Complimentary copies of Art Hive Magazine will be available at our booth to all guests in attendance. For more info on this event, please visit

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Discover THE HEART & SOUL OF WEST PALM BEACH During the classic “Chitlin’ Circuit” era of the 1930’s and 40’s, the Sunset Lounge was one of the largest ballroom stops in the southeast for touring African American entertainers and also housed its own famed house band, the Royal Sunset Orchestra. Featuring acts from Count Basie and Duke Ellington all the way to James Brown, the Sunset was the place to “see and be seen” during the days of the Big Band. Now, the Sunset is being revived as the cornerstone of the West Palm Beach CRA’s economic redevelopment efforts in the Historic Northwest. Closed for a complete renovation and update, the Sunset will reopen in the Spring of 2020 with a sterling lineup of musical performances as well as a signature new Lounge and Restaurant. Stay tuned for news of festivals and pre-opening celebrations in the Historic Northwest-the Heart and Soul of West Palm Beach.



Sunset Lounge located at the corner of N. Rosemary Avenue and 8th Street in Downtown West Palm Beach


SUNSET LOUNGE HISTORIC REHABILITATION 609, 607, & 603 Eighth Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Historic Sunset Lounge Rendering

City of West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Assoc. (WPB CRA) Jon Ward, WPB CRA Executive Director Genia Baker, Project Manager 401 Clematis Street, 2nd Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561.822.1437 Phone: 561-822-14374 / Fax: 561-822-1563 RMA Arthur Cantero, Owner's Representative 2302 E. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33062 Phone: 954-261-4668 ARCHITECT

REG ARCHITECTS - INTERIORS - PLANNERS, INC. Rick Gonzalez, AIA, President Darrin Engel, Assoc. A.I.A., Sr. Project Manager 300 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Phone: 561-659-2383 / Fax: 561-659-5546

EXPLORE YOUR ... CONSTRUCTION MANAGER Cooper Construction Management Kareem White, Project Manager 3000 High Ridge Road, Suite 7 - Boynton Beach, FL 33426 Phone: 561-588-5222 / Fax: 305-402-2262 CONSULTANTS


McLeod McCarthy & Associates, PA Tom McCarthy, P.E., President 1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Ste. 712 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Phone: 561-689-9500 / Fax: 561-659-8080 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Schmidt Nichols Jon Schmidt, ASLA, Leed AP, Principal 1551 N Flagler Drive Suite 102, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Phone: 561-684-6141 / Fax: 561-684-6142 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Terracon Consultants, Inc. Dan Marieni, P.E., Geotechnical Department Manager 1225 Omar Road West Palm Beach, FL 33405 D (561) 494 7010 / O (561) 689 4299 / M (954) 980 4703


Sunset Lounge Historic Rehabilitation 609, 607, & 603 Eighth Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Jezerinac Group, PLLC Ronald M. Jezerinac, President 4400 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Phone: 561-622-8585 MEP, FIRE PROTECTION & PHOTOMETRICS


LIVE YOUR PRELIMINARY CD SET Located in the City of West Palm Beach CRA District

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Ellis Consulting Engineers, Inc. Ben Jay Ellis, P.E., Principal 1106 North G Street, Ste. B Lake Worth, FL 33460 Phone: 561-370-3300 / Fax: 561-370-3294

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07/05/2018 Learn more about upcoming events, programs, activities and business opportunities at Cover Sheet Contributing Building in the Historic NorthWest District, a Nationally and Locally Designated Historic District



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Just two miles north of Downtown West Palm Beach between Dixie Highway and Broadway


Taste Best Artsy Instagram: Northwood Village “Live out your hipster fantasy at Northwood. From bohemian coffee shops to unique art exhibits, the West Palm Beach neighborhood is the coolest place to be seen. Walk around, enjoy the art, and don’t forget to take a picture with the blue eye wall, Northwood’s most iconic photo spot.” Boca Magazine



The Most Instagram-worthy Spots in Palm Beach “If you’re looking for a more boho side of West Palm Beach, Northwood Village is your destination. And, with many one-of-a-kind boutique shops, galleries, restaurants, and cafes, you will find many walls to take the perfect selfie.” The Lifestyle Insider

Visit Northwood Village today to enjoy your most Instagramable moments. Learn more at | | 561.822.1550

West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency CRA Board Members Chair: Mayor Jeri Muoio; Commissioners: Keith A. James, Christina Lambert, Cory Neering, Paula Ryan, Kelly Shoaf





Call to Artist | Art and Culture Center, Hollywood Building community by activating alternative and underutilized spaces, Hollywood’s Art and Culture Center has kickstarted three initiatives for South Florida-based professional and aspiring artists. Read about each one at the Art and Culture Center website, at open-call.

Call to Artist | Vendors | MASS District Art Walk On the first Saturday of each month, the Mass District’s neighborhood Art Walk showcases the works and wares of local artists and vendors. Apply to be an Art Walk volunteer or intern specializing in audience engagement, media or events coordination by emailing create@massdistrict. com or calling 954-866-3890. Find out more at

Call to Artist | Musicians & Performers | EastSide Active Living, Hollywood EastSide Active Living resident-centered programs focus on emotional, mental and physical wellness. The activity team at EastSide is seeking musicians, singers and artists in the community who would like to host a class or prepare a program to engage and stimulate residents. Call Melissa Guerra at 610-389-7609 for details.

Call to Artist | City Vista Artist-in-Residence Program The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency invites artists of all disciplines to apply for the City Vista Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program by submitting portfolios of their artistic work to innovate@copbfl. com. For more information, contact Emily Marcus, Community Redevelopment Agency Project Manager, at 954-786-7835. Find out more at

Call to Artist | Performing Artists & Vendors Saturday Sessions | Fort Lauderdale Every 1st Saturday of the month, Art Prevails Project presents Saturday Sessions - an exciting showcase of emerging performing artists set in the heart of Historic Sistrunk community. Poets, musicians, vocalists, actors, and more grace this monthly stage and dazzle the audience with their talent. How To Apply Submit for performance and vendor opportunities by emailing Find out more at

Grant | Arts For Life Awards Scholarship 2019 Arts for Life! annually awards $1,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art. Launched by former First Lady Columba Bush in 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 450 gifted high school seniors. You, or your gifted highshooler, have until February 4th to apply.

Call to Artist | Artists on the Rise Helping artists channel their talents to battle mental health disorders, Artists on the Rise invites talented artists to submit their work for monthly exhibits and sales at local businesses. Find out more at Call to Artist | Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall is now accepting artwork submissions and exhibition proposals from artists at any stage in their career. All media are acceptable. Applicants must submit the following: 10-20 high resolution .jpg images or .mov files of current artwork with title, date, media, and dimensions, as well as an artist statement or exhibition proposal of 250 words or less, and an updated resume in Word or PDF format. Please submit all materials in one email to thefrank@ppines. com with the subject line GENERAL ART SUBMISSION. Applications are ongoing. Call to Artist | Hand 2 Hand Crafts at The Arthouse Hand 2 Hand Crafts (H2H) is seeking submissions from local artists and craftspeople to sell items at the community-based Pop-up Shop. Artists interested in participating should email photos of work, name and phone number to For more information, contact Patricia Troope at 954-424-5035. Find out more at arthouse.

Grant | Tourist Development Tax (TDT) Program A new grant opportunity through Broward County’s Tourist Tax Development Tax Capital Grant Program. This is major facilities grant for publicly-owned or non-profit organizations, providing resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Deadline is February 15, 2019. More at Grant | Art-Business Seminar/ Presented by The Clark Hulings Fund Broward-resident visual artists are invited to apply for tuition support to attend the upcoming: Art- Business Seminar- Fort Lauderdale, presented by The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists on February 1 and 2, 2019 at ArtServe, Inc. 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. An individual Broward-based practicing professional visual artist, who is at least eighteen (18) years old or older, residing in Broward County and who has lived continuously in Broward County for the immediate twelve (12) consecutive months prior to filing date of the application. Applications are encouraged from Broward-based practicing professional artists working in the visual arts disciplines. An artist is defined as a person who has created a recognized body of original works of art within an artistic discipline over a sustained period of time, and who is pursuing this work as a means of livelihood and/or a way to achieve the highest level of professional recognition. Applications will also be accepted by visual art students (Broward residents) who are pursuing full-time undergraduate or graduate degrees. Application deadline is December 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. More at



ABOVE: Artist by Roman Kraft; OPPOSITE PAGE: Painter by Laurine Bailey; Singer by Joel Muniz; Charcoal by Samuel Castro

Grant | Cultural Investment Program (CINV) This grant is to assist eligible Broward-based, not-for-profit cultural organizations, to help fund exhibitions, programs, events or performances. Deadline is February 1, 2019. More at cinv.aspx. Call to Artist | Black History of The City of Oviedo The City of Oviedo Public Arts Board is currently seeking design proposals from artists who are interested in transforming the Round Lake Park racquetball court wall into a work of art! Round Lake Park is located in a neighborhood that has a rich African-American history and tradition. The City is requesting artists to present mural proposals that celebrate the Black History of Oviedo. The project is open to all artists and graphic designers 18 years of age and older. Deadline for application is Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5 p.m. Visit for more information. Call to Artist | Gallery Space Available | Wilton Manors Grand Properties LLC is offering an existing gallery space on Wilton Drive in a small mixed-use building with professional offices and co-working spaces. Excellent exposure to the public with full glass shopfront and private entry. Strong pedestrian area and with growth potential. Email for more information or with questions. Call to Artist | Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center - Significant Sculpture The City of Pompano Beach will commission an artist/artist team for the design and installation of a significant sculpture that will be located at the Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center. The sculpture should enhance the architecture of the Cultural Arts Center building. Deadline for application is Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Visit Call to Artist | Lights On Tampa 2020 Multiple site opportunities in downtown Tampa with varying commissioning budgets: The first component and NEW to the Lights On Tampa Program is a water borne flotilla that is envisioned to be creative, fun, inspiring and fantastical. Artwork should be able to be sustained, repeated if an active artwork and/or displayed nightly over a period of time to be determined (maximum anticipated window is 10-14 days). The second component is for a selection of artwork to be sited at or within three existing, high visibility sites located in downtown Tampa, Florida. The site locations designated for the permanent artwork are: The Tampa Convention Center, The Tampa Riverwalk at the Harbour Island Bridge, and the Channelside Drive Tunnel. Deadline for application is Wednesday, December 19, 2018. For more info

Call to Artist | Las Olas Art Fair (Ft. Lauderdale) January 2019 This season, the iconic artistic event known as the Las Olas Art Fair Part I returns for its 31st year. Considered an annual tradition in South Florida, the Las Olas Art Fair is regarded as one of the top events in America. Start the year off in style and join the show that put Howard Alan Events on the map! The Las Olas Art Fair (Part II) is slated for March 2 and 3, 2019. Show is currently closed to jewelry and photography. Jewelry and photography applications will be juried for wait list only. Apply EARLY as the show and/or most categories will fill quickly. Deadline for application is Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Visit event-info.php?ID=6654. Call to Artist | 33rd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit As the name suggests, this exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. The juried entries come together for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today’s contemporary Florida artists. Deadline for application is Monday, January 28, 2019. Visit for a prospectus and application instructions. Visit event/allflorida2019/. Call to Artist | Florida State Fair Creative Living Competitions The Florida State Fair is proud to showcase the bounty of talented Florida residents from around the state in the 2019 Creative Living Competitions. Not only do we provide you the opportunity to win ribbons and prize money. it’s also a great way to share your talent with a larger community. In appreciation. all Creative Living exhibitors receive a FREE ticket to attend the fair. Competition areas include: Fine Arts, Photography, Fine Crafts, Wood Arts, Furniture, Sewing, Quilting, Fiber Arts and Youth Arts. Deadline for application is Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Visit Call to Artist | Spring 2019 Exhibition - PRISM The Frank is accepting artwork submissions for the Spring 2019 exhibition PRISM. PRISM is a multidisciplinary exploration of diversity and LGBTQIA identity through art. Acceptable works consider diversity of any kind, celebrate differences and commonalities, and investigate LGBTQIA identity. Deadline for application is Saturday, December 15, 2018. Visit

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Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn K. Glei “The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace.”

By Drew Scott


ou long for the days of being your own boss. You are tired of ‘working for the man’ and want to set your own schedule, live by your own rules, and experience the freedom of being self-employed. Before you quit your day job and embark down the path of personal autonomy, it is crucial you understand freelancing is not always as liberating as you might expect. Consider these freelance truths before it is too late to turn back. 1) Flexibility is not all it’s cracked up to be... You think you will enjoy plenty of flexibility when you become a freelancer, but the opposite often tends to be true. Instead of having a flexible schedule, you are likely to find yourself plagued with thoughts of "I should be earning right now". What you hoped would be a life of personal freedom, might become a life of guilt knowing that each moment you are not working, you are not earning.

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2) Less stress is a fallacy... If you think becoming a full-time freelancer means you will live a less stressful life, think again. You will simply be trading one type of stress for another. Rather than deal with stress from your boss, you will be dealing with the self-imposed stress of always being on the lookout for new clients. Knowing your income could come to an abrupt halt with the loss of a client or two, makes you feel like you can never rest. You will constantly be in marketing mode in the hopes you will attract new clients to your freelance business. 3) Different boss, same game... Freelancers look forward to the day when they can become their own boss. The only problem with this

dream is that your clients become your boss when you are a freelancer. Instead of dealing with just one boss, you suddenly have multiple bosses you need to answer to and make happy. If the idea of being stretched in multiple directions at the same time does not thrill you, think long and hard before you make the transition to full-time freelancing. 4) Work from anywhere, work from nowhere... The concept of becoming a digital nomad is enticing. You can work from anywhere you please as long as you have internet access. Unfortunately, you might find you actually work better in an office environment without distractions. Trying to work from your local coffee shop can get annoying. Too much noise, too many interruptions, and too many dirty looks from wait staff can make you want to retreat to a quieter location. A poor internet connection (or no internet access at all) can derail your plans of working from the beach. Chances are mighty good you might end up working from home instead of exploring your opportunities as a digital nomad. Remember, before you opt for the freelance lifestyle, it is critical you understand you might be romanticizing the benefits of freelancing. The freedom might be nice at first, but do not be surprised if you end up feeling numerous pressures once you realize you are completely on your own. From revenue generation to retirement planning and medical benefits, freelance freedom comes with various challenges. The sooner you realize these self-employment truths, the better prepared you will be to develop solutions if freelancing is in your future.

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp, Mark Reiter “All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career.”

Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!):How To Unleash Your Creative Potential by America’s Master Communicator by George Lois “Organized into inspirational, bite-sized pointers, each page offers fresh insight into the sources of success, from identifying your heroes to identifying yourself. The ideas, images and illustrations presented in this book are fresh, witty and in-your-face. Whether it’s communicating your point in nanosecond, creating an explosive portfolio or making your presence felt, no one is better placed than George Lois to teach you the process of creativity.”

The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss “Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred life plan, there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint”

Rework by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson “Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you’ll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don’t need to be a workaholic. You don’t need to staff up. You don’t need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don’t even need an office. Those are all just excuses.”





Need money to produce that passion project? Rewards and incentives for backers may mean the difference between your campaign being fully funded or failing. Photo Credit: Sharon McCutcheon

By Josh Stephens Do you have an awesome idea for a product, but no cash to bring it to market? Do you want to launch your own business, but know you need financial backing to get it off the ground? One way you can test the viability of your idea and attract customers at the same time is to use crowdfunding to raise money for your venture. Crowdfunding is a powerful tool, but you need to know what you’re doing if you hope to have any chance of succeeding. Review this 10-step checklist to ensure you know what you are getting into before you decide to use crowdfunding for your next venture. 3 Research Past Campaigns Researching past campaigns needs to be your top priority before starting any crowdfunding campaign. You need to know the types of campaigns that work best, reward types that backers respond to, and marketing techniques that have offered viral results. Failing to do adequate research will doom your crowdfunding campaign from the start. Learn from the success/failures of others to maximize your chances of launching a successful crowdfunding campaign. 3 Platform Once you have done your research it is time to choose your crowdfunding platform. Kickstarter and Indiegogo are popular options, but they are not the only crowdfunding tools at your disposal. Other platforms include,, and Review a variety of crowdfunding platforms to see which one is best suited to your project. Some crowdfunding sites are targeted at non-profits and charitable projects while others want open-source projects or hardware launches. There are even WordPress plugins that let you crowdfund on your own WordPress site ( By investigating each platform, you will better understand which site is right for your crowdfunding campaign.



3 Campaign Management Managing your crowdfunding campaign is hard work. Attracting attention in an increasingly noisy crowdfunding atmosphere is tough. If you want to attract backers, it is imperative you manage your campaign successfully through each step in the process. There are a myriad of tools you can use to increase the odds your campaign will be successful. Check out resources like and to see if they can assist you on your crowdfunding journey. 3 Pitch The next step in running a successful crowdfunding campaign is to determine your pitch. How will you introduce your project to potential backers? What are the main components they need to know about your product/ service and what will help convince them to back your project? Honing your pitch is absolutely critical. If your pitch falls flat, you will never receive adequate funding. Test your pitch with friends/family and ask them to be especially critical. You have one shot to land backers. If they read your pitch and aren’t enthused enough to immediately back your project, they’ll never return to your crowdfunding campaign page. 3 Rewards Another crucial step in launching a crowdfunding campaign is to determine rewards for your backers. Decide how many different levels of rewards you will offer and what the perks will be for each campaign. Offer perks that aren’t rewarding enough and few will back your project. Offer rewards that are too costly and you will bankrupt your project.

You’re going to need more than just a positive attitude to attract backers to your project. Photo Credit: Bruce Mars

TOP 30 CROWDFUNDING PLATFORMS 1. Kickstarter | 2. Crowrdrise by GoFundMe | 3. GoFundMe | 4. Patreon | 5. Crowdfunder | 6. Indiegogo | 7. JustGiving | 8. Causevox | 9. Rally | 10. PledgeMusic | 11. AngelList | 12. Seed & Spark | 13. Crowdera | 14. RocketHub | 15. MightyCause | 16. Ulule | 17. Crowdcube | 18. Funding Circle | 19. Kiva | 20. GoGetFunding | 21. Fundable | 22. Causes | 23. Chuffed | 24. Fundly | 25. StartSomeGood | 26. FreeFunder | 27. FundRazr | 28. Bonfire| bonfirefundscom 29. Double the Donation | 30. Pursuit |

3 Costs Determining your costs for running a crowdfunding campaign is an essential step far too many entrepreneurs overlook. If you tabulate your costs in advance, you will know whether crowdfunding is a viable option for your project. Not every project is suitable for crowdfunding. Without a clear understanding of all your expenses, you won’t know whether to crowdfund or opt for an angel investment instead. 3 Updates/Delays Planning a crowdfunding update strategy is another necessary step on your path to success. Backers want to be informed on your progress to date and kept in the loop on project delays. Knowing in advance how you will deal with production delays helps you not feel overwhelmed when the inevitable slow downs happen. Anything from supplier issues to patent/ trademark challenges can cause delays when you are crowdfunding. Have an update strategy in place to ensure your backers don’t become frustrated by your silence. 3 Marketing A crowdfunding marketing strategy is absolutely crucial. Without marketing your project, your chances of being discovered are slim-to-none. Develop a social media marketing strategy, a content strategy, and a referral strategy to encourage social broadcasting of your project. Use everything from email marketing to Facebook/Adsense advertising to attract

eyeballs to your project. You don’t want to look back on a failed crowdfunding project and know you didn’t do enough to market it. 3 Fulfillment Fulfillment is something else you have to plan for when launching a crowdfunding campaign. Raising funds is one thing; getting a product to backers is quite another. Without a fulfillment strategy in place from the very beginning, you could be crippled by expensive shipping costs as your project comes to fruition. Consider using the services of a dropshipping company like FloShip ( crowdfunding-fulfillment) for crowdfunding fulfillment. Anything you can do to ensure your product gets to happy backers will result in rave reviews for your campaign. 3 Post-Campaign Sales One final step many entrepreneurs fail to capitalize on is planning for post-campaign sales. Not every consumer will discover your crowdfunding campaign while you are actively raising funds. If you plan for post-campaign sales by launching a custom website or blog, you’ll ensure your project continues to earn revenue long after your campaign is over. Crowdfunding is an awesome way to determine product/market fit, but you have to know what you are doing before you start. Pay attention to these ten tips for successful crowdfunding and you can’t go wrong. Will you be using crowdfunding to launch a product/service this year? CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE



HOW TO VISIT ART FAIRS 6 TIPS TO EXPLORE LIKE AN EXPERT Words and Illustrations by Ashleigh Walters



WHAT IS AN ART FAIR ANYWAY? Consider it an education for everybody, art expert and newbie alike, because the world of art is always changing. It’s a chance to train your eye! Fairs vary widely, from hyper-local gatherings to international shows in mammoth event halls. Typically more contemporary works are for sale, unlike a curated collection presented in a museum months or years after a piece is made. Inclusion can be a prestigious achievement. Watch for events that may not be officially related to sprout up near the most famous fairs to garner attention. Unlike a quiet museum, fairs can be hives of social connection! HOW TO NAVIGATE Curiosity should be your guide, but it’s also beneficial to grab a map and chart a path. Snaking through a large fair, you don’t want to double over yourself or miss spots. If you’re visiting a day or two after it’s started, use Instagram as a mining tool with posts from other attendees, to spot what’s interesting. Note the times of talks and performances, as these may not be repeated other hours or days. Consider special sections with young or emerging artists. They may make art that’s available for a less expensive gamble. This is people-watching and treasure-finding at its best, keep your eyes open! WHAT TO WEAR Katherine Lande shares some advice. She’s a fashion editor, stylist and creative consultant in the luxury fashion market. "The fashion trend, individualism through wardrobe, is making waves both on and off the runways. Designers are creating looks that evoke a sense of personal creativity that helps to inspire us all to wear what makes us feel best. Whether it’s a particular color, print, or social message, the statement is original. I can’t think of a better place to practice this fashion movement then at an art show. Just like an artist expresses thought and emotion through their masterpieces, you too can create the same by the way you style an outfit or what you choose to wear. At the end of day, it’s always most fun and most authentic to just be you." THE BOOTHS Unlike museums, photographing art is encouraged at a fair, just skip the flash without permission. After you take a picture, snap the descriptive tag as your next frame to later recall the artist, medium, and other details. A red dot on the tag typically means it’s SOLD or ON HOLD. A dealer will often stash additional pieces behind the wall at the back of the booth, to replenish the space if items are sold. Ask to see more if you’re serious about buying.


BUYING WORK Serious collectors and spontaneous buyers have different motivations, but the overarching tip from experts: only buy art you love and trust your instincts! Research the artist and piece before you buy, and don’t hesitate to go beyond the walls of the gallery selling the item to learn more. It may be possible to negotiate. The dealer may have additional pieces by the same artist that are closer to your budget, perhaps in a different medium, size or vein of content. If you’re not serious about purchasing, be mindful of a dealer’s time. VIP events and the first days of a fair are typically their busiest days. INVITING THE ART-RESISTANT FRIEND It’s a glass of liquid. Or it’s an opulent journey of bright, buttery flamboyance with notes of a forest floor. An art fair, like wine, can be enjoyed at many levels, even within one pack of attendees. Calm their nerves, they don’t have to know anything about art to enjoy it. Artists can deliberately try to stir an emotional response using an array of "shocking" tools many would deem inappropriate for the Thanksgiving table: politics, nudity, vulgarity and more. Perhaps even more frustrating will be the pieces that appear rudimentary in their execution. If these become thorny spots, pivot the conversation with questions: did the artist execute their intended message well? What would have made it stronger? If you had to choose one piece to see every day, in this room, which would it be? Ashleigh Walters is an artist, art enthusiast and Anchorwoman at WPTV News Channel 5, the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida! More at CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE



THE JOY OF LIFE By Jon Hunt I have to admit: I like checklists and bullet points. I make hand-written To-Do lists for myself so that I can track my progress on projects and chores. I find it very satisfying to be able to cross out a task once it has been completed. Well, it appears that biologists, psychologists and writers like lists as well. Over the centuries, many “Stages of Human Life” have been proposed. For example: Shakespeare’s Seven Ages of Man (from “As You Like It”), The Godfathers’ magnificently nihilistic alt punk anthem “Birth, School, Work, Death” as well as the enigmatic Riddle of the Sphinx to name just three random examples. The other day as I was sketching for some client work, it struck me that the process of creating a painting or illustration closely mirrors the stages that many of us experience as we journey through life. So, for your amusement and edification I have created a comparative list (Please feel free to cite me in your developmental psychology dissertations).





The ideation stage consists of nebulous thoughts and images swimming around seductively in the mind’s eye. Since they have yet to be rendered in concrete form, they all seem so cool (but they’re probably not).

You are a newborn, squinting and blinking in the glare of harsh lights, trying to make sense of new sights, sounds, and smells. You are brimming with boundless potential. The universe is at your fingertips, but you are id personified: demanding, drooling and prone to accidentally punching yourself in the face for no apparent reason.

Thumbnail sketches represent the first rough physical manifestation of the idea. They are unedited, meandering scribbles whose value owes as much to chance as they do to intention. Never show these drawings to the client. They will not be impressed.

You are now a toddler fearlessly and (mostly randomly) exploring your world; eating dust bunnies from under the sofa, fumbling about in the kitchen knife drawer, and poking the grumpy old cat to see what will happen. Much is learned about blood, poop and the limits of a caretaker’s patience at this early stage.

A refined sketch is a more finished version of the most compositionally pleasing thumbnail. At this stage, the artist starts making decisions about what works and what doesn’t.

You are a playful and inquisitive youth attempting to figure out what makes you tick. Do you like Princesses or Dinosaurs? Boots or flip flops? How can you fit into society yet still be an individual? Your actions are fueled by ignorance and ingenuity in equal measure. Possible goals for a seemingly distant future start to take shape.

The color study is a further refinement of what was a primarily linear sketch. Hues and their various intensities, contrasts, and tonal ranges are worked out.

Your parents and society at large have supplied a potential template for your life’s decisions. You may choose to accept that blank coloring book page but your teenage passion and thirst for new experiences often drive you to “color outside of the lines” as you strive to define the hues of your particular emotional spectrum.

The final drawing is the last step before throwing down the first layer of paint. The anatomy and perspective have been established so the artist is free to dive in with confidence knowing that a solid foundation has been laid.

You have decided to attend college or trade school or have started working. You have plotted a course and stride confidently forward along a path of your own making into the “adult” phase of your life (possibly still believing that adults actually know what they are doing).

The first gobs, splatters, and sloppy swathes of paint are applied to the canvas, board, or paper during the rough block in. The drawing and color study are the roadmaps that keep the painting on course despite a few scenic side trips. There is no pressure yet to arrive at the final destination. It is understood that there is still a ways to go before the painting will look finished.

Your friends and siblings are settling down and having children while you are still figuring out whether you want to quit your nightshift gig at the county morgue, finish college, or make that crazy move to Seattle. You get invited to Disney World to hang out with your nieces and nephews and watch horror movies with them on the weekends, but you (with a sigh of relief ) get to send them back to their parents when fun time is over.

The painting stage is where the piece really begins to take shape. This is the part that movie directors skip over when they make films about artists-because it’s boring to watch. Like trench warfare, it can involve days, weeks or even months of hunkering down and getting it done. Podcasts, audio books, music, and coffee are essential to get through this concentration-intensive process.

This is where things get serious. Your plans have been adjusted over the years but you are now committed to “settling down”. You may have a supportive partner, a mutual pet and possibly kids and a mortgage. But don’t worry—as long as you pay your taxes and get your kids to school on time, you can read comics and listen to punk rock and still officially be a “grownup”.

The “What the hell was I thinking?” stage comes seemingly out of nowhere. Doubts and second-guessing over color choices or finicky details plague the artist. It feels as though the painting will never be completed. Yet ironically, it just might BE finished!

You dress up in heels that are a little bit too high and start happy hour with your “girl squad” at 12:01pm or grow a creepy little ponytail thinking it will distract from your bald spot as you pull up to the traffic light in a leased convertible sports car you can’t afford.

The Deadline. Muttered over a beer: “Screw it. The painting’s done. Send it to the client—I’m over it.”

Muttered through a morphine haze: “It’s all in the will. I’m done. Just pull the plug.”

But then that cute, chatty nurse named Inspiration arrives to check your vitals and suddenly you have a fresh bunch of exciting ideas and a new lease on life… 7 Steps to a Successful Painting

The Twelve Stages of the Human Life Cycle

The official Youtube channel of Bob Ross The Joy of Painting

The Godfathers, “Birth, School, Work, Death”





Desert Wanderer by Chris Hay







From top to bottom, left to right: Monkey on my Back, Flowing Beauty, Jessie by Chris Hay; Detail of Pull by Jessica Dadiomoff

Art Hive: Can you give us a quick summary of who you both are, and what you create? Chris Hay: I grew up in Ireland but have been traveling the globe for more than a decade. I’ve always been creative, however, photography has taken over as my main obsession. Initially I was more interested in landscape and travel photography but in recent years, I’ve discovered a love for portraiture as well. Jessica Dadiomoff: I am a self taught artist. I have worked with a wide variety of mediums but resin has become my principal medium for the depth effect that can be achieved through its transparent nature. I create dimension in my work through layers of pigmented resin. Creativity is at the heart of everything between Chris and I. Passion for our respective arts brought us together and our creative vision continues to keep us challenging and inspiring each other. We grow this magic between us through creating and capturing beauty all around us. AH: Congratulations on your recent nuptials! I bet it was a surreal experience and has inspired so many future pieces of work for you both! What has it been like traveling as newlyweds? JD: Thank you! We were married on the northwestern coast of Ireland in June and are now traveling the world on an extended honeymoon. We are beyond happy to be able to spend this time together fueling each other’s creative fire in some of the most stunning places in the world. Since our wedding we have traveled in Europe and Asia shooting some of the most breathtaking places together. We spent some time traveling Ireland, Scotland, and Iceland before spending a few months exploring Indonesia and currently we are traveling Northern Vietnam. AH: What is a typical day like for two traveling artists, if there is even such a thing as a ‘typical’ day? CH: While every day holds a new destination and new adventures, we try to keep some semblance of a routine, which can be challenging but this helps to keep us focused. JD: Whether shooting a spectacular scene in an epic location or capturing the beauty in tiny exquisite details of the seemingly mundane, our daily work consists of exploring new places and composing images within an ever-changing landscape. Together we are experiencing some of the most breathtaking places on earth. While we travel, it is not possible for me to do my resin work as that requires quite a bit of materials and a dust free workspace. Sometimes this can be difficult for me, especially because many of these destinations are so magnificent, my mind is filled with ideas of color and form and light. I am relishing in the opportunity to store these spectacular visions in my mind’s eye so that I can carry them back to my creative space. AH: Jessica, who or what are some of your creative influences? JD: Nature, and specifically the movement of water is so alluring for me. The beautiful textures and patterns that occur when water flows along a surface, its reflection of light, the colors mesmerize me and inspire my work. Heavily influenced by my love for the ocean, the depth of my resin work takes on a multidimensional appearance that resembles various waterscapes that can be viewed from an aerial perspective as well as that of the shoreline viewpoint. Kelingking Beach by Chris Hay



AH: We love to hear about how artists approach creating their work and their workspace set-up. Jessica, you’re a prolific multimedia artist—can you share with us what your work process is like? Do you have any rituals or habits you like to do before starting a piece? JD: My creative process is something that is continuously evolving. Chris’s methodical nature has helped me massively with my process as my artistic style can be quite impulsive and chaotic. We balance each other in this way. He is much more calculated, which can be crucial when working with resin as it cures relatively quickly. He has spent countless hours in the studio with me, building my space, organizing my workflow, and helping me to develop a more efficient creative process. While I can be impulsive, especially when I am excited about a new creative idea, I am also a creature of habit. I am ritualistic in much of my process. Before I dive into my creative projects, I center myself through my yoga flow. This allows me to clear my mind as well as keep my body limber and strong as resin work requires me to be standing over my pieces for hours at a time. Yoga teaches me to let go which breaks through barriers of self doubt or frustration that may arise. My creativity also flows more easily when I stimulate my senses, so I always play music and light incense in my studio while I work. This allows me to lose myself in the process which often results in hours passing before I know it and I am painting through the night. AH: Chris, your travel photography is out of control! What has been your most memorable photoshoot so far? Any places you’re looking forward to shooting next? CH: I’ve been lucky enough to have visited 50+ countries over the past decade, there are so many memorable moments to choose from. One place that’s special to me is the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. The desert has always fascinated me through its simplicity, light and shadows that are constantly changing, and epic night skies. Last year I took Jessie there for the first time to do an evening shoot. The conditions were perfect and I came away with some of my favorite photos such as “cosmic love.” It was so awesome to share this place with the woman that I love. AH: Chris, who are some of your creative influences?



CH: For my travel photography I’d have to say it’s the places themselves that really inspire me. I was a traveler before I became a photographer. I was seeing these beautiful places around the world and had to find a way to capture them and share those moments with others. There are photographers such as Ansel Adams and Peter Lik whose philosophy I align with; I like to create something beautiful for its own sake. My photos don’t have to have some deep hidden meaning, I am happy to produce work purely for aesthetic purposes. AH: Any current obsessions that keep the creative juices flowing for you both? JD: My yoga practice helps me to reflect on and evolve my creative process. Whether it is because of the physical exertion, or the time spent quieting the chatter of my mind, most of my understandings about my work come to me while I am practicing. Yoga teaches me to let go of fear, self doubt, or frustrations that may arise while I am painting. Flowing creatively is my lovely reminder to follow my intuition, in art and in life. CH: I love to watch YouTube videos on photography. I’m always looking at new styles and techniques to try out and the internet provides a constant supply of information. Every new skill I learn gives me the possibility to create a picture in a different way and that makes it really exciting. As a self taught photographer, this has been an invaluable source of knowledge and inspiration for me. AH: If you could collaborate with any creative person, dead or alive, who would it be? CH: I’d love to work with Russian photographer Kristina Makeeva. Her fantastical style of shooting and editing blows me away. You can tell that all aspects of each shot are perfectly planned and setup which I really admire. It’s not about being true to life but about creating a beautiful image and a sense of wonder and that is something I also strive for in my work. JD: One of my favorite creatives is Emma Lindström, a self taught artist from Sweden, who creates abstract marbled paintings based on emotions and energy. Her works have an ethereal and cosmic appearance that is a perfect balance of soothing and stimulating. Her process is very organic and free flowing which is apparent through the fluid nature of her work. To describe her work as enchanting would be a major understatement. I think we share an uninhibited creative style and I would love to collaborate with her.

Savanna Stroll © Chris Hay

AH: What piece of advice could you give to another creative, like yourselves, to keep up with their passion? JD: Follow your curiosity! Let yourself wander. Explore anywhere and anything that captures your attention for even a moment. If you find even a tiny glimmer of interest in something—give yourself a moment to look at it just a bit closer. Curiosity is one of our greatest gifts, everyone has it, and is the beginning of all creativity. Perfect shots and pieces are not completed everyday. They take time and hard work and sometimes we have periods of feeling creatively stifled or stagnant. Like most artists, we struggle with times of self doubt and fear which can leave us feeling unmotivated and at times, even defeated. The best medicine for this type of negative energy is to just play. Time and time again, when we do this, before we know it, our creative fire is roaring and we can barely move quickly enough to capture the light or spread color as ideas just flood our minds and spirits. CH: I’d say just to try and have confidence with who you are as an artist and let your style come forth naturally. I truly admire artists who can focus everything into a specific style and really master it but not everyone works like that. I’ve been taking photos since I was a kid but still can’t decide what kind of photographer I am. I carry a bag full of various lenses because on any given day I’ll go from landscapes to portraiture to wildlife. I sometimes doubt myself when I feel I have no focus or direction and have to remind myself that it is okay to be sporadic as long as I’m creating something beautiful. It’s all about being out in the world and capturing the moments that present themselves. AH: Where are you both off to next? Any cool upcoming projects on the horizon? CH: We’re also planning on starting a portrait and wedding photography business when we get back to the real world. It’s a totally different and challenging direction for me but something I’m super excited about. There’s something special about capturing those intensely close moments between a couple and I plan to put my own creative spin on it. JD: We are gathering inspiration and images through our travels now, however, we are looking forward to settling back in the states. We are excited to build a studio where we can create together. This time traveling has afforded us the opportunity to brainstorm quite a bit and we are excited to dive into some new projects combining our respective disciplines. CONNECT FOR MORE: Jessica--@jessicadadiomoff Chris--@irishxplorer + @thewildeyed + From top to bottom: Nature’s Canvas, Cosmic Love by Chris Hay



LAS OLAS CAPITAL ARTS OFFERS LOCAL ARTISTS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY By BAJA writer Joanie Cox-Henry Miami-based artist MaiYap is so passionate about the environment, she is literally taking a stab at how she feels about today’s current ecological predicament through her work. Beginning her career painting close-ups of flowers, later moving onto Everglades landscapes and then crafting abstract pieces, MaiYap will finish an abstract painting and then cut it with a palette knife to create deeper meaning and texture. “I want to feel the pain of the of the environment and how the earth might feel with a bulldozer going over it,” MaiYap said at her Oct. 11 “Colors of Gratitude” exhibition opening at Las Olas Capital Arts with 45 original works for sale. “There are many environmental concerns right now. We depend on the earth for our physical health and spiritual well-being, so we must embrace the planet with a sense of renewal and gratitude. Being grateful is the most healing love of all.” Founded and curated by Jodi Jeffreys-Tanner in 2016, Las Olas Capital Arts is the principal philanthropic mission of Las Olas Capital Advisors. Las Olas Capital Arts shines a light on local artists seeking to showcase their work. Artists interested in submitting their work to be considered for exhibition at Las Olas Capital Arts can contact Jeffreys-Tanner. Those desiring to attend a future exhibition can simply RSVP for these complimentary events through Las Olas Capital Arts’ Facebook page, Facebook. com/lasolascapitalarts.

Photos by Downtown Photo

“We’re in wealth management and I’m very passionate about supporting local artists because this ultimately provides a boost to the economy,” Jeffreys-Tanner said. “There is truly a lot of value to investing in art and local artists and it’s very rewarding to feature artists who are making the world a better place. If our featured artists sell anything, they keep 100 percent of the profits. Every four months, I choose a new artist to highlight here. January will be our next exhibition.”



MaiYap, From left to right: Confetti #16, Confetti #24, Confetti #19, Palette Knife Oil on Canvas 18” x 18” MaiYap, Hope #20, Palette Knife Oil on Canvas 60” x 36”




While many artist exhibitions typically retain a portion of proceeds from art work sold, Jeffreys-Tanner isn’t about that. “People are noticing Broward and the incredible art scene we have here,” Jeffreys-Tanner said. “I feel that the arts are so important. It touches everybody in a certain way. If you can help be a part of that process by exposing people to the arts and giving artists a chance to show their work, that’s the most rewarding thing. We can expose students to the arts in wonderful ways we never expected, through volunteer opportunities which can earn them school service hours and lead them to a newfound love of the arts. I want to be part of supporting the arts for the betterment of the whole world.” Jeffreys-Tanner, who is Chair of the Broward County Cultural Council, seeks out artists who are not only making meaningful art, but those who are also making a difference in the community. Jeffreys-Tanner then hosts the reception and exhibition at no cost to the artist. The art work is then exhibited in the Las Olas Capital Advisors office, located on Las Olas Boulevard. In addition to beverages and light bites for the Oct. 11 reception, students from the St. Thomas Aquinas High School’s jazz band in Fort Lauderdale entertained guests as they perused MaiYap’s art. “I’m very excited to be showing my work with Las Olas Capital Arts and thankful to Jodi Jeffreys-Tanner for a spectacular opening reception,” said MaiYap, who mainly utilized bright, vibrant hues to gentle pastels for the paintings in the “Colors of Gratitude” exhibition. “I truly believe in color theory and that certain colors will make you happy.” Oil painting often through pointillism, a technique utilizing dot patterns to form an image, which Vincent Van Gogh also utilized, MaiYap has garnered a prolific body of work. The Chinese-Panamanian artist, instructor and consultant who worked at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables for 13 years teaching art debuted her first solo exhibition in 2006 with “Flowers of Hope” in Miami. “The environment and nature have had a profound effect on my art,” MaiYap said. “I have talked to many experts and asked, ‘Why are we not doing more things on a personal level to stop the destruction of the environment?’” “When I first started painting more than 25 years ago, nobody was really doing close up pieces of flowers. I wanted to really bring the flowers out and delight the viewer,” MaiYap said. “My environmental abstracts that I most recently created express my deepest concerns about the struggle to preserve our planet.”

MaiYap, from top to bottom: Confetti #13, Confetti #27, Confetti #20, Palette Knife Oil on Canvas 36” x 12”



Photos by Downtown Photo

Interested in learning more about MaiYap’s exhibition or having your own artwork considered for an exhibition at Las Olas Capital Arts? Email Jodi Jeffreys-Tanner at jodi.tanner@ or visit

MaiYap, Sueños del Avila #3, Palette Knife Oil on Canvas 18” x 18” MaiYap, Garden of Eden, Palette Knife Oil on Canvas 30” x 30”






oanna Henly, known to the art world as Miss Led, shows us how a creative can propel art into the future. She steers away from the basic and jumps right into the technological trenches, defying the laws of physics with the size and medium of her pieces. From multilevel-boutique art designs, to full 3-dimensional masterpieces in virtual reality, Miss Led takes her talents wherever her passion takes her. She takes on each new realm of creation fearlessly and uses them as an opportunity to expand her artistic repertoire. She has even taken her skills and experiences and created two instructional books with a modern twist. The sky is the limit for Miss Led, and even then, she can grab a ladder or VR goggles and continue creating. She spoke with us at Art Hive and shared with us a glimpse of the method and motivation to her creative madness.

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Into Bloom by Miss Led




Gabriel by Miss Led



Art Hive: Would you mind telling our readers, in your own words, who you are and what you do?

AH: Can you tell us a bit about your new book, Pocket Art: Figure Drawing: The Quick Guide to Mastering Technique and Style?

Miss Led: I am a director of a design studio, but also a commercial illustrator, and a fine art painter and exhibitor; I am also an art director, so I pull together teams to produce content for different brands. I do a lot of exciting commercial stuff, and I also do a lot of work with galleries and exhibition spaces to create live work for events and for launches. I also exhibit these spaces; I’ve had some shows in Hong Kong, London, Europe, and I now teach my process to lots of different groups and students in various capacities all over the world.

ML: Other than it just being a really lovely opportunity, I have been planning to write a book for a while. I wanted to combine the work that I do for myself, the work that I am commissioned to do, and to bring that together with the work I do with other people, and how I teach, and the workshops I run -- to bring all those parts of me together. I hadn’t actually thought it would translate into an instructional manual, but when Rockport [Publishers] got in touch and asked me to create two instructional books, I thought that this might not be what I’d intended on doing, but this is kind of perfect. I spent my whole childhood working from these books; I grew up using them and I am very familiar with them, so it was really nice to be able to shake up that idea of what they should be. For me it was an opportunity to bring some color and some really exciting imagery and dynamic to it because I always found them really hard to follow, I found them a bit dry and I found them a bit too over academic and there was a lot of information that I didn’t necessarily need. It didn’t keep me motivated, so it was a really nice time for me to rethink and look at how to make it more accessible and a book to follow from the beginning to the end; somewhere you can dip in to try different things out, and share with friends, to carry around, and just to be something that is always there, I guess. And with adding my work, it was very important to show all the skills that I’ve developed, but also to show how my work looks and to give that sense of inspiration and motivation for the people looking at it.

AH: I know you’ve done an extensive amount of collaborations. What was your favorite collaboration that you worked on? ML: I worked with some amazing brands such as Reebok, Diesel, Nike - lots of very cool sports brands when I started out. I don’t know if you know Paul and Joe, I worked with the founder of Paul and Joe for a boutique in London and it was a really nice project, mostly because I had full reign. She had this amazing boutique which was four floors, and in the basement floor she had vintage clothes, so she had lots of retro 50’s to 80’s clothes; on the ground floor she had more contemporary but unique and modern, and then on the third floor she had another different style, and then she had a top floor, so within two weeks I got to create different stories and different realizations through my kind of creativity. It all happened as it went along because it all happened really fast, and it was really challenging; it was really scary but it was one of my favorite projects. Creating a window for Selfridges in London was also amazing because the history and heritage of that store; it’s such an opportunity. I love doing large scale hand painted live pieces for brands. AH: I saw that you were working on a virtual reality (VR) project with Google; can you tell us more about that? ML: Yeah, that was a huge opportunity that I know a lot of my peers haven’t had, not only to immerse themselves in virtual reality, but to be able to implement and use their art with the Google Tilt Brush. It is, as you imagine, another world; it’s something that is so beyond anything I have done before. I still do a lot of VR-based work. When I worked with Google a few years ago, they asked me to create anything; they just said, here are the tools, here is the software, please spend the day at the academy in Paris and just create something. I spent half of the day just trying to work it out because when you go into the virtual reality, you can’t see your body; you can’t see anything other than a dark space, the light from the control that you hold, the digital platform of that, and what you create. There was no way I could prepare what I was going to create because I didn’t really know how I would feel or what to expect; it’s an amazing space, and because Google has promoted my work through their website, I have had a lot of opportunities to use the software as it developed, and to be able to use it in lots of different ways. I did a project at the end of last year and I got to work with a company in Philadelphia. I spent a week in Philadelphia creating a film where I was responding to patients that were living with cancer and were sharing their stories about how they learned about having cancer, and how it felt, and how it impacted them and their families; they recanted really positive stories in their lives, and I was invited and commissioned to create these stories and make them into a real place in virtual reality space, but to make them in three-dimensional installations. That was amazing; I really loved being able to use it in that way. It’s still quite crude; you’ve seen my work, you see that its very detailed, it’s very controlled, and it’s very rendered. There’s a sense to perfection there whereas in virtual reality its very basic; its very different. I like using it as a tool and something as a process, and to be able to tell a story, but I don’t see it as something as a work of art, if that makes sense. It’s been really nice because it’s allowed me to look at my art in a different way.

AH: What entrepreneurial skills did you learn over the years that have helped you flourish your career? ML: Well I came into creating Miss Led studio with a few skills already; I worked in an office and did a little bit of PR work for about 6 months, I also taught people, so I was very familiar with talking about what I do and how I work. I think that other than having a skill, something that really helps being an entrepreneur is being excited about what you do; it’s not necessarily a skill, but some people need to learn to be able to talk about what they do without feeling like they’re pitching it or they’re selling it, but instead be like, "I’m really excited to do this." You’re delivering a message about what you do and that’s really important. It’s been 10 years this year of Miss Led, which is really exciting, and I’ve picked up a lot of work skills along the way. Besides working with and creating two books, I also produced with a team a couple years ago my first video tutorial, which was a 2-hour-long instructional video that I presented in my studio. I’ve done a lot of product launches for WACOM and Google, so through those experiences, my confidence has grown, how I present myself, and just being able to manage teams and to be able to manage my own projects when I’m working with other people; all of these things have developed. I’m always wanting to try new things and step out of my comfort zone, so I’m gaining skills from new people that I work with and gaining new confidences from just being in very different environments, and situations, and discussions. I moved away from London after 20 years this month. I’ve been living in Lisbon for 5 weeks now and that was very much about creating a new environment, meeting new people, trying new things, and having an experience where everything changes. I think that really helps keeps things new and fresh and exciting, and also scary. You need that element of fear to kind of drive you. It’s easy for me to sit in my studio and do all my business planning and my drawings, but it’s all about what happens outside of that. It’s about who I meet and how I talk about my work and how I present myself; it’s about all those things. I always got a very big smile on my face and when I talk about my work its infectious because people want to know more about what I do. I’m always trying to do new things and people want to know what’s coming next and I keep people guessing; I don’t know what’s coming next and it’s kind of exciting.






Top to bottom, left to right: Alex Gibney, Paddle Against the Flow; Johnny Ive, for T3 magazine; Lewis Hamilton, for T3 magazine; Raheem Sterling, for T3 magazine

Joanna in the studio. Photos courtesy of Sophia Schorr-kon /Third Lens Studio



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AH: Do you have any current obsessions that you would like to share with our readers? ML: Well I’ve got a few obsessions. I love looking at instructional tutorial videos and I watch a lot of the WACOM ones. Because I’ve decided to completely move my life and completely move my studio, there is one book that I’m stuck on at the moment and I’m going through pretty carefully. I can recommend this book – Organizing for Creative People: How to Channel the Chaos of Creativity into Career Success. I’ve been doing this for 15-20 years, and this is something good for someone just starting out, but it’s good for me too. It’s basically about how to set up your studio, what to have in your drawers, how to organize the emails that come in, how to organize for travel trips, and at the moment I’m going through social media. I am not that good with instructional books, but I am religiously working on this one. I would definitely say it’s a great recommendation. AH: If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be? ML: This is a good one. This is something that I feel strongly about; when I see other people that I love, when I look at my younger self, I think what I would say is believe in it and do not fill the space with worry and doubt. Believe in all the big things that people say to you, and don’t get caught up in the negative. It’s a really hard thing to do, and it’s even more difficult when you’re an artist because you have your identity and what you present and visually put out in the world; if anyone criticizes that, they criticize you, so you kind of got a double criticism. Age has really told me to trust in the good things and to shed the bad things that are said and felt; I say that a lot with students and people that want to be successful artists. Tell yourself this is what you want, what you believe in. You’re driving this, so just keep going and stop questioning. For more on Miss Led, please visit






There is no such thing as a person who doesn’t like to read - only people who haven’t found the right book. James Patterson deftly uses that which has made him the world’s most renowned author: words that have inspired us to love literature and earned him more New York Times bestselling novels than any other writer. By Dean Glorioso


n February 20th, acclaimed author James Patterson will be Palm Beach State College’s distinguished keynote speaker for STEAM 2019: A Conversation with James Patterson, Transforming Lives Through Literacy.

On the heels of a career in advertising, where he contributed to the iconic commercial jingle I’m a Toys-R-Us Kid, Patterson found success with his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, only after thirty-one publishers passed on the author’s literary debut that would earn him the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Since then, nearly 400 million James Patterson books have made their way into the hands of readers worldwide, a testament to the early determination of a master craftsman whose name today is synonymous with modern literature. The recipient of the 2015 National Book Foundation’s Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, Patterson has received awards and literary acclaim that honor his extensive library of work. From his series of suspense to collaborative thrillers to inspirational children’s and young-adult fiction, Patterson has brought us a myriad of fictional characters now embedded in today’s arts and culture. While we have been enthralled with Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club and Maximum Ride, Patterson has been on a philanthropic crusade to promote literacy. With approximately 32 million children and adults struggling with illiteracy across the country, James Patterson has inspired, entertained and taught us well beyond the power of prose. The Patterson Family Foundation has awarded over seven million dollars in scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities throughout the country. Close to home, Patterson has donated millions to the University of Florida’s College of Education to kick-start the James Patterson Literacy Challenge. Patterson has also contributed significantly to public school libraries, independent bookstores and, in West Palm Beach, the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, a high performing public school that sends more students to Juilliard than any other school in the country. A resident of Palm Beach, Patterson has focused outreach efforts on establishing after-school reading programs at four Palm Beach County middle schools where as many as 1000 books have been donated. In addition, he has also supplied books to schools in New York City, Los Angeles and Savannah, Georgia, well over 400 schools and countless students around the country benefiting from his generosity and vision to foster a love of reading.



Celebrating Patterson’s efforts to boost literacy, PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D., reflects, "We are fortunate to collaborate with Mr. Patterson, an esteemed member of the community, who has distinguished himself through his craft and compassion. His support of some of the country’s most under-resourced schools and youth programs has not only inspired others but also provides opportunities to enhance STEAM learning and initiatives." David Rutherford, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of PBSC Foundation, sees James Patterson and his work as having great influence on today’s students. "Through his philanthropic endeavors and focus on young-adult literature, Mr. Patterson is inspiring people to become lifelong readers, introducing them through storytelling to literature, arts, science and more. We are thrilled to have Mr. Patterson share his words and stories of inspiration, creativity and giving for this year’s STEAM event." In recent years Patterson has focused his mission and talents on younger readers, particularly middle years students. His Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with Albert Einstein Archives, follows twelve-year-old Max, an orphan who helps solve some of the world’s toughest problems through science. Unlike the real Einstein, Max is female, a purposeful choice by Patterson. "There are still a lot of places in the United States and around the world where girls and women are not encouraged to study math and science," says Patterson. Furthermore, he sees the series as some of his most significant work, perhaps helping more girls to consider careers in STEAM-related fields. And, as literacy makes all STEAM learning possible, James Patterson may be encouraging all of us to transform our own lives through literacy. We just need to find the right book. Presented by Bank of America, the STEAM luncheon is part of Palm Beach State College’s STEAM initiative, which aims to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled pwrofessionals in STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Goals for the initiative include increasing student scholarships, business partnerships, internships and other academic program enhancements to prepare more graduates for these high-wage, high demand positions. The event, chaired by South Florida businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne Boice, takes place on February 20, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. Individual tickets are $150, and a table of ten seats is $1,500. For information and more sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 561-868-3450.

Patterson is the world’s bestselling author, whose books have sold more than 380 million copies worldwide. He is also the first author to have No. 1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children’s bestseller lists. Photo by Stephanie Diani







PENTATONIX Interview by Marcela Villa, Angela Yungk, and Jessie Prugh Photos by Jiro Schneider

Pentatonix is an a cappella group that originated in Arlington, Texas in 2011 and has been sharing their talents with the world ever since. TV and technology helped pave the way for this ultra-talented quintet who won season three of NBC’s The Sing-Off and then in the era of the internet, went on to be a YouTube sensation. They are currently the 50th most subscribed to YouTube channel, boasting over 15 million subscribers and counting. Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying are the founding members, and together with Kevin “K.O.” Olusola and most recent addition, Matt Sallee, they are Pentatonix; the group named themselves after the pentatonic scale, with the five notes per octave representing the five members of the group. Each of the members has their own technique, adding a special variety of vocal sounds to perfectly blend in harmony with their peers. They released their debut album, PTX Volume 1, in 2012 and quickly followed that with their Christmas album, PTXmas. Their third album release, PTX Volume 2, was in 2013 and took Pentatonix to the Billboard charts, not only debuting number 1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, but also was 10th on the Billboard 200. In 2014, Pentatonix came out with PTX Volume 3, and they also released another holiday album, That’s Christmas To Me, which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) by the end of the year. By 2016 the album went Platinum, and Pentatonix continued to break records with each creation. Their first album with mostly original content came out at the end of 2015 and was self-titled Pentatonix; the album did not disappoint, debuting number 1 in the US Billboard 200 chart. Not only was Pentatonix their first album to debut number 1 on the Billboard chart, but by May 2016, it was certified gold. With each album came another success for the uber-eclectic quintet, releasing music and finding themselves on the Billboard charts, with no sign of slowing down. They released another holiday album in 2016 called A Pentatonix Christmas and found themselves with another Billboard 200 debut, as well as another number 1 debut of the Billboard Holiday Albums chart. They released PTX Volume 4 – Classics in 2017, and showed us their versatility by following that album with PTX Presents: Top Pop, Volume 1, which came out April of this year. Fast forward 6 years later, and Pentatonix has released another holiday album called Christmas is Here!, which is also the title of their current tour. These five young musicians have not only used the their talent to make beautiful music year after year, but to show us the plethora of sounds the human voice can make, and when carefully crafted, practiced, and perfected, it is no wonder they continue to be recognized by Billboard charts, YouTube subscribers, and everything in between.



Angela: You are here making a stop in Florida while on another massive tour, traveling around the country non-stop. Are there any rituals you all like to do before a show to prepare physically and mentally? Scott: Rehearsal, rehearsal, rehearsal. So, we have 45 hours of recorded rehearsals in five days, and we’re singing the arrangements lightly as we do those recorded rehearsals. And so it’s just repetition. I have a routine: I’ll steam for fifteen minutes and then I’ll warm up for twenty minutes. Kirstin: I’ve recently been listening to peaceful piano. I feel like for the show you have to be so hyped and energetic, and for the rest of the day we have to be very in it also. I turn off all the lights in my room and just have a moment to zone out and relax before I start warming up and drinking tea and getting back into the zone. It is kind of nice to take a second to relax. Mitch: We have to rest a lot, especially on this tour. This is the most vocally physically demanding show we’ve ever done and it’s one of our longest tours, so we’ve been really taking it easy, and just getting a lot of rest and sleeping long hours, waking up at 2:00 p.m. every day and chugging water. You really gotta take care of yourself. Angela: Being that you are an a cappella group—what do you feel your voices can do that, perhaps, an instrument cannot? Scott: You know, I think what we do is really intriguing and interesting. When you watch it, it just feels like no other show. And I think that is what is so enticing about it to our fans. And I think what else is impressive about it as we’re singing non-stop, even if you’re not doing a solo, sometimes the background parts are harder than the solo. Like, you’re belting these long whole notes, for measures at a time. It’s just really exhausting for the vocal cords. I love that a lot of our fans kind of understand that and respect it. 42



Jessie: Are there any barriers or misconceptions of being an a cappella group that you feel you want to break through? Scott: I think we’ve broken a lot of barriers. I think a big barrier that we’ve had trouble breaking is that a cappella recording just doesn’t sound like anything that’s on the radio. It’s so specific and unique, which can be a good thing and a bad thing. I think it’s been hard to get radio play because programmers are like, this doesn’t sound like Rihanna. This doesn’t sound like a hit. It’s risky... if I were them, I’d probably be skeptical about putting it on the radio as well. But I think that’s the one barrier we really still have to break down. Angela: They want to fit you inside this box... Kirstin: They have an outline that fits and ours is just a little too niche to be so obviously radio friendly. Scott: We have to play to our strengths, like a phenomenon that came out of nowhere and really resonated with people. I think that would be the way that we’d get on radio. Angela: With such a strong following of fans on social media, you have the eyes and ears of millions. What important message or idea do you want to communicate to people through your music? Matt: For me, I think it’s just to chase your dreams. Keep going in music and believing in yourself. I’m a story of that; I was a fan of the group before and coming in and joining the group and becoming a member, it’s like...these things are possible. I’m very attainable to a lot of people and so, they think, wow, he did that, my wildest dreams can come true. So, that’s really inspiring and a really cool thing. Like, they we’re’s a cappella, it is so specific. It’s really cool to come to a Pentatonix show and realize, wow, I forgot that they’re singing the whole time. It’s a really cool phenomenon.

Scott: We’re all constantly searching for the next thing. I heard a song while I was in a spin class that I was like, “What if Pentatonix did something like this?” So I came to the group with ideas. It’s just about opening that part of your mind that is willing to take in new information and apply it to what you’re doing, which is really cool. Angela: What do want people to remember you by? Mitch: We’re such a collective of such different types of people and we’ve all come from vastly different backgrounds and it’s really beautiful that we can all come together and create music that has made so many people incredibly happy and has healed so many people. We’ve learned a lot about ourselves and each other and humanity as well through this group. It’s been really incredible. Kevin: I would say that, the thing I want us to leave is a sound that only we could have done. It doesn’t matter if it was ten years ago or ten years in the future, people still remember the sound because only this group of five people could specifically make this sound. Those are the artists I love the most. Like Billy Joel, it doesn’t matter if it was thirty years before or thirty years after, you will always remember Billy Joel’s sound and what he did and the songs that he wrote because only he could write those songs. That’s what I hope we have. Jessie: Someone creative who is listening to this may be silently freaking out, not knowing where to even begin on their creative journey. What piece of advice could you each give that person? Scott: I would say everyone feels self-doubt, so commit to your idea and take the time, even if you start to hate the idea, to finish it. Finish all your projects, create the habit of finishing projects. That is what will make you better and better. Some of the first projects I finished are the worst things I ever made, but you learn from that. I think so many people give up right at that hard part in the middle and they don’t go over that hump, and if you give up on every project, you will never grow.



Scott: I also think another special thing about Pentatonix that we do and some advice that we give is when you’re starting an arrangement or starting a song, or just creating something in general, start with the question. “How can we make this different than anything else?” “How can we make this special, engaging and keep people’s attention?” I think that one of the reasons Pentatonix is successful is because we always have that conversation. If this feels too much like everything else, why would someone watch more than one minute of this? If we can’t answer that, then we go back to the drawing board and we try to add something here, something there, that will give it that special vibe. Jessie: Are there any musicians or artists, dead or alive, that you would love to perform with? Kevin: Michael Jackson...that would be crazy! Scott: Can you imagine if we collaborated with Freddy Mercury? Angela: Being that you guys are so creative, how do you not lose that drive and focus because, as a creative person, even if you have the momentum going, you can still fall off and get bored with anything. Kirstin: We all have a lot of different creative projects and we are able to creatively stimulate ourselves outside of the group, and within the group too. It’s exciting to be doing something on the side that’s kind of your own project because you learn a lot from that and then you can also bring that back to the group and vice versa. I feel like, all our different experiences, whether it’s creatively or rest wise, stimulate us to come back to the group and have new things to offer. Matt: Even in Pentatonix, with me coming in as a new member, it’s a new sound and new things and I bring different qualities and it’s fun to change up, and kind of explore what that is.

Kirstin: Take all the opportunities that you have and really put yourself out there and go for them with all of your effort. Every audition I’ve done so far I’ve learned a lesson from. Even recently I did an audition where I didn’t get the part but I fully committed and put myself out there. It’s one of the best auditions I’ve ever had. I just went for it. Don’t be afraid to take your opportunities, don’t be afraid of them because you learn so much from them. It’s going to be that experience that really pushes you. Mitch: I would say don’t compare yourself to other people or artists because truly, as I’ve gotten older, I learn more and more that we’re all on such individual, independent paths that you can use someone as an example but you can’t follow their every move because you are your own individual and artist. Along with what Scott was saying, even if you doubt yourself, I think you should just either finish something or start something if you feel inspired to do so. If you never make that first step, nothing will happen. Matt: Know what your weaknesses are and understand your strengths. Sometimes I don’t think people are clear on that. If you don’t understand that then you don’t know how to go forward. So I think seeking clarity and intention on those things will help you become a much better artist. Over all theme, seek clarity and intention in general. If you don’t have that, then you’re going to go through life in a wishy-washy manner and if you have clarity, then you’ll know exactly what your days are about, how you spend your time to get your goals done. Kevin: Enjoy what you’re doing. So many times I’ve been so focused on getting that note right or getting that part. Really live in the moment and enjoy what you’re doing, because you won’t get that time back and be able to look back and say I wish I enjoyed that. For more on Pentatonix, please visit CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE



Porgy Bess and

f you close your eyes, you can almost feel the warm Southern air blow through the theater as soprano Brandie Sutton belts out the indelible “Summertime” from the folk opera “Porgy and Bess.” Even though it’s been more than 80 years since its groundbreaking debut, it’s as if the emotional pangs and heartbreak associated with the classic tale of tragic love in the deep South has been bottled up and released onto the South Florida stage.

When George Gershwin set out to produce an opera based on DuBose and Dorothy Heyward’s play “Porgy,” he knew the work would be head-turning at the least. For the composer behind hits such as “Rhapsody in Blue” and “An American in Paris,” it wasn’t just melodious, operatic songs that he felt would be memorable; it was also his casting of a predominantly black cast to sing, act and portray life in the Charleston slums in the early 20th century. According to the Seattle Times, at the opera’s 1935 debut in New York City, traditionally white opera audiences were shocked, and black community members became spirited at their chance to revel in a classical theater setting. Fast-forward to today, and the South Florida Symphony Orchestra is looking to pick up where Gershwin left off. To produce an opera today and present it to a contemporary audience is no easy feat. But to produce an opera that’s considered one of America’s best stories with an all-black cast, some of whom are from South Florida, to an audience that mixes both seasoned theater aficionados and first-time operagoers from an urban community is a radical idea altogether. However, it’s one that the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, an organization with a history of rarely backing down from challenges, is proud to present. 44


Founded in 1997 as the Key West Symphony Orchestra by Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso, the organization expanded two years later to become the South Florida Symphony Opera, a company that now serves audiences from as far north as Monroe County and as south as Mile Marker 0. As one of the few classical symphonies in South Florida, its carried the torch of some of history’s greatest composers for the benefit of local audiences. The idea of presenting “Porgy and Bess” came to Alfonso almost organically. She had been working with Fort Lauderdale-based baritone Neil Nelson for nearly four years, notably producing pop concerts together. “Neil is an incredible voice, and I’ve always wanted to do something special with him that would be something that the community enjoyed,” Alfonso says. “But I couldn’t figure out what that was until he suggested we present ‘Porgy and Bess.’” Alfonso says she couldn’t pass up this opportunity, especially considering her personal connection to the opera. The first time she saw the opera was in conservatory at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. “When the character Serena sang her aria about losing her man, you could hear a pin drop; the audience was so silent,” Alfonso says. “And when she was done, the audience erupted. It was so powerful. So when Neil had brought the idea to perform “Porgy and Bess,” it brought up so many memories that I couldn’t shake.” But Alfonso knew that they just couldn’t present an ordinary production of the beloved opera. It had to be special. So she enlisted the help of several heavy hitters in the theater world, including Richard Jay-Alexander, a 40-plus-year veteran of the Broadway stage who produced and directed productions of “Les Miserables,” “Miss Saigon” and “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Symphony photo by Manuel Nageli; Actress photo by Daniel Mccullough


By BAJA writer Nila Do Simon

As show’s the stage director, Jay-Alexander’s vision was one Alfonso felt was one of the most progressive she’s ever seen. For example, Alfonso originally had the orchestra placed in its traditional location of the pit. But as Alfonso recounts, Jay-Alexander said, “How are we going to have an orchestra playing Gershwin’s memorable music from the pit? They should be on the stage.” So, guess what: The company’s 70-piece orchestra will appear on stage alongside the cast. In addition to Broadway veteran Jay-Alexander, Alfonso also reined in the talents of Paul Tate DePoo, an internationally recognized set and production designer who has worked with the likes of Tony Award winner Savion Glover and on the Tony Award-winning production of “Anything Goes.” A Key West native himself who matriculated in the orchestra’s Symphony in the Schools program before designing the sets for the Broadway-bound productions of “Titanic” and “War of the Roses,” DePoo gladly took on the assignment of transforming the theater stage into the slums of Catfish Row and early 20th-century Charleston, South Carolina. But DePoo just didn’t create a typical set; he created a virtual one. Instead of fake, plastic oak trees or unrealistic wooden house structures meant to emulated the Catfish Row, DePoo suggested a set that used blank blocks of different dimensions and placed throughout the stage. On them, video

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra also engaged Sen. Perry Thurston and his wife, Dawn, to be the presenting chairs of the show. Through his work in the African American communities, both as a community leader and activist, Sen. Thurston has been active in promoting the arts and the orchestra to neighborhoods that have traditionally been more interested in football and basketball. And so far, it’s worked. “I already have several fraternities who have specifically requested that we save them seats at the production,” Thurston says. “With their participation, as well as others’, this can be a catalyst to future opportunities with the community.” But Thurston admits an obvious hook is the all-black cast itself. “For some people, there has to be something that makes them take a second look,” he says. “Community members can say for the first time that ‘these entertainers look like me.’ And that has to be powerful.” Former news broadcaster Jacqueline “J.C.” Hayward has been tapped as the chair of the gala, which will take place at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on January 23. A part-time Fort Lauderdale resident, Hayward came into national prominence for being the first female news anchor Washington, D.C., in the 1970s, and the first African American female news presenter. As an avid arts supporter and enthusiast (Hayward once considered


projections of the actual setting would be casted, creating a true, constantly in-motion depiction of Charleson with depth and impact instead of the ordinary static set.

a career as a concert pianist), she has been a South Florida Symphony Orchestra season ticket holder for several years and couldn’t pass up the chance to get involved with its production of “Porgy and Bess.”

Despite the age-old tale of “Porgy and Bess” displayed in classic opera fashion, for Alfonso this production is something truly different. “We’re doing something with Richard and Paul’s progressive visions,” she says. “We’re melding the old and the new. Yes, the music is true to opera themes, but discovering things like the new technology Paul is presenting is going to elevate everything we’re doing.”

“I had the opportunity to befriend the very first Porgy, Todd Duncan, who Gershwin hand selected to play the lead role,” Hayward says. “So the history of this opera has a special meaning to me. I remember hearing about how Todd Duncan staged a protest in Washington, D.C., in 1936 due to African Americans not being allowed to attend the show. Eventually, they were admitted, and it was he who opened up the National Theatre to the black community.”

The cast itself is a who’s who of theater performers. After securing Nelson in the titular role of Porgy, the company also confirmed stage veterans Brandie Sutton to play Bess and Jermaine Smith to portray Sportin’ Life. Local performers are also joining these well-known artists on stage, thanks to the South Florida Symphony Orchestra holding open auditions in Fort Lauderdale. Audience Participation With such a special, never-seen-before production in the works, the symphony wanted to showcase it to an audience who would not only appreciate the performance, but might be inspired to delve deeper into the arts. So, the company set off to create several community outreach programs to the African American communities, including traditionally all-black fraternities and sororities, and urban neighborhoods. Leading up to the Jan. 16, 19 and 23 performances, the company held several “Symphony Chats,” or community sessions that break down the perceived barrier that operas have traditionally had.

Even with the clear social and demographic impact of the production that echoes to this very day, Hayward doesn’t want the audience to forget an essential part of the show: the music. “‘Porgy and Bess’ is something where you can leave the theater and continue humming,” she says. “You know the melody, you know the tunes. You might not know the words, but you know how it sounds. And isn’t that what good music is all about?” South Florida Performances • Jan. 16, 2019, Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami • Jan. 19, 2019, Tennessee Williams Theatre, Key West 20th Season South Florida Symphony Gala January 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 For tickets please visit






Overwhelmed by the thought of turning your passion into a steady paycheck? Business education tailored to creatives can help you make it happen. Photo Credit: Spencer Imbrock


By BAJA writer Christina Wood tudents at the country’s top art schools may take classes in painting, printmaking or sculpture. They can study drawing one semester and digital photography or documentary filmmaking the next. By the time they graduate, they no doubt will have honed their talent and mastered the skills needed to be a professional artist.

But they probably won’t know the first thing about running a business. These days, knowing how to market and sell art can be just as important for an artist as knowing how to create it. “The way we describe it, it’s another color on the palette,” says Jim Shermer, who heads up the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute offered by the Broward Cultural Division. “It’s something you have to learn how to use just as skillfully as the other techniques.” Carolyn Edlund, director of sales and events at the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF), a nonprofit organization working to equip visual artists with the knowledge needed to be successful entrepreneurs, agrees. “The market is really changing,” she says. “Technology has turned everything completely upside down.” In February, CHF will partner with the Broward Cultural Division and ArtServe to present the Fort Lauderdale Art Business Conference: Conquer the Changing Marketplace. The two-day interactive training will cover a broad spectrum of topics ranging from planning to execution – including branding, portfolio development, revenue streams and online sales strategies. Do It Yourself The days when all you had to do was find a gallery to represent you are over,



Edlund says. “Artists need to understand how to be responsible for their own businesses, rather than depending on somebody else to market and sell for them.” If you’re an artist, don’t worry – that doesn’t mean you have to do everything yourself. You may want to hire someone to design your website, create a media kit for you or do your taxes. “Outsourcing makes sense,” Edlund says. “When it really comes to what you want, where you fit in the art world and where you’re going – I think that’s where artists need to have clarity.” Edlund, who runs the popular art business blog Artsy Shark and is a big believer in detailed planning, will be one of the presenters at the Fort Lauderdale Art Business Conference in February. In addition to her work for CHF, she has experience working with artists as a private consultant and has written seven e-courses on the business of art as well as scores of papers on the subject of the ever-evolving art market. Elizabeth Hulings, CHF founder and daughter of noted artist Clark Hulings, will also be presenting. She specializes in the kind of practical business skills and strategic tools that are the building blocks of a successful entrepreneurial ventures. Corporate storyteller Daniel DiGriz, who writes a Forbes column and hosts podcasts like The Thriving Artist™ and ClientPipe™, will be on hand to help artists develop their brand narrative as part of an effective marketing campaign. A panel of local experts will also be convened. “We’re going to be talking about doing a career blueprint. Then there are topics like pricing, selling art online and also understanding the different markets that artists have,” Edlund says. “There will be breakouts and a lot of audience interaction. [Attendees] will be doing self-evaluations and really looking at where they stand and what’s next for them.

Fort Lauderdale Art Business Conference: Conquer the Changing Marketplace Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 - 2, 2019 8 am to 5:30 pm ArtServe 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Registration, which also includes Colleague-level access to CHF’s Digital Learning Portal for one year, is $345 through the end of the year; $395 after Jan. 1. Seating is limited.

Since 2007, more than 770 artists have attended the Division’s Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute, a four-weekend program open to artists in all creative fields featuring lectures, panels and interactive workshops led by topranking arts practitioners and industry professionals in South Florida.

Do things like business taxes, inventory, and pricing have your head spinning? Arts-focused training can help clear the confusion. Photo Credit: Al Qunno

Agents of Change The Broward Cultural Division has been at the forefront of the movement to provide essential business training to artists. “If you look at some of the traditional business training programs, they will teach you how to start a more conventional line of business, or service, but we noticed that there wasn’t really any arts-focused type of training,” Shermer, the Division’s grants administrator, says. Since 2007, more than 770 artists have attended the Division’s Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute, a four-weekend program open to artists in all creative fields featuring lectures, panels and interactive workshops led by top-ranking arts practitioners and industry professionals in South Florida. Shermer was contemplating the possibility of offering another level of training when he was contacted by CHF about a potential partnership that would do just that. The art business training offered by CHF is a great complement to the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute, Shermer says. “They offer a greater depth of services to artists. There are art-business accelerator services, mentoring programs, a host of learning services beyond what we’ve been able to accomplish.” Those who register for the Fort Lauderdale Art Business Conference in February will have an opportunity to explore some of those offerings. “Every student who signs up for the event gains access to our online learning portal which is a robust center of all kinds of training and videos and arts business topics as well as a community where they have discussions and groups, a place to go for answers and networking and so forth,” Edlund says. “That continues the education and the relationship after the event is over.” While CHF’s Fort Lauderdale Art Business Conference will offer new avenues for established artists and graduates of the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute to explore, the training is also a good fit for younger artists. “Our programs are designed for a variety of artists,” Edlund says. “We are looking at artists who are serious and who are ready to direct their own careers.” After all, as Elizabeth Hulings says, “Art is a business and artists should run it.”




TOMATO BISQUE By Bruce Helander The exclusively human exercise of modelling moist earthen clay into decorative or serviceable objects can be traced back for millennia to primitive societies that were determined to improve the quality of their lives. For example, prior to the discovery of “curing” clay by intensive heat, the most practical method for scooping up drinking water was to “cup” one’s hands together, creating a ten-fingered temporary seal which, although not exactly drip proof, quenched thirst in a simple, convenient way. In fact, archeological antiquity shows us that the first found clay fragments that were buried underground for thousands of years quite miraculously survived and most often were handmade decorative spheres originally strung together into bracelets and necklaces. Ceramics is one of the most ancient industries; the oldest known ceramic artifact, the Venus of Dolní Věstonice, was created during the late Paleolithic period. Later, particularly in prehistoric tombs in places like ancient China, armies of standing terracotta soldiers were discovered frozen in formation as potential spiritual guardians to accompany an emperor securely and safely into the afterlife. Fast forward to the time of sophisticated, high-fired, hand-built earthenware, when manipulated clay began to go in many inventive directions and evolved into bona-fide works of art. In today’s art world ceramics has become not only a legitimate object to acquire but is a medium ripe for exploration and self-representation and has developed an enthusiastic collector base. Throughout art history, clay certainly has been a perpetual component in combining creativity with a useful purpose, but the functional attachment ultimately morphed into a constructive artistic tool by modern and contemporary artists. Picasso likely was the first internationally famous artist to take a break from painting and jump to ceramic works with a passion. Salvador Dali followed Pablo with a “melted” ceramic clock, and these pioneers opened the doors to other contemporary artists who wanted to advance beyond the canvas. Willem de Kooning, the celebrated abstract expressionist painter, experimented with molded clay in a well-known series titled the “Clam Diggers.” To many, the concept seemed unrealistic. What would a figurative clay sculpture look like crafted by the same hand as a renowned action painter? Answer: It looked remarkably just like his abstract work, complete with thumbprints! Contemporary ceramic art is having a great revival in the realm of fine arts, including numerous museums that have added contemporary sculpture into their exhibitions and permanent collections. It was Peter Voulkos who first shook things up when he decided to poke holes and incise cuts into his unglazed vessels as a revolutionary gesture for ceramics as contemporary sculpture that set the art world on fire. Following his footsteps in innovation and eccentricity were stoneware artists such as Arlene Shechet, Ken Price, Betty Woodman and Ron Nagle. Others like Jesse Wine, Alana Wilson, Jun Kaneko and Klara Kristalova began to define the limitless possibilities of ceramic art, not just as a long-respected utilitarian skill, but as a genuine fine art extension instrument now recognized and highly respected. Today it is not at all unusual for artists like Kiki Smith, Louise Bourgeois and even Jeff Koons to explore the demonstrative versatility of hand-built clay sculpture that first attracted de Kooning to wet earthen media in the first place. Koons’ recent 12 x 10 ft. aluminum sculpture titled Play-Doh, initially constructed in a maquette actually using Play-doh (inspired by Koons’ son making a Play-doh mound) recently was auctioned off by Christie’s for $22.8 million. Francie Bishop Good is a gifted painter who recently exhibited her curious canvases in a solo exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, and like many of the artists mentioned above, has expanded into dazzling hand-assembled ceramic sculptures that are on exhibit at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale in “Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting” (continues through June 30, 2019). Jim Leedy, best known for being unknown as a brilliant ceramic artist (his mother had an urge to eat clay during her pregnancy with him!), whose abstracted forms are on the same talent level of de Kooning and John Chamberlain. Like Leedy, Francie Bishop Good also has a curious and intuitive talent for integrating her natural aesthetic as an accomplished painter into her ceramic pieces. This new clay series began almost as art therapy for the artist after Donald Trump was elected president. Something tangible to hang onto perhaps, or a necessary positive over what she saw as a huge negative. Most artists feel compelled from time to time to experiment with different approaches to their work at different times in their lives. Robert Rauschenberg was legendary for experimentation, particularly his involvement with the E.A.T. (Experiments in Art & Technology) projects. Chamberlain tried making cut-out foam sofas as sculpture and Damien Hirst has attempted to try just about any material, from spin paintings to medicine cabinets to pasting butterflies on canvas. Opposite page: Multi-colored ceramic sculptures on the Bishop Good’s studio shelves.



Francie Bishop Good, Floating Purple, 2017, Bisque-fired raku clay with synthetic polymer paint, 8 x 12 x 9 in.




In the circumstance of Francie Bishop Good, who was untrained in the use of ceramics, she began with vigorous experimentation in an unfamiliar substance without a concrete plan of action, initial sketches or any preconceived notion of what three-dimensional shapes would blossom from this new direction. The outcome not only was emotionally and aesthetically therapeutic, but it motivated the artist after early positive experiments to push forward with an ambitious series of hand-built objects. The final fired work truly is a kind of metamorphosis from paint on canvas to sculpture made from clay. For Bishop Good, she quickly discovered with this new malleable material that many of its characteristics had a seductive quality, which she enjoyed incorporating into various series throughout her colorful career. Her most recent solo exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum of Art cleverly utilized high school photo portraits from both her mother’s yearbook and her own and presented a collage of imagery often drenched in bright colors that seemed to mesh together.

Francie Bishop Good, Melted Nikon, 2018, Bisque-fired raku clay with synthetic polymer paint, 7 ½ x 7 x 5 in.

Francie Bishop Good, Broken Coil, 2018, Bisque-fired raku clay with synthetic polymer paint, 7 x 8 x 6 in.

Like a classic abstract expressionist painting that has no planned beginning or end, Francie Bishop Good begins producing a solid silhouette in clay with only an intuitive sense of construction that investigates the often-sensual possibilities of handling a damp, amorphic irregular orb by pushing and pulling the materials in several directions until a plan of impromptu proportions, as they say, takes shape. The big difference from painting is that color and developing images are applied at the same moment, while ceramics must first be fashioned either by hand or by way of a potter’s wheel, and when the profile is considered complete, the raw piece is loaded into a brick kiln and fired. When it cools down it is known as ‘bisqueware.’ Bishop Good does not presuppose what hue needs to be applied in the initial stages of constructing a clay sculpture. In fact, the artist has stated that she “has no idea” what’s going to eventually surface in color until she begins the process of brushing on synthetic polymer paints, as well as sometimes using inks and occasionally even adding tiny beads. Francie Bishop Good is a fearless applicator of imaginative structures and often bizarre Day-Glo color schemes that seem to be natural allies for her free-wheeling approaches that can feel naïve and primitive while awkwardly balanced with a natural sophistication and built-in charm that can bring a smile to your face. At first glance, Bishop Good’s ceramics may take on the appearance of childlike innocence and imperfection, as if these forms may have hatched from a pre-school ceramics class where students have prepared something unusual for Mother’s Day. But the second glance clearly reveals a deliberately unpretentious flavor of both asymmetric elements and color, for which the artist Jean Dubuffet strived for in his paintings and sculpture. There is a consistent dramatic richness to Bishop Good’s ceramic series that when observed as a unit offers the viewer a comprehensive and cohesive understanding of the thoughtful and somewhat precarious equilibrium between elegance and naïveté that provides a satisfying edge. Since the artist resides in South Florida not far from the Atlantic Ocean, it’s not surprising that many of her clay objects take on an aquatic, almost natural sponge-like essence and texture. Some of the works have a distinctive aura and tint of slightly bleached coral while others take on a shell-like personality that’s gently kissed by sea water algae and accented by dozens of deliberate “scored” punched holes (see: Voulkos!) that add a distinctive aquatic attitude. The work titled Floating Purple is an exquisite example of a careful blend of believable and sensitively brushed on pigment. In Broken Coil, the artist switches gears and proposes a simple form falling from its own weight, but perfectly anchored to the ground with the grace and proportion of a tabletop John Chamberlain. Occasionally Bishop Good adds a touch of humor, like de Kooning’s red lips that he incorporated into his paintings, or ceramicist Robert Arneson’s large heads that wear cheeky grins. In Melted Nikon, the pinch pot construction seems to have deteriorated after years of salt water punishment where all that’s left of this sunken treasure is a lens-less box camera skeleton waiting for a decisive moment. There is much to enjoy with these unassuming rolled out masses of clay, that amazingly come to life through the artist’s skilled hand and a good measure of well-baked objects rising to new heights that are made to last. More at —Bruce Helander is an artist who writes on art. He is the former Provost of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he received a master’s degree in painting and first met Peter Voulkos and Norm Schulman, the head of the ceramics department at the college. He is a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and is a member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE



ARTLIT 2019: A DAY OF HEROS A Celebration of Art and Literature in South Florida

Photo by Andy Royston

ArtLit is a community celebration of art and literature. This year’s theme—A Day of Heroes—will take over the areas surrounding the Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center with a playful explosion of live chalk art, canvas art, music, virtual reality demonstrations, interactive experiences and fun for all ages! Everyone is invited to join in a day of artful literary entertainment­—a perfect way to celebrate Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center’s one-year birthday. In 2018, Broward County Library and Cultural Division held its first ChalkLit festival and saw record-breaking crowds at the Main Library. Pompano Beach Cultural Center held a successful ArtPop celebration this year as well. On January 19, 2019, both celebrations will be combined and expanded to present ArtLit: A Day of Heroes. Live art creation and entertainment will take place both day and night for a total of ten hours and there is no cost to attend. 52


Broward County Libraries Director Kelvin Watson said, "We are excited to follow our successful 2018 ChalkLit festival with an even bigger event in 2019 with ArtLit. What a great way to celebrate the one-year birthday of the Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center! I’m sure the heroes theme will be a fun and inspirational subject for the artists participating as well as everyone who attends. We all need and appreciate heroes." ArtLit is a signature event for Broward County Library Reads. The month-long program celebrates the power of the written word and features events for all ages. The theme for the 2019 Broward County Library Reads is heroes and features the books of bestselling local author Brad Meltzer. Recommended books include: The Escape Artist (for adults), Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter (for youth), and the I am...Ordinary People Change the World picture book series (for children). Save the Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019 Visit for more information and sign up on Eventbrite for a free ticket!

From top to bottom, left to right: Girl enjoying chalkboard by Downtown Photo; Harry Potter by Andy Royston; Woman creating mural by Andy Royston; Chalk hands by Monica McGivern; Family fun by Monica McGivern





The arts will be in full motion with kinetic artworks from around the nation this February in the City of Boynton Beach. “Phoenix Rising” by Tom Brewitz

By Christie Galeano-DeMott This isn’t a typical art exhibition. With dazzling light, brilliant colors and silhouettes that shift and flow, kinetic art is bursting onto the streets of Boynton Beach and bringing a little magic with it. Taking place on February 2-3, 2019 in downtown Boynton Beach, the event debuted in 2013 and was the nation’s first-ever kinetic art exhibition and symposium.

One of those is John King’s “Beat Trail”, a series of three-foot wide discs painted with translucent colors that entice the viewer to playfully spin them while getting lost in their reflective light. Another interactive installation is Craig Colorusso’s “Sun Boxes”, a collection of 20 solar powered speaker boxes. Responding to human interaction,each speaker plays one single guitar note stimulated by a sensor.

/// Unconventional Art

Beju’s “Dude a L’Eau Dudali”, one of the six outdoor kinetic artworks created specifically for this exhibition, is the event’s first work to be displayed on the water. Floating on Pete’s Pond, directly behind Casa Costa a bright yellow canoe holds two sculptures the artist calls Dudalis. The work is a reflection of society that engages the viewer to decide which of the two Dudalis is disconnected from reality – the one untroubled while fishing or the one struggling to bail the water out of the canoe.

Kinetic art comes in all shapes and sizes but one thing is for sure, it’s not the classic fine art hanging in museums or galleries. Teeming with moving parts, radiating the rainbow’s spectrum of colors and urging viewers to touch, kinetic art is magical.

“My goal is to bring happiness and to encourage people to talk,” said Beju of his solar powered piece that he built inside his pool. “I really enjoy kinetic art and the challenges it brings. I have to align technique and science with my artistic perspective.”

The exhibition will feature 12 outdoor installations and as many as 50 indoor displays. The outdoor exhibit begins at East Ocean Avenue and NW 1st Street and ends at the Boynton Harbor Marina – a walkable distance for event participants to explore. The indoor exhibition will take place inside a large tent which will be installed at 114 N. Federal Highway.

The exhibition also welcomes its only artist collaboration with event veteran Jeffery Laudenslager and newcomer Deanne Sabeck’s piece “Chromesthesia”. Known for large-scale geometric kinetic sculptures, Laudenslager teamed up with partner Sabeck to create an 15.5-foot stainless steel and titanium piece that incorporates Sabeck’s glass mosaics. The colorful glass captures the light and passes it through a prismatic surface to create enchanting reflections.

“We wanted to engage people excited about art and kinetic art entertains, energizes and inspires,” said Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager for the City of Boynton Beach. “It’s a way to connect to a diverse group of people on many levels.”

When kinetics are made to move, they mainly are propelled by external natural stimuli like the sun, wind, water - or even by the viewer. They can also be interactive, eagerly waiting for the public to engage and even listen to them. 54


“This event was a great opportunity to do a piece together that was large and dynamic,” said Sabeck. “I’m very excited to see how people react to the sculpture and see it bring joy.”

“Lollipop Tree” by John King

/// Event Highlights The exhibition, which was created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and is produced by the city’s Art in Public Places Program, is designed to cater to both adults and children. This year, it has even added an Augmented Reality element. Instead of creating lengthy artwork descriptions mounted near the artworks, an app was created for the outdoor sculptures so that viewers can access it on their phones, shoot a target (similar to a QR code) and watch the artist augmented appearance come to life to talk about their creation. Throughout the weekend, there will be several interactive art experiences for visitors. Moving Toward Balance hosted by local artist Elayna Toby Singer is a one-hour mobile-making workshop. Through the process of creating a mobile with Mahogony seed pods combined with recycled objects, Toby Singer will work with participants to explore nature’s elements and the process of balancing oneself and the environment. (Saturday and Sunday at 11a.m. and 2p.m. - Dewey Park)

“Chromesthesia” by Jeffery Laudenslager and Deanne Sabeck

Residents and visitors alike will be able to discover the Kinetic Kanopi this year. This community project, which was introduced at the 2017 exhibition, will debut a prototype this year. A team of local artists, students and builders have a vision of a self standing canopy – similar in size to a bus stop – powered by wind and solar that may be built somewhere in the city as a gathering place for the community.


Local students are involved with the event through the Solar Shimmer Project. Florida artist Anthony Castronovo teamed up with British architect Eleonora Nicoletti to host several workshops at three local Palm Beach County schools to teach students how to make solar lamps. The goal is to introduce kids to kinetics and show them how to integrate this form of art into architecture and beyond. The artists will guide the students and teachers to install the 200 solar lamps along with shimmering disks to create a customized installation for the weekend event.

• Craig Colorusso’s “Sun Boxes” | 500 East Ocean Avenue

The event usually hosts a Symposium in conjunction with the exhibitions, but this year due to the redevelopment project, Boynton Beach Town Square, organizers decided to make the artist presentations a little more personal. Artists will be stationed at their respective artworks throughout the weekend for attendees to interact directly with them. (Times and locations will be posted on the The biennial exhibition, gives artists time to create new kinetics and the city enough time to host this internationally recognized event, welcomes artists from around the world and features the outdoor installations for a year. Private group tours can be requested throughout this upcoming year by contacting the Public Arts Manager’s office. Special docent tours accompanied with a sign language interpreter are also available. “The Kinetic Art Event builds awareness for Boynton Beach” said Arts Commission board member, Marcia Levine. “our strong commitment to build creativity, our community, our artists, and our ingenuity.”

• John King’s “Beat Trail” | 413 East Ocean Avenue

• Beju’s “Dude a L’Eau Dudali” | Pete’s Pond • Jeffery Laudenslager and Deanne Sabeck’s “Chromesthesia” | 306 E. Ocean Ave • Kinetic Kanopi | 114 N. Federal Highway • Solar Shimmer Project | 114 N. Federal Highway • Indoor Exhibition | 114 N. Federal Highway • Outdoor Exhibition | East Ocean Avenue to the Boynton Harbor Marina, Federal Highway and Boynton Beach Boulevard, and SE 1st Street • Dewey Park | 100 NE 4th Street




Top to bottom, left to right: Detail of Solar Time Plane by Dale Eldred, 1986, at Broward County Main Library 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale Accordant Zones by Barbara Neijna & Ned Smyth, Landscape with Sculpture, 1994, at Broward Judicial Complex 1201 SE 6 St., Fort Lauderdale Sailfish In Three Stages of Ascending by Kent Ullberg, 1990, at Broward Convention Center 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale



BASEL IN BROWARD SELECTED ARTWORKS COMMISSIONED BY BROWARD COUNTY’S PUBLIC ART & DESIGN PROGRAM Whether you live here, have family and friends visiting this Winter for the holidays (and sunshine), or you’re visiting South Florida for one of our many art fairs and festivals, here are some works of art to keep an eye out for this season.



Color and Rhythm, A Visual Orchestration by Yaacov Agam, at Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale 58




Unitas by William King, Sculpture Metal, 1993, at Public Safety Building, 2601 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 60


Whirls and Swirls and a Vortex on Water by Alice Aycock, 2009, at Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE


Centro de Formação by Sarah Morris, at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport - Terminal 1, Concourse A



Top to bottom: Feathers of Hope by Nathan Delinois, Painted Mural, 2015, at Edgar P. Mills Multi-Purpose Center 900 NW 31st Ave., BMSD Untitled by Ivan Chermayeff, Mural-tile design, 1984, at Broward County Main Library 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale Dazzle – Welcome to Port Everglades by David Dahlquist & Matt Niebuhr, Installation with Multiple Components, 2016, at Port Everglades 1850 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale






ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH | “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 the new generation of emerging stars.”*Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at the Magazine Collective Booth. WHEN: When-December 6-9, 2018 WHERE: Miami Beach Convention Center ART BEAT MIAMI | “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 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 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Little Haiti Cultural Center and Caribbean Marketplace

and collectors.” WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Mana Wynwood PULSE MIAMI BEACH | “Founded in 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fairis an established part of the annual art calendarand 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 6-9, 2018 WHERE: Indian Beach Park at 4601 Collins Avenue Miami Beach

ART MIAMI | “Over the last decade, Art Miami has secured its position as one of the most important fairs and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.” WHEN: December 4-9, 2018 WHERE: The Art Miami Pavilion • One Herald Plaza, Miami

RED DOT MIAMI | “Join us for a five-day contemporary art experience amidst the excitement and prestige of Miami Art Week. Red Dot Miami shines the spotlight on 50+ top galleries from around the world, showcasing work from over 300 contemporary artists. The show also presents a host of specially curated programs and unforgettable events to keep attendees inspired and entertained. And this year, Red Dot Miami is moving to the heart of the trendy Miami arts district known as Wynwood and taking over the iconic Mana Wynwood.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at this fair. WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Mana Wynwood

AQUA | “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 5 and open to the public December 6 - 9, has become the premier destination for prominent collectors and art aficionados to procure works by young, emerging and mid-career artists.” WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Aqua Hotel • Miami

SATELLITE ART SHOW | “Since its conception, SATELLITE has grown in scale and prominence and now features art-based projects by established commercial galleries, socially engaged non-profits, and international alternatives spaces. By fostering a range of programming, SATELLITE is able to offer patrons and collectors with a unique experience where art is at the forefront of creative expression, activism, and curiosity. In this way, SATELLITE is the antagonist to the standard fair. SATELLITE is your chance to experience what art is without the restrictions customary to traditional settings.” WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: 18 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136

CONTEXT ART MIAMI | “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.” WHEN: December 4-9, 2018 WHERE: The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion One Herald Plaza • Miami

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH | “The 18th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to the sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street. Featuring 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, SCOPE Miami Beach will welcome over 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 emerging contemporary art market.” WHEN: December 4-9, 2018 WHERE: SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion

DESIGN MIAMI | “Design Miami/ is more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first 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.” WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Meridian Avenue & 19th Street • Miami INK MIAMI ART FAIR | “The Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on modern and contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists. WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Suites of Dorchester • Miami MIAMI RIVER ART FAIR | “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-akind outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall that will feature monumental sculpture on the banks of the historic Miami River.” WHEN: December 3-5, 2018 WHERE: James L. Knight International Center NADA ART FAIR | “The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is the definitive non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art.” WHEN: December 6-9, 2018 WHERE: Deauville Beach Resort • Miami PINTA MIAMI | “PINTA Miami is an exclusive and intimate art fair created as a venue for the exhibition and promotion of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese art that includes the participation of fifty prominent galleries from the United States, Latin America and Europe. With a focus on the abstract, concrete, neo-concrete, kinetic and conceptual art movements, this carefully curated fair creates a platform that allows for a broader discussion amongst artists, curators

SPECTRUM MIAMI ART SHOW | “Discover Spectrum Miami, a curated contemporary art show in the heart of Miami’s artsiest ’hood. Back in the Wynwood District for the first time since 2015, Spectrum Miami is taking over the iconic Mana Wynwood. Featuring an international slate of artists and galleries, it’s where contemporary meets extraordinary. Join us for a five-day fine art experience, featuring Art Labs, Art Talks, Meet the Artist sessions, music, entertainment, and other special events.”*Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at this fair. WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Mana Wynwood SUPERFINE- THE FAIREST FAIR | “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 5-9, 2018 WHERE: 56 NE 29th St. Miami, FL 33137 UNTITLED MIAMI BEACH | “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 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Ocean Drive and 12th Street, South Beach, Miami ART FORT LAUDERDALE | “Art Fort Lauderdale combines the sale of art, luxury waterfront homes and rare collectible cars along the famed intracoastal waterways. The audience is mixed and curious, with a portion being individuals that are also interested in purchasing luxury waterfront homes, life time art collectors, collectors of rare collectible cars and people hungry for new artistic experiences.” WHEN: January 24-27, 2019 WHERE: Bahia Mar Yachting Center • 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale



ART FAIRS | PALM BEACH 3rd ANNUAL W.P.B ARTS FESTIVAL | “The 3rd 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 affluent visitors and 90 artists. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach Palm Beach and Broward County residents, plus engage our large seasonal tourist population. Tents will be located outdoors in the sculpture garden and in the parking lot.” WHEN: December 1-2, 2018 WHERE: Armory Art Center • 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach ART BOCA RATON | ““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. The five day 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. Collectors and art lovers are encouraged to take advantage of the fair’s full offerings to immerse themselves in enriching their knowledge in art history and current art trends in collecting and viewing art.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pickup at this fair. WHEN: March 14-18, 2019 WHERE: Research Park at Florida Atlantic University • Boca Raton ARTIGRAS | “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 16-18, 2019 WHERE: Downtown Abacoa • Jupiter ART ON THE SQUARE | “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 pickup at this fair. WHEN: March 2019 WHERE: Cornell Art Museum • 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach ART PALM BEACH | “As the art world sets its sights on South Florida, Next Level Fairs is reshaping the art fair concept for the 22nd edition of Art Palm Beach to connect exhibitors and collectors in dynamic new ways. The trendsetting founders of major fairs Art Miami and Art Asia Hong Kong since 1990 are once again breaking ground with a multifaceted redesign to make spaces as creative as the artwork on view. During Art Palm Beach 2019 visitors will take part in an immersive art experience as they gain access to crucial information about art and collecting in a comprehensive manner that reflects today’s modern market. ArtPalmBeach will offer visitors an unprecedented in-depth experience of all the art world has to offer.” *Art Hive Magazine will have a booth at the fair and copies of the latest issue will be complimentary to all guests. Jessie & Angela will also be speaking at the event--make sure to stayed tuned for more info on how you can attend the talk! WHEN: January 16-20, 2019 WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center • West Palm Beach ART SYNERGY | “Art Synergy is the unique county-wide movement of artists, businesses, and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s vibrant arts community. We strive to broaden the education and culture of our children and youth through the arts via joint parent/child experiences.” WHEN: During Art Palm Beach & Art Boca 2019 WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center & Palm Beach County Art Districts • West Palm Beach 66


CONTINUUM WPB ARTS | CONTINUUM WPB Arts is an annual pop-up art exhibition in Downtown West Palm Beach. Each year, CONTINUUM WPB Arts space holds over 200 works of art, including 3D ceramics and sculptures, created by over 50 artists. Some events at this art fair will include: Fundraiser Opening Gala, Collectors Brunch and Lecture, Body Painting Battle, Meet the Artists, the Mélange Fashion Show and Young Masters of Continuum.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pickup at this fair. WHEN: January 10-19, 2019 WHERE: Pop Up Space in Downtown West Palm Beach / City Place 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.” WHEN: April 13-15, 2019 WHERE: Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BOCA | “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 10, 2019 WHERE: Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center • 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton INTERNATIONAL KINETIC ART EXHIBIT AND SYMPOSIUM | “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.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pickup at this fair. WHEN: February 2-3, 2019 WHERE: City of Boynton Beach PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY | “The versatile and rich selection of works on display will have a strong focus on emergent talent, as well as blue chip mid-career cutting-edge artists, anchored by a fresh selection of secondary market works by top name artists from the Modern, Classical Modern, Post-War and Pop eras. It is estimated that nearly 1,000 artists from over 60 countries will be on display at the fair.” WHEN: January 10-13, 2019 WHERE: Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Pavilion • West Palm Beach X MARKS THE SPOT | “Graffiti is not a new concept in the artistic world. It has been around for thousands of years—since Ancient Egypt through Greco-Roman times to today. Its various manifestations, inscribing obscenities into ancient stone, letting us know that ‘Kilroy was here’ during World War 1, to the 1980s when when it was common to see spray paint and marker pens depicting colorful images in public places. Political statements were made and in the last century areas marked a gang’s territory. Ultimately it was seen as an unwelcomed form of vandalism to most. Now with the crossover of graffiti as mural art (think Banksy), these lines have been blurred and turned ‘misguided youth’ to professional artist. Showcasing the talents of our local artists, from the emerging to the professional, this exhibition will focus on the many styles and maturation of graffiti and mural art.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available during this 4 month long exhibition. Check it out and pick up a copy while you are there! WHEN: November 16, 2018-February 2, 2019 WHERE: Cultural Council of Palm Beach • 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth



staggers them so artists can perform 30 to 45-minute sets between afternoon and evening matches. It also allows attendees time to roam around and savor a cocktail or sit down to a chef-prepared meal without having to hurry back to the stadium for the next face-off. U.K.-born musician and music producer Ian Caven was tapped to direct the tournament’s robust entertainment program and to spearhead the acquisition of talent. “Ian is the guy who really knows who’s who,” says Butler, “especially the artists who are writing, producing, and performing their own work.” Caven doubles as the event’s emcee and enjoys treating audiences to a medley of original works and melodic verticals spanning from classic rock to old school hip-hop that he performs with his Delray Beach band, Cosmos Deli.

Bryan Bros Band with David Baron (Photo credit-Tim Cadiente)

Butler, who once partnered in a nightclub in Miami Beach and was a fixture in South Florida’s music scene, introduced the tournament’s lyrical component in early-2000 as an exposition for local artists to gain recognition and grow their fan base. He still recalls when Spider Cherry front man Nathan Mercado completely captivated a group of Canadian journalists with his unique combination of rock, soul, country, and funk. They blogged non-stop about his performance and posted his set to their social media pages. “You’re talking millions of eyeballs,” says Butler. “Now he has this great, new audience he never would have had before.”


THERE’S MORE TO THE DELRAY BEACH OPEN THAN WORLD CLASS TENNIS. THE 10-DAY TOURNAMENT HAS BECOME AN ENTERTAINMENT HUB WHERE PALM BEACH COUNTY’S MOST TALENTED MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS HOLD COURT. By Sally Shoor “You can always count on a good night if live music is involved,” says Mike Bryan, the top-seeded men’s doubles tennis player in the world. The Sunny Isles resident is also an ace at performing funk, rap, and country melodies with his tennis partner and identical twin brother Bob. The talented pair launched their eponymous band, The Bryan Bros, in 2008 and have played throughout the country with such instrumental titans as Maroon 5’s lead guitarist James Valentine and Counting Crows’ drummer Jim Bogios. In February, they’re returning to the Delray Beach Open with their lead singer David Baron and son of tournament director Mark Baron. “The Bryan’s really enjoy playing together and always attract a big crowd because everybody loves them,” says Delray Beach Open executive director John Butler. “They’ll play ballistic tennis then jump onto the stage and start shredding. It’s pretty cool.” Beginning February 15, the tennis tournament attracts the biggest and brightest stars of the ATP World Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. It also highlights a well-curated ensemble of bands, DJs, and musicians. SunFest stars Rocket To Anywhere with Ben Crane; Paul Anthony and the Reggae Souljahs; and Andrew Boxman and Big Sounds Better are a few of the returning favorites as well as Salt27’s resident DJ Mike Louis and the Grace Roots, a singer and acoustic guitarist duo who’ve attracted a following with their folksy riffs and light rock tunes. Unlike other tournaments that schedule matches back-to-back, Delray Beach Open

He also praises past performers such as R&B singer-songwriter Cohen Robinson who returns every year to packed audiences. “He always does a fantastic job with his performance and his voice is only getting better. It’s been a treat seeing and hearing him develop.” Caven agrees that showcasing a variety of new and experienced talent is paying off and he sticks to the rule that if it’s local it leads. “Everyone comes from the South Florida market, particularly Delray Beach,” he says. “The live music has been a fantastic addition to an already spectacular event.” This year, tennis enthusiasts will enjoy repeat performances by Shanna Lee and 86, a Jamaican crooner who sang the national anthem last year with a flyover by the United States Coast Guard’s helicopter squadron; Justin Rosario, a skilled and prolific singer and guitarist; and the Milagro Teen Leadership Band, a youth-based band composed of students in grades six to twelve. Art also plays into the sensorial experience of the Delray Beach Open. Agata Ren, a Boca Raton-based artist known for her provocative public art installations like the 7-foot chairs she designed to highlight Delray’s popular cultural attractions, created a dramatic art display that will be featured in front of the tennis center. She used yellow lettering and a tennis net to create a vibrant welcome sign that will hang between two palm trees complemented with colorful sails in pink, yellow, and blue. Eduardo Mendieta’s seismic mural he titled In Motion, is another example of how art’s transformative abilities can turn the banal into something extraordinary. The West Palm Beach muralist painted the community center’s western-facing wall, which boasts sight lines from nearly every seat around the stadium. Mendieta drew inspiration from a tennis serve how-to he read in a sports magazine. “What’s so fantastic is that it really challenges you to see what it is,” says Butler. “You really need to look at it to figure it out and when you do, it’s a serious aha moment.” We won’t kill the surprise but like everything else at the Delray Beach Open, it has winner written all over it. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 561-330-6000 or visit



Antonia Campri, 1947

Coming to The Wolfsonian­–Florida International University next month is a special exhibition co-organized with The Wolfsoniana, the museum’s sister institution in Genoa, Italy, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Italy in Miami. Made in Italy: MITA Textile Design 1926–1976, on view November 16, 2018–April 28, 2019, will explore fifty years of collaboration between the Genovese textile firm Manifattura Italiana Tappeti Artistici (MITA) and artists such as Fortunato Depero, Gio Ponti, and Arturo Martini. Pulling works from both the Wolfsonian and Wolfsoniana collections in a rare joint presentation, Made in Italy reflects the expert craftsmanship and full diversity of MITA’s production over its five-decade span. Original works, design drawings, and photographs will illustrate the firm’s remarkable output of rugs, tapestries, limited-edition art panels, printed fabrics, scarves, and major commissions that carried the banner of modernism from the age of Fascism into the 1970s. Made in Italy illustrates a cross-section of Italian creativity orchestrated by one of the most resourceful entrepreneurs of the twentieth century,” said Silvia Barisione, Wolfsonian curator, who organized the exhibition alongside her Wolfsoniana counterparts, Matteo Fochessati and Gianni Franzone. “It is truly unique to see designs of such a wide variety of art movements and styles produced by a single company. Through them, we can trace not only a succession of multitalented artists, but also an evolution of taste—a keen eye for that ‘next big thing’ in art.”

Carmi, Mulinello, 1957

Enrico Paulucci, Barche, 1953

Founded in 1926 by Mario Alberto Ponis, MITA was formed “with the aim of using new mechanical inventions in the manufacture of classic hand-knotted rugs”—thus merging new technologies with artisanal traditions for a characteristically Italian approach to industry. MITA began working in concert with creative thinkers on the forefront of modernism such as Fortunato Depero, Mario Labò, and Gio Ponti, who produced rug patterns and designs that captured the aesthetic spirit of Futurism, Rationalism, and the Novecento movement, respectively. Many of these partnerships lasted for years and were represented in submissions to world’s fairs and the esteemed Triennales of Decorative and Modern Industrial Art in Milan. Objects in this first section will include design drawings, ceramic pieces, and original rugs. Made in Italy continues the narrative thread of MITA’s history with photographs documenting the construction of a Rationalist-inspired factory in Nervi, a suburb of Genoa, in the late 1930s. Designed by Luigi C. Daneri, the new headquarters embodied the most modern trends at the time with a three-story, functionalist structure boasting a flat roof, clean lines, and ribbon windows that allowed natural light to flood the workspace. In MITA’s signature mix of old and new, Daneri blended contemporary elements like poured concrete and glass blocks with traditional, local building materials such as slate, terrazzo, and painted stucco. Though inaugurated in 1941, the factory was quickly converted into a military supply facility for the production of life jackets, emergency food bags, and helmets during the Second World War, and was ultimately occupied by the German army following the Italian armistice. Most of Made in Italy’s materials date to after the war, when MITA greatly expanded its offerings beyond rugs to include tapestries, fabrics, and other products. Collaborating with the most inventive and experimental artists of the period—many of them revolving around the magazine Domus—Ponis extended MITA’s visual vocabulary to include geometric abstraction, graphic illustration, and more, realized most vividly in limited-edition art panels printed on hemp or linen and signed by the artists. MITA began tackling ambitious projects for private homes, bars, clubs, and restaurants, and its influence was cemented with the firm’s participation in Italy at Work: Her Renaissance in Design Today, a trendsetting exhibition that toured the U.S. in the early 1950s. The Wolfsonian is located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors, students, and children ages 6–18; and free for Wolfsonian members, State University System of Florida staff and students with ID, and children under 6. The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10am–6pm; Friday, 10am–9pm; Sunday, noon– 6pm; and is closed on Wednesday. Contact us at 305.531.1001 or visit us online at wolfsonian. org for further information.

Enrico Paulucci Gabbiani, 1960





OPENS IN SOUTH FLORIDA Visitors can view more than 50 of the TV series’ official costumes.

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition offers a fully immersive experience inside the world of Carnival Films’ multi-award-winning global television phenomenon and recently announced feature film. It concluded its New York City run over Labor Day weekend and will now move to CityPlace in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. The enhanced exhibition will offer never-before-seen elements connecting fans to their favorite characters, costumes, locations and historic events of the era, as well as showcase exclusive footage. It will provide a fascinating look at all aspects of the post-Edwardian period in which the popular TV series is set and offer in-depth insight into the remarkable events which shaped the world. From World War I to the Roaring Twenties, visitors will have the chance to learn about British society, culture and fashion. Hailed by the New York Times as “a cleverly immersive experience mounted with the same exacting care as the show itself,” Downton Abbey: The Exhibition received an overwhelming response, attracting vast crowds daily since opening its doors on November 18, 2017 in New York City. “Our fantastic experience in New York City confirmed to us that the huge Downton Abbey audience love the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world created by Julian, Gareth and the Carnival team,” said Sarah Cooper, COO, NBCUniversal International Studios. “With a movie in production and the Downton fan base more enthusiastic than ever, we’re delighted to be moving to Florida and opening up our exhibition to an even wider audience.” With an even larger footprint than its New York City counterpart, the South Florida exhibition will transport visitors on an incredible journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey and offer an inside look into the world of the Crawleys and those that served them below stairs. From Mrs. Patmore’s hectic kitchen and the gossip-fueled servants’ quarters, to the family’s glamorous dining room and Lady Mary’s bedroom, fans will get the chance to walk through some of the series’ most recognizable and beloved sets. Visitors will also get an up-close look at over 50 of the show’s official costumes, worn by their favorite actors including Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith.

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition features several character biographies and personal items, including those of the Dowager Countess of Grantham.

“We are most excited to have Downton Abbey: The Exhibition come to West Palm Beach after its New York City run,” said West Palm Beach Mayor, Jeri Muoio. “Our legacy as an arts and culture destination paired with the popularity of this exhibition is sure to make for an exciting season here in West Palm Beach. We’re grateful to our local partners – Discover The Palm Beaches, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and CityPlace – for their support in helping bring this extraordinary attraction to our city.” Downton Abbey: The Exhibition will be located at CityPlace, 575 S. Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. It will open daily between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., including Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Tickets will be priced at $35 and children under 14 will receive free admission. Downton Abbey: The Exhibition is brought to you by NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions. The exhibition is presented by Viking, the leader in river and small ship ocean cruising, also widely known for its national corporate sponsorship of PBS’ MASTERPIECE and Downton Abbey. For more information on the exhibition, please visit

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition features several beloved rooms from the TV series, including the Crawleys’ glamorous dining room.




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Pack your s’more kits, blankets and chairs and join us around the bonfire! Unwind and enjoy a classic, cozy fire on the beach at this free family-friendly event brought to you by the City of Lake Worth. The bonfires are held on beautiful Lake Worth Beach near the Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex, 6pm-10pm. Friday, December 14, 2018 | Friday, December 28, 2018 Friday, January 11, 2019 | Friday, January 25, 2019 Friday, February 8, 2019 | Friday, February 22, 2019 *Parking enforced. S’mores materials not included. Bonfires may be canceled due to inclement weather. Photo by Shawn Moss Photography


777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 297-2661 More at and This exhibition at FAU’s Boca Raton campus includes depictions of everyday life in El Salvador. Curated by Claire Breukel, the exhibition features contemporary works by underrepresented as well as established artists from El Salvador. Offering unique perspectives on everyday life in El Salvador, as well as the impact of migration, these artists address complex subjects such as gang violence, domestic violence, death and other after-effects of the Salvadoran Civil War. Artists include Abigail Reyes, Albertine Stahl, Crack Rodriguez, Ernesto Bautista, Fredy Solano, Guadelupe Maravilla, Karlos Carcamo, Mayra Barazza, Melissa Guevara, Ronald Moran, Simon Vega, the Fire Theory Veronica Vides and Walterio Iraheta. The exhibition runs from Friday, Feb. 1 through Saturday, March 16 in FAU’s Schmidt and Ritter Galleries. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Schmidt Gallery and both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. Beatriz Cortez, Black Mirror, 2016, Steel, automobile paint, zip ties, sound installation with found audio recording. 12” X 8” X 12” Photo by James MacDevitt

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Twisted: Patrick Dougherty Entwined at Mounts opens on January 28th and runs through June 2019. For this interactive, environmental exhibit internationally acclaimed artist, Patrick Dougherty will create an original, massive “Stickwork” structure right on site with the help of nearly 100 volunteers. Visitors can view the process in early January. North Carolina-based Patrick Dougherty is well known for his “Stickwork” projects that combine his carpentry skills and love of nature. His work has evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental scale, environmental works that require saplings by the truckload. Dougherty has built over 250 structures over the last 30 years. His sculptures have been seen in Scotland, Japan, Brussels and throughout the United States. Mounts is open daily, 10 am to 4 pm. Admission (January-June) is $10 general; $5 for ages 5-12 and free for Mounts members. Tickets are available online or at the Garden’s main gate. “Ready or Not,” Stickwork installation by Patrick Dougherty, photo by Juan Villa









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