Art Hive Magazine /// #20 /// Winter 2016

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you upcoming events December 2 – 14

January 3 – 8

January 24 – 28

10th Annual Festival of Trees Celebrating Design through the Decades

Kravis on Broadway: Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage


Ann Norton Sculpture Garden 253 Barcelona Road

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 701 Okeechobee Boulevard

Downtown West Palm Beach The 22nd Annual International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging - where creativity and technology fuse.

January 17 – 22

January 27

CONTINUUM – West Palm Beach Arts


December 10

Opera @ the Waterfront Meyer Amphitheatre 105 Evernia Street

Downtown West Palm Beach December 2 – January 1


January 24 – april 16

Palm Beach Dramaworks 201 Clematis Street

Harem: Unveiling the Mystery of Orientalist Art

December 5

Flagler Museum One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach

Egmont presented by Palm Beach Symphony The Society of the Four Arts 2 4 Arts Plaza, Palm Beach

Downtown West Palm Beach About: FOTOvision showcases photographic excellence in fine art, landscape, nature, photojournalism and sports. February 26

Harmony Meyer Amphitheatre 105 Evernia Street


Vendor With Walkman, 1990, by Duane Hanson at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Interpreted by Jenny Larsson and WildBeast Collective; photographed by Tabatha Mudra


Bruce Helander, Hot Air 2, 2016, Original embellished acrylic on canvas with printed background, 45 x 42 in. Also available as a limited edition embellished giclée print, 36 x 33 ¾ in. Edition of 6 + 2 artist proofs

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A digest of unique happenings for everyone!

20 HGTV’S DESIGN STAR DAVID BROMSTAD: ASK THE EXPERT The Miami designer answers reader’s design dilemmas in our ASK THE EXPERT column.


Your guide map to getting your creativity in gear for the entire year! By Jennifer Love Gironda

26 INTERVIEW WITH ASHLEIGH WALTERS A conversation with the award-winning journalist and painter.


The Broward Arts Journalism Alliance (BAJA) program will open 2017 and is offering workshops and Callto-Artists.



Artists from around the globe share their passion for the arts.


Real talk with ‘The Goldbergs’ star about what it takes to turn your creative passion into reality.


A conversation with Rich Williams, guitarist for the legendary rock band Kansas, on the band’s 40 year anniversary and how they made it against all odds.



Get your holiday shopping done and help out an organization in need at the same time with our picks of ‘gifts that give back’.


Ashley Ford, the Deputy Director of Cannonball Miami, shares why all South Florida creatives need to know about this unique non-profit dedicated to supporting artists.



Our conversation with the first female president of Palm Beach State College, on her struggles, dreams and goals for the future of the college and students.




64 BEYOND THE COURT: CHAMPIONS ARE STILL CHAMPIONING Tennis Champions Mardy Fish champions mental health and James Blake tackles police issues.

66 PITBULL HEADLINES STEAM LUNCHEON Join Mr.Worldwide in West Palm Beach when he headlines the much anticipated STEAM luncheon.

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Mauro Perucchetti, Jelly Baby Family, 2012, edition 38, resin, 35 x 39 x 20 in, Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton

65 International Galleries Contemporary art, sculpture, and photography Preview March 17, 2016 To benefit the Boca Raton Museum of Art Fair March 18 - 21, 2016

International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches at the Research Park on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University 3450 NW 8th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431




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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

-Wayne Dyer Photo Credit: Andrew Scott

A New Perspective As we approach the new year, it may be defeating to think about what we didn’t accomplish. Not enough time spent with our family or friends; not enough time honing our craft or reading those books we bought months ago; not enough time on ourselves. In looking to the future, it’s important to be grateful and realize that we do in fact have control over something—what we do with, and how we manage our time. Thomas Edison said it best: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” For this new year, we decided to never give up. As cliché as that might sound, it’s that steady perseverance that gets us one step closer to our purpose. To achieve our goal, a habit must be formed. A habit is not something that can be born overnight. It must be practiced over time and with repeated consistency, even in times of difficulty. That’s the power of habit. Make this year, the year you choose to reach a goal directed at your passion. It can be as simple or complex as you want, all that matters is that you’re working towards your destiny, one small step at a time.

Our Current Creative Obsessions • Apps: Who knew that you can download an app on your phone and help out the world! We picked out some of the most interesting and charitable apps we could find. • Companies that give back: With the shopping season in full swing, it’s exciting to know you can buy your holiday gifts from companies that give back whenever you buy their products. From bamboo toothbrushes that plant a tree every time you buy, to luxury handbags that color coordinate their purses with a nonprofit. Its nice to know you can give back not just in December, but all year round with these socially conscious businesses. We thank you for your continued support and hope you will stay creative everyday! XOXO, Jessie & Angela







Random Acts of Kindness

“Random Acts of Kindness helps you choose a good deed to perform, and share it with your friends! You can also donate to worthwhile charities directly through their websites!”





orthwood Village is an explosion of color and fun with two major installations: Art Square and Festival of Trees. The Northwood Village Art Square is an outdoor public art exhibit on a chain link fence surrounding the old gas station on the corner of Broadway and Northwood Road. Because the land has to go through a fuel detoxification procedure before the land can be redeveloped, the West Palm Beach CRA wanted to use the space creatively and turn the gas station into an art installation. The installation entitled “Kaleidoscope on the Square” by Street Art Revolution, local artists responsible for many of the downtown murals, will transform the fence into a colorful woven geometric pattern that shows how diverse elements become one kaleidoscope of color, much like the community. “Kaleidoscope on the Square” will be on display for a year when it will be replaced with a new art exhibit for the public to enjoy.

“SeeClickFix encourages residents to become citizens by participating in government and improving their community. We allow anyone to: • See: see a non-emergency issue in your neighborhood. • Click: submit a service request to local government. • Fix: track the response and engage in public dialogue, through issue resolution.”

Tree Planet 3

“The most exciting and meaningful game ever! Choose a forest in your mind, and play the game to save endangered baby tree. Once you successfully rescue the baby tree, we will plant the real tree for you! For last four years, Tree Planet has built more than 75 forests in 10 different countries, and planted 500,000 real trees. These forests took important role in each area, by protecting grass land from desertification, improving urban environment, or helping village people in developing countries. Collaborating with World Vision, UNCCD, and reliable NGO partners, we will deliver your trees any place where it’s needed.”

“This endeavor is another example of how the city can create opportunities that encourage civic engagement, beautify public spaces and enrich the community,” said Jon Ward, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director.

Charity Miles: Running and Walking Distance Tracker

In addition, visitors to Northwood Village will be greeted with a Festival of Trees, colorful yarn graffiti street art on the trees throughout the village. The newly formed Northwood Village Main Street program wanted to make a lively mark with their first project and is doing so with a bright art display that plays with nature to beautify the village. Northwood Village merchants are adopting the trees in order to cover as many as possible while Knitters Nook in Boynton Beach is knitting all of the playful covers by hand. The yarn tree covers are being installed by volunteers from Knitters Nook and Northwood Village Main Street.

By using our app, you’ll also earn money for charity on your behalf for every mile you move!

“This explosion of color on the streets of Northwood Village is a wonderful representation of our community and we look forward to attracting more visitors to discover our unique and artsy neighborhood,” said Lourdes J. Sanchez, Owner of Om Yoga & Wellness Studios on Northwood Road and the Northwood Village Main Street Executive Director.

“Being a Feedie is easy! 1.Download Feedie and connect your social networks. 2.Visit a participating Feedie restaurant. 3.Use Feedie to take and share a photo of your meal. The restaurant makes a donation equal to one meal to The Lunchbox Fund.”

Residents and visitors looking for something out of the ordinary can experience inspired evenings in Northwood Village during Art Night Out. West Palm Beach’s hub for art and culture will delight and entertain guests with impressive restaurants and food offerings, distinctive shopping, live music, and an array of art in a laid-back and hip atmosphere. Art Night Out is free and open to the public. There also is free street parking located throughout Northwood Village. Art Night Out is produced by the City of West Palm Community Redevelopment Agency and the Northwood Village Merchants Association. For more information about Northwood Village or Art Night Out, visit or call 561.822.1550 for details.



“Charity Miles is a running, walking and biking tracker app that tells you how many miles you’ve covered during your workout.

So far, Charity Miles members have earned close to $2 million for over 40 charities just by measuring their distance covered. Earn up to 10 cents/mile for charities by biking and up to 25 cents/mile walking or running!”



“iRecycle is the premiere application for finding local (United States Only), convenient recycling opportunities when you are on the go or at home. iRecycle provides access to more than 1,600,000 ways to recycle over 350 materials in the United States.”

Volunteer Match

“Connect with a cause that needs you. We have 100,000+ nonprofits around the world who need your help. Uncover new volunteer opportunities that matter to you, wherever you are.”

Knitter, ©istock photo


TWO VISIONS, ONE WORLD The works the fine art photography of Dede Pickering and Seth Resnick The Gallery at Center for Creative Education Opening Reception on Saturday, January 7th 2017 6:00pm to 8:30pm $10 Entry 425 24th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407 “My images are a journey into the personal space of my subject literally traversing and surveying into that space. I like graphic boundaries to place a limit on the space and through the use of layers and both straight and curved lines travel through that space deeply exploring the energy I feel from within that space. I want my viewers to see my photographs as an opportunity to consider the larger, unseen realities that contribute to the energy and uniqueness of my subjects.” - Seth Resnick “My photographs are meant to be a bridge between cultures and to express the universal human spirit. I am driven by my curiosity, sense of adventure and desire to explore the world. I was a traveler long before I was a photographer. Discovering the world has been a life long personal journey of soul-searching and self-discovery. Recording what I see has given me an increased empathy and connection to the world.” - Dede Pickering

TOP TO BOTTOM: Cape Tuxen, © Seth Resnick; Deadvlei, ©Seth Resnick; India,©Dede Pickering LEFT: Mynamar 2, ©Dede Pickering ARTHIVEMAGAZINE.COM




Photos © Maria Rivera


“I’ve always looked for ways to animate any mode of creativity as far back as I can remember. I was always making a little something either for a loved one or as a decoration. This behavior was always reinforced, encouraged and shared by my mother. As I got older, I still created my “bitty knacks”, especially for the holidays, but my appreciation for things made by hand has deepened and the whole concept of learning and making captivates and motivates me. So, the spark of creativity became very insistent and constant and that’s when Ms. Bitty Knacks was born. The shop and the crafty alter ego, that allows me to be a kid and share my whimsy creations and ideas to the child inside of us all.” More at


Photos © TV-HEAD CO.

“We started TV-Head a few years ago (2010) because we felt the need to handcraft products out of reclaimed material to help the environment. We are a Miami based clothing and accessories brand, we are responsible for designing and distributing unique products to a generation of young adults with high values and respect for the environment. Combining the concepts of modern society and nature, TV Head Company’s items are fabricated with materials like wood and bamboo, creating contemporary products in a sustainable manner.” More at Photos © Robin Moses


“With a background in art history, fine arts and education, Robin Moses established benchmade studio in 2013 as a venue to adorn her loved ones with creative wares. Benchmade studio is a mélange of heartfelt and handmade gifts including handstamped and handmade jewelry as well as ceramic and wood earthenwares. Robin’s husband and partner, Gabriel Carreras, creates the hand-drawn ceramic vessels and provides the muscle behind the many pop-up shows they participate in. The pieces are inspired by an eclectic mix of the great outdoors and popular culture. Their wearable items are designed to invoke nostalgia for the past and the earthenwares are made to create a warm feeling in your home. Visit often, as they are constantly revamping and adding to their repertoire of goodies.” More at

Photos ©Johnathan Lay Photography


“I am a fiber artist that specializes in bookfolding. I first got interested in this art form about a year ago when I saw a simple folded heart and thought it was so different that I had to try it. It was love at first fold and I have been folding ever since. I rescue books in order to turn them into unique pieces of art. This is done by using several different styles of folding. However, while some styles do have me cutting slits into the individual pages, nothing is actually cut out from the book to form the image. In determining what to fold, I’m able to give my creativity free range.” More at

Photos © Lisa Caruso


“My soaps are made with natural ingredients, pretty on the eye and each one has touches of what I call “gypsy drops” also known as love. I’m inspired by family and the desire to make people happy. I love jamming out to Fleetwood Mac while I create my soaps and hand wrap them individually to bring some of the magic of nature, art and old school traditions to my customers.” More at






rom January 12 through June 25, 2017 at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ANSG), Todd McGrain’s five large bronze memorial bird sculptures will perch on the main lawn of the historic West Palm Beach landmark for “The Lost Bird Project.” Perfect for all ages, art enthusiasts as well as bird lovers and environmentalists, the exhibition will also feature McGrain’s smaller bronze works as well as his personal drawings and photos, curated for the first time in an exhibit to be showcased throughout the Ann Norton home’s historic interior Gallery space. “When a species of bird leaves the earth forever, it is often all too quietly,” said Frances Fisher, president of the ANSG board of trustees. “Sculptor Todd McGrain is using his talent to make sure extinct birds are not forgotten. Since Ann’s garden was originally designed to be a sanctuary for local and migrating birds, with everything from vegetation to architectural design taken into account, it only seemed natural to have ‘The Lost Birds’ nest in our gardens for a while. Thanks to a presenting sponsorship from Wilmington Trust, this is an opportunity for The Gardens to showcase not only beautiful sculptures and additional supporting programming, but also a noble cause that is important to us.” Artist Todd McGrain heads “The Lost Bird Project,” a sculpture project which artfully recognizes the tragedy of modern extinction by immortalizing North American birds that have been driven out of existence. His striking bronze sculptures of the Passenger Pigeon, the Carolina Parakeet, the Labrador Duck, the Great Auk and the Heath Hen have been exhibited far and wide, but never before accompanied by an exhibition to showcase McGrain’s process and research in creating them. Some of the sculptures landing at ANSG will be coming from John James Audu-

bon at Mill Grove, which was the first home of John James Audubon in America. “Along with immortalizing the birds, I hope that the sculptures convince all of us to recognize our duty to prevent further unnecessary extinction,” said McGrain. “If we don’t preserve life, we will only be left with memories and memorials. I am looking forward to introducing ‘The Lost Bird Project’ to new audiences in South Florida and Ann Norton’s gardens and historic home are the perfect venue for these birds. And as an artist, it is an honor to be able to curate some of the behind the scenes artistic processes for the first time.” A sculptor for more than 25 years, McGrain has received a number of grants and awards, including the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. His permanent sculpture installations can be viewed at such prestigious venues as the Smithsonian, Washington, DC; and the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, among others. For the past 10 years, McGrain has been directing his strengths as a sculptor toward “The Lost Bird Project.” During “The Lost Bird Project’s” roost at the ANSG, McGrain will also take his message to future artists, ornithologists and environmentalists by engaging with children and families through his origami project. “Fold the Flock” uses the ancient art of paper folding to raise awareness on the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. Origami classes will be available throughout the exhibition at ANSG, and McGrain is scheduled to present one open to the public. He says he hopes educators and parents will use this unique opportunity to introduce their children to both wildlife conservation, as well as the ancient Japanese technique of origami.

“The rich programming, the opportunity to embrace another aspect of the beloved Gardens, and the unique chance to assist in bringing this important work to a South Florida audience, made this partnership with ANSG take flight,” said Robert W. Bauchman, president of Wilmington Trust’s Florida market and a Vero Beach resident. “We can’t wait to introduce our clients and new friends to this exciting exhibition and to the very special gardens, historic home and art studio, and incredible sculptures Ann Norton created. It’s an honor to be involved with this group.” Regular gallery visitation is Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free for members, $10 for non-member adults, $8 for seniors (age 65 and older), $7 for students and children under five are free. During the exhibition, an ANSG curator will be available to answer questions on Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays at noon. In addition to “The Lost Bird Project” exhibition, special programming including artist talks, book signings and origami demonstrations will be offered. The historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 1977 by the prominent sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is located at 2051 South Flagler Drive. The 2-acre sanctuary is comprised of rare palm and sculpture gardens, Ann Norton’s historic home, exhibition galleries and Norton’s own Wyeth-designed artist studio. The Gardens are also available for private events and are closed on major holidays. For more information, please visit or call 561-832-5328. Photos ©Todd McGrain



Manolo ValdĂŠs, Dorothy, 2015, wood, 78.7 x 70.1 x 58.3 inches Opera Gallery, New York, Miami

20th Edition 90 International Dealers Contemporary art, sculpture, photography

Palm Beach County Convention Center 650 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 USA

Preview January 18, 2017 Fair January 19 - 22, 2017


Q: “Hi, I have a question for David. Just had beams put in and they are centered in the room but they are off center on the door. What type of window treatments can I use? I originally wanted to have the curtains start from the ceiling down but now wonder if it would look funny. The room is still in progress so excuse the mess.” - Tracy Taylor Priske, Wellington


A: Congratulations on the beams, they look amazing! You have many options for window treatments. I am going to give you my top two recommendations. Because you have beams, the rod should be hung 3-4 inches below the beams for sure. I would also suggest taking the window treatments wall to wall as opposed to covering just the windows. This will make the window appear centered in the room because there is no start or stopping point visually. Here are my recommendations: • Use a Double Rod: What I love about this option is it gives the opportunity to use sheers on the inside while using a heavier material for the outside. This also gives the room the illusion of two different looks. When the sheers are closed and the curtains opened, it gives a gorgeous effervescent and airy feel to the room. When the curtains are drawn, this offers privacy and offers a cozy feel. • Use a Single Rod: A single rod is a simple and more cost effective way to hang your curtain. This also is a fabulous look. You can choose any type of fabric you desire from sheer to heavy depending on how much light you would like to block at any given time. Best of luck with your design. Please keep me posted on the project and send pictures when the project is complete!

Photo submitted by Tracy Taylor Priske

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GOALS By the time you open this magazine and read the lines on this page, I will be within days of the five year journey of creating art every single day since January 1, 2012. That is 1,827 consecutive days of creating at least one piece of art, sometimes more. I am not a full-time artist, but I am a full-time art teacher, and have also worked part-time jobs and coached throughout my five years of making art. After graduate school and moving from North Carolina to Florida, I began to realize that I wasn’t living the creative life that I wanted to live. I was not making art—I did not feel like an artist. I wanted to make a change and make time for my art. If you also have the goal to try and create more, I can offer some insight on my experience and what has worked for me, specifically for visual arts, but this information can be applied to other art disciplines as well. I hope that anyone reading this can use the information towards making more time for art—for your gift.



• Short Term Goals • Long Term Goals • BIG FAT DREAMS


irst and foremost, realize that this is YOUR artistic journey. No one can live it for you—and it really has to be a goal that you set for yourself. That being said, the journey of a thousand miles (or over 2,000 works of art!) begins with that first “step”, but it certainly helps to have some kind of a map i.e. your goals. Start off with some small, short term goals. Write them down. There is something about writing or typing those words on paper and seeing them in front of you that makes it more real, which brings you that much closer to achieving the goal. I utilized lists that I jotted down in my planner to set small manageable goals by the day and week. Break the larger goal into smaller pieces so you can have some “wins” early on to fuel your success. Write down your long term goals. Do you want to be more creative for a whole year? Do you want to exhibit/perform? One thing that was a huge motivator for me was participating in local group art shows, working the themes of the shows into the works that I created. I would make lists of shows I wanted to participate in, create notes on blank monthly calendars—anything to get me thinking towards looking forward in my thoughts—towards more art making. You are so much closer to any goal that you set by taking the time to get it down on paper or a computer screen so that you can search for the path(s) towards those goals. And don’t forget the big, fat dreams. Don’t feel like you have to tell anyone, but dream big. Anything goes, don’t limit yourself. >>>

Wooden Mannequin ©Istock photo






• Themes/Subjects/Materials • Inspiration Board Activity and Planning Notebook

• Size Doesn’t Matter • ‘Studio on the Go’ • The Importance of Planning


ne of the first challenges is where to start. What inspires you? You may choose to commit to one thing, or perhaps you would like to take this time to explore different materials and topics within your art. Brainstorm a list of themes, subject and/or materials that you would like to work with. View works you have created in the past and look for commonalities, you may already have an underlying theme there to explore. I went through my own work from undergrad and graduate school, printing out images so that I could view the images and look for reoccurring colors and themes. I included scraps of papers and fabrics that I love and clippings from art and artists that inspired me. Buying a sketchbook, a journal or a creating a notebook are all ways to keep all of your inspirations in one place, in addition to digital options like Pinterest or Tumblr. Another good tool is to create a ‘mood’ or ‘inspiration’ board much like a fashion designer would. Collage items that interest you onto one location, like a poster board or in the pages of a notebook, and any time you are stumped for an idea you have this as a visual device to revisit and look for ideas to help you create your work.

Give yourself some mental space for your artistic well-being— no matter how small.”



pace can mean different things. It can be physical space, like clearing out a corner for dance, a table top for art and writing. If you can create some kind of special area for your creativity to happen, you are one step closer to giving yourself that gift. When I first began my daily art I would work at the table. Then I moved a small table and lamp into our kitchen. The next thing you know I had an easel set up. Now I am lucky enough to have a small room in my house as a dedicated studio space. The size of the space doesn’t matter, it can even be a ‘studio on the go’ concept, some kind of bag/container with the materials that you need for your creative outlet allowing you to make a space for your art wherever you are. Space can also be mental. You have other responsibilities and roles to fulfill in life, daily to-dos that clutter up your mind, making you think it is impossible to make time for your creative self. You deserve it. You need it. Give yourself some mental space for your artistic well-being—no matter how small. It’s a start. Planning—if you don’t plan for chiseling out the physical space or the mental space, it will make for a tougher road towards your goal. Smooth that road by doing what you can ahead of your ‘start’ date as a gift to your future self. Clean off that coffee table; pack a bag with a journal and a pen that you can easily access. Plan ahead to create a space where you can achieve your goals. >>>

All artwork © Jennifer Love Gironda





• Planning • Documentation • Inventory and Storage


o matter how chaotic and unorganized you may be, if you take just a little bit of time before you begin to organize, your future self will benefit from it. Do some planning—write a list, use an agenda. I found it helpful to work with themes for my art each month, sometimes based off events/holidays. In the later years of creating art I would write out lists of each month and tentatively pencil in themes or materials that I was considering. I also would include any major events or travel, and already work in the types of materials I would use and the size of work based on those considerations. Document what you do. Write lists. Make notes on a blank calendar. Take pictures and/or videos of the work that you create. Looking back on the body of work that you create will allow you to see change and growth, as well as give you a boost on days when you don’t feel productive. Make an inventory of what you do. Come up with a system early on so that you know the information for your work, like a code that will tell you the year, month and maybe even the date. As for storage, figure out how much space you have to dedicate to physical work—if it isn’t much, go small. Empty a box to put pieces in and create a home for all of the work that you will be creating. If it doesn’t get completely filled at least it has a few pieces that would have never existed had you not made it a goal to make more art.

OBSTACLES • Time • Space/ Resources/Materials • Size • Haters • Yourself



he truth is you may encounter obstacles in your path to making more time for your creativity. You may think you don’t have enough time. Get up twenty minutes earlier, stay up a few minutes later. Work while you eat lunch. Everyone has a different daily schedule. For me, teaching makes up the majority of my day. I usually work at night. Make time for you…you and your artistic voice are important. Maybe space is an issue, maybe you have limited resources. You don’t have a studio. You don’t have fancy materials and equipment. Work with what you have and pack what you can up so you can take it with you wherever you go. Size might be a struggle. You don’t have to create the largest painting, to write the longest novel—just do something that will help fulfill your need as a creative person. If you are an artist, create tiny work. If you write, write a sentence or a paragraph a day. If you dance, stretch, learn an eight-count. Whatever you do to work towards the short and long term goals that you set for yourself will be more than doing nothing at all. There may be haters and naysayers. Stay focused on this path that you have set for yourself and keep it moving. Find positive people to surround yourself with. Don’t stop to go on the low path of negativity. Pick someone up along your journey and take that high road, the one that is closer to the goals that you set. Stay positive. You can do this. You deserve this. In all honesty, dealing with yourself, your own doubts and fears will be the toughest obstacle that you will face. I found myself struggling with this on and off throughout my five year period of daily art-making. One day I would feel proud and accomplished, and the next I doubted what I was doing, that it was worthwhile, that it was good. There were times that I thought about just stopping all together. In the end, you have to just keep pushing forward. You will have some high points, you will have some low points—but you will have an artistic path that you have traveled, works that you have created that if you had not made this commitment would have never existed. You are worthy of your talent. Own it. Nurture it. Share it. >>>


3•22•2013 All Artwork © Jennifer Love Gironda




Jennifer Love Gironda sitting with a few select pieces of her collection, representing 5 years of creating art every day.



• On-line Challenges • Local Groups



ou may be looking for resources to help you start the process of creating more every day. There are on-line challenges that you can easily find via a Google search. I was inspired to create art every when I found the ‘Creative Every Day’ challenge web site. For me, this was a low stress community of other artists working towards the same goal. The site offers an optional theme and a chance to share your work, and also to see what other artists are creating. It’s free and a great way to start out if you are unsure of where to begin. Here are a list of some on-line challenges: • • • • • Another option is to look locally for support. Sign up for a class, visit a gallery or an art event to meet with other artists, do a search for local art groups. If all else fails, create your own group.

have not had to put much thought into what I will be doing on January 1, 2017—I will be making MORE ART, every single day. The biggest thing that I have found out about myself by creating art every day is that the more art I create the more I want to create. I am an untapped well and only I can stop that flow of creativity. I have made art every day for the past five years, over two thousand pieces. But I am not special; I don’t have any more or less time or talent than another person. It all started with making that commitment. Every day is a new day, a new chance to make something new. Pick yourself up if you fall, and stay on the path. You were given this talent for a reason; don’t be a roadblock in your own artistic journey. And please, send me a postcard­—you have so many good things in store.

Jennifer Love Gironda, photo © Art Hive Magazine





ABOVE: BREAKFAST, acrylic on canvas; 11 A.M. AT SURFSIDE DINER, acrylic on canvas. RIGHT: SHOES IN THE ROUND, acrylic on canvas. OPPOSITE PAGE: HEY, SUGAR!, acrylic on canvas. Photos courtesy of the artist.



“CELEBRATE WHO YOU ARE WITH VIGOR BY GOING IN DIRECTIONS WHERE YOU FEEL CHALLENGED AND EXCITED— AND RELEASE YOURSELF FROM WORRY THAT YOU HAVE TO FIGURE OUT LIFE BEFORE YOU’VE LIVED IT.” Most people know you as an anchor on WPTV, but may not know that you are also a very talented painter! Can you tell us a little bit about your background in the arts? Thank you for the compliment! I was drawing illustrations to tell stories before I could read or write, creative expression is in my veins. In college, while earning a degree in Broadcast News and a minor in Business, I could only take painting classes if I earned a Studio Arts degree, I’m grateful I could do all three. I’ve sold some work and certainly used painting as a personal outlet, but I’ve also applied the skills in my TV news career, demonstrating how-to art projects to viewers on air, illustrating TV commercials to be animated, even illustrating dozens of grammar tips for my newsroom. This year, one of my pieces was selected for a juried show at the Palm Beach International Airport. Your work is very detailed and lifelike. Can you share with us your creative process? Do you have a particular medium you love to work with? Most of my current work is in acrylic, though I’ve explored watercolor, oil, multimedia and even sculpture. Typically, I have 2 or 3 detailed paintings going at once and I sprinkle quick works in between. If it’s a quick painting, I might paint a whole still life before the natural light changes through the windows. My more detailed works come from photographs, sometimes years after I take a photo. Don’t be surprised if you see me taking pictures in the supermarket, I’ve been doing that almost a decade. As I paint, I alter colors and shift objects on my canvas. Music, books on tape or movies are often rolling in the background.

Do you have any favorite artists that you look up to or would love to be compared to? Wayne Thiebaud, Ralph Goings and Daniel Sprick are favorites. Margaretta Gilboy, Mary Whyte and Jerry Kunkel have been my most influential art teachers and I truly love their work. Your job always has you being “on” and being a journalist and anchor takes up a lot of time. How do you make time to still follow your passion? For me, time is like closet space: the more I have, the more I fill. There are times I have to consciously be selfish with my time to allow space to paint. In journalism, you’re always on a time crunch and the deadline is forever looming. I abandon that attitude or my work suffers. I’m also somewhat of an introvert at heart, so I’ve learned to recognize the time alone with the creative process is restorative and healthy. It’s a fact that the art world is dominated by men. Why do you feel it is harder for women to break out and find a place in the art world? The most freeing thing about art, there isn’t a sign on the door that says “NO (fill in the blank) ALLOWED.” The most successful people in our world don’t ask for permission to be great. There are wage gaps in many industries, certainly a hot news item now. Anybody who would value or undervalue work based on the gender of an artist is missing the point.

How do you choose the subject of your painting or gather inspiration?

Do you have advice for women out there who are just starting out in the world, trying to follow their passions?

Just like good news stories, ideas for paintings are lurking in every neighborhood. “Grocery stores and cemeteries say a lot about a place, anywhere you are in the world,” my mom used to say. She’s right. Every store is a reflection of the community around it. I love to explore how people live and why. It’s not just the color, repetition or contrast of the objects in a grocery store. These particular items are selected by a person to sustain life, focus on celebration, or even comfort us when times are tough. The cake section exudes love and care. The frozen food aisle, perhaps loneliness or a hurried life. The meat section is simultaneously grotesque and abundant in joy for BBQs. Each product captures a moment in history that won’t be quite the same again.

First know this: there’s a lot you don’t know. Be a good conduit of constructive criticism and recognize people from all walks of life can teach you something. Just like art, humans are fascinating in their differences. Rejoice in the success of others, cattiness is boring and unattractive. Work ethic, accountability, compassion for others and handwritten thank you notes go a long way. Celebrate who you are with vigor by going in directions where you feel challenged and excited—and release yourself from worry that you have to figure out life before you’ve lived it. It’s a waste of energy.



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Witnessing a great idea catch fire is something to behold. When months of planning unfold into something concrete and lucrative, it’s time to talk about it. It’s time to talk about BAJA. BAJA’s original 17 member writers, established in 2014


n a sense, BAJA is a modern take on the traditional newsroom - an alliance of local arts writers hired by Broward Cultural Division to tell our stories: Stories of Broward’s artists, arts organizations, culture, history and creative profiles - your stories. The program vets, trains and hires writers at competitive market rates to provide content for local publications.

Broward Arts Journalism Alliance (BAJA) program will open 2017 with a new series of workshops to continue nurturing its writers with professional development in various formats of writing: arts journalism; column writing; cultural storytelling; editing; and digital journalism. As the arts scene continues to grow in South Florida, arts coverage needs a place. In order to provide a loyal audience interested in reading about the diverse programming and events offered to artists and arts organizations, BAJA focuses on the local, creative industries. Broward County’s growing arts calendar offers a wealth of possibilities in a strategic location at the center of the tri-county region - a bridge for arts and tourism. Over three years, the program has developed into 14 local writers contributing to arts coverage. Today, these writers are finding themselves in the spotlight through their craft, and magazines are looking for their stories. “I’m excited about the success of this program and it’s potential for growth and development,” says Broward Cultural Division Director, Earl Bosworth. “We hope to increase the number of writers, and also extend its reach.” BAJA hosted its inaugural workshop series in fall 2014, with the help of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, presenting a three-day workshop to corral writers in conversation and open the invitation to apply through a Call to Writers for the BAJA program. Seventeen local writers were selected that year.

Panoramic interior view of BAJA Writing Room

“Today we have a fleet of writers, and a pocket of local magazines interested in placing their stories; our stories,” said Bosworth. “It’s a great place to be and we want to do it justice by providing good writing and interesting aspects of the arts in Broward.” While this modern take on a newsroom is more of a virtual community as the writers work remotely, recently the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale (HACFL) joined in the partnership to offer a physical writing enclave for meeting and sharing ideas. Located at the Kennedy Homes Community on Broward Boulevard, BAJA Writing Room is furnished with desks, couches, a kitchen and local artwork – housed in one of the remaining original structures on the property, constructed in the early 1940s and historically preserved. Engaging residents of the subsidized neighborhood to join in the writing development creates a thriving relationship for the writers immersed in the local community. Save the dates for upcoming workshops – available to the public – featuring national speakers and faculty from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Janklow Arts Leadership Program and to learn more, visit ARTHIVEMAGAZINE.COM



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“Ian Cumberland (b. 1983) is an Irish Visual Artist. He studied Fine Art at the University of Ulster, Belfast where he was awarded the John and Rachael Turner Award for the most outstanding student in their field. Cumberland has gained a national and international reputation for his large scale award-winning ‘head’ paintings. In 2010 he won the Davy Portrait Award, in 2011 he was placed third in the prestigious BP Portrait Award as well as winning the Ireland-US Council and Irish Arts Review Portraiture Award at the Royal Hibernian Academy. He has exhibtion throughout the UK, Ireland, New York and Israel.” MORE OF IAN @

VAN G. GARRETT “Van G. Garrett appreciates boxing, photographing hummingbirds in Tuscany, and the trumpeted sounds of Miles Davis. A watch aficionado, Van is the author of Songs in Blue Negritude (poetry), ZURI: Selected Love Songs (poetry), The Iron Legs in the Trees (fiction), and 49: Wings & Prayers (poetry).” MORE OF VAN @






“I work in pen and ink to create pieces that mix fantasy with reality, which is done through such high detail that it distorts the drawing.”

“I’m an illustrator based in London. I have been working steadily on creating a portfolio of illustrations in my spare time but have recently decided to try going full time freelance. Much of my work is based on alternative film posters and portraits and have been commissioned to create artwork for DVD covers for EntertainmentOne, was one of three winners in an international poster competition run by movie company Filmdoo which was announced at the Cannes film festival and have had work published on a variety of online magazines and news websites. ”



DAVID SMITH “David Smith is an Irish artist based between Ireland and Hong Kong. He works primarily in painting and occasionally in music and photographic projects. His work has been shown in solo and group shows in Hong Kong, Ireland, the US and Europe. He has worked as a Professor of Foundation Studies and Painting at Savannah College of Art & Design in Hong Kong since 2012.” MORE OF DAVID @ 32




“David Ogle graduated from Lancaster University, UK with a 1st class BA in Fine Art History and Practice in 2009 and an MA with Distinction in Contemporary Arts Research in 2012. Having exhibited work internationally, he has shown in a number of group and solo exhibitions, undertaken gallery residencies and has been awarded several art prizes. Recent exhibitions include; In Another Light, Croft Castle (The National Trust) (2014), Regenerate 14, Berlin/ Copenhagen (2014), The Royal British Society of Sculptors Sculpture Shock (Subterranean), London (2013) and The Catlin Art Prize, London (2013)” MORE OF DAVID @

LINDSEY LIVELY “I have a background doing character illustration for board games and magazines. In 2015, I started painting acrylic portraits full time. The portraits are both realist and experimental, incorporating exaggeration, simplification, and strong brushwork. I try to keep the work loose and spontaneous, even when adding detail.” MORE OF LINDSEY @




John Chamberlain, Softenedbysnow, 2007, painted and chrome-plated steel, 23 x 40 x 22 in Jerome Zodo Gallery, London

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Art Hive: You’re a very talented comedic actress, well known for your hit television show on ABC, The Goldbergs, as well as productions such as Bridesmaids and Reno 911!. We’re very interested in knowing how you got started in comedy in the first place. Where did it all begin for you? Wendi McLendon-Covey: Let me take you back to when I was a weird little kid. All I ever wanted to do was entertain and make people laugh. I used to watch The Carol Burnett Show all the time! I Love Lucy—all of those things—I loved variety shows and Sonny and Cher and Flip Wilson. I used to watch those shows and I thought, oh my gosh, if I could ever make people react like that, that would just be the greatest thing in the world! I would make people watch shows, I would make people be in my shows, I was just generally annoying, but I had a very clear vision of what I wanted to do! Luckily what facilitated that, and my parents didn’t know they were facilitating this at the time, they did not buy us every single toy, they did not schedule every minute of our day, my sister and I. We had

WMC: You know, that’s funny that you ask because what I’ve noticed a lot of times now is people will tell you, okay, give me the scripted version and then we’ll just do a “fun run” where you can say whatever you want or rephrase it if you want. Then, quite honestly, other times they will ask actors to improvise because the scene written just isn’t working, so they want you to kind of help solve the problem. I’m happy to do it no matter what. When you’re really in your character—you’re really in your zone—it’s so easy to improvise because you just know what your character is going to say. AH: Often times in Hollywood typecasting occurs, forcing actors to stay in one box or a category. How hard is it to step outside of your comfort zone when playing a role that is not comedy, and do you enjoy doing that? WMC: Oh, I love that! I’ve done more drama than people think I have, those things just haven’t become as popular—those projects of mine. As far as typecasting goes, luckily, I was never considered

If you’re going in the wrong direction you can’t just blame it on the audience, you can’t blame it on the consumers, you have to adjust if that’s what you want to do.

lots of time to entertain ourselves and it forced us to be creative. They created monsters and they didn’t know it. AH: I think it’s important to reference just how hard it is to be a good improvisational actor, and you are amazing at it! Going back to your Reno 911! days—how much of the show was improvised? What are the challenges you face as a comedic actress to really make scenes work well and come off natural? WMC: All of Reno 911! was improvised—every single bit of it. As an actor, that was great...that was heaven. Once that show came out, a lot of other shows started following suit because they thought, oh that’ll be easy, you don’t have to pay writers, just give people an outline and there you go! Well it’s not easy, especially in the editing room, you have to hit certain points. Just like when you’re playing baseball—you have to run the bases, you can’t just run in different directions and end up at home plate. There’s a structure that has to be followed. You have to shut up sometimes and let people have their moment...which is also a metaphor for life! I got to do another all improvised show called Love Spring International and you can really tell the difference between good improvisers and bad improvisers because the good ones know how to listen...that’s another metaphor for life. You have to listen and add information, you can’t just spew out a bunch of things that you think are funny. At some point there has to be a whole story that gets told. AH: With all your improvisational background, do directors usually challenge you to improvise all the time, or do they want you to stick strictly to the script?



the ingénue or the hot girl. I’ve always been considered a character actress, which I love! I can go from one thing to the next, and I don’t have to worry about being typecast and I reserve the right to say no to whatever I want. I won’t let myself get typecast. There is a certain amount of control that you have as an actor, you don’t have to take everything that comes your way. I’ve said no to a lot of stuff. Hollywood’s tough enough, you don’t have to make it worse. You don’t have to treat it like anything different than the rest of your life. You wouldn’t put up with certain behavior at the doctor’s office—why put up with it here? These people are not know what I mean? That might sound bizarre, but there’s a certain amount that you can control, play an active part. AH: We know you have been keeping pretty busy and have a couple of projects coming up, including the films Felt, Speech and Debate and Status Update. Can you tell us anything about your upcoming projects? WMC: Yes, Felt is about Mark Felt who was the head of the FBI and who played a big part in exposing the Watergate scandal. It’s a period piece, it’s a drama. Liam Neilson’s in it, Diane Lane, Tony Goldwyn—a lot of amazing actors! It was such a privilege to work on that. Speech and Debate was written by Stephen Karam, that’s got a lot of heavy hitters in it, but it’s really funny. It’s about kids in a high school that feel that they’re being censored a lot so they end up taking speech and debate so that they can get their points across to the community. Status Update, oh, that’s going to be fun! That’s just going to be a good time at the movies! There’s musical elements, Ross Lynch is the star, Rob Riggle plays my husband. It’s about a

“ All I ever wanted to do was entertain and make people laugh.” kid that moves to a new school cross-country because his parents are getting divorced and he’s having a terrible time, and through movie magic he finds an app that can make whatever status update he types, turn into reality. I think the climate is right for just having fun at the movies, just forgetting everything, so this will be a great one for that. AH: We know you’re involved with a lot of different charities such as the Point Foundation, an LGBT scholarship fund, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkison’s Research. Are there any other charities that are close to your heart that you feel are important for people to acknowledge and support? WMC: Yes, and this all came about because of my family. We all had a discussion a while back around Christmas time, and we said, you know what, why do we buy each other presents? We end up just re-gifting them to each other... so that’s stupid. Why don’t we just donate money? Within the family, we try to keep it to local charities. There’s a woman’s shelter here in Long Beach we donate to; there’s a high school for homeless students; there’s a youth shelter. We try to keep those things within the family local, but I also like to support the Wounded Warriors Project or the Got Your 6 Project for helping veterans who are returning home. The whole Got You 6 phrase means someone is at 12 o’clock and your at 6 o’clock, meaning you’ve got their back. Stars for Stripes, this is an important one to me. It’s a small organization run by a woman named Judy Seale and she takes entertainment all over the world to different bases and I’ve gotten to go with her to Iraq three times. She organizes these trips—she takes people all over the globe—and she takes them to bases that don’t get a lot of entertainment and that’s important to keep morale up. The USO, they take entertainment to the biggest bases because you can see more troops that way. With her [ Judy] we went to bases where there were 30 people—it was a blast! She relies on private donations, this is mostly a one-woman operation. She’s just remarkable! The ASPCA, dear God, yes, please, sponsor them. Anything involving literacy, anything that fights racism...there’s a lot. That’s what everyone’s

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getting for Christmas this year! All my agents—everybody that I know—they’re all getting donations! AH: As an actress and comedian who has had a very lengthy career, what advice would you give to someone who wants to “make it” in Hollywood? What would you say to the beginners wondering how to even start? WMC: One thing that you hear a lot of is, oh this business is so tough and I can’t get a break. I bought into that for a long time too, like I said before, there’s an amount of it that you can control and you have to create your own breaks. With any creative profession there is no guarantee that you’re going to get paid, you know what I mean? If you’re a painter or a writer the first thing you got to do is create! You have to do that, you have to listen to feedback. If you’re going in the wrong direction you can’t just blame it on the audience, you can’t blame it on the consumers, you have to adjust if that’s what you want to do. No one asks you to be an actor, no one will beg you to stay once you get here and no one will miss you when you leave and that’s just the sad reality, but if you want to do it, you have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. You have to understand how to take notes, you have to understand that the other side is not the enemy. They’re not thinking of you in personal terms, they’re not thinking of you in derogatory terms. No one is there to make fun of you, no one is there to marginalize you, so don’t do it to yourself. One thing that really helped me, is I had a part-time job up until four years ago. I could do it anywhere. I edited a social work journal and it was just a nice little side thing that I did, and because I had that, I never felt desperate—oh, I got to make my rent or I have to take whatever comes my way. So, it is smart and very necessary, not to a have job that you’re going to fall back on necessarily, but something that you can do in addition to pursuing your creative stuff that will give you a sense of balance and a sense of pride because you have to be able to do other things, for God’s sake! You can’t just live and breathe acting all the time! You’ll become a boring person and you’ll go crazy and you’ll drive everybody around you crazy. There’s no shame in having a rent paying job and pursuing this.

You can’t just live and breathe acting all the time! You’ll become a boring person and you’ll go crazy and you’ll drive everybody around you crazy.





by Jon Hunt

Opinions that do not line up with our established preconceptions are simply dismissed out of hand.



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hings move a lot faster nowadays. The Ancient Egyptians created art in more or less the same style for nearly four thousand years. By contrast, the hottest modern art trends come and go so quickly, critics hardly have time to label them before they fizzle and disappear into the visual noise of the next Big Thing. There seems to be no time for contemplation so we seek out easily digested black and white explanations: Sound bites and headlines--quick bits of information that we can spit back into the void via social media. Opinions forged by thoughtful research and trenchant debate are shunned in favor of pre-packaged copy-andpaste content. We guzzle and gulp from the internet trough of trending facts and figures while rejecting anything too conceptually complex and difficult to digest. Our social and creative diet is lacking in intellectual “fiber” and we are becoming mentally and artistically constipated because of it. Contemporary news shows and

Do you prefer abstract art or realism? Be forewarned: This is a loaded question, with the underlying implication that one approach is inherently better than the other. Proponents of each style maintain the delusion that the approaches are diametrically opposed to one another and as in the film Highlander, that “There can be only one”. Since I can’t help but be contrary, I’m going to piss on both of those campfires. The most common explanation of Abstract Expressionist and non-objective painting is that once the artist has acknowledged and accepted the flatness of the two dimensional picture plane (something my daughter did at 4 years of age) he or she is no longer obligated to be enslaved to replicating the illusion of reality. Artists are freed from the shackles of conventional visual perception so that they might reveal some sort of deeper existential truth via the use of “pure” texture, color, shape, value, etcetera (or in the case of extreme minimalist art-- none of those things). “Tech-

applied to a two-dimensional ground. In other words: Realistic art is actually abstraction manipulated in a very cognizant and sophisticated manner by the artist to aid the viewer in interpreting specific concepts and evoking specific emotions. NEWS FLASH: Despite the ire expressed by both camps for each other’s approach to art, both abstract and realist artists speak the same basic visual language. However, (and this is where I am going to get into trouble) I believe that since realist artists are not constrained by the self-defeating precept to not copy reality, they have the ability to communicate ideas more clearly via a comprehensive, refined and sophisticated visual lexicon. Conversely, non-objective artists have made the conscious choice to limit their vocabulary to the most primal, id-centric babblings of a two year old. Yeh, I said it. Ultimately, my point (and I do have one) is that when it comes to art, black and white thinking is both counterintuitive and counterproductive. I personally believe that the most expressive and communicative art exists

“Opinions forged by thoughtful research and trenchant debate are shunned in favor of pre-packaged copy-and-paste content.” politicians tend to deal in yes/no, right/wrong, us/them dichotomies. And human nature dictates that we will gravitate to those shows and publications that reaffirm the things that we already believe to be true. Opinions that do not line up with our established preconceptions are simply dismissed out of hand. Art Culture has been headed in a similar contentious direction since the advent of photography in the 1800s. The duty to record current and historical events was once the job of trained professional artists. This responsibility guaranteed that the de rigueur art style was realism. Then, after 1827, it seemed that anyone could push a button and take a photograph; no art training needed (an over-simplification of the early photographic process, to be sure, but bear with me). Not surprisingly, painting in a realistic manner became slightly less necessary (although various forms of realism have been the stock-in trade of illustrators up until the present day). Relatively cheap art supplies, including premixed paints in bold new colors also became available around this time, making it feasible for artists to experiment. This led to professional and amateur artists alike dabbling in unconventional (i.e. non-commercial) styles, which in turn helped to create and perpetuate the archetype of the Starving Artist.

nique” and “craft” are now dirty words that hark back to earlier, unsophisticated times. But if the artist’s only goal is to make something that doesn’t look like something, then that exercise is destined to be a failure. Gestalt Psychology and the theory of Perceptual Organization reveals that our brains are wired to find order in seemingly unrelated images and to interpret meaning from those perceived patterns. It’s a survival skill. So, when faced with apparently random or non-objective compositions, the little librarians in our brains chug their Earl Grey tea and get down to work in a feverish attempt to organize what we see into something recognizable. This is why we glimpse animal shapes in clouds, our mother-in-law in Rorschach inkblots and the madonna in the scorch marks on grilled cheese sandwiches. The most common criticism leveled against Realism and Narrative art is that it is not original or creative because the artist has constrained him or herself to slavishly copying what is seen in the three dimensional world to the detriment of a unique artistic vision. Art becomes a mere self-indulgent, emotionally vacant demonstration of skill. However, (and I find this ironic), “realistic” painting, no matter how close it comes to imitating perspective, anatomy and the effect of light on form -- is still made of texture, color, shape, and value

somewhere in between those polar opposites of absolute non-objectivism and pedantic realism. In my opinion, it is in this gray area where the magic really happens: The complex visual/verbal interplay of Shaun Tan’s and Dave McKean’s graphic novels, the psychologically-charged imagery of Salvadore Dalí and Frida Kahlo, the mind-bending fantasy-scapes of M.C. Escher, the sterile, stripped down urban milieu of Edward Hopper, and the nightmare visions of Giger and Beksinski are just a few examples. The best art doesn’t need an artist statement to tell us what it’s trying to say; the art itself is the statement. As I grow older and hopefully wiser, it is my hope that instead of retreating to the ossified attitudes of the past, I can open up my mind to sweep past my own black and white thinking and embrace the gray areas— the inexplicable, the symbolic and the poetic. Links: • Gestalt Theory • Art Renewal Center



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Having a career spanning over four decades, the band KANSAS has solidified themselves as one of the most iconic and progressive rock bands of all time. With their hit songs “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind”, and selling more than 30 million albums worldwide, it’s no wonder KANSAS is still making music, selling out to packed arenas even today. Art Hive had the pleasure of speaking to Richard Williams, guitarist and one of the founding members of the band. Rich talks music, success, and what brings him the most joy today.



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Art Hive: First off, we wanted to thank you for sitting down with us in the middle of a lengthy tour. Where do we even begin? You and the band are celebrating a 40 year career! Can you tell us how your creative process has changed over the years when creating and performing music? Rich Williams: I’ve been touring in the trenches, flying below the radar every year for the last 16 years. We’ve been touring constantly, it’s just that we just haven’t been recording. I love being on the road, I love performing. Creatively, we were treading water. The four of five of us remaining decided we were going to do something else, so we made an album called Native Window, which was just born out of the frustration about not recording. We recreated ourselves. The rule was we couldn’t be Kansas. Every time a passage was written that sounded like Kansas, we had to take another direction. We didn’t want it to be Kansas without Steve Walsh. We had a lot of fun doing it and that was really just to “feed the beast”. We needed to be we continued on. AH: Can you tell us about the transition the band had to go through when Steve Walsh left as lead singer in 2014, and was replaced by the equally talented Ronnie Platt?

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RW: Two years ago, Steve Walsh very suddenly decided that he was done­—he was struggling with his voice. He’s one of the greatest singers of all time. As tough as that was, you hate to see a comrade was time. It was his decision to make, it wasn’t mine, and he had to come to his own conclusion. Phil and I went into survival mode­—we’ve done it before and we’ll do it again if necessary. Okay, so what’s the plan? What’s next? There was a singer [Ronnie Platt] that I had seen about 6 years previous to that, and as soon as he heard about Steve retiring he sent me a message and said, “If you guys are going to continue on, I’d just like to mention that I would be available... give it some thought.” It happened to be my thought too. I watched him on Facebook, from the band he was in—I had plenty of opportunity to see what he could do—so, Phil and I flew into Atlanta to sit down and meet with him to see what he was like. We already knew that he had the capability to do it, but we didn’t know who he was, what kind of person he was. We spent so much time together just traveling and rehearsing. We wanted to make sure that we were compatible. It was very important that we were emotionally compatible. [Ronnie Platt] was from the Midwest, like we are. We just had so much in common, he was just a great guy, you could tell he had no baggage. He did not have a big head, he didn’t have “lead singer’s disease”. He had

been waiting for this opportunity for 35 years, honing his craft and waiting for the right opportunity. Once he joined the band things changed. Suddenly, we found ourselves in a position were everything was ‘yes’—anything we wanted to do was ‘yes’! That just released the beast within us. It was inevitable that we would be going into the studio again and recording. This is a new band, with a new energy; we’ve been completely revitalized! We did 94 shows last year and right at 100 this year with a new album out. This is the busiest I’ve ever been in a band and I’ve never enjoyed it more. This is a great fine-tuned unit that’s very compatible and everybody’s on the same page and we’re all very focused on the present and the future. AH: Speaking of going back to the studio, we watched the documentary, Miracles Out of Nowhere, about Kansas’ amazing journey, and one of the scenes of you guys in the studio really stuck with us. It was specifically the scenes where you guys were recording at the legendary Record Plant for the first time, where you had to basically record an 8 minute song, uninterrupted, and you had one chance with no edits. We were sweating watching what pressure you guys were under! We wanted to know your thoughts on how music is made today. Often times it is said that musicians are “manufactured” in the studio with auto-tuning and extreme editing. Do you feel it is an advantage or disadvantage to artists in the way music is produced today?

“If you pick the best seven musicians in town and put them together in one band, chances are you’re going to get seven gigantically inflated egos and it would never even get off the ground. ”

RW: There are good parts to both sides of that. Similar to recording Don Kirshner’s rock concert, which was the same kind of thing. There’s cameras and cameramen on stage walking in your face and you’re playing material in front of the audience at three in the morning, but [the cameraman] doesn’t know who you are or any of the material you’re playing. You’ve got one shot out of it. I’m still amazed watching it—we play flawlessly and it’s some pretty difficult material we’re handling, but I still remember doing it and we were all scared shitless. This is your moment deliver and you’ve got to do it right now. This is what you’ve prepared for. Everyone is just holding on as tight as you can just to keep up—it’s very organic, it’s very real. It’s an emotion you can’t capture in an assembly line process. On the other hand, I think everyone thinks, “I wish I could re-record that song... I would do this different, I’d do that different.” The modern ways of recording are a lot easier to play and edit. The trick is trying to capture the emotion and the urgency of all that when recording. >>>



AH: What has been a career defining moment for you? RW: We had no idea that Leftoverture was going to be the success that it was, but we knew that we had something really good. This was more us than anything else we had previously ever done, this was more of the goal of what we were trying to be, and off it went. We just went from some guys who wanted to record an album to, “Your album went gold!” That was a very memorable moment, one of those defining moments; a milestone. The odd thing about all of this is that you keep reaching for the “brass ring” and it’s just out of your grip. All of a sudden we have a platinum album, then it’s double platinum, then comes the point of no return, back to back double, triple, quadruple platinum albums! You start discovering things about yourself, even if you didn’t really know who you were at the time. It’s kind of like buying a new car:

RW: I’m going to take it from a band perspective. Be careful of who you’re picking because a lot of times with musicians the best technician is not the best fit. Making music with friends and people you get along with and get better with is very important. It’s not necessarily picking the best in town. If you pick the best seven musicians in town and put them together in one band, chances are you’re going to get seven gigantically inflated egos and it would never even get off the ground. There’s just not enough room for inflated egos. Hire the best guitar player and chances are he’ll think you’re holding him back and he won’t be around at all. Play with friends, find people that just have the same mission, they want to get better. There’s a similar musical taste and a similar dedication. Do it and have fun and you will make a great joyous sound together. If that takes you somewhere as a career, great. If it doesn’t you will have learned a lot in the process. Just keep taking the next step forward, don’t aim too high, don’t try and take too big of a bite. If this is

“My advice to anybody starting is to make damn sure that this is what you want to do and that you will dedicate the time into doing it.” if I just had that new Corvette I would drive it all the time but then for a week or two it’s great. It’s not the happiness everlasting that I expected it to be. Every step of this journey in the band has been like that. It took me a long time to figure everything out. Most of it was by pain, you know, “Don’t touch the stove because it’s hot.” You know, that’s me. I’ve never taken any advice, I’ve just learned things usually by trial and error—mostly error. Somewhere in the last 10 years I’ve learned to stop looking outwardly for happiness and fulfillment. I don’t care anymore. I’ve learned to appreciate the moment for what it is. Now with 43 plus years, I can actually look back on the legacy of us and what we’ve done and I can wake up and be so grateful to be in Kansas today and not expect anything. When you asked about any particular thing, I think the most important particular thing that stands out in my mind is where I sit today. I wake up every morning just grateful to be here, to get to do what I get to do. People say, “Don’t you get tired of playing ‘Dust in the Wind’ ”? I don’t sit around the house and practice and get goose bumps...there’s one person on earth that gets to stand out on stage and gets to say, “one, two, three, four...” and that songs starts, and that’s me. The moment the first note rings through the room whether for 500 or 50,000 people, they all know it. I am the lucky bastard on this planet that gets to start that phenomenal moment. How can I not be grateful for that? AH: Coming from very humble beginnings and having remained in a relevant, legendary band gives you a very unique perspective. Do you have any advice you would give to a creative person trying “make it” but may not have means or any idea of where to begin?



something you love to do just keep doing it. If you need to do other things to support yourself then do that too. When I was growing up, there were three channels on television that went off air at midnight. There was not a lot to be distracted by. My biggest distraction was a pinball machine, probably. Today, everything on earth is a constant distraction! We multi-task in ways that did not happen in the sixties when I was learning how to play guitar. I could just focus on it, there was nothing else to do—there were no distractions. It’s harder for young musicians to not get caught up in all the noise going on around them with the internet, Facebook, all the religious and political world problems, constant bickering, fighting, side taking, and pissing contests. They are all such a disturbance and distraction. It’s really hard to simplify your life and concentrate on learning how to play your instrument. There’s so many things to keep people away from focusing on the craft. You can’t buy a great guitar and a great amp and hold it in your hand and being any good. It’s like anything else—it takes a dedication and practice at it—learning how to do it correctly. My advice to anybody starting is to make damn sure that this is what you want to do and that you will dedicate the time into doing it. If you don’t do those things, give it up, because it takes that. You have to focus.



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ASHLEY FORD “Cannonball is dedicated to supporting artists, innovative forms of cultural production, and education to advance critical discourse and understanding of contemporary art practice.” Photo by George Martinez Photography

Art Hive: Miami Cannonball is a non-for-profit 501(c)(3) that helps foster artists across multiple platforms. Can you share its mission and why South Florida creatives should get involved with Cannonball? Ashley Ford: Cannonball is dedicated to supporting artists, innovative forms of cultural production, and education to advance critical discourse and understanding of contemporary art practice. Our artist-centric values are mirrored in experimental programming, resources, and opportunities that respond to the needs of today’s artists and reflect our efforts to better understand the nuances and textures of South Florida. AH: Can you tell us a little bit about what your role as the Deputy Director of Cannonball entails? AF: As the Deputy Director, I oversee how the organization accomplishes its goals, day-to-day operations, and work with our Board to create broader initiatives for the organization. Further, I administer the WaveMaker Grants program. In that capacity, I partner with local organizations to present the program and grant opportunities to their audiences, navigate the program’s implementation and, throughout the granting period, hold studio visits with our grantees. (That’s my favorite part!) AH: What are some of the core initiatives that Cannonball focuses on? AF: Our core initiatives include: LegalLink which serves the legal needs of Florida artists and small arts organizations with exceptional legal information, advice, and referrals necessary to protect themselves and their work. LegalLink assists Florida artists with more than 100 cases every year, in matters ranging from contract review, copyright infringement, defamation, and immigration. LegalLink beneficiaries have included sculptors, painters, authors, curators, theater groups, playwrights, dancers, choreographers, photographers, graphic designers, composers, and more. WaveMaker Grants, delivers individual grants to artists in Miami-Dade County to propel unconventional art forms and artist initiated projects that skew away from traditional funding sources and 54


resist current demands of the marketplace. Now in its third cycle of awards, WaveMaker Grants has provided $200,000 in individual gifts for artists to create innovative, experimental work in Miami-Dade. Commissions, this program assists in the production, presentation, and documentation of significant new works in under-represented and non-commercial forms, such as performances, urban and ecological interventions, and community-engaged projects AH: What differentiates Cannonball’s programming from other arts related organizations in the Miami-Dade area? AF: The name Cannonball itself is a bit of a manifesto. We are always looking to make a splash in the community, to disrupt, to shake things up! Cannonball stands out from our (incredible!) colleagues through our flexibility and ability to adapt and respond to our community’s needs. AH: Unique to your programming, Cannonball offers legal services to artists called the Legal Link Program. Can you share with us why this information is so important for artists to know about and how an artist can take advantage of this incredible opportunity? AF: Cannonball was originally founded as LegalArt in 2003 by Carolina Jayaram and Lara O’Neil with the urgency to support emerging artists by providing free legal services and professional development programs. These initiatives, which we have continued as part of our primary programming are co-presented throughout Miami with partner organizations, and are created expressly to professionalize, sustain, and advance artists’ careers. We are thrilled to announce that, as of this Fall, the University of Miami School of Law is hosting LegalLink. This important collaboration with The University of Miami provides an unprecedented platform to address the needs of our community, expands our ability serve Miami artists, and nurtures Cannonball and UM’s shared interest in fostering intellectual discipline, creativity, and critical skills. To take advantage of LegalLink’s services, www.cannonballmiami. org/about-legallink >>>

ABOVE: During his three-month residency in 2014, Cuban-born artist Carlos Martiel produced and performed ‘Sentence’, a durational public performance responding to his unnerving encounter with the urban socio-economic realities of contemporary Miami. Sentence was commissioned by Cannonball. Photo by Grayson Hoffman Photography. BELOW: Cannonball’s annual Endless Summer Pool Party featured a synchronized swimming performance by Verso. Photo by George Martinez Photography.

AH: Your WaveMakers Grants provide support for the development and growth of visual artists. Can you share with us a memorable (or your favorite) project or development that has come to fruition thanks to funding from a WaveMaker Grant? AF: They are all unbelievable! Every year, I am thrilled by the quality and breadth of concept of these projects. So far we’ve funded 29 experimental, innovative, and publicly-accessible works in Miami-Dade county. Among the most memorable projects are Galactic Sirens, a synchronized swimming performance by Monica Lopez de Victoria, Portable Editions, an itinerant edition and zine making unit launched by Juana Meneses and Leila Leder Kremer, and Asif Farooq’s Balalaika, a slightly-larger-than life duplicate of a Soviet era MiG-21 jet fighter made entirely of paper. AH: Being that you are a non-for-profit organization and you receive funding through the generous donations of businesses and

philanthropists—are there any major events that happen throughout the year that artists and creatives can also be involved in that benefits Cannonball’s mission? AF: Yes! We hold two major fundraising events each year, which help us keep WaveMaker Grants and LegalLink programming free and open to the public. Our marquis fundraiser in the spring is a unique opportunity to meet and collect from an internationally known artist. Each year, an artist hosts an intimate dinner and presentation of their current work. Attendees leave the soiree with a limited edition work that the artist fabricates exclusively for this event. In the fall, we host our Endless Summer Pool Party, which is a chance to break out your floaties and dive in with artists, musicians, and fellow Cannonball-ers. More @ ARTHIVEMAGAZINE.COM











































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Art Hive: You are the first female president of Palm Beach State College. Are there any unique challenges you face being a woman in this high-powered position? Ava Parker: I think the challenges I have here are in some ways the same as any female CEO has, it’s the balance. In addition to being the president of the college, I’m also a wife and a mother; I have two young kids—I have a set of twins. AH: You’re a very busy woman! AP: It’s the idea of balancing the responsibilities here as well as balancing the responsibilities at home. That’s kind of a challenge I think any working mom has. I wouldn’t think that mine are any greater just because my job requires a little more time, it’s just a matter of trying to balance work and the things that I’m responsible for at home. As far as being a woman president, I think that it’s interesting to note that we have 28 state colleges throughout the state of Florida, and of those 28 I think there are maybe only 5 women [presidents], so you kind of grow accustomed to navigating in environments where they’re all men, and understanding that there’s reality to the fact that men and women think differently. How is it that you navigate those differences when you are so often a minority? I think that there’s a challenge associated with the business just because it is not yet common to have women serve as presidents of colleges or universities. I think here on campus the difference is more of just a tremendous responsibility; I feel like faculty and staff are comfortable with the idea. I just feel this real responsibility, particularly for my female students, to be a role model for them and help them to see that because I have done this, you can do it too. It’s a greater responsibility to do a really, really good job. It’s just the responsibility of ensuring and developing a strategy for success and then implementing it. AH: As the president of Palm Beach State College, do you have a personal mission statement you abide by?



AP: I do have a personal mission statement that kind of works for me. To lead, to strategize, to accept people where they are, and to create pathways of success for my friends, my family and my community. My biggest job is to create a strategy for success for the institution, so that’s already a part of my personal mission as a leader. That’s a big part of it and developing a vision that turns a good college into a great college. AH: There’s a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) initiative here at Palm Beach State College as well as a high profile STEAM luncheon every year since the program has been in place. What’s the main reason for such a push in STEAM areas of study on campus, and what impact are you hoping it will have on the lives of the students? AP: I must first give credit to Dr. Gallon who was here for 18 years as the president; this started under his administration, and the leadership of Suellen Mann who is the director of our foundation. I think it was a real recognition that there are greater opportunities in STEAM. How is it that, one: we can let the community know that we are focused on those initiatives at the college, and then two: how can we attract more students in that area? I think that with the scholarships that we’ve raised, we encourage students to go into those areas and let them know we’re here to support their education. I think with the event [the yearly STEAM luncheon], where we bring in national presenters and national speakers, it lets the community know that we’re bringing in “thought leaders” in these areas who can further demonstrate a commitment to this area as a part of the [STEAM] mission and vision for the college. The idea is that we have employers who are looking for people who have backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. I feel like as a country, we realized that we were not creating enough graduates in those areas, we’re not placing strong enough initiatives in those areas for our students. How can we ensure that students are choosing those areas and that they are available for employers? The idea is that the more students that we produce in STEAM areas, the more likelihood that we will have employers who won’t go to other countries to find their workers. The fact that we have STEAM

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as a focus of the college means that as the business development board is looking to attract companies to Palm Beach County or to the southern region, they can say confidently that we have this great institution right here in our community that’s producing the graduates who can go right to work at your companies or firms. The idea is that by having a very public event like the STEAM [luncheon], it really makes a statement about the college’s commitment to our community and to our students. AH: The new campus located at Loxahatchee Groves is nearing completion. What impact do you expect to bring to the western communities with the development of the new Palm Beach State College campus? AP: Loxahatchee Groves is a great thing that we are adding to the Palm Beach State family. When you look at the projected trends for growth throughout Palm Beach County, there’s a prediction that it will be a great push in the western communities. It was a question of, “Are you a leader and do you find a place and contribute to the growth?” We thought that it was really important to be a part of the growth that is planned for that part of our community. We’ve made it a Medtech campus and what that means to me is that we have programs that respond to the fact that the jobs that are in that community are either in doctors offices or hospitals. Ideally it would be that we would continue to grow. Our second building will be more chemistry and science related and it also has a health and technology spin on it because we think that is really our responsibility, as part of the economic engine in Palm Beach County [to ask], “Where are the jobs, what kind of jobs do folks want, what

kind of skills do these folks need to have?” and let us respond to this as quickly as possible. AH: What is the greater, long term vision you have as the president of Palm Beach State College? AP: What I ask myself is to imagine a great college and if I imagine a great college, what are the pieces of the puzzle? What would that look like? For me, it’s a college that really is preparing our students for jobs of the future. With technology changing the landscape of employment, it is difficult for me to tell you right now in 5 years, “this is what we’re going to need.” What I can tell you is that you’re going to need students, people and employers who know how to think and who are analytical and who know how to adapt to changing environments. A great college prepares students with the basic foundation of skills but also prepares them to think, to be analytical, to be responders, to be leaders; because I think that’s what it’s going to take to ensure that you’re prepared for the changing environment that will exist throughout our country. A great college to me really is something where you have spread the message that we’re not just any college, we’re your college; It belongs to the community and the community is proud to own it. It’s more of an external organization verses being more internal because I think that sense of ownership helps to ensure that folks are giving to something that they can see is making a difference within their community; to me, that is a great college. Technology is really what’s transforming our economy and why I want to ensure that I’ve given our students the best possible technological foundation that they can have in order to be competitive. ARTHIVEMAGAZINE.COM


Judi Regal, Breaking Dawn 2, 2015, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in. Photo courtesy of the artist.



By Bruce Helander

s an art critic, it’s not unusual for me to receive hundreds of press releases from galleries and museums about their related events almost every A day. The greatest advantage in reading these seemingly endless daily “briefs” is that unsurprisingly you gain an accurate perspective on the international art world, as well as information that pertains to South Florida and the immediate community, which are the geographical areas that I most frequently cover. Accordingly, it’s always rewarding to come across an ambitious artist in mid-career who possesses a brilliant sense of color and composition, along with an independent voice of creativity and individuality.

I particularly was pleased to discover the painterly works of Judi Regal, who makes her art in both Palm Beach County and Chicago, and is renovating a handsome studio and showplace on Designer Row in downtown West Palm Beach, opening in January. Ms. Regal began painting at the age of five in her hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts, where her fascination with color and its application to fine art was a great motivator to absorb inspiration and find a challenging direction in which to develop while studying at the local art guild. There she learned the basic skills to continue maturing into a talented artist, who now is about to make waves with her latest series of paintings that will be on display at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in a solo survey exhibition (opening December 2017). As a young girl, she continued to explore her natural curiosity for painting, and had two supportive parents who were avid art collectors and patrons, and who helped direct her imaginative ideas and put them into reality. At this point in her career, Ms. Regal is exploring the magical development of abstracted landscapes that incorporate color field gestures, disparate marks and vanishing points in addition to irregular geometric shapes on black backgrounds. While in Florida, Regal concentrates on the motivational aspects of the nearby expansive Everglades, where she truly feels the connection to nature and its wild inhabitants that live in the water and in the air. She enjoys the task of capturing the extensive variety of complex elements depicting this environment, which long has been an exciting atmosphere for artists and photographers. In her “Fire” series, the artist is prompted by a cycle of natural occurrences that often temporarily destroy the existing pristine landscape as it burns down to the ground level, paradoxically providing nourishment that contributes to the rebirth of our forest and ecosystems.



Judi Regal, Reflections 4, 2015, oil on cotton, 30 x 30 in. Collection of Coral Springs Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of the artist.



“ ” The artist, Judi Regal

Photo by Jerry Rabinowitz

Traditionally, artists often have portrayed their studio environments through a window which acts as a natural filter to the outer world which also acts as a “framing” device famously utilized by Matisse on the Côte d’Azur. Regal’s current series called “Reflection,” consisting of various abstracted cityscapes derived from examining the outside from the inside that also seem to melt into the dark backgrounds. Each form seems to push forward and backward, initiating a constant illusion of movement, and is a handsome and clever approach to picture-making. In this collection, light is refracted directly off panes of glass, representing the landscape within the sky, which may provoke positive memories of a similar day in the past. The reflections also offer contrasting accents that add an idiosyncratic spice and variety to her beautiful compositions.

artwork, this gifted painter challenges herself by methodically staying within the design confines of each series, allowing her idiosyncratic style to support each canvas, but at the same time providing a splendid observational experience that is satisfying and memorable. For more information on the artist go to: Bruce Helander is an artist who writes on art. He is a member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame and is a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts. His work is in over fifty museum permanent collections, including the Whitney and Guggenheim. Helander is the guest curator for Ms. Regal’s upcoming survey at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, opening in December 2017.

Judi Regal attended the University of Texas in Austin, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design and illustration. Later, she was one of only seven students to be admitted to an exclusive and competitive academic program specializing in interior architecture. Prior to dedicating her career solely to painting, she founded and operated a successful graphic design company in the Windy City. Ms. Regal follows the great and distinguished practice of mainstream Florida landscape painters, stretching back into the early 19th century, who found the light and organic surroundings a perfect incentive for artists to produce invigorating works of art. As a colorist who admires Wolf Kahn and Oscar Bluemner, she likes to combine the immediacy of Post-War American abstract expressionism and color field paintings. However, in all of Regal’s work, regardless of the narrative, the viewer can decipher a true passion of painting in her unusual knack for welding together sensuous colors and inventive forms, which assist in emphasizing the stylized look of Judi’s splendid compositions. This brand of “visual poetry” is apparent in all of Regal’s colorful works, which possess a strong common denominator of elements that are recognizable as the artist’s own distinctive signature pattern. In all her

Bruce in the studio, Photo Credit: ©Michael Price



BEYOND THE COURT, CHAMPIONS ARE STILL CHAMPIONING Fish Champions Mental Health, Blake Tackles Police Issues By Erwin Ong


here are no shortage of tennis players who make a lasting impact beyond the court: Roger Federer has used his celebrity to raise awareness for education in Africa, among other causes, while world No. 2 Andy Murray has championed feminism in the sport. Two players who are primed to play in next February’s Delray Beach Open, Mardy Fish and James Blake, have channeled their tennis celebrity to bring attention to issues that have affected them personally. Fish and Blake are both retired from the ATP World Tour, and will take part in Delray Beach’s ATP Champions Tour weekend—the first three days of the 10-day annual event that will be held at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center February 17-26, 2017. Both players wrote about their unique experiences on The Players’ Tribune, an on-line media platform for pro athletes which presents a medium for their direct reflections, thoughts and experiences. For Fish, the moment came in September of 2015 as he wound down a 15-year run on the ATP World Tour. Three years prior, life had written for him a potentially abridged version of his career: the former Vero Beach resident was hospitalized with severe cardiac arrhythmia, and the condition’s symptoms and effects left him with crippling anxiety that came to a head when he withdrew from his fourth-round match against Federer at that year’s US Open. Fish entered in only five events in 2013, and none in 2014. The owner of six ATP singles titles and the 2004 Olympic silver medal, Fish returned to match play in Indian Wells in March 2015. He came back so that he could retire on his own terms; an exit that took him 64


through tour stops in Cincinnati, Atlanta, and then Flushing Meadows. As he wrote his story on the court, he did so on-line, too. Fish penned an essay entitled “The Weight” that was published on The Players’ Tribune website. Fish tackled a subject considered taboo, especially among athletes: the issue of mental health. “[Mine] is a story about how, with the right education, and conversation, and treatment, and mindset, the things that mental illness takes away from us — we can take them back,” Fish wrote. “Tens of millions of Americans every year deal with [this]… And the journey of dealing with them, and learning to live with them, is a long one. It can be a forever one. Or, worse, it can be a life-threatening one. And I want to help with it.” Along with his essay, Fish discussed his story openly with the press. “It helps me to talk about it. It used to help me a ton to talk about it,” Fish said at the 2015 US Open. “Now I’ve gotten to the point where I want to share my story so I can help. “I want to help people that have gone through it and try to be a role model for people that are deep into some bad times, that they can get out of it, because I was there. They can conquer it.” Since retiring from professional tennis, Fish, who won the 2009 Delray Beach Open title, has focused some of his energy on celebrity golf. He won the Orlando Diamond Resorts Invitational in January, taking home the top $100,000 prize, and in July was the runner-up in the American Century Championship in Tahoe, pocketing $60,000.

OPPOSITE PAGE: Mardy Fish, who is the only top-seeded player to win the Delray Beach Open title while a member of the ATP World Tour, is playing his second straight ATP Champions event in Delray Beach next February. Photo Credit: CameraSport; ABOVE: James Blake has won all six of his matches since playing on the ATP Champions Tour. Blake was also a Delray Beach Open two-time finalist while playing on the ATP World Tour. Photo Credit: CameraSport.

James Blake’s circumstances to speak out were just as unexpected. The Connecticut resident, who retired four years ago, was tackled by an undercover officer in Midtown Manhattan while waiting outside a hotel for transportation to the 2015 US Open. Blake seized the opportunity and acted quickly, pressuring the City of New York and its police department to address abuse of power and use of excessive force. It took Blake’s celebrity to bring light to what many consider a chronic issue, and one of the outcomes was giving a voice to others who had similar experiences with the same officer. “It took a superstar to make this [issue] public,” one aggrieved New Yorker told CNN. “Let’s be clear,” Blake wrote in The Players’ Tribune. “My story got a lot of attention for two reasons. First, people know my name. Second, there was a video documenting what happened. That’s it.” Blake acknowledged the power that his celebrity wielded in affecting change. “All those people who don’t have the stature that I have, that voice that I have [is the reason] why I feel like this is so necessary for me to talk about,” Blake told CNN. “I want to keep talking about this. I want to keep the dialog open.” But he was sure to show reverence and respect for the men and women in blue. “[There’s] the majority that are doing great police work, that are true public servants. They are keeping the public safe. They are doing what they are supposed to.” Blake still receives “overwhelmingly positive” support for how he dealt with the incident. “I’ve heard plenty of stories from others who say they knew someone

who had a similar story and they are glad that I’m trying to help stop it from happening again,” Blake said in an e-mail. “It made me realize how important personal experiences are to what you become an advocate for or against. Problems that may seem distant to others can directly affect individuals and become a top priority.” In addition to playing in celebrity tennis events and making his first foray into television with the NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Rio Olympics, Blake continues to raise money for cancer research through his Foundation, which partners with the New York City Marathon. In 2015 it raised more than $100,000 for the cause. He’s also a busy husband and father to two young daughters. That is all part of the big picture that initially caused Blake to step forward. “I’ve had so many special memories in New York,” Blake penned in his essay on The Players’ Tribune. “I love New York. And when you love something, you don’t let it go. You make it better.” Erwin Ong is a social media editor and freelance writer based in New York City. The Delray Beach Open will be held at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center from Feb. 17-26, 2017. The 10-day event is the only one in the world that hosts both an ATP Champions Tour event and an ATP World Tour event at the same venue. While James Blake and Mardy Fish will headline the six-player ATP Champions Tour event, world No. 6 Milos Raonic, 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro and Top 25 young American Jack Sock have already signed on to star in the ATP World Tour event. A variety of ticket packages as well as individual session matches are available at ARTHIVEMAGAZINE.COM


“Pitbull understands the impact education can make and encourages quality education for children from all walks of life,” said Suellen Mann, executive director of the Foundation.” 66



Mr. Worldwide to headline STEAM luncheon


ou might not know his songs by name, but chances are you’ve heard many. Armando Christian Perez, professionally known as “Pitbull,” has collaborated on hit songs with stars like Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, Ke$ha and Shakira. Now 35, the once Miami street rapper has recorded hundreds of songs and sold more than 70 million singles, with No. 1 hits in more than 15 countries. He’s had more than 67 million digital downloads, more than nine billion YouTube views, and has over 22 million Twitter followers and 59 million followers on Facebook. He’s performed in over 50 countries for millions of people – hence the nickname Mr. Worldwide. On Feb. 1, the Palm Beach State College Foundation welcomes him as the keynote speaker for the Foundation’s 2017 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) luncheon presented by Bank of America. The affair will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. Tickets are $175 if purchased by Dec. 31 and $200 after that date. A table of 10 is $1,700. The Grammy award winning Pitbull is also a savvy businessman and brand entrepreneur who, in addition to a line of fragrances for men and women and a TV development company, also has partnerships with blue-chip brands such as Bud Light, Dr. Pepper, Dodge, Norwegian Cruise Line and others. Pitbull is also passionate about using and advancing technology. Besides using social media to communicate with his fans and supporters, he is co-founder of eMerge Americas. This 3-year-old conference brings together high-tech firms from throughout the Americas and promotes innovation and the development of disruptive technology across a myriad of industries. However, what most people don’t know about him is that he is passionate about education. He was initially inspired to pursue his music dream by one of his high school teachers. Now, he wants to make sure other children are inspired and have opportunities to succeed. “Pitbull understands the impact education can make and encourages quality education for children from all walks of life,” said Suellen Mann, executive director of the Foundation. At the STEAM event, Pitbull, a first generation Cuban American, will discuss the importance of education, as well as how music, math and science are closely related. “Both the science and music industries use mathematical principles and logic along with creative thinking and inspiration,” said Mann. “Pitbull is a master of blending basic sounds, rhythms and tempos to create incredible and popular music. He sings about enjoying life

and hopes his music serves as a brief escape from daily concerns.” In 2013, Pitbull helped create the SLAM! (Sports, Leadership, Arts and Management) charter school in one of the Miami’s most impoverished neighborhoods “It’s a tough neighborhood. Ninety-four percent of our students are on free or reduced lunch. However, we graduate 95 percent of our students,” says SLAM former principal Alex Tamargo. In a recent CNN article, Pitbull, or Mr. 305 as he is known in Miami, explained why the charter school was so important to him. “The reason it’s so special is ‘cause the kids are me,” said Pitbull. “I can say to them, ‘I can tell you what’s going on in your house right now. I know. I feel you. I’ve been there.’ If we catch them at that little age, mold their minds, teach them what it is to be motivated, self-inspired, believe in themselves because coming from the neighborhood we came from no one believed in us…this is changing the world little by little.” Pitbull grew up in neighborhoods that had crack and cocaine everywhere, which is one of the reasons he finds his stage name so fitting. He told CNN that he admires the tenacity of the breed. “I like the hunt; I like when people say you can’t, you won’t, you never will,” Pitbull said. Those kind of things turn me on.” “SLAM!, which educates students in grades 6-12, now has a school in West Palm Beach that could be a direct feeder to Palm Beach State College,” said Mann. Palm Beach State College offers over 130 academic program options for these students. In addition, the College has developed a specialized curriculum to prepare students for STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts and Math) career paths. “The College also recently implemented a holistic academic advising program for first-time-in-College students. Local SLAM graduates enrolling at PBSC will benefit greatly from this program where success coaches guide students throughout their college career, providing hands-on academic advising, career counseling, life management resources and scholarship opportunities, which are the gateways to excellence,” said Mann. In 2017, the Foundation will enter the fifth year of its STEAM initiative to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in the STEAM fields. Goals include increasing student scholarships, business partnerships, internships and other academic program enhancements to prepare more graduates for these highwage, high-demand positions. For tickets to the 2017 luncheon, visit Foundation/STEAM or call 561-868-3450. -by PBSC College Realtions and Marketing

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“The versatile and rich selection of works on display will have a strong focus on emergent talent, as well as blue chip mid-career cuttingedge 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 1000 artists from over 60 countries will be on display at the fair.” WHEN: January 12-15, 2017 WHERE: Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Pavilion • 825 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach


“Art Palm Beach is internationally recognized as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. The fair provides a unique opportunity to reach collectors from around the world.” WHEN: January 18-22, 2017 WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center • 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach


“Art Synergy in collaboration with Art Palm Beach will produce more than 65 exhibitions throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts in January 2017 during Art Palm Beach week. Art Synergy is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s vibrant arts community.” WHEN: January 18-22, 2017 WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center & PBC Art Districts 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach

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“Learn from these lectures/seminars by the top professionals in the business. Topics range from advanced printing techniques to beginning with a digital camera. There’s something for everyone!” WHEN: January 24-28, 2017 WHERE: Palm Beach Photographic Centre • 415 Clematis St, West Palm Beach

“This event will connect you to one-of-a-kind visual art experiences, 12 iconic outdoor kinetic artworks, 60 indoor kinetic artworks, monthly mobile making workshops that contribute to Kinetic Intentions community art project, the collaborative Kinetic Art Project that utilizes alternative energy and up-cycled objects, kinetic influenced technological innovations, engaging symposium presentations, kinetic entertainment and meet international kinetic artists!” WHEN: February 3-5, 2017 WHERE: Boynton Beach • Visit website to view entire map


“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 nonwearable), 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 18-20, 2017 WHERE: Downtown Abacoa • 1200 Town Center Dr #111, Jupiter


“Art Boca Raton is a new contemporary art fair from the organizers of Art Palm Beach. International galleries will be exhibiting modern, contemporary, and emerging art from the 20th and 21st centuries.” WHEN: March 15-19, 2017 WHERE: Research Park on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University • 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton


“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 7-9, 2017 WHERE: Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach


*Art Hive Magazine is not responsible for changes made to events. The time or date of your Art Festival may have changed. Please visit the website of the Art Festival location you would like to visit if you have any questions.



What is an art walk? Oh, just a fun way to get in touch with your local arts scene! Art walks usually consist of an evening, once a month, in which awesome artists, galleries, food vendors, and musicians all come together to showcase and support the arts scene in their respective communities. More likely than not, there’ll be wine and hors d’oeuvres too! Check out an art walk near you... ARTISTS ALLEY FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK Delray Beach Artists Alley, On East Atlantic Avenue and in Pineapple Grove. •1st Friday each month. 6:00pm to 9:00pm ARTPOP! Art Walk Pompano Beach Pompano Citi Centre, 2201 N Federal Highway, Suite C104. Near the carousel.


•Last Friday each month. 7:00pm to 9:00pm ISLAND CITY ART WALK Wilton Manors Wilton Drive in the Wilton Manors arts & entertainment district. •November through April, 3rd Friday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm

BIRD ROAD ART DISTRICT Miami Centrally located just east of the Palmetto Expressway (SR-826) and south of Bird Road (SW 40 St.). Most of the studios are located just off of SW 74 & SW 75 Ave.


•3rd Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm More info @

VIERNES CULTURALES LITTLE HAVANA ART WALK Little Havana SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho) between SW 12th Ave and SW 18th Ave •Last Friday of each month. 7:00pm to 11:00pm

BOYNTON BEACH ART WALK Boynton Beach 06-422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach •4th Thursday each month. 6:00pm to 10:00pm boyntonbeachartdistrict.

OLD TOWN UNTAPPED Pompano Beach 41 NE 1st Street, Downtown Pompano Beach. •1st Friday of each month. 6:00pm to 9:00pm NOBE NORTH BEACH ART WALK Fort Lauderdale North Beach shopping and arts district along 32nd, 33rd and 34th streets off of A1A and Oakland Park Boulevard. •1st Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 11:00pm NorthBeachArtsDistrict

COCONUT GROVE FASHION + ART + MUSIC NIGHT Coconut Grove Grand Avenue, Commodore Plaza, Main Highway and Fuller Street.

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE ART WALK West Palm Beach 400 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach.


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•2nd Saturday each month. 6:00pm to 9:00pm

FLAGLER / FAT VILLAGE ART WALK Downtown Fort Lauderdale Four-block area, branching out from the intersection of NW Fifth Street and First Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. •Last Saturday of each month (except December). 7:00pm to 11:00pm HOLLYWOOD ART WALK Downtown Hollywood, Florida •3rd Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm


CORAL GABLES GALLERY STROLL Coral Gables This walk is centered around Ponce Circle Park, but is fairly spread out.

•1st Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm

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LINCOLN ROAD/ SOUTH BEACH ART WALK South Beach 800,810 and 924 Lincoln Road Mall.Art Center/South Florida on Lincoln Rd. to the CANDO Arts Co-Op Gallery by the Bass Museum of Art.

WYNWOOD ART WALK MIAMI 36th St. S. to 20th St., between NE 2nd Ave and NW 6th Ave,Miami. Just north of Downtown, south of the Design District, east of I-95, and west of Biscayne Boulevard.

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•1st Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm lincolnroadmiamibeach. info

•2nd Saturday of each month. 6:30pm

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*Art Hive Magazine is not responsible for changes made to events. The time or date of your Art Walk may have changed. Please visit the website of the Art Walk location you would like to visit if you have any questions.

ART GALLERIES + CREATIVE SPACES + PERFORMANCE VENUES PALM BEACH Addison Gallery 206 N.E 2nd Street, Delray Beach Amanda James Gallery 412 East Ocean #1, Boynton Beach Armory Art Center 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach Arts Garage 94 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach Art House 429 429 25th Street, West Palm Beach Art House Gallery 255 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach Artisans on the Ave 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth Artists Alley Delray Beach 3rd Avenue Studios and Galleries NE 3rd Street, Delray Beach Artists Guild Galley 512 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach Art Link International 809 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth Ashley John Gallery 410 S. County Road, Palm Beach Avalon Gallery 425 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts 1105 2nd Ave S, Lake Worth

Cacace Fine Art 354 NE 4th Street, Suite D Delray Beach Carré d’Artistes - Art Gallery 430 Plaza Real, Boca Raton Center for Creative Education 425 24th Street, West Palm Beach Cornell Art Museum 51 N Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth DeBilzan Gallery 38 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach DTR Modernt Gallery 440 South County Road, Palm Beach FAU Universities Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton Flamingo Clay Studio 15 South J Street, Lake Worth Ford Fine Art 260 NE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach Galleria Gilda 2211 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth Gallery 22 -Yaacov Heller 282 Via Naranjas, Boca Raton Gallery Biba 224A Worth Avenue, Palm Beach

Blue Gallery 600 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

Griffin Gallery 5250 Town Center Cir #128, Boca Raton

Bohemia AG 536 Northwood Road,. West Palm Beach

Habitat Galleries 513 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

Boynton Beach Art District 401 West Industrial Avenue, Boynton Beach Bruce Helander 410 Evernia Street # 119, West Palm Beach Bruce Webber Gallery 705 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth 72


Holden Luntz Gallery 332 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach ICFA & Erdesz 358 NE 4th Street, Delray Beach JF Gallery 3901 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach

John H Surovek Gallery 349 Worth Avenue 8 Via Parigi, Palm Beach Kevin McPherrin Int’l Gallery 4851 N. Dixie Hwy, Boca Raton Lighthouse Art Center 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta Lois Brenzinski Artworks 533 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach Mary Woerner Fine Arts 3700 South Dixie Highway #7, West Palm Beach Native Visions Galleries 104 Breakwater Court, Jupiter Norton Museum of Art 1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach Onessimo Fine Art 4530 PGA Boulevard, Suite 101, Palm Beach Gardens Pavo Real Gallery 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton Rosenbaum Contemporary 150 Yamato Road, Boca Raton RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery 50 US-1, Jupiter Russeck Gallery 203 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach Stewart Fine Art 5501 N Federal Highway, Suite 3 Boca Raton Studio E Gallery 4600 PGA Boulevard #101, Palm Beach Gardens Sundook Art Galleries 524 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach The Box Gallery 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach ​ Vertu Fine Art 5250 Town Center Cir #128, Boca Raton Wally Findlay Galleries 165 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach

BROWARD Ali Cultural Arts 353 Hammondville Rd, Pompano Beach Art and Culture Center/ Hollywood 1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood Art Gallery 21 600 NE 21 Court, Wilton Manors Artist’s Eye Fine Art Gallery 38 South Federal Highway Canterbury Square #2, Dania Beach Art Serve Gallery 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Bailey Contemporary Arts-BaCA 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery 4566 North University Drive, Lauderhill Broward Art Guild 3280 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale City of Sunrise Art Gallery 10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise Cultural Center of Pompano Beach 102 W Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach Fat Village Center for the Arts 531 NW 1st Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale Gallery 721-The Purvis Young Museum 725 Progresso Drive, Fort Lauderdale

Las Olas Fine Arts 701 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale New River Fine Art 914 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale North Beach Art Gallery 3334 NE 34th Street, Fort Lauderdale Pocock Fine Art & Antiques 1200 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 102, Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library 50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach Rosemary Duffy Larson GalleryBroward College 3501 SW Davie Boulevard, Davie Rossetti Fine Art Gallery 2176 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors Steven Greenwald Design 3023 NW 60th Street, Fort Lauderdale Studio 18-City of Pembroke Pines 1101 Poinciana Drive, Pembroke Pines The Amp: Pompano Beach Amphitheater 1806 NE 6th Street , Pompano Beach Upper Room Art Gallery 300 SW 1st Ave, unit #123 & #129, Fort Lauderdale

MIAMI-DADE Adamar Fine Arts 21173 NE 18 Place, Miami

George Gadson Studios 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Suite 124, Fort Lauderdale

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County 300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

Girls’ Club 117 NE 2nd Street, Ft Lauderdale

Alberto Linero Gallery 2294-B NW 2nd Avenue, Miami

Indaba Gallery 609 N 21st Avenue, Hollywood James Schot Gallery & Studio 2800 N Federal Highway, Suite A Fort Lauderdale

Alfa Gallery 1607 Brickell Avenue, Miami

L.Mercado Studios 2000 Harrison Street, Hollywood

Arevalo Gallery 100 SW 10 Street, Miami

Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery 2630 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami

Art Fusion Gallery 3550 North Miami Avenue, Miami

Espace Expression 317 NW 28th Street, Miami

Mindy Solomon Gallery 8397 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

Art Nouveau Gallery 348 NW 29th Street, Miami

Etra Fine Art 2315 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami

N’Namdi Contemporary 177 NW 23rd Street, Miami

Ascaso Gallery 2441 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami

Fountainhead Studios 7338 NW Miami Court, Miami

Now Contemporary Art 337 NW 25th Street, Miami

Avant Gallery 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Suite 102, Miami

Fredric Snitzer Gallery 1540 NE Miami Court, Miami

O. Ascanio Gallery 2600 NW 2nd Miami

Galerie Helene Lamarque 125 NW 23rd Street, Miami

Opera Gallery 39th Street, Suite 239, 2nd Fl, Miami

Bakehouse Art Complex 561 NW 32nd Street Miami Bill Brady Gallery 7200 NW Miami Court, Miami Brisky Gallery 130 Northwest 24th Street, Miami Canale Diaz Art Center 146 Madeira Avenue, Coral Gables Cernuda Arte 3155 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables Collection Privee Gallery 2301 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Curator’s Voice Art Project 299 NW 25th Street, Miami David Castillo Gallery 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 300, Miami Beach De La Cruz Collection 23 NE 41Street, Miami D & G Art Design Gallery 6801 Collins Avenue, Suite C1405, Miami Beach

Gallery Diet 6315 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Gary Nader Fine Art 62 NE 27th Street, Miami Gecko Art Galleries 6500 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Haitian Heritage Museum 4141 NE 2 Ave. # 105C, Miami Harold Golen Gallery 2294 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Institute of Contemporary Art 4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Irazoqui Art Gallery 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami Ka.Be. Contemporary 223 NW 26 Street, Miami Latin Art Core 1646 SW 8th Street, Miami

Ricart Gallery 444 NW 28th Street, Miami Rimonim Art Gallery 7500 NE 4th Court, Suite 103, Miami Robert Fontaine Gallery 2121 NW 2nd Avenue, Unit 3, Miami Rubell Family Collection 95 NW 29 Street, Miami Sammer Gallery 125 NW 23rd Street, Miami Spinello Projects 7221 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami The Americas Collection 4213 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables The Fillmore Miami Beach 1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

Little Haiti Cultural Center 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse 591 NW 27th Street, Miami

Diana Lowenstein Gallery 2043 North Miami Avenue, Miami

Locust Projects 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami

Tresart 2121 NW 2nd Ave, Bay #2. Miami

Dina Mitrani Gallery 2620 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami

Maman Fine Art 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 204. Miami

Virginia Miller Galleries 169 Madeira Avenue, Coral Gables

Dot Fiftyone Gallery 7275 NE 4th Avenue, Miami Durban Segnini Gallery 3072 SW 38th Avenue, Miami Emerson Dorsch 151 NW 24th Street, Miami

Markowicz Fine Art 110 NE 40th Street, Miami Merzbau Gallery 2301 N Miami Avenue, Miami MIArt Space 151 NW 36 Street, Miami

Waltman Ortega Fine Art 2233 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami White Porch Gallery 2727 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami WYN 317 Gallery 167 NW 25 Street, Miami

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