GIVING A VOICE TO CREATIVITY IN SOUTH FLORIDA
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DITA VON TEESE PLUS
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MESSAGE FROM THE HIVE Welcome to Summer 2014 in South Florida. It’s hot, humid, muggy, and children are free to roam the cities like packs of marauding wolves. Fortunately, for us at Art Hive, we also happen to love it here in paradise. This time of year we are pleased to bring you our summer issue, tailored for South Florida's creatives and lovers of the arts. This issue is packed with fun events to do with the family, and motivation to get your summer projects underway.
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This issue’s cover story features the lovely Dita Von Teese. This beautiful fashion icon and queen of burlesque has graced the covers of Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Playboy, and now Art Hive! We are also featuring an exculsive interview with the hilarious and talented, John Leguizamo, at the private screening of his new one man show, Ghetto Klown. Jessie and Angela at MIFF
We continue our love of film by sharing with you the fun we had at The Miami International Film Fesitval and The Palm Beach International Film Festival; both festivals Art Hive Magazine sponsored. This summer Art Hive is proud to sponsor the ‘Summer Music Series’ at the Boca Raton Downtown Mizner Park Amphitheater; featuring free concerts all summer long! We hope to see you there! Thanks again for picking up your summer issue of Art Hive Magazine and we hope to see you in and around the South Florida arts scene all season long!
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Jessie has been busy with multiple projects, all based around the growth of Art Hive! Event planning, design and editing is what fills most of her days. More at jessieprugh.com
Angela has been busy! TV hosting, interviewing celebrities, supporting artists, and being an all around boss lady is a lot of work. Lots will be revealed as soon as season kicks in! More at angelayungk.com Jennifer Love has been creating A LOT of artwork and is even creating a new blog dedicated to her love of accessories and sparkle. She's also been busy leaving free art around, everywhere she goes. More at jenniferlovegironda.com Jon...never sleeps. The author, illustrator, art director and all around work-a-holic is preparing for this year's NY ComicCon where he will be representing FROMBIE'S速 as well as debuting his own line of creepy character pins and art! More at huntillustration.carbonmade.com
Lucy has been busy with new writing projects, checking out local art and music events and working on her new writing blog! More at lucylazarony.com
Sofie has been busy shooting events! She recently met one of her teen crushes, Jason Priestley! Sofie also recently photographed one of her favorite actors, John Leguizamo! Check her out at sofiebphotography.com!
David is a contributing photographer for Art Hive. He tends to shoot what he enjoys: travel, food, fitness and anything fun. He subsequently started a company to help small businesses and is currently consulting fulltime at successful startups in Miami. Website- DTRjr. com ,Instagram- @dtrjr & Email- email@example.com
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CONTENTS ON THE COVER DITA VON TEESE PHOTOGRAPHED BY ALI MAHDAVI
14. HONEY HIVE Only The Sweet Stuff 16. FOODIE DIARIES Howley's Restaurant 18. INSTAHIVE Creatives From Around The Globe 20. EYE CANDY Rolando Chang Barrero
INSPIRATION 24. ARTIST TO KNOW Kathryn Rush
26. ARTIN' WITH THE MUSE Start From Within
28. ART DRONE Show Me The Money
35. CREATIVITY MEANS BUSINESS Lake Worth's Renaissance 38. THE CREATIVE VOICE Photographer, Flora Zolin 39.VIEW POINT The Myth Of Multitasking
FEATURES 30. INTERVIEW WITH
DITA VON TEESE
Strip, Strip, Hooray!
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44. HIGHLIGHTS FROM
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43. THE CREATIVE BUZZ AROUND SOUTH FLORIDA Highlights of Ultra Music Festival, Legacy Place Wine & Food Festival, Pride Fest Lake Worth, and Much More! 46.CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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SAVE THE KVJ SHOW! If you haven't heard the drama that's been going on lately with the The KVJ Show, you may be living under a rock. Our front cover story last season featured an interview with Kevin Rolston, Virginia Sinicki, and Jason Pennington just as they made the switch from Clear Channel's WLDI, Wild 95.5 to Cox Media's 97.3 The Coast in Miami. The trio had been a staple of morning radio for over a decade in the Palm Beaches, and were optimistically looking forward to reaching a larger audience by moving to the Miami market. The new romance was short lived, when only a few months into the switch, listeners began to sense that this wasn't the same show they had grown up with. Programming changed from The Coast 97.3 to HITS 97.3 and The KVJ show slowly started to lose airtime until suddenly... they just stopped. Gone from the airwaves completely. No matter what was happening behind the scenes, their loyal fan base were not going to lose their favorite morning show without a fight! Some extremely dedicated fans went to social to make their disdain heard, and one loyal listener even created a new Facebook page specifically dedicated to saving The KVJ Show.
Karla Gava started the "Save the KVJ Show" Facebook page for diehard KVJ fans until they find a new home on the airwaves.
The “Save the KVJ Show” Facebook page was created by Karla Gava, a longtime listener and fan of the KVJ Show, with the mission of uniting and motivating other fans to rally on behalf of their beloved morning show. In less than three weeks, more than 5700 fans joined the page, where fans now share old clips of the shows and memes while they wait for the show to find a new home. We hope in the next issue of Art Hive we can celebrate KVJ's new morning show home. Until then, check out their "The KVJ Show" Facebook page and Karla's "Save the KVJ Show" Facebook page.
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RESTAURANT by Angela Yungk Local artist Amanda Valdes lent her hand to painting her distinguishable macabre style women on the façade of the building while a myriad of local artists have their works displayed on the interior. No, it’s not a gallery or a museum; it’s an eclectic diner that has the locals swarming to its tables. Howley’s restaurant in West Palm Beach offers a fresh approach to the classic diner. While still maintaining its classic 1950’s vibe, the art brings out a funky side to this West Palm Beach staple. Yet, most impressive is the vast and exciting menu that ranges from almost 100 menu items to choose from, and that doesn’t even include the daily specials, sides or dessert selections! “In April of 1950, Patrick J. Howley opened the doors to a West Palm Beach Institution: Howley’s Restaurant. Since that time the landmark has changed hands only three times, while always maintaining the name and tradition of Howley’s. In 2004 Howley’s was restored to its original splendor along with the addition of something new: Late nights and non-stop weekends. You can stop into Howley’s from 7am to 2am on weekdays and 7am to 5am on weekends.” -Howley's From land, sea, pasta and burger mania options, you can find something for everyone all fused with a homemade approach. The “Snackaroos” section offers tasty appetizers like Howley’s Nachos, which are made with cottage potato chips, mounds of homemade corn salsa, sour cream, guacamole and sharp cheddar, and what would nachos be without adding some homemade beef chili on top? There’s an assortment of salads, sandwiches both hot and cold to choose from, all ranging from reasonable price points of $6.50 to $11.95. The 16
mouthwatering “Mains” options offer Fried Chicken cooked to order with secret spices, served with mashed potatoes, homemade applesauce and honey. You can have a Thanksgiving dinner (even when it’s not the last Thursday in November) with the Thanksgiving Feast. You can also take a trip to Italy with the traditional Spaghetti and Meatballs made with two homemade meatballs hand formed with their “old country” marinara served with garlic bread. Oh, and did I forget to mention that all day breakfast is available! From steak and eggs, Momma’s Hot Cakes, or the Belgium waffles made with an authentic Belgium waffle iron. But make sure you save room for dessert! All desserts are homemade and you can even order an entire pie to take home, if one piece just wasn’t enough. All the classic diner desserts are available from rootbeer or coke floats, Mom’s apple pie, coconut cream pie, banana cream pie and peanut butter chocolate pie. Looking to catch up on your Vitamin C for the day? Delicious fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juice is available. You can also get your drink on with a creative cocktail combination like the Parrot Martini, made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, fresh pear juice and fresh carrot juice. All menu items are available to go. You can even book a party at Howley’s or have your event catered. Their motto: “Cooked in sight must be right” couldn’t be a truer statement. Offering both homemade goodness combined with a funky art scene, Howley’s sets the precedent on what a modern diner should be. Visit Howley’s on Facebook or go in for a bite! 4700 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, Florida (561) 833-5691
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BARRERO "Artist defines who you are, not what you do!" says Rolando Chang Barrero. Yet, with a documentary soon to be released, a third gallery opening up in Lake Park and a solo exhibition at Florida Atlantic University, Rolando doesn't seem to stop doing! A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rolando moved to Palm Beach County only 3 years ago where he opened his studio and subsequently his second gallery, ActivistArtistA Gallery, in a run down industrial park in Boynton Beach. His career has catapulted this year, with offers and invitations to exhibit, as well as, sales to collectors in Miami, Palm Beach, and San Francisco. He hopes that won't change anytime soon. Always grateful and thankful, Rolando, a brain cancer survivor who still contends with chronic seizure disorder and insomnia was given a reprieve. "I've been blessed to be able to work longer days, on much less sleep." he says. While passionate about painting and photography, his concentration creating change and bringing people together has garnered accolades from the local press all the way to the U.S. Congress, which recently awarded him a Congressional Letter of Commendation . Rolando, who founded the Florida Arts Association and Co-founded of Art Synergy has a vision to unify the arts and establish a new epoch in American Art History. Rolando does have a plan to get there... "It's just like eating an elephant...one bite at a time!" he laughs. Ever the busy guy, you'll likely find Rolando at South Florida art shows supporting his fellow creatives, or hosting large scale art and music extravaganas! For more infomation on Rolando, his work and his happenings, please visit activistartista.com, Twitter @activistartista, and Facebook @ ArtGalleryBoyntonBeach.
favorite quote "All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors." -Oscar Wilde
Las Debutantes, courtesy of Rolando Chang Barrero
“ARTIST DEFINES WHO YOU ARE, NOT WHAT YOU DO!” - ROLANDO CHANG BARRERO US Flag, courtesy of ActivistaArtistA
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Kathryn, known to her friends as Kathy, is an accomplished South Florida artist and designer. Chances are if you've been to a concert or a luxury resort in South Florida in the past 20 years, you've probably seen at least one of her pieces! She started painting at the age of three in the basement of her childhood home where her mother, Diane, a commercial artist, gave art lessons to the neighborhood children. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from FAU, she landed her first art job working for an event company building props and decor. From then on she was hooked! She's spent the last 20 years working for herself as well as in high-end event companies, from South Florida to the Bahamas, all while honing her craft. Though she's been keeping busy with freelance work, today, Kathryn has also incorporated her production skills into her personal work. She's been working on a series of paintings which utilize her sculpting and prop making abilities. She's also turned her love for her first car, a Volkswagen Bug, into a small e-commerce shop on Etsy.
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WITHIN Inspiration. You never know where it will come from. But if you need a starting point…start from within. I find that I make better art, or at least am happier making it, when it relates or is inspired by my own personal experience and interests. At the end of the day, I mean…I like ya’ll and everything…but I make my art for myself. I may not keep it, I may give it away or (better yet) sell it, but the art I make is my own voice, my own narrative. The example I am going to use is my March 2014 daily pieces that were inspired by Japan, the focus being Kawaii/Harajuku. I have had some personal experience in Japan. I travelled there for about a month through a Fulbright-Hays-Group Projects Abroad grant back in the summer of 2009 under the direction of Dr. John Tucker from East Carolina University. It was the farthest away I have ever travelled. If you can imagine this small town North Carolina gal in South Florida, try JAPAN…that will give you a few laughs. Back then I wasn’t making art every day, but I was still a practicing artist, finishing up my master’s degree. Funny thing is, I don’t remember sketching much while I was there. I mean, I did bring a sketchbook, I had good intentions…but I only filled a few 26
King Of Harajuku - Famed Japanese pop fashion designer Sebastian Masuda poses with his legion of fans at the Young At Art Museum.
pages in that sketchbook. (I bet many of you can relate!) I was just too busy living the moments there, so far away, discovering a different culture. I made mental memories of the sights and sounds of Japan for later use. I came back inspired, but I didn’t CREATE anything…not til later. Turns out…it ended up being much later. I wrote a grant to do some Japanese-themed art lessons with my middle school students, but nothing for my artistic self. For all intents and purposes I placed my experience in Japan on some shelf in my mind, no doubt distracted by some scrap of leopard print or shiny thing- until this past Spring. Cue an email from the Young at Art Museum with a colorful picture featuring Japanese pop fashion designer Sebastian Masuda. It was a sign for me to revisit this experience. So I did. I attended the LOVE! LOVE! JAPAN event at the Young At Art Museum and left ready to make some art. I created thirty-one new pieces in March 2014 based on Kawaii/ Harajuku imagery and culture respectively. Each day I lost myself in bright colors, prints, makeup and fashion to create a series of ladies that represented what I saw during my time in Japan and also in the presentation by Masuda.
Kawaii Clique - Sebastian Masuda poses with fans at the LOVE! LOVE! JAPAN show at the Young At Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale.
And that is the way it seems to happen. One thing leads to another, you draw on previous experiences, you learn a new technique or focus on something entirely new…but you have to be open to being inspired... and ready to act on it. A favorite quote I have related to this;
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” - Pablo Picasso It gets tough trying to figure out what to do each month. I have all of these ideas in my head, like any artist. What I find works best for me is to look to what truly inspires me, whether the inspiration comes from previous experience or current opportunities. At the end of the day you need to make the art that shares your voice with the world, so start there…just be ready for it, and be ready to see where it takes you. For more information on the inspiration behind this ARTicle, including photos from Japan and image of the finished pieces, please visit Jenny’s web sitewww.jenniferlovegironda.com
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“I KNEW OF ONE COLLEGE PAINTING INSTRUCTOR WHO COMPARED WORKING AS AN ILLUSTRATOR TO BEING A WHORE.”
and pedestrian activities of paying the rent and putting food on the table to be relegated to the back burner. The halls of art academia tend to be awash in theoretical rhetoric and a nearly universal dogmatic avoidance of assigning a realistic price to one’s art. I knew of one college painting instructor who compared working as an illustrator to being a whore. Oddly enough, this did not dissuade me from my chosen career path… Lucky for me, I befriended a couple of my professors who were successful illustrators and writers. It was the two of them, outside of the context of school who first introduced me to the world of contracts, invoices, and hourly rates and who warned me of the pitfalls of work-for-hire agreements and vanity publishers. Any plumber, house painter, mechanic or car salesman would have laughed at my naiveté. They deal with contracts all the time. It is understood and accepted in our society that business and trades people exchange goods or services for a fee. There is no dishonor in this, nor any hesitation on their part to defend the financial worth of their products or skills. When was the last time you argued with a plumber about how much it would cost to unclog your toilet at 2am on
Sunday morning? Yet, in the artistic community there is an insidious culture of self-deprecation. Why do artists almost universally feel chagrined when asking for money in exchange for their creative services? Sadly, this foot-shuffling dance of embarrassment over charging for our labor is perpetuated not only by those who purchase the rights to artistic properties but by the artists themselves. We, the artists feel guilty charging for our creative efforts. Why is that? Is it because what we create is not seen as “important”? Or because most of us don’t keep regular working hours? Or perhaps we should feel “lucky” that we are doing a job that we love? I have heard all of these explanations and every single one of them is self-defeating and just plain wrong. Every time a potential client begins a pitch to me with the phrase “I JUST need ____.” I grit my teeth and fight to urge to scream back at them: “If you JUST want ____, then why don’t you do it yourself? Or better yet, have your 6 year old niece draw it for you, because that’s what your current logo looks like anyway!” The myth of the starving artist is just that: A treacherous, self-fulfilling myth. Michelangelo, Raphael, Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster
and Peter Paul Rubens were all commissioned by patrons to create art. They were professionals who had chosen art as their business, and they were paid well for their creations. We modern illustrators, painters and poets need to re-imagine ourselves in this more pragmatic and honorable self-image of the artist-as-businessperson. Because if we are unwilling to stand up for our own rights, then we certainly can’t expect anyone else to do it for us. And that’s my two cents… Some useful links: www.artpact.com/ Professional Artist Client Toolkit www.artserve.org/ ArtServe/ Fort Lauderdale, FL www.artistasbrand.com/ Greg Spalenka/Artist as Brand www.graphicartistsguild.org/ The Graphic Artists Guild www.societyillustrators.org/ Society of Illustrators www.scbwi.org/ Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators www.asfa-art.org/ Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists
PHOTO: ABOVE © JONATHAN HUNT
I have touched briefly on the subject of money & art in past Art Drones but I am going to plunge into it headlong right now (insert image of Scrooge McDuck diving into a pile of gold coins). I work as an illustrator, art director, college art professor, designer and occasionally, a writer. One way or another, I make a living off of art. And by “making a living”, I am referring to earning MONEY. I myself took out student loans and attended college to learn how to be a better artist— and to be taught specifically how to be a marketable illustrator. I studied under World Class painters and illustrators who were luminaries in their respective fields. I learned classical figure drawing, oil painting, watercolor and perspective drawing in addition to industry-specific skills such as how to make a children’s book dummy and how to shoot photo reference. But there was one requirement for a successful career that was strangely neglected: How to negotiate contracts and secure equitable compensation for my labor. Sure, I could paint a picture, but how was I supposed to get paid for it? Now, if I had made the choice to attend a fine arts program at some hoighty toighty university, I would have expected the dull
Dita Von Teese, Interview by Jessie Prugh
PHOTOS: OPPOSITE PAGE, DITA ILLUSTRATION (© KATHERINE MCHUGH AND JONATHAN HUNT) ; ABOVE PHOTO (© KAYLIN IDORA)
ita Von Teese grew up fascinated by the Golden Age of Cinema, Pinups, and vintage lingerie. Born a natural blonde she transformed herself into the image of the ‘glamour girl’ she grew up admiring. Performing strip teases since 1992, she has since become the biggest name in burlesque and is credited with bringing this misunderstood art form back into the spotlight. Throughout her career, Dita became known for her ornate costumes featuring hundreds of thousands of Swarovski crystals and molded herself into a fashion icon. She was recently named on Vanity Fair’s international ‘Best Dressed’ list. Along with this, her lingerie collection recently debuted in U.S. Bloomingdales stores, and her vintage dress collection is now available at bettiepageclothing.com. We are inspired by her, as she is truly a self made woman, who has followed her own path in life. Art Hive Magazine was lucky enough chat with Dita Von Teese. JP: You're a truly self made success. How did the character Dita Von Teese come into existence? DVT: I was working in a lingerie store from the time I was fifteen and that sparked my initial interest in lingerie, of course. I was interested in the history of lingerie and that
lead me to discover vintage lingerie and things like corsets, and garter belts. That's what gave me the push to create retro style pinups when I was eighteen. From my research of vintage style pinups I discovered that most of the pinups of that era, girls that were posing in men's magazines in the thirties and forties, were also burlesque dancers. I became very interested in that and how I could somehow translate my pinup career into a stage career because I've always loved performing. I was a ballet dancer and had always liked making "shows" from the time I was a little girl. So I wandered into a strip club with a friend in 1991 and thought, "Oh Wow! I can wear my vintage outfits here and can do, like, retro-style strip tease here!" I mean, there was nobody doing that at that time, especially at strip clubs. And so that's really how it all started. Choosing my name came a little later on. I was evolving and I went through a couple of different hair changes and over the years my show evolved into something else. The shows I was doing back then in little strip clubs were much different than what I'm doing today in my Strip, Strip Hooray show. JP: What were the first incarnations of your name? DVT: Well, at first I didn't even think about
having to make a fake name. I remember I had just seen this nineteen twenties movie with an actress called Dita Parlo, and decided to just be Dita. A few years later I was posing for Playboy magazine and they said," You have to have a last name", but I wanted to have just one name like Cher or Madonna. We argued a bit about it and they just insisted that I pick a last name. So I looked in the phone book under "Von" and found the name Von Treese and thought, "Dita Von Treese. OK, that sounds cool." So the magazine came out and I was really excited to pick up the issue , and I'll never forget, when I looked inside they had spelled my name Dita Von Teese instead. I called them up and told them, " It's Dita Von Treese not Dita Von Teese!" They said, "OK" but then the next month in a special edition they printed the same thing. Dita Von Teese. I finally just gave up and went with Dita Von Teese. It was really a typo. JP: Who are your style icons and inspirations for your look? DVT: My style icons come from a lot of different places, but of course, the past was my main inspiration. Marlene Dietrich was a big style icon for me. My biggest style icons were these characters from an artist named John Willie who had a magazine called BiART HIVE MAGAZINE.COM
-zare, which was a fetish magazine that mostly had illustrations and photographs of women in the nineteen forties and fifties. They had on opera gloves, really high heels, corsets, and veils over their eyes. I'd say the John Willie characters and models of Bizarre magazine are probably my biggest fashion inspirations, even today. JP: So on top of all of the things you do; the burlesque shows, clothing lines, perfume... you are a successful author. Can you tell us about how you got into the world of publishing? DVT: Well, when I did my first book, which was the two sided book 'Burlesque and the Art of the Teese' and 'Fetish and the Art of the Teese', which I put out about eight years ago, it was with Judith Regan. She was the one who first believed that I should do a book and gave me carte blanche to create this big, beautiful fashion photo book with my story in it about my obsessions and why I do what I do. My next book that is coming out is a step by step beauty guide that will be coming out by the end of the year. JP: I've read you are self taught and created your own look by doing your own hair and makeup. DVT: Yeah, everything I do is do-it-yourself. The show, Strip Strip Hooray, is one big extravagant burlesque extravaganza, with the kind of production level of a Vegas style show, and it's self directed and self financed. Very much a do-it-yourself venture on a grand scale. One of the things I really love about burlesque is that it's really about self creation and creating a spectacle without a team. There's no glam squad on my side that makes my shows happen, it's really out of my own lust and desire and wanting to create something that doesn't exist yet. JP: We are really looking forward to seeing your show Strip Strip Hooray in Fort Lauderdale and excited that it's made it to the south! What should people be expecting to see at your show?
“... WHEN YOU REALLY BELIEVE IN SOMETHING YOU CAN WRITE YOUR OWN STORY IF YOU STICK WITH IT.” PHOTO: (© GEORGES ANTONI)
DVT: Well, It's a ninety minute burlesque review and we basically have the very best of burlesque with a very diverse cast of characters. It highlights the diversity in beauty and style of burlesque. We have four of my most lavish production numbers in one show. We also have something that has never been done before in the United States, or anywhere really, which is an iconic act from The Crazy Horse Paris, which is the famous cabaret in Paris that's been open since 1951. We've been lucky enough to be able to put one of those amazing acts in the show. That's really exciting! Another thing that is interesting to note for someone who has never seen a burlesque show is that the
PHOTOS: MARTINI (© SCOTT HARRISON); BIRDCAGE (© SCOTT HARRISON)); BEAUTY (© ALI MAHDAVI); GEISHA (© JENNIFER MITCHELL)
audience is prominently female. It's a strip tease show but a lot of women are finding inspiration from seeing a show like this and it's not about ooggling girls. It's not just girls either, we have a little bit of "boylesque" in the show as well, which is a male strip tease act that is not something that you would see in Chippendales. JP: I'm really exciting about seeing all of your outfits and the fashion. I know you have a lingerie line out in Bloomingdales. Could you tell us about that since it seems like the subject of lingerie has come full circle in your life ? DVT: Yes, I just launched my new lingerie collection at Bloomingdales which can be found at bloomingdales.com and it’s also in select stores. My lingerie has definitely come full circle. For me to have started my burlesque career sparked by my love of lingerie, it's great to have been able to start my own collection, which is gaining a lot of success.
JP: Do you have a piece of advice, that a creative person just starting out on their journey, can take with them? DVT: I think the most important thing is that you are doing what you love. I really think a lot of people give up too quickly on their dreams. I know there have been moments in my twenty year long career that people who were detractors said, "What's this stripping thing? You are never going to get anywhere with it." There were people that didn't really believe in what I was doing. But when you really believe in something you can write your own story if you stick with it. Even if you are not a financial success or not getting accolades and fame, really the reward is that you are doing what you truly love. That's been my lesson in life, to do what I believe in and eventually the rewards come. Don't give up too soon. Too many people give up too soon.
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THE CREATIVE VOICE
LAKE WORTH'S RENAISSANCE
PHOTOS: JOHN LEGUIZAMO (© MEIR ISRAEL, STUDIO M PHOTO & CINE), WOMAN (©FLORA ZOLIN); HOTEL (©HUDSONHOLDINGS)
CREATIVITY MEANS BUSINESS
RENAISSANCE by Angela Yungk
“THE GULFSTREAM HOTEL WILL ONCE AGAIN REIGN AS AN OASIS OF REFINEMENT, EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN & ONE OF PALM BEACH'S CROWNED JEWELS.”
A vibrant new era is underway for the City of Lake Worth. Hudson Holdings of Delray Beach along with CDS International Holdings has acquired the historic Gulfstream Hotel and is pioneering the revitalization of downtown Lake Worth. They are bringing back the original splendor of the Gulfstream, originally built in 1923 and currently listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1983. These changes are going to foster redevelopment not only for the hotel, but for the city as well. The $60 million project and restoration is estimated to take just over 20 months once underway and there will be some impressive changes. The Gulfstream is in an ideal location. Only seconds away from the newly renovated beachside Lake Worth Casino Complex and beach, the new Gulfstream Hotel will include many amenities most hotels would only dream of offering to their guests. The beachside complex offers dining options as well as beachside rentals of cabanas, chairs and water sports equipment. The hotel sits adjacent to the Intracoastal waterway offering small day-use boat docks, bicycle racks, kayak/canoe launch, fishing pier and complete renovation of the wetland habitat in the Lake Worth Lagoon. Just to the east sits Bryant Park, a hub for special events and music concerts. The rooftop of the hotel will be transformed into a one-ofa-kind rooftop club with a fine-dining restaurant offering panoramic views of the Intracoastal waterway, the Palm Beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. Hotel guests will have access to luxury amenities such as golfing
on the Intracoastal at the Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course, laying poolside at their own private beach club or enjoying the evening at one of Lake Worth's charming downtown establishments. The best part is that most will be able to afford a stay at the Gulfstream. Rates for the grand hotel are predicted to start around $169 per night, offering guests a unique chance to indulge in the lap of luxury but for only a fraction of the price of what they might expect to pay in neighboring cities The renaissance of Lake Worth is underway with the revamping of the Gulfstream Hotel. It is clear this makeover will bring a much needed economic stimulus to the city and county through job creation and bed tax revenues. Hudson states, “The Gulfstream hotel will once again reign as an oasis of refinement, exceptional design and one of Palm Beach's crowned jewels”. The statement couldn’t be more accurate. The Gulfstream Hotel will be the first of its kind, offering reasonable rates as well as high-end amenities, giving the guests an unforgettable experience. To stay updated with The Gulfstream Hotel, visit hudsonholdings.com.
CONCEPT PHOTOS: © BELLISON GOMEZ
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GHETTO KLOWN by Angela Yungk
Angela: Where did the name Ghetto Klown come from? John: Well I grew up mad underprivileged. So that's where the ghetto comes from, and clown because that's what we would do; clown around to keep people from kicking our butts. That's what saved me. It was kinda like my antidote against the world. Angela: That makes sense. And that's what you use your one man shows for. Using your past and bringing it to the stage. Has that always been your vision to do something like that? John: No, no I started out in 1990 with Mambo Mouth about people in my neighborhood and then when I did Spic-O Rama it was about an anonymous Latin family that owned a laundry mat. And then with Freak I started investigating the autobiographical piece, the "selfie" play (laughing) and then I did my teenage years and everything was about working to get to Ghetto Klown I guess, this is my life's work. I learned how to really craft a story, how to compress my whole 40 odd years into an hour and half.
Angela: That's impressive! John: Mad impressive, I'm impressed, I'm tired. Angela: You are a true artist and perfectionist, is that why it took almost 10 years to make Ghetto Klown? John: Yeah, it took 8 years to create it. I drove around Texas and went to London with it. Then went to La Jolla Playhouse. It was a great journey, I really enjoyed every moment of it. Angela: Do you prefer to do a one man show verses doing films? John: It's different, it's so different. I mean yeah this gives me the biggest reward. But I love independent films, it's a different thing, I'm searching for naturalism and subtlety and expression, in this it's just about being, freedom and madness.
PHOTOS: (ÂŠ MEIR ISRAEL, STUDIO M PHOTO & CINE)
Imagine standing alone on stage in front of an audience of thousands. You stare into the audience member's eyes as they grip the edge of their seats waiting for you to make them laugh, cry, and become lost in the world you create. Even the most highly trained actor would find difficulty in attempting such a feat by themselves, alone with no one else to help build momentum. John Leguizamo welcomes this challenge. Known as a true character actor, John has played diverse roles in films from the evil yet portly Clown in Spawn, to the Latin spit fire drag queen Chi-Chi in Too Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar. John also has a unique ability in transforming his voice to create many different characters such as playing the slurry sloth Sid in Ice Age. Now in the 5th installment of his one man show, Ghetto Klown, John is on fire. He gets personal talking about his difficult childhood, women, and the problems he has with his father. Art Hive Magazine had the pleasure of sitting down with "Johnny Legs" to find out what made Ghetto Klown one of his best and most personal shows he has ever done.
Angela: How did you develop these characters for your one man shows? John: It was easy, like for Mambo Man because I kinda knew who they were based on and I would just hang out with them. For Ghetto Klown it was trickier. I was doing Pacino and I didn't have access to him so I had to You Tube him and with Swayze and I had to remember how he talked and had to re-watch him over and over again so I could remember. Angela: Going back to that iconic movie To Wong Foo, how did you do research for your character Chi-Chi? John: It was mad research, you know I am a method actor, I trained with Lee Strasberg so I hung out with Puerto Rican Drag Queen Laritza Dumont in the Bronx. She had all the flavor and talked like this, "That's the loook papa, that's the looook." Angela: How was it to train and eventually go to acting school. Was it intimidating? John: Yeah it was, it was very intimidating. Here was this street rat and I am in this class and I mean, I had a lot of moments of fear and panic and stage fright. It was rough he (Strasberg) could barely hear me sometimes. He would say "I ca, ca, can't hear you." (old man voice). Angela: And didn't you only take one class with Lee Strasberg? John: Yeah he died that night, probably was my acting. I was terrible back then.
PHOTOS: STAGE, AUDIENCE (ÂŠ MEIR ISRAEL, STUDIO M PHOTO & CINE); INTERVIEW (ÂŠ DTRJR)
Angela: You know looking back at your career now, is there one piece of advice that you can think of that you can share with the novice actor about starting out? John: Find the best acting teachers out there. And just stick with it. Don't chase anything but self-expression. Also dedicate 10,000 hours to anything and you will be great, seriously. Dedicate 10,000 hours to anything and you are going to be great. Stand up, acting , writing, dancing whatever, and you will have an amazing ability somehow. Angela: Are you at what you think is the peak of your career right now with Ghetto Klown coming together. John: I think this might be the zenith of my life and my career. This was definitely my lives work and my magnum opus. It was a culmination of everything I have crafted and I will never do this again. I think this is the cap. Now with the completion of what John considers his best work in a one man show, he will return to the big screen. John's next film Chef with director Jon Favreau features an all-star cast with Robert Downy Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Sofia Vergara and is premiering in 3 select theatres in South Florida. To find the nearest theater go to www.buycheftickets.com. To see Ghetto Klown visit HBO.com and check out HBO GO. You can also follow John on social media and stay up to date with what he is doing via Facebook and Twitter. ART HIVE MAGAZINE.COM
THE CREATIVE VOICE
Seeing With Her Heart: THE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY OF
Flora Zolin by Lucy Lazarony
“OPEN YOUR EYES AND YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT WHAT YOU SEE IF YOU LOOK PAST THE OBVIOUS.” worked in an adult, inpatient psychiatric unit in a New York City hospital. I look at faces and find things that fascinate me, that make me wonder about them about their
LUCY: Please tell me more about your "Tattoo Woman" and "Deep in Thought" photographs. Youshot both portraits while traveling in Israel.
She shares her passion for portrait photography with Art Hive.
FZ: I saw the Tattoo Woman from quite a distance from me. Her face looked weathered by the sun. She wore gold earrings and polarized sunglasses and the wrap around her head created a mystery and made me wonder about the life she led.
LUCY: When did you begin taking photos? FZ: When I was a child I got a Brownie box camera. It was my treasure and I loved taking pictures of my family. I recently found a box of old photos, some that I took as a child. In 2010, I got a Nikon DSLR and started taking classes at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. That was the beginning of my passion for photography on a level I never knew before. LUCY: Some photographers actually avoid people as their photography subjects. What do you enjoy about portrait photography? FZ: It’s their faces. It’s that moment in time. I don’t go for the background and the atmosphere. I go with what I feel in my heart and what I see at the time or place. I love people. I studied psychology and 38
“Tattoo Woman” fascinated me. But I didn’t see her tattoo until I enlarged the photo on my computer screen. I blew it up and I got goosebumps.
stories and lives. LUCY: The moments you capture in your portrait photography appear so candid and intimate. How do you know the right moment to hit click with your camera? How do you capture such powerful moments? FZ: This is instinctive. When I see people who capture my interest, I am drawn to them. I snap away, hoping to catch the right moment in time. Often when I look at the pictures on my computer, I am surprised to see something I didn’t see initially. The
With “Deep in Thought,” I saw (her) across the aisle from me at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. She touched my heart when I saw how deeply devoted she was to her prayers. I was very, very lucky with that picture because it’s a very, very busy place. LUCY: What advice do you have for beginning photographers? FZ: Take your camera and discover what you can do with it. Discover what you see through the lens. Open your eyes and you will be amazed at what you see if you look past the obvious.
PHOTOS: © FLORA ZOLIN
Flora Zolin is fascinated by faces. She loves the stories they tell. A baby girl aglow in a loved one’s arms, a young woman deep in a moment of prayer at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, each of these moments has been lovingly preserved through Flora Zolin’s fine art photography.
THE MYTH OF
MULTITASKING by Dr. Shelley Plumb
PHOTO: DR.PLUMB HEADSHOT (COURTESY OF DR.SHELLEY PLUMB)
Today is the day. I am committed to decorating my guest bedroom. My creative juices are flowing, and this is the perfect outlet for me. Standing in the center of the room, I look through the window at the fuchsia flowers in the yard. Hearing the sweet orchestra of birds singing, I am inspired! I have four hours to complete my project. My goal is create a haven for my guests. I sit mesmerized contemplating my options. What can I create with this blank canvas? As I begin my venture, my cell phone rings. It is my office, needing something not so urgent. Through the course of the next several hours I am continually interrupted… ….children calling from school ….dogs barking at birds ….laundry buzzers going off. With each interruption I feel my frustration mount higher and higher. By the end of the four hour window, glaring at the less than complete room, I feel stressed and agitated. What started out as a welcomed creative project has now turned me into a cranky, impatient woman with elevated blood pressure. Is this a crazy scenario? Hardly. How many of us have experienced situations like this? With a plate that is overloaded with tasks to complete through the day; how do you feel? Stressed?
The Art of Multitasking
Multitasking has become a way of life in today’s society. The way I see it, juggling many tasks at one time is a form of art. We all start each day with a blank canvas. Like painting a picture, we choose what tasks to fill our day. What do you choose? One task at a time? A few? Multiple? Are others adding to your canvas without your consent? The way I see it, a picture that has just the right amount of paint in just the right proportions looks clean and concise. But limitless
paint strokes eventually clutter the collage, blurring the image, and detract from its focus; soon one cannot see the image meant to be portrayed. In a similar fashion, with regards to multitasking, a single task added to a metaphorical collage is clear and concise but not always realistic. It makes sense that doing a few tasks at the same time might add dimension, but if we keep adding task after task there is a point when we lose site of the goal; the canvas is blurred. In this respect, we cannot see our primary focus. There comes a point when our efforts become counterproductive.
tasks which in the long run undermines focus, productivity, and efficiency. Those with a creative flare would be interested to know that extreme multitasking can stifle creativity. Interestingly, the prefrontal cortex of our brain is responsible for creativity. It is in this area of our brains where stunning ideas and innovative thought patterns are born. The problem is that the prefrontal cortex can only hand one thing at a time. Multitasking and overloading the prefrontal cortex can have a counterproductive effect on creativity. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brain-wise/201209/ the-true-cost-multi-tasking
Multitasking Is A Myth
Research shows that multitasking is a myth. It clutters our life’s canvas and can lead to loss of productivity and efficiency. Not only that, extreme multitasking can take its toll on the body physically. A primary example of this lies in a nasty six letter word: STRESS. Stress is documented to raise cortisol levels in our bodies which can ultimately raise blood pressure and damage the heart. In addition to that stress has been shown to suppress the immune system and can increase the chance of developing type 2 diabetes.
I Am Determined
- I promise to implement a “Blank Canvas Philosophy.” I will divide my day into 90 minute increments. After every 90 minutes I will put down what I am doing and rest. I am determined to give that pre-frontal cortex a chance to reset.
Multitasking or Task-Switching? Multitasking is not really multitasking at all. As our canvas becomes increasingly cluttered with obligations, we often find ourselves taking more time to complete tasks, making more errors, and watching our productivity plummet as a result. Studies have shown that our brains have difficulty doing several things at one time. While we may think we are performing multiple things at one time, our brains are actually “switching” between individual
Staring at this beautiful room with powder blue walls, I am determined to re-adjust my way of thinking. I am going make the following changes to increase creativity and maximize productivity. Although there are many ways to get started, I will start by making five basic promises to myself: - I promise to practice the “Art of OHIO.” I will take a task and Only Handle It Once. I will set deadlines, focus, and work on projects until complete.
that distract me the most will be re-scheduled and allotted times to complete.
Ask Yourself “Why?”
Pablo Picasso, some say one of the most creative artists in history is known to say this: “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not?” Perhaps the real problem lies when YOU look at your life and think “why.” Why am I doing this? If you are the one asking why, it is most likely time to change. You do have a choice, don’t you? You have a choice with regards to what tasks to add to your canvas and what not to. People cannot paint your canvas without your consent. What do you choose? Only you know your limits; you know when to say “why?” or “why not?”
Dr. Shelley Plumb is a podiatric physician, certified Life Strategies Coach, prominent speaker and founder of PlumbTalk Women. Through its many programs and resources, PlumbTalk aims to fill women with the passion, energy, and determination to change not only themselves, but also the societies in which they live. www.plumbtalkwomen.com email@example.com
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spring sky. Legacy Place comes alive with food and drink samplings galore, plus live music, games, entertainment, and more. All the proceeds benefited the Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation, the not-for-profit organization supporting the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department. More info at , www.legacyplacefoodandwine.com (PHOTOS: © LEGACYPLACEFOODANDWINE.COM;
MARCH 2014 For the past 20 years, Pride Fest has served as Palm Beach County’s largest gay & lesbian visibility event. PrideFest emphasizes the importance of diversity in our community, making it stronger and more accepting of all individuals and their contributions to society. More info at www.compassglcc.com/pf (PHOTOS: © SOFIE BROWN)
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EVENTS SPECIAL /// MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014
ELSA & FRED red carpet guest actress Anne Hathaway. Photo by Rene G
Gloria Estefan and AN UNBREAKABLE BOND director Emilio Estefan. Photo by World Red Eye
DEFAULT actor David Oyelowo. Photo by World Red Eye
AN UNBREAKABLE BOND special guests Alexia Echevarria & Herman Echevarria Photo by World Red Eye
Tom Brokaw and Bob Costas at AN UNBREAKABLE BOND at the Olympia Theater. Photo by World Red Eye 44
CLOSE UP ON CHINA KICK-OFF PARTY at Haven. Photo by Rene Guirola
FADING GIGOLO director/screenwriter/actor John Turturro. Photo by World Red Eye
DJ Spam and Crowd. Photo by Alberto Tamargo
Opening Night Film ELSA & FRED actors Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer Photo by Alberto Tamargo
Audrey Lee-Vignon and Roger Segura at the MIFF 2014 Patron 3-D Opening Night Party. Photo by Angel Valentin
ELSA & FRED- Red carpet guests Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padron and actress Anne Hathaway. Photo by Alberto E. Tamargo/Sipa
Andy Garcia ready for Rob The Mob red carpet at Olympia Theater. Photo by Alberto Tamargo
Miami International Film Festival
UNBREAKABLE BOND- Special guests Gloria Estefan & Juliana Maras-Guia. Photo by World Red Eye
MARCH 2014-The 30th annual MIFF opened in March with a bang. Stars lined the silver screen with such debut films as Elsa and Fred with Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer; Rob the Mob starring Andy Garcia; Fading Gigolo, directed by John Turturro, which won the Best Feature award at the festival. More info at www.miamifilmfestival.com
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
ART Every Thursday: Art After Dark at The Norton Museum. Where culture and entertainment meet. 5 to 9 p.m. www.norton.org May 23 - August 24: - From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Paper as Art. Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. Old School Square. Delray Beach. www.delraycenterforthearts.org June 1 - July 13: The Richman Gifts: American Impressionism and Realism. This exhibition includes beautiful American Impressionist paintings by Frederick Frieseke and Abbott Fuller Graves. Norton Museum of Art. www.norton.org June 5 - 27: “Art = Antidote to Hate” celebrating respect, equality & diversity through art. Art Serve. www.artserve.org June 6: First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Delray. Featuring special artist showings, jewelry, entertainment, receptions and more at over 14 Fine Art Galleries in Pineapple Grove District and along Atlantic Ave. www.downtowndelraybeach.com
June 27: Summer Music Series: Friday Night Summer Tribute Series: Crazy Fingers (Grateful Dead tribute band) Mizner Amphitheatre, Boca Raton. www.mizneramphitheatre.com July 4: 4th on Flagler. See the largest fireworks display in South Florida explode over the Lake Worth Lagoon and Intracoastal Waterway. West Palm Beach Waterfront. www.wpb.org July 9 - August 27: Art Cinema at the Crest: The weekly Art Cinema series returns with a new line-up of films exploring a multitude of genres, from classic to contemporary. Film screenings will be every Wednesday at 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. www.delrayceterforthearts.org July 11: Summer Music Series: Friday Night Summer Tribute Series: Odyssey Road (Journey tribute band) Mizner Amphitheatre, Boca Raton. www.mizneramphitheatre.com July 20: Summer Music Series: Sunday With The SYMPHONIA Boca Raton. Mizner Amphitheatre, Boca Raton. www.mizneramphitheatre.com
June 14/July12/August 9: Historic Northwood Art Walk. Stroll through Historic Northwood Village on your own or sign up for our Historic Guided Tour. www.northwoodartwalk.com
July 25: Summer Music Series: Friday Night Summer Tribute Series: U2 by UV (U2 tribute band) Mizner Amphitheatre, Boca Raton. www.mizneramphitheatre.com
June19/July 17/August 21: 3rd Thursday evening of each month, we present a wine and passed hors d' oeuvres reception featuring fun, social activities such as concerts, lectures, art demonstrations, live performances and gallery talks. Lighthouse Art Center. www.lighthousearts.org
August 1: Summer Music Series: Friday Night Summer Tribute Series: Jimmy Stowe and The Stowaways (Jimmy Buffett tribute band) Mizner Amphitheatre, Boca Raton. www.mizneramphitheatre.com
June 19/July 17/August 21: Artists Alley Open Studios Every Third Thursday. An exciting new warehouse arts area in the Pineapple Grove Arts District of Delray Beach Florida. www.artistsalleydelray.com June 24/July 29/ August 24: Last Tuesday night Art Show. Art event by local artists. Enjoy art then grab a bite. Howley’s Restaurant. www.sub-culture.org
COMMUNITY Every Third Thursday: Clematis by Night. This FREE weekly event overlooking the West Palm Beach waterfront features live concerts by the area’s best Rock, R&B, Reggae, Latin, Blues and Soul bands. June 14: Craft Beer Festival & Burger Bash. This packed roster of fun includes a portfolio of more than 60 craft beer and cider brands. PGA National Resort & Spa, 12pm-7pm. www.pgaresort.com June 15: Summer Music Series: FAU Summer Concert Band/Downtown Drive. Mizner Amphitheatre, Boca Raton. www.mizneramphitheatre.com June 20: Summer Music Series: Friday Night Summer Tribute Series: The Long Run (Eagles tribute band) Mizner Amphitheatre, Boca Raton. www.mizneramphitheatre.com 46
August 2: Swede Fest 3 Palm Beach. A swede is a no-budget, laughably bad remake of a hit Hollywood film – the bigger, the better. Midtown PGA. www.midtownpga.com August 8: Summer Music Series: Friday Night Summer Tribute Series: Turnstiles (Billy Joel tribute band) Mizner Amphitheatre, Boca Raton. www.mizneramphitheatre.com
THEATRE May 30 - July 6: Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah. The Allan Sherman Musical. Stage Door Theatre Broward. www.stagedoortheatre.com June 6 - July 27: On The Radio - Sounds of the 70's. Take a fantastic trip down memory lane to the decade of bell-bottoms, mood rings, smiley faces and unforgettable music. . Stage Door Theatre Broward. www.stagedoortheatre.com July 10 - 27: Legally Blonde The Musical. Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. Lake Worth Playhouse. www.lakeworthplayhouse.org July 16 - August 17: MID-LIFE 2! (The Crisis Continues) Sketch comedy and musical comedy combine in this very funny and entertainingly witty new musical. The Actors Playhouse. www.actorsplayhouse.org
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