Art Hive Magazine /// #27 /// Fall 2018

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2018-2019 ART FAIR GUIDE







‘Stella de Sud’ / Giafranco Meggiato 2015 / Boccara Gallery Monte Carlo, NY.

Florida’s critically acclaimed contemporary art fair. Celebrating its 22nd edition in 2019, Art Palm Beach will open its doors to the public on January 16, 2019 with a renewed approach in its selection of curators and the fair’s different sections, with an enriched dialog between emerging and recognized artists and proposals involving performance, talks, debates and presentations.

‘Fake Fulllment Center’ Installation by Shawn Kolodny at Art Palm Beach 2018

Art Palm Beach becomes a spectacle each day, a panorama of immersive events, creating a new contemporary art fair genre, an enhanced cultural experience designed to attract multiple visits by attendees.

‘Inside the Dragon Breath’ Installation at APB2018 / Stefano Ogliari Badessi

This edition, Art Palm Beach will feature new sections with the aim of offering a more complete and representative experience of the reality of the global art market. During the ve days the attendees will have the opportunity to meet the wide range of modern and contemporary artists that offer the participating galleries in the 22nd edition of the fair, and participate in multiple options of agenda and activities: art tours, conference programs, performances and other highlights.

Art Palm Beach will take place between January 16 and 20, 2019 at the Palm Beach County Convention center. For more information visit

‘Lenissima’ / Martin C. Herbst, Oil on mirrorpolished stainless steel Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts.

Truly the next level art fair from pioneers of the international art fair.

Clark Gallery / Warner Friedman / Summertime / Acrylic on canvas, 58” x 76”

It’s not only about art.

January 16 - 20, 2019.

Palm Beach County Convention Center

December 6 – 9, 2018 The Wolfsonian–FIU, Miami Beach



SE PTE MB ER 14 – N OV EMB ER 3 Wendy Boucher “Food Fight” (detail), 2017, Paper collage on canvas, 10 x 10 inches

The delights of the culinary world often lead to once-in-a-lifetime experiences that evoke comfort, tradition and culture. Food is also one of the ties that bind and bring friends and families together. Since people tend to eat with their eyes first, in this exhibition, 21 artists are encouraged to “play” with their food and create works of art in all media. From the painterly realism on canvas to the incredible mastery of bronze on display, here is where food will be transformed into something timeless.

Exhibition is generously sponsored by:

Jocelyn and Robin Martin

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


MACY’S MICKEY MOUSE, ca. 1934, 2018 Original acrylic on canvas with embellishments, glitter, spray paint, 82 x 56 in. ALSO AVAILABLE: Limited edition hand-embellished giclée prints, glitter, spray paint, Six different colored backgrounds in an edition of 10 each, 36 x 25 in.

+1 561 655 0504


TOP TO BOTTOM: Iris Apfel photo credit Daniela Federica, courtesy of Blue Illusion Exhilaration by Shalini Nopany, 2015, digital photograph Photographer by Nicole Harrington Jasmine’s Interlude by Kelvin Okafor Galerie Krinzinger by Brigitte Kowanz courtesy of Art Basel





ART HIVE TEAM | publisher Art Hive Magazine LLC. founders/executive editors Angela Yungk Jessie Prugh

“I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going.” —Sylvester Stallone


f you haven’t already heard, we recently launched our new podcast, Hello Creatives, giving us a chance to produce more content, more often, on topics that we are really passionate about­—creativity and entrepreneurship.

Previously published Hello Creatives episodes have ranged in topics from how public art affects the economy, to the evolution of experiential retail, to interviews with actors such as Creed Bratton from The Office, and Adrienne C. Moore from Orange Is the New Black. The podcast is a natural and timely extension of not only the magazine, but of the both of us. We really hope you enjoy listening to our authentic banter mixed with compelling content while on your morning commute, during your workout, or simply whenever you need a quick jolt of inspiration. You can make Hello Creatives a new addition to your arsenal of weekly creative motivation by tuning in on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play, or iHeartRadio. In conjunction with the podcast, we also had tremendous success this summer with the launch of Hello Creatives! at the Cafe in partnership with Capital One®—our newest interactive networking event and a way for Art Hive Magazine to bring together a community of like-minded creatives and entrepreneurs. Held once a month in downtown West Palm Beach, Art Hive Magazine and Capital One® educated and entertained hundreds of local creatives in an evening jam-packed with giveaways, food, drinks, and art. Due to their overwhelming success in bringing people together, we are in the process of planning more events with Capital One® in the near future—stay tuned!


In addition to a busy season at packed cultural destinations and being a part of Art Basel Miami Beach, our team is also very excited to be a part of two of the largest events of their kind: the Miami Book Fair and the CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show. The oldest and largest literary event in the world, Miami Book Fair brings together over 200,000 locals, tourists, and bibliophiles each November to Miami-Dade College. The 8 day event boasts speaking engagements from over 500 authors from around the globe as well as a bevy of live musical acts and presentations for the whole family to enjoy. Art Hive Magazine is a proud media sponsor of this wonderful event, and will have copies of the newest issue of Art Hive Magazine available to guests in each complimentary VIP bag at the fair. We are also looking forward to presenting during an author session and recording a live Hello Creatives podcast during the Miami Book Fair, so please make sure to follow us on social media for more information on times and dates. More at The CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show boasts the largest display of public art, while enhancing the cityscape and garnering national attention, by commissioning the biggest names in street art from around the world. The two week event spans multiple cities and hosts an array of high profile events that attracts artists, collectors, and art lovers alike. Complimentary issues of Art Hive Magazine will also be available to guests at this event. More at


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Open-Call Monthly Exhibits | Broward Art Guild Exhibits Hosting juried shows and other exhibitions in Broward County-based galleries throughout the year, the Broward Art Guild invites artists to submit work for monthly exhibits. Unless specifically designated a "members only" exhibit, exhibits are open to non-guild applicants. Find more requirements and deadline information for individual exhibits at or call 954-537-3370. Call for Artists | Hand 2 Hand Crafts Hand 2 Hand Crafts (H2H) is seeking submissions from local artists and craftspeople to sell items at the community-based Pop-up Shop. Artists interested in participating should email photos of work, name and phone number to For more information, contact Patricia Troope at 954-424-5035. Vendors | MASS District Art Walk MASS District showcases local, unique artists and vendors during the neighborhood art walk every final Saturday of the month. Interested vendors and artists can receive more information by emailing create@ or calling 954-866-3890. Interns and volunteers also needed. Visit for more information. Emergency Grants | Foundation for Contemporary Art Dating back to 1993, the Foundation for Contemporary Art’s Emergency Grants program has provided up to $2,000 in annual grant funding to innovative visual and performing artists encountering unanticipated expenses or sudden opportunities to present their work to the public. Learn more about the requirements of the Emergency Grants program at Applications are ongoing. Call for Artists | Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall is now accepting artwork submissions and exhibition proposals from artists at any stage in their career. All media are acceptable. Applicants must submit the following: 10-20 high resolution .jpg images or .mov files of current artwork with title, date, media, and dimensions, as well as an artist statement or exhibition proposal of 250 words or less, and an updated resume in Word or PDF format. Please submit all materials in one email to thefrank@ with the subject line GENERAL ART SUBMISSION. Applications are ongoing. Studio Space Available | Studio 18 in the Pines Studio 18 in the Pines currently has studio space available for emerging artists committed to their artistic development. Practicing artists of all media are encouraged to apply. Artists are invited to tour Studio 18 in the Pines, and view spaces available for rent. For more information, contact Amelia Mohamed at 954-961-6067 or email Musicians and Performers| EastSide Active Living, Hollywood EastSide Active Living resident-centered programs focus on emotional, mental and physical wellness. The activity team at EastSide is seeking



musicians, singers and artists in the community who would like to host a class or prepare a program to engage and stimulate residents. Call Melissa Guerra at 610-389-7609 for details. Call for Artists | Artists on the Rise Helping artists channel their talents to battle mental health disorders, Artists on the Rise invites talented artists to submit their work for monthly exhibits and sales at local businesses. Find out more at Live Painting | W Hotel and ArtServe ArtServe seeks live painters to dazzle the crowd at W Hotel’s Living Room lounge every Wednesday night. This paid opportunity exposes selected artists’ work. The work of unpaid guest artists will also be showcased. To apply, submit digital samples of work to Gallery Space Available | Wilton Manors Grand Properties LLC is offering an existing gallery space on Wilton Drive in a small mixed-use building with professional offices and co-working spaces. Excellent exposure to the public with full glass shopfront and private entry. Strong pedestrian area and with growth potential. Email for more information or with questions. Artists and Galleries | Art Fort Lauderdale 2019 Art Fort Lauderdale is a 4-day curated art fair that transports attendees along the Intracoastal waterways via water taxi and private yacht with stops at vacant waterfront properties that feature artists and galleries. Interested artists should submit an Artist CV, 150-word Bio, Description of Work, Price of work, Current/Previous fair participation, photos of works you would like to submit, Social Media Pages and other information outlined in application form. Applications are due by September 28th, 2019 and the application can be found by visiting artftlauderdale. com/applications. 33rd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit | Fort Myers As the name suggests, this exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. The juried entries come together for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today’s contemporary Florida artists. All entries must be submitted online no later than January 28. Visit for application instructions. 14th Annual Art Competition | Pembroke Pines Studio 18 in the Pines, 1101 Poinciana Drive. Application deadline: Sept. 28 at 5pm. Opening reception: Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Studio 18, from 7 to 9 pm. The City of Pembroke Pines is proud to announce the 14th Annual ART Competition. Artists are welcome to participate in eight categories. In addition, one submission from the entries will be chosen to be the Festival Poster winner. Rules and entry form can be found on the call page at

ABOVE: Photographer by Nicole Herrington; OPPOSITE PAGE: Pencils by Jon Tyson; Procreate by Howard Lawrence; Woman by Miguel Bruna

Performing Artists & Vendors Saturday Sessions | Fort Lauderdale Every 1st Saturday of the month, Art Prevails Project presents Saturday Sessions - an exciting showcase of emerging performing artists set in the heart of Historic Sistrunk community. Poets, musicians, vocalists, actors, and more grace this monthly stage and dazzle the audience with their talent. Submit for performance and vendor opportunities by emailing or visit Emerging Artists | St. Petersburg Florida CraftArt continues the tradition of an Emerging Artist Program at CraftArt Festival 2018. To be considered an emerging artist, applicants must be at the beginning of their professional career, never participated in an outdoor art festival, never had a solo show, and must be a Florida resident at least six months per year. Additional information about the Craft Art Festival and the application process is available at or 727-821-7391. Dia de los Muertos: A Juried Exhibit | Fort Myers In many parts of Mexico, South America and the United States, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to remember and celebrate the lives of friends and family. Community participation is a powerful part of this holiday, and local artists are encouraged to contribute to this lively and fun exhibit. Artists should create pieces that showcase traditional Mexican sugar skulls merged with the artist’s aesthetic. Categories are sculpture, painting (including oil, acrylic, collage, watercolor and mixed media), photography, prints and drawings. All entries must be submitted online no later than September 20. Visit for application instructions. Call for Student Artists K-12 | Art in the Park, City of Plantation The 52nd Annual Art in the Park in the City of Plantation hosted by the Plantation Junior Woman’s Club is being held November 10th & 11th, 2018. Included in the event is the annual student art search contest, this year’s theme is "Splash into the Arts". This is a free visual arts competition for students in grades K-12. Applications will be accepted starting Tuesday September 4th. All entries must be submitted to Plantation Central Park by 5:00pm October 5th, 2018. Only one entry per person, call 954-452-2510 or visit for more information. Printmaker Artists | Small Press Fair (SPF) Ft Lauderdale Pushing the Pull is an exhibition which invites artists to submit works which push the boundaries of printmaking. Whether you roll it, carve it, scratch it, mask it, screen it, transfer it, multiply it or discover it; Pushing the Pull lays claim to the rich vitality of current printmakers. This exhibition will be open November 10 - December 22, 2018 in The Projects space located in FATVillage, Fort Lauderdale. The first opening will accompany the third edition of Small Press Fair, SPF’18, on November 10, 2018 and will feature 2-D experimental prints. The second opening will be held during the FATVillage ArtWalk on November 24, 2018. Applications are due September 1. For entry details and an application, visit the SPF website at For more opportunities in the arts please visit

Broward County Cultural Division Fall and Winter grant opportunities: FOR INDIVIDUALS Eligible teaching artists: Community Arts Education Partnership Program (CAEP) Application Workshops: Nov. 14, at 2 and 6PM Grant deadline: March 1, 2019 Broward-resident practicing professional artists: Creative Investment Program (CIP) Application Workshops: Dec. 12, 2018, and April 10, 2019 Grant deadlines: October 1, 2018; February 10, 2019; and June 1, 2019 FOR ORGANIZATIONS Broward-based arts/cultural nonprofit organizations: Cultural Diversity Program (CDP) Application Workshops: Sept. 5, 2018 at 2PM and 6PM Grant deadline: Oct. 15, 2018 Creative Investment Program (CIP) Application Workshops: Dec. 12, 2018 and April 10, 2019 Grant deadlines: Oct. 1, 2018; Feb. 10, 2019; and June 1, 2019 Cultural Investment Program (CINV) Application Workshop: Oct. 26, 2018 at 2PM Grant deadline: Feb. 1, 2019 *Designation is required. Cultural Institution Program (CINP) Application Workshop: Sept. 25, 2018 at 2PM Grant deadline: Nov. 15, 2018 *Designation is required. South Florida-based arts/cultural nonprofit organizations: Regional Investment Program (RINV) Application Workshop: September 25, 2018 at 2PM Grant deadline: November 15, 2018 *Designation is required. Broward-based arts/cultural nonprofit organizations and municipalities: Cultural Tourism Program (CTP) Application Workshop: Nov. 7, 2018 at 2PM Grant deadline: January 25, 2019 Cultural Festival Program (CFP) Application Workshops: To be announced; subject to funding availability. Grant deadlines: Oct. 1; Jan. 10; April 1; or July 1 *Two-stage proposal process. Broward-based nonprofit organizations and municipalities: Tourist Development Tax Capital Challenge Program (TDTCCGP) Application Workshop: Dec. 11, 2018 at 2 and 6PM Grant deadline: Feb. 15, 2019 For eligibility requirements, applications and more information visit





OF CHARGING A FLAT RATE VS. AN HOURLY By Bea Harris Confused about what to charge people for your creative services? Considering a few different factors ahead of time can help ease the stress of billing clients.


ne of the fundamental choices service-based businesses need to make is whether to charge customers hourly or by flat rate. There are pros and cons to both approaches. It depends on your industry and your particular business model. If you’re starting a business, it’s important to weigh the options and decide on the best structure. On the other hand, existing companies can sometimes benefit from changing the way they bill customers. The following are some of the leading pros and cons of both models.

• If you can complete a project quickly, you’re well paid. Speed, of course, is relative to competitors and customers’ expectations. CONS • On the other hand, if you’re more of a slow and methodical type, this type of billing can mean getting paid less than if you billed by the hour.



Charging by the hour is a traditional practice for many businesses, from attorneys to contractors. Charging hourly may work best when doing small tweaks to projects and also may also be an ideal choice for smaller or more specialized projects where it is more difficult to calculate the number of hours it will take you to do the work ahead of time.

It’s essential to bill clients in a way that’s optimal for everyone. You want to receive fair pay, but you also want to foster goodwill with your customers. Here are some tips to help you find the right balance.

PROS • You know you’re getting paid for the work you perform. • Clients can freely request changes or additional services. Since they are paying for your labor, you can accommodate changes without concern. CONS • Clients may be distrustful. When people get charged by the hour, they may worry that projects will drag on longer than necessary to increase billing hours. Clients often demand itemized accounting of time spent. For online jobs, the time-tracking software lets customers know, precisely, what got done. This, however, puts pressure on the business or freelancer. • You might undervalue your services. That is especially true for creative projects. Coming up with an original design, logo, or written copy is more than just labor. For example, an agency that comes up with a brilliant ad campaign creates significant value even if it only took someone 10 minutes to come up with the idea. • The client does not initially know how much they are going to spend on the project.

PROS AND CONS OF CHARGING A FLAT RATE Charging a flat rate for a project or package is a simple and straightforward way to bill customers. You tell them exactly what something is going to cost, removing the possibility of argument (at least theoretically). PROS • Often reassuring for customers. This is one reason many people prefer Uber to traditional taxis with meters. With ride-sharing apps, the price is calculated using an algorithm. With a meter (comparable to hourly billing), the rider always has to wonder if the driver isn’t taking a longer than necessary route to boost the fare.



• Charging by the hour is often efficient for jobs where it’s hard to estimate how long it will take. For example, a landscaping job where the customer isn’t sure what she wants. • A flat rate is usually best for discrete projects where the terms are defined. • Make sure you use value-based pricing. No matter what service you’re providing, you want the pricing to be fair relative to what competitors are charging. When calculating this, you have to consider how your product or service compares to what others are offering. For example, an attorney with 15 years of experience typically charges more than one who just graduated from law school last year. • Clarify terms. No matter what structure you use, it’s crucial to consider scenarios that alter the initial agreement. A graphic designer, for example, might charge $100 for a logo, giving the customer one revision. Make sure the contract specifies all conditions and that the customer is aware of them. • Consider combining the two approaches. In some cases, it’s advantageous to combine the two types of billing. One possibility is to charge an hourly rate with a maximum total. A contractor charging $20 per hour might estimate a project will take between 15 and 20 hours. You might put a cap of $400 on the job, which is the upper limit of the estimated length. Once again, however, specify that this changes if the client has new demands.

IN CONCLUSION Each business must decide on the best billing structure for its needs. There are advantages and drawbacks to billing by the hour as well as charging flat rates. As noted, sometimes a hybrid model is best. Consider your options and, if necessary, make changes based on your experience. Finding the optimal method of billing is essential for transactions where both business and customer are satisfied.


DEC 04 - DEC 09



MASTERPIECES IN MOTION: Announcing Boynton Beach’s 4th Biennial International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium

The arts will be in full motion with kinetic artworks from around the nation this February in the City of Boynton Beach. ABOVE: “Paradox of Bling” by Jim LaPaso

By April W. Klimley

They are big. They are breathtaking. They are colorful. Twelve sculptures of fascinating kinetic art have sprung up in the City of Boynton Beach. Most move by means of natural energy sources such as wind, water, light, and viewer interaction, while a few are mechanized. These artworks are designed to engage viewers through multiple senses. They stand in peaceful contrast to the urban environment around them, and were created by many of the leading kinetic artists in the nation. “We are very excited by this year’s outdoor exhibit,” says Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Manager of Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places program and Executive Director of the International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium. A decision was made to “reinvent” the biennial this year, partially due to the redevelopment of the city’s Town Square. “Many artworks were created specifically for this year’s exhibit,” Coles-Dobay explains. “Some pieces float in water, others are interactive. We’ve also expanded the outdoor art exhibit by extending the walkable loop to the Intracoastal.” In addition, a customized “Augmented Reality” application was developed to allow visitors to see artist’s videos as they walk through the outdoor art exhibit. The City of Boynton Beach is known for its leadership in kinetic art.The city not only owns a number of kinetic artworks, but also launched its biennial International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium in 2013—the only event of its ART kindIN in MOTION the United States. The outdoor exhibit represents the first phase of the city’s 4th biennial, entitled “Celebrating Art in Motion.” The outdoor artworks will remain on exhibit for a year, while the main event itself will be held February 2 and 3, 2019 in downtown Boynton Beach. February 2 & 3, is the 4th biennial, featuring one-of-a-kind visual art experiences

• Breathtaking outdoor kine;c artworks

indoor kine;c artworks • Fascina;ng Mark your calendars for the City of Boynton Beach’s 4th International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium!

• Intriguing installa;ons • Inspiring art & technology displays The event will bring some of the finest kinetic art in the world­—art in motion—to south Florida in February. A wide variety of kinetic • Interact with kine;c ar;sts

art forms will be on display in the main tent the weekend of February 2 and 3 in downtown east Boynton Beach. These artworks will include the famous “blooms” by sculptor/scientist John Edmark, and “Sun Boxes”IntlKine; emitting personalized music by Craig Colorusson. In addition, you’ll find interactive kinetic art installations; an opportunity to chat with kinetic artists; and a model of the Kinetic Kanopi, a self-sustaining, environmentally friendly artwork created by local students. Meanwhile, in Dewey Park, you can engage in a workshop to create your own moving art in the form of a mobile. You will also be able to vote for your favorite artwork in two categories: an “International Award” and “People’s Choice” award. Check out the Kinetic Art website for more information at



ABOVE: Beju Studio’s “Dude a l’eau Dudali” RIGHT: Guests enjoy augmented reality while experiencing John King’s “Beat Trail”

The expansion of the outdoor kinetic art exhibit to the Boynton Harbor Marina has enabled the organizers to include some artworks that float on water. Two of these will float on the surface of Pete’s Pond, just north of the Boynton Boulevard Extension near the Marina. The most playful is Jeff Zischke’s “Water Strider”—a giant fiberglass water bug that glides on the water. This huge critter lights up at night in continuously changing colors operated by a computer LED light display and digital programming. On the other side of the pavilion walkway you’ll find Beju Studio’s “Dude a l’eau Dudali”—a whimsical, yet poignant, scene set in an actual canoe that depicts how easily people can disconnect from reality. One humanoid figure in the boat is calmly fishing, while his companion desperately bails water out of the boat which has sprung a leak. Who’s wiser? The relaxed fisherman or his frantic pal? Walking west along E. Ocean Ave., you’ll run across several of the tall, airy artworks that reach for the sky. One of these is Jeff Kahn’s “Solar Flare”—a 16-foot high aluminum sculpture with curved elements that effortlessly rotate around the top of it. The elegance of the artwork is reminiscent of a Brancusi sculpture. As they rotate, the curved elements reflect the sunlight, mimicking the sun flares. You’ll find more fascinating visual effects in “Chromesthesia,” the kinetic sculpture by collaborators Jeffrey Laudenslager and Deanne Sabeck. The artists describe this sculpture as reflecting the “sound of light and color of the wind.” It is 15 feet tall with a Zen-like twisted shape gracefully rotating at the top of its slender base. The top element is inlaid with dichroic mosaic glass--Sabeck’s specialty. When the sun shines through the mosaic glass, colorful, reflective patterns are created on the ground. For the child in all of us, John King’s “Beat Trail” may be the most fun. People walking next to this interactive sidewalk sculpture can spin the colorful wheels. Both children and adults are sure to find twirling these wheels irresistible. These kinetic sculptures will remain in place through September 30, 2019. Those interested in purchasing any of the artworks should contact Debby Coles-Dobay by phone (561-742-6026) or email ( for more information.

Augmented Reality Interface: See Artists Talk About Their Kinetic Sculpture

An Augmented Reality (AR) Interface is designed for the outdoor kinetic art exhibit. When using your smart phone or iPad this app will enable you to see and hear the artists describe their artworks. Here’s how: Step 1: On the App store access and open the Peter G. Pereira AR application. Step 2: In app menu go to listing of Kinetic Artworks with the image (1-12). Step 3: While standing in front of the kinetic artwork, align your screen with the target. Step 4: An AR video image will appear with the kinetic artist speaking about the artwork. Step 5: Take a screenshot of the augmented reality image and kinetic art; then share your photo with others on your favorite social media platform.





Love the idea of taking photos for some extra cash? Maybe selling stock photos can be your new side hustle. Photo Credit: Brook Lark

By Judith Hayes


ou don’t need to be a professional photographer to earn money selling stock photography online, but you do need to master some basic photography skills before approaching stock sites with your images. A large inventory of diverse images is necessary to appeal to a variety of buyers and increase your opportunity for sales. Taking time to research what is selling best on stock sites is essential to success.

• Know Your Camera Become familiar with the settings on your camera. Learn how to access and change settings quickly. Shooting modes include aperture priority, shutter priority, program, and manual. Learn what settings work best with a variety of weather conditions. Choose a scenic area of your yard or neighborhood and photograph it in all types of weather conditions using different settings. In a notebook, write the settings, weather conditions, and time of day for each image. Evaluate the results of your experiment and make notations in your notebook. The settings for the best images give you a starting point when taking other images in similar conditions. It won’t take long before you know exactly what settings to use without referring to your notebook. • What Type of Images Do Stock Companies Accept? There is a wide range of image types that sell well on stock sites. It’s a good idea to research each site you would like to approach, and list the image topics that are selling well. There are some categories of images that always seem to be popular, including both cooked and uncooked food, travel, people, animals, and scenic landscapes.



1. Food is a popular image topic and can be utilized in a variety of ways. Creative arrangements of raw fruits and vegetables, complete meals on attractive dishes, cakes and other desserts beautifully displayed, and images of adults or children enjoying food at home or in restaurants are acceptable images. 2. Travel images are always popular. The inclusion of people enjoying local activities or festivals is particularly attractive to travel magazines and vacation-oriented businesses. Some images that sell well include popular landmarks, outdoor markets, village scenes, playing children, dancers, ethnic food, clothing, and culture, and other images that extend a “come visit” invitation to the viewer. Travel images need to instill emotion and a desire to be at the image’s location. 3. Images containing people in all types of activities can produce multiple sales per image. Some popular types of images include sports activities, boating, dancing, office settings, medical settings, exercise, students, playing children, festivals, spiritual activities, as well as hundreds of other possibilities. 4. Animal images must be unique in order to receive acceptance and sell well. Advertising purchases are the most common for animal images, and it’s important to have an area in the image where text can easily be applied. Uniqueness cannot be over emphasized. A cute puppy or kitten is simply not a saleable stock image. If you use your imagination and create a great image with an animal, it can sell many times. 5. Scenic landscapes need an attention grabber in order to be popular stock images. People can be the difference between a popular selling landscape and one that no one seems to want. A beautiful scene is rarely enough to get accepted by a stock company. An ocean scene with a colorful buoy-laden lobster shack is more apt to sell than an image of sand, water, and waves. Use your creative thinking to recognize scenes that translate into quality stock images.

Creating captivating images that can also help convey a message in commercial and editorial applications have a better chance of selling. Photo Credit: Max Bender

• Important Things To Know About Release Forms

Things to Avoid

• Background clutter • Brand names • Plastic smiles • Mimicking other images • Background noise • Under or over exposure • Shooting with a high ISO • Generic images

Things to Try • Sticking to a niche • Cultural diversity • Images with commercial value • Be clear in your message • Use natural lighting • Genuine expressions

Stock Sites to Check Out • Shutterstock • Adobe Stock • 123RF • 500px • Dreamstime • iStock • Fotolia • Getty Images • Stocksy • Shutterpoint • Alamy • BigStock • Crestock • SuperStock

Model Releases Every stock photography website requires a model release for each recognizable person included in an image. A parent or guardian must sign the release for an underage child. The release form states the person being photographed was aware, and grants you permission to use the image or sell it. Model releases protect the photographer, the stock agency, and the end user from litigation after the image has been purchased. Property Releases A property release is required for the use of people’s pets in an image to be sold as stock. You also need a property release for images of privately owned real estate. While public buildings do not require a release form, there may be some restrictions that apply to certain facilities for security reasons. The property release protects the photographer, stock agency, and end user from litigation in the same way as the model release.

• The Difference Between Macrostock and Microstock

Microstock Microstock is the most recent development in the stock photography industry. The aim of the microstock company is to sell vast numbers of diverse images at low prices. The people attracted to microstock images are website designers, small businesses needing brochure images, online magazines, and small print media. Commissions are small, but one image may sell many times. The majority of the time, microstock images are sold royalty free, allowing the images to be used without limit by the purchaser. Macrostock Macrostock agencies sell superior quality images at high prices to printing related businesses, including newspapers, magazines, catalogs, corporate reports, and advertising agencies. Most macrostock sites sell royalty free and rights managed images. This is a difficult market to enter as a beginner, because images are held up to a high standard of technical skill. You must have a large inventory of superior images available if you hope to be accepted by a macrostock agency. Commissions are higher, but images sell less often than in microstock. There is money to be made in stock photography if you possess the skills. It’s important to remember it takes time to start producing enough income to support yourself full time in the stock industry, but it’s an excellent way to start earning extra income that can increase your annual income dramatically. Your time is the only cost involved in trying stock photography.




TIMES By Jon Hunt




he old saying “May you live in interesting times” is not in fact an ancient Chinese curse (Go ahead and google it. There is no Chinese language equivalent for this deceptively bland-sounding invocation), yet I’ll be damned if we don’t live in some INTERESTING TIMES! Be forewarned that before the end of this rant, I am probably going to end up sounding like that grumpy old codger who lives down the road, but I promise to do my best to restrain myself from screaming at you young punks to get off of my lawn. These past few years have been tumultuous for everyone I know. There have been dramatic paradigm shifts in inter-personal relationships, politics, education, and creative careers. On a personal level, a college I have taught at for the past twenty-two years is ingloriously shutting its doors in December (it’s a long story that I will not relate here). Change isn’t a new thing of course. Evolution is a necessary component of life. But why lately does it feel so harsh? Perhaps I am more keenly affected now because I’m getting tired: mentally tired of struggling to keep up with technology that becomes outdated before I can utilize it to its full potential; physically weary because of the extra hours I have to put in to keep up multiple part-time teaching positions that require more classroom and office hours and more paperwork yet pay less than one full time position; creatively depleted because although I am getting plenty of freelance illustration work, each assignment tends to pay less and have tighter deadlines— requiring me to stack multiple jobs with overlapping due dates to keep cash flow steady; and psychologically exhausted by the polarized, gaslighting brawl of modern politics. I also find myself conscience-stricken about the uphill battle my students face as they struggle to repay colossal educational debt while searching for a creative career that will pay them what their skills are worth. My own son will be off to college in less than a month. I can only imagine the job-market he will be facing four years from now. I recall hearing college professors castigating students who drew in “anime” style. Despite their good intentions, those teachers did not watch anime or read manga themselves. Thus, they could not appreciate the rich visual heritage that inspires modern Asian pop culture nor were they even aware of the broad influence it has already had on modern Western art, comics, literature and film. On the othIllustration by Dmitrii Panfilov

er hand, I have also observed students being cockily dismissive of traditional art training and media while blindly copying popular styles, unaware of how much their art would benefit from training in anatomy, perspective, and composition. I have found that it is all too easy to get stuck in our own social, creative and intellectual bubbles. It’s cozy in our padded echo chambers, safe from the infuriating maelstrom of Twitter and Facebook trolls. But this hermetic, uncurious, and uncreative mindset isolates us and according to some studies, may even contribute to degenerative neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s. There is so much raw data and imagery available at our fingertips that it amazes me how willfully ignorant we can still manage to be. But I think I understand this intellectual dissonance at least a little bit. I was at the local mall today for the first time in a couple of years and I literally felt overwhelmed by all the STUFF there. Nestled in the safe spaces of college classrooms and my cluttered art studio, I had forgotten that there were so many things to buy! This is the quintessence of the internet: As much as it can be a positive wellspring of information and innovation, it can just as easily become a black hole that sucks you dry of inspiration as you drown in a torrent of indiscernible facts and fictions (sorry, got a little dramatic there). I guess if change is inevitable, then I will do my best to evolve as well. I’m going to make it a point to hang out with creative, enthusiastic people, laugh (the un-ironic kind), sing (in private, so that no one gets hurt), and make time for personal, experimental art projects to stretch my creative wings. So, maybe I can’t silence the endless babble of reality TV or the self-serving rhetoric of blowhard pundits and politicians, but perhaps I can reboot my own attitude. Now stop making such a racket and get out of my yard! I’m trying to trim zipatone and listen to “Breakfast in America” on this 8-track player!

This is the quintessence of the internet: As much as it can be a positive wellspring of information and innovation, it can just as easily become a black hole that sucks you dry of inspiration as you drown in a torrent of indiscernible facts and fictions...

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Shalini Nopany, A Peek, 2014, digital photograph, edition of 7 + 2 AP in 3 sizes. A beautifully adorned doorway to a mud home in a village that gives a peek to life inside, and on the outside; for example, the cow dung cakes drying on the tree that will be used as fuel. Shalini Nopany, Self-Portrait, 2018. Taken by the artist as she was shooting on the streets of Kolkata, attempting to capture the ‘decisive moment.’





e live in a computer-based electronic digital society, where almost everyone carries in their back pocket a thin camera (as part of a compact multi-functional mobile phone) that is fully charged, ready to aim, and armed with automatic exposure and a sharp focus that simply was unimaginable just twenty years ago. The term “selfie” is the new version of a self-portrait. The constant availability of immediate documentation has revolutionized the way we communicate with each other, whether through Instagram or an emergency post to a news organization or to a network of friends and associates. We now take photography for granted as a basic right and an essential tool in almost everything we do. Because of this relatively newfound uncomplicated creative apparatus, there has been an encouraging and natural evolution that centers on contemporary photography as a continuing legitimate form of fine art that is exhibited at prestigious museums and galleries. The interest in collecting and showing modern photography is remarkable, and the advances of professional camerawork has resulted in auction records that are at an astonishing all-time high. Perhaps most surprisingly, museum curators finally have

method to permanently fix the results so that they wouldn’t disappear was not developed until decades later. Then came along the metal-based daguerreotype in 1839, a date generally accepted as the birth of practical photography. In due course, new materials reduced the required camera exposure time from hours, to minutes, and ultimately to mere seconds, and along with film rolls for casual use by amateurs, the art of photography blossomed. Suddenly, significant historic events could be witnessed by the general population for the first time in newspapers, from gut wrenching images of the Civil War to President Lincoln’s funeral to the Hindenburg airship disaster, as it burst into flames and crashed to the ground as it was landing. Prior to this period, national publications had to rely on craftsmen to engrave illustrations slowly on copper plates based on verbal reports that often were exaggerated or inaccurate. Nowadays, with the commercial introduction of digital cameras taken for granted, which are now a standard feature on smartphones, taking photos and promptly uploading them online millions of times per day has become an omnipresent practice around the world.

The respect for pictorial integrity in photography has intensified as hand-crafted printed imagery becomes more of a novelty in an age of instant gratification and mass communication.

positioned photography as equal to other art forms such as painting and sculpture, and it has helped make celebrities out of prominent picture-takers such as Diane Arbus and Cindy Sherman, and modern masters like Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth, who now are represented around the world by leading art dealers like Gagosian, who sell grand-scale prints for hundreds of thousands of dollars each. So, it’s pretty amazing that the basic concept of photography really hasn’t been around that long. Although its background is rooted in remote antiquity with the accidental discovery of the camera obscura projection and the knowledge that some substances are visibly altered by exposure to light, it wasn’t until 1800 that the first reliably documented, although unsuccessful, attempt at capturing a lasting likeness was tried (and which eventually produced photograms), but a

While the masses now may possess the technical tools to take camera phone photographs without delay, thank goodness there still remains a lively and important segment of picture-taking by professional photographers who continue to follow the strict criteria and inventiveness of individual printing on paper with the age old quality from darkroom activity, where a perfect specimen, whether black and white or multi-hued, can be created that succeeds as a non-electronic singular museum quality image. The respect for pictorial integrity in photography has intensified as hand-crafted printed imagery becomes more of a novelty in an age of instant gratification and mass communication. Consequently, we need to be on the lookout for new photo-based imagery that incorporates a recognizable personal style and still celebrates the great, age-old ritual of picture-taking.



Shalini Nopany, Exhilaration, 2015, digital photograph, edition of 7 + 2 AP in 3 sizes. A celebration of the monsoon rains in India that offer respite after the dreaded summer season and cause much joy. Shalini Nopany, The Bari, 2017, digital photograph, edition of 7 + 2 AP in 3 sizes. In Bengal, the bari is the home, and here is a gorgeous abandoned old home.



India has an impressive group of courageous pioneering women photographers who have contributed a distinctive journalistic style that captures the visual style of India’s multi-cultural society. Shalini Nopany is an exciting photographer who lives in India and has great respect for this time-honored method, and she recently exhibited her photographs in Miami and West Palm Beach, most notably in the annual members exhibition at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. On display were several prints that communicated a provocative personal perspective, depicting profound evidence of the artistic merit in detailing the contemporary landscape in a conventional sense. Born in New Delhi, Nopany is a devoted photographer known for both color and black and white images of people and places. Her latest series of work is an engaging composite of memorable environments, from urban centers in her native India to enchanting visual accounts of ancient façades, doorways and buildings that are compelling and memorable photographic compositions. She comes from a country with extraordinary customs that have been preserved along with the cachet that this ancient nation is among the most vivid in hue in the world, and accordingly, a virtual paradise for a photographer. There are not many other recognized contemporary women photographers from India, though Dayanita Singh, to name one, is truly accomplished and has shown independent vision and creativity and follows a respected tradition. It was in 1840 that British photographers traveled to India for the first time to record notable monuments and heritage sites, along with the colorful and mysterious landscapes of the countryside. In 1868, Captain Philip Meadows Taylor captivated by his alluring surroundings, published “People of India,” which consisted of eight volumes and 500 original photographs that likely encouraged an interest in the photographic image as a perfect vehicle for permanent documentation. The shutterbug caught up with Shalini when she traveled to China on business and while there became fascinated with a friend’s new DSLR camera, which persuaded her to seriously study and attend various workshops in Kolkata and London, and the rest is history. Among the photographers she admires as inspirational visionaries are Henri Cartier-Bresson (an innovator in photojournalism who traveled to India in 1948 to photograph Mahatma Gandhi), Garry Winogrand (who recently had a retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Sebastião Salgado (the well-traveled and notable Brazilian social documentarian and photojournalist), among others. Cartier-Bresson’s book, “The Decisive Moment,” likely has been an important resource that expanded into her own idiosyncratic style, which radiates a woman’s sensibility and includes themes of emotion and candid snapshots of people’s activities in memorable settings. Like a painter who picks up steam and energy as they develop individual skills and approaches, Shalini’s work conveys a natural confidence and a technique of allowing her subjects to feel comfortable and expressive of their own individuality. Creating great photographs is very definitely a learned ability that continues to be refined as the artist investigates the urban and rural environment. Shalini Nopany’s work shows a dedication to exploration and excellence, not only in composition, but in the exceptional printing quality of her astounding portfolio. In recent exhibitions she portrays a consistent sharpness of vision and perception, and like legendary photojournalists Harry Benson and Weegee, she finds a way to get the best shot within her own “decisive moment.” For more about the artist: Current/Upcoming exhibitions: Palm Beach Photographic Centre, West Palm Beach (through October 27, 2018) The Gallery, Center for Creative Education, West Palm Beach, March 2019 Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, September 21 – November 16, 2019

Shalini Nopany, Sankranti, 2013, digital photograph, edition of 7 + 2 AP in 3 sizes. From the Indian festival to celebrate the Hindu new year; people all over the country celebrate by flying kites. Shalini Nopany, Calm, 2014, digital photograph, edition of 7 + 2 AP in 3 sizes. A picture that shows everything that is important to a Christian living in Kolkata: a statue of Christ, a cross on the wall and an image of the Saint Mother Teresa.

Bruce Helander is an artist based in South Florida who writes on art. He is a former Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Rhode Island School of Design and a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.




By BAJA writer Christina Wood Miami-Dade County is investing more than $1 billion to build or improve cultural facilities. Palm Beach County is marketing itself to tourists as Florida’s Cultural Capital. The arts are front and center in Broward, too, where the cities of Pembroke Pines, Miramar and Pompano Beach have received funding from the County, through the Tourist Development Tax (TDT) Capital Challenge Grant Program, to develop new cultural arts facilities. And it’s not just a passion for the arts that is driving all this creative activity. “If you don’t have a high-quality arts venue and you’re not providing arts programming, you will not attract the type of audience that the arts attract – which tends to be an educated, professional audience that spends money at restaurants, that shops in these communities and has the kind of economic impact that is highly valued,” says Jeff Rusnak, director of development for the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood. “Cities understand it.” The Florida legislature apparently doesn’t. Despite extensive research that clearly demonstrates the value of the arts when it comes to economics, education and quality of life, lawmakers in Tallahassee slashed funding by almost 90 percent earlier this year in a move that left many scratching their heads. PAINTING THE PICTURE According to a study released by Americans for the Arts, the nonprofit arts and culture industry in Florida generates $4.68 billion in total economic activity annually, supports 132,366 full-time jobs and delivers $492.3 million in local and state government revenue. When the report was released in 2017, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said, “We believe that Culture Builds Florida, and this report sends a strong signal that supporting the arts and culture industry helps to build Florida’s economy and strengthen our state’s identity as the best place to live, work and play in the United States.” 24


The legislature must not have gotten the memo. During the 2018 legislative session, they drastically reduced funding for the museums and theaters that attract both new businesses and upscale tourists to the state. They cut grants to the science centers that inspire future generations of engineers and astronauts. Support for educational programs, choirs, symphonies, historical societies, performing arts companies, libraries and a splendid array of other creative nonprofits that reflect Florida’s vibrant diversity all but dried up. The Broward County Film Society is among those feeling the pain of the cuts. Last year, the organization responsible for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival received a state grant of $39,752. This year, their slice of the pie amounted to only $7,420. The Museum of Discovery and Science received $48,980 last year. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the organization – which has inspired more than 10 million visitors since opening in 1992 – was awarded $9,860. “State funding is an important component of the ongoing operating support of not just the Museum of Discovery and Science but many cultural organizations in our community,” says Joseph Cox, president and CEO of the museum. “As we believe strongly that the support we offer to the educational system, the role we play in workforce development and our position as a crucial partner in the tourism industry, we are working hard to offset cuts to arts funding by increasing our fundraising efforts.” Not everyone can afford to support those efforts by attending a fancy benefit but, as Cox points out, there are other ways the community can help close the funding gap. Buy a ticket to the theater, enjoy live music or dance, spend a magical afternoon gazing at art or let your curiosity run wild at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Most of the area’s nonprofit art and cultural organizations also have membership programs.

THE UPS AND DOWNS “As a result of the cuts, Florida dropped from being 10th nationally in funding by state arts agencies to 48th,” Rusnak says. That stomach-turning drop came while the state economy was busily working its way up to the $1 trillion mark, a milestone it hit in July. Florida now has the 17th largest economy in the world. Our economy is bigger than that of Saudi Arabia or Switzerland. When it comes to per capita spending on the arts, however, we are only beating Georgia and Kansas. Think about it; North Dakota is investing more in the arts than Florida is. In 2017, the State legislature earmarked a total of $25 million for state grants to nonprofit arts and cultural institutions across the State. This year, the 429 organizations that had qualified for funding were awarded $2.6 million. Scott Maxwell of the Orlando Sentinel summed it up this way: “Arts and cultural grants dropped to 0.003 percent of the state’s $88.7 billion budget. That’s three one-thousandths of a percent … during a year of record spending.” “In Broward alone, we took a $1,731,00 cut in state funding compared to the previous year,” Rusnak says. In contrast, according to Americans for the Arts, in a single year, Broward’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations generated $40.1 million in local and state government revenue.

...lawmakers in Tallahassee slashed funding by almost 90 percent earlier this year in a move that left many scratching their heads.

The legislature may not understand the impact the Broward Cultural Division and its member organizations are having, but the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance clearly does, honoring the Division as its 2018 Economic Development Partner of the Year. “Broward County’s Cultural Division advances arts, culture and creativity, improving Broward County’s ability to compete for high-skill, high-wage jobs and visitors alike,” Bob Swindell, president and CEO of the Alliance, said when announcing the award. “Our cultural offerings set us apart from other communities and drive investment.” Adolfo Henriques, chairman of the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, echoed that sentiment. “The vibrancy of our extraordinary cultural life is why we are considered to be an international hub for a creative workforce and the place to be for economic innovation and cultural diversity,” he said in a statement. “One of the most poignant and ironic heartbreaks of the season is that our museum is mounting a groundbreaking exhibition that is all about the history and diversity of our state’s rich artistic legacy, at the very same moment that our state legislature has decided that the continuation of that legacy is an unworthy investment and has slashed arts funding by 90 percent,” says Roberta Kjelgaard, director of development at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The exhibition Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State opened in November and runs through March 24.

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NOW WHAT? A review panel recommended the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood where Rusnak works be awarded $113,892. “Knowing that you never get completely funded, we would have expected to come in around $50,000 or so – maybe even a little bit more, because we heard so much about how strong the Florida economy is,” he says. They were given $7,478. “These are program grants, we’re not asking for money to fix the plumbing. We’re getting money to provide programming in our community,” he says. Arts and cultural executives didn’t have much time to grieve over their losses. If they wanted to avoid canceling classes, cutting back on programs or letting people go, they needed to find other sources of revenue. And if they wanted to ensure that funding was restored to traditional levels during the 2019 legislative session, which begins on March 5, they realized they needed to do a better job of letting their legislators know about the work they were doing with the funding the state grants provided. “We want them to know about all the wonderful opportunities their constituents are enjoying as a result of their investment,” Leslie Fordham, acting director of the Broward County Cultural Division, says. That means educating legislators about the value of the arts in terms of the local economy, educational attainment and civic engagement, among other things. “Understanding and acknowledging the incredible economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations, we must always remember their fundamental value. They foster beauty, creativity, originality, and vitality. The arts inspire us, soothe us, provoke us, involve us, and connect us. But they also create jobs and contribute to the economy,” said Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts. And, as Fordham says, in this day and age, when the emphasis seems always to be on those things that divide us, “The arts have the ability to bring us together.” Photo by Lucaxx Freire; OPPOSITE PAGE: Photo by CK Turistando

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Has a nonprofit arts organization touched your life? Are your children enrolled in dance classes? Have you and your family enjoyed a free concert in your community? Have you whiled away a rainy afternoon – on your own or with your out-of-town guests – at a museum? Is the restaurant where you work frequented by theater-goers?

Let your elected representatives know about the role the arts play in your life! Give them a call to talk about the economic impact the arts have had on the local economy. If you were moved by a painting, given hope by a play or inspired by a concerto, send them an email.

Communication is key, leaders agree. From the legislative chambers in Tallahassee to your local city hall, it is the squeaky wheels that are being oiled. Helping your representatives understand the importance of state funding is important – and so is acknowledging the grant. “If someone gives you a gift, don’t you say thank you?” Leslie Fordham, acting director of the Broward County Cultural Division, says. “Let’s not forget that.” You can find contact information for your state representative and state senator by logging on to the Information Center at






By Jessie Prugh and Angela Yungk

Finding a business partner can seem like a daunting task if you are searching for someone too similar to yourself. Photo Credit: Vsmilelx


hoosing the right partners makes all the difference when you’re starting or expanding a business, yet many people make serious mistakes and miscalculations in this area. Most often, the problem isn’t that we choose people who are incompetent or dishonest. Rather, we choose people who are too much like ourselves. Let’s look at how this happens and why it’s not the best course to take if you want to build a strong company.

The Problem With Clones as Partners If you’re like many business owners or CEOs, you’ve probably said to yourself more than once, “If only I could clone myself, I’d get so much more accomplished!” While this is an understandable thought, it’s based on an erroneous assumption. A successful business isn’t made up of clones but of people with diverse talents and personalities. If everyone is like you, this means they not only share your strengths but your weaknesses and limitations as well—and we all have these, whether we like to admit it or not. The desire to partner with people who resemble ourselves is a natural instinct. We’re often most comfortable with people who are part of our “tribe.” If you’re a highly analytical and organized person, someone who is more of a casual and creative type might make you a little uncomfortable. Yet, if you look at it objectively, you’ll realize that you probably need someone who’s not your twin but who complements you. Otherwise, your organization will not be balanced.



Organizations Thrive on Diversity Consider a winning football team, where you need the diverse talents of a quarterback, lineman, guard or others. If you prefer baseball, there’s quite a difference between the skills displayed by a pitcher, slugger, first baseman, and catcher. Imagine a team where everyone had the exact same skills. No matter how impressive these athletes might be, the team would ultimately be a failure. We can identify other areas where the same principle holds true. A strong government needs leaders with different strengths. You need people who understand the economy, who are military strategists and who are skilled at negotiations. If everyone has the same skill set, many crucial tasks wouldn’t get done.

How Different Types Complement One Another As Socrates tells us, the first step is to “know thyself.” When you identify your own tribe as well as your main strengths and weaknesses, you’re in a better position to find partners who truly complement you. There are many ways to categorize people and countless personality tests that identify different traits and types. For example, there are introverts and extroverts. In many ways, these two types complement each other nicely. Extroverts often excel at sales, fundraising, talking to the media, interacting with employees and other tasks that involve engagement. Introverts, meanwhile, tend to be better at research, analysis and weighing alternatives.

Finding someone who shares similar values to yours will make reaching your goals easier. Photo Credit: Mimi Thian

Another useful paradigm for choosing business partners was created by Michael Gerber in his influential book The E-Myth. Gerber identifies three basic personality types essential in any business: the entrepreneur, manager, and technician. Entrepreneurs have the vision and drive to build new enterprises from scratch. Managers are adept at dealing with people and business assets. Technicians are strong in the areas of data and identifying the best tools and processes for accomplishing goals.

Choose Partners With Similar Values

Of course, people don’t always neatly fit a certain category. Introversion and extroversion, for example, exist on a spectrum. You might be a hybrid of entrepreneur and technician or some other combination. The point is that it’s helpful to identify your main tendencies and to look for people who have important characteristics that differ from yours.

You want to find partners who share your basic values and have the same overall goals, at least in terms of your business venture. If one partner wants to build a business that’s a lifelong project while another partner wants to sell the company in a year, these are incompatible values. You and your partner don’t have to agree on everything. However, if you disagree in areas that are important to one or both of you or that you feel strongly about (politics and religion often fall into this category), you might have conflicts down the road. Only you can decide which values are fundamentally important to you. The key is to know your partners before getting involved with them.


As noted, a common tendency is for people to choose partners who are too similar to themselves. At the same time, you don’t want to go to the other extreme and partner with people with whom you’re incompatible. It’s crucial to understand the difference between qualities that are complementary and those that are in opposition to one another.

Finding the right partners is a serious undertaking that takes quite a bit of thought and soul-searching. You want to find the right balance —people who share your most important values but who aren’t carbon copies of yourself. Ideally, a partnership is made up of two or more people who possess a variety of complementary virtues. For more on this subject, check out the Hello Creatives Podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Googleplay and iHeart Radio.








Art Hive: Did you ever have that“aha moment” in your life when you knew you wanted to be a musician and that there was no turning back? Dave Koz: Well, I’m not sure if it was that I knew that this would be my career, but I think it was when I picked up a saxophone for the very first time. I was thirteen years old, in seventh grade, my body exploding, as what happens when you turn thirteen, and I had also tried two other instruments beforehand and completely sucked on those instruments. My mom forced my brother and sister to take piano when we were really young, and then I rebelled against my parents and took up the drums and was even worse on drums than I was on the piano. I kind of assumed that I didn’t have any musical talent and my brother was really talented, still is an incredibly talented musician, and music was always in my house so I kind of felt bad about it. But then when I was in seventh grade, my brother and sister suggested that I go into the concert band as opposed to music appreciation and play an instrument, and I chose the sax because my brother’s band didn’t have a sax player and I wanted to be in that band more than anything. That was really it, the connection was immediate, I could remember the feeling of that instrument in my hands for the first time, it was like discovering almost like another limb that I didn’t know existed or a best friend I didn’t know existed. Since that day, it has been in my life in a very significant way. That was the “aha moment”, but I would have never imagined that my life would be like it is from that moment until now, not in a million years. AH: Do you remember the very first album you ever bought? DK: I do, that was with my own money, I bought Tower of Power’s Back to Oakland album. Tower of Power, I’m not sure you know, is one of the seminal horn bands from the late sixties still out today­—they just celebrated their fiftieth anniversary. It’s funny that you bring that up, we just booked them on our upcoming cruise. I host a cruise every year and the next one is March 2019 out of Sydney, Australia. Our special guest will be Tower of Power and it falls on my birthday, they will be playing on my birthday, so I think this is the best birthday present ever having my favorite band of all time play on my cruise!

AH: That’s amazing, how did you feel booking your favorite band on your cruise?

not know anybody on the ship, you’re not a stranger because you’re all there for the same reason—because you all love music. Music is such a great way to bind people together to create a community, to share a love of music. We have old and young, Republican and Democrat, gay and straight, all different races and ethnicities, and for one week, we are all moving in the same direction and supporting each other. And music is the conduit to make that happen and I’ve seen it every time that we do this, it’s such a powerful moment. I know that when people come back from a cruise and get back to their regular lives they may forget about that feeling, but it’s there inside everybody who was on that ship, that experience is there they can call upon at any time. Especially these days, it’s a very important thing I feel to put something into the world that is all positive, friendly and warm and inspirational and provides a lot of healing for a lot of people and nourishment. That’s the power of music. AH: It’s funny­—I was just speaking about that same idea on another interview I did about how arts and culture tie everyone together, no matter where you might be from. It is one medium that everyone can relate to and how powerful it really is. DK: I’m humbled by that, and I love the fact that even though sometimes I look at my job, it’s not the easiest job in the world, on the road a lot, lumpy pillows, and hard beds and bunks on a bus, but at the end of the day, that is exactly what it is, it’s being a part of putting something into the world that brings people together and reminds people of who they are. Music can and does do that. The way I like to describe music is almost like if you are walking on a sidewalk with a glass of water and it spills. The water goes into these little crevices, you can watch it have a mind of its own as it sinks into these small crevices and I think that’s what music does to people’s souls—it has a way of accessing inside those nooks and crannies that we don’t get nourishment in our daily lives and music just gets in there. It has a way of seeping into those hard to reach places that makes us feel better. AH: In addition to your cruise, you have a tour coming up for Christmas 2018. What can guests expect to experience on this tour?


DK: Well, that is kind of like a surreal moment, I’ve had a lot of surreal moments in my life where I sit there with my jaw on the floor—like how is this actually happening? One of those moments was when Stevie Wonder, who I idolized growing up and still do, came in and sang and played on one of my albums. I was like sitting there, going, “How is this even possible?” I’ve had quite a few of those, so I never ever want to take those moments for granted, those very special moments. I hope I will look back and always feel that way—I think I will. AH: Speaking about the cruise, explain to me the concept and the cruise you are a part of. DK: Well, about twelve years ago, I was asked to host a themed cruise, and these are very popular now, back when there were very few of them. But jazz seems to be the right kind of format of music for cruising because the audience and the artists have a lot of collaboration between themselves so it just seemed to make the right sense. In my brain, I had this very bad taste in my mouth about a cruise because on my first cruise with my family, which was a weekend cruise to Mexico somewhere, I thought it was horrible. I thought in my head, I don’t want to be on a cruise for a week, I don’t want to host a cruise. I said no and I kept saying no. Then finally an offer came across the desk that was like, you can’t say no to this, so I said, “Fine I’ll do it.” What I had no idea at the time was how special these weeks would become, not just for the guests but for all the artists and for me. It gives us all a chance in this world especially now when there is so much negativity and so much hostility to be united. Even though you may Photo Credit: Antonio Dixon

DK: We are still on our Summer tour right now which will go through October and this is in support of an album called Summer Horns which is my newest album that came out in June, that is with Rick Braun, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot and Aubrey Logan. So we’re all five horn players that came together to create this album that celebrates the horn section. We’ve been having the time of our lives on this tour, it’s been so much fun, because it’s very rare that we get the chance when we’re all headliners in our own right, with tours in our own right, to come together to create an album and go on tour to support it, it’s kind of special. We don’t get a chance to do that very often, these are not only four of the greatest horn players on the planet but they’re some of my best friends too, so that makes it so much fun. Then we re-tool, take a month and a half off and then we do a big Christmas tour, this is going to be year twenty-one. I cannot believe it! Twenty-one years of Christmas tours for a nice Jewish boy, go figure, it doesn’t make sense! This is something­—I was raised Jewish, celebrated Hanukkah, never really celebrated Christmas but I always loved the music. The music just makes you feel good and these are songs, they’re more than just songs, they’re like these nuggets that have provided comfort to us from day one from hearing them. And so I love being able to play the saxophone in those songs, many of them were written in that same time period of the great American song books, so they’re great pieces of music that have so much meat on the bones that you can do so many things with, so that’s why even though you think that, well how could you possibly keep it fresh for twenty-one years? It’s the music—the music allows us that flexibility that we keep reinventing ourselves every tour that we do.




AH: Out of curiosity, if you could have the chance to play with someone, dead or alive, who would it be? DK: I think if I could have done a sax solo with Frank Sinatra, that would have been the end! The end all be all! My parents worshiped Frank Sinatra, they loved him so much and I ended up loving that music so much that I think that would have been really special. The closest I got was possibly doing a duet with Dean Martin for an album that Capitol released where they took his old vocals and made new recordings with duets. This was probably about ten years ago, and it was surreal because we were in the studio, all the musicians were there and you could hear Dean Martin in your headphones as if he were in the recording booth, recording live with us, but he wasn’t. So that was very special. I’ve gotten a chance to make music with Burt Bacharach, who I worship and my parents worshiped as well when I was young. There was Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, and the list goes on and on for me. I’ve gotten the chance to live out a lot of my musical dreams. But yes, of course, there’s always others, like, you know who I was watching...they did a beautiful piece on CBS Sunday Morning on Billy Joel’s 100th show at Madison Square Garden. He does a show a month I guess now, his music is so great. It’s very “sax centric” too. I’ve never met Billy Joel but would love it. That would be one, and Elton John would be the other one, the biggie, because I’m such a massive fan of both those guys. AH: Is there something that you can say you love and you hate? For example: I love chocolate and hate traffic! DK: Those are two good things right there you picked. I love crossword puzzles. My dad used to do them religiously. This seems like a terribly boring thing to do. But my dad was a doctor and he used to find a lot of comfort in quiet and peace in doing crosswords. The strangest thing happened when he passed, he sort of died fairly young at sixty-eight and I was in my early thirties, and when he died, all of a sudden out of nowhere, I had this tremendous urge to do crosswords. Since then, it’s the way that I like to relax, I find it to be very therapeutic. Wherever he is he is probably smiling on that one. The same thing happened with opera too. He loved listening to arias and operas and the same thing happened, after he passed, all of a sudden I was really interested in listening to opera music. I’m not an aficionado like he was, but I enjoy it in a way that I didn’t enjoy it before he passed. I don’t like complaining, that’s what I don’t like. A lot of people complain and it’s an easy thing for people to do and when people complain, I just tune out. I just don’t think it’s very helpful. AH: You have so much going on. You are a nine time Grammy nominated musician, a restaurateur, you host the cruise, Dave Koz Friends at Sea, you have the Dave Koz Radio Show, and the list goes on and on. How do you stay balanced and on track with so many things going on?



DK: I usually like to slot in little buffer zones, as I like to call them. Say, if I go to Japan for a week gig, I might add on an extra five days or a week to chill out. We did our cruise this year in Scandinavia and so when that was done, two weeks of cruising, I went with some friends to Reykjavik, Iceland for about five days. I love to travel and so it’s a good thing there’s a lot of travel in the work that I do because I’m always on the road. I will try and just tack on some personal time. I also have a place, where I’m talking to you from right now, in Northern California, a place called Sausalito. I have this hide-a-way in Sausalito that I love, and when I come up here, I don’t do much. I look at the view and I enjoy the hot tub and chill my brain out. I have a tiny little place in New York which is a very different experience, I wouldn’t call it chill time in New York. Getting a chance to have that quiet time and time where the saxophone is not in my mouth, because that’s always a time to balance. I have a beautiful, wonderful family that I care about a lot and love to see. Those are the things that make it work for me long term. AH: What advice would you share with a creative that looks at your career and wants to have similar path? DK: It’s a ‘one man show’ life in general, or ‘one woman show’. Don’t be concerned. This is probably the hardest thing for any creative, is to not be concerned with what others are doing, and you’re in your own lane, in competition with no one, so it’s really about you on a personal level. What are you here to do? If you can quiet yourself enough to get those messages, that’s really what the life is about for a creative—to contribute in the most significant way while you are here. You will never get it done, it’s never going to be perfect, it’s like a constant push and pull of trying to do your best and your greatest and also the realities of life, which is that it has to get done. There eventually has to get an album turned into the record company. I’ve heard great quotes, from producers and artists that say they never finish albums, you have to just turn it in. I think that’s the constant battle that I face, really quieting the mind and all the voices to create the best art for yourself without comparison to any other. Connect with Dave Koz:





Anthony Williams By Jennifer Love Gironda



Photo by ©Lifetime


f you are a fan of anything related to Project Runway (like me!) then Anthony Williams probably stole your heart on the latest season of Project Runway All Stars. Anthony went from the PR workroom to designing his way right into the hearts of viewers everywhere, winning them over with his talent, taste, passion—and what can only be described as genuine southern sass. If you missed his season, go back and binge watch it ASAP—you will not regret it!

JLG: One of the most memorable moments of your season was when you took the blowtorch to your gown in the ‘post-apocalyptic’ challenge. Have you done any more distressed garments since then?

Jennifer Love Gironda: Is there a defining moment from your youth when you knew that you wanted to become a fashion designer?

AW: Winning Project Runway All Stars taught me my own strength. What you didn’t know is that we didn’t receive much press or promotion based on what I believe to be the shows connection to Harvey Weinstein. Because the former owner and his wife Georgina Chapman was a judge, Lifetime felt it was best not to promote us in an effort to not bring attention to Weinstein’s connection to the brand. I was told by the network that there were no press outlets interested in our story. Lifetime publicity even told me that there were no black press outlets interested either. I knew their “truth” wasn’t my truth and I didn’t accept their answers. I picked myself up and garnered press that was more than willing to celebrate our contributions to the Project Runway brand and Lifetime Television.

Anthony Williams: ‘Fashion Designer’ is a title that I wear, however, I’ve always identified as a creative individual. I knew that I wanted to work with my hands and be creative when I was about five years old. I met a lady named Mrs. Edith Gilliam and she taught me to always put God first. She also taught me that creativity is key and it will save you. No truer words have ever been spoken over my life. JLG: Who are some of your style inspirations? AW: The women in my African American community influenced my ideas about style, grace, and elegance. Growing up predominantly around black women taught me early on the importance of making the most of whatever you have no matter the circumstances. JLG: If you were a fabric, what kind of fabric would you be? AW: If I were a fabric I’d probably be a beautiful piece of silk faille. This particular fabric is durable, polished, classic, and has great presence. It isn’t for everyone, but for those who dare to discover its true nature it’s definitely worth it. JLG: What is one style mantra that you live by? AW: It’s the fit that makes the fashion! JLG: In the first episode the ‘Rookies vs. Veterans’ challenge you mentioned that you had a side business called ‘DPDs: Dresses for Dead People’. Then you did your signature giggle. Were you serious? If so, tell me more! AW: At that time I was serious, but it’s no longer something I do. Before All Stars, a man I cherish dearly suddenly passed away. During that experience I learned that most people my age who loose loved ones have a hard time making final decisions especially around the attire of their loved one. Fashion isn’t any of the stuff you see on Project Runway. Those are challenges presented by non-creatives to designers to interpret on television for entertainment purposes. Applying my knowledge and education in fashion to assisting people with real live situations, gave me great pride and I felt much more fulfilled in that capacity.

Illustrations of Anthony’s designs by Jennifer Love Gironda

AW: Gaaawd NO! JLG: What did winning Project Runway All Stars season six mean to you personally and professionally?

JLG: Tell me about the first garment you made after you won. AW: I didn’t sew much after the show as I spent most of my time trying to get some attention for myself and well as the ‘Fantastic Five’. JLG: What advice do you have for aspiring designers in regards to practical education and training? AW: Get some proper business acumen. It is not enough to be talented and creative anymore. We must learn solid business practices in order to create legacies and opportunities for those to come long after we are gone. JLG: Do you have any current or future projects that you can tell us about? AW: Currently, I am developing an online curriculum in fashion with a concentration in couture. I am also creating a book about textiles. It is my goal to help others create opportunities and generate revenue for themselves through art and education in fashion. JLG: Lastly, if you could say anything out there to other artists and designers about pursuing their dreams…what would it be? AW: Take your time and gain as much knowledge and continued education for yourself. The most valuable thing I learned through my experience with Lifetime Television and the Project Runway brand is that it’s okay to prostitute your talent in any way you so choose, but don’t give them everything. Give some, keep some. That way you will always have a remaining stock in yourself.





Distilling H2O By Diana Dunbar Photos courtesy of Damian Fitzsimmons




very day people turn their sink faucets on but hardly think of where the clean supply of water comes from. Lively and charming, ten-year-old actress Nyla Marie and her bear companion take viewers on a whimsical adventure to explain the complex and important processes of wastewater treatment in Broward County. Broward Cultural Division through its Public Art & Design program commissioned Damian Fitzsimmons of Brave Man Media to produce two short videos explaining the systems of Broward County’s Water and Wastewater Services (WWS). Alan Garcia, the director of WWS since 2008, says the project is a collaborative effort with the Cultural Division. “We wanted to produce short videos that describe the process of where our water comes from and how we treat wastewater – how it gets to us and how it gets treated at the treatment plant.” Fitzsimmons proposed the videos should be fun, different and engaging – and that’s exactly what the viewers receive. The Journey was screened at the 4th Annual Filmed in Broward film festival on July 14th and selected as an audience favorite to advance to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (fliff. com), which takes place Nov. 2 – 18. The Journey addresses wastewater and Glass Half Full is about water services. Both videos are entertaining and educational; Nyla’s oversized eyeglasses and even bigger personality delightfully present the mostly unknown facts, including the following: • Broward County’s wastewater system contains over 550 miles of pipe. If you laid the pipes end to end you can drive to Tampa from Broward County and back. • Broward County processes 70 million gallons of wastewater per day. • Broward County has invested more than $1,000,000,000 over the last 20 years to improve local neighborhoods and services. • Storage tanks hold 6.5 million gallons of water. • Twenty different water tests are performed 24 times a day. Broward County is the 18th largest county in the nation. Its population continues to grow – the water supply does not. Residents of Broward County primarily depend on the Biscayne Aquifer for their drinking water supply. Garcia, of WWS, says Broward water supply is a safe product that meets all EPA standards.






He states that one of the major problems facing the water system is the ability to continue to meet regulatory changes which adds to the cost on the wastewater and water treatment side. But the bigger issue, according to Garcia, is that utilities struggle with updating the system and making the necessary investment so that they can replace aging infrastructure. WWS provides safe drinking water for 59,000 customers, regional wastewater services for over 600,000 residents, and storm water and canal services that support aquifer recharge and flood management throughout Broward County. Residents in Broward are using less water per capita and seem to be conscious about the need to conserve water, especially for irrigation. “People realize they don’t need to turn sprinklers on every day,” says Garcia. He also adds that population growth is offset by the continued efforts for conservation and a pattern of customers using less water. Brave Man Media is a creative film production company. Sometimes they produce traditional pieces where the scripts are already executed. In some cases, such as with The Journey and Glass Half Full, the creatives delve into the client’s core concepts to expand the dialogue. “How do we tell the best story – to make it fun and make it memorable,” comments Fitzsimmons. “Our strength is narratives,” he adds. The videos were created as narratives and took 18 months to produce. Brave Man worked with many County employees, some of whom appear in the videos. “We spent more time than usual on the projects because we recognize how important they are,” says Fitzsimmons. Fitzsimmons started his career in film in the early 1990s in New York where he worked as a grip. He also worked in music videos and commercials. Fitzsimmons met Michael Jackson and worked with him on Jackson’s Earth Song. He also wrote for television (the BBC) in the United Kingdom. Brave Man Media is currently working on Off the Rail, an independent feature film shot entirely in South Florida. “South Florida doesn’t get enough credit for the culture we have. The art scenes in Dade and Broward are some of the best in the U.S. right now,” says Fitzsimmons. He attributes this to Art Basel, one of the largest art fairs in the world. It has attracted international artists to South Florida - and some stayed. Wynwood and FAT Village are a testament to this. The Journey and Glass Half Full serve to remind us of the important work undertaken each day by Water and Wastewater Services. As Nyla says in the video: “Hey Broward County, I want to take you on a journey!” One well worth taking.


Check out The Journey and Glass Half Full on the Broward Arts YouTube channel @BrowardArts or visit







Interview with Jane Lynch: Author, Actress, and Activist

By Marcela Villa


ane Lynch has fearlessly let her creative interests take her down her “unconventional path to success”; from commercials to the Silver Screen, acting in shows, and singing in cabarets, Jane jumps two feet into whatever endeavor peaks her interest with grace and ease. Her interesting and seemingly carefree perspective on life has taken her where she never even imagined, has kept her motivated, and has kept her fascinating to watch. From being on Glee to releasing an albumturned-tour of Christmas carols with A Swingin’ Little Christmas, her magnetic energy is nothing short of captivating. Jane got together with Art Hive Magazine to tell us what led her down her path to be a creative renaissance woman, and how her life philosophy has kept her creating, growing, and inspiring positivity in others. AH: Growing up, did you have a ton of support for your artistic endeavors or did you have to search it out on your own? JL: I had to search it out on my own; I came from a family where this kind of desire didn’t compute. It’s not that they were mean or stifling of me, they just didn’t get it. Definitely I had to kind of go at it alone, and my nature, especially as a child, I wanted to be supported. I didn’t want to have to fight against anything because I didn’t have a lot confidence, so you cultivate confidence, and that was obviously a very good thing for me. I am able to seek things out for myself now and not feel alone in the world and I think it’s because of those early days when I ventured out on my own in order to do this thing that I was so compelled to do. AH: In your book, Happy Accidents, you wrote about your unconventional path to success and how one shouldn’t set goals and I found it fascinating. Could you elaborate more on that perspective?

JL: Well, let me tell you something, anybody that tells you that there is a conventional path to success is lying to you and themselves. There is nothing conventional about anybody’s path, and whether or not it leads to success is really just a quantitative judgment I stay out of. I don’t look at things successfully or not successfully, and I never did; I’m really grateful that I never had that orientation. I think if you were to ask anybody about how they set a series of goals and they knock them off one after the other, it never works out that way; it’s a convenient story. Where I really learned this was writing this memoir. I could’ve written twelve different books just depending on my point of view and the story I wanted to tell. We can make up any story we want, and I know that’s probably not going to lead to a lot of people reading my book because it’s just one of a billion stories I could’ve written about this series of events. Also, one of the things I found out is my trajectory, so to speak, is nothing that I could’ve created on a conscious level, it’s just so out of our hands, so completely out of our hands, and it’s really just about looking at what’s right in front of you. AH: Any ‘happy accidents’ in your life that stand out? JL: Everything. Everything is a happy accident, and then there’s not happy accidents too, but I use it tongue-and-cheek, the word accident, because there are no accidents; there are some that are pleasurable, and then there are some things that happen that bring more pain than pleasure. One of the happy things that have happened for me that I would’ve never been able to plan for myself is doing a commercial and it being directed by Christopher Guest, and just stumbling into that. It was just one of many commercials I auditioned for and being cast in that commercial which leads to him putting me in Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and then Mascots—I could’ve never planned that out.






Photos by Chris Haston


AH: Can you speak about ‘Clear the Shelters’ and how you got involved as a host? JL: Well I’ve been involved with it just peripherally for the last four years; I have a show on NBC and it’s an NBC initiative. I’ve done a PSA voiceover type thing, and I think I did some on camera stuff with a bunch of other people who are actors on NBC. It’s a love of mine—animals, children, and old people— people who depend on us to take care of them. I have a soft spot there and I love being proactive. I have four rescue dogs myself; I’ve had rescue dogs all my life. I bought one from a pet shop I will admit, because they need rescuing too, but it’s really great if we could eliminate the whole puppy-mill thing. We take one month, the month of August, and we challenge people to go to rescues and shelters and clear them. Adopt a dog, adopt a cat; there are even horses, pigs, and goats that have been adopted. If you go to, you’ll see how each of the shelters either waive fees or do it for a fraction of the price. That’s our initiative and we have cleared shelters for the last four years; 150,000 pets have been adopted. AH: What is one thing you love and one thing you hate? JL: I love kindness and I hate cruelty. AH: We’d like to think we have an inclusive nature here in South Florida towards the LGBT community—celebrating and embracing people’s differences. Can you offer any advice to our readers who may need to find courage within themselves to embrace their own unique differences? JL: We are all just one person and we all come from the same source and it’s just filtered through different vehicles; some of us are gay, some of us are straight, some of us are tall, some of us are deaf, some of us are handicapped, some of us are autistic. We are all just from one source, so go where the love is, especially for LGBTQ folk. We do have to be careful, we don’t want to be going to dry wells for water, so you have to be a bit discerning and love the ones you’re with. Make sure that people are going to be open to you, because you don’t want to put yourself in a dangerous situation. There’s still danger out there for LGBTQ folk, and I know that I just went where the love was and I’m better for it. AH: Can you tell us how you started with Swingin’ Little Christmas and what people can expect from the show this year? JL: I have been touring with Kate Flannery who is ‘Meredith the Drunk’ on NBC’s The Office; she and I have been singing together for decades, but we have been touring for the last four years and we have this wonderful band that comes out of Orange County here in California called the Tony Guerrero Quintet. We also sing with, Tim Davis, who is the vocal arranger on Glee. We all have been touring this Christmas show specifically for the last three years, and it came out of an album that we decided to record. We were touring another show called See Jane

Sing, a cabaret show. Tony Guerrero is an arranger as well as the band leader and he’s also a wonderful writer, so he wrote five original tunes, and we found thirteen public domain Christmas songs; we went to Tony’s studio, we got a big band together, as well as the Quintet and we put together this retro Christmas album that’s just this beautiful, jazzy rendition of carols and five originals and we called it A Swingin’ Little Christmas. It sounds very late fifties, early sixties which is where most of our Christmas music that is still played comes from, so it’s kind of like a good old-fashioned Christmas album. It’s done really well. We sell more albums every year; we were number eight on Billboard last year and not just Christmas music, but all music, for a few weeks, so it’s a big deal. We have been touring all over the country and the tour gets bigger and bigger, and this year it’s going from November 18 through Christmas Eve. We are going to be in Florida a lot; we have fifteen or sixteen dates in Florida for some reason, so we are very happy to be spending December in Florida. AH: Do you have a preference when performing— being on stage with a live audience singing or acting? JL: I love it all and I have been compelled to do it all over the last however many decades I have been doing this, but right now I am really enjoying the singing; I am doing much more of that than anything else. Kate Flannery and I are doing another show which I think will be over by the time you publish this, but we are doing a show in New York for ten nights at the Carlyle Hotel at the famed Café Carlyle, and we are doing a brand-new cabaret show just the two of us and a four-piece band. That’s really the thing I am doing now and I love it so much. AH: Do you have any new projects that you’re working on that you can share with our readers? JL: I will be doing Hollywood Game Night! We will be doing more of those and they will premiere in January 2019; holy cow, time flies! I am also going in a couple episodes of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which I am nominated for an Emmy for this year. AH: What would you tell the younger version of yourself that you know now? JL: Just relax; what is yours will flow to you and just be ready and be at your best game. When things don’t work out, it’s because something else is coming up. That’s what I would’ve told myself. Just relax, stop trying to plan it, and stop setting goals.

Connect with Jane: Make sure to check out the Hello Creatives Podcast to listen to the full interview with Jane Lynch!



Ruth e t t o r u B





t’s not every day you see an artist cruising a skateboard passed the artwork they created, but for 20-year-old Ruth Burotte, the streets of Broward County have become her canvas. As the youngest artist to ever receive a commission from the Broward Public Art & Design program, Burotte uniquely wrapped eight traffic signal cabinets in the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD) with her custom designs. The cabinets had previously been cluttered with graffiti and unsightly posters. Now, each cabinet features a colorful portrayal that reflects the surrounding community.

Blocks from MLK Elementary School, the formerly mundane box now proudly represents the school’s namesake. "I felt pretty honored that I was the youngest to ever get a commission. It made me feel like an actual professional," Burotte said about her experience working with the Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design program. Born in New York, raised in Georgia and then making South Florida her home four years ago to attend Dillard High School, a charter school in Broward County with a reputable arts program, Burotte – who speaks English, Creole and some French – exhibited her artwork in Coral Springs and Fort Lauderdale before graduating in the top 10 percent of her class. She’s currently pursuing a Fine Arts degree at New World School of the Arts in Miami through a scholarship. "The art scene in Florida is hidden, like a treasure chest," said Burotte, who began making art at the age of two. "But once you find it, you get very impressed something so underground can be so complex." Broward Public Art & Design Project Manager Dominique Denis has found Burotte’s art to be an important addition to the local art scene as well as the community. "Ruth Burotte’s artwork is bright and easily recognizable. We received a lot of positive feedback from members of the community after the installation of her artwork throughout the BMSD," Denis said. "This positive response could be attributed to the fact that the artist conducted several community engagement activities with different community stakeholders prior to her designing the artwork. This was an important step in helping her create works of art that are reflective of the community." Much of Burotte’s inspiration for her work has been cultivated while asphalt surfing on her skateboard or taking public transportation around Broward County. "I ride the bus a lot," Burotte said. "Sometimes, I take the train. And my skateboard is basically my car." While listening to hip-hop, rap, jazz and the occasional old school tune from Notorious B.I.G., Burotte is able to submerge herself in the everyday street life of the Broward scene like few other artists could. "Not only do I get inspired by streetwear and Japanese comics/manga and magazines, but also graphic designs, Japanese calligraphy and traditional ink drawings," Burotte said. "I always like to make bold and rough ink lines when I create my work." She also has three murals in Broward. One that is deeply meaningful to her is an anti-violence mural painted down the street from her alma mater, Dillard High School.



The mural, which is by a corner store in an area nicknamed "Death’s Corner" due to the frequent crimes that happen there, has become a centerpiece of conversation in the community. The shop owner was grateful to Burotte for invoking a message of peace through her art. Working with acrylic, spray and wall paint, Burotte sketches most of her designs out in her sketchbook to see what will work or won’t work. She always makes sure her own style shines through.



One of the highlights of Burotte’s flourishing career happened recently when she was flown to Europe in June to work with one of her favorite brands, Adidas. "Adidas contacted me to be part of the P.O.D. System," Burotte said the new Adidas shoe campaign, which was inspired by the past and re-imagined for a new generation of wearers. "I was representing the City of Miami. They saw my work and I went to Germany and London to work on my own limited-edition Adidas shoes. I got to see the Adidas archives. As such a lover of fashion, it was a dream come true." During her time in Europe, Burotte was thrilled to get a taste of the art scene there and snap a selfie with Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell Williams, who has a shoe line with Adidas. While Burotte prepares to work on her biggest mural ever this October, which will be a 40-foot high piece in Coconut Grove commissioned by philanthropist Stephanie Ansin, she ultimately hopes her work will inspire people, especially other aspiring artists. "My work is right on the street," Burotte said. "It gives me peace of mind knowing people can see my work while they’re walking to school or wherever they’re heading." Burotte was also surprised to see how many Broward youths now have an interest in art because of her work. "For other artists out there, who want to get more experience, find out about all the ‘call to artists’ happening and submit your work. Find out, sign up and never look back. Go out into the community and ask if you can do murals. Be proactive in your community," Burotte emphasized. When Burotte is not creating art, she admits she’s researching it or looking up art and fashion shows that are happening. "I love reading comics. My favorite character from well-known comics is ‘Tank Girl’," Burotte said. "And from the animation side, my favorite set of characters are from a show called ‘FLCL.’ Not only do I admire the dynamic animation, intense atmosphere and essential way of storytelling, but I also admire the creator for producing something out of pure passion and expressed interests of the things he likes. That’s something that I want my works to always follow—a dynamic narrative expressing my interests in whatever medium I decide to create art with." Connect with Ruth Burotte-Follow her on Instagram @rutamfi Check out her work on or visit

"I was representing the City of Miami. They saw my work and I went to Germany and London to work on my own limitededition Adidas shoes. I got to see the Adidas archives. As such a lover of fashion, it was a dream come true.” - Ruth Burotte 46


Photos courtesy of the artist, © Ruth Burotte CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE


Artist Kelvin Okafor with his drawing of Late MP Bernie Grant at UK Parliament. Bernie Grant Credit- Parliamentary Art Collection


A look at the work of Kelvin Okafor and you cannot help but be inspired; one hundred hours of drawing later and a pencil and paper will evoke awe and an overwhelming appreciation for the simple. Kelvin Okafor is a 32-year-old artist from London best known for his hyper-realistic portraits that are modest in material and medium, yet are complex, detailed, and deliberate, altogether meant to evoke an emotional reaction from the viewer. Kelvin has shown the world what passion, practice, and patience can accomplish, without the need for bells and whistles; a friend to pose and to chat with allows him to translate what he sees and feels into a portrait that speaks for itself. His whole life has been part of his creative journey, and he shared with Art Hive all that inspires, motivates, and keeps him continually creating beauty.



Art Hive: When did your passion for creating art first start? Kelvin Okafor: I was eight years old when I first remember having a vivid love and fascination for pencils and it was mostly due to the fact that I’ve always been a very sensitive guy, sensitive boy, extremely when I was younger, and for me drawing was an outlet; it was a way for me to just purge all the emotions and everything that I kind of felt for my immediate surroundings. While I was drawing, I loved how I was able to allow myself to be free emotionally and mentally, and just allow myself to create. What fascinated me most as a child was the fact that one shade of lead of pencil was able to create different tones and textures and almost have an illusion of color, so over the years I’ve always tried to utilize its use by trying to make it as refined as possible. It’s just a humble instrument, and that’s what fascinates me the most; a humble instrument can create something that can really have an effect on someone. AH: How many hours of practice did you have to put in from the beginning of your journey to where you are now? KO: In the beginning of the journey; well I’m thirty-two now. I would say over the years I’ve definitely covered well over 55,000 hours of drawing, so over the years I’ve done thousands of portraits. I’ve done about 500 portraits on an A4 scale, and about 300 on the A2 and A3 scale, and it just doubles up as I began to go into the bigger scales over the years; I’ve definitely spent a lot of time practicing. I didn’t realize this when I was younger, that all the hours I put into drawing, I was building on a skill. It was only when I was fifteen, that’s when I realized that I had a skill. I was being graded quite highly at school, and my peers around me were asking how I was able to achieve certain terms and textures in the drawings and some of the proportions; I thought everyone was able to do that because I didn’t realize that over the years since I was a kid, me drawing and utilizing myself and purging myself of all those emotions I felt as a young kid, I was actually building on a skill. Like learning how to drive and learning how to walk, I would just practice, practice, practice. AH: How long does it take to create one of your hyper-realistic pieces today? KO: On average today it takes about 100-120 hours to complete a drawing. AH: What is the process like when you are starting one of your portraits?

KO: Most of my subject models I meet in person, and most of them are dear friends as well so I already know them; I would typically meet them, have a conversation, and allow them to express themselves in an environment that they feel most comfortable in, because I found that over the years when I am drawing someone in an environment that they are familiar with, they naturally

1-hour break, another four hours, another 1 hour break, and then I draw for the rest of the evening. It is only now that I am able to draw for longer periods of time; I found that over the years, me doing the routine I do every morning, like reading and strengthening my eyes, and running and working out, has prepared me physically to embark on the task at front of drawing all day. AH: How did it feel to have your portrait of Bernie Grant commissioned for the Parliamentary Art Collection? KO: From December 2016 to March 1, 2017, I was at a silent retreat. I went up to a place in England called the Lake District, and it’s pretty much a rural, open environment with just pure nature, and I spent seventeen days in complete silence; no social media, no media devices, no speaking, just completely immersed in nature and just being in the present moment. When I got back on the first of March, I had received a lot of emails, but the email that jumped out at me was the Parliament email; Parliament had sent me an email regarding whether I would be interested in being commissioned, and I later found out after heading into Parliament that the portrait was to be of Bernie Grant, and I felt incredibly blessed. It just felt incredible and surreal. He became an MP in 1987; I was born in 1985, so I didn’t really know of him since I was only two years old when he was in power but going into primary school from the age of 11 onwards, I knew who he was and I knew the sort of stuff he did. I just felt incredibly blessed; to know that he was the Labour Party MP for Haringey Tottenham where I grew up, to know that he was my borough’s MP, I felt very blessed to be able to draw him later down in life. Although he is deceased now, I felt very proud and honored for that opportunity. AH: How did your silent retreat help you in your artistic endeavors? KO: I feel like it is something we all need to do this day and age, especially in the western world where we are constantly bombarded with media devices. They are incredible, I have media devices and they are an incredible tool, but I feel like nowadays we are so much controlled and run by them, where rather than people enjoying the moment, they would rather document the moment through a screen. At a concert or meet-and-greet, people would rather video what they are seeing live rather than experiencing it, so me going away on that silent retreat and retracting away from media devices, I felt incredibly liberated; spiritually, I felt very connected with who I truly am, and when I got back into the normal reality of things in London, I felt even more inspired to create. In all aspects - physically, mentally, spiritually - I felt a great heightened feeling. AH: Who are some of your creative influences?


and physically allow themselves to just be. They just naturally flow with the moment, whereas if I was to invite them along to my photography studio, they may feel a bit apprehensive and a bit nervous, but in their own environment they are just a lot more free; I would have conversations, I would make sketches, take some pictures, and then I would spend two weeks analyzing the reference photos from start to finish. I would take about fifty images of the person, and I would use about ten of those images, and create one image out of ten of those images. I’ll study it, I’ll dream about it, I’ll obsess with it, to the point where I can draw simply from memory because I’ve spent so much time immersed in those few images to create that one image, and once I begin to put pencil to paper, it’s just a journey from there. Nowadays it’s about twelve hours a day that I spend drawing; I wake up at 5:30, I go for a half hour jog, come back, read for two hours and then I start drawing at 10 o’clock. I draw for four hours, take a



KO: I am really old school with my artistic creative influences such as Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Leonardo DaVinci, and Rembrandt; I feel those masters in that period of time were just incredible, outstanding mainly because of the fact that their passion was their craft. Their work ethic, and the limited tools they had in those days to create some of the phenomenal artwork they created inspired me heavily, which is why the humble instrument of the pencil, I just over the years really wanted to utilize it and make the most of it. Living in a technical age nowadays where you can just do things, where I’m told, ‘Kelvin why didn’t you take a photograph when you draw so realistically’, for me I have so much pleasure and it is such a liberating thing creating in the manner that I do; it is almost like meditation for me, and those old masters, they kind of inspired me with their work ethic and the body of work that they have, and it really inspired me to utilize my craft in such a way.

From left to right, top to bottom: Nawell’s Interlude II; Maya’s Interlude; Laura’s Interlude II; Jas’s Interlude II ©Kelvin Okafor



Work in progress of Jasmin’s Interlude by ©Kelvin Okafor







Jasmin’s Interlude by ©Kelvin Okafor


AH: Are there any other educational resources that you can advise young artists to check out that you have found have been a benefit to you? KO: I always highly recommend when I give my talks to kids in schools to embark on a foundation course in art and design. I went to City & Guilds Art School and it was a year foundation course; what I discovered there was an incredible mass of resources and mediums that I was able to use and utilize. I already knew I’ve always been in love with pencils and drawing in black and white, but that experience gave me a chance to use and to understand the usage of other mediums and to see whether I would enjoy them just as much, and I did, but at the end of the day the pencil is what really spoke out. Having that experience was what really enabled me to maximize my capacity in different areas of creation such as photography, printmaking, oils, and sculpting; there’s just a plethora of materials and mediums to use. I definitely recommend creatives to embark in an art and design foundation course and understand the basics from live drawing to all different types of mediums to use and see what it is that you truly want to do and specialize in. AH: What are some words of wisdom that you would like to share with fellow creatives? KO: I would really love for artists and creatives to really enjoy the process. I wish I could say it’s been a nice flowing journey where I just ended up having one of the only pencil portraits in Parliament and everything is happily ever after. No; it’s been a very difficult journey, but I’ve enjoyed the process, and that was what enabled me to continue to persevere when times were challenging. Just enjoying the moment and really enjoying the process of what you do and what you create is a helpful way to keep the anchor on your dreams and passions. AH: How do you balance being an artist and entrepreneur? KO: Very fortunately, in 2013 just before the whole snowballing notoriety thing happened when I was on the BBC and all the major outlets in the UK, I won an award in Cork Street at an exhibition called Cork Street Open Art. Kathryn Roberts was the director and the creator of the exhibition, and winning the award there, I felt very blessed, but also blessed to know that she also provided services such as coaching, mentoring, and managing for artists. It was a really amazing coincidence that once I won the award from that exhibition, a few days later I was filmed by the BBC in my university and things just took off; I had a really high demand and I wasn’t able to answer emails and handle things on my own, and she very gracefully talked to me about the process, and was just there as a business mindset. I was all about the creating process, not knowing that there is a business side to art, and I was very fortunate to have her there, who has been able to mentor and coach artists into becoming the artists they truly are.

Connect with Kelvin: Make sure to check out the Hello Creatives Podcast to listen to the full interview with Kelvin Okafor in the episode Becoming a Champion of Arts Education.




ART WITH A PURPOSE The Community Foundation of Broward Builds a Brighter Future

Recipients Calibe Thompson, left, Cathleen Dean, Jenny Larsson, Niki Lopez, Ingrid Schindall and Sarah Michelle Rupert; photo by Andy Royston.


By BAJA writer Helen Wolt iki Lopez overcame a childhood of abuse and torment in a religious cult through the therapeutic power of art. When the visual artist realized how expressing herself in sculpture, painting and performance art could spur a dialogue about sensitive topics – such as race, gender, equality, molestation and shame – Lopez launched What’s Your Elephant? In her workshops and exhibitions viewers are encouraged to talk about uncomfortable “elephant in the room” subjects.

“The importance of sharing is we realize we have community. Then we can work on healing,” Lopez said. “It’s using the arts to give people safe spaces.” Lopez is able to take that message to a larger audience with the help of the Community Foundation of Broward. She is one of seven local creatives to benefit from a $35,000 Art of Community grant allocated to Broward County Cultural Division. The projects range from filmmaking to culinary history. “Art of Community grants are intended to strengthen and unify Broward through the arts,” said Kirk Englehardt, vice president of marketing and communications at the Community Foundation. “The arts are the heart and soul of a prosperous community, and they’re ideal for igniting creativity, breaking down barriers and helping us truly understand and connect with each other.”



Partnering with the Broward Cultural Division to award the funds, the Community Foundation aims to support arts that create a sense of place and pride in Broward County, Englehardt said. Grantees often use the funds to take their work to the next level which may include promoting their innovative programs and recruiting top notch talent for professional collaborations. Darius Daughtry, founder and artistic director of the Art Prevails Project, is in his second year of producing The Happening: A Theatrical Mixtape. The second volume of this multidisciplinary production fuses modern theatrical formats, such as spoken word and hip-hop, with traditional elements as a means of exploring current events. It takes audiences on a “journey through the consciousness of America and her inhabitants,” Daughtry said. His approach is three-pronged: art performance, community activism and arts education. Daughtry believes artists have a responsibility to address social issues and “spark a conversation or drop a seed, a thought, in someone’s mind,” he said. Grant funds support that goal by providing free showings at juvenile justice facilities and youth summer programs. It also pays new and emerging talent which boosts fledgling careers. “The impact is going to be a lot larger than just the number of people who see The Happening in the theater. It brings the community together,” Daughtry said.

Other unique projects fueled by the Community Foundation’s support include Jenny Larsson’s Fågelbo Artists Residency. Fågelbo, which means “bird’s nest” in Swedish, is a three-week program that nurtures collaboration among artists from diverse fields to produce experimental, interactive performances. In lieu of seating, audiences are free to engage in spontaneous conversation and choose how they view the show. That freedom fosters communication and community, Larsson said. Musician Joshua Tiktin is the force behind the Sailboat Bend Art Festival. The art-centric celebration evolved into a popup market at Fort Lauderdale’s Sunday Jazz Brunch and eventually led Tiktin to head up the Flagler Village Block Party Weekend. Currently, he coordinates the Flagler Village Art Walk Market, which takes place every month on the final Saturday. Tiktin said festivals connect people on a cultural and social level. Live music, DJs, vendors, food trucks and visual arts exhibits draw crowds that enable artists to earn “money doing what they love,” he added. Calibe Thompson, a publisher, television and event producer, broadened her Taste the Islands Experience in conjunction with the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. Thompson added a Caribbean culinary museum and theater to her annual event that showcases the Caribbean’s rich culinary heritage. The festival featured actors portraying their ancestors’ stories about regional foods such as rum, sugar and spices. A museum display held antiquated cookware. Freshly prepared dishes gave attendees a taste of history.

“It exposes our culture to a broader mass market audience so they can learn about it and fall in love with it the way we love our culture,” Thompson said.


ABOVE: MASS District Art Walk, curated by CFB Grantee, Joshua Tiktin; Photos courtesy the artist



TOP to BOTTOM: The Happening by Darius Daughtry, photo courtesy the artist; The Happening by Darius Daughtry, photo courtesy the artist; Grant recipient Darius Daughtry; photo by Andy Royston; Young artists learning to screenprint at the Small Press Fair, photo by Monica McGivern




TOP to BOTTOM: Small Press Fair co-founder Ingrid Schindall at festival’s location, FATVillage, photo by Monica McGivern; Artist creating at the Small Press Fair, photo by Monica McGivern; Artist from the Small Press Fair, photo by Monica McGivern; What’s Your Elephant? community engagement workshop photo courtesy Niki Lopez

In 2016, the Small Press Fair (SPF), the brainchild of printmaker Ingrid Schindall of IS Projects and Sarah Michelle Rupert of the Girls’ Club, premiered in FAT Village. With its focus on printmaking, handmade books and zine creation the niche event attracted folks from across South Florida and beyond. The following year, attendance and vendor numbers grew considerably, Schindall said. “It’s inclusive to everyone working on paper,” Schindall said. While fairgoers explore the unique medium artists are in a position to network and thrive in the subset of fine art. Film producer Cathleen Dean brought the 48 Hour Film Project to Fort Lauderdale with her grant. Popular in scores of cities worldwide, the short-film competition debuted in Broward to hundreds of filmmakers and enthusiasts. Over the course of a 48-hour weekend, teams of crew members of all skill levels from novice to veteran, complete a short film. The winner goes on to compete at the world finals.

“The diversity and impact of our grantees’ work is always amazing,” said Adriane Clarke, Broward Cultural Division Arts Management Specialist. And like all the Art of Community projects, they add to the “cultural development of the County and provides a lot of opportunity for the community to be involved in the arts.” For eligibility, deadlines and more information visit the Community Foundation of Broward at and the Broward Cultural Division at The grant was made possible by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Fonda and H. Wayne Huizenga Jr. Family Trust Fund, Gary J. Scotto Fund, and Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund







EXPERIENCE ART By Chris Smith “The idea of a physical gallery is becoming obsolete,” says Mary Jackson the creative director of The Water Tank Project in New York City. It’s a bold statement, but one currently echoing from rooftops and resonating around the world. In its essence, the Water Tank Project showcases creatively decorated rooftop water tanks, with designs from established artists, as well as public school children. The installations have brightened up New York skylines, but virtual reality tech is carrying the piece’s imperative clean water message much farther. VR is changing art. Anyone with an iPhone or Android phone can go on a virtual walking tour of the water towers, simply by placing the device inside an affordable viewer like the Google Cardboard. The experience dominates your field of view. As you take in the scene, looking in all directions, the full 360-degree images are in perfect synchronization with your head movements. It’s so realistic you can almost smell the hotdog stands! The Water Tower Project is one of dozens of artistic experiences that can be enjoyed through these basic virtual reality tools. School children can go on a world tour of galleries and museums without leaving the classroom. Exhibitions with a strong social cause, can take the message beyond physical borders. Technologically minded curators can use these tools to layer additional information over the pieces they’re exhibiting, while artists are now creating exclusively for VR – a new art form in its own right. New Water Culture, a group that seeks to use art as social intervention, partnered with Google to broaden the visibility of the virtual tour, in the hope of raising awareness on a number of water related issues.

Left: Work by Marilyn Minter, photo by Brook Christopher



“Google approached us because we’re one of those projects that broke the code for others, in terms of VR experiences,” Mary Jordan says in an interview with Art Hive. “You can be in China, for example, and have a private tour.” “This idea that you can have something physical and extend that through a digital platform like virtual reality has become really important. Not everyone can get to a location to visit something, but the idea of reaching out to like minds is really a powerful tool. Technology enables us to see things in new ways and it’s breaking down borders all the time.” Since launching the walking tour, The Water Tank project has advised other creatives, who’re seeking to make an impact by expanding their exhibits to the virtual new realm. “A lot of very established artists were interested in this idea of perceiving things in a different way, in a different platform inside another world,” she says. “It affected a lot of people because they realized if you have a social cause, the amount of people you can reach with something creative is phenomenal.” There are now close to 200 virtual tours on offer in the Google Arts & Culture app. You can take in the Ho Family Garden in Yangzhou, China, gaze at Latino street murals in Washington D.C., explore the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, London, and pause in front of the celebrated self-portraits of Frida Kahlo as if you were strolling through the Museo Dolores Olmedo. And this is just the start. Trends in VR art are broadening rapidly, virtual visits to physical locations. Earlier this year, London got its first permanent VR art space, called ‘360’, at the Zabludowicz Collection. Here artists can explore the medium and create, while visitors can experience some of their early works. This convergence of creation and experience could be the most transformative aspect of the entire VR medium.

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH VR ART The easiest and most affordable way to view virtual reality experiences is with a Google Cardboard viewer. Essentially, they consist of two lenses wrapped in cardboard, that sit in front of your smartphone screen. A number of Google-approved options are available at but they can be much cheaper (under $5) online. Depending on the model you choose, you can press it into your face or use head-straps. You’ll need to download the Google Cardboard app to resister your particular headset. Some VR experiences are hosted here, so it’s a great place to start. Others can be found within the Google Arts & Culture app, which is where you’ll find the Water Tank Project. Many experiences have dedicated apps. Search “VR” on the Apple App Store or the Google Play to find them. You can also discover lots of 360-degree videos that work with cardboard on YouTube. Once you’ve discovered a VR experience, you can simply slide in your phone. Progress through the scenes by looking directly at an ‘i’ icon to summon new information, and by using the physical ‘trigger’ to move to the next stage. If you have headphones, plug those in for an even more immersive experience.



TOP to BOTTOM: Work by Olaf Hajek, photo by Brook Christopher; Work by Marilyn Minter, photo by Brook Christopher; Work by Sigrid Calon, photo by Jack Remington

FIVE MORE VIRTUAL ART EXPERIENCES YOU SHOULD VISIT A tour of the Dulwich Picture Gallery Purpose built for VR, the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s virtual tour enables you to move from room to room exploring the permanent collection, accompanied by an audio track and illuminating captions. It’s available within the Google Arts & Culture app iPhone and Android. Homage to Paolozzi Famed British portraitist Jonathan Yeo was able to create the world’s first, large 3D printed sculpture. How? Well first he painted it in virtual reality. This incredible 360-degree video enables people to visualize the process of transforming a painting that only existed in the digital realm and creating a physical bronze sculpture. This can also be found in Google Arts & Culture. Hovering by Shigeto Hovering was as developed as a companion piece to a musical composition by Detroit artist Shigeto. It showcases an ‘extraterrestrial virtual world built from terrestrial artifacts’. The artists involved studied real world minerals and handmade items in order to create this eerie piece on the effects of a comet on a planet. It is available for free on the ‘Within’ app for iPhone and Android Canaletto’s Secret Take a virtual look at Canaletto’s legendary Venice landscapes, dubbed ‘photographs before photography’ due to their remarkable accuracy and detail. You’ll learn how the algae depicted on buildings has been used as scientific evidence in analyzing Venice’s “aqua alta” flooding problems. You can find this experience within the Google Arts & Culture app. Kinoscope Put on your Cardboard headset and take this adorable virtual tour through the history of cinema; from George Méliès’ to Quinten Tarantino. The beautifully crafted Kinoscope experience is voiced by Dean Tavoularis, the legendary Hollywood production designer. It’s available via the YouTube app, with support for Google Cardboard. Tap the Cardboard logo on the screen to load the VR version.

VIDEO GAMES AS FINE ART By Andrea De La Cruz Video games are the newest form of high art—this is the only conclusion one must draw after listening to artist game designer Chris Solarski speak during a seminar at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, (SAAM), during their last day of exhibition of “The Art of Video Games.” Solarski once worked for Sony Entertainment and is also the author of Drawing Basics and Video Game Art: Classic To Cutting-Edge Art Techniques for Winning Video Game Design. During the 2012 seminar he compared well known video games like Journey and Super Mario to classic masters like Reuben and Botticelli, and while some people may balk at these comparisons, he is actually right on the mark. Just take a closer look at any indie or AAA video game and it becomes clear how perceptive Solarski was. Take, for example, the puzzle-platform game Limbo by independent studio Playdead, with its black and white graphics and abstract side scrolling, which CNN’s Chris Melissinos described as “deliberate constraints” made “out of artistic choice to enhance the narrative and emotion conveyed.” Another paragon game is Rockstar’s L.A. Noire, which used motion scanning cameras on actors to capture various subtle expressions so that the player can read character facial cues to help solve mysteries. These games combine technology and art for an interactive experience that, just like the classical masters, creates the illusion of life to both express and elicit emotions from patrons, by placing them in the environment they design. With the use of complex graphic design, music, storytelling, and cinematography, video games create massive and in depth canvases on which to pull the audience in and make them more than mere observers. Chris Melissinos said it best with this quote: “The stories reflect our world, reveal our aspirations, question societal norms, challenge our own morality, or simply exist to bring people together, are expressed through so many of these games.” If video games can do so much, then they shouldn’t be relegated to the footnotes of the art world, they should be heralded as the newest form of a pinnacle creative experience between artist and audience. • To watch all of Chris Solarski’s seminar “From Botticelli’s Venus to Super Mario,” you can subscribe to the podcast The Art of Video Games Exhibition on itunes for free. • For further reading you can also go to CNN’s Style page and read Chris Melissinos full article, “Why Gaming is Now for Adults and Art Lovers.” • For a list of some of the most aesthetically pleasing video games out there, check out the article on Creative Market, “Video Games as Art: 10 Visually Stunning Video Games,” or Paste’s list of “The 10 most Stylish Noir Games.”

ABOVE: Dulwich Picture Gallery; courtesy Dulwich Picture Gallery



Art Fair Guide


CANVAS OUTDOOR MUSEUM SHOW | “Billed as the nation’s largest outdoor museum show, CANVAS brings together the most innovative contemporary artists, collectors, and art influencers from around the world. Championing art in public places, CANVAS transforms landscapes into an interactive art experience, activating spaces and engaging with the city from concept to completion. Colossal murals and installations punctuate the landscape, along with a complement of public and private events as a nexus between the artists and the community.” CANVAS works can be found throughout the cities of West Palm Beach and Lake Worth. *Get your copy of Art Hive Magazine at the VIP gala. WHEN: Late November/ Early December WHERE: West Palm Beach / Lake Worth CONTINUUM WPB ARTS | CONTINUUM WPB Arts is an annual pop-up art exhibition in Downtown West Palm Beach. Each year, CONTINUUM WPB Arts space holds over 200 works of art, including 3D ceramics and sculptures, created by over 50 artists. Some events at this art fair will include: Fundraiser Opening Gala, Collectors Brunch and Lecture, Body Painting Battle, Meet the Artists, the Mélange Fashion Show and Young Masters of Continuum.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pickup at this fair. WHEN: January 10-19, 2019 WHERE: Pop Up Space in Downtown West Palm Beach / City Place 3rd ANNUAL W.P.B ARTS FESTIVAL | “The 3rd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival presented by the Armory Art Center will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. Last year’s Festival brought 6,000 affluent visitors and 90 artists. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach Palm Beach and Broward County residents, plus engage our large seasonal tourist population. Tents will be located outdoors in the sculpture garden and in the parking lot.” WHEN: December 1-2, 2018 WHERE: Armory Art Center • 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY | “The versatile and rich selection of works on display will have a strong focus on emergent talent, as well as blue chip mid-career cutting-edge artists, anchored by a fresh selection of secondary



market works by top name artists from the Modern, Classical Modern, Post-War and Pop eras. It is estimated that nearly 1,000 artists from over 60 countries will be on display at the fair.” WHEN: January 10-13, 2019 WHERE: Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Pavilion • West Palm Beach ART PALM BEACH | “As the art world sets its sights on South Florida, Next Level Fairs is reshaping the art fair concept for the 22nd edition of Art Palm Beach to connect exhibitors and collectors in dynamic new ways. The trendsetting founders of major fairs Art Miami and Art Asia Hong Kong since 1990 are once again breaking ground with a multifaceted redesign to make spaces as creative as the artwork on view. During Art Palm Beach 2019 visitors will take part in an immersive art experience as they gain access to crucial information about art and collecting in a comprehensive manner that reflects today’s modern market. ArtPalmBeach will offer visitors an unprecedented in-depth experience of all the art world has to offer.” *Art Hive Magazine will have a booth at the fair and copies of the latest issue will be complimentary to all guests. Jessie & Angela will also be speaking at the event--make sure to stayed tuned for more info on how you can attend the talk! WHEN: January 16-20, 2019 WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center • West Palm Beach ART SYNERGY | “Art Synergy is the unique county-wide movement of artists, businesses, and civic leaders committed to unifying and promoting the diverse culture of Palm Beach County’s and South Florida’s vibrant arts community. We strive to broaden the education and culture of our children and youth through the arts via joint parent/child experiences.” WHEN: During Art Palm Beach & Art Boca 2019 WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center & Palm Beach County Art Districts • West Palm Beach ARTIGRAS | “The Fine Arts area features gallery quality work of 300 fine artists exhibiting a variety of talent and diversity of styles in 13 categories including Ceramics, Fiber (wearable and non-wearable), Digital Art, Drawing & Printmaking, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood. Winners of the juried exhibition will receive $17,000 in prize money.” WHEN: February 16-18, 2019


2001 The first edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach is postponed due to September 11.

2002 Art Basel debuts in Miami Beach. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, the show reflects the city’s multi-cultural identity, presenting a diversity of work from the galleries and artists of the region.

2003 The Nova sector begins a long run in Miami Beach, focusing on recent works by artists of all generations.

2005 The new Kabinett sector, which gives the Galleries sector’s exhibitors a chance to create special exhibitions within their booth, proves to be a favorite among artworld connoisseurs. First special exhibition devoted to Artist Books from 2000 to 2005. Its success led to two follow-up exhibitions: the Small Press Scene in the 60s and 70s, and recordings produced or designed by artists (Artist Records).

2007 Annette Schönholzer, Marc Spiegler, and Cay Sophie Rabinowitz take over Art Basel’s directorship from Sam Keller. From 2008 the shows are run by co-directors, Annette Schönholzer and Marc Spiegler.

ART ON THE SQUARE | “Art on the Square is a premiere outdoor gallery presented by the Cornell Art Museum. Located on the campus of Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, this outdoor art experience will feature extraordinary, original works by fine art and fine craft artists from around the country. The Old School Square center grounds will be transformed into an exciting outdoor gallery, welcoming art collectors and enthusiasts to meet the artists and discover something new. Original works include paintings, ceramics, fiber art, glass, jewelry, mixed-media, metalwork, photography, digital, woodwork and sculptures in a variety of media.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pickup at this fair. WHEN: November 10, 2018 and March 2019 WHERE: Cornell Art Museum • 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach

the 1980s when when it was common to see spray paint and marker pens depicting colorful images in public places. Political statements were made and in the last century areas marked a gang’s territory. Ultimately it was seen as an unwelcomed form of vandalism to most. Now with the crossover of graffiti as mural art (think Banksy), these lines have been blurred and turned ‘misguided youth’ to professional artist. Showcasing the talents of our local artists, from the emerging to the professional, this exhibition will focus on the many styles and maturation of graffiti and mural art.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available during this 4 month long exhibition. Check it out and pick up a copy while you are there! WHEN: November 16, 2018-February 2, 2019 WHERE: Cultural Council of Palm Beach • 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth

ART BOCA RATON | ““Art Boca Raton is an international art fair from the organizers of Art Palm Beach. International galleries will be exhibiting modern, contemporary, and emerging artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. The five day fair includes a full schedule of collector lectures, artist talks, artist’s demonstrations, curatorial tours and invitations to community satellite art events at local art institutions. Collectors and art lovers are encouraged to take advantage of the fair’s full offerings to immerse themselves in enriching their knowledge in art history and current art trends in collecting and viewing art.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pickup at this fair. WHEN: March 14-18, 2019 WHERE: Research Park at Florida Atlantic University • Boca Raton

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BOCA | “The Festival is special, because of the venue, the season, the quality and diversity of its cultural offerings and because of the opportunity for young and old to celebrate the traditions of the great arts and to be exposed to the incredible diversity of the performing and literary arts, at the highest levels.” WHEN: February 28- March 10, 2019 WHERE: Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center • 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

DELRAY AFFAIR | “The Delray Affair is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue.” WHEN: April 13-15, 2019 WHERE: Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach X MARKS THE SPOT | “Graffiti is not a new concept in the artistic world. It has been around for thousands of years— since Ancient Egypt through Greco-Roman times to today. Its various manifestations, inscribing obscenities into ancient stone, letting us know that ‘Kilroy was here’ during World War 1, to

INTERNATIONAL KINETIC ART EXHIBIT AND SYMPOSIUM | “Art that ranges from optical illusions to mechanical movement has been defined as Kinetic art. Most kinetics are interactive, made up of parts designed to be set in motion by an internal mechanism or an external stimulus, such as a Solar, Water, Wind, Electricity or Viewer-Interactive. In contrast to fine art exhibits which are set up in galleries and studios for patrons to admire, Kinetic art is an interactive form of art that leads its viewers to wonder how it is made and how does it move. Some kinetic art installations are set up so that observer or visitor can walk in, on, or become a part of them. Kinetics communicate sensorial experiences, allows the artist to break barriers and often includes multiple disciplines.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pickup at this fair. WHEN: February 2-3, 2019 WHERE: City of Boynton Beach

* All photos in Art Fair Guide are of Art Basel Miami Beach 2017, courtesy of Art Basel. Art Hive Magazine is not responsible for changes or cancellations of any art fairs in this guide.




2009 Positions moves into the Miami Beach Convention Center, making room for the new Oceanfront area, an experiential space debuting with ‘Self Roaming’, Los Angeles artist Pae White’s immersive and interactive cityscape. This labrinth-like metropolis on the sand was commissioned by Creative Time.

2010 Art Basel in Miami Beach hosts Creative Time’s Oceanfront Nights, a nightly program sited in an openair pavilion designed by Phu Hoang Office and Rachely Rotem Studio, constructed of reflective and phosphorescent ropes that sway and glow in the night.

2011 Art Basel in Miami Beach celebrates its 10th edition with a vertical one-night event created by Performa, to engage all three floors of the new Frank Gehry-designed New World Symphony. The event is the first visual arts-related event held at the New World Symphony building.

ART FORT LAUDERDALE | “Art Fort Lauderdale combines the sale of art, luxury waterfront homes and rare collectible cars along the famed intracoastal waterways. The audience is mixed and curious, with a portion being individuals that are also interested in purchasing luxury waterfront homes, life time art collectors, collectors of rare collectible cars and people hungry for new artistic experiences.” *Get your copy of Art Hive Magazine throughout the homes. WHEN: January 24-27, 2019 WHERE: Bahia Mar Yachting Center • 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH | “In our American show, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at the Magazine Collective Booth. Ask for your complimentary copy when you are there! WHEN: When-December 6-9, 2018 WHERE: Miami Beach Convention Center PULSE MIAMI BEACH | “Founded in 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair is an established part of the annual art calendar and is recognized for providing its international community of emerging and established galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience. PULSE offers visitors an engaging environment in which to discover and collect the most compelling contemporary art being produced today.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at this fair. Ask for your complimentary copy when you are there! WHEN: December 6-9, 2018 WHERE: Indian Beach Park at 4601 Collins Avenue Miami Beach SCOPE MIAMI BEACH | “The 18th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to the sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street. Featuring 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, SCOPE Miami Beach will welcome over 60,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach is once again poised to lead the charge for emerging contemporary art market.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at this fair. Ask for your complimentary copy when you are there! WHEN: December 4-9, 2018 WHERE: SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion



2012 Public for the first time is organized in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art and takes place in Collins Park. It is the first edition curated by Christine Y. Kim.

2013 The Edition sector premiers in Miami Beach with 13 exhibitors. Under the theme ‘Social Animals’, Public was curated for the first time by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of New York City’s Public Art Fund.

NADA ART FAIR | “The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is the definitive non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art.” WHEN: December 6-9, 2018 WHERE: Deauville Beach Resort • Miami ART MIAMI | “Over the last decade, Art Miami has secured its position as one of the most important fairs and is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important works from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.” WHEN: December 4-9, 2018 WHERE: The Art Miami Pavilion • One Herald Plaza, Miami UNTITLED MIAMI BEACH | “Untitled, Art is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Untitled art innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify, and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue.” WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: TBD SUPERFINE- THE FAIREST FAIR | “Superfine! - The Fair was created by James Miille, an artist, and Alex Mitow, an arts entrepreneur, in 2015 as a reaction to what they saw in the art market -- inflated prices, sluggish sales, and a widening valley between a constantly growing art-appreciating public and an insular art world positioned outside of their price range and comfort zone.” WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: 56 NE 29th St. Miami, FL 33137 SATELLITE ART SHOW | “Since its conception, SATELLITE has grown in scale and prominence and now features art-based projects by established commercial galleries, socially engaged non-profits, and international alternatives spaces. By fostering a range of programming, SATELLITE is able to offer patrons and collectors with a unique experience where art is at the forefront of creative expression, activism, and curiosity. In this way, SATELLITE is the antagonist to the standard fair. SATELLITE is your chance to experience what art is without the restrictions customary to traditional settings.” WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: 18 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136

ART BASEL | MIAMI BEACH CONTINUED 2014 Introduction of the new Survey sector, which brought 13 art-historical projects to the fair, including many rare works never before exhibited in an art fair context.

2015 In July, Art Basel appointed Noah Horowitz, who had served as Executive Director of the Armory Show in New York since 2011, as the first Director Americas.

Public featured over 26 large-scale sculptures and installations and was curated for the second time by Nicolas Baume, this year under the theme ‘Fieldwork’.

The feature film was selected for the first time by Marian Masone, Senior Programing Advisor, Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York.

2017 Showing 268 premier galleries from 32 countries, the 16th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach attracted an attendance of over 82 000. 2016 Art Basel Miami Beach’s 15th edition featured 269 worldclass galleries from 29 countries who presented exceptional works and attracted an attendance of 77,000 across the five show days.

AQUA | “Aqua’s unique environment – in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard – has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections. Aqua Art Miami, which will kick off with a VIP Preview on Wednesday, December 5 and open to the public December 6 - 9, has become the premier destination for prominent collectors and art aficionados to procure works by young, emerging and mid-career artists.” WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Aqua Hotel • Miami SPECTRUM MIAMI ART SHOW | “Discover Spectrum Miami, a curated contemporary art show in the heart of Miami’s artsiest ’hood. Back in the Wynwood District for the first time since 2015, Spectrum Miami is taking over the iconic Mana Wynwood. Featuring an international slate of artists and galleries, it’s where contemporary meets extraordinary. Join us for a five-day fine art experience, featuring Art Labs, Art Talks, Meet the Artist sessions, music, entertainment, and other special events.”*Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at this fair. Ask for your complimentary copy when you are there! WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Mana Wynwood MIAMI RIVER ART FAIR | “This art fair was conceived as a showcase of world-class galleries, artists and projects in an indoor booth setting at the Riverfront Hall. This grand show space overlooks the one-of-a-kind outdoor Riverwalk Sculpture Mall that will feature monumental sculpture on the banks of the historic Miami River.” WHEN: December 3-5, 2018 WHERE: James L. Knight International Center RED DOT MIAMI | “Join us for a five-day contemporary art experience amidst the excitement and prestige of Miami Art Week. Red Dot Miami shines the spotlight on 50+ top galleries from around the world, showcasing work from over 300 contemporary artists. The show also presents a host of specially curated programs and unforgettable events to keep attendees inspired and entertained. And this year, Red Dot Miami is moving to the heart of the trendy Miami arts district known as Wynwood and taking over the iconic Mana Wynwood.” *Art Hive Magazine will be available to pick up at this fair. Ask for your complimentary copy when you are there! WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Mana Wynwood PINTA MIAMI | “PINTA Miami is an exclusive and intimate art fair created as a venue for the exhibition and promo-

For his first year curating the Public sector in Collins Park, Philipp Kaiser selected 11ambitious sitespecific installations by both established and emerging artists centered around the theme ‘Territorial’.


tion of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese art that includes the participation of fifty prominent galleries from the United States, Latin America and Europe. With a focus on the abstract, concrete, neo-concrete, kinetic and conceptual art movements, this carefully curated fair creates a platform that allows for a broader discussion amongst artists, curators and collectors.” WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Mana Wynwood ART BEAT MIAMI | “Art Beat Miami is an experience of art, cultural, exchange, food and music inspired by Haiti and artists worldwide. During Art Basel Week, the Little Haiti Community invites you to discover multidisciplinary works of art by internationally recognized artists at the Caribbean Marketplace of the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Enjoy live music, food, mural exhibitions, special events, and conversations with artists.” WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Little Haiti Cultural Center and Caribbean Marketplace CONTEXT ART MIAMI | “Launched in 2012, CONTEXT Art Miami’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. Ninety-five international galleries, vetted by the CONTEXT Art Miami Selection Committee, exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects. The combined efforts of CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative opportunity for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America.” WHEN: December 4-9, 2018 WHERE: The CONTEXT Art Miami Pavilion One Herald Plaza • Miami INK MIAMI ART FAIR | “The Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on modern and contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists. WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Suites of Dorchester • Miami DESIGN MIAMI | “Design Miami/ is more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. Each show balances exclusive commercial opportunities with progressive cultural programming, creating exciting collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects.” WHEN: December 5-9, 2018 WHERE: Meridian Avenue & 19th Street • Miami CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE


CULTURE | FALL 2018 delivers the largest database of South Florida arts and cultural events as well as additional listings of classes, workshops, auditions, calls-to-artists and much more! Siempre Flamenco’s 13th Annual Festival de Cante Flamenco 2018 David I. Muir’s Reggae Reel Moments in Music

At the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts: CARNIVAL STUDIO THEATER, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami Aug. 31 at 8 pm (Fri.) Sept. 1 at 3 pm and Sept. 1 at 8 pm (Sat.) Sept. 2 at 4 pm (Sun.)

Pompano Beach Cultural Center 50 W Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL Aug. 10 through Sept. 29. Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm

Celebrating thirteen years of Cante Flamenco in Miami, Siempre Flamenco’s festival returns to the Arsht Center for a spectacular production featuring acclaimed Spanish singers Macarena de Jerez, Paco del Pozo, and José Méndez, world renowned dancer José Barrios, and exceptional guitarist Jose Luis de la Paz. This unique performance will thrill audiences with an up-close experience.

Presented by the Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Live Art Popup at Yolo

Presented by by Choose954 YOLO Restaurant, 333 E Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Ongoing, every Wednesday night 7 to 10 pm

David I Muir’s collection of 26 iconic reggae-music performance photos, entitled Reggae Reel – Moments in Music, features stunning images of reggae royalty, today’s hottest artists plus rising stars. The experiential exhibit will also include a video installation and graphic montages featuring select lyrics. Just as the featured artist-messengers share their stories through the music, Muir shares the passion and power of their performance in still shots.

Local artists will be live painting 24” x 24” pieces live on Wednesday Evenings during YOLO’s Ladies Nights, giving the crowd and attendees an opportunity to discover some of south Florida’s most talented local Emerging Artists. Artwork will be available for purchase over the night along with other select vendors and live music by the fire pit.


Presented by Creative City Collaborative Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave. Delray Beach Sept. 25, 8 to 10 pm (Tues.)

Kick back and vibe with Delray’s musicians in an ever-changing improvised jam session. No memorized notes or lyrics: just bring an instrument. Watch local musicians come together in a collaborative performance environment.



Fort Lauderdale Story Slam

D.J. Demers

Presented by Mizner Park Cultural Center, Comedy Cure

Presented by World and Eye Arts Center

Mizner Park Cultural Center, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton Sept. 1, 8 pm (Sat.)

Riverwalk Fall Festival

Spend this Saturday night laughing; D.J. Demers is a funny guy who happens to wear hearing aids. He has performed on CONAN, was a fan favorite on season 11 of America’s got Talent and is a regular performer at the prestigious Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, Canada.

Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd St. Fort Lauderdale Sept. 22, 12 to 4 pm (Sat.)



Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, 1501 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale Oct. 6, 7:30 to 10 pm (Sat.)

Presented by Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale

Say goodbye to the summer and welcome fall fun at the 4th Annual Riverwalk Fall Festival. Seasonal carnival-themed games, competitions, face painting, train rides, live music and plenty of fun for the whole family. A various selection of vendors and food trucks will be available at this free event. All ages and friendly pets are also welcomed to bring lawn chairs or blankets for this entertaining afternoon.

A storytelling contest featuring true, personal stories on a theme. The performers include first-timers and seasoned storytellers, and the stories cover a wide range of human experience from the comical to the deeply profound. The evening features eight storytellers, and includes fun, interactive storytelling games for the audience between the stories.

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Inaugural Exit 36 Poetry Festival

Presented by Pompano Beach CRA Bojos Seafood Kitchen and Pompano Beach Cultural Center Herb Skolnick Center located at 800 SW 36th Avenue, Pompano Beach Dec. 6 through Dec. 9

Annual Planning Forum for Broward Arts

Presented by the Broward Cultural Council Frank Gallery and Exhibit Hall in Pembroke Pines Nov. 14 at 5 pm. (Wed.)

Miami Big Sound Orchestra

The Broward Cultural Council will convene its 2018 Annual Planning Forum at the Frank Gallery and Exhibit Hall in Pembroke Pines. Members of the community are invited to learn about Broward Cultural Council’s accomplishments and upcoming goals. Artists, local arts supporters, elected officials, arts organization executives and members of the business and arts community are encouraged to attend and participate.

Presented by Creative City Collaborative Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave. Delray Beach Oct. 19 from 8 to 10 pm (Fri.)

Third Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Presented by Armory Art Center

Festivities begin at 11 am, see the full schedule at Nurture, support and showcase regional, national and international writers and poets and to honor the creative genius of our own cultural arts pioneers. The slam will include Poetry Bouts, Poetry Cyphers, a poetry Community picnic, community service & more. It will be the first & largest poetry slam event in the history of Pompano and Broward County.

Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach Dec. 1, 10 am - 5pm (Sat.) Dec 2, 10 am – 5 pm (Sun.) Featuring local and out-of-town artists, this festival will have live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. Last year’s Festival brought 6,000 affluent visitors and 90 artists. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach Palm Beach and Broward County residents, plus engage the large seasonal tourist population. Cash Awards will be awarded for Best in Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, and Honorable Mention.

The Miami Big Sound Orchestra is downtown Miami’s resident professional contemporary Latin Jazz Orchestra, a project formed as a collaboration of musicians from Miami’s jazz and Latin music communities. This 18-piece powerhouse group is comprised of veteran Miami musicians, delivering their own blend of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, contemporary Jazz, and Soul.

52nd annual “Art in the Park” Plantation

Presented by Plantation Junior Woman’s Club Liberty Tree Park, NW 74th Ave. and NW 5th St. Fort Lauderdale Nov. 10, 9 am to 5 pm (Sat.) Nov. 11, 10 am to 4 pm (Sun.)

Seminar to Provide Financial Advice to Creative Professionals Presented by Broward Cultural Division

The Frank C. Otis Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 10AM – 1PM Artists and creative professionals are invited to attend the workshop Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class presented by Elaine Grogan Luttrull – author, artist, CPA and owner of Minerva Financial Arts – who specializes in building financial literacy for creative individuals and organizations through education and coaching.

Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast & Competition Presented by Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale

Esplanade Park, 400 Southwest 2nd St. Fort Lauderdale Oct. 20 from 11 am to 6 pm (Sat.) Local pit-masters will be competing to be named the “Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast Champion.” All ages can attend to enjoy BBQ items, live music, drinks and various vendors at the fifth annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast.

Stroll under the trees along the brick path at this community event, complete with a children’s area, interactive activities and free shows. There will be live performances all day Saturday and Sunday and It’s a perfect time to holiday shop and explore over 100 vendors and artists. This event helps raise funds that get disbursed back into the community while supporting local business and student artists.

Shimmer Art Exhibit

Presented by Creative City Collaborative Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave. Delray Beach Sept. 7 from 5 - 7 pm (Fri.) Enjoy wine, cheese, and art at the opening of the Shimmer Exhibition featuring local emerging artist Brenda Smith and Amanda MacMaster. The event is free; however, RSVP’s are encouraged.

Funding for this project was provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

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CULTURE | ARTS & CULTURE SEASON PREVIEW 1) THE WEST PALM BEACH GREENMARKET Fall, and the fresh food and flowers it brings, is on the horizon. For West Palm Beach residents, one of the easiest ways to tell a change of season – since temperature doesn’t always indicate - is the return of the West Palm Beach GreenMarket. On Saturday, October 6, the City of West Palm Beach will bring back the popular outdoor market, which has even been visited by Martha Stewart herself. The 2018 – 2019 season will include more than 90 vendors selling locally-grown food, fresh flowers, decadent baked goods, vegan offerings, coffees, teas, spices, handmade items, homey finds, and much more. The Saturday staple, which runs annually from the first weekend in October through mid-to-late April, is the premier place to bring the family – pets included. It takes place weekly on the West Palm Beach Great Lawn, which is on North Clematis, just west of Flagler Drive, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. This year’s GreenMarket theme is “We PRODUCE Fun for Everyone,” which is apparent in the beyond-the-produce fun that is available for visitors of all ages. In addition to the local vendors, the GreenMarket also features live music, unlimited mimosas for $10, free activities for kids, and plentiful green space and seating, which creates a morning full of fun and relaxation. Additionally, on the 3rd Saturdays, starting in November, visitors can take advantage of “By the Banyan” walking tours, which point on key historical locations throughout the downtown community. The tours start by the large banyan tree on North Clematis Street. The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is produced by the City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation, Community Events, and will run weekly through Saturday, April 20, 2019, except for Saturday, March 30, 2019, due to the Palm Beach International Boat Show. The GreenMarket is friendly to dogs on short leashes and is always free. Parking is available in two City garages, both just blocks from the waterfront. Parking is free in the Evernia/Olive garage during market hours and a flat fee of $5 in the Banyan/Olive garage before 1 p.m. Those interested in arriving by boat can also take advantage of the City’s free public docks.

2) AN EVENING WITH IRIS APFEL An Evening with Iris Apfel: Celebrating a Geriatric Starlet will honor a visionary leader whose authenticity, candor and infectious energy have earned her fans of all ages worldwide. Iris Apfel is one of the most dynamic personalities in the world of fashion, textiles and interior design. This contemporary legend is visually arresting and exudes an irrepressible joie de vivre. Now 96 years young and going strong, Iris Barrel Apfel is the cofounder of Old World Weavers, an international textile manufacturing company specializing in reproducing antique fabrics. In 2005, the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art staged Rara Avis, a blockbuster exhibition of her clothing and accessories, making her the first living woman who was not a fashion designer to be so honored. Since then she been featured in numerous publications and has collaborated with and been the face of an ever-growing list of brands and retailers worldwide. Where: Café L’Europe, Palm Beach When: December 14, 2018 – 6:30 pm Ticket Price: $1,000 – Black Tie; by invitation only Contact: Please visit or call 561-832-5328

3) 2ND ANNUAL SCULPTURE IN MOTION: THE ART OF PRE-AND POST-WAR AUTOMOBILES During the day, Sculpture in Motion welcomes visitors of all ages to experience the history and design of more than a dozen one-of-a-kind, classic pre- and post-war automobiles. During the evening, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens will be transformed into a unique outdoor showroom for a special VIP cocktail reception with more intimate viewing of the cars. Guests will have the chance to cast their votes for ‘Most Artistic,’ ‘Most Elegant’ and ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Young Connoisseurs’ Award,’ and awards will be presented to collectors at the reception that evening. Where: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens - 253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach When: Saturday, November 17, 2018; Curated Tours - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. VIP reception: Vintage Cars and Classic Cocktails - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission: **Please note that ANSG will have special admission pricing for the entire day on Saturday, November 17, 2018 which includes: FROM TOP to BOTTOM: Green Market photo courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach; Iris Apfel photo by Keith Major; 1932 Cord L-29 Cabriolet photo courtesy of RM Sotheby’s



• Daytime admission for curated tours: - $25 for adults, $15 for ANSG members and $8 for children. • Evening admission for Vintage Cars and Classic Cocktails – $175 member, $250 non-member

Contact: Please visit or call 561-832-5328



OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW PARTY Wednesday, December 5 / 6PM - 10PM

SHOW HOURS Thursday, December 6 / 1PM - 9PM Friday, December 7 / 1PM - 10PM Saturday, December 8 / 1PM - 9PM Sunday, December 9 / 12PM - 5PM Parking Available

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What is an art walk? Oh, just a fun way to get in touch with your local arts scene! Art walks usually consist of an evening, once a month, in which awesome artists, galleries, food vendors, and musicians all come together to showcase and support the arts scene in their respective communities. More likely than not, there’ll be wine and hors d’oeuvres too!

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ARTISTS ALLEY FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK Artists Alley, On East Atlantic Avenue 1st Friday each month, 6:00pm to 9:00pm BOYNTON BEACH ART WALK 06-422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach 4th Thursday each month, 6:00pm to 10:00pm NORTHWOOD VILLAGE ART WALK 400 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach. 2nd Saturday each month, 6:00pm to 9:00pm


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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BIRD ROAD ART DISTRICT Centrally located just east of the Palmetto Expressway (SR-826) and south of Bird Road (SW 40 St.), Miami 3rd Saturday of each month, 7:00pm to 10:00pm COCONUT GROVE FASHION + ART + MUSIC NIGHT Grand Avenue, Commodore Plaza, Main Highway and Fuller Street. 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

ARTPOP! ART WALK Pompano Citi Centre, 2201 N Federal Highway, Suite C104. Last Friday each month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

CORAL GABLES GALLERY STROLL This walk is centered around Ponce Circle Park 1st Friday of each month. html

FLAGLER / FAT VILLAGE ART WALK 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

LINCOLN ROAD/SOUTH BEACH ART WALK 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. 1st Saturday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm

HOLLYWOOD ART WALK Downtown Hollywood, Florida 3rd Saturday of each month, 7:00pm to 10:00pm ISLAND CITY ART WALK Wilton Drive in the Wilton Manors arts & entertainment district. November through April, 3rd Friday of each month. 7:00pm to 10:00pm

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OLD TOWN UNTAPPED 41 NE 1st Street, Downtown Pompano Beach. 1st Friday of each month, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

NOBE NORTH BEACH ART WALK North Beach shopping and arts district along 32nd, 33rd and 34th streets off of A1A and Oakland Park Blvd. 1st Saturday of each month, 7:00pm to 11:00pm

VIERNES CULTURALES LITTLE HAVANA ART WALK SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho) between SW 12th Ave and SW 18th Ave Last Friday of each month, 7:00pm to 11:00pm WYNWOOD ART WALK MIAMI 36th St. S. to 20th St., between NE 2nd Ave and NW 6th Ave, Miami. 2nd Saturday of each month, 6:30pm This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Art Hive intends that the information contained in or displayed throughout the magazine will be accurate and reliable; however, errors sometimes occur. Art Hive is not responsible for changes made to art walks. Art Hive is not affiliated in any way to the art walks.

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