Art Hive Magazine /// #24 /// Winter 2017

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The West Palm Beach A&E District is a centralized collection of inspiring arts and entertainment venues; art and history museums; galleries; libraries; performing arts companies; and art education institutions. Situated in the heart of South Florida’s most progressive city, the District includes more than 20 distinct and distinguished cultural destinations that form a defining industry cluster. The A&E District enhances the appeal of West Palm Beach as a visitor destination, drawing attention to its status as a vibrant city illuminated by its beauty and range of creative expression.

promoting our Diverse arts, culture anD entertainment Destinations

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The West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.


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Opera @ The Waterfront

23rd Annual FOTOfusion

December 9 Meyer Amphitheatre 105 Evernia Street

January 23–27 Palm Beach Photographic Centre 415 Clematis Street

Tesla Quartet

Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life

January 9 Flagler Museum One Whitehall Way

February 6 The Society of The Four Arts 2 Four Arts Plaza

HARMONY: An Exhibition of the Arts February 25 Meyer Amphitheatre 105 Evernia Street Keep an eye out for more upcoming events #wpbARTS

Saturday, January 13 10 am - 5 pm This free, family-friendly day will activate the block with live music, food trucks, murals created live and on-site by more than 20 street artists, 3D printing stations, face painting, museum-curated workshops, hands-on crafting with Blick Art Materials, an area for kids to create their own chalk masterpieces and a People’s Choice Award presented by Jerry’s Artarama. Taking place on the north plaza of the library in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Chalk Lit Festival will serve as the kickoff to the Big Read, a community-wide reading project featuring the book In the Time of the Butterflies by award-winning author Julia Alvarez. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Broward Cultural Division and Broward Main Library presents

Broward County Main Library Plaza 100 S. Andrews Ave, North Plaza Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301



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Centrally located between Palm Beach and Miami, Downtown Pompano Beach offers an extensive cultural calendar and exciting new opportunities live, work, learn and play. Historic Ali Cultural Arts Concerts / Classes / Performances / Events 353 MLK Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (954) 786-7876 | I Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) Art Exhibits / Art Studios / Workshops / Events 41 NE 1st St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (954) 284-0141 | I Old Town Untapped Craft Brew & Arts Festival 1st Friday of each month, 6-9 pm. FREE. Old Town, NE 1st Ave. and Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (954) 786-7918 | Pompano Beach Green Market Every Saturday (April-October), 8:30am - 1:30pm. FREE NE 1st Ave. and Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach FL 33060. (954) 786-7918 I Untap Your Potential Open a Business or Live in Downtown Pompano Beach Contact us today to learn more! (954) 786-7824 | |



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LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM: Books - © Thought Catalogue; Globe, courtesy of Art and Culture Center/Hollywood; Street Painting - © Carrie Bennett; The Rite of Spring - © Hibbard Nash Photography; Lisa Ling - © Jeremy Freeman; Like a Boss © Brooke Lark; Maz - © Theo & Juliet; Guy Harvey, courtesy of Dr.Guy Harvey; Jessie and Angela - © Drew Scott .

“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” -Tom Hanks

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all new blog • call to artists • grants • submissions • arts calendar

Martha Graham’s Dance Of Life

And the Tony Goes To...

Beethoven And Vivaldi’s Expressions Of Nature

January 21-24 Copland’s Appalachian Spring; Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring; Hormel’s Legend of Bird Mountain… all performed with choreography featuring the Martha Graham Dance Company.

February 6-10 Enjoy an evening of Tony-Award winning songs celebrating Bernstein’s 100-year anniversary.

February 28 - March 2 Vivaldi: Four Seasons Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 Pastoral Lisa Nardi: In This Heart • 954-522-8445 Boca Raton | Fort Lauderdale | Key West | Miami




Our picks of grant programs, callsto-artists, and jobs to promote the development of creatives and nonprofit cultural organizations that provide art or activities enhancing the cultural environment of the community.

Love Burn 2018 | Miami Burning Man in microcosm, this regional burn is a creative experiment in community for residents of Key Biscayne, Miami. Emphasizing local artists, theme camps, and region-specific styles, Love Burn 2018 invites you to forsake the rational world and embrace the collectively imagined realm of the World’s Fair from January 26 to 28, 2018. Full of the exotic, strange and weird, the World’s Fair at Love Burn 2018 is an imaginary reflection of the world we wish to inhabit. Visit to apply for an artist’s grant or register for a theme camp on January 26 to 28, 2018. 2019 Grant Applications | Funding Arts Broward Non-profit visual, music and performing arts organizations headquartered in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County are eligible to apply for Fab! 2019 Grant Applications. Programs eligible for funding must take place in Broward County. At least one active voting board member from each organization must either live or work full-time in Broward County. FAB! 2019 Grants will not be awarded in amounts under $5,000. The maximum grant award for organizations with budgets under $1 million is $10,000. Organizations with budgets exceeding $1 million may apply for $15,000 grant awards. Deadline: Jan. 9, 2018. Call for Artists and Galleries | Art Fort Lauderdale 2018 Art Fort Lauderdale 2018 is now accepting submissions for the second four-day curated art fair transporting attendees on a journey along the famed intracoastal waterways via water taxi and private yacht. Stops at vacant multimillion dollar waterfront estates will feature artists and galleries exhibiting an array of art styles and methods reflective of the past, present, and future. Submissions may include painting, mixed media, pen and ink, photography, performance art, ceramics and pottery, glass, video/lights, 14


woodwork, and art installations. Exhibition dates: Jan. 25 to 28, 2018. More info at City Vista Artist in Residence Program | Pompano Beach The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency has issued a call for artists of all disciplines to submit applications for the City Vista Artist in Residence (AiR) program. City Vista is a mixed-use apartment building located in the heart of the developing downtown district. Artists must meet income requirements to be eligible to rent the one- and two-bedroom apartments. Artists are encouraged to submit a portfolio of their artistic work to Live Painting | W Hotel and ArtServe ArtServe seeks live painters to dazzle the crowd at the W Hotel’s Living Room Lounge on Wednesday evenings. This paid opportunity gives artists a chance to expose their artwork to the local South Florida art scene as well as to tourists. Contact with samples or for more information. Vendors | MASS District Art Walk On the final Saturday of each month, the Mass District will showcase local and unique artist work and vendors during its Artwalk. Apply with MASS District to be an Artwalk volunteer or intern or to work in audience engagement, events coordination or media coverage. Contact or 954-866-3890 for more info. Artists on the Rise | Hollywood Looking for talented artists to exhibit work at monthly exhibits, non-profit organization Artists on the Rise aims to help artists dealing with mental health disorders by therapeutically using their talent to overcome their disorders. Their monthly exhibits at local businesses publicly exhibit artists’ work for sale. More info at

11th Biennial National Art Exhibition​| Punta Gorda The Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, FL, announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition on February 2 to March 20, 2018. Over $7,500 in prize money -- including $2,000 for Best of Show -- will be awarded. Applications are limited to two-dimensional paintings and drawings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, graphite and mixed media. Deadline: Dec. 10. More info at 2018 Pinecrest Gardens Fine Arts Festival​ Pinecrest Gardens seeks artists for its annual fine arts festival on January 20 and 21, 2018, in Pinecrest, Florida. Best in Show and Best in Each Category winners will be named. Applications are limited to fine art: sculpture, metal, wood, ceramics, graphics, jewelry, photography, fiber, mixed media and painting (acrylic, oil and watercolor). Deadline: Jan. 22. $25 application fee required. Call 305-669-6990 for more info. Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival 2018​| Gainesville FL Santa Fe College and the Santa Fe College Foundation seek artists for their annual outdoor springtime arts celebration on April 7 and 8, 2018, at NE 1st St. in downtown Gainesville, Florida. Enter to win $25,000 in artist awards and $15,000 in purchase awards. Applications are limited to fine art and fine craft: two- and three-dimensional ceramics, fiber, glass, graphics, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, wood and mixed media. $25 application fee. Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017. Contact 352-395-5355 for more info. 52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition | Naples FL The Naples Art Association announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition on February 24 to March 25, 2018. Artists living in the U.S. may submit their two- and three-dimensional artwork in any medium to receive $3,500 in total cash awards. Deadline: Jan. 2, 2018. Contact 239-2626517 for more info.

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LOCAL GRANTS Cultural Tourism Program (CTP) | Broward Cultural Division Funding high-quality artistic activities that contribute to Broward County’s reputation as a tourist destination, the CTP is open to Broward County-based municipalities, agencies, state government political subdivisions, Sovereign Native American Nations and cultural notfor-profit organizations meeting the general eligibility requirements for funding from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. Consortia of organizations or entities may also apply if each member meets the eligibility requirements. Deadline: Jan. 25, 2018. Visit or call 954-357-7463 for more info. Cultural Investment Program (CINV) | Broward Cultural Division Assisting Broward County not-for-profit cultural organizations develop and complete small cultural projects, the CINV provides funding for reimbursable program expenses related to presenting or producing a regular season of exhibitions, programs, events or performances open to the Broward County public. To apply, organizations must have operated in their cultural discipline(s) for at least two years directly preceding their date of application. Deadline for FY 2019 funding: Feb. 1, 2018, Contact or call 954-357-7463 for more info. Tourist Development Tax (TDT) Capital Challenge Grant Program (CCGP) | Broward Cultural Division Project funds may be used to acquire, construct, extend, enlarge, remodel, repair, improve, maintain, operate or promote certain facilities as authorized by the Local Option Tourist Development Act (as authorized in Section 125.0104, Florida Statutes), including convention centers, sports stadiums, sports arenas, coliseums, auditoriums, aquariums or museums that are publicly owned and operated or owned and operated by non-profit organizations and open to members of the Broward County public. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018. Details at or call 954-357-7463.

LOCAL JOBS IN THE ARTS Weekend Visitor Services Associate | Art and Culture Center/Hollywood An hourly, part-time worker is needed to work two gallery hours on Saturday and Sunday from 11:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and to perform opening and closing duties. Another hourly, part-time worker is needed to work 4.5 to 7 hours for one weekday (currently Wednesday). The exact day and schedule for June, July and August will be based on each candidate’s availability. Position reports to Assistant Director. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and two reference contacts. Email applications to operations@artand

or hand-deliver or mail them to 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL 33020, attn: Assistant Director. Audio Engineer / Technical Coordinator | Broward Center for the Performing Arts The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is looking for an experienced Audio Engineer/ Technical Coordinator to fill a full-time position with an immediate opening at Parker Playhouse. Qualified applicants should have five or more years of experience in audio engineering for live performances in genres ranging from rock concerts to Broadway-style productions as well as the ability to assess and implement stage production needs. Please submit your resume to​. (Posted 10/14/2017) Digital Marketing Coordinator | Broward Center for the Performing Arts The Digital Marketing Coordinator assists the Digital Marketing department by translating and integrating business and department objectives into successful digital and online marketing initiatives creating awareness and increasing drive revenues. Interested applicants should submit their resumes to (Posted 10/14/2017) Exchange Artist/Photographer | UNCOMMON Gallery Ft. Lauderdale’s UNCOMMON Gallery is offering artists and photographers an exchange opportunity: work two weekdays in the gallery and exhibit your work on two gallery walls. Apply via their Facebook page or by emailing Teaching Artists | Bailey Contemporary Arts Bailey Contemporary Arts is looking for teaching artists to fill arts workshop slots. Workshops can be for adults, teens or children. Please send a letter of interest, a program

overview of your ideal workshop and a list of needed supplies. Include a resume or CV listing your teaching experience with examples (photos or other materials).Please submit all materials in one email to director@baileyarts. org​with the subject line "TEACHING ARTIST." Special Events/Corporate Relations Manager | Palm Beach Opera Palm Beach Opera is looking for a highly organized multitasker with professional expertise for the position of Special Events and Corporate Relations Manager. This position requires a creative go-getter with the ability to greet challenges with determination and a positive attitude. Part of the Institutional Advancement Department, this position is responsible for managing all company special events and for cultivating and generating corporate support and underwriting for all events and programs. Reporting to the Managing Director, this position closely collaborates with all Institutional Awareness team members, the General Director, and Board members. Limited to local applicants only.

LOCAL RESIDENCIES & EXHIBITIONS Delray Beach CRA - Arts Warehouse Located at 313 NE 3rd St. in Delray Beach’s Pineapple Grove Arts District, the Arts Warehouse is launching Arist-in-Residence and Affiliate Artist Programs and an Annual Exhibition Program to coincide with its opening in late 2017. Apply or submit your work at







Dreaming of becoming a creative boss? Making a plan of action with these tips is a great place to start. Photo Credit: Brooke Lark

Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur, especially if they have a creative passion. Doing what you love and getting paid for it? Sign me up! While it can be exciting to dream about starting your business, it can be a daunting task to turn your idea into a reality, especially if you have no clue where to start. Nonetheless, if you want to live your life as a creative entrepreneur, there are things you can do to better prepare yourself for the transition of generating income from your passion. Here are seven tips to become a better creative entrepreneur:

ALWAYS BE WARY OF STRINGS ATTACHED While it is prudent to use every resource you have at your disposal, be wary of any that can become a liability in the future. Consider the long-term cost of resources that you’re trying to employ. For example—you want to have a brick and mortar shop to sell your wares and then consider partnering with another creative entrepreneur to help share the burden of operating expenses. However, once the shop is set up and you’re open for business, the ‘honeymoon phase’ will be over and you don’t want to be held back by obligations and promises that you’ve made but might have trouble keeping. Who will pay what bills? Who will be responsible for the lease of the space if you can’t make payments? To avoid resentment and set backs, consider starting smaller, possibly with an online shop, and growing over time to meet your businesses needs once you see what works and what doesn’t. Keeping yourself untangled from too many obligations, so to speak, will allow for more freedom to make necessary changes to your business plan without sacrifing your bottom line and creative integrity. Always ‘under-promise and over-deliver.’ 16


ALWAYS PLAN LONG TERM Many potential creative entrepreneurs make the mistake of only focusing on their short-term goals. As an entrepreneur, don’t be afraid to plan ahead for the future and create attainable long-term goals for your business. Imagine what your business will be like in a year. What about five years? Will you sell your business if it becomes profitable? How do you plan to grow it? How do you expect to reach new audiences? Will you be releasing more products or services in the coming year? These are just some of the questions you should be asking yourself. A sharp entrepreneur has foresight to create long-term goals and the grit to accomplish them.

ALWAYS THINK VALUE Creating a product your customers enjoy is important, and, even more so, is providing value with your service or product to your target customers. Are you filling a need in a niche market? For example­— you’d like to be family photographer but don’t want to compete with the sea of other family photographers so you decide to concentrate on photographing newborns and babies. You’ve made yourself valuable in a niche area, and depending on where you live, can fill a major need. Giving people a revolutionary product is one thing, but if you want people to remember what your brand is about, focus on giving them value. Give them insight and share your brand’s expertise by asking yourself how you can make a difference in people’s lives.

Don’t get into debt for your dream! Keeping your day job and saving for your creative career will allow you more freedom to make thoughtful choices as your business grows. Photo Credit: Jordan Whitfield

ALWAYS AVOID OVER-BORROWING While incurring some temporary debt and operating costs is sometimes unavoidable when starting a business, there is no need to get yourself in the red before you even get a chance to make some green. Yes, you’re going to need to spend some money to make money. The key is to be able to differentiate between unavoidable expenses and expenses that are literally just for pomp and frills. Do you need to get a $100,000 student loan for a Master of Business Administration degree before starting your t-shirt company? Do you need a loan to have a $2000 monthly lease payment for that corner office downtown in order for your new wedding photography business to be successful? Do you really need to max out that credit card for that new computer for your graphic design business? Do you really need those things? Really? (Or are you just wanting to be fancy and just outwardly appear to be successful?) While attaining a bank loan for a business to be successful may seem like a compulsory choice to make, often times it is to give the appearance of success before ever making a concerted effort and can create a false sense of security­—until the money runs out. Focus on what you can do now, with what you have already. Adjusting your budget, saving, and making some sacrifices to make your dream happen may put a little damper on your vision of what it is to be a creative entrepreneur; nonetheless, getting into debt does not guarantee your business will be a success the same way an over-the-top wedding does not guarantee a successful marriage.


ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR PASSION Let a genuine passion for your creative endeavor be the driving force behind your business. Choosing a relatively safe and profitable market is a sound choice, but your efforts will be for naught if you run out of enthusiasm when it is time to get down to work. If the product or service you are offering is the heart of your business then think of the love and effort you will be putting into it as the blood that pumps through it. You can’t have one without the other or it will fail in no time.

ALWAYS BE NETWORKING Maybe you’ve heard the old quote from John Donne’s Devotions (1624): “No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main.” That’s an excessively eloquent way of saying that you need to get yourself out there and meet people (in other words, potential customers). With a smile on your face and a business card in hand, consider joining your local chamber of commerce or going to monthly business mixers—whatever you need to do to meet new potential customers. You may have also heard the famous line from the 1989 film Field of Dreams “If you build it, they will come,” (actually a mis-quote—it is he will come, not they will come—but you get it) often given as business advice. I’m going to come out and say that is complete BS. The onus is on you and only you to generate interest in your creative business so get out there and network!

ALWAYS BE READY TO FAIL Once you accept the fact that you don’t (and can’t) be an expert at absolutely every aspect of running a business, you will give yourself the freedom to fail. While learning from other people’s mistakes is sage advice, learning from your own mistakes will give you the undeniable insight and fortitude to set you up for long term success.






ith so much content out there, how can you possibly get people to notice your blog? What’s going to make it stand out against the other hundreds of thousands (millions?) of other writers talking about the same things you are? After all, you’re busy working and trying to run a business; it’s no wonder you don’t exactly have time to worry about website traffic and blog views. There are a few things, though, that can change the way your content is viewed and received. They’ll change the way you see blogging, and the way you create content. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

1. WRITE FOR YOUR READER This one might seem obvious, but trust us... it’s not: write for your reader. Just because you’ve gotten someone to your blog doesn’t mean that you’ve gotten ‘em ‘hook line and sinker.’ There’s no guarantee that they’ll stay on your page, never mind make it through the first few sentences. If what you’ve written is clearly more self-promotion than anything else, they’re probably going to run in the other direction pretty fast. That’s why it’s important to focus on what your audience wants, not what you want them to want. Writing for your reader doesn’t have to be the death of your creativity... a standard notion when this idea is presented. Rather, those of us looking for great content online want to be told stories! We want anecdotes! They are the keys to a content lover’s heart, after all. Write for your reader and see what happens.

Having trouble connecting with your audience? Remember to be sincere and specific to gain your reader’s trust.

That being said, try this next time you write, ask yourself these questions: who is my target audience? Why are they visiting my page? Am I providing them with what they want and need? Establish yourself as an expert in whatever your field may be, and always write with confidence. After all, without confidence, what are we?

3. WRITE WITH DIGNITY The people visiting your blog have surfaced there for good reason--they want to learn more about you and how you do it (that or they like the pretty photos you use, and that’s okay too). Regardless of their reasoning, it’s important to always speak in language that your readers will understand. After all, no one likes reading an article and having to look up every other word à la our parents and texting abbreviation. Avoid pretentious terminology and instead, support your well thought out words with links and other interesting ideas.


Provide the people who have taken the painstaking time to find you with the information that they’ve actually arrived for... being honest and writing for a target audience goes a long way in a world inundated by ads and spam emails. Establish yourself as a credible source of information by encouraging the creation of honest, dignified online-relationships. Considering who you’re writing for, what you’re writing, and if it’s going to be received before you wonder if it’ll even be well received. Target audiences are no joke. Use them to your advantage.

This one shouldn’t be that hard, because you’re a content creator and already extremely unique... therefore, just as a reminder, use that uniqueness in your blogs. Show that you’re a professional in your industry by creating unique content not-so easily found by others. Whether that means that your writing has a certain pizazz, or that you write with a strange, fun twist to topics... just be sure to, in some way, depict just how different and outstanding your work can be. It’s more important than you may think. On that same note...


Great! You’ve made it past the unique section and realized just how wonderful you and your content is. Now that we’ve covered that, remember: be specific. Specificity may not be the ‘be all end all’, but it certainly is a defining factor when it comes to good content creation. Specification in blogs is crucial. If you’re not specific, your readers will have a terrible time trying to keep up with your thought processes, and ultimately, you’ll lose visitors. If specificity isn’t your strong suit, try creating an outline before you write. And no, this outline doesn’t have to have a beginning, middle and end like they did in middle school. But it’s smart to use some of that space to get out the stuff you won’t want to include in your final product--the wordy, confused parts of your thought process (we’ve all got ‘em).





Passion in writing is impossible to overlook. If your blogs depict passion and truth, you’ll undoubtedly gain positive attention. Readers will always enjoy your work, and return time and again to hear--er, read--what you have to say, no matter what the topic may be. Follow these rules and see how they work for you. We’ve got a feeling you’ll be killin’ the game in no time.

Photo by Stefan Stefancik



Norman Mooney, “Gold Sun”, Polished bronze, aluminum, clear coat, 48 in dia., C Fine Art, New York



ARTS ARE ALIVE And Continue to Be Funded by PNC Bank


by Rachel Jaffe n everyone lurks an inner artist – or so PNC Foundation would have us believe. Since it debuted its Arts Alive program in 2009, the nationwide initiative has awarded nearly $13 million in grants to cultural organizations ambitious enough to both engage the public and dynamically further PNC’s mission of community development. From a radically avant-garde springtime opera in Columbus, Ohio, to the seven-month experiential storytelling project hosted by Palm Beach DramaWorks, PNC Arts Alive, principally funded by The PNC Financial Group, embraces innovative programming aiming to revive local arts scenes and spark audiences’ artistic curiosities. With a philanthropic emphasis on early childhood education and community and economic development, the PNC Foundation received widespread acclaim for spearheading its $350 million, multi-year Grow Up Great cause in 2004. In the decade and change since, PNC Foundation’s Art Alive has actively supported community-oriented festivals, exhibitions, pop-up theatre, and musical performances. “PNC Arts Alive helps people experience art in new ways,” says Cressman Bronson, Florida East’s PNC regional president. “It engages audiences [with] unique programs that showcase Broward County at its best and will also eventually strengthen the economic vitality of this region.” Teaming up with the Mayor’s office and Broward Cultural Division throughout 2017, PNC strengthened and expanded local Arts Alive opportunities for a sweeping array of artistic disciplines in the cultural arts community. Over three years, city and suburban



emerging arts programs, value-added public programming, and creative applications of developing technology will receive $170,00 in Arts Alive grant funding to broaden their public appeal. “The nonprofit arts and culture sector significantly impacts the economic health of our community,” states Earl Bosworth, Director, Broward Cultural Division. “Investments made by businesses like PNC Bank, through its Arts Alive program, enable us to further extend our impact and invest in the future of Broward.” Applauded by Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief at last month’s Mayors’ Gala for its steadfast contribution to the cultural arts community, the PNC Foundation announced the 2017 winners of $50,000 in Arts Alive grant and scholarship funding. Local grant recipients include All Florida Youth Orchestra’s Music STEPS pre-school program, Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s Free Arts! Family Days, and Bold Voices, the human rights tribute of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida. The Girls’ Club Small Press Fair ’17 was also awarded sponsorship for 50 exhibitors in FATVillage, Fort Lauderdale. Aiming to provide an artistic outlet for everyone, the recent recipients of Arts Alive grant and scholarship funding mirrors the PNC Foundation’s commitment to transcending age, economic, background, and skill level through community arts organizations. “Art enriches our quality of life,” Bronson added. “[It] provides a source of beauty, wonder, and creativity as well as tools to promote learning and development.”












1. Susan Rakes - Assistant Director for Art and Culture Center addresses the audience. Photo courtesy of Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. 2. Ayron - All Florida Youth Orchestra. Photo courtesy Myra Weaver. 3. SPF exhibitor Shareene in the Zine Dunes at SPF’16. Photo by Monica McGivern. 4. Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus. Photo courtesy of Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus. 5. Top Brass - All Florida Youth Orchestra. Photo courtesy Myra Weaver. 6. SPF’16 Team, co-founder/director Ingrid Schindall, coordinator Katherine Arts and co-founder/director Sarah Michelle Rupert. Photo by Monica McGivern. 7. Author readings on The Stage at SPF’16. Photo by Monica McGivern. 8. Spotlight, violins - All Florida Youth Orchestra. Photo courtesy Myra Weaver. 9. Moist Things - Charley Friedman exhibition. Photo courtesy Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. 10. Outside In - The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project Exhibition. Photo courtesy of Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. 11. SPF Fort Lauderdale co-founder Ingrid Schindall and fellow artist pull a print from the giant steamroller press at SPF’16. Photo by Monica McGivern. CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE






One thing the internet has changed forever is the world of books and publishing. Sites like lowered the cost of the written word and put quality books within the reach of many more readers. At the same time, the self-publishing platform freed would-be authors from the tyranny of the traditional publishing world. Suddenly anyone with a great idea and something to say could become a published author, but getting the book in print proved to be the easy part. As many self-published authors quickly discovered, simply getting their works in print was the easy part. The much harder part was finding readers, especially ones willing to take a risk with a previously unknown author. The internet is changing that part of the publishing industry as well, making it easier for authors and readers to connect in real time and allowing even unknown writers to effectively market their wares. Instead of being stuck in a dark corner of the internet, savvy marketers are bringing their works front and center, and that is good news for everyone involved.

#BOOKSTAGRAM Using hashtags like #Bookstagram on Instagram have allowed authors and readers to connect like never before. Avid readers can get a sneak peek at the best new books and the most promising up-and-coming authors, and those new authors can gain access to a wide world of readers, creating the kind of win-win situation that would have been impossible just a decade ago.


WHY WRITERS LOVE IT #Bookstagram is one of the most powerful review and discovery hashtags for avid readers and self-published authors alike. While this bookish community is home to a number of established authors, the real beauty of #Bookstagram is that it allows new writers to market their works in an innovative and engaging manner. In addition to real reviews and instant feedback, the writers who use #Bookstagram can gain huge exposure for the books they write. Instead of spending thousands of precious dollars on marketing, those self-published authors can let the #Bookstagram hashtag do the work.

TIPS FOR USING #BOOKSTAGRAM If you want to make the most of the #Bookstagram, it pays to follow some best practices. Here are some timely tips for making your first foray into #Bookstagram on Instagram a positive one: • Seek out bookstagrammers you feel would be a good fit for your work. If you are a science fiction writer, look for reviewers who have expressed an interest in sci-fi. • Ask if a bookstagrammer is interested in reviewing your book. If so, send out a complimentary copy. Most #Bookstagram reviewers prefer paperbacks, so keep that in mind. • Include some basic biographical information about yourself and your background. This will help you connect with the #Bookstagram community on a personal level.

CREATE YOUR #BOOKSTAGRAM WHY BOOKWORMS LOVE IT #Bookstagram is essentially a giant community for book lovers, a place where readers and writers can get together and share information. Authors send complimentary copies of their latest works to influential Bookstagrammers, and in return they get honest feedback and real reviews. This kind of instant feedback was once unheard of, but it is all possible, thanks to the power of the #Bookstagram community and the readers who use it. 22


• Find your style or theme and run with it! • Take beautiful, creative photos. Editing and creating watermarks on your photos will make it easier for people to find you as the originator of the content if the photo gets shared and isn’t credited. • Interact! Joining a book challenge, commenting on accounts, and meeting new bookstagrammers is a surefire way to get your bookstagram account noticed.

Yes, you read that right: the dictionary has been banned not by just one school, but by several entire school systems. Various schools and libraries have banned both the American Heritage and Merriam-Webster. In 1987, for instance, the American Heritage Dictionary was banned in Alaska for its objectionable entries, most of which were either slang words, or common words with additional meanings, like "bed." What’s next, banning the phone book?

THE LORAX You’d think that Dr. Seuss would be safe from banishment. This time, the content wasn’t considered objectionable by a school or by parents, as most people were OK with the positive message about helping save the environment, even if some objected to the use of the word "stupid." The concerned parties were representatives of the logging industry who were offended by the book’s plot.

WHERE’S WALDO? ‘Where’s Waldo?’ was a popular series in the mid1990s that asked readers to find Waldo, who hid in the backgrounds of a series of pictures. No one had a problem with Waldo, but it seems that both Michigan and New York had trouble with a nearly microscopic exposed cartoon breast.

CHARLOTTE’S WEB Charlotte’s Web is a heart-warming story about a pig, Wilbur, who is saved by his spider friend, Charlotte, through a series of webs that locals interpreted as miracles. A group of parents in Kansas asserted that a story about talking animals must be the work of the devil, and managed to get the book banned from some schools in the state.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY This beloved book was the inspiration for two popular movies, but not everyone loved Roald Dahl’s tale of Charlie’s magical visit to Wonka’s factory. A librarian in Colorado felt that the book presented an unacceptable philosophy about life, and so it was locked up in a section of the library, where it was unavailable to students. From children’s books to the dictionary, even the most innocent of works have managed to offend some people. These five books are among the most surprising, but they are certainly not the only ones. Many classic works of literature, from Shakespeare to Twain to Chaucer, have been banned as well. Even when an offense is not intended, all art, regardless of audience, somehow can provoke a reaction. -Helen Champlain

Photo Credits: Book 1/ Thought Catalogue; Book 2/ Alisa Anton; Nope/Patrick Tommasso


n just a few short decades, the online world has completely transformed dozens of industries. From the way we travel and the way we shop to how we work and play, the internet has changed everything.

Banned books have been around almost as long as people have been writing books. One of the goals of art is to provoke a reaction, after all, and so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that some books are considered too offensive to be allowed in schools. However, some books are accepted as safe almost unanimously. Almost. Here are five of the most surprising banned books:


Bruce Helander, Blue Period, 2016, Original embellished acrylic on canvas with printed background, 72 x 54 in.

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Art Hive: Tell us a bit about how you got started in the acting world. What sort of training and education have you had that has helped you reach your career goals? Frank Licari: I started acting in junior high school (in Guelph, Canada) after my English teacher convinced me that I could be more than just a class clown or jock. Once I started acting in high school, a love affair with theater and playwriting began and I never looked back. I was fortunate enough to get a scholarship to study acting in New York at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and graduated from their Theater, TV and Film two year program in 1993. I won my first professional writing competition with a play I wrote during my last year of drama college. I was also cast in my first Off-Broadway play upon graduation and then I decided to stay working in New York for the next nine years where I worked in theater, TV, film and commercials. AH: What is one myth you want dispelled about acting? FL: There are many, but the main one is the fallacy of “Just Be.” “Acting is just being you.” – Nonsense. Acting… truly the craft of acting… takes a lot of hard work. You are a historian at times and need to do your research. Every word, movement and thought should be justified within the given circumstances. The characters we create should be complete, thinking, breathing, moving, feeling, truthful human beings that tell great stories. It’s not merely enough to memorize your lines and then listen and respond. There is a big wave of this thought process going on in our country and it’s being sold to students as something that anyone can do. It’s not true. The more you work on your self-awareness, awareness of your emotions and how to express them truthfully, being comfortable with your physicality and how to use it and understand intention and playable actions, then you can begin to become a great actor. Unfortunately, most people think they are great actors. The truth is, of every actor I’ve ever seen, I think about 2% were actually great actors. The others are just memorizing lines and trying to look cool on camera. Second to that myth is… that you are auditioning to get the part – you’re not! You’re never auditioning – that’s not your job. Your job is to create characters and tell great stories. Let the casting directors, producers and director decide who gets the part. AH: What has been your most challenging project to date? FL: The most challenging project to date was probably the movie that I co-wrote, produced while co-starring in called, Walt Before Mickey (currently on Netflix). Not only was the real life character I played challenging “a stuttering Yugoslavian Jew” but I had to prepare for that role all while doing re-writes on set day to day and producing the film. That was a challenging three months of my life trying to research that character and do everything else. A close second would have been training to be a Blue Man back in the day. AH: In our current economic climate, the funding for the arts are at risk of being taken away. In your opinion, what can consumers do to help support or enhance the arts for the better? FL: Well, about the only thing that consumers can do is all they’ve ever done to help: keep supporting live theater (plays, musicals, comedy, etc) as well as continuing to go to the movies and supporting films when they can. Obviously, subscribing to our digital studios like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon etc. will help as well. Basically, keeping being consumers of the arts. I would add that, if they have the means, to invest in indie films by filmmakers raising money on sites like indiegogo, gofundme, etc. as well as donating to their local theaters to keep the arts alive where they can. AH: What books are your currently reading? FL: I just finished a great book by a local Florida author that I’m looking to adapt into a film called, Memory Road by author Dick Schmidt, about the life of a retired CIA agent with Alzheimer’s. Very intriguing story that I hope to work on very soon. Other than that, I spend my free time reading screenplays that friends often give me to help with, give opinions on etc. or certain projects that I might be looking at to develop or learn from. AH: What advice can you give aspiring actors, especially ones who don’t live in Hollywood, California? FL: Produce your own work or collaborate with friends and colleagues who do. There’s just not enough work coming in from outside to wait around to work. Until the tax incentive comes back, there just won’t be any work coming to you guys down there. If you’re going to stay in Florida, you’ve got to make your own work and keep training! It’s not enough to take workshops… get in a real program with a real teacher who knows what they’re doing and talking about. CONNECT WITH FRANK: twitter/@FrankLicari facebook + instagram /@TheFrankLicari MORE ON FRANK: + OPPOSITE PAGE: Headshot, © Bob Lasky; RIGHT: Photos courtesy of Frank Licari



The artist working on a clay model titled Segue at the New York Studio School this past summer, where he was invited to participate as part of their residency program. Photo credit: Jenny Drewitte





o one knows for sure, but it’s a pretty good guess that the first three-dimensional objects likely were molded out of wet clay and meant to be used as small vessels to hold water or other items. As humankind continued to cultivate skills that required a more sophisticated degree of eye and hand coordination, narrative forms resembling human figures probably surfaced as well. History shows us that these objects and some of the earliest known cave art were made by the Aurignacian culture, which was based in Europe and southwest Asia and active at the beginning of the Upper Paleolithic era.

of the Renaissance, things started looking a lot better for sculptors, as they gained fame, respect and income, and artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci finally got their due. It’s interesting to note that the collecting of sculpture, including that of earlier periods, goes back some 2,000 years in China and Mesoamerica, and many of these collections were available on semi-public display long before the modern museum came about. As sculptural shapes became more sophisticated and artists began formal studio schooling as de rigueur, the idea of carefully planning ahead became a prerequisite, and

resource and as an investment. Bernar Venet’s sweeping charcoal sketches of curved arches were utilized by foundries around the world to accurately generate his monumental work. Chicago’s most famous public sculpture, created by Pablo Picasso, first was articulated in pencil and then transferred to a small-scale maquette, which was presented to the Windy City for consideration, and upon approval was manufactured in the United States. One other celebrated sculptor, Claes Oldenburg, had a delightful flair for original whimsical drawings, such as Spoonbridge and Cherry, which morphed into a giant, delicious large-scale sculpture installation at the Walker Art Center, and

With the advent of the Renaissance, things started looking a lot better for sculptors, as they gained fame, respect and income, and artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci finally got their due.

Sculpture, for the most part, found its inspiration in the human form, whether giant abstracted heads like those found on Easter Island or carved wooden totems by Native Americans. Early sculptors, even in ancient Greece, usually were tradesmen whose work often was unsigned, and they did not share the prestige of literati painting, nor did they enjoy the same financial rewards, despite the effort involved. With the advent

before any attempt at laboriously carving out a huge granite block or the trunk of a tree was attempted, exploratory drawings, most usually done with a charcoal stick on paper, were utilized in advance as a blueprint for a sound and well-thought out sculptural form. This method is obvious particularly in the early drawings of Henry Moore, whose studies for his amorphic forms are now quite valuable as a scholarly

many of these have become treasures for major museums and contemporary collectors, as well as the original sculpture. Hubert Phipps, the sculptor whose extraordinary Virginia studio has yielded remarkable works, follows standard operating procedures with carefully fashioned charcoal and pencil preliminary drawings as fabrication guidelines for his hand-built



and foundry-cast sculptures. He has amassed an impressive visual vocabulary of aggressive drawings, which like Moore’s famous studies for sculpture, stand on their own. In Phipps’ new series of bold black charcoal drawings, the artist has explored a magical combination of convincing illusion and overlapping space connected with an idiosyncratic style that is fresh and professional. Hubert Phipps also demonstrates in this remarkable new series his ability to handle a powerful and engaging composition that appears to be solidly three-dimensional even on paper. His academic background and years of diligent drafting practice have fostered a distinctive maturity and a dazzling identifiable pictorial panache that, like the majority of successful sculptors, is the first completed step towards the realization of a cast sculptural form. Often as Phipps develops a drawing from scratch and then “builds” an internal structure outward, they grow exponentially, as the artist makes compositional decisions while the gestures mature and become final. Like Willem de Kooning, Phipps commences this drawing process with a simple line that he continues to enhance in all directions, much like the expansion of a grand oak tree, which starts with a trunk and grows in all directions as its branches multiply. From a distance, Quantum Universe might look like a distant, levitating space colony with extended landing platforms and interlocking interior tunnels. However, from a critical point of view, these are high caliber, non-narrative modernist sketches that the artist has rendered with ingenious erasures in strategic locations that seem to push and pull the viewer in, out and around the drawing. Another stylistic ingredient is some of the ghost lines deliberately left partially erased but recognizable, and the interlocking flow of forms, almost puzzle parts from the Jetsons’ spaceport, with a characteristic common denominator. The process eventually not only becomes a referential maquette for a cast sculpture, but the drawing as a work of art is a delightful companion as well. An exhibition of these works, titled “Drawings for Sculpture,” will be on view at the Center for Creative Education in West Palm Beach February 9 – March 17, 2018. This winter, Phipps also will have a residency at the New York Studio School and will open a career survey of drawings and sculpture at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in March 2019. For more information, please go to: —Bruce Helander is an artist who writes on art. He is the former Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Rhode Island School of Design; a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts; and a member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.



Hubert Phipps also demonstrates in this remarkable new series his ability to handle a powerful and engaging composition that appears to be solidly three-dimensional even on paper.

Hubert Phipps, Rendezvous, 2017, Charcoal on paper, 25 x 35 in. Photo credit: Jenny Drewitte

Hubert Phipps, Quantum Universe, 2016, Charcoal on paper, 46 x 61 in. Photo credit: Jenny Drewitte



BROWARD ART STUDENTS AWARDED AT MAYORS’ GALA Passionate about the local arts community, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief issued the first student art contest to recognize and honor the artistic talents of Broward County’s youth. More than 100 public, private and home-schooled Broward County students attending grades 9 through 12 submitted digital images of their artwork for the Mayor’s Art Challenge. Voting on artwork submitted within their respective districts, the nine Broward County Commissioners pooled their votes with Mayor Sharief to select a first-place winner and a runner-up for each district. On the night of October 21, 2017, Mayor Sharief partnered with PNC Bank to host the United Way’s Mayors’ Gala. A total of $7,000 was awarded in honoraria to the students with the Mayor recognizing the following first, second and third place winners: Kyle Fuentes, who placed first; Matthew Schneider, second; and Alexia Jones, third. The winners’ artwork was then auctioned off to eager party-goers to raise funds for United Way.



Overall Winner

ABOVE: Mayor Barbara Sharief


District 3


FIRST PLACE Kyle Fuentes Frustration

Charcoal Painting Dimensions


Matthew Schneider Hurricane

Acrylic Paint 18” x 24”

FIRST PLACE: ­Kyle Fuentes, Frustration, Charcoal Painting SECOND PLACE: Matthew Schneider, Hurricane, Acrylic Painting THIRD PLACE: Alexia Jones, IDK, Pencil


Alexia Jones IDK


District 2

District 1

District 7


District 9

Ysabella DeLauro La Belle Fleur

Benjamin Schneider The Boat

Drawing, Colored Pencil (Pastel) 8.5” x 11”

Watercolor 9” x 12”


5 Avril Fernández The Same Dream

Alisha Ramos The Lonely Bird



Painting & Drawing Dimensions


Drawing 11” x 14”

District 4

Olivia Tallman The Elephant

District 5



Pencil 14” x 17”

Gabriela Horenstein Alive

Photography Dimensions

FINALISTS 1. Ysabella DeLauro, La Belle Fleur Drawing, Colored Pencil & Pastel 2. Benjamin Schneider, The Boat, Watercolor ­ 3. Olivia Tallman, The Elephant, Pencil 4. Gabriela Horenstein, Alive, Photography 5. Alisha Ramos, The Lonely Bird, Painting & Drawing 6. Avril Fernández, The Same Dream, Drawing








lbert Paley, one of the world’s prominent metal sculptors, has collaborated with the City of Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places on a new outdoor exhibit called, “Albert on the Avenue.” The national exhibit is an easy, self-guided walkable 30-45-minute tour along E. Ocean Avenue in the City’s Cultural District, and consists of six massive sculptures totaling 17 tons. Albert Paley’s descriptive commentary of each of his sculptures can be accessed via a smart phone connecting with a QR-code on each of the artwork plaques. A colorful iconic sculpture, titled “Cavalcade”, reaches 40-feet into the sky, making it the tallest public art in the Palm Beaches. Cavalcade is a permanent structure, commissioned by the developers of 500 Ocean. The five additional Paley sculptures are on loan for the yearlong exhibit ending in September 30, 2018 and are also available for purchase. Albert Paley describes his artwork Cavalcade as, “The sculpture provides a dramatic silhouette with spire-like shapes projecting into the sky. These vertical elements have their basis in my interpretation of palm fronds. Although the sculpture is not kinetic, the interlaced folded metal shapes indicate movement as if they are being articulated by the air from the sea. The sculptures dynamism will change with the passage of time.” “Art in Public Places creates a sense of place and enhances our community’s identity.” said Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager. “The Albert on the Avenue national exhibition, powerfully connects with visitors, creating cultural tourism that contributes to the City’s economic development and branding.” Albert on the Avenue nationally recognized exhibit promotes the new Town Square Boynton Beach redevelopment project’s Cultural District in east Boynton Beach. Structured tours for groups and organizations will be available for booking by January 1, 2018.


ABOVE: Headshot by Paley Studios; Artwork photo by Charlie Crawford



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PHILANTHROPIST + ENTREPRENEUR Founder Sam Sisakhti, started UsTrendy to give independent fashion designers an opportunity for exposure and expansion. Now Sam has started another worthy cause—the Believe In Yourself Foundation—dedicated to helping less fortunate girls stay in style all year long.

Legendary Artist and Marine Biologist

GUY HARVEY By Kristi Sorrow



Photo courtesy of Dr. Guy Harvey

Artist, conservationist, angler, diver, scientist, entrepreneur and explorer; those are some of the many achievements that describe Dr. Guy Harvey’s impressive career. Growing up in Jamaica, Harvey spent many hours fishing and diving with his father along the Island’s south coast. He was obsessed with marine life and began drawing pictures of the many different fish he observed. This childhood passion for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw, but fueled a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science. He graduated with honors in marine biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland in 1977, and returned home to Jamaica to resume his education, earning his Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in fisheries biology in 1984. He became a professor of fisheries biology for a short time but eventually pursued his love of art full-time after selling all of his artwork at his first appearance at a Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. Harvey’s brand was born shortly afterward. His depictions of sealife, particularly marlin and dorado, are now reproduced in prints, posters, T-shirts, jewelry, clothing, and other consumer items. He’s also become known for his techniques in photographing and filming aquatic life. On Feb. 7, the Palm Beach State College Foundation welcomes him as the keynote speaker for the Foundation’s 2018 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) luncheon presented by Bank of America. The affair, chaired by South Florida businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne Boice, takes place at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. Tickets are $150. A table of 10 is $1,500. During the event, Harvey will discuss his travels to better understand the habits and habitats of the marine wildlife he paints, discoveries in deep sea research and his work in marine conservation efforts through the Guy Harvey Research Institute and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.

Dr. Jessica Miles exploring one of the limestone pyramid coral reefs off the Jupiter Inlet last summer. Photo by Dr. Charlie Gregory



CORAL REEFS CONTRIBUTE TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY According to G.M. Johns “Socioeconomic Study of Reefs in SE Florida,” southeast Florida’s reefs, from MiamiDade to Martin County, annually support 61,000 jobs and contribute $5.7 billion in sales and income to the economy, making projects like this critical to further economic development. 38


THE REEF HOPE PROJECT Harvey’s appearance comes at an ideal time, given the College’s launch last summer of The Reef Hope Project. Led by PBSC professor Dr. Jessica Miles, the initiative allows students to study and conduct hands-on work at both artificial and natural reefs in Palm Beach County. “With local and global reef ecosystems facing many critical threats, this project is well timed, and critically positioned, to serve in aiding the reef ’s conservation and future sustainability,” said PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D. “Not only are the reefs critical to sustaining marine life, their biodiversity is key to finding new medicines for the 21st-century. Many drugs are now being developed from coral reef animals and plants as possible cures for cancer, arthritis, human bacterial infections, viruses and other diseases.” To maximize the project’s success, the PBSC environmental science department is working on interdisciplinary activities with the college’s art, engineering technology and biotechnology departments. One student project will be to compare different artificial reef structures to determine what varieties of life each attracts. Engineering technology students also plan to collaborate on a prototype low-voltage electricity unit for deployment. According to Miles, organisms like corals and oysters have their growth stimulated when they are in the presence of low-voltage electricity. These students also assembled two Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) deployed both at the Andrew “Red” Harris artificial reef. Another three ARMS were placed near the Jupiter Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area in shallow water. The systems will be on the reefs for three years and then recollected and analyzed to determine the local species biodiversity living in and on them. “Ultimately, we want the data that we collect to be a road map for other environmental scien-

Photo courtesy of Dr. Guy Harvey

tists around the world for them to use so they can help restore coral populations in their areas,” Parker said. Last summer, Miles went scuba diving for the first time at the Andrew “Red” Harris artificial reef site, which has become a hot spot for diving enthusiasts, with PBSC Professor Rick Householder. During the dive, they gathered information for the Geographic Information Systems class to create a map of the reef. PBSC technology students created an initial map last summer. Over time, students in the GIS class will be able to add data to it to understand how the reef is growing and changing. The project also plans for science students to measure oceanographic variables in relation to the reef, along with plans to conduct biological and conservation studies. Art students will design an underwater sculpture to enhance the habitat and inspire visitors to come see the underwater treasures in our area, and math students will complete statistical analysis of research project data. In the end, hundreds of PBSC students will benefit from the project through hands-on experience, and the College will have gathered valuable data as to how to sustain local reefs. According to the World Wildlife Fund, currently one-quarter of coral reefs worldwide are already considered damaged beyond repair, with another two-thirds under serious threat. “Coral reefs are unique because their health is directly impacted by water quality,” Harvey said. “As the oceans become more acidic, corals can no longer produce the calcium substrate that give the reefs their shape. Increased nutrients also promote algae growth, which hurts corals.” Harvey also believes overfishing is another serious problem facing our oceans. “As the human populations continue to grow exponentially, more people will be looking to the oceans as a source of protein. If our marine fisheries were to collapse, that would have serious, worldwide implications.”





For the Homebody

For the Jewelry Lover

Lamon Luther: Carpentry is a dying trade that is often overlooked and undervalued. At Lamon Luther, their mission is to change that trajectory. Offering quality, hand crafted furniture made by homeless carpenters; this helps give them an opportunity to share their skill set with the world while being put back into the workforce.

The Shine Project: Beautiful gem stoned jewelry that looks expensive, but is affordable, is what The Shine Project is all about. Choose from necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings, made from inner city youth that are learning the ins and outs of running a business. With your support, multiple scholarships are given out to help fund high schools students make their way to college.

Canvas Home: Home decor has finally found a perfect balance between modern design and sustainably sourced materials. From lighting to cutlery, Canvas Home can offer you the edge your kitchen has been looking for and with 10% of all their proceeds going to organizations that help fund artisans; you can be sure your home will thank you.

For the Foodie

Conscious Capitalism is an ever growing industry and with the increase of companies whose mottos are, “Buy One, Give One”, it’s not hard to see why this business model is on the rise. Yet where can one turn to find all the charity giving companies and partake in the fun? Our list of companies that give back to the community will never make you feel guilty about online shopping again!

Divine Chocolate: Chocolate has never tasted so good when you know its helping to promote 85,000 farmers in Ghana for ethical and fair work practices. Options like dark chocolate with hazelnut truffle to milk chocolate with spiced cookies will get just about anyones mouth watering. Project 7: Have a hankering for some delicious gum? Why not buy from Product 7…they give in 7 different areas of need from charities that help support housing the homeless to feeding the hungry. Fun flavors like Birthday Cake Gum to Grapefruit Melon Gummies can be a fix to just about anyones sweet tooth. One Hope Wine: Don’t feel guilty about having another glass of wine ever again! One Hope Wine gets your vino working for you by donating to multiple charities when you buy any of their wine or speciality products. You can choose from purchasing a single bottle to gifting your wine connoisseur friends with items like the One Hope Picnic Perfect Gift Crate filled with Chardonnay, cheese and nuts. Cheers!

For the Bibliophile Better World Books: If your planning on buying your next textbook from just any ol’ bookstore, think again! With the purchase of a textbook from Better World Books, a book is donated to someone in need. Zen Pig Book: Enlightenment doesn’t have to take years to form, it can occur at any age now with the clever and insightful children’s books called Zen Pig. With the Zen Pig Book, you’ll find it a refreshing read, teaching children about patience, awareness and being kind. They even give back to the Mocha Club, a non profit in Africa helping to provide clean water.



WeWOOD: Is it time for a new watch? A new take on luxury watches is here, crafted with sustainable and recycled materials. Their motto is, if you buy a watch, they will plant a tree! Check out their selection of wooden and printed style watches. Musana: This is your one stop shop for all your accessory needs from bracelets to necklaces and earrings. Musana helps to end the cycle of poverty through job employment, education, medical treatment and community development for women in Uganda. From War To Peace: Have you ever wondered what they do with all the leftover disarmed nuclear weapons shrapnel? Well fear no more, From War to Peace has taken the mystery out of those old war heads and turned them into Peace BronzeTM making remarkable bottle openers and jewelry that you can show off to all your army brat friends! From War To Peace donates 20% of all proceeds to help inspire world peace, namaste.

For the Fashionista Bull and Moose: “Buy a tie, help a guy” is the Bull and Moose company motto, which helps to fund micro loans to underprivileged men when you buy any of their products. This veteran owned company dedicated to high quality menswear offers stylish and traditional neck and bowties. Now the guy in your life, can jazz up any plain old outfit with these fresh and bold designs. Out of Print: This is the one stop shop for all you book lovers out there, from graphic tees that highlight your favorite childhood books, to Alice in Wonderland themed socks. With every purchase, Out of Print helps fund literacy programs, while also helping support the artists and publishers that create this work. Headbands of Hope: Unique headbands made in a multitude of styles from hand knitted to the fancy ‘Vintage Pearl’. With the purchase of each headband, a headband is given to a child with cancer.

Elegantees: Fun t-shirts made available from Nepal. With the purchase of each t-shirt you are helping survivors of sex trafficking. Through their employment at the Nepal sewing centers, Elegantees are helping women end poverty by providing them with a fair living wage. Warby Parker: The new way to buy glasses online is here. Warby Parker will send you samples to try on at home and the best thing is they are affordable. They even have a “Buy a Pair Give a Pair” motto that donates to their nonprofit partners anytime you make a purchase. Angela Roi: What’s better than carrying a luxury purse that helps out the world? Angela Roi have stepped up to the plate and are making quality designer bags, for a fraction of the cost. Every purse and handbag is colored coordinated to help out a special cause. Nike #betrue: This collection inspires athletes from all walks of life to stand up for diversity and the respect of others by purchasing sneakers and clothes from the #betrue line. The colorful patterns stand out not only for their funky designs but shows your support for the LGBT community every time you wear a pair. Indego Africa: The apparel company Indego Africa has an interesting twist to profit margins. They donate ALL earnings from their sales to benefit women in Africa through grants. With the help of over 1,000 women from Rwanda and Ghana, these artisans hand make scarfs to baby wear. Indego Africa gives the consumers a chance to truly donate 100% of their money to help empower the woman of Africa while receiving one of a kind, hand crafted designs. Love Your Melon: It’s time to warm your noggin with plush and snuggly beanies this winter. When you buy from Love Your Melon, 50% of all proceeds go to help fight childhood cancer. FEED: From leather to canvas to diaper bags and backpacks, FEED makes a tote for just about any of your traveling needs. Each bag is stamped with a unique number signifying how many meals it helps to feed children in impoverished areas so you can be sure your money is going to help a great cause. Ivory Ella: Elephant necklace? Check. Elephant hat? Check. Elephant coffee mug? Check. Obsessed with elephants? Ivory Ella is too, giving you the chance to buy clothing and accessories to show off your admiration for the elephants

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everyday! They even give 10% of their proceeds to the Kenyan based Save the Elephants foundation to help with conservation efforts in Africa. Too Apparel: So often we run to the mall to shop at the expensive lingerie boutiques for our next pair of undergarments, but what if your next purchase of panties could help out at a women’s shelter? Shelters can take used clothes but unfortunately not used undergarments, Too Apparel has solved that problem, every time you buy a pair, they donate a pair of underwear to a women’s shelter. 1 Face: A different color, a different charity, that’s the motto of 1 Face. Each uniquely designed watch that you purchase will color coordinate to help out a different cause. Black fights cancer, red fights AIDS, yellow helps support education and with 9 different colors to choose from, you will be sure to find a watch that with help support a charity that you are passionate about too! Hiptipico: “Tipico” deriving from the Spanish word that depicts the clothing worn by indigenous Guatemalans serves as the basis for what the company Hiptipcio stands for. Producing quality clothing, shoes, bags and accessories straight from the craftsmen based out of Guatemala. From traditional huracahes (shoes) to handwoven huipil’s (crop top style sweaters) you can be sure your purchase is helping to sustain better lives for these truly talented artisans. Amourvert: This eco-friendly apparel company offers the highest in luxury without all the toxins. Sweaters sown with organic cottons and non toxic dyes to dresses made with pure Indian silk. They have a zero waste philosophy helping to end the pollution the fashion world so notoriously contributes to and when you “buy a tee, they plant a tree”! State Bags: Fashionable backpacks and totes that have that New York state of mind. State backpacks are not only functional but charitable giving a backpack filled with school supplies to children in need. You can even join in on “State Bag Drop Events” where motivational rallies help to reignite excitement and enthusiasm to children. Panda Sunglasses: Do your eyes a favor and get them in the shade. Panda sunglasses are made with lightweight bamboo, creating functional yet sturdy frames. They even give back to those who are in need of sight, through the nonprofit, Optometry Giving Sight charity. Check out all their fun and fresh designs at

For the Neat Freak Yoobi: When you’re in need of a new notebook or need to solve a simple organizational dilemma in your office, think about buying it from Yoobi. Every time you buy your office supplies from Yoobi, they give a Yoobi Pack to a student in need that’s filled with all the essential school supplies. Hand in Hand: Environmentally friendly hand made soaps that will keep your hands and feet squeaky clean. Scents range from Orange Blossom to Sea Salt. Every purchase of a bar of soap, gives a bar of soap to a child in need and helps promote proper hygiene in impoverished areas. Humble Brush: Dental hygiene never felt so good when using a Humble Brush. This innovative toothbrush uses 100% bamboo and bio- degradable nylon. Humble Brush helps children around the world in need of oral care. Every time you buy a brush, they send a toothbrush to child in need; your pearly whites will thank you. humblebrush. com

For the Techie One Laptop Per Child: Technology is at our fingertips, everywhere we turn, there’s someone on a smart phone or a laptop. Children are now taught from computers to learn, grow and advance their education, but there are some that don’t have easy access to this information. One Laptop Per Child offers help to children in multiple countries across the world to provide them with the opportunity for educational growth via a low cost laptop. There are several ways to get involved, you can donate money, become a translator, help develop software or even organize a local event. LSTN Sound Co.: Listen up! Your next pair of earbuds that you buy should be built out of wood. Sounds strange, but at LSTN their custom made headphones when made with wood improve quality substantially, creating a crisp and vibrant sound. With your purchase, you are helping to assist in the restoration of hearing impairments across the world.

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glass bottles that won’t leak chemicals, saves money and helps out the environment without the waste of plastic filling up landfills. Faucet Face donates partial proceeds to the Third Millennial Awakening, a charity helping get clean water to India. Yellow Leaf Hammocks: Unwind and let Yellow Leaf bring you back to a state of tranquility and relaxation with handwoven hammocks. Enjoy a wide selection of fun and colorful hammocks that are helping to build economic stability in Thailand with long term financial growth through job employment. Little Sun: Why use electricity to fuel your night light when you can utilize solar powered portable lamps that last up to an incredible 50 hours? You can even charge your cellphone on the ‘Little Sun Charge’ after only one day of the device being in the sun. Little Sun’s global impact helps out those in Ethiopia who have no electricity while fostering jobs and empowering their network of African entrepreneurs.

For the Kids Tegu Blocks: Remember those basic building blocks we use to play with as children? Well, those simple rectangles and squares have just been amplified! Tegu has creatively designed magnetic blocks, giving your child endless possibilities for imagination and fun. Their website even states that “One study found that kids who played with blocks scored higher on language tests than kids who had no blocks.” (NPR) Well even if they don’t score higher…at least they will be having fun! Tegu even helps out families in Honduras where they utilize over 200 employees natives. The Tea Collection: If you want your little one to be clothed in modern and edgy designs, look no further than the Tea Collection. Trendy clothes for babies and toddlers are what makes this company unique, plus with every purchase, they give back to the Global Fund for Children. Toms: Your babies footwear just got even cuter now that you can buy it from Toms! Tiny Toms offers boots, sandals and slip ons that will have your kiddos walking in style. The company’s motto of “One for One” has already given 75 million pairs of shoes to children in need.

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LISA LING by Marcela Villa | photos by Christopher Beyer



Creativity can take on many forms, and Lisa Ling expertly uses her passion for travel and culture to submerge herself into every cornered sector of society and show us what she finds. From Channel 1 News to CNN, she has explored with an open mind, using the world as her university and building the career of her dreams. Her interview with Art Hive has shown us the persistently curious woman that Lisa is, and how her fearlessly inquisitive nature has allowed her to draw in the masses to watch and learn from her experiences.

Marcela Villa: Lisa, it is always a treat for us to hear the inspiring stories of all the cultured and creative people we meet. I’d love to start from the beginning and ask you, what led you into the path of journalism? Lisa Ling: I started in television when I was 16. I auditioned for a show called Scratch, which was the first nationally syndicated teen magazine show out of Sacramento, California. Because it was produced by a local news affiliate, I used that opportunity while I was on that show to get an internship in the newsroom; I would spend so much time outside of high school at the news station sitting with the writers, or running the teleprompter at like 5 in the morning. That’s kind of how I learned how the news business worked, and after doing Scratch for 3 years in high school, I auditioned for a show called Channel 1 News, which was a news program seen by middle schools and high schools across the country. Apparently, it was seen by 8.5 million kids every day. Anderson Cooper, who is also on CNN, was one of my colleagues on Channel 1, and the idea was to hire these young looking reporters and send them out

I mean, as a 21 year old, we were covering the civil war in Afghanistan when no one was covering Afghanistan at the time; I think we actually covered more international stories than most news outlets. MV: That was right before social media took off, so Channel 1 News was the young person’s opportunity to see what was going on around the world without accessing it through Facebook or Twitter. You definitely had an insider’s peek into situations and places that most do not, and continued this theme when you started your show, Our America with Lisa Ling. After being in so many different situations with various marginalized groups of society, did you come to realize that your opinions and thoughts usually changed after? Were there any times where your experience did not go as expected? LL: I think every time I went into the field I had that experience; I think that we as a culture are always predisposed to have certain opinions about marginalized people based on what we’ve heard and what we’ve read, but we’ve never really gotten the chance to know these communities very well. Every time I went out to work

I think that being a feminist means that you are empowered to make your own decisions, and you can do whatever you want to do, and that you should have the right to do whatever you want to do, and I think that applies to all women and all professions. into the world to cover stories. You know, I don’t come from much money, so I didn’t really have many opportunities to travel as a young person; Channel 1 really opened up my eyes in a profound way and really allowed me to broaden my horizons at a young age. While at Channel 1, I covered things like the civil war in Afghanistan and the drug wars in South America; I covered stories about globalization in India and China, and must have traveled the world many, many times over. Those experiences while at Channel 1 as a young reporter really propelled me to want to continue telling stories to a bigger audience. I felt like I was being exposed to these things for a reason, and that reason was to eventually really communicate them on a wider spread level. MV: I remember watching you on News Channel 1. Did you find it intriguing knowing that you were talking to a young audience versus older adults, and that you were likely introducing them to places and topics they had never heard of before? LL: I’d like to think so! People to this day, people like yourself come up to me and say, “I used to watch you on Channel 1 and that’s why I became a journalist,” or they say, “You guys taught me so much.” Granted, as you know, there were a lot of kids that messed around during Channel 1 , but there seems to have been quite a few young people who were really into it and who actually did learn a lot. Even though we were a show that was seen in school, the kinds of things we were covering I would put up against any network news program.

on an episode, I was always going to things thinking one way, and then inevitably as soon as I start engaging people, I realize that no story is so black and white. One memory I have is when we did an episode about nuns for Our America; I would’ve never thought that I would find anything appealing about the way that nuns live their lives, but just given the kinds of pressures that women are under in our culture, there was something sort of redeeming about being able to engage in conversation with people and not feel that pressure to look a certain way, for example. That’s just one kind of example of a time when I had an idea and I was proven differently and learned differently. MV: You’ve mentioned in other interviews that you consider yourself to be a feminist. How do you think that sentiment fits into your career? LL: Well, I think that being a feminist means that you are empowered to make your own decisions, and you can do whatever you want to do, and that you should have the right to do whatever you want to do, and I think that applies to all women and all professions. I think that when one calls yourself a feminist, there’s an assumption that you should criticize other women for the choices they make if they, for example, are using their bodies for work, but if those women made the decision to do so, then I don’t think it’s our right to condemn them for it. CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE






MV: Women could definitely use some motivation and positivity, especially with all the sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood that have recently come to light. LL: That was made into a hashtag. I saw someone on social media ask the question, “What percentage of women do you think have been sexually harassed at some point in her life?” Every answer was like 99 to 100%, and it’s true; unfortunately it took this horrific incident to make people realize how pervasive and pernicious it is, but I’m glad that we are at least having some dialogue about it.


MV: Experiences, whether negative or positive, can become lessons on a wider scale once there is dialogue. I know your television shows are not your only means of communicating your travels and experiences; you’ve also authored a couple of books! How do these two forms of storytelling compare? Do you prefer one method over the other? LL: Well, they are very different experiences because when I’m reporting for my show, I’m reporting on other people’s lives; the book that my sister and I wrote is about our lives and what happened with her when she was held captive in North Korea, so it was a very different kind of experience. It’s hard for me to talk about myself to be honest; I’m used to being the one who is interviewing, so it is definitely challenging, but I love the writing process. If I had the time I would relish those moments where I could just sit and write and have this unadulterated time to do so. MV: You’ve had many different platforms over time that have allowed you to shed light on wherever your interests took you. Is there anything from This Life with Lisa Ling that makes this experience different at this point in your career? LL: For me, especially given this climate of vitriol and antagonism, I’m proud of what I think our show has been able to achieve, which is to allow people to tell their stories, and allow the audience to get to know people that they may have had an opinion about but never really had the chance to know too well. I hope that people watch our show with a sense of compassion and may be propelled to think a little differently after watching our episodes. This is the fourth season of our show airing now, and while I think that all of our seasons have been strong, I think this season is particularly relevant and meaty and I am proud of that. MV: What advice would you have to share to an aspiring creative who may want to share a journey much like you have? LL: For me, extending your boundaries is incredibly helpful in expanding your awareness of the world. I also think whether you are pursuing your art or craft full time, we should always be trying to produce; the market has opened up more than ever and there are more opportunities to not just sell your work, but to create dialogue, and that’s what we need right now. I think while politically both sides are deeply entrenched, I do think there is a large segment of the population that really wants to understand things better, and I think that if one can provide people with those opportunities through art and culture, that’s a big first step. I also think that art and culture are really powerful means of diplomacy.







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“One difference between artists and ordinary people is that artists have big egos. In some cases, it’s the only difference.” –Charles Atlas, Famous Muscle Man


t has been suggested that Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin couldn’t draw. I’m no art historian, but the questionable anatomy of his painted figures and lack of sensical perspective in his often cluttered compositions seem to bear this out. If he were alive today, Gauguin would certainly be reviled as a wife-beating, substance abuser who abandoned his family to pursue a non-existent career as a painter. After leaving his wife and children and alienating himself from his friends in Paris, Gauguin fled to Tahiti where he knowingly infected his three pre-pubescent “brides”


with syphilis. In a desperate bid for recognition near the end of his life, Gauguin even faked a “journal” detailing his fantasized erotic exploits for the sole purpose of trying to garner interest in his piles of unsold paintings. The reality of this sad mess of a man stands in startling counterpoint to the mythologized, cock-sure self portraits painted by the artist. Gauguin’s self-aggrandizing quest for fame (or at the very least, his hope of some sort of artistic martyrdom) certainly seems to support Charles Atlas’ supposition about artists and their over-blown egos. But I often wonder-- Did Gauguin really believe that he was as amazing as he portrayed himself in his own art and writing? Or was it all some sort of desperate salve for a deflated ego? I won’t lie—I am sometimes plagued by self-doubt regarding my own abilities and qualifications. I learned how to illustrate in art school, but to make a living doing art, I had to teach myself about marketing, promotion, and contracts. I am a published author, but never studied writing beyond basic college English. I teach Photoshop, but I learned it on my own by trial and error. This can leave me feeling like a poser or a fraud who hasn’t properly earned his credentials--an amateur wannabe posing as an expert. I have my days when I fear that at any moment, men in dark glasses and black suits will burst into one of my lectures waving warrants and accusing me of multiple counts of faking-being-an-artist and teaching-despite-notknowing-what-I’m-talking-about. They will tsk-tsk as they seal my resumé and a few dubious sketches into evidence bags then hook their arms through mine and lead me away with a dazed and chastened expression on my face. The crowd will slowly shake their heads and murmur to themselves about how they could have let themselves be misled by such an obvious charlatan. I don’t know of a single creative person who has not felt like an impostor at one time or another. An associate of mine, author and game designer Jim Pinto even went so far as to assert that “all non-narcissist writers suffer this, I think”. So, how do we strike a balance between unrestrained narcissistic egotism and career-suicide-inducing self-deprecation? I suppose we could start by asking ourselves a few simple questions like: • Did I win that cosplay masquerade contest because I cajoled all my friends to show up and vote for me even though my costume sucked? • Are my Instagram followers only LIKING the poorly photographed WIPs of my sketches? Or are they PAYING to hang my art over their sofas? (actually, you can hang my art in your bathroom for all I care)

awesome! I love it! U got skilz brah!” because they are afraid to hurt my feelings? Or do they give specific critiques like “Your color is amazing but I would like to see you work on your anatomy.”? (Notice how I subtly brought this back around to Gauguin) It takes a high level of long-term dedication to create a consistent body of work, not to mention the self-confidence necessary to expose that art, naked and screaming to the cold, critical gaze of the public eye. At its destructive extreme, this so-called imposture syndrome can sap your confidence and paralyze you into not creating any new work. Celebrated marine painter Dennis Friel sees it as a sort of “artistic conscience” that helps to keep you genuine and authentic. Another positive take on this phenomenon has been articulated by artist Isaac DeKing: “The best part of impostor syndrome is that it’s born of the same place that drives you to improve. It’s the dirtier, nastier, monkey on your back version of your drive to improve, but if you listen to it just a tiny bit, it can actually help you.” I like to think that the key is to use both the positive comments and valid critiques from people you trust to improve your work and bolster your self-confidence. And if that isn’t enough to assuage your insecurities, author Neil Gaiman also reassures us that “Maybe there weren’t any grown-ups, only people who had worked hard and also got lucky and were slightly out of their depth, all of us doing the best job we could, which is all we can really hope for.” *Astute readers will notice my liberal over-use of quotes and anecdotes as a desperate attempt to validate my barely qualified opinions and to fill space on the page. Impostor Syndrome is a recognized issue that effects people both in and out of the field of art. Read more about it here: “Feel like a Fraud?” by Kirsten Weir More on Gauguin: admire-Paul-Gauguins-art.html Jim Pinto can be found online at Dennis Friel can be found at Isaac DeKing can be found online at Neil Gaiman can be found at

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ACTOR •PRODUCER• COMEDIAN by Marcela Villa | photos by Theo & Juliet




Jobrani may be most well known as a comedian, but when he spoke to Art Hive about his new projects, he showed us yet another example of a multifaceted artist, able to make crowds laugh in person and in writing, all while staying true to his Iranian roots. His work as a comedian, TV show actor, producer, and author all come together to demonstrate Maz’s perspective of the Iranian-American family. He expertly uses his comedy to relay his truth, and in doing so, hopes to shed light on the parallels of immigrants from all cultures, and their quest for the American Dream. MARCELA VILLA: Maz, I want to start from the beginning if you don’t mind. I know you moved from Iran to the US, and I can imagine that was quite an interesting transition. How do you think that change of culture affected you and your passions? MAZ JOBRANI: Well yeah, if I stayed in Iran, there was a revolution that led into a war, so my life definitely would’ve been different; I would’ve been in the middle of a war. The author Marjane Satrapi is a French filmmaker and author; she wrote the book called Persepolis, a graphic comic book about Iran in ‘79, ‘80, and ‘81 with the war happening with Iraq. I think she really captured what was going on in Iran and the totalitarian government that had taken over under the Islamic totality. My life would’ve been very different; I doubt I would’ve been a stand-up comedian if I stayed in Iran. I think a part of it is, culturally speaking, for a lot of immigrant cultures that come to America, your parents come because they are fleeing revolution, or war, or poverty; a lot of times I think the parents come and

cy and fellowships and all that stuff, and he is finally at the point where he is operating. I have been doing stand up for almost 20 years, and I think that the way comedians work, we don’t just wake up one day and have a new hour and BOOM life is good; we go to the clubs a lot of times, sometimes 5-10 times a week, and you keep working that material, working out a new bit, working out other stuff, and after a year or so, you have maybe 45 minutes to an hour of new material. Then you go and do a special, so I think people see it, and they are thinking, ‘wow he’s coming off the top of his head with this stuff.’ Some of the stuff, like when you talk to the audience and you rip, it’s off the top of your head, but a lot of the other stuff is material you’ve been working out, so it’s a process. For me, this special was taped April of this year, and the previous special I taped was February of 2015, so really two years apart; it took about two years to get it all together and find the right timing. So that’s how we make people laugh; it takes time. MV: Your book, I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV, is a really cool memoir to read through. What was your motivation behind writing a book like that, and what kind of response have you received from your fans? MJ: The book was interesting because I was not really looking to write a book. I think right around that same time, Keith Richards came out with a book and I thought, wow, that’s someone who should be writing a book, he’s lived a full life and has stories and all. I thought wow, I still have a long way to go before I write a book, but then I was talking to my manager and he said, with all your travels and everything that’s going on in the world, I think it might be a good idea to try to put a book out and talk about your experiences. It was a cool thing to be able to do, and if you read through it you’ll see that one of the underlying themes is reiterating the fact that we have so much

“It’s amazing, I always tell other comedians and artists, we are serial entrepreneurs in that we need to keep creating stuff rather than waiting on the side for someone to create it for us, and you never know what is going to come out of it.” set up shop in whatever place they can, and their goal is for their kids to go and get an American education and become a lawyer or doctor. They are not thinking their kids are going to become comedians; they didn’t know it was even an option. So culturally speaking, I don’t think my parents ever imagined that they would have a son that would tell jokes for a living, but that’s what America is, you can tell jokes for a living and here I am. MV: You are such multidimensional artist and you’re doing a lot of things these days. I love your Netflix special, Immigrant; you cover so many topics from family to politics, to obviously immigration. When I watch your show and you make people laugh for an hour, it seems like such a daunting task. What do you do to prepare for those dynamic performances? MJ: It’s like any career that you undertake, it takes time. I have a friend who is a cardiothoracic surgeon who operates on people who have life threatening health issues. Now, he didn’t just wake up one day and start operating. He has over 10 years of residen52


in common. Even though I am originally from Iran, I grew up with what might be similar to many kids in America and the way that they grew up. So it is kind of showing that we have similar experiences, and then get specific about my story and travelling around the world. It was a way to show that there are so many similarities, and try to do it in a funny way, and I got a good response from it. It’s amazing, I always tell other comedians and artists, we are serial entrepreneurs in that we need to keep creating stuff rather than waiting on the side for someone to create it for us, and you never know what is going to come out of it. For example, when I wrote the book, someone read an article that was written about the book in the Atlantic Magazine, and that person was at the Kennedy Center and they brought me into a conference that they were doing; after that, that led to me performing at the Kennedy Center, which led to me coming back and taping my special at the Kennedy Center. You just put it out there, and things happen.





MV: I love seeing you pushing the boundaries and talking about minorities on screen and making it all about positivity and change. What is your personal opinion in how we break through those barriers? MJ: I think we have definitely made some progress in the recent past. There was a time when it was all Chuck Norris and Steven Segal movies and they were kicking our asses. But I think one thing is it takes immigrant cultures a generation or two to realize that we can actually be involved in entertainment and make a living doing it. I think we are starting to see more and more of that generation coming through, your Aziz Ansaris and Hasan Minhajs, and Mindy Kalings; all these people from these Indian and Muslim and Middle Eastern backgrounds are starting to make more and more progress in Hollywood. Ultimately it comes to that, our people telling our stories. If you are waiting on the sidelines for a guy who has never had your experience or ever met an Iranian family and you are waiting for him to tell your story, he will tell the story about the Iranian family that takes people hostage. When you tell your story, you go, ‘No, my Iranian family never took anyone hostage, we were just loud and crazy and good people.’ There’s obviously a lot of anti-Muslim sentiment under the current political climate; Trump and others try to use any kind of terrorist act to take us backwards, emboldening racists and others to feel free to attack Muslims or anyone who is from that part of the world. At the same time, there is a push through in film and television that is trying to counter some of that. MV: I know you have your new show on CBS that you are filming now, Superior Donuts. Can you tell us about it? MJ: I describe it as Cheers in a donut shop; a group of people that basically hang out at a donut shop. The main guy is Judd Hirsch and the costar is Jermaine Fowler. Judd Hirsch plays an older Jewish man who owns a donut shop and is old school, and Jermaine Fowler is a young African-American kid who comes in and starts to modernize the place. In the mix you have Katie Segal playing a cop, David Koechner, myself, Diane Guerrero, Rell Battle, and we are all patrons of

this donut shop. I think what the show has done is we’ve tried to tackle actual social issues that exist today and take them on as far as a CBS show can. It’s not super racy but we have talked about islamophobia, racism, and gun control; there’s been episodes that deal with real life stuff in the best way a 20 minute sitcom can, but it feels like it’s got a good core audience. Nowadays, I’m guilty of this as well, a lot of us are hooked on shows that are serial shows where you have to watch one episode to the next and binge watch and get through it all. If you are looking for something you don’t need to binge watch, that you can watch any given week and know what’s going on, then give our show a shot; they all kind of stand independent of each other. We had James Burrows as one of the executive producers from season 1 and he directed a bunch of them. I think people will get a good 20 minute laugh break. MV: What is some advice that you would like to share with other creatives that want to branch out into the arts? MJ: In terms of stand up or any kind of performing art that you want to do, I would say do it. A lot of times they ask, “How do I start?” I took a class. I am somebody who excels when there’s an assignment that’s been handed out; it was good for me to have that class because they would say go home, write 2 minutes of stuff, bring it back and perform in front of the class. But one of the things I learned from the class was if you really want to be a comedian you have to go to as many open mics as you can, try to get on stage 5-10 times a week, record your material, go over it, and write new material as much as you can. With stand-up, it’s just go. With acting, definitely get into an acting class; a lot of people see a movie and go, ‘oh that looks like it’s fun,’ but in reality, making a movie is a lot of sitting around and waiting to do your thing. There’s a lot of other stuff that comes with making a movie so you really should take a class and maybe even try to get into a theater so you can do some plays and see if you really love it, because it comes with a lot of rejection, and it comes with a lot of sacrifice; there’s going to be a lot of times where you’ll have to get a job in a coffee shop just so you can pay your bills so you

can go on auditions for one line. Really make sure it’s something you want to do because a lot of times people think, ‘oh that looks easy,’ but there is a lot of struggle that comes with it. I guess the theme is, if you start with a class and see if you really love it, and if you do, then go from there. MV: Are there any other new projects you have worked on that you would like to tell our readers about? MJ: I am actually an executive producer on a film that my sister made called Everything Must Change. She just recently passed away from breast cancer, and it’s a documentary film that I executive produced, and it’s her first person experience going through the breast cancer. It is probably one of the first documentaries that I know of that’s a first person experience of someone going through this, and it really sends the message of seizing life and living life to the fullest when you are faced with a terminal diagnosis. I was very proud to be an executive producer on the film, and that’s something I would like people to see as well if they can.

CONNECT WATCH Immigrant on Netflix Superior Donuts on CBS READ “I’m Not a Terrorist But I’ve Played One on TV”






LITERATURE AND THE ARTS COME ALIVE WITH STREET ART By Meredith Clements Think about the wonder and amazement of watching a 3D movie come alive on the screen. Now, envision interacting with a 3D scene of street art without the use of technology. That’s what the north plaza of Broward County Main Library will look like when 2D and 3D chalk artists from all over the state create temporal masterpieces at Fort Lauderdale’s inaugural chalk festival this January. Chalk Lit Fest, presented by the Library and the Broward Cultural Division in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read community book program, will feature the unique experience of watching and interacting with live literary-themed street art. This free event for all ages will activate the block with live music, food trucks, murals by more than 20 street artists, 3D printing stations, face painting, museum-curated workshops, hands-on crafting with Blick Art Materials, an area for kids to create their own chalk masterpieces and a People’s Choice Award presented by Jerry’s Artarama.



Photos courtesy of Carrie Bennett

TOP: GREG MIKE WALL, © Adrian Wilcox Photography BOTTOM: HERAKUT WALL, © Adrian Wilcox Photography



Q&A with Art Director

CARRIE BENNETT What first attracted you to chalk as a medium? I visited the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival in 2007 and saw hundreds of artists on their hands and knees completely covered in chalk. The following year, I applied as an artist and have been hooked ever since. The process of creating a live, temporary image just for people to experience is such a rewarding gift. I love creating something that will bring joy or inspiration to someone—and be able to interact with the audience while doing it. The beauty of street painting is that you will meet hundreds people from all walks of life. The pavement invites and provokes such beautiful, personal interaction and conversation which is the treasure of what I do. Do you know what you’re going to create before you start chalking or do you like to improvise? I will usually have a theme for the season I’m in. Imagery that evokes beauty, life and strength such as colorful lions or joy filled faces. I sometimes will grid out my image from a photograph but often enjoy “flowing” outside of the box. Why do you like utilizing chalk for public art collaborations? It’s such a relatable, childlike material—and kids just love it! You can get messy and it washes off the street easily. What’s your favorite type or brand of chalk? Mount Vision pastels are the top of the line for street painters. I think most professional street painters have boxes filled with various brands of chalks, right down to Crayola. If someone wants to try chalk art at home, what would you tell them? I would encourage them to play in your driveway to get used to the material. You can paint a layer of washable tempera paint as a primer to hold the color better and try working from a photo using the grid technique. There are many street painting workshops at events and festivals around the country to learn hands on tips from the pros. Or are there any neat tricks to working with chalk that parents could implement with their kids at home?

Leading the County’s first chalk festival is renowned artist and arts educator Carrie Bennett of Lighthouse Point. Bennett specializes in creating local and international large-scale chalk murals and directs public art collaborations in communities to awaken creative growth in young artists. Married to film and video editor Chad Bennett of Auckland, New Zealand, together they have 1-year-old daughter Indiana Rey.

I think the best tip I received when starting out was to really lay the chalk color on heavy so as to fill all the rough texture of the street. The final results translate beautifully when photographed. Buying pastels that have deeper pigments help, versus the more inexpensive paler colors. What can Chalk Lit attendees expect to see when they come to the festival? You will see a variety of dedicated artists on their hands and knees mapping out their images in the morning, many working from photographs using the grid technique. They will slowly morph into gorgeous murals by the end of the day. We will have a variety of levels, including the Deerfield Beach High School art club, to professional 3D and 2D artists from all over Florida. A People’s Choice Award will be given at the end of the day—so be sure and place your ticket into your favorite artist’s bucket!



Photos courtesy of Carrie Bennett


Shane Mesmer of Wellington, FL at the Marietta Chalk Festival

SAVE THE DATE AND WATCH AS THE LIBRARY’S BLOCK IN DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE ACTIVATES WITH ART AND COMES ALIVE FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY. Saturday, Jan.13, 2018 10AM - 5PM Broward County Main Library North Plaza 100 S Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale Visit for more information and share the event with friends from the Broward Cultural Division’s Facebook (@BrowardArts) and Eventbrite pages.




John McEnroe Returns to the 2018 Delray Beach Open




lready a beguiling, beachside oasis for bathing beauties, foodies, and fashionistas, Delray Beach has also emerged as one of the country’s top attractions for star-studded sporting events and a growing arts movement. Marrying these two community charms is the Delray Beach Open, featuring the most acclaimed names in the world of tennis on its stadium theater while sharing the talents of area artists throughout the tournament grounds. The Delray Beach Open plays host to the ATP World Tour and ATP Champions Tour and is a wonderful way to enjoy the city’s pedestrian-friendly culture and idyllic sweater weather. A mashup of tennis, music and art, the 2018 ATP Tour event also marks the return of seven-time Grand Slam winner and art aficionado John McEnroe. The Delray Beach Open will hold court February 16-25 and McEnroe will be one of the 10-day tournament’s star attractions, which officially kicks off on Presidents’ Day weekend. McEnroe’s ties to the ‘Most Fun Small Town’ include appearances in three of Delray Beach Open’s ATP Champions Tour events, and the now-legendary “Tennis on the Ave” promotional stunt in 2010 in which McEnroe played an impromptu match on a makeshift tennis court in the middle of the city’s downtown thoroughfare, complete with the city’s mayor umpiring the improvised match. A year later, McEnroe returned to Delray to attend the Arts Garage’s grand opening. His appearance at the Arts Garage, a cornerstone of Delray’s art and culture scene, helped open this institution with great fanfare locally, nationally and internationally and reminded guests of McEnroe’s passion for the art world. He followed this Arts Garage opening by a second appearance on the Ave, this time pitted against one-time nemesis Mats Wilander. Thousands of fans clamored to witness McEnroe’s notorious antics and trademark rant, “You can’t be serious!” whenever the mayor’s calls didn’t go his way. An avid art collector, book author, New York City art gallery owner, and Warhol darling, the self-appointed “Commissioner of Tennis,” feels right at home today as an enigmatic fixture in Delray’s verdant arts scene. “I enjoy collecting art and seeing the work of new upand-coming artists,” said McEnroe. “I identify with artists because

they are out there all alone putting themselves on the line, similar to tennis professionals.” More than just a top tennis frenzy, the Delray Beach Open showcases and celebrates local artists with murals, a pop up art gallery, a dramatic artistic entrance and live art throughout the tournament. Additional off-court activities include the popular live music stage with area musicians performing original works, a bean bag garden to sink into and recharge your batteries, delicious culinary and cocktail offerings from local eateries, and VIP-feeling retreats to huddle away from the masses in between adventures. And to keep a spring in your split-step, the tournament’s signature VolleyGirls promotional team, the only dance team representing an ATP Tour event, will cheer on players, ignite the crowd and promote the tournament in the community before and during the tournament week. To round out your Delray Beach Open agenda, follow the event schedule for annual favorited events – Sponsors & Players party hosted by VIP Caterers, Ladies Day Luncheons presented by Centre Court Activewear, and exclusive wine tastings in the Clubhouse Lounge. For the little ones, on President’s Day our future Delpo’s and Stephens’ will want to hit USTA Kidz Day, a funfilled afternoon of tennis matches and activities. For more information on the Delray Beach Open or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 561-330-6000. Following completion of the ATP Champions Tour event, the ATP World Tour event begins on Monday, February 19, and concludes with the finals on Sunday, February 25. Former Delray Beach champions’ Juan Martin del Potro (2011), Sam Querrey (2016), and Jack Sock (2017) will join former world No.3 Milos Raonic and Top 15 Nick Kyrgios to make up the strongest singles draw in tournament history. The four-time Delray Beach champion Bryan Brothers doubles team will also return. Raonic’s first-round match will be featured Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 12:30 pm (Session 7) while del Potro plays in that evening’s 8:00 pm prime-time slot (Session 8). The Bryans will open their tournament playing the feature match on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 8:00 pm (Session 10).

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THE MAVERICKS Presented by Broward Center & AEG Present at Parker Playhouse





Hailing from Miami, the Grammy Award-winning group known as the “most interesting band in the world” brings its unique blend of post-modern country, pop, rock, Latin and lounge music to the Parker Playhouse on the evening of December 1, 2017. Renowned for its garage band-ferocity, intense live performances, and deep love of romance and pure country, the band is led by Cuban-American Raul Malo, whose rich, supple vocals are often compared to those of Roy Orbison.

Presented by The Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society Board the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse tour to enjoy the crisp ocean breeze blowing through your hair on the morning of December 2, 2017. Pushing off from the Sands dock for a 30-minute trip to the lighthouse at each sail time, the boat will ultimately circle back to the Sands dock at the end of its hour-long voyage. Arrive at the Sands or Lighthouse dock 10 to 20 minutes before the departure time so that HLPS members can check you in, give you a wristband, and help you get comfortably settled on board.

Presented by the Armory Art Center on December 2 and 3, 2017, the Second Annual West Palm Beach Festival will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, art demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. Attracting 6,000 visitors and 86 artists last year, this year’s Festival will showcase ceramic, painting, mixedmedia, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, glass, jewelry and furniture exhibitions over the weekend of December 2 and 3, 2017.

Tickets cost between $34.50 and $67.50. More info at

Free for HLPS members, the trip costs $25 for non-members. More info at

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With an artist line-up of Cage the Elephant, Weezer, Andrew, Boyz II Men, and a host of other top alternative, rock and pop bands, the Riptide Music Festival promises to be the biggest two-day beach party for music lovers on December 2 and 3, 2017. On Saturday, December 2, 2017, gates will open at 11 AM and close at 10 PM. On Sunday, December 3, 2017, showtime starts at 11 PM and ends at 8 PM. One-day passes are available for $60. More ticket info on

Presented by Broward Cultural Division

Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, will address the nonprofit arts and culture industry’s $414 million impact on the economy in Broward. NSU Art Museum; 1 E Las Olas Blvd.; Fort Lauderdale. 5:30 pm: Reception and docent-guided exhibition tours; 6:30 pm: Talk in Horvitz Auditorium. FREE; RSVP required. 954-357-7463 or or

Presented by Armory Art Center

Presented by Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida at Parker Playhouse Presented by the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida each winter, the holiday classic The Nutcracker will feature Vladimir Issaev’s choreographic interpretation of traditional Russian ballet -- with a modern twist. The annual masterpiece’s ageless story revolves around Clara, a young girl who travels to fantastical lands and battles a villainous nemesis after receiving a magical Christmas Eve present. Book at Smart Stage ticket today for $10. More ticket info at








Presented by Bank of America Broadway In Fort Lauderdale at Broward Center for the Performing Arts Crossing the nation on its 20th Anniversary World Tour, international Irish dance phenomenon Riverdance is back by popular demand. Drawn from Irish traditions, the performers’ combined talents transform Irish dancing and music into a contemporary art form capturing the imaginations of audiences of all ages and cultures. Of all the musical, theatrical and cinematic performances to emerge from Ireland, nothing has rivaled the energy, sensuality, and spectacle of this innovative blend of dance, music and song. Book your ticket for Riverdance from January 5 to 7, 2017, at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts. More info at

Deep in the heart of downtown Fort

Lauderdale, Las Olas Boulevard -- known as the jewel of the city -- will host one of the nation’s top 100 art festivals: the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair. On the weekend of January 6 and 7, meet the creators of art display, commission a piece, ask questions about techniques or purchase affordably priced fine art. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find it at this highly anticipated juried art and craft fair in Las Olas. Admission is free. More info at

Presented by Miami City Ballet at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Set to the exquisite musical score of Leo Delibes, La Source’s 1968 choreography vividly recreates the elegant milieu of 19th-century French ballet. Two couples -- one classical, one modern -- are pitted against each other in a provocative study of choreographic contrast and collision. Peter Martins interprets the neo-romantic Barber Violin Concerto -- one of this century’s most melodically alluring and widely performed concertos -- at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on January 12 to 14, 2018, and at the Kravis Center on February 2 to 4, 2018. More info at






A family-friendly day of live music, food trucks and live art, Fort Lauderdale’s inaugural Chalk Lit Festival will offer 3D-printing stations, face painting, museum-curated workshops, and handson crafting and art activities -- but the star attraction will be the live, on-site murals created by twenty-plus street artists. Led by artist and arts educator Carrie Bennett, Chalk Lit will feature craft demos by Blick Art Materials, a People’s Choice Award presented by Jerry’s Artarama, and a kidsonly area for creating chalk masterpieces. RSVP on EventBrite or find more info at


Presented by The Las Olas Art Fair at Las Olas Boulevard



Presented at Broward Main Library North Plaza




Presented by Palm Beach Poetry Festival at Multiple Venues

Offering poetry workshops from January 15 to 20, 2018, the 14th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival is dedicated to fostering the writing, reading, performance and appreciation of poetry. Featuring a world-class, lifeenriching series of poetry events for participants and audience members, the Delray Beach festival will be led by award-winning poets renowned for their excellence as teachers of craft. More info at

Presented at AIRIE Nest Gallery located at Everglades National Park’s Coe Visitor Center

Bordered by the Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys, the Florida Bay has been wrought by tumultuous changes that have depleted its natural ecosystem and harmed its native wildlife population. Held at the AIRIE Nest Gallery, this exhibition showcases selected work addressing the significance of this contested area and depicting its precarious future and its storied past. Featured AIRIE Fellows include Mark Dion, Valerie Le Blanc and Daniel Dugas, Valeria George, Nick Gilmore, Jason Hedges and Magnus Sodamin. More info at

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Presented by Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Fusing a dizzying array of jazz, hip hop, funk and classical musical styles and influences, hip hop duo Black Violin is formed by two classically trained musicians -- Kev Marcus and Wil B, who first met while playing violin for the orchestra of Fort Lauderdale’s Dillard High School -- and a DJ. Redefining the music world one string at a time, Black Violin blends the disciplined rigidity of Shostakovich and Bach with the modern sensibilities of Nas and Jay-Z. Tickets range from $15 to $59.50. More info at


A four-day curated art fair, the second annual Art Fort Lauderale will take attendees on a journey along South Florida’s famed intracoastal waterways via water taxi and private yacht. With stops at multimillion-dollar waterfront estates featuring exhibitions of differing art styles and methods, the Art Fair on the Water highlights this city’s uniqueness. This destination art fair will place Fort Lauderdale on the art world’s map as a premier location to view and purchase artwork from emerging artists. Art aficionados, residents and tourists will be able to interact with artists in this memorable, interactive and engaging experience from January 25 to 28, 2018. More info at


Burning Man in microcosm, this Key Biscayne regional burn is a creative experiment in community emphasizing local artists, theme camps and region-specific styles. A local gathering of creative people who prefer neighborly familiarity and intimacy over the larger-scale burnings, this wholly volunteerdriven event invites you to become a Burner from January 26 to 28, 2018. Bring the flame into your own community by connecting with the Burning Man Regional Network, the Love Burn and other local burns. Submit an artist proposal or secure your Love Burn pass at




Presented by Broward Center for the Performing Arts Hitting the road for a highly anticipated 24-date tour, Lana Del Rey will perform from Lust for Life, her Billboard 200-topping new album, at Sunrise’s BB&T Center on December 29 and 31, 2017, January 11 and 14, 2018, and February 1, 2018. Accompanying Del Rey is special guest Kali Uchis. Visit or call 800-745-3000 for more info.

Presented by Delray Beach Arts., Inc at John Prince Park

The best stinkin’ party in town is now the best stinkin’ party in South Florida! This popular food and entertainment event features national act entertainment, Gourmet Alley food area (home to 100-plus garlic-laced menu items), a large children’s amusement area with rides, over 200 artist and craft vendors, the Garlic Chef cooking competition, the Cloves & Vines Wine Garden and full liquor bars. More info on

Presented by The Bass Museum of Art at The Bass Museum of Art Swiss mixed-media artist Ugo Rondinone’s colorful art is taking over the entire secondfloor gallery space of the newly redesigned Bass Museum, which opened its doors to the public in October after a $12 million renovation. In addition to revamping 4,100 square feet for a new exhibition space and redesigning 4,000 square feet for educational events and programming, upgrades include a full overhaul of the museum’s second floor. Tour it for yourself from November 16 through November 26, 2017, by walking through three decades of Rondinona’s work and experiencing life-size drawings and a multi-wall mirror installation. General tickets cost $10. View more ticket info at




Ben Schultz and XiaoChuan Xie in Martha Graham’s “The Rite of Spring.” Photo and copyright by Hibbard Nash Photography. 66


South Florida Symphony Orchestra In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the South Florida Symphony Orchestra is regaling us with its most sophisticated season.

By Christie Galeano-Mott



XiaoChuan Xie and Ben Schultz in Martha Graham’s “The Rite of Spring.” Photo and copyright by Hibbard Nash Photography.



As a child, Sebrina María Alfonso dreamed of being a high school band teacher. Then a field trip serendipitously changed her life. During the school outing, Alfonso wandered away from the group and into a theater performance of the final scene of La Bohème. “That moment made me realize there was more to music,” Alfonso said. Her passion for music culminates this season with the celebration of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s 20th anniversary. As the founder and music director of the organization, Alfonso is excited to continue to bring her eclectically curated programming to her community, which spans from Key West to Palm Beach. The season, which began in November, continues this month with Zuill Bailey’s Grammy award-winning performance of Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemmingway and a performance by the Siudy Flamenco Dance Theatre. The symphony’s pinnacle performance will take place in January with the iconic Martha Graham Dance Company. Founded in 1926, the Martha Graham Dance Company is America’s oldest dance company and has some of the world’s leading dancers on its roster. “Martha was a revolutionary who created a new and very American style of dancing,” said Janet Eilber, the company’s artistic director and former dancer. “America was discovering its own modern voice and creating its own form of expression that was American, not borrowed from anywhere else.” As part of the Martha Graham’s Dance of Life concert, the symphony will perform Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. When Stravinsky debuted his masterpiece at the Paris Opera in 1913, the audience rioted. It was a work of such modernism that they had never heard an orchestra make sounds like that. “The music is visceral, dynamic and pounding, which makes it perfect for Martha’s choreography,” Eilber said. Another exciting addition to the Martha Graham program will be a piece by Fort Lauderdale local composer Tom Hormel. Martha Graham’s second company, Graham Two, will perform the world premiere of its choreography to his score “Legend of Bird Mountain.” The 20th season kickoff will take place December 14 with an intimate cocktail reception at Hemmingway’s house in Key West. On January 23 the symphony’s annual gala at the Broward Center, will invite patrons to enjoy the Martha Graham concert performance before a private reception. Local dancers Lloyd Knight and Leon Cobb -- both graduates from the New World School of the Arts -- will join the company. “Both dancers are wonderfully trained,” Eilber said. “And the Rite of Spring has some of the most physical, acrobatic, exerting choreography.”

From Top to Bottom: Ben Schultz and XiaoChuan Xie in Martha Graham’s “The Rite of Spring.” Photo and copyright by Sinru Ku. Martha Graham Dance Company in “The Rite of Spring.” Photo and copyright by Sinru Ku. Ben Schultz and XiaoChuan Xie in Martha Graham’s “The Rite of Spring.” Photo and copyright by Sinru Ku. CREATIVE + CONSCIOUS CULTURE


The partnership with the Martha Graham Dance Company is just one of the many triumphs the symphony is celebrating this season – accomplishments Alfonso never saw coming when, in 1997, she started the then-named Key West Symphony. Alfonso, a native of Key West, left her hometown to study at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University. Upon returning to her flourishing island paradise, she realized two things: that her grandparents didn’t know what she did and that music was still not being emphasized as part of the curriculum in schools. As a child she’d been lucky to be exposed to music through her uncles’ drum playing and her family’s love for music, but Alfonso’s goal was to make music available to all children. During the 11 years the symphony was based in Key West, it hosted annual musicals with child actors performing alongside Alfonso’s professional orchestra and with professional stage sets she rented for each show. Today, the symphony continues to give back to the local community through Symphony in the Schools, which has impacted more than 35,000 children with a variety of programs and complimentary family-centered programming, including several hurricane relief shows hosted at IKEA’s Sunrise and Miami stores. Alfonso started the Key West Symphony with a dream and a bike - using it to get around town to ask for signature commitments from her neighbors. When she saw the need to grow and expand the organization to South Florida in 2009, a mutual friend introduced her to Jacqueline Lorber, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who became the symphony’s most powerful secret weapon. With no background in music, Lorber, the organization’s current president and CEO, has taken the annual budget from $150,000 to $2 million. Unsatisfied with this achievement, Lorber’s looking to grow it to $5 million in the next five years. That’s what Lorber does. “When I see a problem, I want to solve it,” she said. “That’s my favorite part of my job: making things happen.” Looking to next year, the symphony is already preparing for its next season with Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, starring an outstanding cast led by award-winning local opera singer Neil Nelson.



When Stravinsky debuted his masterpiece at the Paris Opera in 1913 the audience rioted.

Lloyd Knight in Martha Graham’s “Appalachian Spring” © Hibbard Nash Photography.



ART GALLERIES + CREATIVE SPACES PALM BEACH Addison Gallery 206 N.E 2nd Street, Delray Beach Amanda James Gallery 412 East Ocean #1, Boynton Beach Armory Art Center 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach Arts Garage 94 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach Art House 429 429 25th Street, West Palm Beach Art House Gallery 255 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach


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Artisans on the Ave 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth Artists Alley Delray Beach 3rd Avenue Studios and Galleries NE 3rd Street, Delray Beach Artists Guild Galley 512 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach Art Link International 809 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth Ashley John Gallery 410 S. County Road, Palm Beach Avalon Gallery 425 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts 1105 2nd Ave S, Lake Worth Blue Gallery 600 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach Bohemia AG 536 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach Boca Black Box 822 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton

FOR TIX: 561 330 6000

Boynton Beach Art District 401 West Industrial Avenue, Boynton Beach Bruce Helander 410 Evernia Street # 119, West Palm Beach

Bruce Webber Gallery 705 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth

JF Gallery 3901 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach

Cacace Fine Art 354 NE 4th Street, Suite D Delray Beach

John H Surovek Gallery 349 Worth Avenue 8 Via Parigi, Palm Beach

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center 2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Carré d’Artistes - Art Gallery 430 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

Kevin McPherrin Int’l Gallery 4851 N. Dixie Hwy, Boca Raton

Ali Cultural Arts 353 Hammondville Rd, Pompano Beach

Center for Creative Education 425 24th Street, West Palm Beach

Lighthouse Art Center 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta

Art and Culture Center/ Hollywood 1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood

Cornell Art Museum 51 N Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth DeBilzan Gallery 38 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach DTR Modernt Gallery 440 South County Road, Palm Beach FAU Universities Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton Flamingo Clay Studio 15 South J Street, Lake Worth Ford Fine Art 260 NE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach Galleria Gilda 2211 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth

Lois Brenzinski Artworks 533 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach Mary Woerner Fine Arts 3700 South Dixie Highway #7, West Palm Beach Native Visions Galleries 104 Breakwater Court, Jupiter Norton Museum of Art 1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach Onessimo Fine Art 4530 PGA Boulevard, Suite 101, Palm Beach Gardens Pavo Real Gallery 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton Rosenbaum Contemporary 150 Yamato Road, Boca Raton RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery 50 US-1, Jupiter Russeck Gallery 203 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach

Gallery 22 -Yaacov Heller 282 Via Naranjas, Boca Raton

Stewart Fine Art 5501 N Federal Highway, Suite 3 -Boca Raton

Gallery Biba 224A Worth Avenue, Palm Beach

Studio E Gallery 4600 PGA Boulevard #101, Palm Beach Gardens

Griffin Gallery 5250 Town Center Cir #128, Boca Raton

Sundook Art Galleries 524 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

Habitat Galleries 513 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

The Box Gallery 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach ​ Vertuqa Fine Art 5250 Town Center Cir #128, Boca Raton

Holden Luntz Gallery 332 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach ICFA & Erdesz 358 NE 4th Street, Delray Beach

Wally Findlay Galleries 165 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach


Art Gallery 21 600 NE 21 Court, Wilton Manors Artist’s Eye Fine Art Gallery 38 South Federal Highway Canterbury Square #2, Dania Beach Art Serve Gallery 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale Bailey Contemporary Arts-BaCA 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery 4566 North University Drive, Lauderhill Broward Art Guild 3280 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale City of Sunrise Art Gallery 10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise Cultural Center of Pompano Beach 102 W Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach Fat Village Center for the Arts 531 NW 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale fatvillagecenterforthearts. com Gallery 721-The Purvis Young Museum 725 Progresso Drive, Fort Lauderdale George Gadson Studios 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Suite 124, Fort Lauderdale Girls’ Club 117 NE 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale Indaba Gallery 609 N 21st Avenue, Hollywood

James Schot Gallery & Studio 2800 N Federal Highway, Suite A Fort Lauderdale L.Mercado Studios 2000 Harrison Street, Hollywood Las Olas Fine Arts 701 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale New River Fine Art 914 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale North Beach Art Gallery 3334 NE 34th Street, Fort Lauderdale Pocock Fine Art & Antiques 1200 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 102, Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library 50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery- Broward College 3501 SW Davie Boulevard, Davie Rossetti Fine Art Gallery 2176 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors Steven Greenwald Design 3023 NW 60th Street, Fort Lauderdale Studio 18City of Pembroke Pines 1101 Poinciana Drive, Pembroke Pines The Amp: Pompano Beach Amphitheater 1806 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach Upper Room Art Gallery 300 SW 1st Ave, unit #123 & #129, Fort Lauderdale Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts 481 South Federal Hwy, Dania Beach

MIAMI-DADE Adamar Fine Arts 21173 NE 18 Place, Miami Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County 300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Alberto Linero Gallery 2294-B NW 2nd Avenue, Miami

Alfa Gallery 1607 Brickell Avenue, Miami

Durban Segnini Gallery 3072 SW 38th Avenue, Miami

Merzbau Gallery 2301 N Miami Avenue, Miami

Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery 2630 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami

Emerson Dorsch 151 NW 24th Street, Miami

MIArt Space 151 NW 36 Street, Miami

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Bay, Miami

Espace Expression 317 NW 28th Street, Miami

Mindy Solomon Gallery 8397 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami

Arevalo Gallery 100 SW 10 Street, Miami

Etra Fine Art 2315 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami

N’Namdi Contemporary 177 NW 23rd Street, Miami

Art Fusion Gallery 3550 North Miami Avenue, Miami

Florida Grand Opera 8390NW 25th Street, Miami

Now Contemporary Art 337 NW 25th Street, Miami

Fountainhead Studios 7338 NW Miami Court, Miami

O. Ascanio Gallery 2600 NW 2nd, Miami

Fredric Snitzer Gallery 1540 NE Miami Court, Miami

Opera Gallery 39th Street, Suite 239 Miami

Art Nouveau Gallery 348 NW 29th Street, Miami Ascaso Gallery 2441 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Avant Gallery 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Suite 102, Miami Bakehouse Art Complex 561 NW 32nd Street Miami Bill Brady Gallery 7200 NW Miami Court, Miami Brisky Gallery 130 Northwest 24th Street, Miami Canale Diaz Art Center 146 Madeira Avenue, Coral Gables Cernuda Arte 3155 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables Collection Privee Gallery 2301 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Curator’s Voice Art Project 299 NW 25th Street, Miami David Castillo Gallery 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 300, Miami Beach De La Cruz Collection 23 NE 41Street, Miami D & G Art Design Gallery 6801 Collins Avenue, Suite C1405, Miami Beach Diana Lowenstein Gallery 2043 North Miami Avenue, Miami Dina Mitrani Gallery 2620 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Dot Fiftyone Gallery 7275 NE 4th Avenue, Miami

Galerie Helene Lamarque 125 NW 23rd Street, Miami Gallery Diet 6315 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Gary Nader Fine Art 62 NE 27th Street, Miami Gecko Art Galleries 6500 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Haitian Heritage Museum 4141 NE 2 Ave. # 105C, Miami Harold Golen Gallery 2294 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami Institute of Contemporary Art 4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Irazoqui Art Gallery 2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami Ka.Be. Contemporary 223 NW 26 Street, Miami Latin Art Core 1646 SW 8th Street, Miami Little Haiti Cultural Center 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami Locust Projects 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami Lowe Art Museum 1301 Standford Drive, Miami Maman Fine Art 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 204. Miami Markowicz Fine Art 110 NE 40th Street, Miami

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


The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse 591 NW 27th Street, Miami Tresart 2121 NW 2nd Ave, Bay #2, Miami Virginia Miller Galleries 169 Madeira Avenue, Coral Gables Waltman Ortega Fine Art 2233 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami White Porch Gallery 2727 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami WYN 317 Gallery 167 NW 25 Street, Miami

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

PALM BEACH COUNTY 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2017 2018 SEASON

BLACK BOX & LIMITED It’s a Wonderful Life


A Christmas Story Nov. 16-Dec. 3 2017

Paint Your Wagon Jan.18-Feb. 4 2018

Divas Holiday Party December 8 2017

It’s A Wonderful Life December 9-10 2017 A BLACK BOX SERIES THEATRE PRODUCTION


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Lend Me A Tenor March 1-18 2018

Oliver! The Musical April 12-29 2018

Tony Sands Rat Pack January 24 2018

Black Box Series: Bachelorette February 1-11 2018


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