Inspicio [pronounced een-spee-cho] is a Latin word meaning inspect, examine, review.
Commentary in the form of reviews, constructive criticism, interviews, profiles, and videos will be published on the Inspicio website on a continuous basis, as soon as the material is ready for publication. The best material will be published quarterly in an e-Magazine, which can be viewed on iPads and iPhones. The inaugural e-Magazine was published in August, 2015. The Fall edition of the e-Magazine was published in November, 2015, the Spring edition was published in March, 2016, and the most recent edition (Vol.2, No.2) was published in October, 2016.
WELCOME FROM THE FOUNDING EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
I am pleased to welcome you to Inspicio, a new arts publication platform sponsored by FIU’s College of Communication Architecture + the Arts.
Inspicio is offered as a website, where we continuously publish content about all art disciplines whenever it is ready for publication, and as an e-Magazine that can be read on iPads and iPhones. To access the e-Magazine, simply open the App Store on your iPad or iPhone and search for”inspicio.” Install the complimentary App and download the magazines.
Contributors to Inspicio (FIU students, faculty and people of interest) will focus on arts activities outside of the immediate FIU community.
THE ORIGINS OF INSPICIO
In 1985, I co-founded Provincetown Arts magazine to celebrate the Outer Cape Cod art community, which has supported many of America’s best known artists, writers, and architects since 1899. Though today I am in a mostly ceremonial role as “Publisher Emeritus,” Provincetown Arts will publish its 31st annual issue in July, 2016.
In 1989, I started making large scale portraits (i.e. 40 x 60 inches) of participants in the Provincetown art community. I have made over 225 portraits in this series.
In 2001, my wife and I bought a condo in the Miami Beach area and became snowbirds. In 2012, we decided to live year-round in South Florida, and I started to explore the possibilities for creating a high-quality arts publication platform for the Miami area that would cover all art disciplines.
In 2013, I started making large-scale portraits of people in the arts with Miami connections. My first subject was Cuban-American Miami-raised poet Richard Blanco, who had just written and read a new poem at President Obama’s inauguration. I told Richard about my dream for a Miami arts publication, and he suggested that I contact his friend and collaborator, artist John Bailley, who teaches at Florida International University (FIU).
John started me down a path that ultimately led to Brian Schriner, Dean of FIU’s College of Communication Architecture + the Arts. Dean Schriner whole-heartedly embraced the general concept of an arts publication platform, which was already articulated in CARTA 20/20, a statement of CARTA’s mission, values, goals and strategies through the year 2020.
Planning for the magazine platform began in 2014, and on May 1, 2015, working with a great team of students, faculty, and outside professionals, we launched the Inspicio website.
I hope what you read, hear and see in Inspicio adds value to your appreciation of the arts in Miami.
Raymond S. Elman
Publisher: Brian Schriner – College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts, Dean
Editor-in-Chief: Raymond S. Elman – artist, editor, writer
Teresa Ponte — Chair, School of Communication + Journalism
Juliet Pinto — Interim Exexutive Director, School of Communication + Journalism
Marilys Nepomechie – Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, College of Communication, Architecture + the Arts
Directory of Videography: Moses Shumow, School of Communication + Journalism
Videographer: Nicole Zummar
Director of Photography: Robert Zuckerman — photographer
Webmaster: Hansel De Haro Maylin
Contributing Editor: Alastair Gordon — writer, editor
Assistant Editor: Adrienne Sylver — writer, editor