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Silvia Karman Cubiñá
It’s All About The Bass

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019 in Home-Slider, Videos, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Silvia Karman Cubiñá
It’s All About The Bass

Silvia Karman CubiñáIt’s All About The Bass

    Introduction to Silvia Karman Cubiñá.  2:58 min. Music: Tony Succar.  Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman.   The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents mid-career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach. The Bass seeks to expand the interpretation of contemporary art by incorporating disciplines of contemporary culture, such as design, fashion and architecture, into the exhibition program. The...

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Talking Photography with
Howard Greenberg

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019 in Home-Slider, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Talking Photography with
Howard Greenberg

Talking Photography withHoward Greenberg

    Introduction to Howard Greenberg.  1:31 min. Edited by Maria Hinestroza Carter & John Perez.  Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman.  Interviewed in his home in Miami Beach, FL.   Editor’s Note:  This video interview is part of The Esther Paster & Rick Grossman Inspicio Photography Series.   Howard Greenberg is a photographer and founder of The Center for Photography in Woodstock in 1977. Greenberg has been one of a small group of gallerists, curators and historians responsible for the creation and...

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South Beach in Black & White

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Home-Slider, Uncategorized, Visual Arts | Comments Off on South Beach in Black & White

South Beach in Black & White

    Editor’s Note:  This video interview is part of The Esther Paster & Rick Grossman Inspicio Photography Series.   I first came to South Beach in the early 1990s when the old Art Deco hotels were being restored, and the vibe changed from aged to hip. It wasn’t the place to visit grandma anymore. The action was infectious and there were plenty of subjects to photograph. I was still using film then, and I was fascinated by the pastel colors of Ocean Drive, the glorious sunrises, sunsets, palm trees, and beaches. Then...

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Pat Bosch, Design Director at Perkins + Will

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Home-Slider, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Pat Bosch, Design Director at Perkins + Will

Pat Bosch, Design Director at Perkins + Will

    Introduction to Pat Bosch.  0:50 sec. Music:  Tony Succar. Camera: Angelika Rinnhofer.  Editor: John Perez.  Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman.   As the Design Director of the Miami office of Perkins + Will since 1996, Pat Bosch has been internationally recognized for her design work specializing in a diversity of buildings types. Her projects have been honored with multiple design awards both nationally and internationally, and work has been published in numerous architectural magazines and client industry journals. As a...

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SHOT by
Photographer Kathy Shorr

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on SHOT by
Photographer Kathy Shorr

SHOT byPhotographer Kathy Shorr

    Introduction to Kathy Shorr.  0:50 sec.  Music: Brazil Samba, Bensound.com. Camera:  Lee Skye.  Edit: John Perez.  Photos:  Kathy Shorr.  Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman    Editor’s Note:  This video interview is part of The Esther Paster & Rick Grossman Inspicio Photography Series.   Regarding SHOT:  “I don’t want to only speak to the converted, because that’s not where my mind is.  I want to talk to people who are on the edge or in the middle. SHOT was never meant to make gun owners feel like...

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Mitchell Kaplan: A Man for All Seasons

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Mitchell Kaplan: A Man for All Seasons

Mitchell Kaplan:  A Man for All Seasons

    Introduction to Mitchell Kaplan.  1:46 min.  Edit:  John Perez.  Music:  Carmen Cicero. Photo & design: Raymond Elman.   Everybody who reads books in the Miami area knows that Mitchell Kaplan is the highly successful founder of the independent bookstore group, Books & Books, and co-founder of the Miami Book Fair, the largest book fair in the United States.  A while back, Inspicio published a written interview with Kaplan, focused on Books & Books and the Miami Book Fair, both of which are over 30 years old. What...

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Dennis Scholl: Making a Difference

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Dennis Scholl: Making a Difference

Dennis Scholl:  Making a Difference

    Introduction to Dennis Scholl.  2:26 min.  Music:  Carmen Cicero. Photo & Design: Raymond Elman.   In 2017, seasoned arts executive and entrepreneur Dennis Scholl became the President and CEO of ArtCenter/South Florida. Scholl, a change agent known for his ability to scale cultural efforts and enterprises, is focused on creating a holistic environment for Miami’s artists. In the spring of 1984, ArtCenter celebrated its grand opening on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach as an organization addressing visual artists’ workspace...

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Khalilah Ali, a Remarkable Journey

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Khalilah Ali, a Remarkable Journey

Khalilah Ali, a Remarkable Journey

    Introduction to Khalilah Ali.  1:31 min.  Photo & design:  Raymond Elman.   In the Spring of 2018, photographer Robert Zuckerman introduced me to Khalilah Ali, the first wife (1967-77) of Muhammad Ali.  Born Belinda Boyd (1950), Khalilah Ali was raised in Chicago where she attended Islamic schools. Her parents were members of the Nation of Islam. Boyd married Muhammad Ali on August 18, 1967, at the age of 17. After their marriage, she changed her name to Khalilah Ali. When Ali’s avoidance of the military draft...

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Xavier Cortada Blends Art & Science

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Xavier Cortada Blends Art & Science

Xavier Cortada Blends Art & Science

    Introduction to Xavier Cortada.  2:13 min.  Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman.   Xavier Cortada (b.1964) grew up in Miami and holds a degree from the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences (Bachelor of Arts,1986), the Miami Business School (Master of Public Administration, 1991) and School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1991).  His science art practice is oriented toward social engagement and the environment. He has created art installations in the Earth’s poles to generate awareness about global climate change. In 2007,...

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From the Midwest to Miami: The Artistic Journey of Tom Seghi

Posted by on Sep 9, 2018 in Articles: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on From the Midwest to Miami: The Artistic Journey of Tom Seghi

From the Midwest to Miami:  The Artistic Journey of Tom Seghi

    Driving through miles of open fields from his hometown of Chicago to DeKalb, Illinois, Tom Seghi was mesmerized by the stark beauty and rich tones of the landscape before him.  The first in his family to attend college, Seghi was on his way to Northern Illinois University (NIU), where he would discover his passion for translating the Midwestern landscape onto canvas.  Originally intending to study architecture, Seghi changed his career path to become an art educator and painter.     During his graduate studies at the Art...

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