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Zero Net Energy

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Articles: 2016, Home-Slider, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Zero Net Energy

Zero Net Energy

  Let’s Make Miami a Net Zero Metropolis !   The built environment accounts for the lion’s share of climate changing carbon emissions, whether as energy consumed by buildings, or by cars moving through our cities’ streets, or as habitat lost to development. To be better stewards of the Earth, we need to ask how we can reduce the amount of resources used to construct and operate our built environment.     Zero Net Energy buildings, or Net Zero, produce at least as much power as they consume over the course of the year....

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A Video Discussion with
Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg,
the 5th President of
Florida International University

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Home-Slider, Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on A Video Discussion with
Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg,
the 5th President of
Florida International University

A Video Discussion withDr. Mark B. Rosenberg,the 5th President ofFlorida International University

    Introduction to Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, 5th President of Florida International University:  1:33 min.  Photos: FIU.  Design:  Raymond Elman.  Music:  Tony Succar.   Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg is the fifth president of Florida International University and former Chancellor of the State University System of Florida. Florida International University (FIU) is an American metropolitan public research university in Greater Miami, Florida. FIU has two major campuses in Miami-Dade County, with its main campus in University Park and another...

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Berenice Abbott Photographs
at The Wolfsonian–FIU

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Articles: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Berenice Abbott Photographs
at The Wolfsonian–FIU

Berenice Abbott Photographsat The Wolfsonian–FIU

      In 1954, photographer Berenice Abbott journeyed along the length of U.S. Route 1, capturing the road, its towns, and inhabitants. From Florida motels made out of buses to Maine potato farmers, Abbott documented communities up and down the East Coast. During the trip, Abbott shot more than four hundred 8×10-inch photographs, and over two thousand smaller images using her Rolleiflex camera, representing her largest portfolio of photographs devoted to a single subject.  North and South: Berenice Abbott’s U.S. Route 1 is a...

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Free Art

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Articles, Articles: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Free Art

Free Art

        “Put that in your story, bro.  Put that in your friggin’ story.  I do this for free, you get me?  Free.” I had just fallen off the top of a 9-foot ladder while helping Hec One Love, a local Miami artist, paint one of the walls in the Wynwood Art District — an expansive wall with an abstract background and lettering that read, “Love Harder.” We had been working since 9:00 am, putting up chalk lines and painter’s tape to create straight, crisp, and clean white lettering on an abstract spray-painted background. ...

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Ellen Salpeter Directs the New ICA Miami

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Home-Slider, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Ellen Salpeter Directs the New ICA Miami

Ellen Salpeter Directs the New ICA Miami

    Introduction to Ellen Salpeter:  1:01 min.   Photo: Elman + Zummar.  Music: Carmen Cicero.   Ellen Salpeter assumed the role of Director at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (“ICA Miami”) in December 2015. She brings over 20 years of leadership experience advancing the missions of a wide range of nonprofit arts organizations, working to strengthen community outreach and engagement, increase cultural partnerships, and build diverse audiences and financial bases of support. At ICA Miami, Salpeter oversees the museum’s...

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Understanding the Value of Art Education: A Video Discussion with Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Performing Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Understanding the Value of Art Education: A Video Discussion with Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Understanding the Value of Art Education: A Video Discussion with Alberto Carvalho,  Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

    Introduction to Alberto M. Carvalho.  1:27 min.  Photo & Design: Raymond Elman.  Music:  Julie Maxwell, Map of Schiaparelli.   Alberto M. Carvalho (b.1965) was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal.    “From the time I was a little boy, I remember being poor, but feeling absolutely rich.  I felt rich because every time I left my little apartment, I was greeted by absolute beauty.  The architecture, the paintings in museums that I could access for free, the fountains, the poetry, the music that rang throughout the old quarters...

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Arquitectonica Now (2016): A Video Conversation with Bernardo Fort-Brescia

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Arquitectonica Now (2016): A Video Conversation with Bernardo Fort-Brescia

Arquitectonica Now (2016):  A Video Conversation with Bernardo Fort-Brescia

  INTRODUCTION: 1:11 min. Introduction to Bernardo Fort-Brescia.   Bernardo Fort-Brescia is a founding principal of Arquitectonica.  A native of Lima, he did his early studies in Peru and Europe where he learned multiple languages which would later prove useful for his international career.  He studied architecture and urban planning at Princeton University and received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, where he later taught.  He moved to Florida in 1975 to teach at the University of Miami.  In 1977, he co-founded...

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A Video Chat with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist Jim Morin

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on A Video Chat with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist Jim Morin

A Video Chat with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist Jim Morin

  INTRODUCTION: 2:22 min. Introduction to Jim Morin.  Music: Tri Tachyon, Little Lily Swing.   Jim Morin, whose work is distributed by Morintoons Syndicate, won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1996 and shared the Pulitzer with other members of the Miami Herald editorial board in 1983. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 1977 and 1990. He has also won the 2007 Herblock Prize, the 2000 John Fischetti Award, the 1999 Thomas Nast (international) Prize, the 1996 National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award, the 1992 National...

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The Insightful & Inspiring David New

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on The Insightful & Inspiring David New

The Insightful & Inspiring David New

  INTRODUCTION: 1:07 min. Introduction to David New.  Music: Carmen Cicero.   Sixteen years ago, a rare disease rendered David New deaf, blind and paralyzed from the waist down. Rejecting his doctors’ terminal diagnosis, defying all odds, David learned to walk again and gradually regained his hearing, though he did not regain his sight.  He has since become a steadfast advocate for people with disabilities, creates works of art in glass, founded several companies and non-profits, and has recently embarked on a new venture, the South...

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Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Articles, Articles: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

      The week of November 7th, 2016, was a startling week in America.  An unlikely candidate ascended to the presidency of the United States, and an unlikely Canadian troubadour ascended to heaven. As a teenager in the early 1960s, I was a fan of Peter, Paul & Mary.  I actually saw them perform in a tiny bowling alley bar in Cincinnati, Ohio.  When I arrived for my freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, I was greeted on my first day of dorm life by the jarring sounds of Bob Dylan, who changed my notion of what...

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