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Philip Levine: Art, Climate Change, Immigration, & Politics

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Philip Levine: Art, Climate Change, Immigration, & Politics

Philip Levine:  Art, Climate Change, Immigration, & Politics

    Introduction to Philip Levine.  1:09 min. Photo: Raymond Elman.   Philip Levine (b. 1962) is an American businessman and politician who served as Mayor of Miami Beach from 2013 to 2017. In 2018, he is a candidate for the Florida governorship. Philip Levine was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and moved with his parents to South Florida at the age of 10. He attended Attucks Middle School and Hollywood Hills High School in Hollywood, Florida. Levine is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science. In 2015,...

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Fredric Snitzer: Dean of Miami Art Dealers

Posted by on Jul 21, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Fredric Snitzer: Dean of Miami Art Dealers

Fredric Snitzer:  Dean of Miami Art Dealers

    Introduction to Fredric Snitzer.  1:43 min. Video Editing:  Michelle Marchante. Camera, Photo & Design: Raymond Elman.   Fredric Snitzer was born in Philadelphia in 1950, where he attended Fleischer Art Memorial as a child, and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) as a sculptor.  He later earned an MFA degree from Penn State University. Snitzer eventually migrated to the Miami area, where his brother was finishing his neurosurgery residency.  In 1977, Snitzer opened his first gallery on...

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Elizabeth Gelman: Keeping the Candles Lit

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Elizabeth Gelman: Keeping the Candles Lit

Elizabeth Gelman:  Keeping the Candles Lit

    Introduction to Elizabeth Gelman.  3:15 min.  Photo: Lee Skye.   Elizabeth Gelman was named Executive Director of The Florida Holocaust Museum in January, 2013. A newcomer to the Tampa Bay area, she has held leadership positions in several Chicago nonprofits including Spertus Museum, The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn, and Terra Museum of American Art. Elizabeth received her MS in Written Communication and Certificate in Corporate Written Communication from National Louis University, a BS in Speech and Communication from Northwestern...

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A Conversation with Artist Mario Pérez

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on A Conversation with Artist Mario Pérez

A Conversation with Artist Mario Pérez

    Introduction to artist Mario Pérez .  1:55 min.   Mario Pérez was born in San Juan, Argentina in 1960. The second of seven children, and the son of a housepainter, he obtained a degree in visual arts at Universidad Nacional de San Juan. Although, he is a draughtsman and a painter, he is also interested in interdisciplinary artistic expressions. In 2003, Pérez was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. He also had the honor of being part of the National Exhibition “200 Years-200 Masters of Argentinean Art,” commemorating the...

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Artists’ Mothers by Alex Rocky Ferrer

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Articles: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Artists’ Mothers by Alex Rocky Ferrer

Artists’ Mothers by Alex Rocky Ferrer

    Shortly after Labor Day in 1970, I moved to Provincetown, Massachusetts on the northern tip of Cape Cod, the first North American landing place of the Pilgrims (1620), in search of beauty, solitude, and a cheap place to live while I figured out my life as an artist making large-scale abstract paintings.  I was so uninformed, that I didn’t know that the Outer Cape Cod towns of Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet comprised a famous productive art colony, where artists and writers such as Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline,...

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Luca Porcelli: Italy’s Gift to Miami

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Luca Porcelli: Italy’s Gift to Miami

Luca Porcelli:  Italy’s Gift to Miami

    Introduction to Luca Porcelli.  1:09 min. I first met Luca Porcelli during Art Basel Miami Beach week in 2015, when he was exhibiting his work at Poltrona Frau in the Miami Design District. I had heard about Porcelli and his unique artwork when I lived in Italy, and it was my great pleasure and honor to finally meet him. An extravagant man, who never ceases to amaze with his creativity across various medium, Porcelli moved to Miami for stimulation, to learn new techniques, and to become a better teacher for the artists of tomorrow. After...

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Talking Art & Design with Tim Rodgers

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Talking Art & Design with Tim Rodgers

Talking Art & Design with Tim Rodgers

    Introduction to Tim Rodgers.  1:40 min.  Video:  Produced by Robin Hill and provided courtesy of The Wolfsonian–FIU   Tim Rodgers has been the director of The Wolfsonian—FIU since 2015. Rodgers previously served as the director of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) in Scottsdale, Arizona as well as Vice President of The Scottsdale Cultural Council (SCC), a private, non-profit organization that administers the city’s arts and cultural programs and facilities. As director of SMoCA he successfully oversaw over 20...

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Murray Zimiles: The Holocaust and The Book of Fire

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Murray Zimiles: The Holocaust and The Book of Fire

Murray Zimiles:  The Holocaust and The Book of Fire

    Introduction to Murray Zimiles.  2:15 min.  Photos:  Raymond Elman. Murray Zimiles (b.1941) is a painter, printmaker, curator and author.  He was a professor of art at Purchase College, State University of New York, from 1977-2014. He earned his BFA in painting and printmaking from the University of Illinois, and his MFA from Cornell University. Post graduate study of printmaking at the Ecole Nationale Superior des Beaux Art, and at private workshops in Paris, France, lead Zimiles to co-author two books on lithography. In 2007, he was...

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Angelika Rinnhofer: Photographer, Conceptual Artist

Posted by on Mar 25, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Angelika Rinnhofer: Photographer, Conceptual Artist

Angelika Rinnhofer:  Photographer, Conceptual Artist

    Introduction to Angelika Rinnhofer.  1:38 min. Music: The Upper Room by AudioBinger. Photo & Design: Raymond Elman.   I first met South Florida artist Angelika Rinnhofer while I was viewing the exhibition of her “a priori” project at FIU’s Miami Beach Urban Studios on Lincoln Road.  I thought I was the only person in the gallery, as I took the time to consider each photo and video carefully, and understand the powerful content of “a priori.” Suddenly I became aware that I was not alone.  A beautiful woman was standing by a white...

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The Multi-Talented Cameron McNall

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Videos, Videos: 2016, Visual Arts | Comments Off on The Multi-Talented Cameron McNall

The Multi-Talented Cameron McNall

    Introduction to Cameron McNall.  6:01 min. Video of 4016 Tivoli: Electroland LLC.  Photo & design: Raymond Elman.   Cameron McNall is an architect, educated at UCLA and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His many awards across disciplines include the Rome Prize in Architecture, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, and the Siggraph Theater for digital animation. McNall founded Electroland LLC in 2001 with partner Damon Seeley. The work of Electroland has received wide notice for its conceptual strength and...

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