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.Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

.Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

 

 

 

 

In celebration of HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, 2021, we have curated a group of video interviews from the Inspicio Arts archives with prominent Hispanics in the arts, who are connected to the Miami and South Florida areas.

Beginning March, 2020, the videos below were recorded via Zoom. Click on any video link (below the images). You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

Artist Sandra Ramos: A Foot in Miami and a Foot in Havana

 

SANDRA RAMOS (b. 1969) is a Cuban contemporary painter, printmaker, collagist, and installation artist who explores nationality, gender, and identity in her work.

 

 

 

Richard Blanco: 5th Presidential Inaugural Poet, Author, Civil Engineer

 

Selected by President Barack Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, RICHARD BLANCO joined the ranks of such luminary poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. The youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role, he read his inaugural poem, One Today, at the official ceremony.

 

 

 

Art Curator María Elena Ortiz

 

MARÍA ELENA ORTIZ is Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), where she has curated “At the Crossroads: Critical Film and Video from the Caribbean” (2014), “Firelei Báez: Bloodlines” (2015), and “Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors.”

 

 

 

Tony Succar: Musician, Composer, Arranger, Producer

 

ANTONIO “TONY” SUCCAR (b. 1986) is a Peruvian-American musician, composer, arranger and producer. In 2010, Tony and his band were invited to perform al fresco at a Halloween party on Lincoln Road in the heart of South Beach. The invitation included a special request to play Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller. In considering how he would perform Thriller, Tony thought, “Why don’t I put it through a jazz-salsa filter.” And the moment provided a spark that ignited Succar on a five-year odyssey, culminating in the production and release of Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson, featuring many of the world’s best Latin musicians and vocalists.

 

 

 

Lourdes Lopez:  A Lifetime in the Ballet

 

LOURDES LOPEZ became Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet (MCB) in September 2012, bringing with her a nearly 40-year career in dance, television, teaching, and arts management. As a Soloist and Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, she danced for two legends of the art form, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.

 

 

 

Bernardo Fort-Brescia:  Co-Founder of Arquitectonica

 

In 1977, BERNARDO FORT-BRESCIA co-founded ARQUITECTONICA with a group of young architects and set up a studio in Coconut Grove. Fort-Brescia led the charge of expanding the firm across the country and abroad. The firm is known as one of the pioneers of innovation and globalization in the architecture profession.

 

 

 

Tanya Bravo & the Juggerknot Theatre

 

TANYA BRAVO is the founder and Executive Artistic Director of Juggerknot Theatre Company, which she started in Miami in 1998. Bravo has produced over 50 shows. Most recently, she produced the critically acclaimed series “Miami Motel Stories” and “Wynwood Stories” written by playwright Juan C. Sanchez

 

 

 

A Conversation with U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

 

U.S. Poet Laureate JUAN FELIPE HERRERA was born in Fowler, California, in 1948. The son of migrant farmers, Herrera moved often, living in trailers or tents along the roads of the San Joaquin Valley in Southern California.

 

 

 

Alexandra Codina: Making Documentaries that Matter

 

ALEXANDRA CODINA’s debut film, “Monica & David,” tells the love story of two adults with Down syndrome. “Paper Children,” a YouTube Originals release about four siblings who fled gang violence in Honduras, is Codina’s second feature documentary as director and producer.