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Jean Blackwell Font

Written By Artburst Editor
December 14, 2018 at 2:46 PM

Jean Blackwell Font has lived and worked in Miami and the Beaches since 1990 in wide-ranging roles in the Arts, Hospitality, and the Non-profit sector. Years of collaborating and working with programs, exhibitions, digital marketing, and social media have manifested in a successful content-driven, strategic approach for marketing the Arts. As a practicing visual artist, she shares a studio in the Bird Road Arts District with her husband, Ignacio Font.
Jean’s position as Director of Programs & Events is a culmination of all of her past professional experiences of programs, events, marketing, and community-building here in Miami. Jean oversees Artburst MiamiPatent Pro Bono Florida, and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), and will continue to look for even more ways to serve our creative community.

She serves as the editor for ArtsBizBlog and Artburst Miami Blog, both projects of Arts & Business Council of Miami. On occasion, she contributes written pieces to both digital publications, garnering by-lines in The Miami Herald.

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Michelle F. Solomon

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Michelle F. Solomon is the editor of ArtBurst Miami. Michelle was immersed in theater and the arts from a very young age. At the age of 5, she began a professional singing career as was one of the featured performers with the Stars of Tomorrow at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, N.J. A graduate of Emerson College, Boston, Mass.,

Orlando Taquechel

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Orlando Taquechel has been a dance writer and dance researcher for over 35 years with articles published in Cuba, Mexico and the United States. He is also a professor, choreographer, and artistic director. Orlando graduated with a degree in Architecture, a Bachelors in Theater and Drama, and with a Masters. He is the recipient of the Medal to the Merit

Jake Cline

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Jake Cline has been covering arts and entertainment in South Florida for more than 20 years as an editor, reporter and critic. Until recently, he was the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s entertainment editor, where for seven years he oversaw arts coverage for the newspaper’s print and online properties. He is a native Floridian, a lifelong surfer, a soccer and baseball