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MEET THE ARTBURST WRITERS: GEORGE FISHMAN

Written By Josie Gulliksen

A visual arts veteran and pioneer of two of Miami’s long-standing, established visual arts venues, George Fishman is a welcome addition to the impressive list of Artburst writers. He spent 25 years into the late 1990s working in traditional mosaics, creating commissioned works for hospitality and religious clients and was involved in the startup of the Bakehouse Art Complex and

ODE TO THE WORD THROUGH DANCE

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Following on the heels of Miami’s month-long April poetry extravaganza that is O Miami Poetry comes the Artists Embassy International 17th Annual Dancing

MEET THE ARTBURST WRITERS: OCTAVIO ROCA

Written By Josie Gulliksen

As a full-time philosophy professor at Miami Dade College for nine years, a long-time writer and critic for numerous publications, and a new writer to Artburst, Octavio Roca’s diverse professional background

MEET THE ARTBURST WRITERS: DANIEL DICKINSO...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Arts audiences may be accustomed to experimental works in visual arts and dance, but when it comes to music, acceptance of and understanding it still leaves folks perplexed. At least that’s what experimental musician Dan Dickinson thinks. “I think the

EXPERT PANELISTS DECIPHER THE ART OF “THE ...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Speaking to a room filled with representatives from all spectrums of the arts world, nine experts — from the museum, advertising, public relations, professional sports, financial and condo development fields — presented the workshop “What Counts in Corporate Sponsorship.” The event was held at the Adrienne Arsht Center and hosted by the Miami Arts Marketing Project of the Arts and Business Council of Miami. Featured speaker Lisa Merritt, head of corporate sponsorship for the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), provided insight from her 20 years of fundraising experience. She stressed the importance of a committed and active board of directors, implementing a matching gifts program and community-based projects with the corporate sponsor while providing benefits to that sponsor through maximum exposure. She also pointed out that “during opening week at PAMM we got $1 million in corporate sponsorships. Hopefully that puts to rest that Miami is not a corporate sponsorship

MEET THE ARTBURST WRITERS: NEIL DE LA FLOR

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Neil de la Flor’s creative spirit has always been present, from his fashion design days in the late 2000s to his recent segue way into the writing world, it’s something that’s impossible to bottle up. The Broward County native now considers himself a “native” Miamian after coming back to South Florida 22 years ago and settling here. “I returned to South Florida from the miserably cold Washington, D.C., where I was enrolled at George Washington University and although I loved

ArtTUESDAYS/MIAMI PRESENTS ARTS & BUSI...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Knowing that forging and maintaining long-term partnerships is vital to the survival of arts organizations, the next presentation of ArtTuesdays/Miami on March 11 at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, sheds some light on the issue with a moderated panel discussion on Partnerships that Work. A 2013 study conducted by Americans for the Arts found that corporate giving increased by 18 percent and that companies partner with the arts to build market share,

MEET THE ARTBURST WRITERS: FERNANDO LANDER...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Fernando Landeros, a native of Tijuana, Mexico, started tickling the ivories when he was just a toddler. At four years old, his mother started him on piano lessons, thinking it would help him work his way through college. “Little did she know that I would do other odd jobs in order to get a piano

MEET THE ARTBURST WRITERS: JUAN CARLOS PER...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Puerto Rican-born Juan Carlos Perez-Duthie came to South Florida from New York after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications at Fordham University. “I had no clue how long I would stay but my parents had purchased a house in Broward so I moved there,” he remembers. He headed directly for the Miami Herald, where