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Round-Up: Results From Arts and Hospitalit...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Forging partnerships and collaborations between arts and hospitality industry executives has always been the mission of the Arts & Business Council of Miami’s annual Breakfast with the Arts & Hospitality. Now in its 10th year, the foursome line-up of speakers packed the house at the Hotel Inter-Continental, led George Neary, associate vice president of Cultural Tourism for the Greater Miami

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPM...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

The Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Department is offering Miami-Dade practicing, professional and emerging artists the opportunity to further their professional development through their

NAVIGATING THE SOCIAL MEDIA MAZE

Written By Josie Gulliksen

Speakers and panelists stressed the importance of social media and how to navigate the various platforms at last month’s Arts & Business Council Miami’s Social Media Workshop, underscoring the ever-changing nature

MEET THE ARTBURST WRITERS: MIGUEL ESTEFAN,...

Written By Josie Gulliksen

The memories of a culture-filled upbringing go back — way back — for singer/dancer/writer Miguel A. Estefan, Jr. So much in fact that he thinks it was in his toddler years, but he’s not quite sure. He recalls being enrolled

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 the ArtCenter/South Florida. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he studied painting and art history, George’s career as an arts writer is extensive. He has written for trade publications, done presentations at conferences in the U.S. and abroad, and currently freelances for the Miami Herald.  His strength as a arts writer comes from extensive time spent recording conversations with curators, designers, writers, dealers, administrators, and studio artists about their challenges and accomplishments. “I aired these interviews on a weekly Web-based radio show and archived them on the MosaicOfArt.com,”

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 Poetry Festival. Participants submit as many 40-line poems in English or translated to English, as they wish (there is no limit to number of entries). They must send two typed, clear copies of each entry and include the entrants name, address, phone number and e-mail and how they heard about the contest. Fee is $5 for one

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 is something he draws on when encouraging his students to stay flexible with their future plans. He named Latino Educator of the Year in Arts & Letters by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. At Emory University he received his undergraduate degree

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 art-going public is very accustomed to boundary-stretching visual art and dance, but they may not

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