Art

Locals to Know: Danielle Bender is helping support local artists and filmmakers

Danielle Bender, Cinematic Arts Manager at Oolite Arts. (📸: Courtesy of Oolite Arts) Meet Danielle Bender. Danielle is the Cinematic Arts Manager at Oolite Arts, the sponsor of this week’s Locals to Know. Did ya know that oolite is a sedimentary rock formed by shells, corals, and other organic material coming together? It’s literally what Miami […]

/ March 7, 2022


Black History Continues: What’s Next for Spring 2022 at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

A piece of art work from the Radical Pleasure exhibition at Spady Museum. (Courtesy of Spady Museum) Black History Month comes to an end on February 28, but that doesn’t mean black history education cannot continue. Every month is Black History Month at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach, where upcoming exhibitions, programs […]

/ February 24, 2022


‘All of us live miraculous lives, whether we know it or not.’ A chat about creativity with Miami artist Philip Smith

Longtime Miami painter, writer, and all-around creative Philip Smith spoke with The New Tropic about his history and artistic process.

/ October 18, 2021


This Miamian started an eye-popping greeting card shop

Julie Brumlik, founder of Open Card Now, traveled across Asia and found the inspiration to bring 3D pop-up cards to Miami.

/ July 12, 2021


Miami artist Chire “VantaBlack” Regans summons power through portraiture

Acclaimed Miami-based artist Chire “VantaBlack” Regans spoke with The New Tropic about her passion for evoking truth from her portraits and commitment to using her craft in service of the community.

/ May 20, 2021


Miami Book Fair Celebrates Carnival with Little Haiti Book Festival Online

Little Haiti Book Festival coordinator author of the Badass Black Girl book series M.J. Fievre shares a heartfelt essay on Carnival in honor of Haitian Heritage Month and Miami Book Fair’s monthlong celebration.

/ May 4, 2021


Poetry still abounds as O, Miami winds down

O, Miami founder and executive director P. Scott Cunningham dished on how Miami’s annual poetry festival is closing out its 2021 edition and ways written word enthusiasts can look ahead to next year.

/ April 27, 2021


Poems about Miami

Just a few of our favorite words from a few of our favorite poets about our absolute favorite city — Miami.

/ April 7, 2021


Dance in Miami

Dance is an art form that will fire up your brain and stir your heart– but we know it can also be intimidating. We took a look into the unique ways it activates your brain (motor neurons!), and how and where to see great dance in Miami.

/ January 27, 2021


Meet Cristina Gonzalez, co-founder of Primary

With all this newfound time spent at home and thus, in our neighborhood, many of us are getting to know our neighbors a little bit more. This ethos of knowing your neighborhood community is nothing new for Cristina Gonzalez, co-founder of Primary gallery and curatorial partner of Commissioner. The backdrop of the interview is an […]

/ May 7, 2020