Art

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


‘I just started opening these new roads for myself.’ A conversation with Miami artist Juan Pablo Garza

Miami-based artist Juan Pablo Garza is the third featured artist of Commissioner’s second season The program aims to grow Miami’s art collection scene.

/ March 13, 2020


‘You can’t take away our history anymore.’ A conversation with Miami photographer Johanne Rahaman

Miami-based photographer Joanne Rahaman is the second featured artist of Commissioner’s second season. The program aims to grow Miami’s art collection scene.

/ January 15, 2020


How a historic church became a Sanctuary for the Arts

Some veteran artists and arts supporters have come together to transform a historic Coral Gables church into a new arts institution called the Sanctuary of the Arts.

/ December 19, 2019


Beyond ‘Moonlight:’ This Miami filmmaker has more stories to tell in Liberty City

Faren Humes worked on the set of “Moonlight” and now the Miami native is ready to tell her own feature-length story about Liberty City.

/ December 18, 2019


Meet this Broadway star: Mary Lou Rosato

David Greenspan and Mary Lou Rosato in The Bridge of San Luis Rey. (📸: Andrés Manner) MEET THIS MIAMI-BORN ACTRESS: 51 years later, she’s back.  Miami-born and -raised actress Mary Lou Rosato stars in The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Miami New Drama’s 2019-2020 season-opening play. The show runs through Sunday, Nov. 17 at The […]

/ November 13, 2019


Local to know: Brian Butler aka The Upper Hand Art

If you’ve seen this guy at a concert, you are probably in one of his sketches. (📸: Rod Deal) MEET THIS LOCAL: Brian Butler is the artist behind the moniker The Upper Hand Art. He is a radical dude who likes pizza and is totally a F.T.N.T. (Friend of The New Tropic). WHAT HE IS […]

/ October 17, 2019


Why this Miami filmmaker focused her lens on Little Haiti

Miami filmmaker Monica Sorelle has focused her lens on Little Haiti as the neighborhood grapples with gentrification.

/ October 15, 2019


‘This isn’t about me being good, it’s about me doing it.’ A conversation with Miami artist A.G.

Miami-based artist A.G. is the first featured artist of Commissioner’s second season The program aims to grow Miami’s art collection scene.

/ September 16, 2019


Here’s why a Miami native decided the Magic City needed its own creation myth

Miami environmentalist Andrew Otazo decided that Miami needed its own creation myth to celebrate the city, and show its imperfections.

/ July 25, 2019