Art

Tea ‘n Sanity has books ‘n more

THE PLACE: Tea ‘n Sanity is the last used book store in Miami-Dade County. Eunice Rodriguez takes in more than 2,000 books every week, but at this shop, you’ll find much more than books. It’s a combination book exchange ‘n medicinal herb shop. Rodriguez is a self-taught herbalist and will custom-blend herbs and essential oils […]

/ March 28, 2019


Meet this local: Miami’s neighborhood storyteller

Juan C. Sanchez is ready to tell Wynwood’s stories. (📸: Pedro Portal) MEET THIS LOCAL: Juan C. Sanchez, the playwright working on the immersive theater experience “Wynwood Stories” produced by Juggerknot Theatre Company, to be staged during the final days of The Wynwood Yard.    WHAT HE IS DOING: Sanchez is no stranger to finding […]

/ March 28, 2019


Playing two roles, showcasing two women

Zilah Mendoza and Yancey Arias in the world premiere of “Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy.” (📸: Stian Roenning) MEET THIS (TEMPORARY) LOCAL: Zilah Mendoza, the only female on stage in Miami New Drama’s “Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy,” has the double duty of playing two characters. WHAT SHE IS DOING: The California resident plays Griselda […]

/ March 27, 2019


Black Architects in the Making design futures

MEET THIS CHANGEMAKER: Craig Aquart is a Jamaican-American architect, principal of MCHarry & Associates and the founder of Black Architects in the Making, an outreach programthat educates middle and high school students about architecture through activities, workshops and summer camps with the goal of diversifying the profession. WHAT IS HE DOING: Craig travels to communities […]

/ March 6, 2019


Miami artist Adler Guerrier’s sense of place

Untitled (longevity has it’s place) 2017 Graphite, color pencil, enamel paint and solvent transfer on paper 15 x 11.5 inches Courtesy of the artist Haitian-born Miami artist Adler Guerrier creates multidisciplinary art that prods viewers to examine their surroundings, with Miami as his backdrop and his muse. The layers in his work – the layered […]

/ February 4, 2019


The street photography of Terence Price: Miami Gardens

A Miami Gardens resident poses for a photo. Terence Price If you really want to understand a community, you have to see it through the eyes of the people who live there. In his first solo show, photographer Terence Price takes an  intimate look at Miami Gardens, the neighborhood where he grew up. Emerging from […]

/ January 15, 2019


Why Octavia Yearwood thinks art is at the center of Miami’s ‘heartbeat’

We asked Miami-based author and artist Octavia Yearwood about some of the influences behind her Art Basel show, Libations.

/ January 11, 2019


Video: Forget what you think you know about Overtown

Overtown is a neighborhood that knows all about change. Once considered “The Harlem of the South,” it was the gathering place for musicians such as Duke Ellington, Sammy Davis Jr. and Billie Holiday. But when the construction of I-95 divided the neighborhood into quadrants in the 1960s, Overtown’s economic stability collapsed, and so did its […]

/ December 17, 2018


How to really appreciate art at Art Basel 2018

We spoke with Mikhaile Solomon, the founder and director of the Prizm Art Fair, about how to truly appreciate and critique art.

/ December 7, 2018


Has Art Basel inspired you to start your own collection? Here’s some expert tips

How to start your art collectionWant to start collecting art during this year's Art Basel? Check out this advice on building your collection from accomplished Miami gallerist David Castillo Gallery. Presented in partnership with Commissioner.Posted by The New Tropic on Wednesday, December 5, 2018If you’re visiting Art Basel this year and you’re inspired to level […]

/ December 6, 2018