Stories with 'art' tag

‘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


From Range Rover shop to arts space: How two locals created the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience

Ashlee Thomas and Bart Mervil are the locals behind the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience, an events space and art gallery in Little Haiti.

/ July 17, 2019


Meet Miami legend Serge Toussaint

Meet 305 legend Serge ToussaintMeet Serge, Little Haiti's resident muralist.Posted by The New Tropic on Tuesday, June 18, 2019Serge Toussaint is a Haitian-born artist and muralist who’s been painting storefronts and walls around the 305 since 1994. If you don’t already know him by name ($erge), you’ve definitely seen his work if you’ve ever driven […]

/ June 19, 2019


Get to know local artist Jamilah Sabur

Miami-based artist Jamilah Sabur is the final local to be featured as part of Commissioner’s first season.

/ June 12, 2019


How black curators are reshaping and reframing Memorial Day Weekend

Alexis Brown, founder of Social Xchange, is one of several local curators of color hoping to reshape the narrative around Memorial Day Weekend in Miami.

/ May 23, 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: Meet Overtown’s RBG, Ms. Jackie Bell

At 81, Jackie Bell is far from retirement. She may not have a computer or a smartphone, but what she lacks in technology, she makes up for in resilience. She remembers the Overtown she grew up in, before the construction of I-95 drove businesses out of the community. “You didn’t know you were segregated,” she […]

/ January 10, 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