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Artivist Leonor Anthony: Arctic Queen

Posted by on Sep 17, 2023 in Interviews, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Artivist Leonor Anthony: Arctic Queen

Artivist Leonor Anthony:  Arctic Queen

LEONOR ANTHONY is a multi-disciplinary, Cuban-American artist and activist based in Miami. She is an accredited scholar, artist, photographer and published author. Leonor is well-known for her courageous use of materials and by creating works that invoke controversial issues. Anthony co-authored “Sounds of Freedom” with photographer Roberto Polillo. In October 2022, Anthony was awarded The Arctic Circle Fellowship and sailed the waters around the North Pole with 27 Artists and scientists in an unequaled and exclusive ecological Artist Residency.

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Lise Motherwell: Lessons Learned from Robert and Helen

Posted by on Aug 2, 2023 in Interviews, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Lise Motherwell: Lessons Learned from Robert and Helen

Lise Motherwell: Lessons Learned from Robert and Helen

LISE MOTHERWELL, PhD, PsyD is a retired licensed psychologist and President of the Board of Trustees the Provincetown Art Association & Museum (the original PAAM). Prior to becoming a clinician, she earned a PhD in Learning and Epistemology from MIT’s Media Lab where she studied learning styles and gender differences in how children interact with computers.

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Designer Barbara Hulanicki — The Queen of Biba

Posted by on Jul 15, 2023 in Interviews, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Designer Barbara Hulanicki — The Queen of Biba

Designer Barbara Hulanicki — The Queen of Biba

Designer BARBARA HULANICKI invented Biba in London during the swinging 1960s. Biba’s fans included The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elton John, and Brigitte Bardot. In Miami Beach in the 1980s, Hulanicki reimagined several Art Deco hotels and “Woody’s” for the Stone’s Ronnie Woods.

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Philippe Dodard: Multi-Disciplined Haitian Artist

Posted by on Jul 5, 2023 in Interviews, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Philippe Dodard: Multi-Disciplined Haitian Artist

Philippe Dodard:  Multi-Disciplined Haitian Artist

Known for his synthesis of traditional Haitian pictorial expressions and contemporary articulations, PHILIPPE DODARD paints the Caribbean in a multiplicity of mediums from canvas to wood, stone, and, iron. His textured, layered public works often incorporate created objects rendering the mural a force of attraction fusing the environment with a serene vitality.

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Axelle Liautaud: Curator, Collector, Designer, Promotor of Haitian Art

Posted by on Jun 18, 2023 in Interviews, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Axelle Liautaud: Curator, Collector, Designer, Promotor of Haitian Art

Axelle Liautaud:  Curator, Collector, Designer, Promotor of Haitian Art

AXELLE LIAUTAUD is a Haitian art historian and curator. She is also a designer who works with artists and craftsmen to create unique items.

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Beatriz Chachamovits: Environmental Artist

Posted by on May 29, 2023 in Interviews, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Beatriz Chachamovits: Environmental Artist

Beatriz Chachamovits:  Environmental Artist

BEATRIZ CHACHAMOVITS is an environmental artist and educator from São Paulo, Brazil, living and working in Miami, Florida. Her work renders tangible the decline of the coral reef ecosystems, and the role played by humans in it. Her intention is to share the majestic beauty of at-risk marine ecologies as well as the appalling rate of their destruction.

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Heidi Paster Harf + Ezra Axelrod Make “Torah Tropical”

Posted by on May 21, 2023 in Interviews, Performing Arts, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Heidi Paster Harf + Ezra Axelrod Make “Torah Tropical”

Heidi Paster Harf + Ezra Axelrod Make “Torah Tropical”

HEIDI PASTER HARF is a photographer from Eastern Long Island, who spent the last 15 years photographing daily life in Cali, Colombia, where she lived for two decades. EZRA AXELROD is creative director of ThisTopia, producing Colombian film projects focused on countercultures, regenerative psychoactive plant economies, and social and environmental justice.. Together they made the film “Torah Tropical.”

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Anya Wallace: Artist, Scholar, Curator

Posted by on May 8, 2023 in Interviews, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Anya Wallace: Artist, Scholar, Curator

Anya Wallace:  Artist, Scholar, Curator

ANYA WALLACE is a visual artist, scholar, and community educator. Her artwork and scholarship are shaped by a desire to narrate the lessons and pleasures existent in Black Girlhood. Wallace holds a doctorate in Art Education and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Penn State University. And studied photographic critical theory and craft at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is currently the Florence Levy Kay Postdoctoral Fellow in Black Feminist Studies at Brandeis University.

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Artist José Bedia

Posted by on May 7, 2023 in Interviews, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Artist José Bedia

Artist José Bedia

JOSÉ BEDIA (b.1959) was born in La Havana, Cuba. He was a pioneer of the radical transformation of Cuban Art that inaugurated the Exhibition Volumen 1, which Bedia was an integral part of. His passion for the primal Amerindians complemented his anthropological studies on Afro-Transatlantic cultures, studying in depth the faith, believes and religion of the “La Regla Kongo” (in which he was initiated in 1983), the “ Regla de Ocha”, and the Leopard Society of Abakuas, among many others.

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Photographer Alessandro Sarno: From Milano to Miami

Posted by on Apr 29, 2023 in Interviews, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Photographer Alessandro Sarno: From Milano to Miami

Photographer Alessandro Sarno:  From Milano to Miami

Introduction to Alessandro Sarno. 1:19 min. Interview: Raymond Elman.  Post-Production: Sophia Bolivar. Music:  Ana Camacaro Gomez.  Recorded via Zoom.  11/30/2022, Miami.     ALESSANDRO SARNO is a Milan based artist who began his journey into photography in 2008 in the Bahamas, where he purchased his first camera. While there, he captured images that documented a transformative personal experience as he was introduced to the deeply spiritual and colorful Bahamian cultural traditions. Sarno has published several coffee table books...

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