Tuesday, December 22, 2015

MAS Arts & Culture Feature: World Premiere Play ‘Unlikely Heroes’ Opens January 2016 In Boca Raton

Unlikely Heroes by retired doctor Charles Gluck is a family drama about ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances. Directed by and starring Avi Hoffman with an A-list cast playing at the Studio Theatre at Mizner Park’s Cultural Arts Center.

MIAMI, FL – (December 22, 2015) – The anticipated world premiere play Unlikely Heroes by Charles Gluck, starring & directed by Avi Hoffman opens January 28, 2016 and runs through February 21, 2016 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton. The play will take viewers on a riveting emotional roller-coaster ride with a dysfunctional family – is there any other kind?

Retired doctor Charles Gluck and his son Michael co-produced the play together. Writer and Producer Charles Gluck practiced Gastroenterology while performing stand-up comedy on the side - now retired, Gluck has returned to his calling of creative writing and the theatre. Executive Producer of the play, Michael Gluck, is the Founder and President of VGMarket, a leading global market research firm specializing in entertainment, media, and technology, and the largest provider of consumer research to the video game industry. This extraordinary father and son duo and their tragicomic creation exemplify the bonds and tenacity of the family unit.

In their play, a close-knit family finds these bonds tested when plagued with a sudden crisis. Yet with all the dark secrets and seemingly insurmountable obstacles, they discover that strength can be found in the most unexpected of people and places. Heroes aren't always born, they're made under the most extraordinary of circumstances. Unlikely Heroes is playing at the Studio Theatre at Boca Raton's Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, renowned actor Avi Hoffman directs and stars in this riveting dramedy that reveals an enduring unity underneath a fragmented family portrait.

Unlikely Heroes is a rare theatre collaboration, as the entire cast consists of an all-star group of actors including Avi Hoffman, Margot Moreland, Michael H. Small, Patti Gardner, Kim Ostrenko, and Robert Johnston. “Never before have the best of the best actors in South Florida ever been assembled into the same cast. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime production”, said Charles Gluck, Writer and Producer of Unlikely Heroes.

Laughter, love, dark secrets, anger, sadness, joy, and hope are woven into the fabric of this captivating new dramedy about a dysfunctional family faced with seemingly insurmountable circumstances. Playing January 28 through February 21, 2016 at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real (opposite Lord & Taylor) in Boca Raton, Florida 33432. Learn more about this world premiere play at UnlikelyHeroesPlay.com, or call (800)595-4949. Purchase tickets here. For media inquiries, to schedule an interview or receive additional information, please contact: Kat Wagner via email editor@themiamiartscene.com and/or phone at (786)571-6112.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Biscayne Park Launches Juried Art Competition For Public Spaces

The Village of Biscayne Park, located between North Miami and Miami Shores is seeking artists to participate in their 2016 juried outdoor sculpture competition, Art is in Our Nature. As Biscayne Park is a Bird Sanctuary and home for wildlife, submissions should reflect the environment
and natural world.

A fee of $30 allows artists living in Florida to enter up to three pieces. Between one and three winner(s) will be chosen by a jury to display their work in a prominent Biscayne Park location for one year. Winner(s) will receive a cash prize, publicity and opening reception. Artist's statement, sample images and dimensions should be emailed to publicart@biscayneparkfl.gov by February 15, 2016. All details and requirements can be found here or at biscayneparkfl.gov under "Information for Residents".

Friday, December 4, 2015

World Premiere Play, 'Unlikely Heroes' by Charles Gluck Opens on January 28 in Boca Raton.

The World Premiere Play, Unlikely Heroes
by Charles Gluck, starring & directed by Avi Hoffman
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
January 28 – February 21, 2016 

Unlikely Heroes: "Blood isn't always thicker than water" the much
anticipated world premiere play by Charles Gluck starring & directed by
Avi Hoffman, takes you on a riveting emotional roller-coaster ride with
a dysfunctional family (is there another kind?) that is faced with
seemingly insurmountable circumstances.

Laughter, love, dark secrets, anger, sadness, joy, and hope are woven into the fabric of this captivating new dramedy. What defines heroism? Sometimes strength is a weakness and weakness a strength. Playing January 28 through February 21, 2016 at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real (opposite Lord & Taylor) in Boca Raton,  Florida 33432. www.UnlikelyHeroesPlay.com / Call (561) 406-8007 for more information.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Miami’s Portfolio Art Factory Launches Unlimited Art Project For The Ultimate Art-On-Demand Experience

Unlimited Art Project opens the door to new, creative opportunities for visual artists, art galleries, museums and more. Transform an art image or a photograph into a work of art on canvas, paper, metal or acrylic without lifting a finger. Unlimited Art Project is changing the way people buy art, harnessing the power of ecommerce, offering valuable online tools for rapidly expanding an art business.

MIAMI, FL – Miami Art Scene™ announces the recent launch of Unlimited Art Project from Portfolio Art Factory, a manufacturer & distributor of quality fine art products and reproduction wall décor. The company boasts a variety of products sold through leading home furnishings & décor/accessory retailers in the country, known as the “go-to” source for producing the finest artworks imaginable for more than 22 years. With a state-of-the-art facility located in Miami, Florida - product lines include framed original art, giclées on canvas, limited edition prints and fine photography on canvas, paper, metal & acrylic.
“Creative professionals focus primarily on the creative process, as the business side is oftentimes a challenge. Unlimited Art Project was designed to bridge the gap with zero stress”, explained Ancel Lopez Granados, owner of Portfolio Art Factory. “We make it simple and easy for an artist, photographer or creative business to offer a customized art-on-demand feature on their website for generating online art sales that are not currently being captured or taken advantage of.”
Unlimited Art Project handles everything from A-to-Z including order processing, packaging, shipping and customer service. The artist or creative professional doesn’t have to lift a finger, they simply need to embrace the new technologies and integrate this tool into their existing business plan and website.
An award-winning team of in-house artists, coupled with a talented group of represented artists worldwide keeps Portfolio Art Factory at the top of its field in providing the latest and finest artwork available. Located at 16600 NW 54 Avenue #17, Miami Florida 33014. Call direct 305.621.4888 for more information. For media inquiries, to schedule an interview or receive additional information, please contact: Kat Wagner, editor@themiamiartscene.com / (786)571-6112. See more about Unlimited Art Project at http://www.unlimitedartproject.com/

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Miami-based Sculptor Ian Fichman Creates His Army of Rustic, Steel Figures at the Bakehouse Art Complex

Miami-based sculptor Ian Fichman is known for his highly sought-after metal sculptures. The artist is creating an army of steel, rustic figures at the Bakehouse Art Complex in the Wynwood Arts District.

The local illustrator & sculptor is a talented blacksmith creating expressive metal figures, each with a unique personality and style. Fichman's work definitely makes a statement, his sculptures are powerful "conversation pieces" full of life and energy.

You can find Fichman and his series of uniquely assembled, one-of-a-kind art pieces in Studio #1 at the Bakehouse Art Complex - 561 NW 32nd Street in Miami, Fl 33127.

Monday, November 16, 2015

#SaveArtSpace Transforms Advertisements Into Public Art

#SAVEARTSPACE is pleased to present its public art exhibition during Miami Art Week and Art Basel, December 1 - 6, 2015. This Exhibition comprises the work of eight local south Florida artists - Harvey Zipkin, Leah Guzman, Andrew Reid, Amauri Torezan, Troy Simmons, Gianna Veno, John Zoller, and Joel Gaitan - on billboards and bus shelters across Wynwood. Curated by Co-founders Travis Rix and Justin Aversano. This is #SAVEARTSPACE’s second public art exhibition, previously transforming advertising platforms and exhibitioning work of local artists in Brooklyn, NY. Find out more about the artists at saveartspace.org/miami.

#SAVEARTSPACE is dedicated to producing public art exhibitions. We work with contributors to provide local artists visual platforms in the public space. By creating an urban gallery experience we aim to affect and inspire a new generation of artists. #SAVEARTSPACE is a 501(c)(3), non-profit art organization that operates on contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

'BassArtPass' Offers Access to VIP events and Satellite Fairs during Miami Art Week December 2-6, 2015

Making the most of Miami Art Week can be a challenge for art lovers. The Bass Museum of Art's annual bassartpass makes it possible to 'do it all' with special entree to fairs and invitation-only events.

The bassartpass, available to new and renewed Bass museum members at the $250-level, includes free passes for two to 11 of the top satellite art fairs, including SCOPE, NADA, Pulse, and UNTITLED .

New and renewed Bass members at the $1000-level will receive passes for two to Art Basel Miami Beach's Vernissage, Design Miami's Vernissage and the Art Basel Brunch at the Sagamore Hotel, in addition to the satellite fairs. All bassartpass holders will receive a customized Art Fair Itinerary and tote bag. Quantities are limited and they do sell-out. To purchase, contact Gretel Beans at gbeans@bassmuseum.org or call 305 673-7530 ext. 9-1018.

In addition to the perks of Miami Art Week, December 2-6, 2015, bassartpass holders enjoy Bass museum membership all year long! Passes and special events offered to the following with special events and tours being added every day:

Art Basel Miami Beach ** $1,000 level
Design Miami ***
Brunch at Sagamore, The Art Hotel ***
Pulse Miami Beach
NADA, Miami Beach
Littlest Sister 2015
Art on Paper Miami
Ink Miami Art Fair
Miami Project
Art Miami/ CONTEXT

Monday, November 9, 2015

Kollecto: Changing The Way People Buy Art

Kollecto will find the perfect artwork for you, and you'll be glad you let them! In fact, they're changing the way people buy art. "You don't have to be rich to collect art", as Kollecto says. 

They do all the work so you can enjoy the results, hunting the internet for contemporary art pieces that fit your style and your budget. Helping people find affordable art.

Let Kollecto show you how it's done, get started today on building an art collection - "Become an Art Collector, you don't have to be rich to collect art." Kollecto will scour the internet for art based on what you like, open a taste profile at www.kollecto.com

Renowned South Florida-based Master Pastel Artist L.A. Cline Fine Art

For master pastel artist L.A. CLINE Fine Art - creating a work of art is a passionate labor of love. Each and every one of L.A. Cline's legacy pastel paintings begins with a detailed pencil sketch to scale, which becomes the blueprint for each of the artists' custom, one-of-a-kind masterpieces. 

The layered, expert technique of pastel creates stunning and harmonious effects between light, form and color. 

'Romancing the Rose' is the newest painting in L.A. Cline's Floral Collection and will be exhibited at Agora Gallery, Dec.1-22, 2015 - Opening Reception on Thursday, Dec. 3rd with the artists to meet & greet, 6-8pm. Located in NYC's coveted Chelsea district at 530 W 25th Street in New York, New York 10001.

Learn and see more about this renowned pastel artist in this month's issue of ARTisSpectrum magazine.

For sales info. / commissioned works & general inquiries email: lac@lacfineart.com - Visit the artist's website at: www.laclinefineart.com

Art-On-Demand For Visual Artists & Creative Professionals With 'Unlimited Art Project'

Miami Art Scene™ announces the recent launch of Unlimited Art Project from Portfolio Art Factory Corp, a manufacturer & distributor of quality fine art products and reproduction wall décor. 

The company boasts a variety of products sold through leading home furnishings & décor/accessory retailers in the country, known as the “go-to” source for producing the finest artworks imaginable for more than 22 years. 

With a state-of-the-art facility located in Miami, Florida - product lines include framed original art, giclées on canvas, limited edition prints and fine photography on canvas, paper, metal & acrylic. 

Check out Unlimited Art Project - offering artists an affordable Art-on-Demand feature to easily integrate into your professional repertoire. Simply upload an art image online and have it transformed into a work of art. Unlimited Art Project handles everything from A-to-Z, including order processing, packaging, shipping & customer service. Unlock ecommerce power & tap a global audience of art buyers without lifting a finger, visit the site to get started: www.unlimitedartproject.com

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

#SAVEARTSPACE - Last Call For Florida Artists

The last day of the Open Call for Florida Artists to submit their work for the #SAVEARTSPACE MIAMI Public Art Exhibition is Tomorrow, October 28.
The selected artists will be announced the first week of November.

Art will transform 8 advertising platforms across Wynwood, Fl. during Miami Art Week and Art Basel. Dec. 1- 6. saveartspace.org/miami for more information.

October 16, 2015 Honeysuckle Saveartspace

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Emerging artist ​Jillian Mayer created the cover art for a special edition Ocean Drive ​magazine​​ ​'Art of the City'

Emerging artist Jillian Mayer creates artwork that is highly in tune with today's digital age, she is the talented artist behind the cover art for a special edition Ocean Drive ​magazine 'Art of the City' issue, out August 1-30​, 2015.

With a commitment to promoting emerging art across the U.S., Niche Media, Ocean Drive's publishing parent - curated all 11 of its city-specific, luxury magazine covers this summer to feature artful covers as an "Art of the City" initiative aimed at featuring today's top rising artists.

Join us next Thursday, August 20th from 7-9pm at the W South Beach to honor artist Jillian Mayer, who created the cover art for a special edition Ocean Drive Magazine 'Art of the City' First Issue. Click here to RSVP.

Bid on the "DIY Laptop Case" work by Jillian Mayer on charitybuzz.com/support/artofthecity - Enjoy Cocktails and canapés by The Dutch Miami. Proceeds to benefit Locust Projects - the Miami Design District exhibition space that launched Mayer's career.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Highlighting 20 Years of Lisbon's Renowned Artist Natália Gromicho

Natália Gromicho was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She graduated in Belas Artes from the Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa, specializing in painting. Miami Art Scene is highlighting this wonderful artist as she celebrates 20 years of a successful art career, spanning more than 70 solo and group exhibits.

Studying Arts and Crafts, including ceramics, the Portuguese painter, also graduated from the private ArCo School of Art in Lisbon, where she undertook Intensive Painting. Natalia also specialized in sculpture with the collaboration of Cuban artist, Hans Varela in the undertaking of several higher level workshops.

Gromicho has showcased artworks in international exhibitions such as: Italy's International Human Rights Exhibition; Brazil's South American Arts & Fashion Exhibition Casa Cor; Miami's World Tour Exhibitions of Contemporary Artists; and she was the first Portuguese artist in Adelaide, Australia for the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

She was selected for New York's prestigious Power of Perception II where her art represented Portugal. She was invited to exhibit in Moscow, Russia by the Portuguese Embassy, and in France, when the Bordeaux invited her to present her work for commemoration of Portugal Day at the embassy. 

The artist has garnered a long list of worldwide collectors in countries including Portugal, Brazil, Spain, the USA, UK, France, Italy, Holland, Australia and more.

Gromicho is the winner of several contests, one was winning “Best Rolling Stone Alternative Logo” for a major Portuguese radio commercial in 1999, where she won a trip to London and met the Rolling Stones in Bridges to Babylon Tour in Wembley.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Plunge Into the World of Switzerland-based Abstract Artist Christine Senger

Switzerland-based artist Christine Senger creates powerful abstract art that intuitively combines a vibrant palette with a sense of movement, evoking amazing emotion in the viewer. The artist exhibits her work with international art fairs and galleries year round, her upcoming exhibition at the Amsterdam International Art Fair is taking place August 28-29, 2015. 

“For many years, creativity has been an important part of my life. I always find it very rewarding to work with colors and give free rein to my imagination. Watching the creation of a picture and expressing moods and emotions in my painting is a wonderful experience. To inspire people with art fills me with great gratitude,” explained Senger.

The global artist was recently with us in Miami this past June at Nina Torres Fine Art for The Miami Art Expo. The one-week global art exhibition was a huge success for Senger, who is ready for her next showcase at the Amsterdam International Art Fair. This anticipated Summer fair is taking place August 28-29, 2015 at the Beurs van Berlage on the Damrak, in the center of Amsterdam. The venue was designed and constructed between 1896 and 1903 as a commodity exchange by architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage. A spectacular location for this phenomenal art fair situated in the heart of the city.

Senger is currently represented by Colorida Art Gallery in Lisboa – located at Rua Costa do Castelo 63, 1100-335 in Lisbon, Portugal. The gallery has been “living and breathing art” for over 7 years. They are known for their incredible exhibitions of contemporary art, representing and showcasing a fine assortment of international artists and artwork.

The artist is known for her active role within the international art community, assisting many global organizations related to the visual arts and philanthropy. Senger’s most recent project was her donation to UNICEF and her commitment to utilizing the power of art to help make positive change in the world. The artist’s studio and showroom known as Atelier Senger donated an art piece, Deep Feelings, towards helping to generate the worldwide funds needed to save Nepal’s Children.

Christine Senger is a unique artist who has the ability to whisk the viewer into a world of color and pure emotion. The artist’s enthusiasm and creativity are not only evident through her work, but also through her Podcast channel PodOmatic – where she enjoys the exchange of art information and creative sharing. “Working with colors has been my fascination for many years. To be engaged with creativity and to dive into it, what a great addition, ” says Senger of her passion and life’s inspiration.

Next on the horizon for this global visual art star is Palermo, Italy. Senger was one of the 50 international artists chosen and invited to exhibit at the prestigious Pollock, The New Heirs – 50 Cases of Informal Paintings. This acclaimed exhibition is taking place at the Villa Castelnuovo in Palermo from October 15-18, 2015. Hailed with major international significance, curated by the famous Salvatore Russo who invited 50 artists from around the world to find the 50 painters who can be Pollock’s heirs. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sirona Fine Art Presents 'Innerscapes & Landscapes' Featuring Two Miami Art Stars

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 6-9pm
featuring two of Miami's finest
emerging talents.

John Sanchez, "Weston Entrance", 28"x48", oil on canvas

Sirona Fine Art presents the dream-like personal narratives of Jean-Paul Mallozzi and John Sanchez's vivid slice-of-life landscapes.

Opening Reception 
Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 6-9pm

Sirona Fine Art
600 Silks Run, #1240
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 

RSVP to info@sironafineart.com

Jean-Paul Mallozzi, "Keening", 42"x42", oil on linen

To view works available for sale visit:

John Sanchez, "Family Outing", 34"x50", oil on canvas
 Jean-Paul Mallozzi, "Bliss", oil on cradled wood