Basel Stories http://blog.wlrn.org en Studying Fine Arts Benefits Students, But Educators Want To Know Which Ones http://blog.wlrn.org/post/studying-fine-arts-benefits-students-educators-want-know-which-ones <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 26.666667938232422px;">When Allison Rojas looks at a painting by Alice </span>Neel<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 26.666667938232422px;">, the high-school junior sees more than a seated woman in a purple sari.</span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:26:56 +0000 Sammy Mack 25170 at http://blog.wlrn.org Studying Fine Arts Benefits Students, But Educators Want To Know Which Ones The Basel Afterglow Still Shines Bright In Broward http://blog.wlrn.org/post/basel-afterglow-still-shines-bright-broward <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16.5pt;">If you missed out on the annual extravaganza that is Art Basel, not to worry.&nbsp; A Broward County gallery owner is inviting artists and art patrons to think outside the box – and outside of Miami Beach – when they hear the word “Basel.”</span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:52:53 +0000 Christine DiMattei 24990 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Basel Afterglow Still Shines Bright In Broward Basel Recap: What We Saw And Heard http://blog.wlrn.org/post/basel-recap-what-we-saw-and-heard <p>Art Basel 2013 is over. During it,&nbsp;Wynwood and Miami Beach were oozing with art, music, and people (<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/photos-people-basel-art">some of whom could be considered art</a>).<br /><br />Even though some of Wynwood's and Midtown’s satellite art fairs <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/disappearing-act-wynwood-midtown-satellite-fairs">might be pushed out soon</a>, we thought Entitled, Spectrum, Art Miami and Miami Project were great this year. Check out some of them in the pictures above.<br /> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:38:22 +0000 Wilson Sayre & Julia Duba 24841 at http://blog.wlrn.org Basel Recap: What We Saw And Heard Beyond Basel: The Art Market in South Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/beyond-basel-art-market-south-florida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Emmett Moore is a South Florida artist through and through. He grew up in Miami and returned after college. That's when he set out to become an artist full-time. It's still early in his career but so far he's making it work: His work has been exhibited at a few art galleries, including </span><a href="http://gallerydiet.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Gallery Diet</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Miami's </span>Wynwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> neighborhood.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:57:15 +0000 Tom Hudson 24766 at http://blog.wlrn.org Beyond Basel: The Art Market in South Florida Brazil ArtFair Pushing Latin Artists To Basel Forefront http://blog.wlrn.org/post/brazil-artfair-pushing-latin-artists-basel-forefront <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brazil has proved itself a global force in soccer and music, architecture and business. But there’s one area where the South American giant has yet to produce a </span>Pelé<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or a </span>Veloso<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a </span>Niemeyer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or an </span>Embraer: a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">rt.</span></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:12:58 +0000 Tim Padgett 24686 at http://blog.wlrn.org Brazil ArtFair Pushing Latin Artists To Basel Forefront Women In Art Symposium Tackles Inequality In Galleries http://blog.wlrn.org/post/women-art-symposium-tackles-inequality-galleries <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Art Miami, an Art Basel satellite fair, held a symposium this week on women in the arts.</span></p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:22:39 +0000 Wilson Sayre 24762 at http://blog.wlrn.org Women In Art Symposium Tackles Inequality In Galleries By Sculpting Through His Grief, Local Artist Finds Spotlight http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sculpting-through-his-grief-local-artist-finds-spotlight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charles Soto started tattooing four years ago, after his mother died following a long illness.</span></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:59:45 +0000 Patricia Sagastume 24526 at http://blog.wlrn.org By Sculpting Through His Grief, Local Artist Finds Spotlight Haitian-Art Exhibit Represents Miami's Caribbean Flavor http://blog.wlrn.org/post/haitian-art-exhibit-represents-miamis-caribbean-flavor <p>Miami's massive art event isn't particularly known for showcasing the art of the African diaspora.&nbsp;Babacar Mbow, owner and curator of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Multitudes-Gallery/585073401541015?rf=431713673574070" target="_blank">Multitudes Contemporary Art Gallery</a>, hopes to change that.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:08:59 +0000 Rachel Morello 24634 at http://blog.wlrn.org Haitian-Art Exhibit Represents Miami's Caribbean Flavor Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Wynwood’s Evolving Street Art http://blog.wlrn.org/post/now-you-see-it-now-you-don-t-wynwood-s-evolving-street-art <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’ve wandered around </span>Wynwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, chances are you’ve noticed all the murals. And if you wander around there months later, you'll probably notice a lot of them are gone.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And when Art Basel comes around, </span>Wynwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is like a whole new place.</span><br /><br />“It’s temporary. It’s just for the moment just so you can feel it and breathe it and do it and then you let it go,” muralist Kazilla says.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:12:09 +0000 Julia Duba 24493 at http://blog.wlrn.org Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Wynwood’s Evolving Street Art As Basel Expanded Beyond The Beach, Miami Became Its Muse http://blog.wlrn.org/post/basel-expanded-beyond-beach-miami-became-its-muse <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.4318181818181819;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:13pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-53313c66-c485-35bd-a88f-38087613467f"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Basel is back in town and the annual artistic spotlight is swiveling around Miami, highlighting nooks and crannies the city normally passes by with nonchalance. Now in its 12th year, Art Basel Miami Beach has not only grown, but changed the landscape of the city and South Florida. </span></span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:01:15 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 24607 at http://blog.wlrn.org As Basel Expanded Beyond The Beach, Miami Became Its Muse A Gun-Toting Mother Teresa Heralds Art Week In Downtown Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gun-toting-mother-teresa-heralds-art-week-downtown-miami <p>What if Mother Teresa had been a war-maker instead of a missionary? What if Gandhi employed violence instead of civil disobedience? Those are some of the questions begged by the exhibit <a href="http://www.dwntwnartdays.com/event_page.php?id=677" target="_blank">WAR to WAR</a> in Bayfront Park.</p><p>The exhibit features not only historical figures known for their humanitarian work, but also artists, entertainers and sports stars. All the figures stand at an imposing, larger-than-life height, and all are flaunting massive firearms.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:16:29 +0000 Arianna Prothero 24577 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Gun-Toting Mother Teresa Heralds Art Week In Downtown Miami The Disappearing Act Of Wynwood-Midtown Satellite Fairs http://blog.wlrn.org/post/disappearing-act-wynwood-midtown-satellite-fairs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Art Basel satellite fairs are having a harder time setting up shop in </span>Wynwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Midtown as the area becomes an established, year-round neighborhood.</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:12:51 +0000 Wilson Sayre 24541 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Disappearing Act Of Wynwood-Midtown Satellite Fairs Miami Muralist's Walls Brighten Art Week With Local Color http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-muralists-walls-brighten-art-week-local-color <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Art Basel Miami Beach begins Thursday, and although the fair brings in outside art for exhibits <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-artists-squeezed-out-local-galleries-and-museums" target="_blank">not always open to local talent</a>, Miami artist <a href="http://www.daveldesigns.com/" target="_blank">David Lavernia</a>&nbsp;is looking forward to it.<br /><br />"This is like Christmas for every artist in Miami," Lavernia, 27, says. "Your mind will be blown by all the amazing work you're seeing."<br /> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 03:33:11 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 24504 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Muralist's Walls Brighten Art Week With Local Color