October 2010 Art Walk: Meatloaf, liquor, and owl monkeys

By | October 8th, 2010 | 4 Comments

For those of you planning to head over to Wynwood and the Design District Saturday night for Art Walk, here’s an itinerary that will satisfy your cravings for food, art, and drinks. Make sure to check out the map at the bottom of the post.

Art Walk Miami in Wynwood and Design District.


Joey’s is the place to dine in Wynwood. With solid Italian eats in an indoor-outdoor setting, it’s great for top-notch Art Walk people watching.

Joey’s, 2506 N.W. 2nd Avenue

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Miami arts events through October 15

By | October 4th, 2010 | 1 Comment

There is a lot going on in Miami’s art scene this month, and — best of all — much of it is free. Below is a list of events through Oct. 15. If you have anything to add, let us know in a comment.

Miami Art Scene

Thursday, Oct. 7

  • LoweDown Happy Hour at Lowe Art Gallery University of Miami (1301 Standford Drive, Coral Gables); 7-9 pm; $10; Mix, mingle, and learn about Ancient Mesoamerican Art.
  • “Writers Read” Open Mic Night at The Bookstore in the Grove (3399 Virginia Street, Coconut Grove); 7:30 – 9:30; FREE; “Writers Read Open Mic is open to writers of any genre. Arrive early to sign up to read. Info: mikelrm@aol.com or (305) 281-4089 or www.write2theedge.com.”

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Ladies Night at Guyton/Walker Lecture

By | October 2nd, 2010 | No Comments

Last night I went to the Rosa & Carlos de la Cruz Collection in the Design District to hear artists Kelley Walker and Wade Guyton (known collaboratively as Guyton/Walker) discuss their new site-specific installation. Nine times out of ten in the art world, these kinds of events focus on men. By the end of the last night, however, it was the women who really resonated with me.

Rosa de la Cruz
Rosa de la Cruz presents the works in her extensive contemporary art collection to visitors.

Let’s start with Rosa de la Cruz. Exuding passion for her art and the confidence of a major player, she spoke engagingly about each of the pieces in the front section of her permanent collection. One of my favorites was this mobile by contemporary Polish artist Paulina Olowska (think Alexander Calder meets Slawomir Elsner).

Paulina Olowska mobile at de la Cruz Collection
As far as I know, the girl in the bottom left corner was not dangling.

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