Ten (Out of 10,000) Things To Do During ABMB 2012

By | November 27th, 2012 | 12 Comments
Art Basel Chaos

Art Basel 2012 is around the corner. Are you ready for the madness?

Starting early next week, the annual onslaught of events surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach begins (and with it our #beachedbasel photo contest). Inarguably the high point of the Miami social calendar, we can all admit that at least half the fun comes from observing the human zoo that pours into town from ever corner of the globe. At the center of it all, of course, is the massive ABMB fair itself, housed in the cavernous Miami Beach Convention Center. But even that only represents a slice of the action.

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Art Walk Guide: The Decline of Dauphins and Female Hu$tle

By | August 8th, 2012 | 2 Comments

In the Miami art scene, August is usually even deader than July, with every sane moneyed person traveling elsewhere during this brutally hot month. So it’s surprising that galleries in Wynwood and the Design District have plenty of new exhibitions opening in time for Art Walk on Saturday. Another pleasant surprise: the shows aim squarely at locals. Here are the exhibitions on our radar.

Glasses for Face Shape and French Mustache by Carlos Gamez de Francisco

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New contemporary art gallery opening in Wynwood

By | January 30th, 2012 | 1 Comment
Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art Gallery

A new Wynwood gallery will be one of the few to invite window shoppers. -- photo by Sergio N. Candido

The elaborate murals that cover the outside walls of many Wynwood galleries are works of art in their own right, but ever wonder why more galleries don’t have windows that show off what’s inside?

The answer has a lot to do with government bureaucracy, as gallerist Gregg Shienbaum recently discovered first hand while filling out piles of City of Miami paperwork. In order to open his own gallery with storefront windows, he had to obtain permits from the city to change the building’s use from “warehouse” to “retail,” but he thinks it was worth the hassle.

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