Life Is Art presents the Art 4: Good Show
as part of
Unite 4: Good Day of Unity Miami Concert Performance by Flo Rida
Monday, January 20, 2014, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Ice Palace Studios
59 NW 14th Street
Miami, FL 33136
Entrance is free for volunteers who participate in the day’s activities.
Tickets are also available for purchase starting at $50 all proceeds benefit the Unite 4: Good mission.
Tickets Available Online – 20% of tickets purchased through our link go to benefit Life Is Art.
4 Artists, 4 Works Each, Art 4: Good
Funds from the art sales support Unite 4: Good and the Artists!
Featured Artists: Â Eleazar Delgado, MANO, Nathan Delinois,Â Trek6
Unite 4: Good ‘Day Of Unity’ Launches In Miami To Foster Acts Of Kindness, Public Service & Positive Community Action
Unite 4: Good – the global movement for humanity kicks off its â€˜Day of Unityâ€™ nationwide tour in Miami, FL, on Martin Luther King Day, January 20th, 2014, with community volunteer activities taking place at various locations across the city. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of community activities. Click Here for a full list of volunteer opportunities and registration.
Through its nationwide tour, Unite 4: Good aims to spread their mission across the country, encouraging community acts of kindness and service that will provoke positive and lasting change on a global scale. To close the dayâ€™s activities, award winning recording artist Flo Rida will perform at the Ice Palace Film Studios. During the concert event, Life Is Art will present the Art 4: Good Show to showcase some of the best of the South Florida artists and raise funds for Unite 4: Good.
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Eleazar Delgado studied architecture and interior design at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and there is where he began his architectural explorations. During the 1980s, Delgado fell in the love with Miamiâ€™s vivid colors and its Native surroundings. It was the radiant sunshine and the vibrant colors of the night that influenced his decision to become a professional artist. Among his accolades are Dade Heritage Trust selecting â€œSunshine Cultureâ€ for the cover of their 2012 program guide. Miami Dade Preservation League chose â€œJoe Sent Meâ€ from his 2012 Sunshine Culture collection for the official Art Deco Weekend Gala poster. â€œSea Grasses in the Skyâ€, a public mural atop McCormick Place in Downtown Miami delights thousands of commutersâ€™ everyday, as it is visible from I-95 & his latest commission was from the Miami Short Film Festival for their 2013 poster.
Cuban-American artist, MANO, is known for his unique style dominated by faces and richly textured canvases incorporating elements of collage both as technique and metaphor. Although MANO graduated as an electrical engineer, he has always felt the need to express himself artistically and is essentially a self-taught artist; usually his faces are a point of departure for MANO to explore the interplay of color and a myriad of mediums to address an elusive sense of place and struggle to find a balance between different realities. When asked about his work MANO says â€œThrough my work I hope to create a narrative of emotional connections and search for wholenessâ€¦ I am compelled to seek out human similarities and complexities a â€œglobal DNAâ€ of sorts that spans nationalities, over multiple generations and even social media.â€
MANOâ€™s artwork has generated features in Art Districts magazine, CNN EspaÃ±ol, Forbes Travel, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Miami Art Guide, Pittsburgh Tribune , Sun Sentinel and The Sun Post among others. His work hangs in private and corporate collections internationally He exhibits regularly in galleries, biennials, universities and art fairs throughout the United States. Currently, MANO has a studio in the Bird Road Art District, where is also actively involved on the steering committee for the Bird Road Art Walk.
Born and raised in south Florida, Nathan Delinois has numerous influences including his Haitian background and the use of color in a lot of Haitian art, as well as much of the street art of Marc Ecko, Tat’s Cru and The Inkheads. The design quality of African art and the drama of Greek art from the Hellenistic period can also been seen in his work. Additionally, he takes some influences from the new pop surrealists also known as lowbrow artists.
Statement: The series that I am working in is similar to a potpourri with a mÃ©lange of images and patterns. Usually based on a figurative element that is the focal point, the images and patterns are representative of my personal experiences, ideas, and philosophies. Although each piece is usually a direct response to the text contained with in, I still try to keep the actual meaning as ambiguous as possible. I want the viewer to find his or her own meaning and relationship to the artwork. At first glance there is a sense of whimsy in my work that is grounded by its urban visual elements.
Art has been a life long passion and pursuit for Trek, dating back to his art upbringing in the 80â€™s were he studied under the mentorship of Puerto Rican painters Andres Bueso and son Andy Bueso were he honed his painting skills and learned what it meant to be an artist. His grandmother owned the first art store in Plaza de Americas (Puerto Rico) and through that work she met many of Puerto Ricoâ€™s top artist which she forced Trek to study under on his summers. He would return home to Miami with this knowledge and love of art and carry it with him on the streets of Miami were he was part of one of the cityâ€™s most notorious and oldest graffiti crews STV, creating mural all over the city and through out the US and Puerto Rico
Most recently Trek has been participating in urban beautification projects all around the world. He represented Miami in Pow Wow Hawaii and worked again with Charles Juhasz and the EML collective on a mural for Triufunal Polytechnico de San Juan for an exhibition named â€œContrafuerteâ€ in Puerto Rico. In 2012 he has had works featured on media sites like Huffington Post and publications such as USA Today, Sun Sentinel and The Miami Herald as well as having a mural showcased on the premier of the Emmy award winning baseball documentary â€œ The Franchiseâ€ on Showtime and participated in Heineken Open Your World Mural Project.He was just voted Miami New Times 2013 Street Artist of the Year.
Unite 4: Good is a revolutionary global movement that will establish a new standard whereby acts of kindness and service become so idolized that everyone chooses to make them a part of their daily life. Through empowering action, creating new programs and uniting individuals and organizations in innovative ways, we will provoke positive and lasting change on a global scale. Unite 4: Good will encourage everyone to inspire, empower, share and love.