River Of Art #13 Showcase and Networker
Bringing People and Art Together
A dynamic social networker and artist show. Come enjoy a welcome drink, tasty food, good company, great art, meet the artists and support the community!
Featured Artists: Mauricio Madrid – Estudiomau, Kandayia Ali, Stefanie Caro
Featured Charity: Motivational Edge
Music Curation: DJ Hank Justice
The River Of Art is a dynamic business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies, make connections and find clients or suppliers, we create synergies to help promote business by including a breathtaking art show!
Art is an inspiring talking point, whether you like a piece or are puzzled by it, discussing it is a great way to break the ice. Culture is one of the primary elements that build community. Hosting a business networker within an art show is a unique way to encourage socializing. Some events include live performances and other surprises! These shows are also important fundraisers and help us continue our programs.
Mauricio Madrid – Estudiomau
The yarn goes as followsâ€¦ Colombian-American painter estudiomau (rhymes with cow ) is constantly bridging the space between conventional 2 dimensional and kinetic 3 dimensional works. The work often welcomes the viewer to experience each piece using multiple senses. His paintings employ layers of colors on a variety of substrates ranging from canvas to reverse painting on clear acrylic panels. He uses his years of experience in various mediums to separate and create multiple planes. The subject matter commonly includes abstracted figurative focal points broken down to organic shapes and forms, depicting images and people he has encountered. He uses the backgrounds to compliment the subject in an expressionist infusion of emotion, color and, texture. Keeping to a maximum of 6 principle colors and mixing and blending on the final painting or surface he creates a palette that reflects the colors that surround him.
Visionary, Self Published Author, Music Producer, Poet, PR Specialist, Ethics Trainer, Personal/Project Management, Marketing Specialist, Event Coordinator- Promoter, Abstract/Surreal Artist, Mom, Motivational Speaker and Community Activist are just some of the titles sheâ€™s recognized for holding. There will be many more to follow during her journeys in life. ‘There has been many words used to try to describe me and my style of art, music, ideas, methodologies and literature; honestly there aren’t any available that will give you a true idea of who I am and why I give some much passion and drive to whatever it is I have chosen to create. I have an undying love for all art forms- and I think that those who can use their minds and hearts to bring color and life to the world are phenomenal people indeed. I’m always looking forward to gaining opportunities that will allow me to add my vision and ambitious thoughts as a way of contributing the better parts of me to this world we live in.
Recent graduate of FAU with a bachelors in fine arts. Have been an artist all if my life. Currently reside in coral gables area of Miami. Fl native. My work is never far from the narrative and seeks to raise questions towards our relationship with the natural world.
The Motivational Edge
The Motivational Edge was created to attract and motivate urban youth to build essential life skills and self-confidence, improve academic performance and cultivate creativity and individual talent. We do this by creating welcoming and inspiring programs that integrate culturally relevant arts into various programs as a motivational platform for inspiration.
About Life Is Art, Inc.
Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area.