ADVANCE TICKET SALES HAVE NOW ENDED. SAY THE WORD “LATE” AT THE DOOR TO RECEIVE SPECIAL LATE-PURCHASE $10 TICKETS.
DATE: Tuesday, July 21, 6:30pm-9:30pm
LOCATION: Bahama Breeze
12395 SW 88th St, West Kendall Miami, FL 33186
Plenty of Free Parking
TICKETS: $10 with Advance Purchase, Promo Code: ART
$20 at the Door
Includes complimentary cuisine tastings and a welcome drink courtesy of Bahama Breeze.
Visual Artists: Rochelle Berman, David Martins, Vera Arias
Charities: Badges of Courage
Each month, Life Is Art brings the community together at our River Of Art pop-up art-in-public-places show to socialize through the power of the arts with the goal of exposing new artists, introducing new people to art appreciation, providing an inspiring space to make new connections, showcasing local businesses and charities, while providing a fun break during the work week.
Art is an inspiring talking point, discussing it is a great way to break the ice. Culture is one of the primary elements that build community and hosting a business networker within an art show is a unique way to encourage socializing, so attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of business cards and an open mind.
Premiere Sponsor: Spectrum Miami
Partners: Fabulous Miami – YOMiami – SocialMedia305 – Catalyst Miami – InTheLoop305 â€“ Arts & Business Council â€“ Bakehouse Art Complex â€“ Association of Fundraising Professionals â€“ Social Media Club South Florida – The New Tropic
With support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
About Rochelle Berman
The artist was born in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in Miami, Florida. She spent her youth studying the visual arts, life drawing classes in Soho studios as a teen. She always loved to draw, paint and write poetry but it was in college that she finally discovered that her greatest passion of all was Photography. Classically trained in photography, she started her studies with black and white film photography at Arizona State University, She was employed as a portrait photographer while still in college. Later, she learned to employ creative film techniques using double exposure, solarization, photo- montage and other darkroom techniques and effects. Rochelle assisted her professors in the History of Photography courses,and was inspired by studying such diverse Masters of Photography such as Henri Cartier Bresson, Man Ray, Atget , Berenice Abbott, Brassaii, Julia Margaret Cameron just to name a few. Some favorites include (Portrait) Phillips Halsman, Annie Leibovitz, Barbara Morgan, Arnold Newman Dorothea Lange (Experimental photography ) Bill Brandt, Andre Kertesz,Sandy Skoglund ,Travel work by Steve McCurry and Jim Zuckerman, Rochelle’ simple dynamic photographic compositions are emotional, colorful, spiritual, and impressionistic.
About David Martins
My name is David Martins. I am a Miami artist. I work with several mediums including paints, pencils, markers, colored pencils, etc. My themes, styles, and subject matter spans different aspects of society; mainly tribal culture, shamanism, Buddhism, and hip-hop culture. This is based on my attending Florida International University as a student of Cultural Anthropology and my personal life experiences. I create different original styles to represent this passion. My main goal is to create reflections of symbols and archetypes that connect us all. Creations that speak to the subconscious mind as well as the vibratory senses. I have turned my art into a career to support my studies and to be able to continue to do what I love forever.
About Vera Arias
Vera Lucia Arias is a Miami based artist, graphic designer and bicycle advocate. Growing up in the slum neighborhoods of Miami with two parents who had a keen interest in crafts and carpentry, she was destined to vein the arts. At the age of 5 she got a jolt of inspiration while watching her cousin fix his bicycle. Simultaneously, Vera was developing her love of bicycles and sculptureduring her studies at the prestigious School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. As a daily commuter on a bicycleshe began to understand the meaning of sustainability, quality of life and howit all tied up together in the way she makes her art. She understood how integrated Upcycling wasto her art making process. Through sculpture she is able to manipulate oldrusted bicycle parts and turn them into functional objects. As part of herlatest series of work she turned bicycle chain rings into dream catchers anddeveloped a functional faucet made of an old rear cassette from a bicycle andan adapter that hooks onto a faucet.
About Badges of Courage Foundation
Badges of Courage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded by Macarena Zilveti in 2010. Her great-grandmother, grandmother, mother and aun had breast cancer and were all survivors. After her mother had a radical mastectomy, Macarena knew she had to do something to help others afflicted with this terrible disease. The Badges of Courageâ„¢ were created to help raise funds and to pay tribute to these strong and courageous women.
The foundation provides patients who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer and in treatment, with basic living expenses such as mortgage and rent payments, child care payments, utilities, food, medical insurance premiums, and other life necessities. Our goal is to give these women tranquility and hope at a time when they need it mostâ€” when they are faced with breast cancer.
About Bahama Breeze
At Bahama Breeze, you can enjoy great food, tropical cocktails, & music in an island setting. Follow for a Caribbean escape! Bahama Breeze is known for fresh, delicious seafood, distinctive chicken dishes and flame-grilled steaks, accompanied by refreshing, hand-crafted tropical drinks including Legendary Island Cocktails â€“ authentic custom-made drinks sourced from world-famous locales and created with the same techniques and ingredients that made them famous. Popular menu items include Jerk Chicken Pasta, Coconut Shrimp, Baby Back Ribs and the Island Hopper. All Bahama Breeze locations are open for lunch and dinner daily, from 11 a.m. until late, and offer call-ahead seating.
About the River Of Art Program
The River Of Art is a monthly business networker and art showcase combined. We provide more than just a platform for professionals to get together, discuss business strategies and make connections, we create synergies to help promote business by including an amazing art show of local talent!
About Life Is Art
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.
About Soul Of Miami
The Soul Of Miami has become one of the most popular local community sites in south Florida. It includes an extensive calendar, listing all sorts of happenings from all over the area: charity, arts, happy hours, concerts, networkers, nightlife, fairs, festivals and so much more. Tens of thousands of active south Floridians visiting the site every month.