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Miami Design District Site-Specific Performance Series

Site Specific Signature Series

The season finale of Site-Specific Performance Series at the Miami Design District happens this Saturday, November 21st at 5:30pm.

 Instituted by Craig Robins in 2014, the roving series brings performance out of the traditional theater and invites guests to explore the neighborhood via ephemeral original works of dance, music, theatre, art, and poetry, which often engage the permanent public art installations in the neighborhood.

The finale event will include four performances featuring artists Paul Tei and Mad Cat Theatre Company, Das SaD, Fernando Calzadilla of Miami Theater Center, and Alma Dance Theater. 

Please add this amazing event to your weekend must-see calendar! More details after the jump.

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Tonight I was very fortunate to attend the exclusive preview of Smell The Magic,  a pop-up solo exhibition by Canadian artist Kris Knight hosted by the extraordinary GUCCI Creative director Frida Giannini at Spinello Projects in the Miami Design District.

This private cocktail party was indeed a wonderful kick off for Miami Art Week 2014 and also coincided with the release of Knight’s first published catalog.

Frida Giannini, who referenced Knight’s paintings as inspiration for Gucci’s Fall-Winter 2014 Collection, was joined by Kris Knight and other notable guests from the worlds of design, art and fashion at this private cocktail reception.

Spinello Projects is a Miami-based contemporary art program founded in 2005 by Anthony Spinello. The gallery supports and promotes the work of artists with unorthodox and experimental practices. Its mission: to initiate fundamental changes in Miami’s visual landscape and to present new aesthetic challenges to a broader global viewership.

Make sure to add this exhibition to your Miami Art Week “must see” list!

Here are a few pics from this cool event…

#SmellTheMagic // @Gucci // @KrisKnight

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Flashback 2013: Craig Robins Miami Design District Hard Hat Tour

Last year, I was very honored to receive an invitation to go on a tour through the Miami Design District, showcasing the exciting construction and retail projects that are underway as well as a preview of the exhibitions/installations celebrating Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami, conducted by the incredible real estate developer, Craig Robins. A truly amazing experience!

You can see my post from last year here and check out this video of the tour…

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PechaKucha Miami

It was a beautiful evening for #PechaKucha Miami #MiamiDesignDistrict

The Miami Design District x AIGA x PechaKucha Miami Typography:The Bold and the Beautiful event packed a design school semester’s worth of typography knowledge into one concise hour!

In the PechaKucha traditional format,the presenters showed 20 images for 20 seconds and included such talks as Augusto Mendoza’s loving tribute to the Futura font, Dr. Amanda Alders Pike’s review of the effects of colors and Cushy Gig’s Alex Vahan’s meditation on his evolution as a graffiti artist.

Taking place at the Rooftop Garden in the Miami Design District,you couldn’t have asked for a better setting to gather to share typography-love !

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The Miami Design District presents Typography : The Bold and the Beautiful

The Miami Design District presents Typography : The Bold and the Beautiful April 9th from 7 pm- 9 pm#MiamiDesignDistrict #Design

The Miami Design District presents Typography : The Bold and the Beautiful

Event – The Miami Design District presents Typography : The Bold and the Beautiful April 9th from 7 pm- 9 pm

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An evening program exploring the topic of Typography with a cast of Miami characters including professors, entrepreneurs and publishers // 6 Luminaries x 20 Slides x 20 Seconds

(Miami, FL) On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 7 PM to 9P M on the Rooftop Garden in the Miami Design District, PechaKucha Miami will present its 26th volume on the topic of Typography in collaboration with the Miami Design District and American Institute of Graphic Arts Miami Chapter. Type bombards our daily life in a way that is inescapable. From the exquisite to the mundane, the bold and the beautiful, type plays a very important role in our lives because what we see is almost as important as what we read. Back to back, six speakers will present 20 images each for 20 seconds exploring the importance of type in our visual landscape. Music will be provided by DJ Andie Sweetswirl and photography by Peter Vahan.

Speakers include:
 JILL C. WEISBERG // Creative Director of Schrift & Farbe with over 12 years of industry experience designing print and digital media.
 ERIC LANDERS // Teaches a variety of courses from three-dimensional design to interactive media and his personal work elucidates conditions and issues related to American culture.
 ALEX VAHAN // A creative force behind Cushy Gigs which provides a wide spectrum of design services from printing, multiple silkscreen press, street mural painting and hand painted signage.
 DR. AMANDA ALDERS PIKE // She has exhibited, published, and taught internationally on topics related to creativity and is currently President of the Florida Art Therapy Association.
 AUGUSTO MENDOZA // He strives to promote printed matter through blogging, publishing and events. Also, he has curated a selection of photography, graphic design and editorials that strive to inspire and educate.
 JESSY NITE // A multidisciplinary artist and graphic designer specializing in interactive, experiential and site-specific installation.

For more information, please contact:
Lauren Junge / Nadine Johnson & Associates Inc. / / 212.228.5555

For more information from PechaKucha Miami, including photos by Peter Vahan, please click here.