Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ArtBASEL miami 2011

that time of year again.. here is my picks for the must see must go to events featuring amazing art & music... most are even free ;-)

Spotify's Art Loves Music

12/1/2011 – 12/4/2011
Scheduled performers include Nas, TV on the Radio, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. An Art Basel satellite event.
Exhibit location:
Ricochet Bar & Lounge
3250 NE 1st Ave., Suite 122B

info: www.spotify.com/blog/archives/2011/11/21/music-loves-art

Basel Castle
12/3/2011 – 12/3/2011
Basel Castle, produced by creative collective, The Overthrow, is a conceptually "re:creative" minifestival combining some of the world's most influential contemporary artists and musicians, with uniquely interactive games, installations, exhibitions, and live performances. The project is a full-day event during the climax of Miami's internationally esteemed Art Basel weekend. It all takes place inside a castle located in the crux of Downtown Miami's Wynwood Art District. An Art Basel satellite event.
Exhibit location:
41 NW 20th St.

For free tickets goto: http://baselcastle.theoverthrow.com/

Art Basel Miami Beach
12/1/2011 – 12/4/2011
Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design.
Exhibit location:
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach
info: http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com/

AOA Tribal Art, Miami 2011 Show
11/30/2011 – 12/4/2011
This inaugural fair features a selection of private dealers showcasing museum-quality traditional art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Explore how modern art was conceived. At the end of the 19th century, famous artists work from the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Braque were all profoundly influenced by the Art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. View African masks, oceanic shields and house panels, as well as ancient zoomorphic vessels from pre-columbian peoples. An Art Basel satellite event.
Exhibit location:
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
info: http://tribalartmiami.com/

Scope Miami 2011
11/29/2011 – 12/4/2011
The art show that has established its name by curating cutting-edge contemporary art from around the world proudly returns to Miami for its 10th year. Cementing its future with an 80,000 square foot pavilion across the street from Art Miami, SCOPE Miami's high-profile venue is centrally located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. An Art Basel satellite event. Wed.-Sat.11 a.m-7 p.m.; Sun. until 6 p.m.
Exhibit location:
3000 NE 1st Ave.
info: http://www.scope-art.com/

Art Asia
11/30/2011 – 12/4/2011
This fair brings more than 60 galleries together to showcase paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, video and installations from established and emerging Asian artists. An Art Basel satellite event.
Exhibit location:
Art Asia - Miami Midtown
2901 N. Miami Ave.
info: http://www.artasiafair.com/

Graffiti Gone Global (GGG)
12/1/2011 – 12/4/2011
Graffiti Gone Global (GGG), powered by SUSHISAMBA, announces its fifth consecutive exhibition of urban contemporary art and design during Art Basel Miami Beach. At the center of GGG 2011 are three acclaimed artists whose respective focuses in architecture, design and street art speak to the brand's evolving nature. The work of Marc Fornes, Volkan Alkanoglu, and Billi Kid of Public Works Department will transform the 'Rotunda,' a 10,000-square-foot cornerstone in Midtown Miami. An Art Basel satellite event.
Exhibit location:
3252 NW 1st Ave., Suite 101
info: http://www.gggexhibit.com/

Art Whino: ART BASEL
3 Day exhibit during Art Basel Miami
Event Location:
425 NW 26th St
Miami, Florida 33127

Friday Dec 2nd and Saturday Dec 3rd
General Admission
Free Admission
Sunday Dec 4th
General Admission
Free Admission

Show Reception Saturday Dec 3rd
Live Painting by participating artists
Complimentary Beverages by Milagro and Izze
Music by DJ Adrian Loving
RSVP to ArtBasel2011@artwhino.com
Tattoo Artists on the premise Friday-Sunday to immortalize your favorite piece! $40 Tattoos will be provided by industry elites Joe Capobianco, Jesse Smith, Eric Merrill, Christian Perez, Scott White, and Jason Stephan.
info: http://artwhino.com/_webapp_4062383/Art_Basel_2011

Multiversal Miami 2011
Thursday, December 1 – Sunday, December 5
During Art Basel Miami Beach 2011
Multiversal Miami Event Space
193 NW 24th Street, Miami
Wynwood Arts District
Scheduled Events (Schedule to be updated)
Thu / Dec 1:
11am-12pm: VIP Screening and Champagne Brunch / $20 entry
12pm-5pm: Gallery Open to public / free
2pm-3pm: Film Festival & Promotional drinks / free
6pm-12am: Opening show, Special events, Fashion show, Promotional drinks, Live performances, music and DJ’s / $5
Fri / Dec 2:
12pm-5pm: Gallery Open to public / free
2pm-3pm: Film Festival & Promotional drinks / free
6pm-12am: Special events, Fashion show, Promotional drinks, Live performances, music and DJ’s until / $5
Sat / Dec 3:
12pm-5pm: Gallery Open to public / free
2pm-3pm: Film Festival & Promotional drinks / free
6pm-12am: Special events, Fashion show, Promotional drinks, Live performances, music and DJ’s / $5
Sun / Dec 4:
12pm-5pm: Gallery Open to public / free
2pm-3pm: Film Festival & Promotional drinks / free
6pm-12am: Closing show, Special events, Fashion show, Promotional drinks, Live performances, music and DJ’s / $5

info: http://multiversalmiami.com/

2 more events (added tuesday Novermber 29th)

Mr. Brainwash Art Basel 2011 Mr. Brainwash will be re returning to Art Basel with a new show in the same building that he completely took over last year. If 2010 was any indication of what he has in store, 2011 should and will be pretty crazy. The Boulon building located at 2000 Collins Avenue will be decoured with a mix of his signature street and pop art, oil paintings, sculptures and installations. There will be a pre-opening showing of Mr. Brainwash’s show on Wednesday November 30th at 7PM, and will then be open to the public from December 1st through December 4th.

Show location: Boulan South Beach, 2000 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Hours of operation: Pre-opening November 30th – 7:00pm to 11:00pm December 1st thru 3rd – noon to 10:00pm December 4th – 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Friends With You Art Basel 2011 FriendsWithYou is proud to announce the exhibition “Inner Space, the Secrets of the Unknown!” Showing for Miami Art Basel in the FWY studio space, opening Thursday, Dec. 1st. FriendsWithYou exhibits its latest sculptures, precious objects, and a new edition of prints. The pieces on display are figurative self-reflective treasures, levitating in a space continuum, revealing something other wise inaccessible. These archetypes and symbolic artifacts are frozen in time, and serve to empower, relate, and offer everything that is infinite and true. Inner Space, the Secrets of the Unknown provides a way of observing ourselves and finding out everything we always knew. Stop by for many magical surprises! Opening Reception: Thursday, December 1st, 7pm to 10pm

Art Basel Hours: 11am to 7pm Closed on Sunday Exhibition runs Dec. 1st – Jan 28th

Friends With You 3930 NE 2nd Ave Suite 202 Miami FL 33137 // 305.722.8484 RSVP@friendswithyou.com For more information on the exhibit please contact eva.seta@friendswithyou.com // 305.722.8478

Monday, November 21, 2011

Doing a Live Group Mural with the Multiversal Group During 2011 Miami Art Basel

Catch me Thursday Dec 1st as I do a life mural with at the Multiversal Group art Exhibition....

194 nw 24th street
Wynwood Art District
Miami, Fl 33179

here is the lowdown:
Art Basel Miami Beach, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas, is considered the most important art show throughout the United States. As the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, it has served as the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past forty years. In that spirit, for the duration of Art Basel, More than Art Group & Kazilla Productions will be hosting the art collaborative Multiversal 2011 – a unique series of exhibitions showcasing the works of many talented emerging and established artists from all around the world.

Multiversal is the brainchild of rising star Cassie “Kazilla” Williams and was founded in 2009 during Art Basel. In this first year, Multiversal 2009 drew in more than 4,000 visitors; and then in 2010, Multiversal became a fan favorite attracting more than 7,000 people into the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Art District. This year we are expecting twice as many people to attend our Multiversal 2011 show. The Multiversal experience features various emerging and established artists from all around the world — including designers, film-makers, body painters, artistic performers, bands, contemporary artists and many more.

see: http://multiversalmiami.com/ for more details

an oldy but goody!

So about a week ago a friend of mine posted a track from the Busta Rhyme 1998 release E.L.E. When i gave it a quick listen it reminded me of how good a lot of the hip hop from the early to mid 90s sounded.. i quickly started digging up a lot of my music frm then to indulge in some audio goodness.

It also reminded me of how good Busta's 2002 release titled "It aint safe no More: was and how it was totally slept on. (album only went gold). With that in mind i decided to give it another listen and guess what..... it still sounds great!

If you've never heard it I suggest you go give it a listen!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Movember!

Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches/facial hair during the month of November. The event was conceived in 1999 by a group of Australian men from Adelaide. It is also known as "Novembeard".

Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States.

The rules of conduct given on the November site are:-

1. Once registered at movember.com each mo bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face.

2. For the entire month of Movember each mo bro must grow and groom a moustache.

3. There is to be no joining of the mo to your side burns. (That’s considered a beard.)

4. There is to be no joining of the handlebars to your chin. (That’s considered a goatee.)

5. Each mo bro must conduct himself like a true country gentleman.

for more info and how to get involved with efforts click below:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Moustache Ride (Movember)

i so wish i could participate in this one!

Saturday, November 12th

Government Center
150 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128

"Join Emerge Miami and CG Rotaract Miami for 'The Moustache Ride'. The ride will end at Margaret Pace Park for a picnic style after party, the Ms. Cheezious food truck will be on location to supply inexpensive tasty treats!


November is Men's Cancer Awareness month and we want to do our part in style by organizing a "moustache mandatory" ride around downtown Miami. Riders are asked to don their best facial hair designs and donate some pocket change to Movember, an international organization funding research for a cure for men's cancer. Movember challenges all men to grow out their moustace's during the month of November, in the spirit of masculinity, brotherhood, and a global effort to raise attention to cancer issues. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners: the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Together, the three channels ensure that Movember funds support a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.

Men's natural moustaches are mandatory (but if you can't grow a moustache you are still welcome to come ride!)- any shape you love. Women's moustaches are recommended (and they can be fake, if they have to!).

Donations will go to Movember (suggested donation of $10.00) With an after party at Margaret Pace Park with fun, food, music , and moustachery."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


images that get my creative juices flowing....

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

chase the blues away

always loved this line by childish gambino!

Monday, October 3, 2011

digital sketchy miami submission

did the sketch of this then colored it in photoshop, think im havin too much fun with these things... lol

Monday, September 26, 2011

fun with illustrator

So a friend came by my job and she wanted to learn a couple of things on illustrator and photoshop. In our discussions we decided to create a vector portrait of her.. here is the result.. I was very surprised how quickly she caught on, and i rather like the outcome.

newest submission to sketchy miami 9/26

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Florida credit card company giving AK47s as a spending bonus for merchants

I ever tell you how awesome living in florida is? I mean our credit card company's give out AK47s... whats better then that! see below for details:

Do you happen to need an AK-47, as well as a company to process your credit card transactions?

If so, that would make today your lucky day, strangely enough.

MerchantService.com -- a Sarasota-based company that provides the equipment and processing for credit-card transactions in businesses -- announced its "Free AK-47 Giveaway" yesterday, offering an AK-47 worth up to $750 for new accounts based on how much credit-card processing volume businesses put through the company.

The company doesn't exactly have a cache of AKs sitting in its stock room -- it gives you a voucher to redeem instead -- and while you don't have to get an AK-47, they'd prefer you did.

"Keep in mind we are not simply handing out AK-47 assault rifles to anyone who opens an account with us," the company says. "Instead, you will receive a voucher that can be used towards the purchase of a firearm at any reputable gun shop where you must go through the proper background checks and waiting period that the law requires. If you prefer, the voucher can also be redeemed for cash."

Under the banner on its website that says "God, Guns & Guts" as part of the company's "No Victims" campaign, the company is promoting its services to protect against robberies and such, and apparently assault rifles fit the bill:

One of the most important steps toward ensuring you and your businesses well being is deciding to not be a victim.

According to a survey conducted by Professors James D. Wright and Peter H. Rossi, 56% of the felons surveyed agreed that "A criminal is not going to mess around with a victim he knows is armed with a gun;"

With the all of violence and crime in the US there are many things merchants can do in order to protect themselves in the future.

The website also uses a song that claims "I got rights" -- not the Hank Williams Jr. "I've Got Rights" -- and includes the lyrics "the Good Book says, I got rights."

For the $750 AK, you're going to need to open an account for 15 or more stores and do more than $1 million in volume.

If you do less, the company still offers smaller payouts toward the purchase of your new assault rifle, down to $50 for one store and $100,000 in volume.

(original article: http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2011/09/free_gun_ak_47_florida_company_merchant_service.php)

Friday, September 16, 2011

newest submission to sketchy miami

took like 45 minutes, did it in colored pencil... was pretty fun... you can check out my other sketches by clicking here

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sisqo ‘Thong Song’ For Orchestra #56

Sisqo ‘Thong Song’ For Orchestra #56

It doesnt get better then this! Sisquo's the thong song arranged for orchrstra! LOL this is simultaeously hilarious and brilliant.

ps. alittle on the composer: Walt Ribeiro, a New Jersey native, is a composer of classical music. His work has been primarily distributed via the internet. he launched For Orchestra where he arranged pop songs for orchestra. His arrangements have covered songs by Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Rimsky Korsakov, and MGMT to name a few. It has since been featured on Comedy Central Tosh.O, Perez Hilton, Green Plastic for his Radiohead arrangement and more.

Ribeiro was born January 25, 1984

Thursday, September 8, 2011


So i was first introduced to sketchymiami.com by a fellow artist and friend that submited 3 sketches to the site. Upon learning about the goal of the site i immediately fell in love with their goal and decided to submit some pieces myself.

this is quite simply the goal of the site:
to create a portrait of every person in Miami. Here’s how it works:

1) Miami residents submit photographs of themselves, along with their names (at least — they can choose to share more information, e.g., birth date, neighborhood, favorite food, et cetera).

2) Local artists — i.e., all locals who consider themselves artists — create portraits based on the submitted photographs. (We call the portraits “Sketchys”.) Artists can work in any medium they choose and do as many Sketchys as they choose. All participating artists have a page on sketchymiami.com where their Sketchys are displayed alongside any personal info they choose to provide (bio, personal website, etc.).

3) As they are completed, the Sketchys appear on the homepage with a link to their photographs and to the artist’s personal page. In this way, each post is as much about the artist as the subject of the Sketchy itself.

Why do this?

The relationship between portrait subject and portraitist is one of the strongest in the history of art. (Think of the bond between Mona Lisa and Leonardo.) Sketchy Miami seeks to facilitate this relationship between thousands of local artists and residents. We believe the intimate nature of the exchange — giving one’s image, one’s face, to an artist to depict — will forge a bond of trust as no other art form could. In time, Sketchy Miami will become a definitive and inspiring testament to Miami’s diversity, ethnic, creative, physiognomic, and otherwise.

No Self-Portrait Policy

Self-portraits are awesome, but they don’t work for Sketchy Miami because the essence of this project is exchange. We want Miami artists and other locals to come together through portraiture, and self-portraits, by definition, do not involve interaction.

below you will find my submissions----

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Camber Comp: hottest thing on the trails right now

The Camber Comp by Specialized features 120mm of front and rear travel; utilizing a RockShox Recon Silver fork and Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brakes for a plush and versatile trail bike >>> Not to mention with that paint job you'll be tackling many a trail while simultaneously "looking fresh to def"!

If their gonna see you sweat, do it with style!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


latest serving by Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino

Freaks and Geeks from Donald Glover on Vimeo.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Fixies = The New Sexy this fall!

the new urban indicator of cool, "what kinda bike you ride!" here is a sampling of some visually delicious human powered moblity:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Secrets, Regrets, Joys, & Truths

This marks the first exhibition opening that i have taken part in planning, promoting, and executing. It will also be the official after party for the wynwood art walk.

Art-n-Hustle in association with Christopher Miro Gallery
Presents Secrets, Regrets, Joys & Truths.

As art is a reflection of life, featured art will explore the more subtle moments in life we may miss.

Featured artist:
Nate Dee
Vanessa Craan
Nicole Ricca
T Eliott Mansa

Villa 221
221 NE 17th Street
Miami, Florida

Saturday, June 11 at 8:00pm - June 12 at 12:00am

Music by: Polar Bear Pierre

FREE ENTRY Doors open from 8-12am

The show will also feature performances, music, complimentary wine, full bar, and audio sounds by DJ Polar Bear Pierre.

As always entry is free of charge so be sure to come out ready to enjoy yourself, socialize, and party!


Friday, March 4, 2011

i'm showing @ the purple sunday creative art exchange

Redland Koi Gardens. 25600 sw 147th ave., Homestead, FL 33032

I will have my work on display and also prints available at discount prices. This will be a great event featuring live art, music, food, and other entertainment... best of all admission is FREE!!! hope to see you there!

the press release is below:

...Purple Sunday is a creative arts exchange festival held to showcase Miami's hot, upcoming
artistic talent, to be held in the beautiful Redlands Koi Gardens in Homestead, Florida on
March 13th, 2011. “Purple Sunday is about providing opportunity and showing people what the
real Miami has to offer,” says organizer and founder Alicia Hugh. “People can come see great
art work, unique lifestyle goods, and live music, but more importantly, they can meet the
creators, find out what inspires them, and allow themselves to become a part of the story,”
revels Ms. Hugh.
Purple Sunday artists and designers have been featured in print publications such as the New
Times and Miami Herald, as well as online publications such as www.thrillist.com, and have
been present at local art events like The Wynnwood Market. “We want Purple Sunday to
become a name synonymous with great local art and design, where artists and vendors,
whether advancing or well-noted, can come to exchange creative ideas, network, and
showcase their work,” adds co-founder Rachel Hugh.
Purple Sunday was birthed in April 2009, when sisters Alicia and Rachel Hugh, with a handful
of friends, realized their creative work had no platform or outlet to show the public. The first
event took place in a neighbourhood backyard, with only a handful of vendors and
approximately 80 attending. The first event generated so much attention and demand that Ms.
Hugh organized the second just months after, in July 2009, and changed the venue to the
Redland Koi Gardens to accommodate more guests. Ten vendors were booked and 250
people attended. This year they are approximating to have 20 vendors and at least 400
people attend.
For further information and vendor details, please contact Alicia Hugh at
info@purplesundayfestival.com , or check out our website at www.purplesundayfestival.com