When Ken Lyon decided to open Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill, a full service restaurant and bar in Wynwood Art District (82 N.W. 29th Street - 786-646-2998), his first stop was Little River Box Company. A restaurant designed from repurposed containers offered Ken location independence (moving's a snap - just pick up and go), versatility and a short turn around time.
Culture Compass: In Tune
What does Miami sound like? The New World Symphony posed that question to the public, giving everyone 100 days to respond in the form of audio and video clips to feed an orchestral and cinematic portrait premiering next fall on the South Beach campus. Locals have answered the call with more than 750 submissions in just the first 75 days: samples from our shared environment of gathering storms and mating birds, singular snippets of overheard exchanges and child’s antics, as well as harmonies from Latin rhythms and hip-hop beats to traffic horns and protest chants. The window remains open until May 12 for unlimited contributions via the Project 305 mobile app or website...
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Honoring George Feldenkreis
Celebrants packed the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU to honor George Feldenkreis, the Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International. The museum’s Acting Director, Susan Gladstone, welcomed guests to the event which featured a conversation with the President of Florida International University, Mark Rosenberg, as he and George Feldenkreis discussed Perry Ellis International's 50 year anniversary.
Culture Compass: Screen Play
The blurred lines between art films and video art go far beyond screen settings to span a range of shape-shifting formats from sculptural environments to high-tech projections. Balanced on the cutting edge where these genres overlap, the Biennale of Moving Images crosses a cinema festival with an exhibition of video installations and a live program of performances and conversations. Evolving since 1985 amid continued changes in the field, the Swiss hybrid makes its U.S. debut April 14-30 at Faena Miami Beach with a selection of topical works created for the biennale’s 15th edition in Geneva...
Pictured: Film still from Wu Tsang’s Duilian (2016), commissioned for the Biennale of Moving Images presented on Miami Beach by Faena Art
Lit Up: O, Miami Festival Spreads Poetry to Surprising Places
Still a relative newcomer to the world’s largest literary celebration, O, Miami has set itself apart with an inclusive, unconventional approach to demystifying poetry that keeps expanding the presumed parameters to encompass an ever-widening range of forms, scribes and audiences.
Pictured: The Wheels and Words bus, wrapped in poetry penned by elementary schools students at O, Miami community workshops, was unveiled last week by the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works. Photo by Gesi Schilling, courtesy of O, Miami.