Design District Ambassador: John Lin
Detroit’s given us plenty of good things: American auto industry, Motown, and one Mr. John Lin. Mr. Lin has worked with a plethora of the world’s best brands including Fendi, Vogue China, The Standard, Luminaire, Ocean Drive, and The Webster. His latest project, iamjohnnyboy.com is garnering a great deal of attention for its carefully curated and cool content. Who better to be our inaugural 2013 Ambassador?
Coming Soon: Locust Project Roundtables
Locust Projects is heading into its 15th year in 2013. Three Miami based artists founded this not-for-profit exhibition space as a venue that provides artists with the freedom to produce site-specific works, and experiment with new ideas outside the confines of more traditional institutions. The growth of Locust Projects has included expanding its public programs, and 2013 kicks off with the continuation of the successful Locust Roundtables, taking place throughout February and March. Locust Roundtables take place on a weekly basis and are free and open to the public. The discussions on topics in contemporary art are proposed and moderated by members of Miami’s art community and beyond.
Design District Gallery Walk
The February 9th Gallery Walk in the Miami Design District brings beginnings and endings. This is the last chance to see “Pleat Construction” a solo project by Jim Drain at the de la Cruz Collection Project Room. Since its inception in 2009, the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space has supported local artists through its lively Project Room exhibitions and “Pleat Construction” does not disappoint. Granite Transformations will open a new exhibition of paintings by Nora Alejandra Curia, and in honor of Valentine’s Day Swampspace will open “La Maison Du Desir/The House of Desire” a collaborative installation by artists Lea Nickless and Conrad Hamather. This is only a sampling, to experience all the wonderful art, design, food and good company the Design District has to offer you have to come out for this free event. 7-10 PM, second Saturday of every month!
Click View Gallery to see photos from last Gallery Walk.
Pictured: Frances Trombly & Leyden Rodriguez-Cassanova