SOCIAL Manny: Episode 132

Star-studded is the only way to describe this latest SOCIAL Manny photography feature by Manny Hernandez. Featured are many of Miami’s biggest social names. Events include: National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, National YoungArts Dinner at St. Regis, Miami Design District Gallery Night, Facebook’s Miami Launch, Starchitecture Roundtable and more.

Pictured:Jodi Darren and Julian Tribe during the YoungArts dinner at the St. Regis, Bal Harbour
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VIDEO: The Red Thread at MTC

Miami Theater Center’s (MTC) Stephanie Ansin has evolved into one of our city’s most prolific theatrical voices. As she prepares to remount The Red Thread – an original production she co-wrote with MTC resident artist Fernando Calzadilla – Ansin reflects on the journey of the play from inception to today, and shares a story that demonstrates the show’s educational viability.

The Red Thread is a mystical adventure inspired by ancient Chinese folktales. The play focuses on a young woman’s heroic efforts to rescue her father’s surprisingly miraculous masterpiece. Beautifully staged with a moving original score, Ansin’s direction is a stirring example of the quality Miami can deliver in the performing arts.< Pictured: Stephanie Ansin and MTC president Kevin Miller View Video

NY Auction of Sculptures Benefits MOCA

The auction of five sculptures by Tracey Emin at Phillips has raised $185,000 in support of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami. The new series of works, titled Loving, were created by Emin earlier this year and transcribe the artist’s handwriting into five vibrant colors of neon. Four of the works were featured in an evening sale in Phillips’ New York auction house, where the top price was $38,500 for Loving (seacrest). Loving (pink), sold as part of the Phillips Contemporary Art Day Sale, commanding a price of $62,500.

The auction of the works for MOCA builds on a longstanding relationship between the artist and the museum that dates back to MOCA’s 1998 acquisition of Emin’s seminal film Why I Never Became a Dancer—the first of the artist’s works to be purchased by an American museum. MOCA opens the artist’s first American solo museum exhibition, Tracey Emin: Angel without You, as part of its Knight Exhibition Series, on December 4, 2013, in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach.
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