Valentine’s Day Gift & Event Guide

It’s not too early to start planning for Valentine’s Day and SocialMiami has assembled some great event and gift ideas. Check it out!

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A Gnarly Advisor

Tell Gary Kessler that he is a surfing historian and he’ll humbly deny such an accolade. For this man whose passion is also his profession, the title of historian belongs to those who have come before him.

Yet speak with Kessler and it quickly becomes apparent that his love and dedication for surfing has manifested itself into a leadership role in South Florida’s tight-knit surfing community. It’s no wonder that the Surfrider Foundation recommended Kessler to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) as an advisor to their upcoming MOCA Bash: Surf’s Up gala.

Pictured: Gary Kessler

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A Cultural Conversation with Stephanie Ansin

The Knight Arts Challenge is back and ready to hear the best ideas from Miami’s artistic community. To get everybody in the spirit of The Challenge, SocialMiami’s Aaron Glickman sat down with past awardees to learn about the grant competition and their secrets of success.

Stephanie Ansin is the founding artistic director of the PlayGround Theatre in Miami Shores. Under her direction, the theater received a grant for $100,000 for The Red Thread, an adaptation of a Chinese folktale.

Pictured: Stephanie Ansin and Toby Ansin

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