Coconut Grove is pleased to host Art Live Fair, an interactive, performance based, contemporary “art happening” and fair in which artists and exhibitors are invited to share the creative process unfolding spontaneously in every form of artistic medium and to the extent possible, engage the fairgoers in the creative process. They like to sayo say, don’t just see art, be it! Performing artists and exhibitors alike step outside the four walls of their galleries, institutions, residencies and studios to join us in an uplifting coming together of art and community for cause, taking place at the Coconut Grove Expo Center, October 26th, 27th, and 28th.
This year features a number of local Miami’s artist with all proceedes benefiting Lotus House Women’s Shelter, which provides shelter, sanctuary and support to women and children in need. At Lotus House, the minds, bodies and spirits of women and children in need are nurtured and supported to empower them to improve the quality of their lives on every level, acheive greater self sufficiency and transition to permanent homes off the streets. www.lotushouseshelter.org
At iCoconutGrove.com, we are excited to have such an amazing event in our part of town. We will be featuring a few artist bios every week up until the event. More Artists and their bios can be found here.
Sponsored by MOCA’s Women On the Rise!
Monica Lopez De Victoria and Tasha Lopez De Victoria grew up in Miami and
collaborate under the name TM Sisters. They work in the mediums of video, digital video
performance, VJing, collage, social experiments, zines, clothing, installations, and
interactive video created along with their brother Samuel. Their do-it-yourself ethic
started by being home schooled together by their parents. They were raised with
intense psychological and spiritual discussions regarding behavior, relationships,
creativity, and truth. The sisters’ work has been included in the international exhibitions
“Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millennium” curated by Hans
Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum, and Gunnar B. Kvaran, the Second Moscow Biennale
of Contemporary Art, and PERFORMA 07. Their work has been seen and written about in
publications like L’Officiel magazine, The Guardian, STEP Inside Design, the New York
Times, Vogue Italia, and on the cover of ARTnews magazine for its 2007 “25 Trendsetters”
There is an electric presence and energy that exists between and around us all. The
tropical darkness of the night holds audio-vibration booms, ocean swirls of
overpowering emotion, golden glimmers of hope, and smashing psychological
differences that flurry as they evaporate. Colorful life resolutions made in the sunset are
projected forward into the sunrise.
Liz Ferrer + Jordan Marty
With a BFA in Theatre, Liz Ferrer has gone on to produce and perform in many plays,
performances and happenings promoting independent theatre in Miami. Ferrer likes
to unexpectedly enlist Miami’s local artists as actors, dancers, or players in her work,
creating a surprising spectacle, as well as an opportunity for a different kind of growth
for the artist.
Also, co founder of Miami-based creative collective, Southernmost Situations. Her
most recent accomplishment has been co curating Situation Range, video art show, at
LegalArt, as part of a two month residency proposal earlier this year.
Jordan Marty, 1985, was born and raised in Melbourne, Florida and currently lives and
works in Gainesville, Florida. In 2008 he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in
Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. Utilizing an
art practice that spans media, this Spring, 2013, he is due to complete his Master of Fine
Arts degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
In the Can Project, only analog communication is possible. Excitement builds as one
never knows who is on the other ends of the line. Through the various people and
points, information can get
The Miami Poetry Collective
The MIAMI POETRY COLLECTIVE was founded by Campbell McGrath at a plastic table in
front of Zeke’s Roadhouse Bar in the winter of 2008. Among other things, we produce
the Cent Journal series in severely limited editions and run Poem Depot events in and
The MIAMI POETRY COLLECTIVE’s I Sit Down and Write is a pop-up poetry store where
poets write poems for consumers on-the-spot and on-demand on manual typewriters. I
Sit Down and Write invites audience-participation by incorporating two additional
typewriters connected by a paper scroll that allow volunteers and Poem Depot poets
to contribute to long poems; both are guided by a book of obstructions that aids in
simulating the sometimes difficult stop-start aspect of the writing experience.
Sponsored by Gallery Diet
Daniel Milewski currently lives and works in Miami, FL. Having received a Bachelor of
Fine Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and Tufts University he
has gone on to exhibit at Gallery Diet, where he is represented, Dimensions Variable,
and at On Stellar Rays in New York City. Recent press includes The Miami Herald, The
Miami New Times, Artinfo.com, El Nuevo Herald, and The Miami Sun Post. Daniel is also
the owner of Lester’s Miami.
Milewski’s piece captures a live feed projection of fair attendees as they meander
through the event, and projects them inside a confined space. The work highlights ways
in which space and perspective structure the viewing experience.