What You Need to Know About Miami’s Art Basel

Dan and Kathryn Mikesell, Co-Founders of Fountainhead Residency

This is one of the most exciting weeks for art lovers in the United States. Artists, collectors, gallerists, writers, photographers, and so on, are all flocking to Miami for Art Basel, the most extensive art fair in the country with over 200 of the world’s leading international modern and contemporary art galleries displaying the works of over 4,000 artists. In addition to Art Basel, there are countless satellite exhibits all over Miami where you can find young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces.

We are very excited to have one of the major art forces in Miami with us today on ”Lying in the Beach” who is going to tell us more about Miami Art Week. Kathryn Mikesell is the co-founder of Fountainhead Residency, an artistic home away from home in Miami where artists get the opportunity to create and connect with other artistic talent from around the world. Fountainhead has hosted over 390 artists from more than 45 countries. After 12 years of existence, Fountainhead is thrilled that over 100 of its alumni are now exhibiting in Miami Art Week.

Welcome Kathryn to “Lying on the Beach.”

What You Need to Know About Miami’s Art Basel

 
 
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Is Journalism Dead? Our podcast guest thinks it may not be dead, but it might be on life support

We would need this entire podcast to properly introduce our guest today on “Lying on the Beach.” For the last 40 years, Ray Elman, currently founding Editor in Chief of Inspicio, has been at the forefront of both the editorial and art worlds. Podcast Co-hosts, Steve Greenberg, a TV personality, and Lois Whitman-Hess, a PR counselor, interviewed Ray, about the state of journalism and why it’s not getting the respect it so richly deserve.

To appreciate the comments Ray is going to make you have to appreciate the quality work he has done in his career. In 2015, Ray founded the Inspicio arts publication platform, which is sponsored by FIU | CARTA.  Inspicio provides in-depth, high-quality insights into all arts disciplines with a focus on Miami and South Florida. The publication is famous for its video interviewing technique and for mixing famous authors with student writers.

Elman also co-founded Provincetown Arts magazine and Cincinnati Arts magazine. Ray was also a pioneer  in the digital communication industry, first as the National Director of Creative Services at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and as the co-founder of Streamline Communications, which is now a public company called Bridgeline Digital. He was also a founder of Cambria Interactive at Cambria Consulting.

In addition, Elman has sustained a successful life-time career as a visual artist. Four of his large scale mixed-media portraits (Pulitzer Prize recipients Stanley Kunitz, Jhumpa Lahiri, Alan Dugan, & U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky) are included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. His work is exhibited in museums, galleries and private collections all over the world.  

Is Journalism Dead? Our podcast guest thinks it may not be dead, but it might be on life support

 
 
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ART CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Want to learn more about Art? You need to meet Efren Olivares.  He was born and raised in Mexico City, in a bilingual and bicultural home, with a Jewish NY Mom and a Mexican Dad. 

Efren graduated with honors from the Wharton School, secured an MBA from the U. of Southern California and spent over 20 years as a leader in Pharma, from helping launch Viagra across Latin America to launching Pfizer’s only HIV antiretroviral.

Then Efren re-invented himself.

He got a Masters Program in Modern and Contemporary Art from Christie’s. 

And now then created an Art Tour Guide business in Manhattan. Efren formed Look@NYArt.com, an art tour service focused on taking both art lovers and beginners to some of the best art shows NY has to offer. 

Steve and Lois talk to Efren about Art in NYC.  Add Efren’s tours to your must-do list when you visit NYC.

ART CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

 
 
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