Today, our extra special guest is Alex Nuñez, Program Manager at the Fountainhead Residency, host of the podcast “Sunday Painter” and most known for her pop culture compositions and large scale paintings filled with explosions of color, texture, and sheen.
She has more degrees than the hot sun of Miami, BA from Loyola University, she completed international workshops at Firenze Arti Visive, Florence and Metàfora, Barcelona. She received her Post-baccalaureate diploma from School of the Museum of Fine Firenze Arti Visive, Florence and Metafora, Barcelona. She also received her Post Baccalaureate Diploma from SMFA, Boston and MFA from Hunter College. Upon completion, she was awarded the C12 Emerging Artist Fellowship.
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.
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
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 Inspicioarts 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.
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.
Lying On The Beach
Is Journalism Dead? Our podcast guest thinks it may not be dead, but it might be on life support
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.
got a Masters Program in Modern and Contemporary Art from
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.