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What is Art of Black Miami?


Art of Black Miami is a marketing platform and destination driver that showcases the diversity of the visual arts locally, nationally and internationally, celebrating the black diaspora. This initiative highlights the artistic cultural landscape found in Miami's heritage neighborhoods and communities year-round throughout Greater Miami and the Beaches.

Art of Black Miami Podcast

The Art of Black Miami Podcast Series organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau highlights and introduces the stories of emerging and experienced artists who make Miami an exciting place to live and visit. Meet Miami-based artists as they share their unique experiences and artistic expression influenced by Miami’s cultural landscape, rich heritage and mosaic neighborhoods.

Art of Black Miami Podcast with Asser Saint-Val
Art of Black Miami Podcast with Asser Saint-Val

Art of Black Miami Podcast with Asser Saint-Val

The Philosopher’s Stone

by Asser Saint Val

 

Born in Haiti, artist Asser Saint-Val has lived in Miami most of his life. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and graphic design from the New World School of the Arts and University of Florida. As he matured in the local art scene, Saint-Val traveled to the Caribbean to explore his roots. He lives and creates in Miami’s Allapattah district.

The sensorial and spiritual come together in his art. Saint-Val’s performance installation The Philosopher’s Stone brings to life his surreal paintings. In this work, performing bodies, sound, taste, and smell invite us to contemplate universal truths about our inner selves.

 

 

 

Host: Rosie Gordon-Wallace
Producer: Fresh Art International | Sound Design/Editing: Anamnesis Audio
Philosopher’s Stone performance sound courtesy Asser Saint-Val

Related Links: Asser St. Val, InterSectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City, Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator

Art of Black Miami Podcast featuring Jared McGriff
Art of Black Miami Podcast featuring Jared McGriff

Art of Black Miami Podcast featuring Jared McGriff

Overseer, Overseer, Officer, 2020
by Jared McGriff
courtesy of Spinello Projects

 

In 2017, artist Jared McGriff made his way to Miami from the California Bay area, and stayed. He earned his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of California Berkeley College of Environmental Design and his Masters in Business Administration from New York University. McGriff has shown his paintings locally and nationally. In Miami, you can find his work at Spinello Projects. His view of the world comes from his means of transportation—he navigates the city by bicycle. Miami’s nature and culture inspire the subjects, the palette and the rhythm of his paintings. McGriff shows us contemporary life through social observations, and fragments of remembered people and places.

 

 

Host: Rosie Gordon-Wallace

Producer: Fresh Art International | Sound Design/Editing: Anamnesis Audio

Related Links: Jared McGriff, Spinello Projects | InterSectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City, Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator

Video Highlights

Art of Black Miami Kickoff 2020
Art of Black Miami Kickoff 2020

Art of Black Miami Kickoff 2020

Art of Black Miami during Miami Art Week
Art of Black Miami during Miami Art Week

Art of Black Miami during Miami Art Week

Umbrellas of Little Havana
Umbrellas of Little Havana

Umbrellas of Little Havana

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