Arts in Miami Through the Eyes of Amy Rosenberg
Amy Rosenberg is an attorney and arts advocate who founded the Overtown Music Project and the Arsht Center's young patrons group. She is the co-founder of the environmental non-profit Dream in Green. Amy is a member of Art Basel's Junior Host Committee and sits on the Board of the Funding Arts Network. She also serves on the New World Symphony's Friends Committee as well as The Wolfsonian-FIU's Visionaries Committee.
For those of us who were in hiding in Aspen through the sweltering summer (please invite me next time), September marked the moment when we came out of hiding and re-entered the Miami cultural scene. Dozens of launches dotted the calendars and the Louboutins came out in full force. Thank goodness for season.
Joe Mizener and Stacey Glassman at New World Symphony
(photo by Julisa Fuste)
Green Room Society opening event
at Bombay Sapphire Lounge
The Rhythm Foundation kicked off their season with The Road to Everywhere. The event at the beautiful Miami Beach Botanical Garden included music, an auction and hardcore music aficionados. Grammy nominated Conjunto Progreso delighted the audience with its fusion of traditional Cuban and Latin jazz. Rhythm Foundation's global music is not to be missed this year.
Erica Durst and Andy Dover at All Ivy + event,
Photo courtesy of Liam Crotty
The Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami launched their Leadership Council, a new group aimed at showcasing the visual arts to emerging and more established collectors who join MoCA's Leadership Council level. The launch at the Margulies Collection attracted a stellar group of guests as well as artist Shinique Smith. One of Smith's works was pointed out by Marty Margulies. Smith created a work of art from offerings of hope (colored ribbons, pillows, paint, buttons, and pins) at last year's Lotus House Art Happening Fundraiser. The work, a bundled cloth sculptural piece (that I covet and attempted to replicate over one long, disastrous weekend) descends from the ceiling, and hangs prominently in the main gallery.
Until next time…