MIA Magazine December 2015 Art of Black Miami - Page 3

AN INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT BY MIA MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS GROUP TO MIAMI HERALD WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015 BB3 The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is excited once again to continue the support of Art of Black Miami following a successful launch last year during Art Basel Season. This second year of collaboration is spearheaded by the new Multicultural Tourism & Development Department and is focused on celebrating and showcasing art, culture and diversity that resides here in greater Miami. The Art of Black Miami is a signature initiative of the GMCVB that shines a spotlight on local, national and international art and artists representing the African diaspora. Taking place during Art Basel on Miami Beach, but continuing year-round, this initiative is a celebration of the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami's mosaic neighborhoods. Residents and visitors will experience more than 50 new artwork and projects while attending special events, meeting artists, visiting pop-up art galleries and more. Our dedicated website, www.ArtOfBlackMiami.com, provides real-time updates and more information, events and programs available to visit and attend in December and will also be continuously updated throughout 2016 with art exhibits and programs happening in the Miami area throughout the year. Also for social media purposes when making posts, please use our hashtag #ArtofBlackMiami For general inquiries, please contact Graylyn Swilley-Woods at gswilley@gmcvb.com The theme for GMCVB’s Multicultural Department this year is Engage, Embrace and Rediscover Miami’s Multicultural Jewels. I hope that all that have the opportunity will visit and experience some of our artistic and cultural treasures during the season’s kick-off of Art of Black Miami! Yours Truly, Connie W. Kinnard Vice President, Multicultural Tourism & Development Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Publisher’s Note The Art of Black Miami (AOBMiami) is a dynamic culmination of art, artists, galleries and events. This group, developed by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), reflects creativity, beauty and black life from the perspective of the African Diaspora. I invite you to take part in our celebration of Miami's Black art. Inside this issue of MIA, you will have the opportunity to meet some of AOBMiami's leaders and artists. Peruse the AOBMiami listing and neighborhood map to discover where you should be during this amazing week. Learn about the AOBMiami cover competition winner, Miami's Troy Simmons, and also enjoy the artwork of our 3 runner-ups. I'd like to thank all of the artists that entered their artwork in the inaugural AOBMiami Cover Competition. I hope you enjoy this very special issue of MIA- Art of Black Miami. And I encourage you to visit the all the artwork venues in person. #MIAArtOfBlack Have a fabulous AOBMiami week, Erica V. Knowles-Nelson Publisher / Editor-in-Chief MIA Magazine www.mialifeluxent.com /mialifeluxent @mialifeluxent @mialifeluxent #ArtofBlackMiami Erica V. Knowles-Nelson Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, MIA Magazine Kervin L. Clenance Group Publisher, Legacy Magazine Denise St. Patrick-Bell PhD Copy Editor Toni Harrigan Intern Krisma King Intern An independent supplement by MIA MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, LLC. Dexter A. Bridgeman CEO & Founder “Providing News/Information and Connecting Florida’s Black Affluencers and Influencers” Contact: er@miamediagrp.com