Post #364 • September 10, 2004, 8:30 AM • 21 Comments
Michael Spring, while introducing the show of Cultural Consortium winners at MAM last night, reported that Elisa Turner's condition has improved, but I didn't get any details. Tonight and tomorrow I'll hit the openings with a get well card for her in hand - if you see me, come over and sign it.
Last night a MAM insider confided to me that MAM provided many financial details to Celeste Fraser Delgado for a piece she wrote about Museum Park that I have cited a few times, one that indicated that the Museum Park gang was not willing to share or didn't really know such details. You can now read the numbers, briefly outlined, on MAM's site. They added this information recently, since the last time I wrote about Museum Park in July. Although seemingly newfound, I applaud their candor and clarity, which will convince me above all else that the project merits doing.
I present a special two-week roundup since last week's blew away.
Omar Sommereyns for Street Weekly: A Giant contradiction: Street artist Shepard Fairey's critique of consumer culture has really paid off for him.
Carlos Suarez de Jesus for Street Weekly: Toys art us: No one would accuse FriendsWithYou of making Mickey Mouse art. They just market it that way.
I hereby can Indie Spotlight for further appearances on these roundups unless something decent appears. Yeesh.
Alfredo Triff for the Miami New Times: Public Spaces, Private Lives: Miami Beach's Art Deco hotel lobbies are really social laboratories.
Somebody (I assume Michael Mills, but I don't see his name anywhere) for the Broward/Palm Beach New Times: Art by the Square Foot: At the Art Marketplace, you can pick your theme, then match your living room décor.
Somebody again for the Broward/Palm Beach New Times: Artbeat.
Beth Feinstein-Bartl for the Sun-Sentinel: Artists shed light on Florida's beauty.
Gary Schwan for the Palm Beach Post: Uruguayan artist brings humor to the everyday.
See you there: On Friday,
Snitzer, Locust, and the new Ingalls space (125 NW 23 Street, practically next to Locust). On Saturday, Snitzer, Dorsch, Rocket, DOT 51 (51 NW 36 Street), Octopus Building (169 NW 36 Street). (Those of you with websites look unprofessional when you don't keep them updated.) I won't post comments about these shows until my piece about them appears on the New York Foundation for the Arts site, but don't let that stop you. I especially look forward to the Alexia Stamatiou work at Snitzer.
After the summer lull I feel glad to get back into the art openings.