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The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Announces Deferred Archive as this year’s Awards Grants & Commissions Exhibition

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“Deferred Archive” Grants & Commissions Exhibition Opening

Date:Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Time:6:00PM – 8:00PMLocation:CIFO Art SpaceContact:tribot@cifo.org

 The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Announces Deferred Archive as this year’s Awards Grants & Commissions Exhibition


MIAMI, Florida  August 2013 The Cuban Art Project Deferred Archive refers to the idea that memory is constructed retrospectively – not from past to future, but from future to past, so that the events that we experience are not fixed in time, but fleeting from one subject to the other.CIFO’s Grants & Commissions Program offers opportunities to up to six emerging and three mid- career contemporary artists from Latin America as well as an annual Achievement award, recognizing the contributions of established artists who would benefit from significant international exposure and recognition. The funds awarded in the Grants and Commissions program are given directly to the selected artists in order to develop their pieces, providing more flexibility for the artist. The artists are nominated each year by CIFO’s Honorary Advisory Committee of leading art professionals, curators and artists from Latin America, the United States, and Europe. After a rigorous review process, the recipients are chosen by the Selection Committee and ratified by CIFO’s Board of Directors. Having already benefitted over a hundred artists during its ten years, the Program has been known to springboard recipients into the next level of their careers.The tenth edition of CIFO’s Grants & Commissions Program features newly commissioned works by Jorge Mendez Blake (Mexico), Milena Bonilla (Colombia), Miguel Calderon (Mexico), Antonio Caro (Colombia), Benvenuto Chavajay (Guatemala), José Gabriel Fernandez (Venezuela), Sofia Olascoaga (Mexico), Manuela Ribadeneira (Ecuador), Laureana Toledo (Mexico) and Santiago Villanueva (Argentina).

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Iconic Exhibition Megayacht, SeaFair, Announces Strategic Partnership with AIM Media and Show Management to Bring Distinct VIP Experience to World’s Largest In-Water Yacht & Boat Shows

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Miami, FL, August 11, 2013– Expoships, LLLP, owners and operators of the luxury exhibition megayacht, SeaFair, have announced they are expanding their show profile through a strategic partnership with AIM Media, AIM Marine Group and Show Management, organizers of the world’s largest in-water boat shows. The alliance will present The Club at SeaFair as the Official Yachts International VIP Venue during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31-Nov 4, 2013, as well as the Miami Beach Yacht & Brokerage Show in February 2014 and the Palm Beach International Boat Show in March 2014.

Recognized globally for its groundbreaking exposition programming, SeaFair, the world’s first megayacht venue, is launching The Club at SeaFair to host the VIP clientele visiting the luxury boat shows which attract an annual gathering of 100,000 attendees from North and South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia.

During its inaugural debut, The Club at SeaFair will host the sprawling 54th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show’s kick-off parties, daily receptions and events, organized for SuperYacht Builders Association VIP members and other prominent guests, many of whom represent the most prestigious yachting brands in the industry including Feadship, Benetti, Lürssen, Palmer Johnson, Royal Huisman and more.

Poised to exceed visitors’ loftiest expectations, The Club at SeaFair, an unparalleled 228-foot exhibition megayacht whose hallmark is exclusivity, will offer invited guests a select array of fine art, jewelry, and design for yacht and home in a luxurious club-like atmosphere.The Club will also feature private dining and cocktail lounges with stunning panoramic views of the boat show’s most glamorous superyachts and South Florida’s spectacular waterways.

Hailed as the “Yachting Capital of the World,” the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will include exhibits ranging from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts displayed across six locations covering more than three million square feet of exhibition space.

The Club at SeaFair guests will discover a unique showcase of international art from modern masters to emerging, haute jewelry design, fine Jensen silver, Italian decorative design, yacht design, and more.

The event provides an unprecedented opportunity for participant galleries to present fine collectibles while gaining an audience in a luxury market where consumers demand the highest quality of goods and services.


ABOUT SEAFAIR:
SeaFair is the world’s first mobile megayacht venue and one of the ten largest privately owned yachts in the United States. Groundbreaking in scale, ingenuity and style, the yacht – which remains dockside during each event – pairs international fine art, jewelry and collectables with harbor view dining and special events in cities throughout Florida and along the eastern seaboard.

The $40M purpose built yacht was designed by internationally acclaimed yacht designer Luiz De Basto. At 228 feet and 2800 international tons, it is the largest ship built for commercial operation in the Intracoastal Waterway and requires a draft of only 6.5 feet allowing it to dock at small yacht facilities in central city locations rather than use commercial ports.

ABOUT EXPOSHIPS:
Expoships LLLP Principals and Owners of SeaFair, David and Lee Ann Lester, have been in the art fairindustry for over 20 years.  Under the name of their organizing firm, International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE), they have organized over 70 international art fairs in art capitals around the world including New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, and London. IFAE has pioneered the Florida market establishing the American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF) in 1997, now one of the premier fine art fairs in America, ArtPalmBeach in 1998, one of Florida’s most celebrated contemporary fairs and the Miami International Art Fair in 2010. In addition, the firm founded Miami Florida’s original international art fair, Art Miami, in 1991. In 2014, IFAE will inaugurate Miami Art + Design, a premier art and design fair in an extraordinary new exhibition venue on the Downtown Miami waterfront.

ABOUT ACTIVE INTEREST MEDIA, INC. (AIM MEDIA):
Active Interest Media, Inc. is a leading publisher of enthusiast consumer shows and publications across all media platforms. AIM’s titles include Yachts International, Sail, Power & Motoryacht, EQUUS, and many more. The company’s five publishing groups–the Equine Network, the Home Buyer Group, the Healthy Living Group, the Marine Group, and the Outdoor Group–reach more than 10 million readers in 85 countries around the world. AIM was formed by Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Southfield, Michigan, in partnership with CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, in October 2003.

ABOUT SHOW MANAGEMENT:
For the past thirty years, Show Management has been a world leader in boat show production and has made the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and the Palm Beach International Boat Show, three of the World’s largest and most important in-water boat shows. The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show and the Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, are two regional shows that are the Gulf Coast’s largest in-water boat shows. Each show offers in-water displays, standard booths, customized tents and barges. Show Management prides itself on creating a clean, fun atmosphere where buyers and sellers of all things marine gather each year.

For more information, please visit:  www.expoships.comwww.ifae.comwww.showmanagement.com,www.aimmedia.com.

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Enrique Martinez Celaya: The Pearl

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Enrique Martinez Celaya. The Pearl 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

SITE Santa Fe is   presenting a new project by Enrique Martínez Celaya entitled The Pearl.  For this exhibition, Martínez Celaya transforms almost 12,000 square feet of SITE’s gallery spaces into an immersive environment that includes painting, sculpture, video, photography, waterwork, sound, and writing, as well as the artist’s first musical arrangement. This exhibition integrates and expands many of the elements and ideas that the artist has engaged with over the last several years.  In The Pearl, the artist takes the notion of home as both a point of departure and a destination to craft a visual poem of strong emotional, philosophical and psychological resonance. The structure of the exhibition invites a specific movement through the galleries thus unfolding a multi-layered narrative where objects, images, and references are continuously reconsidered in a similar way that a piece of music, a film, or a novel are revealed in time.

In creating The Pearl, many materials and ideas come together as Martínez Celaya transforms the entire building into a work of art, whose imagery point to the natural world and the everyday seen through the window of sorrow. But far from being a work of despair, the power of The Pearl resides precisely in its ability to reinvent loss as hope and the mundane as the fantastic. The artist has said, “a pearl grows from an irritation, a desire to seal the disturbance, and this a fitting way to look at much of what we do with our life, or to what our life has done with and to us.”

The exhibition weaves together, among other things, music, sound, images of pine trees, the ocean and a German Shepherd, an elephant made of jewels, a burnt dining room set, and paintings of the past and the present, to evoke a state of unbearable concreteness as well as fantasy, where brutality, imagination, memory, and longing become different facets of the same experience. The artist wrote, “The Pearl is a poem about time, the marker as well as the current of those markers. Like memory, it retrieves and hollows what was, and in doing so, builds and undermines what is. Ostensibly it is made of objects, images, words, and sounds, but it is really written on the dust that was left in rooms long ago left silent. Rooms where the boy I used to be still waits for my return, sitting on a pine-wood chair, his eyes wide open.”

Citing aspects of the domestic as well as of the epic, of the small arc of individual histories as well as the big arc of time, the installation unearths memories seemingly left behind, and through this unearthing intimates there are secrets inherent in everything, particularly in the familiar.  In The Pearl, the concrete becomes the evanescent, a great loss gives way to the fantasy of the survivalist, and what has no remedy is reinvented as something better. For the artist, unresolved memories become the inspiration for a spectacular, enchanted, as well as dangerous world.

This installation will be accompanied by a documentary film on the making of The Pearl by Peter Kirby.

Martínez Celaya’s interdisciplinary practice, which encompasses painting, sculpture, photography and writing, is influenced by a wide array of interests including Nordic poetry, samurai mores, quantum physics, the emotional mechanisms of kitsch, analytic and continental philosophy, Latin American literature and everyday life. Martínez Celaya begins with the autobiographical to explore the universal. Although his figures echo archetype-like symbols alluding to larger existential concerns, the artist considers the subject matter the framework of his practice to be constantly evolving.

Martínez Celaya was trained as an artist and physicist. He earned a BS in Applied & Engineering Physics from Cornell University, a MS in Quantum Electronics from University of California Berkeley and a MFA in Painting from University of California, Santa Barbara. He has had solo exhibitions at the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, the Miami Art Museum, the Berliner Philharmonie and the Orange County Museum of Art, among others. His works are included in several private and public collections including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. His Collected Writings and Interviews 1990-2010, was published by the University of Nebraska Press.  Under the imprint Whale and Star Press, Martínez Celaya has published several books on art, poetry, art practice and critical theory.

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The Cuban Art Project is Proud to Present: ASMEHN

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Art, Social Media and The Evolution of The Human Network

A historic exhibition of contemporary Cuban artists that investigates global interconnectivity via social media.

 OPENING RECEPTION OCTOBER 13, 2012  7:00pm

PARAGON GALLERY

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MIAMI, Florida The Cuban Art Project October, 5, 2012- This exhibition will explore how visual artists perceive these mediums as new ways of expressing their inner world. How they define, construct, and support contemporary Art via Social Media. Do they believe these new technologies will change forever the way we consume art? How are they embracing it? The term social media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue. Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as “a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content.” Social media are media for social interaction, as a set of methods to enhance social communication, using ubiquitously accessible and scalable communication techniques.

 ARTISTS

Antonio Guerrero, Ciro Quintana, Floyd, Gary A Añuez, Gay Garcia, Guillermo Portieles, Ismael Gomez Peralta, Iran Plata, Juan Herman Gonzalez,  Jorge Santos, Mano, Manuel Arenas Leonard, Michel Hernandez, Nestor Arenas, Pablo Lazo, Rafael Lopez Ramos, Rank Uiller Uiller, Rudeylis Placeres, Sergio Payares, Yosvany Teijeiro and Yovany Bauta.

The exhibition will be opened free of charge beginning  October 14 through Oct 29,  2012 at Paragon Gallery.

PARAGON GALLERY

2033A NW 1st Place

Miami, Florida 33127

Edwin Land of Polaroid talked about the intersection of the humanities and science. I like that intersection. There’s something magical about that place. I think great artists and great engineers are similar, in that they both have a desire to express themselves. In the seventies computers became a way for people to express their creativity. In fact some of the best people working on the original Mac were poets and musicians on the side. Great artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were also great at science. Michelangelo knew a lot about how to quarry stone, not just how to be a sculptor.” Steve Jobs About Paragon: Paragon Gallery is conveniently located in the famous Wynwood Art District in Miami, Florida.  The Gallery is rapidly becoming one of the best galleries in the area, this largely due to the success and popularity the gallery has acquired with emerging and mid-career Cuban and Latin American artists. The Gallery currently represents a variety of contemporary artists on both a local and global scale, it also continues to nurture and encourage local young artistic and international talent in the art world of Miami. We offer a full range of services catered to private collectors, corporations, interior designers and novices alike, we also arrange private viewings as well as showcase events open to the public at large. The galleries curator Abel Remon has an extensive curriculum in the art world and was educated both abroad and in the United States. He is specialized in Cuban and Latin American art and has accumulated an extensive repertoire of artwork available throughout the Gallery.

Figueroa named VP News at WTVJ | Media Moves

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Migdalia Figueroa has been named Vice President of News at WTVJ, The NBC O&O in Miami. She is the first hire of new station President and General Manager Manuel Martinez, who was appointed to the position in February.
Migdalia will start the new job on March 26. She joins WTVJ from Telemundo where she was Senior Vice President of Local Content for the Telemundo Station Group, overseeing all news and local content produced by network’s 14 owned stations.
Migdalia has been with Telemundo for 7 years. Prior to her current role in 2010, she was Vice President of News at WSCV-51, the Telemundo O&O in Miami. She previously spent 15 years at Univision, working in several news roles in New York and Miami. She was also General Producer of “El Show de Christina.”

Prisa Digital Celebrates Its First Year of Operation in the US

 

A year after the establishment of its operations in the US, the digital division of PRISA for the Americas welcomes the progress of its business and commends the success of its partnership agreements. Beginning this month, the company will be presenting new products for the US Hispanic audience.

MIAMI, March 1, 2012  /PRNewswire/ — PRISA, the leader in content creation and distribution in Spanish and Portuguese, celebrates the first year of operation of its digital division for the Americas in the US.

PRISA Digital´s properties reached more than 15 million unique users per month in the region. These include, ElPais.com, As.com, Meristation.com, and a network of hundreds of radio stations among other online properties.

Regarding the many achievements of PRISA Digital, Alvaro Palacios, Vice President, Sales and Operations for the Americas, commented: “2011 has been a year of challenges we have successfully overcome.  We’ve focused on positioning our offering across Latin America and the US Hispanic Market with an approach that integrates all of PRISA’s properties. For this year we will roll out new features, services and products to bring premium content opportunities and solutions for brands to engage with their audiences via innovative channels.”

During 2011, PRISA Digital Americas closed agreements with Grupo  Notmusa for online sales of the editions of TVNotas, Record, Veintitantos, 15 a 20 and H Extremo USA. It also closed a successful sales agreement with AcheiUSA, the top Portuguese newspaper in the United States.

PRISA Digital Americas actively participates in industry events such as the LatinVision CEO Summit in New York, the IAB coordinated digital media panel at the AHAA Conference (Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies) and the Festival of Media.

Beginning this month, PRISA Digital Americas will present new editorial and entertainment projects. The first, “Elections 2012”, will provide the latest news of America’s most important political issue. And the second, “Alta Confidelidad” www.altaconfidelidad.com will uncover the history and secrets of some of the top Latino music artists of the moment. For more information www.prisadigital.com or Twitter @PDAMERICAS

Apple Gets Consumer Petitions Over Worker Treatment in China | Digital – Advertising Age

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Sarah Ryan of Change.org hands over a box of signatures to an Apple Store manager in Grand Central.

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A group of activists delivered some 250,000 signatures to Apple stores in Grand Central Station and elsewhere Thursday morning, calling for better treatment for workers in Apple suppliers’ factories in China.

The petitions — one from Change.org with about 199,000 signatures on the web and one from SumOfUs with 57,000 signatures — comprise perhaps the most tangible showing of consumer outrage over labor conditions in the iPhone and iPad maker’s supply chain overseas. They also went to Apple stores in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, London, Sydney and Bangalore.

In New York, the delivery saw about 10 activists and at least twice as many reporters climb the stone steps to the entrance to the recently opened Grand Central Apple Store, where stoic store managers accepted a large cardbox box of printed signatures.

The petitions call on Apple, which recently reported record earnings and an estimated $100 billion in assets, to develop a more stringent worker protection strategy to combat abuse and exploitation in Chinese supplier factories, including Foxconn.

“We’re coming together as fans of Apple, who buy their products, to say, ‘We want an ethical product,'” said Change.org’s Shelby Knox, who helped deliver the petition wearing a giant iPhone sandwich board. “You are a leader in technology, and we want you to be a leader in bringing ethical products to the United States.”

After a pair of New York Times articles on labor conditions in Apple supplier factories, Apple said last month that it is constantly inspecting its supply chain and improving conditions. “We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an email to company employees. “Any accident is deeply troubling, and any issue with working conditions is cause for concern. Any suggestion that we don’t care is patently false and offensive to us.”

Monologist Mike Daisey, who visited consumer electronics factories in China in 2010
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Monologist Mike Daisey, who visited consumer electronics factories in China in 2010

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The advocates in New York on Thursday also included Mike Daisey, a monologist who visited Foxconn’s massive Shenzhen, China, factory in 2010, and spoke with workers and underground union leaders about their experiences on the assembly lines. His work was recently excerpted in public radio’s “This American Life,” helping to spark the petition.

Mr. Daisey called Apple “terribly arrogant” in its PR response to the growing concerns. “Its brand is in serious jeopardy now,” Mr. Daisey said. “Apple’s greatest asset is their brand, and it does not take very long for a brand to be tainted. When I think of Nike even today, the second or third thing I think of are sweatshops.”

Denny’s Launches National Hispanic Marketing Campaign With ‘Skillet Whisperer’ Video

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World Renowned Dog Expert Cesar Millan Stars in Funny Or Die Video

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Denny’s, America‘s iconic family diner, announced today the launch of its first national online marketing campaign targeting the Hispanic consumer. The Funny Or Die spoof video, titled “Skillet Whisperer,” features famed dog behavioralist and TV personality, Cesar Millan, Star of National Geographic WILD‘s ‘Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan,’ taming an unruly Denny’s Sizzlin’ Skillet. The video is produced in both Spanishand English to effectively reach a diverse audience.The comedic “Skillet Whisperer” episode takes place in a Denny’s diner where Millan steps in to help an overwhelmed family who is confronted with an aggressive Western Skillet, from the new “Sizzlin’ Skillets” menu, and teaches the family how to display their dominance to calm the skillet so that it may be eaten and enjoyed in a respectful manner. The video is Millan’s first national restaurant brand partnership and was created to connect with Denny’s growing Hispanic customer base. Also starring in the Spanish version of the video is Millan’s son, Calvin Millan, who plays the son of the family.

“Skillet Whisperer” launches today in Spanish and English versions and is available online at Youtube.com and FunnyOrDie.com, respectively.  The branded content video is a further extension of Denny’s “America’s Diner is Always Open” platform, further engaging with the growing Hispanic demographic through a new platform beyond traditional advertising. The videos will also be accessible via Dennys.com, Facebook and other social media platforms.

“Denny’s enjoys strong relationships with our Hispanic guests, which make up the fastest growing demographic at our restaurants and in the U.S. overall,” commented Frances Allen, chief marketing officer of Denny’s Corporation.  “We have regularly introduced innovative new campaigns to engage with our target demographics, so we are truly excited to be launching our first video campaign produced in both English and Spanish, with the goal of making it as authentic as possible for our wide variety of guests.  We are very pleased to continue our relationship with Funny Or Die and to have the opportunity to be the first restaurant brand to partner with Cesar Millan, who did a fantastic job in the video.”

The online video is the first nationwide campaign developed by Denny’s new Hispanic advertising agency, Casanova Pendrill, which worked in partnership with Denny’s lead agency, Gotham.

“The Hispanic community continues to be vitally important to the Denny’s brand and we are excited to continue spreading its ‘always open’ message with the launch of our first campaign on behalf of the company,” explains Ingrid Otero-Smart, president and chief executive officer of Casanova Pendrill. “The partnership with Funny Or Die and Cesar Millan gives Denny’s the chance to speak to Hispanic consumers in a fresh, fun way, and we look forward to increasing engagement within this audience across all media platforms moving forward.”

About Denny’s
Denny’s (Nasdaq: DENN) is America’s Largest full-service family restaurant chain, serving classic American food and every day value 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Based in Spartanburg, S.C., Denny’s currently operates 1,670 franchised, licensed, and Company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guam, Puerto Rico and New Zealand. For more information, including news releases, franchising opportunities and investor relations, visit www.dennys.com.