Spent the last few days immersed in the Miami art scene. Dining on tapas with friends (rodeo star and god daughter of mine E Clavette) at the Wynwood Kitchen and Bar. Elizabeth is one of "the hottest competitors in the mounted shooting circuit", (see interview), recently finishing 1/10th of a second behind the world record! She is healed from a fractured leg, and passing through Miami on her way to cruising the Caribbean.
Also I had to see and celebrate Michael's inclusion in the first annual Wynwood Art Fair, which was a lot of fun, some nice work, decent crowds, good galleries. I was fascinated by the video art this time. The presentation of which is incredibly varied, humorous and yet unique.
Saturday I helped him co-host another of his open studio nights at the Bakehouse. Sold another heart and made it a point to garner lists of places to eat. The food trucks were in the back- but I'm getting a little tired of them. They aren't necessarily cheap either!
Spent the next day rubbing elbows with the crowds at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. The food was OK. Two artists I have to mention were Jacqueline Roche with fabulous pastel paintings a little out of my price range, and William Kidd, a ceramic artist and award winning teacher. I love his prices too. He's on my wish list.
Seeing people work at the top of their field is inspiring. Seeing art all weekend makes me want to buy some!