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Grab a front-row seat for conversations from the Miami Art Scene. Tune in for informative stories on living and building a creative life in the 305. Miami artist Alette Simmons-Jimenez brings this rapidly transforming, cultural community into focus featuring notable figures, hidden gems, and special guests.

Grab a front-row seat for conversations from the Miami Art Scene. Tune in for informative stories on living and building a creative life in the 305. Miami artist Alette Simmons-Jimenez brings this rapidly transforming, cultural community into focus featuring notable figures, hidden gems, and special guests.

Location:

Miami, FL

Description:

Grab a front-row seat for conversations from the Miami Art Scene. Tune in for informative stories on living and building a creative life in the 305. Miami artist Alette Simmons-Jimenez brings this rapidly transforming, cultural community into focus featuring notable figures, hidden gems, and special guests.

Twitter:

@Alette_SJ

Language:

English

Contact:

305-439-9577


Episodes

We Have A Story To Tell

12/17/2020
We go on-site at the Sagamore Hotel with our first podcast after the beginning of the Covid Pandemic last March. It's good to be back (with safety measures in place) speaking face to face with the curators and select artists showing work up at the historic Art Hotel during the 2020 Miami Art Week and into 2021. Listen to Grela Orihuela, Maggy Cuesta, and Gabrielle Neuman along with artists Gavin Perry, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Beatriz Monteavaro, and Miami newcomer Joyce Billet.

Duration:00:48:34

Miami Design District's Tiffany Chestler Hands You the Keys to S|223

2/21/2020
We're happy to bring you our very first recording session in front of a live audience. As a special event in the Miami Design District and within my current solo show at S|223, I invited the project's founder and director, Tiffany Chestler, to talk about her career, the history, mission, and future of S|223. Listen in and discover what makes this a truly special art space.

Duration:00:57:55

Grela Orihuela Puts Design & Art in its Place

12/22/2019
Miami based Grela Orihuela has developed a successful creative career by always seeing beyond the surface and being a "take charge" person in a sophisticated game of Connect the Dots. Listen in about the long, winding road to her current endeavor "Place" an experiential art and design project opening this February in Los Angeles.

Duration:01:00:08

Tom Virgin is Printing

10/9/2019
A book worm and a seeker of truths, Tom Virgin collaborates with art communities, artists, poets, and writers, young and old, making words and thoughts sing visually through the art print process.

Duration:01:00:21

Catching Up with Miami Curator Claire Breukel

7/10/2019
Claire sat with us in the studio and we caught up with news about her super busy schedule and her upcoming projects in Miami and others around the globe. Our fave was the organized art focused trips down to El Salvador. Sign me up!

Duration:00:54:55

Onajide Shabaka: Art Making on an Endless River

5/28/2019
This episode's guest Onajide Shabaka, Miami based artist and cultural practitioner, takes us along on an imaginary canoe trip. His artwork manifests itself as a mirror of where his life and research have led him. You can almost hear the endless river winding its way from Ohio and California, to the coast of Africa, to Surinam, Florida, and Minnesota.

Duration:00:50:46

Couples: Leo Castaneda & Lauren Monzon

4/22/2019
Leo Castaneda and Lauren Monzon make a hyper-harmonious personal and professional partnership. From Carrollton School to Columbia University and Cooper Union to Hunter College, then to Locust Projects, to Oolite Arts, to Borscht Corp. - listen and learn what magic Miami conjures to hold on to these two!

Duration:01:00:08

Charo Oquet: Outsider to Outsider, Getting in the Mix

3/25/2019
Guest artist and cultural producer Charo Oquet shares stories and common experiences with host/artist Alette Simmons-Jimenez. From opposite sides of the world, their shared experiences crisscross from the Dominican Republic to Miami, New Zealand to New York to London and back again. Talks cover creating as an outsider, getting in the mix, excelling, and giving back.

Duration:01:02:36

Couples: Clara Varas & Jee Park - Work Life Balance

3/11/2019
With our newest "Couples" episode we talk to Miami artists/painters Clara Varas and Jee Park. One is from Cuba, the other from South Korea, and then in New York, their work brought them together. We're happy they shared with us their common language of table saws, swatches of fabric, family, wood, nails, missing fingers, and expressive mark-making.

Duration:00:51:20

Shana Beth Mason & Aramis Gutierrez: Comparing Notes

2/24/2019
Shana Beth Mason and Aramis Gutierrez are great friends. They met when Shana appeared on the Miami art scene and Aramis was a rising local talent. We caught up with them to chat about their intersecting paths, London, the movies, Instagram, Cooper Union, Siena, Gucci, Vuitton, Versace, and James Bond.

Duration:01:01:02

Couples: Gustavo Matamoros & Claudia Ariano

2/10/2019
Renowned Miami experimental sound artist, Gustavo Matamoros and his partner, graphic designer/collaborator, Claudia Ariano talk to us about navigating a world of sounds and shapes - their journey to discovering how to design the shape of sound. Listen in on what Gustavo defines as the essence of "art" ... we think he's got it right!

Duration:01:00:27

BABA Collective on the Rise: Elysa D. Batista & Maria Theresa Barbist

1/26/2019
Eysa D. Batista and Maria Theresa Barbist are BABA Collective. Getting a hold of these ladies is quite a job. They're super busy podcasting, teaching, making art, writing grants and fundraising for their projects. Listen to their stories here since you won't be seeing them around anytime soon. Make way for the second edition of the BABA Collective show featuring 50 artists of the RCS Podcast Season II. Opening this February 28th!

Duration:00:58:25

Uber Talented Pamela Salem And Mitchell Berkman of Miami Radio Players

12/17/2018
Uber Talented Pamela Salem And Mitchell Berkman of Miami Radio Players by Alette Simmons-Jimenez

Duration:00:58:49

Lorie Mertes & Beth Boone: Making Art Happen

12/3/2018
The leading ladies of alternative spaces in Miami chat with Art & Company. Lorie Mertes of Locust Projects and Beth Boone of Miami Light Projects share the stories of their own struggles and successes and the inspiration that got them where they are today.

Duration:01:13:05

Couples: Pip & Duane Brant - Coloring Way Outside the Lines

11/19/2018
This episode's artist couple will inspire your life. They go from teaching and making art to breeding bunnies and shaping bonsai, from making music with sewing machines and bicycles to driving cattle. They've gone from Wyoming, Montana, and Missouri, to London and finally Miami. This is not your everyday life.

Duration:00:56:21

Anne Tschida & Elisa Turner: Arts Writers Speak Up

11/5/2018
We're talking about facing and fighting irrelevance in today’s art systems and the big market, that strange parallel universe of the art market. Arts writers Elisa Turner and Anne Tschida discuss the creative writing process that parallels the practice of artists of any discipline today.

Duration:00:57:25

Carola Bravo & Rochi Llaneza Talk About Harvest Project

10/22/2018
From placing cutting-edge art in affluent suburban communities to coffee shops to planting seeds to German spies, we covered it all. Listen to these two phenomenal and focused Miami-based women artists, curators, and activists here to initiate change.

Duration:00:56:57

Alexandre Merbouti, Monica McGivern, Nabedi Osorio: Surf Noir with Haute Tension

10/8/2018
Musical talent "Haute Tension" (High Voltage)a Miami band with the trio Alexandre Merbouti, Monica McGivern, and Nabedi Osorio, delivers a highly charged new sound. Get the scoop on their debut album and the details of the band's unique heritage. We have some sample tracks to perk up your ears and wake up your senses.

Duration:00:59:24

Couples: Randy Burman & Manita Brug-Chmielenska

9/24/2018
A look into the very diverse yet perfectly matched lives and careers of a landscape architect/educator/arts advocate and a graphic designer/visual artist and what happens when they make art happen together.

Duration:00:56:56

Kerry McLaney: Past, Present, Future Miami Art Scene / #13

9/10/2018
Living and working in Miami since 1992, today's guest is the founder and creative director of 305 Creative Group, a boutique creative agency in Wynwood specializing in Branding, Social Media, Photography and Marketing. Kerry delivers the whole story on the origins of the Miami Art Scene. An "idea" person, she's always been inspired to do outstanding work collaborating with our city's creative people. She personifies Miami with a wildly mixed-media heritage: Irish - German - Spanish - Haitian.

Duration:00:51:15