WYNWOOD ART FAIR
Benefiting the Lotus House Women’s Shelter, Oct. 21-23
3 first Photos by Adriana Sassoon
The Wynwood Art Fair is an opportunity to see and experience art first hand like never before. Don’t just see art – be it – at the Wynwood Art Fair!
Virtually every form of artistic medium – visual, sound, movement, video, sculpture, installation, conceptual, music and performance – will invite participation by fair goers to create a spontaneous “happening” of “live” works of art, shaped as much by the audience as the artists.
The Wynwood Art Fair will feature street art performances and working “artist studios,” along side a diverse array of contemporary art galleries, art exhibitions, live music, and a taste of the area’s distinctive flavors and urban culture
Photos by Adriana Sassoon
Tatiana Suarez (b. 1983) is a Brooklyn-based Miami native. Her charming style is distinctive — first, the trademark eyes that draw the viewer into a beautiful and surreal world. Suarez takes full advantage of the oil paint’s ability to create creamy, soft images on canvas. Rich with symbols that stem from her Brazilian and El Salvadorian heritage, subjects appear as if they are under water, frozen in lovely stillness. The doe-eyed figures look childlike, but also exude sexual overtones, ornamented with plants, insects and other unsettling accompaniments. Beauty is presented concurrently with exotic — even creepy — creatures to create enchanted narratives
*Tatiana is also the daughter of my friend Fatima Suarez .
MY FATHER THE CAPTAIN
My Father, The Captain:
My Life with Jacques Cousteau
by: Jean-Michel Cousteau
with Daniel Paisner
The more I look back on my father, Jacques Cousteau, and his legacy, the more I realize how much he is a part of our times and how, had we listened more carefully, things might be different.
He was a pioneer who broke barriers with his inventions, like the Aqualung and underwater cameras, but he was also a visionary in the sense that he understood the consequences of the trends he witnessed. He foresaw the risks of nuclear technology and waste; he projected the devastating results of overfishing, overexploitation of habitat, and climate change; and he spoke consistently about population growth and the strain on the natural system.
Jacques Cousteau, along with my brother and I, founded one of the earliest environmental organizations to communicate the issues we were encountering and to educate an international audience. He wrote the draft of “The Rights of Future Generations” for the United Nations as a vehicle to embody the principle of sustainability and responsible resource management. He constantly exercised his brilliant intellect in the service of global solutions. He never stopped until, in his words, he was “unplugged.”
He wielded another power that is rare—he poetically made sense of the incomprehensible and gave us each a way of looking at the world that made action possible. For example, on an isolated riverbank in the Amazon, just as we had released a rescued sea otter named Cacha, my father turned to me, full of emotion, and said, “Jean-Michel, people protect what they love.” That became for me a motto of my father’s work and an emblem of the commitment we all must make to the world that surrounds us.
- Jean-Michel Cousteau
by Ocean Futures Society
Jean Michel, Fabien & Celine Cousteau
MIAMI CORAL REEFS
The proposed project will take 10 times longer and require more than 600 days of blasting. Remember, there is no “undo” button, once we initiate the deep dredge project.
We have learned that global climate change is pushing oceanic ecosystems beyond their tipping point. Ocean acidification is killing corals and phytoplankton on a world-wide scale, while sea level rise is affecting mangroves and grass flats in our near shore areas.
Biscayne Bay is much smaller and more fragile than the world’s oceans. Under these new conditions, large-scale development projects the bay could once recover from would push it over the brink today. How much will it take to do that? by Dan Kipnis
Read this article from the Miami Herald:
How to grow a floating Forest
One of the most innovative, practical, and functional coral nurseries on the planet can be found just a few miles off the shores of Key Largo. The nursery consists of thousands of neatly organized colonies of the critically important staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) grown by the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) for the purpose of transplantation back to the reef. Staghorn corals have been decimated by disease and extreme weather here in Florida over the past 30 years, resulting in a seriously degraded reef ecosystem. Fortunately the CRF has developed methods that maximize the growth potential of these corals in their nursery, demonstrating that coral aquaculture is a realistic and effective way to restore beleaguered wild populations.