A Cuban-American Designer’s History – Narciso Rodriguez

A Cuban-American Designer’s History – Narciso Rodriguez

His name is Narciso, but he’s hardly what you could call a narcissist. For a man who dresses the stars, Narciso Rodriguez is rather modest, despite being a Hollywood red carpet and White House favorite. His name, though, is written in gold letters in the book of fashion design.

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An Exercise in Style: Narciso Rodriguez Exhibition at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

An Exercise in Style: Narciso Rodriguez Exhibition at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Rodriguez’s work simply transcends fashion. The pieces featured flow perfectly with the paintings and sculptures that complement the exhibit. Rodriguez’s designs owe much to Cuban painters and Brazilian architects–he’s a declared fan of Oscar Niemeyer’s. But his couture is beyond a mere appropriation or a reference to others. His work, despite influences, stands by its own merit.

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Andy García: un Cubano apasionado

Andy García: un Cubano apasionado

A Andy García la pinta de cubano no se la quita nadie. Aunque lo pongan a interpretar otros papeles no puede negar que hay un sabor típico mezclado con mambo, con son, con guaguancó y con un ardiente trago de ron.

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William Riera’s exhibition at Galeria Adelmo

William Riera’s exhibition at Galeria Adelmo

Galeria Adelmo is proud to present a retrospective exhibition of black and white photographs by Miami-based photographer William Riera. The exhibition will open with an artist’s reception on Friday, May 26th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm and it will be on view until June 28th.

As described by the artist, at the present time most of his body of work is produced in color, but William acknowledges that the images he best connect with are those that once stripped of their colors make the viewer to pause and to look closely, accentuating their form, texture, and overall soul, proving that a photograph without color can be captivating.

The photographs in this exhibition are a selection of the artist’s impressive black and white photography portfolio that encompasses photos taken from his early beginnings when he was only shooting film up to the current days when he excels in digitally capturing street scenes that are full of energy and emotions. Whether he is shooting street portraits or documenting the street life of Miami’s neighborhoods, his surroundings on travels across the United States and other parts of the world, Riera’s images are powerful.

William Riera was born in 1967 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. In 1990 he graduated with the highest honors as a Software Systems Engineer from Havana’s Polytechnic University. In 1995 he moved to the USA, settling in Miami. Since 1998 he has devoted his professional career to the public sector working as an IT Developer and Project Leader for the Information Technology Department of Miami-Dade County.

Riera has exhibited his work around several local art galleries and other alternatives art venues where he has been selected as a finalist in several juried photography exhibitions like Capturing Coral Gables, Miami Photo Salon, and also he was selected as “Best in Show” in the Photo-voice Exhibition. He has also showcased his work in several local collectives exhibitions and in Vero Beach, Florida. His work has been featured in Coral Gables TV, El Nuevo Herald, magazine Dominicana en Miami, Cuban e-magazine Fullframe. Riera was also featured in the XVII Yearbook of the Literary Magazine “Baquiana” participating with their staff in their presentation at Miami’s Spanish Cultural Center and at the XXXVIII edition of Mexico City’s Palacio de la Minería International Book Fair. He is currently studying a Workshop about Photographic Criticism and Curatorial Studies taught by Página en Blando, a photography school located in Mexico City.

Galeria Adelmo located in the Little Havana district opened in April of 2010. Its primary goal is to represent and promote the art works of local established or emerging artists from South Florida and other areas of country and also from the rest of the Americas.

Galería Adelmo

1165 SW 6th St, Miami, FL 33010

Ph: (305) 549-7200

Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

More info:

www.williamrieraphotography.com

www.facebook.com/WilliamRieraPhotography

www.instagram.com/wrieraphoto/

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Partners by Design: Isabel and Ruben Toledo

Partners by Design: Isabel and Ruben Toledo

Instead of competing, they complement each other, behaving as one. Ruben’s illustrations are often inspired in her designs and Isabel’s designs help her husband’s watercolors come to life. When she has an idea for a new design, she communicates it to him as a feeling; mostly using her hands. He rapidly translates her gestures into sketches. That’s what makes their clothing unique.

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Una sola Cuba: los de aquí y los de allá

Una sola Cuba: los de aquí y los de allá

Admiración es palabra clave cuando de los Estefan se trata. Ellos representan el orgullo latino en la tierra que les abrió las puertas del éxito. Son paladines indiscutibles de una comunidad que con su trabajo vigoriza a la nación estadounidense.

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