Drive-In Entrepreneur Josh Frank Wrote a Book About Porn with Pixies' Frontman Black Francis

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Writer, director, and owner of Blue Starlite Drive-In Josh Frank.
Thank the gods for people like Josh Frank. Blue Starlite drive-in owner is one of those creative types constantly making cool shit for us schlubby consumers to sit back and enjoy.

Writer, director, and producer, Frank is the author of Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies and In Heaven Everything Is Fine: The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers. Additionally, Frank recently made his directorial debut for the Pixies' music video "Greens and Blues," released March 4. Frank's latest publication, The Good Inn, is a book and screenplay adaptation written in collaboration with Pixies' founder and frontman, Black Francis.

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Posters Campaign for Small Boobs, Last Name Equality in Wynwood, Midtown

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Celebrity sightings were abound this weekend -- at least on paper. As you strolled Wynwood or shopped Midtown, you may have seen the likes of Zoe Saldana, Amy Adams, and Kate Hudson staring at you from posters recently plastered on the walls.

The tagline "Stay Small, My Friends" graced the bottom of the portraits, a spin on Dos Equis' "Most Interesting Man in the World" campaign. The work of artist group ReFemme, the Stay Small campaign spotlights famous females who have resisted societal pressure to get breast implants. Though they were just put up Sunday, some of the wheat-pasting posters have already been removed.

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MasterMind 2014 Honorable Mention: Andrew Nigon

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Photo Courtesy primaryprojectspace.com
Miami New Times' Mastermind Awards honors the city's most inspiring creatives. This year, we received more than 100 submissions, which our staff narrowed to an elite group of 30. We'll be profiling those honorable mentions, and eventually the finalists, in the weeks to come. This year's three Mastermind Award winners will be announced February 28 at Artopia, our annual soiree celebrating Miami culture. For tickets and more information, visit the website.

"That's like trying to pick a favorite child," Andrew Nigon says when asked about his favorite installation. Born and raised in Rochester, Minn., Nigon received his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2011. He lives and works in Miami, producing sculpture and figurative works both large and small. Nigon's creations mesh religious iconography with a circus aesthetic, exploring the tension between two opposing metaphors and questioning the logic of established taboos. Through creation and repetitive deconstruction, the final product forms its own identity, often with stuff the kids can enjoy: Giraffes, balloons, and a stack of scary clowns.

See also: MasterMind 2014 Honorable Mention: Alma Leiva


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MasterMind 2014 Honorable Mention: Amos

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Miami New Times' Mastermind Awards honors the city's most inspiring creatives. This year, we received more than 100 submissions, which our staff narrowed to an elite group of 30. We'll be profiling those honorable mentions, and eventually the finalists, in the weeks to come. This year's three Mastermind Award winners will be announced February 28 at Artopia, our annual soiree celebrating Miami culture. For tickets and more information, visit the website.

AMOS is a Miami native who launched his graffiti career in 1994. Starting his work on the streets, he eventually moved his graffiti on to freight trains. AMOS has left his mark all over the globe, from Paris and Costa Rica to Brazil and New York City. He's fused his style and experience with a fresh color palette to create a new retro-futuristic collection titled "The American Experiment," chock-full of vibrant patterns and busty duck ladies.

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MasterMind 2014 Honorable Mention: Yesenia Lima

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Photo Courtesy: YeseniaLima.com
Miami New Times' Mastermind Awards honors the city's most inspiring creatives. This year, we received more than 100 submissions, which our staff narrowed to an elite group of 30. We'll be profiling those honorable mentions, and eventually the finalists, in the weeks to come. This year's three Mastermind Award winners will be announced February 28 at Artopia, our annual soiree celebrating Miami culture. For tickets and more information, visit the website.

Miami-born Yesenia Lima is a filmmaker and writer currently pursuing an M.F.A. in entrepreneurial digital cinema at the University of Central Florida. Raised by Cuban immigrants, Lima's work is an ongoing study to discover what the Latin American identity means to herself and others. Her feature-length micro-budget film, "MIAmi" tells the story of four Miami natives living in different neighborhoods of the city. The film strives to show a more realistic portrait of a city that, as Lima puts it, is as hard to define as it is to live in for the average inhabitant.

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An Average Joe's Guide to Buying Art, with Yo Miami's Yuval Ofir

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Photos courtesy of Yuval Ofir
You too can own this art!
It's a new year, folks, and instead of making false promises to yourself, why don't you invest in something solid and true -- like art?

Art will never go out of style, and with Yo Miami's monthly art sale, your pockets won't be suffering either.

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Instagramers Gallery Opens in Wynwood, Offers $100K for "World's Best Instagram"

Categories: Art, Art Wynwood

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Courtesy Instagramers Gallery
Instagram: For most, it's a quick way to share your latest selfie or foodie picture. But thanks to a new gallery opening in Miami tonight, there's more you can do with Instagram -- like share your fine art, and possibly win a huge grand prize.

That's right -- the hipster photo app is getting its very own art space, right in Miami's hipster mecca of Wynwood. The Instagramers Gallery, created by Spain-based artists and social innovators Phil González and Jorge Martínez, will open at 7 p.m. tonight at 2324 North Miami Avenue. The gallery is the only physical Instagram gallery in the world, organizers say, and will feature photography from 17 renowned "Instagramers" from Germany, Brazil, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Romania, Sweden, South Africa, and the United States.

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KIND Snacks Encourages Kind Acts With Community Mural During Art Basel

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All photos courtesy of KIND Snacks
Art Basel headlines usually focus onthe world-renowned artists (or musicians, or celebrities) who come down to Miami to party and/or paint up a storm. But this year, KIND Healthy Snacks is inviting you to be the artist.

The snack company has procured wall in Wynwood and they want the public's help in turning it into a work of art.

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GLOW Gallery Ignites Wynwood for Art Basel

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All photos courtesy of Guillaume Lemaitre and Olivier Weppe
Art Basel brings the art world together in a very literal sense. Artists from all over the globe create works specifically to display during Basel, and the latest visual spectacle to fly in from over seas really glows. No, literally.

GLOW Gallery is "an independent visual arts brand that redefines the artistic experience through creating atmospheres from projections, visuals, and sound," say founders and artists Guillaume Lemaitre and Olivier Weppe. They go on to describe their works as "captured moments of time from a visual dialogue which one can discover from visiting our spaces."

At GLOW, Lemaitre and Weppe spend their time researching and studying concepts, philosophies, and ideas, they say. "Then, we film, paint, draw, and use a number of other techniques and technologies to push our concepts as far as possible."

Their latest project, which will be exhibited throughout the week, is titled "Alchemy."

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Tecné Collective Merges Art, Technology for Heineken Art Basel Series

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Tecne Collective at work.
A lot of Art Basel showcases can be a bit stiff. Some galleries set up shop, serve wine, and let visitors file past artwork like glittery cattle. But Miami's Tecné Collective plans to dazzle patrons with its unique video mapping and kinetic motion projects, using real-time human influence to enhance the experience.

Founded in 2008, Tecné Collective is a group of technologists who work with physical and digital spaces, often in the field of programmatic and audio reactive live visuals for bands, and more recently in digital installations for physical spaces by exploring the synergistic space between art and technology. The artists teamed up with Heineken's Light Your Night Challenge to interpret Heineken Light's "Bounce" campaign through the use of light.

Tecné Collective will be featured in all three Heineken events. One installation, Light::Flow, portrays an abstract representation of human movement through light and kinetic rhythm at Mana Wynwood.

See also: Heineken "Light Your Night" to Illuminate Art Basel, Destroy Grand Central

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