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SoundCamp 2019

The beach and water park features at Miami’s Thompson Park are closed until renovation is complete, but the campground is still open! It’s here that Water Radio will present its first public program, a soundcamp to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day.

This overnight, outdoor event is limited to 10 people. If you’re interested, please reserve your spot through Eventbrite. Learn more about it here:

February events

I just returned from packing up my solo exhibit Who Saves Who? in North Carolina. I’m organizing the photos and video documentation, so I’ll plan to include a link in a future update. In the meantime, I want to let you know that I’m hosting two extra special events in the Miami area and I hope to see you at one or both.

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Wednesday, February 13, 7pm
FREE film screening of the short film Miami Beach Elegy by Chip Lord of Ant Farm, followed by Q&A and discussion at Florida International University’s Miami Beach Urban StudiosMiami Beach Elegy is a visual poem to remember Miami Beach as it was in the early 21st century – a colorful canary in the mine shaft of climate change.

Saturday, February 23, 9:30am
Unique forest bathing retreat at Patch of Heaven Sanctuary (pictured above)
If you’ve been waiting to sign up for a forest bathing walk, this location can’t be beat! The retreat is a chance to treat yourself to a soothing sequence of outdoor mindfulness and meditation activities. Sink in deeply to a gorgeous green oasis nestled among the farms of the Redlands. Tickets are going fast, so snag yours here:

Happy new year! I now have an email newsletter so that you can receive occasional updates. These will go out no more than once a month, probably less frequently than that. Thanks for your interest and all the best for 2019!

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The Ellies!

I’m happy to announce that I have been chosen for one of The Ellies Awards in 2018! Some of the best things about this honor: meeting the other artists, reading about all the other projects, and knowing that a whole bunch of amazing new art work is going to come to life because of it. I’m so appreciative of the warm welcome into this community of creative people! Many thanks to the Art Center of South Florida for supporting Miami artists! #TheEllies

Read more about it here:

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At the award ceremony hosted by The Bass Museum. Some of the award winners from left to right: Ricardo Mor, Juana Valdes, Fereshteh Toosi, Lydia Rubio, Rosa Naday Garmendia.