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Creative Creative

BY RAMON ESPANTALEÒN
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Ramon Espantaleon's architecture and interior designer background has served him well in exploring his creativity in a variety of materials such as bronze, resin, wood, and porcelain.  Not to forget, photography as well.

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Purpose, Passion and Painting

BY MONIQUE LASSOOIJ
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Monique Lassooij worked her way up, down, and around the corporate ladder in Holland before she found her fit as a painter in Miami.  She is a portrait painter that explores the juxtaposition between modern and classic, light and dark, and serious and sarcasms.

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Drawing Upon Inspiration

BY PEPE VILLEGAS
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Pepe Villegas draws inspiration from his life circumstances in New York and Miami.  Living life on life's terms, he takes the good with the bad to create drawings, paintings, and an art object series based on the fundamentals of his architecture education.  He did some modeling along the way too!

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Multifaceted Art Originator

BY JORGE RAFAEL CALDERON
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Jorge Rafael Calderon talks about life as a Multifaceted Art Originator.  Through obstacles and opportunities, Jorge has made interesting contributions in art, design, film, sculpture, architecture, and even children's books.  

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From Business to Photography

BY HECTOR TORRES
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Hector Torres had big dreams to follow in his parents foot steps in business, but found real weath and happiness in photography.  After having worked both the creative and commerical side of photography, he later opened his own Shoin Studio in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood.

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Life, Death, and Beauty in Photography

BY CLAUDIA AMMIRATA
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Claudia Ammirata opens up about how she found a new life through photography after the loss of her husband.  Photography became a form of art therapy that lead to publishing her own book, "Ephemeral Beauty," that uses flowers as the vehicle to interpret the metaphor of life.

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Sacred Space Holder

BY RACHEL LEVY LMHC
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Rachel Levy, Scared Space Holder at The Sacred Space Miami, talks about the sacred space in relationships.  She is not only an Imago Relationship Therapist, but leader the free-form happening she calls Prayerdanse.

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Sacred Here and Now

BY ACHIM NOWAK
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Achim Nowak, Founder and President of Influens, not only talks about his sacred space but how to find it right in front of you.  He is the author of several books inspiring his readers to connect deeply and unleash the energetic leader within.

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Unmasking African Tribal Art

BY ASHLEY PEELER
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Ashley Peeler of Nomad Gallery talks about Europe's influence on Africa and vice versa, specifically in relation to tribal art.  She provides a couple of examples where Picasso and Matisse were influenced by shapes, figures, and lines found in African tribal art.

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Unearthing Florida's Archaeology

BY SARAH NOHE
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Sarah Nohe of the Florida Public Archaeology Network brings the state's artifacts from the Ice Age to life.  While excavting burial grounds and fresh water springs, acheologists found bones, fabric, and tools which tell the story of how humans and animals coexisted. 

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Creating Sacred Spaces

BY ROBIN HAINES MERRILL
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Artist, designer, and Christian missionary Robin Haines Merrill talks about creating sacred spaces throughout South Florida. She founded The Upper Room Art Gallery which is a place where artists have the freedom to express themselves spiritually and with artistic integrity in how our work is viewed and sold in the marketplace. 

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What is Sacred?

BY VERA DE CHALAMBERT
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Vera de Chalambert, a spiritual story teller and Harvard-educated scholar of Comparative Religion, talks about sacred in regards to the Divine Feminine.  In her presentation she references several world religions including Hinduisim and Christianity. She also teaches and writes about mindfulness in the modern world. 

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