What does it mean to live a life in art? My experience making art started as a child sitting on the kitchen floor with paper and crayons. This beginning has led me to places I'd never imagined. I'm currently an artist-in-residence at the Bakehouse Art Complex and an art education specialist at a Miami museum. Art allows people to communicate thoughts and feelings that can't find form otherwise. Art surprises, makes us see in a new way, cultivates empathy, and inspires us. In writing for xzib, share the art made in Miami that needs attention.
This international city has a unique art community. I moved here from the Northeast in 2017 to become a part of it. Here artists support each other and exchange ideas, many also curate. There are key people who are working full force to help artists achieve their full potential. Leaders in museums, galleries, boards, non-profit art spaces, and artist residencies meet together. They elevate the city's culture because the arts enrich everyone. The art marketplace can empower artists with the resources to make their work. It can also cloud what's important. I write about that has genuine artistic value in my eyes.