Amy Looks Closer checks out The First Three at XS Contemporary Art Space in Fort Lauderdale.
∗ Anne Tschida wrote a story on Swampspace owner and artist Oliver Sanchez for the Biscayne Times.
∗ Chuck Loose, owner of Iron Forge Press, is the subject of a nice video profile (above) by Sailor Jerry.
∗ Bear and Bird Gallery posted gobs of pics of the works in Square Show 2. It runs through April 27, so there's still plenty of time to check it out.
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∗ Sun-Sentinel's Rod Hagwood wrote about the 13-artist Women in History art exhibit that runs through March 31 in Wilton Manors.
∗ ArtDistricts Magazine has announced that Julie Davidow will be its featured artists for the April/May 2012 issue.
∗ Miami artist Naomi Fisher talked to The New York Times about her recent show at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, "3 a.m. dance floor spazz-outs" and moving to a new studio.
|Diana Contreras's "Love Yourself" stickers at Spoken Soul Festival.|
∗ A bunch of Miami pics in Beached Miami's new Instapix section.
∗ Margulies Agency has posted a video about The Surface Merchants' recent "Branching Out" mural at Arteamericas 20. Artists included Alex Yanes, Ruben Ubiera and Daniel Fila.
∗ John Bailly, the professor behind FIU's Aesthetics & Values class, discusses the concept behind the Aesthetics & Values show organized by students who are not art majors on a video by Art Is About. The show runs through April 18.
pics of Arabella, a cow she fell in love with and draws and paints over and over in many different ways, all of them in obsessively detailed Ramos-style. If you like Arabella, check out Valentina Design's Etsy shop.
∗ Girls' Club posts about a call for proposals for Lee Wagner Art Gallery at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and a call for video-based artworks by Miami's LegalArt.
∗ Anne Tschida writes about Locust's new space and the shows Shortness of Breath and High Low and In Between which run through April 27.
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∗ My recommendation for putting a smile on your face, or someone else's face: Order one of Krisin Frenzel's Kitty Cat Adventures. The one she posted most recently, Interglactic Mighty Noonz is at left.
∗ Onajide Shabaka of MAeX Artblog posts about the call for entries for the 8th Borscht Film Festival, along with some details.
∗ Check out Rosanna Pereyra's beautiful "Paper Cottage."
∗ Legal Art Miami has posted a Q&A featuring commonly asked questions artists have about about copyrights.
∗ Crissa Jean Chappell's been sniffing the new proof copies of her new book NARC and posts her fond memories of carrying around paperbacks as a kid.
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∗ Jesus Manuel Rojas Torres writes up I Witness, an exhibition of works by 25 photojournalists at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. The show, curated by Steinbaum and Carl P. Juste, runs through April 4.
∗ Legal Art posts about partnering with Common Threads for Pairings, an event featuring food, art and entertainment. Chow Down Grill, Gastropod and Mad Max Jacks will provide the food and artists Liz Ferrer, Patti Hernandez, Jiae Hwang, Lucas Leyva Jillian Mayer, Jared Sharon, Leo Valencia, Amy von Harrington and Pioneer Winter will show their art. Tickets are $25 online and $40 at door, and the show is 7-10 p.m. tonight at 1035 N. Miami Ave., Suite 200, Miami.
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