Monday, September 26, 2016

The Unofficial Mayor of Miami Beach, A Pulitzer Prize winner, a taste-maker, and a filmmaker gather for lecture at The Box Gallery

Courtesy of the Louis Canales Archives

Art and Culture of the South Beach Renaissance: The American Riviera

Lecture and Presentation 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 7 PM

Art and Culture of the South Beach Renaissance: The American Riviera
lecture and presentation will be held at The Box Gallery located in the heart of the Cultural Corridor at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida.
(beverages and lite fare included)

“The King of South Beach,” or the “Unofficial Mayor of Miami Beach”, Louis Canales is joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Liz Balmaseda,Taste-maker photo-documentarian Manny Hernandez, and arts writer and curator Sandra Schulman in a two hour presentation of the
Art and Culture of the South Beach Renaissance: The American Riviera 
to be held at.... 

Rolando Chang Barrero’s
The Box Gallery
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7 PM.

Famous Faces in the photo:

South Beach pioneers on artist Davis Murphy's truck outside Churchill's Hideaway in 1987. Famous faces include Louis Vuitton designer Marc Jacobs, Fred Schneider of The B52s, The Scene and WWD Lifestyle Magazine editor Walter Thomas, Jeffrey Strouth, Wendy Wild, Interview Magazine's Benjamin Liu, Artifacts Howard Davis, Area nightclub designer Kenny BaerMichelangelo Signorile, journalist, author, and radio talk show host, Nightlife impresario Louis Canales, Miami Herald critic Jordan Levin — with April PalmieriFred Schneider IIIKenny Alvin Baird and Wendy Wild Tribute Page.

Presenter for the evening include:

The Pied Piper of SoBe, Louis Canales is internationally recognized as the mastermind behind the South Beach renaissance. Canales was the marketing/public relations man who strategically invited the hippest press around the globe to South Beach and spoon fed them the city’s “happening scene”…a “happening scene” that Canales created and orchestrated over two decades ago. While creative director/head writer for Postmortem magazine he made that publication, according to the Miami Review, the ‘Bible for Miami trendsetters’. Canales has also been a contributor and columnist to Paparazzi magazine, Cityscope editor for Miami Beach magazine, contributing editor to Vogue/Spain and Vogue/Brazil, contributing photographer to Ocean Drive magazine, copy editor for Genre magazine, and Editor-at-Large for 25th Parallel , South Beach, Yes!, Wire, Fashion Spectrum, Channels, and Miamigo magazines.

Manny Hernandez, Photographer, Blogger, Journalist, and Taste-maker who for the last 26 years, has seen Miami and South Beach grow and he has photographed and witnessed it's transformation. Manny Hernadez images are published weekly in theMiami Herald and SocialMiami, every month in Ocean Drive and Indulge magazine and  are syndicated by Getty Images. He is also co-owner of All Access Booths, a social media photo marketing company.

Liz Balmaseda is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. Currently the food editor and dining critic for The Palm Beach Post, she has led an eclectic, 35-year career during which she has worked as a foreign correspondent, magazine writer, television field producer and metro columnist. It was as a metro columnist for The Miami Herald that she won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, for columns on Cuban-American and Haitian issues. Later, she shared a second Pulitzer for breaking news coverage in 2001.
She has authored and co-authored several books – most recently “Lorena Garcia’s New Taco Classics” (Celebra, 2015) – including the memoir of Miami’s doctor to the homeless, Pedro José Greer (“Waking Up in America,” 1999, Simon & Schuster), the memoir of television anchor María Elena Salinas (“I Am My Father’s Daughter,” 2007, HarperCollins), and a novel (“Sweet Mary,” 2009, Simon & Schuster). 
Awarded with a Hispanic Heritage Award for literary excellence at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., she also worked as an associate producer on the HBO film “For Love or Country,” the story of jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, starring Andy Garcia.
In 2015, the Cuban-born writer joined Inaugural poet Richard Blanco as a founding board member of the Bridges to Cuba literary website ( Fellow board members include authors Sandra Cisneros, Nilo Cruz and Edwidge Danticat.
She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC Nightline, ABC Good Morning America, and the NBC Today Show.

Sandra Schulman, (Curator: The Work {of} Don Schearer), arts writer, curator and filmmaker. She co-founded two galleries in NYC in the 1980s - Spiritual America with artist Richard Prince and 303 Gallery, her catalog on Spiritual America was released in Spring 2015. She has curated art shows for galleries in NYC, Joshua Tree, Los Angeles and Southampton. Her writing has appeared in Billboard, Variety, Rolling Stone, The New York Daily News, News From Indian Country, and Entertainment Weekly. She was an entertainment columnist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel for 8 years.

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