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Khalid – Present

Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid releases the music video to his new track “Present” today. The video, which was shot in Los Angeles last month, is directed by Wendy Morgan. Check it out HERE.

“Present” is the lead track off Khalid’s new tape “Scenic Drive” which will be released Friday via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. “Present,” which was written by Khalid came out in October to rave reviews with Complex praising his “…always on-point vocals” while Billboard stated “…the new song both embraces the tenets of old-school R&B while relying on Khalid’s warble to convey a sense of urgency, making for a nice reminder of the singer-songwriter’s talent and range.” Listen HERE.

Earlier this week Khalid dropped the tracklist for “Scenic Drive” along with sharing the incredible collaborators on the project.


1 Intro feat. Alicia Keys 

2 Present

3 Backseat 

4 Retrograde feat. 6LACK & Lucky Daye 

5 Brand New feat. QUIN 

6 All I Feel Is Rain feat. JID 

7 Voicemail feat. Kiana Ledé 

8 Open feat. Majid Jordan  

9 Scenic Drive feat. Ari Lennox & Smino  

About Khalid

Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019, has taken the world by storm since his first single, the 5x platinum “Location” (released right before his high school graduation) exploded onto the scene leading to a major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album, the double platinum-certified, American Teen. His sophomore album Free Spirit, released to critical acclaim in 2019, was declared a New York Times “Critic’s Pick” and was called “superb” by the Associated Press. The album, which has been certified platinum by the RIAA, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and features the Grammy-nominated multi-format #1 single “Talk”. Free Spirit has garnered over 11 billion streams worldwide. Khalid, who has been called a “pop prodigy” by Rolling Stone has been streamed over 30 billion times worldwide across all partners, has been nominated for 7 Grammys and has won numerous awards including 6 Billboard Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Video Music Award and an MTV Woodie Award. Khalid has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars including his #1 singles “Love Lies” (with Normani), “Eastside” (with Halsey and Benny Blanco) as well as hits with artists Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Marshmello and more. The Mayor and Council of the City of El Paso honored Khalid with a “Key To The City” marking September 13th, 2018 “Khalid Day.” Khalid, alongside his mother, launched The Great Khalid Foundation, which is committed to helping families by alleviating a burden of need. Khalid’s “Free Spirit World Tour” took him to arenas all over the globe in 2019. In 2020, Khalid released his critically acclaimed track “Eleven” and his smash hit “Know Your Worth” with Disclosure. He was named the youngest artist to surpass 15 billion streams on Spotify alone and was named BMI’s Pop Songwriter of the Year (alongside Post Malone.) Earlier this year, Khalid debuted his track “New Normal” at Virgin Galactic’s “Unity 22” Spaceflight launch. Not only did “New Normal” play in the shuttle during its descent back to earth, but Khalid was also on hand to perform for the crew, including Sir Richard Branson, after they completed their mission.

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Disclosure × 2020 Tour Dates


Duo Will Headline 1720 In Los Angeles On April 17 And Public Records in Brooklyn on April 29

GRAMMY®-Nominated Duo Will Headline 1720 In Los Angeles On April 17 And Public Records in Brooklyn on April 29 2020

Festival Performances Include Coachella, III Points, Lovebox, Primavera, Riverside Festival Glasgow And Down The Rabbit Hole

Disclosure will play a series of headline shows across the U.S., U.K. and Europe this spring. The U.S. dates will find the GRAMMY®-nominated U.K. duo performing at such intimate venues as 1720 in Los Angeles (April 17) and Public Records in Brooklyn (April 29).

See below for itinerary.

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 11, at 10:00 AM local time HERE.

The band will also be playing numerous 2020 festivals, including Coachella and III Points in the States. Disclosure will headline the Lovebox Festival in London on June 13 and perform at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain, Riverside Festival Glasgow and Down The Rabbit Hole in The Netherlands.

Disclosure’s new five-song EP, was hailed by Billboard as “an immediate national treasure.” Rolling Stone praised the “scintillating beats and euphoric builds” of “Tondo” and the “groovy house number” “Expressing What Matters.” Run The Trap said, “Disclosure Make Their Grand Return With ‘Ecstasy’ EP…Filled with groovy rhythms and diverse landscapes, [Ecstasy] is sure to hold fans over until their next album.” Download / stream Ecstasy HERE.

Like Disclosure’s 2018 EP, Moonlight, Ecstasy received a weeklong roll-out, with the duo revealing a track a day, culminating with the EP’s release on February 28. Disclosure, comprising brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, made its debut 10 years ago with the single “Offline Dexterity.” In that decade, the brothers have released two albums – Settle (2013) and Caracal (2015) – clocked up 4.5 billion streams and 4.5 million album sales, received five GRAMMY nominations, sold 500,000 tickets to their headline shows and topped festival bills all over the world. Both of their full-length albums topped the U.K. Official Albums chart and received GRAMMY nominations for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Settle was named the No.1 dance album of the decade by Billboard. “Know Your Worth,” the second collaboration between Khalid and Disclosure following the #1 global smash, GRAMMY-nominated “Talk,” was released in February.

Disclosure – North American Tour Dates

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 11, at 10:00 AM local time HERE

4/11 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/14 San Jose, CA San Jose State University – Event Center
4/15 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
4/17 Los Angeles, CA 1720
4/18 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/22 San Francisco, CA Halcyon
4/24 Chicago, IL Spybar
4/25 Detroit, MI TV Lounge
4/29 Brooklyn, NY Public Records
5/1 Miami, FL III Points Festival

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Ending Suicide This National Suicide Prevention Month

By Vinay Saranga M.D.

National Suicide Prevention Month is this September, with Suicide Prevention Week being recognized Sunday, Sep. 8, 2019 – Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019. Suicide is a growing issue in America, with an estimated 44,965 Americans ending their own lives each year, or roughly 123 each day. Think about that for a moment: 123 people each day saying they’ve had enough.

Suicide is the worst possible outcome there is not just for the individual, but for the family he or she leaves behind. Quite often this involves parents and grandparents, children, siblings and friends who are left wondering why. Why did he do it? Why didn’t I see the signs? Could I have done more? Is this somehow partially my fault? Was I not nice to him or her?

As mental health professionals, it hurts us too. If the person didn’t get help, why not? Was he or she denied access to mental health benefits? If he or she was under our care, where did we go wrong? Did we not see the signs or prescribe the wrong course of treatment?    

When it comes to suicide, there are no straightforward answers. In fact, most of the time, we never get answers unless the person left behind a note, and even then, we are still often left scratching our heads in disbelief and dismay.

That’s why initiatives like National Suicide Prevention Month and Suicide Prevention Week are so important. It helps us shine the light on the pain of suicide, even if for a short period of time. The reality is, we need to have open conversations about suicide, depression and overall mental health all the time, 365 days a year. We need to end the stigma surrounding mental illness immediately or unfortunately, suicide will continue to needlessly end the lives of so many around us.

The only bit of good news is that suicide is preventable, but an intervention must take place. The driving force behind a suicide must be properly dealt with before it spirals out of control, whether this is a mental illness, nasty divorce, job loss or anything else.

We can provide hope and support by starting a conversation. Reach out to help normalize the topic. Don’t hesitate to seek treatment for mental illnesses. It is not a sign of weakness. Someone suffering from heart disease wouldn’t hesitate to seek help for their heart condition. The same normalization needs to be visible in the mental health community. If you suspect someone might be suicidal, here are some things you can do to help.


Again, help normalize the topic by conversation. Simply asking someone if they are thinking about suicide is a good step. Never promise to keep their suicidal thoughts a secret. Be open and non-judgmental. Encourage immediate professional intervention through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It is available 24-hours a day.


Professional help is essential. Don’t just suggest it because they might be unlikely to follow through. Do it for them. Someone who might be suicidal could be suffering from deep depression, mania and other conditions that sometimes prevent clarity. Do the research and help get them set up with an appointment with a mental health professional like a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist or licensed counselor.


If someone in your life is contemplating suicide, constantly remind them that there is hope. There are many successful treatments which can help turn how their feeling around. Life is worth living. Continue to support and communicate with them. You can increase their feelings of connectedness and share your ongoing support. There is evidence that even a simple form of reaching out, like sending a card or email, can potentially reduce their risk for suicide. Remember, loneliness is a major cause of depression.

This National Suicide Prevention Month, let’s put an end to this horrific epidemic once and for all. The more we continue the conversation and bring attention to it, the more people we will reach and save.

Vinay Saranga M.D. is a psychiatrist and founder of Saranga Comprehensive Psychiatry.

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami during Miami Art Week

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami, two of the longest running and most progressive contemporary art shows for the fine art industry during Miami Art Week, announces this year’s exciting five-day line-up of interactive programming, taking place December 6—10, 2017.


Each year, Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami are established as sister art shows, occupying a purpose-built exhibition space at 1700 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami’s Arts and Entertainment District. Over the last decade, both shows have grown to become the ultimate destination for the fine art industry professional and contemporary art enthusiast who collectively seek a more accessible experience with exhibits showcasing the world’s most progressive portfolios by some of today’s elite artists, galleries and emerging talents. The shows attract more than 40,000 attendees each year and represent more than 650 artists and galleries worldwide.


The annual Opening Night Preview Party, taking place on Wednesday, December 6th, marks commencement of the five-day global panorama in contemporary art, culture and entertainment. This year’s highly prestigious invitation-only event is in association with Cervera Real Estate, and will be hosted by Veronica Cervera Goeseke and Alicia Cervera Jr., who will be officially opening the shows with the CEO of Redwood Media Group, Eric Smith, as part of a ribbon cutting ceremony. Hundreds of the world’s most affluent art dealers, collectors, artists, gallery owners, curators and art enthusiasts attend the opening night extravaganza for Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami on an annual basis, and this year is no exception.


On arrival at the main entrance of Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami, attendees are invited to step onto the red carpet and into the spotlight to create a memory with their own picture in front of the shows’ backdrop. Visitors will experience a 2017 featured Art Lab by Sculptor, James West of Studio Wild West, who celebrates the natural world with “Our Path,” a monumental, contemporary outdoor sculpture delicately laced with intricate laser carvings—each carving interacting with the environment through the use of positive and negative space.


A second featured Art Lab installation upon entering the shows will astound this year’s avid art enthusiast, with an unforgettable display of nature’s most wondrous creations. Curated by Noor Blazekovic of Irreversible Projects, with the support of Jane Hart of Lemon Sky Projects and Neil Gold of Galleria Farms, “A Walk in the Clouds” is an elaborate sensory experience, featuring approximately 2000 freshly cut flowers of multiple colors that will form a circular arena-like structure – each suspended from the ceiling, allowing guests to be completely immersed in blossoming beauty. With an empowering message of how we are all connected to one another through our body, mind, and spirit, A Walk In the Clouds hopes to make the world feel, spur thinking, evoke engagement and take action.


Spectrum Miami, a curated, contemporary art show, now in its seventh year, presents special programs and site-specific exhibitions that showcase the thriving art landscape of the city, informed by the 2017 curatorial theme [FUSION]: the merging of artistic mediums, of exhibitors and collectors, and of the countless galleries and artists who come together to showcase their work. Spectrum Miami is where contemporary meets extraordinary, featuring the works of more than 160 exhibiting artists and galleries from the Florida region and around the globe. Known for its urban and upscale works of art, Spectrum Miami includes this year’s Art Labs, featuring “Our Path” curated by Sculptor James West; “A Walk In the Clouds” curated by Noor Blazekovic; “Rainbow Ribbon Magic” curated by Sarah Stieber and Theresa Fulton, and “Art Fusion With Life Is Art” curated by James Echols. This year’s Art Talks are sponsored by Artblend and selected by gallery owner and curator Michael Joseph, that include discussions and live demonstrations throughout the week by artists Jason Sauer, Gustavo Fernandez, Rafael Vera, Gaston Locklear, Nino Liguori, Tristina Dietz Elmes, Asbel Gomez Dumpierre, Grant Cleveland, as well as by members from the New York Film Academy faculty and alumni.


This year’s Spotlight Artists Program provides collectors with a focused look at several prominent artists who will each be creating a site-specific exhibition. Spotlight Artists for 2017 are Paul Chang, Shannon DeFreitas, Robert Peterson and Thomas Wargin. The LaunchPad Artist Program showcases an emerging and unrepresented artist who is selected to create an exhibition at the show, resulting from collaboration among local art institutions, galleries, and Spectrum Miami. This year’s LaunchPad Artist is Alicia Rodriguez, an emerging glass sculpture artist.


ArtSpot Miami will be celebrating its fifth anniversary within Spectrum Miami, December 6—10, 2017. ArtSpot Miami is a specially curated show by Aldo Castillo, an international art dealer and curator. A forward-thinking art show exhibition specializing in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on international and Latin American artists.


Spectrum Miami Highlights and Recommended Events include:


ART LABS (every day):


Rainbow Ribbon Magic (Hallway A and Booth 917)

Curated by Sarah Stieber and Theresa Fulton of Sarah Stieber Fine Art, Rainbow Ribbon Magic features Stieber’s visual language, which spans artistic mediums in recognition of sisterhood and creative empowerment and reflects the colorful, energetic, and vibrant culture of women everywhere.


Art Fusion With Life Is Art (Back Patio)

Watch art come alive during Art Fusion, curated by James Echols, as Life Is Art’s specially selected group of artists creates its next masterpiece right in front of your eyes. Inspired by Spectrum Miami’s [FUSION] theme, the artists will offer a glimpse into how each piece of art uniquely emerges, giving light to their creativity and medium.


Wednesday, December 6th


Booth 802-A

Meet Spectrum Miami’s 2017 LaunchPad Artist Alicia Rodriguez, an emerging glass sculpture artist selected to create an exhibition at the show. Making her creations in fused glass, Rodriguez strives to emulate water, which has been a constant subject in her life, both in Florida and in her native Amazon region of South America.


Art Talk Stage, Booth 918, sponsored by Artblend

Ever think a demolition derby disaster could turn into a work of art? Join us as we learn the inspiration behind Jason Sauer’s work. Then, stand by and watch as he creates his next piece—a multidimensional work from recycled materials and smashed cars—live on stage. Sparks will be flying!



Thursday, December 7th


Art Talk Stage, Booth 918, sponsored by Artblend

Meet Venezuelan artist Gustavo Fernández, and learn how his graphic arts background drove him to become an artist. Working in three dimensions, Fernández creates a visual experience full of images, messages, and symbols that go beyond color. See his creative process unfold as he paints his next canvas.



Robert Peterson Fine Art, Booth S1118


Robert Peterson was always a sketcher, but only through adversity did he become dedicated to a career as an artist. Self-taught, Peterson’s raw, almost instinctual and spontaneous works tell stories beyond the paint on the canvas. Stop by to hear his story and be inspired by how tragedy has given rise to triumph.


Alfano Sculpture, Booth S1110

You are in for a treat when you stop by Michael Alfano’s booth! First, you will meet Alfano and see his wonderful figurative and surrealistic sculpture. It goes beyond the literal and adapts the subject matter to convey philosophical ideas and abstract concepts. Then, you’ll get to glimpse into his creative genius and watch as he works on his next sculpture. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!


Friday, December 8th


Art Talk Stage, Booth 918, sponsored by Artblend

Have you ever been stopped cold by a piece of art and wondered about the artist and their intention? Come meet Gaston Locklear, see his art, and learn how he strives to create art that has both a physical and emotional presence. Found materials—weathered plywood, rusted sheets of tin, roofing tar, or any material that has had a prior life—are an essential element in Locklear’s art. The organic textures, shapes, and colors formed over time on the varying materials give the artwork a human quality. Join us as we explore with him and watch him create his next piece.


Art Talk Stage, Booth 918, sponsored by Artblend & New York Film Academy

Where does the inspiration come from? What drives an artist to pursue a thread of interest? How do they know when they are onto something that will captivate us How do they work toward finding the next project? Join New York Film Academy faculty and alumni, along with Artblend artists Michael Joseph and Barry Seidman, in discussing inspiring creativity, project choice, and keeping that creative inspiration alive.


ArtSpot Miami, Booths 119-121

Join ArtSpot Miami’s 5th Anniversary VIP Party to celebrate five years of ArtSpot Miami working in conjunction with Redwood Media Group and Spectrum Miami. ArtSpot Miami will be showcasing Made in the USA, curated by show director Aldo Castillo, representing a diverse cultural group of artists depicting the artists’ interpretation of the essence and meaning of the theme. ArtSpot Miami offers innovative and alternative art to affluent collectors, worldwide art institutions, designers, architects, and art enthusiasts.


Saturday, December 9th


Art Talk Stage, Booth 918, sponsored by Artblend

Growing up in Asia, Tristina Dietz Elmes soaked up the oriental culture, developed an appreciation for the arts, and formed an innate sense of balance and color. Learn how she incorporates the ancient influences into her modern experiments in color, and watch her unique painting technique as she uses her hands, large brushes, and other media techniques with the floor as her easel.


i+CONNECT, Booth 704

Witness a live demonstration of the i+CONNECT Interactive Art Gallery. Experience a deeper connection with artists and the story behind their work with this high-tech fine arts platform. See virtual introductions to artists, their studios, methods, and portfolios, complemented with live online consultations.


Art Talk Stage, Booth 918, sponsored by Artblend

Cuban artist Asbel Gomez Dumpierre has a philosophy: “I believe art is the aesthetic testimony of our existence.” In this Art Talk interview, we’ll explore that philosophy and see how art has influenced his life, his teaching, and his career. We’ll also be his muse while he shows us his talent and paints for us.


Sunday, December 10th


Art Talk Stage, Booth 918, sponsored by Artblend

Grant Cleveland is an inspired artist, but his most common characterization is that of a serial entrepreneur. You may know his current enterprise DuneCraft, the nationwide leader in innovative, educational-themed growing kits. So who would have imagined that his other passion is painting? Painting in a category he calls abstract symbolism, Cleveland is in a process of personal discovery, revealing the unique, colorful, and provocative in his epiphanies on canvas. Come and enjoy his perspective and derive your own meaning from his works.


DATG Concept, Booth 613

Come meet Ricardo Sanabria, also know as Ecaldo, as he tells you his story of over 20 years experience in the development of comics, storyboards, illustration, digital and conventional painting, children’s stories, and editorial illustration. Watch as he creates his next piece.



Gebhardt Gallery & Studio, Booth 614

Want to be surprised? Come meet Kris and Angela Gebhardt, two artists inspired by and influencing each other. Comprising large-format contemporary works, the Gebhardts’ collective body of work expresses strength and beauty. But it’s not sugar-coated. It’s knocked around a bit just like life. They paint a lot of reality on their canvases. Even in its roughest form, you can still see the integration of strength and beauty. Stop by and see what they are up to. 


Red Dot Miami, a curated gallery-only contemporary art show, now in its 11th year, presents [IMPACT] as the curatorial theme for 2017. Art not only reflects society but also influences it. From individual creative explorations to large-scale exhibitions seen by millions, the [IMPACT] art has on all is immeasurable. This theme forms a common thread throughout the special exhibits and programming that showcases exhibitors, art industry professionals, and select nonprofits and institutions. Red Dot Miami features galleries representing over 500 leading contemporary artists from primary and secondary markets throughout the world. The five-day show attracts more than 40,000 visitors and high-net-worth collectors who interact with the specially curated programming.


This year’s Spotlight Gallery Program takes a focused look at several cutting-edge galleries chosen by the Redwood Media Group selection committee. Featured Spotlight Galleries for 2017 are JG Fine Art Lemon Frame Gallery, Steidel Fine Art, Contemporary Art Projects USA, and Vehement Art.


This year’s Art Lab is curated by Celia Evans, founder of Planet Fashion TV, who continues with the highly popular “Art Loves Fashion” installment, featuring fashion shows, cocktails, and a live performance by a special celebrity recording artist. The exciting evening of entertainment and style will take place during a new annual event being introduced at Red Dot Miami – “Art After Dark” taking place on Friday, December 8th. Sponsored by Louis Jadot Wine, Fortune International Realty and Canvas Condos, this debut cultural affair will be attended by the who’s who of Miami’s art scene, as well as by Miami’s movers and shakers from the luxury lifestyle industry.


Red Dot Miami Highlights and Recommended Events include:


Wednesday, December 6th



$75 or by invitation / 21+

An exciting night of entertainment and revelry sponsored by Cervera Real Estate, this invitation-only event allows attendees to have an exclusive first look at the artwork on display, enjoy Louis Jadot wines and hors d’oeuvres, and groove to the hottest tracks from New York’s DJ Keith Butler.


Thursday, December 7th


JG Fine Art Booth, R509 (Spotlight Gallery)

Meet Jacqueline Gilmore, and let her artwork speak to you. Gilmore believes that art should speak in a very personal way to the beholder. “To have someone look at your painting and be moved is extremely powerful,” she says. Her newest collection, Playing with Fire, debuts at Red Dot Miami. To keep in the tradition of her inspirations, a portion of Playing with Fireproceeds will go to North Bay Fire Relief to assist California fire victims and aid relief efforts.


Vehement Art Booth, R106 (Spotlight Gallery)

Jared Schwalb is a self-taught visual artist and the owner of Vehement Art. With a background in finance, Schwalb brings a methodical and analytical approach to all his artistic compositions. Passionate about urban and contemporary art, Schwalb’s intensity comes through in his work. Come see what his passion will produce as he creates his next masterwork live at Red Dot Miami.


Contemporary Art Projects USA, Booth R215

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Ricardo Cárdenas, a successful emerging Mexican artist whose popularity is growing by leaps and bounds. Beginning as a construction engineer, Cárdenas expresses his past experience and appreciation of materials, along with his feelings and beliefs, by connecting his art in both his medium and techniques. Learn how his clever use of building materials, that include concrete and steel bars, have become synonymous with Cárdenas artwork.


Friday, December 8th


Arte Collective Booth, R205, R305

Since early childhood, Sabrina Rupprecht has expressed her creativity through drawing and painting. Inspired by the incomparable beauty and lifestyle of South Africa, she has been residing in the city of Cape Town since 2006. Her wildlife art is a vibrant and vivid reflection of her personal experiences—and it captivates, engages and connects the viewer to her vision. Come meet this self-taught artist and become enraptured with her work.


Lemon Frame Gallery, Booth R201 (Spotlight Gallery)

Come watch and enjoy as Trina Merry creates one of her live camouflage body paintings! This live demonstration is related to her last series of artwork, which examines some of the world’s most expensive and iconic works of art while investigating art and its economy. Watch as she uses her own visual and conceptual vocabulary to clarify the points of juxtaposition between the organic human form and the hard lines of the world around us.


6:00–10:00 p.m. ART LAB: ART LOVES FASHION
Show Floor

While other art fairs have long closed, Red Dot Miami welcomes you to its late night program of after-hours art and entertainment on Friday evening. Curated by Celia Evans, founder of Planet Fashion TV, Art Loves Fashion brings its one-of-a-kind vibe to Red Dot Miami, featuring a fashion show by DSquared2, cocktails by Tito’s handmade vodka, and a live performance by a special celebrity recording artist. Planet Fashion TV is an online magazine and syndicated television series featuring the hottest news in fashion, music and celebrities. Created by video production company Sea Star Films, Planet Fashion TV takes you on a global fashion adventure.


Saturday, December 9th


Arte Collective, Booth R205, R305

By using elements such as chairs, ladders, beds, monocycles, trapeze artists, swings, and machines, Valenz tells stories about life. The chairs signify, according to the context, opportunities and the patience required for them to step into our lives. The ladders represent our desire to climb, to continue our personal growth. Beds represent periods when we sleep and dream, things we cannot share with anyone else. Playful characters are representative of the uniqueness and singularity of each of the moments that we experience throughout our lifetimes and the game that life is. Come meet Valenz, and share some of the game with him.


ABRA Gallery, Booth R203

Influenced by his native Colombia, Ariel Ortega is unable to detach from the history of his native land and uses it as a driving force to work harder and bring his inspiration to others. In this way, he feels his art accomplishes its mission. For Nasrin Sheykhi, her works do not fall into just one category. Painting, caricature, illustration—each work beckons the viewer to come closer to catch the references to architecture, music, cinema, literature, calligraphy, physics, psychology. The pieces are alive with movement and hidden meanings. Come meet these innovative artists and see what influence their art makes upon you.


Contemporary Art Projects USA, Booth R215

Upon first glance, you see the depth of the narrative in each of Marielle Plaisir’s exquisite tapestries and unique paintings. Meet Plaisir and hear her story, her influences, and inspirations. The essence of her artworks is theatrical—and we are drawn into the story and drama of each one. As a French-Caribbean artist, she blends life and fiction into her use of textiles, fibers, and fabrics and brings social commentary to each piece. Her surrealist approach allows her to move from the reality of life to the capacity of imagination.


Sunday, December 10th


Steidel Fine Art, Booth R100 (Spotlight Gallery)

Join Mary Granger Welt as she discusses her “Fashion” series, the influence of music and style in her work, and her unique perspective on feminism. Having played the viola for the majority of her life, Granger Welt lets the melodic composure transcend into her painting style. Conveying energy is also fundamental to her works, as she incorporates contrasting brush strokes on the same canvas to express movement.


The Lawley Art Group, Booth R522

Join Tanner Lawley as he engages you with his stories of discovery and how he arrived at his own unique painting style. Tanner paints from a place that is based out of love, abundance, and compassion for others—and you’ll see it in each original he creates. Watch as he pours his soul onto the canvas of his next creation.


Collazo Collection, Booth R209

Collaborators both in life and on the canvas, Gabriel Collazo and Angela Brooks of Collazo Collection capture the meaning of partnership in its fullest sense. Collazo and Brooks create large-scale paintings together in a process that can take weeks per piece, as they witness the reaction of each added layer before progressing or deeming the work complete. Their evocative abstract works display incredible texture, visual balance, and movement, and the harmony between the two artists is evident in the work’s seamless style. Stop by to meet the pair and learn more about their story and art.


General Admission tickets for Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami are $25 for one day and $75 for the Opening Night Preview Party with a five-day pass. Tickets grant access to Spectrum Miami, Red Dot Miami and ArtSpot Miami. For further information on the shows or to purchase tickets, please visit,, or





1700 NE 2nd Ave. (NE 17th Street)

Miami, FL 33132


ADMISSION COST (all three shows)

Opening Night Preview Pass: $50 online / $60 at event

Total Ticket: Opening Night + 5-Day Pass: $75 online / $85 at event

General Admission, 1-Day Pass: $25 online / $30 at event

Seniors, 1-Day Pass: $15 online / $20 at event

Students, 1-Day Pass: $10 online / $15 at event



Wednesday, December 6th: 6:00PM – 10:00PM


SHOW HOURS (all three shows)

Thursday, December 7th: 1:00PM – 9:00PM

Friday, December 8th: 1:00PM – 10:00PM

Saturday, December 9th: 1:00PM – 9:00PM

Sunday, December 10th: 12:00PM – 5:00PM



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About Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami

Now in its 7th year, Spectrum Miami, a curated contemporary art show in the heart of the Arts and Entertainment District, takes place annually in December as part of the popular Miami Art Week. Spectrum Miami is where contemporary meets extraordinary, featuring the works of more than 160 exhibiting artists and galleries from the Florida region and around the globe. Spectrum Miami celebrates the fine art experience with five days of music, entertainment, and other special events, and has emerged as one of the best-attended cultural events in Miami by highlighting thousands of innovative works among Miami’s top talent. ArtSpot Miami will be celebrating its fifth anniversary within Spectrum Miami in 2017. ArtSpot Miami is a specially curated show by Aldo Castillo, an international art dealer and curator, specializing in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on international and Latin American artists. For more information about Spectrum Miami, visit


Now in its 11th year, Red Dot Miami, a curated gallery-only contemporary art show in the heart of the Arts and Entertainment District, takes place annually in December as part of the popular Miami Art Week. Red Dot Miami features up to 75 modern and contemporary galleries representing over 500 leading contemporary artists from primary and secondary markets throughout the world. The five-day show attracts more than 30,000 visitors and high-net-worth collectors who interact with the specially curated programming. Red Dot Miami has enriched the city’s arts scene beyond measure since its inception in 2006, becoming one of the leading satellite shows during Miami Art Week. For more information about Red Dot Miami, visit


About Redwood Media Group

Since 2009, Redwood Media Group (RMG) has been revolutionizing the global fine art community by helping artists and gallery owners grow their businesses through fine art exhibitions and publications, art business education, mentoring, marketing, and social media. Today, RMG owns and operates six fine art shows: Artexpo New York, Artexpo Las Vegas, Spectrum Miami, Art San Diego, Art Santa Fe, and Red Dot Miami. Artexpo New York, the world’s largest fine art trade show for 40 years and counting, attracts more than 40,000 art enthusiasts every year, including nearly 5,000 industry buyers. Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami take place during Miami Art Week, an annual attraction that draws over 100,000 art collectors to the city. Over the past eight years, RMG has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to their events, sold millions of dollars’ worth of art, and helped thousands of unrepresented and established artists launch or grow their careers. Aside from hosting multiple high-end art shows

throughout the year, RMG also owns Art Business News.

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