Poincianas

May 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

Today, just a picture of Royal Poincianas in Miami from last year. The blooming season is approaching. Since I’m getting ready to leave Miami again, I’m having pre-nostalgia for everything great about living here.

2010 in Review

January 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Happy New Year! 2010 has been a busy one, though it has meant that I have neglected writing on kitchen window a bit. I received this 2010 Year in Review from WordPress, and I found it interesting. It’s also motivated me to continue to post on this site throughout 2011. I have been thinking of great things to post including new recipes, events in Miami, information on arts productions around the world, and everyday info that I have come across, so look forward to postings about those topics in 2011. In case you’re interested in checking out what I’ve been up to in 2010, here are some of the projects I’ve been working on: Mapping Miami, the Miami Art Salon, founding Blackbird Arts and Research, being an artist-in-residence at the Deering Estate, my dissertation research about art, Miami, and the Caribbean, Yelping, and overhauling my personal website.

Thanks for reading kitchen window! Here’s the 2010 Year in Review:

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2010. That’s about 16 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 13 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 166 posts. There was 1 picture uploaded, taking a total of 831kb.

The busiest day of the year was October 25th with 124 views. The most popular post that day was why is this ok? authorized to live under bridge.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were squidoo.com, larasteinpardo.com, facebook.com, mangoandlime.net, and blisstree.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for julia tuttle causeway, julia tuttle bridge, no flour peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, carol walker artist, and flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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why is this ok? authorized to live under bridge April 2007

2

flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (updated) April 2007
9 comments

3

s’mores cupcakes May 2009
3 comments

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kara walker at the whitney October 2007
2 comments

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recipes: jerk tofu and collard greens July 2007
5 comments

sleepless night in miami beach (11/7/09)

October 29, 2009 § Leave a comment

Sleepless Night takes over Miami Beach again this year on November 7, 2009. It will go from sunset on the 7th to daybreak on the 8th- approximately 13 hours of art, installations, performances, and public interaction.

With so much to see I will have to take some time to map out what I want to get to. I’ll be helping Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez set up for Elusive Landscape at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, so definitely put that one on your list. She’ll be animating the space with her hand-crafted films. I also hear that Momentum Dance Company dancers may make an appearance there.

Here’s the general info from Sleepless Night’s website:

“From 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2009, until 7:00 a.m. the next morning, Miami Beach will stay up all night with more than 150 free arts and entertainment events presented at 80 different locations throughout the city. Over 100,000 people of all ages will enjoy free museum admissions, indoor and outdoor art installations and performances, architectural tours, dance (and dancing,) theater, music, slam poetry, film, video, fashion, acrobatics, comedy and more, including several unique collaborations and South Florida and world premieres. The City of Miami Beach collaborates with every cultural institution in the city, and with numerous other organizations, businesses and individuals to ensure that Audi Sleepless Night includes all aspects and points of view of what we collectively call “the arts.” Free shuttle buses with onboard arts programming connect the four zones of activity and remote parking for the full 13-hour night.”

More info including maps and event info at http://www.sleeplessnight.org/

unique art fundraiser/ diaspora vibe (miami)

August 24, 2008 § Leave a comment

what makes an “artist”?

July 25, 2008 § 7 Comments

Today, Roberta Smith published a harsh review of the show up at the Bronx Museum entitled, ‘How Soon is Now?’ I won’t copy the review here, but I will post some of the harsh highlights (ouch!). Here is one work, by Jeanne Verdoux called “Living Room” that she did actually think was worthy of being called “art.” I haven’t seen the show in person so I can’t really give you my own take on it.

Anyhow, on with the harsh highlights:

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women’s work: art, race, and family

July 17, 2008 § 2 Comments

Deborah Willis, Mothers Wit, 2008

Deborah Willis, Mother's Wit, 2008

From the press release of the current exhibition, Four Women, at Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta:

FOUR WOMEN
JULY 18TH, 2008 – AUGUST 30TH, 2008

In light of the recent Jackson Fine Art show celebrating the Civil Rights Movement with photographer Bruce Davidson and paying honor to the critically acclaimed exhibitions at The High Museum – Road to Freedom and After 1968 – Jackson Fine Art continues to consider race and relationships in the upcoming show Four Women curated by Charles Guice, owner and curator of Charles Guice Contemporary in Oakland, California. Asking the question – how has the dialogue about ethnicity, family, class, gender and sexuality changed in the last 50 years, Four Women showcases the work of Kianga Ford, Jessica Ingram, Carrie Mae Weems and Deborah Willis as it investigates their perspectives on the complex relationship between family and race – specifically its ongoing evolution in the South.

new short film: dreams (sueños)

July 9, 2008 § Leave a comment

film still

film still

Here’s a link to info about a new piece I’ve been working on: dreams (sueños). It’s a short film that I think of as a visual poem in three parts. It is about the negotiation of the neighboring cities of Miami and Havana, both physically and politically. It will be in the show, Space is the Place, this summer at Diaspora Vibe Gallery, in Miami.

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