First published as a Big Story on The Associated Press last August, is the report about Polish artist Agata "Olek" Oleksiak's latest work, an underwater crocheted installation exhibited on the waters of the Cancun Underwater Museum in Cancun, Mexico.

Drawing inspiration from underwater artist Jason DeCaires Taylor’s –whose sculptures are part of  Cancun's MUSA, Museo Subacuático de Arte or Cancun Underwater Museum– Oleksiak wanted to draw attention to the dangers facing species such as the whale shark by using Taylor's sculptures.

"I had been thinking about Jason's sculptures for a couple of years and I knew that I needed to wait for the right moment to do something with his work and make a statement," says Oleksiak on her Vimeo page.

On Friday, October 31st, 2014, from 11AM to 5PM, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale  will present an exhibition entitled "American Scene Photography: Martin Z. Margulies Collection" featuring nearly 200 photographs by 74 photographers that bring new ways to consider the U.S. in the past and present.

A Benefactor Reception is scheduled on Thursday, October 30th from 6 to 8PM for Museum members at the Benefactor level and above.

YouTube video Courtesy of Science at NASA

Photo Courtesy: Tony O'Brien

Via The Spiritual Journalist

"Sunsets are always pretty.  One sunset this month could be out of this world.  

On Thursday, Oct. 23rd, 20114 the setting sun across eastern parts of the USA will be red, beautiful and … crescent-shaped.

'It's a partial solar eclipse,' explains longtime NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak.  In other words, the New Moon is going to 'take a bite' out of the sun.

In a recent New York Times Style Magazine article & digital video, the NYC-based artist Shantell Martin explains her latest collaboration, this time with the multidisciplinary creative executive Kelly Wearstler, a L.A.-based  author & blogger who Architectural Digest says is "an outré fashion plate, branding virtuoso (from sheets to jewelry), and decorator and muse."

Martin, an artist that draws on any surface imaginable, is now offering a one-of-a-kind collection by Kelly Wearstler with a sele

For two months filmmaker Juan Maristany followed U.K.-born, Australian-based artist Robin Eley–who is currently an artist-in-residence in Los Angeles – and captured in an 8-minute short documentary the artist's completion of his Prism series.

This documentary uncovers both the artist's multidisciplinary approach and how this process has become critical in Eley's adjustment to life in his newly adopted home in California. The film is an unique way for the Gallery to showcase Eley's latest work.

Via Lo Que Pasa en Miami

On Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 10:00AM, Miami's 30-year-old gallery, Gary Nader Fine Art is inaugurating a new space in Manhattan on 57th Street and 24 West with a solo exhibition by Colombian Master Fernando Botero, the Gallery announced yesterday to WUM.

With a flawless Obra Sonora– or sound work in English– Mexican-born, Montreal-based artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is exhibiting his first solo show in London [On view through November 1st] at Carroll / Fletcher with an artist-led tour that will take place this coming Friday October 17th at 4:30PM.

Tomorrow, Thursday October 16th at 6PM, Gallery Diet in Wynwood will inaugurate an exhibition entitled "Byways" by Miami-based artist Christy Gast.

Artist and writer Jarrett Earnest  has said of Christy Gast that she is a tramp "and by that I don’t mean she’s a floozy, though she’s does know how to have a good time.

Via Eclectic Network Magazine 

Every year, the most successful and original fundraiser "Smash & Grab" for the arts in Miami takes place at Locust Projects– a WUM's Favorite–on October and on Saturday October 25th, 2014 from 6:30PM contemporary artists and collectors will arrive early to be ready and set for the auction that begins at 7:30PM at Locust Projects in the Design District.

The Smash & Grab Fundraiser is one of Locust Projects’ largest sources of revenue for the year.

Today, Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 from 7-9 PM, ArtCenter /South Florida will kickstart the impromptu season. impromptu with New World Symphony Fellows and friends performing in the ArtCenter’s Richard Shack Gallery within the current exhibition.

Unlike a conventional concert, admission is free, you can arrive at any time, sit or stand anywhere you like, and stay for 5 minutes or all night.

ArtCenter's Richard Shack Gallery, 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
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