Light Sculptures Hit Art Basel Miami Beach

Just like oils, watercolors, granite, and marble, light is a medium for artists to manipulate into something beautiful. Beijing artist Li Hui will do just that that at Art Basel Miami this week. The Zadok Gallery in Wynwood is hosting his show, “Li Hui: Void and Substance”, during the city’s boisterous celebration of all things art.

Ark2

Photo credit to zadokgallery.com

Hui’s work is an ethereal combination of LED lights, cracked glass, and shocking blues and reds. His work seems to hang in the air, intangible and somewhat magical. This ice-blue battleship, for example, invites you to come close and examine its features, to look at it closely to ascertain whether it is solid or purely light. The sculpture, Ark2 (right), is constructed of acrylics, neon lamps, and stainless steel. Internet Explorer logos projected inside the boat’s bow make one consider the relationship between the Internet and an instrument of war.

Another work from Hui, Amber (below), which is constructed out of LED lamps, acrylic, and stainless steel, places a a skeleton inside the frame of a sports car. It glows with the same iceberg-blue neon as Ark2 and seems to ask the viewer to consider the relationship between mammal and machine, the organic and the inorganic. The  shape of the ribcage within the sports car frame resembles that of a cheetah or a greyhound, animals built for speed, just like the car. Hui’s work shows that light isn’t just a necessity for living, but an essential part of contemporary art.

Amber

Image courtesy of http://art-cartoon.blogspot.com

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¡Que brillen las luces!

La temporada navideña se acerca rápidamente. ¡Las alegrías que trae el chocolate caliente junto al fuego y jugar con la nieve! Desafortunadamente, en el sur de Florida, no tenemos esas alegrías. Entonces, ¿qué podemos hacer para sentir ese espíritu navideño? ¡La forma en que la ciudad entera se alumbra en Navidad! Entonces, como nos preocupamos por usted y queremos que disfrute con nosotros, hemos recopilado algunos de los mejores lugares para visitar en la Florida para entrar en el espíritu navideño.

Santa's Enchanted Forest

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Santa’s Enchanted Forest es el parque temático de Navidad más grande del mundo y en nuestra propia vecindad. ¡Están celebrando su 30 aniversario! Situado en Tropical Park, junto al Palmetto y Bird Road, es el hogar del árbol de Navidad más alto en el sur de la Florida. Usted puede disfrutar de cientos de exhibiciones temáticas, comida, y paseos de carnaval. Si usted se encuentra en el sur de Florida en cualquier momento durante la temporada, asegúrese de visitarlos.

Christmastown, A Busch Gardens Celebration

Christmastown, A Busch Gardens Celebration

 

Si usted está en el área de Tampa, puede disfrutar de Christmastown, A Busch Garden Celebration. El popular Busch Gardens está estrenado Christmastown esta temporada navideña. El parque se transformará en un paraíso invernal de sorpresas. Usted encontrará compras navideñas, entretenimiento en vivo y muchas luces de Navidad para compartir el espíritu navideño. Los visitantes todavía podrán disfrutar de algunas de las montañas rusas por la cual el parque es conocido  junto a dos nuevas atracciones de esta temporada.

Universal Orlando Macy's Day Parade

Universal Orlando Macy’s Day Parade

¿Qué es la temporada sin el desfile de Macy’s? ¡Aunque estamos muy lejos de Nueva York,  Universal Studios Florida, ubicado en Orlando, quiere compartir esa experiencia con ustedes!  A medida que la noche se acerca, podrá disfrutar de la iluminación del árbol y la exhibición de luces. Mannheim Steamroller, el artista de mayores ventas de Navidad, también estará presente y se presentará cada fin de semana en diciembre. Usted puede disfrutar de todas las atracciones de Universal junto con espectáculos navideños.

Jacksonville Boat Parade

Jacksonville Boat Parade

¿Qué es mejor que un desfile en la tierra? ¿Qué tal uno en el agua? Jacksonville Landing será el hogar de un desfile de luces en barco en el que miles de barcos serán decorados en el espíritu navideño mientras que hacen su camino en el río de St. Johns. El desfile terminará con un espectáculo de fuegos artificiales. ¡Esto se llevará a cabo el 24 de noviembre y lo mejor de todo, es gratis!

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Let there be lights!

The holiday season is quickly coming upon us. Oh the joys of hot chocolate by the fire and fun with snow! Unfortunately we, in South Florida, don’t get those joys. So what do we have to look forward to in order to feel that holiday spirit? The way the entire city changes from regular lighting into Christmas lighting! So because we care about you and want you to enjoy it with us, we have compiled some of the top places to visit in Florida to get into the Christmas spirit.

Santa's Enchanted Forest

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Santa’s Enchanted Forest is the world’s largest Christmas theme park and in our own backyard. They are celebrating their 30th anniversary! Located in Tropical Park off of Palmetto Expressway and Bird Road, it is home to South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree. You can enjoy hundreds of themed displays as well as carnival food and rides there. If you find yourself in South Florida anytime during the season, make sure you check them out.

Christmastown, A Busch Gardens Celebration

Christmastown, A Busch Gardens Celebration

 

If you are in the Tampa area, you can enjoy Christmastown, A Busch Garden Celebration. The popular Busch Gardens has premiered Christmastown this holiday season. The park will be transformed into a wonderland of wintery surprises. You will find holiday shopping, live entertainment and many, many Christmas lights to get you into the spirit. Guests will still be able to enjoy some of the roller coasters that the park is known for along with two new holiday attractions.

Universal Orlando Macy's Day Parade

Universal Orlando Macy’s Day Parade

What is the holiday season without the Macy’s Holiday day parade? Though we are far from New York, Universal Studios Florida, located in Orlando, wants to share that experience with you! As the night comes you can enjoy the tree lighting and light display! Mannheim Steamroller, the biggest Christmas selling artist, will also be there and will perform every weekend in December. You can enjoy all of the Universal attractions along with holiday shows.

Jacksonville Boat Parade

Jacksonville Boat Parade

What’s better than a parade on land? How about one on the water? The Jacksonville Landing will be home to a boat light parade in which thousands of boats will be decked out in their holiday gear as they float on by on the St. Johns River. The parade will end with a spectacular fireworks show. This will take place on November 24th and best of all, free admission!

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