The Sophia News Announces New Contemporary Art Profile Series

Credit: The Met

(New York, New York) February 26, 2019

The Sophia News, an advertiser-free journal of the arts and philanthropy, is pleased to announce its new series of contemporary art profiles. The series will discuss the happenings of leading contemporary art galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Miami, and other art capitals of the world. The focus will include featured profiles and interviews with artists, gallery directors, and museum directors. Currently, the series includes articles such as interviews with Andy Warhol Museum director, Patrick Moore, and Corbett vs. Dempsey co-founder, John Corbett.

Patrick Moore, Andy Warhol Museum Director.

The Sophia News Publisher, George Magalios, explains the origin of this new series:

“Contemporary art is a leading cultural indicator— both at the edge of culture and at its center. Our series is a way to explore the many rich and fascinating linkages between philanthropy, creativity, and new artists. The Sophia News has a mission to bring to light contemporary culture’s vanguard. Ours is a readership that embraces the relationships between philosophy, giving, and cultural production.”

Though many may not realize the truth, when it comes to the winding world of culture, contemporary art plays a major role. We see trends in contemporary art reflected in movies, music, and even politics– and rightfully so, art mirrors it right back. With such an important aspect of culture resting on the shoulders of contemporary art, it is no wonder The Sophia News has decided to make it a focus of the publication.

The publication focuses on three key elements illustrated by a subheading on the journal’s webpage: philanthropy, creativity, and wisdom. Using these key words as a guide, The Sophia News covers topics such as Power Philanthropists within the philanthropy community, stories of celebrities giving back to their communities, and everyday heroes we can all relate to. The publication reviews music events, ballet and theater productions, and of course, exhibitions put forth by a number of galleries across the world. When readers turn to The Sophia News, they are leaving with a cultural experience.

For more information about The Sophia News, visit sophianews.com, their official Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or call (877) 825-9020.

Miami City Ballet Announces Opening of 2018/19 Season

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(Miami, Florida) October 9, 2018

The Miami City Ballet is pleased to announce the beginning of their 2018/2019 season of shows. The season begins on Friday, October 19, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. The performance includes choreographer Paul Taylor’s Company B, as well as George Balanchine’s (a favorite of the Miami City Ballet) Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.2 and the Concerto Barocco.

The company is set to perform October 19-21 at the Adrienne Center, then October 27-28 at the Fort Lauderdale Broward Center, and November 16-18 at the West Palm Beach Kravis Center. The varying locations allows for a wider breadth of fans to access the wonderful show.

Credit: Miami City Ballet

Following Paul Taylor’s death, it is incredibly pertinent to the ballet company to honor his memory. “The loss of him in the dance world is so tremendously felt,” Miami City Ballet Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez says, “but we plan to continue to honor his legacy on the stage now and in the future.”

The line-up for the 2018/19 season is certainly an exciting one for avid fans of the art, as well as those looking to familiarize themselves with classics. For the month of December, the holiday season is in full swing with George Balanchine’s rendition of The Nutcracker, another Tchaikovsky classic. In January celebrates dance with Dances at a Gathering and Brahms/Handel. For the end of February and into mid-March, audiences will be transported by Heatscape and more Balanchine works: Duo Concertant and The Four Temperaments. The season ends in mid-April with a classic piece about life and love—Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

It is clear the audience is in for a treat this season. For more information about the shows and ticket sales, visit miamicityballet.org.

Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief Celebrates One Year Anniversary of The Frank C. Ortis Gallery

(Pembroke Pines, Florida) April 29, 2018

Art galleries and cultural centers make for an important part of the cultural vibrancy of any small community. In Pembroke Pines, the Frank C. Ortis Gallery performs an important function for the Broward County area, serving as both an exhibition space for multidisciplinary artists and an exhibit hall for hosting events of many kinds. Recently Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief celebrated the one year anniversary of the Frank C. Orits Gallery, or “The Frank” as it is affectionately known in local circles.

The gallery is home to exhibitions featuring works based on multimedia, photography and painting formats. Home to innovative programming, The Frank is celebrated locally and state-wide for its role in nourishing the cultural and visual art cravings of South Florida in general and Pembroke Pines in particular. In many cases, cities west of I-95 are under-served in the arts and the Franck C. Ortis Gallery helps address this divide.

Commissioner Barbara Sharief is a two-time former Broward County Mayor who utilizes innovative social media updates to highlight local businesses and cultural centers in various communities ranging from Fort Lauderdale and Tamarac to Plantation and Pompano Beach. Ms. Sharief’s official Facebook page regularly features posts and photos from the Commissioner’s forays around town.

Broward County Florida boasts a population of nearly 2 million people and one of the most diverse economies in the nation. For more information about Barbara Sharief visit her official website at barbarasharief.com.