Former world-class boxer turned artist astounds Miami’s Art Basel elite with flying paint and flying GoPros to raise money for diabetes research and his own fight against the disease.
Egyptian/Italian Omar Hassan gave his first U.S performance at the St. Regis Hotel in Bal Harbour Thursday night to a crowd of some 400 art lovers there to see him create one of his “Breaking Through” art pieces. Works by the urban pop artist known in Europe for his depictions of his “insulin dots” sell for $20-55 thousand dollars. Money raised from the painting and party Thursday will go toward diabetes research.
Art watchers use "Lysa III" to crush walnuts. Artist Jennifer Rubell's piece features a nude mannequin as a functional nutcracker. The work is on display at the Rubell Family Collection in Wynwood during Miami Art Week.
As Art Basel's annual creativity and color explosion hits Miami, Liberty City artist Addonis Parker continues work on his next contribution to Miami's mural scene with his Welcome to Overtown mural on Northwest Third Avenue.
Holoscenes is an installation/performance art at Miami Dade College downtown campus plaza that has four performers doing daily chores and actions in an elevator-sized tank that fills and empties with water.
Workers from an organization called Mountain Point provide drug-users with packets of clean syringes, mounds of antibacterial wipes and rolls of gauze from a dwindling supply. Their goal in the wake of the storm is to keep opioid users in Puerto Rico free from deadly diseases they could get from injecting drugs.
Twenty-eight miles west of Havana in Mariel, one of the biggest economic development projects in Cuba history is taking shape. Cuban officials hope to attract sustainable industries, advanced manufacturing and high-tech companies to the Mariel Special Economic Development Zone. Their plans depend heavily on attracting foreign investment to the zone, which adjoins the Mariel container port. One U.S. company that wanted to locate in the zone was turned down but three other U.S. projects are in advanced negotiations.
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside discusses the bone bruise in his left knee on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, that will keep him out of Saturday's home opener. Spoelstra said Hassan Whiteside has a bone bruise after bumping knees with Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic on Wednesday.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans say that they come to the N.C. State Fair to educate people about Southern history and heritage, not to promote hatred. They meet people, give out stickers and sell merchandise at the State Fair in Raleigh on Oct. 19, 2017.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said he was “stunned” and “broken-hearted” by the comments made by Rep. Frederica Wilson on the President’s phone call to the widow of a fallen soldier during Thursday’s press briefing.