Today we took a break from the Splash! theme to honor our ancestors and loved ones who have passed on. All of the artists wrote private letters to a loved one or an ancestor, then each made a calavera in their memory.
Golden Bat and Fire-Breathing Dragon Chill in Storage at MIA In workshops at Miami Bridge in Homestead, we've been singing a song set to the tune of Super Blue's 2013 carnival hit, "Fantastic Friday." Our version is a homage to these two giant costumes made by artists at Homestead last year, with designer Brian Wong [...]
The artists at Miami Bridge Central are getting ready to play mas at the Miami Broward Carnival on October 5. We will be putting on a Fancy Sailor masquerade, and the theme for our band is Splash! Here are the first costumes to come out of the Mas Camp: Fish heads! Design by Damian Rojo, [...]
Anansi The Trickster Spider from Celeste Fraser Delgado on Vimeo. Young artists resident at Miami Bridge youth crisis shelter and Barry University students in theology and sociology classes collaborated with ceramicist Rebeca Gilling to make masks inspired by Anansi, the trickster spider famous from the folktales of the Ashanti people of Ghana and performed a [...]
http://vimeo.com/63773153 To get ready for the closing party of the Carnival Arts exhibit on Thursday, April 11, at the Miami International Airport, the Carnival Arts crew spiffed up old masks and tried them on. Singing and drummer performed by Catelus "Ton Ton" Laguerre, master Haitian drummer, who will lead a workshop at the opening party. [...]
Lots of cheer at the holiday luncheon at Miami Bridge this year. Saw Mama T, and lots of other friends I hadn't seen for quite a while. What made my day -- maybe even my year -- was seeing staff member Lawrence play piano while four Bridge residents sang "This Christmas" (Chris Brown, ahem)! When [...]