Another sunny day in Miami…another great event to go to! I’m not going to lie this event I’m about to share with you is probably the only one of its kind, with a creative name such as RAW, one definitely must ask what it is and what it entails. Just to shed a little light, RAW is an international community made up of creative individuals across the globe. Their mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. They welcome all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more. They encourage the creative success of the many visionaries and storytellers of our generation. RAW currently operates in nearly 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada and, now London! -Source www.rawartists.org
On June 28th they introduced some the most talented artists of South Florida: Expressed at the beautiful venue of LMNT art gallery, the atmosphere oozed of art everywhere. From photographers, to painters,
Wondering around the room, I had to privilege of speaking to Evie Lynn, a Fine Art Metal Print Artist who draws her inspiration from the “nakedness of nature”, she is such a charismatic soul; a photographer by trade, her work was literally printed on metal, amazing!
The night was filled with music, poetry and even magic tricks. One particular work of art which made an impact during this event was the body painting of Georgette Pressler / Devious Body Art, we witnessed her the whole night strategically place an array of colors on 2 beautiful models, and when combined create a beautiful picture of what would seem to be the sun.
The night went on by introducing emerging designers from diverse places of the United States and the Caribbean, now you know I need to keep it real: I was a little disappointed by the choice of models that exhibited the work of these talented designers, unfortunately the majority did not do them justice, (there were a few good ones) but thankfully I did not focus on the model but instead on the art, though it was a bit distracting really having to watch untrained models take the runway looking like…ok I don’t feel like being mean so let’s move on!
The runway showcased designers such as Sugar and Spikes from New York, Ce Bella from the Dominican Republic, the CW Couture and Ekklesia Clothing with makeup done by the Lambert Artists.
Overall it was a great experience, a different experience, for I’ve never witnessed so much art all at once, all under one roof.
Kudos to Melissa Hernandez and her team, the organizers of such wonderful event. I can’t wait to see what they have in store next year.