Thursday, December 27, 2012

Getting ready for Brick by Brick 2013

We're happy to report that BxB will return starting January 2013. We will be working at new sites in Little Haiti, in addition to happily re-uniting with our friends at Mater Academy in Little Havana and Girl Power in Liberty City. Be sure to visit our facebook page in the meantime and friend Brickby Brick.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Exhibition reception was a success!

In attendance were groups from Mater Academy and from Girl Power. Miami Art Museum's Emily Mello encouraged all the participants to continue to appreciate art and the power of art to transform their neighborhoods and their lives. Kerry Keeler read off the names of each participant who earned a Target gift card, and terrific catered snacks courtesy of Macy's were enjoyed by all!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Our annual exhibition is coming up!

Thanks to the folks at the Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building on Flagler Street in downtown Miami, Brick by Brick will celebrate a year of hard work and new ideas with an exhibition on Thursday June 7.

Here is the artwork for our invitation, a collage of works by many BxB participants. The title is courtesy of the Tuesday afternoon group at Girl Power.

More details to come....

Last project - Urban Garden Stencils

Step 1:   collect bits of plant life from the edges of parking lots, sidewalks
Step 2:  trace the silhouette of each plant shape - note the variety of urban plant life
Step 3:   cut out a stencil from heavy white paper
Step 4:  test stencils on cardboard, using spray paint
Step 5:  plant an urban climbing garden on a wall

Our last week of BxB 2012

Sometimes a frame is as interesting as a picture.
made at Girl Power.

Friday, May 25, 2012

B X B Afternoon at MAM


We visited  MAM  to see two exhibitions.

Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by Jose Bedia

This exhibition chronicles his over 30 years exploration of and participation in diverse spiritual worlds and his pursuit of crosscultural, ongoing equivalences and broader philosophical knowledge.

The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl.

This exhibition explores the culture of vinyl records within the history of contemporary art.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

From Film to Video

The old and heavy 16mm Film Projector was a fresh item for the students at Mater Academy
last Monday. We saw the film projected a couple of times and made editing cuts.

Here some of the our stills from the film.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Handmade 16mm film at Girl Power

For most of the group at Girl Power, born into the digital age, seeing and touching actual film is a novel experience. But it brings useful lessons: how many frames does it take to make one second? How many frames must you draw a single object in order for it to be clearly visible to the human eye? What is subliminal messaging in film? The girls scratched on the emulsion side of vintage film strips and clear and black leader. These strips will be taped together to compose a collaborative film.  

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Experimental Filmmaking

Yesterday at Mater Academy Dinorah gave a wonderful intro to Experimental Filmaking
and inmediatly after the participants applied what they learned and started to draw, paint and scratch on the surface of old films.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Adding photographic textures to architecture

Jewels at Girl Power added her own face to her "facade" as well as some floral photos...

Morresha's hi-rise condo

made in sketchup - something new on the skyline!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Design Of My Salon And Club

Hi my name is Bria Davis, I attend Miami Northwestern Senior High School. I designed a sketch of my salon called Girlies Salon where ONLY GIRLS come to get beautified. Next to my salon is a club which I have not decided the name yet but I will be finishing it later and hope to show everyone.

Making New Colors and Papers at Mater

It was the perfect project for a rainy Monday.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ciarra's village

i created it by making squares and building on. in my village there is a love center , a house , a pet shop , a queen bee hive and i love what i created and i hope you will comment and love it too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New group at Girl Power gets intro to 3D drafting

Ashley's first Sketchup model - just the beginning...
In 2 hours, the girls, each working on a MacBook, were able to design a building, add color and texture to the facade, mount a sign, create scenes and export animations to edit using video editing software. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Singular Book of Many Hands.

Each Photogram will be a page in this book. You will see it all in a couple of weeks.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Express yourself.

At Girl Power this week.