Well-known among the Wynwood set, Bogota-born Artist Federico Uribe is a formative member of the still-emergent Miami art scene, whose publications, lectures and exhibitions have been eagerly received across the globe. A master of towing the line between ecologically sustainable and aesthetically pleasing, the artist’s re-purposed works are a delight to delve into and explore. From beloved pets to realist portraiture, bullets and garden hoses, Uribe weaves between subjects and materials just as deftly as he does the everyday things he transforms into his own innovative brand of sculpture. And although sustainability is clearly a portion of this talented multi-media message, Uribe ultimately sees the vaulted values of peace and love as the driving message of his work — it’s a poignant throughline for an artist whose homeland has been devastated by a half-century of civil conflict; FedericoUribe.com.
From charity galas to business networkers and outdoor activities galore, Key Biscayners were out in full force in and around the island.
Friends of Miami Animals Foundation (FoMa) focuses on the root causes of pet homelessness — financial instability, spay & neuter, adoption and foster campaigns — all in the hopes of helping pets find families and get out of shelters.