Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists

Miami is in the middle of a cultural explosion. Filmed during the lead up to Art Basel Miami Beach in 2011, Rising Tide is a story about the visual artists who live and work in this emerging art city. Featuring Jen Stark, the TM Sisters, Venessa Monokian, Funner Projects, Brookhart Jonquil and gallery owner Brook Dorsch, this documentary takes you inside the working worlds of these unique creative talents and serves as the perfect introduction to the history and trajectory of Miami's creative development.
Produced, Directed and Edited by Andrew Hevia, Rising Tide is a production of WLRN-TV, and was funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Rising Tide Producer
4:49 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Rising Tide: Producer

Andrew Hevia

Andrew Hevia is a filmmaker from Miami. His films have been screened at festivals world wide, on the internet and on televisions across the country. Rising Tide is his first feature length documentary. He studied visual arts at the acclaimed New World School of the Arts, where he made experimental films and several narrative shorts.

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Featured Artists
4:00 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Rising Tide: Featured Artists

Brook Dorsch

Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists documentary features  seven visual  artists including:  Jen Stark, the  artist who burst onto the art scene with her meticulously crafted paper sculptures; Venessa Monokian,  a photographer and  microsculptor whose carefully constructed video works are enigmatic and mesmerizing while her small scale sculptures are playful and inviting; Justin Long and ‘Meatball Lorie’ , an art duo called “Funner Projects” who have built a 14 foot  mechanized crossbow that launches a  2 x 4 at over 14

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Rising Tide
10:55 am
Thu November 8, 2012

VIDEO: Giant Slingshots, 2x4's, And Funner Projects

Funner Projects gets ready to shoot
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Ladies and gentlemen: we introduce you to the Funner Projects.  With a unique take on blending art, entertainment, and interactivity, this Miami duo is definitely in a class of their own.

The following segment is taken from the upcoming WLRN documentary Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists, premiering Wednesday, November 14 at 8:00pm on WLRN channel 17.

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New Documentary
4:21 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists

"The Whole Detail" by artist Jen Stark

Premiering November 14 at 8:00pm on WLRN channel 17

Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists is a documentary about seven young exceptionally talented visual artists who live and work in Miami, a city that is in the middle of a cultural explosion. The program takes viewers inside the working worlds of these uniquely creative people, at the same time giving insight into the history and trajectory of Miami’s own recent creative development.

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