01.02.2020 • PATH Winter Intensive at the Museum of Graffiti | Wynwood During the PATH 2019/2020 Winter Intensive, students got a personalized tour of the Museum of Graffiti; the world’s first museum dedicated to the evolution of graffiti. Co-founder Alan Ket and curator Carlos “MARE139” Rodriguez led the tour, which featured works by StayHigh149, Ghost and Giz, Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfont, Niels Shoemeulman, OG Slick and more. Students were engaged through discussions on the history, styles, and future of graffiti culture. PATH is a Miami-based 501 (3)c nonprofit organization dedicated to challenging the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip Hop culture by helping the youth build skills that are useful in school, the streets and the future. Please check out www.pathtohiphop.org and www.museumofgraffiti.com for more info.
01.23.2020 • Earlier this month, I had the honor of leading the digital storytelling workshop at These Are The Breaks; PATH’s fully immersive week-long visual, performing and digital arts learning experience for Miami’s talented young creatives. This year’s theme was Food + Water + Shelter, which allowed participants to creatively identify the opportunities and challenges present in their communities via a series of lectures, workshops and field trips throughout Miami. The 2019/2020 mentor line up featured: Music Production/Recording with Andrews “NONMS” Mujica and Anthony “Tonik” Reyes Rap/Songwriting/Recording with MECCA aka GRIMO and Yoli Mayor Bboy/Bgirl/Hip Hop Dance with Andrews “NONMS” Mujica and Alfredo “Bboy Lego” Sotelo Urban Art with MECS Digital Storytelling with George R. Mercado PATH is a Miami-based 501 (3)c nonprofit organization dedicated to challenging the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip Hop culture by helping the youth build skills that are useful in school, the streets and the future. Please check them out at www.pathtohiphop.org for more info.
These images were taken at the Arsht Center’s 305 Hip Hop show, a community event to kick off the 12th season of their Family Fest series. It’s a celebration of the creative elements of hip-hop culture: DJ’ing, rapping, graffiti writing and break dancing featuring Miami’s own Flipside Kings, Daniel “Krave” Fila, Sekajipo, Maxx Millanova, Kapital Stone, Kyriq, PATH youth, DJ Fielo and more. Arsht Center PATH Flipside Kings BBoy Lego Supah Mario BBoyCRX Samm Lugo Daniel “Krave” Fila Jay “Remote” Bellicchi Sekajipo Maxx Millanova Kaptial Stone DJ Fielo Kyriq
In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, Lander Talbott and others in the Treasure Coast boating community decided to assist in the recovery efforts by rallying enough donations and sponsor support to send 10 shipping containers full of relief supplies to the islands. Tropical street artist Dave Lavernia got involved and put the word out to other like-minded artists willing to donate their time and talents to contribute some positive creativity to the project, and this is what went down while the containers were waiting to be shipped. Contributing Artists Dave Lavernia Jay Bellichi Paul Hughes Bulk Styles Eric Karbeling Hiero Veiga Chnk Fondue Tackz CP Won Michel “Syfer” Diaz Eduardo Mendieta
The RAW Project is a Miami-based nonprofit that partners with local artists to beautify schools in underserved areas. It started in Wynwood in 2014 at Jose De Diego Middle School, and has since completed multiple mural projects throughout Denver. In September of 2018, they initiated a new series of murals at Cheltenham Elementary in September featuring works by Trek6, Findac, Kevin Ledo, Dale Grimshaw, Patrick Kane McGregor, Jazz Guetta, Jerry “BirdO” Rugg, Eric Skotnes, Bikismo, Otto Schade, Shepard Fairey, Flmngo, Dean McKeever, Dean “ZEUS” Colman and more. For more information, please visit The RAW Project at www.therawproject.org
PATH is a Miami-based 501(c )3 organization that uses Hip Hop culture to advance scholarship, community involvement, leadership and entrepreneurship in underserved communities throughout Dade county. From the PATH website: PATH, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We are South Florida’s pioneering Hip hop education organization specializing in history, philosophy and the 5 main elements of Hip Hop (DJing, MCing, B-boy/girling, Urban Art & Knowledge). Our work challenges the negative stereotypes and destructive behaviors often associated with Hip hop culture. In 2008, The PATH HipHop Summer Academy was presented by Miami Light Project in partnership with Scratch DJ Academy. Teens from all over South Florida connected to learn, create, heal, serve and build lifelong relationships across generations. Since then, we have worked with community partners to train the next generation of Hip Hop artists, leaders, scholars and entrepreneurs in schools, community centers, treatment facilities and the streets. With generous support from public and private donors, the PATH Hip Hop Academy has expanded to include Spring, Summer and Winter programs. Youth ages 13-19 learn creative, technical and entrepreneurial skills directly from Hip Hop industry professionals, practitioners and pioneers. In addition to the 5 main elements of Hip […]