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‘Art of Banksy: Without Limits’ Welcomes South Florida Into the Mind of the Famous Graffiti Artist



He’s been called one of the most famous graffiti artists of all time. Bansky has made a name for himself with his provocative works all over the world.

It is a celebration of one of the most famous artists in the world, but specifically street artists. The funny part about Banksy is we actually don’t know who he is. We do know he’s British.

The man, the mystery.

Guillermo S. Quintana: “You’re Banksy. I’m Banksy. Everyone is Banksy.”

No, not that adorable chihuahua. We’re talking about the anonymous British street artist Banksy, who’s iconic stencil technique…

Guillermo S. Quintana: “Is made with like, a paper that you cut it, and you have the image, and then you spray it.”

… Has made him world famous, even though his identity has never been officially revealed.

Guillermo S. Quintana: “That’s the most beautiful thing about Banksy. Is that we don’t care about the person, what about like, what he wants to say.”

The artist is the star of the “Art of Banksy: Without Limits,” a new exhibit opening Friday at Ice Palace Studios in Miami.

Alex Miranda: “What do we see here? When we come by, walk through? The space is huge?”

Guillermo S. Quintana: “I think it’s an excellent experience to understand how the mind of an artist works.”

Featuring more than 150 certified originals.

Guillermo S. Quintana: “We have worked from the ’98 until now.”

And inspired works.

Guillermo S. Quintana: “We have very good local artists working here and international artists making a reproduction of the murals.”

Walk through one of the installations from “Dismaland” or this reproduction of a London underground subway station, Gaia approved!

Alex Miranda: “Is she loving the experience as much as my thumb?”

Guillermo S. Quintana: “Sometimes.”

Except for this sticking point.

Alex Miranda: “Gaia, what do you think about the fact that Banksy uses more rats than dogs in his work? Yo quiero more dogs and Taco Bell.”

Expect the artist’s political statements too, using poetry and humor.

Guillermo S. Quintana: “If you come over here and realize all the social problems that we have, and we’re not the only ones to change it in the same philosophy of Bansky.”

Tickets are $27 for adults, $18 for kids.

Guillermo S. Quintana: “I don’t care how the people go inside. The most important for me is how they go outside.”

This exhibit is open Wednesdays through Sundays, through April, starting at 10 a.m.

For more information and tickets, click here.

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Rosenberg Says He ’caused Discomfort for a Valued Colleague,’ Leading to Departure As FIU President



A statement from the now former president of Florida International University has provided new insight into his sudden departure.

In the statement, issued Sunday, Dr. Mark Rosenberg thanked the community for their concern and alluded to inappropriate conduct toward a colleague.

He said his exit from the post he held since 2009 came after years of being the caregiver for his wife.

Rosenberg wrote, “Rosalie, a Type 1 diabetic on insulin for 45 years, has advanced dementia, [multiple sclerosis], and is largely wheelchair bound. I have been her nightly caregiver for over a decade. But Rosalie’s condition entered a new stage in just the last few months, resulting in further cognitive debilitation. When I finally realized the impact that her condition had on my personal well-being in late October, 2021, I sought professional mental health services and am still under a specialist’s care.”

He went on to write, “Regrettably, these issues spilled over to my work, and I caused discomfort for a valued colleague. I unintentionally created emotional (not physical) entanglement. I have apologized. I apologize to you. I take full responsibility and regret my actions.”

Rosenberg then explained that, “In consultation with the Chair of the Board of Trustees, I realized that an immediate change would be healthy for all parties.”

Rosenberg’s departure on Friday night stunned students on campus.

“Honestly, I didn’t see it coming,” said FIU junior Maria Aguirre.

Rosenberg was the fifth president at FIU, taking the helm in 2009, and he was the first faculty member to ascend to that position. He’s credited with increasing enrollment to 58,000 students and improving the graduation rate by 23%.

“He was a really good president. I’m definitely going to remember him,” said FIU junior Katherine Cadavid.

But despite rave reviews and more than a decade of leadership, conspicuously missing from Friday afternoon’s Board of Trustees emergency meeting to appoint a new president was any mention of Rosenberg’s long list of accomplishments. In fact, his name was never mentioned at all.

The board addressed the matter in their own statement, also issued Sunday.

Dean Colson with FIU’s Board of Trustees wrote that Rosenberg’s statement “provides insight into why the Board did not believe Friday was the appropriate time to celebrate the many accomplishments of FIU the past 13 years. We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the events requiring his resignation.”

The only FIU official to mention his name publicly was the school’s new interim president, Dr. Kenneth Jessell, during a taped video message released Friday night.

“I want to thank former President Mark Rosenberg for his leadership and hard work in helping to make FIU what it is today. I know that we will continue to elevate our university to new heights.”

Rosenberg said he is now seeking additional help for his wife through the “inevitable progression of her condition.”

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Carvalho Hosts Last Meal Distribution in Miami Before Move to Los Angeles



Alberto Carvalho hosted his last meal distribution as superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

M-DCPS on Sunday provided 1,000 meals to local families who continue to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic.

The event, held near Northwest Eighth Street and 80th Avenue in Miami, is Carvalho’s last community feeding before he takes over the reins as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Through the Family Meals-on-the-Go program, M-DCPS has partnered with individual donors, local organizations and local restaurant owners who donate funds to purchase food from local restaurants.


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Miami-Dade School Board to Interview 3 Candidates Amid Superintendent Search



Who will be Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ next superintendent? An upcoming meeting will likely prove instrumental to the three candidates currently vying for the position.

The Miami-Dade School Board has set up a special meeting on Monday afternoon. The applicants will be interviewed during the meeting.

Outgoing M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will be replaced by either Dr. Jose Dotres, Dr. Rafaela Espinal or Jacob Oliva.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at the School Board Administration Building in Miami.


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