Art Basel Miami Beach

WLRN's Rising Tide Shows Art Basel Through the Eyes of Local Artists

As Art Basel looms for the 10th year in Miami Beach, WLRN will air an hour-long documentary on its influence on the Miami art scene. Through the eyes of several local artists and art scene movers and shakers, Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists presents a brisk, hour-long overview of Miami's varied and down-to-earth art scene as colorful as the scene itself.

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Andrew Hevia, a member of Knight grant-winning Borscht Corporation, directed the piece. Speaking over coffee at a Kendall coffee shop, near his home/workspace, Hevia recalls his final year at the New World School of the Arts and the hype Art Basel brought to Miami Beach when it debuted in December of 2002. "I was in high school. We took a field trip," he says, "and I remember the attitude was, 'This really a big deal. This is a really big fair. It's going to do a lot for us.'"

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Hans Morgenstern has contributed to Miami New Times for too many decades, but he's grown to love Miami's arts and culture scene because of it. He is the chair of the Florida Film Critics Circle, and most of his film criticism can be found on Independent Ethos (indieethos.com) if not in New Times.