Look what’s finally going back up. Rockne Krebs’ “The Miami Line“ art/light project. Crews were busy over the weekend working on the Metrorail tracks. A part of the Miami Line is back up, over the river on the East side. It may take a few more weekends to complete the work. Check it out next time you’re in Brickell.
Read more about it from the Miami New Times
Even when speeding north on I-95, it was always hard to miss. The multicolored lights glimmered against the nightscape, reflecting on the dark waters of the Miami River like watercolors swirling on a canvas. When the Metrorail rushed above, it almost seemed like it was floating on a Technicolor brick road that cut through the skyline.The rainbow of lights that adorned the Metrorail line became a visual representation of the city. Formally called The Miami Line, the light installation was designed and debuted in 1984 by pioneering light artist Rockne Krebs as part of Miami-Dade’s Art in Public Places program.
If I had to pick an official mascot of Miami, it would probably be this character. Does anyone know the origins, and doesn’t it have a name, King Orange or something? He’s been around forever it seems, the recent removal of the Bayside Plaza building on Biscayne Blvd revealed another classic orange on the side of the Holiday Inn.
ed update: Thanks to a reader for this link. Artist’s name is ATOMIK, still not sure about the orange or why I thought it had a name, maybe it does but I haven’t found anything yet.
If you were looking for something to do this weekend, the Miami International Boat Show is a nice way to spend a day. It’s happening at the Miami Marine Stadium this year. Free shuttle boats are running from The Icon, or Bayfront Park where you can also visit Strictly Sail.
Also happening this weekend is the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Buy combo tickets online and go to both!
Does anyone know what this building is? I’m assuming it’s part of the National YoungArts Foundation, but is it an art gallery inside? I’m picturing a super cool space with lots of light coming through all the bits of colored glass. The only door at the base seems to be for maintenance access so maybe it’s entered from underneath the plaza?
Ed. Note: The smaller building, called the Jewel Box, was built in 1975 and the entire complex was the former Bacardi headquarters until 2009.