Tuesdays Throughout April at 7:30 p.m.
art loft is a weekly 30-minute art program that showcases local and national artists, openings, installations, performances, and art organizations, that are positioning South Florida as an emerging leader in the world of art.
“With most media outlets cutting back on arts coverage at a time when this region is actually beginning to define itself as an international leader in the arts it seemed like the right time to shine a light on our local community,” says Neal Hecker, Chief Content Officer for WPBT2. “art loft will draw on the wide variety of local producers to help develop and produce content that will provide viewers a lens on this thriving and exciting arts scene.” art loft is designed to be a collaboration between WPBT2, local artists, producers and other PBS stations around the country.
Funding for art loft is made possible through generous grants from Newman’s Own Foundation and Alvah H. & Wyline P. Chapman Foundation.
For more about art loft, go to www.artloft.com.
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Profile: Kalyn James
Kalyn has worked in the arts since moving to Miami in 2003. She worked as a teaching artist for Arts for Learning Miami where she instructed after school programs in some of Miami’s most underserved communities including Wynwood and Overtown and at Girl Power in Liberty City. Kalyn has taught dance classes at In Motion and DancExchange studios. She is the emcee of the annual Hip Hop for Health Competition which encourages young students to live a healthy lifestyle through dance, nutrition and fitness.
She performed in the MTV Video Music Awards, the Latin Video Music Awards, the Latin Billboard Awards, and danced and choreographed for the Univision and Telemundo Television Networks in Miami. She has worked extensively as an events emcee, a print and television model appearing on the pages of Glamour, Ebony, Essence, Jet, and O Magazine and has been featured in national commercials for Crocs, Hershey’s Air Delights Chocolate Candy, Old Navy and Walt Disney World.
She currently teaches fitness classes at Ironflower Fitness Miami. Kalyn has been a supporter of Young Arts, City Year, and was also a gold member of Honey Shine, an Alonzo Mourning Charity.
She is currently Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator for the Adrienne Arsht Center, where she secures funding to support the Center’s education and outreach programs.
“The arts gave me the confidence to push past boundaries that existed in my small hometown in southern Alabama. They opened the doors that would change my life forever and gave me a voice to reach thousands of students about the importance of education during my tenure as Miss Alabama. I’ve participated in the growth of Miami’s art scene and I am looking forward to sharing all that this wonderful city has to offer in the arts and culture. Wonderful things are happening here and I am proud to be a small part of making sure our community knows all about it!”
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