Soaring with Eastern Part 1: Eddie Rickenbacker the “Ace of Aces.”

February 25th, 2015

  Eddie Rickenbacker pictured with his Simple Plastic Airplane Design or S.P.A.D. Eddie Rickenbacker (1890–1973) once said, “Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.” Rickenbacker was a Renaissance man, beginning his career as a race car driver, and then a World War I flying ace Read More...

Waking the Sleeping Beauty: An Update on the Hampton House

February 10th, 2015

Photo courtesy of History Miami "It was like something from your imagination, like the Sleeping Beauty movie, when the castle is covered with vines," architect Daphne Gurri Matute said when she first saw the two-story, 30,000-square-foot MiMo-style Hampton House in 2006 (McNamara 2010). Gurri’s architectural firm, Gurri Matute, was chosen by the Historic Hampton House Community Trust (HHHCT), the organization that preservation leader Dr Read More...

Opa-locka Rising

February 9th, 2015

WLRN reports on a city-wide transformation of Opa-Locka, the subject of our 2013 exhibition at HistoryMiami.  We are excited at the progress and are looking forward to more good news as renewal efforts take hold and grow. [caption id="attachment_2599" align="alignnone" width="542"] Opa-locka's first art and recreation center Read More...