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FIU College of Architecture + The Arts launches INSPICIO

Added: (Fri Jul 17 2015)

Pressbox (Press Release) - MIAMI, FL (July 17, 2015) – The College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) at FIU has launched a media platform titled Inspicio that provides insight into all arts disciplines with an emphasis on Miami.

The first phase of the platform is the website: http://inspicio.fiu.edu/ with subsequent phases including an e-magazine anticipated to publish in the fall, and further in the future, a semiannual printed magazine Please register for a complimentary subscription to Inspicio here: http://inspicio.fiu.edu/complimentary-subscription/.

“Visitors to Inspicio from the FIU, South Florida and global communities will experience the vibrant diversity and rich world-class creativity of Miami,” said CARTA Dean Brian Schriner.

Pronounced “een-spee-cho,” it is a Latin word meaning to inspect, examine, and review. With that in mind, Inspicio will provide insight into all arts disciplines by featuring essays, articles and columns by veteran writers and journalists along with FIU faculty. FIU students will also have an opportunity to contribute to the site by writing essays and reviews of exhibits and events hosted by local arts organizations. Video interviews on the website feature notable artists, art professionals, and collectors who live in, or engage with the South Florida art community.

Artist and magazine publisher Raymond Elman will serve as Inspicio’s founding managing editor. Elman is co-founder of Provincetown Arts magazine, an award-winning publication that has been spotlighting the Cape Cod art community since 1985. Elman left Provincetown Arts in 1989 to engage with the emerging digital communication industry as the national director of creative services at Coopers & Lybrand. A serial entrepreneur, he co-founded Streamline Communications (now the publicly traded Bridgeline Digital), founded Cambria Interactive at Cambria Consulting, and co-founded Aericon, a digital marketing, education and communication company.

In addition, Elman has sustained a visual arts career. Four of his large scale portraits are included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Elman has a bachelor’s in economics and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also studied fine arts at the University of Pennsylvania and at New York University.

“Inspicio will manifest FIU's commitment to all of the arts communities of the Miami area by being an independent voice,” said Elman.

The publication platform supports CARTA’s mission by providing an avenue for FIU students to examine and comment on local art activities and communities in South Florida. The vision for Inspicio is to be a sophisticated enabler of the arts that becomes a resource for anyone interested in the Miami art scene. Added Schriner, “Inspicio provides our students with unparalleled experiential learning opportunities to work with and learn from renown artists, journalists, essayists, and academicians.”

The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts engages our local and global communities by deploying the power of architecture + the arts to create, innovate, and inspire solutions to local challenges with national and global impacts. Offering 9 graduate and 8 undergraduate degrees within 7 academic departments, our more than 2500 majors have the unique experience of working with our award-winning faculty in nationally ranked programs in the heart of Miami and Miami Beach — two of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities! For more information, visit us at http://carta.fiu.edu.

About FIU:
Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $8.9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers, including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information, visit us at http://www.fiu.edu/.

Submitted by:Howard R Miller
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