Tuesday, March 5, 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Kalyn James, this weekly 30-minute art program will showcase local and national artists, openings, installations, performances, and art organizations that are positioning South Florida as an emerging leader in the world of art. 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 county.
In addition to the segment on Herrera, art loft ‘s premiere show will also feature Arts Garage in Delray Beach, a cultural hub for visual artists, musicians and performers and the jewel in the crown of a revitalized downtown Arts District and a profile of famed violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman.
Rosie Herrera Takes Manhattan
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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