Fusion Fest

For the first time in Orlando, a burst of colors, costumes, flags and languages, Fusion Fest celebrated Diversity and cultures, through dance, film, food and music.

The Fest was organized by Orange County Arts & Culture Dept. By Terry Olson and his Diverstastic team. Kudos to all who gave Orange County residents a weekend to be remembered.

The flag parade marked the opening of Fusion Fest, amazing to see everyone carrying their flags with pride. All countries represented, showing how important it is to embrace different cultures.

The Fusion Fest first idea came in 2016 and today is a reality. For us at the Brazil America Ciuncil, it was a dream come true, and proof that everything is possible when we lear to understand, respect and learn other cultures.

We are sure that many more will follow to continue this burst of energy and colors. Everything was authentic and a major victory for those who appreciate Arts & Culture and support Diversity.

Orange County property appraiser Official Rick Singh, and Daisy Moralez Orange County water conservation Dept. Were present to the event. MCO Orlando International Airport was also represented by Juliana Pena Perez, also present Office of Economic Trade & Tourism Development by Carol M Palacio

Auto Show in Orlando

The past weekend was a busy weekend for Orlando residents, as we were all contemplated with so many options of entertainment.

One of them the Auto Show, that we visited. A small show, compacted if compared with other cities in Florida, like Miami, with only some of the top players in the industry, failed to gather some of the top car manufacturers such as Volkswagen, BMW, Cadillac, Volvo, Mercedes Benz and a few more important players in the market.

The show was at the OC convention center, and attracted many, looking to purchase a new vehicle or just auto lovers. For those looking for innovation and new gadgets, maybe next time.

The Auto Show needs to consider Orlando as a City with more than regular opportunities and produce a show with more options and not just a buyer bid.

The Alfa Romeo was one of the new aditions and showed well its newest cars for the American market.

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eep had the biggest showroom and offered a drive experience inside, giving drivers entertainment and not just a test drive.

Hoping to see a better show locally next year, we were also glad to find an Antique Car show, and lots of great special editions in an exhibit by private collectors.

SISMICA ANNOUNCED CHILE’S PARTICIPATION IN MIAMI ART WEEK 2018

SISMICA ANNOUNCED CHILE’S PARTICIPATION IN MIAMI ART WEEK 2018

From December 4 through 9, 9 Chilean galleries will participate in Untitled, Art Miami and PINTA Miami


SANTIAGO, CHILE – SISMICA, the network for Chilean fine arts, announced the country’s participation in Miami Art Week 2018. From December 5 through the 9, Miami will welcome 9 Chilean galleries to three of its main fairs: Aninat Isabel and Die Ecke to Untitled, AMS to Art Miami, and Artespacio, Factoría Santa Rosa, La Sala, Espora, Isabel Croxatto, Aninat Isabel, and NAC to PINTA Miami. This is SISMICA’s first intervention in the continent’s most important event for visual arts. 


SISMICA is the joint effort of ProChile (Ministry of Foreign Relations’ entity dedicated to promoting Chile’s exports), and the AGAC (Association of Chilean Contemporary Art Galleries). “It was created as ProChile’s newest brand, with the goal of promoting and positioning Chilean art in the international art scene.  Acting as a platform, it strengthens Chilean’s fine arts presence around the globe.” Explained Germán Rocca, Trade Commissioner ProChile Miami.


Nine galleries will be distributed through three fairs. PINTA Miami, through their PINTA Countries Section, will feature a selection from Artespacio, Factoría Santa Rosa, La Sala, Espora, Isabel Croxatto, Aninat Gallery, and NAC. The selection PINTA will be curated by Matias Allende. Art Miami welcomes AMS, who will be showcasing the works of Nicolas Radic. Untitled will be showcasing Lotty Rosenfeld, Mariana Najmanovich and Monica Bengoa from Aninat Isabel and Francisca Benitez, Felipe Mujica, Cristobal Lehyt, and Johanna Unzueta from Die Ecke.


“We are thrilled with this first participation in Miami Art Week”, explained Carlos Willson, Director of SISMICA, “by supporting our galleries and artists, we want collectors and art enthusiast from all over the world to see Chile’s offerings to the art panorama.” SISMICA’s efforts will be joined by the first ProChile Innovation Summit, which will take place December 3 and 4 at the Light Box Miami and, whose main goal is to present Chilean enterprise to the US, its contributions, exchange experiences and connect them with local players.