Calm. It’s a force that seems to pour off of Kendall-born John Hall, aka Baghead, one of our city’s most eagerly emergent designers, artists and creative influencers. And it almost seems out of place. How can the creator of such manic, manifold works, running the gamut from sculpture to graphic design to everything in between, seem so sagacious in his exterior? It’s only as one gets to know Hall and his work that the answer becomes clear, blessed as it is with a seemingly outlandish (but subliminally sublime) through-line that shines through in every drawing and craftily carved centerpiece. A lifelong Miami resident whose environment oozes through his pieces, Hall cites his hometown as a massive influence on his tempered but street-wise style. “I feel like the suburbs of Kendall give me a unique influence on my work,” he says. “It’s easy to be affected by all the visual stimulation of Wynwood and South Beach. I’m away from that, so I have to find my inspiration elsewhere.” Showcasing his works at Scope during Art Basel Miami Beach this year, and with other exciting projects on the way, we can look forward to this craftsman’s cerebrally absurd pieces for years to come; Baghead.BigCartel.com.
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To honor them, Brickell Magazine and the school have partnered to showcase the annual “Go-Getters,” an honor spotlighting recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.
When it comes to leaving your mark on the world, few can boast the list of personal and professional achievements that Hilarie Bass has amassed throughout her career — a successful young actress, a formidable corporate defense lawyer, star litigator, international firm leader, civic ignitor, social activist and now Chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and Founder of The Bass Institute For Diversity & Inclusion. Through it all, she has captured our attention in front of the camera, in the courtroom, behind the podium and now at the center of conversations of diversity and workplace inclusion around the world.