The popular new children’s book Kissed By The Sun teaches the importance of learning to accept one another no matter how someone looks, speaks, or where they come from. It’s a wonderful tool to help parents talk to children about different cultures. Growing up with strong Puerto Rican traditions, the main character, Amalia, learns about who she is and why she is different from her classmates. As she embraces her identity, accent, and use of Spanglish words, she wins over everyone’s hearts. “One of my favorite aspects of creating the book is visiting schools and listening to children share their experiences, says Author Brenda Arce. “I also love hearing how my book has helped parents explain their background to their children.” There’s no more important message than the one that we are all beautiful despite our differences, even if our skin looks like it was “kissed by the sun.”; KissedByTheSun.org.
Inspired by visionary artist Antuan Rodriguez’s Water Codes collection, this editorial invites you to immerse yourself in a world where the human body forms a profound connection with our most precious element. Through this fusion, we celebrate the essence of life itself.
From watercolors and sketches to out-of-this-world sculptures and societal statements, the South Florida artists we’ve gathered can be found in the collections of some of the world’s most discerning art aficionados.