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ARE YOU LIVING THAT “SPOKE LIFE”?

Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com                                                                                                                                           

Hey Art lovers! Thanks for being a part of the Designs by SC Family. In my absence I have been creating and shredding the MTB Trails, riding road rides and gravel endurance races and creating.

My love for life and cycling runs pretty deep. Check out the Miami Bike Scene Hyperlink that will keep you informed with all of the rides in your area. It’s only normal that my new collection is inspired by cycling. I introduce to you my first edition of an official apparel line called the “Spoke Life Collection”.

My designs are embedded with bike abstracts that inspire thought. Spokes are part of a bike tire that provide support for a tire. Some cyclist around the world are always pretty helpful and supportive on rides.

     South Florida’s Cycling community is super supportive. “Spoke Life” in my opinion is having fun with your friends who are supportive when you get a flat or simple say “hey get on your bike”. Spoke life is all about focusing on improving you and enjoying the journey! Be in the know.

     Get yours as soon as possible. I will be posting my first spoke Life abstract t shirt on my Shop at Http://sammcooper.com in few days. I have a limited edition of women’s fitted 30 shirts.S,M,L,XL, (US SIZES) (Awesome cut). Get yours when it drops! Every edition will be slightly different. Here is a sneak peak! Price-$19.99Spoke Life Design by SC 2016.jpg

As always be sure to check out MASS District Artwalk

The MASS District Art-walk occurs alongside the FAT  Village Arts District & Flagler Art-walk events.  Come hungry as food trucks will be parked near each event. o check out their event page for details about the event!

For more information check out the Mass District Facebook or

Contact Ed Burnette Executive Director of M.A.S.S. Email: create@massdistrictco

Phone: 954-866-3890

Now that you know, get out there and go!

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Onward!

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

http://Sammcooper.com

WORDS WITH SAMM COOPER: Who Is Ed Burnette?

Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com

Cooperwrites29@yahoo.com

As an artist in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida the connections one makes are a lifeline. In South Florida the grass roots efforts make a difference in ones success. Ed Burnette is part of a board that provides those clear go to points that allows an artist access and awareness to events. As the Executive Director on MASS District Board he along with board members help merge community beautification through art awareness. Not only is he an advocate of the arts but an active participant. On September 26th at 6 pm during Mass District Art-walk he will be hosting his first solo show called “Amor” Click here for event details.  Join me on my one on one Q & A style interview with Ed Burnette. 

WHO IS ED BURNETTE?

SAMM COOPER: Why should people in Broward support the arts now more than ever?

ED BURNETTE Executive Director MASS District

ED BURNETTE: The reason people should support the arts is because the arts are changing not only the the look of neighborhoods but the arts/artist are taking drugs and crime infested neighborhoods and giving them value by pushing out the bad elements.

Take MASS as an example just 2 years ago it was a dope spot. Prostitutes used to hang out on our corners, now their gone! Property values have gone up in our neighborhoods and the overall quality of living is better all due to the arts. So in short supporting the arts supports positive change in our growing city and county.

SAMM COOPER: Why is now the perfect time in Broward to showcase your solo art show called “Amor”?

ED BURNETTE: Now is a perfect time because I have been very active in the arts in soflo over the last year via #MASS Usually I’m promoting Mass other artist and other businesses. But this time I figured I would reintroduce myself to the public as a visual artist especially while I have everyone’s attention. It’s also an emotional time for me because I really didn’t know why I was in South Florida I was wanting to leave but my gut feeling was to stay.

When we created MASS and I found myself in the middle of one of the coolest strongest and positive art movements, I knew why I was supposed to be here. It made sense, I didn’t study art, I didn’t I plan on being an artist or even executive director of an art district. All of my past experience in business and life all culminating for this moment in time.

It just feels right and I’m very grateful that the universe chose me to be one of the driving forces behind Mass, as it is revitalizing our neighborhood its growing and will also be around long after I’m gone and that just puts tears in my eyes!

SAMM COOPER: I noticed you have a nickname of “Burnizee” and you sign your artwork with that name. What is the significance of the name “Burnizee”? 

ED BURNETTE:  The manifestation of a “Burnizee” is a really cool story. I ran a sales company for a long while and I had a team of people selling art reproductions for me. But since my suppliers were not supplying me with the kind of art that I needed for South Florida, I decided to create it. I created bright abstracts and my sales team would alert me every time one was sold with a text. The text would say, “Hey man I just sold all the Burnizee’s to one guy!”.  The name Burnizee Is a take on my last name Burnette, like if I were to call you Coops or Cooperilla! 

SAMM COOPER: What is your number one inspiration when creating your Burnizee’s?

ED BURNETTE: My main inspiration when creating my art is decor. I love walking into buildings and offices or homes that have really awesome art. When I’m creating a piece I’m imagining the environment that it would be in. What space it would look best in and I go from there. Usually, I know what colors I’m going to use but each design is usually an experiment.

SAMM COOPER:  When people check out the “Amor” Art Show what is one thing that should be left on their minds?

ED BURNETTE: I just want people to know that even though its an art show. The art is just a reason for us to come together to share this moment. As humans we all search for love of some sort, but in 2008 I looked in the mirror and realized that everything I was ever looking for was right in front of me. 

So I set out on a quest, a journey to become the best me I could ever be. My journey has allowed me to have many great moments, and I have received lots of love from a lots of people, to many to count. But I have sacrificed a great deal to do so! But if you asked me why, why do you do what you do? Its simple, “Love”! I learned from a few wise men, that in order to be truly successful you must help others be successful.

To help someone do well or push them in the right direction and know that you had something to do with it in some way shape or form, truly makes me happy! I absolutely LOVE that feeling, that’s something that no one can ever take from you!

SAMM COOPER: Thank-you for your time. Thank you for paying it forward in my journey! Where can we find you online?

ED BURNETTE:  You can find me here and thank-you Samm Cooper Burnizee Art Page  Art Attack Gallery   MASS DISTRICT ART WALK 

807 NE 4th Ave A
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: 954.866.3890
Email: 
Web: 

Now that you know, get out there and go!

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Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

http://Sammcooper.com

Art and About in Ft. Lauderdale(September) #MASSWORLDTOUR

Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com

Cooperwrites29@yahoo.com

Do you know what time it is? It’s time to go on tour with Mass District during art-walk. Come join MASS District World Tour and meet all the various artist, check out the new artist galleries  and even find that special original craft. There is unity in diversity so be a part of the Broward artist movement and come check out art on a massive scale during M.A.S.S. (Music & Arts South of Sunrise) District Art-walk during this month’s #MASSWORLDTOUR themed event!

Mass District art-walk is a special event, but now more than ever. MASS Districts very own Executive Director Ed Burnette is showcasing his original artwork “burnizees”  at his solo show called “Amor”. If you are lucky you will leave with a “Burnizee”!   Ed Burnette is always showing love to artist and it is time to return that love. Ed Burnette’s show is located at the heart of MASS District: ART ATTACK GALLERY, 807 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Check the “Amor” show event page for more details.  Starts at 6 pm! CLICK HERE for a one on one interview with Ed Burnette.

Here are a few artist to be on the look out for and where their art is located during  #Massdistrict Art-walk:

The MASS District Art-walk occurs alongside the FAT  Village Arts District & Flagler Art-walk events.  Come hungry as food trucks will be parked near each event. Brunos Food Truck

 Click here to check out their event page for details about the event!

For more information check out the Mass District Facebook or

Contact Ed Burnette Executive Director of M.A.S.S. Email: create@massdistrictco

Phone: 954-866-3890

Now that you know, get out there and go!

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Onward!

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

http://Sammcooper.com

Would You Trust The Monkey?

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed,

Cooperwrites29@yahoo.com

Http://sammcooper.com

Shoppi10906387_346223032234491_2445526141890138299_nng is a pleasure that never gets old.  While the items newness fades good quality and how that purchase made you feel remains. One thing that should remain with you is Monkey Business.  To some shopping is no monkey business and in this case your shopping should be all about Monkey Business!

     Monkey Business is a men’s and women’s apparel company.  Their designs are inspired from the purest places on earth and 11391538_403852253156778_2913332424451331379_nnature.  I had the pleasure of meeting the CEO and Founder  Daniel Franco  who  had a really cool print of a deer on his shirt. His career change from corporate america to his love for nature has allowed him to trust the monkey and reach for his dream through his clothing company.

     One of the great things about Monkey Business is the connection with people and nature. On their site they are running a nature contest that allows people to submit pictures  that may very well inspire a future design.  If you would like to submit your video and or pictures click here. The sales posted on their blog site is a great way to get some original designer shirts within your budget. Be sure to check them out and join their newsletter.

Instagram: http://instagram.com/trust_da_monkey/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Trust_Da_Monkey.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrustDaMonkey

Website: http://www.trustdamonkey.com/

Now that you know, get out there and go!

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Onward!

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

http://sammcooper.com

 

Art and About in Ft. Lauderdale #Muralize! (July)

Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com

Cooperwrites29@yahoo.com

There is a beautiful transformation going around the city. People are creating and coming together on a massive scale.  Come check out art on a massive scale during M.A.S.S. (Music & Arts South of Sunrise) District Art-walk during this month’s #muralize themed event! Jump into #muralize zone and let this block transform you. Check out the murals and talk to the artists directly. 10592630_1511102885842237_6901393457520376921_nYou might just find that special piece! Below you will find some information about the murals and the artist behind them, the walking and shuttle map.

This is another opportunity to support local artist in Ft. Lauderdale and you can do just that on On July 25th, 6pm to midnight at Art Attack (807 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida). Check out artist Renda Writer, and yours truly Samantha “Samm” Cooper showcasing Designs by Samm Cooper,  Anthony Pepe,  Ms. WenderfulTatiana Cast ,Sarafima Sokolov, Vivian Orozco, SantosGonzalez  http://www.creationsbysantos.com, Diana Escamilla ,Erika Fletes ,Dotty LaneKris Mcdermott and more!

The party doesn’t stop so be sure at midnight to stop by Shade Post Warehouse Galleries (16 NW 1st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, T   /  954-874-4160)  for the after party!10404511_476845779120208_4320647490714483565_n

The after party will be at Shade Post Galleries where there is also free parking and a shuttle service.

The MASS District Artwalk occurs alongside the FATVillage Arts DistrictArtwalk & Flagler Artwalk events.  Come hungry as food trucks will be parked near each event.

 Click here to check out their event page for details about the event!

For more information check out the Mass District Facebook or

Contact Ed Burnette Executive Director of M.A.S.S. Email: create@massdistrictco

Phone: 954-866-3890

Now that you know, get out there and go!

If you thought this blog was helpful feel free to subscribe, share on social media!

Onward!

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

http://Sammcooper.com

Art and About in Fort Lauderdale! (June)

Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Http://sammcooper.com

Cooperwrites29@yahoo.com

If you had the chance to check out my friend and outstanding artist Young James art show last week on June 13 “CONCENTRIC CIRCLES -The Art of Young Jamesat Jump the Shark Studios,  then you are definitely going to want to check this out!

This is another 10476399_10205866174627617_2287254640673928306_nopportunity to  support local artist in Ft. Lauderdale and you can do just that on June 24th and on the 27thOn June 24th stop by Shade Post Warehouse Galleries(16 NW 1st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, T   / 10404511_476845779120208_4320647490714483565_n 954-874-4160 ).

Shade Post is hosting Summer Sessions in the Shade, enjoy live music by Empress Addi & Rara Rock, Kobe J and Jason Kurt. Art by Noah Jones, Anthony Pepe, Renda Writer, Ms. Wenderful and yours truly Samantha “Samm” Cooper showcasing Designs by Samm Cooper, Spoken Word and Poetry by Rachel Finley, Kobe J, Anthony Pepe and Ms. Wenderful!

Doors open at 8:00 pm – $5.00 More artists, musician and poets are currently being added.

 Click here to check out their event page for details about the event! 11391161_1662321640667568_8612844531533004704_n

                              On June 27thThe art walk is starting at 8pm at Mass District

807 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

You will find the following artist like myself showcasing their artwork:

 Samm Cooper FB: Designs by Samm 11391468_1662806150619117_1083111930260787109_nCooper,Tatiana Cast ,Sarafima Sokolov, Vivian Orozco, Santos Gonzalez  http://www.creationsbysantos.com, Diana Escamilla ,Erika Fletes ,Dotty LaneKris Mcdermott  

There will also be a car show during this months art walk. Below is a walking map for your convenience.

The after party will be at Shade Post Galleries where there is also free parking and a shuttle service.

For more information check out the Mass District Facebook or email them at- Mass.ftl@gmail.com

 

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Flyer Credit: (Top left-Young James) Rush Flyers

Now that you know, get out there and go!

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Onward!

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

http://Sammcooper.com

What’s An Alligator Got To Do With It?

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Cooperwrites29@yahoo.com

http://sammcooper.com

     As a Florida resident alligator sightings are very frequent.  While population increases natural landscapes are reshaped and our waterways are often1398452_719345234781732_832034109892867592_o frequented by alligators. Do we really know what is among us? Well, in the new full-length documentary “Dinosaurs Among Us…The American Alligator” directed by Lisa Giles, Ceo of LJ & P Productions simplifies it for us. See preview below.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1296956816/dinosaurs-among-usthe-american-alligator/widget/video.html

She hopes to bring some insight and educate people on what’s lurking in our waters and illustrate through cinematography how we can coexist with them.

To ensure that her project is successful feel free to donate to her kickstarter campaign which closes in 39 Days!

Click here to donate. 

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To find out more about this educational documentary on social media click here!

Photo Credits: Lisa Giles Photography

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Now that you know, get out there and go!

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Onward!
Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

http://sammcooper.com

How a Tsunami Can Save Your Life

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Cooperwrites29@yahoo.com

Bad things happen to people every day. Sometimes the best plan against theft or bodily offenses is awareness. Being aware of your surroundings is crucial to your safely. Some may even suggest that distractions prevent us from noticing the little things. The little things we notice add up to big mistakes. Sometimes we are going about our normal daily routine and get caught up in our own world and we fail to notice odd behaviors. We failed to recognize the most obvious signs of danger.

It was very obvious to me that we all need better security. When my friend Steve Teachout, Director of Oceans 10 security shared a video of his new product called “Tsunami” with me, I was extremely impressed.

     I wanted to let more people know about this amazing security system. Tsunami is a cutting-edge 360 nonstop 24 hours a day security system. It runs circles around the traditional security cameras that we know of today. See for yourself!


After learning about the scope of this product, I wanted to contribute. Here is how you can do the same!

https://www.indiegogo.com/project/the-tsunami-making-the-world-a-safer-place/embedded

Now that you know, get out there and go!

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Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d.

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