Sylvia has gathered information about her native Miami since she strolled along its streets as a child. A Florida International University graduate in Communications, she worked as a local journalist, winning two Florida Associated Press Awards for Editorial Writing and serving a 2008 fellowship for the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. She was an educator at HistoryMiami Museum and now teaches for Florida International University and Nova Southeastern University’s lifelong learning programs. She is a Miami-Dade County Heritage Tourism Guide and a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami. She publishes “Tropical Tracings,” about Florida history, and “Her Steps,” about American women’s history, on Facebook and co-hosts "Roadside Florida," a television program about Florida's historic tourist attractions produced by Miami-Dade College and the Lynn & Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives.
Idamar’s love affair with Architecture and Art started at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana where she completed her undergraduate and graduate education on these subjects. She moved to Las Vegas in 2001 where she accepted a position as Architecture Designer for Wynn Design and Development. In 2005 Idamar became an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada Architecture School. She also became an Art Educator for the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, Las Vegas. During these years she was a freelance writer for several Las Vegas publications, 944, Seven Magazine and Vegas Rated. She authored many articles addressing art, fashion, architecture, travel and lifestyle. While leading an Art Consulting Firm, IS Contemporary Art. Idamar Siverio joined the Perez Art Museum Miami in 2013 as an educator, a position she holds to the present day.
Yoela was born in Havana and has lived in Mexico City and Barcelona. She received a BA in Sociology from University of Havana and completed a MA in Urban Studies in El Colegio de México. She came to Miami in 2005 and has worked as adjunct faculty in Higher Education as well as an elementary and middle grades teacher. Furthermore, Yoela holds a MA in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University. Her interests range from urban history to sustainable community planning. She also has experience as a tour guide and environmental educator for children at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Miami. Yoela enjoys sharing her passion for cities and her knowledge of South Florida region with others. She seeks to create rich urban narratives integrating perspectives from urban planning and social sciences.
Cafe Versailles and Calle Ocho
Rubell Family Collection and Nader Collection
Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami
The Barnacle, Coconut Grove Playhouse, and Miami City Hall