The Brickellian, based in Miami, is an umbrella organization that includes a production company specializing in documentary films, a fine-arts consultancy, a quarterly newsletter, and the curating and promotion of educational programs such as exhibitions and lectures.
The production company West Encounters East released West Encounters East, a documentary film by Stella M. Holmes, in March 2013. The film explores the themes of immigration, alienation and assimilation through the works of Japanese-Brazilian artists, descendants of a century-old diaspora that has given São Paulo, Brazil, the largest Japanese population outside Japan. After its debut on WPBT2 in South Florida, it had more than 280 showings on public television channels nationwide, and was screened as an official selection at a number of film festivals. A second film in the West Encounters East is now in production.
The Brickellian fine-arts consulting firm specializes in the primary and secondary markets for contemporary Western and Asian art. It places particular emphasis on artists with a Japanese background who are living in Latin America and promotes their work, along with emerging American talent, in these complementary markets as well as at international art fairs.
The Brickellian also curates and promotes educational programs such as exhibitions and lectures. A recent example is “Contemporary Kōgei Styles in Japan”, an exhibition at Morikami Museum and Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida, organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consulate General of Japan, Miami, and the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens with the collaboration of Brickellian Founder and President Stella M. Holmes.
The Brickellian newsletter focuses on business and culture in Brickell, Miami’s major financial district and home to The Brickellian’s headquarters.