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Hi! I am Stewart Stewart. I am a visionary artist, an actor, and the Executive Director & program facilitator for Center for Folk & Community Art (“CFCA”) a non-profit Arts outreach organization I co-founded with my wife artist/author Dena Stewart.  I also produce and co-host (with Dena) Alive on South Beach®™ 

Dena and I relocated from New York to Miami Beach in January of 1987. We were offered studio/exhibition space on Lincoln Road at a price we couldn’t refuse. Besides, it was snowing in New York so joining the South Beach pioneers at that time was seductive (Miami Vice was the top-rated show, then).

As a visionary artist, my work is an expression of my fantasies and experiences on canvas, wood, and in multimedia boxes. DSCN3434

As the head of Center for Folk and Community Art “CFCA”, I work with people of all ages, but mostly at-risk teenagers.

The mission of CFCA is to use Telling Stories Through Visuals (“TSTV”), a multi-phased outreach program that effectively uses the combination of Writing & ART as tools for intervention, prevention and education to improve the human condition. In 1996, TSTV was selected by the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities as a National “Model” curriculum. Watching the doubt on the faces of teenagers who at first said they couldn’t draw turn into a full-blown proud smile when they see their own artwork on display, makes my day rewarding.

seminar1As a professional actor, I am a dues-paying member of thStone Pillow with Lucille Balle Screen Actors Guild (SAG), American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA), and Actors Equity Association (AEA). I have appeared on TV, in commercials, in movies and off-Broadway.

I graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Public Relations. After several jobs with larger PR firms I opened my own firm specializing in branding and promoting nationally-known entertainers.

In 2011, I became the producer and co-host of Alive on South Beach®™, an internet video show that takes people behind the scenes to meet some of the people who make Miami … MIAMI!picture of D&S at B&B table

Alive on South Beach®™ is bookmarked by over 100 universities and public libraries around the world.  Alive on South Beach®™ videos have been picked up in China and can be found on BAIDU (equivalent of Google search engine) and on Weibo (YouTube equivalent).

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