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 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.
As a professional actor, I am a dues-paying member of the 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!
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).