He’ll be speaking this week at the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit about the intersection of art and business. “What fun would something be if you only would have it in your house and just belong to one person. So, the idea is multiply this image and let the world know joy,” Britto said. Britto’s Art And News
“It’s so important to be surrounded by things that can remind you that there is hope. That there is a positive image, a positive color that can make you feel this vibration that you don’t usually see when you see black and white. That’s my hope,” said Romero Britto. You turn to WLRN for reporting you can trust and stories that move our South Florida community forward. Your support makes it possible. Please donate now. Thank you.
Britto is the most licensed artist in history. His partnerships with Coca-Cola, Disney and Mattel mean generations of children have grown up playing with Britto-inspired gadgets and toys. Anyone who’s spent time in South Florida will recognize a Britto artwork when they see one. Whether you’re at museums, airports, or schools, his explosive bright colors and Cubist-inspired configurations are seen anywhere and everywhere.
She’s the bill’s sponsor and represents the Tampa area. Toledo argues the legislation is necessary to slow the explosion of teen vaping. However, advocates from the American Cancer Society argue that the legislation would actually be harmful by taking away local power. “It’s not a local problem. It’s a statewide problem. The epidemic is not going to go away. So, we need to be able to enforce compliance checks, which is what this bill will do. We need to create some regulatory framework so that the DBPR can start to make sure that all these vape shops are complying with the law,” said Republican State Rep. Jackie Toledo.
A new bill awaiting the governor’s signature would raise the smoking age in Florida from 18 to 21. It would also change the ability of local governments to regulate tobacco products. Smoking Age Bill
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