We had the good fortune of connecting with Joseph Fischer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Joseph, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
What made me pursue my artistic career is my love for art and I wanted to voice my thoughts. I’m a little hesitant about writing, or even vocally speaking about what concerns me, so I express them through art. For me to get to that stage, my voice had to start somewhere in the creative progress. I just wanted to draw everything around me and eventuallyuse that skill to be creatively vocal.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I would say that first I am and artist and second an educator. My career has changed over the years but always had an artistic part to it. I was very fortunate to be part of an amazing work team at an art gallery and framing business. Over the many years working in a gallery setting, I was able to really understand clients wants and needs and the importance of patience. I loved the work coming through the shop and talking to the clients, so I had a desire to open my own gallery. Unfortunately, my goal to open my own gallery was not in my immediate future and I was confronted with some life changing events. But, with the knowledge of understanding and willingness to educate the clients, I felt that I needed to take that new knowledge, along with my artist background and pursue a career in teaching. Choosing to be an educator was a very scary choice for me to make. I had to be re-educated and had to prepare for the many classes and tests needed to be an educator.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One thing I love about living in Miami is its many different places to go. A few minutes or even a few hours in any direction can take you to the wildest dance party with local music, fun drinks and killer bites. It can also take you to the most laid back, chill place with there own local music, funky drinks and delicious food. When I get family and friends visiting from out-of-town I like to take them to every graphical spot in Miami. Of course South Beach is the one spot that always gets requested. I use to live on South beach and one of my most favorite places to to go was Mac’s Club Deuce. A local dive with a great atmosphere. Its historical and famous, just look it up. The next is The Clevelander. My friendand family have heard of it so it’s a place that needs a visit. And of course, when your in South Beach, there is no wrong place to go. Walk Ocean Drive and you can’t go wrong.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would have to say that the one person that I would through the biggest shout out to would be my wife, Emily. She has continuously been the voice right next to me, telling me to continue, to engage and encourages me to be me. She pushed me to continue my own career as an art educator. If it wasn’t for her encouragement, I would have probably stopped.