The Wolfsonian-FIU Visionaries 11:11:11 Event 11/11/11

The Wolfsonian-FIU Visionaries 11:11:11 Event
November 11, 2011, 7 p.m. – 11:11 p.m.
1111 Lincoln Road
1111 Lincoln Road, 7th Floor
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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The Wolfsonian-FIU Visionaries invite you to join us in an otherworldly celebration of cocktails, dining, music and dancing on 11.11.11 at 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Tickets to this amazing event are $150 per person with net proceeds benefiting The Wolfsonian-FIU Museum.

The Wolfsonian Visionaries will host 11:11:11, the second annual Visionaries’ fundraiser to benefit The Wolfsonian–Florida International University. The event will run from 7:00-11:11pm on Friday, November 11, 2011, at the landmark 1111 Lincoln Road garage. The evening, which also marks The Wolfsonian’s 16th anniversary, will feature signature dishes from Miami’s top restaurants and caterers, as well as top shelf spirits from Bacardi. DJ Mauricio Parra will curate the music, and the images of artist Emilio Chapela will be on display in a site-specific installation. The evening will also include a surprise interactive event to mark 11:11pm.

The Wolfsonian opened its doors on Washington Avenue on November 11, 1995, and the Visionaries have embraced this special date as the theme for their yearly fundraiser. “November 11, 2011 is a very special, transcendent moment of good will, and we’ve designed the 11:11:11 party with an emphasis on a feeling of euphoria, on celebrating a celestial moment,” says Jose Zaldivar, a member of the Visionaries host committee. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. We’re celebrating the moment, the here and now, and making this party a true celebration of life.”

The event will take place on the seventh floor of 1111 Lincoln Road, which offers panoramic views of Miami Beach. The mixed-use concrete and glass parking facility, developed by Robert Wennett, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, and opened in 2009, has become somewhat of a surprise event destination. Architect Jacques Herzog describes the structure as “all muscle without cloth,” in keeping with the Miami Beach aesthetic. Wennett, an emeritus member of The Wolfsonian’s Advisory Board, has generously donated the space for the event.

Zaldivar has designed the space to feel heavenly, “like a cloud of light.” It will be illuminated by images from a book on the theme of 11:11:11 by the artist Emilio Chapela, commissioned by Wennett for the event. Finally, at 11:11 p.m., guests will enjoy a surprise performance art piece. The evening features an impressive selection of tasting tables representing a dozen restaurants and caterers donating their services, including Le Basque, Lovely Daze Desserts, Lyon + Lyon, Meat Market, Petit Pois Events & Catering, Ortanique, Rosa Mexicano, Shake Shack, Stella’s Sweet Shoppe, and Thierry’s Catering. Each will serve a signature dish. “They are really going to wow people with the food,” says Zaldivar. Additional confirmed event sponsors include The Shore Club, Alhambra Antiques, ArtNexus, Fiction Events, and Jacober & Associates.

The Wolfsonian Visionaries is comprised of young professionals from Miami’s arts and business communities who are committed to promoting The Wolfsonian through innovative events and design-related programming. The 11:11:11 host committee includes Olga Granda-Scott and Douglas Scott, Aimet and Josh Oberhausen, Jaime Odabashian, Lucia Schito, and Jose Zaldivar. Tickets are $150 per person.

The Wolfsonian Visionaries Committee:
Aimet & Josh Oberhausen
Olga Granda-Scott and Doug Scott
Jaime Odabachian
Lucia Schito
Jose Zaldivar

The Wolfsonian Visionaries – A collective for the future focusing on furthering awareness of the Arts and Design.

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