Private Cocktail Reception Vernissage to feature curator Adriana de Moura and headlining artist Henrique Souza
Blooming Design in collaboration with Johnnie C. Cope Inc. has announced it will kick off Art Basel Miami 2011 with a private Cocktail Reception Vernissage on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at its innovative space in Miamiâ€™s Wynwood Art District. The event begins a five-night show called â€œElements,â€ a celebration of the earth and organic beauty through art and cultural traditions, headlined by Brazilian-born artist Henrique Souza.
Local celebrity and founder of her own art gallery in Coral Gables, FL, Adriana de Moura has been selected as the official curator of the Vernissage, a role with which she is very familiar. â€œI am very excited and honored to be a part of the â€˜Elementsâ€™ opening night reception, as my career in the arts has been devoted to giving emerging artists a voice in the competitive art industry,â€ de Moura says.
The real star of the evening is Mother Earth. The award-winning Souza will be showcasing his â€œJust Add Waterâ€ exhibition, an ethereal collection of color images that embraces the elements of nature. Ecuadorian artist Francisco Chediak will showcase his latest series of paintings, titled â€œUnveiling Maya,â€ a collection of abstract paintings and photographic interventions of urban-scapes. In addition, Cecilia Moreno-Yaghoubi will be presenting her series titled â€œRituals,â€ in which her knowledge and views of cultural traditions come to life through mixed media oil paintings.
â€œElementsâ€ event schedule:
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011â€”Private Cocktail Reception Vernissage 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Featuring an exhibit by headlining artist Henrique Souza, works by Francisco Chediak and Cecilia Moreno-Yaghoubi, a custom display from Vertical River and an evening curated by Adriana de Moura. Includes specialty cocktails courtesy of Syltbar, sweet treats by Cioccolada and a VIP lounge created by Blooming Design.
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011: An evening of cocktails, music by famed DJ Lina Bradford and a fashion show featuring the spring/summer 2012 collection by Brazilian design sensation Marcelo Quadros.
Friday, Dec. 2, 2011: â€œBrazilian Showcase,â€ a Brazilian-themed cocktail party with music by world-renowned Brazilian DJ Myrthes and complimentary caipirinhas provided by LeBlon CachaÃ§a and light bites by chef Sergio Silva.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011: A day of performance artists that will include music by international artist and musician Gil Bitton from his latest album Ne Me Quitte Pas, a collection of classical French remakes, and the performance art of Bill Spring, featuring his one-person spoken narrative/movement piece titled â€œThe Prehistoric Zipcode of Water.â€ The evening will also feature culinary artistry by celebrated Chef Michael R. Shikany of SHIKANY.
Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011: VIP cocktail hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to honor the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Community.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!