Brandon Opalka Graffiti Exhibition Kick Off 12/6/12

Brandon Opalka Graffiti Exhibition Kick Off
Thursday, December 6th, 7pm
The Stage
170 NE 38th Street
Miami, FL

Brandon Opalka, curator of Rigid II Graffiti in Miami has organized a group exhibition of graffiti artists which will be onsite until Saturday, December 8th. They are kicking off their exhibit on December 6th with a mural painting on an exterior wall, which will be sure to impress onlookers.

Born in Virginia and raised in South Florida, Brandon Opalka is a self-taught artist who paints canvases and walls, in the studio and on the streets. Opalka’s beginnings are rooted in graffiti and street art. Having painted his first mural at age 14, art turned from being a creative outlet for teen angst to a career. Opalka has exhibited his work over the past 12 years in Miami, New York, Japan, and France.

The Official Heineken Green Lounge will be displayed in The Alley and will be open to guests until Saturday, December 8th. Located at The Stage, The Alley is narrow lane adorned with art painted on the walls and open to pedestrians. The Alley is already generating buzz in the city and on December 6th, DJ sounds in the Heineken lounge will help set the mood for a chill experience after a day of art.

Spotify Big Green Bus will make its way to The Stage’s patio area at 7 p.m. Proudly sponsored by BACARDI, Spotify will take guests behind-the-scenes at festivals, offer exclusive secret shows, artist interviews and more. As the digital music service that gives followers access to millions of songs, Spotify will provide complimentary cocktails and the ultimate music experience for guests to enjoy. DJ sounds in the patio area will add to the Spotify music experience.

At 9 p.m., Tilly and the Wall, indie pop group from Omaha, Nebraska will take the stage for a live musical performance. Their name originated from a children’s book called Tillie and the Wall, written by Leo Lionni. Instead of a drummer, Tilly has tap dancer, Jamie Pressnall. Recently, re-emerged more mature, but still with their child-like energy, to offer musical and moral encouragement during these heavy times. At this phase, Tilly and The Wall represent more than just one party or ideology. They represent their own movement, which is pro-people, belief in the power of love, friendship and music that we all can sing, clap and stomp along to together. Doors will open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door. Fans can purchase tickets at www.thestagemiami.com.

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