“Art Will Save You” – A Private Art Show Series 9/14/13

“Art Will Save You” – A Private Art Show Series
Saturday, 09/14/2013 – 09/28/2013 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Private-Art-Show-with-Pen-2Private Residence – at Park Place By The Bay
915 NW 1st Ave, Suite H2814,
915 NW 1st Ave, Suite H2814, Florida 33136
Facebook Link
Cost: FREE

Please be sure to RSVP with an email to privateartshow@gmail.com
Please include: full names of everyone in your party, date you are attending, and time of arrival
Include your phone number if you would like a text message reminder the day before the event

Park Place By The Bay
915 NW 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33136
Apt #H2814

The location for “Art Will Save You” is a private residence, on the 28th floor of the Park Place By The Bay tower. It is the home of Lucas Monsalve, a close friend of artist Renda Writer.

When you arrive at the main entrance, just tell the doorman that you are here to see Lucas Monsalve. You don’t need to (and shouldn’t) say anything about a “party” or “art show.” You’re just “here to see Lucas.” ;)

You can also bypass the whole doorman scenario by entering through the side entrance. If you would like to do this, just send a text message to Renda Writer (310-404-4184) or Lucas (786-693-0743) saying that you are downstairs, and someone will come down to get you.

– Metered parking located in the streets surrounding the building. Also, a small parking lot with metered parking and about 30 spaces at the building. Don’t forget to pay your meter.
– Located within walking distance of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, such as Will Call, Club Space, Mekka, America Airlines Arena, Adrienne Arsht Center.
– Located within a short driving distance of Wynwood Arts District, Midtown, etc.

More info on Renda Writer and his art:

Facebook Event Invite Page for “Art Will Save You” Series:

Over 250 pieces of art will be on display and available for sale at a series of Saturday night private art shows that will take place in September, on the 14th, 21st, and 28th of the month.

The three private art shows, located at a private residence in downtown Miami, are scheduled to run from 7pm until 12am each night and are open to art buyers and art appreciators of all ages who RSVP with an email to privateartshow@gmail.com.

All RSVP emails must state (1) the number of people in the party (2) full names for everyone in the party (3) the date of the show they’d like to attend, and (4) time of arrival (between 7pm and 12am). Within 24 hours you will receive an email response to confirm your RSVP and reservation that will contain the address for the event and information for parking, directions, etc. Please include a phone number to receive a text message reminder the day of the event.

All attendees for all three private art shows will receive one free art print (while supplies last). Limited free refreshments will be available. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Most of the art on display will be priced between $10 and $50, with a few pieces priced between $300 and $500, and one piece that is $2,000, so there is something for everyone and everyone’s individual budgets.

All of the art on display is the work of Renda Writer, a known figure on the South Florida arts scene for almost a decade. Renda has played many roles in the local art scene, including spoken word poet, art magazine vice president and chief editor, as well as producer, host, and promoter of art and music events and open mic nights. He added “visual artist” to the list of roles he plays when he first started making art in late 2010, or, as Renda puts it, “I started making art when everything else stopped making sense. Art became my catharsis when everything I knew started to shift.” After nearly three years of creating, Renda is now ready to exhibit his entire body of work.

Most of the art on display will be what Renda Writer calls his “Handwritten Found Object Art.” This is his own personal take on the found object art genre. He writes on what he finds… a BMW hubcap, an air conditioning vent, a few metal reel-to-reel plate, some random street signs, a calendar from the salon industry, tons of furniture wood, chunks of drywall, some old records, a ceiling tile, a kitchen cabinet door. These are just some of the things that Renda has repurposed with the written word. He uses various colors of paint markers, and writes poems, phrases, aphorisms, and stream of consciousness musings that convey ideas and themes of wit, hope, humor, and curiosity.

In addition to the “Handwritten Found Object Art,” Renda will also be exhibiting three other styles of art, which include (1) his line of “Renda Writer Jewelry,” words and ideas written on necklace charms, (2) pieces from his original “Handwritten Art” series from 2010-2011, framed sheets from a small yellow legal pad, covered with poetry and stream of consciousness thoughts, all written in blue ink, in his signature small handwritten print and (3) pieces from the “Renda Hitz Hearts” collection, an ongoing collaboration project with his friend, Billy Hitz, where the two men create eye-catching heart-shaped pieces of art and interior design accents out of carpet.

Renda is naming the private art show series “Art Will Save You” because, as he says, “Art has saved me in many ways… ways I can’t even really explain. To me, that’s what art does. It saves you. It saves the artist who makes it, the people who view it, and the people who buy it and incorporate it into their homes, and their lives. It changes you, influences you, inspires you, and… saves you.”

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