Prizm Art Fair Featuring Artists Representing the African Diaspora and Emerging Markets at Marquis Miami 12/5/13-12/8/13

Prizm Art Fair Featuring Artists Representing the African Diaspora and Emerging Markets
PRIZM-BASS PASS-02Friday, December 6, 12-7pm
Saturday, December 7, 12-7pm
Sunday, December 8, 12 – 6pm
Marquis Miami
1100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

Prizm Art Fair Event Schedule
Thursday, December 5, 11:11pm
(Across The Street From Los Jaichacker’s Stellar Project At Pérez Art Museum Miami)

Friday, December 6, 10:45 – 11:15am
Miami Community & Education Day
Hosted By South Florida Cares and Susan Taylor (Essence Magazine)
Please Rsvp to info@prizmartfair.com

Saturday, December 7
Art & Technology Day Hosted By Our Favorite Community Tech Connoisseurs Brian Brackeen (Kairos) and Felecia Hatcher (Code Fever Miami)
University Of Miami Life Sciences Park
Miami Innovation Center

Sunday, December 8
New Wave: Collectors & Curators Brunch
12:00 – 4:00pm
An Afternoon Of Yoga, International Dj’s and Cosmic Mimosas.

A talented collective of established and emerging artists from locales as varied as the Democratic Republic of Congo to Washington D.C. will showcase contemporary art at the inaugural blockbuster Prizm Art Fair to be held December 5-8, 2013 at the Marquis Miami (1100 Biscayne Blvd, downtown Miami). The opening night reception will take place on December 5th from 11pm-2am and is open to the public. Admission is free. Prizm Art Fair is a collaborative effort between, Mikhaile Solomon, designer and arts advocate who is the founder of Prizm Art Fair and Marie Vickles, an independent curator, arts educator, and artist based in South Florida. Salient works presented will highlight the diversity evident in contemporary visual art practices including painting, sculpture and mixed media installations. The goal of Prizm Art Fair during Art Basel week is to showcase a diverse group of artists who reflect the depth of talent in emerging markets adding to the caliber of artists represented in South Florida. Ms. Solomon and Ms. Vickles are two women committed to creating a platform to ensure that Prizm Art Fair provides opportunities for artists of the African Diaspora, emerging markets and those inspired by the Diaspora within one of the biggest art destination events in the country.

Curator and Creative Director of the Fair, Marie Vickles, states that “Prizm Art Fair is presenting a new aesthetic inspired by varied forms of traditional art-making paired with contemporary techniques and technology, which is the essence of creativity meeting spirituality in the purest sense of holistic creation. Artists will present work that will inspire and challenge the notions of what the African Diaspora and emerging art markets are creating in a ‘stream-of-consciousness’ beyond the mainstream. Both the serious collector and new-comer should expect a refreshing experience.”

Prizm Art Fair will feature the works of some of the most talented local and international artists of color and galleries including: Lerone Wifon, Amber Robles-Gordon, Addonis Parker, T. Eliott Mansa, Bayunga Kialeuka, Asser Saint-Val, Jerome Soimaud, Gallery Guichard: National Curator for the Bombay Sapphire Series and Yeelen Gallery. The select artists are actively engaged in perpetuating Miami’s growth as a cultural hub or are truly redefining their world by bringing into focus socio-political and cultural issues pertinent to the people of African descent in our global community.

“We’re really excited about the submissions we’ve received from local, national and international artists. We’re looking forward showcasing an exceptional group of exhibiting artists and galleries from the African Diaspora. We are deeply thankful for the support of Marquis Miami, Frank Frazier, Ms. Deborah Shelton Tynes, Minna Dunn and all of our sponsors for their unwavering support and belief in our project”, states Mikhaile Solomon, Founder and Director of Prizm.

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