GREY GOOSE Vodka Presents The “Modern Kings of Culture” portraits by Kehinde Wiley featuring Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz and Carmelo Anthony 12/2/14

GREY GOOSE Vodka Presents The “Modern Kings of Culture” portraits by Kehinde Wiley featuring Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz and Carmelo Anthony
Tuesday, 12/02/2014 – 10:00 am – 03:00 pm
PrintThe Redbury South Beach
1776 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

GREY GOOSE Vodka will be celebrating the finale of a unique partnership forged to commemorate the launch of GREY GOOSE Le Melon earlier this summer between GREY GOOSE Vodka and renowned artist Kehinde Wiley. Wiley’s “Modern Kings of Culture” portraits featuring Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz and Carmelo Anthony will be publicly displayed for the first time at The Redbury Hotel before being auctioned off for charity in collaboration with Sotheby’s during Art Basel Miami Beach.

All proceeds will be donated to the “kings” respective charities–The Carmelo Anthony Foundation, the Swizz Beatz Bronx Charter School for the Arts and the NYU Graduate Film Production Fund, which will be the recipient of proceeds from the Spike Lee portrait.

GREY GOOSE Vodka Presents The “Modern Kings of Culture” portraits by Kehinde Wiley featuring Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz and Carmelo Anthony 12/1/14

GREY GOOSE Vodka Presents The “Modern Kings of Culture” portraits by Kehinde Wiley featuring Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz and Carmelo Anthony
Monday, 12/01/2014 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
PrintThe Redbury South Beach
1776 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
More Info Link
Cost: Free

GREY GOOSE Vodka will be celebrating the finale of a unique partnership forged to commemorate the launch of GREY GOOSE Le Melon earlier this summer between GREY GOOSE Vodka and renowned artist Kehinde Wiley. Wiley’s “Modern Kings of Culture” portraits featuring Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz and Carmelo Anthony will be publicly displayed for the first time at The Redbury Hotel before being auctioned off for charity in collaboration with Sotheby’s during Art Basel Miami Beach.

All proceeds will be donated to the “kings” respective charities–The Carmelo Anthony Foundation, the Swizz Beatz Bronx Charter School for the Arts and the NYU Graduate Film Production Fund, which will be the recipient of proceeds from the Spike Lee portrait.

GREY GOOSE Vodka Presents The “Modern Kings of Culture” portraits by Kehinde Wiley featuring Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz and Carmelo Anthony 12/3/14

GREY GOOSE Vodka Presents The “Modern Kings of Culture” portraits by Kehinde Wiley featuring Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz and Carmelo Anthony
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
PrintThe Redbury South Beach
1776 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
More Info Link
Cost: Free

GREY GOOSE Vodka will be celebrating the finale of a unique partnership forged to commemorate the launch of GREY GOOSE Le Melon earlier this summer between GREY GOOSE Vodka and renowned artist Kehinde Wiley. Wiley’s “Modern Kings of Culture” portraits featuring Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz and Carmelo Anthony will be publicly displayed for the first time at The Redbury Hotel before being auctioned off for charity in collaboration with Sotheby’s during Art Basel Miami Beach.

All proceeds will be donated to the “kings” respective charities–The Carmelo Anthony Foundation, the Swizz Beatz Bronx Charter School for the Arts and the NYU Graduate Film Production Fund, which will be the recipient of proceeds from the Spike Lee portrait.

Miguel Paredes | Private Art Gallery Viewing | Russian Standard Vodka 11/29/14

Miguel Paredes | Private Art Gallery Viewing | Russian Standard Vodka
Saturday, 11/29/2014 – 07:00 pm –
1466252_749160665138066_8459822102191220805_n-3Miguel Paredes Fine Art Gallery
2085 NW 2nd ave Unit 103,
Miami, Florida 33127
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Cost: Free

Private Gallery Viewing | Wynwood | Miguel Paredes
Guest Artists: Shepard Fairey //Sam Flores //Micheal Page

Clyde Butcher Thanksgiving Weekend Book Signing, Gallery Tours and Swamp Walks 11/28/14-11/30/14

Clyde Butcher Thanksgiving Weekend Book Signing, Gallery Tours and Swamp Walks
November 28 – November 30, 10:00am – 3:00pm
clydebutcherBig Cypress Gallery Adventures
52388 Tamiami Trl E
Ochopee, Florida 34141
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Every year, the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving, we have an open house at our Big Cypress Gallery. Clyde will be in the gallery during this time to autograph and personalize Christmas gifts of books, calendars and photographs. Clyde will be giving gallery talks throughout the day and his daughter Jackie will be giving gallery tours.

“Family Fun”- This would be a FUN day trip to gather your family and let them experience a swamp walk. We will be offering several guided swamp walk tours during these three days. Niki, Clyde’s wife, will spend most of her day out in the swamp enjoying nature and capturing photo’s of you, our swamp walkers. If you would like to go on a swamp walk please click on the links below to reserve your tour.

Classic Swamp Walk Tours at 9:00am, 11:00am, and 2:00pm each day. This is a 90min tour cost is $50pp and $35child Reservations http://www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery.com/reserve-saturday-swamp-walks

Introductory Swamp Walk Tour at 10:00 each day. This is a 45min tour cost is $35pp and $25per child. Reservations click here http://www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery.com/reserve-labor-day-swamp-walk

Photos and Stories of Last Years Open House http://www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery.com/journals/86

Lifted, a solo exhibition by Belaxis Buil – Art Week Open House 12/3/14

Lifted, a solo exhibition by Belaxis Buil – Art Week Open House
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
square-basel&gallery
6306 NW 2nd Ave,
Miami, Florida 33150
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Cost: Free

In Lifted, Buil’s solo show; the visual and performance artist, musician, dancer, photographer and videographer pulls no stops in her Overstuffed Girl series with characters like “Adipose Tissue,” exploring self-absorption, gargantuanism and detachment. Confrontational, informed by a radical feminism that is inherently nonconformist to society standards and expectations; Buil is a modern woman who often challenges the perceptions of gender politics in an arena dominated by pop culture.

Naked Knitting and the Art of the Provocative 12/4/14-12/7/14

Naked Knitting and the Art of the Provocative
Thursday, 12/04/2014 – 12/07/2014 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
gaythering-logoHotel Gaythering
1909 Lincoln Road,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: free

Hôtel Gaythering to Host “Queer Biennial I” – an Unabashed Exhibition of Queerness – During Art Basel Weekend

Miami Beach – November 18, 2014 – Definitely not your Grandma’s knit-one-purl-two, performance artist Ben Cuevas will knit himself a jock strap while nude as part of “Queer Biennial I,” an LGBT-focused art exhibition to be held during Art Basel Weekend at the Hôtel Gaythering. In addition to Cuevas knitting in the raw, “Queer Biennial I” will spotlight 35 artists and more than 100 pieces of art throughout the hotel property in what curator Rubén Esparza calls, “a national survey of the current moment in queer/LGBT culture from artists who do not shy away from sexuality, identity, the body or all around queerness.” “Queer Biennial I” is open to the public Thursday, December 4, to Sunday, December 7, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hôtel Gaythering is located at 1409 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

Cuevas’ point to naked knitting? To comment on the absurdity of gendered notions of work. (http://bencuevas.com) Other artists exhibiting during “Queer Biennial I” include Gio Black Peter, a visual and performance artist whose works examine text and subject, truth and fakery, rebellion and authority. Black Peter’s art relies heavily on interaction with the viewer and his or her willingness to suspend rational thoughts and play into the believability of lies and falsehoods. (http://www.gioblackpeter.com)

Inspired equally by his landscape painting father and his singer/songwriter mother, Scooter LaForge (http://scooterlaforge.tumblr.com) honed his painting voice in the San Francisco and New York art scenes. Difficult to categorize or label, LaForge’s paintings are at once pop art with undertones of debauchery, and are definitely NSFW. Rick Castro’s films and photographs explore the world of fetish and the fringes of sexual culture. He describes his nudes as an antidote to his career in fashion as a wardrobe stylist and his films as an exploration of what may considered bizarre now, but will become the standard of the future. (http://www.rickcastro.com)

Neon sculpture artist Lili Lakich (http://www.lakich.com) views her artwork as drawings … lines that glow. Her illuminating works range from playful to sobering and run the gamut from female nudes to monumental sculptures. The shimmering, pulsing, luminous vibrancy of neon gives her sculptures a 21st century edge, despite the medium’s primal appeal. Multimedia artist, filmmaker and writer Slava Mogutin was exiled from his native Russia for his outspoken writings and LGBT activism. Fleeing to the U.S. in 1995, he became the first Russian to be granted political asylum in the U.S. on the grounds of homophobic persecution. Today, his visual art is inspired by that dissident background and encompasses themes of displacement and identity; transgression and disfiguration of masculinity and gender crossover; urban youth subcultures and adolescent sexuality; the clash of social norms and individual desires; and the tension between attachment and disaffection, hate and love.

Curator Esparza, who will be exhibiting some of his ad-themed visual pun artwork, came up with the idea of “Queer Biennial I” as a way to showcase emerging, mid-career and established Out / Queer / LGBT artists from the visual, performance and video art disciplines. In addition to being out and proud, these artists all have one thing in common: they are not afraid to venture into the realms of body, identity and eroticism.

“Every one of these artists is brave,” Esparza said. “They are uncompromising in their willingness to step outside the boundaries of polite society to create art that they are passionate about.”

“As Miami Beach’s only gay hotel, we wanted to bring an exhibition to the property during Art Basel that holds a mirror up to the LGBT community,” said Alex Guerra, co-owner and creative director for the Hôtel Gaythering, who will also be exhibiting during Queer Biennial. “After the exhibition’s debut showing in L.A. this summer, we knew ‘Queer Biennial I’ was a perfect fit and something we wanted the local and visiting LGBT community to experience.”

While queer-themed art is not for everyone, the prices of the art for sale to aficionados will be, Guerra says, as the artwork tops out at $2,000.

Other artists participating in “Queer Biennial I” include: Boston, Connie Fleming, JON VAZ GAR, Angela Gleason, Glen Hanson, Chasen Igleheart, Josef Jasso, Brian Kenny, Bruce LaBruce, Alex La Cruz, Jeremy Lucido, Ian MacKinnon, Dave Naz, Mel Odom, Miguel Angel Reyes, Robert W. Richards, Stuart Sandford, Tawnie Silva, Jacques Smith, AB Soto, SUPERM, Alonso Tapia, Joey Terrill, Maurice Vellekoop, Amy Von Harrington, Daniella Woolf, Rich Yap and Austin Young.

In addition to its run in conjunction with Art Basel, “Queer Biennial I” will be open at Hôtel Gaythering through January 14, 2015. For information, visit www.gaythering.com and click on the “events calendar” tab.

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About Hotel Gaythering

HÔTEL GAYTHERING is Miami Beach’s only hotel specifically targeted to the LBGT community and its allies. Dubbed “South Beach’s Gay Hotel,’’ it’s situated on the west end of the renowned Lincoln Road Mall just a few steps away from South Beach’s cafés, shops, nightlife and breathtaking beautiful white sandy beach.