Meet the Artists Exhibit and Reception 11/19/14

Meet the Artists Exhibit and Reception
Wednesday, 11/19/2014 – 11/19/2014 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meet-the-Artist-NOV-19-14Soyka Restaurant
5556 NE 4th Ct,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free Admission

Meet the Artist Events is having an exhibit and reception featuring artists Michel Castro,
Griselda Lechinni, Estrella Mendoza, Glenda Ramos and Silvia Porro. Come network with other art enthusiasts and the local business community. Enjoy great wine, music and beautiful art in great company.
Free Admission. Street Parking. Lot $4. Valet $5.
Original art and limited edition reproductions will be available for sale for those interested.
Event attendees will receive 10% off dinner menu at Soyka Restaurant on night of the event.
RSVP: [email protected]

Fashion + Art Installation The World of Mr. Somebody and Mr. Nobody 12/1/14-12/7/14

Fashion + Art Installation – The World of Mr. Somebody & Mr. Nobody
December 1-15, 2014, open daily from 11am-8pm
PrintMiami Design District
91 NE 40 Street

Internationally acclaimed fashion designers, Antwerp-based Walter Van Beirendonck (of the “Antwerp Six”) and Los Angeles-based Bernhard Willhelm, will make their mark in Miami as part of The World of Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody, a group stall/installation coinciding with Art Basel|Miami Beach and Design Miami 2014. Curated by Heidi Chisholm, Cathy Leff, and Sharon Lombard, The World of Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody is part art show, part fashion store, part design exhibition, and part global bazaar.

Inspired by the visual language and culture of their native South Africa, Lombard and Chisholm are creating an environment and narrative for The World of Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody that breaks down the boundaries between practical and intellectual, art and design, craft and commerce, old and new, center and periphery, North and South, sense and non-sense, and beauty and the bizarre.

Van Beirendonck’s and Willhelm’s clothes will be complimented with works by Lombard and Chisholm; on-the-spot images created by New York-based fashion and celebrity photographer Miles Ladin; graphic works by South African performance-artist-turned-graphic designer Peet Pienaar; and clothing by Johannesburg-based Ella Buter. The individual works that comprise this multi-media installation/market—objects, clothing, graphic design, photography, and furniture—will be for sale.

The World Of Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody is sponsored by Craig Robins and the Miami Design District. www.miamidesigndistrict.net

Photo Credit: Photo montage using artwork by Heidi Chisolm and Sharon Lombard; fashion from Bernhard Willhelm Spring Summer 2015 Collection, looks photographed by John Paul Thomas; beaded watches by Walter Van Beirendonck.

The Facundo Rum Collection Presents: 24 Hours In Mexico 11/22/14

The Facundo Rum Collection Presents: 24 Hours In Mexico
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Facundo-Rum-Collection-ResizedMelin Building
3930 NE 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: RSVP to [email protected] to attend the “24 Hours in Mexico” Photo Exhibition. Limited availability, guests must RSVP to attend the public exhibition on Saturday, November 22nd.

Following a whirlwind 24-hour trip to Mexico, photographer Seth Browarnik has curated an original series of images of the FACUNDO Rum Collection, the first luxury collection of sipping rums from BACARDÍ, to form a stunning 30+ photography exhibit bringing the “art of rum” to life. These photographs tell the story of not only the meticulous production process of hand bottling the FACUNDO Rum Collection, a product sourced from the Bacardi family’s Private Reserves, but of the community, the heritage, and artistry one finds along the way.

Accompanied by BACARDÍ Brand Master David Cid, Browarnik traveled to Tultitlán, the BACARDÍ aging & blending facility where FACUNDO is bottled. They also stayed in La Galarza, a historic BACARDÍ distillery that showcases the rum company’s commitment to heritage and the legacy of founder Don Facundo Bacardi Massó. During the trip, Browarnik discovered what’s really behind the rum barrel: the people, the history, and the passion that is involved in the art of rum-making.

Open to the public for one day only in the Miami Design District, guests can experience the intimate journey Browarnik captured firsthand. Guests will also be able to experience the four variants from the FACUNDO Rum Collection neat or on the rocks as they view the photographs and relive the story as told though the exhibit.

The World of Mr Somebody and Mr Nobody 12/1/14

The World of Mr Somebody and Mr Nobody
Monday, 12/01/2014 – 12/15/2014 11:00 am – 08:00 pm
PrintMiami Design District
91 NE 40 Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free

Internationally acclaimed fashion designers, Antwerp-based Walter Van Beirendonck (of the “Antwerp Six”) and Los Angeles-based Bernhard Willhelm, will make their mark in Miami as part of The World of Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody, a group stall/installation coinciding with Art Basel|Miami Beach and Design Miami 2014. Curated by Heidi Chisholm, Cathy Leff, and Sharon Lombard, The World of Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody is part art show, part fashion store, part design exhibition, and part global bazaar.

Photographs of #VOTE305: Officially Nonpartisan at The Stage Miami on 10/29/14

#VOTE305: Officially Nonpartisan at The Stage Miami on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.   #Vote305 is a civic initiative for voters to become better educated about candidates and the issues in the final week before the November 4th election.

#Vote305 will provide a nonpartisan platform for candidates running for office to *briefly* share about their candidacy with a diverse stakeholder group of voters. Ballot item representatives will also be given equal time to present affirmative and opposing positions on state and county ballot issues, from medical marijuana legalization to allowing libraries in parks. Stay tuned for more info on confirmed candidates and representatives!

Host Committee: Aileen Alon, Alexandra Manrique, Alex Dominguez, Binsen Gonzalez, Caryn Lavernia, David Moscoso, Dwight Bullard, Luis Gazitua, Marlon Hil, Nelson Diaz, Saif Ishoof, Vance Aloupis

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Photographs of Swamptoberfest and People’s Choice Award on 10/22/14

Swamptoberfest and People’s Choice Award at Swampspace Gallery on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

The director of Swampspace, Oliver Sanchez announced the nomination of the gallery by the Knight Foundation to their People’s Choice Award, South Florida. The announcement is a welcomed recognition for the maverick artist run project space located in the Miami Design District for nearly a decade.

Swampspace was founded on the premise that promoting artistic values increases civility among diverse groups that make up our greater community. It presents monthly exhibitions ranging from visual arts and sculpture to theatrical performance and musical interludes. With nearly fifty exhibitions and critical acclaim, Swampspace is now recognized to be a place both sophisticated enough for arbiters of taste and unvarnished enough for the iconoclast.

The People’s Choice Award highlights small arts groups making a difference in South Florida. It’s part of the Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest funding the best ideas for the arts. Winners of both the challenge and People’s Choice will be announced in December.

As a way to shine the spotlight on smaller groups, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is asking the public to vote by text for their favorite of the six nominees to determine the People’s Choice winner. To vote, the public can text the nominees individual code to 22333 in the U.S. or 747-444-3548 toll-free, through 11:59 p.m. Monday Nov. 17. The effort is part of the Knight Arts Challenge, which funds projects that bring South Florida together through the arts.

The Knight Arts Challenge is a South Florida-based initiative to draw the best and most innovative ideas out of local organizations and individuals seeking to transform the community through the arts. If you have a great idea in the arts, let us know. Take part in a community rising to new levels of artistic achievement and global recognition. In the last six years, 193 ideas were funded. Is this your year?

Voting for People’s Choice Begins October 20th Ends Nov 17.

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Brownes Beauty Hosts All Hail the Nail Launch Event 11/6/14

Brownes Beauty Hosts “All Hail the Nail” Launch Event Thursday, November 6th
Thursday, 11/06/2014 – 12:00 pm – 06:00 pm
209165_10151225361229915_1705053736_oBrownes Merchants & Trading Co. Design District
32 N.E. 39th St.,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free and open to the public

Brownes Merchants & Trading Co. is lacquering up locals with the launch of You Nailed It, Miami’s first monthly mani (or mani/pedi) membership program featuring weekly nail services and exclusive, VIP program perks.

Those looking to delight their digits with a weekly indulgence can opt for the Red Carpet Mani Membership (four monthly manicures for the price of three) for $66 or “play footsie” with the Velvet Rope Mani/Pedi Membership (four manicures and two pedicures) for $123. You Nailed It members will always have the perfect polish at their fingertips thanks to the salon’s luxurious selection of top-of-the-line lacquers including Essie and an assortment of Nars shades exclusive to Brownes.

Believe cuticle care should be shared? Unlike other beauty membership programs, Brownes’ nail club is happy to spread the lacquer love and transfer or gift one service from one beauty buff to another. Better yet, members looking to tap into their enterprising energy can score a $15 credit for each successful You Nailed It referral.
In addition to the promise of perfectly groomed hands and feet, Brownes’ nail club offers exclusive, VIP perks to members including complimentary refreshments and 15 percent off all retail purchases from their expertly-curated product assortment of beauty brands including Briogeo, Molton Brown, Nars, Skinceuticals, Diptyque, Caudalie, Red Flower, Escentric Molecules, Bumble & Bumble Bliss and more. Just in time for holiday gifting, Brownes is also offering You Nailed It member’s gratis gift-wrapping and delivery on all beauty basket orders over $100.

Taking the stress out of booking weekly services, Brownes offers standing appointments featuring convenient text reminders and the ability to cancel at the click of a button. Members can also elect to book online, allowing them to select a desired date, time, service and nail technician in one hassle-free step.

To kick off the festivities, Brownes will host an “All Hail the Nail” launch party on Thursday, November 6th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. AT BOTH LOCATIONS, South Beach and Design District. Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails, sweet treats, and manicure touch-ups, while watching history in the making as Miami’s budding artists play on the “nail art” trend by creating original works with a palate of polishes.