Miriam Fernandes Gallery presents Art Basel is in the air & Art Brazil is here 12/3-5/09

Miriam Fernandes Gallery presents Art Basel is in the air & Art Brazil is here
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 3rd – 5th, 2009. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Opening receptions: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 3rd – 5th, 2009. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Miriam Fernandes Gallery. 3618 NE 2nd Avenue. Miami, FL 33137
Regular gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Sunday, Monday and evenings by appointment)
Admission: RSVP at 305.573.9531 or rsvp@miriamfernandes.com

On December 3rd, Miriam Fernandes Gallery will begin hosting a three-day festival entitled, Art Basel is in the air & Art Brazil is here in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach. Guests will indulge in the beauty of Brazil and its extraordinary contemporary art complimented by jazz Bossa nova and Batidas cocktails. Gallery owner, Miriam Fernandes, a native of Brazil, is proud of the global recognition and achievement of Brazilian artists, “Brazilian art has come a long way from the famous street graffiti that first captured the attention of top art advocates world-wide.” During this art season, Miriam Fernandes Gallery will present a special tribute to the free-spirited and uniquely diverse culture of Brazil through beautiful works of art from top Brazilian artists. Artist Gabriel Nehemywill be visiting Miami to personally exhibit his exceptional abstract paintings using recycled canvas tarps from loca l Brazilian cargo trucks. Works by Gabriel Nehemy, Goncalo Ivo, Marco Figueiredo, Fatima Junqueira, Aldemir Martins and Dina de Oliveira will be exhibited for the first time in Miami at Miriam Fernandes Gallery.
Art Brazil is here will also showcase several accomplished American artists as an interpretation of the American embrace of the Brazilian culture. The objective will be to compare the impressionist colors of the abstract geometric display from Brazilian, Goncalo Ivo, to the abstract nature expressionism of American, Charles DuBack. Dina de Oliveira’s subtle chromatic abstraction, with a light touch of mysticism stemming from her Amazon roots, will be compared to the extraordinary realist landscapes of American, Don McClain and the work of another Brazilian artist, Aldemir Martins.
December 9th. “An Exclusive Night with Rick Garcia” supporting Casa Valentina. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. RSVP: rsvp@miriamfernandes.com
Relish Miami and Miriam Fernandes Gallery invite you to “An Exclusive Night with Rick Garcia”, famed for his Absolut Vodka art bottles during the 1990s, on December 9th, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Please join us for wine and hors d’oeuvres in support of Casa Valentina. Rick Garcia will also be joining us, providing a unique opportunity to chat with the artist, himself, and he is donating a limited edition print to be raffled off, which is included in the ticket price! 50% of all ticket sales will be donated to Casa Valentina to help support their inspirational work with girls who have aged out of the foster care system. Please email info@casavalentina.org or call 305.442.4181 to purchase tickets.
About the Gallery Owners:
Gallery owners, Miriam Fernandes and Kay Statz have traveled the world and invested in pieces of art by unique and extraordinary, contemporary artists. With an emphasis on Brazilian and North American artists, Miriam Fernandes Gallery values exclusivity, education and long term investments and will strive to be a destination for art culture in Miami.
Miriam Fernandes Gallery
3618 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
Ph: 305.573.9531
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