Art Basel Day 2: Coral Gables Country Club Grand Opening and Art Basel exhibition by Betty Alvarez

On November 29, the Liberty Entertainment Group announced the Grand Opening of the Coral Gables Country Club. A public art exhibit is currently on display at the country club until December 5th. This spectacular event and exhibit introduces the world to the newest jewel in the Liberty Entertainment Group’s crown.

To celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Coral Gables Country Club, Liberty Entertainment Group together with University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum and Robin Rile Fine Art are proud to announce the inclusion of an Exclusive Art Exhibit to launch ART BASEL MIAMI.

For over two decades, Liberty Group has distinguished itself from all others primarily through its distinct design approach, and continues to increase public awareness of important heritage through the dramatic transformation of original historical sites into brilliant settings for the hospitality industry. Historical prolific examples include; Rosewater, situated in the original Consumers Gas building (Toronto) constructed in1873; Courthouse, in Toronto’s original courthouse building constructed in 1852; and Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Toronto’s most prestigious event facility, originally the home of the Ontario Government, built in 1926.

The Coral Gables Country Club which has been restored and dramatically transformed by the Toronto-based Liberty Entertainment Group has enlisted Reed V. Horth from ROBIN RILE FINE ART to curate the Private Launch Party and a four-day art exhibit to celebrate Art Basel week in Miami, December 2 – 5, 2010. The exhibit consists of selected original sculpture, photography, drawings and print works from Spanish Master Salvador Dali, American Masters Frederick E. Hart and Richard MacDonald and Hungarian Master Martón Váró, as well as several other emergent artists.

The public art exhibit re-introduced the community to the Coral Gables Country Club, which was once a member’s only facility. This event opened the doors of the Country Club to the public and established it as a viable and active participant within the community of Coral Gables.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum. Throughout the event, speakers from the University of Miami will highlight aspects of the master Salvador Dali’s impact on 20th-21st Century thought, and other topics of interest to our guests.

This event brought together scholarship, philanthropy and connoisseurship all under one roof and kicked-off the Art Basel Week in sophistication and elegance.

Hosts Nick and Nadia Di Donato, held the official annual launch party for the famed Toronto International Film Festival, are world renowned for their distinctive venues and chic style.

The Coral Gables Country Club is located at 997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For more information please call
305.392.0 819 or email:

Photographs By Betty Alvarez