Art Basel Day 3-Wynwood area got ready for the big art event By Betty Alvarez

Gallery 212 Opening Night Gala
First I went to Gallery 212 Gala which hosted their Art Basel Opening Night Gala. The Art Basel 2011 Exhibition Opening Night Gala benefitted the students of the Miami Arts Charter School providing higher arts education for kids in Miami.These students did a surprise art installations with musical, vocal and instrumental Performances.
Light food and beverages provided by Catch Grill & Bar Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay. Along with resident artists Pop Artist Michael Perez,John Pate,Johnny Pate,Sean Murdock,Jonathan Dvoretz, and Sculptor Henry Souto, the gala features celebrated master painter Jose Yossi from Brazil.

Items were raffled to benefit Food for the Poor including 2 VIP Tickets to the Vail Film Festival 2012! What a great Gala!

The Co11ective
Next I ventured across the street to view the Co11ective at the Kohn Compound. The Co11ective launched 22 renowned bi-cultural artists ranging from street art to photography. It also prensented murals, art and installations by Trek Six, Lizzie Easton Lauren Webb Harris, Celso Gonzalez, Rimx, Larregui, SK545, Olsunlade, La Pandilla, Bik Ismo, Shaun Thurston with special exhibits by Infamous Magazine, Red Bull Through My Eyes, WVW8, Carlos “Mare139” Rodriguez.

Wynwood Walls
On my way to my car I stumbled upon the Wynwood Walls where the murals were lighted up and all types of artwork from Graffiti to contemporary art was showcased. I am always amazed at these gigantic walls and the different types of artistic talent everytime I come here.

All in all, on this day, Wynwood was fun to be in and a taste of what was to come.

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