Continuum on South Beach, The North Tower and Rudolf Budja Gallery partnered for an exclusive "Relive Studio 54 Experience" at the start of Miami Art Week 2017. A who's who of South Florida's business leaders, collectors and international art aficionados viewed especially selected pieces from the private collection of Rudolf Budja, including pieces by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichenstein.
Sculpture by Daniel Knorr Unveiled at Jade Signature
An impressive group of art world influentials and friends joined Edgardo Defortuna, Fortune International Group President & CEO, and artist Daniel Knorr for the unveiling of Bonhomme Universe, Knorr's new public sculpture. Defortuna commissioned the piece for Jade Signature in Sunny Isles Beach, a new, soon-to-open luxury condominium. Bonhomme Universe sits between the ocean and the residential tower, a luxury 57-story building offering a resort-like lifestyle.
Ketel One Celebrates Art & Culture with ICA
Ketel One Family-Made Vodka celebrated The Institute of Contemporary Art's (ICA) opening reception for its inaugural exhibition, "The Everywhere Studio." The first major exhibition in the museum's new permanent location explores the significance of the artist's studio from the postwar period to the present day, encompassing over 100 works in painting, sculpture, video and installation. Presented by Saint Laurent and Deutsche Bank, art aficionados and cultural leaders were united for ICA's reveal of works from more than fifty artists over the past five decades.
Pictured: Ellen Salpeter, Ray Ellen Yarkin and Irma Braman
Opening Night Launch of Vitri Foundation for the Americas
Jose Arenas of Vitri Corp. teamed up with local art collectors and event partners to produce a two-week art exhibition at his company's 5,000 square foot headquarters and showroom in Allapattah. Curated by Oscar Ascanio, who has curated shows for the Guggenheim Museum among others), museum-worthy art works graced the space, with the theme "Living with Art." The space is designed to feel like a home environment with sculptures, mixed media, photography and paintings carefully arranged throughout.
The Miami Foundation Creativity Event
As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration at the Adrienne Arsht Center, The Miami Foundation celebrated six arts and culture organizations that stand out for creating experiences that build community. The Foundation's "Creativity" event showcased local talent and spotlighted nonprofits that received $50,000 each, or a total of $300,000, as part of The Miami Foundation's 50th Anniversary Signature Grants. This investment provides resources to nonprofits developing spaces where "creatives" can pursue new ideas, products, technologies and social solutions. The event was the culmination of a year in which the Foundation has made $1 million of signature philanthropic investments in Miami nonprofits.