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Ornare Tastemakers Showcase 2015
Brazilian interiors showroom, Ornare, held its 9th Annual Tastemakers Showcase on the Art Week Thursday. Seven of Miami’s most influential interior designers and architect firms were honored as “Tastemakers.”
A highlight of the evening was the interactive video presentation displaying quirky nuances of the designers’ personalities, combined with montages of each designer’s work.
The honored firms were: 2 ID INTERIORS - Rafaela Simoes and Laila Colvin; ANTROBUS + RAMIREZ -Alison Antrobus and Ruby Ramirez; AVANT DESIGN - Monica Souza and Cristina Souza; DEEP DESIGN SOLUTIONS - Marisol Pinto; FERNANDEZ BRENA DESIGN - Cary Fernandez Brena; SOJO DESIGN -Sofia Joelsson; and ZUCARATTO DESIGN - Marcos Zucaratto.
Global Fine Art Awards
The culmination of a year of research, deliberation and voting to recognize the best curated fine art and design exhibitions in the world ends in the revelation tonight of the 2015 winners of the nine Global Fine Art Awards – selected from 68 nominees in 19 countries, 5 continents and 42 cities.
Nominees and guests, patrons and sponsors of the GFAA program celebrated the 2015 awards at a black-tie event and ceremony this evening at the historic Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, Co-Hosted by Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padron and Judy Holm, GFAA President and CEO.
Pictured: Juan Carlos Zaldivar, Darlene Perez, Jorge Perez, Judy Holm, & Ivonn Giohman
Knight Arts Challenge Nominee: Delou Africa
Delou Africa engages diverse communities through artistic expression in traditional West African dance, drum, music and folklore.
Delou Africa is one of four local arts organizations eligible to win $20,000 through the Knight Arts Challenge People Choice Award.
Video: Chapman Partnership 20th Anniversary Gala
Chapman Partnership, an organization that provides holistic services for the homeless in Miami-Dade County, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with black-tie gala downtown at the JW Marriott Marquis. Hear from those who have helped to make the organization successful over the past two decades.
Knight Arts Challenge Nominee: Artefactus Cultural Project
Children from Latin America who immigrate to Miami have few chances to see theater that reflects their culture and experiences. The West Kendall-based Artefactus Cultural Project wants to change that and is creating “Tales of Miami,” a new show that features their stories. Artefactus is one of four local arts organizations eligible to win $20,000 through the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award.
Video Interview: Festival Miami 2015 with Dean Shelly Berg
Classical Charles Greenfield interviews Dean Shelly Berg with an in-depth look at the upcoming 2015 Festival Miami at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.
Produced by ArtsAndCultureTv.com.
Ornare Presents: Fashion Faves of the Miami Chic
Luxury Brazilian closet and kitchen manufacturer, ORNARE, hosted the committee for the 5th annual Wine, Women & Shoes benefitting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for the latest installment of their ongoing series with SocialMiami, Fashion Faves of the Miami Chic.
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Fashion Faves of the Miami Chic - Presented by Ornare
NWSA Theatre Student Anissa Comonte as Blanche DuBois
New World School of the Arts interviewed NWSA music theater student Anissa Comonte, who will play Blanche DuBois in the upcoming play “A Streetcar Named Desire”.
Video: A Grand Gathering - SocialMiami Hosts Gala Chairs
It was a night for socializing, enjoying beautiful surroundings and having their pictures taken for individuals and couples who will chair 2015-2016 charity galas.
Hosted by Lionheart Capital at the location of its posh Ritz Carlton Residences Miami Beach, SocialMiami invited community leaders for this year's Gala Guide Photo Shoot.
The Art of Fashion @ Neiman Marcus Coral Gables
Neiman Marcus Coral Gables celebrated the ART OF FASHION with one of the most fashionable events of the fall season! The evening was a celebration of fall - the new HOT TRENDS and MUST HAVE items. Neiman Marcus honored esteemed arts charities in the community - Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Beaux Arts, Miami City Ballet and Young Patronesses of the Opera. Guests enjoyed fashion and beauty stops throughout the store - a LIPSTICK LOUNGE to find that perfect RED lip, NAIL ART from high-end nail art atelier, Vanity Projects, and hair touch ups by GLAMSQUAD. CBS 4's Lisa Petrillo was the MC for the runway fashion show that featured fashionable beats by DJ YSL.
Pictured: Lais Bacchi and Christy Martin
The Bar at St. Regis
The St. Regis Bar at Bal Harbour is a burgeoning Miami hot spot. With live music nightly and an exquisite variety of culinary options - including a gourmet sushi menu – The St. Regis Bar is perfect for date night, business meetings, or to simply relax after a busy day of shopping at Bal Harbour Shops. Additionally, the semi-private wine vault is ideal for corporate functions, baby showers, birthday parties and more; and because it’s adjacent to the bar, events in the wine vault receive at no added cost all of the amenities that The St. Regis Bar offers, including live music, Champaign sabering, and the splendid and serene outdoor area.
Local social figure and former editor of Ocean Drive magazine, Suzy Buckly Woodward, spent some time at The St. Regis Bar, and we documented her experience.
Arsht Center’s Rock Odyssey
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts recently presented its 100th performance of Rock Odyssey. For six years, Arsht Center invites every fifth grader in Miami-Dade County for a free presentation of this spectacular musical, a cornerstone of the Center’s Arts Education and Community Engagement program.
Rostad Edwards Fine Art Opening
Contemporary art gallery Rostad Edwards Fine Art opened in Wynwood with a well-attended affair hosted by partners Goran Rostad and Stephen Edwards. Internationally acclaimed and award-winning artists Steve Driscoll and Per Fronth were also in attendance. The much anticipated gallery provides collectors with comprehensive services from acquisition to installation, consulting, art appraisals, conservation, financing and leasing services.
Ornare Presents: Design Talk - Avant Design Group
Monica Souza and Cristina Souza are two dynamic stars in the Miami interior design scene. Founded by Cristina, Avant Design Group specializes in high-end residential design with an emphasis on condos. Monica partnered with her sister as she saw the company grow. Originally working in fashion, she was able to bring that eye for texture and fabric to the company. The sisters pride themselves on the creative process they develop with their clients expressing the joy they feel as their clients begin to feel like family.