In the Artists’ Studio – Christy Gast
Burlap, mermaids and a barefoot mailman
Christy Gast’s Wynwood studio is located on the corner of 22nd Street and NW 2nd Avenue in a graffiti-tagged warehouse maintained by the New World School of the Arts. The two-level space with a lower-level gallery area is the creative home to 20 resident artists, professors, alumni and students.
Gast’s second-floor workspace has a desk and shelves that hold the tools of her trade. Situated throughout the open area work-space are textile-based sculpture and burlap pieces from her latest exhibit at Gallery Diet.
Birthday in the Sandbox
A sea of red greeted Drs. Michael and David Russin as friends gathered to celebrate the twins’ 75th birthday. Cincinnati natives, the two brothers are avid fans of the Reds so The Sandbox at Miami Theater Center was cleverly transformed into a baseball locker room by Sharon Siegal’s team at Deco Productions. David Russin is a retired oncological surgeon, and Michael is an orthopedic hand surgeon who practices at Mount Sinai and Aventura Surgery Center. Guests “dined” on typical and fun ballpark fare and down-home comfort food catered and served by Epicure. DJ Xavier kept the party lively, and the appearance of Elvis (Michael Fayer) had everyone on their feet.
Pictured: Michael Russin, sister Judy Margulies and David Russin
Merrick Manor Sales Center Grand Opening
Merrick Manor – Coral Gables’ first luxury condominium to launch since Miami’s most recent building boom – celebrated the official grand opening of its brand new sales center with a special cocktail party hosted by developer The Astor Companies and Cervera Real Estate. Guests, brokers and prospective buyers sipped on champagne and cocktails, and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres while touring the facility.
Pictured: Karine Carvalho and Christian Isaias