New Year’s Eve Guide

New Year’s Eve is almost here and SocialMiami has assembled an exciting group of New Year’s Eve dining choices, parties and even a concert. So, whether you’re a Miami hipster, family or foodie there is a Miami New Year’s Eve event that’s right for you. So, don’t miss out and make your reservations right now at one of these great Miami events – and Happy New Year!
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VIDEO: Aoki Akio Gallery at Art Basel

West Encounters East is a documentary produced by arts activist and collector Stella Holmes. The piece, due to be released by public television in 2013, studies the relationship between Japanese and Brazilian cultures as seen through the works of Japanese/Brazilian artists.

At Art Basel Miami Beach, Ms. Holmes visited the Vermelho gallery out of Sao Paulo, which is owned by Japanese/Brazilian gallerist Akio Aoki.
The gallery displayed an installation by a native Brazilian with Japanese roots. The artist, Andre Komatsu, has an architectural background and created a three-dimensional piece from wood that adheres to his architectural understanding while also keeping with the clean, minimalistic nature of the Japanese aesthetic.

Pictured: Stella Holmes and Miami Art Museum director Silvia Karman Cubiñá

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JCS’ Lapciuc Dinner Blended Art & Appreciation

‘An Evening of Art Mazel,’ this year’s Lapciuc Appreciation Dinner thanking significant donors to Jewish Community Services’ Milk & Honey food distribution campaign, featured the artwork of noted painter and Holocaust survivor Thomas Muhl, great food and spectacular views at the home of Tania and Israel Lapciuc. Over 140 guests enjoyed a program that included remarks from University of Miami students Nicole Cassinera and Jennifer Bard, who participated in the Holocaust Survivors Internship Program.

Pictured: Jennifer Efron-Duffy, Amy Klosky and JCS Alliance Chair Courtney Lenner

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