Friday, December 20, 2013

"Born Wild" by Richard Orlinski/Markowicz Fine Art - Art Basel Week 2013

Markowicz Fine Art hosted an exclusive exhibit of sculptures by French artist Richard Orlinski on Friday, December 6th, 2013 at Villa Azur Restaurant, during Art Basel Week 2013.

A series of magnificent art pieces from the “Born Wild” series where showcased throughout the upscale lounge and restaurant, revealing works that illustrate the passage of vital impulses; negative to positive emotions depicted in animals from popular imagery, film, and the wilderness.
Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they mingled and admired the exceptional pieces of art.

"The Art Garden" by Idan Zareski/Markowicz Fine Art - Art Basel Week 2013

As the fence on 85 NE 40th Street, in the Miami Design District, was moved out on Tuesday morning, what before was an empty lot with uneven grass and patches of concrete, this time emerged as temporary home for a very peculiar family: The Big Foot Family series by Israeli-French artist Idan Zareski. The public installation was kicked off with a private event on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, co-hosted by Idan Zareski and gallery owner Bernard Markowicz.
Zaresky’s original “Big Foot” was joined by a quite big “Lady Foot” and super-sized “Baby Foot”, as the centers of the installation; on one of the walls a colorful image of a granny escorted by four Elvis Presley’s images popped up a few days ago, created by celebrity street artist Bambi who flew from London, to collaborate with the message of peace and tolerance that The Big Foot Family series spreads around the world, by naming the mural “Make Love Not War”.

Tents, large screens, projectors and strategically positioned bright lights were part of the components that transformed the site into The Art Garden, which was conceptualized and designed by high-end interior designer David Landau.
Exquisite hors d’oeuvres, champagne, scotch, wines and great music truly made up a delightful evening for guests that included art collectors, socialites, clients and friends of the event hosts, including Adriana de Moura, one of Bravo’s Miami Real Housewives of Miami, Maurice Renoma, internationally renowned French designer and photographer, and Connie McSilver, philanthropist and artist, to name a few.

Bright Minds Film Festival

A group of talented and pioneering film and entertainment professionals presented a series of short independent films they produced on location in South Florida at the inaugural “Bright Minds Film Festival”. The new film showcase opened at The Colony Theater on Lincoln Road on Tuesday, November 26th at 7:00 pm with a cocktail reception and private screening of the six short films: “Alone”, “Eternal Emotions”, “Happiness”, “One Life”, “The Perfect Stroke” and “Cueva de Ilusiones”.

The leading team of filmmakers includes: Jose Alexzander, Carola Parmejano, Omar Jimenez, Elda Medina, Gui Agustini and Christina Jolie Breza, all of whom played different roles in the production of the six films.

The evening started with the arrival of VIP guests, filmmakers, actors and actresses through the red carpet, who immediately after gathered for a cocktail reception at the foyer and lobby areas at The Colony Theater. At 8:30pm over 300 seats were filled in the auditorium for the beginning of the program which was hosted by Mexican actress Rosalinda Rodriguez and Cuban actor Carlos Garin.

Recognition awards were given to actors, actresses, directors and other professionals who were part of the production teams that made possible the filming of the featured short films. As one of the highlights of the evening the first “Bright Minds Film Festival Life Achievement Award” was given to internationally renowned Mexican television and film actress and director Adriana Barraza. The evening included a live music performance by artist Grethel Ortiz, in collaboration with Latin Grammy Award winner Tony Tahan and Gibson Guitars’ artist Luis Gomez.

Luxury Concierge Network: Jade Beach 2013

On November 7th, 2013, Jade Beach, one of the premier residential communities in Sunny Isles,  partnered up with  us and The Luxury Concierge Network to host a wonderful private event for their residents and guests.
Jade Beach’s ocean front pool deck was the perfect venue for the Luxury Lifestyle Showcase event, co-hosted by Billy Blanco Design and Lou La Vie Members Club; featuring fabulous brands such as Santa Maria de Novella (Bal Harbour), Kiehl’s (Aventura), Sol Filippi Jewelry and Elevee Lifestyle.
 A fine art exhibit was presented by our friends from Robin Rile Fine Art who displayed sculptures by Rainer Lagemann, Richard McDonald and Salvador Dali. The wine bar was sponsored by RoboVault, and cocktails were courtesy of Russian Standard Vodka. El Gran Inka and Red Velvet Restaurant were in charge of providing exquisite hors d’oeuvres.