Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Alain Godon Commissioned To Create Art for 2015 Miami Beach City Report

Executive South Florida Magazine officially presented its 2015 Miami Beach City Report to Mayor Philip Levine and city officials at a private cocktail reception on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 held at La Piaggia Beach Club in South Beach. 

The affair featured a showcase of the original art included in the report, created by French artist Alain Godon, who was commissioned to create the graphic art for the official document inspired in the City of Miami Beach. Alain Godon, who was in attendance, presented an exclusive piece of art to the Arts & Business Council of Miami, represented by its Vice Chair, Sebastien Laboreau. 

The event was attended by city officials including Jimmy L. Morales, Miami Beach City Manager, Ron Mann, publisher of South Florida Executive Magazine, and members of the business community, including representatives of City National Bank, one of the event sponsors. 

Alain Godon is internationally renowned artist, originally from Bourges, France. His art is aligned with free figuration drawing of caricature figures, with graffiti origins. Godon’s representations are simplistic with vivid colors, and outlines defined by thin black strokes.

Photo Credit: Rolo Del Campo

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Markowicz Fine Art Gallery-Maurice Renoma-Miami Art Week 2014

On Sunday, Dec. 7, Markowicz Fine Art Gallery hosted another event during Miami Art Week featuring renowned French designer, photographer and entrepreneur Maurice Renoma. Renoma began his career in the 1960s as a fashion and furniture designer.

 In the early 1990s, Renoma developed a passion for photography. From the human body to life on the streets, to clothing, Renoma captures the beauty of the moment in photographs. Some of the prints in exhibit included the Mythology series.

Markowicz Fine Art Gallery is a pop-up gallery that opened in Miami Beach and will remain open until January 31, 2015.

Photo Credit: Rolo del Campo

Markowicz Fine Art Gallery-Idan Zareski-Miami Art Week 2014

On Saturday, Dec. 6, self-taught Israeli-French sculptor Idan Zareski showcased his Big Foot Family series at Markowicz Fine Art Gallery's new pop-up gallery in Miami Beach. The gallery will be open until January 31, 2015. The event was also co-hosted by Villa Azur Restaurant and Lounge.

The exhibit included new “family members” to the series – Grandpa Foot, Grandma Foot and Le Siffleur (The Whistler).

According to Zareski, the series promotes peace, cultural awareness and tolerance. Zareski currently works out of Costa Rica.

His work travels around the world, including France, Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, Costa Rica, Colombia and the United States.

Photo Credit: Rolo del Campo

House of Art-We Live Here 2-Miami Art Week 2014

On Saturday, Dec. 6, House of Art showcased "We Live Here 2", an exhibit by Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas. This was another great event that House of Art hosted during Miami Art Week 2014.

Based on Vallinas’ photographic exhibit, Second Skins, which imagines clothes animals would choose for themselves if they could, We Live Here 2 shows an anthropomorphic blend of animals, fashion and the human form.

Not only does Vallinas attribute clothes to the animals, he also portrays the types of personalities he imagines they would have. The artist looks at a variety of animals, including a few species of bird such as bustards, flamingos and vultures; swans; doe; stag; and more.

Guests enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres at all the events, which were sponsored by Cope Design and Built.

Photo Credit: Anthony Jordon

National Hotel-Art Week 2014

Internationally acclaimed PHOTO Magazine partnered together with Markowicz Fine Art and the National Hotel Miami Beach, an iconic Art Deco landmark, to mark the magazine’s first event in the United States under new ownership. 

PHOTO, the cult magazine founded by Daniel Filipacchi in Paris 1967, has been widely considered the ultimate photography publication, now distributed in over 60 countries around the world.

The event, co-hosted by Markowicz Fine Art and the National Hotel Miami Beach, introduced one of PHOTO Management’s first clients, Markus&Koala, and also featured French artist, Richard Orlinski, whose spectacular sculptures from the Born Wild series were on display. 

PHOTO Magazine partnered with Markus&Koala for the  LIVE PHOTOSHOOT with SUPERMODEL, NINA AGDAL that took place at their Art Basel Miami debut on Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 6PM at The National Hotel Miami Beach. 

The cover will reintroduce the magazine’s longstanding DECEMBER SUPERMODEL ISSUE, which has previously featured the likes of Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss, and Gisele Bundchen.

House of Art-Future of Fashion-Miami Art Week 2014

On Friday, Dec. 5, House of Art presented “Future of Fashion,” a fashion show produced by and featuring students of DesignLab Miami. This was the second event that House of Art hosted during Miami Art Week 2014.

The show showcased wearable fashion made from unconventional materials and recycled items.

The students, ages 5 to 15, are no strangers to fashion shows. Their collections have been on runways in local schools, at the Miami Children’s Museum and at local organizations’ fundraisers.

DesignLab has been nurturing a small cadre of designers for nearly five years. The North Miami-based creative studio specializes in teaching and promoting multiple aspects of the fashion industry to students of all ages, including sewing, textile design, fashion technology and 3D printing. Design Lab Miami

House of art is a mélange of industrial, avant-garde, hip and traditional mixed-media art. Located in the heart of Miami’s internationally renowned Wynwood Arts District

Photo Credit: Anthony Jordon

House of Art-Vernissage for Mac-Miami Art Week 2014

On Thursday, Dec. 4, House of Art held an exclusive Vernissage in honor of the 20 students chosen to exhibit from Miami Arts Charter School (MAC), located in Miami and Homestead, FL.  The exhibit featured truly exceptional work from a variety of media. 

Part of the proceeds from the exhibit will benefit the House of Art Youth Program. One of the highlights of the evening was the spectacular performance offered by the 3 young musicians from the MAC Band, which was the entertainment for the evening. The talented trio mesmerized event guests with upbeat jazz and R&B musical pieces.  

MAC provides a rigorous academic education with special emphasis placed on the performing and expressive arts to help foster and propel students’ artistic creativity and excite them about life itself.

Photo credit: Rolo Del Campo / Edgar Woo

Markowicz Fine Art Gallery-Arno Elias-Miami Art Week 2014

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 French artist Arno Elias’ Lost Series was on exhibit at Markowicz Fine Art Gallery's new pop-up gallery in Miami Beach open now until January 31, 2015.

A multi-talented artist, musician and photographer, Elias’ Lost Series is a crystallization of his mixed-media techniques and reflects the powerful images he captured during his solo world photographic tour.

His unique pieces are said to carry a sensibility reminiscent of that of Peter Beard.

Photo Credit: Villa Azur