Monday, February 23, 2015

Alain Godon: Around the World in Eighty Works

On February 12, our client Markowicz Fine Art hosted an event for the internationally renowned painter and sculptor Alain Godon, which they represent in the United States. Godon’s new exhibition, Around the World in Eighty Works, featured new sculptures from his Architectural series based on previous paintings of world-famous buildings from major cities around the world.

Godon began the architectural series in 2006, painting easily-recognizable scenes from major cities. His newest additions to the collection are sculptures depicting the landmarks in his paintings. His work has a unique style that captures every characterizing detail that embodies architectural structure.


Godon aims to create multiple structural points of view in his sculptures, creating a multi-faceted piece that impresses from every angle. The piece is then placed on a three-dimensional image to expose the landmark’s design elements.

To create the perfect atmosphere for the event, we worked with DJ Tavin Reiter who played contemporary lounge music as guests browsed Godon’s works. The bar, food and service was entrusted to Barok Catering, who served a selection of exquisite hors d’oeuvres, treating guests to delicious combinations of finger foods with an elegant presentation. The bar offered champagne, wine, and cocktails.

This event, the first fine art exhibition since Art Basel 2014, was held in the Miami Design District at Markowitz Fine Art Gallery's temporary location in the FAAM-Fine Arts Auction Miami gallery space at 80 NE 40th Street, Miami FL 33137. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 7 PM. For more information, call 305.308.6398.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Artist Connie McSilver's Sculpture Celebrates New Scholarship Fund Program for Students at FIU

The unveiling of  “Whoopie”, a 10 feet tall sculpture donated by renowned artist Connie McSilver to the Florida International University Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building’s courtyard, took place at an intimate outdoors ceremony on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 1:30pm. Some of attending guests included Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg - President of FIU, Janine King - Associate Professor and Department Chair, Adam Drisin - Associate Dean, College of Architecture, and a number of students who gathered to enjoy the new addition to the school’s landscape.

The affair celebrated the launching of a new scholarship fund which awards FIU interior architecture students who best integrate artwork and collections of art into their interior architecture designs. The Martin and Constance Silver Award was created to promote the integration of art in interior architecture, while learning focuses on understanding why and how to form a strong and creative relationship between the art pieces and the environment that houses them.

Artist Connie McSilver was selected to have her sculpture on display at the FIU’s School of Architecture Courtyard to inspire students. The artist’s unique style, which is influenced by her background as a psychoanalyst and social worker, provides a strong visual source of inspiration to contribute to the students’ own creativity development.

The private event was followed by a reception at the School of Architecture Building BEA Gallery, where the winning projects of the new scholarship award program, from the first semester, were on display. Topics included art integrated in hospitals, residential buildings, hospitality business, and sustainable environments, showing the level of creativity and advanced education that the students have.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Luxury Lifestyle Showcase: Jade Ocean - January 2015

Our first Luxury Lifestyle Showcase Event of the year took place at the one and only Jade Ocean Residences in Sunny Isles Beach, FL. On Thursday, January 26, 2015 we had the honor to co-host the private affair along with their Chief Concierge, John Lenis. The chosen venue was the building’s Porte Cochere located at the east side of the building overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. 

Used as a drive way for the valet parking staff and located right outside the main lobby, this area was transformed into a social lounge for the distinguished residents who descended from their homes to mingle with neighbors and friends. 

A fabulous line-up of exclusive brands were showcased strategically throughout the venue, including Armani Casa, Burgess Yachts, Lou La Vie Members Club, Markowicz Fine Art, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Luxus. Residents signed up for the raffle of a few spectacular gifts provided by some of our partners, including tickets to the upcoming Miami Open, gift baskets by Saks Fifth Avenue and Armani Casa, and a free day use of a Porsche by Lou La Vie. Everyone went home with fabulous gift bags as well. 

Guests enjoyed culinary delights passed butler style by 1826 Restaurant and Barok Catering, while the desserts were provided by Barton G Restaurant and Jade Ocean CafĂ©. A spectacular champagne and caviar bar was presented by Onna Caviar, where plenty of Veuve Clicquot and Piper Heidsieck flowed throughout the evening. 

The main bar featured drinks by Notorious Pink (Rose), Passion XO (mojito cocktails), and The Fat Trout (scotch). The entertainment was orchestrated by DJ Viktor and a duo of talented and beautiful ladies who delighted guests with a great repertoire of dance music.

Photos by: Rolo Del Campo / RolloFilm