Winter Wonderful is a holiday gala sparkling with treasured music and new memories, staged once a year by the Frost School of Music. Each year, ardent patrons of the arts in South Florida gather together on the first Sunday of December to start the holiday season in style at the Winter Wonderful Frost Holiday Dinner. Performances by 200 youthful voices of the Frost Chorale, Symphonic Choir, Cantilena Women’s Choir and Maelstrom Men’s Choir and instrumentalists fill the room. Generous philanthropists are honored for their profound impact on the region and the world community. Individual tickets are $250.
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“A Blacktape Event” by BLACKTAPEart’s exhibit includes about 30 pieces by 6 artists from different backgrounds and latitudes who share a common experience and passion for innovative and transforming art practices. BLACKTAPEart is a collective founded by Sophia Tragash from Miami and Grannell Knox from New York City. Their mission is to build a network of artists to create exposure opportunities to showcase a new and groundbreaking movement with bold works in all media. The artists include: From Miami Sophia Tragash – Visual artist, Rafael Rodriguez – Visual artist, and Juan Cogar – Visual artist. From New York: Grannell Knox – Filmmaker / Photographer, Joe Bussiere – Poet / Musician, Will Kaiser – Visual artist. By coming together in different disciplines from painting, to music, to installations and experimental film, the six artists are creating an all-sensorial experience that will push the boundaries of the conventional. “The combination of mediums is a means to ecstasy,” said Grannell Knox, co-founder of BLACKTAPEart. Opening night is on Thursday, December 5 at 6:30pm and the exhibit will be open to the public from December 5th thru the 8th from 6:30 to 10:00 P.M.
Come celebrate our 20th year of Holiday Music in the Garden as heart-warming seasonal music combines with the gorgeous backdrop of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Guests will enjoy a delicious champagne dinner under the stars, and after dinner, guests will be treated to a wonderful holiday program of seasonal music. There will also be a divine dessert following the concert. Individual ticket are $250. For more info call 305-667-1651 ext. 3391.
Miami Jewish Health Systems will honor Arlyn and Stephen H. Cypen at its Founders Gala this year. The gala evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing at 7 p.m. The event will also recognize Miami Jewish Health Systems Founders, who will be presented with Murano glass hearts. Hazel Cypen will serve as Honorary Chairperson, and Judge A. Jay Cristol, Wayne A. Cypen and Aida Politano, all Founders past presidents, will serve as event chairs. Individual tickets are $300. For more info contact Beth Rubin, Foundation Senior Events Manager at 305-514-8623 or BRubin@MJHHA.org.
House of Art, Wynwood’s own gallery and working studio, will host a private cocktail reception Vernissage on Thursday, December 5 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 415 NW 26th Street. Collaborators for the event include Cope Construction Inc., Porcelanosa, YaYa Wines, Leza One, Machiya Midtown Miami, and TU-Be Branding (SX Liquors). Works by renowned artists Jason Henthorne, Clecio Lira, TMNK/Nobody, Richard des Jarinds, Cecilia Moreno Yaghoubi, and performance artists Homo-Sapiens-Live-Art, as well as House of Art’s founder/artist Henrique Souza will be showcased. House of Art’s four-day Art Basel schedule includes daily events and showings starting on Thursday, December 5 with the invite-only V.I.P. Vernissage; On Friday, December 6, the gallery will welcome all to experience the award-winning artists and performances; Saturday, December 7, street artist TMNK/Nobody will exhibit with a live painting; Festivities will come to a close on Sunday, December 8 with an afternoon event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and an evening bash with live installation to follow.
Don’t Worry Baby: Art Basel Edition will be on Sunday, December 8 at 4pm at The Riviera Hotel. The event will unite like-minded brands from a selection of genres, including sounds by Perseus and Moon Boots, with special guest Pirate Stereo. In addition, Don’t Worry Baby: Art Basel Edition will boast a selection of pop-up shops to feature covetable fashion lines such as Wildfox, For Love and Lemons and La Belle Rebelle. The evening will be hosted by As If magazine’s “Art Basel Artist to Watch 2013,” Alexandria Hilfiger. Capture Fashion stylist Amanda Del Duca will co-host. Partygoers will be served spiced rum and branded coconuts by the event’s official sponsors, Sailor Jerry and The Coconut Cartel. In addition, guests will enjoy an open bar with beverages by Peroni, Zonin Prosecco, Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, Pampelonne, and LIQS Cocktail Shots; FUNG KÚ will serve complimentary sushi hors d’oeuvres.
Brisky Gallery Miami is proud to present Affiliated: The Art of the Urban Experience; an exhibition curated by Luis Valle, Brisky Gallery’s Director in collaboration with Jesse Henderson. The show will reflect a diverse approach at creating work influenced by urban settings. The exhibit will feature works by over 20 artists local, national and international. It will include a large yet cohesive range of work from painting, drawings, photography, sculpture and new media. “Affiliated”, is a result of the current movement in art, which reflects on the urban experience. Many urban, street, muralist and as well as fine artists rely on certain affiliations in order to succeed and accomplish their goals. Whether they are traveling to a new city and need someone to show them around or maybe they need to locate a wall to paint, artist use their affiliations to get the job done. Artists are affiliated but not limited only to by crews, peers, countries, medium, sponsors, galleries and friends. Without this an artist job is much more difficult. This also reflects on the old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Every connection leads to a new adventure and is part of the process of the artist’s creation. This exhibit brings to Miami a solid lineup of artists who have a diverse background of both urban and fine artwork. Each artist is well known in their respective circles yet somehow were all affiliated by a different source. Opening reception is on December 3, at 7PM, the Art Basel Reception on Saturday, December 7th at 7pm, and Brisky BBQ on Sunday Dec. 8th 4-9pm.
The Standard Spa, Colette & The Alchemist invite you to their Art Basel Annual BBQ with André Saraiva. Keeping the tradition alive, The Standard Spa will close out the final Sunday of Art Basel bayside with Colette & The Alchemist in celebration of their collaborative Drive-Thru pop-up.
Flaunt Magazine and Wildfox, in association with 3P Productions, are pleased to present a three day public art exhibition, “Affordable Care,” a group show taking place during Miami Art Week at Mana Wynwood in the Miami Art District, December 3 – 8, 2013. The indoor/outdoor exhibit is free and open to the public during the day and will feature two private evening events. Attendees will experience the on-site physical assembly of Flaunt Magazine’s forthcoming Art Issue called The Care Issue: Mixed Feelings. Flaunt’s curated exhibition “Affordable Care,”will explore the contradiction and malleability of these two subjective words-”affordability” and “care”- a pairing, which, in a time of digital missives, healthcare glitches, and artistic free-for-all-is ever topical. The Flaunt exhibition will showcase through an assortment of artistic mediums from temporal performance and orgiastic video play to sculpture and photography. On exhibit will be work from artists Ben Jones, Melanie Pullen, David LaChapelle, Rob Montgomery, Petra Cortright, Vance Lorenzini, Yung Jake, Jeanette Hayes, with a special pavilion presented by Opus Reps, which will feature work from Mary Ellen Mark, Bert Stern, Hunter and Gatti, and Paul Solomons.
Wednesday, December 4 – Private Opening Night
6pm – 9pm Vanessa Beecroft, in collaboration with Kanye West, will debut a performance piece which will see Beecroft’s choreography of models in interplay with clay, amidst Beecroft sculptures.
10pm Kendrick Lamar, hip hop artist will perform live in a private concert presented by Flaunt Magazine, 3P Productions, in conjunction with MOCA North Miami.
Thursday, December 5
11am – 6pm Flaunt Magazine’s “Affordable Care” group show opens to public.
7pm Rob Montgomery will ignite his “Fire Poem” performance. Montgomery will create a sculptural poem created in oak to be burned outdoors.
10pm Private party with performance by DJs Darkside LIVE (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington)
Friday, December 6
11am – 6pm Flaunt Magazine’s “Affordable Care” group show open to public
9:00pm Boy George LIVE – first U.S. live performance in more than 10 years
Saturday, December 7
11am – 6pm Flaunt Magazine’s “Affordable Care” group show open to public
Sunday, December 8
2pm – 8pm Fool’s Gold Day Off featuring Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak & Dave 1 of Chromeo), Nick Catchdubs
VIP Tickets and Premium seating packages for purchase will be available at artbaselmanawynwood.com
CUBIST’YLE 2013 Exhibition Preview will be held on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00 pm. Featuring the artists: Mariko, A. Bellino, P. Breteau, E. Ballestra. Exhibition is open to public from December 5th to 8th, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.