Miami Wynwood Arts District Visual Arts

“Elements” Five Nights of Art and Culture During Art Basel Miami 2011 At Miami Art Space

Five Nights of Art and Culture During Art Basel Miami 2011 At Miami Art SpaceNovember 30 -  December 4, Miami Art Space, 244 NW 35th Street, Miami Wynwood Arts District

Blooming Design in collaboration with Johnnie C. Cope Inc. has announced it will kick off Art Basel Miami 2011 with a private Cocktail Reception Vernissage on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at its innovative space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. The event begins a five-night show called “Elements,” a celebration of the earth and organic beauty through art and cultural traditions, headlined by Brazilian-born artist Henrique Souza.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011: Private Cocktail Reception Vernissage 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Featuring an exhibit by headlining artist Henrique Souza, works by Francisco Chediak and Cecilia Moreno-Yaghoubi, a custom display from Vertical River and an evening curated by Adriana de Moura. Includes specialty cocktails courtesy of Syltbar, sweet treats by Cioccolada and a VIP lounge created by Blooming Design.

Thursday, Dececember 1, 2011: An evening of cocktails, music by famed DJ Lina Bradford and a fashion show featuring the spring/summer 2012 collection by Brazilian design sensation Marcelo Quadros.

Friday, December 2, 2011: “Brazilian Showcase,” a Brazilian-themed cocktail party with music by world-renowned Brazilian DJ Myrthes and complimentary caipirinhas provided by LeBlon Cachaça and light bites by chef Sergio Silva.

Saturday, December 3, 2011: A day of performance artists that will include music by international artist and musician Gil Bitton from his latest album Ne Me Quitte Pas, a collection of classical French remakes, and the performance art of Bill Spring, featuring his one-person spoken narrative/movement piece titled “The Prehistoric Zipcode of Water.” The evening will also feature culinary artistry by celebrated Chef Michael R. Shikany of SHIKANY.

Sunday, December 4, 2011: VIP cocktail hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to honor the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Community.