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Betsy South Beach to Celebrate the Pocket Guide to Miami Architecture

Betsy South Beach to Celebrate the Pocket Guide to Miami ArchitectureThursday, March 8, 7-11pm – The Betsy South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

The Betsy South Beach will host an exhibition and book signing reception to honor the release of the Pocket Guide To Miami Architecture (W.W. Norton, $24.95) with author Judith Paine McBrien and illustrator John F. DeSalvo. An illustration of The Betsy’s façade is included in the book and will be on display along with drawings of many other local buildings. Hosted by General Manager Jeff Lehman, Betsy’s event is part of an Evening of Arts Programs on Ocean Drive that begins at 7 pm with a lecture at the Miami Design Preservation League, 1001 Ocean Drive by author and scholar Joan Kahr on Edgar Brandt’s legendary Art Deco Ironwork. At 8 pm Betsy will host the book signing and display of book illustrations (for the Pocket Guide), as well as present a related art opening of the work of local artist, Andrew Reid, in the Underground Gallery. Live music from jazz pianist Max Farber and singer Mariana Martin will be featured throughout the evening. John DeSalvo’s Illustrations from the book will be projected virtually onto a big screen with several selections displayed on easels. Concurrently, Betsy’s Underground Gallery will display maquettes and sectional drawings of large pieces of public art from installations by artist Andrew Reid. Both artists will be present to greet the public and answer questions. The event is free and open to the public.