Photos and Highlights of the “Ciudades” Opening Reception
Miami, FL…December 2, 2019…Etra Fine Art located in
Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood (also known as Little River Art District)
held a highly successful Opening Reception of Ciudades, a
multimedia art exhibition. The event was attended by clients and a steady
stream of art lovers over the course of a four hour, open house style event.
Artists in attendance were Juan Raul Hoyos
(Miami/Colombia) and Jorge Olarte (Miami) and throughout the week will
be present along with Andriy Halashyn (Kiev) and 2501 (Milan.)
The exhibit is curated by Etra Fine Art owner, Alicia
Restrepo. She has had a long career as gallerist originally in New York
City and then moved to Miami shortly after Art Basel arrived in the Magic City.
Restrepo has gracefully weathered the real estate changes over the years and
changed location to adapt accordingly: from the Design District (before it was
a luxury retail destination); Wynwood; and now Little Haiti/Little River Art
Apart from Hoyos, Olarte, Halashyn and 2501, the other exhibiting artists are: Ana Maria Gutierrez (Bogota); Valeria Yamamoto (Buenos Aires); Francis Hines (New York); and André Cypriano (Rio de Janeiro.) Also on view are videos by Hoyos and 2501; poetry and essays by Elizabeth Rogers; and music, La Ciudades by Astor Piazzolla.
Ciudades, a multimedia exhibition made up of
paintings, music, an installation, sculptures, photography, videos, poetry and
essays will open for special hours during Miami Art Week (Art Basel) and close
on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. 6942 NE 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33138,
www.etrafineart.com, email@example.com, 917.370.2907.
Etra Fine Art Presents, Ciudades
Art Basel Miami
Closes: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
During Miami Art Week (December 3-6): 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Friday and other days by appointment.
Fort Lauderdale, FL…November 5, 2019…The Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show returns for fall on Nov. 22 – 24, 2019 to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. Headlining the show will be lifestyle expert and craftsman, Carter Oosterhouse of TLC’s “Trading Spaces” and ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” Oosterhouse provides green-building solutions and design alternatives that conserve energy and reduce environmental waste to each renovation project. He will present, 5 Rules of RenOVATION! at 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24.
With cooler temperatures approaching and in anticipation of holiday family gatherings, the Fort Lauderdale Home Show will offer show-goers an opportunity to find thousands of choices, the latest interior design trends and special savings on everything needed to start home décor or renovation projects.
The Show also offers weekend feature areas and seminars designed to help owners learn design tips and improve quality of life at home:
• Designer Room Vignettes by South Florida Interior Designers, Viviana Galetto (Viviana Galetto Designs); Perla Lichi (Perla Lichi Design); Renan Rodriguez (RoZu Design Solutions); and Michael Zavala (Zaval Concepts)
• Let’s Try and DIY with Galey Gravenstein a DIY Designer and Instagram sensation @galeyalix
• Closet Envy: How To Organize Like The Pros. Meet Beth Levin, Closet Queen®, a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) who has been featured on HGTV’s “Mission: Organization”!
• Today’s Market and Tomorrow’s Future in Real Estate. Explore the latest market stats with Jeffrey Levine, President of the Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale, for a fresh outlook on where the market is heading as we enter 2020.
• Kids Creative Critter Corner by STEAM/Environmental Education Program, Broward County Parks and Recreation.
• Property Tax Savings Exemptions with Marty Kiar, Broward County Property Appraiser
• Your Money & Your Mortage: Insights and Solutions presented by Merrill Lynch/Bank of America’s Carolina F. Benzadon, CFP®, CPFA, Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Advisor; and Roy Mandke, Wealth Management Lending Officer, NMLS ID:982922, Bank of America
For information and updates, visit www.homeshows.net and follow on social media for updates @FLHomeShows #FLHomeShows. Purchase tickets online by Thursday, November 21st and SAVE $3.00. Admission: $10.00 adults; $1.00 children 11 and under, available online and at the Box Office.
Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show
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Miami, FL…October 7, 2019…Etra Fine Art
is pleased to announce its Art Basel Miami/Miami Art Week exhibition, Ciudades.
This multimedia exhibition will be made up of paintings, music, an installation,
sculptures, photography, videos, poetry and essays. Etra Fine Art will hold an
Opening Reception for Ciudades from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday,
December 1, 2019 and have special hours during Art Basel. Etra Fine Art,
6942 NE 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33138, www.etrafineart.com,
Alicia Restrepo, Curator and
owner of Etra Fine Art, uses the cities as symbols, differently represented by
world known artists, to stimulate a dialog over the most pressing issues of
today. In fact, cities are a descriptor of today’s sacrifice of natural
resources, centers of communication, synthetic containers of our history, a
confluence of religions, languages and ideologies; technology and alienation coming
from it; social iconography, migration, selfishness and egoism.
Different expressions about the subject will create an interesting
dialog between artists from diverse representative cities of the world such as
New York, Milan, Kiev, Bogota, Miami, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, among
Ciudades will include works by:
Andriy Halashyn (Kiev)
Juan Raul Hoyos (Miami)
Ana Maria Gutierrez (Bogota)
Juan Raul Hoyos (Miami)
Valeria Yamamoto (Buenos Aires)
Juan Raul Hoyos (Miami)
Francis Hines (New York)
André Cypriano (Rio de Janeiro)
Juan Raul Hoyos (Miami)
Music, Poems and Essays
Ciudades, fundadas para odiar
Ciudades, tan altas, ¿para qué?
Ciudades, cada vez de pie
Ciudades, al polvo volverán
Music arrangement: Astor Piazzolla- Buenos Aires; Lyrics: Horacio Ferrer – Buenos Aires; Vocals: Amelita Baltar – Buenos Aires
The haunting and powerful, La Ciudades by Astor Piazzolla
(Argentina) (that will be played as part of Ciudades,) not only
highlights the literal connection to the exhibition’s theme, but will serve as
a celebration of Piazzolla’s career who faced intense criticism for breaking
tradition to create a nuevo tango (new tango.)
Restrepo will also have excerpts from poetry and the essay,
“Transhumance” by Elizabeth Rogers, Critic, writer, Harvard-Radcliffe,
B.A. Yale University, M.A. East Asian Studies, M.F.A. Poetry Director, Tibetan
Museum of Art, New York, displayed alongside some of the works.
2501 (Jacopo Ceccarelli) began his
career as a street artist when only 14 years old. He would continue to develop a
new style which combines wall painting, painting on canvas, sculpture,
installation, photography, video, and documentary. With respect to his work in
relation to Ciudades, he states: “Nature has been ingested and hidden in
the cracks of the city, in the abandoned factories, in the discarded buildings,
in the shantytowns, in the landfills, along railroad tracks. It survives solely
in the spaces of the collapse of policies and memory.”
Juan Raul Hoyos’ installation, Compound is currently on view at Narrativas y Procesos Del Arte Contemporáneo De Medellín/Colombia presented by Fundación Rozas-Botrán. In addressing the theme of Ciudades (cities) Oscar Roldan Alzate, Curator and Director of The Museum University of Antioquia -Colombia writes of Hoyos’ work: “To build, to install, to destruct, to dismantle, to arrange, to reassemble, to reorder, to project, to build, to reform, to modify, to deform, to form, to demolish: these are the collective actions that recall the image of ‘CITY.’ Beyond its execution we have seen the birth, the upbringing, and the disappearance of civilizations, empires and towns.”
Ana Maria Gutierrez takes pieces of posters found on the walls of her city, Bogota, Colombia and reinterprets them to form a new narrative. She says, “Each piece is composed of fragments of our urbanity, which come together in a masterful wall. A wall that invite us to get out of the obvious and to think of the capacity that we, as human beings, have to transform our environment and leave a mark in history.”
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About Etra Fine Art
Now located in Little Haiti (Little River Art District) and
previously rooted in the renowned Miami Design District for nearly 10 years and
Wynwood for two years, Etra Fine Art focuses on representing and promoting a
wide variety of mid-career and established international artists whose work
represents modern and contemporary styles. The gallery exhibits paintings,
drawings, prints, sculptures, photography and installations that reflect
progressive concepts while incorporating traditional and non- traditional
materials. Because of its location at the crossroads of the Americas and
Europe, Etra Fine Art has made it a priority to connect artists and collectors
from both regions.
In addition to promoting and exhibiting artists, Etra Fine Art
works with private collectors, corporations and interior designers to build
collections by researching, locating, acquiring and installing an array of
Alicia Restrepo graduated in Economics first and Art later, and
has been in the art business since 1983. She was recognized as co-owner of one
of the most important galleries in Soho in the eighties and nineties, before
moving her business to Miami in the early 2000’s.
is one of twelve people to receive the Italian Wine Ambassador pin of the
thirty-nine people who wrote the exam in New York this past Sunday.
Miami, FL…July 2, 2019…On Sunday, June 30th,
Miami-based wine educator and Wine by the Bay owner, Stefano Campanini
received the prestigious, Italian Wine Ambassador pin and certification,
at the New York City presentation of the Vinitaly International Academy
(VIA) Ambassador Course.
With the support of the ICE – Italian Trade Agency, VIA staged
the Italian Wine Ambassador course at the 3 West Club from June 26th
to 30th, concluding with a four-part vigorous examination: multiple
choice test; a video presentation describing an assigned native grape’s history
and territory; a blind tasting; and a two essay, written portion. Students are
encouraged to prepare for the course with text book and tasting studies, at
least two months ahead of the actual course and during the course receive
theory classes, as well as taste approximately 250 wines.
“It’s an honor to be among 200 people from all over the
world sharing the mission to instill passion and education to new and seasoned
wine lovers,” says Campanini.
Campanini is one of twelve people to receive the Italian
Wine Ambassador pin of the thirty-nine people who wrote the exam in New York
this past Sunday. Not including the most recent recipients, VIA has trained 204
Wine Ambassadors from 33 countries, making Campanini one of only three
educators to have received this prestigious title in South Florida.
A native of Parma, Italy, Campanini began his career in the
United States as an art dealer in New York. Foreseeing the demand for collectible,
contemporary and Latin American art in South Florida with the emergence of Art
Basel (Miami), he would become one of the first gallerists to open a space in
the Miami Design District in 2004, followed by two moves: Wynwood and now in
its current location, Little Haiti.
In 2011, he decided to merge his passion for wine, food and
art by opening a boutique, retail wine store in Downtown Miami. He envisioned an
intimate space where both wine enthusiasts and experts could meet socially
while exploring both the lesser known and most commonly known wine regions of
the world, plus learn food and wine pairings and tips on cellar management.
Today, he continues classes and services from his gallery, Etra Fine Art and at
other locations offering both private and public events.
With his most recent title (he also holds the Wine and
Spirits Education Trust, WSET Level 2), Campanini hopes to be South Florida’s
first voice in Italian wine knowledge.
“Many people don’t know that there are 590 indigenous
Italian grape varieties! I strive to represent wines that are lesser known, but
much higher in quality than what most people get to experience based on the
limited selection available in big-box stores,” concludes Campanini. “With each
bottle that you open, there’s a story to be told. I’d like to introduce people
to this narrative and help them learn more about the territory, history,
cultivation and culture that adds to the uniqueness of Italian wines.”
About Wine by the Bay
Established in 2011, Wine by the Bay is an award-winning
wine retail store specializing in rare and collectible wines and Champagne.
Named Best Wine Store in New Times (2015); One of the Five Best New Wine Stores
in the Nation by Details Magazine (2012) and most recently recipient of the
Wine-Searcher Gold Awards for best European, French and Overall Lists in Miami
(2018.) Wine by the Bay prides itself on presenting educational events for both
the wine connoisseur and neophyte. Other services offered are: staff training
or strategic wine list design for restaurants; cellar curatorship and
management; private cellar selection purchasing; private and corporate events.
The grand Vinitaly 2019 was held from April 7th to the 10th.
Every year, Vinitaly counts more than 4,000 exhibitors on a 100,000+ square
meter area and 130,000 visitors from over 140 different countries with more
than 30,000 top international buyers. The premier event to Vinitaly, OperaWine
“Finest Italian Wines: 100 Great Producers,” which will be held on the 6th of
April, one day prior to Vinitaly will unite international wine professionals in
the heart of Verona, offering them the unique opportunity to discover and taste
the wines of the 100 Best Italian Producers, as selected by Wine Spectator.
Since 1998 Vinitaly International travels to several countries such as Russia,
China, USA and Hong Kong thanks to its strategic arm abroad, Vinitaly
International. In February 2014, Vinitaly International launched an educational
project, the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) with the aim of divulging and
broadcasting the excellence and diversity of Italian wine around the globe. VIA
this year launched the fourteenth edition of its Certification Course and today
counts 204 Italian Wine Ambassadors and 14 Italian Wine Experts. For more
information, visit www.vinitalyinternational.com.
Miami, FL…January 30, 2019…Just what does it take to sell two billion dollars of residential real estate in only thirteen years? Josh Flagg, star of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles will be sharing his real estate savvy at the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show that takes place March 1-3rd at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center, 318 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127.
Now thirty-five years old, Flagg began his real estate career at eighteen and has received many recognitions including being named one of the top-ranked agents in California and nationally by sales volume by the Wall Street Journal and Forbes’ 30 Under 30 (2012.)
Wine by the Bay hosts an exclusive evening with DLynn Proctor, Director of Fantesca Estate & Winery (St. Helena, Napa Valley) and one of the four featured subjects in newly released SOMM III and preceding films, SOMM (2012) and SOMM: Into the Bottle (2015.) This event is a rare opportunity to taste all of Fantesca’s limited production wine portfolio, of which three wines are made by iconic winemaker, Heidi Barrett also known as the “Wine Diva of Napa” and the “First Lady of Wine.” Continue reading “A Fantesca-tic Wine Tasting with DLynn Proctor of SOMM Films”
Miami, FL…November 20, 2018…Award-winning Architect, Jo Palma sets sights on his first design project in Miami. Plans for The Basel Miami, a new Downtown Miami mixed-used, high rise development are underway and Sean McCormick, Project Developer is seeking a Joint Venture Partner and Signature Luxury Hotel Brand.
The BaselMiami (www.thebaselmiami.com) is proposed to be situated at 205 SW 3rd Street, in an Opportunity Zone directly across the street from the recently approved, Adler Group Miami Riverside Center (currently the City of Miami Administration Building.)
Inspired by and fusing modern art and architecture, the $100,000,000, 36-story 234,000 square foot tower will become a new icon within the Miami skyline. Its uses redefine how a modern art exhibition venue, artists and their studios, hospitality and lifestyle marry into one address. The base of the tower will introduce a Modern Art Gallery with artist studios, offices immediately above it, a boutique hotel and private residences at its upper floors. Both the tower’s plan and slipping volumes optimize prominent views to the city surrounded with an unprecedented presence and experience in Miami.
McCormick feels that PALMA+PARTNERS will lead Miami into a new era of cutting-edge global and sustainable design that will usher in the future of Downtown Miami.
“We don’t want to boast about the next tallest building in Miami,” states McCormick. “We want to build a signature structure of iconic design that relates to the Miami of today.”
Jo Palma is the Founder and Design Partner of PALMA+PARTNERS. With built work on five continents, including some of the world’s largest sustainable mega buildings, Jo oversees design of all projects working closely with the project teams to assure the original design intent and project vision are achieved through project completion. Over the course of his career, Palma has been published in international architecture journals such as Casabella, Domus, A+U, and Architect Magazine. His work has won over 30 design awards, including three Progressive Architecture Awards. He speaks regularly at industry conferences and participates on numerous design committee panels.
“We believe in “evolutionary architecture” which places our planet’s well-being first while providing our clients economically viable solutions within the built environment,” comments Palma. “Today, it’s no longer just about a building but rather about how it enriches communities through resilience and social wellbeing. The Basel in Miami encompasses all these things and we are very proud to be part of it.”
The Basel Miami will be located at 205 SW 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, visit: www.thebaselmiami.com or call/email Sean McCormick at 305.206.4734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL…November 5, 2018…Holiday home design wishes can come true at the the Home Design and Remodeling Show featuring TV personality, Linda Phan of HGTV’s Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House. The Fort Lauderdale Home Show takes place November 16-18, 2018 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. Information and early bird online ticket savings can be found at www.homeshows.net.
From traditional to trendy, there are thousands of choices for the home, backyard and office: furniture; fine art and décor; landscaping items, patio furniture and grills; appliances; doors, cabinets and fixtures; flooring; home automation; wall and window treatments; home automation; hurricane protection, pergolas, awnings and much more. Plus, special savings exclusive to the Show.
Home Show Highlights
Celebrity DIY: TV’s Linda Phan will be joined onstage for DIY holiday crafts with her “sister from another brother”, Annalee Belle, partner to Phan’s brother-in-law, JD Scott (older brother of Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan.) Belle is a model and celebrity makeup artist based in Las Vegas. Members of the audience can participate and share family stories and anecdotes while receiving some “how to” lessons. Take away some holiday inspiration and try out each crafting “recipe” at home with loved ones.
With the holiday season around the corner, the Fort Lauderdale Home Show is South Florida’s best destination to make dream home wishes come true! The Home Design and Remodeling Show takes place November 16-18, 2018at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center.
Family is the heart of every home. TV Personality, Linda Phan of HGTV’s Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House will show why love should be the foundation for every home design project and how crafting is the perfect way to spend more time with family and friends.