Art Basel - Miami Beach Saturday, December 4th from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Art Basel Miami Beach Interested in attending this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach?
Art Basel is a world-class art experience, where museum-quality art is offered for sale and you can experience everything that is happening in contemporary art. Get your ticket and we can ride together from my house and back again at the end of the day. There is a great selection of restaurants within the venue so we will not need to venture outside for food. Please email me right away if this is something that would interest you. The group will be limited to 3 people (plus me ) so we can all fit in my car. I have parking reserved 3 blocks from the Convention Center.
I had the good fortune to participate in Joan Fullerton’s Gold Coast Watercolor Society workshop in November. Joan led us on a wildly expressive trek over 4 busy days of mixed media abstract painting. There were 18 ladies from a variety of art backgrounds and experience levels. Joan’s fearless freedom on the canvas gave us permission to make big mistakes and experiment with our “usual” approach to art. By Friday, all participants had a body of work unique to their own style and “voice” that we were proud to show and share with everyone else. It felt really great to get outside my comfort zone and try something completely different. We had lots of fun with the enormous Gold Coast art supplies flea market (the proceeds provide low-income children a week of summer camp at Young at Art with all meals included) arranged by Tammy Seymour and everyone ended up buying lots of new art supplies to experiment with new colors and media for a very small investment. Thank you, Joan! Thank you Tammy and Jennifer for organizing this great event! More of this, please!
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection
OCTOBER 23, 2021 – FEBRUARY 6, 2022
The Norton Museum
This exhibit offers a rare opportunity to see firsthand masterpieces by two of the most important and recognizable artists of the 20th century. Featuring over 150 works including paintings and works on paper collected by Jacques and Natasha Gelman, The Gelmans were Mexican-based European emigres who were friends of the artists. On view will be Kahlo’s Self Portrait with Monkeys and Diego on My Mind, and Rivera’s Calla Lily Vendor and Sunflowers. Presenting these artists’ creative pursuits in a broader context, the exhibition also includes work by Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Miguel Covarrubias, Gunther Gerzso, María Izquierdo, Carlos Mérida, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Juan Soriano, and Rufino Tamayo. The Gelmans’ close relationship with this community is underscored by the number of portraits of them made by their artist friends in the exhibition. The exhibition also features clothing and jewelry of the style and region that Frida Kahlo chose to wear.