Visit China and you’ll discover a booming society that’s distinctly contemporary while remaining profoundly traditional. For artist Simon Ma, who has lived through his homeland’s meteoric rise as an economic global power and the swift westernization it has recently experienced, fusing the ancient with the trendy is a force that has proven creatively irresistible. Ma’s artistic vision is in full bloom at the Frost Art Museum (10975 SW 17th St., Miami) where his solo “The Heart.Water.Ink World Tour Exhibition 2014” marks its U.S. debut. The show pays tribute to the late Xu Beihong, who became known in the early 19th Century for his ink paintings of horses. The exhibit boasts 70 works ranging from Chinese ink hybrids and graffiti art to Chinese calligraphy, lacquer paintings, 3D video projections, Murano glass, and large-scale dragon and horse sculptures. “Through my horses, I hope viewers will experience the beauty, courage, and strength of the Chinese people,” Ma says. “My new world tour is greatly inspired by the late Chinese master Xu Beihong, who is remembered for creating new national art by combining nature and realism, uniting traditional Chinese with Western painting styles.” The artist adds that the name “Ma” means “horse,” that 2014 is the year of the horse in China, and that the animal has become one of his favorite subjects.
South Florida Walk To End Lupus This Saturday Sept 27th.
Join family, friends and supporters of those with Lupus on a sunset stroll through Jungle Island on Saturday, Sept. 27. The South Florida Fall Walk to End Lupus Now raises money for lupus research, increases awareness of lupus, and rallies public support for those who suffer from its brutal impacts. Form a team or donate to an existing one.Registration is free but participants are encouraged to raise a $50 minimum donation. Registration: 3:30 p.m., Walk: 5:30 p.m.
Registration is required by Sep. 26, 2014.
1111 Parrot Jungle Island
Miami, FL 33132 More information
Phone: 561.279.8606 ext. 1
Cost: Free registration. $50 fundraising minimum encouraged.
Haute Tea & Couture Luncheon Supports Diabetes Research
Event info courtesy of www.modernluxury.com
When: September 12, 2014 11:30 AM
Price: $150 per person
Event Phone Number: 954-964-4040
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
9703 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour FL 33154
What: The Young Society of Love and Hope will host its 3rd annual Haute Tea luncheon, benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute, in honor of Linda Gibb who serves alongside her husband Barry as International Chairman of Love and Hope. Guests are encouraged to don their finest hats and heels to the event, where they will be treated to a champagne reception followed by a three-course lunch and formal tea service. There will also be a fashion presentation by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, fashion display and pop-up boutique by GABRIELLA | WIMMER Haute Couture Jewelry-Handbags and Diamond SkinTM Creator, exclusive designs by luxe-floral boutique Kalla, décor by Christofle as well as a live and silent auction. Prizes will be awarded for the best hats of the day.
Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at DiabetesResearch.org/Haute-Tea or by calling 954.964.4040
- See more at: http://www.modernluxury.com/miami/events/haute-tea-luncheon-benefiting-diabetes-research-institute#sthash.2IBtaVQM.dpuf
Miami's Fashion Film Festival Returns for a 2nd Year
Adding to Miami's art and cultural offerings, the Miami Fashion Film Festival (MIAFFF) returns for its 2nd annual festival Sept 10-14. MIAFFF celebrates the films and filmmakers that creatively examine the art, culture, and business of fashion, both locally and internationally.
MIAFFF will engage the community in conversation to explore the opportunities and challenges within fashion that youth, women, and industry professionals face. The Miami Fashion Film Festival benefits Fashion Inspires More, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the fashion dialogue through art, technology, and education.
For tickets and more information visit www.miafff.org
David Guetta Comes to Story Nightclub This Friday
David Guetta ,one of the biggest DJs in the world, comes to Story Nightclub this Friday. Guetta's fusion of modern american Pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B artists over traditional EDM tracks has given the DJ massive success and worldwide appeal. The Guetta produced tracks "I Gotta Feelin" feat. BEP and "Sexy B!TCH" feat. Akon are a big part of the mainstream success of modern EDM music. Expect an amazing set full of energy and a great evening at a great nightclub.
For more info and to purchase tickets:
136 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL