Posts Tagged ‘Debra Scholl’

The Art Basel Miami Beach 15th Anniversary Dinner Honoring Irma & Norman Braman at Smith & Wollensky

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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Miami Beach, FL – November 27, 2016 – Miamians celebrated the Art Basel Miami Beach 15th Anniversary Dinner honoring Irma and Norman Braman at Smith & Wollensky. Among the 60 guests were former Director, Sam Keller current Director, Noah Horowitz and Global Director, Marc Spiegler.

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Craig Robins & Marc Spiegler

Norman Braman, Jackie Soffer, & Craig Robins

Norman Braman, Jackie Soffer, & Craig Robins

Marc Spiegler, Norman Braman, Craig Robins, & Sam Keller

Marc Spiegler, Norman Braman, Craig Robins, & Sam Keller

Sam Keller, Irma Braman, Norman Braman, Bob Goodman, & Diane Goodman

Sam Keller, Irma & Norman Braman, Bob Goodman, & Stefanie Reed

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Sam Keller, Norman Braman, & Bob Goodman

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Bob & Diane Goodman

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Bob Goodman & Paul Cejas

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Carlos de la Cruz, Norma Braman, & Rosa de la Cruz

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Mera Rubell

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Marc Spiegler, Craig Robins, & Ellen Salpeter

Petra Levin, Stephanie Reed, & Ellen Salpeter

Petra Levin, Stefanie Reed, & Ellen Salpeter

Stefani Reed, Evan Reed, Mario Cader-Frech, & Debra Scholl

Stefanie & Evan Reed, Mario Cader-Frech, & Debra Scholl

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Stefanie & Evan Reed

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Stefanie & Rebecca Reed

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Rebecca & Evan Reed

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Judith Keller & Frank Safarik

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Louise Sorensen & Katherine Hinds

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Paul Rothberg & Ruth Shack

Jeff Wechsler, Constance Collins, & Martin Margulies

Jeff Wechsler, Constance Collins, & Martin Margulies

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Dana Shack, Paula Friedland, Jeff & Debi Wechsler

Paul Cejas, Michelle Rubell, Mera Rubell, & John Rubell

Paul Cejas, Michelle, Mera, & Don Rubell

Carlos de la Cruz, Rosa de la Cruz, & Craig Robins

Carlos & Rosa de la Cruz, & Craig Robins

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Michael Putney & Karen Evans

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Michelle & Jason Rubell

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Rene Kamm & Noah Horowitz

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Gerri & Stephen Helfman

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Mera Rubel & Neisen Kasdin

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Michele Sandoz & Irene Kim

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Debra & Dennis Scholl

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Michele Sandoz, Ella Cisneros, & Trudy Cejas

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YoungArts Backyard Ball Kick-Off with Max Mara at The Miami Beach EDITION

Monday, November 7th, 2016

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Miami Beach, FL – November 2, 2016 – In celebration of Max Mara’s third consecutive year as presenting sponsor of the YoungArts Backyard Ball performance and gala, Max Mara hosted an exclusive Resort 2017 runway show at The Miami Beach EDITION. The city’s most stylish influencers were privy to the luxury brand’s latest resort wear collection on the hotel’s La Vista Terrace, while YoungArts alumna Clare Semes (2010 Winner in Music) played the classical violin along with Sarah Peters, violinist, of New World Symphony. YoungArts President & CEO Carolina García Jayaram shared remarks about the organization’s exciting ongoing public programming and its signature National YoungArts Week punctuated by the annual Backyard Ball gala and after-party on January 14, 2017. Beverage sponsorship was provided courtesy of Absolut ELYX and Perrier Jouet.
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Florencia Jimenez-Marcos, Harry Hersh, Carolina García Jayaram, & Jewel Malone

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Pepe Mar, Tara Benmeleh, & David Castillo

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Viviane Vorbe & Silvia Souza

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Dina Ansaldi & Jane Guinn

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Marcela Braga & Andres Fanjul

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Joshua Wagner & Esther Park

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Howard Miller & Mario Sancarranco

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Lauren Fitzpatrick & Crista Azqueta

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Carolina García Jayaram

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Britta Hanson, Nina Schurmaier, & Catherine Prescott

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Kate Carrick, Jayaram Jewel Malone, Matthew & Taylor Abess, & Annhy Shim-Morel

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Crista Azqueta, Lauren Fitzpatrick, & James Ferraro

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Pepe Mar, Esther Park, & David Arraya

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Debra Scholl & John Clark

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Mario Rodriguez & Elina Kalnina

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Julio Quaresma, Sonia Lukene, & Jose Mario

Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Annual Benefactor Recognition Dinner at Vhernier

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

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Miami, FL – April 15, 2016 – Pérez Art Museum Miami welcomed Benefactor and above-level donors to the Fourth Annual PAMM Benefactor Recognition Dinner, hosted by Vhernier in the Miami Design District. Director Franklin Sirmans was honored to recognize some of the museum’s most generous supporters for their continued generosity and leadership. Guests were welcomed to a champagne reception in Vhernier’s showroom, followed by a three-course dinner in Palm Court.  A few April showers didn’t dampen spirits and the elegant evening was enjoyed by all.

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Gail Meyers, Andy Hall, Mark & Nedra Oren

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Barry & Patty Goldstein

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Dede Moss & Rafael Miyar

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Marijean Miyar & Bob Moss

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Laura Kaplan & Lola Jacobson

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Bill & Patty Kleh

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Deborah Scarpa & Craig Dickmann

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Andrew Hall & Tom van Straaten

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Silvana Facchini & Robert Bovet

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Dorothy & Aaron Podhurst

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Leann Standish & Sandra Lapciuc

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David Frankel, Leann Standish, & Patty Kleh

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Jerry Lindzon, Pauldine France, Patricia Papper, & Mireille Chancy Gonzalez

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Chris Armstrong, Werner Grob, Ana & Mitch Bierman

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Ronni & Ira Elegant, & Deborah Scarpa

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Deborah Scarpa, Jeffrey & Laura Kaplan

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Peter & Aymee Zubizarreta, Patty & Bill Kleh

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Peter MacNamara, Terry Vento, & Patricia Papper

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Terry Vento, Debra Scholl, & Diane Grob

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Ana Bierman, Mark & Alison Rosenblum

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Sylvia Pope, Greg Kendall, & Kandy Kramer

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Aaron Podhurst & Charles Stuzin

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Hal Philipps & Tobias Ostrander

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Dorothy Podhurst & Roz Stuzin

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Patrick & Camille McDowell, Aida Levitan, & Fernando Petit

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Dede Moss

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Patricia Papper & Jessica Sirmans

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Franklin Sirmans

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Leo Vargas

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Leo Vargas & Franklin Sirmans

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Jessica & Franklin Sirmans

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Mark Oren

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Lola Jacobson & Marisa Toccin

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Leann Standish

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Cultured Magazine, NET-A-PORTER & the Rubell Family Collection Celebrate Women in Art

Friday, May 8th, 2015

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Mera Rubell

Miami, FL – May 5, 2015 – NET-A-PORTER, the Rubell Family Collection and Sarah Harrelson, founder of Cultured Magazine hosted a lavish luncheon for 50 women. Mera Rubell led an inspiring discussion about art, collecting and the women artists in their vast collection. This is the first in a series for Cultured Magazine, NET-A-PORTER and the Rubell Family Collection.

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Mera Rubell

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Mera Rubell & Sarah Harrelson

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Mera Rubell & Juan Roselione-Valadez

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Sarah Harrelson, Michelle & Mera Rubell, & Stefanie Reed

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Stefanie Reed, Debra Scholl, Trudy Cejas, & Lisa Heiden-Koffler

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Lisa Heiden-Koffler & Tina Carlo

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Yolanda Berkowitz & Criselda Breene

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Michelle Rubell, Sara Colombo, Christina Echavarria, Criselda Breene, Asha Elias, & Kathryn Mikesell

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Ivana Berendika

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Andrea Noboa, Cynthia Rodriguez, & Priya Panjabi

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Karen Lord, Debra Scholl, & Stefanie Reed

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Suzy Wahab & Ranjana Khan

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Ranjana Khan, Suzy Wahab, & Maria Stavrou

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Debra Scholl & Kathryn Mikesell

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Andreea Baclea, Juan Roselione-Valadez, & Amy Rosenberg

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Heather Kaminetsky & Arlene Chaplin

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Sarah Harrelson & Monica Kalpakian

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Ivana Berendika & Mera Rubell

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Mera Rubell

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Amy Rosenberg, Andreea Baclea, & Yolanda Berkowitz

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Stefanie Reed & Michelle Rubell

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Lori Warriner & Marilyn Webber

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Dara Friedman, Susan Richards, & Mera Rubell

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Susan Richards, Dara Friedman, & Mera Rubell

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Dara Friedman, Susan Richards, & Mera Rubell

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Sarah Harrelson & Mera Rubell

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Mera Rubell

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Sarah Harrelson, Juan Roselione-Valadez, & Mera Rubell 

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Heather Kaminetsky, Juan Roselione-Valadez, Sarah Harrelson, & Mera Rubell

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Mera Rubell, Juan Roselione-Valadez, & Sarah Harrelson

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Juan Roselione-Valadez, Sarah Harrelson, & Mera Rubell

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Mera Rubell, Juan Roselione-Valadez, & Sarah Harrelson

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Mera Rubell

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Michelle & Mera Rubell

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Tiffany Speyer, Mera & Michelle Rubell

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Michelle & Mera Rubell, & Ranjana Khan

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Tiffany Speyer, Alisa Romano, Olga Blavatnik, & Andrea Noboa

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Trudy Cejas, Kinga Lampert, & Arlene Chaplin

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Lori Warriner, Soledad Picon, & Criselda Breene

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Heather Kaminetsky, Juan Roselione-Valadez, Sarah Harrelson, & Mera Rubell

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Sara Colombo, Fernanda Domit, & Carola Pimentel

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Clara Bullrich, Municha Underhill, & Soledad Picon

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Tiffany Speyer, Andrea Noboa, Sarah Harrelson, Maria Stavrou, Monica Kalpakian, & Ivana Berendika

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Louis Vuitton Design District Grand Opening

Monday, April 20th, 2015

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Miami, FL – April 16, 2015 – As much a tribute to art and design as to couture fashion, Louis Vuitton’s stunning new emporium ushers in a vibrant era of sophisticated shopping and high style both inside and out. Aside from offering the complete world of Louis Vuitton leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches and fine jewelry, the architectural gem boasts an aluminum paneled facade created by Japanese architect Jun Aoki in collaboration with Mirei Uchibe. It is an abstract representation of Louis Vuitton’s iconic Damier pattern. The interior space portrays influences from Art Deco design and 1950’s Tropical Modernism, paying homage to the architectural history of Miami Beach. This, as well as original artworks, a gallery space and landscaped rooftop courtyard make this a must-visit travel destination.

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On Thursday, April 16, Louis Vuitton celebrated its newest store opening in Miami’s Design District. Noteworthy guests in attendance included, President and CEO of Louis Vuitton Americas, Anthony Ledru, co-director of Art Basel, Marc Spiegler, co-founder of Miami’s Design District, Craig Robins, famed art collector and wife, Jason and Michelle Rubell, and New World Symphony Gala chair, Tatiana Silva. The opening party attracted many of the who’s who of Miami’s design community. Guests mixed and mingled all while enjoying this grand celebration.

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Marc Spiegler & Craig Robins

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Anthony Ledru, Marc Spiegler, & Craig Robins

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Craig Robins & Anthony Ledru

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Craig Robins & Jackie Soffer

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Jackie Soffer, Nikki Simkins, & Michelle Rubell

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Dennis & Debra Scholl

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Evan & Stefanie Reed

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Marvin Ross Friedman & Adrienne Bon Haes

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Irma Braman

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Ana Hughes Freund

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Roma & Erika Cohen

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Bernice Steinbaum

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Anthony Ledru & Tatiana Silva

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Tatiana Silva, Craig Robins, & Monica Kalpakian

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Monica Kalpakia

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Luli Ballestrin

17-Julia Medvedova, Yeliz Titiz, Tamara Medvedova

Julia Medvedova, Yeliz Titiz, & Tamara Medvedova

18-Carola Urtubey, Silvana Larrarte, Luli Ballestrin, & Soledad Picon

Carola Urtubey, Silvana Larrarte, Luli Ballestrin, & Soledad Picon

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Elliot & Jessica Dornbusch, & Jason Rubell

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Nikki & Michael Simkins

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Dana Shear & Daniela Swaebe

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Andreea Baclea & Eilah Campbell-Beavers

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Iva Kosovic

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Elizabeth Resnick & Maya Ezratti

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Lidia Perfaur & Maria Tettamanti

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Anna Sherrill & Sofia Joelsson

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Pedro & Fernanda Domit

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Horacio Silva & Ben Trapold

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Shane Elipot & Jose Diaz

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Erica Phillips & Andres Fanjul Jr

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David Simkins, Marc Spiegler, & Nathan Browning

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Anthony Spinello & Craig Robins

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Nico Totaro, Gustazo Espinoza, Amaia Pagalday, & Mario Cader-Frech

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Enrique Gomez de Molina, Eric Domege, Bernice Steinbaum, Troy Abbot, & Cristian Roth

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Anna Smirnova, Irina Lopatine-Volskaya, Tatiana Silva, & Nina Miguel

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Charitable Couples Luncheon & Fashion Show at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

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Miami, FL – April 15, 2015 – Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour hosted its second annual Charitable Couples Event where five couples were honored and recognized for their philanthropic commitment in our community. Vice President/General Manager for Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, Frances Salgado, welcomed the VIP crowd to the exclusive event and presented each couple with an award for inspiring change and making a difference. Those being honored included Debra & Dennis Scholl for Locust Projects, Eilah & Ben Beavers for Miami Children’s Health Foundation, Melissa & Robert Netkin for Miami Children’s Museum, Nancy & Jon Batchelor for Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science, and Erica & Mark Mutchnik for National YoungArts Foundation. Last year’s Charitable Couple honorees Tara Solomon & Nick D’Annunzio for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Keila & Sergio Stiberman for Women’s International Zionist Organization, and Sandy Levy for Diabetes Research Institute were also in attendance. Over 60 others of Miami’s elite, including Andreea Baclea, Regina Moody, Yolanda Berkowitz, Lucy Morillo, Debbie Spiegelman, and Jackie Malamed also joined in on the joyful celebration. Guests enjoyed a tasty lunch, which was followed by a runway fashion presentation of the Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour Spring 2015 Collection which featured looks for both men and women.

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Yolanda Berkowitz & Melissa Netkin

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Debra  & Dennis Scholl

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Debra & Dennis Scholl, Debra Frank, & Chana Sheldon

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Jon & Nancy Batchelor

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Erika Koopman & Jackie Malamed

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Tara Solomon & Nick D’Annunzio

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Frances Salgado

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Chana Sheldon & Frances Salgado

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Frances Salgado & Chana Sheldon

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Chana Sheldon, Frances Salgado, Debra & Dennis Scholl

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Erica & Mark Mutchnik, & Frances Salgado

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Jon & Nancy Batchelor, & Frances Salgado

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Marile Lopez, Frances Salgado, & Eilah

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Robert & Melissa Netkin, Deborah Spiegelman, & Frances Salgado

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Frances Salgado

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Marile Lopez, Eilah Beavers, Lucy Morillo, Gil Wernovsky, & Andreea Baclea

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Lucy Morillo, Marile Lopez, & Meschelle Huether

32-Leslie Munsell, Anna Batchelor, & Chris Powers

Leslie Munsell, Anna Batchelor, & Chris Powers

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Eilah Beavers, Andreea Baclea, & Yolanda Berkowitz

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Sandra Berkowitz & Melissa Netkin

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Robert & Melissa Netkin

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Scott Voelkerm, Simone Weissman, & Jon Batchelor Jr

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Debra & Dennis Scholl

Deborah Spiegelman & Melissa Netkin

Deborah Spiegelman & Melissa Netkin

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Eilah Beavers & Frances Salgado

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Jon & Nancy Batchelor, Melissa Netkin, Eliah Beavers, Frances Salgado, Debra & Dennis Scholl, & Erica & Mark Mutchink

Locust Projects 2015 Spring Fling in the Magic City

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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Miami Beach, FL – April 11, 2015 –  Locust Projects’ Spring Fling is always without a doubt one of the highlights to Miami’s social calendar, bringing art lovers together for a unique evening featuring art, delicious food, drinks, music. Locust Projects celebrated the best of midcentury chic Miami at its 2015 Spring Fling in the Magic City, at the critically acclaimed Herzog & De Meuron designed 1111 Building on Lincoln Road. Host committee including power-house names like Debra & Dennis Scholl, Jorge & Darlene Perez, Craig Robins, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, and Holland & Knight LLP teamed up to plan the signature event, which attracted a diverse and enthusiastic group of South Florida’s top collectors, enthusiasts, artists, and hipsters. In signature Locust Projects fashion, Spring Fling attendees had all of their senses tickled as they are treated to delectable treats from Michael Schwartz’s Design District brainchild, Harry’s Pizzeria, Miami Beach’s Shake Shack, Macchialina, and Lyon & Lyon to name a few, along with speciality cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka. The Silent Luxury Auction included a Neiman Marcus shopping spree; gift certificates to restaurants; experiences at the Miami City Ballet and the Perez Art Museum Miami, and much more. Guests also danced the night away to music by Lolo. By far the highlight of the evening was Locust Projects’ blockbuster Silent Art Auction featuring hand-picked and internationally renowned artists such as Justin Beal, McArthur Binion, Isaac Brest, Oliver Clegg, Karl Haendel, Alexander Kroll, Tony Lewis, Fernando Mastrangelo, Jason Middlebrook, Kori Newkirk, Peter Peri, and Ruby Sky Stiler among others. The proceeds from this event provide essential funding for exhibitions and programming.

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Doreen Lima, Lauren Lanster, Steve Lanster, & Isabelle Kowal

Doreen Lima, Lauren & Steve Lanster, & Isabelle Kowal

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Lolo

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Jasmine Kastel

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Luis Rigual & Lauren Gnazzo

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Dennis & Debra Scholl

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Bonnie Clearwater

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Tobias Ostrander

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Typoe

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Kathryn Mikesell & John Lin

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Chana Sheldon, Amy Pollack, & Jordana Pomeroy

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Debra Frank, Chana Sheldon, Amy Pollack, & Jordana Pomeroy

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Jessenia Gonzalez & Javier Sasieta

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Katherine Mikesell, Zoe Lukov, Mariana Pariani, & Judy Holm

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Jeannine Lehr, Allison Turk, & Paul Lehr

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Judy Holm & Pablo De Ritis

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Jose Diaz & Diego Singh

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Sefra Alexandra, Louise Levin, Ombretta Agro, Ron Andruff, & Lori Nozick

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Gary Davis, Chana & Sammy Sheldon, & Barbara Davis

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Stuart Sheldon, Estelle Berg, & Paul Berg

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Christy & Gavin McKenzie

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Ana Clara Silva & Amanda Sanfilippo

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Karla Baquedano & Joana Spiess

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Patrick Schuh & Doreen Lima

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Alfonso & Munisha Goyeneche

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Paul Berg, David Castillo, Estelle Berg, & Chana Sheldon

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Stuart & Judith Rohatiner, & Chana Sheldon

Gavin & Christy McKenzie

Gavin & Christy McKenzie

Michael & Sara Soueid

Michael & Sara Soueid

Myk Likhov & Judy Holm

Myk Likhov & Judy Holm

Typoe, Aric Kurzman, Maggie Hernandez, & Adler Guerier

Typoe, Aric Kurzman, Maggie Hernandez, & Adler Guerier

Second Annual Reception for the PAMM Fund for African American Art

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

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Miami, FL – April 1, 2015 – Pérez Art Museum Miami announced the acquisition of  three new works by African American artists Terry Adkins, Ed Clark and Leslie Hewitt at the Second Annual Reception for the PAMM Fund for African American Art. The reception was held in celebration of the fund’s inaugural year.  The evening featured performances by Peter London Global Dance Company and jazz musicians throughout the museum’s galleries. The PAMM Fund for African American Art was initiated with a $1 million grant funded equally by Jorge Perez and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support the growth of the collection of Miami’s flagship museum with works by African American and African Diaspora artists. It is supported and sustained through the museum’s acquisition group, the PAMM Ambassadors for African American Art. The artworks by Terry Adkins, Ed Clark and Leslie Hewitt represent a variety of artistic  practices, ranging from sculpture and painting to photography. The artists explore a range of subjects relating to art and materiality, history and the African Diaspora, thereby adding important voices to the contemporary African American dialogue in PAMM’s permanent collection.

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Alberto Ibarguen & Jorge Perez

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Dennis & Debra Scholl, & Barron Channer

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Dennis Scholl & Peter London

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Ashleigh Greene

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Nora Rivera, Tomas Esson, & Tobias Ostrander

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Pola Reydburd, Tobias Ostrander, & Marijean Miyar

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Jorge Perez, Ed Clark, & Alberto Ibarguen

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Giana Bell & Jimmy Edwards

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Leslie Cooper

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Alberto Ibarguen

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Jorge Perez

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Edouard Duval-Carrie, Alberto Ibarguen, Tomas Esson, Deryl McKissack, Ed Clark, & Marilyn Holifield

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Frederica Wilson & Keon Hardemon

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Monique Hayes & Rochelle Gapere

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Lisa McGill & John West

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Susana Ibarguen, Pat Papper, Peter London, Terry Schecter, Debi Hoffman, & Orene Harris

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Jonathan MacKenzie, JoHanna Thompson, Yvonne Johnson, & Terry Vento

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Norbert & Sandra Seals, Yvonne Johnson, & Barron Channer

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Terese Coudreaut, Debra Scholl, & Deann Frost

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Carol Ann Taylor, Marlon Hill, & Candice Verrasammy

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Tomas Esson & Nora Rivera

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Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Art of the Party Presented by Louis Vuitton

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

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Miami, FL – January 17, 2015 – It was a night full of surprise and delight at Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Art of the Party presented by Louis Vuitton where Magic City’s art patrons, cultural ambassadors, philanthropic leaders and social tastemakers gathered to reaffirm their commitment to the museum’s robust education program, the largest behind the Miami-Dade County school system. Supermodel Karolina Kurkova and music superstar Pitbull attended the night of samba and soul. Kurkova along with Miami and New York notables mixed and mingled in the Art of the Party Supper Club, which gave a modern twist to the traditional gala. Within the nightlife setting of Super Club in the museum’s second-floor special exhibition galleries, party goers reveled in amazement of the intricate five inch, paper silhouette portrait of guests crafted by Mr. Cheng, which quickly became collector pieces among friends; the 20-person flash mob that emerged from the crowd dancing to Fergie’s “A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody” ignited a vibrant dance scene; and the 20-person Samba procession, reminiscent of Brazil’s Carnival festivities, led guests to the after party. Simultaneously below the star-studded sky, guests of the Chef’s Table four-course, seated dinner were serenaded with a 90 minute performance by Soul Train Award winner Nicole Henry, who is in the midst of a four-month U.S. tour. Pérez Art Museum Miami Board Chair Aaron Podhurst opened the night with a heart-felt thanks and Dom Perignon Champagne toast to Art of the Party chairs Wayne and Arlene Chaplin. The Remix after party quickly came to life in the hands of popular Brazilian band Batuke Samba Funk and their signature high energy beats. Legendary sax player and James Brown band leader, Pee Wee Ellis, joined the dynamic group for the waterfront concert that kept guests dancing into the early hours. Lee Brian Schrager conceptualized the three-piece night and enlisted the expertise of famed, fourth-generation Chef Thomas Troisgros, who flew from Rio de Janeiro for the occasion, to orchestrate the evening’s two distinct dinner parties.

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Jorge Perez, Pitbull, Stephen Ross, & Carlos Jimenez

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Karolina Kurkova

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Karolina Kurkova

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Craig Robins

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Jorge Perez, Jeff Krinsky, Aaron Podhurst, & Thom Collins

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Dennis & Debra Scholl

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Karolina Kurkova & Archie Drury

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Nick, Christina, & Jorge Perez, Karolina Kurkova, & Jon Paul Perez

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Jorge Perez & Jeff Krinsky

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Stephen & Kara Ross, & Jorge Perez 

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Chris Armstrong, Pitbull, & Greg Ferrero

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Wayne & Arlene Chaplin, & Pitbull

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Wayne & Arlene Chaplin, & Lee Schrager

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Jonathan & Criselda Breene

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Susie & Walid Wahab, & Iran Issa Khan

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Evan & Stefanie Reed

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Jason & Michelle Rubell

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Thom Collins, Jorge Perez, & David Martin

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Christina & David Martin, & Thom Collins

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