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The Sagamore Hotel Reimagines Miami Art Week With Simultaneous Exhibitions and Events

October, 2020
Sagamore South Beach

The Sagamore Hotel hosts simultaneous art exhibitions Everyone Has A Story To Tell! and The Gaze for Miami Art Week

Miami, FL - The Sagamore Hotel, known as Miami’s original Art Hotel, presents a new, reinvigorated arts program for Miami Art Week that returns the hotel to its roots as a leading and iconic art establishment. As one of the first art-themed hotels in the country, The Sagamore Hotel holds a special role in the contemporary art world. Now, with safety of top concern, The Sagamore Hotel, under the direction of Ronit Neuman, revitalizes its crucial role during these challenging times with its resilient love of the arts, a healthy and engaged community, and its timely exhibitions that bring together a multitude of needed perspectives for Miami Art Week and beyond.

Everyone Has A Story To Tell! and The Gaze will feature multimedia works curated throughout the hotel grounds, and all artwork on display will be from artists exclusively from Miami. The exhibitions are curated by two respected and seasoned art professionals: Grela Orihuela, an art advisor, documentary filmmaker, and former art fair director, and Maggy Cuesta, a graphic designer and former Dean of Visual Arts at New World School of the Arts. In conjunction with the exhibitions, there will be six permanent murals at The Sagamore Hotel, curated by the duo. The artworks are available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds of sales will benefit local artists.

Everyone Has A Story To Tell! offers an interactive experience where the artists share the stories behind their works. Visitors will also be able to contribute their own stories and reactions that can be submitted and likewise accompany the work. The idea is to have an ongoing narrative that continues throughout the entire run of the exhibition.

The Gaze celebrates the human form through an artist’s eyes: how one person sees another, how they capture their essence, and how one gazes at another can alter the perspective of art history. Through expressions of desire, admiration, attraction, or inspiration, The Gaze explores fleeting moments of perception and connection. Also featuring Miami artists, the work will be exhibited salon-style in the Sagamore Salon, and is another way to continue a visual narrative throughout the run of the exhibition.

Sagamore South Beach

From left to right: Everyone Has A Story To Tell! by Camilo Rojas, Girl at Window (Norma) by Kristen Thiele

While the exhibitions are complementary and open 24/7 in public areas, from December, 2020, to February, 2021, The Sagamore Hotel will for the first time have galleries exhibiting out of their iconic bungalows during Miami Art Week, December 2 - December 6.

The Sagamore Hotel will also hold the following events to celebrate its new art exhibitions and Miami Art Week. On December 2, the hotel will host its opening reception A.F.M. (Art. Fashion. Music.), which will feature partnerships with local fashion designers and musicians to be announced. On December 5, the hotel will host its iconic 19th Annual Sagamore Brunch. The brunch is by invitation only and advance ticket sales. Tickets will include the signature brunch with unlimited mimosas, art tours, and a special, innovative show. Both events will maintain top safety procedures, enforcing social distancing, and keeping capacity at 50%.

The Sagamore Hotel is committed to ensuring all safety measures are implemented according to CDC and city regulations while providing guests peace-of-mind and an immersive art experience. The following measures will be put in place:

  • Different time slots dedicated to minimizing the number of guests at a time.
  • CDC-approved sterilization will be conducted between each time slot.
  • Complimentary face masks will be provided to each guest.
  • Hands-free sanitizer stations will be placed throughout all hotel areas.

Details

Everyone Has A Story To Tell! and The Gaze
December, 2020 - February, 2021
Open 24/7 to the public in the lobby and public areas.

Opening Night: A.F.M. (Art. Fashion. Music)
December 2, 2020
More details to be announced.

19th Annual Sagamore Brunch
December 5, 2020, @ 9:00 AM
More details to be announced.
Ticketed event.

About The Sagamore Hotel

Known as Miami’s original Art Hotel, the family-owned Sagamore Hotel has been a lavish oceanfront destination since the days of Art Deco. Now, under the direction of Ronit Neuman, #SagamoreIsArt serves as a unique cultural platform offering curated and immersive art experiences for everyone. Garnering international attention and acclaim, The Sagamore Hotel presents year-round rotating curated selling art exhibits and exclusive partnerships with leading artists, museums, and non-for-profits. The art program creates a unique opportunity for all to immerse in the art world by keeping all artworks on view 24/7 and completely free to the public.

About Grela Orihuela

Grela Orihuela is a seasoned art professional. She was an art fair director / producer for 7 years and is an independent curator and art advisor. She is the Founder and Executive Producer of 1meter50, a full-service arts consultancy providing advisory, development, strategic planning, and direction for art fairs, special events, public and corporate projects, exhibitions, private collections and multimedia installations.

1meter50 is the producer for PLACE Project Group, which creates nomadic, site-specific art and design experiences across the US. PLACE Miami - Preview Edition had its debut in Summer 2020 in the Miami Design District. Additional cities for these intimate, engaging projects are in development for 2021.

Orihuela is co-founder and Executive Producer of Wet Heat Project. For 12 years Wet Heat Project has been producing independent and commissioned documentary films about artists and art professionals, and also develops special events.

About Maggy Cuesta

Maggy Cuesta worked both professionally as a graphic designer and as Associate Professor Senior at New World School of the Arts before becoming the Dean of Visual Arts in 2005. She has been recognized for her dedication to her practice and leadership receiving the American Institute of Graphic Arts [AIGA] Fellows Award, and the Knight Arts Challenge.

Cuesta’s curatorial work includes; ¡Propaganda! Cuban Political and Film Posters, Paul Rand, Power of Typography and World Day of Design. Her work has been published in Communication Arts, Print, Print Casebooks, AIGA, Graphics and Hot Graphics USA. Maggy received a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Texas Tech University and a Masters Degree in Graphic Design from California Institute of the Arts.

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