With its commitment to the arts, Mandarin Oriental, Miami is delighted to present a unique exhibition of specially commissioned works by an elite group of eight Miami artists called Guild, to be on display in the hotel lobby throughout November 2012.
Serving as a prelude to Art Basel Miami Beach, the exhibition will feature more than 20 artworks illustrating portraits, landscapes and still life, all using Chinese ink to celebrate the hotel’s Asian roots.
To kick off the exhibition, Mandarin Oriental, Miami will host an exclusive live art presentation on Saturday, 3 November from 11am to 6pm at M-Bar, the hotel’s luxurious lobby bar. Guests will have the opportunity to peruse the exhibition while Guild artists create works of art around them, from surrealistic scenes on an Oriental fan to more abstract art, all the while enjoying live music, delectable cocktails and unrivaled views of the city. Guests staying at Mandarin Oriental, Miami during the exhibition will also receive a beautiful Mandarin Oriental Art Book as a special gift.
“Our hotel has long played a role in Miami’s prominent art scene,” says Jorge Gonzalez, General Manager and Vice President of Mandarin Oriental, Miami. “We are delighted to support local artists and look forward to welcoming guests and Miami residents alike to view these specially designed pieces.”
Together since 2010 and all native to Miami, the eight artists that comprise Guild are united around the principles of originality and craftsmanship. The group believes that their art reflects meaning through creativity and ambiguity, and each one of the artist’s careers is founded on a true love of painting and respect for technique. Guild are creating works for this special exhibition exclusively with Chinese inks, commonly used in fine calligraphy, which is considered one of the highest arts in Chinese culture.
The complimentary exhibition will be on display from 1 November to 30 November 2012.