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Pop Up Shop 
Presented by Cindy Lisica Gallery

A curated selection of original artwork, photography, and limited editions including prints, collectible art objects and books.

Art from Canada
This year marks Canada’s 150th anniversary since Confederation. To celebrate this important date, the Consulate General of Canada has spearheaded a special curated project by Tranter-Sinni Gallery, highlighting the work from emerging and renowned Canadian artists from diverse backgrounds, reflecting the rich regional and diversity of Canada’s multiculturalism.

Participating artists: Barbara Stienman, John Brown, Paterson Ewen, Wolfgang Kals, Jay Bell, Russell Leng, Halina Stopyra, Andrew Maize and Christopher Gorey.

Saturday, Dec 9:  2 pm
Talk with Art from Canada Artists

Hosted by the Consulate General of Canada in Miami and Tranter-Sinni Gallery, join us for an up close and personal talk with two of our exhibited Canadian artists. Jay Bell will be speaking of Canada’s aboriginal people, how they once lived and continue to live as loving, caring and peaceful people. He will speak to his time spent with Canadian artist Norval Morrisseau and how some of our great Canadian artists, to include his father Duke Redbird, have influenced his art style and technique. Halina Stopyra will discuss her artworks from a healing arts perspective. She will talk about her technique and intrinsic ability to heal through nature, each other and the universe.

BE ART Sculpture
Presented by HG Contemporary

Twice listed in the Top 10 best Burning Man Festival Installations, Laura Kimpton’s BE ART sculpture standing 16 ft tall will welcome guests to AQUA Art Miami.  Embracing the tradition of centuries of high art that honored intellectuals, artists and men of power, BE ART creates a playful, thought-provoking message about art. It mimics a traditional Roman marble bust but it is a monkey with a gentle, kind expression on her face.  Around her neck will be a gold-plated necklace that proudly exclaims BE ART. The necklace is reminiscent of those worn in the music and art industries.

AQUA Moments
Presented by Black Ship

Re-imagines space through sound, archi-tecture, scent, and the visual arts. These new environments engage audiences to identify with all aspects of their surroundings by curation that stimulates and provokes multi-sensory satisfaction. Multi-media performance artist Bea Pernia will also be providing the musical atmosphere for the VIP Preview.

VIP Preview Wednesday, Dec 6: 5-8 pm | Thursday-Saturday: 4-7 pm
Live Tattoo Art | Presented by Ghostprint Gallery

By Appointment or during Flash Sessions (first-come, first served)
Thea Duskin who is renowned for her  exquisite watercolor tattoos will be giving live performances at selected times during the fair. In addition to working on large, pre-scheduled pieces, she will be offering fair goers the opportunity to acquire an original one-off flash design. These are single-session tattoos which can be completed in a short amount of time and will be priced at $500.

AQUA Hotel Lobby Exhibit | Featuring artist BAS Kosters
Presented by Rademakers gallery

Artist and fashion designer Bas Kosters believes that fashion transforms and as you wear a garment you become part of the art. His illustrations, drawings, paintings and graphic design all work their way into his fashion creations. His work is a warning about alarming social issues by means of dark humor on the one hand, while endeavoring to create enthusiasm and happiness on the other. 

Which Comes First, the Art or the Fashion?
Presented by Morphew

Fashion and art have always been collaborators, and to this end, Morphew presents an art gallery and shop, You as the Art of Fashion showcasing the way these two worlds coexist through the most avant-garde 20th century designers and artists of luxury vintage fashion.

Featuring an installation dedicated to the pop artwork of Keith Haring and his Pop Shop and a collaboration with Kara Ross and Unleashed, a global social impact brand committed to providing women the opportunity to break the poverty cycle through education and job creation. Three original Bindi works will be created utilizing vintage textiles to celebrate a collective of artisan women from Bareilly, India who are experts in the art of hand beading.