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Kimpton Hotels Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend with Pop-Up Art Exhibits by Local Black Artists
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Kimpton hotels EPIC, Palomar South Beach, Surfcomber and Anglers South Beach will pay homage to the holiday by hosting local artist pop-up events over the long weekend. In partnership with the GMCVB, each hotel will spotlight one local Black artist by displaying several curated pieces in its lobby and also host intimate artist meet and greets during its nightly social hour, where guests can connect directly with the artist. RSVPs are not required as the events are open to both guests and the public.

Kimpton Anglers Hotel South Beach - Artist meet & greet, Friday, Jan.14 from 5-6 p.m.

Artist featured, Marcus Blake - A Jamaican-born, Miami-based multimedia artist, his work includes poetry, street art, fashion, performance, event coordinating and visual art. The interest, need and love for creativity began as an early teen. It was the greatest and healthiest way for him to express and interpret his life at the time, and it stuck with him until now. Creating is his life. His poetry expresses social injustices, personal experiences and the common struggles of everyday life. His street artwork reflects bright colors as well as intricately mixed vivid geometric patterns. He calls this method "Tapenology." He’s influenced by the sequence of nature and the tropical landscape, as well as the architecture of Miami. His work can be seen throughout the streets of Miami. His other art works consist of intricate collages and acrylic on canvas.


Kimpton Palomar Hotel South Beach - Artist meet & greet, Friday, Jan. 14 from 5 – 6 p.m.

Artist featured, Addonis Parker - Internationally acclaimed fine artist, muralist and owner of Art Forever Studios in Liberty City, Miami, concentrates on improving the world through paint & brush. Nicknamed "Giant" for his 6’8" frame, he is just as kind and gentle an artist as he is a father and community man, spending his life giving back to urban communities by establishing youth art programs. Having majored in Art History and Computer Science in the 1990s, he brings his passions together through NFTs. Parker was included in Who's Who in American Art, named Artist of the Year by Miami’s Cultural Affairs Department, awarded the Community Icon Award by former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, recipient of the Recognition Award for Black History Role Models of Excellence by Miami’s Office of the Mayor, and named one of the “50 Most Powerful & Influential Black Professionals in Business & Industry'' by Legacy Gala Honoree Magazine. 


Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel - Artist meet & greet, Saturday, Jan. 15 from 5 – 6 p.m.

Artist featured, Nate Dee - Born and raised in South Florida, Nathan Delinois (Nate Dee) has numerous influences including his Haitian background and the use of color in a lot of Haitian art, as well as street art. His work draws inspiration from the design quality of the Art Nouveau movement and the drama of Greek art from the Hellenistic. Additionally, he takes some influences from the pop surrealists.


Kimpton EPIC Hotel - Artist meet & greet, Sunday, Jan. 16 from 5 – 6 p.m.

Artist featured, Annick Duvivier - Haitian-Born, Miami-based visual artist Annick Duvivier is known for her mixed media collage paintings. Early on, she took painting classes with the renowned Haitian artist Ralph Allen. Duvivier studied Fine Arts at Altos de Chavon 2008 in the Dominican Republic (affiliated with Parsons in New York).  Soon after she became an artist in residence at Festival arts Gallery, Haiti, and organized alongside Art Historian Dr. Marie-Alice Théard exhibits for more than 25 prominent Haitian artists. She then returned to Altos de Chavon and followed various drawing and paintings courses (2011/2012) allowing her rapid evolution. She is highly skilled at drawing and creates with great freedom of color.  Annick graduated with a BFA in Visual Arts at Miami International University of Art & Design 2019. Her artwork is diverse but has recurring themes of identity, fertility, memory, nature, and a fascination for the human body. She has exhibited her artwork; two solo shows “Energie” (2010) “The Red Nude Collection” (2017) both at Festival Arts Gallery, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 

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