We are pleased and honored to have Marie Vickles – Knight Associate Director of Education, School, Outreach and Studio programs at Pérez Art Museum Miami & Curator-in-Residence at Little Haiti Cultural Complex – as our first guest speak at our breakfast networking launch event. She will be sharing her TOP 5 TIPS on how an artist can stand out during the madness of Art Basel – Miami.
Be sure to join us on Thursday December 3rd, 8:30 AM at west elm midtown. This event is FREE and open to the public. Enjoy breakfast treats from our sponsors Lemon City Tea and Better Sweet Miami! Attendees will also receive a 15% discount and private viewing of West Elm store items prior to store opening.
ABOUT MARIE VICKLES
Marie Vickles, is the Knight Associate Director of Education, School, Outreach and Studio programs, an independent curator, and artist based in Miami, Florida. She has organized arts educational programs, workshops and exhibitions across the United States and the Caribbean for over 13 years. She completed her studies at F.I.T. in New York City, and Florida State University which include degrees in both Visual Arts and Public Administration. She has worked professionally as a visual artist, textile and graphic designer with her work and designs featured at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Marie Claire Magazine, and Essence magazine. She also runs an art collective, Future Roots Collective which most recently was awarded a Wavemaker award from Cannonball/ Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for the Open Source Art project which is series of free art-making workshops for groups of inter-generational participants with any level of experience or background in art-making. These engaging and high intensity art-making workshops are led by various Miami-based artists and explore the current processes, inspirations, and techniques of each presenting artist. Marie currently serves the City of Miami as a member of the Arts and Entertainment Council. In her work as an arts educator she is concerned with the development of new ways to bridge the connections between creativity and community engagement with the goal of encouraging livability through the arts.