The Wolfsonian Visionaries Host 3rd Annual Art of Illumnation at Historic Moore Building
Proceeds Benefited The Wolfsonian–Florida International University
Chris Adamo, Randi Wolfson, Micky Wolfson, Doug Scott, Olga Granda-Scott

Randi Wolfson, Chris Adamo, Lauren Zuckerman Saab, Jennifer Efron-Duffy, Aubrey Duffy

Cathy Leff, Ian Rand, Mylinh Nguyen

The Wolfsonian Visionaries hosted their third annual fundraising event, The Art of Illumination, benefiting The Wolfsonian–Florida International University. The event focused on the power and beauty of light with LED light installations from local artists and designers featured throughout the venue, and was held at the historic Moore Building in the heart of Miami’s famed design district.

The evening’s theme of illumination was inspired by the Arts of Illumination: Illuminating the Arts, an exterior facade project funded in part through a Knight Arts Challenge grant with support also provided by the Jerome A. Yavitz Charitable Foundation, Isabel and Marvin Leibowitz, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Visionaries challenged a small group of Miami-based artists, designers, and creatives to rethink the influence and everyday use of light with LED installations to be auctioned off at the event. Participants were invited to design an object using Lighting Dynamics LED strip lighting in a way that promotes ambiance, beauty, and innovation.

All proceeds from the silent auction benefited The Wolfsonian. Participating designers included: AECOM, Matthew Anders, Architectonica Interiors, Johanna Boccardo, Rene Gonzalez Architect, rGLOBE, Alexis Cogul Lleonart, Lopez / Jaimes, NC-Office, and Chad Oppenheim. The Lighting Design Challenge was conducted in conjunction with, and with support from, FIU’s School of Architecture.

In addition to the installations and auction, other highlights included dance performances inspired by art, architecture, and the idea of illumination by Dance NOW! Miami throughout the evening. A pop-up museum shop was featured - items for sale included novelty items created specifically for the event and will benefit the Visionaries. The design and construction of the pop-up shop is being donated by Bloom Interior Architecture.

Sponsors of The Art of Illumination included: DACRA, Petit Pois, Audubon House &Tropical Gardens, Bloom, FIU Architecture, Lemon Yellow, Lighting Dynamics Incorporated, Bianca at Delano, festabank, Le Basque, Meat Market, milani Gelateria, Pepe Nero, sweet & tipsy cupcakes, Bacardi, Mandarine Napoleon, Société Perrier, Chat Chow TV, MIAMI magazine,, VENÜ magazine, Baggu, Bubble, Mike and Dr. Margaret Eidson, Elemis Spa, Michael E. Katz Design Consultant, Lluria Fine Art Services, LLC, and NIBA Home.

The Wolfsonian Visionaries are dedicated to supporting The Wolfsonian by inspiring and engaging its members and the community to appreciate the role design plays in shaping society. The Visionaries are comprised of young professionals from Miami’s arts and business communities who are committed to promoting The Wolfsonian through innovative events and design-related programming. The Art of Illumination host committee included Susanne Birbragher, Rene Gonzalez, Iran Issa-Khan, Jaime Odabashian (Visionaries Co-Chair), Douglas Scott (Visionaries Co-Chair), Olga Granda-Scott (Event Chair), Michelle Areces, Nisi Berryman, Viviane de Kuyper-Verduyn, Joshua Dunkelman, Eunique Fowler, Michele Hanash, Sandra Montenegro, Erika Morales, Aimet Oberhausen, Quetsy & Aaron Puckett, Lucia Schito, and Jesse Stolow.

Nikolay Nedev, Cristina Canton, Elizabeth Cardona, Peter Nedev

Aimet & Josh Oberhausen, Chloe Cheltz, Darin Held

Beverly Barrett, Micky Wolfson, Cathy Leff, Silvia Barisione, Aaron & Quetsy Puckett

Beto Giraldi

Adrienne bon Haes, Marvin Ross Friedman, Olga Granda-Scott

Chloe Cheltz and Darin Held

Jessica Londono and Michael Gongora

Lucille Malacouti and Alexandra Pagliery

Crystal Gori, Kellie Castro, Christine Sanchez, Dee Dobson

Eunique Fowler, Pablo Ricatti, Lynda & Carlos Rodriguez

Edward Nieto and Olga Granda-Scott

Melissa Shalloway

Chloe Cheltz, Olga Granda-Scott, Doug Scott, Lucia Schito

Edward Nieto, Nisi Berryman, Olga Granda-Scott, Doug Scott

Olga Granda-Scott & Doug Scott

Hernesto Aragon, Sean Black, Dunja Pacirski, Ian Rand, Christian Avila

Performance with Chad Oppenheim's "Double Dutch" by Hurricane Jumpers

Performance with Chad Oppenheim's "Double Dutch" by Hurricane Jumpers

Adrienne Bon Haes & Marvin Ross Friedman

Cristina Canton and Elizabeth Cardona

Sussanne Birbragher, Vivianne De Kuyper, Aranza Gayosso

Olga Granda-Scott, Cathy Leff, Doug Scott

Performance with Chad Oppenheim's "Double Dutch" by Hurricane Jumpers

Milena Magrinelli, Darin Held, Lucia Schito & Nisi Berryman

Micky Wolfson, Jessica Londono, Cathy Leff, Michael Gongora

Cathy Leff and Ian Rand

Sussanne Birbragher and Vivianne De Kuyper

Daniel & Marcella Novela

The Dance Now! Ensemble performs

Carl Hildebrand, Cathy Leff, Ian Rand, Olga Granda Scott

Doug Scott, Adrienne bon Haes, Marvin Ross Friedman, Olga Granda-Scott

Kira Kaplan, Jennifer Pear, Nima Zaney, Jill Barzilay

Lidia Nunez and Melissa Shalloway

Kira Kaplan, Jennifer Pear, Jill Barzilay

Enrique Rubio and Sussanne Birbragher

Michael Katz, Jesus Bravo, Nisi Berryman, Lisa Austin, Jim Hofford

Art of Illumination Design Challenge entry by NC-Office

Ben & Beatriz Fernandez