Calligaris Miami: Art + Design 2012 – Art Basel Miami
Italian furniture and home décor purveyor, Calligaris, is celebrating the works of acclaimed Uruguayan sculptor and artist, Pablo Atchugarry and mixed media artist, Lara Campiglia, with a cocktail reception during the Art Basel week. Atchugarry is scheduled to unveil five new creations specifically designed for Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, hosted by one of Uruguay’s finest modern and contemporary art galleries, Galeria Sur (booth B.10). Atchugarry will be in attendance at Calligaris Miami to showcase one of his sculptures, a 240 cm tall, bronze contemporary masterpiece.
Uruguayan artist, Lara Campiglia, will feature exhibit pieces from her “City from The Sky” series. An aerial perspective of men on Earth inspires the mixed media artist’s latest series created in Miami. Campiglia’s contemporary artwork has been on exhibit in Uruguay, Miami, Los Angeles, New York City and Vienna.
What: Cocktail Reception event at Calligaris Miami
When: Saturday, December 8th from 7pm to 10pm
Where: Calligaris Miami – 3915 Biscayne Blvd., #103, Miami, FL 33137
Why: To celebrate the accomplishments of sculpture artist, Pablo Atchugarry, and mixed media artist, Lara Campiglia. As a leader in the furniture and home décor industry, Calligaris understands the importance of art worldwide and believes with the right mix of furniture and art, beauty can be achieved in every living space.
About Pablo Atchugarry
Pablo Atchugarry was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, on August 23, 1954. His father, Pedro, an art lover, recognized Pablo’s skills and encouraged him to take up painting as a child. Atchugarry started showing his works at the age of eleven and, as an adolescent, soon started feeling the need to express himself in other forms and materials, such as sculpture in cement and compositions in metal and wood. His first personal exhibition was held in Montevideo in 1972, followed two years later by his first exhibition abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the end of the seventies, Atchugarry made several trips to France, Spain and Italy, where he held his first personal exhibition in Lecco.
Atchugarry’s career has spanned more than 40 years. Visitors can tour The Pablo Atchugarry Museum in Lecco, Italy, which was inaugurated in 1999. Atchugarry’s monumental works and sculptures can be found all over the globe, both in private collections and in public spaces in Europe and Latin America. Most recently, in March 2012, his sculpture, “Dreaming New York”, temporarily graced Times Square in New York City.
Atchugarry received the Michelangelo Award in Lecco in recognition of his artistic career. He currently lives and works in both Lecco, Italy and in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
About Lara Campiglia
Lara Patricia Campiglia Monzon started her career as a business leader in the real estate and construction industries in Montevideo, Uruguay. For over 15 years, Campiglia led her firm, Patricia Campiglia Real Estate and served as director of Campiglia Development, a construction company.
At the height of her real estate career, Campiglia began experimenting in painting and engraving at Freddie Faux, Juan Carlos Rua and Taller Pocitos art shops. By 2008, Campiglia took a leap and made the life changing decision to work full time on what is clearly her passion: contemporary art; beginning a new stage in her life. In 2010, Campiglia finally cut any ties left with the business world for the world of art.
A leader in Italian home design since 1923, Calligaris has grown from a small, family-owned operation to an international name in modern furniture. Calligaris prides itself on creating stylish and adaptable chairs, tables, sofas, beds and accessories for any contemporary home by combining sleek Italian design with the highest level of functionality. Calligaris incorporates its four pillars of Italian style into each piece of furniture – modern design, excellent craftsmanship, ingenuity and everyday appeal. Based in Manzano, Italy, Calligaris products are available at retailers in 95 countries worldwide. To find a Calligaris retailer near you and to see a complete list of product offerings and prices, visit the Calligaris website at www.calligaris.com.
Link Calligaris Miami: www.miami.calligaris.us
Link Calligaris Italy: www.calligaris.com
Link Pablo Atchugarry: http://www.
Link Laura Campiglia: www.laracampiglia.com