Kenzie L. Perry is the first leading artist to exhibit an art collection created exclusively for the 2nd Annual Cinco de MiMo Festival to showcase Miami Modern (MiMo) Architecture on Biscayne Boulevard. As a participating vendor in the festival last year, Perry saw a potential opportunity to celebrate his neighborhood and to help the MiMo Biscayne Association through his artistry. Secondly, there was a neglect of artwork and crafts capturing the essence of the festival and MiMo.
The exhibit will showcase dynamic art installations; one consisting of an 8 piece painting featuring the historic motel signs that has lit the Biscayne Boulevard corridor for many decades. Another piece entitled “Moon over MiMo” highlights the iconic Coppertone Girl, a Miami vintage sign which now hangs at 7300 Biscayne Boulevard. The sign was donated to the MiMo Biscayne Association, who oversaw the restoration.
The exhibit will be on display starting Sunday, April 26, one week prior to the Cinco de MiMo Kick-Off Party on Friday, May 1, 2009 at Che Sopranos Trattoria & Pizzeria located at 7251 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Fl 33138.
Perry’s intentions are to create a new exhibit each year so residents and visitors can seize the opportunity to “own a piece of MiMo” at affordable prices.
Artwork will be available for sale at the restaurant, online and during the festival at their tent located in front of Jimmy’s Flowers on Biscayne Boulevard and 69th Street. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the MiMo Biscayne Association.
Kenzie L. Perry is also a licensed interior designer and the owner of Kelepso Design Studio which provides graphic, event and other design services. Kelepso Design Studio is a subsidiary company of Empire Ekzyst Miami, Inc.