South Florida Based Vero Water Enlists Local Artists In Effort To Bring Fine Art Directly To The Tables Of Miami's Top Restaurants During Art Basel 2012

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Keeping in Line with the Company Mission of Supporting the Local South Florida Community, Vero Water teamed up with local artists to develop thousands of high-end drink coasters to be distributed at hotel and restaurant clients throughout Miami

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I hope that people enjoy the pieces that I created, as well as my fellow artists, and maybe even take them home to collect or share.
-Miguel Paredes

Vero Water, a Miami-based water company aimed at providing the purest and best tasting Still and Sparkling water systems available, announced today its plan to showcase local fine art with tens of thousands of their customers for Art Basel 2012.

In celebration of the art world’s descending upon Miami for all the Art Basel activities, Vero water is teaming up with artists to help them further share their work with those that might not otherwise be exposed. Just as Vero strives to reduce the carbon footprints of their clients with reusable bottles, it will debut a series of limited edition collectable drink coasters that featuring the works of Miami artists Miguel Paredes, Brandon Opalka and Alexander Mijares.

Each of the pieces have been carefully selected to represent the spectrum of artisic style around the city, as well as to show a connection to nature.

“We want to celebrate the fact that Miami is home to one of the world’s greatest art events, and what better way to accomplish that than to spotlight our favorite home-town artists, bringing their fine art directly to Miami’s hotels, bars and fine dining establishments for all to enjoy,” said Daivd Deshe, president of Vero Water.

“When asked to partner with Vero, I realized that it was unique way to share my art in a unique way outside the gallery,” said Artist Miguel Paredes. “I hope that people enjoy the pieces that I created, as well as my fellow artists, and maybe even take them home to collect or share.”

ABOUT VERO
Vero Water is a premium Still and Sparkling water brand that utilizes locally sourced water to deliver the purest and best tasting water available. Its advanced purfications systems and reusable, chic glass bottles create an environmentally friendly beverage option. Guests can find Vero Water at fine eating establishments including The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, Hilton Bentley Beach Club, MGM Resorts International, The Cosmpolitan Resort Hotel, The James, Royal Palm, Makoto, Sugarcane Raw Bar, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink and more.

ABOUT MIGUEL PAREDES http://www.miguelparedes.com
Miguel Paredes, originally from New York City, is an urban realist trailblazing the path for the burgeoning creative community in Miami's Wynwood Arts District. Utilizing elements from nature, graffiti, vivid pop colors, anime, and his children, Paredes creates an atmosphere of intrigue and mystery within each piece that immerses his audience in an unparalleled visual experience and inner journey. His works have been featured in Miami's famous Art Basel every year since 2003 and in shows around the world from New York to London.

ABOUT ALEXANDER MIJARES http://www.mijares.com
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Mijares known for his keen eye for finding inspiration everywhere—whether it’s in people, traveling abroad to a far away locale, or just observing culture as it exists in itself.

ABOUT BRANDOM OPALKA http://brandonopalka.com
Born in Virginia and raised on South Florida sunshine, the Heat, the Dolphins, and the U, Brandon Opalka is a self-taught artist who paints canvases and walls, in the studio and on the streets. Opalka’s beginnings are rooted in graffiti and street art. Having painted his first mural at age 14, art turned from being a creative outlet for teen angst to a career. Opalka has exhibited his work over the past 12 years in Miami, New York, Japan, and France. His public art projects include murals for Wynwood Walls and have been listed in Miami New Times "Best of Miami". Opalka has been named as one of Miami Herald's 30 artists under 40 to watch.

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