Raffiné Beauty Salon and Dubai based Canadian Artist collaborate to celebrate Art Dubai
– salon creates nail art inspired by Artist Michelle Angela Jenkins-
13th March 2014, Dubai – UAE – Raffine Beauty Salon has collaborated with Dubai-based Canadian artist Michelle Angle Jenkins to mark the upcoming Art Dubai 2014. Recently launched in Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Raffiné Beauty Salon will interpret Michelle Angela Jenkins work titled JOY, into nail art. Working closely with Michelle, Raffine’s nail artists have created artwork to celebrate the art season allowing art lovers an opportunity to wear art throughout March and April and view some of Michelle Angela Jenkins artwork at the salon.
A graduate from the University of Toronto’s Teachers College (OISE), Canadian Artist Michelle Angela Jenkins lives and works in Dubai. She has exhibited her works in over seven countries, including Dubai where she has showcased at several locations over the years. Art has been a focus and passion for Michelle throughout her studies and as an undergraduate at the University of Windsor, she had the opportunity to use different mediums such as metals and clay however painting with acrylic has proven to be her preferred medium. The collaboration with Raffine Beauty Salon is the first for Michelle – the translation of her artwork into nail art is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy her art.
“ This is an exciting project for me; I have never had an opportunity to work with nail artists. Unraveling the emotional of my creation onto this form of art piece is incredible. Working with the Raffine artist allowed me to understand the challenge of small space like the nail. The experience of inviting someone into the interpretation of my work was very personal. From your hand to my heart may we continue to connect our dreams and cultures through art” said Michelle Angela Jenkins.
“The Dubai art scene is thriving and as the Art Dubai is celebrated we wanted to bring this new age idea of interpreting art of artist into nail art. Our nail artist has been working closely with Michelle to ensure that every emotion and true passion is reflected on the final product. This is a great opportunity for art lovers to wear art and we are looking forward to welcoming them to Raffine” said Cheryl Vaughn, Director of Raffiné
Throughout March and April, visit Raffine Beauty Salon, Sofitel Palm Jumeirah, to view Michelle Angela Jenkins’ exhibition and have your own personal nail art done to celebrate Art Dubai. For booking call 044556636. Enjoy Raffine Beauty Salon.
About Raffiné Bauty Salon
Raffiné Beauty Salon, located at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, The Palm provides quality and professional care for customers who they lavish with an array of treatments to fulfill one’s heart desires. The beauty salon offers services ranging from Hair styling, Extensions, Coloring and Highlights, Hair Nourishing, Botox and Keratin Treatments, Art nails, Manicures and Pedicures, Hottest Makeup Styles , Galvanic Spa II collagen rejuvenation for hands and face, Waxing and threading.
Fourteen years of experience and continuous effort in the field of hairdressing and beauty around the world were really enough to make Raffine Beauty Salon, the fruit of devotion ready for customers to experience.
Matt Greenwood (Artrooms 2017 Selected Artist) will be exhibiting for his Degree Show at Free Range this Thursday (23 June) at The Old Truman Brewery in London.
Having recently graduated from Falmouth University, he will be showing his most recent series “Field Work” alongside his University cohort in which they have formed a collective under the name BRIK – for the event.
Private view starts at 6pm onwards.
Hailing from Falmouth University, cast out on the south shores of Cornwall, BRIK consists of a grouping of 64 young photographers all standing in the same position, looking in different directions. With work that moves across disciplines, BRIK explores all corners of photography, while still holding steadfast at its centre the medium’s unique power, beauty and controversy. Feet firmly placed on the ground and a long neck putting our heads in the clouds, our work is both a creation and an observation, forming new and neoteric ways of seeing and representing the world around us. We see the relationship between ourselves and our surroundings completely involuntarily, seeping into our unconscious and affecting our judgment, steadily evolving.
The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
The show will run from 23rd June to 26th June 2017, 10:00am- 4:00pm.
Private View is Thursday 22nd June 2017, 6:00pm- 10:00pm.
“Collection of a Magpie”
A magpie does not steal, it collects
It takes small shiny objects and bring them into the nest
Wedged between feathers, twigs and dry leaves, it creates a small collection of enchanting failures
A magpie embodies the spirit of the collector
In its nest, like within a collection, objects replace desires
To arrange, classify, select, and sort, just like memory exercises
A space for reconstruction
“Collection of a Magpie” by Alice Padovani
A magpie embodies the spirit of the collector
Le Dame Art Gallery are delighted to present “Collection of a Magpie”, the first UK Solo Show of Italian artist Alice Padovani.
Born in 1979 in Italy, where she still lives and works, she graduated at the University of Bologna with a Master’s Degree in Philosophy in 2007 and a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts in 2015. Preferring drawings, installations and performances, as a visual artist she has won several awards such as the Art Rounds – Celeste Prize in 2016, the Who art you? Press Award Winner – 4th Edition (Italy) in 2015 and the Young Art Pitching Prize, Art&Museum International Exhibition Xchange in Turin (Italy) in 2014.
In 2017 she was selected for the Artrooms Fair in London and due to the incredible success with Private and Public Collections, the directors Cristina Cellini Antonini and Chiara Canal invited her to join the Portfolio of Le Dame Art Gallery.
“Alice is the kind of artist every gallery would like to work with. Her artistic research generates impactful works worth a Museum exhibition, such as those from the “Collection of a Magpie” series. Scarab beetles and little tiny objects, or fragments are assembled together to create precious nests made in gold, or emerald or simply black and white. The outcome is just exquisite, a must-have collection”, say Cristina and Chiara.
Alice’s constant research and unconventional background (as a former theatre actor and director) lead her to explore different media and techniques. Obsessed with death and time, art is a personal diary to overcome loss and grief.
Collection of a Magpie by Alice Padovani
Private View: 7 June from 6pm to 8pm
Public Opening: 8 June – 31 August
Monday to Friday from 3pm to 8pm, Saturday from 2pm to 6pm
Le Dame Art Gallery at the Meliá White House Hotel, Albany St, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 3UP
About Le Dame Art Gallery:
Le Dame Art Gallery has a reputation for scouting and representing the finest up-and-coming artists, whose works have been commissioned or acquired by public, corporate and private collections. Le Dame Art Gallery is based at the Meliá White House, a 4-star deluxe hotel in central London, where the gallery has been curating the MWH Art Collection (launched in 2016) and where they also host ARTROOMS – International Contemporary Art Fair, not just a fair but a laboratory for exploration that has already become a focal point for galleries and collectors looking to uncover talented artists. With approx 2000 sq meters exhibition spaces from the Meliá White House, Le Dame Art Gallery is proud to launch Le Dame Art Hub running two programs for international & UK based artists.