The Resorts of Dana Point Hosts Art Elite During Elephant Parade Today
A coastal favorite for savvy world travelers, The Resorts of Dana Point will be host to the international art elite during the U.S. debut of Elephant Parade, a ten-week open-air exhibition launching today, August 23, 2013. A sneak peek of the open-air art exhibition's star-studded artist line-up includes international poet of paint Chor Boogie, rising Mumbai jewelry designer Mira Gulati and world-renowned pin-up artist Olivia DeBerardinis.
"The City and the Resorts are thrilled to showcase this extraordinary art exhibition in one of California's most beautiful destinations, Dana Point," said Jim Samuels, General Manager of Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. "Best of all, by hosting the U.S. premiere of Elephant Parade, we are able to significantly contribute to helping the preservation of the Asian elephant. And when we can share our beautiful destination with a meaningful cause, the purpose of it all makes a lasting impression for visitors."
Elephant Parade: Welcome to America artists will join a long list of previous supporters including top-tier celebrities such as Tommy Hilfiger, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Isaac Mizrahi, Goldie Hawn, Diane von Furstenberg and many more. A Tribute Collection of half-sized celebrity designs will be displayed alongside dozens of original life-sized artworks measuring almost 6 feet long in the upcoming Dana Point exhibition.
Chor Boogie is an urban street artist turned international artsensation after his use of bold, geometric shapesstruck a cord with collectors and museums worldwide. Through his sophisticated street-mural style, Boogie's works inhabit the space where imagination and emotion meet the healing power of color therapy. Provocative and powerful, his imagery is instantly recognizable across the globe with nearly100 murals in city streets and galleries in Mexico City, Beijing, New York City, Sydneyand others.
Mira Gulati is a gemstone sensation traveling across the globe from India to join the exhibition. As the founder and lead designer of Mirari a custom jeweler blending contemporary elegance with deep Indian heritage Gulati bridges cultural barriers in her steadfast support of The Asian Elephant Foundation. Her personalized pieces are handcrafted with stones sourced from all corners of the world and the Elephant Parade sculpture will be a stunning showcase of her custom creations.
Olivia DeBerardinis is a Southern California native known for her delicate feminine touch on pin-up portraiture. Her work speaks to female empowerment with bold creations that provocatively depict powerful women across the world from iconic Bettie Page to femme-fatale Dita Von Deese. DeBerardinis has been an American staple for several decades and her work continues to be featured in international galleries and publications.