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5th Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Mural Unveiling
Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Houston local artist Michael Savoie was recently named one of the Top 3 Winners of the 5th Annual BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series Finale competition in partnership with Russell Simmons’ RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation. As a result of his victory, Michael has been working with a local arts organization and Bombay Sapphire to construct a massive public mural installation as a result. As you may know, Michael’s incredible work was also featured throughout the show Empire, its recent season finale and in an episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
ABOUT 5TH ANNUAL ARTISAN SERIES
Launched in 2010 as a collaboration between RUSH and Bombay Sapphire gin – the Artisan Series is a nationwide search for the next big names in visual arts with a focus on fostering the talents of emerging multicultural artists. Each year, a handful of finalists are selected from thousands of online submissions and local gallery events to actually showcase their works in front of the world’s top art critics and buyers during Art Basel Miami at the SCOPE MIAMI BEACH Art Show. In celebration of the program’s “5th Year” milestone, as well as RUSH’s 20th Anniversary this year, creators of the top three pieces from the Grand Finale will participate in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Mural project in each of their hometowns and (for the first time); and the Grand Finale Winner will also receive a solo show at SCOPE NYC in March 2015. Since its inception, the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series competition has received more than 15,000 submissions and has sold finalist works totaling more than $200,000 in value. In 2012, Chicago finalist Hebru Brantley ended up selling his finale piece to Jay Z for 20k during Art Basel and went on to paint Lil Wayne’s skate park and was commissioned by Swizz Beatz in 2013 to create a custom piece –atestament to the exceptional caliber of talent being supported by this annual multicultural arts competition. www.bombayartisan.com