|Renowned European sculptor Helidon Xhixha moved his study in Italy to South Florida and has set up show room in the Wynwood Arts Design District. With this move, he has joined a group of artists that have made Miami a nerve center for its operations in America.Albanian-born Xhixha began his training in his fatherâ€™s studio, also an artist, and at the Academy of Arts in Tirana. Xhixha graduated from the prestigious Brera Art Academy in Milan, Italy. He is long experienced in giving individual art shows and his work is in the hands of art collectors in Asia and in Europe. He has also worked on monumental projects for institutions, both public and private, which have been placed in locations such as the Presidential Palace in the Republic of Albania, in Tirana; the Lombard Regional Government Palace; the Milanâ€™s Museum of Science and Technology and the Main Lobby of the Grand MeliÃ¡ Hotel in Dubai.
He has also worked on custom projects, among which is a version of the Ferrari symbol, which was created in celebration of the World Cupâ€“winning team for the 2003 World Championship and currently stands across the street from the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy â€“ the symbol consists of a â€œCavallino Rampanteâ€ (The Prancing Horse) five-meter tall; and, the six-meter violin that graces the main entrance of the Stradivarius Foundation/Violin Museum in Cremona.
On Thursday November 7th, as part of the â€œPreview Thursdaysâ€ in Wynwood, his studio will, for the first time, open its doors to the public participating in the event, in order to show some of his works in the â€œhome-friendlyâ€ format. Some large sculptures will be on display, as well as some design pieces, that the artist intends to use, also, for his cooperation with interior designers.
In addition, on Monday December 2nd, and as part of the same monthly celebration in Wynwood as well as a pre-Basel event, his studio will be inaugurated officially, by invitation only, and in which important players in the regional cultural world are expected.TheSTUDIO by H. Xhixha is located at 124 NW 25th Street in Wynwood, Miami, Fl. 33127 and is open to the public by appointment only, except for these two â€œPreview Eveningsâ€ when its doors will be open for the general public in November 7th and by invitation on December 2nd.
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