design art concepts, the Directed Art Modern and Hyatt Regency Miami Launch Art Exhibits 'Capricious Distractions' & 'The Art of Manliness'

A Collaboration Merging Authentic Hospitality, Art & Design.

​​​​design art concepts and The Directed Art Modern are pleased to announce the opening of “Capricious Distractions” a group exhibition of painting, fabric art, New Media, Mixed Media, Installation and sculpture by 20 International Artists on view at The Hyatt Regency, 400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida until the end of April 2017. We are celebrating the opening of ‘Capricious Distractions” with a three day event titled “The art of Manliness” from February 17 – 20th, 2017. 

Joining d | a | c and The D.A.M for this upcoming three day event is The Man Guide a publication for: “Real men, real advice. A magazine for the man who wants the most in life” adding to the unique quality of “The Art of Manliness” an art event presenting experiences new to Miami. “The Art of Manliness” has been created and custom designed for the savvy global traveler. An example of our commitment is providing unexpected and unique experiences to guests that will remain with them long after their stay.

“The Art of Manliness” will feature artworks from: Miami artist/ actor Khotan Fernandez, Miami Artist Aurora Molina, Miami Artist Carlos Cesar Alves, Miami Artist Flor Mayoral as well as Miami Artists: Carlos Rancano and Hermes Berrio. Brazilian artist’s Wilson Pinto and Luciano Martins​ will also show their works in the lobby. Included in the artwork on display is artwork from Greek Artist Evangelos Vangelatos, Sculptor Spiros Countoulis, Kornelios Grammenos, and Vasilis Kavouridis, as well as Akis Oulkeroglou. The exhibition also includes works from the International design company Studio Lav. The exhibition will also include vintage magazine covers from the famous photographer Leo Carbajal. Heralding from NYC, Franck de las Mercedes and Rob Anderson will be showing the works, Jerry Onifade from Dallas,Texas as well as Saatchi’s one to watch artist – Taylor White. Lastly on display will be a New Media installation by the re-known artist Pia Myvrold currently exhibiting at The Opera Gallery NYC and at Lelia Murdoch Gallery in Wynwood. The Art of Manliness is devoted to the varied array of artist personal take of manly pursuits.

About the people behind “Capricious Distractions” and “The Art of Manliness” 

Include primarily Maria Apostolidis, Valeray Francisco and Melanie Prapopoulos – each with several years in the business of art ranging from development and promotion to exhibition and curation. Each also firmly believes in the value of art and its place in public spaces and that art should be easily accessible by all. Reinforcing this, when speaking about the curation, Fransisco says, “The exhibition strives for the ideal balance between preservation of the object and its effective presentation; to do this we designed installations throughout the expansive space for creating optimal environments that enable the viewer to receive the artwork.”

About Hyatt Regency Miami

Hyatt Regency Miami is Located in the heart of Miami’s, business, financial, and entertainment district and adjacent to Miami’s world famous James L. Knight Center and Miami Convention center. The Hyatt Regency Miami is a landmark hotel offering top travel services and amenities and the most convenient location in the Heart of Downtown Miami. You’ll enjoy easy access to popular attractions, like Brickell City Center, Wynwood Art District, Coral Gables, Port of Miami, and the Latin flavor of Little Havana. There’s no better way to enjoy the Florida sunshine than with Hyatt Regency Miami as your home base.

This exhibition has been organized by design art concepts & The Directed Art Modern, made possible through the generous support from: Hyatt Regency Miami, James L. Knight Center for the Performance Arts, and The Man Guide.


Maria Apostolidis
(646) 469 9160

Melanie Prapopoulos
(917) 499 8967

Valery Francisco
(786) 619 7886 

Source: design art concepts