You are cordially invited to join the Venetian Arts Society’s Diamond Circle and the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts for Venetian Arts CAFÉ SOCIETY on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 6-9 pm hosted at WMODA (Inside the Gallery of Amazing Things) 481 South Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, FL 33004.                                                        

Venetian Arts Cafe Society will present Jose Negroni, piano/composer three-time Grammy nominee and his newest protégé Miss Elli Clarke, vocalist. Also featuring Nilda Comas, international artist, sculptor and VAS Curator who has been commissioned by the State of Florida to create a 9 feet tall marble sculpture of Mary Jane McLeod Bethune for the United States Capital in Washington, D.C.

Café Society is yet another of the innovative 21st century concepts of experiencing the arts – socializing and challenging our intellect…all simultaneously and in a more complete fashion!

Taking once again from history, we reach this time into the late-19th century and draw from a culture characterized by socializing in bistros, coffee shops, and night clubs. These were sometimes extravagantly frivolous and sometimes intensely intellectual in nature, but always high spirited and exhilarating! The socialites who regularly frequented these fashionable night spots became known as Café Society. 

Café Society is based upon all of this and more! We continue to strive to fulfill our mission statement of highlighting the multi-cultural diversity of our community in order that we may bring people of our wonderfully rich and diverse cultures together as One… to look at our world from the same perspective as opposed to having the restrictions of ethnic and cultural barriers…and have fun at the same time!

The Chihuly Gallery at WMODA is the spectacular venue for our Café Society. Experience the mystery and magic of glass at this stunning installation of Dale Chihuly’s work. Chihuly is the world’s foremost glass artist and his awesome Macchia series celebrates his remarkable powers of innovation and imagination. Also enjoy the Carnival & Cabaret exhibition at WMODA which celebrates Café Society in the Jazz Age.

Three-time “Grammy” nominee and Sony Music Latin pianist/composer/arranger, Jose Negroni, was born and raised on the southern coast of Puerto Rico. Mr. Negroni artfully combines his original classical style with a fusion of jazz and Latin rhythms and conveys his unique and masterful musical personality on the world’s great stages as a solo artist as well as with his internationally acclaimed Negroni’s Trio.

This evening Jose will introduce his newest protégé, Miss Elli Clarke as the featured vocalist, and will “collaborate” in total ensemble-style presentations of historical musical masterpieces! “Blessed with a sultry and expressive voice and the perfect natural instinct for classic jazz and American standards…Miss Elli Clarke is the quintessential cabaret stylist.” -Willie Riddle, Venetian Arts Society

Nilda Maria Comas' work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, museums and galleries in the U.S. and abroad. She has received numerous grants and awards: a bronze medal and two Agopoff Memorial Prizes from the National Sculpture Society in New York, of which she recently became an "elected" member; first prize from the Hambro Bank, London; and The Award for Excellence from the Society of Women Artists in London. Her works have been exhibited at the the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Palm Beach; the National Sculpture Society, New York; Accademia di Belli Arte Carrara, Italy; Chiostro di Sant'Agostino, Italy; and Westminister Gallery, London.

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts
481 S. Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, Fl, 33004


Ticket Type Price Spaces
General Public / Guests $50.00
VAS/JKV/WMODA Members $35.00