Havana Dreams debuts at The Confidante Hotel in Miami Beach
As part of the Confidante’s rotating art exhibit by Rigo Leon has taken over the first floor of the Confidante Miami Beach with Havana Dreams. The colorful collection is on display until late November.
Born in Havana and raised in Miami, Rigo Leon is one of South Florida’s most recognized and respected artists. He is well known for his trademark versatility and bold murals, as well as for his commitment to creating art in public places around the world.
As a self-taught artist who as a child traded his toys for paint brushes, Leon avails himself of an expansive range of mediums and forms to express his art, from videography to graphic design, sketching and spray paint, to wood and metal.
Over the years, he has headlined gallery exhibitions from Havana to Rome and has created interior artwork for luxury residences, restaurants and public venues throughout the Americas. His “Helping Hand Series” can be found in Mexico and in several locations throughout Miami, including St. Brendan’s Catholic Church and on columns in Downtown Miami as part of the city’s “Art in Public Places Program”. One of Leon’s most recent achievements was creating the 2019 Miami Marathon ribbon and launching a custom line of art-inspired hand sanitizer, available hotel-wide at The Confidante.
His art ranges from abstract expressions of communication and social problems worldwide to tribal silhouettes, a longtime source of inspiration for Leon. Paper boats, a symbol of immigration, are often pictured in his work. A representation of hope but the challenging journey immigrants face, this connects to his environment growing up in Cuba during the worst time in the country’s history.
After 20 years, he traveled back to Havana with his oldest son Vicenzo so he could see where he came from and the history of his culture. His collection at The Confidante, “Havana Dreams” is a mix of classic and newer pieces, all with the same lines and colors inspired by Havana, Miami and the ambiance that tie to the two together.
Learn more about Rigo and purchase his artwork, clothing and other lines at rigoleon.com.
The Local Staycation Package
Immerse yourself with the local staycation package. Florida residents looking for a relaxing art-filled getaway in Mid-Beach can enjoy The Confidante’s Local Staycation Package, with rates starting at $89 on the weekdays and $129 on the weekends. The stay includes daily breakfast for two, free overnight valet parking for one vehicle and late check-out based on availability. The retro-glam getaway is keeping guests safe in style with local artist collaborations for custom coconut-scented hand sanitizer and face masks by artist partners Rigo Leon, Luis Valle, Aquarela Sabol, and CSolano.
Book your stay by visiting here and use offer code FLSTAY. Available for reservations now through December 23, 2020.