MFA Student Leandra Arvazzetti Collaborates with Chris Bosh on New Tie Line


Leandra Arvazzetti, Master of Fine Arts candidate at the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts, and two other artists have collaborated with Miami Heat player Chris Bosh on launching his new fall collection of neckties and bowties, called Mr. Nice Tie. The unveiling of the tie line and Arvazzetti’s work will take place on Wednesday, December 3rd.

Bosh will be at Little Haiti’s Yeelen Gallery to present works by artists Jerome Soimaud, Tim Okamura, and Leandra Arvazzetti. Arvazzetti has made two pieces out of Bosh’s ties, one being a dress and the other an installation. Okamura’s “Love, Strength and Soul” exhibition features large-scale portraits of empowered African-American women in urban settings. Soimaud’s painting “I Am a Man” is a nod to relationships between fathers and sons. (Source:

The unveiling event will occur on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 from 9PM-Midnight at Yeelen Galler: 294 NW 54th St., Miami, Florida. Free and open to the public. There will be live music, a photo booth, food by Smoothies Candy and cocktails by Premier Beverage.

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