St. Petersburg, FLA – On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, The Dalí Museum’s Zodiac Membership Committee will exhibit Viki Simone as one of the 12 featured artists in its “The 12 Days of Dalí” event, taking place at the Museum from 6-8:30pm.
This annual event invites members of The Dalí to meet with and view work by local artists and artisans. Each of the 12 Zodiac committee members has selected an artist to showcase. The Museum Store will also be open and offering members a special 25% discount on Store merchandise. Tickets for the event are $15 and available to Dalí Museum members & their guests on TheDali.org.
The Zodiac Membership Committee is an all-volunteer group that supports the mission of The Dalí Museum by building meaningful relationships with members, fostering new interest in the membership program, and helping to strengthen ties between the Museum, its members and the arts community. The original Zodiac Group was created in France in 1932 and consisted of 12 patrons who each sponsored Salvador Dalí for one month of the year. In exchange, patrons received a work of Dalí’s produced during that same month. In the spirit of these forward-thinking patrons, The Dalí’s Zodiac Membership Committee was formed in 1996.
I am thrilled to have been selected to participate in this prestigious event. During this year’s event I will be displaying several experimental and documentary films as well as prints of my exploration of photography as a contemporary art. I think St Petersburg is an exceptional city and I feel inspired on a daily basis. I will be residing here as I learn more about covering current events and continue to eperiment with other forms of artistic expression.
Viki Simone is a filmmaker, photogrpaher, actor and writer with a degree in Interdisiplinary Arts from Eckerd College. Her journalistic approach is evident in her documentary pieces and travel photography. She also avidly explores experimental film and photography. She has a passion for environmental justice and capturing how social and environmental issues are deeply intertwined. Her film What’s Going On, St. Petersburg? festures local instances of environmental racism and will be screened at the Et Cultura film festival. She is currently resding in St. Petersburg as freelance videographer and exploring acting and photography.