Preparing for the show was very exciting. I painted non stop for weeks. Everything had to be perfect for the grand opening of the Bitcoin Center Miami in downtown, right around the corner of my studio.
The night of the opening was amazing! More than 1000 people from all over the United States flew in to visit the Bitcoin Center Miami,
during the half of the event I met the Mayor of Miami. Let me tell you how it actually happened…
I was walking around with one of my bitcoin paintings in hand and a young gentleman stoped me and said: “Hey I really love this painting!” I answered him: “Thank you very much, you can win this piece in a raffle.” He then asked: “But don’t you want this piece to be in Miami City Hall?” To which I answered: “Do you know anyone that works there?”
He smiled and said: “Yes I am the Mayor!”
I responded, “No you’re not.” to which he said, “yes I’m.”
Then everyone around me starts telling me he is actually the Mayor of Miami!
What a surprise it was to me to realize the Mayor of Miami wanted my art in Miami City Hall!
So, the following day I went to Miami City Hall to present the Mayor with his favorite piece from my Bitcoin Collection. He was very excited for the painting and immediately hanged it at the entrance to his office!
Thank you so much Erika for a wonderful event, to the Mayor for his support in art and all he does for our city, to Maria Tokareva for her invaluable help and support and everyone who assisted to my art exhibit. I love you all!