Basel, we have liftoff. Adriana De Moura is known as a reality star by many. But the Real Housewives of Miami cast member is also a great lover of art.
De Moura will be front and center Wednesday evening, curating a cocktail reception at Miami Art Space in Wynwood. The exhibit, headlined by Brazilian free-form photographer Henrique Souza, will open to the public Thursday through Sunday.
“In my taste he’s a very good emerging artist,’’ says De Moura, who has a gallery in Coral Gables that will soon relocate to the Design District. “He has a very distinctive way of capturing images, a very dreamy, ethereal style, embracing elements of nature.’’
De Moura is gearing up for a season 2 of the Bravo nighttime soap opera (c’mon, that’s what it is). Filming should begin within about six weeks for her, along with PR big Marysol Patton, Venue magazine editor Alexia Echevarria and socialite Lea Black. The cast is now minus two cast members.
“ Larsa [Pippen] and Cristy [Rice]’’ are out,’’ De Moura confirms. “Producers didn’t want this to go in a Basketball Wives direction. We’ll portray Miami the way it should be portrayed.’’
One topic that won’t be covered: Alexia’s son Frankie being involved in a serious accident. The teen is still recovering in an Atlanta facility.
“Hopefully soon she can resume her normal life,’’ DeMoura says of her friend. “We wouldn’t film something so private. The show is superficial, silly, just an escape.’’
As for the identities of the new Miami housewives: no clue.
“It’s so funny, when we aired, everyone said, ‘Oh that show is so bad. I don’t even watch it,’ Adriana says. “But when they were casting, all of a sudden — I’m not going to mention names — but now half of Miami wants to be in it.’’
Part of the problem, she explains, is that Bravo never meant for season 1 to be part of the Real Housewives franchise. It was set as a Miami Social knockoff but got switched up in the editing process.
“That’s why we had shorter episodes and all that foolishness,’’ she says. “Now we’re hoping to beat Beverly Hills!’’