All photos are courtesy of Nabila Verushka
Sprint invited 20 South Florida to the VIP Art Basel evening of experiencing art. There were graffiti stations where you could give the art form a go. Graffiti artists shared their tips and tricks as you worked your magic with the spray cans.
There was a screen printing station where we saw our very own goodie bags get screened. The gift bags were chock-full of goodies with phone battery backups, #FloridaStrong phone grips, selfie sticks and more!
What are #FloridaStrong phone grips? Sprint took wood from trees uprooted in South Florida by Hurricane Irma to make #FloridaStrong phone grips. The grips will only be available (for a suggested donation of $5) in Sprint stores in Miami-Dade – including Coral Gables – for a limited time and 100 percent of the proceeds will go a local charity.
The main event was the unveiling of the mural by local artist Ruben Ubiera. He spoke a few words about the meaning of the mural and how it represents South Florida. Then, we all took photos with the man of the hour. He’s so nice and down to earth.
About Ruben Ubiera
Ruben Gerardo Ubiera Gonzalez (born October 19, 1975 in Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic) is a neo-figurative artist, known for his strong use of the line, graffiti inspired technique/esthetic, urban murals, mixed-media pieces and installations, all created with reclaimed-objects and found artifacts. He paints and draws in a style considered as Postgraffism, but he prefers to call it urban-pop, since he has lived most of his life in urban, populated areas and most of his inspiration is derived from the inter activity between man and his urban environment.
Sprint is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2017, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com