TUUCI sponsoring ‘The Art of Shade’ during Art Basel

International artists to decorate TUUCI parasol

MIAMI – Outdoor shade products manufacturer TUUCI will sponsor a special event during Art Basel in Miami on Wednesday, Dec. 3, during which some of the world’s leading graffiti artists will use TUUCI parasols as mediums for original paintings.

“The Art of Shade” special event will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the Miami Ad School that is also featuring internationally recognized graffiti artists who have painted imagery on the school’s building.

"One of the founding principles of our company is that shade should be as artistic as it is functional and this is reflected in all of our products,” said Dougan Clarke, founder and chief product architect of TUUCI. “This special event during Art Basel, in conjunction with the Miami Ad School, reflects our desire to bring more people into the creative expressions possible with shade.”

Leading the parasol decorating process will be Juan de Lascurain, whose career began as a professional triathlete and tennis player-instructor in Los Angeles. His work in Los Angeles subsequently opened the door to his own television show, “Dream Big,” and it was through “Dream Big” that de Lascurain began to explore his painting talents. His work today includes more than 5,000 graphic designs and represents the first brand where all of his commercial designs have been created on the iPhone.

During recent months, de Lascurain has been painting an original design on an expansive TUUCI F-1 parasol that will be on display at the Dec. 3 special event. He will also paint another original design during Art Basel along with five other internationally known graffiti artists.

TUUCI is working on the event with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Miami, a donor- and volunteer-supported organization that transforms the lives of at-risk children through supportive adult mentor relationships.

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