Melanie Maus started on the artistic path at a young age, painting murals in the hallways of her school and selling jewelry creations at local fairs. Her passion for everything creative has flourished ever since. As a jeweler, Maus’ work covers 2 distinct styles: elegant pieces in sterling silver, pearl, vintage crystal and natural stone, and a quite different range of fun, kitschy creations. The contrast fits with the artist’s own tastes and philosophy. “I like a combination of sweet and tough, understated and loud, classy and gritty — although I think it’s important to have some balance, it’s the dynamic and interaction between these opposites that interests me,” she says; MissMelanieMaus.com.
Highlighted by one of the most tragic tenor arias of all time “Vesti la giubba,” the original “Tears of a Clown,” Florida Grand Opera’s presentation of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s I pagliacci is a not-to-be missed tour de force.
Step into a world where interior and exterior spaces meld to create a harmonious symphony of design, architecture and functional aesthetics that redefines spaces and leaves a lasting impact. Introducing a curated collection of DESIGN MINDS — industry leaders from some of South Florida’s top design firms who showcase their sources of inspiration and secrets to success.