Edwin Gil is a contemporary Latin artist living in Charlotte, N.C. When he’s not painting or using art to bring about positive change in his community, Gil indulges in his other passion: people.
Gil often hosts parties to network with fellow artists and art lovers. In December, he hosted a party that incorporated his Colombian heritage, celebrating the Colombian holiday “El Día de las Velitas,” (Day of the Little Candles). It was an intimate artistic and religious event held at his former gallery, marking the unofficial start of the Christmas season.
“El Día de las Velitas is a very special religious holiday in my country, and we celebrate it on December 7, the eve of the Immaculate Conception,” explains Gil. “We light up candles and place them outside our doors, or, as it was in this case, all over the gallery. It’s a beautiful tradition.”
Gil prepared the artwork for the exhibit, the appetizers and the drinks. The last to-do—setting up the music—was the simplest thing to take care of, thanks to the Jawbone® BIG JAMBOX™ Bluetooth® Speaker that Gil tested during his Verizon User Experience.
“I’m truly amazed by the speaker’s sound quality,” Gil says. The BIG JAMBOX speaker boasts LiveAudio™, a three-dimensional audio technology that makes the music sound extra clear and powerful.
“In a way, I felt like I was experiencing the music live ... as if I were sitting right next to the radio station’s DJ and before a live studio band,” Gil says. His friends agreed. “My friends and the other guests loved it. They couldn’t believe the huge, clear sound was [coming] out from the JAMBOX.”
In addition to the quality of the sound, Gil loved how he could put the speaker wherever he wanted, thanks to its wireless design, and stream music from the smartphone in his pocket. The Bluetooth speaker works up to 30 feet away from its music source.
“No matter where we were hanging out, we heard the music clearly, loudly and beautifully,” says Gil. “It’s truly a work of art.”