July 24, 2013 – Miami, FL –The Coral Gables Museum will soon be hosting a unique exhibition presented by Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Visual Art Department, “Artistic License,” showcasing master artists from Miami and abroad, along with visual art instructors that studied under them. This juried exhibition will provide a rare glimpse into not only the artists’ works in a variety of media, but how they inspire art educators to reconnect with their inner artist after serving as educators in the arts for many years.
Since 2010, the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Division of Academic Support has been conducting summer mini-workshops with concentrated studio studies funded by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Arts Council, the Miami-Dade County mayor and Board of Commissioners.
The result of this particular collaborative studio environment is a distinct array of works in a variety of media in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional form. The show will include works by master artists Ray Azcuy, Pablo Cano, Alejandro Mendoza , Lucinda Linderman; a total of 14-22 works by the master artists, who are the Summer Workshop instructors, as well as the art educators under their tutelage for the summer and other selected workshop participants and instructors.
A special opening reception for the exhibit will take place Friday, September 6, 2013, from 6 to 9pm.The opening is free and presented in conjunction with Coral Gables Gallery Night and the Artist Date with art educators at the museum. Cash prizes, gift certificates and Professional Development credits will be awarded to the educators. The exhibition will be on display at the Community Meeting Room at the Coral Gables Museum through September 29, 2013.
Exhibition sponsored by The Division of Academic Support, Visual and Performing Arts, Office of Academics and Transformation, Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
The Coral Gables Museum is a true public/private partnership between the City of Coral Gables, who owns the facility, and the Coral Gables Museum Corp., who operates it. Coral Gables Museum Corp.,<coralgablesmuseum.org> incorporated in 2003, is a not-for-profit corporation recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
“The Artistic License Summer Workshops were made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of Commissioners”.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens <http://www.vizcaya.org>, Dade Art Educators< http://www.dadearteducators.com>, Lowe Art Museum, <http://www.lowemuseum.org>, Jerry’s Artarama <http://www.jerrysartarama.com>, Frost Museum, <http://thefrost.fiu.edu/>; Young Arts, <www.youngarts.org>, Bakehouse Art Complex, <www.bacfl.org>, Perez Art Museum Miami, <www.pamm.org>; Custom Quality Framing, <http://www.cqframing.com>
Judges: Ibett Yanes, Director, de la Cruz Collection, Caroline Parker Santiago, Aldo Menendez, Artist, Ivonne Menendez, Artist
For further information, contact:
Mabel Morales, District Supervisor, Visual Arts, Division of Academic Support, Visual and Performing Arts
Alina Rodriguez, Curriculum Support Specialist, Division of Academic Support, Visual and Performing Arts
Office of Academics and Transformation, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
1501 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 316, Miami, Florida 33132