Hundreds attend “Creative Visions 2019” Student Art Exhibition

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Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez addressing the attendees of “Creative Visions 2019”

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More than 600 guests were in awe with the works of art from students who could be the next Picasso. Commissioner Joe A. Martinez hosted his annual “Creative Visions 2019” Student Art Exhibition on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum of Florida International University. This art exhibition showcased artwork from the elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Commissioner Martinez’s district. Attendees were able to enjoy refreshments, the visual art exhibition, musical performances by Miami Arts Studio and a documentary film screening.

“The Creative Visions program is an event I am truly proud of. We were literally flooded with submissions from students with remarkable talent,” said Commissioner Martinez. “The community will have the opportunity to take notice of the artistic gems in our own schools. I commend all the students, teachers, parents, and sponsors who helped create such a successful event this year.”

The competition and exhibit opportunity was created by Commissioner Martinez to promote art in public schools, encourage fledgling young artists, and provide a venue to exhibit their artwork. Creative Visions also includes video media submissions, known as “11-Tube,” in which the district high schools compete in a video competition.

A panel of local art industry personalities selected the best works of art from each academic level at the exhibition. The creators of the winning art pieces received a trophy, a certificate and prizes donated by local businesses. Students earning an honorable mention received a trophy and a congratulatory certificate (list of winners below).

The exhibition at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum of Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 runs through May 15, 2019. The art exhibition will then be delivered to Miami International Airport (MIA) where it will be showcased and seen by everyone who travels through the airport.

For more information, please contact Commissioner Martinez’s office at 305-552-1155

Elementary School Awards

1st Place: Luis Torres, 4th Grade, Claude Pepper Elementary

2nd Place: Christine Rosario, 4th Grade, Claude Pepper Elementary

3rd Place: Jaden Maldonado, 3rd Grade, Claude Pepper Elementary

Honorable Mentions

Isabel Chirolde, 5th Grade, Claude Pepper Elementary

Jackeline Montalvan, 5th Grade, Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Elementary

Reese Montanez, 1st Grade, Kendale Lakes Elementary

Mia Zakhariyas, 5th Grade, Norma Butler Bossard Elementary

Julian Donis, 2nd Grade, Norma Butler Bossard Elementary

Cristina La Riva, 5th Grade, Pinecrest Academy South Charter

Middle School Awards

1st Place: Aileen Suarez, 7th Grade, MAS @ Zelda Glazer 6-12

2nd Place: Alanna Herna, 6th Grade, W.R. Thomas Middle

3rd Place: Nicole Zapatel, 8th Grade, Hammocks Middle

Honorable Mentions

Nicole Zapatel, 8th Grade, Hammocks Middle

Richard Roque, 6th Grade, Jane S. Roberts K-8 Center

Abigail Gonzalez, 6th Grade, Jane S. Roberts K-8 Center

Sophia Vigil, 7th Grade, Jane S. Roberts K-8 Center

Elizabeth Arroyave, 7th Grade, W.R. Thomas Middle

Rhiannon Garcia, 8th Grade, W.R. Thomas Middle

High School Awards

1st Place: Milenna Ferreira, 10th Grade, Felix Varela Senior High

2nd Place: Alejandro Guerra, 12th Grade, John A. Ferguson Senior High

3rd Place: Daniela Alonso, 11h Grade, MAS @ Zelda Glazer 6-12

Honorable Mentions

Brittany Beaupaerthay, 11th Grade, G. Holmes Braddock Senior High

Isabella Blanco, 11th Grade, John A. Ferguson Senior High

Elias Vazquez, 10th Grade, MAS @ Zelda Glazer 6-12

Carolina Sarduy, 11th Grade, MAS @ Zelda Glazer 6-12

Pricilla Cordova, 9th Grade, MAS @ Zelda Glazer 6-12

Janelle Diaz, 11th Grade, MAS @ Zelda Glazer 6-12

Group Projects

1st Place – Wonderland Flowers, 5th Grade, Jack D. Gordon Elementary

e-Creative Visions 11-Tube Winners

Jeremy Arana, 10th Grade, John A. Ferguson Senior High

Valentina Sandoval, 12th Grade, John A. Ferguson Senior High

Edward Franco, 10th Grade, John A. Ferguson Senior High

e-Creative Visions 11-Tube 2nd Place Winners

Sophia Blacio, 10th Grade, Pinecrest Preparatory Charter Middle-High

Laura Gutierrez, 10th Grade, Pincecrest Preparatory Charter Middle-High

Invitation Artist Winner

Syione Soto, 5th Grade, Claude Pepper Elementary

Exhibition Catalog Cover Artist Winner

Catalina Chow, 3rd Grade, Kendale Lakes Elementary


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