September 1 - 4
The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show, in collaboration with Viernes Culturales, presents, “Art Basilando” – an artist encounter exhibit featuring the works of twelve artists from the Little Havana Art District. The Miami Home Show will be held at the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center.
“Art Basilando” depicts the colorful souls of twelve Little Havana artist who, through different styles and textures, create a cohesive trajectory of heritage, history and artistic expression. The viewer is bedazzled by color and bold imagery, but should look deeper into the artist’s canvas. Unfold the dichotomy of an artist’s soul: worlds past and present; elation and deep sadness; surreal and real; darkness and light.
Participating artists include: Katey Penner, Santos Mendez, Didi Marchi, Gonzalo Borges, Annie M., Diana Contreras, Phil Avello, Mildrey Guillot, Eliott Prada, Giselle Fajardo, Mayomelz (Mel Pichardo), Omar Corrales Mora. The showcase is curated by Pati Vargas, Director of Viernes Culturales.
“We are very proud to have participated in At Home with Art since its launch in 2015,” states Pati Vargas. “Basilando is of course, a play on words. However, it defines what I think makes Miami’s art community very unique: we are out on the streets creating and communicating our message, while having fun. We love participating at the Home Show because it gives our artists an opportunity to help people understand their work. When they get to know the story behind a work of art, they fall in love with it. No longer is it just something that matches the décor or an investment, it is a connection and understanding between collector and artist.”
(“Basilando” is a slang version of vacilando (vacilar): a Spanish term for the act of wandering when the experience of travel is more important than reaching the specific destination.)
Participating artists are selected through a submission process based not only their abilities in the visual arts, but also their contribution to the South Florida arts community. To date, over 100 South Florida artists have participated in the Home Show’s #AtHomewithArt artist encounter program.
Visit www.homeshows.net/artists.html to read more about each participating artist.
Where, When and Contact Information
Miami Beach Convention Center
1900 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL
(just east of Meridian Avenue at 17th Street)
September 1-4, 2017
Friday 6:00 – 10:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 10:30 pm
Monday (Labor Day) 12:00 – 7:30 pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/582281218562198/
$10.00 adult admission and $1.00, 11 and under (online and at the Box Office); Save $3.00 on adult admission when purchasing tickets online by August 31st, 2017.