Our Florida Reef System is the largest coral reef ecosystem in the continental US, with its extensive shallow coral reefs that span 358 miles from the Dry Tortugas near Key West, north along the Atlantic coast to Martin County. They provide us with many benefits. Not only are they home to many species of wildlife, but they are integral to the economy of Florida’s tourism industry, including to commercial and recreational fisherman and divers. Additionally, they act as a natural buffer for Florida’s shoreline, helping to lessen the strength of waves, providing natural support for coastal resilience.
The Palette Knife Artists of Miami and Miami Shades of Clay are unified in drawing attention to the imperiled coral reef habitats deteriorating in our own back yard. The list of problems seems almost endless: overfishing, fishing using cyanide and dynamite, pollution from sewage and agriculture, invasive species, and sedimentation from poor land use practices. Among them, the most severe is the rising temperature change. This climate change breaks down the symbiotic microalgae relationship that gives many corals their bright colors and, in most species, produce the majority of their food. Subsequently, the corals appear white or bleached. Just one degree is enough to bleach many corals. This alone has led to massive die-offs throughout the oceans of the world.
In the hands of these nineteen artists, the corals take on a whole new meaning as they become transformed on canvas and clay in rich colors, dramatic textures, and abstract forms. As our exhibit travels, we hope these paintings and sculptures will serve to highlight and make a difference in the way people view coral reefs, thereby joining us in our efforts to protect them. Our “Vision of Harmony” emphases the delicate balance of nature, playing such a vital role in all their survival. We, as a society, must do whatever is necessary to preserve our coral reefs for generations to come.
Meet the Artist and Celebrate my birthday
When: November 3rd, 2019 - 4 to 6:30 pm
Where: FIU Green Library
11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199
Very happy to announce my participation at the 29th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show in Stuart, Fl.
The Arts Council, 80 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, Florida Opening will be October 18th, 5:30 to 7 pm
Showcasing more than 50 artists living and working in Florida
Very happy to announce my participation in
ROOT OF AN IDENTITY. - Celebrating Hispanic month in Florida.
Miramar Cultural Center. Opening Reception
Saturday Oct. 12th. 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Show runs until October 31st.
Mark your calendars. Friday October 11th. 6pm.
Wirtz Gallery inside the First National Bank of South Miami
Opening of National League of American Pen Women Coral Gables branch Fall show: INSPIRATIONALLY FEMALE.
An all women show inspired on other famous women artists.
I am honored to show 5 paintings inspired on Louise Bourgeois, Georgia O'Keeffe and Joan DeFeo.
7 Plus One Art Project present a fantastic array of abstract art featuring paintings and sculptures of 18 artists from nine different countries.
When: Monday October 7th. 11am to 1pm
Where: The Centre Gallery - On view until November 1st.
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
Thursday, August 29th, 2019 - Silent Auction Cocktail Reception
Soho City Center, 081, Calle 50, Panama City, Panama
Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 - 6 to 9pm
1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Commemorating the 500 years of Panama's foundation.
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Av Octavio Méndez Pereira, Panamá, Panama
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Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.
Friday August 16th, 2019 - 6:30 pm to midnight
140 NE 39th St #133, Miami, FL 33137
COEX - June 12th to 16th
INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR
PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING
At Yvette Michele Studio in FORT LAUDERDALE
117 NW 5th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
This exclusive workshop is created for artists !
Learn to use the palette knife or enhance your current techniques
Creating an image with a palette knife is like sculpting with paints. In this class, you will be mesmerized by the texture, movement and flow that can only be achieve using a knife. This unique technique will allow the beginner and more experience artist to paint with a freedom and freshness previously thought impossible. Strokes of paint will seem to appear as if they were flowing directly out of your mind and heart. MaiYap will give basic instruction and frequent demonstrations on how to handle the different knives, color mixing and various application techniques. Prepare yourself to have lost of fun in this fast paced, exhilarating class.
MUJERES DE FUEGO
Galería Juan Manuel Cedeño - PANAMA
Casco Antiguo - Plaza de Francia
A group show of Panamanian women artists living abroad.
MAIYAP'S PALETTE KNIFE ROAD TO ABSTRACTION
AT PINECREST GARDENS, 11000 Red Rd, Pinecrest, FL 33156
An Insightful talk about her evolution from realism to full abstraction and the role of of the
palette knife in the history of art. A short live painting demo will follow.
Pinecrest Gardens, Miami, Florida
Geometric, abstract, kinetic and digital art.
Pinecrest Gardens, Miami, Florida