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New Times Artopia, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Wynwood Art Walk, Design District Art Walk

2010 Heart of the Grove
Celebrating its 47th anniversary in 2010, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival® presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, is one of the nation's premier outdoor fine Arts Festivals. The Festival attracts more than 150,000 people annually to view the works of over 330 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the world. A signature event of the South Florida cultural calendar, the Arts Festival offers visitors the opportunity to meet with exhibiting artists, sample fine cuisine, enjoy live entertainment and take a walk through history. Last year approximately 4 million dollars of artwork was sold in three days at the show.
The 47th annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida will be held February 13, 14, & 15, 2010.
The Festival is held annually in the streets of Coconut Grove, Florida, a charming village within the city of Miami. The Festival is located just south of downtown Miami, adjacent to beautiful Biscayne Bay. It runs along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive.
Festival Hours:
The Festival will be held February 13, 14, & 15, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
$10 per person per day. Children 12 and under, Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport holders are free.
Discount Tickets
3-day passes are available for $17. Residents of Coconut Grove in the 33133 zip code can enjoy the Festival all three days for only $5 with a 33133 pass (proof of residency required).

Second Saturday
Upper Wynwood Arts District Openings
36th street

Dot Fiftyone Gallery
51NW 36th St.
Miami, FL 33127
305 573 9994

Gallery Hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 7:30
Sat 1- 6
Private viewing by appt.

Openingt Reception Saturday Feb. 13, 7-10

Dot 51
Leonel Matheu, Fusion, 2010, Plywood and Acrylic Paint,
8’ (L) X 12’ (W) X 8’ (H)

Until March 8
Leonel Matheu. Fusion.
Matheu’s iconic images, reminiscent of child’s play, simplicity, and at times injured naiveté, make a re-appearance in “FUSION”, a collection of drawings by the artist. This interactive installation involves the spectator in the artwork by making him or her a crucial character or symbol in the piece itself. In fact, it is not until the spectator becomes involved that the piece is really complete. Viewers will have a chance to take a photograph with the installation, making the artistic experience engaging and lasting.

“Fusion is a show in which a series of individual pieces that have distinct characteristics stand together in a collaborative theme; a theme that is rich in a reflective and analytical spirit. Within this exhibit, the spectator will find “Fusion”, the piece that inspired the exhibit and gave it its name. “Fusion” is a piece that fuses time and space into reality-- a reality that results from the presence of humans and art in the physical sense of a world created by an originally artistic idea.” - Leonel Matheu


art rouge Gallery
46 NW 36th St.
Miami FL,33127
P: 305 448 2060

Mon - Fri 11 - 6 Sat. by appt.

Gallery Night Reception Saturday Feb 13, 7-10

Dot 51
Laurie Recanati, Leila

Laurie Recanati. New Works
Throughout her work Laurie is interested in how time and emotion can be symbolized by objects. She enjoys the feeling that life can often seem quite surreal, and employs a playful approach to exploring its physicality and possibilities...

Laurie has undertaken numerous public commissions across Israel. Her mosaics can be seen in hospitals, schools, gardens and offices across the county. The work includes fountains, panels, flooring, furniture and sculptures.

Laurie’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in numerous private and public collections. Much of her work has been created in response to our disposable society. If an object is slightly damaged, it is thrown away rather than repaired and then quickly replaced. Materials such as broken china and old teapots, shattered bus shelter glass and buttons are all incorporated within her work.

By adorning discarded, functional objects she transforms the readymade, pushing “junk” into a fine art context. The metamorphosis of the ordinary into the extraordinary continues to fascinate her. Laurie is available for commissions for homes, gardens and corporate clients.


Bottero STUDIO
17 NW 36th St.
Miami, FL 33127
305 573 6303

Gallery Hours
by appt.

Meet the Artist
Gallery Night Reception Saturday Feb 13, 7-10

Dot 51
Daniel Bottero, Reaching To Love, mixed media on canvas, 2006, 86 x 82 in.

Daniel Bottero. The Love of the Poet
“Our past, our present and our future all influence my paintings. Each painting I create is an essential part of my inner being. My work speaks many languages, communicates on several levels at the same time. A unique psychological interaction between reality and fantasy, one that transports the observer into a dreamlike encounter with the sublime.” Daniel Bottero

"Bottero is ... a poet painter, that is, a painter who uses the medium to convey the poetry of his emotions ..." Donald Kuspit

Today Bottero works in his studios in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami and in Buenos Aires. Bottero graduated from the National School of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires. He earned his Master’s Degree at the Academia Italiana di Belle Arti, Lucca, Italy. From 1986 to 1990 Bottero resided and worked in Paris. Since 1990 he has lived and worked in New York. Bottero’s work has been shown throughout the world. His paintings are featured in the corporate collections of Citibank, Xerox, Avon, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Chase Bank.

North Miami Avenue

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space
3326 N Miami Ave.
Miami, Fl 33127
786 488 4375
Gallery hours:
Tues - Fri 10 - 6
Sat 11 - 4

Opening Reception Saturday Feb. 13, 7 - 10

Jules Lusson, Venus , 2009 , Limited edition print (1 of 20),
20 x 30 in.

Love, Infatuation or Lust
Catalina Jaramillo. Angelica Clyman. Kate Kretz. Ingrid Eliasson & Jennifer Basile. Juan Griego. Donna Torres. Tamara Hervera. Gretchen Scharnagl. Maria Lino. Hugo Moro. Natasha Duwin. Julie Friel. Jules Lusson. Luisa Mesa. Venessa Monokian. Gary Fonseca. Magda Ortiz. Aleli Egues. Orion Mansfield. Rochi Llaneza. Grettel J. Singer. Curated by Rochi Llaneza

When you seek love, you can become saturated with infatuation or lust. The question we pose is if there is a clear difference? It’s an experiment. The visual expression of these emotions is the goal. To accomplish this, we gathered a group of artists who have or have had links to Florida International University with the objective to reach out and support local artists with the hope that love and solidarity bounds us.

Art/Musical Collective{In-Boxes}. Daniel E. Fernandez & Kenneth Martinson

32nd Street

Bakehouse art complex
561 NW 32 St
Miami, FL 33127
305 576 2828
Gallery hours:
Mon - Sun, 12 - 5

Opening Reception
Friday Feb. 12, 7 – 10

BakehousePablo Cano

“DOG” will be performed Saturday, February 13th at the Bakehouse Art Complex in the Project room at Noon and will be open to the public.

Until March 1st
Found Object/Found Love: 30 Years of Art with Pablo Cano.
Co-Curated by Anthony Ardavin & Lauren Wagner, this celebratory thirtieth year of art will take a look back at the early work of Cano and follow him on his artful journey beginning in Baltimore and ending back here in his beloved Miami. Found Object/ Found Love will feature unique never-before shown oil paintings, figurative sculptures, ceramics and of course, his notable marionettes.
Accompanying the exhibition, Pablo Cano has teamed up with master puppeteer Jim Hammond to create “DOG”, a Shadow Puppet Play. It is a story about a Dog who pursues a “red squeaky ball” through famous paintings and sculptures in art history. The ball is used as a metaphor for each of our simplest pursuits of happiness. Using miniature style of overhead projector shadow puppetry that Jim has used in commissions by New World Symphony and The Museum of Art - Fort Lauderdale, Pablo and Jim have developed a surreal non-linear world that explores scale and two dimensional details. Keeping true with his use of found materials for his artwork, Pablo created each shadow puppet from plastic BEWARE OF THE DOG signs. “DOG”brings together art education, music and entertainment to young and old alike.

(Saturday 13 at noon, tickets are $15.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Members, Children under 13 no charge).

29th Street the corridor

Kelley roy Gallery
50 NE 29 St. N Miami Ave
Miami, Fl 33127
305 444 0004
Gallery Hours
Tue - Fri 10- 5 and by appointment

Opening Reception Saturday Feb. 13, 7 – 10

kelleyJae Hahn, My Little Man. Structures at Kellery Roy Gallery

Until March 11
Small Works. Group Show Debris of Abstraction II. Mimi Bates.

Critics have described Bates’ work as “an artistic dialogue with Twombly, Rauschenberg, and Rothko.” “Her asymmetrical bi-polar masses of color may apprehend a point/counterpoint in sync with Rothko’s own renowned series of “Untitleds.” “Bates and Twombly are both creatures of exile: he overlooks the Mediterranean from the Roman coast, whilst she seems in permanent exile on her hilltop overlooking the Pacific”. Bates work is included in many private and corporate collections from Washington, Boston, Greenwich and Palm Beach, to La Jolla, Palm Springs and Honolulu.

Joe Hahn. Structures at Kelley Roy Gallery New Series of Paintings, Samadhi-Luz and Unfolding Series (My Little Man). Samadhi is a Hindu and Buddhist term that describes a state of consciousness in which the perception of the experiencing subject becomes the experienced object. Hahn’s paintings appear to either dance or float in a serene state of existence. Hahn’s distinct language brings together traditional methods from Asian art and modern expressions of neo-minimalist aesthetics.


Calix Gustav Gallery
98 NW 29th St
Miami, FL 33127
305 576 8116

Opening Reception Saturday Feb. 13, 7 – 10

Luis PerezEric Torriente, Forgotten Drifters from Outbound Tales Series, 2009, oil & water based oil on linen, 60 x 45 in.

Until April 1st
Yvonne Cordoba. Eric Torriente. Max A. Kraushaar

Featuring: Agustin de Llanos
The exhibition aims to display classically trained figurative, young, emerging artists who utilize contemporary subject matters. Promising Venezuelan artist, Yvonne Cordobaexplores various esoteric themes, the most present being solitude, which she illustrates as a necessary means through which to achieve self-awareness as both an artist and as an individual.

Rising Chilean talent,
Max A. Kraushaar uses reflections of his own subconscious to create what he calls "Expressive Surrealistic Mixed Media. "

Flourishing Cuban artist,
Eric Torriente presents works from his latest portfolio releases Outbound Tales and The Last Glaciation. The selected works from Outbound Tales are expressionistic depictions of old stories and past revelations.

Finally, breaking from the figurative, thriving experimental Spanish artist
Agustin de Llanos, presents an abstract series of clean, minimalist, elegant works that play with light, dimension, textures and mediums, which he calls "shadows of absences". The exhibition intends to display new forms of conceptual ideas in classic planes of the figurative and abstract.

Luis Perez Galería at the Awarehouse
550 NW 29th St.
Miami, Fl 33127
305 379 3763

Gallery Night Reception Saturday Feb. 13, 7 – 10

Luis PerezArnaldo Anaya-Lucca,
Adam & Eve

Arnaldo Anaya – Lucca. Adam and Eve.

One of today’s leading fashion photographers, Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca, will be presenting his first fine art solo exhibition, “Adam and Eve,” at Luis Perez Galeria in Wynwood, Miami during this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach, hosted by Manuel Norena. Anaya-Lucca is a renowned fashion photographer known for capturing the world of Ralph Lauren rethinks classic imagery as his own personal expression of events in history.

For his first exhibition of its type, Anaya-Lucca rethinks classic imagery in a more personal way, animating events in history with a curiosity that is both critical and sensual. Adam and Eve is a nude study inspired by 17th and 18th Century renaissance paintings. The images reflect the struggle of sensuality, temptation and shame that underlies the human condition as well as the joy of sexual innocence. The artist also wanted to address situations where the line between internal and external sense of self was/is in conflict throughout human history. The set design for the exhibition is also by Manuel Norena with Jed Root in New York.

Second Saturday

Design District Art & Design Night Openings


Diaspora Vibe Gallery
3938 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
305 573 4046



Tues – Fri 11-6,
Sat. By Appt.

Opening Reception
Thursday Feb. 11, 7

PressitonImagePatrick de Castro, Procession, Enamel, charcoal, magazine cutout, thumbtack on board, 2009, 40 x 32 n.

Until March 25th

Mirrors, Messages, Manifestations. Patrick de Castro, in the Main Gallery space and Jacquenette Arnette and Hugo Moro’s on-site installation in the Project room.

For Patrick, the clearest thought is “change is the only constant”. By eliminating “excess baggage”, he emphasizes working conceptually, under the pretext of “less is more”. Using rich color fields, he explores form and space, and creates collages from old books, magazines and found objects. He investigates dreams and archetypes of the collective unconscious, developing symbols as images that refer to oneself and operating in a space of human consciousness that transcends history and culture.

Hugo Moro and Jacquenette Arnette are both artists that work intuitively using found materials or appropriate references freely in accordance to their motives. Just from their return from the Ghetto Biennale in Haiti they wanted to begin a dialogue about the relevance and haphazard nature of communication. The experience of being in that environment using the most basic of communication in order to get ideas across and actions was impactful. The resulting work will discuss the fundamentals of perception using the construct of a double helix. The building block of life that is the most basic of constructions is as an emblem of the constructive nature of communication.


1 Northeast 40 Street, #5 Miami, FL 33137
786 362 5546
Mon. – Sat. 11-6

Art & Design Night Reception,
Saturday Feb. 13, 7 – 10

PressitonImageAlain Godon, Esmeralda, Giclée printing on museum-quality paper, 22 x 30 in.

Alain Godon
GodonAmerica is devoted exclusively to the work of French artist Alain Godon and his limited editions series. His paintings and giclée prints reveal the essence of a city - its people, culture, monuments, and architecture - and his playful imagination infuses his work with humor, that is defined by expressive lines and rich vivid colors. In April 2010, Godon visits Miami to seek inspiration to paint the city’s iconic sites and capture its international spirit.

He has exhibited in major art capitals around the world including New York, Moscow, Bali, and Paris. Christian Boeringer, former Commercial Director of the Louvre Museum, and Patrice Deparpe, Director of the Museum of Le Touquet, have dedicated an entire book to Alain Godon, declaring him one of the best painters of his generation.

Alain Godon’s signed limited edition series are sold at GodonAmerica Miami, and through a network of godonDealers.


Art Fusion gallery
1 NE 40th Street Suites 3, 6, 7 Miami, FL 33137
305 573 5730

Mon- Sat.11-6 pm

Art & Design Night Reception,
Saturday Feb. 13, 7 – 10

ricartAndrew Lee, Global Art Beat Gallery,The Red Pearl,
Acrylic on Canvas,
39 x 27 ½ in.

Until March 24th
Incantations in Multi Color.
Pedno (Stephanie Pednault), Kristina Garon, Semadar, Tony Scullin, Alejandro Figueroa, Adrian Torres, Sergio Cervantes, Daniel, Francesco Blagano, Margo Ouelette, Konstantina Daskalaki, Dennis Bruce Spencer, Deborah Levy, Richard W. Rosen, Gregory Padron, Dean Loucks, Michael Katz, Lenore Robins, Global Art Beat Gallery, Francesco Mino, Allan Herskowitz, Olga Dziembowska, Samantha Churchill, Jose Delbo, Grupo Alejandro Alfonso, Adriana Cora, Sunny Choi, Andrea Castro, Tana, L.Wurzmann, R. Barney, A. Gulias, David Gonya, Novaro, R. Hager, G. Lopez, “E” the Artist, and Simon.

Showing 32 captivating international contemporary artists in a group exhibition of new and emergent artists titled Incantations in Multi-Color. Be sure to highlight this great event on your calendar

Ongoing exhibition of the powerful works of
William Braemerin Suite # 3.


101 / exhibit
101 NE 40th St.
Miami, FL 33137
305 573 2101

Tue – Sat: 11 – 7

Art & Design Night Reception,
Saturday Feb. 13, 7 – 10

101David Michael Bowers,
The Secret.
Oil on Panel, 14 x 20 in..

Until March 6, 2010
Past, Present, Future
Michael Costello, Michelle Hinebrook, Margaret Bowland, Gabriel Grün, David Michael Bowers and Claudio Ethos.
David Michael Bowers. From a blank surface painstakingly prepared with rabbit skin glue, chalk and white zinc, acclaimed painter Bowers delves into a world that has been described as “surrealistic,” “contemporary fantastic” and “illusionary,” as he blends modern themes and whimsical ideas with the techniques of the great masters.

Claudio Ethos, raised in the poverty-stricken neighborhoods of his native Sao Paolo, Brazil, Ethos became deeply influenced by the calligraphic atmosphere and graffiti art on the streets around him. He decided he, too, would become a “graffiteiro,” or urban painter.

Michelle Hinebrook. “Abstraction in my work emerges through sensation, emotion, memory, physical experiences and material experimentation. I utilize fractal patterns, spatial arrangements and color contrasts to influence the viewer's perception and definition of internal and external space. I want the viewer to have an experience of the infinite. The paintings consist of interrelated layers of geometric motifs, circular, hexagonal or polyhedral lattices…”.