ArtesMiami, the Hispanic culture website of Miami. Aida Levitan
Ivonne Gomez

Ivonne speaks about her work:
"I would tend to say that my first love affair was with a crayon and a white piece of paper.  Ever since I can remember, picking up a pen, crayon or colored pencil and letting my brain waver with thoughts superf



Yiddish Wisdom Box

Wood box, carved and painted.  I spent the better part of my childhood growing up on Miami Beach with a lot of Jewish and Yiddish influences.  This is in honor of those years and all the amazing culture nuances I picked up. Needless to say, they fare well with my Cuban roots.  Each box is hand carved, you will notice that all lines are composed of dots, I am still currently teaching myself how to use the tool.  It has a nasty habit of getting a tad bit hot and my small digits take quick offense. The figures are created in clay, baked, glossed and placed on the box after the box has been stained.  Depending on the size of the piece this can take anywhere from 5 hours to a day or two.

Price: $75.00 USD

Rodrigo de la Luz

Rodrigo de la Luz, a Miami-based Cuban-American painter and sculptor, was born in Villa Clara, Cuba, in 1969. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited at the Spanish Cultural Center; the Spirit of Art Gallery in Miami; at a one-man show entitle



Composition with a Face that Cries

Mixed media on canvas.  Size:  24"x36"

Price: $2000.00 USD



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Aida Levitán

Aida Levitán
President of ArtesMiami, Inc.

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Our mission

ArtesMiami, Inc. has the mission of supporting and promoting South Florida Hispanic artists and cultural organizations, in order to generate greater understanding and appreciation for their work among the diverse publics of this region. Thus, ArtesMiami also contributes to the development of South Florida as an artistic and cultural center.

Our non-profit organization is committed to:

Increasing awareness

of the best work and contributions of Hispanic artists who reside in this area, especially of those who do not have access to marketing resources and expertise;

Creating greater understanding

of Hispanic culture by familiarizing local residents and visitors with artists, organizations and activities that are representative of Hispanic art and culture.

Helping local artists

to become leaders in their respective fields.

Supporting

selected South Florida cultural organizations in raising funds for activities that are relevant to the mission of Hispanic Events.

The mission of its publishing division, Editorial Ultramar

Editorial Ultramar, the publishing division of ArtesMiami, has the mission of enhancing awareness of, publishing and distributing the work of South Florida Hispanic writers–especially that of poets.

Vision statement

Within the next five years, ArtesMiami, Inc. will become the premier non-profit organization that generates awareness and appreciation of the best South Florida Hispanic artists, cultural organizations and activities. Thus, we will create better understanding how Hispanic artists, activities and organizations contribute to our region's cultural development.

History

Since 1997 ArtesMiami (formerly known as Hispanic Events, Inc.) has supported and promoted Hispanic cultural programs by funding them and/or providing in-kind marketing and PR services to cultural organizations and artists.

Artes Miami works in collaboration with South Florida artists, cultural leaders and organizations, journalists and educational institutions to publicize and/or sponsor cultural and theater events, art exhibitions, concerts, and poetry readings, such as: Miami Art Museum exhibitions of works by Hispanic artists; Spanish Cultural Center (CCE) conferences and exhibitions; plays by Foryoucansee Theater; Latin Jazz USA and Orchestra Miami concerts; conferences by the Spain-Florida Foundation; and many other activities.