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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La Ciudad de la Unidad Posible

Poetry is alive and well thanks to the Miami- based non-profit publishing organization Editorial Ultramar. La Ciudad de la Unidad Posible (Miami, 2009), is a diverse collection of South Florida Spanish- language poetry. The title of the book is inspired by a phrase from Espacio, a poem in prose by Juan Ramún Jiménez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. With this phrase, Jimé nez described the Miami of the 1940s.

The collection is the result of a contest among South Florida poets from various Hispanic origins. Close to 100 poets submitted five poems each, and a jury of literary critics and experts selected 32 poets and 107 poems for inclusion in the book. Award-winning Spanish novelist Carlos Rojas wrote the preface, in which he analyzes the poems and the poets in the book, pointing out that they, like Dante Allighieri, are influenced by their separation from their country of origin but, unlike other writers, do it say a word of hate against those responsible for their exile. As critic Willliam Navarrete has pointed out, there is a sense of loss, absence, of questions without answer, when the poets face the city in which destiny has placed them. But the pain also results in the humor or irony reflected in some of the poems.

Poems by:

Armando Alvarez-Bravo
Angel Antonio Moreno
Silvio Ambrogi
Manuel Castro
Francisco J. Corces
Julie de Grandy
Rodrigo de la Luz
Julió Estorino
Orlando Ignacio Fernandez
Ramón Fernandez-Larrea
Alejandra Ferrazza
Dennis Forton
Marlene Fuentes
Teresita Herrera Muióa
Magda Kraw
Félix Lizarraga
Rodolfo Martínez Sotomayor
Mariblanca Quiónes
Ernesto Ravelo
Janisset Rivero
Orlando Rossardi
José Soroa

The Aetna Foundation, Dr. Aida Levitan, Victoria London, the Center of the Florida Literary Arts of Miami Dade College and Books & Books have contributed to the publication of La Ciudad de la Unidad Posible.