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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ArtesMiami sponsored the screening of Camilo Vila's film The City of Gardens on June 11, 2011

Film director Camilo Vila with El Nuevo Herald Deputy Editor Gloria Leal and artist Demi Rodriguez in front of a work of art by Carlos Alfonzo.

ArtesMiami sponsored the screening of Camilo Vila's film The City of Gardens on June 11, 2011
ArtesMiami sponsored the screening of Camilo Vila's film The City of Gardens on June 11, 2011
ArtesMiami sponsored the screening of Camilo Vila's film The City of Gardens on June 11, 2011
ArtesMiami supports the Miami Art Museum.

 ArtesMiami and its President continue to support the creation of the new Miami Art Museum (MAM).  As a Trustee of MAM, Dr. Levitan attended the recent museum groundbreaking events.  In the photo, from left to right:  Pat Pepper (MAM Trustee); MAM Director Thom Collins; MAM Trustees Rose Ellen Green, Rafael Miyar and Dr. Aida Levitan.

ArtesMiami supports the Miami Art Museum.
ArtesMiami supports the Miami Art Museum.
ArtesMiami supports the Miami Art Museum.
ArtesMiami supports the Miami Art Museum.
ArtesMiami supports España-Florida Foundation

 ArtesMiami supports the España-Florida Foundation, which is celebrating the heritage and presence of Spain in Florida, culminating in celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the exploration of Florida by Spaniards and the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine.   The King and Queen of Spain visited Miami and endorsed the work of the Foundation.  The Board and Advisors appear in this photo with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain.

ArtesMiami supports España-Florida Foundation
ArtesMiami supports España-Florida Foundation
ArtesMiami supports España-Florida Foundation
National Museum of the American Latino (NMAL) Final Report Presentation

The Commission of the NMAL appear in the photo with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on the Fifth of May, 2011.  Aida Levitan, President of ArtesMiami and a Commissioner, supported the public communications campaign for the national press conference.

National Museum of the American Latino (NMAL) Final Report Presentation
National Museum of the American Latino (NMAL) Final Report Presentation
National Museum of the American Latino (NMAL) Final Report Presentation
National Museum of the American Latino (NMAL) Final Report Presentation
National Museum of the American Latino (NMAL) Final Report Presentation
National Museum of the American Latino (NMAL) Final Report Presentation
Lydia Cabrera Award presented to Luis de la Paz on April 9, 2011

The award recipient--writer and journalist  Luis de la Paz, Dr. Aida Levitan, President of ArtesMiami; Ambassador Cristina Barrios, Consul General of Spain; and Octavio Ramos, President of the Rotary Club Miami-Granada - during the reception at which the Lydia Cabrera Award was presented to Mr. de la Paz.      

Lydia Cabrera Award presented to Luis de la Paz on April 9, 2011
Lydia Cabrera Award presented to Luis de la Paz on April 9, 2011
Lydia Cabrera Award presented to Luis de la Paz on April 9, 2011
Lydia Cabrera Award presented to Luis de la Paz on April 9, 2011
Lydia Cabrera Award presented to Luis de la Paz on April 9, 2011
Lydia Cabrera Award presented to Luis de la Paz on April 9, 2011
ArtesMiami supports the Miami Art Museum Corporate Luncheon

ArtesMiami supported the Miami Art Museum by inviting hundreds of VIPs to contribute $150 per person and to participate in the Miami Art Museum (MAM) Corporate Luncheon.  ArtesMiami also sponsored the luncheon and its president, Dr. Aida Levitan attended the event.  In the photo, from left to right:  MAM sponsor Mark North, President of Espirito Santo Bank; Gladys Giménez; Dr. Aida Levitan, MAM Trustee and Carlos Modia, COO, Espirito Santo Bank.

ArtesMiami supports the Miami Art Museum Corporate Luncheon
ArtesMiami supports the Miami Art Museum Corporate Luncheon
ArtesMiami supports the Miami Art Museum Corporate Luncheon
ArtesMiami supports the Miami Art Museum Corporate Luncheon
Traveling Poet Visits South Florida Schools and Universities

Traveling Poet Rodrigo de la Luz has visited several schools and universities in South Florida to read his poetry and to encourage students to use poetry as a positive way to express their feelings and thoughts.  He appears in the photo while reading to students.  

Schools and universities interested in a presentation by "The Traveling Poet" should contact: info@artesmiami.org     

Traveling Poet Visits South Florida Schools and Universities
Traveling Poet Visits South Florida Schools and Universities
Traveling Poet Visits South Florida Schools and Universities
Traveling Poet Visits South Florida Schools and Universities

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