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 President to be honored in Broward County

Aida Levitan, Ph.D., APR,  President of ArtesMiami, a non-profit group dedicated to cultural development of South Florida, and The Levitan Group, Inc., a firm that provides consulting services, has been named Latina Pioneer of the Year for 2011.  This prestigious award names a Hispanic-American woman who has successfully intertwined her cultural traditions and values in combination with her American entrepreneurship, paving the way for other Latinas to achieve their personal goals.

The charity luncheon will take place on Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida and along with Dr. Levitan the event will honor 12 Latinas from Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties.

More than 1000 leaders are expected to attend the 10th anniversary of the Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity Luncheon, presented by Bank of America in partnership with Latina Style Magazine.  Tickets are $75 per person and can be obtained by calling Elaine Vásquez, 954.527.0627 or by visiting www.wedoevents,net  The Light of the World Clinic, a free health care facility since 1989, funded by the late Dr. Erwin Vazquez, will benefit from the event.