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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Yiddish Wisdom Box
Composition with a Face that Cries


Sidra el Gaitero sponsors reception at Twice April 24

Carmen Franchi, Gilberto Reyes (Twice Consignment) & Aida Levitan (ArtesMiami, Inc.) will sponsor a reception and sale, with support from Sidra el Gaitero, on April 24th at 6:30 p.m. at Twice, 4040 S. Red Road (next to Delicias de España).  Metered parking is available.  Aida Levitan has donated some of her paintings, antique prints, costume jewelry, designer bags, ceramics and cocktail dresses to benefit ArtesMiami.  All proceeds of the sale on April 24th will be donated to the non-profit organization, which promotes and supports Hispanic artists and cultural organizations.

Torres Wines

Torres Wines was one of the sponsors of the reception in honor of the Under Secretary of the Smithsonian, Richard Kurin, by providing wines from Torres Bodegas.  Mr. Kurin has contributed to including Hispanic culture and achievements within the museums of the Smithsonian Institution.

Dr. Aida Levitan

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