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

Théo Tobiasse

Théo Tobiasse, a world-renowned artist, was born in Israel (then Palestine) in 1927 and died in 2012.  Brought to Paris as a child, he created his earliest drawings before World War II and spent the crucial years of his youth hiding from th

AMERICA, a limited edition lithography by artist Theo Tobiasse

Aida Levitan, Ph.D. President of ArtesMiami, Inc., will donate to ArtesMiami the proceeds of the sale of AMERICA, a limited edition lithography by the world-renowned Israeli-French artist Theo Tobiasse. The work is beautifully framed in gold; it is 50x40 inches (127x102 cm) and it is numbered 18/175. Tobiasse signed the lithography on the lower right. For information, please contact Miguel Angel Guerrero, Guerrero Galeríain Coral Gables, at +1.786.773.3282 or miguelangel@guerrerogaleria.es.

Price: $9000.00 USD


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AMERICA, a limited edition lithography by artist Theo Tobiasse

ArtesMiami Mourns the Loss of Writer Lilliam Moro

March 14, 2020

At dawn on Saturday, March 14, just six days after turning 74, Cuban exile writer Lilliam Moro died in her Miami apartment. She had been born in Havana on March 8, 1946, precisely on Women's Day.

Her partner, Julia, to whom she had been married for 10 years, said that Lilliam "was fighting cancer, which metastasized very quickly, so her illness was brief and with little pain." Then she added: "She died in her sleep."

Lilliam Moro began her career as a writer around 1965 in an inter-university competition, when she won the First Prize for Poetry with El extranjero. From that moment she was recognized for her talent and became a member of the group of writers gathered around the mythical Ediciones El Puente, directed by the poet José Mario (1940-2002). For some time she worked as a literature professor and later wrote literary criticism in Cuba. In 1970 she went to Spain, where she lived for more than four decades. She lived for a time in Puerto Rico and finally settled in Miami, where she continued to be very active in literary creation.

In 2017 Editorial Ultramar (recently renamed Editorial ArtesMiami) published El silencio y la furia, a poetry book that has been favorably reviewed by Miami literary critics. Available at Books and Books.

By 2019, Lilliam Moro had been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer that quickly affected other organs. However, she concentrated all her energies on publishing two books: Las reencarnaciones de Mamá Inés (a novel) and Ese olor a después  (a poetry book). "She saw both books published before closing her eyes and that gave her great joy, days of happiness," said her partner Julia.

Shortly before her death, Lilliam received public recognition from her friends, colleagues and admirers in Viernes de Tertulia, a monthly event coordinated by the writer and journalist Luis de la Paz, at the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center. Among the speakers were: writers Carlos Alberto Montaner, José Abreu Felippe, Reinaldo García Ramos, Sergio de los Reyes and Franky de Varona.

Lilliam Moro's books include the poems La cara de la guerra, Poemas del 42, Cuaderno de La Habana, Obra poética casi completa, Contracorriente, winner of the International Poetry Prize "Pilar Fernández Labrador", in Salamanca, Spain, El silencio y la furia (Ediciones Ultramar, 2017), Tabla de salvación and Viaje hacia el horror. In narrative En la boca del lobo, winner of the Novel Prize "Villanueva del Pardillo," and which was the subject of study during two courses at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Seville.

The writer, as already indicated, managed to see the novel Las reencarnaciones de Mamá Inés and the poetry book Ese olor a después. The books are already on Amazon.

Rest in peace, dear Lilliam.