Miramar Cultural Center and ArtServe present
ArtVIVA: Rhythm of the Night
Eliane Harvey ● Ariel Celestino Hernandez ● María Garcés Luzuriaga ● Jose Herazo-Osorio
Mike Otero ● Anabel Rub Peicher ● Francisco Sheuat ● Claudia Castillo Quintana
September 2 – October 26, 2016
From Bossa Nova beats and Buena Vista vibes to vibrant colors and textures, Latin American artists have influenced South Florida art, fashion, style and entertainment. ArtVIVA: Rhythm of the Night is a vibrant celebration of outstanding contemporary artwork created by acclaimed local artists of Hispanic descent living in South Florida. Paintings, sculptural pieces, installation art, painted instruments and wearable art make this multi-media exhibition bring the sounds of many cultures to life visually. All the work on display is available for purchase, and sales support the individual artists and local cultural community.
Meet The Artists
Born in Brazil, Eliane is a self-taught artist who learned a lot by reading about the old masters. A fantasy surrealist, composition is the focal point of her finely detailed paintings and the final result of her artwork is due entirely to how it naturally composes itself. “I love to create the human form. But not accepting the way things are, I must formulate my own vision. Creating visions on canvas allows me to interpret my feelings and share them with the world.”
Ariel Celestino Hernandez
Known as “El Pintor De Las Curvas,” Ariel was born in Marianao, La Habana Cuba and migrated to this country in 1999. He did his first exhibition at the age of 17 and has continued to exhibit throughout the U.S., Europe, and Central America and done many murals including a large one for the Hotel Loews in Miami Beach. Highly personal in every way, the colors, buildings, streets, plants, and people in his works are a reflection of urban civilizations with a touch of unique movement that define his style.
A journalist and cartoonist from Barranquilla, Colombia, Jose is also an award-winning artist. Featuring bright colors and constant movement inspired by the tropical lands of his origins, his paintings show the disintegration of human experiences through color and motion. With works in numerous private collections his many international exhibitions include the 2015 London Biennale, 2015 The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series, and the Biennale at Museo d' Arte di Chianciano Terme in Italy where he received an award.
Graffiti artist, painter, animator, and hip hop producer, Mike Otero has been making music and art since his first art show in the second grade. With more than 200 shows in the past 3 years from Wynwood to Oakland Park, Otero is one man tidal wave of exuberant art. Rhythm of the Night beautifully blends his Cuban-American roots with his passion for music and visual art. “My inspiration comes from what I do daily: live, breathe, sweat and bleed art.”
María Garcés Luzuriaga
Born in Argentina, Maria eventually settled in South Florida and opened her own art studio where she teaches young children and adults. Her latest works include abstract acrylic paintings inspired by her years living in Panama where she discovered what it means to be surrounded by saturated colors, massive vegetation and all things Caribbean. María incorporates her findings in her work by using contrasts of pure colors, and mixing them directly on the canvas to reflect the harmony between colors and her own emotions.
Anabel Rub Peicher
Originally from Lima, Peru Anabel Rub Peicher’s passion is creating 3D artwork in different media such as ceramics, metals, mesh and stone. A highly eclectic artist without boundaries, Anabel can adapt to many mediums. Constantly in demand and on exhibit, Anabel has won numerous awards and participated in the American Red Cross Designers’ Show House of Broward County (2007 & 2008).
Infusing his art with his commitment to a greener planet, recycling and reuse are an ongoing theme in his work. Sheuat masterfully manipulates and incorporates aluminum soda cans into his pieces, laying down bits of cans that dance with the surface and take shape and form over time. Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela Sheuat settled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he opened Art Expressions Gallery in 2002 and continues to exhibit throughout the region.
Claudia Castillo Quintana
"My work,” says Claudia, “is a process of transformation. I start with an inspired idea, evoked by an emotion from nature, earth and water. The outcome is instinctive and spontaneous colors and forms.” A native of Bogota, Colombia, Quintana is stimulated and transformed by the power of colors. She draws upon these emotions to create her own sense of realism, which is an abstraction that reflects her own reality and continual evolution.
All art work in the ArtVIVA: Rhythm of the Night exhibition
is created by local artists and available for purchase.
To purchase a piece of art from the collection contact ArtServe