Art Walk: First Fridays Coral Gables (Friday July 3)

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I am achieving supreme procrastination at work today. It's pretty zenful.
It is still Monday, and I am still looking forward to this upcoming weekend!!

This Friday is First Friday in Coral Gables. Similar to Art Walk in the Wynwood/Design District area, but in the Gables..Great art, just not as many galleries as the other areas, but it's the Gables! After checking out art, you have bars (Yardhouse!) and restaurants (Les Halles is one of my favorites) to check out...

Listed below are the galleries with showings for this Friday evening. A nice way to kick off the long weekend!

214 Andalusia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305 446 5578
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 5:30
Sat 12 - 5

Opening Reception
Friday July 3, 7 – 10

Gallery Night Reception
Friday August 7, 7 - 10

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Jean Jacques Ribi, L'Eva 2/5, Digital Photography, 44 x 30 in

From June 5 – June 30
Opening Night Reception At The New Official Address 214 Andalusia Ave.
Friday June 5, 7 - 10
Splendid Summer Show: Group Exhibition.

From July 3 to August 31
BODY Of Works: Capturing The Human FIGURE.


4217 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305 446 1222

Mon – Sat. 11 – 5 & by appt

Gallery Night Receptions
on Jun 5, Jul 3 & Aug 7,
7 - 10

Hidalgo, Jennifer Lopez, Acrylic on Canvas, 55 x 55 in; Galactica, Acrylic on Canvas,
76 x 67 in

Lawrence Savage Galleries
East Village Gallery

Leonardo Hidalgo in recent years has gained an abundant amount of notoriety across the globe. His latest collection is painting the town red among many other vibrant colors.
The Ecuadorian-born latest inspiration is recollecting his past, his childhood years, which he claims now gives him the ability to see life today through child-like eyes. Today, his paintings are a true reflection of that vision. He uses bright colors, and the result is a high energy series that can help you get back in touch with your youth “and I want everyone to feel like I do, like they can be in touch with their inner child again.” He says he wants people to feel just as alive and just as passionate about life as he does; he wants people who look at his artwork to feel that same fervor.

Also on exhibit in the main gallery is the internationally renownedJamali and Shie Moreno’s artwork of individual expression


Gallery and Studio space
2912 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, Fl 33134
305 282 2116
Tue - Fri 11- 5
Sat 12 – 5 & by appt.

Summer Hours: Tue - Fri 11:30 - 3:30 - Sat 12 – 4
and always by appt.

Gallery Night Receptions on Jun 5, Jul 3 & Aug 7,
7 - 10

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Klara Chavarria, Our Love I / Nuestro Amor I, Mixed media on canvas

Klara Chavarría

In recent years, her work has gained immense notoriety & her work is in collections throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe, including a public collection piece exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry and at O'Hare International Airport, both in Chicago, IL. The award winning artist’s work is recognized for her philosophical and whimsical style, which incorporates figurative and abstract elements transcending into creating an eclectic and spiritually filled body of work.

“My work reflects a deep interest in our human condition, our yearnings and a search for a true purpose in life. I want to make the invisible visible and the intangible tangible. In my work I want to capture our soul, our experiences, relationships, deep emotions, feelings and how these influence our existence. I am interested in the inner and thespiritual aspects of our lives and how it is all connected to our physical world.”Artist Statement



2790 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305 567 3115

Tue – Sat 11 – 5:30
Sat by appt.

Gallery Night Receptions on Jun 5, Jul 3 & Aug 7,
7 - 10

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Renato Meziat, Crystal Ball and Roses, 2009,
Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 in.

Renato Meziat. Recent Works
Renato Meziat was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1952. In 1978 and 1979, his work was chosen for display at the prestigious I Salao National de Artes Plasticas. Then in 1980, his solo exhibition graced the halls of the Galeria Ipanema in his native city.

Meziat ranks among the top notch realist contemporary painters, influenced by the works of Chilean master Claudio Bravo. Well cultured, attentive observer of the different "realities" that surrounded him, skilled in the handling of shades and colors, self-taught, who was born to pint, he searches in art the means to becoming a man of the 21st century.

Meziat shows us his work with remarkable simplicity and elegance. His painting are, many times, successful at making us smile. Never academic, his compositions are always well balanced and sophisticated.


305 Alcazar Avenue Suite #4
Coral Gables Fl 33134

786 877 1045

Mon-Friday 11:30 to 7
Saturday 1 to 8

Summer Nights Hours Friday-Saturday 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Monday -Friday from 11:30 am to 6:00pm

Gallery Night Receptions on Jun 5, Jul 3 & Aug 7,
6 – 10:30

All images are copyright Library of Congress Washington DC
H Benitez Fine Art Gallery Inc. / Humberto Benitez

Humberto Benítez

Hot Summer Nights at H Benitez Fine Art Gallery
Passion, Movement and Color with the latest exhibition Old Havana.

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3072 SW 38 Ave
Miami, Fl 33146
305 774 7740

Mon-Friday 10 - 6
Sat 11 - 4

Gallery Night Receptions on Jun 5, Jul 3 & Aug 7,
7 - 10


Fernando De Szyszlo, Ronda Nocturna, Orrantia, 2008, Acrylic on canvas, 39 1/4 x 39 1/4 in. (100 x 100 cm)

Collective Show.
Soto, Cruz Diez, Paternosto, Becerra, de Volder,
De Szyszlo, among others.

Durban Segnini gallery is devoted to promoting, disseminating and collecting contemporary art. Among others, they have exhibited and sold to private collectors and to museums the works of César Paternosto, Josef Albers, George Braque, Antoni Tàpies, Juan Gris, Antonio Saura, Gonzalo Fonseca, Agustín Cárdenas, Julio Le Parc, Victor Vasarely, Robert Jacobsen, Alexander Calder, Jeff Koons, Donald Baechler, Roberto Matta, Jesus Soto, Fernando De Szyszlo, Antonio Seguí, Eduardo Ramírez-Villamizar, Carmelo Arden-Quin, Gyula Kosice, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Narciso Debourg, Edgar Negret, Waltercio Caldas, Alejandro Otero, Omar Rayo, Luís Fernado Peláez, Rafael Gomezbarros and Mateo Manaure.



169 Madeira Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305 444 4493
Mon – Fri 11 - 6
and by appt.

Gallery Night Receptions on Jun 5, Jul 3 & Aug 7,
7 - 10


Gunther Gerzso, Turquoise-Green II

From June to September

Joyas Latinoamericanas. Antonio Amaral, Fernando Botero, Humberto Castro, Siron Franco, Sergio Garval, Gunther Gerzso, Wifredo Lam, Cesar Menendez, Heriberto Mora, Ramon Oviedo, Diego Rivera, Arnaldo Roche-Rabell, Elmar Rojas, Rufino Tamayo, among others.