Weekend of Art and Film

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First Fridays in Coral Gables (Also kickoff to Carnaval Miami starting in the Gables Friday night, and continuing through the weekend)
Personally...I have more fun at Carnaval on the Mile then I do at Coconut Grove Art Fair. This is free, lots of parking, lots of arts, and lots of places to eat/drink along the Mile...

Also, First Saturdays in Coconut Grove this weekend...

Miami International Film Festival begins Friday March 5..




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

Opening Reception
Friday March 5, 7


Kyle, Future Site of Everything, 2006, Multi Media,
84 x 60 x 5 in

Vistas: Landscapes Interpreted.
Wulf Barsch. Arless Day. Josephine Haden. Kyle. Richard Lytle. John Torina.

From the highly imaginative to American impressionist, “Vistas: Landscapes Interpreted” offers a half-dozen widely varied artistic statements about one of art’s most common genres. Paintings of Wulf Barsch have been interpreted as “cosmic imagery” because his subject matter often combines geometrical, intellectual, and mystical elements with Egyptian and Islamic references.

Juxtaposing scenes and elements from different locations,
Arless Day blends painting with environmental collages to create warmly inviting scenarios. Author and critic Donald Kuspit says that the paintings of Josephine Haden “stand on the threshold of entropy, a place where disorder is neither threatening nor disarming, but instead, a thing of beauty.” Kyle focuses his paintings, assemblage and installations on the threats to Florida’s environment.

The biomorphic, surrealist paintings of Richard Lytle are in such public collections as the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. John Torina’s American Impressionist works are painted outdoors during extended camping trips from the Florida Keys to New Zealand.


214 Andalusia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305 446 5578

Mon - Fri 10:30 - 5:30
Sat 12 - 5

Opening Reception
Friday March 5, 7

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Jorge Cavelier, Aguas Blancas, 2010, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in.

Jorge Cavelier. Rivers
“The multiple interpretations of our life experience on earth can simply be referred to the contemplation of rivers; either if you are in the water or about the riverbank, the perception is as the manifestation of life itself. Rivers reflect light; all colors and forms live in their water mirrors. Rivers own sound, from whispers in the fountainhead to thundering waterfalls, from soft music in fast shivering upon shallow riverbeds to silence in the slow flow of deep waters.

Rivers vibrate continuously, from the first dewdrop fall to the yielding with the ocean. The river completes a journey incessantly. In this journey, the soft caress of mother Earth to the newborn river happens in a silent powerful way. Everything around the pristine water seems to glow with purity and freshness; innocence is beheld in every drop. As tributaries merge, sounds of all nature sums in vibratory joy to the flow, bringing memories and scents of different lands and forests, speaking of soft lichens and steppe rocks from every other birthplace.

Painting each work in this exhibition has been part of the voyage, finding at each composition a reason to contemplate life from the stream of time.” Jorge Cavelier


Jorge M. Sori
Fine Arts

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

Tue – Sat 11 – 5:30
Sat by appt.

Opening Reception
Friday March 5, 7

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Oil on Canvas; 2009;
94 x 61 cm.

Felox & Maikel Martínez
Contemporary Latin American Art

FELOX works features the ensemble of everyday use materials such as cardboard, stones and wood. These elements are put in a total different background that what the elements are usually associated with. This artistic current is called "Ready Made". His painting "Tit-Mundo" (2009) is a good example of this current. FELOX was born in 1975 in Medellin, Colombia.

Maikel Martinez brings us one of his landscapes "El Silencio" (2009). Martinez takes artistic genre of landscapes and brings us closer to the painting itself. By using soft strokes and simple elements he is able to convey the feelings of calmness and peacefulness to the viewer.His simple works suggest a powerful visual impact and makes us think that we are witnessing an artist who is changing the way he looks and feels the landscape getting closer to different ideas and concepts. Martinez was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba in 1977.

As part of the exhibit, a museum work of Tomas Sanchez "Tiempo de Anidar" (1995). This represents the artist's preoccupation with the ecological crisis that has been ongoing for the last 30 years. This topic is of imperative importance to Sanchez and its reflected in his work. Jorge M. Sori was established in Coral Gables since 1991.

Jorge M. Sori was established in Coral Gables since 1991.



305 Alcazar Avenue Suite #4
Coral Gables Fl 33134

786 877 1045

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

Gallery Night Reception Friday March 5, 6 - 10


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

Passion and Movement without boundaries
by Artist Humberto Benítez

Preview the latest original " Un Danzón con mi Hija" . Choose from over 150 limited edition signed by the artist.


37 Merrick Way
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305 720 5172

Gallery Hours:
Tue -Thu 4 - 6
Fri 5 - 9
Sat 12 - 9


Jose Agustin Grillo,
Woman in Amazement,
Oil on Canvas, 2009,
40 x 30 in.

Until March 8 at Red Dot New York
Jose Grillo, Yuri Martinez Ramos and Elaine Hughes
RDZ Fine Art is presenting new works by Jose Grillo, Yuri Martinez Ramos and Elaine Hughes at RED DOT NYC, this coming March 4-8th at the Skyline Studios during New York's art festival week. Come join us for some wonderful art and entertainment.

RDZ Fine Art's Coral Gables Grand Opening is still scheduled for mid April, baring any further construction delays. Please check our website at www.rdzfineart.comfor further news.


Klara Chavarria Contemporary Art Gallery
2912 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, Fl 33134
305 282 2116
Tues - Sat 11 - 4
& always by appt.

Gallery Night
Friday March 5, 7 – 10

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Klara Chavarria,
Soul Mates in Progress,
Mixed Media: acrylic, sand and ink on canvas, 48x36 in.

Klara Chavarría. Ongoing Works

The internationally collected and award-winning artist, Klara Chavarria, has created a large body of work in a completely innovative style, which emanates a sophisticated philosophical and spiritual expression. Her emotionally filled paintings are recognized for her deep and meaningful concepts, which incorporate figurative and abstract elements. With the use of a perfect balance of colors, textures, mediums and techniques, Klara creates powerful and beautiful pieces that communicate with the heart of the viewer.

Her paintings are in hundreds of collections in The United States, Latin America and Europe. She has owned and operated galleries and studios in Cincinnati, OH, Chicago, IL and now in Coral Gables, FL to exclusively represent her art. Her work has been attracting a prestigious following clientele, and has been represented by galleries and art dealers nationally and abroad.

Klara was born in Guatemala City and has been living and working in the US for over 16 years. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) from KSU with a concentration in Painting and Design.

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Durban Segnini Gallery
3072 SW 38 Ave
Miami, Fl 33146
305 774 7740
Mon-Friday 10 - 6
Sat 11 - 4


Becerra, JAYEECHI, Nylon fibers and quarz stone, 2009.

Until March 2010
Milton Becerra.
(libro del principio de las verdades escritas)

"Milton Becerra has an original, distinctive and personal language, having a truly surprising power of renewal and revival: consistent with his artistic conviction, his own manner of assuming artistic creation.

The works gathered in this exhibition share this exceptional condition. Reference to myths of Wayúu ethnicity, the elements of natural landscape and the manifestation of a geometric rationalism coexist in them without conflict, articulated under the principles of harmony and proportion.

Milton Becerra is probably the most fruitful and prolific Venezuelan plastic artist of his generation. His vast production comprises practically all the artistic means and procedures used in worldwide contemporary plastic research.

His rock assemblies on a plane surface, observed through a scheme of dense knots, carried out by means of the adaptation of a metric and constructivist disposition, change these works into a sort of homage to kinetics, conceived by the use of icons and gestures belonging to his own artistic discourse, as are the rocks, ropes and knots. Indeed, in these works – as in all of Becerra’s artistic works – the common denominator seems to be the precise domain of space and its expression in aesthetic, poetic and symbolic terms. Adolfo Wilson.

Coconut Grove Art Stroll / First Saturday

Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Mayfair East Atrium
3390 Mary St. Ste # 128
Coconut Grove, Fl 33133
305 447 0401


Opening Reception
Friday March 5, 6 – 8

imageTony Scornavacca, Lady in Hat, Lithograph.

Until April 2
Coconut Grove Arts Festival Returns to Its Roots.
Meredith Miller, Roy Lohr, Sue Yue Lee, Tony Scornavacca and Jack Amoroso, among others.
Collection Features Original Lithographs by 1970s Grove Artists

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival gallery presents an exhibition dedicated to its simpler beginnings – the artwork of those creative pioneers who gave the Miami neighborhood its fame.
Beginning in March, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival gallery will host The William S. Doyle Gold Coast Collection of Original Lithographs – a showcase of works by legendary Coconut Grove artists including Meredith Miller, Roy Lohr, Sue Yue Lee, Tony Scornavacca and Jack Amoroso.


Cristina Chacon Studio Gallery
3162 Commodore Plaza,
Suite 1F2
Coconut Grove, Fl 33133
305 442 2884

Coconut Grove Art Stroll Saturday March 6, 7 - 10

imageBlue Piano,
Global Art Beat Gallery

On view until April 23
Bob Brown. William Braemer. Global Art Beat Gallery. Olga Dziembowska. MDuffo. Cristina Chacón. Decade.
Cristina Chacon Studio Gallery is showing a selected group of international contemporary artists in a group exhibition titled “Decade”. It is a combination of Passion, Textures, Colors and different techniques.
Cristina Chacon Studio Gallery also opens every First Saturday for the Coconut Grove Art Stroll from 7 to 10 pm. The gallery annual exhibition schedule consists in 4 Seasonal group exhibitions combined with some group presentations while participating in several art fairs during the year.


Nomade Gallery
3133 Commodore Plaza
Coconut Grove, Fl 33133
336 409 5523

Coconut Grove Art Stroll Saturday March 6, 7 - 10

imagePierre Traversat, oil, 50 x 70 in.

Pierre Traversat. Georges Bourgoignie. Aida Tejada. Catherine Bon.
Grand Opening Group Show
Modern and Contemporary French artists.