If you dig aesthetics, but are so over the pushing, shoving, and public drunkenness of Art Walk, New Art for the New Year might be right up your alley. In the same vein as Coral Gables' popular once-a-month gallery night, this new exhibition will showcase some of the City Beautiful's best artistic endeavors.
The collaborative effort of 11 Coral Gables galleries, the Coral Gables Museum and the city itself, the new project launches January 30 and is just the thing for anyone looking for a new artistic experience.
The exhibition will be setting up shop at the Coral Gables Museum, and participating galleries include ArtSight Gallery, ArtSpace Virginia Miller, The Americas Collection, Ca' D'Oro Gallery, Casa Turquesa, Cernuda, Fine Art Gallery, Collage Gallery - Fundacion Artistas Unidos, H. Benitez Fine Art Gallery, Jorge M. Sori Fine Art, JSK Architectural Group and Klara Chavarria Contemporary Art.
On the agenda of Coral Gables' Mayor Jim Cason was a line item to elevate the city's cultural scene. From that notion, the idea of a collaborative exhibition was born.
"Art and culture are an essential part of the fabric, character, and economy of Coral Gables. We encourage an atmosphere where the arts thrive and can be appreciated by everyone," Cason told Cultist.
According to the city, the collection is unique based on the caliber of work and breadth of pieces on display, including paintings, sculptures and objects. Something for everyone, in other words.
"I focused on curating an exhibition that would demonstrate the latest trends in art making represented by galleries in Coral Gables, and which would be appreciated by both art lovers and enthusiasts. The exhibition is called New Art for The New Year and it highlights wonderful new Latin American, European, and contemporary art," said the exhibition's curator Denise Gerson, an art appraiser and former associate director of the University of Miami's Lowe's Art Museum.
January 30 is opening night, and the exhibition runs through February 7 at the museum. Basel was so 2012; it's time to break out the fancy duds and check out some art again.
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