MIAMI --- An impressive High School Senior Showcase culminates the 2013 visual arts, in the heart Wynwood, featuring the work of 24 talented college-bound artists. The works, representative of the various art disciplines emphasized in the visual arts program, encompass painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and installations.
The exhibition will be presented to the public on Friday, May 31 with an opening reception at the NWSA Artseen Gallery, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The show will remain open through Friday, June 21 and it is free and open to the public. Artseen Gallery is located at 2215 NW 2nd Avenue, Wynwood. Information about the show is available by calling 305-237-3620.
Among the exhibitors is Ariel Canino. Influenced by a recent trip to Cuba, Canino sculptures represent the current dilapidated state of the island. “He was very moved by his visit to Cuba,” said Susan Banks, professor of visual arts at NWSA. “Ariel’s strong connection with the people and his exposure to the architectural landscape gave him a clear vision of what he wanted to create.” Of Cuban descent, Ariel explained that he has always been intrigued by Cuba as a result of his parents stories, however, just this past summer he decided to take action by visiting his relatives still living there. After graduation Ariel plans to attend the University of Miami on an academic scholarship to pursue political science. He hopes to continue his artwork with an emphasis on social commentary.