Major group exhibition showcasing visual arts achievements of 32 college-bound NWSA high school seni

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Major group exhibition showcasing visual arts
achievements of 32 college-bound
NWSA high school seniors.

Exhibitors donate artwork for NWSA’s
Silent auction to be held
During the exhibit opening reception
MIAMI --- With a dynamic exhibition showcasing more than forty extraordinary works, 32 visual arts graduating students will  "The Loss", 4’x6’ mixed media painting by NWSA high school graduating senior Adianez Crespo conclude their tenure at New World School of the Arts as High School students. The exhibition will be presented to the public on Friday, May 30 with an opening reception at the New World Gallery, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM hosted by the PTSA. Running through Friday, June 20 the showcase is open for viewing Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Admission is Free. New World Gallery is located at 25 NE 2nd Street, downtown Miami.
To raise much needed funds for the NWSA visual arts division, the graduating artists have created and donated 45 pieces of art to NWSA for a silent auction to be held during the exhibit opening reception on May 30. “This is the first time we hold a silent auction during one of our exhibits. We are constantly approached with requests of artwork from our students and thought this would be the perfect venue to make it accessible to our guests. We’re confident everyone will appreciate this unprecedented opportunity to purchase a wonderful and exciting piece of art while helping our institution,” stated Maggy Cuesta, dean of the visual arts division at NWSA. Among the works to be auctioned are paintings, drawings and sculptures developed specifically for the grand occasion. The artworks that take part in the exhibition will become part of NWSA’s permanent collection and will remain in the building for future students and faculty to enjoy.
Curated by Cuesta and visual arts faculty Tom Wyroba, the exhibition will showcase pieces representative of the students’ works over the year. Disciplines showcased include drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture.
Professor of AP Studio Art to seniors, Advanced Drawing and Figure Drawing at the conservatory, Wyroba comments of this graduating class “The work developed by this particular class is strong and demonstrates a superior level of maturity in both, the technical and the conceptual aspects. With 100% of our graduating visual arts class receiving scholarship offers to the most coveted arts colleges in the nation, (totaling more than $9.1 million dollars) there is no doubt that the level of art created by our students is exceptional. Every year our students seem to exceed our expectations.”
Visual Arts dean Cuesta confirmed that all graduating students have been accepted to renowned universities across the nation to continue their field of study. With full four-year scholarships, including room and board and additional funds for books and supplies (valued at more than $200,000 each) seniors Michelle Gomez and Roman Arevalo will be attending MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) – “Only two of these comprehensive scholarships were offered nationally this year, and NWSA students had the privilege to receive them both,” cited a proud Wyroba. With 6.2 GPAs, the top two graduating students are visual artists. They too received numerous scholarship offers and both artists – Cathryn Garcia-Menocal and Laura Sanchez, accepted the generous packages offered by Washington University. Other graduates will be continuing their arts education at such respected institutions as the Cleveland Institute, Cooper Union, NY and Rhode Island School of Design among others.
New World School of the Arts (NWSA) was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts, is an educational partnership of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.
Further information regarding NWSA’s Visual Arts Program is available by calling (305) 237-3597, or at
Photo caption:  "The Loss", 4’x6’ mixed media painting by NWSA high school graduating senior Adianez Crespo.                       
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