NWSA'S "The Wrap Project" brings art to the streets of Midtown during Art Basel

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“The Wrap Project in Midtown”
New world School of the Arts’
visual artists turn a 500-foot link fence into
an outdoor gallery as they boast
83 panels of pure imagery and color

MIAMI--- This year Art Basel aficionados will enjoy yet another unexpected exhibition as they approach the parking lot centered on the Midtown art fairs. Curated by New NWSA visual arts college senior Gustavo Cervantes World School of the Arts faculty members Rosario Martinez-Cañas and Alisa Pitchenik Charles, “The Wrap Project in Midtown” was created by fifty college students from the NWSA visual arts division to create a provocative visual language using a variety of mediums. It boasts a series of 83 vinyl panels of imagery dressing the more than 500-foot-long link fence surrounding the parking area in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Midtown.

  NWSA visual arts student Maria Mayorga with Rosario Martinez_Cañas, NWSA faculty memberThe exhibition, as diverse as the NWSA students body, and as cutting-edge as one might expect during the premiere art fair will remain on display through January 8, 2009. “The Wrap Project in Midtown” is located on NE 1st Avenue (Midtown Blvd) between 33 & 34 Street.

A collaboration between Midtown Miami and New World School of the Arts, this exhibition adds yet another venue to showcase the works of the artistic and bodacious talent of NWSA students. “Their dedication and eagerness is impressive! Getting the exhibit up on time has been a whirlwind, but both the students and the faculty came through with flying colors as they worked tirelessly to finish the project. This exhibit is a great opportunity for our student’s works to be highlighted and to be seen by the thousands of visitors eager to experience Art Basel. It’s a true testament of what our students are doing and their passion for their art,” said Maggy Cuesta, dean of visual arts at NWSA.

About NWSA: A Florida center of excellence in the visual and performing arts, NWSA provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development through a curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida. With programs NWSA visual arts college senior Zachary Balber accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art, Dance, Music and Theater, NWSA offers four-year BFA and BM college degrees, as well as the high school diploma. Through its rigorous curriculum and conservatory-style teaching NWSA empowers its students to become leaders in the arts. New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature in 1984 as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.

Further information at (305) 237-3597 or visit nwsa.mdc.edu

Photos:
•    Gustavo_Wrap: NWSA visual arts college senior Gustavo Cervantes
•    Zach_Wrap: NWSA visual arts college senior Zachary Balber
•    Rosario_Maria: NWSA visual arts student Maria Mayorga with Rosario Martinez_Cañas, NWSA faculty member and curator of  “The Wrap Project in Midtown”

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