"Properly Named" BFA Exhibition at CIFO opens May 24

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Visual Arts college student Jeffrey Noble prepares his final exhibition project using spray paint

MIAMI --- PROPERLY NAMED, the New World School of the Arts’ (NWSA) 2013 BFA, final visual arts showcase is a group exhibition highlighting a variety of works from 16 visual artists of divergent disciplines. Professionally curated by NWSA dean of the visual arts program, Maggy Cuesta and galleristFredric Snitzer, this exhibition will offer several unique approaches to theprocess of making art in all mediums. “The BFA exhibition this year showcases the diversity of the students through their work and medium. This conceptual and highly developed work is the result of our student’s determination andtraining,” said Cuesta.


The Opening Reception for “Properly Named,” sponsored by Northern Trust, will be on Friday May 24th 7:00 PM-10:00 PM. Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), 1018 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. Exhibition is free and open to the public. Show will be on view May 24 - June 9; Thursday and Friday: Noon-6:00 PM / Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

“The NWSA BFA exhibition has historically been the first public exposure for some of the most successfulartists to come out of Miami and this year it promises to be the no exception” Stated Fredric Snitzer Miami gallerist who teaches at NWSA.

2013 Exhibiting BFA Artists include: Pablo Antonio Alverez, Elizabeth Buege, Stephanie Rachel Canto, Oliver Fortuny Castellanos, Azizi DeSouza, Lazaro Gamio, Tatiana Garcedo, Steven Marquez, Carrie Monescalchi, Jeffery Noble, Sebastian Duncan Portuondo, Anthony Quintana, Josè David Martinez –Rubio, Brandon Sweet, Nuo Xo.

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by Ella Fontanals Cisneros and her family, to foster cultural and educational exchange among the visual arts. In six years CIFO has become a dynamic institution promoting cultural exchange through its exhibitions and events.

New World School of the Arts is a center for excellence in the visual and performing arts. It provides a comprehensive educational program of artistic training, academic and creative development, and preparation for professional careers in the arts. New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature, 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.

Information about the NWSA Visual Arts Program is available at 305-237-3649, or at http://nwsa.mdc.edu/. Information about “Properly Named” is available at 305-455-3380 or Cifo

Photo: Jeffrey Noble, NWSA BFA candidate, prepares his final exhibition project using spray paint.