Faculty Art Exhibition Highlights Professional Talent at New World School of the Arts September 20 – September 30

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Artwork from NWSA faculty members Maria Martinez-Cañas, Tony Fernandez and Alisa Pitchenik-CharlesMIAMI--- New world School of the Arts opens its visual arts season with a varied artexhibition featuring seven NWSA visual arts faculty members. The showcase is an extensive and varied body of work featuring sculptures, painting,drawing, photography, and installations. The NWSA visual arts faculty are all well recognized artists in their own field exhibiting in numerous galleries and museums throughout the nation and internationally. Exhibition will be open through September 30, 2013 at the New World Gallery. Free and open to the public Monday - Friday; 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM.

An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, September 20; 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at New World Gallery, 25 NE 2nd Street, downtown Miami.

“The show is unexpected,” said Maggy Cuesta, dean of the visual arts division at NWSA. “Although all faculty members are familiar with each other’s work, the exhibition doesn’t cease to surprise them. The participating faculty has moved away from their comfort zone in order to present a different aspect of their artistry. Exploring and exhibiting artworks not typically associated with their medium of choice, allows them to grow as artists as well as to receive constructive criticism from their peers, and helps their students realize that art is much more than just one or two types of work. It is an ever-evolving, ever-growing exploration of the world around us and the way in which we interpret it.”

NWSA exhibiting faculty includes: Susan Banks, Luisa Basnuevo, Carol K. Brown, Tony Fernandez, Carlos Gallostra, Kathleen Hudspeth, Donald Lambert, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Rosario Martinez-Cañas, Aramis O'Reilly, Annette Piskel, Alisa Pitchenik-Charles, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Louise Romeo, Fred Snitzer, Carol Todaro, Tom Wyroba.

Through gifted, emerging artists and unique programs, New World School of the Arts has become an educational and creative beacon of the arts. Trained by nationally renowned practicing artists, students are encouraged to develop a personal, artistic and aesthetic vision while mastering their own technical skills in traditional and new media. Areas of concentration for students seeking a four-year BFA college degree include drawing, digital media,graphic design, painting, photography and sculpture.

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.

Further information available by calling the NWSA Visual Arts division at (305) 237-3620 or at http://nwsa.mdc.edu/

Photo captions: Artwork from exhibitors Maria Martinez-Cañas, Tony Fernandez and Alisa Pitchenik-Charles.

Photo: Courtesy of NWSA, by Maggy Cuesta