Et Al. Exhibition showcases cutting-edge artworks by the 2014 BFAs

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Artwork by college visual arts student Laura GarciaMIAMI --- ET AL., New World School of the Arts’ (NWSA) 2014 BFA, final visual arts showcase is a group exhibition highlighting a variety of works from 21 visual artists of divergent disciplines. Professionally curated by NWSA dean of the visual arts program, Maggy Cuesta and gallerist Fredric Snitzer, this exhibition will offer unique approaches to the process of making art in allmediums. “This conceptual and highly developed work is the result of our student’s determination and training,” said Cuesta “The show demonstrates their ability to take theory, concepts, and the skill they have honed throughout the years to create their final showcase before they enter the world of professional artists or continue to pursue their advanced degrees.”

The Opening Reception for “Et Al.,” sponsored by Northern Trust, will be on Saturday, May 10; 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 10 – May 25; 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.

2014 Exhibiting BFA Artists include: Katie Acosta, Ana Alvarado, Marissa Anderson, Angelica Baini, Daniel Thomas Cam, Eric Fernandez, Jose Garcia, Laura Garcia, Melissa Gonzalez, Alia Huffman, Nicolas Katz, Junli Kato, Sandra Leatherman, Rhea Leonard, Stefy Lopez, Cindy Mejia, Sue Montoya, Joel Rabadan, Ivan Recalde, Jonathan Rodriguez, Jacqueline ‘Soir’ Rios.

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 . Information about “Et Al.” is available at 305-455-3380 or

Photos: Laura Garcia's BFA's final project will be exhibited at CIFO May 10 – May 25. Photo by Maggy Cuesta.