Life Is Art and MaiArt Present River Of Art Showcase and Happy Hour
Wednesday, August 31, 8:00pm-11:00pm
Life Is Art and Maitardi are excited to present MaiArt River Of Art Showcase and Happy Hour! This is going to be a spectacular show, with art by some very talented artists.
Dianne Romero Buitrago
Live Painting by Kazilla
Music by: Soul P
Complimentary Welcome Drink (1) and Tapas 8-9pm
A raffle will be held at 10 pm during MaiArt. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Life is Art!
The first 50 Checkins on FOURSQUARE get an additional complimentary beverage!
163 NE 39th Street
Design District, Miami, FL 33137
NO Cover (FREE)
RSVP to [email protected]
Please join us for an evening art happening. At each event we feature several south Florida artists, and encourage socializing and networking. Bring plenty of business cards! This is a wonderful way to expand your connections in the south Florida scene. In addition, a portion of the proceeds goes to support the arts in south Florida, so please come hungry and thirsty!
Maitardi is providing a welcoming drink to all attendees; as well as complimentary tapas to allow you to tasted their delicious menu. Maitardi is a lovely outdoor space nestled in the buzzing Design District. If you have never been, we highly recommend it. If you have been, you know you want to come back. Maitardi offers a casual, relaxed atmosphere with moderately priced Northern Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner.
As always, we welcome all other arts organizations and artists to bring their promotional material for distribution.
Life Is Art, Inc is a certified 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of the art community in south Florida.
Dianne Romero Buitrago
Dianne Romero Buitrago is an artist with an enriched American and Colombian culture. Born in New Jersey she moved to Florida as a very young child making it her permanent home. Her interest in art was sparked form a very young age as she saw her mother and aunt drawing and painting. As soon has her mother discover her talent she was introduce to the world of art. She obtained her Bachelors in Art education at Florida International University and then her Masters in art education. Dianne is currently working on a book while working as an artist and art educator for Miami Dade County Public Schools. Her passion and knowledge of the world of animation has inspired her to write her own graphic novel that she calls The F Book. Along side for the book she created the Peeps they are the characters that illustrates the book. In her drawing series she has a unique use of ink and a good sense of the human form that allows her bodies to lose all connections of the idea of the perfect body. Dianne’s artwork is a reflection of her experience working as a teacher but also a reflection of her self. She recognizes that every child’s culture is so unique and different and how we know very little about. Dianne experienced first hand the hardship of living in our society and the changes the body and mind makes from adolescence into adulthood.
Born in 1952 in the city of La Paz, Bolivia from Scottish and Spanish ancestry on his father’s side, and Australian and Irish ancestry on his mother’s, Carlos’ bicultural background and childhood experiences in those countries as well as here in the US have contributed to his artistic vision in subtle and varied ways. There is no specific subject or symbolic representation that he holds above all others. If his focus could be narrowed down to one thing it would be â€œWhere art and photography convergeâ€ His work has evolved from producing strictly representational themes to include abstract, semi-abstract, and impressionist images that highlight textures, colors, and forms found in common every-day subjects. Among his current motifs you can find reflections in the Miami River, the natural decaying process of leaves and plants, as well as the natural effects of time, weather and oxidation on metals and other materials. Though they may retain strong aspects of their original forms, many of the images are striking for their divergence, or, transformation, if you will, into new forms, textures and colors that converge in a spectacular movement across the spectrum. Despite the diversity and unique interpretation of the subject matter, there is a consistent expression of style in this body of work that is evident in classic manifestations of form, color and textures.
I was born in Holguin, Cuba. Studied Art at â€œEl Albaâ€ Art School in the same City. I worked as a graphic designer for the Government in the propaganda department. I participated in different Art Shows in Cuba. In the USA I got B.A. degree in Psychology from Florida International University. I have participated in Art exhibitions in Key West, Homestead, Miami, Fort Meyers, Georgia and New York. I owned and showed permanently for two years at MuletArt Gallery (across from MOCA), and also with other Artists. Some of my works are in private collections. I showed at â€œDer Kunstraumâ€ Gallery in Vienna (Austria), France and the Show â€˜Art in Prisonâ€ in Berlin.
Cassie Kazilla Williams
Kazilla aka Cassie Williams is a young artist whose style bounds between the street arts and fine arts. Originally from Santa Fe, NM she currently exhibits the breadth of her work in Miami, FL. After moving to the east coast her work has transcended the street arts and combined her two styles of fine art and graffiti to create an edgy, colorful clash of two very different worlds. The feminine figures, surreal landscapes and vibrant colors create a daunting visual feast for all audiences. She also works as a live artist, designer, muralist, photographer, producer, lyricist, singer and musician.