Accent Alternative Art Space Presents Havana a Capital’s Punishment Reflections 11/20/10

Accent Alternative Art Space Presents: Havana, a Capital’s Punishment Reflections by ten artists on the body and soul of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 12, 2010 from 7 to 10:00 p.m.
Bird Road Art Walk Opening: Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: November 12 to December 30, 2010 By appointment.
4841 SW 75th Avenue Miami, Florida 33155

Accentmarketing’s project art space will showcase works by ten artists exploring the cultural mythology inspired by the city of Havana. The exhibit deeply reflects the personal relationship these local artists have to a place that is a spiritual touchstone for the Cuban exile community.

Miami artists Gustavo Acosta, Alejandro Aguilera, Jose Bedia, Esteban Blanco, Arturo Cuenca, Ana Albertina Delgado, Ruben Torres Llorca, Alonso Mateo, Ciro Quintana and Victoria Montoro Zamorano contributed to this extraordinary selection of voices, some quiet and poignant, some with the immediacy of a scream; but all echoing their deeply-seated connection to the capital of their native country.

“Some [artists] lived in Havana until recently; some have not seen the place for fifty years,” said exhibit curator Silvia Dorfsman. “It’s amazing to see the power of these works, like spirits called forth from some collective consciousness.”

The exhibit includes works on canvas, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Some images document the passing of architectural treasures in heart-rending detail; others couch in metaphors and allegories the human side of Havana. The collection comes together in an eclectic and vulnerable visual tale of a place remembered, not with the mind, but with the heart.

Coral-Gables based Accentmarketing, continues to support its non-profit passion project by contributing the energy and creativity of its talented staff. Each gallery show is a collective effort sponsored by the agency, whose team has demonstrated their commitment to freethinking expression within the community in areas such as painting, graphic design, creative writing and music.

Accent Alternative Art Space continues to showcase all forms of art. Local artists are welcome to become fans of its Facebook page and begin an artistic discussion on Miami’s alternative art scene by posting their art and vision on facebook.com/accentART. Additionally, artists who post their work may qualify to have their pieces featured in the gallery.

A truly motivated group dedicated to the idea that art can transform a community, Accentmarketing is committed to furthering Miami’s artistic culture by giving the heart and soul of the community’s creative scene a chance to make their work known.

Accent Alternative Art Space is located at 4841 SW 75th Avenue Miami, Florida 33155 and is open by appointment.

Accent Alternative Art Space is a not-for-profit art initiative by advertising agency Accentmarketing. This creative piece of real estate launched in 2010 is dedicated to non-commercially driven artwork by emerging and mid-career artists. Essentially, AAAS wants to develop ideas that are outside of the mainstream scope of Miami commercial art galleries while harnessing local talent and culture. To learn more about the not-for-profit art gallery visit www.facebook.com/accentart

About Accentmarketing (www.accentmarketing.com ) Established in 1994, Accentmarketing is a full-service Hispanic marketing communications agency with offices in Miami, Los Angeles and Detroit. A certified minority owned business and member of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Accentmarketing employs a multinational and multicultural staff. The agency’s client partners include the American Heart Association, Dunkin’ Donuts, Farmers Insurance, GobiernoUSA.gov , the California Association of Realtors, Kaiser Permanente, Brown-Forman, Coventry Health Care, CasaIdeas and the U.S. Navy.

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