More than Meets the Eye
Friday, 04/19/2013, 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Prints Giclee Shop
8747 SW 134th Street,
Miami, Florida 33176
Contact: Christine Lyall
Cell Ph. 305.299.3414
â€˜Low’ Art? Well, Yes and No …
New Art Show Brings Fine Art to Young Childrenâ€™s Eye Level
Miami, Fla.â€”â€œMore than Meets the Eye,â€ opening Friday, April 19, 2013, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Prints GiclÃ©e Shop, 8747 SW 134th Street, presents a fun new twist on art showsâ€”no piece of artwork will be hung or exhibited any higher than three feet off the ground, thus â€œloweringâ€ the art to young childrenâ€™s eye level.
â€œThe artwork wonâ€™t be â€˜childishâ€™â€”it will be PG-13â€”but it will be displayed so children as young as 3 to 5 years old can easily see it,â€ said show creator, co-curator and Miami artist Christine Lyall. She added that children of all ages are welcome to attend and admission is free. Also curating are Miami artists Aida Tejada and Gerardo Gonzalez-Quevedo, who owns and operates Prints GiclÃ©e Shop.
Ms. Lyall said she thought of the showâ€™s concept when she noticed a young boy at an art show straining to see a piece of her work hanging on a wall. The boyâ€™s father could see the piece just fine. The boy could not.
â€œI thought, â€˜What if an entire professional art show were designed specifically for children?â€™ It seems so simple, and yet, Iâ€™ve never seen it done before,â€ said Ms. Lyall. â€œChildren have a natural appreciation for and curiosity about art, and they often see things in art that adults, who tend to be more critical, donâ€™t see. And yet, most art shows automatically exclude children as viewers because everything, unless itâ€™s big, is too high for them to see.â€
With governments cutting back on arts funding and school districts slashing their arts education budgets, â€œitâ€™s increasingly important to find other ways to cultivate childrenâ€™s appreciation for art,â€ said Ms. Lyall. â€œWe hope this art-show concept helps.â€
More than a dozen South Florida artists representing a diversity of styles and media (so children can see the many ways in which art can be rendered) are participating in â€œMore than Meets the Eye,â€ including:
Aduni Abu Bakarâ€”Sumi Ink Painting Marilyn Lemayâ€”Watercolor
Leonel Dâ€™crÃ¶ixâ€”Digital Painting Adriano Nicotâ€”Painting
Jose Luis Dias Monteroâ€”Mixed Media Jee Yung Parkâ€”Mixed Media
Jaime Ferreyrosâ€”iPhonography Edilberto Pelegrinoâ€”Painting
Sandra Garcia-Pardoâ€”Sculpture Daniel Portnoyâ€”Photography
Raciel Gomezâ€”Mixed Media Clara Varasâ€”Mixed Media
Rigoberto Rosales Jalilâ€”Colored Pencil Katarina Vicenovaâ€”Oil Painting
Marilyn Lemayâ€”Watercolor Marivi von Feretovaâ€”Painting
Prints GiclÃ©e Shop is an artist owned and operated, full-service, fine-art digital printing company, offering high-quality giclÃ©e printing on archival paper, canvas or acrylic substrates. Open since 2004, Prints GiclÃ©e Shop also offers framing services, and it has a gallery where it showcases the work of local, national and international artists. For more information, call Gerardo Gonzalez-Quevedo at 305.282.9154, or visit the Prints GiclÃ©e Shop at 8747 SW 134th St., Miami, Fla., 33176, or check out the studioâ€™s website at www.printsgicleeshop.com.
If you would like more information about â€œMore than Meets the Eye,â€ or you would like to schedule an interview, please contact Christine Lyall at (305) 299-3414 or email@example.com. Many more images are available upon request.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!