Aesthetics and Values Art Exhibition
Wednesday, 02/12/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 Southwest 17th Street,
Miami, Florida 33199
Florida International University’s Aesthetics & Values Art Exhibition
A&V 2014 Artists: Ray Azcuy, Carlos Betancourt, Tony Chirinos, Maritza
Molina, Ralph Provisero, Carol Prusa, Onajide Shabaka, Kyle
Trowbridge, and Michelle Weinberg.
MIAMI, FL (February 04, 2014) – QR codes painted with acrylic on
canvas, to prints redefining the idea of women roles in society, to
constructed domes holding the idea of the universe. This year’s 2014
Aesthetics & Values Exhibition (A&V) will have the guests in awe when
they attend the show with the different varieties of artwork being
portrayed. Curated, funded and presented by 39 Florida International
University (FIU) Honors college students who put plenty of hours in
order to make this exhibition possible. The exhibition features works
by nine local South Florida artists with works that are mostly
contemporary. The exhibition will run from February 12th, 2014 through
March 9th, 2014 at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum located
on 10975 Southwest 17th Street, Miami, Florida 33199. The exhibition
is free and open to the public. The reception is on February 12th,
2014 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
“A&V has taught us that Art makes a difference in society and
challenges our ideas. In our exhibition, we want to keep stimulating
this conversation and continue to push the boundaries,” said Alisa
Pazos, Advertising major. A&V is a class like no other. There is no
other class at FIU that the student’s sole responsibility and grade is
to curate an art exhibition. That means finding the artist, fund for
the event, organize for the reception, and curating the exhibition.
The 2014 A&V Exhibition will feature the works of Ray Azcuy, Carlos
Betancourt, Tony Chirinos, Maritza Molina, Ralph Provisero, Carol
Prusa, Onajide Shabaka, Kyle Trowbridge, and Michelle Weinberg.
“The A&V honors course offers great opportunity for students to engage
in art as well as provides tremendous service to the community as it
promotes interest and knowledge in art for participating students who
become our community leaders. Art education it critical in for
maintaining a dynamic and vibrant community,” said artist Carol Prusa.
As a visual artist, she is known for her contemporary and large-scale
use of silverpoint. Her pieces consist of acrylic hemispheres, and
then she uses the technique of silverpoint drawing to create the
design on the dome.
The Honors College professor and artist that started it all, John
Bailly, has been teaching this program for nine years. The Aesthetics
and Values project is for the students to get a understanding of how
art plays in our society and the controversial issues. The vast
majority of the students in the A&V class are not art majors; they
range from Finance to Biology majors. Each student, throughout the
course, gets to meet local artist, explore the art phenomenon that is
known in Miami today, work with a selected artist, and curate an art
exhibition. “The A&V student-curators solicit the artists, curate the
works, install the artwork, fundraise and produce the catalog, and
promote this exhibition entirely themselves. Their success in
organizing this exhibition reminds us that contemporary art is a
relevant and integral part of our lives,” said Professor John Bailly.