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Please note that all exhibits may be viewed during programs held in the Futernick Family Gallery and by special appointment with Suzy at 305.271.9000 x265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery is open: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-noon and 2-4pm. Sundays 1-4pm No Charge.
Located in the Sablotskty Cultural Arts Center, Building 4
Reception: Thursday, October 26, 6:30pm
Refreshments • Before author Georgia Hunter in Russell Theater, 7:30pm
The Futernick Family Art Gallery welcomes back the exquisite work of artist Neta Levi, a native Israeli from Foster City, California. The show includes Levi’s newest work, called “Masa” which means journey in Hebrew, and is based on her family’s personal journey. Though personal, the dream-like images are open to anyone’s interpretation, encouraging visitors to see their own memories in the work. All of Levi’s work indicates a longing for the Land of Israel. Childhood memories of the bustling open air Israeli marketplace - with its intense blending of people, goods, colors, scents and sounds, have inspired Levi’s work.
6:30 – 7:30pm Meet the Artist & Refreshments, Before author Alexandra Zapruder in Russell Theater, 7:30pm
Andrea Goldsmith’s paintings incorporate imagery of Venice and places she has travelled in Italy and Spain. The layered work is abstract yet retains the essence of the images which inspired them. Architectural elements such as grids, gates, hearts, and passages symbolize the passing of time, changes in direction, barriers to communication, lost love. Filled with color and texture, in the paintings Andrea explores how color and line come together to form the structure of a painting. Goldsmith lives and works in Miami and has garnered a large audience with her participation in Aqua Art Fair at Art Basel, ArtExpo 2016 in Milano, and at Clio Art Fair in New York City. Goldsmith studied at the Manchester Institute for the Arts in New Hampshire and with the well-known artist, Wolf Kahn through Art New England in Vermont and at the Museum School, Boston. The vibrant colors of Miami have found their way into her paintings’ "surprising juxtaposition of forms, and richness of paint.” -- Jon Imber, artist; Juror, Concord Art Association
Reception: Sunday, January 28, 1-4pm Meet the Artist & Refreshments
Nancy Billings is one of the foremost quilters in Florida and returns to the gallery with a beautiful collection of new work. A New York native, she received her BFA in Fashion Design at Pratt Institute. Her movement from fashion design to fiber art was a natural transition using the same medium in new and innovative ways. In recent years Nancy has included mixed media along with dyeing, painting and many other surface design techniques. She has taught at FIU as Associate Professor of Fashion Design, was a COPE School South Volunteer Teacher, developed a Quilt Design & Construction curriculum for HS students and, as a HistoryMiami Museum Resident Artist in 2015, designed and created a wedding canopy for the museum’s permanent collection.
Refreshments before authors Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel in Russell Theater, 7:30pm
Ceramic sculpture is Sharon’s passion. She says, “Clay is a magical, complex medium that fascinates, excites and motivates me to continue its pursuit and study.” After graduating from the University of Miami with a B.Ed. degree, she later studied fine art and art history at MDC, UM and FIU. For the last 20 years, she has focused full-time on clay sculpture, participating in numerous workshops with master clay artists and continuing classes to hone her skills and find her artistic voice. An interest in human behavior and psychology as well as a fascination with people and faces led her to work with the figure in order to tell stories about the human condition – our relationships, daily struggles and triumphs, our foibles, fantasies and emotions. The South Florida environment, animals and daily life experiences inspire her and are reflected in her work. Sharon’s work has been exhibited in juried and invitational shows and at South Florida galleries.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.