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Date:
May 11, 2019
Time:
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Address:
100 W. Dania Beach Blvd.
Dania Beach, FL 33004
ADA:
Yes
Dania Beach Art in the Hall
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Art in the Hall @ Dania After Dark

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Creative Arts Council with the City of Dania Beach presents this once a month showcase of various South Florida artists, poets, musicians in the Atrium of Dania Beach City Hall to promote the arts in our fast growing city. Come join us downtown in City Hall the 2nd Saturday of every month during Dania After Dark. *free parking on 4 level lot!!!

The Creative Arts Council with the City of Dania Beach presents this once a month showcase of various South Florida artists, poets, musicians in the Atrium of Dania  Beach City Hall to promote the arts in our fast growing city.  
Come join us downtown in City Hall the 2nd Saturday of every month during Dania After Dark. 
*free parking on 4 level lot!!!

Art In The Hall
May 11, 2019: Atrium Art Gallery Auxiliary Artists

Francisco "Tito" Padilla. Born in Manhattan, NY on June 6, 1962, raised in Arroyo, Puerto Rico.I grew up, drawing and painting. From Elementary School through High School, Art class was always a favorite subject. In 1980, I began my college studies and art was no longer a part of my life; my interests had changed. In 1984, I married Enid Padilla and enlisted in the US Army as a computer programmer. My wife and I were able to start a family, travel, and live in numerous places such as Hawaii and the Netherlands. In March 2005, after 21 years of service, I retired from the military. During the years to follow, I found myself reconnecting with the arts. A total of 35 years had passed by since the last time I focused on art, but I started drawing and painting again.

I create drawings inspired by my life experiences from growing up in Puerto Rico to being in the military. My artwork, “Tito’s Art”, captures the essence of the Puerto Rican culture and pays tribute to the military. All my pieces of art are handmade paintings, featuring a variety of themes and styles, with one main constant; each creation is done by me, Tito. I have a huge passion for fine details and life-like drawings. I enjoy paintings that look as real as possible and the greatest compliment is when people mistake my drawings for photos at first glance. My goal is to create realistic looking artwork that allows people to simply enjoy what they see as much as I enjoy creating each individual piece.

Dave Vaccaro: My family moved to California from New Jersey. When I was ten we lived in an old house once owned by an eccentric doctor. He had reputedly installed secret passages throughout the home and, one day, while I was searching for hidden panels in a dark cabinet, I found a dusty box. Inside were many strange, brightly colored tubes. When I asked my mom what they were she bought me a canvas and some brushes and suggested that I find out for myself. I painted my first bowl of fruit and fell in love with oils. My parents understood my creative needs and encouraged me to try my hand at other artistic media. Once, my mother surprised me with a calligraphy set for no particular reason. When I asked her why she had unexpectedly given me this gift, she said, “Because you are my little artist and I want you to grow.” With it, I hand-lettered nameplates for my 6th grade classmates and designed a logo for my father’s clothing boutique. A high school art teacher introduced me to graphic arts & rediscovered the joy of working with my hands to shape a medium and was influenced by the work of Patrick Nagel and Boris Vallejo. I graduated high school and went on to earn a Bachelor of Art in Visual Design.

I made a living as a graphic artist putting ink onto paper for newspapers and magazines & enjoyed the collaboration with photographers, writers and artists to create something tangible and put “out there” for others to see and enjoy. Over time, the computer gradually transformed the tactility of the graphic arts to the clicking of a mouse, and, the pixel-based nature of the Internet had further distanced me from the medium, so I picked up a paintbrush again.

I have now found inspiration in the colors and intensity of South Florida and I invest energy and vigor into painting the beauty of women and the Florida cityscape. My life as an artist unfolds like an unexpected gift, and with it, I grow.

Charlene Alvarez: Born in Denver, Colorado, she is a self- taught artist & Chair of Go Green Kids Worldwide, Inc., a nonprofit utilizing art, nature and imagination in her free workshops of recycled art projects for children. Her mission and passion is that of her Native American heritage; “There was a time when the land was sacred, and the ancient ones were as one with it.”  She emphasizes this philosophy in every aspect of her family and personal life. She teaches the children & parents of Go Green Kids Worldwide, Inc., the importance of preserving our planet for the future.

“In nature we find peace, tranquility and clarity. In people we find solutions.”

She is talented in expressionist, abstract, colorist and representational art pieces. Her art focuses on her Lakota Sioux Native cultural images. “She believes as her ancestors, life is an interpretation of the medicine wheel that symbolizes great spiritual significance for the Sioux. The belief is that the shape of the wheel represents the circle of life and death, which is considered never-ending and most importantly represents the unity in the Great Spirit or Grandfather. Working mainly with acrylics and oil paints on canvas, paper, and wood. Her main goal is to inspire, create and give back to those in need. She was a past appointed to The Green Advisory Board and the Art's council for The City of Dania Beach, she served for two years. She is a current artist and teacher of recycled art for the children of the City of Dania, Florida by The Friends of Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library.

Her creations have a deeply profound message motivated by many personal experiences and interpretations of the world and society. Her art and creations is an outlet to express her deep passions for life and love of others.

Maria Isabel: Raised in New York City, Maria is a self-taught Mixed Media Artist. In early childhood, her talent showed outstanding sensibility and imagination, reflected in her ink and pencil drawings, collages, and multiple art projects. She won the first prize in an Inter-Catholic School Competition; attesting that art was her destiny. She later majored in Architecture, Art History, Illustration, and Sculpture, and studied two years of Fashion Design in the Artisanal School of Guayaquil.

In 1985, she co-founded and directed Art Gallery “Gala Centro de Arte” in Ecuador, South America. Gala showcased works of international eminent visual artist, fresh emerging talents as well as her own art during fifteen years before returning to the. Currently she oversees the Arts Park at Young Circle Gallery in Hollywood, Florida, and manages to continue her passion of painting. Her art hangs in many private collections in New York, Florida - USA, Galapagos Island and Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her paintings reveal the dazzling colors of nature’s wonders, the natural environment and the life of its creatures…… innocence, worriless, delightfulness. Her paintings portray the animal’s simple being and expose emotions felt by artist when admiring the greatness of their modest lives. Her personal encounters with the underwater world fused with her unique artistic style sets free all sea life creatures in brilliant colors and with unbelievable imagination. She uses a variety of media and surfaces, canvas, wood, stone, paper, tile, aluminum, textile and giclée. With a constant spirit of discovering new effects she incorporates and blends organic elements to her work (sand, coffee, nuts). It’s all about combining interior impressions with earthy given elements. Several of her paintings are framed with natural lobster trap wood brought from beautiful Key West, Florida.

Maria Isabel found in art not only the pathway to expose to the observer the intense and vibrant energy of parrots, cockatoo, birds, wild and sea life but these at the same time have been her therapist to assent the uncertain reality of her restrained personal world.

“Art undrapes our most intimate dreams and feelings that are stronger than reason. I expect the viewer to interpret and understand the secret world that lies within every one of my pieces. The beauty of nature is the inspiration that sets free my soul to a hoisted level of sovereignty …... so I can fly."Every artist has a dream - to be noticed, and a fear - not to vanish without a trace".www.togetherinart.com


Fabian Michique: Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At 13 years of age, Fabian and his mother moved from Buenos Aires to Genoa, (Italy), where one of his high school classmates (Roberto) taught him the first guitar chords, and from there the love of Fabian was born for that instrument and for music in general. After a brief but fruitful tutelage with the Master... Jazz guitarist, Armando Corsi and other experienced guitarists of Genova "Marcolino" (today successful comedian Genoves) Fabian, returned to Argentina in the early 90s with the idea of continuing to study, music and guitar. Already established in Buenos Aires, he studied at (Sadaic) and obtained a diploma in music writing and reading. He began playing in a band of blues and rock (La blouse) in various venues in Buenos Aires, where he met his first influential mentor in his musical life, the great musician and the guitar master Al Frankovic
Alfredo and Fabian shared many jams and also stages together. Later, Fabián formed a duet with the Argentine singer, Julieta Ruscelli, who had sung in Miami and also in Mexico. With the name of "Fabian and Julieta" the duo appears for several years in hotels, restaurants and festivals playing different styles of music ranging from jazz, pop, Latin and flamenco. Later, Fabián embarked on a solo career, as an "acoustic guitarist / singer" performing in South Florida, in the Miami and Broward County.
Fabian Michique has been awarded by “Gigmasters” as "Best Artist of 2012 and 2018”. He continues to offer his music for various public and private events.


Jazz guitarist, Armando Corsi and other experienced guitarists of Genova "Marcolino" (today successful comedian Genoves) Fabian, returned to Argentina in the early 90s with the idea of continuing to study, music and guitar. Already established in Buenos Aires, he studied at (Sadaic) and obtained a diploma in music writing and reading. He began playing in a band of blues and rock (La blouse) in various venues in Buenos Aires, where he met his first influential mentor in his musical life, the great musician and the guitar master Al Frankovic
Alfredo and Fabian shared many jams and also stages together. Later, Fabián formed a duet with the Argentine singer, Julieta Ruscelli, who had sung in Miami and also in Mexico. With the name of "Fabian and Julieta" the duo appears for several years in hotels, restaurants and festivals playing different styles of music ranging from jazz, pop, Latin and flamenco. Later, Fabián embarked on a solo career, as an "acoustic guitarist / singer" performing in South Florida, in the Miami and Broward County.
Fabian Michique has been awarded by “Gigmasters” as "Best Artist of 2012 and 2018”. He continues to offer his music for various public and private events.

Dania Beach Art in the Hall