|Hilda Vazquez will exhibit a portrait of Nashville musician/producer Kevin Simonelic at New Times County Grind Night III. (Photo courtesy of the artist)|
Hilda Vazquez will debut her painting of Nashville bassist, instructor, composer and producer Kevin Simonelic, along with another of John Paul Soars from the musician series she plans to exhibit later this year. Vazquez, who has found a way to combine her passions for music and art, will also paint live. "Art is incredibly personal," Vazquez notes in her statement about her work. "Sharing it with others puts everything you are and feel on display. I hope people walk away feeling something. There's no need to understand it ... just feel."
|"Lively Up Yourself. Bob Marley" by Vena Paylo (Courtesy of the artist)|
Also exhibiting is Vena Paylo, who grew up immersed in her parents' album collection. “My parents didn’t believe in, or own, a television, so I grew up on a rich diet of books, music and art supplies,” she notes on her blog, Vena's Art Lounge. “They often hosted parties where I was exposed to a diverse group of artists, intellectuals and drop-outs. We spoke about Shakespeare and Camus as though they were relatives. Dinners were exotic gourmet feasts, punctuated by lively philosophical discussions and set to the soundtrack of Coltrane, Miles or Monk. I spent endless hours pouring over my father’s jazz albums, enthralled by their covers, which were brimming with the romance of dapper geniuses clutching their instruments while strutting proudly through the streets of big cities.”
Paylo, who earned a degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and has created album art and poster for various musicians, will exhibit "Lively Up Yourself. Bob Marley."
Other exhibiting artists will include Jenipher Chandley, Gina Bentivegna, Duncan Beatz, Jacqueline Romano, Ray Brown, MONKY, Renata Cuellar, Jose Aranibar, Ian M. Santos, Alexander Bacigalupi, Pascal Doytier, Emma Bibisi, Loren Spangler and Stephanie Menijivar.
The show, which include $3 vodka drinks until midnight, starts at 10 p.m. July 21 at Green Room
109 S.W. Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Cover is $5. Call 954-449-1030 or visit Greenroomlive.com.
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