Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tonight: Brickell Art Walk

"City Sounds" by Diana Contreras will be on exhibit at Brickell Art Walk (Image courtesy of the artist)
The second Brickell Art Walk will take place from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 (and the last Tuesday of every month). The event will feature exhibitions by a dozen artists and performance by local musicians in the Mary Brickell Village area.

Read on for info on some of the exhibiting artists and see a slide show of some the works above. Expand by clicking the lower right hand corner and then click on "Show Info" (at top) for titles  ... or just view the Flickr set. 

Mary Brickell Village Courtyard
901 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-381-6130, Marybrickellvillage.com

"Love and Beauty," an oil on canvas by Diana Contreras (Image courtesy of the artist)
Diana Contreras notes that women are the primary subject matter in paintings that begin as a reflection of her feelings and end when she feels the emotion, experience or thought has been vividly described. In that sense, she says, her artwork is therapeutic and healing.

Contreras counts love, heartbreak and beauty among her recurring themes in work that depict her subjects as melancholic but hopeful. 

"Remando Se Llega Roma," a mixed media work by Juan Erman Gonzalez (Image courtesy of the artist)
Mary Brickell Village Courtyard
901 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-381-6130, Marybrickellvillage.com

Juan Erman Gonzalez will exhibit work from his series titled "The Orange Room Drawings." "I've always utilized methodologies mostly associated with traditional crafts but unlike traditional practitioners mostly concerned with function, the only function that concerns me is how to best investigate my stories of exile, up-rootedness, displacement and trans-culture," Gonzalez says. "In this series of self portraits I am investigating self in relation to life experiences, names, adjectives and phrases used by others when referencing me or my personality as they see it."

The artist will also exhibit works that were part of "Casas Viajantes Y Voladoras."a considerably larger installation that he says originally included "40 houses traveling the gallery floor carrying fragments of memories such as clotheslines, palm trees, espresso cups, chairs, etc. until they developed wings and took off into the gallery space toward a quilted/framed sky installed in the ceiling, again speaking to the global migratory experience, even on a spiritual level."

An oil on canvas by Tom Weinkel (Image provided by Pablo Gehr/Brickell Art Walk)
Balan's Brickell
900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-534-9191, Balans.co.uk/Miami/Brickell.php

Tom Weinkle, a painter and illustrator who is currently focused on regional landscapes ."I'm trying to use regional landscapes to explore the intersection of place with time and memory," he notes in a statement about his work. His intent is to draw attention to moments of time and place that he believes are "hidden away, and sometimes, in full view." His current works, according to his website, were created mainly in soft pastel, using a variety of liquid substances to make the work more painterly.

Also exhibiting:

Andy Risquez at (Baru Urbano, 1001 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-381-5901, Barurbano.com)

Havi Schanz (Red Bar & Gallery, 52 S.W. 10th St., Miami, 786-316-0303, Redbargallery.com

Yosvany Teijeiro (The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 900 S. Miami Ave., Suite 111, Miami, 305-372-8862, Theoceanaire.com)

Chris Riggs. Eliane Harvey, Eva Avilla, and Marcos Irusta (Mary Brickell Village Courtyard, 901 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-381-6130, Marybrickellvillage.com)

Robert McKnight, Burger and Beer Joint, 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-523-2244, Bnbjoint.com 

Antonio Fortuna (Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita, 1000 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-403-3103, Doloreslolita.com)

For more info on Brickell Art Walk, visit BAW's website, Facebook or Twitter.

For info on more South Florida art news and events, visit Arterpillar.blogspot.com.


  1. Thanks for the coverage, really appreciate it. Best regards. ERMAN