|Ahol Sniffs Glue: Hit & Run opens Aug. 9 at Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art in Miami.|
2239 N.W. Second Ave., Miami, 305-456-5478, Gsfineart.com
Ahol Sniffs Glue: Hit & Run, a show of Miami artist Ahol's drawings, paintings and sculptures, is also a fundraiser for the artist known for painting drowsy eyes that represent the tired peepers of Miami's working class. In June, Ahol was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his scooter on Biscayne Boulevard. Severely injured and hospitalized, he remained bedridden for two weeks and left with significant medical bills. The artist kept on creating, however, and his new works, some inspired by the hit-and-run driver who left him on the road, will be on exhibit in a show that also surveys his artistic evolution over the last five years.
|Scene of the accident that left Ahol with big medical bills|
The exhibition opens at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 and also during Second Saturday Art Walk and remains in the gallery through Aug. 31. All money from the sale of Ahol’s work will go to the artist. The intention of the show is to help cover the artist cover his medical bills and provide a means for locals to support Ahol who has been an active and generous supporter of local charities and Miami’s arts community. Festivities will include al DJ set, a digital collaboration with METRO ZU and free Abuelo rum cocktails.