Did You Know?
Interesting, funny, and historical facts
The Atrium Gallery, called this way because of its location in the Main Library, opened in 1998 under the directorship of Rev. Jorge A. Sardiñas. In 2004, the gallery was renamed the Rev. Jorge A. Sardiñas Gallery
in honor of its original Director, who bequeathed the collection of his own artwork to St. Thomas University before he sadly passed away that same year.
The Sardiñas Gallery is currently under the direction of Gail Casale, and its primary goal is to present and represent artists that are unique in their approach to the visual arts and to expose the STU community to the benefits of fine art right on campus.
The exhibitions displayed at the Sardiñas Gallery
focus on international contemporary art – often times highlighting artists from the South Florida area. Many of the artists such as Jose Mijares, Hector Molne, Maxim Lipzer, Vincente Dopico Lerner, and STU staff member Juan Mirabal have international recognition and their work has added to the importance of the Gallery and its Permanent Collection.
The Permanent Collection has grown dramatically over the past eight years as every exhibiting artist donates a piece to the collection. The Gallery has also been the recipient of generous donations of important Cuban art. In addition to well-established artists, the Gallery has mounted exhibitions of student’s work as well as the works of STU faculty and staff. The exhibitions also serve the greater community with festive opening receptions that highlight individual works of art and artists.
Please join us at the next Sardiñas Gallery Opening and Cocktail Reception
Contemporary Paintings by Ernesto Kunde
Thursday, October 24, 2013
5 - 7 pm
Rev. Jorge A. Sardiñas Gallery
St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054