Contact: Isabel M. Medina, MEM
Assistant Archivist & Museum Coordinator
Archbishop John C. Favalora Archive & Museum / University Library
(O) 305.628.6769 | (C) 786.303.1669
Miami, FL (August 30, 2021) – Palette Knife Artists of Miami announce their next exhibition, The Fight for Survival, Painted Tapestries of Florida Endangered Species, which will be held at Archbishop John C. Favalora Archive & Museum located at St. Thomas University’s Main Library, in Miami Gardens, FL.
The free exhibition will open on Thursday, September 9, 2021, with a reception hosted by St. Thomas University President David. A. Armstrong, J.D. at 2:30pm. The exhibition depicts three series of artworks on Mangroves: Silent Sentinels; Corals: Visions of Harmony; and Birds: Wings of Hope.
President Armstrong will be joined by U.S. National Park Ranger Peter N. Wintersteen of Biscayne National Park and members of the Palette Knife Artists of Miami Lark Ivy, Annie Gonzalez, Susan Feldman, Ardis Bourland, Lorraine Tucker, Magda G. Martinez, Bonnie Masdeu, Alexandra Urvina, Eumelia Castro, MaiYap, Leona Rogers, and Ana Sora Vadillo.
Biscayne National Park Ranger Wintersteen will provide vital information regarding the benefits of mangroves, coral reefs, and birds in our ecosystem in South Florida. Free educational materials will be available.
The mission of the Palette Knife Artist of Miami is to raise awareness of the need for conservation efforts through art. The individual artists create paintings with gradual build-up of layering paint with a palette knife. The intention of the unique technique is to bring out the soul of every subject depicted, either abstract or realistic.
The group exhibits their work in many galleries, public and private institutions and invites environmental experts to inform the public on what is happening in the earth’s ecosystem and provide practical advice on how the public can help in the global and local conservation effort. Their works are prized and collected around the world.
The exhibition at Archbishop John C. Favalora Archive & Museum will be open 10am-6pm, September 9, until December 17, 2021. COVID-19 precautions will be enforced.