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For Immediate Release:
October 11, 2011
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman


Hispanic Art Expressions 2011 Gallery celebrates local talent and culture

Photo caption: (L-R) Miami-Dade Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson; Magali Abad, Chairwoman of the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board (HAAB); Maria Lazo, Director, HAAB; Mark Smith, Director, Zadok Gallery, the exhibit host; Lyse Cuellar, Vice Chair, HAAB; Jorge Iglesias, Member, HAAB; Abbie Cuellar, Member, HAAB.

Miami-Dade residents had the opportunity to view stunning local works of art at Hispanic Art Expressions 2011. Miami-Dade Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson and the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board hosted the opening of the exhibit on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the ZADOK Gallery, 2534 North Miami Avenue, in Wynwood.

Over two dozen local residents' work were featured at the gallery, all of them amateur artists who represent a broad scope of artistic styles and Latin cultures. The event was organized to not only highlight their talent but to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month which falls during the month of October. The artists were present at the gallery to talk about their pieces.

"What better way to celebrate Hispanic heritage than to showcase the wonderful talent we have right here in Miami-Dade County?" said Vice Chairwoman Edmonson. "This special exhibit allowed residents to see how local artists' works have been influenced by their heritage, and how Hispanic cultures have influenced Miami as a whole."

For more information, please contact Vice Chairwoman Edmonson's office at 305-636-2331.

(Photo credits: Ryan Holloway/Miami-Dade County)