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For Immediate Release:
April 17, 2012
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman


Vice Chairwoman Edmonson honors distinguished artists with awards at “Common Ground”


Vice Chairwoman Edmonson presented "Distinguished Visitor" certificates to Valencia artists Cristina Ghetti and Claudia Martinez.

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson welcomed Spanish artists Cristina Valencia and Claudia Martinez to District 3's Design District at the opening of "Common Ground," an artist exchange between Miami-Dade County and the city of Valencia, Spain held at the Buena Vista Building, 280 N.E. 39 St., Miami on April 13, 2012.  The exhibit showcases artists from Valencia and Miami-Dade as a means of cultural exchange. 

"We know that the arts contribute to elevating everyone's standard of living," Vice Chairwoman Edmonson said. "and one of our goals is to nurture a culturally diverse community which enhances the lives of residents.  International connections such as "Common Ground" are important in promoting our County's interests to our international friends to make our cultural and economic bonds even stronger. "

(L-R)  "Common Ground" participants, Cristina Ghetti, exhibit co-curator, and Claudia Martinez, artists from Valencia, Spain;  Alette Simmons-Jimenez, co-curator of "Common Ground; City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado;  Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson; Maria Palacios, director of the Centro Cultural de España and Marcelo Llobel from the Centro Valenciano Florida.

(Photo credit: Marta Martinez-Aleman/Office of Commissioner Edmonson)