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For Immediate Release:
May 07, 2019
Media Contact:
Marie Holborow
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Commissioner Joe A. Martinez to host annual student art exhibition “Creative Visions 2019”

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez will once again host his annual student art exhibition “Creative Visions 2019” on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Commissioner Martinez will recognize the students whose art will be showcased during the opening reception at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199, from 6 to 8 p.m. The artwork will be on display from May 8 to May 15, 2019.

The annual exhibition, which showcases the creative talents of District 11 students, is being held in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. A panel of local art industry personalities judged the top three works of art from each category, including elementary, middle and high school. The creators of the winning art pieces will receive a trophy, a certificate and prizes donated by local businesses. Students earning an honorable mention will receive a trophy and a congratulatory certificate. Another element of the program includes the “11-Tube”, in which high school participants submit short, student-produced digital clips featuring their talents and a behind-the-scenes look at schools’ creative classes and shows.

The competition and exhibit opportunity was created to promote art in public schools, encourage fledgling young artists and provide a venue to exhibit their artwork. As part of Commissioner Martinez’s initiative to extend the Creative Visions program to all the arts, there will also be a musical performance by Miami Arts Studio (MAS).

“Children need an avenue to express themselves freely and explore their artistic abilities. This art exhibition is designed to give children that opportunity,” said Commissioner Martinez. “Art is universal, and it’s something that I’m happy to support and encourage, which brings people of all ages and backgrounds together in a positive way.”

Commissioner Martinez thanks the following patrons for their support by providing the student prizes and awards for the “Creative Visions 2019” exhibition: Florida International University, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Blick Art Materials, Islas Canarias Restaurant, Finka Table & Tap, Bonefish Grill, Longhorn Steakhouse of Kendall, Cheesecake Factory and Vicky Bakery.

Commissioner Joe A. Martinez
Presentation of Awards at Opening Reception of “Creative Visions 2019”
May 08, 2019, 6: p.m.
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum of Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St.