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For Immediate Release:
May 13, 2019
Media Contact:
Marie Holborow
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Hundreds attend “Creative Visions 2019” Student Art Exhibition

MIAMI – More than 600 guests were in awe with the works of art from students who could be the next Picasso. Commissioner Joe A. Martinez hosted his annual “Creative Visions 2019” Student Art Exhibition on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum of Florida International University. This art exhibition showcased artwork from the elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Commissioner Martinez’s district. Attendees were able to enjoy refreshments, the visual art exhibition, musical performances by Miami Arts Studio and a documentary film screening.

“The Creative Visions program is an event I am truly proud of. We were literally flooded with submissions from students with remarkable talent,” said Commissioner Martinez. “The community will have the opportunity to take notice of the artistic gems in our own schools. I commend all the students, teachers, parents, and sponsors who helped create such a successful event this year.”

The competition and exhibit opportunity was created by Commissioner Martinez to promote art in public schools, encourage fledgling young artists, and provide a venue to exhibit their artwork. Creative Visions also includes video media submissions, known as “11-Tube,” in which the district high schools compete in a video competition.

A panel of local art industry personalities selected the best works of art from each academic level at the exhibition. The creators of the winning art pieces received a trophy, a certificate and prizes donated by local businesses. Students earning an honorable mention received a trophy and a congratulatory certificate (list of winners below).

The exhibition at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum of Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 runs through May 15, 2019. The art exhibition will then be delivered to Miami International Airport (MIA) where it will be showcased and seen by everyone who travels through the airport.

For more information, please contact Commissioner Martinez’s office at 305-552-1155

Elementary School Awards

Honorable Mentions

Middle School Awards

Honorable Mentions

High School Awards

Honorable Mentions

Group Projects

e-Creative Visions 11-Tube Winners

e-Creative Visions 11-Tube 2nd Place Winners

Invitation Artist Winner

Exhibition Catalog Cover Artist Winner

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez addressing the attendees of “Creative Visions 2019”

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez greeting students and art teachers who submitted artwork for the “Creative Visions 2019” Student Art Exhibition.

Musical performance by the students from MAS @ Zelda Glazer 6-12 (Miami Arts Studio)

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez presenting certificates and trophies to the 1st place group project winners.

Photos by Ryan Holloway/Miami-Dade County