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an ArtCenter/South Florida publication July/August 2015

depicting urban landscapes. Using transfers and abstract collage, she establishes a new relationship between her and the location. In this juncture of texture, material and color, Gonella displaces different elements and rearranges them into a new reality. Going Home is on view through August 2nd. The closing brunch and film screening will be held on Sunday, August 2nd at 11:30am. The film has yet to be determined. The next exhibition, a solo show by Elysa D. Batista, opens on Thursday, August 6th, 6-9pm. O Cinema Wynwood is located at 90 NW 29th Street in Miami’s Wynwood Art District.

The Field/Miami Going on 22 Years Going Home, Marina Gonella, Acrylic, Transfer and Collage on Canvas, 36" x 24”, 2015

ArtCenter in Wynwood By Susan Caraballo Since December 2013, ArtCenter/South Florida has been partnering with O Cinema for solo exhibitions featuring ArtCenter resident and alumni artists. In this one and a half year history, O Cinema Wynwood has hosted ten exhibitions featuring works by Lujan Candria, Deming Harriman, Babette Herschberger, Juana Meneses (in collaboration with Leila Leder Kremer), Ania Moussawel, Doris Rodriguez, Lissette Schaeffler, Carrie Sieh, Natalie Zlamalova, and now alumna Marina Gonella.

Argentina at an early age. She graduated from the School of Fine Arts Pridiliano Pueyrredón (Buenos Aires) and attended classes at IUNA (Instituto Universitario Nacional de Las Artes, Buenos Aires), pursuing a MFA. Marina has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Argentina, Uruguay and the United States. Her work is included in national and international private and corporate collections. Gonella currently has a studio at Laundromat Art Space.

As the collaboration evolved, the exhibitions were extended from four weeks to eight weeks and a closing brunch was added. Each exhibiting artist has the opportunity to select a film of choice that is screened at the closing brunch. Featured films have included Blood Simple (Herschberger), Eat Drink Man Woman (Moussawel), Marie Antoinette (Harriman), Lost in Translation (Candria) and Six Degrees of Separation (Sieh).

Gonella’s work explores how place affects our concept of identity. Our surroundings alter our actions, thoughts and way of life. Gonella’s pieces become a tangible and personal interpretation of her awareness of these surroundings. From the buildings of Buenos Aires to the highways of South Florida, Gonella has adapted her work according to her environment. In her latest series, the images reflect her daily commute.

The current exhibition Going Home is a solo exhibition by alumna Marina Gonella. Gonella, a mixed media artist, works with acrylic, collage, photography, transfers and assemblage. Born in Chicago, Gonella moved to Buenos Aires,

Driving a car presents a different way of experiencing the city than as a pedestrian. Through the process of appropriation and representation, she captures the moment and makes it her own. Her creative process starts with the manipulation of her own photographs

By Susan Caraballo Earlier this year, ArtCenter/South Florida became the new home for The Field/Miami. In 1993, Miami Light Project established The Field/Miami, the Miami chapter for the robust Field Network, a consortium including 14 cities nationally and internationally with headquarters at The Field in New York City. The Field/Miami is not new to ArtCenter. ArtCenter was involved in the beginning years when The Field was affiliated with the Here & Now Festival. The Field/Miami’s core program is the Fieldwork workshop, a unique non-curated forum for artists to share developing creative works and exchange feedback, peer to peer. Fieldwork is open to any emerging, mid-career or established artist looking for a new way to develop new or existing work and bring insight to his/her creative process. The Fieldwork structure reveals how each piece is perceived by others and fosters a detailed information exchange. Incisive and stimulating critiques are guided by an experienced facilitator. Comments focus on what is happening in the work and how each choice shapes the work, keeping the authorship of the artist constantly supported. In addition, Fieldwork cultivates insight into composition and strengthens one's ability to give critical commentary. This workshop offers artists an opportunity to try out new ideas and take risks. Fieldwork affords artists a safe setting to receive honest and rigorous feedback about their art before it hits the stage or the wall. Over 100 artists have participated in Fieldwork in its 22 year history in Miami including critically acclaimed artists: Teo Castellanos, Rafael Roig, Heather Maloney, Rudi Goblen, Oscar Fuentes, Becky Flowers, Jillian Mayer, Octavio Campos, Karen Peterson, Bill Spring, Patricia Margarita Hernandez, Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, Pioneer Winter and many others. Fieldwork’s previous session culminated in an informal showing, Field Day, that was open to the public during ArtCenter’s April Studio Crawl. Artists who presented work included John DeFaro, Susan Feliciano, Rosa Naday Garmendia, Ralphy Love, Kelly McNulty and Sharon Weisfenning. The last session was led by Oscar Fuentes who will also facilitate the upcoming workshop. On August 12th from 6-9pm, ArtCenter will host a free Fieldwork OPEN HOUSE. This is the perfect opportunity for you to see how Fieldwork works and participate by getting feedback! Come to engage, listen and share your work! The next session will be held September 12th through November 7th at ArtCenter’s campus located at 924 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Registrations are currently being accepted. The cost for the workshop is $150 and $135 for ArtCenter members. As part of

Untitled (Mother), Ania Moussawel, Inkjet Print, 12” x 16”, 2011

Hill Roll 1, Ariel Baron-Robbins, digital print, 40" x 60", 2014

the Studio Residency Program, ArtCenter current resident artists receive scholarships to participate. Fieldwork groups are mixed discipline including performing and visual artists working in all styles and genres. For information and to register, call 305.674.8278 or visit

Class is In By Tammy Key In life there are always lists of things that we need to do. Somewhere at the bottom of that list are those things that we want to do. Taking time out for ourselves is essential and yet it often feels like a bold decision when we decide to do something purely for the joy of it.

School of Crafts, and Lazaro Amaral, silkscreen artist, storyboard illustrator and ArtCenter alumnus. In the fall, we will have an expanded selection of classes that will include drawing courses taught by ArtCenter resident artist Ariel Baron-Robbins. Baron-Robbins is an interdisciplinary artist currently working in photo, video and drawing who recently completed a residency at the prestigious Vermont Studio Center. Classes in printmaking and book arts will also be offered by Ingrid Schindall, a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and owner of IS Projects in Ft. Lauderdale’s arts district, FATVillage. ARTstudies also features Open Figure Drawing labs held every Monday from 7-9pm. ArtCenter is one of very few sites that offer the opportunity to exercise and improve your figure drawing skills in an uninstructed setting.

This fall, ARTstudies will offer expanded open studio hours in the PRINTshop which was recently upgraded through support of the Wells Fargo Foundation. In addition, ArtCenter will welcome its first PRINTshop resident artist, Loren Abbate. Abbate is a graduate of School of Visual Arts in New York City and has been teaching in Colorado since 2011. This program is made possible through the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. ARTstudies offers enriching programs and lab access to a wide range of artists, from beginners to professionals. Join us and let it be your resource for learning new mediums, refreshing techniques and creative collaboration. For information and to register, call 305.674.8278 or visit

When someone signs up for a class at ArtCenter/ South Florida, we know that they have carved time out of their busy lives to be here, to learn, to meet new people and to gain skills that allow them to express themselves. It is an honor to be a place that people want to escape to and a place that inspires. We offered our first community art classes through a continuing education program with Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus back in 1988. Every year since then, we have been lucky to have some of South Florida’s most talented teaching artists on staff offering classes in everything from drawing to jewelry design. This year, we continue to offer classes in drawing, painting and printmaking and we look forward to growing our programming as ArtCenter expands in 2016. This summer, we are offering day and evening classes in oil and acrylic with long time ArtCenter instructor, alumnus and accomplished painter Pablo Contrisciani. We will also offer a Saturday workshop in paper making and silkscreen co-taught by Candy Gonzalez, who just returned from a residency at Penland ArtCenter/South Florida ARTstudies programming includes silkscreen printing, drawing, painting, and more!

ArtCenter/South Florida

July/August 2015

CALENDAR Going Home | Marina Gonella

O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29 St, Miami Wednesday, July 1 | 7-10pm

Studio Crawl featuring Shane Parish guitar solo

924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Sunday, August 2 | 11:30am

Saturday, August 22 | 10am-2pm

O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29 St, Miami

924 Lincoln Road # 100, Miami Beach

Closing Brunch & Screening: Marina Gonella

Wednesday, August 5 | 7-10 pm

Studio Crawl

924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Demystifying the Art of Proposal Writing Workshop

August 24 – October 4, 2015


Art classes and workshops: painting, drawing, silkscreen and more. 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

On View through July 18, 2015

Thursday, August 6 | 6 -9pm

Windows @ Walgreens 100 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

On view through October 4, 2015 O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29 St, Miami

On View through August 2, 2015

Saturday, August 8 | 10am-2pm

Saturdays 10 am -1pm 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach | Studio 100

Windows @ Walgreens 6700 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

924 Lincoln Road # 100, Miami Beach

Monday, August 31, 2015

Elysa D. Batista

Dona Altemus | Gustavo Oviedo

On View through July 11, 2015

Laz Ojalde & Natalie Zlamalova | John Sanchez

Windows @ Walgreens 7340 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

924 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139 T 305.674.8278 Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @artcentersf Staff María del Valle, Executive Director Susan Caraballo, Artistic Director Tammy Key Johnston, Education Director Patricia Leder, Comptroller Dan Weitendorf, Facilities Manager Leila Leder Kremer, Program Coordinator Cherese Crockett, Exhibtions Manager Anais Alvarez, Administrative Assistant Desiree Guerrero, Comptroller Assistant Donald Godelia, Facilities Vinny Diaz, Facilities

Board of Directors Kim Kovel, Chair Alessandro Ferretti Josh Fuller Lilia Garcia Jane Goodman Thomas F. Knapp Maricarmen Martinez Credits

Opening Reception: Elysa D. Batista

Writing an Effective Artist Statement Workshop

Wednesday, August 12 | 6 -9pm

Fieldwork OPEN HOUSE

FREE and Open to the Public 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

September 12 – November 7, 2015

Fieldwork Workshop

Studio Residency Program

Application deadline (11:59pm EST)

To register, to apply and for all ArtCenter programming information call 305.674.8278 or visit

RESIDENT ARTISTS Dona Altemus Ariel Baron-Robbins Elysa D. Batista Heloisa Botelho Miranda Burns Lujan Candria John Henry Dale Silvana D’Mikos Veronica Fazzio Deming Harriman Karelle Levy David McCauley Laz Ojalde John Sanchez Carrie Sieh Luciano Stazzone Laurencia Strauss Michael Williams Natalie Zlamalova

Kevin J. Miller Reagan Pace Eric Rodriguez David Siegel Kristen Thiele Merle Weiss

Editor: Susan Caraballo | Project Manager: Leila Leder Kremer | Publication Design: Francesco Casale | 2015 © ArtCenter/South Florida. All rights reserved.

Exhibitions and programs at ArtCenter/South Florida are made possible through grants from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council; the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts; and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additional support provided by Best Buy, Celebrity Cruises, Shake Shack, Walgreens Company and Wells Fargo.

Cover: Speed Limit 25. Marina Gonella, Acrylic, Transfer and Collage on Wood, 12” x 12”, 2015

June 11 – August 2, 2015