Life In Cuba

Opening reception: Thursday, February 12th, 2009. 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. 

Location:
Miami Art Space. 244 NW 35th Street. Miami FL 33127

Dates:
From February 12th through March 27th, 2009

Gallery Hours
: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment

Admission:
Free

Life in Cuba: Old Havana before the Hurricanes  
                               
A stunning exhibition of original photographs from Mr. Benowitz’s recent trip to Cuba, reflecting on the culture, poverty, occupations and history of this island nation’s people under Castro's rule, and the barrios and neighborhoods of Old Havana. The Exhibit features photographs taken shortly before Hurricanes Gustav and Ike wreaked their havoc on the people of Cuba, and Benowitz’s pre-storm photographs beautifully preserve the impoverished state of this beautiful little island on film.

About the artist
Mr. Benowitz has received numerous honors and awards. His highly acclaimed photo, “Behind the Wall,” received national recognition at Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation’s Holocaust Remembrance Project Awards Dinner in Washington, D. C.

Recognition for Benowitz’s photography include a Judges’ Award at the UM Lowe Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Festival; honorable mention in the International Kodak Contest; award winner B/W photography, One Ear Society; juried exhibition at the Washington Mutual Coconut Grove Art Festival. His work has appeared in the Beaux Arts Festival and Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL. Among numerous publications in which he has been featured and appeared are the ARTnews, Miami Monthly Magazine, The Andrews Journal, the Cherokee Scout, The Journal of Court Reporting, Miami Snow Ski Club Magazine, and Coastal Elegance & Wealth Magazine. His photo subjects include Landscape, Wildlife, People, and Adventure Travel.

Mr. Benowitz’s exhibitions in North Carolina this past year were at The Design Gallery in Burnsville, on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Altapass Orchard in Little Switzerland, and the Andrews Art Museum in Cherokee County.

About Miami Art Space
Miami Art Space (MAS) is a contemporary and innovative art space located in the heart of the Wynwood Art District that has hosted exhibits featuring renowned local and international artists for more than a year.  Designed as a multi-use venue, Miami Art Space also welcomes/hosts private events such as corporate and private parties.

For more information please contact:
Alexis McClean of Miami Art Space
305.438.9002 
244 NW 35th Street Miami FL 33127

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