ArtToSaveLives Contemporary, a Miami-based art gallery (located at 9705 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33138), is hosting a special exhibition June 11-July 2, 2022, exploring the visual nature of literature. The organization will showcase aspiring writers and authors with an opening reception to be held from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, June 11. The exhibited styles will be novels, short stories, poetry, articles, etc.
“The idea behind this unusual exhibition is to explore physical written work in the form of paintings on the walls, bringing together the two artistic genres – literature and visual arts,” said Luba Kladienko-Ramirez (director/founder of the gallery). “We asked writers to choose excerpts from their submitted works, which will then be framed and/or displayed in a variety of fun ways on the walls of the main gallery space.”
The concept behind the excerpts is to arouse enthusiasm for the works and lead viewers to acquire/read the authors’ books. The gallery requested a signed copy of each participant’s work on hand.
“This is our very first exhibition of this nature,” Kladienko-Ramirez explained. “We are excited about the efforts of these up-and-coming writers and seek to make this an annual event, during our summer community outreach programming.”
Participating authors include Luz Agudelo, Billy Jones, Lauryn Lawrence, Dr Diana Levy, Alexandra Martinez, Anita Sharma and Adele Royce. Contributors to The Jitney include JJ Colagrande, Luis Garcia, David Rolland, Timothy Schmand and Elisa Turner.
The concept of ArtToSaveLives was founded in 2006 to fund a private animal rescue with proceeds from the works of their lead artist. Beginning in New York as a home/gallery space under various names, the organization officially became ArtToSaveLives Contemporary in 2018. JuanCarlos rLora (the artist), in collaboration with the gallery, dedicated 80% of its profits to their beloved mission with the aim of obtaining agricultural land and the establishment of an animal sanctuary, as well as art gallery/museum space. ArtToSaveLives strives to provide customers with an immersive experience that captures the beauty of art, coupled with a worthy cause.
For more information or to donate, please visit www.arttosavelives.org.