Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gallery Talk and Closing Reception on May 30th 2014 at Artopia Art Center in Wynwood

Gallery Talk and Closing Reception at Artopia Art Center in Miami for Remembrance To Pervis Young Tribute on May 30, 2014 from 7-10pm.

Join us for a Closing Reception on Friday, May 30th at Artopia Art Center that honored Pervis Young with a tribute event on April 25th coinciding with the 4 year anniversary of the artist’s passing. Artopia served as the studio for Pervis Young. Young was one of the most prolific artists of our time, he was the catalyst of Miami’s art scene paving the way for Miami to become one of the world’s greatest art cities. Young's work was often a blend of collage, constructed materials and painting, utilizing found objects and discarded materials to create his masterpieces. A self-taught artist, Young gained recognition quickly with a collectors' following.

The Remembrance to Pervis Young exhibit was on display at Artopia Art Center from April 25 to May 30, 2014. It kicked-off with a spectacular opening reception, Young's family attended the event and a tribute was created highlighting Young’s career, which spanned more than four decades. The closing reception will include light refreshments and a gallery talk with the resident artists of Artopia who knew Young and were inspired by him. Read the write up that was featured in the Miami Herald about the April 25th opening event.

Also view the work of Artopia’s well-known resident artists Joe Chirichigno, Bayunga Kialeuka, Brett Sauce, Isolda Mora Noli and Mark Cherry, with a special exhibit by Artopia’s rising art star Masplata. Guests will enjoy mingling and talking with the artists while having an opportunity to view the most sought after works by Pervis Young. The gallery offers an affordable selection of artwork for sale by a wide range of artists and a variety of styles.

The Collection at the gallery is comprised of artwork by an array of artists from the US, Latin America, Cuban masters to contemporary emerging painters and sculptors. Artopia has forged a new framework for understanding the momentous changes in Miami's cultural life over the years. The gallery promotes cultural development in the art community by supporting innovative visual art projects and cultivating the early careers of many emerging artists, bringing them to the forefront of the art world.

Artopia sadly lost another well-known and beloved resident artist during the course of the Remembrance Tribute to Young. Artopia’s resident artist Justine Alexander died unexpectedly last week, she was an internationally recognized artist. The gallery will pay its respects with a memorial for Alexander at the closing reception on May 30, 2014.

Artopia Art Center is located at 1753 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami, Florida 33132. The gallery is nestled in the heart of Miami’s famed Wynwood Arts District. Artopia’s staff of industry experts have extensive knowledge and experience of art and are available to visitors and collectors during gallery hours, Tuesday thru Saturday 12pm - 7pm. Contact the gallery at (305) 374-8882 or online at Artopia Art Center.

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