Monday, March 6, 2017

Aventura Mall To Host smART Gallery Exhibition

Aventura Mall will present smART Gallery Tuesday, March 7th through Saturday, March 11th from 10am-8pm. A unique art exhibition geared to families and children. The gallery, which is in partnership with The Children’s Trust, will feature more than 40 pieces of art in various mediums created by local and national professional artists. The pieces are themed to promote literacy and numeracy in the Miami-Dade community and will be displayed at eye-level viewing for children to fully appreciate the experience.

'Do I Know Enough'
by Benedicte Blanc-Fontenille (Key Biscayne, FL)
Plaster, wood, rust
11” x 10” x 10”

The event benefits the Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership, which helps families gain the literacy and language skills they need by developing parents’ roles as teachers, so children will have high quality language and literacy instruction to prepare them for school. All artwork will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership and the artists.

'Heart Hype'
by David McCauley (Miami, FL)
Repurposed skateboards, spray paint, wood panels.
31” x 50” 

Aventura Mall partnered with Just My Height Art Shows to curate the gallery pieces. Highlighted art pieces will include: “Sandpaper Letters” by Margie Bauer, “Keep Chasing” by Quintiara Ford, “Do I Know Enough” by Benedicte Blanc-Fontenille, and “Heart Hype” by David McCauley.

'Sandpaper Letters'
by Margie Bauer (Coral Gables, FL)
Watercolor (Zentangle), sandpaper
18” x 24”

Saturday, March 11, will be smART Gallery “Family Day” featuring an array of interactive activities for children up to age 12, including a Digital Graffiti Wall and hands-on projects using the Fresh Paint app for Microsoft Windows 10.

'Keep Chasing'
by Quintiara Ford (Hudson, FL)
Acrylic on canvas
18” x 24”

For more information, visit or call 305-935-1110. Entrance to smART Gallery is free. It will be located at Aventura Mall’s Center Court daily from 10am-8pm.

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